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The New Kid (Also known as 'Douchebag' and 'Buttlord') is the main protagonist and playable character of South Park: The Stick of Truth, South Park: The Fractured But Whole and South Park: Phone Destroyer.
The information below is mainly about The New Kid in South Park: The Stick of Truth.
In the Stick of Truth story line, his rank is promoted throughout the game. He becomes Sir Douchebag, Commander Douchebag, and King Douchebag. He is then later revealed by the government as the Dragonborn or "Dovahkiin."
In the Fractured But Whole, however, there are no ranks for superheroes, instead, "his" name varies, including Butthole, Buttlord, Buttstuff, Fartlord and so on. As the game move on, “he” gains fame as a superhero, and much of "his" past and backstory is revealed, along with the origin of "his" powers.
For the New Kid's detail information as a superhero, view The Amazing Butthole.
In Phone Destroyer, the New Kid is a child who simply does not care about anything outside "his" phone, being on the phone all the time makes "him" the master of "his" phone. Having defeated all the enemies, "he" earns the title "The Ultimate Phone Destroyer". Many characters have perceived this kind of personality as phone addiction.
The New Kid's personality is largely unknown. Early in the game, no matter what you type in the "What's your name" box, Cartman will always give him the name "Douchebag". They don't speak or seem phased by anything that goes on. The only time they show any real emotion, is when they smiles due to Butters healing him in the game. Several events also cause him to react in surprise, shock or disgust, an example being when they are set on fire during battle, however they are mute throughout all these and never makes a sound. In the ending he will speak once by simply saying, "Screw you guys, I'm going home."
Seemingly apathetic on the outside, he seem to be very engaged in South Park, he worked hard to ensure the town safe, including climbing into Mr. Slave.
A prominent part of his character is his inability (or as is revealed at the end of the storyline, his reluctance thereof) to speak. This is commented on by several characters throughout the game, including the New Kid's parents. This is considered a major annoyance to everyone except the girls, who, in particular Bebe Stevens, find this to be hot. Despite this, his actions seem to indicate that he willingly participates within the game's events and his mute nature is merely a lampshade of common video game tropes.
Ironically enough, despite his personality, he is capable of making a huge number of friends. Any past transgressions he commits on the main characters is quickly forgiven and they forge close friendships together even if sometimes it feels particularly one sided.
His use of computers in his bedroom and on board the alien ships indicate that he is at least familiar with technology.
Skills and Abilities
His most noted ability, though far from his only, is the speed of which he can make friends, despite his muteness. A government official noted that before he disappeared, he had amassed 3.2 billion friends on Facebook, and more on other accounts. He is quickly able to befriend the local inhabitants, to the point where any action he has performed on them earlier on is quickly forgiven.
Despite being drawn into the kids' game with no experience or training, the new kid is quickly proved to be a considerable fighter. In a few days, he is able to equal, if not surpass, the skill levels of notable characters such as Eric Cartman, Stan Marsh, Kyle Broflovski, Kenny McCormick and Butters Stotch. When in battle, his attacks are shown to be highly powerful and damaging, allowing him to take on various opponents, such as aliens and bears, with ease. He has also been shown to overpower entire squads of enemies with a partner, though it is implied that he could take them on alone if need be. The most visible sign of his skills are shown when he overpowered Cartman/Kyle single-handedly with his magic farts.
The New Kid develops new skills and abilities for battle at the beginning of the game. He is taught magic skills by Eric Cartman such as Dragonshout and Cup-A-Spell. Cup-A-Spell is an attack that can be used in and out of battle. The New Kid can direct where his attack goes. He is also taught the Sneaky Squeaker by Randy Marsh which can be used to distract an enemy. The last magic attack he is taught is Nagasaki by Terrance and Phillip.
