Temperance Brennan

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Name: Temperance Brennan
birth name: Joy Ruth Keenan
Occupation: Forensic Anthropologist
Relationships: Max Keenan (father)

Christine Brennan (mother)
Russ Brennan (brother)
Seeley Booth (husband)
Christine Booth (daughter)
Hank Booth Jr. (son)
Parker Booth (son-in-law)

Jared Booth (brother-in-law)
Fandom: Bones
Other: portrayed by Emily Deschanel
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Temperance Brennan is a main character on the US television series Bones. Brennan is loosely based on author Kathy Reichs.


Brennan is a forensic anthropologist who teams up with FBI agent Seeley Booth. Together, they solve cases concerning recently found human remains. Brennan is also a bestselling novelist, due to this and her job at the Jefferson allows her to be really well off.

She and Seeley eventually marry and have a daughter, Christine. In season 10, it's revealed that she is pregnant with a second child, a son named Hank.


Brennan is notable for being a rare female lead who gets to have the angst-ridden past, the scientific genius, the geekery, and the complete lack of social skills usually given to male characters. Despite this, some people dislike Brennan for the same characteristics as male characters usually have and are often cherished for.


Brennan/Booth is the fandom's primary pairing and the primary pairing for Brennan.

Other het pairings include Brennan/Zack and Brennan/Hodgins, plus a few crossover pairings including Greg House.

There is some femslash pairings of Temperance/Angela and Temperance/Camille.


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