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I recorded 12 tapes, I started with Justin and then Jessica, who each broke my heart. Alex, Tyler, Courtney, Marcus, who each helped to destroy my reputation. On through, Zach and Ryan, who broke my spirit. Through Tape number 12, Bryce Walker, who broke my soul.
— Hannah, in "Tape 7, Side A"


Hannah Baker (August 28, 2000 – October 9, 2017)[1] is one of the main characters in the first and second seasons of 13 Reasons Why. She is portrayed by Katherine Langford.

Hannah is the narrator of the first season of the series, as she unravels her story leading up to her suicide. She records 13 tapes that reveal the reasons why she committed suicide.

In the second season, Hannah makes her appearances as visions to her close friend, Clay Jensen. she continuously appears when Clay has visions of her while coping with the aftermath of the first season's traumatic events.

Early Life

Hannah Baker moved to town two months before taking her job at The Crestmont. In "Smile, Bitches", it is revealed that in her previous high school, Ridgeview High, she was a bully to a girl, Sarah Carlin, who testifies on the side of the school for the trial. She reveals that Hannah Baker, Lindsay Patterson and Alicia Morris spread around a photo of her which led the entire school to bully and tease her. Olivia desperately pleads with Sarah before she testifes, at her house, for her to not testify.[2] Hannah and the others girls were suspended from Ridgeview High for their part in it. They turned everyone at Ridgeview High against Sarah and Hannah moved to Liberty High School.

Throughout the Series

Season 1

In the Liberty High School, Hannah's locker was adorned with student's letters, as a memorial. The scene unfolded with Hannah's first words in "Tape 1, Side A". Clay looked across the hall and saw a hallucination of Hannah, then she vanished. Two girls took a selfie in front of the memorial saving it to social media tagging it with #NeverForget. In the first period, the teacher was talking about suicide prevention and Clay flashes back to another memory of Hannah. Clay and Hannah talked about her change in appearance, she had a haircut.

In another flashback, Hannah and Clay were working together at the Crestmont. Hannah was still her quick-witted and sarcastic self, giving Clay a hard time about being a nerd.

When Hannah first moved, she attended a party hosted by her "best and only friend" Kat, who indirectly introduced Hannah to Justin Foley and Zach Dempsey, describing them as "stupidly sweet". At school, Hannah and Justin begin a flirtatious relationship and she led him on a wild goose chase; she lured him onto the bus, got his number, ditched him on the bus, and told him to meet her at the park later that night. They hang out in the park for a little while, and Justin secretly took a picture of Hannah as she was going down the slide while wearing a dress. They then made out on the slide (Hannah revealed that it was her first kiss) and Justin sneakily took a few more pictures.

At school the next day, Justin was talking to his friends and showing them the pictures he took of Hannah. Bryce then grabbed the phone from Justin and texted the picture to everyone in the school, igniting rumors of Hannah being "easy" and a slut, which was the initial blow to her reputation. This caused Justin to become #1 on Hannah's list of reasons why she killed herself.[3]

Hannah was introduced in the flashback in the office, waiting to see Mrs. Antilly, the school's guidance counselor. She briefly talked to another girl, Jessica Davis, who was called upon by the counselor too. Since they were both new and Mrs. Antilly wanted them to be friends or at least a "friendly face in the crowd", the two got paired up. Jessica and Hannah bonded over some coffee and hot chocolate at Monet's, which soon became their office. One day, they met Alex Standall and the three soon became a trio and had a saying, "FML forever". However, Hannah stopped coming to Monet's after Alex and Jessica started to date and stopped coming also.

Hannah decided to talk to Jessica due to a new rift in their friendship caused by Alex's "Hot List", where he listed Hannah's ass as "Best Ass" and Jessica's as "Worst Ass" (possibly with the intention of annoying Jessica). Jessica suspects that Alex broke up with her because Alex was seeing Hannah. Ending the conversation, Hannah got slapped across the face by Jessica. [4]

After work at The Crestmont, Clay and Hannah decided to go up to the rooftop and watch a lunar eclipse. Because of the "hot list," Hannah got assaulted daily as guys started to grab her, make lewd comments, and take pictures. Hannah was at the local liquor store purchasing a candy when she ran into Bryce. He offered to buy her the candy bar. As he was handing Hannah the candy, he reached over and grabbed her ass. He smugly said that Alex appropriately gave her the title of "best ass." Hannah was taken aback and freaked out. She didn't move as Bryce left the store. [5]

Hannah heard someone outside her window, and confessed to her friend, Courtney Crimsen, that she had a stalker. Courtney offered to help her catch the creeper in the act. While waiting for the stalker to arrive, they went through the liquor cabinet and decided to play an alcohol-fueled game of truth or dare. Hannah was dared to take off her bra under her shirt and to kiss Courtney. This led to a make-out session on her bed. Hannah then heard the stalker outside a window, but Courtney didn't. She decided to kill two birds with one stone and pointed the light at Courtney and the stalker. Courtney got off her, and it was revealed that the stalker is Tyler Down, the school photographer. The next day, Hannah confronted Tyler and told him to delete the file, but when she rejected his date offer, Tyler angrily forwarded the picture to the entire school as revenge. Hannah met Courtney by her locker, who suggested that they shouldn't talk anymore, but Hannah said that nobody would know that it was them. This effectively ended Courtney and Hannah's friendship. [6]

