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