Rufus was one of the original twelve apostles of Jesus Christ. Though history would later assume he was the thirteenth, before forgetting about him altogether, he was in fact the last of the original twelve. He was also the only black apostle, having been recruited into Jesus's cabal in Egypt. Though quite a laid-back dude, he sometimes took umbrage with the whining of some of the more vocal apostles. He did not trust Drawkcab H'trad, but nonetheless enjoyed the latter's sticky icky.