“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 who is a close friend of both Narsus and Rishel. She has a boyish appearance, and this causes Holmes to initially question her gender. Her real name is Patricia.
During the events of the game, Bud finds Rishel, who is unconscious and amnesiac, and brings him to her home to take care of him. Around this time, she makes a promise to him to stop stealing, but later breaks it to obtain medicine for him. She is first introduced in a scene in which she is taken as a hostage by Ahab to force Rishel to fight for him. She is rescued by Narsus and later convinces Rishel to join Holmes's army.
In the ending, Bud will go 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 more feminine.