Brendan is, perhaps, best known for his role as the male character of Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire Version. That is, if you stated your gender to be male, you would play as him. At the time he was first seen, people found his apparently-white hair to be a rather striking feature, since the male leads from previous games both had black hair. Unlike Ash and the hero from the Gold, Silver, and Crystal games (who had a whole special episode dedicated to himself and his compatriots), he has not yet played a major role in the Pokemon anime, with his only appearances to date being fleeting cameos in the openings of the 6th, 9th, and 11th movies. In spite of this, he's developed a sort of cult following among small circles of dedicated fans. He has no relation to Ruby from the Pokemon Adventures manga, despite their remarkable physical similarity. The only time he appeared in an animutation was in a screenshot.