"The Bounty Hunter from Underworld."
- Name: Rufus Wilde
- Age: Unknown
- Hobbies: Counting money
- Likes: Bounty money, solitude, easy money
- Dislikes: Legis Wilde, being approached by someone else, hard work for a little pay
- Weakness: Cost of ammunition
Rufus' father was a very famous and skilled Bounty Hunter, but due to an incident, he left for the material world never to return.
Though he resented his father for abandoning him, Rufus had long aspired to be like him, so he decided to follow in his father's footsteps to become a Bounty Hunter. As one of the Haros tribe, Rufus was the guardian and watcher of the Underworld. He had the authority and responsibility to watch over the souls trapped in Underworld, along with bringing them back if they escaped.
When Rufus became an adult, he gained a reputation for his exceptional skills as a Bounty Hunter. One day while chasing after a wicked soul into the material world, he sensed a blue flame that felt very similar to his father's and decided to search for it.
- Cost: ??? USD
"Traitor! You will regret quitting our band!"
"That will not happen."
"So arrogant! Get out of here!"
The news that Rufus left the Berkas Band spread quickly. The rumor said that he got kicked out of the Berkas Band for behaving poorly when in reality, he quit the band himself. He didn't have to find out where the rumor started.
Berkas was blaming everything on Rufus who wasn't part of the band anymore.
He wasn't mad. He was expecting it. Rufus did not care about the rumors and focused on finding a new band. Many bands offered a sport as the questing Singer, and many people who were starting a new band were interested in Rufus. But...
"Oh, didn't I tell you? I decided to become a Singer for a different band. I'll make a new band next time."
"I'm sorry I didn't tell you earlier. I'll call you next time. I'm sorry!"
But when he tried to meet them in person and get things done, all the plans got canceled. He could tell from their behaviors that they were getting pressured. Berkas Band was pressuring everyone that had a relationship with Rufus. It looked like Berkas Band wanted to kick Rufus off the stage forever.
"I can't believe they would do this..."
Rufus was not discouraged. But he had to think about how he was going to act from now on. He walked the streets while thinking. At that time, an unknown noise entered his ears and interrupted his thoughts.
"Squid without a conscience! A face I don't want to see! Lower your head, lower your head, woo!"
"Lower your head, lower your head, woo!"
A band was performing on the street. It was a band with a Bassist, Guitarist, and a Pianist. Their performance was awful. The Bassist was a beginner, and the Pianist was playing professionally like a classical pianist. She didn't know the tricks.
But in this chaos, the Guitarist was perfect. It wasn't a surprise because Ryan is very famous for playing the guitar. But, it was also Ryan who was singing horribly. Rufus approached Ryan who was smiling after finishing a song.
"Didn't I tell you not to sing before?"
"Oh! Who is this? It's Berkas Band's singer, Rufus?"
Rufus smiled bitterly to Ryan's greeting. Ryan was good at playing the guitar but didn't have any connection to rumors. It seemed like he didn't hear any news about Rufus leaving the band.
"You're very late. I left Berkas."
"Really? Did you move to a new band?"
"I don't have a band in mind. But I'm planning on moving to a new band."
"Good! Why don't you perform with us before you find your new team?"
"You want me to become a part of this amateur band?"
"Was that a rude offer to a professional Singer? Well then, I'll sing!"
"Wait a minute. Is there no other way?"
"Huh? What do you mean? You don't want to listen to me sing?"
"How many times do I have to tell you? Grab the instrument and not the microphone."
Rufus pushed Ryan and stood his spot. The audience cheered at seeing the Singer join on the spot. It's been a while since Rufus received audiences' cheers. Although it wasn't a fancy stage, it wasn't bad to sing in front of the audience with them.
"I'll sing this one time."
Demon World's Great Pirate — First Story
The Demon World was always the one invading and never the ones being invaded. While the Demon World was at peace, the demon sea was not and it was called the Golden Sea for a reason.
There were those fighting for control of the demon sea and that's how the golden era of pirates started in the Demon World. The demon sea became dangerous mostly due to two great pirates.
If you wanted to call yourself a pirate, you had to belong to one of the two great pirates crews, however, some always try to go against the current and those were the Salvagers.
