The New Kid, also known as "Douchebag", or "Butthole", is the main playable protagonist in South Park: The Stick of Truth and South Park: The Fractured But Whole, as well as South Park: Phone Destroyer. He is not a featured character on South Park, and is only shown in the games. His only voiced line is spoken at the end of the game when he says, "Screw you guys, I'm going home."
His real name is revealed by the Big Bad Government Guy to be Dovahkiin, but the only time he is addressed to by that name is when the Big Bad Government Guy starts exposing information about The New Kid. His appearance is entirely decided by the player; all images below are example appearances.
Concept and Creation
Trey Parker has claimed to like silent heroes most, inspiring him to make The New Kid a voiceless/mute protagonist (until the end of the game).
At first, not much is actually known about "The New Kid", except for the fact that his parents moved away with him from their previous home to South Park. It is hinted in the game that something may have happened in their previous home, for New Kid's parents say that it is good he does not remember. In the last part of The Stick of Truth, the Big Bad Government Guy tells Cartman and the others that New Kid's real name is Dovahkiin, and he starts talking about a UFO which crashed in Roswell, New Mexico in 1947. His government agency was formed in order to investigate the paranormal, and have never lost a fight until four years back when investigating a child who had an unnatural power inside of him. The agency attempted to secure the child so that they could harness the powers, but the child slipped through their hands. Cartman and the rest of the group assume that the Big Bad Government Guy is talking about New Kid's farts, but he is actually talking about his ability to make friends quickly on any social network. It is revealed that The New Kid had 3.2 billion friends on Facebook alone, before he turned 5.
The New Kid does not actually commit many crimes in the game. He commits fewer when compared to other characters. Usually the action is necessary to carry out because it is related to one of his quests.
Breaking and Entering: When New Kid receives the quest to bust Craig out of detention from Cartman, he enters the school's premises and gets into fights with the hall monitors in order to complete this task. In the end, he successfully busts Craig out from detention. Also, in order to deliver a message to Token, New Kid has to beat up a security guard and break through a security gate, after getting pepper sprayed by deciding to wear a gas mask in order to prevent the pepper spray's effects.
Underage Smoking/Drug Abuse: In order to recruit the goth kids, the goths tell The New Kid that they will only consider his request if he proves that he is a non-conformist. He establishes this by dressing up like a goth, smoking cigarettes, and drinking coffee.
Disturbing the Peace: The goths easily persuade New Kid to prove that he is a non-conformist by taping a sign to the table in the community center saying 'Fuck the Conformists', whilst a big PTA meeting is taking place, and then taking a picture of the sign taped to the table as a source of proof (though due to the actions of Randy Marsh he doesn't actually show it during the PTA meeting).
Unlicensed Surgery and Impersonating a Doctor: The New Kid must pretend to be a member of staff at the abortion clinic whilst dressing up as a girl, at the girls' request to find out who the 'two faced bitch' is so that they will join forces with the boys. Whilst at the abortion clinic, he has to perform an abortion to prove that he is an official member of staff, and successfully does so, albeit on a man. Nobody even finds out his true gender or the fact he is not an actual surgeon.
Fake Identity: In order to breach the Kingdom of the North (Canada) to decipher the abortion clinic records, The New Kid is told by Cartman to assume another identity, Larry Bobinski from Cleveland. This was mostly Cartman's fault, because he came up with the idea in the first place and gave The New Kid his new passport containing false information.
Murder: New Kid and the other boys kill many Nazi zombies in the game, one of them being Chef, who was brought back to life by Clyde to kill Cartman and his gang (New Kid, Stan, Butters, Kyle, Jimmy and Kenny). However, it is technically self-defense because the zombies attack first. He may also kill the bishop of Banff at the request of the prince of Canada, however whether or not he does this is up to the player.
Assault: The New Kid gets in numerous fights and can hit people in general.
Thievery: The New Kid loots items from various locations and individuals.
Vandalism: Over the course of the game, New Kid can repeatedly break things like newspapers, dispensers, and parking meters to get money.
The New Kid is grounded only if he does not stop The Hallway Monitor boss from calling his parents, stays in the Lost Forest too long, or if he stays away from home after his parents tell him to come home. It only ever lasts briefly, though.
