Chief Bromden is the son of the chief of the Columbia Indians, Chief Tee Ah Millatoonaand, and a white woman, Mary Louise Bromden. He suffers from paranoia and hallucinations which has resulted in him receiving the institution's top-of-the-line electroshock treatments. Our oldest patient, Chief has been with us for ten years, longer than any other patient in the ward.
A nervous and shy patient, Billy Bibbit is a thirty-one-year-old patient who mostly keeps to himself. In addition, he has a bad stutter and has retained his virginity until thirty years of age, Admitted to the institution my his own mother, a close friend of Nurse Ratched, Billy has become the most repressed member of the group.