Buffalo is the second bodyguard of Hermit. He is also a disciple of Hermit, yet seems to pay little to no genuine respect to him, and only pretends to do so for his own dark purposes. His name is based on a martial art, just like all of the other bodyguards of Hermit.
Like the other disciples, Buffalo is only attending Hermit's school to learn how Hermit became so powerful, and to get Hermit's power for his own purposes. However, Buffalo wished to use the knowledge for a different purpose, that is to cause mayhem and wreak havoc. Buffalo wields Crescent Knives.
After Buffalo is defeated, Sly will appear and attempt to ambush the player; he "knows" Hermit's secret power and will tell it to the players if they pay him 450 coins. It doesn't matter if the players accept or reject his offer, as Mantis will inform the player about Hermit's secret power after he is defeated.
- Look at the destruction one old man has brought. Imagine what I'll do with such power. Get out of my way; I must get Hermit's secret knowledge! - Buffalo challenges the player
- You beat me – so what? Competitions are for fools, not real warriors. The only way to truly earn Hermit's knowledge is to take it by force! - Buffalo defeated
- Buffalo is the first bodyguard to use Crescent Knives, the second being Rhino.