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Roger Bodge from Sonic the Comic #103. Black and white art by Roberto Corona and colouring by Nigel Dobbyn.

Rodger Bodge is a character that appears in the Sonic the Comic series published by Fleetway Editions. He is a black chipmunk and resident of the Jade Hill Zone, along with his wife Gladys. He is a D.I.Y. enthusiast, but all of his creations fall apart or are otherwise unsafe.

History

Roger Bodge was asked to build a bridge by the Zone Leader of the Jade Hill Zone, but at the official opening ceremony the bridge collapsed and Roger had to be pulled from the river by Sonic. Roger failed to accept any responsibility for the bridge's collapse, blaming it entirely on weak wood.

In gratitude for saving his life, Roger invited Sonic to his house for tea. He introduced Sonic to his wife Gladys (who seemed slightly disappointed that Sonic had saved her husband) and showed him all of the D.I.Y. improvements that he had made to the house. He also introduced Sonic to his "Robot Butler", in fact an old Trooper robot that Roger had rebuilt from scrap and reprogrammed into a tea-maker. The Butler-Trooper's programming was so mixed up that it attacked Sonic, then offered him a cup of tea, and finally self-destructed, destroying the Bodges' house. Sonic suggested that Bodge should avoid D.I.Y. from now on, but Roger did not take this advice to heart.[1]

A while later, Roger converted a toilet into a small helicopter, which Tails used to battle Windy Wallis, but this fell apart too.[2]

In 1998, Roger entered Enviro-Fete '98, an exhibition for new inventions that are friendly to the environment. Roger presented a self-warming bath that would allow people to bathe in the same water every day. Roger believed this would save on water and seemed confused by the disgust of the judges towards his mouldy green bathwater.[3]

References

  1. Sonic the Comic #103, "DIY Danger"
  2. Sonic the Comic #115, "Weather Beaten"
  3. Sonic the Comic #125, "Green Envy"

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