Characters / RoboCop

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    Alex J. Murphy/RoboCop 

Alex J. Murphy/RoboCop

Once a police officer named Alex Murphy, he became the eponymous cyborg police officer after being shot to death by Clarence Boddicker and his gang during his first day at the job on Detroit's Metro West precinct.

Played by Peter Weller (1 and 2), Robert John Burke (3)

  • Amnesiac Hero: He loses all his memories of his life as Murphy after he's reborn as RoboCop, but he regains some of them thanks to Lewis going against orders to remind him of his true identity.
  • An Arm and a Leg: His right hand and an entire arm are blown off when he's killed. The rest are taken off when he's turned into RoboCop—one doctor says they could save his arm, before being told that all the limbs have to go.
  • Arm Cannon: Has access to one in the third film. It's also a Fire-Breathing Weapon.
  • Back from the Dead: He was killed by Clarence and his gang, but OCP brought him back as an uber-powerful cyborg.
  • Bald of Awesome: Post-"cyborgification".
  • Berserk Button: If you are a member of Clarence Boddicker's gang run. If you betray honest cops, especially if you yourself are a cop, he will kill you.
  • Badass Baritone: He has a pretty intimidating voice, being both deep and filtered electronically. Murphy's natural voice counts as well.
  • Badass Boast: "Your move, creep"; "Dead or alive, you're coming with me"; "I'm not arresting you anymore"; "Come quietly or there will be...trouble".
  • Body Horror:
    • When Clarence blows his hand off, he just looks at it, stunned. Then it gets worse after he wakes up and comes to realize practically his entire body has been replaced with mechanical parts. Not only that, but he has to lie on the operating table, unable to move, while the team of scientists working on him casually discuss, for example, whether to remove his arm or not.
    • His rebuilt form as Robocop; they basically discarded everything except his brain (and certain vital organs, in 2014 remake), and jammed it all into a mechanical body. And then they peeled off his human face and grafted onto a cybernetic skull, to try to lessen the Uncanny Valley effect. This is really brought home in the scene where he takes off his helmet by removing the screws from his temples and then gazes sadly at what's left of himself in the mirror.
  • Brain–Computer Interface: His neural spike allows him to jack into computers and download or upload information directly from his memory. Also, it seems his targeting system is interfaced with his brain rather than being part of his visor, since he can still use it when he takes his helmet off.
  • Broken Faceplate: During his confrontation with ED-209, there's a dramatic closeup of his cracked visor and a single eye can be seen for the first time.
  • By-the-Book Cop: One of his prime directives is "uphold the law". When he arrests Boddicker, he throws him through a couple of plate-glass windows for good measure, but refuses to kill him when his directives show up onscreen and remind him of his duty.
  • Bruiser with a Soft Center: Even though he was designed to be a badass crime-fighting machine, he still has memories of his past life and misses his family.
  • Came Back Strong: The whole point of the Robocop process was to do this to him.
  • Catch Phrase: "Dead or alive, you're coming with me."
  • Character Tic: The iconic trigger-guard spin.
  • Chrome Champion: Has this appearance, since he's covered in gleaming metal armour.
  • Clingy Costume / 24-Hour Armor: His body after being resurrected as Robocop. Justified since he has no limbs and machinery integrated into most of his torso — what is technically armor is, in all practical purposes, his skin.
  • The Comically Serious: At first.
  • Cool Car: His trademark Ford Taurus.
  • Cool Gun: His Auto-9 pistol.
  • Cool Helmet: Rather than simply graft armor to his skull, OCP supplied him with a nifty-looking helmet. It's mostly for show though, as later in the film we see he doesn't need his helmet to use his heads-up display.
  • Corporate-Sponsored Superhero: Robo has a few OCP logos on him, along with an OCP-001 serial number. Plus, whenever he gets smashed up it's OCP's money that pays for the rebuild (or not).
  • Cowboy Cop: His human side allows him to be one in regards to making decisions.