"News flash! The Hardliners warship sank!"
"The Hardliners giant warship sank? Was it one of the two great pirates?"
"Who cares who did it? Let's go! If we don't hurry, we won't be able to salvage anything! Set sail!"
All the individual Salvagers readied their boat to find the wreckage of the warship. The sea was already swarming with the navy and pirates. As they were fighting amongst themselves the sea was quickly filling up with wreckage. The Salvagers were the ones sailing around the sea for wreckage and to them, this was a perfect opportunity.
The Salvagers were following the seagulls to the wreckage and two different Salvagers came to a quick agreement.
"A giant warship is more than big enough for both of us to get our fair share."
"There's no point in fighting with each other when there are more Salvagers headed this way."
"I agree, let's split this 50/50."
"Agreed. All right, let's get to work."
The two Salvagers worked together to gather the remains of the giant warship and when they were finally able to pull the giant warship out of the water. When they reviewed the remains of the warship, they were left speechless.
"I-Is this a ship? What happened to it?"
The warship didn't look much like a ship anymore, it looked as though it was picked clear off like a filleted fish.
There was nothing left of it, anything that could have been worth anything was already ripped off the warship. When this thought hit them, they realized there was only one being that was capable of this.
"T-The King of Greed! This must have been him!"
"Damn it! It wasn't the pirates? Run!"
The Salvagers scrambled to get out of the scene but they were already too late as the King of Greed was already closing in on the Salvagers. A pirate ship blocked their path before they even began to pull their anchor up.
The King of Greed, Rufus of the Golden Ocean, was standing tall on his ship.
"Haha, I knew this would happen. All I used was a simple carcass yet there are scavengers already at the scene."
Rufus had an eyepatch on his right eye and his greed-filled left eye glared at the Salvagers. In his head, he was already counting the worth of their ships.
"A-Admiral, we will hand over all the gold we have, please just spare our lives!"
"Not, even your petty lives are worth something."
With a title like King of Greed, what came out of his mouth was expected.
One of the Salvagers panicked and shot his musket at Rufus. There was no way of telling it was calculated but it came at Rufus from the right, his blindside. However, Rufus simply swayed his head to dodge the bullet, and before the Salvagers could react he bared his teeth.
『Bang! Bang! Bang!』
"Don't bother wasting your bullets, they're all money."
His crew members nodded at his remark and drew out their swords. Rufus nodded, satisfied from their quick reaction, and grinned.
As Rufus grinned his crew started to board the Salvagers' ship. Even the lives of the Salvagers would be used as money.
Those who lost their lives from the pirates still had to face Rufus in the Underworld as he was also the Grim Reaper of the Underworld.
"If you want to enter the Underworld, you will have to pay a small fee. Although, I don't expect you to have anything."
The Salvagers are called the hyenas of the sea, but what do you call someone that pillages the hyenas and even uses their soul?
Half of a Picture
It was a formal warning. Rufus didn't even look at the technician. The technician went straight to work.
The prosthetic was a sensitive device with nerves connected to it. Fixing it was like cutting and stabbing skin. But Rufus was still as if he couldn't feel pain. His eyes were fixed on a faded and torn family picture. The technician looked at the picture.
Technician: Do you need me to restore that picture? I can restore the torn part.
Rufus: Why would I want to restore the part I ripped? Don't waste your time.
Technician: Do you still hate your father?
Rufus: ...... If you bring him up again... I will not come here ever again.
Technician: Ha! As you wish. Do you think it's easy to find a technician who can fix your prosthetic arm?
Rufus: Then I will get rid of my arm.
Technician: You are so stubborn. I will not give you a discount this time!
Rufus: Do whatever you want.
Rufus's eyes went back to the picture. It looked like he was trying to store his mom's smile in his eyes before it faded.
Gun in Hand
Tristan: Is this all the requests?
Randy: Tristan, we got these requests thanks to your reputation. You are truly a legend.
Rufus: Are you the legendary Bounty Hunter?
Rufus: Just answer my question. I asked if you are the legendary Bounty Hunter.
Randy: You are a bold kid. Do you know him?
Tristan: Right. He is the son of Legis.
