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Breekon and Hope are a pair of beings who appear as human men and are frequently seen delivering arcane or esoteric objects for the delivery company, Breekon & Hope, from which their names derive. When speaking English, they usually adopt exaggerated Cockney accents. They are often seen wearing featureless uniforms.

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They were once members of the Circus of the Other, though their history stretches back further than that to at least the 1800s, possibly earlier. During the 1990s, they took orders from the Circus’s ringmaster, Gregor Orsinov.[1] Later they worked for Nikola Orsinov, helping with her preparations for The Unknowing. During the ritual, Hope was killed by Daisy Tonner, and Breekon fed her to the coffin in retaliation.[2] Breekon later delivered the coffin to the Magnus Institute, looking for revenge. He was expelled from the Institute after having a statement extracted from him by Jonathan Sims.[3]

Description[]

Breekon and Hope are well over six feet tall and very imposing.[4] Their faces are hard and stony, and striking one of them feels like hitting solid wood while their flesh feels like hard rubber.[5] Alfred Breekon describes them as seeming solid and strangely heavy.[1] They usually adopt exaggerated Cockney accents when speaking English, but can also use cartoonish Russian accents if preferred.[3] When speaking Russian, their words are coloured by crude, rural accents.[6]

History[]

Unknown: Breekon and Hope fed on people's fear as they collected the bodies of plague victims. They reportedly had no connection to The Corruption but merely served as harbingers of doom for every town they visited.[3]

Circa 1853: Breekon and Hope served aboard the Robert Small, a British prison ship taking prisoners from Millbank Prison to Australia. The two of them ate the pen and tongue of a quartermaster who realized they were not human and later killed a man named Jack who tried to escape by jumping overboard.[3][7]

Unknown: Breekon and Hope served as conductors aboard a steam train. They lured a woman on the train to the luggage car where she was killed by a manifestation of The Web.[3]

After 1885: Breekon and Hope obtained their first car by killing the previous owners and used it to make deliveries for Sotheby's auction houses. [8]

After 1918: Breekon and Hope delivered an army knife from WWI to a banker who attempted to stab the two of them to death before he turned the knife on himself.[9]

Circa 1948: Breekon and Hope worked at the Circus of the Other as movers and strongmen.[3] A photograph taken in 1948 of the circus shows two strongmen who may have been them.[10]

November 1952: Breekon and Hope travelled to the village of Algasovo with the Circus of the Other. There, they told a young boy that the tiger he was looking at was unfinished and returned him to his father.[6]

Unknown: Breekon and Hope left the circus after Nikola Orsinov lost the ancient gorilla skin. They started driving a lorry around England, kidnapping people and trapping them in boxes until they died.[3][11]

1993: Breekon and Hope took over Alfred Breekon's delivery company, Breekon & Hope, and started going by the names Breekon and Hope.[1]

1994: Breekon and Hope moved furniture out of a house contaminated by purple mould, not far from one of the delivery company's depots in Newcastle.[12]

1996: Breekon and Hope gave Alfred Breekon a mysterious package that presumably killed him.[3] Some time during this same year, they delivered the coffin to Joshua Gillespie.[4]

1998: Breekon and Hope retrieved the coffin from Joshua Gillespie's apartment. It ate its current owner and, without a new delivery address, they were forced to carry it in perpetuity, unable to complete the delivery.[3][4]

Circa 2001: Breekon and Hope picked up the Web Table after Adelard Dekker trapped the NotThem inside it.[13]

July 24, 2002: Breekon and Hope, along with a man named Tom, were pulled over on the M6 near Preston by police officers Alice "Daisy" Tonner and Isaac Masters. They were carrying the same coffin in their truck and Isaac walks into it.[5]

August, 2004: Breekon and Hope removed the calliope organ from Leanne Denikin's house.[10]

November, 2006: Breekon and Hope delivered a pale yellow stole to the Oratory in Oxford.[14]

Circa 2013: Breekon and Hope made a delivery to the Trophy Room taxidermy shop.[15]

October, 2013: A white delivery van that John presumes to be Breekon and Hope's is seen parked outside a department store where a ringmistress mannequin has committed murder.[16]

July, 2016: Breekon and Hope deliver the Web Table and a lighter with a spiderweb design on it to John at The Magnus Institute.[17]

Circa May, 2017: They kidnap John at the request of Nikola and take him to her at the House of Wax.[18][19]

August 7, 2017: They participate in The Unknowing alongside other servants of The Stranger. Hope is killed by Daisy and Breekon forces her into the coffin as revenge.[2]

March 3, 2018: Breekon, now alone, delivers the coffin to John at the Magnus Institute. Breekon flees after John extracts a statement regarding Breekon and Hope's existence.[3]

After The Change: Breekon is working as a janitor in a Stranger Domain, but upon finding John and Martin asks John to kill him as he has no reason to live without Hope and under The Eye. John kills him, feeling like he helped an old friend.[20]

Notable Deliveries[]

  • The Coffin, delivered to Josua Gillespie, from 'John'.[4]
  • Pale yellow stole, delivered to the Oratory. Unknown sender.[14]
  • The web lighter and Web Table, delivered to Jonathan Sims. Presumably from Annabelle Cane or another servant of The Web.[17]
  • Unknown items, speculated to be skin, delivered to Daniel Rawlings. Unknown sender.[15][16]
  • The Coffin, delivered to an unknown recipient.[5]
  • Items from Greg Russell's house delivered to an unknown recipient.[12]
  • The Coffin, delivered to The Magnus Institute from Breekon.[3]

Episode Appearances[]

Bold marks episodes where Breekon and/or Hope have given a statement.

Episode Appearances

References[]

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