  • Crucified Hero Shot: Although his arms aren't held out to the side, his execution plays out very much like the crucifixion of Jesus in the Bible: he's mocked, tortured, and finally, brutally killed and left for dead. (See Messianic Archetype.)
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: He died this way, being systematically blown apart with shotgun fire.
  • Cursed with Awesome: Would you want to be a Nigh Invulnerable supercop if it meant losing everything dear to you?
  • Cyber Cyclops: His visor has the look down to a T. It's pretty unnerving to look at, especially if you're one of those criminals he's arresting.
  • Cybernetics Eat Your Soul: At first played straight, but in the end averted. His humanity returns by the end of the first film, and both sequels see him as every bit the incorruptible hero he was in life. Notably, the erasure of all directives in the second film fails to noticeably affect his behavior in any way.
  • Cyborg: Well, duh. He's a rare example of a high-conversion model; apart from his face — which is explicitly skin that was peeled off and placed on a cybernetic skull — and certain organs (mostly the brain), all of him is machine.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Notably when he is usually damaged in someway or has done some damage.
    • For example, reading the Miranda Warning to Clarence Boddicker while casually tossing him around and through a pane of glass.
    • At the end of RoboCop 2 when Lewis complains that OCP is going to get away with unleashing a killer cyborg on the city he puts a ratchet to his head, starts tightening and says "We're only human."
  • Defiant to the End: "Buddy, I think you're slime."
  • Determinator: So much so that this is the reason why Murphy is the only non-psycho cyborg OCP has ever successfully produced.
  • Dissonant Serenity: He's a cyborg who brings in justice in the brutal manner thanks to his super strength, but rarely raises his voice and mostly speak in a monotone, while never giving out a Precision F-Strike towards anybody.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: When he asks Lewis what happened to his family.
    Lewis starts to put a hand on his shoulder
    RoboCop: Leave me alone.
  • Double Consciousness: After being cyberized, he struggles with having both a robotic side that's programmed to mindlessly obey OCP's orders, and his re-emergent human side. His human side wins in the end.
  • The Everyman: According to his actor Weller in this interview, Murphy was just another mild-mannered "average joe" (or perhaps the clean-cut model kind in comparison to his cynical police department colleagues) before becoming Robocop.
  • Expy: Word of God says that he's based on Judge Dredd.
  • The Fettered: His prime directives give him a strict moral code which he cannot break. It's present in his human side too; in the second film, one of the doctors on the Robocop 2 project hypothesizes that his dutiful nature (clean service record, happy family life, devoted Catholic, etc.) gave him a strong core of personality that allowed him to avoid the problems faced by other "subjects."
  • Good Is Not Soft: Programmed to uphold the law, and dedicated to serving that even on his human side. This does not stop him from doling out violent retribution, or simply killing criminals on-sight for refusing to surrender.
  • Gosh Darn It to Heck!: In the films, post-"cyborgification," he never swears as he is programmed not to, even when he was a once human, he never did seem to cuss on-screen.
  • Grew Beyond Their Programming: OCP never expected his human side to re-appear.
  • The Gunslinger: He is between types Trick Shot and Vaporizer.
  • Gun Twirling: He was fond of it as a human, both because his son liked it and because he thought it was cool. As Robocop, it was one of the first bits of his original personality to re-emerge.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: He was blond. Once he becomes RoboCop, he lost the blond hair but not the heart of gold. Well, he didn't lost the heart of gold completely.
  • Helmets Are Hardly Heroic: Though he takes it off after the disastrous escape from ED-209 and the entire Detroit police force leaves him heavily damaged (see Broken Faceplate).
  • The Hero: Mostly as Alex. After he comes Back from the Dead, he is more of an Anti-Hero.
