For the usher, see Reuben (Human).
- "Every morning, I wake up, and just for a minute, I can pretend that he's just in another room, or rooting outside looking for carrots. And then every morning I get to remember all over that he's gone."
- —Jesse to Lukas, saying how they miss Reuben. (Determinant) src
Reuben was a main character in Minecraft: Story Mode through episodes 1-4. He was Jesse's pet pig and best friend. They both lived in a treehouse, with Axel and Olivia. He was voiced by Dee Bradley Baker. He first appeared in "The Order of the Stone".
Reuben appeared to be an actual Minecraft pig with the addition of eyebrows and larger eyes. He also had a brown mark on his body and was smaller than the average pig.
Reuben was often seen as a happy companion and loved Jesse unconditionally. However, he could be seen getting upset with Jesse, especially if they ignored him or forgot about him momentarily. (Determinant)
- "Reuben is the best pet I could ask for. Obedient, loyal, and always happy to see me at the end of a long day. No, friend, I should have said friend, not pet."
- —Jesse explaining to Olivia about Reuben. (Determinant) src
Reuben was Jesse's pet pig and best friend, though he seemed to dislike Jesse calling him a "pet" (determinant). Throughout the story, Jesse cared for Reuben, they protected and comforted him when he was upset. Even though Reuben did not speak, he and Jesse were able to communicate. Reuben was able to help them on numerous occasions. When Reuben dies, Jesse becomes stricken with grief and promises he will never be forgotten. Jesse still thinks about Reuben from time to time. Sometimes, Jesse wakes up in the morning with the thought that Reuben is right beside them in the room, but will all too quickly be reminded of their reality. In "Hero in Residence", Jesse can deem Reuben the "best pig that ever lived".
- "Don't you think it's a little weird that you take him with you everywhere you go?"
- —Olivia to Jesse about Reuben. src
At first, Olivia seems to be neutral about Reuben. She questioned why Reuben had to come along with them to the EnderCon Building Competition, but Reuben did not take much offense to this. At his death, Olivia mourns with Jesse's Gang.
- "He was a great pig."
- —Petra after Reuben's death. (Determinant) src
Even though Petra and Reuben rarely interacted with each other, he was excited to see her alive from the Wither Storm (determinant). Petra calls Reuben a "great pig" when he dies (determinant). Reuben shows great concern for Petra if she has Wither Sickness. When Petra shoos Reuben away or tells him she doesn't want his company (determinant), Reuben will be very upset and run outside.
- "Jesse, I am... I am so sorry."
- —Lukas after Reuben's death. (Determinant) src
Reuben and Lukas rarely interacted with each other but later came to develop a decent friendship. In episode 1, if Jesse remains silent about whether to give Lukas a cookie or not, Reuben will give Lukas his cookie instead, showing that he saw Lukas as a friend. In episode 3, if Jesse decides to save the Amulet instead of Reuben and Axel, Lukas saves Reuben and Axel in their place. Reuben and Lukas' relationship grew from this (determinant). Reuben freely chose to stand by Lukas and showed concern when he was hurt. This reveals that Reuben still cared for him even if Jesse chose to save Reuben and Axel instead of the Amulet (determinant). If Jesse is rude to their friends, Reuben will stand by Lukas for the time being.
- "He's a tough little ham."
- —Axel to Jesse about Reuben. (Determinant) src
Axel and Reuben were good friends. This is supported by the time Axel made an Ender Dragon costume for Reuben in the first episode, to which Reuben does not object to. Reuben allowed Axel to hold and carry him any time and can be seen riding on Axel's head at least once. When Reuben dies, Axel mourns with Jesse's Gang.
Reuben died from injuries obtained by falling from a great height. After retrieving Jesse's enchanted weapon, he fell into a pit inside the Wither Storm, later landing on the stone below missing the body of water nearby.
- Reuben's name is likely based off of the "Reuben sandwich", a type of ham sandwich.