Hannah appeared in a flashback where Clay was buying a ticket to a school dance. Hannah jumped on his back giggling, appearing to be in a good mood. Courtney was one of three girls selling the tickets and tried to persuade Hannah to go to the dance. Hannah declined at first, that's when one of the other girls made the comment of "what, the best ass in the sophomore class can't find a date?' Courtney told them to stop and that they had to stick together "girl power". Later, Courtney showed Hannah the picture of her and Hannah kissing that she received, as a text. Hannah tried to reassure her that no one could tell that it's them but Courtney continued to freak out. Courtney's concern about her own reputation led to her starting rumors that the girl was not her and Hannah but Laura, a known lesbian in the school, and Hannah. Saying they like to do three ways. Courtney also added the lie that Justin fingered Hannah and Hannah "went down on him" too, worsening Hannah's already ruined reputation.[7]

Hannah continued to talk about the night of Jessica's party and disclosed the event that she had previously skipped. Hoping for a fresh start to the school year, she wanted to start by admitting to her feelings for Clay. The two spent most of the time together at the party and eventually kissed while alone in Jessica's room. But when things get more intimate, Hannah was overwhelmed by the terrible memories of all her previous encounters with the boys at school, including Justin, Marcus and Zach. As she put it, she “thought of every other guy and they all became you.” She screamed at Clay and asked him to leave (however, she later admitted she wanted him to stay); thinking that he might have done something to provoke the breakdown, Clay left Hannah alone in the room leading to her witnessing Bryce rape Jessica shortly thereafter. On the tape, Hannah said that though Clay does not deserve to be on the tapes, there was no way that she could have told her story without talking about him. She admitted to being "truly happy" in the moment, and she also said that she had started picturing a future where she was happy, and how good life would've been if the two of them were together.[8]

After recording all the tapes and pouring her heart out, Hannah decides to give life one more try. She went into her parents' shop and asked for some cassette tapes, but when they weren't looking, she also grabbed some razor blades. She visited Mr. Porter and discloses that she gave up on life and wanted it all to end, admitting her rape but when she couldn't tell him her rapist's identity, he told her to move on with life. This conversation soon became Hannah's final tape she recorded. She then gave her uniform to Clay at the theater before going to give the tapes to Tony. Upon completing everything she needed to do, she returned home, changed into old clothes, drew a bath, and opened the pack of razor blades, tapping one to verify its sharpness. Hannah entered the bath, having looked in the mirror one last time, and shed a final tear. With the water still running, Hannah slit both of her wrists and bled to death in her bathtub, being discovered by her parents sometime later.[9]

Season 2

Over the course of the second season, Hannah appears to Clay as a figment of his imagination: a hallucination, she serves as an allegory because of Clay's struggle to get over her. The first time Hannah appears, it is through Clay's window 9 minutes into the first episode, "The First Polaroid". The second time she appears Clay is kissing Skye and he opens his eyes to see Hannah and freaks out. He sees her again after taking off his top after he and Skye move to the couch. Skye asks "What is wrong with you tonight, Clay?!". And the third time within the episode, Clay is in his room and looking at the first Polaroid he is given. Hannah appears and we hear her asks "What are you gonna do about that?", Clay looks over and asks "So you talk now?", Hannah replies: "Apparently.".

In the second episode, "Two Girls Kissing", within the first few seconds, Clay is laying on his bed with a pillow in hand– possibly for comfort –. Clay and his hallucination of Hannah are talking, trying to figure out what is going on. Clay gives her a series of question which she fires back with answers in Hannah Baker style. Lainie shouts for Clay, who doesn't answer, and then runs upstairs to talk to him. Lainie asks Clay if he stills thinks about Hannah, despite him saying he doesn't think about her or care about it anymore. After he closes the door, his hallucination calls him out on it, "Nothing going on?", "And you don't care about me anymore?". He hits back at her with "Look, I tried Hannah", "I did everything I could for you and nothing worked, and now you're back and there's still nothing I can do", Hannah asks why she is here, if there is really nothing he can still do, Clay answers with confusion also. Clay walks towards the Polaroid and Hannah reads aloud the words on it. Clay doesn't find it weird but Hannah questions why the Polaroid was given to him the day her trial starts. Clay isn't sure, he gets dressed inside of his closet because he is still hallucinating her and she won't disappear and rushes to get to school.

Clay walks into a room where Tyler is, he seen with his photographic equipment. Half of the room has been smashed up. Clay asks who did it and Tyler says it had to have been someone he talked about at the trial, adding that "This is what happens when you tell the truth.". He starts to hallucinate Hannah, who tells him to ask Clay about the Polaroid. He asks Tyler if he shoots on Polaroid, which Tyler denies. He then asks if Polaroids can be copied, Tyler says anything can be copied if you take a picture of it. Clay is sitting on a bench seat, while Skye sitting on the table. Hannah appears as Clay says that his parents don't know about Hannah, which make Hannah give him a look, she follows up with "All these secrets, Clay." Clay corrects himself, which leads into Skye revealing that she knows he was in court and she figures that he still hung up on Hannah. Clay says he is not going back to court, Hannah tells him that he keeps saying it but it's never true. Clay angrily responds with "I'm not going back!", Skye gets confused and tells him she was only joking, unaware that he is hallucinating Hannah and responding to her. Hannah tells Clay that she likes Skye, and thinks she is good for him; "She makes you try new things".

