Rauol Duke is an author avatar, and the main character in Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas alongside Dr. Gonzo. He is also featured in other Thompson works in his place. He is cynical, hedonistic, and eccentric, having an extraordinary ability to freak people out at almost every turn.
Raoul Duke is usually calmer and more positive than his friend Gonzo, but is also more of an extremis, believing that whatever he’s doing, the cops are gonna get him.
Raoul is not short, but noticeably shorter than the 6 foot 2 inch Dr. Gonzo, at 5 feet 10 inches. He is also thinner and has a short brown hair, and a balding head despite being 34 years old.
"We had two bags of grass seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high powered blotter acid, a salt shaker half full of cocaine, and a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers... and also a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of Budweiser, a pint of raw ether and two dozen amyls. Not that we needed all that for the trip, but once you get locked into a serious drug collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can."