Tristan: Yes, the real legendary Bounty Hunter. I am just sharing the title because I am his partner. Do you understand, Rufus? That was your father.
Rufus: How is he a legend... I get why they call Bounty Hunter's outlaws. I am not looking for a coward. I need money. Make me a Bounty Hunter.
Randy: Is that Legis's gun? Boy. A nice kid shouldn't play with guns. Guns are for bad adults.
Rufus: I will become a bad adult if that's the requirement. Since I already have the gun in my hand.
Randy: Why don't you sell the gun? I will pay you well. Or I can refer you to a good place.
Tristan: Listen to Randy. Look for a different job if you want to live.
Rufus: ...... My mother... My mother is sick.
Tristan: Hm... Alright. Let me see what you've got! I will help you since your father and I was friends.
Rufus: I don't like the reason... But I will let it pass this time.
Tristan: ...... I think I should teach you manners first.
Rufus: Get on before I hurt you. It's not your first time.
Turmeric: Hm... Alright. I'm sorry. I promise I won't do anything that will disrupt the order of the Underworld. So please let me go this time.
Turmeric: If you let me go... I will give you half of my collectibles. I can repent, and you get money! Isn't this good for both of us?
Rufus: Soul collectors say the same thing every time. Let me point out your mistake. First, I don't care about the order of the Underworld.
Turmeric: What? But... you are a soul Bounty Hunter of the Underworld.
Rufus: Yes. The Underworld's Bounty Hunters aren't after souls. Second, Bounty Hunters are after the prize placed on you.
Turmeric: Keck, then... There is no reason for you to reject my offer! How much do you want? I will give you money or soul, whatever you want!
Rufus: You are mistaken... Third, from the moment you are captured, all of your belongings are mine.
Turmeric: N-No! My souls! You damn Bounty Hunter!!
Rufus: Yes. This is the Underworld's, Bounty Hunter.
Rufus: Were you looking for me?
Randy: I was just in the area. I heard you are good at hunting. I guess you fixed your habit of depending on the blue flame?
Rufus: That's when I was a child. Don't talk about that. I got rid of that... useless power. Are you building your skills?
Randy: Hahaha. Everyone has their expertise. I am good at finding work and negotiating. Do you know how important that is? I heard you owe a huge debt... because you couldn't manage your money. Is that true?
Rufus: ...... I do have debt, but I don't want to talk about it.
Randy: Oh, excuse me. I was just curious about your situation, I didn't mean to ask why. I was wondering if I could help. I have one good case... Do you want to work together?
Rufus: Let me listen first.
Randy: Hey, Rufus. You were excellent last time.
Rufus: Wow. I didn't think you would talk about what happened last time. Wasn't it a big case? You lied about the reward.
Randy: I didn't lie. People will be mistaken. I just received a small fee for referring you.
Rufus: Don't you think the reward and fee changed?
Randy: Yes! That's what you didn't learn from Tristan. You have to check the contract carefully! Be careful next time because there are bad people who try to make money from others. Think of it as a lesson fee.
Rufus: ...... I guess I was too naive. Let's see... if you can get away next time.
Underworld First Lord: Love it! I heard that you are the rising star of this industry, you are great!
Rufus: I might be more expensive next time. If you have a request, you might want to do it as soon as possible.
Underworld First Lord: Hahaha. Alright. Will do!
Rufus: Then... Let's finish our business.
Low-Class Bounty Hunter: W-What business?
Rufus: You tried to disrupt my work.
Low-Class Bounty Hunter: I didn't mean to... but I failed! So can you let me go this time?
Rufus: You think however you want to. I don't want to harm you. I will let you go if you give me money.
Rufus: I'm not satisfied but I will let you go.
Low-Class Bounty Hunter 1: Waah, meanie... I just didn't like how he was showing off too much! I'm not going to talk to him ever again.
Low-Class Bounty Hunter 2: What do you mean! Are you going to back down? Just watch me! I will get revenge!
Rufus: I agree. If you have money, I will always take on your revenge.
Owner of Left Arm
Technician: Huh? Where is your arm? Do you know how hard it is to find something that expensive in a poor town?
Rufus: You can find anything with money.
