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    Detroit Police Department 

Alex J. Murphy/RC-2000/RoboCop

See RoboCop's character page here.

Jack Lewis

Alex's partner and another plainclothes officer with the Detroit Police Department. At the start of the movie, he was placed in a hospital after being injured in a shootout due to Vallon being tipped off by moles within the DPD. After being released, Jack starts to help Murphy, now known publicly as RoboCop, to solve his murder and figure out who was responsible for his attempted assassination.

  • Adaptational Job Change: In the original, Lewis was a beat cop like Murphy. This version is a plain clothes detective and additionally is ranked Sergeant.
  • Adaptation Name Change: As a result of the Gender Flip, his first name is "Jack", not "Anne".
  • Big Damn Heroes: Jack does this twice near the end, first distracting an ED-209 from shooting up Murphy and then killing Mattox before he can kill Murphy.
  • Black Dude Dies First: Subverted because he is badly injured in the first act but survives and continues to be an active hero.
  • Composite Character: Arguably between Anne Lewis and Sgt. Reed, combining the former's last name and job as Murphy's partner with the latter's gender, ethnicity, rank, and role as an honest cop.
  • The Lancer: Being Murphy's partner he fits as a foil. The contrast is all the greater after Murphy's transformation.
  • Gender Flip: Anne Lewis has become Jack Lewis.
  • Race Lift: The original Robocop had a Caucasian partner instead of an African-American.

John Lake and Andre Daniels

Played by Daniel Kash and K.C. Collins

A duo of plainclothes detectives in the Detroit Police Department, working alongside Murphy and Lewis. Murphy finds them suspicious from the get-go.

  • Berserk Button: They don't like Murphy's Cowboy Cop attitude or his accusations that they're rogue cops, especially since they're working for Vallon.
  • Corrupt Cop: They secretly work for Antoine Vallon, and it's on their suggestion that Vallon puts the hit out on Murphy.
  • Decomposite Character: Both essentially are analogous to Duffy, smuggling guns out of the evidence locker and spying for Vallon.
  • Evil Counterpart: They are corrupt cops in contrast Murphy and Lewis, who are heroic cops.
  • Mole in Charge: They're lead detectives in the DPD's investigation into Antoine Vallon, while secretly they're on Vallon's payroll and helping him to conceal all of his crimes.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Daniels has the bright idea to try and pull a gun on Murphy post-transformation, when Murphy is clearly out for revenge and had just killed an entire gang armed with heavy weapons. Moreover, they're in the middle of the police station and Murphy has already uploaded all of the evidence of their corruption into the police database, so they're hosed either way. Naturally, this ends up costing him his life. It's probably a case of Taking You with Me — Murphy is shot up and looks vulnerable, sitting right in front of him with his visor up. Unfortunately his enhanced reflexes are working just fine.
  • Uncertain Doom: Andre's survival depends on his gun shot wound from Alex being survivable. It's left ambiguous if he was treated medically and went to prison to face an uncertain fate. John's supposed fate in prison is also left to the imagination.
  • Villains Want Mercy: Lake reveals the Chief of Police's involvement with crime boss Vallon so as not to be shot dead by RoboCop. Murphy appears to give him mercy, only to turn around seconds later and shoot him with a taser round.
  • Walking Spoiler: It's difficult to discuss these suspicious cops without revealing they're on Vallon's payroll, especially since Alex is suspicious of them from the start.

Karen Dean

Played by Marianne Jean-Baptiste

The current chief of police with the Detroit Police Department. She doesn't like when her subordinate have Cowboy Cop tendencies. She also secretly works alongside Vallon in providing stolen guns from DPD evidence lockups.

