Brad Morton[3][4] is a recurring antagonist in the animated television program, American Dragon: Jake Long.

History

He is one of the premier football players at Millard Fillmore Middle School, where he is a school bully and plays the role of the popular "dumb jock". He usually thinks he is a hot shot, but at some points he just utterly fails.

He is two years older than Jake Long, making him 16 because he was held back twice in elementary school for failing 3rd grade[5].

Jake is frequently the target of Brad's abuse. Usually by him flaunting something, such as a car[5], a large wad of money[6], etc., in Jake's face. However, Jake almost always manages to get even either by himself or because of Brad's own actions backfiring.

Personality

He is very egotistical, constantly referring to himself as "The Bradster". He was a major foil to Jake getting a chance to spend time with Rose during school. He once took Rose on a date but dumped her for Jasmine, a girl Jake took to that dance unaware that she was a Nix[7]. Afterwards, he is oblivious to the fact she no longer likes him. He always tries to steal Rose away from Jake whenever they show up, but Rose has probably not forgiven him for ditching her for Jasmine, or the dance gave her an opportunity to see Brad's true personality.

It seems that Brad hides his fears and embarrassing secrets like his fear of the dark[8] and dreaming of becoming a ballerina[9] with his tough-guy attitude.

Family

His father is a police officer and much like his son, picks on other people, including Jonathan Long[10].

Age By Season

  • Season 1: 14-15
  • Season 2: 15-16

Episode Appearances

Season One

  • "Old School Training" (cameo)
  • "Dragon Breath" (first appearance)
  • "The Talented Mr. Long"
  • "Act 4, Scene 15"
  • "Shapeshifter"
  • "The Ski Trip"
  • "Halloween Bash"
  • "Ring Around the Dragon"
  • "The Hunted"

Season Two

  • "Half Baked"
  • "The Academy"
  • "The Doppelganger Gang"
  • "Breakout" (cameo)
  • "Dreamscape"
  • "Fool's Gold"
  • "Haley Gone Wild (cameo)
  • "Hairy Christmas"
  • "Switcheroo"
  • "The Love Cruise"
  • "Homecoming" (cameo)
  • "Young at Heart"
  • "Siren Says"
  • "Shaggy Frog"
  • "Magic Enemy #1"
  • "A Ghost Story"
  • "Bite Father, Bite Son"
  • "Game On"
  • "Furious Jealousy"
  • "Being Human" (final appearance)
  • "The Hong Kong Longs" (end credits)

Trivia

  • Brad has taken piano lessons for 12 years, yet is still no better than a beginner[11].
  • Brad was suspended from school for pulling a cake bomb on Principal Rotwood and was unable to participate in graduation[12].
  • Brad is a Leo[citation needed], which would place his birthday between July 23 to August 22[13].

References

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