Real Name: Richie-Bob Guinness

Identity/Class: Human (see comments)

Occupation: Mercenary

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: C.F., Deadpool, Fenway, Patch, Weasel and other Hellhouse mercs.

Enemies: T-Ray (to an extent)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: The Hellhouse

First Appearance: Deadpool III#5 (May, 1997)

Powers/Abilities: None known

History: (Deadpool III#5) - In the Hellhouse, Roach sat with C.F. and Fenway. He complained about T-Ray, but Fenway stopped him before he said anything that T-Ray would make him regret.

(Deadpool III#7) - Roach and others watched as T-Ray burned Deadpool's mask off. When Patch offered money to any merc who would take down T-Ray, not Roach nor anyone else accepted.

(Deadpool III#61) - Roach attended Deadpool's funeral.

Comments: Created by Joe Kelly, Kevin Lau and Nathan Massengill

Roach never displayed any superhuman powers, but then, we only ever saw him when he was hanging out with friends. As a Hellhouse Mercenary it would not be impossible that Roach had a power of some kind that we have not seen displayed.

When Roach appeared at Deadpool's funeral, his hair was blond instead of his usual purple. This was probably a coloring error, but it could also be that he is naturally blond and decided it might be more tasteful to tone it down. Not that many other guests at that funeral seemed to care about toning themselves down...

I have a theory about what powers the Hellhouse merc Roach might have. The coackroach-like ability to flatten and compress his body to fit through small openings or into tiny spaces, kind of like Tommy, or Eugene Toomes from the X-Files...Of course, it's just a theory.
  It would be a handy power for a mercenary, you could slip in through a ventilation shaft or pet door, or slip under the door...maybe he has enhanced agility and climbing ability like a roach.

Roach received a real name in the Hellhouse profile in Deadpool Corps: Rank and Foul.

Profile by Patrick D Ryall

Roach should not be confused with:

Images taken from:
Deadpool #5, page 20, panel 5

Deadpool III#5 (May, 1997) - Joe Kelly (writer), Ed McGuinness & Kevin Lau (pencils), Nathan Massengill (inks), Matt Idelson (editor)
Deadpool III#7 (August, 1997) - Joe Kelly (writer), Ed McGuinness (pencils), Nathan Massengill (inks), Matt Idelson (editor)
Deadpool III#61 (February, 2002) - Frank Tieri (writer), Jim Calafiore (pencils), Jon Holdredge (inks), Mike Marts (editor)

Last updated: 04/17/05

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