  • Adaptational Job Change: In the original trilogy, Reed was a Sergeant. Dean is the chief of police.
  • Adaptation Name Change: From Sgt. Reed, likely because of the Gender Flip and Adaptational Villainy.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Reed was an honest cop; Dean, however, is not.
  • Da Chief: She doesn't like Murphy's Cowboy Cop activities but does believe his theory that two corrupt cops are working with Vallon. She is still a By-the-Book Cop so she cannot arrest them unless there is evidence and tells Murphy to leave it to Internal Affairs. However, it is later revealed she is in league with them and working with Vallon.
  • Decomposite Character: Sgt. Reed was arguably split between her and Lewis, who is more of a Composite Character between him and his namesake Anne Lewis.
  • Dirty Cop: Exposed as Vallon's mole by Lake after Murphy and Lewis confront him.
  • Dirty Coward: When Murphy confronts Dean for her corruption, she is shown to expressing nothing but fear.
  • Gender Flip: For Sergeant Reed, Murphy's supervising officer in the original movies.
  • Mole in Charge: She's the Detroit Chief of Police and, alongside Lake and Daniels, is secretly in the pocket of crime boss Antoine Vallon.

    Omni Corp 

Raymond Sellars

Played by Michael Keaton
Dubbed by Bernard Lanneau (European French)

The current chief executive officer of OmniCorp. He has a vision of selling its android products to the American government so that they can be used for law enforcement purposes. He's also responsible for being the public face of starting the RoboCop to win the public's trust.

  • Adaptational Origin Connection: Instead of being an opponent to Alex's cybernetics, he wants Alex to become his Product With A Conscience. However, he eventually tries to stab Alex in the back and becomes wanted by Alex for attempted murder.
  • Adaptational Personality Change: Compared to Richard Jones who he is analogous to, Raymond Sellars doesn't have a Villainous Breakdown, is soft spoken and doesn't blatantly contract hits on people. Unlike Richard, he descends into villainy over the course of the film until a Soft-Spoken Sadist personality develops.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Zigzagged. At first, Raymond seems like he may be a very ambitious, but soft spoken Tech Bro, and isn't overtly cutthroat like his counterpart Richard Jones in the original film. This starts to go downhill from Slowly Slipping Into Evil, and he remains mostly soft spoken, yet becomes just as willing to order the death of Alex as Jones. He reaches Jones's mindset in the end, softly joking about being able to shoot Alex's family without consequences.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: The current chief executive officer of OmniCorp and the final threat RoboCop faces in the movie. Seeing as he is the CEO of a conglomerate, Sellars is by far more dangerous than Vallon.
  • Character Death: At the end once he's made a full Face–Heel Turn to Corrupt Corporate Executive, he is shot and killed by Murphy after he points a gun at Alex's family and Alex overpowers his Restraining Bolt through sheer willpower.
  • Composite Character: He fills the roles of The Old Man and Richard Jones in this continuity, with heavy emphasis on Jones's role.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Sellars started out just an executive who wanted OmniCorp's droid enforcement program to pass in the United States. Once their first cyborg became a success, corporate greed kicks in as Sellars decides to have him eliminated as a "martyr" so the droid enforcement program will push through.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He appears charming and friendly towards both employees and Murphy's family. Then he makes the decision to make a "martyr" of Alex Murphy in order to "boost" the company's reputation.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Sellars couldn't resist gloating and pointing a hand-gun at Alex Murphy's family. This gives Alex just the push he needs to fire a fatal bullet and end the standoff.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He unflinchingly manipulates Alex's family into believing that Alex went rogue when he was behind his attempted murder. In the rooftop finale, he tries to claim that "I mean you no harm." and only drops the manipulation when he gets smug over winning and points a handgun at Alex's family.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: As this article points out, Sellars is named after Wilfrid Sellars.
  • Soft-Spoken Sadist: Once he starts slipping into villainy, he maintains his calm demeanor, even when casually pointing a handgun at Alex Murphy's family and mocking Alex about being powerless to stop him.
  • Slowly Slipping Into Evil: He begins the film as a guy who simply wants to sell his machines to the American government, and unlike his counterpart in the original, those machines work. He slowly toys more and more with Murphy, treating him less than a man and more of a useful product as the plot goes on, and once he utters "you know what's better than a hero? A dead hero", you know there is no turning back.
  • Tech Bro: Older than the usual example. Raymond Sellars is the owner of the robotics manufacturer OmniCorp, but rather than being the traditional Corrupt Corporate Executive who dresses in a power suit, and act in a more refined manner, Sellar's image is updated to emulate the likes of Mark Zuckerberg, sporting a business casual attire or simply dresses casually, and is very much an extrovert.
  • Visionary Villain: Sees a future where androids are in the front-lines of law enforcement duties.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: After the American Senate initially repealed the Dreyfus Act, he decides to order the termination of Murphy since he found out that Murphy can override his directives at will. This gives Alex cause to arrest him for attempted murder of a police officer in the final standoff.

