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Karl Branting
Karl Branting
Clique Prefects
Gender Male
Kissable No
Missions This Is Your School
Voice Actor Wilhelm Lewis
"I SWEAR to God Hopkins, if you don't stop right now, there'll be hell to pay!"
— Karl, while chasing Jimmy

Karl Branting is a character in Bully, and is a Prefect at Bullworth Academy. He was voiced by Wilhelm Lewis.

Character description[]

Karl is a black prefect with a high fade hairstyle. He is the shortest prefect in the school; Seth, Edward, Max and most of the tall students like Russell, Bif and Damon are notably taller than him. He has an unusual style of speaking that is slightly slow and very heavily enunciated. Occasionally he lapses into a standard Black American accent, implying that he is deliberately trying to change his voice. He wears the same navy blue jacket that the other prefects do, but he wears navy blue slacks instead of tan ones. In the winter he wears the standard Prefect outfit of a heavier blue blazer and tan slacks.

A beta design of the character was posted to Tyler Wilson's website. This version of Karl had bleached blond hair, massive arm muscles and a furious expression on his face.


Karl is an extreme authoritarian, which may have been what lead him to become a prefect. Much of his in-game dialogue seems to be related to rules and the enforcement thereof, and he believes that the Academy needs more discipline. He is also something of a social climber. He seems to be the most corrupt prefect only behind Seth, as Karl has been known to use his standing as a prefect to threaten to ruin the lives of students. He takes his job as a prefect seriously and appears to believe the cause is right; but if he is angry, he will sometimes take his feelings out on those smaller and weaker than himself.

According to the data files, Karl is the head prefect. He claims to report directly to Dr. Crabblesnitch, however, he never demonstrates any kind of leadership role among the Prefects, whereas Seth has the largest role of the Prefects and superior stats.

Role in game[]

Karl has a small role in the mission This Is Your School when he spots Jimmy and Gary picking the lock on Russell's locker and chases Gary. Aside from that he has no mission or cutscene appearances, although as a prefect he's still a very visible presence on campus.

Deleted content[]

Karl was at one point intended to play a role in the mission Hattrick vs. Galloway, most likely chasing Jimmy after noticing him carrying the bottles of alcohol.


  • A majority of his lines have him speak directly towards Jimmy no matter who he’s chasing, which can cause him to call students "Hopkins" despite them not being Jimmy. He will also refer to students he's attempting to bust as 'boy' even if they're girls.