Haruhi Suzumiya is the title character and leader of the SOS Brigade. Her energetic and eccentric character proves to be a driving force for the series. Her eccentricities cause her to stand out from day one, such as openly declaring her desire to meet aliens, time travelers and espers as part of her high school entrance greeting to the entire class. Haruhi pulls various stunts as 'publicity' for her S.O.S Brigade, a group she formed thanks to a sarcastic remark courtesy of Kyon. Such stunts range from dragging her entire group around the city searching for 'weird phenomena' to dressing Mikuru and herself (and Nagato if she could afford it) up in bunny girl outfits and passing out fliers by the front gate. As the story progresses she and Kyon become close to the point where she begins to develop feelings for him.