  • The Hero Dies: Subverted. He dies during a failed arrest of Boddicker's gang, but he's resurrected as a much tougher hero cop.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: After Dick Jones decides to have him killed because He Knows Too Much, and sends the entire Detroit police force to gun him down in the parking garage of OCP headquarters. Despite his heavy armour, he barely escapes with his life.
  • Heroic Build: His armor gives him an exaggerated masculine form, with a broad chest and huge arms.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: What's left of Robo's human side mourns the things he lost with his cyber-upgrade.
  • Immune to Bullets: Thanks to his armour.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: His cybernetic implants give him an auto-targeting system that's incredibly accurate.
  • "It" Is Dehumanizing: OCP and the other police sometimes refer to him as "it", as if he were actually a robot (he's not; he's a cyborg, you idiot!) instead of a person. Lewis is the only other character who still calls him by his real name. And then defied at the end of the movie when the Old Man, grateful that Robo has just saved his life, asks him what his name is and he proudly replies, "Murphy".
  • Job-Stealing Robot: When he shows off at the firing range, one of the police officers wonders aloud if he's going to replace them all. Eventually subverted in that they eventually come to see Murphy as a comrade, enough to be horrified and outraged when they are ordered by Dick Jones to open fire on him.
  • Just a Machine: OCP usually refers to him as nothing more than a creation of theirs.
    Bob Morton: Let me make something clear to you. He doesn't have a name. He has a program. He's product.
  • Knight In Shining Armour: Kevlar/titanium laminated armor, to be precise. (With nifty purple-on-blue highlights.)
  • Loss of Identity: Underwent this upon being reconstructed.
  • Messianic Archetype: Believe it or not. Paul Verhoeven said he wanted to make a film about an "American Jesus" and there are multiple allusions to this, like Murphy being mocked and tortured before he's killed (and the Impaled Palm scene), his dying and being resurrected, and a scene where it looks like he's walking on water. He even gets pierced in his side with a spear.
  • Mighty Glacier: He may be slow, but he can take a lot of punishment before his armor is even dented.
  • Never Hurt an Innocent: It's one of his prime directives. Exploited by Hob in the second film, who notes that Robo won't shoot a child even if the child is armed and shooting back.
  • Nice Guy: At least Alex Murphy was; as a human he's seen as a sweet-tempered Boy Next Door who never swore once before he was killed.
  • Noisy Robots: He has heavy, thudding footsteps and makes a lot of mechanical whirring sounds as he moves around. This helps create the illusion that he's a real cyborg and not just a guy in a suit.
  • Not Himself:
    • After first reawakening as RoboCop, he retains no traces of his personality as Murphy and behaves like, well, a robot who's been programmed to enforce the law. Over time, he regains it.
    • After being heavily modified by OCP in 2 to the point where's a walking mental mess due to all the many and contradictory directives programmed into his system.
  • One-Man Army: Robocop was designed to be this in order to counteract with the extremely violent and drastically numerically superior criminals of Detroit/Delta City. Super Strength, computer-assisted targeting, Nigh Invulnerable armor-plating and attachable weapons all allow him to take on large groups of average criminals and kill them without hesitation.
  • Only Sane Man: Both before and after post-"cyborgification," he's considered to be this in comparison to his more frustrated and cynical colleagues who wanted to go on strike.
  • Papa Wolf: Hurt any member of his family, and nothing will stop him from killing you.
  • Police Brutality: Murphy's not above this, considering he tossed Boddicker through several windows, punched a former city councilman-turned-terrorist out of a window, and infamously used his gun to castrate a rapist.
  • Political Correctness Gone Mad: In the second movie, after he's saddled with a couple hundred politically-correct directives that almost literally drive him mad before he manages to erase them.
  • Power at a Price: Best explained in Cursed with Awesome above.
  • Protagonist Title: He is The Hero of the film.
  • Quest for Identity: The entire point of the film is his struggle to find out who he is and what happened to him, and to bring those responsible to justice. At the ending of the film, he proudly states that his name isn't RoboCop, but Murphy.
