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Recently fell in love with my old character, Rufus, when I was browsing my old folders and decided I really needed more "happy" characters lmao. And in his case, crazy as well so I decided to revive him and do a slight redesign on him.
He's a futuristic crazy robot pilot. He pilots a gigantic space ship cruiser alongside a captain, and most everyone thinks he's a mistake or just generally don't feel safe with him flying the thing. He's able to pilot the ship anywhere on board. He doesn't need to be in the control room or whatever. He's connected to the ship most of the times and he's able to oversee everything just like that. Sometimes these pilots have to disconnect themselves just to go into a new area of the ship, but it's a very fast and easy process. The moment they step into the new area, a cable automatically attaches itself to their neck and they continue as normal. They are also able to continue running while being disconnected but only for a while before they just fall over in a heap and go into sleep mode.
Rufus here, is very odd to say the least, compared to the other pilots. He's barefooted all the time and wears his mismatched tie backwards. And sometimes actually literally backwards. Like on his back. He's sometimes seen walking on ceilings too just because he can. He's able to magnetise himself to the metal walls. He's also the kind of person to put his foot on your mouth if you're talking too much for him lol. Despite his sillyness, he does take care of his thousands of passengers. Being a computer, he's naturally smart, and maybe too smart. He got curious about human emotions one day and that didn't end well. He was let off with a warning for that.
These pilots are also equipped with weapons and programmed to react in self-defense should they ever be attacked. This is to prevent people trying to hijack the ship or taking over the pilot. Yeah the captains are really just there for show. These androids run the whole thing mostly. One of Rufus' abilities is that he's able to discharge electricity through his feet lmao. He has great footwork and tends to keep his hands behind his back at times.
I actually have like 4 of these guys and there are more to them and their story. They were created a long time ago and even older than Theodore in terms of character creation. I apologise if the story is a bit odd, but yeah these are old stories from my kid days. I really had a lot of fun drawing this sketch page. I don't know, it just makes me feel like I'm bonding with my character XD And yes, Rufus is the only odd one out. The rest of the pilots that I have are more professional looking. Still though, some people would claim that flying with him makes things "interesting".
--------------------------Rufus, art © to me, Digimitsu