Clay and Skye are in bed but Clay's body doesn't seem to want to have sex with her. Skye gets up and asks him to say two things only if he means it: "I love you", "I'm over her", Hannah appears and tells him "And you're over me, Clay it's okay just say it.", unfortunately he only manages to say he loves her, and tells her he can't say the other thing. This develops into Skye throwing things at him and running out of the house. Hannah asks him what he's going to do, Clay says he is going to go after her. Hannah asks if that is a good idea, Clay tells her he knows it isn't but he also remembers Hannah son the tape telling him "part of me was saying don't go", Hannah reminds him that Skye is not her and may not be thinking the same thing. Clay responds with "no, no one is". Clay runs out of the house but is too late follow her. Hannah appears next to Clay outside of Skye's house after seeing Mrs. Miller accompany Skye being driven off in an ambulance. Hannah comments "You really do have a thing for complicated girls. Clay screams in anger at her.

In the third episode, "The Drunk Slut", Clay is a hospital asking for Skye, he sees Hannah for a minutes and then bikes home. In Monet's, Clay leaves Skye a voicemail and Hannah appears they talk about Bryce and she tells him "don't do nothing because you're afraid or sad or pissed off, you'll regret it for the rest of your life". Clay and Tony are searching through a squat to find Justin and Clay sees Hannah asking for help, after calling Tony he realises that it's just a random stranger. In the fourth episode, "The Second Polaroid", Justin is sleeping and Hannah and Clay discuss Justin being homeless, Clay decides to wash his clothes. Clay is in the library at Liberty High and Marcus and Bryce are talking about Marcus's testimony, Chloë comes over and sits on Bryce, they kiss and Clay sees Hannah appear in place of Chloë, kissing Bryce, Hannah looks over at him, giving him a smirk with her face instead of her mouth. Right towards the end Clay searches through his mothers computer for the audios of the tapes. Hannah appears and asks him if it's the right thing to do. Clay tells Hannah that it's an "Odd question coming from the person who made them", Clay explains that if Alex hears the tapes then maybe he can testify to get Bryce arrested. Hannah tells him that this trial isn't about Bryce. Clay shows her the Polaroid he has been given. Hannah says that he should hand the Polaroid in. Clay says it won't help. Hannah and Clay discuss the situation and Clay decides to send all of the audio of the all the tapes to Alex.

In the fifth episode, "The Chalk Machine", Clay and Hannah watch Justin sleep, Hannah asks him if he's going to ask Justin about the Polaroid. Clay says he doesn't trust him enough. Hannah asks how he can't trust "that little sleeping angel". Justin wakes up and comments that he is cold, Hannah tells Clay that he has a fever and Clay comments that back to Justin. Hannah instructs Clay to take care of Justin. Clay and Hannah are in a room in school, Clay sees a Chalk Machine and realises that it was in the Polaroids, so finds a tool that will help him see the Polaroid more clearly and comes to the conclusion with Hannah that the Polaroids were taken on school grounds meaning that The Clubhouse is also on school grounds. Clay comments that it could be huge for Hannah's case and that he needs to find The Clubhouse. Clay searches a room while Hannah appears and tries to help him, commenting that the "floors don't match", as he searches more Hannah suggests they Justin might be able to help, Clay is pissed at her for suggesting Justin as help and they end up almost arguing with each other about Justin and Bryce because Clay wonders why she ever liked them. In the sixth episode, "The Smile at the End of the Dock", Clay finds out about Hannah and Zach and argues with Zach before he drives off, he sees Hannah and Hannah confronts him about how he's acting. Later in Clays bedroom, Hannah and Clay are talking about her, Zach and him. In the seventh episode, "The Third Polaroid", Hannah and Clay discuss publishing the audio of the tapes, Clay decides to publish them.

In the eighth episode, "The Little Girl", after Clay releases the tapes, he is walking down the school hall with Justin. Hannah appears and asks if he still believes what he did was okay for everyone on the tapes, specifically Jessica. After the aftermath of everything, Clay, Lainie and Matt are in their house arguing with each other. Matt shouts at Clay to go to his room. Clay walks past Justin on the stairs, he goes to his room to find Hannah. She says his name and he tells her that she doesn't get to talk anymore. He becomes angry at Hannah because he feels like she was the start of the mess that is the current situation, he blames her for recording the tapes that are out and ruining lives. Clay also gives further and blames Hannah for killing herself, telling her that she didn't care otherwise she wouldn't have done it. He becomes incredibly furious with her and she hits back at him telling him that she was hurting and wasn't thinking of who she might hurt. Clay finishes by telling her she did "an evil thing" and tells her to "get the fuck out" whilst shaking and crying.

*Clay does not hallucinate Hannah in the ninth episode "The Missing Page"

In the tenth episode, "Smile, Bitches", Clay goes up to his room after giving Justin a lift back into town. He finds Hannah sitting on his bed. She acknowledges that Justin came back and says that, "Eventually, you have to stop running, I guess." and Clay apologises to her for saying the things he said in "The Little Girl", Hannah accepts and tells him "you didn't say anything I didn't deserve". Clay walks over to her and sits next to her. He tells her that he is angry and has been since she died, but he can't tell anyone. Hannah tells him that he needs to talk to someone about how he feels, preferably "someone who's alive". Clay tells her that he tried to forget her, but couldn't because ehe just imagines places they've been together and moments they've shared. Clay says the one thing he won't ever forget is kissing her, he thinks about it and leans into her, Hannah reminds him that she is dead and he is hallucinating her, so he "can't, ever." Clay then asks her why she's here again but once again she has no answer for him. Later on Clay, Sheri and Justin are going through a box that Zach gave them, Polaroids from The Clubhouse. He finds an image but we don't get to see who is in the photo. A few minutes later while Justine and Sheri are there, he picks up the photo and we see Hannah crossing her arms and wearing Bryce's school sports jacket. He lifts the photo up and Hannah appears across from him, doing the small pose and smiling. He looks up at her in shock and she smiles back at him.

