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Yorick Brown (Y: The Last Man)

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Yorick Brown
Information-silkReal NameYorick Brown
Information-silkRelativesJennifer Brown (mother); Hero Brown (sister)
Information-silkBase Of OperationsMobile; formerly Brooklyn, New York
Information-silkIdentitySecret Identity
Information-silkMarital StatusSingle
Information-silkOccupationOut of work escape artist
Information-silkUniverseY: The Last Man
Information-silkCreatorsBrian K. Vaughan
First AppearanceLast appearance

A young amateur escape artist, Yorick is the last man on Earth. He is often reckless and tries to defuse tense situations with his humor. He is an under-achiever and a slacker, but actually quite bright. He has a degree in English, knows far too much about pop culture, and has "F*** Communism" engraved on his lighter. Yorick mentions that the engraving was inspired by a "graphic novel" he read, (presumably Garth Ennis' Preacher). It has since been learned the only real reason he survived the plague is due to the fact that he owned Ampersand, a Capuchian monkey who survived the plague. Handling Ampersand's feces and cleaning him up gave Yorick Ampersand's resistance to the plague as well.

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  • Escapology: Yorick is a learned escape artist. When the plague first struck, he was in the midst of a telephone conversation with Beth Deville while suspended upside down in a straight jacket. Yorick was able to free himself by the end of the conversation.
  • Prestidigitation: Yorick is skilled at sleight of hand and parlor magic tricks. He used these skills to earn himself a meager income. He was successful enough at this art that he was able to earn enough money to purchase an engagement ring for Beth Deville.
  • Yorick's father was a fan of English playright William Shakespeare and named both of his children after Shakespearian characters. Yorick was named for the character referenced in Hamlet, while Hero Brown is named for a female protagonist from Much Ado About Nothing.[1]


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