  • Real Men Love Jesus: In Robocop 2, it was stated by OCP's evil scientists that the only reason Murphy didn't snap and kill himself like the Robocop 2 candidates did is because he is a devout Irish Catholic, to whom suicide is a damnable sin.
  • Restraining Bolt: The fourth directive, which is classified. It prevents him from acting against a senior member of OCP's board of directors. The third film also adds one that prevents him from acting against Rehab personnel (but not their equipment). Predictably, Robo gets around both.
  • Robo Cam: His field of vision is a Heads-Up Display that shows all kinds of pertinent information about his surroundings, including crimes in progress, potential targets and when he is in "arrest mode". His directives also come up from time to time to remind him how to act in a given situation.
  • Sense Loss Sadness: Once he's cognizant enough of his human origins to remember that he used to have them.
  • Strapped to an Operating Table: While OCP is reconstructing him, he can do nothing but lie there hearing them casually discuss, for example, whether they ought to remove his arm or not.
  • Strolling Through the Chaos: Likewise, walking right into the firefight at the drug lab, not even bothering to respond for several seconds while two dozen guys are shooting at him, then casually raising his gun and wasting a bunch of them.
  • Super Cop: He gets called this by name in one scene, and in the first animated series, the intro explicitly describes him as a "super cop".
  • Super Hero Origin: More or less a superhero in all but name.
  • Super Strength: Thanks to his Artificial Limbs.
    "It's 400 foot pounds. He could crush every bone in your hand."
  • Super Toughness: Even if you can penetrate his Nigh Invulnerable armored skin in the first place, what's underneath is mostly machine; very few vulnerable spots to damage, and little in the way of actual pain. Robocop can tank just about anything and survive, if requiring repairs afterwards.
  • Theme Music Power-Up: His leitmotif appears in many scenes when he does something cool. Inverted in the Parking Garage scene where it becomes a Dark Reprise.
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: His own death. Also, some of the crooks he blows away.
  • They Call Me Mister Tibbs: The first film ends with RoboCop telling "The Old Man" his name is Murphy. By the end of the third film, he gets this way with what's left of OCP.
    RoboCop: My friends call me Murphy. You call me RoboCop.
  • Tomato in the Mirror: When Emil reveals to him that he used to be a cop who was killed. He uses this information and the name Lewis gave him to piece together what happened to him, and realizes he is the resurrected Alex Murphy.
  • 'Tis Only a Bullet in the Brain: He still has a scar on his forehead from where Boddicker shot him to finish him off.
  • Trauma-Induced Amnesia: It's likely it was caused by the coup de grâce delivered by Boddicker: a shot to the frontal cranium. It could also be due to OCP meddling with his brain though; it's unclear what exactly is meant when Bob Morton says "we're gonna blank his memory anyway".
  • Two First Names: Murphy is commonly used as a girl's name.
  • Unflinching Walk: The Out of the Inferno gas station scene.
  • Unorthodox Holstering: The move where he spins his gun around on his fingers and tucks it into the holster built into his leg.
  • Unwilling Roboticization: He didn't have a choice in being resurrected, since OCP legally owned his body. In fact, it's implied they put him in harm's way (reassigning him to the most violent precinct in the city) because they thought he would be a good candidate for their program.
  • We Can Rebuild Him: Thanks to being made into a Cyborg, any physical damage he sustains sans the head can be repaired.
  • We Will Use WikiWords in the Future: His name is properly styled RoboCop.
  • What Have I Become?: Seen especially in the scene where he takes off his helmet for the first time and looks down unhappily at his robotic body.
  • X-Ray Vision: One of his many abilities (see Robo Cam).
  • You Are Number 6: His serial number, OCP Crime Prevention Unit 001.
  • You Can't Go Home Again: When he visits his former home looking for his wife and son, and finds out they've moved away, and only left a crumpled family photo behind.