In the eleventh episode, "Bryce and Chloe", Clay and Hannah are sat across from each other at a table in Monet's. Clay has the Polaroid of Hannah in The Clubhouse laid in front of him, he asks Hannah why she is in the photo and she says that nothing she can say is worse that what he is imagining, she asks him if he would believe nothing happened. He asks her how she ended up there, she tells him that she dated Justin and he tells her that Justin said he didn't know about The Clubhouse. Hannah asks "So what do you wanna hear? That I date half the football team? That they got me high and fucked me blind?", after Clay says that he doesn't know, she tells him that he says he loves her but he is always willing to believe the worst in her. Whilst Bryce gives his testimony, lying about his relationship with Hannah, Hannah appears and whispers "I wanted to be with him forever, I was in love with him" in Clay's ear as he sits and listens in the courtroom. Clay turns around and she disappears. After Bryce gives his testimony and everyone comes out, Clay, Tony, Alex and Justin are in a group talking about what just happened. Clay looks across at Bryce and his teammates and sees Hannah appear in the middle looking at him and he makes a decision.

Later on Clay is at home, laying on his bed with his clothes on in a cradled position repeating "What if it's true, Jesus, what if it's true", Hannah appears and asks how he could possibly believe what Bryce said knowing the things he has done and hearing Hannah on the tapes. Clay tells her that the stuff about Zach was true and Hannah tells him that Zach is actually a good person and compares him to Clay which he is repulsed at the idea of. Clay says that Zach, Monty, Bryce, Justin and Scott are all alike. Clay explains that Justin fits in because he let Bryce rape Jessica. Hannah tells him that Justin would give his life to do it over, Clay agrees and says that he should. Clay asks her to tell him Bryce was lying about everything, Hannah stays silent and Clays repeats it shouting, Hannah says "He told lies", Clay reiterates asking her to say all of what he said was lies. Hannah tells him to stop thinking about it, to think about her instead, their relationship, Clay stops her and says that he doesn't want to think about it, so she stops. Clay asks her to just tell him what is true. "I need to know what's true." Hannah begins "Here we are, Tape 12. If you've listened this far and you haven't heard your name yet, well, I bet you know exactly what's coming now. Or maybe you don't, have any idea. Could that be true? Could a person be that sick? Let's find out." Clay tries to stop her from going further screaming "No, Damn it, no! Shut up! Please don't do this, just leave me alone, leave me alone!"

Clay is sitting in an empty courtroom, Hannah is sat on the same row, far away from him. Hannah begins, "I was left alone in the hot tub, not for long, cause that's when you showed up Bryce-", Clay begs her "Please don't-", she carries on, "You got into the hot tub and turned of the jets.", Clay hits back "I tried, we tried, Hannah". Tyler shows up to talk Clay and takes him out to the woods to shoot bullets at cans. For the first time Clay feels, "fucking incredible". Tyler says that it helps if you name the targets after people you don't like, Hannah shows up just as he is about to shoot and says, "Bryce Walker", and he shoots a perfect shot. Tyler and Clay hear sirens and Tyler tells Clay they have to go. However, Hannah then continues with the tape, "You turned me around and pushed the full weight of your body into my back. I couldn't move. I had no power." Tyler asks for the gun while he listens to his hallucination. Tyler realises it's too late and tells him to just run. Hannah and Clay share a look, Clay runs off. We later see Clay walking down a road with Hannah, he leaves a voicemail for Jessica to meet him somewhere. After he puts down the phone, Hannah continues on with the tape. Clay says he is taking care of it and that he remembers. Clay reaches a house and Hannah continues on and Clay tells her "I'll make him hurt, I'll make him understand what he did." and we realises it's Bryce's. Hannah continues on with the tape as Justin arrives and talks to Clay. Clay becomes agitated and confused, Hannah becomes too much and he puts the gun to his head instead.

In the twelfth episode, "The Box of Polaroids", Hannah and Clay are talking outside of Clay's house on the steps, Hannah tells him that she likes the way he is taking care of Justin, "He really is just a sweet, injured boy", Clay tells her that girls are "suckers for that". Hannah tells him "You know we're also suckers for the angry, vengeful hero types.". Clay tells Hannah that he was going to kill Bryce. He asks if Justin was right, if that's not what she wants. Hannah tells him that she wants him to forgive her, "But maybe that's the one thing in the world, you won't do for me". Later on near the end of the episode, Clay is at the theatre, watching a movie, Hannah walks in and sits near him, she is confused as to why he is watching a zombie movie when he hates them. He explains that he doesn't want to just sit around while the jury come to a decision. After laughing and talking, Clay tells her that he can't forgive her; "I can't ever forgive you".

In the thirteenth and final episode of the second season, "Bye", Clay sees The Crestmont and remembers a moment he and Hannah together, which is interrupted by a car horn. He comes out of the memory and looks up to see two new workers at The Crestmont. He turns around and walks, Hannah joins him and tells him "I was right, you're the most courageous nerd I ever knew", Clay tells her that they asked him to speak at her funeral service. She asks if he is going to and he tells her he isn't sure of what to say or if he can trust himself to not be angry. She tells him to be angry if he is. They look though a transparent door and he asks what if he can't say what he really needs to say. We then see that they are standing in front of the Baker's Drug Store, with a lot of for sale signs up. Clay goes back to the tattoo parlour that he visits with Skye in the beginning of the first episode and finishes his tattoo, this time with Hannah in place of where Skye was but sitting down on the bed instead, watching him. Clay and Hannah are sat on a park bench, Clay says he is most afraid of forgetting her, Hannah tells him "Then, don't", he also says that in second place there is another fear: not letting her go. Hannah asks him if he remembers the Winter Formal dance, he affirms and she says that she just wants him to remember that memory.

