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Life is Strange

"I'm all about robotics, not chemistry. Give me a drone over a beaker."

— Brooke to Max in "Out of Time"

Brooke Scott is a student at Blackwell Academy. She has black hair with blue and red highlights, light skin, and she wears glasses. Max Caulfield has seen Brooke hang out with Warren Graham and thinks Brooke seems like his type.

Brooke reappears in Before the Storm, the prequel to the events of Life is Strange.

Personality

Similar to Alyssa Anderson, Brooke seems to be more of a loner type who likes to keep to herself; however, she does appear to appreciate the company of those she considers smart. Her areas of study are science and mathematics.

Brooke is a science nerd who likes gaming and reading. She also likes Warren as they share similar interests. She is outspoken and sarcastic, though she comes across as slightly rude, smart-alecky and patronizing. She also tends to become jealous and projects her frustration on other people. This jealous side seems known by Alyssa who will tell Max to be careful that she doesn't make Brooke jealous over her closeness with Warren. Brooke can be very brusque towards Max whenever Warren's name comes up, or if she discovers that Warren has chosen Max over her in some way. Brooke's behavior towards Max would suggest that she is indeed harboring a degree of jealousy over Max's closeness with Warren. This can only be because Brooke has feelings for Warren.

Brooke may later admit to Max that she has been selfish and will apologize for her behavior.

Episode One - "Chrysalis"

At the beginning of the episode, Brooke is seen playing on her mobile phone in the Blackwell corridor. As Max makes her way to the girls bathroom to save the blue-haired girl from being shot by Nathan Prescott, she can look at Brooke in the corridor again, although she doesn't regard her as someone who can help.

A little later, when Max heads outside the main building onto campus grounds, Brooke is piloting her drone. Max can approach her, and Brooke will assume it's only because Max wants to have a go at piloting her drone. If Max tries to speak to Brooke about the drone, Brooke patronizes her and implies that she thinks Max is unintelligent, which contrasts with what she had heard about Max from Warren. Afterwards, Max can search Brooke's bag behind her back and find out the name of the drone. She can then rewind time and use the information to impress Brooke, allowing her to fly the drone.

Max can notice a handy visual for remembering the value of "pi" (π) written on Brooke's room slate inside the Prescott Dormitory. When Max looks at this, she will say, "Warren should be all over Brooke. They're perfect for each other."

Episode Two - "Out of Time"

In Episode 2, Brooke is standing in the hallway of the girls' dormitory with Juliet Watson. Both of them are watching the viral video of Kate Marsh, and a surprised Brooke comments that she didn't think Kate was like that and says, "Macking on those bros? Ew." When Juliet has second thoughts about them watching the video, Brooke remains indifferent and says, "Everybody's seen it by now..."

If Max decides to talk to Brooke, Max will ask her whether she saw the freak snowfall the day before, to which Brooke replies that she was riveted by it. Hoping to find out more about the snowfall, Max asks Brooke if she can explain how it happened to a "science noob" like herself. Brooke replies that "even meteorologists can't explain that snow" and says that she bets that Warren can. Brooke then asks Max if she had spoken with Warren yet, to which Max replies that she will. In response, Brooke says, "Lucky you" and then tells Max she is sure Warren will track her down.

Max sees Warren hanging around near the entrance to the girls' dormitory, and he will ask Max out on a movie date to a drive-in with him.

Max accepts Warren's invitation

Upon accepting Warren's invitation, Max will say that she is also a fan of the Planet of the Apes movie series. Warren, clearly happy about this, will say, "I have to tell Brooke I'm going with you to the movies instead."

Max declines Warren's invitation

Upon declining Warren's invitation, Max gives the excuse that she can't concentrate on going out to see movies. Warren will be disappointed, but he will accept her response and joke about Max being a "damn dirty human."[1] Warren will then say, "I have to see if Brooke wants to go to the drive-in, Max."

Later at Blackwell Academy, Brooke is in the science lab with Michelle Grant and Warren. If Max looks at Brooke, she will notice that Brooke always seems to pretend as though she's not there and wonders why. If Max approaches her to ask for her advice on a chemistry experiment, Brooke will snidely suggest to Max that Warren only wants her help with his chemistry experiment because he wants an inferior mind to help him.

