* CrazyAwesome: Rufus continually does things that other people tell him are impossible and/or will kill him. Despite all odds, his recklessness and arrogance lead him to victory time after time... albeit with a lot of collateral damage.
* DudeNotFunny: See DarkerAndEdgier ,[[spoiler:killing the baby dolphines to make cat food especialy can cause this reaction.]]
* EpilepticTrees: [[spoiler:The fact that Rufus and Cletus appearance, voice and personality are (almost) absolutly identical raises a few questions, especialy after Seagull, Rufus father, claims that he is not Rufus biological father and only found him in the trash. What ever they are really related or even part of someones bigger plan is left to be seen.]]
** In the first game, [[spoiler:Rufus ejecting Goal's brain implant]] and subsequently [[spoiler:revealing to her that he's not really Cletus as they're ascending to Elysium.]]
** In the second game, [[spoiler:Rufus pleading with Lady Goal when she betrays him]] as well as [[spoiler:Cletus giving him a BreakingSpeech while he clings to a ledge.]]