    Detroit Police Department 

Anne Lewis

Originally Murphy's partner, and first on the scene after his fatal shooting. Remains assigned to work with him after his cyberization.

Played by Nancy Allen

  • Character Tic: Chewing bubblegum, which alerts one of the gang members to her presence: he incapacitates her so she can't help Murphy when he's cornered.
  • Dumb Blonde: Averted. Despite having dirty-blonde hair, she's one of the few people working for OCP who isn't a complete moron.
  • Female Gaze: She sneaks up on one of Boddicker's goons while he's relieving himself. He puts his hands up, but then casually nods towards his crotch and asks her if he should "put this away" first. She doesn't fall for the obvious ruse at first but, unfortunately, she can't resist glancing down, and once she does, he catches her off-guard and disarms her.
  • Killed Off for Real: By McDagget, a Moral Event Horizon moment for him.
  • The Lancer: She is Robo's main ally and Only Friend.
  • Only Friend: She's the only police officer who tries to befriend Robo and believes that somewhere in his metallic body, he's still her former partner.
  • Oral Fixation: She regularly chews bubblegum.
  • Platonic Lifepartners: Her and Alex/Robo are strictly True Companions.

Sergeant John/Warren Reed

Played by Robert Doqui

  • Badass In Charge: In RoboCop 3, the man proved it when OCP threatened to take away his pension if he didn't move people out of their homes.
  • Continuity Snarl: The subject of his first name. In the scene when Morton, Johnson, and co. and taking RoboCop to Metro West in the original movie, Morton askes who Reed is, to which Johnson replies "Sgt. John Reed", but in the second, following Faxx's tampering of RoboCop, Murphy calls Reed "Warren".
  • Da Chief: He is in-charge of the Detroit Police Department.

     Omni Consumer Products 

Richard "Dick" Jones

The second main antagonist of the first movie, next to Clarence. He is the corrupt vice-president of OCP.

Played by Ronny Cox

  • Did You Actually Believe...?: "What did you think? That you were an ordinary cop? You're our product!"
  • Evil Gloating: When Robo comes to arrest him, unknowingly activating Directive 4, he holds out his arms and sarcastically offers to let Robo bring him in. Then he summons ED-209 to kill him, boasting about how he killed Bob Morton.
  • Evil Old Folks: Not as much as The Old Man, but enough so that Rob Morton saw his advanced years as a sign of weakness... A fatal mistake.
  • Evil Is Hammy: "It's best if you think of it as a game... I'm cashing you out, Bob!"
  • Expy: Apparently of Lex Luthor, due to both of them being Corrupt Corporate Executive Big Bads who act as Arch Nemeses for The Heroes.
  • Hypocrite:
    • He tells Bob after hearing Bob insult him and the Old Man that he's made jabs at his bosses too, but he always respected them. In the final scene when he's outed as the Big Bad, he takes the Old Man hostage.
    • He chews out Boddicker for implicating him in Boddicker's actions because Robo records everything he sees, and those recordings could be used as a evidence in a trial. Come the final scene, Robo reveals Dick's true colors to OCP by playing his recording of Dick's Just Between You and Me.

Don Johnson

An executive at OCP that always manages to stick around no matter what happens.

Played by Felton Perry

  • Comedic Sociopathy: He reacts way too happy when Rob' kills Dick, complete with a huge smile and a thumbs-up.
  • Mauve Shirt: Johnson went through three movies and the closest he ever came to danger was Cain's rampage at the end of 2. He was also promoted several times.
  • Only Sane Man: While no less amoral than his superiors, he is a lot more level-headed. In 2, he rightly points out how stupid it is to let Dr. Faxx put the mind of a criminal in their new law enforcement death bot, but is forced to go along with it. Later, after the predictable occurs, he convinces the Old Man to paint her as the sole cause of the rampage and is entirely reasonable to do so.
  • Villainous Breakdown: A minor one. When the Detroit cops all resign rather than help the Rehab officers in 3, he starts ranting about how they're jeopardizing their retirement benefits, clearly annoyed that people would act on principle rather than out of self-interest.

The Old Man

Head of OCP in the first two movies.