Talk to Brooke (before helping Warren)

Brooke will ask Max if she is making "the daily rounds." Max will ask Brooke about her drone, and Brooke will complain that Ms. Grant caught her flying it around the Blackwell Academy Parking Lot and confiscated it as a result of her vendetta against school surveillance cameras. Brooke will make reference that it wasn't as if she was spying on Warren's new car. Max will ask, "You already planted a GPS on him?" Brooke responds with, "I borrowed the one he has on you", before going back to her mobile phone.

Talk to Brooke (after helping Warren)

Brooke will ask Max if she is making "the daily rounds." Max will say that she is helping Warren out with his science experiment. In a sarcastic tone, Brooke will respond to her with, "Oh. I guess he needed a neophyte assistant so he wouldn't be threatened. But you came to his rescue anyway." Max will say that it's apparently her nature to help. Brooke will be irritated that Warren ignores the experts right in front of him (implying that she is one of these) and wouldn't ask her for her help anyway. If asked further about the subject, Brooke will answer that she's more into robotics than chemistry.

Near the end of the episode, Brooke is standing with most of the other Blackwell Academy students when Kate Marsh makes her suicide attempt from the roof of the dormitory. If Max hesitates to go towards the dormitory, Alyssa can be heard telling Brooke that she cannot believe the situation. Once Max manages to freeze time to head up to the roof to save Kate, Brooke is visible among the crowd with her arms held up and her face turned aside, right at the moment when Kate is about to jump.

Episode Three - "Chaos Theory"

Kate died

After Kate's death, Brooke will change the message on her room slate together with everyone else at the girls' dormitory. She will replace her visual about "pi" (π) with the words "AVENGE KATE MARSH \Brooke" instead.

Max saved Kate

If Max was able to save Kate, Brooke will leave a comment on Max's social media page. The comment is written as follows: "Watching you walk down with Kate was the greatest thing I've ever seen in my life. Thank you." The residents of the girls' dormitory will write messages for Kate on their room slates, and Brooke will replace her visual about "pi" (π) with the words, "WE'LL WAIT FOR KATE! \Brooke".

Mark Jefferson got suspended

If Mark Jefferson is suspended from the Everyday Heroes contest, a social media page declaring support for Mr. Jefferson will be created. Brooke will comment on the page with, "Bring back Mr. Jefferson!"

Inside Brooke's locker at the Blackwell swimming pool, there is a small poster or flyer that advertises "The American Drive-In Theatre." If Max looks at it, she will speculate that Brooke wants to go to the drive-in with Warren.

Episode Four - "Dark Room"

Brooke is seen flying her drone outside of the Blackwell dormitories. When approached by Max, she will comment on how ironic it is that Warren is taking Max to the movies if Max accepted Warren's offer, but she will loudly talk about her plans to go to the drive-in with Warren if Max turned down his offer. Max may ask Brooke to let her fly the drone once again. If Max accepted Warren's invitation, Brooke will deny the request, saying that Max "doesn't have time" to fly the drone. If Max turned down Warren's offer, Brooke will happily allow Max to fly the drone, saying she needs to look at the exact time of her date with Warren.

Brooke is later seen at the End of the World Party. If Max encouraged Daniel DaCosta to go the party, Brooke will be talking to him about future plans to take a road trip to an art museum in Portland. If Max accepted Warren's invitation to go to the drive-in, she and Max can sort out the issues she has with Max and become friends.

Episode Five - "Polarized"

Brooke appears in the diner scene of Max's nightmare. She is seen sitting on the floor and texting. When Max approaches her, she says that she hopes Max does the right thing.

If Max chooses to sacrifice Arcadia Bay, Brooke is presumed to be among the town's casualties.

Alternative Timeline

Brooke is still a student at Blackwell Academy in the alternative timeline Max created when she prevents Chloe's father, William Price, from dying in a car accident. Brooke can be seen sitting down on the right side of the school bus Max catches when she makes her way to Chloe's house. When the sight of three dead humpback whales comes into view on the beach, Brooke stands up to look at them through a window on Max's side.

