Bud Melks is the head maintenance worker at the Belko facility in Colombia. He was portrayed by Michael Rooker.
Before the experiment Edit
Before the experiment, Bud worked at the Belko facility in Colombia for about a year as a maintenance worker. He also befriended fellow maintenance worker, Lonny. Bud alongside all 79 other employees had what they thought was a tracker implanted in their brain. However unbeknownst to them the tracker was actually a bomb.
Phase 1 Edit
One day Bud and 79 other employees arrived at work as normal. However that day there were some noticeable changes that day including, two heavily armed guards that search him and the other employees. However beside that, everything seemed normal until dozens of thick metal sheets suddenly covers the window prevent the employees from leaving and a voice over the intercom announces the start of phase 1 of the experiment and that in it, the employees would have to kill 2 people or else in 30 minuets, 4 people will die. At first almost everyone, including Bud, thinks that it’s a joke. To mock it, Bud pretends to choke Lonny. A few minutes later Bud and Lonny alongside all 78 other employees gather up in the lobby. While there, fellow employee Mike asks Bud if he could cut through the sheets, Bud tries to do so with a blowtorch however the attempt is futile. A short while later, 4 employees head are blown up much to the shock of everyone including Bud. Bud and Lonny then returns to the basement to see if they could turn the air conditioning back on.
Phase 2 Edit
While in middle of turning the air conditioning back on, the Voice then returns and says that in 2 hours the 76 remaining employees would have to kill 30 people or else 60 more people will die. After the phase 2 starts, Bud tries to comfort Lonny. However out of nowhere, Lonny freaks out and bashes Bud in the head with a wrench, seriously denting his skull. Suffering from massive brain damage, Bud asks what happened in confusion before slinking to the ground dead.
- Bud is the fifth person to die and the first to be murdered.