Dug is the assistant to Tom Stroker, a merchant in Gateway City. Best described as a simpleton, Dug follows Tom around like a lost puppy, following in Tom's schemes. Bumbling and unassure of himself, Dug has a debiliating social stigma. He has a hard time talking to people, especially women. Dug looks up to Tom, although his admiration is spurned. Dug is treated a notch shy of an indetured servent by Tom.