Played by Daniel O'Herlihy

  • Benevolent Boss: He genuinely wants to use OCP's power and influence to better the city of Detroit, even if nobody else at his company cares about it, and is the only member of the company who shows any kind of conscience.
  • Characterization Marches On: In the first movie he shows no serious moral failings, refusing to sell a half-finished, potentially dangerous product and being appalled by his underling's criminal dealings. He's still a Corrupt Corporate Executive, however. He's not at all bothered by poor Kinney's death, he's more concerned that this malfunction will set them back millions in interest payments and the PR nightmare it will be; he's just not overtly evil, unlike Dick. In the sequel, he has seen numerous attempts to recreate RoboCop fail horribly. Yet he utterly ignores all warnings, safety inspections or psych profile of the murder machine he has paid money for before rolling it out to a crowded, televised press conference. Also bringing a can of real street drugs with him, what the hell?
  • Greater Scope Villain: Of the original film trilogy. Downplayed in the first movie (even though his employee Dick Jones is the Big Bad with connections to Boddicker, he plays no part in the conspiracy), but played straight in the sequel when Characterization Marches On when he purposely allowed Faxx to have Robocop decommissioned and then supervise the Robocop 2 project by using the brain of the Big Bad to control the robot. Even in his absence in the third film with he new head of OCP in his place, his sinister influence still cast its shadow.
  • Large Ham:
    • "DICK ... YOU'RE FIRED!"
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: No one ever calls him anything other than "The Old Man."
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: The Old Man in the first movie is just about the only OCP bigwig with any sort of moral standard, especially if compared to young upstarts. In the sequels, he inexplicably becomes a typical corporate douchebag.

Bob Morton

A young up-and-coming executive at the helm of the 'RoboCop' project.

Played by Miguel Ferrer

  • Evil Is Hammy: Like all OCP executives, he did not get where he is by being nice about it.
  • Hookers and Blow: What he was doing before Boddicker came to his house.
  • Jerkass: He has Murphy's remaining organic arm amputated when it could've been saved, just because he likes the idea of a full-body cyborg better. And the whole project hinges on deliberately rotating men like Murphy into high-crime areas to created "candidates" for robotization.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: While he is a bit more on the Jerkass side of things and is still looking out for number one, he doesn't cut corners with RoboCop like Jones did with the ED-209 series. Robo is every bit the badass he is intended to be, and during the unveiling Morton makes sure he knows it, indicating Morton genuinely does want his creation to really fight crime with full effect on the streets of Detroit.
    Morton: You are gonna be a bad mother fucker!
  • Lack of Empathy: (After a young intern gets blown to pieces) "Hey, it's life in the big city."
  • Large Ham: You are one baaaad motherfucker!
  • Morality Chain: Even though he's just another Corrupt Corporate Executive, but to due to his somewhat genuine goal of creating a crimefighting cyborg with absolutely no ill effects and to make sure Old Detroit is safe to walk in the streets again with no worries unlike the first film's sole 100% genuine Corrupt Corporate Executive sociopath Dick Jones, Morton seems to be this to the Old Man (who seems to be less corrupt in the first film) and the company OCP (which includes employees like Johnson) in general. However, after Morton's death in the first film, in the second film, the Old Man become as bad as Dick Jones, which in turn OCP becomes just another amoral Evil, Inc. unlike the first film where the company only had a few crooked chief executives.
  • Smug Snake: "Fuck Jones. He's old, we're young... and that's life"

Enforcement Droid series 209 (ED-209)

A battle droid created by Dick Jones. Very much fashion over function when it comes to performance.

Voiced by Jon Davison

  • Take That!: ED-209's design was partially meant as a jab at then contemporary American car design. Designer Craig Davies claimed he envisioned futuristic designers making the robot look good in order to make it marketable before they made it work well, "just like an American car." This led to stuff like the over-designed hydraulics system and the vulnerable radiator grill at the front.
  • Villainous Breakdown: After falling down the stairs and landing on his back, he thrashes around for a bit and making whining sounds. It's strangely amusing.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: ED-209's is stairs, with far too broad legs to manage the narrow and steep steps. One is also shown flailing about uselessly after it gets its foot caught in a manhole.


