Brant is a powerful, romantic sea captain. He has swarthy complexion, sensual mouth, and long, coal-black hair. He dresses, as if some romantic Byronic ideal, in almost foppish extravagance with touches of studied carelessness. The child of the illegitimate Mannon line, he returns to wreak vengeance on Ezra's household. He steals Ezra's wife and seduces Lavinia to conceal their affair. Brant also of course bares a striking resemblance to the other Mannon men. He does so as yet another son incestuously enthralled with Mother and her substitutes.