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I really like you Nikki, a lot!

– Brandon to Nikki in Tales from a Not-So-Secret Crush Catastrophe


Brandon Roberts is one of the most popular students at Westchester Country Day, being that he is charming and handsome. Despite his popularity, he is a loner and tells himself that he's a dork. He possesses many great qualities, one being a loyal friend. Nikki Maxwell has a crush on him and it's confirmed that he feels the same way. Mackenzie Hollister also has a crush on him, but he doesn't really like her.


Brandon is one of the most popular students at Westchester Country Day, even though, on the inside, he is a dork. He is interested in photography and he wants to be a veterinarian when he grow up.

Brandon is a true quality type of a friend. He really likes Nikki and thinks she is really unique and humorous. He has a soft spot for animals and also volunteers at Fuzzy Friends that his grandmother owns.

Brandon also has a good sense of humor.In Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Smart Miss Know-It-All, he has his birthday in late January.and his Zodiac is Aquarius


Brandon is an outgoing, kind, and caring person. He is extremely loyal to his friends. Brandon is also shy and kind towards Nikki. Brandon is very charming and kindhearted, one of the reasons why he is very popular at WCD. Although MacKenzie annoys him, he doesn't say confront her and ignores her. He is also fluent in French. 


Brandon is shown to have dark brown hair and light brown eyes. Nikki describes him as "cute" and "hot." His style of clothes changes throughout the books. He is well-built and statuesque. Brandon appears to be tall and has a sweet smile. His shaggy hair is the most described throughout the series. Nikki also describes his eyes "bright" and "beautiful".. Brandon is also famous for brushing his bangs out of his eyes. 

Brandon's scent is said to be Snuggles fabric softener, Axe body spray, and red licorice.



His parents are Mr. and Mrs. Roberts. However in book 4, we learn that his parents are deceased before the series, although we don't know what happened. In a blog post, it is slightly hinted that it was a possible double homicide. He now lives with his adoptive grandparents: Betty and Phil Smith. They run a financially struggling animal shelter where Brandon volunteers at. Nikki overheard MacKenzie gossiping about his parents and said that his mother was French royalty and his father was a diplomat in the French Embassy. MacKenzie also rumored that he's a prince in France. 


He's friends with Nikki, Chloe, Zoey, and the other members who are in the band "Actually, I'm Not Really Sure Yet. It is shown in book 6 that he is constantly in a conversation with other students and CCPs. He is the drummer in Nikki's band. He also helped make the lyrics to the band's song, "Dorks Rule!" He is classified as one of the most popular students in WCD.  In Know-It-All, it appears he is long-time friends with Theo because he let him have a party at his house. He invited Marcy to his birthday party and they possibly made friends after that. He is best friends with Max Crumbly, a student who attends South Ridge Middle School, located down the street from Nikki's home.

Love Interest


Nikki and MacKenzie both have a crush on him, but it is shown that he has romantic feelings for Nikki. He has shown that he may like Nikki as more than a friend in book 5, when he invites Nikki to his birthday party instead of MacKenzie. Brandon seems oblivious to return Nikki's feelings for him as he (as written in the letter to Miss Know-It-All) in earlier books and is afraid that Nikki will reject him/react to him. He texts her after her leaving his birthday party that he would love to ride in her dad's roach van and tells her that he thinks the van is so cool. This freaks Nikki out and ponders whether Brandon knew her secret for a long time.  

MacKenzie has also shown to have a huge crush on Brandon, but he doesn't return the feelings. Brandon is not impressed by MacKenzie and sometimes, he is even annoyed by her desperate attempt to seduce him into a relationship. MacKenzie becomes enraged and jealous when she sees Brandon with Nikki and tries her best to eliminate their friendship/relationship through numerous ways.

Throughout book 12 and 13 it is shown that he's on bad terms with Nikki's second love interest; André. He doesn't like the fact that André calls Nikki by her real name Nicole. Though it's not shown in the books since the pages are from Nikki's perspective it could mean that Brandon felt jealousy not knowing Nikki's real name before André.


In Tales from a Not-So-Happy Heartbreaker Mackenzie steals Brandon's phone without Nikki knowing it,  

she was starting to get really weird messages from Brandon. Without him knowing it. He simply thought that Theo's brother must've been accidentally switching his and Brandon's phone since they looked almost the same.  