The New Kid's most notable talent is his capability to make friends super easy and fast on any social network, for example Facebook. To his friends surprise, he once had 3.2 billions friends on Facebook. The government wanted his amazing ability to make friends so quickly for themselves, but he and his parents moved away in order to start a new life, not wanting any unnecessary attention. He also has quite a talent for fighting, as Scott Malkinson said, "Yeah, the New Kid may be a douchebag but he sure can fight!" Another notable talent is his farts. Cartman teaches him the most basic farting ability, Dragon Shout, and tells him to never fart on someone's balls, he later teaches him how to "cup-a-spell" and reminds him not to fart on someone's balls. Randy teaches The New Kid a more complex farting ability, The Sneaky Squeaker, again telling New Kid to never fart on a man's balls, and he is taught the most powerful farting move, Nagasaki, by Terrance and Phillip (who don't forget to remind to never ever fart on a man's balls), and they get him to practice his newly learnt Nagasaki on three pedophiles.
In South Park: The Stick of Truth, four classes are available for The New Kid (the player) to play as. Each class has different abilities and a different attire.
- Fighter - The Fighter focuses on being able to take damage as well as deal it out. When selected, Cartman says, "A fighter has courage, honor, and the ability to kick fucking ass."
- Mage - The Mage focuses on high-damaging PP moves and combos. When selected, Cartman says, "A mage is like a wizard only not as cool."
- Thief - The Thief focuses on dealing high damage and bleeding to individual targets. When selected, Cartman says, "You look sneaky enough to be a thief."
- Jew - The Jew focuses on debuffing status effects and gaining strength as he loses health. When selected, Cartman says, "Jew, huh? So I guess we'll never really be friends."
Additionally, the players skin tone can provide extra dialogue based on the chosen class. For example, a New Kid with the lightest available skin tone can hear "A white fighter? Haven't seen a good one of those in a while..." when selecting Fighter or "A white thief? Never heard of one, but interesting." when selecting thief.
The New Kid's appearance is entirely decided by the player, and will vary greatly. The skin tone of his parents will match the skin tone picked by the player during the initial creation.
- To see images of The New Kid, visit The New Kid/Gallery.
PersonalityThe New Kid is shown to be seemingly mute and voiceless in the game, and appears to display little emotion on his face, usually he has a blank expression on his face. He only has one actually spoken line, which is at the end of the game. Cartman and others occasionally note that The New Kid is quick to make friends on Facebook. Only on a few occasions, The New Kid used facial expressions to get his feelings of the situation across, such as when Butters heals him during combat, or when he uses the toilet. The New Kid doesn't seem very keen and shows little interest in socializing outdoors, despite his amazing capability to make friends quickly. In fact, it is revealed near the end of the game that before the age of 5, The New Kid had 3.2 billion friends on Facebook alone. His unsocial attitude at the beginning of the game leads to his father kicking him out the house and shouting at him to be a "normal" kid and play outdoors. Though The New Kid can act unsocial, he is shown to be a kind hearted person who goes out of his way to assist others, such as when he saved Annie from three bullies. He also helps Tweek Tweak get the four o' clock delivery at Kenny's house so that he has time to play Cartman's game. The New Kid will often take the role of Cartman's messenger; instead of speaking, he simply hands over a note which contains the information the receiver needs. Most people find his blank expression and his resistance to speak to be an annoyance, but Bebe Stevens called it 'hot'.
The New Kid's father seems to be a good, concerned parent, though he often pressures The New Kid to go out, more so than The New Kid's mother, and make some friends, 'like a normal kid'. When The New Kid hangs around the house, this irritates his father and he practically kicks him out the house. He seems to be particularly irritated by his son's mute nature; on one occasion, he even tries to bribe him into speaking.
The New Kid's mother seems to be a lot softer than his father. Though she encourages The New Kid to go outside and socialize, she does hand him some money and warns him to come back before it gets dark. Unlike his father, The New Kid's mother does not seem to be particularly irritated by The New Kid's mute nature.
Butters is the first character The New Kid can befriend in the game. He fights alongside The New Kid in the beginning. The New Kid smiles whenever Butters uses healing touch on him seemingly showing friendship.
Princess Kenny is the second character made available to fight alongside The New Kid, after Butters. After The New Kid finds a flower for Kenny, they become friends. However, later on in the game she betrays him and the others by taking the stick of truth for herself (himself) and becomes extremely powerful. In order to stop her, Eric slightly reluctantly tells The New Kid that he must break the oath he made, which was to never fart on someone's balls, and by doing so, The New Kid manages to stop Kenny.
Stan is the third character made available to fight alongside The New Kid, after Butters and Kenny. When The New Kid is captured by the elves and ordered to recruit the goths by the King of Elves, Kyle, him and Stan try to convince The New Kid that Eric is using him to his advantage. Stan seems to respect and trust The New Kid as the king does, especially when New Kid helps Stan retrieve his iPhone from the 'She-Ogre', who is his sister Shelly.
