|“||Okay, little creatures, back away. Back slowly away from the food.||”|
—Francis to the prees
Francis was a 14-year-old boy who helps Mary Terrafino run the Day Care. He is described as "the big kid". He is kind to the children and they all love him.
Francis appears for the first time in Hunger. He is put on duty to help Mary Terrafino take care of the prees. At first he is grudging and reluctant to help, making a big deal out of it, but starts to like his job and becomes a regular worker. When Quinn arrives with fish, Francis arranges for all the kids to have some when Mary breaks down.
In Lies, Francis continues to help Mary in the Day Care. He is also one of the people who gather on the beach at night to listen to Orsay's prophecies. When Jill, the Siren, came along and when Orsay and Nerezza wanted her, he stood up for them as Mary was reluctant. On the day of his fifteenth birthday, he refuses to stay even when Mary begs him and says the kids love him and need him. Instead he gives her a watch as a gift and says his mother needs him, as she was recently divorced.
Francis isn't seen again until Fear where he is in a hospital in the room next to Mary's. It is known that when he arrived on this side of the barrier he came out mangled and monster-like, very much like Mary. He had only one permanently convulsing arm with claws for fingers, along with no eyes or mouth. His arrival was filmed by the cameras and received over 70 million views on YouTube. Francis died just after Mary did, when the barrier started weakening.
Francis was the ninth confirmed person to turn fifteen in the FAYZ after Emma, Anna, Benno, Andrew, Sam, Caine, Drake, and Hunter.