“Aww, you're flattering me. Really, I didn't do anything special. Though y'know, Narsus... I am a bit low on cash at the moment. Could you help a girl out? Just an itty bitty loan?”
—Bud, in a conversation with Narsus
Bud (バド Bado) is a playable character from TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes Saga. She is a thief with a boyish appearance, which causes Holmes to initially question her gender. She is also a close friend of both Narsus and Rishel. Her real name is Patricia (パトリシア Patorishia).
During the game's events, Bud finds an amnesiac and unconscious Rishel and brings him to her home in order to care for her. Eventually, she makes a promise to stop stealing, but later breaks it to obtain medicine for him. She is introduced when Ahab takes her as a hostage to force Rishel to fight against Holmes's army. After she is rescued by Narsus, she convinces Rishel to defect to Holmes's army. If she is sent with Holmes after the second route split, she can find a Dragon Flute in the Alkana Desert.
In the ending, Bud travels to the Temple of Water and decides to learn how to become a "perfect" woman. It is implied that she wonders if Rishel will have 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.
“It's just like... Narsus said... War is terrible...”
—Bud's death quote on Runan's route
“It seems... I can't... go any further...”
—Bud's death quote on Holmes's route