Real Name: Mako Rutledge, Age: 48
- Role: Tank
- Occupation: Enforcer (formerly), Bodyguard
- Base of Operations: Junkertown, Australia (formerly)
- Affiliation: Junkers (formerly)
“I’m a one-man apocalypse.”
Roadhog is a ruthless killer with a well-earned reputation for cruelty and wanton destruction.
Mako Rutledge was one of the many inhabitants of the Australian Outback whose land was seized and used for the construction of an omnium. But in the wake of the Omnic Crisis, the government made a controversial move, gifting the land to the omnics who had nearly destroyed their country, in hopes of establishing a long-term peace accord. This agreement permanently displaced Mako and a large number of the area’s residents: a scattered collection of survivalists, solar farmers, and people who just wanted to be left alone.
Furious over the loss of their homes, Mako and the residents turned to violent rebellion. They formed the Australian Liberation Front and struck against the omnium and its robot population to take back the lands that had been stolen from them. Events continued to escalate until the ALF sabotaged the omnium’s fusion core, which resulted in an explosion that destroyed the omnium, irradiated the surrounding area, and littered the Outback with twisted metal and wreckage for miles around.
Mako watched as his home became an apocalyptic wasteland, and he was forever changed.
Adapting to his environment, he donned a mask and took to the broken highways of the Outback on his ramshackle chopper. Little by little, his humanity was forgotten. The last vestiges of Mako faded away and the ruthless killer Roadhog was born.
When you don’t have much, you make use of what you can find. Roadhog has found that no matter where he goes he always has a ready supply of junk to use. His Scrap gun can fire a short range burst of anything from bolts and nails to yesterdays takeout. Roadhog has also found that if he crams the gun overfull he can lob a refuse bomb that explodes on impact.
Take a Breather:
Sometimes you just have to stop and take a deep puff of medically enhanced mystery chemicals. He may not know what is in these canisters, but Roadhog knows they will quickly get him back into the brawl.
One time Roadhog had some issues with his motorcycle. The poor tow truck driver didn’t know what hit him. Next thing he knew he woke up on the side of the road and his vehicle was gone. Roadhog made quick work scrapping the truck. He however kept the chain and hook. He liked the feel of it and he found he could tow out any helpless mark with a quick toss.
Sometimes you can’t help but crank out the damage. For full auto destruction Roadhog turns to a top loader crank driven attachment for his Scrap Gun. With this modification in place he can hurl scrap metal in rapid succession crispy frying the opposition in the blink of an eye. Wait was that a kitchen sink he just sent flying.