“Hm? Are you...a woman?”
“What, isn't it obvious? Stop staring at me you pervert!!”
—Holmes and Bud in their first conversation
Bud (バド Bado) is a playable character from TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes Saga. She is a thief and a close friend of Narsus and Rishel. She has a boyish appearance, and for this reason, Holmes initially questions her gender. Her real name is Patricia.
During the storyline, Bud finds an anmesiac and unconscious Rishel and brings him to her home to care for him. She also makes a promise to him to stop stealing, but later breaks it to obtain medicine for him. She is introduced when she is being used as a hostage by Ahab to force Rishel to fight against Holmes. She is later rescued by Narsus and convinces Rishel to join Holmes's army.
In the epilogue, Bud travels to the Temple of Water to learn how to become a "perfect" woman. It is implied that she wonders if Rishel will show interest in her if she becomes an ideal woman.
Bud is probably the most combat capable of the thieves aside from Narsus. While her Strength is overall very poor, Bud possesses a decent Magic growth and an oddly high base in the stat, making the Thunder Sword a good weapon for her even at base. If the player raises Bud to max level, she gains a great combat skill, Dragon Saint. However, she is a thief and many units are better at fighting than her, as she is extremely fragile and will go down in one or two hits. Bud is all right for battle, but is too reliant on a single weapon and better used for her thief utility.