Clay delivers a speech at her funeral, Hannah appears walking through the church doors and sits down. He quotes Skye in the speech saying "A good friend once said to me 'I can love you and still let you go'. So Hannah, I love you, and I let you go.". Clay nods to Hannah and Hannah nods back at him. She gets up and leaves the church and as the doors open there is a white light.

Personality

At the beginning of the story, Hannah is shown being sardonic, quick-witted and outgoing, accompanied with a sarcastic sense of humor. Funny, easy-going, kind, displaying good self-esteem, and availability to meet people and make friends, Hannah is the extroverted-yet-thoughtful girl we all love to have in our lives. Though she has some defects too, like the inability to be aware of others' true intentions, having a "horrible taste for guys" (as former friend Kat repeatedly said), being sometimes the martyr and just a tad overly-melodramatic. Hannah could easily be your girl next door.

But as the events, or the "reasons" begin to unfold in our tragic story, Hannah shifts unconsciously, changing in an overall manner to a more edgy, keep-to-self kind of person. This reflects her mental health and emotional state as her whole self-decays. This is shown repeatedly by her pushing the people she might have known could've been there for her and cared for her, an example being Clay, or by being more quiet and more reserved and closed person. Bryce raping her, shortly before her suicide, did not help either. This shift in her mental state is also displayed in her outward appearance; she cuts her hair short and begins dressing very plainly and conservatively, instead of the "boho chic" style she adorned at the beginning of the series.

However, there is much speculation to what Hannah's intentions with the tapes were. She not only had a strong desire to cease existing (or for all of the confusion and mixed emotions and gut-wrenching pain to just stop), but also deep inside she wanted to somehow take revenge for all of the pain the "Baker's dozen" had made her feel and go through.

Physical Appearance

When she was first introduced in the series, she had long, wavy brown hair as a sophomore, and blue eyes. Her stance was straight, and her clothes were "boho" style yet girly. We seldom see her with any more makeup as to think it was nothing more than natural. Her wearing boots (booties and to-the-calf boots), beanies, jackets (denim and moto), and otherwise keeping it quite minimalistic, those being her signature style accessories.

By the start of junior year, she had her long hair cut shorter and hoped to start anew, hoping to leave her old "class slut" self behind in the past. Her style also takes an important, 180-degree turn here, with her mostly wearing only jeans, tees, and boots, externalizing the change in herself that showed how desperately she wanted someone to notice and help her, to do something about the long-caged sorrow she didn't quite understand herself.


Relationships

Clay Jensen

Clay and Hannah

Clay Jensen and Hannah worked at the same movie theater, with Hannah initially training him. The two became acquainted over the summer after Hannah moved to Clay's town. Hannah threw a party at her house, which her friend Kat explains is the first party that Clay has attended since the fourth grade. Hannah and Clay gradually become closer, developing mutual feelings for one another, but Hannah suffers a mental breakdown, having her remember the various ways other guys have mistreated her, and she unloads it all onto Clay. Alive Hannah's voice tells present Clay, listening to the tapes, that the only thing he did wrong in her eyes was leaving after being told to, when she really wanted him to stay but couldn't tell him. He was only on the tapes because he was such a huge part of her life. Clay often sees Hannah in visions or as a daydream as he's listening to the tapes.

For the second season, Hannah appears as a figment of Clay's imagination, a hallucination, throughout her being there, the both of them can't figure out exactly why he is hallucinating her, but she helps him understand things as much as she sometimes annoys him. As Clay unfolds pieces and tries to understand, she offers advice and information. As he finds out things about Hannah that he never knew before, she becomes a substitute that Clay can get mad at, we see Clay at his angriest with Hannah, taking it out on the hallucination in "The Little Girl", which he apologises for in "Smile, Bitches". The day of Hannah's funeral, April 19th, 2018, Clay manages to let Hannah go, and his hallucination finally leaves.

Justin Foley

Hannah and Justin

Justin Foley flirts with Hannah Baker on the school bus in Tape 1, Side A

Justin Foley and Hannah dated when Hannah first moved to town. They first saw each other, after being introduced to him by Justin's at-the-time-girlfriend, Kat, who was also her best friend. At the Goodbye Party for Kat, hosted at Hannah's house, Kat stated that Justin Foley called dibs on Justin and told Hannah Baker that Zach Dempsey was available. However, Hannah fell for Justin instead of Zach. On the first day of school, after Kat left town, Justin approached Hannah and talked to her. Even though Justin was supposedly fresh off a break up with Kat, he still took an interest in Hannah. After video chatting with Kat, she got blessings from her and Hannah decided to set her sights on Justin. She would go to his basketball events being happy and excited and learned to like basketball. Justin eventually spread lies and began the downfall of Hannah's reputation and school life. They met at the playground, or the rocket as Hannah called him. He took pictures as Hannah slid down the rocket, aware of the fact that she was wearing a skirt. They made out at the bottom of the rocket, with Justin taking racy pictures of her. The next day, Justin showed his friends the pictures, but then Bryce Walker forwards the picture to the entire school. This caused rumors to go around about Hannah. That made him one of the thirteen reasons why she killed herself. In season two Justin tells Clay, how he walked Hannah home after their date. When Justin‘s mother and Seth got into a fight, Justin fought him and went to Hannah afterwards. She took care of his bruises and after he fell asleep she let him sleep in her bed whilst she slept on the floor. On the next morning ,Justin kissed Hannah goodbye after she checked if her parents were gone.

