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Characters in the RoboCop franchise. For characters involved in the 2014 version, see here. For characters in The Series, go here.

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Detroit Police Department

    Anne Lewis
"Murphy, it's you."
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

  • Action Girl: She's a competent cop that is no Damsel in Distress, unlike most 80s female leads.
  • Badass Driver: Serves as the driver during the van chase at the beginning of the movie, rescues Murphy from an extrajudicial execution in her squad car, and also drives during the climactic shootout at the steel mill.
  • Badass Normal: She may not be a superhuman cyborg like Murphy, but they still make a great team. She also saves his life in a Big Damn Heroes moment, and is a pretty good shot ... with a grenade launcher.
  • Boyish Short Hair: An intentional choice by the film's creators to give her a bit of an androgynous look, since they felt her gender was not important, though she averts this in the sequels.
  • 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.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Is introducing by subduing a misbehaving perp with a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: Boyish Short Hair in the first film, chin length bob in the second film and shoulder length '80s Hair perm in the third film.
  • 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 "zip this up" 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.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She spends a lot of the movie being the only person under OCP who treats Robo like a human being rather than Just a Machine, and goes out of her way and disobeys orders to help him.
  • Heroic BSoD: She's visibly (and understandably) distraught seeing Murphy's desecrated corpse.
  • 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 Life-Partners: Her and Alex/Robo are strictly True Companions.
  • Reports of My Death Were Greatly Exaggerated: After slugging her and throwing her off a rail, Joe P. Dix believes he's killed her and reports such to Boddicker and the rest of the gang. In truth, she survived, although severely dazed upon returning to consciousness and too late to save Murphy.
  • Sacrificial Lion: In the third movie. Killed by Request of actress Nancy Allen.
  • Sidekick: Averted. They're very much equals, despite the fact that one's now a Nigh-Invulnerable cyborg.
  • Stronger Than They Look: Don't be fooled by her feminine features. See Establishing Character Moment.
  • Sudden Sequel Death Syndrome: Is fatally injured by McDagget around halfway in the third movie and dies in Murphy's arms.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: She's never without a bubblegum.
  • Two First Names: Her last name is usually used as a guy's name. Same applies to her actress.
  • You Are Too Late: After being knocked out, she arrives right after Murphy has been shot up and is dying.

    Sergeant John/Warren Reed 

Played by Robert DoQui
"Without cops, this city would tear itself apart!"

  • 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.
  • Big Good: His attitude towards the officers under his command resembles A Father to His Men.
  • Continuity Snarl: The subject of his first name is possibly one. In the scene when Morton, Johnson, and co. and taking RoboCop to Metro West in the original movie, Morton asks who Reed is, to which Johnson replies "Sgt. John Reed", but in the second, following Faxx's tampering with RoboCop, Murphy calls Reed "Warren", though given his programming was driving Murphy crazy and he was butchering age-old sayings, it's also possible Murphy just called Reed by the wrong name.
  • Da Chief: He is in charge of the Detroit Police Department.
  • Desk Jockey: He's mostly seen working at his desk, but he can still hold his own in the field if he needs to.
  • Everyone Has Standards: In 3, he's had enough of OCP's BS by the time Johnson and McDaggett order him to force people out of their homes and leads most of the Metro West cops against them.
  • A Father to His Men:
    • After RoboCop is badly damaged after his encounter with Cain and is taken away by OCP, Reed makes it clear that he expects them to bring "his man" back.
    • In RoboCop 3, when he throws down his badge rather than assist the Rehabs in evicting the people of Cadillac Heights, almost every officer in the precinct follows suit.
  • Insignia Rip-Off Ritual: Rips off his own badge to demonstrate he won't be a corporate goon anymore.
  • Last Stand: Against OCP at the end of RoboCop 3. Saved by Murphy pulling a Big Damn Heroes with his jetpack.
  • Manly Facial Hair: He's one of the few undisputed examples of Big Good in the whole franchise, and on the third film is the one who organizes the citizens of Cadillac Heights to fight back against the Rehab/Splatter army that is coming to kick out (or kill) everybody. And in all three films, he rocks a solid mustache.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: He opposes OCP's moronic policies that put his officers in danger, and tries to dissuade them from striking.
  • Turn in Your Badge: Shown in RoboCop 3, he takes off his badge and drops it to the floor in defiance of Johnson's edict for the station to help clear people out of Cadillac Heights.
  • Two First Names: Reed can be used as a given name for guys. His name actually counts as three first names if you take into account the Continuity Snarl of his given name. Four if you count Alpha Commando changing his given name to "Joe".

