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- "Just do us both a favor, and pretend you're still asleep. I wouldn't start talking if I were you. You're lucky we do things a certain way. I'm already tempted to put a bullet in your brain for what you did to Lonnie back there. If we start talking, I'm gonna get angry. (...) Not another word of not helping, or I'll put you to sleep myself. We still got a haul ahead of us, and I'm not about to listen to you--the heck? AW SHIT! NO NO NO!''"
- —Rufus threatening Javier before they accidentally crash onto a tree.[src]
Before the events of the game, Rufus along with family joined the New Frontier, allowing himself to be branded to prove his loyalty.
Rufus and his squad found Javier at a scrapyard. After Javier is knocked out, he wakes up finding himself in a truck being driven by Rufus. Rufus orders him to pretend to still be asleep, threatening to hurt him otherwise. Before they talk further, a tree collapses on to the road, causing Rufus to panic and crash the truck. Javier recovers first, grabbing the pistol from the dashboard as he exits the vehicle, Rufus doing likewise. He tries to run away only for Javier to call out to him. Rufus holds his hands up, with Javier either shooting him dead or letting him go (Determinant) and he then proceeds to run away into the woods.
Rufus appears at the start of the episode if he was spared in the first episode. He is seen putting Javier and David in the quarantine room. Javier pleads for his help but Rufus sarcastically says the only help he is getting is not being shot.
Rufus appears in the beginning of the episode if he was spared in the first episode, being taken care of by Eleanor as Fern is by his side. Having been bit, the process of reanimation has already begun with little effort to change it at this point, much to the grief of Fern. In an effort to keep him alive, she will desperately ask Javi to cut off his arm to keep the already widespread bite to corrupt him, and if Javi agrees to it, Rufus will quickly yet painfully die from blood loss. If Javi refuses however, after Fern calms down and refrains from shooting Javi and Kate, David will heartlessly break her arm and shoot Rufus in the head to prevent reanimation, killing him.
A photo of Rufus is later seen on the memorial wall, the image depicting him sitting on a motorcycle before the outbreak started.
Death (Ties That Bind - Part 1)
- Killed By
As Rufus drives Javier to Richmond, he crashes his truck into a tree that suddenly falls onto the road. The truck veers off of the road and into a ditch, the crash giving Javier the opportunity to grab Rufus's gun. As Rufus attempts to escape, Javier shoots him in the back, killing him. After Rufus is killed, Clementine reveals that she had caused the tree to fall. Its possible that he turned and was put down by Max due to Max being the one to reveal that Javier shot Rufus.
Death (From The Gallows)
- Killed By
Rufus is bitten on his arm by walkers, Eleanor stabilises him as best she can for him to survive and it is coming to that he will not live. Fern pleads with Javier to amputate Rufus' arm in hopes that it will save him, Javier can choose to carry it out or leave him to have his final moments.
Amputate His Arm
Javier amputates Rufus' arm and he dies from the shock and loss of blood from the wound. Shortly after he reanimates, he is unceremoniously shot in the head by David.
Leave Him Be
- David García (Before Reanimation)
David shoots Rufus in the head without a second thought, knowing he will die.
This list shows the victims that Rufus has killed:
- Numerous count of zombies and possibly unnamed people
- "Ties That Bind - Part 1"
- "Thicker Than Water" (Determinant)
- "From The Gallows" (Alive, Determinant; Photograph)
- Rufus (Determinant) is one of six characters confirmed to have outlived their children, the others being Kenny, Vernon, the stranger, Fern, David García, and Conrad.