Technician: Well, that's true...
Rufus: Order it. I will come and get it soon.
Technician: What? Are you going to put it in yourself? I will call you once I get your appointment date.
Rufus: But whatever.
Technician: But, why don't you talk about it before you leave? What happened to your arm?
Rufus: I don't really... want to talk about it...
Technician: Damn it. You want me to pay for the information fee? I will give you a discount so talk to me.
Rufus: It's not a big deal. I met Iron-Dragon.
Technician: What? Did you run into Berkas again? You are so bold! You gave him your real arm... and you gave him your prosthetic arm too?
Rufus: I didn't want to run into him. I just met him in the material world. I was wondering why he was so quiet... But I think he was after the material world.
Technician: How can you give your left arm to the same person twice... I guess Berkas is the owner of your left arm. Be careful. Next time, he might take more than just your left arm.
Rufus: Don't worry. If he is the owner of my left arm... Then I am the owner of his fate. I broke his ambition twice.
Technician: Dragons are small-minded. They never forget their grudge. Don't look down on a dragon's anger.
Rufus: I will reject any advice that doesn't make me money.
Technician: Stop talking about money!
Expectation Leads to Betrayal
Eva: Hey! Kid! Do you not know us? How can you do that to us?
Rufus: What was that? All I hear are losers talking. I won a fair competition.
Brady: I don't know if the process was fair. You followed us.
Rufus: Do you have evidence? Are you saying... you left me alone when you knew you were being followed? Then you intentionally yielded it to me. I just accepted your kindness.
Eva: That's because we didn't think you would backstab us! Who would've thought Legis's son would grow up like this?
Rufus: You don't have keen eyes. That's why you followed someone like that. I will give you advice. Don't expect anything. You feel betrayed because you were expecting something. I abandoned my expectations of you guys a long time ago. That's better for the both of us.
Brady: Do you... hate us? Because we weren't next to Melanie when she fainted after Legis disappeared?
Rufus: ...... Did you not hear what I just said? That's when you have expectations. I don't want to be involved with irresponsible people like you. I know that the bounty money on you guys is still valid. Get lost now.
What is the Deposit?
Kiwi: I didn't know because I never worked with Underworld Bounty Hunters... But it's not bad.
Apple: Yeah. They ride the Underworld Train and go to other dimensions... So they are our perfect partners.
Kiwi: Yes. What do you think? Do you want to keep working with us?
Rufus: ...... Do you need a butler?
Apple: What are you saying? Do you want to work with us?
Rufus: Oh, the Dimensional Trade Exchange?
Kiwi: I'm sorry but you won't be our full-time employee. Our company is picky about who they choose.
Apple: You won't pass the application process.
Rufus: I don't want to work for a cat company.
Kiwi: We are not a cat company. We help trade items from different dimensions. We give you insurance and long-term employment.
Rufus: Your salary won't match the amount I want.
Kiwi: Hmph, you don't know the beauty of salary. You're still too young. Give me your name card before you go. I will contact you first the next time I need help.
Rufus: There's no reason to deny a partnership. A long-term contract... It looks like I have to pay you a deposit. Do you want tuna cans?
Kiwi: When are you going to stop treating us like stray cats!
Pay for the Bullet
"Is he home?"
"I don't know. His lights are always off..."
"Someone saw him come home last night."
"What is wrong with you?"
"No... it's Rufus."
"There is no way he would do me a favor without asking for anything in return."
Neighbors gathered in front of Rufus's house and hesitated. They looked like they wanted to say something to him, but no one was stepping up. So people were surprised when the door opened.
"R-Rufus! You're home!"
"Were we too loud?"
"Sorry. We'll leave."
It wasn't important. Nine out of the then things they said were about how they didn't have money. Rufus figured out the main point while putting bullets in his Eyeteeth silently.
"Are you going to help us?"
"But we don't have money..."
Two sets of pistols.
When Rufus first held this weapon, many Bounty Hunters around him laughed at him. Even though he hated his father so much, he ended up choosing the same weapon that his father used.
However, no one can laugh at him now. Rufus is more known than his father as a Bounty Hunter. Of course, Rufus took all kinds of bounty, whether it was for good or evil. As long as there was money, he got it done.
