He is the oldest of the McReary siblings. He and Patrick McReary are supposedly "the only normal ones in their family", as they do not have any quirks like the other siblings (Gerry being a football addict, Derrick being extremely into mathematics, and Kate being "bratty").
Francis has the same role in The Next Chapter, and is still Packie's #1 best friend. By the events of this series, Francis is now 17 years old and a junior in high school. He is shown to have aged a bit, since he now has facial hair, and even drives.
Francis was the first child born to Maureen McReary and Mr. McReary in September 1999. Francis grew up listening to rap, Eminem in specific. He also played Grand Theft Auto as he grew up, buying every game that was released after he was born. His first younger brother Packie, was born three years after Francis was born, in January 2002. Francis was only 2-3 when Packie was born.
Francis and Packie grew a special bond over the years, stronger than his bond with his other siblings, although he still loved them all. Francis still listened to Eminem and played GTA as he and Packie grew up. Francis introduced Packie to these, and Packie was happy, and he loved them both (this explains where Packie gets his love for rap and video games from).
In Sibling Rivalries, Francis wears a black jacket with uncolored pants, and a black hat. He has an alternate appearance in his three other appearances, wearing instead a striped jacket and now has sunglasses. His pants of course are unchanged.
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