35 days until Hellboy Day - Roger
Edit: Original headline typo was my fault - Kevin
Roger was a homunculus found by the B.P.R.D. in 1997 inside of the Czege Castle. He was initially awakened when Liz Sherman’s fire abilities supplied him with a power source, which temporarily left Liz in critical condition. After he returned her power, he went dormant again until he was re-awakened by Abe Sapien and B.P.R.D. scientists, who discovered that he could be powered by electricity.
With nowhere else to go, Roger became a field agent. However, secretly upper agents of the B.P.R.D. had fitted him with a remote bomb in the event that Roger turned out to be unstable. This would be the (final) event which persuaded Hellboy to leave the B.P.R.D..
Despite being born of an alchemist, Roger actually has family. We know of one for certain, his older brother who goes crazy and tries to go on a murderous rampage with a colossus. While it’s likely thats all for his homunculi relatives, there very well could be others.
Roger remained in the B.P.R.D. and eventually became one of their top agents. Roger and Ben Damio, in particular, formed an interesting relationship. For starters, it got Roger to try out pants (it didn’t work out).
Being a homunculus, Roger is made up of various components including blood, mud, and herbs. He is not particularly smart, and he is somewhat gullible, but Roger consistently proves to be one of the most golden hearted members of the B.P.R.D.. This likely has a bit to do with his admiration of Hellboy, who became somewhat of a role model in his first bit of time re-awakened.
While Roger potentially can’t actually “die,” when his body is seemingly irreparably blown to pieces he chooses to remain in his death-like state interred in the ground. During the apocalypse, through means unknown, Edward Grey and Roger organize a way to swap Roger’s body with Hellboy, thus leaving Roger in hell and Hellboy back on Earth.
Roger’s death is objectively the saddest thing ever and nothing will make you cry harder. This is cold fact, don’t @ me.
You can read all about Roger in...
Wake the Devil
Wake the Devil
Box Full of Evil
There’s Something Under My Bed
The Soul of Venice
The Universal machine
The Black Flame
War on Frogs
King of Fear
Hellboy (2004) [Note: he only shows up as an inanimate prop in the background]