- Physical Attack: 1400
- Physical Defense: 430
- Magic Defense: 250
- Max Health: 1470
- Shop: Can be purchased in Guild Point Shop.
- Fusing Heroes: Acquire randomly through Hero Fusion.
- Treasure Chest: Can be acquired from Diamond Chest.
- Shop: Can be acquired from Summon Shop.
DISCLAIMER: These sets of equipment are purely based on the varying opinions in the Grand Chase community. Recommendations will always change as the game expands. This section only serves as a model for others to consider and players are encouraged to customize their build.
As a boss
Rufus can be fought as a boss in Epilogue 5.4: Bounty Hunter.
Rufus utilizes the same attacks he has as a playable character. However, his 'Wolf's Seal' leaves a big influence on the battle, therefore, the debuff should be removed when applied to your party.
- In Grand Chase Dimensional Chaser, Rufus' originally purplish skin tone was changed to light.
- Rufus is the second Grand Chase member that can be fought as a boss, the other being Lass in the original game.
- In the official Japanese and Taiwan sites of Grand Chase Dimensional Chaser, Rufus is said to have become obsessed with money after his mother died of illness.
- It is revealed that Rufus needed the money to pay off the debt incurred from the reincarnation of his mother.
- Bloody Hunter is Rufus' Awakening set in the original game.
- Despite the controversy about the initial character portrait of Ascendant Vanguard, the developers have yet to respond to the criticism garnered by the artwork of Soul Reaper.
- Main article: Grand Chase Dimensional Chaser/Gallery
- "I will do anything. As long as you pay me..."
- "I will do whatever you need... As long as you pay me."
- "What do you expect to accomplish with that meager payment?"
- "I don't care how difficult it is, just how much it pays."
- "You're foolish of allowing yourself to be fazed so easily."
- "You should enjoy life while you're still alive."
- "Give up. Accept your fate."
- "Life is not that precious. It's easily paid for."
- "Why am I obsessed with money? What a useless question."
- "Love? Justice? How much do those things cost?"
- "The truth is not always what it seems."
- "I'll just... go for a walk."
- "I have no family. No…"
- "I'd rather not talk about it."
- "In the end, you can't trust anybody."
- "I don't need compliments... Just give me money."
- "I'll be in your care from now on."
- "Thank you for always using my services."
- "Don't worry, as long as you pay me, I'll be on your side."
- "I'm too calculative? I think it's better than not thinking at all."
- "It'll be more beneficial for you to sign a contract now."
- "My father... I'll kill him even without anyone having to pay me."
- "You're worthless, yet you keep bothering me."
- "If you're not here to talk about work, don't talk to me at all."
- "That much won't even buy you a single hair on my head."
- "I have no feelings towards you. After all, there are no monetary benefits to knowing you."
- "Work that doesn't pay... Such a waste of time."
- "Let’s keep business and private separate. Though, it’s not like we have a reason to meet in private anyway..."
- "Your soul is mine. I'd appreciate it if you don't get killed by someone else entirely."
- "Are you doubting my abilities?"
- "I'd rather if you didn't take interest in me."
- "There's no use in begging me now."
- "I have no interest in that."
- "You want me to save you? How much will you pay?"
- "I'll make this quick."
- "This one's going to be a bit more expensive."
- "I will give you a discount for this job."
- "It won't take long."
- "It looks like there will be some additional fees."
- "Do not worry. I will stick to the contract…"
- "Do you have the money prepared?"
- "That's quite a delay."
- "You're up early."
- "Do you have the money?"
- "The stars are shining bright? It doesn't make me money, so I don't care."
- "You're back. Welcome."
- "Merry Christmas!"
- "Happy New Year!"
- "For this much, I'll give you a discount."
- "I guess there are times when things go better than expected."
- "When I am upgraded, I will handle more difficult work."
- "When I am evolved, I will handle more difficult work."
- "When I am awakened, I will handle more difficult work."
- "Prestige me and I can take on tougher challenges."
- "Select my Trait and I can take on tougher challenges."
- "Transcendence Awakening me and I can take on tougher challenges."
- "Limit Break me and I can take on tougher challenges."
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