The New head of OCP who is in-charge of the company in Robocop 3

Played by Rip Torn

    Boddickers's Gang 

Clarence Boddicker

A central antagonist of the first movie. He is the crime boss of Old Detroit.

Played by Kurtwood Smith

  • Arch-Enemy: For Alex/Robo, being the one who killed him and all.
  • Bad Boss: Tells an injured employee "Can you fly, Bobby?" before throwing him into pursuing Police Car.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: With Jones.
  • BFG: He and his gang get Cobra Assault Cannons to destroy RoboCop.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: He wears almost nothing but black and grey. Clearly a bad dude.
  • Cop Killer: He's killed 32 cops before killing Alex and openly tells Alex he hates cops.
  • Diabolical Mastermind: As a crime boss in Old Detroit, he has connections with companies and some law enforcers, and and pretty much untouched by law.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He can make some dismissive, yet witty comments.
  • Dragon-in-Chief: He is actually more dangerous to RoboCop than Dick Jones.
  • Equal-Opportunity Evil: He has African-American Joe Cox, Asian-American Steve Minh and Emil Antonowsky, who may have some Russian ancestry, on his gang.
  • Evil Gloating: "Are you a good cop, hotshot? You gotta be some kind of great cop, coming in here all by yourself!"
    • Evil Is Hammy: As opposed to Alex and the other good guys, he is quite loud.
  • Famous Last Words: "Sayonara, RoboCop!"
  • Faux Affably Evil: He tries to sound polite to his opponents, even when he threatens to kill them.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: Never seen without his glasses. And there is the whole "based on Heimrich Himmler" thing...
  • Hand Cannon: Carries a Desert Eagle with a massive silencer.
  • Hero Killer: He is the one who killed Alex.
  • Laughably Evil: He can actually be pretty funny at times.
  • Large Ham: "Ooh, guns guns guuuuuns! Come on Sal! The Tigers are playing... tonight: And I never miss a game!"
  • The Leader: Of the crooks that killed Alex.
  • No Indoor Voice: Especially when he is very happy or angry.
  • Oh, Crap!: When he realizes that Robo is trying to kill him the second time, not arrest him.
  • Pet the Dog: When he comes to kill Bob Morton, whom is being entertained by two prostitutes at the moment, he simply orders the prostitutes to leave rather than kill them as potential witnesses.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: (to a couple of prostitutes) "Bitches, leave." He later drops an racial slur against Italians to Italian gangster Sal. Oddly, he doesn't refer to Robo as "it."
  • Putting on the Reich: His costuming (wiry glasses, overcoat, leather gloves) was inspired by Heinrich Himmler, reinforcing the idea of him as intelligent but highly sadistic and evil.
  • Psycho for Hire: Dick Jones got to hire a ruthless crime lord to do his bidding.
  • Softspoken Sadist: One of the less hammy villains in the movie, though still a veritable fountain of meme-tastic, scenery chewing one-liners.
  • Villainous Breakdown: After Robo throws him through a few windows, he starts pleading with him not to kill him, because he has the dirt on Jones.
  • You Have Failed Me: "Can you fly, Bobby?"

Emil M. Antonowsky

One of Clarence's thugs.

Played by Paul McCrane

  • Jerkass: Even for a sadistic henchman, he's really obnoxious.
  • Hollywood Acid: His horrible accident is what made him famous.
  • I'm Melting!: During the gang's final showdown with RoboCop, his truck crashes into a large vat of green goo labeled with a radioactive sign... and it really did not agree with his squishy bits. Eeewww!
  • Not Quite Dead: Although the scene where Robo fires at him and he crashes his motorcycle looks like he's dying, he shows up later alive (though he still has a gash on his face). Then he dies a much, much more horrible death.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: After being released from prison, he makes some hilarious jokes about inmate rape. Nice guy.
  • Prison Rape: Seems to be averted. He claims to not having been raped while in prison.

