Roach is a character from the Streets of Rage comic.
Roach is a street punk and friend of Skates. He first appears causing trouble in an Arcade joint, being stopped by Skates who then greets him after having been released from jail.
After Skate's stepfather Murphy is killed and learning about the contents of the disk he had hidden, Skates asks for Roach's help but Roach ignores him, claiming he didn't care about cops killing cops. He is later contacted by a group of corrupt cops, who want him to execute Skates, but Roach instead kills the cops and save Skates.