Zach Dempsey

After Marcus harassed and embarrassed Hannah in Rosie's, Zach, who was also present, took this as an opportunity to sit at Hannah's booth and attempt to comfort her in her distraught state. Zach tried to follow up on this in school, attempting to ask her out, but things backfire. Zach tries to exact vengeance in English class by robbing the notes out of her compliment bag, which slowly but surely affected Hannah's self-worth. Hannah tries to reach out by writing a note describing her damaged feelings, which was robbed by Zach and seemingly had a strong effect on him. Hannah's retelling of the story is that Zach crumpled up the note and littered it, prompting Hannah to storm after him and scream "WHY ME?" In actuality, Zach actually kept the note and is haunted by it, especially after the event of Hannah's suicide. Zack and Hannah later lost their virginities to each other the summer before she committed suicide. In Season Two, it is revealed that Zach and Hannah's relationship was much more intimate. In his testimony, Zach explains that during the summer before Hannah's junior year, he and Hannah had reconciled after Zach apologizes for his actions. Zach's father had passed away and Hannah took pity on him, and spent time with him. They acknowledge their mutual feelings for one another and end up losing their virginities to one another.

Marcus Cole

Marcus was matched with Hannah for the Dollar Valentines. Hannah decides to go on a date with Marcus at Rosie's Diner. Marcus shows up an hour late, much to the upset of Hannah. Things don't exactly get any better when Hannah realizes the football team are seated behind them, witnessing Marcus' progress. Marcus then attempts to grope Hannah in public, with his justification being that he believed she was 'easy.' After his advances are declined, Marcus angrily insults Hannah and exits the diner, leaving Hannah alone, crying.

Bryce Walker

Bryce's rapport with Hannah was certainly not mutual, to say the least. Bryce attempts to flirt with Hannah at Kat's party, only for Kat to strongly dissuade Hannah on pursuing him. Following Hannah and Justin's romantic encounter in Eisenhower Park, where Justin took the racy photograph of Hannah, Bryce is responsible for circulating the photo across the school, damaging Hannah's reputation. Hannah's opinion of Bryce is further diminished when she witnesses him raping Jessica while hidden in Jessica's bedroom. This greatly traumatizes her. After Hannah reaches a particularly low point, she ends up wandering to Bryce's house, where he is having a party with many of the other schoolmates. When the others leave, Bryce joins Hannah in the hot tub and proceeds to rape her, despite Hannah's objections. This was the turning point where Hannah decided to make the tapes and consider killing herself.

Courtney Crimsen

Hannah became friends with Courtney in her sophomore year. After Hannah tells her about Tyler Down stalking on her, taking photos, they stage a trap to catch him in the act. However, this results in a photo of the two of them kissing being circulated across the school. Courtney then took steps to distance herself from Hannah, fabricating extended rumours about her, to protect her own reputation, throwing Hannah under the bus, essentially. This irreparably damaged their friendship and made Courtney the fifth reason Hannah took her own life.

Jessica Davis

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Hannah was introduced to Jessica informally, waiting to see Mrs. Antilly, the school's guidance counselor. She briefly talked to her Jessica Davis, who was called upon by the counselor too. Since they were both new and Mrs. Antilly wanted them to be friends or at least a "friendly face in the crowd", the two got paired up. Jessica and Hannah bonded over some coffee and hot chocolate at Monet's, which soon became their 'office'. One day, they met Alex Standall and the three soon became a trio and had a saying, "F.M.L. forever". Unfortunately, on the tapes, Hannah says that Alex stopped coming and then it was down to her and Jessica, and eventually Jess stopped coming. They went their separate ways, or so she thought. During lunch, one day she saw Alex and Jess together holding hands and laughing, realising that they seem to have excluded her. Later on she finds out that they're dating which she says didn't bother her.

Hannah decided to talk to Jessica due to a new rift in their friendship caused by Alex's "Hot List", where he listed Hannah's ass as "Best Ass" and Jessica's as "Worst Ass" (with the intention of annoying Jessica after she refused to have sex with him). Jessica suspects that Alex broke up with her because Alex was seeing Hannah. Ending the conversation and their friendship, Hannah got slapped across the face by Jessica.

Later on, they separately attended the Winter Formal, with the two not really talking to each other, but not enemies, Hannah gives Jessica a lift home and provides her with snacks and water. Unfortunately later when Jessica is sober, she says that they are still not friends. She begins dating Justin Foley, who she previously asked Jessica to avoid. Hannah witnesses Bryce rape Jessica and also sees Justin leave the room after trying to stop it from happening, after hiding in a closet, she walks out after Bryce leaves and puts a blanket over Jessica and leaves the room. She goes downstairs and eventually gets a lift home from Sheri, who causes trouble.

Hannah goes to talk to Jessica but Justin interrupts, she tries to tell her what happened last night, but Jessica doesn't let her speak and asks her to just let her and Justin be happy, she asks her to "stop being a bitch" and Hannah leaves.

Appearances

Hannah is one of the only characters to appear in every episode of the first season as flashbacks only. The other being Jeff Atkins.

