Croc! You got here quickly. There are more Gobbo's to rescue. Are you up for it?

–King Rufus, Volcanic Panic

King Rufus is the King of the Gobbo Archipelago and leader of the Gobbos. He is also the one who introduced Croc to Beany the Bird, and sent Croc on his quest to find his parents.


King Rufus appears just like any other Gobbo: two small brown balls of fluff with feet, tiny hands, a long tail with a black tuft at the end and big blue eyes. The only difference is that he wears a crown upon his head. In some promotional artwork, he also dons a royal red cape. In Croc 2, he sports the appearance of every other Gobbo in the game, being nearly as tall as Croc and having a full body with no tail.

King Rufus is the single most powerful Gobbo in the Gobbo Archipelago. It was he that rescued Croc and raised him as his own, making King Rufus Croc's adoptive father. Therefore, very loosely, he is the one that saved the Gobbos from Baron Dante.

Due to his status amongst the Gobbos, it was he that Baron Dante captured and locked up in his castle during the Invasion of Gobbo Valley. He had no choice but to place his faith in his adopted son, waiting for him to save him.


King Rufus is shown to be a kind and caring leader, who takes in Croc himself, and builds a statue of his adopted son when he saves them from Baron Dante.

However in Croc Mobile: Volcanic Panic!, he is shown to be unsympathetic towards Croc, not caring that he might be hurt or even bothering to tell him that he is getting wed. Since these games were not created by Argonaut though, it's possible that this is not canon, since it does not match up with what we had seen previously from him.
King Rufus

King Rufus directing his loyal citizens.


Characters in Croc
Good Guys CrocCroc's FamilyElephantGobbosGobbos (Volcanic Panic)Gobbo MonarchsHippoKing RufusSwap Meet PeteBeany the BirdLava Lamp LarryPrincess TaraProfessor GobboWitch Doctor Gobbo
Big Bads Baron Dante (Secret Sentinel) • Cactus JackCannon Boat KeithChumly the Rocket ManFirepit MonsterFlavioFlibbyFosleyGoo Man ChuItsy the Ice DemonNeptunaSoveena the SquidTooty the FeebleVenus Fly Von-TrappeVillage Masher
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