Jimmy is the fourth character made available to fight alongside The New Kid, after Butters, Kenny and Stan. The New Kid first meets Jimmy in their search of the Bard, who is Jimmy. The New Kid and Jimmy are not shown together much but seem to get along fairly well.
Kyle is the fifth character made available to fight alongside The New Kid, after Butters, Kenny, Stan and Jimmy. Kyle and Stan try to convince The New Kid that Cartman is simply using The New Kid for his own benefit, and Kyle tells him to recruit the goths and bring the goths to them instead of Cartman. Kyle says that he is trusting The New Kid to do what is right, and if he performs an act of betrayal, he will tell everyone that The New Kid is a "butthole".
Eric is the sixth character made available to fight alongside The New Kid, after Butters, Kenny, Stan, Jimmy and Kyle. Being the Wizard King, Eric welcomes the new kid, The New Kid, into his game, and does not seem to harbor any ill will for The New Kid. He even teaches The New Kid a special ability called Dragon Shout, where the Dragon Shout user releases an extremely powerful fart. Cartman frequently tells The New Kid to never fart on somebody's balls time and time again, as an oath.aliens and is almost probed, but uses the Dragon Shout ability that Eric taught him in order to avoid being probed. Randy then asks him if this was his first time being probed and tells him that he has an incredible control of his asshole. Later, The New Kid saves Randy from the aliens and Randy says to consider him as a friend. After the incident, The New Kid and Randy encounter each other several times in South Park. Randy decides to assist The New Kid by improving his farting skills, and teaches him a farting ability called 'The Sneaky Squeaker'. When New Kid successfully learns this by practicing on Mr. Mackey, Randy tells him to sneak inside Taco Bell and see what they're up to in there, by using the newly learned ability he just taught him, and then report back to him. When Randy is encountered by The New Kid again near the end of the game, Randy greets him by saying, "It's my favorite kid" right as he runs past his son, Stan. Like Cartman, Randy warns The New Kid to never fart on anyone's balls.
The New Kid saves Annie from a group of three bully girls, who took her Justin Bieber doll and taunted her with it. After he chases away the three bullies, Annie thanks him and they become friends. Later in the game when The New Kid needs to recruit girls, he goes to Annie first.
In order to recruit the girls to join his team, The New Kid has fulfill Wendy's request to assume the role of Bebe's boyfriend from Lakewood, and ask Monica Ryland the best thing to get for Bebe's birthday would be, to see if Monica is a two-faced bitch or not. When the two meet, Monica tells The New Kid that Bebe is a little two-faced, and then says she read a lot of his Facebook profile and that she thinks he's a really interesting boy, which leads to Wendy, Bebe, and Red confronting her with accusations. They bring Monica's boyfriend, Jake, to her, for payback, but when Monica runs away, Jake says to The New Kid, "Whats the big idea trying to fuck my girlfriend?" This leads to The New Kid and Jake fighting. After that, on Facebook, Monica apologizes to The New Kid about Jake flipping out and tells him she'd still love to be friends. It turns out she wasn't the one who was spreading rumors about Allie Nelson going to the abortion clinic.
When The New Kid attempts to get past the security guard to Token's house, the security guard is not hesitant to pepper spray New Kid in the face. But when they encounter for the second time, The New Kid wears a gas mask and must fight the security guard to get through the gate. After New Kid's victory, whenever the security guard sees him again, the guard always says that he can't look at New Kid without feelings of deep personal shame.
- Eric Cartman: "Let's ask Douchebag! What do you wanna play next, dude?"
The New Kid: "............Screw you guys, I'm going home."
- Kyle: "So...you're the new kid everyone is talking about. What's your name?"
The New Kid: ...
Black-Haired Elf: "He doesn't talk, Elf King, he thinks he's hot shit or something."
- Wendy Testaburger: "What request do the boys ask of us?"
The New Kid: ...
Annie Knitts: "He.. doesn't really talk."
Bebe Stevens: "......That's hot!"
- Mr Hankey: And in here, everyday is Christmas. So when I say "Howdy-ho, you say howdy-ho, Mr. Hankey. Now give it a try."
The New Kid: ...
Mr Hankey: "Hm, they let anybody in the Sewers these days."
- Dovahkiin is a reference to the playable protagonist of the 2011 video game, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. "Dovahkiin" translates to "Dragonborn". Skyrim was developed and published by Bethesda. A previous promotion for Skyrim had Bethesda offering free Bethesda games for life if someone named their child "Dovahkiin", and New Kid's name is likely due to this.
- All the kid girls are shown to be attracted to him, making him one of the few boys that all of the girls like, along with Bridon Gueermo.