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Summary: Owner of The World's Last Video Rental and former astronomer.


Gender: Male

Age: Late twenties

Group: Locals


Owner and manager of "The World's Last Video Rental."
Formerly an astronomer for NASA

Physical Appearance

Average-looking man in its late twenties. Has medium-length brown hair and sports a neatly trimmed beard. Used to wear ratty clothing but has cleaned up significantly since meeting Carson.

Personality and Interests

Gus spends most of his days watching B movies with his best friend, Tony, and his nights staring through his telescope. He's generally kind and has a live-and-let-live philosophy.

He enjoys playing miniature golf and can sometimes be found playing a few rounds at the local Mini-Vegas Golf Course.

Is an avid pot smoker and often deals with a Vegas dealer who runs drugs through the town.

Despite his habits, and the innumerable brain cells he's most likely killed over the years, he's still rather sharp. He just prefers not to think too much.


Born Joseph Masters, yet commonly goes by "Gus." Gus had a normal childhood, loving parents, and eventually got into astronomy after graduating high school. He eventually went to work at NASA, charting the stars and studying possible Earth-like planets in distant star systems.

However he suddenly quit NASA and spent a couple years wandering the US in a drug induced haze until he settled in Jackalope Crossing. Why he did this he won't say, only that he "saw some things that made him reevaluate life in general."

He moved into a trailer at the local trailer park and eventually became friends with Antonio Vargas, the owner of The World's Last Video Rental, who gave him a job.

When Vargas passed he was given ownership of the video store and barely managed it until after he helped save the world with Carson Phillips and the other members of "The Jackalopes." Inspired to finally do something more than just lay about he has turned the business around and has managed to make it moderately successful.

The events of the Kakabel's attempt to exterminate humanity also reawakened his latent ability to see the true world of the cosmos, which most call The Sight. Which allows him to see through alien disguises, communicate with the dead, and see things others wouldn't normally be able to.

Favorite Sayings

"Always keep one eye on the stars."

"Call me Gus."

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Recent Activity

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Mentioned in the post You Are Now Leaving Jackalope Crossing - Part 3 Feb 4, 2020, 3:11am
Mentioned in the post You Are Now Leaving Jackalope Crossing - Part 2 Nov 1, 2019, 4:00pm
Mentioned in the post You Are Now Leaving Jackalope Crossing - Part 1 Oct 16, 2019, 1:46am
Mentioned in the post A Sight For Sore Eyes Aug 29, 2019, 5:17pm
Mentioned in the post The Last Holiday Aug 6, 2019, 8:29pm
Mentioned in the post Tieing the knot Aug 6, 2019, 5:23am
Mentioned in the post Tripping The Rift Jul 28, 2019, 3:34pm
Mentioned in the post The Gravity of the Situation Jul 27, 2019, 6:03pm
Mentioned in the post Heart stone Jul 26, 2019, 9:53pm
Mentioned in the post The Brains Behind The Operation/R&R At The Prickly Cactus Jul 23, 2019, 2:35am
Updated character profile Feb 8, 2019, 4:31am
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Updated character profile Aug 19, 2018, 3:18pm
Updated character profile Jun 11, 2018, 9:56pm
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