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Squire Brandon is Sky's squire and bodyguard, a great swordsman, and his best friend. He is also Stella's fiancé. In Season 1, he introduced himself as "Prince Sky" but his lie is later admitted, and continued to go by his real name, Brandon.
- Main article: List of Brandon's Outfits
Brandon is a young man with tan skin and a medium, athletic build. He has short dark brown hair with bangs angled sharply towards his right eye. His eyes are brown. Brandon seems to be somewhat superficial, placing a considerable amount of concern on his appearance, but is also outdoorsy and athletic.
In Season 1, Brandon wore a white dress shirt with a red ascot. This was under a blue sweater vest paired with green plaid pants and brown dress shoes.
- Main article: List of Brandon's Outfits/Uniforms
As with most uniforms, Brandon's is a full bodied, skin tight one piece suit with a cape. Base colors are dark blue with a gem (circular or diamond); in Brandon's case, his gem color is a green color.
Brandon is a fun-loving, caring and a very gentle, kind spirited guy. He excels in sports and enjoys working on his motor bike. Brandon is also an incorrigible flirt, as was shown in "The Show Must Go On!" when he not only flirted with two visiting witches, but also with a fairy-disguised Stormy. He is also quite the smooth talker, able to convince two potential female customers to hang out at the Frutti Music Bar (which also led Sky to mock him). However, Brandon is a very loyal and protective person, both to the person he loves and to the friends he treasures.
He is a calm and collected person and rarely acts impulsively, unlike his friends; Riven and Sky. Brandon gives people chances when they had wronged him but if there is no improvement he does not bother with them anymore. Nonetheless, he is also forgiving, shown when Riven apologized for his actions.
Despite his calm and collected demeanor, Brandon can be brutally honest (though at a lesser extent than Riven) especially when angered or disappointed. At the same time, he is also patient and will voice his opinions, while being careful of his word choices, in sensitive situations when needed. Such as when Musa and Riven were arguing in the Wildlands, he emphasizes and comforts Musa but also reminds her to take action and have courage.
Brandon has on multiple occasions expressed (and shown) his passion for fitness, as well as being stylish (mentioning fashion products to Timmy). He is also expressive and a bit of a worrywart.
Brandon is Prince Sky's best friend and squire. Due to the constant threats from Yoshinoya, he was sent with Sky to Red Fountain for both education and to act as Sky's personal bodyguard. For an extra safety precaution, prior to entering Red Fountain, he switched identities with Sky. At an unknown time, Timmy and Riven would come to learn of their identity switching, though it is uncertain rather they were told by Brandon or Sky, or they had found out on their own.
Brandon and his team were called by Stella to help deal with the hunting troll on Earth, as it was clear to the latter that they were losing the battle between Knut and his minions. He is then introduced to Bloom by Stella.
His teammates were on rather shaky ends with each other. Though they were okay with one another they were prone to lots of arguments; affirmed by Sky himself. Their teamwork is put to the test in the "The Black-Mud Swamp" when their ship crashed into Black Mud Swamp while transporting the hunting troll. The troll had broken free from its imprisonment and is now wondering about the swamp, putting the fairies in danger. He and his team try to track it down but run into a series of problems, such as getting strangled by plants, jumping across a moving pond caused by a whirlpool (which almost drown Riven), and their failed attempt to subdue the troll and return it to its cell. Although they had lost the troll, they (especially Brandon and Riven) were able to work things out and when they returned to Red Fountain, they all felt as though they were truly part of a team.
Over the course of this season, Brandon had to deal with protecting Sky, learning to become a great warrior, Riven's behavior and decision to leave their team while becoming "friends" with the Trix. His attraction for Stella also continued to grow alongside his friendship with his teammates and the Winx.
However, his relationship with Stella would shatter as both Stella and Bloom later find out that Sky and Brandon had deceived them in "Secrets Within Secrets" when Bloom accuses Sky's fiancée, Diaspro, of being one of the Trix in disguise.
When his monarch, King Erendor angrily called for Brandon, the latter responded quickly and knelt before his king as he gets yelled at for failure to protect the Crown Prince. He is unaware that Stella had witnessed all of this but eventually learns of it as she stops talking to him for a while.
But trouble was brewing and once the Trix got a hold of the Dragon's Flame, they waged war on Magix to prove their might and power. Brandon, alongside his classmates and teachers, fought bravely against the Trix's army. But the Trix was proven to be too powerful and they all had to seek refugee at Alfea.
He, Timmy, and Sky were then sent to Domino to retrieve the Winx from their mission to learn about Bloom's heritage and destiny. Luckily, the trio arrived just in time because the girls were almost overpowered by the goldums and the Snow Monster.
Since returning to Alfea, the war between the forces of Evil rages on with the Trix having the upper hand. Brandon and Sky become part of Bloom's plan to regain her powers. She plans to go to Cloud Tower and get the Dragon's Flame back with Stella and the reformed Knut, who serves as their guide to the school.
