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“Did ya forget who I am? I'm Bud the Malignant! Son of Master Magician Hein!”

Bud (バド Bado) is a character from Legend of Mana. 7 years of age, Bud is the orphaned younger twin brother of Lisa and was once a student of Geo's Academy of Magic. Expelled from the Academy of Magic due to being too mischievous, Bud believes himself to be a great sorcerer nevertheless. However, he evidently has much to learn before he can be deserving of such prestige. He and Lisa are introduced to staging a prank involving pumpkins in the outskirts of Domina, but are halted by the Hero/Heroine's intervention. The twins are thereafter taken under the wing of the Hero/Heroine, serving as their apprentices. In Daddy's Broom, it reveals that their late father was a school dropout of Geo's Academy of Magic and their magical prowess are inherited by him.

The magical frying pan that he wields as his weapon of choice was once a possession of his late mother.



As one who befits the profile of a prepubescent child, Bud is a character portrayed as a naively ambitious individual, complete with an insatiable thirst for knowledge and wisdom. This much can be deduced from his repeated assurances to Lisa to eventually mould himself into the "greatest sorcerer" in the world, and his innocent, yet naive, belief that there is a need to seek the advice of the Wisdoms to achieve this end. Bud does have an industrious spirit to counteract his naivety, however; he is known to experiment with the elemental spirits that he has at his disposal to formulate "wicked new spells" for combat purposes.

Bud has also been depicted as incredibly mischievous to a fault, a fact that his in-game profile describes is the principal reason for his being expelled from the Academy of Magic. This fact is evidenced right when he is first introduced in The Little Sorcerers, where he instigates Lisa into cooperating with him to execute his plot of conquering Domina with pumpkins.

During the Jumi arc, Bud is also knowledgable about the Jumi when both Elazul and Pearl had briefly stayed at the Hero/Heroine's home and he tells his sister Lisa that medicine does not work on the Jumi while Elazul was in bedridden due to his core being scratched by Sandra at the Mekiv Caverns to rescue Pearl who is now in its original form as Blackpearl. Like his sister Lisa, Bud can be very emotional upon reuniting with the Hero/Heroine following her revival by Elazul and the rest of the Jumi by shedding their tears to make a new Teardrop Crystal.


Character Information[]

Portrait(s) Sprite(s) Characters Encyclopedia icon (LoM) Encyclopedia Description
Bud portrait (LoM)
Bud (LoM) Lisa's twin brother. He thinks he is a great sorcerer, though he still has much to learn. He was run out of the Academy of Magic because he was too mischievous. His magic frying pan was once his mother's.

Battle Data[]

Bud portrait (LoM)
Battle Portrait Synchro
Bud battle portrait (LoM) Spirit Plus
Spirit level increases.
Equip icon (LoM) Weapon Armour
2H Sword icon (LoM) FryingPan Helm icon (LoM) [Metal]Helm*
Hauberk icon (LoM) [Metal]Hauberk*
Skill icon (LoM) Abilities STs/Magic
Triangle Button icon (LoM) Crouch
Circle Button icon (LoM) Cheer
R1 Button icon (LoM) Rising Crush
L1 Button icon (LoM) DirtHarp
R2 Button icon (LoM) TreeDrum
L2 Button icon (LoM) TreeFlute

*Quality of metal depends on how much progress has been made in the game.


"Hey, take me on a search for them!" - Asking Bud to join the party ("The Seven Wisdoms" quest is not completed)

"Take me with you. I've got some wicked spells I wanna try out." - Asking Bud to join the party ("The Seven Wisdoms" quest is completed)

"Now you're talkin'!" - Accepting Bud into the party

"Aww!" - Rejecting Bud to join the party ("The Seven Wisdoms" quest is not completed)

"So, master. you got somethin' against us kids or what?" - Rejecting Bud to join the party ("The Seven Wisdoms" quest is completed)

"How come yer' takin' Lisa?" - When Lisa is in the party

"The cactus... walks..." - When Bud sees Lil' Cactus during Daddy's Broom quest

"I'd rather live as a coward than die as a hero."

"YEAH! I GOT TO MEET ALL SIX WISDOMS!" - Returning to Home after speaking with all Six wisdoms

"You stupid demon! We're gonna kick yer' butt!" - Bud is in the party when confronting Irwin at Lucemia

"I'm scared! Get up, <player>!" - Player's team is defeated with Bud

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