- Reuben somewhat resembles the Gloucestershire Old Spot, which is a breed of pigs, with a dark patch on the lower back and known for its intelligence.
- In Episode 1, if Jesse chooses do nothing while talking to Otis, Reuben will beat him up. He would also appear angry in Ivor's hideout at EnderCon.
- In Episode 2, if Jesse decides to go to Boom Town, they can choose pink wool as a building material (insisted by Reuben) in the Death Bowl. This will result in them building a statue of Reuben.
- In Episode 2, if Jesse decides to go to Boom Town, if Jesse doesn't pick a name, Axel will step in, calling Jesse the Pig Master. It appears to be a reference to Reuben himself.
- In Episode 3, if Jesse chooses to rescue the Amulet instead of helping Reuben and Axel, the option to high five Reuben will be unavailable, and Reuben will glare at Jesse before walking away. He is later seen with Lukas.
- In Episode 3, if Jesse talks to Reuben enough times while in Soren's research lab in The End, Reuben will tell her/him a joke. This will result in the "That's Some Pig" achievement to be unlocked.
- In Episode 3, when Jesse was constructing the Formidi-Bomb, Jesse's Gang, Soren, Magnus, and Ellegaard could be seen in the background building a statue of Reuben with sunglasses to distract the Wither Storm.
- Depending on the player's choice, Reuben's expression will be different at the end of Episode 3. The three expressions will be worried, indifferent or angry.
- In Episode 4, it was revealed that Reuben was initially found by Jesse near a waterfall.
- In Episode 4, if Jesse chooses to craft a Hoe, Reuben will laugh at them.
- In Episode 4, if Jesse doesn't choose anything when picking how to get into the Wither Storm, Olivia or Petra will suggest they build a Reuben Minecart Launcher. Listening carefully, pig noises can be heard every time Jesse lays down a pink wool block.
- In Episode 4, when Reuben dies, there will be a gray box on the top left corner saying "Reuben will be remembered". It can also be seen in Jesse's speech. When Jesse asks what really mattered, they have the option to say "Reuben" (if you didn't say you had Reuben) and it will say "Reuben will be remembered" again.
- Reuben can be mentioned in every episode so far except "Jailhouse Block" and "Below the Bedrock".
- In "Order Up!", Jesse, Petra, and Lukas visit the Order Hall and see Reuben's porkchop, remembering him. Jesse later sees pigs in the Sky City dimension and has the option to say that they miss Reuben.
- In "A Portal to Mystery" Jesse has the option to insult the White Pumpkin saying, "Cats suck! Pigs are way cooler!", which refers to Reuben.
- In "Access Denied", after chipping Petra and Lukas, PAMA mentions Reuben by saying "An adorable pig friend". Later, either Lukas or Petra will mention Reuben while under PAMA's control, reminding Jesse of Reuben's death to bruise their morale.
- In "A Journey's End?", Reuben can be mentioned by either Axel or Reuben (Human) when the latter is revealed.
- In "Hero in Residence", Reuben is mentioned in Lukas' story. Jesse can visit Reuben's Memorial in Beacontown, and Reuben is also mentioned by Stella.
- In "Giant Consequences", the colossus form of Romeo destroys Reuben's memorial during the fight. Jesse can later rebuild the memorial.
- In "Below the Bedrock", based on Jesse’s reaction to first seeing PorkChop’s (Human) hat, which resembled the head of a pig, it’s likely Jesse mistook the hat for Reuben.
- In "Above and Beyond", Jesse can visit rebuilt Reuben's memorial one more time.
- Reuben is the only member of Jesse's Gang who has truly died.
- This makes him the only member of Jesse's Gang not to appear in Season 2
- Reuben is a special Minecraft: Story Mode mob in age along with Lluna, as Eric confirmed Reuben is a teenage pig.
- Reuben and Bob (Hero in Residence) are the the only characters to have the same name as another character (Reuben (Human) and Bob from "Access Denied").
For the gallery of Reuben (Pig), view Reuben (Pig)/Gallery.