|Strength||Hand-to-hand combat, Slingshot, Melee Weapons|
|Rival||Nerds and Non-Clique Students|
The Bullies are one of the five school cliques.
Russell Northrop is the undisputed leader of the Bullies. Trent and Davis seem to have more standing in the clique than the others, but there is no official second in command. The Bullies have 7 male members as opposed to the other cliques having 8 male members, indicating that there is no second in command.
The Bullies are fourth in the clique hierarchy, above only the Nerds.
There is some evidence that the Bullies were added to the game later in development than the other five cliques. Data files list Russell as the leader of the Dropouts and the other Bullies as Non-Clique Students, and faction with the Bullies is set by a slider. The Bullies are the only clique for which clique-specific fighting dialogue wasn't written. Contradictory evidence shows that the Bullies were present in earlier screenshots, and Trent was one of the characters profiled on the Bullworth Facebook.
The Bullies can be identified by their untucked white Bullworth shirts, with blue denim jeans and sneakers. A few of them have blemishes on their faces.
Unlike the other cliques, the Bullies have no real social status on campus. They aren't interested in the pecking order, and they have neither a second-in-command, a female member, a hideout, or a dodgeball team. They seem to be little more than a clique of friends who banded together under Russell Northrop and pick on everyone weaker than themselves.
The Bullies consider the school parking lot their turf, and are more aggressive than usual there. They also can be seen hanging inside and outside the Boys' Dorm. They wander all over campus and inside the school, picking on just about anyone everyone they encounter. Although they don't wander around town much, they hang out on the forecourt of the motel, and one of them can occasionally be found in any of the 4 parts of the town walking around or smoking against a wall. They also rarely attend class. One of them could be seen egging the library after morning classes.
In the game instructions booklet that comes with both Bully and Bully: Scholarship Edition, they are not talked about in the cliques section.
Clique role in story
The Bullies are the first clique to accost Jimmy Hopkins after he arrives at Bullworth Academy. Once Jimmy defeats Wade Martin in a fight, he becomes a target for them. Jimmy later beats Russell in a fight, leading to the two becoming friends. From then on, the Bullies become allies of Jimmy and, when Jimmy loses control at the Academy, they are the only clique to remain on his side, most likely because Gary could not manipulate and turn Russell against Jimmy a second time. The Bullies, however, apart from Russell Northrop, do not help Jimmy take back control of the school.
Some of Gary's unused audio from Chapter 1 during The Slingshot explicitly states that the Bullies run extracurricular drills with Coach Burton after school and urges Jimmy to test his marksmanship out on them, implying that the clique may have once been made up of fledgling Jocks who were the unwitting victims of Jimmy's slingshot practice. Trent, Davis and Wade all have dialogue recorded for this scene that went unused.
Clique glitch or programming error during Chapter 1
During Chapter 1, after Defend Bucky, the Bullies will have 0% respect for Jimmy and will normally attack him on sight. However a glitch, or an error happens if the extra mission The Big Prank isn't completed. The glitch is that they won't bother with him or attempt to even attack him, despite their 0% respect for him. This was not fixed in Scholarship Edition.
|Russell Northrop||Russell can be found at set locations; the parking lot in the morning, lunch or afternoon, the lot of the boys dorm early morning and during class and by the front gate at night.||Cody Melton|
|Davis White||Davis can be found in and around the Main Building, by the Parking Lot, in and around the Boys' Dorm, and in the court of the In-And-Out Motel||Geoffrey Wigdor|
|Ethan Robinson||Ethan can be found in and around the Main Building, by the Parking Lot, in and around the Boys' Dorm, and in the court of the In-And-Out Motel||Unknown|
|Tom Gurney||Tom can be found in and around the Main Building, by the Parking Lot, in and around the Boys' Dorm, and in the court of the In-And-Out Motel||Connor Paolo|
|Trent Northwick||Trent can be found in and around the Main Building, by the Parking Lot, in and around the Boys' Dorm, and in the court of the In-And-Out Motel||Jaime McAdams|
|Troy Miller||Troy can be found in and around the Main Building, by the Parking Lot, in and around the Boys' Dorm, and in the court of the In-And-Out Motel||Evan Weinstein|
|Wade Martin||Wade can be found in and around the Main Building, by the Parking Lot, in and around the Boys' Dorm, and in the court of the In-And-Out Motel||Matt Monroe|
Speculative developmental changes
It has been suggested by Bully players on Youtube that the Bullies were originally not supposed to be a proper clique. Instead, they were supposed to be Non-Clique Students that picked on the other Non-Clique Students. The Punks were originally to fill the role of the bottom-feeding bullies that the Bullies ended up in. However, difficulty with programming this caused the Bullies to be split into their own clique.
Small bits of circumstantial evidence support this. Russell's data files identify him as the Dropout leader. There is an old screenshot of Davis wearing a blue sweater vest like the Non-Clique Students did at one point. However, many of these changes would have been made pre-Alpha, because by the time the Bully Facebook was released the Bullies were mostly identical to their final designs.