Motobu Saru is a Japanese toon gorilla. He was the marketing representative of a brand of rice from 1978 until 1990. In 1988, he came under the tutelage of karate master Sensei Matsumura. Under Sensei Matsumura, a rivalry brewed with fellow student, Scrum. After a mishap during an impromptu sparring session, both students left the dojo. Motobu was eventually scouted to become an agent of SUR, an offer he accepted for the oportunity to thwart his old nemesis, Scrum, then an operative of rival corporation RRG working under an alias, Motobu is killed aiding Scrum in his efforts to dismantle SUR's singularity generator.