Luke Crain is a major character in The Haunting of Hill House.

History[edit | edit source]

Background[edit | edit source]

Luke was born to Hugh and Olivia Crain on February 21, 1986. He is their second youngest child, being born after Shirley, Steven, Theodora but 90 seconds before his twin, Eleanor.

In the summer of 1992, when Luke was six years old, he and his family had moved to the Hill House.

Story[edit | edit source]

Appearance[edit | edit source]

As a child, Luke worn glasses, it is uncertain if he is nearsighted or farsighted.

As an adult, Luke is perhaps the scruffiest of the Crain siblings, mainly due to his drug-fueled habits. He has short, spiky brown hair and an unkempt beard of the same color. Like Steven, he is tall and has dark eyes. Somewhere along the line, Luke has stopped wearing glasses and has shown no need for them. Probably wears contacts.

Personality[edit | edit source]

As a child, Luke is shown to be more innocent and cheerier than most of the other siblings, much like his twin sister, Eleanor.

As an adult, like Nellie, he is also withdrawn and quiet. Because of his elder siblings' disapproval of his drug habits, Luke is known to be submissive under their gazes. However, despite his unintentional manipulation of his siblings, Luke has best intentions at heart.

Relationships[edit | edit source]

Hugh Crain[edit | edit source]

Olivia Crain[edit | edit source]

Steven Crain[edit | edit source]

Steven is Luke's oldest sibling and only brother. Initially supportive of Luke, Steven quickly grows tired of his brother's addiction and is shown to be exasperated at the thought of dealing with him. However, he does go out looking for Luke anytime he goes missing and was willing to pay for Luke's first month in rehab.

Eleanor Crain[edit | edit source]

Eleanor (Nell) is Luke's younger twin. Although he is 90 seconds older than Nell, he speaks about feeling like she was always his older sister because she took primary care of him. They have the biggest emphatic bond with each other, telling others, "It's a twin thing" to explain how they can empathize with each other's emotions. Even throughout Luke's addiction, Nell is his biggest supporter and is the only one that does not turn away from him when he relapses.

Shirley Crain[edit | edit source]

Shirley is, at first, very supportive of Luke and his rehabilitation efforts. She pays for a lot of his stays, but eventually cuts him off and refuses to pay for any more stays.

Theodora Crain[edit | edit source]

Abigail Dudley[edit | edit source]

Whom his siblings call his 'imaginary friend,' though in fact she is the daughter of the Dudley's.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Quotes[edit | edit source]

"Big Boys know the difference between what's real and imaginary." ― Luke reminds Hugh Crain

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • He was born 90 seconds before his twin sister Nell.

References[edit source]

Crain Family Hugh CrainOlivia CrainSteven CrainShirley CrainTheodora CrainLuke CrainEleanor Crain
Hill Family William HillPoppy HillHazel HillJacqueline Hill
Group 2 Carl WalkerIrene WalkerMaxMr. DudleyClara DudleyLeigh CrainKevin HarrisAllieJaydenArthur VanceKelseyJoeyPaigeJanetAbigailTrish ParkRyan QualeAndiStaceyEileenRickDr. Montague
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