Tom Pope

Played by Jay Baruchel
Dubbed by Donald Reignoux (European French)

In charge of OmniCorp's marketing division, he's responsible for planning out on how to advertise RoboCop as part of Seller's plan of getting the public to back the company's plans to have Murphy as a cyborg police officer.

  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Like Sellars, he wants to take advantage of RoboCop's popularity to make a profit for the company by turning RoboCop in a martyr.
  • Precision F-Strike: Drops the only one of the entire film: "We're fuuuucked..."
  • Why Didn't I Think of That?: Pope's response to being told Murphy is investigating his own "murder" is excitement because it is a brilliant stroke of marketing.

Liz Kline

Played by Jennifer Ehle
Dubbed by Laurence Bréheret (European French)

In charge of OmniCorp's legal division, she's responsible for advising Sellars and other company personnel on legal matters in dealing with the public and the American government.

  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Shares this with her peers. She's the legal division after all, and you know what that means, right? She's a lawyer.
  • Jerkass: When Alex goes into shock after having the entire police database uploaded into his brain, Kline tells Dr. Norton to help Alex because their reputations are in danger, not out of concern for Alex's well-being. Also, she considers filing a restraining order against Clara Murphy when the latter understandably complains OmniCorp is keeping Alex from returning home.

Rick Mattox

A private military contractor working for OmniCorp. He's responsible for commanding all of the company's android forces when needed. He also trains Murphy after he is changed into RoboCop.

  • Character Death: Shot and killed by Lewis after he tries to gun down RoboCop.
  • Composite Character: Has the twsited sense of humor of Clarence Boddicker and works for OCP like Paul MacDaggett.
  • The Dragon: To OmniCorp for its security forces, especially its android army. He's the one in the field giving orders to the droids.
  • Musical Chores: When testing Murphy in the simulator, Mattox says he likes music while he works — then plays "If I Only Had A Heart", the Tinman's song from The Wizard of Oz.
  • Oh, Crap!: He gets very nervous at the end of the live-fire test, after Murphy has destroyed all of his EM-208s.
  • Pay Evil unto Evil: After defeating all of the robots in a test fight, Murphy asks if it's all right if he tases Mattox. He's told to go ahead.
  • Private Military Contractor: Works for OmniCorp as a hired contractor.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Initially he's this with Murphy and Norton since he doesn't approve the idea of putting a person as a machine in battle. Then he's ordered by Sellars to get rid of Murphy.
  • Training from Hell: Gives this to Murphy after his post-cyborg operation as RoboCop. It involves simulations against pure robots and then a live battle where he is hugely outnumbered.

Dennett Norton

Played by Gary Oldman

The head scientist in charge of providing services to disabled people by using OmniCorp-made prosthetic limbs to help them reintegrate back to society. He was also chosen by Sellars to head the RoboCop program and to check on Murphy's physical, mental and emotional health.

