Real Name: Roscoe (presumably - see comments)
Identity/Class: Demon (likely Class 2
- see comments) (possibly the 12th-15th century
or earlier to modern era)
Occupation: Fetch-and-carry agent
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Razan the Night Jackal, "Sheriff"
Enemies: Ghost Rider (Johnny Blaze)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Unrevealed, active near Route 66, USA
First Appearance: Spirits of Vengeance I#1 (December, 2017)
Powers/Abilities: As a demon, Roscoe had the
ability to shapeshift between his true demonic form and a form
resembling that of a human.
In his demonic form, he possessed razor-sharp claws
and teeth, jet black skin and no eyes.
(Spirits of Vengeance I#1 (fb) - BTS) - An ancient demonic being, Roscoe and another demon participated in a great betrayal. In the modern era, Ghost Rider Johnny Blaze witnessed an angel spontaneously combust in his friend Mack's diner after being hit with mystic bullets and Roscoe and the other demon, nicknamed "Sheriff," were sent by Razan the Night Jackal to acquire the bullets.
(Spirits of Vengeance I#1) - After Johnny Blaze absconded from the diner with one of the bullets, Roscoe and "Sheriff" arrived at the diner in the human form of police officers as Blaze was leaving. Noticing the supposed "police," Blaze commented that they had the wrong guy but Roscoe's associate, "Sheriff," assured Blaze they had the right guy and ordered Blaze to hand over the bullet. Realizing the two "police officers" were not local law enforcement or even local at all, Blaze announced his suspicions of the two's origins and "Sheriff" remarked to Roscoe that they had a clever one. Roscoe agreed and commented that Blaze was more than met the eye. When the "Sheriff" repeated his order to turn over the bullet or pay, Blaze transformed into Ghost Rider and attacked the two demons, exclaiming his disbelief that the demons could talk to him about payment when they had participated in the universe's greatest betrayal. "Sheriff" quickly recognized Blaze as a Ghost Rider but Ghost Rider knocked Roscoe aside with his chains and entrapped "Sheriff" in chains. Ghost Rider then used his chains to entrap Roscoe as well and burned both demons with his Penance Stare.
Following the defeat of Roscoe
and his ally, Blaze
met with the Hell-lord Daimon Hellstrom and the two looked through
ancient books in hopes of identifying what type of demons Roscoe and
"Sheriff" were. After deciding against the two being moray demons,
Blaze found an image of Roscoe in a book and positively identified him.
He then asked Hellstrom if Roscoe and "Sheriff" were heavy hitters but
Hellstrom explained that while they were strictly fetch-and-carry
agents, they were still demons.
Comments: Created by Victor Gischler and David Baldeon.
Roscoe was only ever called by the
name of Roscoe. It could very well be his real name but it seems more
likely that it was just the alias he was using while posing as a human.
While we weren't explicitly stated what Class of demon Roscoe was, it seems likely that he was a Class 2 demon that probably originated as a human and degenerated into demonic form in the afterlife.
The era in which Roscoe originated
is not entirely clear. Ghost Rider remarked that Roscoe and "Sheriff"
participated in the universe's greatest betrayal (which I took to mean
Lucifer's betrayal of God/war on Heaven and subsequent downfall) but Blaze reads a
book in which he identifies Roscoe. The book shows an armored Roscoe
battling what appears to be some sort of knight (or at least, an
armored human). Knights were common around the 6th all the way up
through the 15th century or so so I noted that Roscoe was around at
least around the 12th-15th centuries or even earlier in the profile.
It's possible Roscoe was around even during Lucifer's betrayal in
Profile by Proto-Man.
Roscoe should be distinguished from:
|--Spirits of Vengeance
Spirits of Vengeance I#1 (December, 2017) - Victor Gischler (writer), David Baldeon (art), Chris Robinson (editor)
First posted: 10/31/2022
Last updated: 10/31/2022
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