|Easter Bunny only appears during certain holiday or seasonal events and may not be currently found in-game.|
|Release date||21 March 2005 (Update)|
|Location||Only appears during Holiday Events|
|Gender||Male(female in 2005)|
Cute and friendly.
He's lucky it isn't rabbit season.
The king of all things chocolate.
He's the king of all chocolatey things.
The loveable protector of Easter.
The king of all things chocolatey.
|Notable features||Only visits RuneScape during Easter, and gives Easter items and emotes.|
Easter Bunnys are one of the most famous NPCs in the game. They are responsible for production of Chocolate Eggs and often try to cut corners. An Easter Bunny first appeared on RuneScape during the 2005 Easter event, and have appeared in every Easter event since, excluding the 2012 Easter Event.
In the 2006 Easter event, a new easter bunny known as Harvey attempts to make his job easier by using Mind Control on various smaller rabbits to do his job of delivering eggs to children for him. This fails, and the rabbits simply go and bury the eggs outside the burrow. Seeing his plan has failed, he then tasks the player with delivering 10 Easter eggs to small children for him.
In 2007, Harvey returns with a new plan. Seeing as his last plan to use ordinary rabbits failed, he plans to use magical Chocolate rabbits to deliver eggs and orders some from Diango. However, he actually receives Chocolate kebbits and they run amok and once again disrupt easter. He then tasks the player with smashing some Chocolate kebbits into chocolate dust and retrieving a Rabbit mould which a kebbit had stolen so he could make some Chocolate rabbits and continue with his plan.
In 2008, critters have eaten lots of his eggs and he realizes that he doesn't have enough eggs to deliver to all of the children, so he hatches a plan to use the eggs he has to create more eggs. He turns an egg into a Chocatrice which he can use to turn regular eggs into chocolate.
In the 2009, Harvey retires and wants his son Easter Bunny Jr to take over his job. Initially he's very lazy, but after the player gets the machines running again, he accepts his new role as Easter BUnny. In subsequent events, Easter Bunny Jr has taken his fathers place as the Easter Bunny. The role also reveals that Easter Bunnies are merely normal rabbits in a large suit, with Harvey and his son being small grey rabbits.
In the 2010 Easter Event Easter Bunny Jr (now a fully fledged Easter Bunny) returns with a new factory. As expected, he needs a lot of help.
In the 2012 Easter Event it was revealed that the Easter Bunny had accidentally fallen from White Wolf Mountain with a rock tied to his foot, apparently into a pool of lava, and was unfit for duty. Therefore the Chocotrice and the Evil Chicken had to lead the event in his place.
- The examine text, "He's lucky it isn't Rabbit Season", is a reference to the old famous cartoon show Looney Toons featuring Daffy Duck and Elmer Fudd, a Hunter, trying to get Bugs Bunny.
- In the 2005 Easter Event, the Easter Bunny was female.
- It is sometimes joked that the Easter Bunny is a Mahjarrat, originating from a long running joke thread on the Future Updates forum, on which Paul posted, joking that his clever plan had been revealed, and that nobody would guess if he made Wormbrain a Mahjarrat instead. Also, several jagex moderators have claimed their favourite Mahjarrat to be the Easter Bunny.
Easter Bunny • Easter Bird