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This article is about the character Rufus from Kim Possible. For other characters, see Rufus.

Rufus is a naked mole rat, the pet friend and soul brother of Ron Stoppable, and the tritagonist of the Kim Possible franchise. Rufus lives almost full-time in Ron's pants pocket and accompanies him everywhere. For an animal, he is exceptionally intelligent, but average by human standards, and is capable of vocalizations approximating limited speech. It is unclear if his "speech" is actual or a case of "audience filter" and not understandable to anyone other than Ron himself.

Background

Personality and Traits

He was bought by Ron at Smarty Mart, during Ron's quest for a pet which would not aggravate his father's allergies to animal fur.

Rufus is generally portrayed as pink, small, light, and very agile, which proves useful time and again. He shares several things in common with his owner: his love of Bueno Nacho food (and subsequently, the Naco), his ability to eat with practically no regard for the food he is eating, sharing Ron's disgust for others, and an overall laid-back, casual attitude. However, unlike Ron, he has been known to abandon this attitude at crucial times, often using quicker thinking than his owner.

Rufus tends to display frustration with Ron when he uses him in an embarrassing way or fails to give Rufus (or others) due credit. However, he has generally stuck by Ron in virtually every situation, and though he does not have the same fear, has the same overall dislike for monkeys. Rufus also possesses mystical monkey powers as he got his when he was in Ron's pocket, but never using them beyond displaying a greater degree of mastery of Yamanouchi ninja training than Ron, as well as once controlling the Lotus Blade. In the episode "Oh No! Yono!", he was the first one to be turned into a statue by Yono the Destroyer but was subsequently turned back.

Rufus likes romance, especially when it involves Kim and Ron. Almost every time Kim and Ron are romanticizing, he always gets emotional in a happy way. This is also apparent the other way around; if something comes in between Kim and Ron, he either gets angry, jealous or sad, depending on the situation. For example, when the synthodrone Eric charmed Kim, Rufus became angry and jealous. And when Kim and Ron officially became a couple, he was the one who pushed them together to the dance floor, and watched with Monique as they kissed the first time, with a big smile of happiness.

Physical Description

Rufus is a small, naked mole-rat at a height of about 4 inches tall. He has no hair and is completely pink. Buck teeth and whiskers protrude from his mouth and face. When Ron first bought him, Rufus' appearance more resembled that of an actual naked mole-rat: being wrinkled, eyes barely open, and considerably smaller.

Appearances

Lilo & Stitch: The Series

Rufus was a special guest star on the Lilo & Stitch: The Series crossover episode "Rufus", where he was mistaken for Experiment 607 (Launch) by Jumba Jookiba. Rufus, of course, could not be Launch, as Ron was about twelve years old when he bought Rufus, while the experiments had only arrived at Earth about a year prior to the episode's events. Stitch confirmed the accusation false when he sensed Rufus wasn't his "cousin".

Kim Possible (film)

Rufus appears in the live-action film with Nancy Cartwright reprising her favorite role. Taking place before the animated series, Ron first meets Rufus in a science lab where he is in a terrarium for Naked Mole-Rats and adopts him as his pet. This is however out of the canon, because in "A Sitch in Time", Ron bought Rufus at the Smarty Mart when he was a preteen.

Relationships

Ron Stoppable

He is the pet and friend of Ron Stoppable, and almost all the time he travels in Ron's pant pocket. He agrees with Ron with almost everything, showing this through his actions, when Ron comments something.

Kim Possible

Kim is Rufus' friend and can be considered a sidekick along with Ron. Kim acknowledges Rufus' talents as a great help, and she protects him when Ron is unable to, showing she cares about him about as much as she cares about Ron.

Eric

Eric, Dr. Drakken's synthodrone meant to charm Kim and drive a wedge between her and Ron, became one of Rufus' greatest enemies. While at first Rufus seemed to like him, when he called naked mole rat cool, he began to despise him, when he and Kim grew close. After his true colors were revealed, he openly declared that naked mole rat is gross. This is what prompted Rufus to destroy him by puncturing his leg.