Relationships

Friends

  • Maxine Caulfield (Determinant) - Depending on Max's actions, Brooke can be a friend to Max. She will allow Max to fly her drone in Episode 1 if Max looks at the packaging to see what the drone is called. She will allow it once more in Episode 4 if Max turned down Warren's offer to go to the movies.
  • Daniel DaCosta (Determinant) - Regardless of Max convincing Daniel to attend the party, Daniel and Brooke do have a conversation about Kate. If Max does convince him to go, he and Brooke will be seen together at the party.

Romantic

  • Warren Graham - Brooke clearly has feelings for Warren, as she is jealous of Max if Max accepts Warren's invitation to the drive-in and will accept the invitation herself if Max rejects. The other students at Blackwell seem to be aware of Brooke's feelings for Warren. The two also have a common interest in science. When Max helps Warren with an experiment in Ms. Grant's class, Brooke responds sarcastically from the back of the class in response to Max and Warren's mutual praise of each other:

Warren: "Eureka! She's got it!"
Max: "No, you got it."
Warren: "Don't be so modest, Doctor Caulfield..."
Brooke: "Oh you guys really broke the bounds of science."

  • Daniel DaCosta (Determinant) - Brooke can end up discussing plans to go to an art museum in Portland with Daniel if you successfully convince him to go to the "End of the World" party.

Enemies

  • Maxine Caulfield (Determinant) - Brooke is obviously jealous of Max due to Warren being more interested in her. Depending on Max's actions (namely, accepting Warren's movie date invitation), Brooke may be hostile toward Max in Episode 4. However, it is possible to reconcile and Brooke will agree to schedule a "drone date" with Max. Regardless of Max's decisions, it should be noted that Brooke does respect Max for trying to save Kate and maintains a certain amount of politeness.

Trivia

  • Her room in the girls' dormitory is room 220.
  • Brooke's drone is a HiFly drone, model B400 EVO. It has a similar shape and the same paint job as the gunship character Trace flies in DONTNOD's first game Remember Me.
  • In the girls' dorm, Brooke has posted an advertisement for her Geek Grrls Book Club in hope of finding like-minded souls to read and discuss fantasy and science fiction authors like K. LeGuin, Robin Hobb, Neil Gaiman, Piers Anthony, Terry Brooks, David Calvo and Marion Zimmer Bradley. According to that, she clearly dislikes "boy wizards" and "sad vampire fiction".
  • Brooke's Blackwell email contact is BrookeS@BlackwellAcademy.ed
  • In an early stage of the game's development, Brooke was going to be called Hayley. References to this name can still be found in the game files; an animation sequence of Brooke flying her drone in "Chrysalis" is named "AS_E1_3A_CampusA_Hayley".
  • There was a leaked build of "Out of Time" where Kate says that Brooke makes fun of her for not being an atheist.[2] As this information was removed from the final release, it may not be regarded as canon.
  • Brooke is a fan of Hayao Miyazaki as confirmed by her dialogue, if Daniel is conviced to go to the End of the World Party.
  • Brooke's hoodie design from "Chrysalis" is a reference to Star Wars, representing three light sabers, as officially confirmed by DONTNOD on Twitter.[3]
  • The game she is playing on her mobile phone in the first two episodes seems to be a racing game at first glance but is actually a reference to the Nerf brand.[4]
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  • Another game, which Brooke plays at the End of the World party in "Dark Room", is likely a reference to Candy Crush Saga. This is further supported by the texture's name (TX_Mob_CadyCrash).

Gallery

References

  1. A reference to the Planet of the Apes quote "damn dirty ape."
  2. Max: "Brooke is your friend, isn't she?" Kate: "You are clueless Max. Brooke makes fun of me for not being an atheist. Maybe I am now..."
  3. DONTNOD confirmed this reference on Twitter on the 4th of May, 2016, the international Star Wars Day.
  4. More in this reddit post.
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