|“||Why would I want to invade your world? Just because there's left to destroy here!||„|
Rushu is the overarching antagonist of the Krosmoz mythos. He serves as an antagonist in Dofus and the overarching antagonist of Wakfu, specifically as the unseen overarching antagonist of Seasons 1 and 3 and the main antagonist of Season 2.
He is the tyrannical king of the demon race Shushu and the Fab'hugruta realm who has always aspired to enter the pantheon of gods. He accuses Sacrier of having taken his place. It was he who pushed the arrival of Djaul as protector of Desiember, and the creation of this month. Rushu was one of the ten firstborn Demons of the Krosmoz, but eventually exterminated eight of the nine of his brothers and sisters during the first millenia of their existence and named himself the one and only King of Demons. Case in point, his personal power alone is on par with the gods.
He was voiced by the late Marc Alfos in French and Jimmy Hibbert in English.
Rushu was the oldest of the demons. He began his career with a demonic coup: He decides to kill all his brothers and sisters. Since then he was master and lord of the Fab'hugruta, the demonic plan, that reigns with an iron hand (red) wrapped in a steel glove (with spikes). All who have horns have bad breath and bad faith. But being the king of the Fab'huritus is not enough: He wanted to conquer the universe, and to become bigger than the gods.
In the Dofus Art Book Session 2, everybody discovered that Rushu has been eyeing the World of Twelve since its inception. The twelve major gods who witnessed the birth of this world had taken care to leave Rushu alone. But the latter did not like to be sidelined so when Xelor, the god of time, created the Clock of the Seasons, Rushu forcibly introduced a twelfth month: the month of Descendre, that of the demons. He has entrusted the demon Djaul with this month's guard, making him the only Shushu allowed to stay in this world.
Rushu saw that the temples dedicated to the worship of each of the twelve major gods continued to grow. The number of worshipers was increasing day by day, and Rushu felt quickly aggrieved. Being a demon, he could not create a worship dedicated to his person, so he ordered Djaul to build Brâkmar, a city in his honor. This city was to be the embodiment of vice. Djaul set to work creating a city whose size and reputation could rival that of Bonta, the city of lights.
The rivalry that existed between the two cities degenerated into a war known as the Purple Aurora. These events are reported from Volume 6 to Volume 12 of the Dofus manga. This war will even involve Arty and Goultard. The fight will end with Brâkmar's victory. However, as this conflict involved the guardians of the different months of the year (supernatural entities) it ended up tearing the fabric of time.
Lethaline Sigisbul informed the Midnight Demoness of what was happening. The situation totally exceeding it, the Midnight Demon had to call the god Xelor to the rescue. The latter intervened and put things exactly back to where they were before the fight. The dead have risen and the buildings have been rebuilt by magic. For Djaul and Rushu, it is a bitter failure.
Take a New World
In volume 8 of the manga Dofus, we discover that Rushu had the opportunity to invade the World of Twelve thanks to two humans who managed to open a dimensional portal. The twins Karibd and Silar saw their parents killed unjustly by the royal family, then they were humiliated and beaten up all their childhood by the villagers. They hoped that by opening this portal to the world of shushsus, they would invade and kill everyone who mistreated them.
Unfortunately, when they arrive in front of Rushu, they are very disappointed because the only thing Rushu wants to do is kill them by crunching them, they find it too fast, not cruel and without any refinement. Rushu is ultimately far below his reputation. The two brothers realize that they have spent their lives setting up a diabolical project and that everything falls apart because Rushu is not worth much as a demon. Now they only want one thing: to end life quickly.
But Rushu is irritated by their words. He asks them to demonstrate what it means to be "really bad". In a few minutes, they can demonstrate that they are experts in torture, whether physical or psychological. It must be said that they have been victims of this kind of abuse for many years.
Rushu has to admit that he is a bit rusty and that he has a lot to learn from these two. He entrusts them with the task of building a giant dimensional portal and training his shushu armies to torture humans. Theoretically, Rushu should not invade the human world, but since Karibd and Silar broke the pact by entering his world, he now has the right to invade their own.
During the preparation of the project, Rushu sympathized very much with the twins, when everything was finally ready and the demons began to invade the World of Twelve, Rushu transformed them into a demon to thank them. According to him, the twins have always had a demon soul, now they have the body that goes with it.
The army of 1,000 shushus led by Djaul and Brumaire thus razed countless cities in a matter of months. Those who were not killed were enslaved to build the city of Brakmar in honor of Rushu.
On the orders of Rushu, many shushus went in search of the Dofus, four of them managed to find one, but they crossed paths with Goultard and left their lives there (see Shushus of Rushu). The Shushu Rubilax was also defeated by this terrible warrior, but rather than being killed, he offered to surrender and serve him by becoming the shushu of his sword. On Goultard's death this sword returned to Dally.
Had brief mentions by various characters in some episodes from Dofus: Kerub's Baazar.
Rushu oes not appear in Wakfu's first season and only has mentions.
