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Rocky Rhodes

Rhodes
Real name
Unknown
Current alias
Rocky Rhodes
Alignment
Affiliation
Relatives
Wendy Go (wife)
Universe
Base of operations
Downlode

Characteristics
Gender
Eyes
Hair
Unusual features
Robotic legs
Status
Citizenship
Marital status
Occupation
Bartender; former cop
Education
Police academy
Origin
First appearance
Last appearance

2000 AD prog 1055
2000 AD prog 2021

History

Rocky Rhodes is a character from the 2000 AD strip Sinister Dexter. He was a police officer in the futuristic city of Downlode, and one of the few cops who actually tolerated the activities of gunsharks Finnigan Sinister and Ray Dexter, on the grounds that "they do the dirty jobs we cops can't." In the first story he appeared in he was shown knocking his overzealous partner Tracy Weld unconscious when she tried to arrest the pair. (Fortunately for Rocky, Tracy later came round to his point of view when one of her superiors ordered an air strike on an area containing civilians and she realised that the police force was just as bad as the gunsharks, if not worse.)

Rocky left the police force after he lost his legs in action and they were replaced with robotic prostheses. He continued to be a friend and confidante to Sinister and Dexter in his new role as the owner of The Bar None, a watering hole which he runs with his wife Wendy Go. Finny was the best man at their wedding (which was briefly postponed when Wendy was kidnapped by a robot sent by a crime lord from Mangapore who used to 'own' her, and the gunsharks had to travel to Mangapore with Tracy and rescue her).

Rocky tracked down an amnesiac Sinister and reminded him who he was in Malone, and went on to help Sinister rescue Dexter from a high-security prison. Unfortunately, the gunsharks later inadvertently erased themselves from reality and he was left with no recollection of their existence. Didn't stop them drinking in his bar, though.

Powers and abilities

Abilities

Pulling pints; extricating his friends from sticky situations.

Paraphernalia

Equipment

Clunky-looking robotic legs.

Transportation

(Formerly) Flying police car.

Links

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