- Princess Kenny (formerly, end of the game)
- Jimmy Valmer
- Craig Tucker (formerly, although he doesn't unfriend you)
- Eric Cartman
- Stan Marsh
- Kyle Broflovski
- Butters Stotch
- Randy Marsh
- Annie Nelson
- Underpants Gnomes (after their quest)
- Wendy Testaburger
- KKK Members
- Drow Elves
- Princess Kenny (end of the game)
- Craig Tucker (end of the game)
- Big Bad Government Guy
- Nazi Zombie Chef
- Nazi Zombies
- Signal Pirate
- Underpants Gnomes (formerly)
- Eric Cartman (sometimes, determinant)
- Kyle Broflovski (sometimes, determinant)
- Stan Marsh (sometimes, determinant)
- Jimmy Valmer (sometimes, determinant)
- Butters Stotch (sometimes, determinant)
- Shelly Marsh (can be befriended)
- Clyde Donovan
- Sixth Graders
The New Kid is the main character of the game. He moves to South Park after something happens in his old town, which he seems to forget. He meets Butters, who brings him to Kupa Keep. There, he joins the humans in their fight for the Stick. He stays with them, but he is eventually given a choice. Stay with them, or switch sides and help the Drow Elves. Regardless, the Stick was taken by neither side. Clyde has it. The two sides unite and fight Clyde for it.
The New Kid is successful in defeating Clyde, but has one final enemy. The Big Bad Government Guy knew him because he was " The Dragonborn," and is the reason they moved. It's revealed that he has the power to make Facebook friends at a very fast rate. Before he was 5, he had already made over 3.2 billion friends. Because of this, the government wanted him captured so they could use it for themselves.
The Big Bad Government Guy takes the Stick of Truth and Princess Kenny betrays the party. With the help of his remaining buddies, he saved the day and everything returned to normal. When asked by Cartman, Kyle and Stan what he wanted to do next, the New Kid says his first and only line: "Screw you guys, I'm going home." Clearly fed up with the misadventures and he heads home.
Despite saying this, The New Kid still hangs out with the boys (obviously saying nothing), completing any side quests which he is offered by the citizens of South Park.
- Their first and only line in the game is something often said by Eric Cartman. At the end of the game, they say "Screw you guys, I'm going home." before doing just that.
- Coincidentally, both are voiced by Trey Parker.
- Their mute nature may be a salute to the typical "silent protagonists" in early video games, and their actions also have other references to the ones came before.
- Link: Being a young person going to save the world, the New Kid not only obtained Link's iconic muteness, but also his casual actions of putting items up after finding them.
- Ness: Just like link, Ness is a young lad filled with energy, however, Ness has a greater similarity to the New Kid as a kid. Ness also had no real lines in the Earthbound series other than "Yes" or "No". His strange adventures also bears a great similarity to South Park's two RPGs.
- Their powers of farting and name by the government are references to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, as the Dragonborn uses the powers of the voice, which are the fart counterparts of the game, and have custom appearances, except the gender, and are referred to as the Dragonborn or Dovahkiin by some characters. In The Fractured But Whole, The New Kid's powers have been enhanced to be able to alter time and space, such as rewinding objects which can resurrect the recently dead and time travel.
- All the girls are attracted to him because some of them mentions that he's cute, says that their friend has a crush on him, the scar is for impressing the girls, and even go as far as inviting him to a girls only sleep over. Bebe Stevens even mentioned that The New Kid is hot when he doesn't talk. In The Fractured But Whole game, if you make him a girl the whole time most of the other girls will not know and the only one who does is Wendy Testaburger.
- This makes him the only boy that all of the girls like.
- He is the only boy whose grounding only lasts for a small amount of time. In The Fractured But Whole, they have the ability to unground other people like Butters Stotch.
- He is also the only character to ever be grounded in the first game.
- In The Fractured But Whole, you have the option to customize The New Kid as a female, which comes with some humorous reactions. Mr. Mackey will be genuinely stunned you are a girl and mentions "that we all just assumed you were a boy by how you acted." and will find it funny that the King of The Stick of Truth was a girl the whole time. Your parents during an argument will admit that they convinced you from birth you were a boy as a way to try and hide your powers and the townsfolk will refer to you as a female from that point on except for the boys who are oblivious to the fact you are a girl although some will make some interesting comments like Butters Stotch thinking "For a boy, you're kinda pretty." and Craig Tucker wondering why isn't he attracted to you since he is gay. However, Wendy Testaburger will learn and accept you as a girl and give you a unique friendship bracelet.
- Regardless of what hair the New Kid has (even if they were bald), townspeople will always mock the New Kid of their hair, including their parents.
- The New Kid is seemingly disobedient to most of the authorities, including government authorities and religious ones, but they do listen to their parents, a possible result of their family's earlier escapes.
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