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Brom Van Brunt
Brom Van Brunt is the tertiary antagonist turned anti-hero of the 1999 film Sleepy Hollow.

He was portrayed by Capser Van Dien.

Role

He is a suitor to Katrina Van Tassel and rival to Ichabod Crane for Katrina's affections. He is known is a well know jerk and arrogant man who who never listened to everybody's warning. While being on guard duty, Brom hears of the screams of the Killians' child Thomas (who has been killed along with his family by the Headless Horseman) and rushes to the scene. He tries to take the Horseman down with his gun, but fails. Brom attempts to reload as the Horseman advances towards him, but the latter unexpectedly walks past him rather than chopping his head off. Brom then forces the Horseman into a swordfight, only for an arriving Crane to finally warn him that they can't win this fight and suggest that they run. Brom complies and he and Crane head over to the bridge to evade the Horseman, only for the latter to make a surprise ambush. After stabbing Crane in the chest (though not fatally), the Horseman fights Brom again, and this time, he cuts Brom in half by the waist. The Horseman then leaves the scene, even without taking Brom's head.

It is later revealed that Lady Van Tassel was the one who controlled the Horseman by stealing his skull and using her dark magic to summon him to commit the murders so that she could gain the land rights and fortune that the Van Tassel family have inherited, thus she is the one responsible for the murders (including Brom's, though it was clear that he wasn't chosen as a target, which would explain why the Horseman initially didn't want to kill him until he was forced to do so). Brom's death would later be avenged when Crane returns the skull to the Horseman, who then returns back to Hell, taking Lady Van Tassel with him to make her pay for her crimes.

Gallery


 
Sleepy Hollow Villains


Main
Demons | Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse | Headless Horseman's Head | Hidden One | Abraham Van Brunt | Henry Parrish | Malcolm Dreyfuss | Moloch | Pandora


Moloch's Servants & Horsemen
Ancitif | Andy Brooks | Conquest | Famine | Gina Lambert | Abraham Van Brunt | Hellfire Club | Henry Parrish | Lilith the Succubus | Order of the Blood Moon | Pied Piper | Serilda of Abaddon | Tree Monster

Hessians
Armin & Hagen | Carlton | Abraham Van Brunt | Gunther


British Army
Abraham Van Brunt | Banastre Tarleton | Benedict Arnold | William Howe | Hellfire Club | Marcus Collins


Hidden One's Servants
Abyzou | Atticus Nevins | Dr. Japeth Leeds | Marcus Collins | Pandora | Kindred | Yao-Quai


Dreyfuss Enterprises
Abraham Van Brunt | Logan MacDonald | Helen Donovan | Jobe | Henry Parrish | Malcolm Dreyfuss


Others
Carmilla Pines | Colonel Sutton | Erza Mills | Evil Frank Irving | Golem | Gorgon | James Colby | Katrina Crane | Mary Wells | Orion | Randall Martin | Reaver | Ro'kenhronteys | Sheriff Leena Reyes | Solomon Kent | The Four Who Speak As One |


Non-TV series
Brom Bones | Brom Van Brunt | Headless Horseman | Headless Horseman (Disney) | Headless Horseman (folklore) | Headless Horseman (Sleepy Hollow 1999) | Lady Van Tassel

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