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...No eating without the presence of a health official!”
The S.P.U.D. are characters in Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter, acting as the overpowered police force of the DOT ROT POT USF. They are meant to enforce all the laws put into place by The Council, but in reality, all S.P.U.D. agents are a single agent or a hologram, as revealed outside The Council Room. The single agent is another alias of Click, who had created both The Council and the S.P.U.D. to help control the Galactic Jungle after their previous mayor passed.
All S.P.U.D. ranger outfits are identical, being black jumpsuits with yellow markings. They also wear black helmets with blue visors and a black belt with a gold buckle. Their helmets have a yellow attachment above the visor that mimics eyebrows.
The S.P.U.D. are first created by Click after the death of Galactic Jungle's previous mayor. They are first seen in action when Cricket, Zsasha, and Unagi are transported to the Galactic Jungle by Wilfre. A S.P.U.D. agent appears and arrests the three of them for different reasons: eating without the presence of a health official, running in a no-run zone, and failure to fill out form 515-C in triplicate respectively.
A S.P.U.D. agent is next seen after Click leaves Jowee, Sock, and the Hero at the elevator. It appears after Click leaves, calling himself Ranger Knox, and asks the group to find his partner trapepd in Creater Pass. The Hero returns with a S.P.U.D. Baki, and Ranger Knox thanks the group for their help. Another agent is seen when Jowee, Sock, and the Hero turn on all the generators in the Space Fortress, telling them that Click had been banished.
S.P.U.D. agents are last seen when Jowee, Sock, and the Hero break into The Council Room. A group of nine agents appear in front of the door, telling them to leave at once. Jowee doesn't buy into their threats, and nothing happens when they finish counting down. After touching one of the agents, all but one disappear, having been holograms. The final agent then teleports away. After Click is rightfully elected as mayor, he tells the Hero that he was the S.P.U.D. agents the whole time.
- The acronym S.P.U.D. was never given a meaning in the game.
- According to what Click says as Ranger Knox, the first two letters stand for Space Police, but the last two letters don't have a meaning.
- There is a S.P.U.D. Baki referred to as "Ranger Marxx".
- This Baki, or one wearing another S.P.U.D. suit, appears in Drawn to Life: Two Realms.
- Their armor appears to be a reference to Power Ranger armor.
- If the Hero tries to enter Iron Arboretum or Crater Pass early, a S.P.U.D. agent will appear to stop them.