Omni Consumer Products

    In general
"I say good business is where you find it."
  • Always Chaotic Evil: Anybody who works for OCP is a ruthless scumbag, especially if they are an executive.
  • Corporate Conspiracy: Omni Consumer Products is not the most ethical of corporations. The original film had a vice-president willing to make a deal with a crime boss to start a crime spree, so that OCP can step in and offer to privatize the police force. And all of this to demolish Detroit and rebuild it as Delta City. By the time of the third movie, they're even hiring a street gang to drive out the locals.
  • Evil, Inc.: OCP is a cutthroat, heartless corporation that will use any cutthroat method it can, especially if it involves cutting corners.
  • Incompetence, Inc.: Big time, thanks to a combination of incompetence and greed. They prioritize making showpieces for military contracts rather than actually keeping the streets safe, and further prioritize said showpieces looking cool for the cameras and getting out early over them actually working. Regardless of what their product is, it's all Cool, but Inefficient, focusing entirely on looking flashy with no concern if it actually works, RoboCop being implied to be a fluke. This does eventually come back to bite them, as between the second and third films, they ended up being bought out by a Japanese company.
  • Law Enforcement, Inc.: They've privatised the Detroit Police Department as part of the city's bailout package. This is one of the first steps towards Delta City.
  • Mega-Corp: They have divisions in all kinds of diverse fields, such as consumer products, healthcare, prisons, space exploration, law enforcement and military grade weaponry.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: RoboCop 3 was about OCP's warranty becoming void between Kanemitsu buying the company, the Old Man being implied to have been forced out, the public learning the truth about the Rehabs, the resultant bankruptcy as stocks plummet, their headquarters being blown up by the Otomos, and the CEO getting fired.
  • No Name Given: The Old Man's name was never revealed. The CEO's name is also unstated in RoboCop 3, though if one counts the comic adaptation as All There in the Manual, then it's only his first name that unknown as it's stated there he's Bob Morton's dad (Johnson even calls him "Mr. Morton").

    Richard "Dick" Jones
"I had to kill Bob Morton because he made a mistake. Now it's time to erase that mistake."
The second main antagonist of the first movie, next to Clarence. He is the corrupt vice-president of OCP.

Played by Ronny Cox

  • Big Bad Duumvirate: With Boddicker, being the Non-Action Big Bad who supplies Boddicker with his equipment and money.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Keeps up an air of politeness when doing business, but whenever the chips are down he shows his true colors.
  • The Chessmaster: Turning out to be the Man Behind the Man for Detroit's latest crime spree and managing to smooth-talk Boddicker into staying his lackey by pointing out how much he'll benefit once Delta City brings a lot of suckers for construction work surely fits here.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: This is a pattern with OCP, but Jones took it up to eleven. He doesn't even care that he made a piece of utter crap that killed a board member!
    Richard:I had a guaranteed military sale with ED-209 - renovation program, spare parts for twenty-five years... Who cares if it worked or not!?
  • Destination Defenestration: His attempt to rebel against the Old Man ends out going ... out the window.
  • A Dick in Name: The film loves to go out of its way to remind you that he's as terrible as his namesake by having every character really. emphasize. the. pronunciation of his nickname when they are being angry or sarcastic at him. Conversely, while Boddicker is trying to play nice for him, he pointedly calls him "Richard" instead.
  • Did You Actually Believe...?: Gives this speech to RoboCop when he comes to arrest him
    Richard: "What did you think? That you were an ordinary cop? You're our product! And we can't very well have our products turning against us, can we?"
  • The Dreaded: OCP's other executives are terrified of Dick. They will talk smack about him behind his back, but are quick to run when he shows his face.
  • Establishing Character Moment: After his ED-209 specimen kills a fellow executive by accident, he brushes off the death as a "temporary setback". The Old Man has none of it.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Subverted. It's hinted that one of the reasons Dick opposes the RoboCop project is because the idea of Frankensteining humans into cyborgs creeps him out. However, he doesn't view any humanity within RoboCop and wastes no time trying to destroy him despite him technically being a human.
  • 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.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He presents himself as polite and friendly, but he's a ruthless and greedy sociopath who wants to take over OCP at all costs and doesn't care if innocent people die in the process.
  • Hate Sink: OCP executives are mostly scumbags, but Dick's depths of depravity makes him the most loathsome of them all. He buddies with a bloodthirsty crime lord for money, has Bob killed for screwing over his ED-209 project, views RoboCop as his "product" and happily tries to have him killed, and threatens to murder the Old Man when he's exposed.
  • 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.
    • As an executive of OCP, he always builds up the company as being a reliable, strong enterprise, but as he reveals to Bob in their confrontation, he's well aware that ED-209 is total garbage and even has a contingency in place to profit from its malfunction.
    • He criticizes Bob for pulling the rug under him with RoboCop, claiming he didn't go through the proper channels while also insulting the company thanks to how he ruined the plans with ED 209. This is despite the fact that Dick has shown he will go to any lengths to get what he wants, hiring Boddicker to kill Bob to get him out of the way, and even taking the Old Man hostage.
  • Irony: He's livid at Clarence for spilling about Dick's involvement to RoboCop because, as a cyborg, RoboCop can record his confession which can then be admitted as evidence. He's fired from OCP (and subsequently dispatched by RoboCop) because of his own careless gloating, which was recorded and played to the board as evidence of his crimes.
  • It's All About Me: He really doesn't care about providing the company with a reliable product, he only cares about his advancement opportunity.
  • Lack of Empathy: Doesn't care about any people who die as a result of his actions, only for his own advancement.
  • Large Ham: His gloating about how he "erased the mistake" that was Morton was only heard by Murphy and nobody else solely because the floor was empty.
  • No Indoor Voice: A common RoboCop villain trait.
  • Non-Action Big Bad: He's not much of a physical threat, leaving that to Boddicker or ED-209 or resorting to Robo's Restraining Bolt to protect himself. His main danger is his influence in OCP as well as his connections providing the likes of Boddicker powerful weaponry.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: When he's furious with Bob Morton, he comes in close and starts stroking his hair before grabbing a hank of it and threatening him.
  • Oh, Crap!: He's as smug as a human can possibly be, convinced he's safe behind Directive 4. Then the Old Man shouts, "DICK, YOU'RE FIRED!" and his entire bearing collapses in his last few seconds of life.
  • Screw the Rules, I Make Them!: Jones brags that he added Directive Four, which essentially renders OCP execs above the law, into Robo's programming.
  • The Sociopath: A classic example: he's charming, manipulative, and completely indifferent to the lives of others.
  • The Starscream: His plan is to wait for the Old Man to die, take over OCP and run the city of Detroit like his own personal fiefdom.
  • Villainous Breakdown: All throughout the movie, he's been quite the Smug Snake sleaze, but once Robo plays back his confession, he tries to bargain his way out by holding the Old Man hostage.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: The rest of OCP, including his boss, has no idea about his mob connections and general underhandedness.
  • Visionary Villain: His twisted vision of Delta City (New Detroit), a reboot of the town to enable more corporate and conventional theft.