When everything was in place, Rubilax entered into inter-dimensional communication with Rushu to share his plan, but instead of congratulating him, Rushu treated him with contempt. Doubtful of his leadership abilities (considering that he saved a human) Rushu then entrusted the conquest of the world to Shushu Umbridge. Rushu did not measure the situation very well because in doing so he pushed Rubilax to rebel against him. Indeed, Rubilax has not agreed to be treated.
In episode 36, Anathar is quick to present his prisoners to Rushu the King of Shushus who has a small account to settle with Rubilax since their clash in episode 31. Rubilax is forced to come out of his sword and resume its true appearance that we had already seen in episode 22.
The fate of the prisoners is quite simple, Rushu seems to want to kill them by taking his time. Only Yugo is an exception to this sinister project.
Indeed, resuming the idea of Rubilax, Rushu intends to use the powers of Yugo to create portals that will allow him to send an army of Shushus in the world of humans. Apparently his only ambition is not conquest but destruction because his shushus are bored a lot since they destroyed everything they could find in their own world.
While Rushu explained his projects by laughing, Tristepin calls him by calling it "barbecue". Rushu having a rather limited sense of humor, he is going to punish Sadlygrove by killing him with one punch. Fortunately Rubilax intervenes pleading for him and his companions to undergo the Rush. This event is the favorite pastime of the Shushus. The rules are quite basic: the victims must survive as long as possible in an arena where there are 666 Pyrashus (kind of piranhas on legs). Of course we can not come out alive from such a test, but Rubilax thinks that dying is what can happen to them better in this world. At least the Rush allows participants to "die like warriors".
Despite a situation that seems hopeless, Sadlygroove can not hide his enthusiasm. The opportunity to perform in an unbalanced fight makes him crazy. Rubilax on his side seems very dark, so Sadlygroove will try to cheer him up by reminding him that they are "pals". Rubilax remains cold and seems to reject the friendship of Dally, but as soon as the fight has begun, we must not be very thin to see that Rubilax watches over Sadlygroove and protects him.
The advantage of Rubilax is that his power allows him to become bigger and stronger with every shot he receives. Despite this, the Pyrashus are too numerous and they begin to devour him. Yugo rushes to his aid and eliminates a good half of the Pyrashus who ate it. Sadlygrove, who managed to recover his sword in Anathar's body, arrives in turn to remove the last Pyrashus who were still nibbling at Rubilax. Unfortunately, these critters have had time to "consume" much of Rubilax's energy. The latter can no longer maintain its gigantic size, it shrinks at a glance and finally it returns to its original size (about 1.50 meters).
When Rushu sees Grany, we discover with astonishment that he has a panic fear of Meow-Meows (cat). This funny will allow Rubilax to pull himself together and ask for the Rushu, that is, die in the arena fighting a horde of Pyrashus.
The fight is uneven, but thanks to a happy combination of circumstances, they will manage to flee and return to their world to the great despair of Rushu.
The Second Invasion
|“||So many things to destroy w'ere gonna have a lot of fun¡||„|
|~ Rushu speak with Qilby.|
So when Qilby offers him help to return to the World of Twelve, Rushu does not hesitate a second, when he reaches the Crimson Claw Archipelago, his dream is finally fulfilled. He therefore proposes to him to open a dimensional portal between the world of Shushus and that of the humans in exchange of which Rushu promises to help him to fight Phaéris.
Rushu feels that Qilby is not completely honest with him because he is surprised that Qilby is ready to sacrifice his world only for revenge and to recover a Dofus. His presentiment is justified, Qilby intends to take wakfu from all living beings on the planet to power the Zinit reactors and get him off the ground. This implies that all life will disappear from the surface of the planet including those of Rushu and his shushus
Once again leading his army of Shushus through a portal, the lord of the Shushus finds himself confronted by Goultard for the second time. This time, the demi-god is in full control of himself, but even more unexpected is the fact that he has taken over the role of Iop god.
Despite his considerable power, Rushu is no match for the "Warrior God" and calls all of his Shushus to him, absorbing them to increase his own power and even the odds. This opponent being particularly tough, he is forced to deploy all his power by resuming his normal appearance. We discover then that he is actually as big as a human. Rubilax explains that his giant appearance serves only to impress his opponents. While the outcome of their fight is uncertain, Goultard manages to send Rushu back through the portal right before it shuts, thereby repelling the entire invasion as practically all Shushus were inside the demon lord's body.
Despite his transformation, the confrontation does not turn to his advantage. Rushu eventually realizes that Goultard has evolved, he is no longer a demigod, now he has become a full god: the new god of iops. Rushu knows he has no chance of defeating him and to make matters worse, the portal created by Qilby is already starting to close, bringing his invasion to an untimely end. Rushu then tries everything for everything, he recalls all the shushu that are on the island and absorbs them to increase his strength tenfold. This merger is bearing fruit, Rushu can now compete with Goultard.