Season 1

Season 2

Quotes

Hey, it's Hannah, Hannah Baker, don't adjust your, whatever device you're hearing this on. It's me, live and in stereo. No return engagements, no encore and this time absolutely no requests. Get a snack. Settle in. Because I'm about to tell you the story of my life, more specifically, why my life ended. And if you're listening to this tape. You're one of the reasons why. I'm not saying which tape brings you into the story. But fear not, if you received this lovely little box, your name will pop up. I promise.


Anyway the rules here are pretty simple. There are only two. Rule number one: "You listen." Rule number two: "You pass it on." Hopefully, neither one will be easy. It's not supposed to be easy otherwise I would've emailed you and mp3. When you're done listening to all 13 sides, because there are 13 sides to every story. Rewind the tapes put them back in the box, and pass them on to the next person. Oh, and the box of tapes should have included a map. I'll be mentioning several spots around our beloved city. I can't force you to visit them, but if you'd like a little more insight, head for the stars. Or, you know, just throw the map away, and I'll never know, or will I? You see in case you're tempted to break the rules, understand I did make a copy of these tapes, and I left them with a trusted individual, who, if this package doesn't make it through all of you, release those copies in a very public manner. This was not a spur of the moment decision. Do not take me for granted, not again. Do what I say, not more, not less. You're being watched.

— Hannah on the tapes.[src]
Hannah: Aren't you afraid of helmet hair?
Clay: My hair does the same thing no matter what, just sits there.
[Hannah strokes Clays hair]
Hannah: You just need some product. A little effort to style it, blow-dry it in the morning.
Clay: And sacrifice my masculinity?
Hannah: That ship has sailed, don't you think?
Clay: Forgive me if I want to keep my brains in my head
Hannah: Instead of, say, some other regions, like most boys? Come on, Helmet, you've got bathrooms to clean.
— Hannah and Clay on his hair and masculinity[src]
Hannah: [sarcastically] Stop having so much fun, Clay!
Clay: I'm having fun, totally.
[Hannah unbuttons the first done up button on Clay's shirt]
Hannah: You're too buttoned up.
[Clay buttons back up his shirt, Hannah and Clay start to laugh]
— Hannah trying to make Clay have fun[src]
Bryce: Hey there!
Hannah: Hey!
Bryce: You're um, you're the new girl.
Hannah: Apparently
Bryce: Uh, I like your laugh.
Hannah: Thanks... I like your understated sense of fashion.
Bryce: [chuckles] Thanks.
[Kat walks over]
Kat: Bryce! Better go hit the keg and catch up. You're an hour behind.
Bryce: [to Hannah] I'll see you later, I hope.
Hannah: See you.
Kat: Oh, God, no. Solid no, Hannah. He is like, frat boy Darth Vader.
Hannah: He didn't seem that bad.
Kat: I was being kind.
Clay: She kind of was.
Hannah: ...I think I want a beer too.
— Bryce's first interaction with Hannah and Kat warning her about him.[src]
(on Jessica and her, after Jess slaps her)
Friendship, it's complicated.
— Hannah on the tapes[src]
See, I can guarantee, that one of the reasons that you're still listening, is that you really wanna know, who are the others? Who else is responsible for my death? Well, you're going to learn soon enough. And, of course, they're going to learn about you, too. If they haven't already. What? Feeling paranoid? On edge? Yeah, High School does that to a person. You never really know who you can trust. And who you can't. So keep your wits about you. It's all part of the game. But remember it's not a game, not at all.
— Hannah on how the reasons she committed suicide might be feeling.[src]
OK, enough with the small talk, it's time to meet the star of Tape 1, Side B, so without further ado, let me introduce my former friend, step up Jessica Davis, you're next.
— Hannah introducing the subject of the current tape.[src]
I met Jessica, a couple weeks into Sophomore year, apparently, we needed to be counselled.
— Hannah, on how she met Jessica[src]
In spite of our differences, we were what we each needed at that moment in time. Three drinks against the world: two hot chocolates and whatever the hell Alex was drinking.
— Hannah on her friendship with Alex and Jessica in Monet's[src]
[In a vision Clay is experiencing]
Clay: I love you.
Hannah: Why didn't you say this to me when I was alive?
— Clay imagines what he would say to Hannah if he could do the moment over[src]
Knock knock, Tyler.
— Hannah before ending Tyler's tape.[src]

