Rufus the Otter is an Extreme Gearist who hails from Station Square. His Extreme Gear is christened the Riverwild.
An average otter who stands a bit over three feet tall, Rufus has a short muzzle with a round nose, two thick whiskers on either side of his cheeks, small, rounded ears that hang more at the sides of his head than on top of it, and a fairly long, thick tail that tapers to a tip.
His fur is primarily Crayola periwinkle in color, with a Navajo white muzzle, chest, and stomach. His hair, which is long, messy, and almost always covers his eyes, is black in color, and his eyes are polished pine in color.
His outfit consists of a black vest with old silver trim, an old silver bandana around his neck, fingerless black gloves with white cuffs, and old silver and black boots with white cuffs.
|Speed||Great - on land|
Superior - swimming
Rufus is a reasonably strong combatant in a physical sense, and while he doesn't have an actual fighting style, he's scrappy and knows how to use his fists (and feet and tail) in a fight. Physically, he's strong enough to break through wood with a kick.
Being an otter, Rufus is a powerful swimmer, and has great stamina; his thick fur helps to keep him warm even in frigid water, and his tail acts as as a rudder to propel him. Speaking of his tail, it's well-muscled enough to knock a lightweight opponent off their feet with one strong swipe, and he also has access to a powerful bite thanks to his strong jaws. He also has a very flexible spine, and this gives him formidable reflexes when it comes to dodging; this also allows him to make very sharp, tight turns in the water while swimming.
Rufus has a lot of experience as an Extreme Gearist, and has competed in his fair share of races. His Extreme Gear, the Riverwild, is blue and white in color, and bears multiple wavy markings on the top of it.
Rufus has no specific resistances to any Elements or energy-types. He is quite fast, especially in the water, and can easily outpace slower foes and evade their attacks. His thick fur is naturally designed to repel water, and this allows him to stay warm even while swimming in frigid waters; it also seems to make him more hydrodynamic, although it doesn't reliably repel Water-aligned attacks unless they are incredibly weak.
Rufus has no specific weaknesses to any Elements or energy-types. His defenses aren't anything special, therefore he mostly relies on his agility to try and evade potentially devastating attacks. His thick fur is designed to trap heat, and this can leave him prone to heat exhaustion if he isn't careful.
Friends and Foes
- Ginger Hedgecat - A fellow Extreme Gearist.
- Branston the Mole - A fellow Extreme Gearist.
- Jade the Dog - A fellow Extreme Gearist.
A pretty easygoing person when compared to his friends, Rufus typically has a chill and slow-to-anger demeanor, and likes taking things slow despite being an Extreme Gearist. It's pretty difficult to upset him, and he often replies to such attempts with dismissal and sarcasm. He isn't loyal to anyone besides Jade, Ginger, and Branston, and has little issue in betraying people who aren't his friends.
- Slow to anger
- Quick to betray non-friends