  • Adaptation Name Change: From the original's Bob Morton.
  • Adaptational Heroism: Unlike Bob Morton, he truly cares for Murphy.
  • Anti-Hero: Dr. Norton's actions may be questionable, but he has the concerns of his patients (especially Murphy) in mind in order to give them a second chance.
  • Composite Character: He serves Bob Morton's role as the guy who made Murphy into RoboCop, but he truly cares for Murphy like the two technicians from RoboCop 2 and Marie Lazarus, as well as Charlie Lippencot, Colleen Frost, and Cornelius Neumeier
  • Omnidisciplinary Scientist: One of the world's foremost intellects on artificial intelligence, brain surgery, cybernetics, orthopedics, psychology, and robotics. Especially in scenarios where the fields must interact. He can devise and execute creative (though morally questionable) solutions to complex problems in those areas of expertise within minutes.
  • Slowly Slipping Into Evil: At the start, Dr. Norton doesn't want anything to do with weaponising his cyborg technology, but Sellars talks him into working on RoboCop. As the film goes on he starts making bigger compromises, such as tinkering with Alex's brain and body chemistry, which have the effect of reducing his humanity. Eventually however, he realizes just how far he's gone and seeks to repair the damage.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Dennet engages into increasingly more extreme action regarding Alex's build and programing, but it's always to help Alex avoid the scrap heap and in any case he clearly doesn't like doing it. The "combat mode", for instance, was made because if Alex doesn't perform as well as the pure-robots then he will never go home and see his family again.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Even though Dennet accepts that he crossed ethical boundaries, Pat Novak still chews him out on TV and feels Dennet got off too easy.

Jae Kim

Played by Aimee Garcia

The assistant of Dr. Norton, she helps him perform his tasks as part of the RoboCop program under OmniCorp's watch.

    Omni Corp Droids 


The main android soldiers of OmniCorp. They are used to provide the vanguard of advance forces, as well as to conduct law enforcement operations in war-torn countries.

  • Mecha-Mook: OmniCorp uses humanoid EM-208 robots with advanced AI overseas to conduct searches and serve as main troops for the American military. Murphy is pitted against a large group for his final test.
  • Omniglot: Thanks to OmniCorp programming, they can speak over 2,000 languages to help them easily interact with the native population of a country that they are deployed in.

Enforcement Droid 209

A bipedal android made by OmniCorp. They are used for providing fire support in peacekeeping operations in countries to protect VIPs from hostile forces.

  • Adaptational Badass: The ED-209 models are competent this time around, instead of bumbling examples of poor programming.
  • Logical Weakness: These are deadly serious combat machines, but their binary programming means that they will kill armed targets, and won't kill unarmed ones. Therefore, when the police come out to stop them, unarmed and with their hands up, they can't get past the obstruction.
  • Mecha-Mook: Serves alongside the EM-208 to provide fire support in case of insurgent or terrorist attacks against their forces.
  • More Dakka: Are equipped with dual chainguns. Although not shown in the movie, promotional material shows that they can be loaded with Hellfire rockets.


Antoine Vallon

Played by Patrick Garrow

A Detroit-based crime boss responsible for running small arms in the streets taken from Detroit Police Department custody. He's the main culprit for approving the assassination of Murphy.

  • Adaptation Name Change: From Clarence Boddicker to Antoine Vallon.
  • Adaptation Personality Change: Unlike Boddicker, who took sadistic glee in his actions, Vallon is more of a businessman in regards to his work.
  • Arms Dealer: Makes a lot of money selling weapons stolen from the DPD's lockup. As a result, he and his gang are very well equipped.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: Being a crime boss, he is RoboCop's primary target.
  • Character Death: RoboCop kills him and his whole gang in one fell swoop.
  • Cop Killer: He's well aware of the risks and consequences of becoming one, but orders the hit on Murphy anyway after being assured by Lake and Daniels that they would protect him.
  • Create Your Own Hero: It was his ordering the car bombing on Murphy that made Murphy eligible for the RoboCop project.
    Vallon: I kill a cop, I'm looking over my shoulder the rest of my life.
  • Composite Character: While the analogue for Clarence Boddicker, Mattox got Boddicker's sense of humor. He also borrows a play from Cain by using dirty cops to spy for him.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: He's a personal enemy for Murphy and it's his actions that lead to Murphy's transformation into RoboCop, but his street-level crimes are nothing compared to OmniCorp's actions and it's only after he's dealt with that OmniCorp truly turns villainous.
  • No Nonsense Villain: Vallon is pretty competent, and it takes Murphy a lot of work, even with the advanced tracking capabilities he has as RoboCop, to pin the man down. He also has his men arm themselves appropriately to penetrate Murphy's armor (presumably, the ballistic resistance of OmniCorp androids was leaked to him by his moles), lines explosives in the hallway leading to his position, and has all his men behind heavy cover. Though Murphy got through, they did a fair amount of damage.