Leon Nash

One of Clarence's thugs.

Played by Ray Wise

Joe P. Cox

One of Clarence's thugs.

Played by Jesse D. Goins

  • Annoying Laugh: A high-pitched deranged laughter. See The Hyena below.
  • Black Dude Dies First: He is the first of Clarence's gang to die in their final confrontation with RoboCop.
  • Camping a Crapper: Subverted. He is caught relieving himself by Lewis, but manages to knock her out and escape unharmed.
  • Cool Car: When released from prison, he gets a 6000 SUX.
  • Evil Laugh: Everytime he laughs is when he's done something bad or is about to do.
  • Good Night, Sweet Prince: He says this to Murphy as he lays dying.
  • The Hyena: He is recognizable for his high-pitched crazy laugh, which he lets out in most scenes he appears in.
  • Large Ham: Always laughing loudly and acting all camp.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Calls Emil a homophobic slur a couple of times.
  • Scary Black Man: A black member of a ruthless crime gang which is known for his deranged laughter and being trigger-happy.
  • Signature Laugh: Again, his laughter is probably his most notable trait.

     Cain's Gang 

Cain / RoboCop 2

The main antagonist of the second movie, and the distributor of a street drug called "Nuke."

Played by Tom Noonan

  • Ax-Crazy: He was a psychotic killer before he became a cyborg. After that he just gets worse.
  • Back from the Dead: As RoboCop 2 aka RoboCain.
  • Big Bad: Of RoboCop 2.
  • Dark Messiah: What he sees himself as.
  • Deader Than Dead: Let's see...getting his life support taken off, his brain used to control RoboCop 2, then having said brain ripped out and smashed to pieces by RoboCop. That's about as dead as you get!
  • Evil Counterpart: To RoboCop.
  • Made of Iron: As Robocop 2, he's so heavily armored that he can shrug off shots from an anti-material rifle capable of one-hit-killing an ED-209.
  • Sinister Shades: He wear sunglasses in most of his human appearances.
  • TV Head Robot: After becoming RoboCop 2, though instead of being a constant feature, it's only deployed when he wants to show his face.


A young hoodlum who serves as Cain's apprentice in RoboCop 2.

Played by Gabriel Damon

  • The Dragon: To Cain.
  • Enfant Terrible: He's as bad as any of the adult members of Cain's gang.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Hob is horrified when Cain has Officer Duffy eviscerated.
  • Infant Immortality: Played straight as RoboCop can't bring himself to shoot Hob, allowing Hob to shoot him in the head and escape. Subverted, as Lewis has no problem beating him up when he tries to strangle her. Dangerously averted when RoboCop 2 enters the picture.
    Hob: Can't shoot a kid can you FUCKER!!!
  • Kids Are Cruel: Played straight when the thugs are dismantling Murphy. "They say he's got a brain, I wanna see it".
    • Averted when Cain has Duffy butchered in the most horribly way imaginable.
  • Not So Different: He now understands what RoboCop had to go through to become RoboCop, as he is dying himself. Just by seeing the expression on Robo's face, Hob knows that he's been through it before.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: His offers to help Mayor Kuzak pay off the city's debts to OCP in exchange for legalizing Nuke is almost reasonable.
  • Redemption Equals Death: He redeems himself by revealing Cain to be RoboCop 2 and all he asks in return is for RoboCop to not leave him while he dies.
  • Villain Song: Actually gets one on the soundtrack."The Kid Goes Wild," by Babylon A.D.


Paul McDagget

Commander of the Rehabs, mercenaries hired by OCP.

Played by John Castle

     Kanemitsu Corporation 


An android assigned to destroy RoboCop.

Played by Bruce Locke

  • Corporate Samurai: A literal example.
  • Honor Before Reason: Has a chance to kill RoboCop from behind but waits for him to turn around. Later waits for him to get up after being knocked down


Chairmen of the Kanemitsu Corporation.

Played by Mako