Debutante

Debutante, Camille Leon's hairless cat, playfully adores Rufus. Even though it seems to be a one-sided love, at the end credits of the episode "Trading Faces", Rufus and Debutante are both seen dining at a fancy restaurant, but Rufus seemed a little uneasy about it. In "Chasing Rufus", their relationship becomes closer, as they expressed regret for separating to return to their respectful owners.

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Trivia

  • Nancy Cartwright voices Rufus for the third character after Bart Simpson on The Simpsons and Chuckie Finster on Rugrats and All Grown Up.
  • Rufus originated from an earlier television series concept from Bob Schooley and Mark McCorkle. He was to be one of several characters in a series set in a petting zoo with the lead star being a platypus named Duck Williams. Rufus was then switched over to a show that focused solely on a colony of mole rats before getting recycled in Kim Possible as Ron's pet and sidekick.
  • Rufus was named after Ron's imaginary friend in preschool. He was "very big".
  • "Rufus" is a slang term meaning "red-haired".
  • Ron bought Rufus in his preteens.
  • Aside from Ron understanding him, it is unclear whether Rufus is actually able to speak words, or if the vocalizations are a production trick known as "perception filter" for the sake of the audience. This technique is often underscored in other franchises, where animals speak clearly between themselves, but then briefly shown from the perspective of humans as only making animal sounds.
  • Rufus has a few links to otherwise unconnected Disney characters. He shares the same name as Penny's tabby cat in The Rescuers, and Timon, the meerkat in The Lion King, was originally meant to be of the same species as him.
  • In the Lilo & Stitch: The Series crossover episode "Rufus", Rufus was mistaken by Jumba Jookiba for Experiment 607 (Launch).
  • In A Sitch in Time, despite being with the time-lost Kim and Ron, Rufus had a sizable number of progeny, strongly implying that he has already procreated, or a lesser-assumed idea being that he was cloned, explaining the future Rufus descendants' worship of him. They refer to him as Rufus Prime, although, given the social nature of mole rat society, it may not be so surprising after all.
    • In the above movie, Rufus is asked by his descendants on what the meaning of life is, and Rufus replies, "Cheese," which prompts one Rufus to tell the other, "You owe me a buck."
  • According to the show's creators, Rufus' name is an ironic pun on the name of the naked mole rat's natural enemy, the Rufous beaked snake.
  • Rufus has Mystical Monkey Powers that he received in "Monkey Fist Strikes" because he was presumably in Ron's pants pocket when Ron became endowed with these powers, and Rufus was imbued with his own at that time. If he has some level of control over them, it may explain why he can hold his own in a fight and bite through things that a naked mole rat would normally be unable to bite through. However, in A Sitch in Time, he does so even before he gets these powers.

See also


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Media
Shows/Movies: Kim Possible"Rufus" (Lilo & Stitch: The Series crossover episode)"Codename: Electric Haircut" (Fillmore! crossover episode)Live-action filmKim Hushable

Video Games: Kim Possible: What's the Switch?Kim Possible: KimmunicatorKim Possible: Revenge of Monkey FistKim Possible 2: Drakken's DemiseKim Possible 3: Team PossibleKim Possible: Global Gemini
Books: Bueno NachoShowdown at Camp WannaweepThe New RonDownhillKilligan's IslandAttack of the Killer BebesRoyal PainTweeb TroubleExtremeClonedCode Word: KimThe Kim Possible FilesSave the World KitPick a Villain!: Badical BattlesPick a Villain!: Game On!Pick a Villain!: Masters of MayhemPick a Villain!: So Not the Drama!

Disney Parks
Kim Possible World Showcase Adventure
Characters
Heroes: Kim PossibleRon StoppableRufusWadeDr. Ann PossibleDr. James PossibleJim and Tim PossibleMr. StoppableMrs. StoppableHana StoppableMoniqueSteve BarkinBonnie RockwallerBrick FlaggNedNana PossibleTeam GoMartin SmartyArtie SmartyTeam ImpossibleBetty DirectorCousin LarryVivian Francis PorterFelix RentonZita FloresMaster SenseiYoriSlim PossibleJoss PossibleYonoMegoHegoWego TwinsSteel ToePain KingProfessor AcariConnie and Lonnie RockwallerMrs. RockwallerTaraJessicaHopeMarcellaLizCrystalFranklin BarkinWayneShaunReuben StoppableVinnieBig MikeMr. McHenryJuniorPrince WallyWanda WongToshimiruAlan PlattAkuteOfficer HobbleAmeliaPop Pop PorterKyoko YoshikoNakasumi-SanTimothy NorthSADIMiddleton High School CheerleadersWill DuCyrus BortelOh BoyzRoachieSnake-CatRabbit-RhinoAthena