    Donald Johnson
"He's legally dead. We can do pretty much what we want to him."
An executive at OCP that always manages to stick around no matter what happens.

Played by Felton Perry

  • Affably Evil: Out of the film trilogy villains, Johnson is nice to everyone, including Morton, and is generally, a Harmless Villain. Even when he does try and use his OCP clout, it comes off as pitiful.
  • Bizarre Taste in Food: He takes quite a liking to Robo's nutrient paste.
  • Comedic Sociopathy: He reacts way too happy when Robo kills Dick, complete with a huge smile and a thumbs-up, though it may be because he just found out Dick had murdered Morton, who he considered a friend.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He is horrified by the ED-209 screw-up, happy when Jones died after learning about Bob's death, and was appalled with Faxx's ideas for the RoboCop 2 project.
  • 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.
  • Named by the Adaptation: Sort of. In the movies, he's referred to only as Johnson, though his first name is supposed to be Donald. The Marvel Comics adaptation and its series has him named as Daniel.
  • 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.
  • Professional Butt-Kisser: Witness him clapping every time the man in charge of OCP makes a mention of the grand goal of creating Delta City at the beginning of each film, even as everybody else in the room gives increasingly less of a crap.
  • Rank Up: The CEO in the third film mentions that he made him a vice president.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here: During the third film, he bails out of OCP headquarters once things go south.
  • Smug Snake: Witness his attempts at strong-arming people, such as Reed in RoboCop 3. His attempt at Shame If Something Happened to Reed's pension got quite the backfire and Johnson can only stand there impotently yelling.
  • 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.
  • Villainous Friendship: With Bob Morton. He's genuinely outraged to learn Dick Jones killed him and happy when RoboCop avenges him.

    The Old Man
"Sometimes we just have to start over from scratch to make things right, and that's exactly what we're going to do."
Head of OCP in the first two movies.