Then, when Nikki asks him about what was going on with the messages. He didn't have a clue what she was talking about and it ended with him walking away confused. And with Nikki questioning herself if Brandon liked her or not.  

The day before Valentines day, it was shown that Brandon had hidden some kind of "Love letter" in his notebook under biology class, making Nikki think it was from Mackenzie or even to Mackenzie when in reality, it was to her.  

After when Nikki was sorting out books in the library, Brandon offered her his help with the sorting. Which according to her, was cute and annoying at the same time. He later on asked her out to Crazy Burger which she happily accepted.  

The time comes and Brandon agrees to be Nikki's date to the Sweetheart Dance when she asked him. He was waiting for her to ask him that and was revealed when she finally took the courage.

Brandon, Marcus and Theo secretly helps Nikki win the Sweetheart contest by passing out flyers to promote Nikki as WCD's Sweetheart Princess, leading her to win the contest.

Everything ends on a good note with them slow dancing together throughout the night.  

In Tales from a Not-So-Glam TV Star, he asks Nikki to reportage her with the TV series she was working with, but due to all stress she had. It got either delayed or dismissed. Making Brandon upset, and things didn't go better when she accidentally shouted at him to not attend the listening party with her. This made Brandon even more upset and chose to ignore her until the party was launched.  

But things started to look brighter at the ending when he went to Nikki's line, to give her $5.00 and kisses her on the lips. It is unknown why Brandon did it. But he made the first move into a relationship with her.  

3 Nikki and Brandon Dance at Ball

In Tales from a Not-So-Happily Ever After, He asked her if she wanted to visit a summer camp with him when the summer starts, but since Nikki's phone died, she couldn't sign up or even read the details. Making Mackenzie be the one who would attend the camp since she's the second best artist after Nikki.  

When Nikki was knocked unconscious he was known as Prince Brandon in her dream, they danced and spent the night together that reminded her of Cinderella. When Brandon moved closer to kiss her the clock strikes 00:00 leaving her to run away like in the tales. This eventually led him to save her later on when she was doomed to death by the Queen of Hearts.  

After, when Nikki woke up from her fairy tale dream, Brandon asked Nikki if she was okay. Nikki later on wrote in her diary saying that it was sweet and romantic of Brandon to show concern.  


In Tales from a Not-So-Dorky Drama Queen he was hurt by Nikki, thinking by miscommunication that she did not feel anything from the kiss they shared in the seventh book.  

As a result, he ignored her for most of the book, and things didn't go better when a rumor about him only kissing her to get a free pizza from Queasy Cheesy started circling around, making Nikki believe the it after seeing him exit the restaurant with a pizza box.  

When Brandon writes to Miss-Know-it.all (which was hacked by Mackenzie) for advise, he got a response saying that he should write an apology letter to Nikki and invite her to a cafe like the CupCakery since every girl loves cupcakes.  

He was so desperate for her to forgive him that he followed every step from the advise, including writing a letter to Nikki. However, Mackenzie stole the letter from Brandon when he attached it on Nikki's locker, leaving Nikki seeing the letter three days later. However, it was already too late.  

Brandon patiently waited for two hours before giving up and leaving the Cafe looking miserable and devastated according to Mackenzie. He that their friendship was over. He was so mad at Nikki that he didn't accept her apology later on when Nikki learned the truth about what had happened.  

Friends? Really, Nikki?! You yelled at me for no apparent reason. Then, after I wrote you an apology letter, you stood me up. Sorry! But with friends like you, who needs enemies?!

– Brandon confronting Nikki when she called him her friend


But the end, after everything came to light, he invited her to the Cupcakery to celebrate that Mackenzie moved to another school and that their friendship was saved. To learn more about Brandon and Nikki's relationship visit Branikki.  


  • Brandon has some similarities to Adrien Agreste from Miraculous Ladybug.
    • Both are handsome, charming, popular and caring
    • Both have a crush on the same girl
      • Brandon likes Nikki back and Adrien likes Ladybug (who is actually a teenage girl named Marinette Dupain-Cheng).
    • Both don't like the girls who have a crush on them.


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