Seeing that his master is in trouble, Sadlygrove intervenes to protect him, Evangelyne tried to restrain him by explaining that it was too risky, but he didn't want to know. So out of spite, she also joins the fight to watch over Sadlygrove. Goultard is touched by their intervention and admires their courage, but he knows very well that there is little they can do against Rushu. So to protect them, Goultard grabs Rushu and drags him with him into the world of shushu just before Qilby's portal closes. Goultard thus hopes to be able to fight quietly without risking injuring anyone. Tristepin tried to follow Goultard, but the latter forbade him. To justify his refusal, he simply told her that he had "still a lot of pretty things to see here", then he winked "daddy".
During the end credits, Sadlygrove is seen watching the fight between Goultard and Rushu through the inter-dimensional viewing portal from Rubilaxia. Beside him is Rubilax in his true form. Until now, only Goultard had been able to free Rubilax. This is the first time Dally has been seen doing this, suggesting he has learned some new skills.
Rushu seems to be like a colossal demon with brown skin, orange eyes, eyebrows and a long red beard, he has two gigantic horns and pools of lava go through them, as for his physical, is quite corpulent, highlighting a muscular amount in his arms, behind their shoulders near the back, they detail some rocky and dark points. Wearing a toga to get dressed, fastened to a skull-shaped belt.
During his second invasion, Rushu will have to face Goultard. This adversary being particularly tough, he is obliged to deploy all his power by resuming his normal appearance. Revealing that its true form is a cyclops-like humanoid with dark turquoise slimy skin, an yellow eye, legs with reptile-like feet, an pair of arms with sharp claws, grey lips and 4 tentacles that can turns intro an eel-like arms and a mouth on his abdomen that allows him to ahapeshift and gulps all the other Shushus.
As Rushu is more often mentioned in relation to his servants than shown in the media, his personality isn't entirely defined. His thirst for power and destruction is unquestionable, and his natural propensity for evil in general is no surprise. His involvement in the second season of the animated series does not depict him as being particularly clever, although he is constantly plotting to take over the World of Twelve.
Rushu terrifies even the major Shushus. He's seen using minor ones as projectiles, incinerates a bunch of others just because they were in the way, and continues to demean Rubilax even after the guy accomplished something pretty profound for the time. To exemplify how bad of a boss he is, most of Xelor's demonic lieutenants used to work for Rushu until they defected due to his insufferable behavior.
So far that is seen, he's a straight-up bully. He uses his minions as projectiles, incinerates several more because they were in the way, drinks through a straw made out of someone's spine, destroyed everything else in his world (apart from the Shushu) and wants to invade the World of Twelve out of boredom. Rushu's loud, big, violent and bombastic, and his short-term plans involve crushing everything in sight. The latter is more controlled, crafty and careful, not to mention that has more visionary plans in mind. Bonus point to both of them for being rather demon-like.
|“||Rushu is a Demon Lord who dreams to equal the gods. He managed to impose Djaul, his henchman, as the protector of Descendre. He's jealous of the goddess Sacrier and accuses her of stealing his well-deserved place among the gods.||„|
Rushu is seen as one of the main enemies, appearing only in photographs because despite not having had a physical appearance, his role and history are very important in the game, so that his servants will be present in his reign.
|“||The king of demons is not one of those who keep their promises! For the one who swore he would not leave the Fab'hugruta, everything goes as long as he gets what he intends to do: take control of the World of Twelve. If one plan fails, it lacks time to start machining another! This time he is trying to enter through a service door: the packages of the gods!||„|
Rushu's presence in this game is more present, since there is an armor of him where the player can appear to the King of the Demons, releasing a rock that will fall directly towards his opponent, doing considerable damage.
Once the portal was closed, Goultard stayed to face Rushu. Their struggle lasted several years, but in the end, in episode 2 of the 2014 FVO series, everybody see that Rushu finished in carpet under Goultard's feet. With this visual alone, it is difficult to know if he is KO or if he is dead. Even though he was not dead because of Goultard, it is likely that he is dead because the Dragon Mount crashed on his palace and destroyed the entire Shushu realm.
In the first episode, he appears in Sadlygrove's account when he had to stop him and his evil forces from Fab'hugruta allied with Qilby the eliatrope.
In one of Sadlygrove's memories has with The Master Goultard, the two appear together holding Rushu's giant hammer in episode 6.
Rushu appears as the main enemy and is the one with whom a battle is started during training at the beginning of the game. During the game, you have to play with the god Iop, so it will be easy to take down her minions while you see instructions on how to learn to handle controls.
Within the game, appears as one of the characters to choose, unlocking it with the most battles won, having their own cards, in three different phases.
Also in the dungeon mode will allow you to face Rushu, the terrible master of the fab'huritus, in devilish combats. Rushu has very powerful cards and does not hesitate to change the rules of the game to gain an advantage. Playing in dungeon mode will cost kamas for each attempt. In return, in this mode you can win exclusive cards that you can add to all decks.
- He is one more giant-size and brute strong villains in Wakfu, along with Ogrest.
- The second season introduces him as the new main antagonist, although after Qilby's reveal, he turns out to be a part of the Big Bad. Subverted in the form of Qilby who is a new antagonist, with whom he makes the true villain.
- Rushu's name is the pronounce to "Demon" in Sanskrit language.
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