While in the underground tunnel, Brandon is finally questioned by Stella about his true origins. He is completely honest with her but they will have to discuss of their relationship at a more opportune time. When Knut had found the wrong way to Cloud Tower (the dumpster), he is reunited with Riven. Although shocked at his sudden appearance, he is happy to have him back and forgives him for all he had said and done.
After getting inside the school, he and Riven go and free Griffin and the witches. But as everyone makes their escape through the portal Griffin had conjured up, leading to Alfea, the Trix's army catches up to them. Although not wanting to, Brandon, Stella, Knut, Griffin and the witches are forced to leave while Bloom and Sky distract the monsters.
Back at Alfea, he continues to fight in the war and when there was actual peace, he and Stella were able to talk properly. He apologizes to her and Stella forgives him, reasoning that even though her parents are the King and Queen of Solaria their relationship has been damaged, and thus, she could careless of his status.
However, the final battle was just beginning, as the Trix march over to Alfea with their entire army. The battle begins and all seems lost until a bright and powerful stream of flame barricades the front entrance of Alfea. Bloom and Sky had returned and Brandon delightfully welcomes back his friend. The Trix are eventually defeated and sent to Lightrock Monastery.
After a victorious battle everyone celebrates. While enjoying a meal with his friends at the table, he and Stella have established a romantic relationship.
During Brandon's third year at school, there is more focus on his relationship with Stella. When the couple went to Darkar's Fortress along with Aisha, Bloom and Sky, they were split up since the girls' powers do not work very well in the deeper underground they went. During a fight, Brandon fell off a cliff and Stella jumped after him, forgetting her powers did not work. They plunged into the river below. Brandon tried to save them both with his bow, but the line snapped. While they were being pulled in further into the water, Stella yelled at Brandon "Don't let go!". They were later found by Sponsus, and they were still holding hands. Sponsus transported them both to Downland.
While there, Princess Amentia fell in love with Brandon because of his "perfectly symmetrical features" and decided to marry him. When Brandon refused, she threatened to keep Stella in Downland. With no choice, Brandon agreed to marry her. Stella escaped, and found more sunlight to restore her energy. She then teleported to find help from Sky, Bloom, and Aisha. Brandon confessed his love to Stella who cried at their love ending, but in the end with help from Amore and her enchanted flowers, he was set free.
In the season's end, Brandon had to go ask for Princess Amentia if she could assist them in defeating Darkar. She then proposes a duel, and if Brandon won, she would help him. They win, and so, in the end, they defeated Darkar and he and Stella are shown dancing together.
Brandon and Stella are still going strong at the beginning of the Winx's third year of school. Brandon did go to Stella's princess ball where he planned on giving her a special gift. His plans changed when Chimera casts a spell on Stella, turning her into a giant frog-like monster. He apparently does not see her as a monster because of some magic cast by Flora allowing him to only see Stella's "inner beauty." Later, though, the magic wears off as they are headed out to find the Mirror of Truth. When Stella is upset after not being able to find the mirror, Brandon admits he has seen her monster form all along and states that it did not change anything. He still loved her and there he gave her the special gift.
At one point in the season, Diaspro casts a spell on Sky that turns him against the Winx girls and the Specialists. Being Sky's best friend, Brandon was compelled to stay behind and try helping Sky. Stella panics later when she has not heard from him in a while. But they do run into one another when the Winx went back to Eraklyon to try help Sky themselves. While trying to reason with his best friend, Brandon ends up locked up in the Eraklyon Prison after being deemed a traitor to his kingdom. He is later released by Sky after he comes to his senses.
Brandon is also the one who helped Valtor after confusing him with a citizen in need. Valtor, after being freed, attacks the Specialists and kidnaps them. Later he uses them to try to trap the Winx girls by imbuing copies of them with the Spell of the Elements. Brandon's copy was made of the element water and tried to destroy Stella. The real Brandon was discovered by Helia, Nabu, Flora and Aisha, locked up in a cell.
Brandon accompanies the Specialists to Earth where they are assigned to protect the Winx Club. There is one scene where Brandon is shown presenting a ring to Stella. It is unknown if Brandon was proposing to Stella or not.
For a short while, Brandon and Stella had some issues involving Mitzi. Brandon rescues Mitzi after an accident. Mitzi sees Brandon and instantly wants him as her own. She kisses him on the cheek as she leaves, and Stella saw this. Stella misunderstood the situation and immediately concluded that Brandon was going out with another girl. This moment resulted in the two of them not talking to one another for a short while. Stella is still bothered every time she sees Mitzi openly flirting with Brandon. Brandon admits that Mitzi is starting to follow him around and always trying to get his attention. Their issue is later resolved and the two get along well for the rest of the season.
Brandon and Stella have a generally good relationship throughout the beginning of Season 5. In the "Gem of Empathy", however, Stella had some growing up issues, resulting in a fight between them. It was later solved after Stella turned back from her three-year-old state, due from an age-changing spell she was attracted to. He was also seen when Stella was crying because her fashion show was a mess because of Kiko.
