|“|| What an adorable little brown thing you are. |
Come here. Oh, don't eat me.
Mr. Jenkins, I will call you. Brown Jenkins.
Mr. Brown Jenkins is Anne Hale's familiar with the appearance of a rat, aid to many of the young witch spells.
Brown Jenkins is a rat with brown fur and a nice face, who came to the rescue of his mistress as she has signed with blood the first page of her Book of Shadows. It is the familiar that had a more interesting role in the series, since he apparently grows in size each time Anne makes a spell that requires the blood of the little demon. Not only he grows in size, but its appearance has changed as well, starting with the eyes, which are now bright red.
Throughout the Salem series
When Anne has signed with her blood the first page of the Book of Shadows, the little demon appeared on the desk, moving curiously among books and pens. Anne has found him to be nice enough to give him a name. As the young witch took her first steps into witchcraft, Brown Jenkins is at her side and with squeals and gestures of his paws draws Anne's attention as when he volunteered for bloodshed during the love spell to bind Cotton Mather to the ginger witch or when she used his blood in order to open John Hale's Book of Shadows, but without result.
Brown Jenkins reached its full potential when Anne has forcibly inserted him into the body of the poor Cotton Mather so that she can control him using the familiar.
Powers and Abilities
Like all familiars, as long as it is fed through the witch's nipple (or Devil's mark) Brown Jenkins is able to operate remarkable examples of witchcraft. His blood is essential to the success of rituals when the witch is unaware of other animals for sacrifice. Perhaps the most interesting power of this creature is that of the regenerative type; despite being brutally killed or dismembered, the rat comes back alive and well ready for the next feeding and the next crime.
- Mr. Brown Jenkins was named as real animal during the Salem Witch Trials. "Brown" was certainly not described as a cute little mouse - it was much more akin to Harry Potter's "Peter Pettigrew" - a rat with a human face. A rat-shape familiar named Brown Jenkin also made an appearance in "Dreams in the Witch House", written by H.P. Lovecraft in 1932 and in other works and movies inspired by Lovecraft's universe.
- Brown Jenkins is the only familiar in the course of the series to have a name.
- He is also the most recurrent familiar of the show.
- He's the only familiar seeing eating normal food.
- He's the only familiar who assumed demonic traits, such as red eyes and changed his appearances in his own, enlarging himself any time Anne's power grew or sacrificed him.
- As revealed by Seth Gabel (Cotton Mather) at SDCC 2016, Brown Jenkins prop is constituted by a series of three pieces with different measures and parts. A first prop is constituted for two-thirds by a reproduction of the back of a rat while the front part (the "head") is a just a rubber plug; the second prop is made only by the legs and tail also with a rubber plug in the front; the third prop is only a plug with a tail. All this serves to give the impression of swallowing the rat with precise camera games.