Villains: Dr. DrakkenShegoMonkey FistDuff KilliganSeñor Senior, SeniorSeñor Senior, JuniorAmy HallGil MossCamille LeonFrugal LucreBebeAdrena LynnGeminiProfessor DementorFashionistasWarmongaWarhokEdward LipskyFalsetto JonesNanny MaimHank PerkinsJackie the JackalAviariusFukushimaKnights of RodeganMalcolm NeviousElectroniqueDr. FenSummer GaleCommodore Puddles

Episodes
Season One: CrushSink or SwimThe New RonTick-Tick-TickDownhillBueno NachoNumber OneMind GamesAttack of the Killer BebesRoyal PainCoach PossiblePain King vs. CleopatraMonkey Fist StrikesOctober 31stAll the NewsKimitation NationThe Twin FactorAnimal AttractionMonkey Ninjas in SpaceRon the ManLow Budget

Season Two: Naked GeniusGrudge MatchTwo to TutorThe Ron FactorCar TroubleRufus in ShowAdventures in Rufus-SittingJob UnfairThe Golden YearsVirtu-RonThe Fearless FerretExchangeRufus vs. Commodore PuddlesDay of the SnowmenA Sitch in TimeA Very Possible ChristmasQueen BebeHidden TalentReturn to Camp WannaweepGo Team GoThe Full MonkeyBlushPartnersOh BoyzSick DayThe Truth HurtsMother's DayMotor EdRon MillionaireTriple SRewriting History
Season Three: Steal WheelsEmotion SicknessBondingBad BoyShowdown at the Crooked DDimension TwistSo the DramaOverdueRoachieRappin' DrakkenTeam ImpossibleGorilla FistAnd the Mole Rat Will Be CGI
Season Four: Ill SuitedThe Big JobTrading FacesThe Cupid EffectCar AlarmMad Dogs and AliensGrande Size MeClothes MindedBig BotherFashion VictimOdds Man InStop Team GoCap'n DrakkenMathter and FerventThe Mentor of Our DiscontentOh No! Yono!Clean SlateHomecoming UpsetChasing RufusNursery CrimesLarry's BirthdayGraduation

Objects
SADINeuro-Compliance ChipLotus BladeKimmunicatorSilver CutlassThe AttitudinatorAmulet of the Monkey KingMolecular Muscle EnhancerNacoDiablo SauceGiant Laser DrillPop Pop's Mini Corn DogsRoth SL CoupeGrappling hook
Locations
MiddletonMiddleton High SchoolMiddleton MallBueno NachoSmarty MartPossible HouseStoppable HouseClub BananaMiddleton Space CenterMiddleton Medical CenterCamp WannaweepYamanouchi Ninja SchoolForbidden City MuseumPickle on a PikeMiddleton Institute of Science and TechnologyMiddleton Magnetic InstituteMiddleton Geological CenterMiddleton Motor LodgeUniversity of UppertonCanadaTokyoJapan
Songs
Call Me, Beep Me!Could it BeRappin' DrakkenNaked Mole RapSay the WordPop Pop's Mini Corn Dogs (song)It's Just YouA Ringlin' Jinglin' Christmas
See Also
Team PossibleKim Possible World Showcase Adventure


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Media
Films and Television: Lilo & Stitch (video"The 747 Sequence") • Stitch! The Movie (video) • Lilo & Stitch: The SeriesLilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch (video) • Leroy & Stitch (video) • Stitch!Stitch & AiThe Origin of StitchLilo & Stitch (live-action film)