In parts of this season, however, Stella is annoyed by what Brandon thinks of her designs, occasionally shutting him off, but they are still very close during the season.
In "Inspiration of Sirenix", a party was being held in Domino to welcome the return of a corporal Daphne. Brandon and his friends arrived and were greeted by Bloom and Daphne, unfortunately for him, his cape was tangled when Daphne tripped on the stairs. He also helped defend Domino against the Beast of the Depths the Trix had summoned.
In "The Flying School", Brandon and the rest of the Specialists were at Linphea College training with the Paladins and when the Winx arrived, Stella yelled extremely loud in order to notify Brandon of their arrival. The Guru asked Brandon who was the one with the "barbaric yell". When Selina summoned the Treants to attack the college, Brandon was there with the others trying their best to defend the school but failed and all were forced to return to Alfea in order to train some more.
After that Stella was possessed by the magic mirror and tries to ally with Darcy, Brandon comes and Stella launches attacks which make his gun fly in the air and hit the mirror. The mirror falls down to the ground and shatters breaking the spell off of Stella. She sees Brandon unconscious. When he wakes up she says goodbye to him, after the crown was carried away by Darcy and goes to look for her in the Legendarium world. When Stella regains the crown, Brandon is still angry with Stella because of what happened and she is depressed but later reconciled with a party and even more decides not to be queen. Before they faced reconciled Gargantua and finally have their real date. After that, he assists in the attacks of witches in Alfea, and Daphne's wedding with Thoren.
Brandon and his team of Specialists arrive on Earth, responding to Stella's distress call as Knut, his minions and his hired hunting troll begin to overpower herself and Bloom. Riven intercepts the hunting troll, preventing from attacking the girls by securing it with his rope. Although Riven was boasting about his control over the troll, Brandon was more concerned about Riven who is then tossed aside by the troll. When the troll begins bashing Sky's shield, Brandon creates a large fracture in the earth causing the troll the sink into it; remaining trapped.
Eventually, the Specialists, Stella and Bloom, with some difficulty were able to successfully deter the threat with their enemy escaping. Brandon is then introduced to Bloom; he is introduced by his real name. Once introductions are completed, the troll emerges from the ground and Timmy apprehends it with a high-tech collar. Brandon then says his goodbyes and returns to Red Fountain with his team.
He is then invited with his friends to have a party at Alfea with the Winx, after they had finished cleaning. Brandon and Stella bond through this and Stella shows great interest in him. They have a fun night until they all hear a loud crashing sound and proceed to check it out. Brandon and the boys head down to the entrance where they had seen a furniture thrown out the window. They see the destruction it caused and try to find it by following the trail of destruction it left behind.
They find the creature just in time after it had cornered the Winx. However, he is beaten down by the creature. Luckily, the Winx found a way to deal with it and successfully knock it unconscious. He then follows his friends to check it out and wondered where it had come from. They proceed to Faragonda's office to use her crystal ball but when they arrive, Riven senses a presence and everyone hides.
When their culprits enter the office, Brandon and everyone catches the Trix red handed but before they could further question the Trix, Faragonda returns and questions them instead.
The Winx and Specialists say their goodbyes for the night and Brandon gives Stella a peck on the cheek before leaving with the creature.
Brandon is an excellent swordsman. He has two phantoblades. The first one is a big, double-edged. straight green broadsword that he commonly uses; this also shows his strong physique as the sword appears to be quite heavy demonstrated by his capability in utilizing it to create large fractures in the earth. His second sword is a double bladed, also green phantoblade, that can be used as a throw-able weapon, or to deflect attacks.
Like all Specialists, he is trained in martial arts, survival, maneuvering machinery, weaponry usage and dragon riding.
Brandon also appears to be well versed in dealing with aggressive wild animals; shown when he effortlessly defended Stella and Aisha against them. He easily kicked a wild beast back and dispatching another with his sword, and swiftly cutting off a small wooden log to smash a hunting troll's face that knocked it out.
- Before being forced to marry Amentia, it was revealed Brandon had been flirting with girls since his pre-teen years.
- Brandon had once flirted with seventeen fairies and twelve witches, totaling 29 girls in one day.
- When Stella found out that Brandon was a squire, she was really upset that Brandon lied to her and nearly broke up with him. They later reconcile.
- In the comics, however, Stella and Brandon do break up. It was all due to Brandon being under the influence of a love potion that a witch from Cloud Tower named Shilly tricked him into drinking. Brandon later repairs his relationship with Stella after a guilty Shilly uses the antidote on him to see if he truly came to love her. This also makes Brandon the only one out of the Specialists to date a witch as he is dating a member of the Winx Club.
- Brandon at his first appearance was 17 and Stella was 17 years old of age which means that Stella is the same age as Brandon.
- He and Sky are the strongest Specialists at Red Fountain.
- In the Nickelodeon specials, he and Sky do not switch identities.
- From the official Winx Club website (2008), Brandon's hobbies are climbing and he likes to work with engines.
- His appearance is very similar to Ulrich Stern from Code Lyoko.