Clara Murphy

Played by Abbie Cornish

Alex's wife. She provides moral support for him and her son, David throughout the movie.

  • Adaptation Name Change: From the original's "Ellen" to "Clara".
  • Ascended Extra: In the original trilogy, Ellen and Jimmy were background characters at best, a reminder of what he lost. Here, Clara and David are a key part of the story.
  • Damsel in Distress: Clara and her son are held at gunpoint by Sellars in the climax. Fortunately, RoboCop saves them.
  • Determinator: She will do whatever it takes to get Alex to come home, despite OmniCorp's constant efforts to victimize her family.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She is a blonde and one of the most moral characters in the movie.
  • Happily Married: Before and after Alex's robotization they are shown to have a strong marriage. There was an active sex life too, but Alex is no longer equipped for that.
  • The Power of Love: Clara stepping in front of the roboticized Murphy and begging him to stop ignoring his family is what allows Murphy to triumph over his software and programming.

David Murphy

Played by John Paul Ruttan

The only son of Alex and Clara Murphy.

  • Adaptation Name Change: From the original's "Jimmy" to "David".
  • Age Lift: Jimmy from the original looks about 10 or 11, but David looks about 7 or 8.
  • Ascended Extra: In the original trilogy, Murphy's family were background characters at best, a reminder of what he lost, even more so Jimmy, as at least Ellen had a scene interacting with a post-RoboCop Murphy. Here, Clara and David are a key part of the story.
  • Distressed Dude: David and his mother are held at gunpoint by Sellars in the climax. Fortunately, RoboCop saves them.
  • When You Coming Home, Dad?: David becomes borderline depressed by his father's absence, to the point he doesn't even want to go to school. RoboCop's desire to see his family again is what allows him to overcome OmniCorp's reprogramming.

Patrick "Pat" Novak

Dubbed by Thierry Desroses (European French)

A right-wing broadcaster of "The Novak Element". He's a pro-OmniCorp supporter who believes in the use of their android forces to provide law enforcement services to the public.

  • Expy: Pat Novak is a Race Lift of infamous right-wing TV pundits like Bill O'Reilly or Rush Limbaugh. His show is even named "The Novak Element", obviously after The O'Reilly Factor.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: Pat Novak was a Golden Age Radio private detective played by a Pre-Dragnet Jack Webb (who was also very conservative).
  • Precision F-Strike: At the end, the normally smooth Novak drops Samuel L. Jackson's signature "motherfucker" when talking about the President upholding the Dreyfuss Act and Dr. Norton's whistleblowing.
  • Sound-Effect Bleep: When Novak loses his temper on his talk show, he lets loose a lot of words that are bleeped out.
  • Villainous Breakdown: "Villain" is a bit of a stretch, but Pat Novak flies into a Cluster F-Bomb speech with Norton's whistleblowing on OmniCorp and the vetoed repeal of the Dreyfuss Act.

Hubert Dreyfus

Played by Zach Grenier

An American Senator from Michigan who is responsible for authoring the Dreyfus Act, which doesn't allow any company to deploy androids to serve in a law enforcement capacity.

  • Named After Somebody Famous: As this article Senator Dreyfus is named after Hubert Dreyfus.
  • No Party Given: Though his opposition to automated law enforcement (an allegory for drone warfare) and the fact that he represents Michigan (which is generally, though not exclusively, a blue state) could point to him being a Democrat, he is not officially either one.