Soundtracks: Original soundtrackLilo & Stitch: Island FavoritesLilo & Stitch Hawaiian Album
Video games: Lilo & Stitch (GBA)Lilo & Stitch PinballLilo & Stitch: Hawaiian AdventureLilo & Stitch: Trouble in ParadiseDisney's Stitch: Experiment 626Lilo & Stitch's Island of AdventuresLilo & Stitch 2: Hämsterviel HavocKingdom Hearts IIStitch JamKingdom Hearts: Birth by SleepStitch Jam 2Stitch!Now (Stitch Cosplay) • Disney Magical WorldDisney InfinityDisney Infinity: 2.0 EditionDisney Magical World 2Disney Magic KingdomsDisney Emoji BlitzDisney Crossy RoadDisney Heroes: Battle ModeKingdom Hearts IIIDisney Epic QuestDisney Getaway Blast
Books: Disney's Wonderful World of ReadingComic Zone Volume 1: Disney's Lilo & StitchStitch & the Samurai

Disney Parks
Disney Animation BuildingDisney Friends of the MonthIt's a Small WorldKaribuni MarketplaceStitch's Great Escape!Stitch EncounterThe Enchanted Tiki Room: Stitch Presents Aloha e Komo Mai!Stitch's Alien Encounter Character Greeting!

Entertainment: Disney's Showtime SpectacularDisney's WishesFantasmic!Max LIVE: Gettin’ Goofy With ItMickey and the Magical MapOne Man's Dream II: The Magic Lives OnMickey presents: "Happy Anniversary Disneyland Paris"Stitch's Supersonic CelebrationThe Golden Mickeys
Parade: Disney's Dreams On Parade: Moving OnFlights of Fantasy ParadeHappiness is Here ParadeJubilation!Mickey's New Year's Eve ParadeMove It! Shake It! Dance and Play It! Street PartyMickey's Storybook Express
Fireworks: Celebrate the MagicILLUMINATE! A Nighttime CelebrationCelebrate! Tokyo DisneylandWonderful World of Animation
Spring:Disney's Easter WonderlandDisney's Spring PromenadeFashionable Easter
Summer: Mickey's WaterWorksStitch's Summer Dance BashStitch and Friends Summer SurpriseSummer Blast
Halloween: Halloween Pop'n LIVERe-Villains! Halloween ParadeScream and Shout Halloween Parade
Christmas: A Totally Tomorrowland ChristmasDisney Christmas StoriesWorld of Color: Season of Light

Characters
Original: StitchLilo PelekaiNani PelekaiJumba JookibaPleakleyDavid KawenaCaptain GantuJacques von HämstervielGrand CouncilwomanGalactic ArmadaUGF TroopersMertle EdmondsElena, Teresa, and YukiSusan HegartyCobra BubblesMoses PulokiMrs. HasagawaMr. and Mrs. PelekaiLukiIce Cream Man

TV series: Mr. WongMrs. EdmondsAunt StacyOfficer KahikoKeoni JamesonMr. JamesonVictoriaMrs. PleakleyPixley PleakleyBertley PleakleyCharles and MaryMitzi Suzuki and Kato StewartMerwin and DeanEllen and LonaZach MackillinRingmasterMayor AnoloNicoléDr. Gladys OkraSaraMr. CooperChaps, Manny, and SperkMortlegax
Stitch!: Yuna KamiharaObaa KamiharaPennySashaTaroHiromanJessicaTigerlilyKennyAni PelekaiBooGooKijimunaaDelia
Stitch & Ai: Wang Ai LingWang JiejieMeiyingQian DahuWang DaiyuDim LongScratchJumba's Chinese Experiments
Video game characters: Dr. Habbitrale
Experiments: SparkyReubenJamDiggerMaryHuggoSlimyRichterPhantasmoClipMr. StenchySpookyHolioCannonballGigiYinYangKixxSplodyheadAmnesioSwirlyFibberTankSproutElasticoYaarp627DeforestatorZapTopperMeltyHoudiniFudgySinkerNosyFinderSlushyDupeHeatThresherPlasmoidHammerfaceShortstuffAngelFelixPoxyHunkahunkaSampleBabyfierBonnieClydeSluggerDrowsySpikeSqueakFrenchfrySwapperShoeBackhoePokiSlickSkipClinkCheckersPJPlootSnootyRetroBelleMorpholomewSpatsHecklerWishy-WashyPhoonBugbyShushLaxRemmyDoubledipGotchuForeheadHockerZawpMulchShredderPixBoomerMannersWoodyWrapperBlowhardDerrickAceGlitchWoopsSnafuNosoxStamenTickle-TummyLinkLeroyCloudyStopgoSplatSproingKernelCarmenChopsueyCyberShrinkBraggMrs. SicklyPopDorkifierWormholeToonsHertz DonutWelcoLoriderWitchSproutlingSkunkunaDark End
Guest Characters: Kim PossibleRon StoppableWadeDr. DrakkenShegoRufusPenny ProudOscar ProudTrudy ProudBeBe & CeCe ProudSuga MamaPuffT.J. DetweilerVince LaSalleAshley SpinelliGretchen GrundlerMikey BlumbergGus GriswaldMuriel FinsterJake LongLuong Lao ShiFu DogTrixie CarterArthur Spudinski
Others: Elvis PresleyPudgeJimmy the CockroachVarious AliensLeroy ClonesSergeant C4703BK2704-90210