Hallucination Hannah

Clay: So, let me get this straight.
Hallucination Hannah: Okay.
Clay: You don't know why you're here, you don't know how I'm supposed to feel about it, you don't know why I haven't seen you and even though I haven't tried to think about in months and then you show up tonight.
Hallucination Hannah: Precise and accurate, in true Clay Jensen style.
Clay: And you're still allowed to make fun of me.
Hallucination Hannah: Allowed? Obligated? Who can say?
— Clay talking to Hallucination Hannah as a very real hallucination[src]
Clay: Are you real?
Hallucination Hannah: Do you see me?
Clay: Are you a corporeal?
Hallucination Hannah: That seems like a science-fiction question.
Clay: Can I touch you?
Hallucination Hannah: That seems like a loaded question.
Clay: This is fucked up, right? Like I-I'm seriously fucked up.
Hallucination Hannah: I don't think you're fucked up. I think you're just, working through things.
Clay: Things like seeing a ghost?
Hallucination Hannah: And other things.
Clay: So you are a ghost?
Hallucination Hannah: Okay, does it matter what you call me?! I'm here.
Clay: And you're here for a reason?
Hallucination Hannah: I would think so.
Clay: But you don't know what it is?
Hallucination Hannah: I was hoping you would.
Clay: And you're not going away?
Hallucination Hannah: I don't think so, I mean, not for the moment.
Clay: [scoffs] Well, that's just fucking great.
— Clay and Hallucination Hannah trying to understand why he is hallucinating her.[src]
Hallucination Hannah: Nothing's going on?
Clay: I have to go to school.
Hallucination Hannah: And you don't care about me anymore?
Clay: Look, I tried Hannah. I did everything I could for you, and nothing worked. Nothing. And now you're back and there's still nothing I can do.
Hallucination Hannah: If that's true, why am I here?
Clay: Yeah. Exactly.
— Clay, frustrated that Hallucination Hannah is there, not knowing what else he can do.[src]
[Clay picks up the first Polaroid he is given]
Hallucination Hannah: "Hannah wasn't the only one"? What do you suppose that means? Who gave it to you? And why now, the day my trial started?
Clay: You think they're connected?
Hallucination Hannah: You think they're not?
Clay: [sighs] I think that I need to get dressed and go to school and try to live my life.
— Clay and Hallucination Hannah on the first Polaroid he is given.[src]
Tyler: Did you just come here to look at the destruction that is my life, or...?
Clay: No. I was wondering, do you ever, work with Polaroids?
Tyler: Amateur hipster tripe.
Clay: I'll take that as a no.
Tyler: It's retro analogue bullshit. There's no negatives, what's the point?
Hallucination Hannah: Unless that is the point.
Clay: So no one can make a copy?
Tyler: No, you can make a copy of anything, you just take a digital picture of it. But, yeah, you want one print to hold on to, take a Polaroid.
— Tyler and Clay (with Hallucination Hannah) on the Polaroids[src]

Trivia

  • Hannah was an office assistant at Liberty High School for the 3rd period.[3]
  • Hannah died approximately two weeks after her seventeenth birthday.
  • She attended Ridgeview High before she attended Liberty High.[10]


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References

  1. Yorkey, Brian & Moore, Kirk (writers) & Morris, Michael (director) (May 18, 2018). "The Third Polaroid". '13 Reasons Why. Season 2. Episode 7.
  2. Moore, Kirk A. (writer) & Candler, Kat (director). (May 18, 2018). "Smile, Bitches". 13 Reasons Why. Season 2. Episode 10.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Yorkey, Brian (writer) & McCarthy, Tom (director) (March 31, 2017). "Tape 1, Side A". 13 Reasons Why. Season 1. Episode 1. Netflix.
  4. Yorkey, Brian (writer) & McCarthy, Tom (director) (March 31, 2017). "Tape 1, Side B". 13 Reasons Why. Season 1. Episode 2. Netflix.
  5. Son, Diana (writer) & Shaver, Helen (director) (March 31, 2017). "Tape 2, Side A". 13 Reasons Why. Season 1. Episode 3. Netflix.
  6. Higgins, Thomas (writer) & Shaver, Helen (director) (March 31, 2017). "Tape 2, Side B". 13 Reasons Why. Season 1. Episode 4. Netflix.
  7. Bicknell, Julia (writer) & Alvarez, Kyle Patrick (director) (March 31, 2017). "Tape 3, Side A". 13 Reasons Why. Season 1. Episode 5. Netflix.
  8. Son, Diana (writer) & Yu, Jessica (director) (March 31, 2017). "Tape 6, Side A". 13 Reasons Why. Season 1. Episode 11. Netflix.
  9. Yorkey, Brian (writer) & Alvarez, Kyle Patrick (director) (March 31, 2017). "Tape 7, Side A". 13 Reasons Why. Season 1. Episode 13. Netflix.
  10. Moore, Kirk A. (writer) & Candler, Kat (director). (May 18, 2018). "Smile, Bitches". 13 Reasons Why. Season 2. Episode 10.
Characters of 13 Reasons Why
Season 1
Clay JensenHannah BakerTony PadillaZach DempseyJessica DavisJustin FoleyOlivia BakerBryce WalkerAlex StandallTyler DownLainie JensenKevin PorterAndrew BakerMontgomery de la CruzMatt JensenCourtney CrimsenSheri HollandMarcus ColeRyan ShaverGreg DavisDennis VasquezGary BolanSkye MillerDeputy Bill StandallKaren DempseyPam BradleyJeff AtkinsMr. DownAmber Foley
Minor Characters
PrattersMrs. AntillyJane ChildsMr. CantrellMrs. CantrellLauraJamie GarrisonTodd and Steve CrimsenSethRobert WellsTracy PorterMason PorterHarris AtkinsMrs. AtkinsJaven ReynoldsNora WalkerNoelle DavisPeter StandallMrs. Down
Season 2
Characters who joined in this season are linked in bold font
Clay JensenHallucination HannahTony PadillaZach DempseyJessica DavisJustin FoleyOlivia BakerBryce WalkerAlex StandallTyler DownLainie JensenKevin PorterAndrew BakerMontgomery de la CruzMatt JensenCourtney CrimsenSheri HollandMarcus ColeRyan ShaverGreg DavisDennis VasquezChloë RiceGary BolanSonya StruhlNina JonesCyrusSkye MillerBill StandallJackieScott ReedCalebKaren DempseyMackenzieNora WalkerPam BradleyJeff AtkinsMr. DownRick WlodimierzAmber FoleyNoelle DavisMrs. DownBarry Walker
Minor Characters
Peter StandallThe PriestJudge Franklin PurdyErica CharlesTommy ShusterSethHipster ArtistChad Moore