Episodes
Season One: "Richter" • "Phantasmo" • "Clip" • "Mr. Stenchy" • "Spooky" • "Holio" • "Cannonball" • "Yapper" • "Yin-Yang" • "Kixx" • "Splodyhead" • "Amnesio" • "Swirly" • "Fibber" • "Tank" • "Sprout" • "Elastico" • "Yaarp" • "627" • "The Asteroid" • "Topper" • "Melty" • "Houdini" • "Sinker" • "Nosy" • "Finder" • "Slushy" • "Dupe" • "Shortstuff" • "Angel" • "Felix" • "Poxy" • "Hunkahunka" • "Sample" • "Babyfier" • "Bonnie & Clyde" • "Slugger" • "Bad Stitch" • "Drowsy"

Season Two: "Spike" • "Frenchfry" • "Swapper" • "Shoe" • "Slick" • "Skip" • "Checkers" • "PJ" • "Ploot" • "Snooty" • "Retro" • "Belle" • "Morpholomew" • "Spats" • "Heckler" • "Wishy-Washy" • "Phoon" • "Bugby" • "Rufus" • "Shush" • "Lax" • "Remmy" • "Mrs. Hasagawa's Cats/Ace" • "Glitch/Woops" • "Snafu" • "Link"

Songs
He Mele No LiloHeartbreak HotelStuck on YouSuspicious Minds(You're the) Devil in DisguiseHawaiian Roller Coaster RideAloha ʻOeHound DogBurning LoveCan't Help Falling in LoveRubberneckin'I Need Your Love TonightA Little Less ConversationAlwaysAloha, E Komo MaiI'm So Lonesome I Could CryJailhouse RockDon't Be Cruel
Locations
HawaiiHonoluluKokaua TownLahui BeachLilo's HouseAloha Animal RescueMrs. Hasagawa's Fruit StandKaiāulu HaleMertle's HouseBirds of Paradise HotelKilauea LighthouseRental HutMuscle BayKiki's Coffee HutMacki Macaw'sKauai AirportTuroPlorgonarPrison Asteroid K-37Jumba's LabLihue AirportIzayoi IslandOkinawa New Town
Objects
Experiment PodsExperiment Pod ContainerJumba's ComputerPlasma BlasterNet CannonGalactic Cell PhonePrison CapsuleSample ExtractorFusion ChamberProjectorUburniumTime MachineProtoplasmic Growth RayPlasmatic EnglobulatronLuggageScrumpLilo's Experiment BookStitch's SpacesuitStitch's NecklaceSpiritual Stone
Vehicles/Spaceships
Jumba's ShipGantu's ShipPolice CruisersThe Red OneYellow Plantation TrucksAHI Tanker TruckDr. Hämsterviel's ShipManta ShuttleHovercraftX-BuggyFederation ShipB.R.B. 9000G.A.C.C. Ship
See also
Tantalog languagePelekai ʻohanaStitch Crashes Disney
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