Played by Dan 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.
  • Bus Crash: Seems to have died in the period between RoboCop 2 and RoboCop 3, leaving his company in the much less capable hands of The CEO in RoboCop 3. Johnson implies that he was considered expendable between films.
  • 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? Most egregiously, he authorizes a hit on the mayor of Detroit when the desperate mayor tries to make a deal with a crime lord to save the city's finances, which would set back OCP's plans.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He may be corrupt, but there are a few lines he draws, most prominently petty treason involving hostage-taking. When Dick Jones crosses that line, his usefulness to OCP ends then and there. He is also angry at Jones trying to downplay ED-209's Disastrous Demonstration (in all of its gory mess) as "only a glitch".
  • 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.
  • Lack of Empathy: At the end of the second film, he leaves the building by stepping over the corpse of a bystander killed by Cain.
  • Large Ham: He's VERY LOUD and EXPRESSIVE sometimes:
    "DICK ... YOU'RE FIRED!"
  • Offscreen Karma: We never find out what exactly happened to him, but after ending the second film showing himself to be every bit as corrupt as everybody else in OCP, the third movie shows that he is no longer in charge and Johnson just cryptically says in one scene that the Old Man found out the hard way that "everyone's expendable" to the company.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: No one ever calls him anything other than "The Old Man."
  • Only Sane Man: In the first movie, he appears to be the only executive at OCP who plans don't involve making money through excessive villainy. It's dropped in the sequel.
  • 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.
  • Skewed Priorities:
    • His response to ED 209 killing a man is to express outrage over the setbacks it would create. He doesn't complain about Dick allowing the machine in with live ammunition for no good reason.
    • When shown the videos of the failed RoboCop 2 prototypes, his reaction is not one of horror towards the candidates going mad and killing themselves, or the deaths and injuries to the OCP scientists, but is instead to complain about cost overruns.
  • Smug Snake: A pretty amiable one, but one nonetheless. Standard OCP board behavior, really.
  • Sudden Sequel Heel Syndrome: He was practically the Token Good Teammate of OCP and even thanked RoboCop and referred him as a human being in the first film. He's suddenly a ruthless corporate asswipe that has people killed and uses improperly tested weapons in the sequel to a point he's nearly an Expy of his actor's past Corrupt Corporate Executive role as Conal Cochran in Halloween III: Season of the Witch, except his motives are out of Greed rather then For the Evulz unlike Cochran. That said, as this video from fan site RoboCop Archive's YouTube channel points out, we only saw the Old Man twice in the original film at board meetings, whereas the Old Man was seen in 2 behind closed doors multiple times.
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: In the first movie, he disproves of ED 209 after seeing it is dangerous and unreliable. In the sequel, he approves of building a successor to RoboCop that is effectivily walking war machine, and putting the brain of a drug addicted crime lord into it.
  • Villainous Valor: When RoboCop 2 goes on its inevitable rampage during its public unveiling, the Old Man doesn't cower or panic. Instead, he stands tall, makes sure the woman he's sleeping with is taken to safety, then steps forward and tells the battling RoboCop and RoboCop 2 to "BEHAVE YOURSELVES!", only leaving the scene of the fight when it becomes clear there's nothing else to be done. Might verge on Suicidal Overconfidence given the circumstances, but he makes it work.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He honestly believes his plans for Detroit are for the good of the city as well as his corporation, even if they involve using giant police robots to wipe out crime before rebuilding it, to say nothing of the ramifications of gentrification.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness:
    • Does this to Dick Jones when he tries to take him hostage.
    • Johnson implies this happened to him between the second and third films.

    Bob Morton
"We're projecting the end of crime in Old Detroit within forty days. There's a new guy in town. His name is RoboCop."

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

Played by Miguel Ferrer

  • Affably Evil: He was originally written as just another yuppie corporate douchebag, but Miguel Ferrer brought a kind of smarmy charm and manic charisma with genuinely good qualities to the character that, when combined with Morton's almost fatherly pride in Robocop, made him strangely likeable.
  • All There in the Manual: The comic adaptation of 3 states that the new CEO is, in fact, Bob's dad.
  • Asshole Victim: He's killed by Boddicker, though his death is more of a Alas, Poor Villain moment for him.
  • Anti-Villain: He's slime, but compared to the other OCP execs he's relatively nice.. His death scene makes him look more pathetic than anything as he begs for his life while Boddicker shoots him and leaves him to die.
  • Bathroom Stall of Overheard Insults: How he gets on Dick Jones' bad side. Jones does not appreciate being shown up by one of his subordinates on his own project.
  • Big Good: Downplayed. Even for a Smug Snake Jerkass Corrupt Corporate Executive Anti-Villain, he can be considered to be this of the first film as he was responsible for bringing Murphy back to life as the indestructible cybernetic crimefighter to sincerely solve Detroit's crime problem and even after his death, his legacy still lived on through his successful creation Robo. Plus, given the Old Man's Sudden Sequel Heel Syndrome in the the second film after being depicted as the Token Good Teammate of the first film, Morton is by comparison the true sole Token Good Teammate of OCP as he genuinely wanted his creation to solve the city's problems, even though his creation's sincerity of being the solution made Morton felt it would grant him a promotion above anything else.
  • Character Death: He dies when Boddicker uses a hand grenade to blow him and his house up.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Between this and an Honest Corporate Executive. Like all OCP executives, he did not get where he is by being nice about it, and he deliberately sent police officers to their deaths just to use one of their corpses as wetware for his RoboCop. However, unlike many of his contemporaries, he's actually concerned with turning in a legitimately good product that will benefit the public rather than one that's just marketable.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Although the RoboCop initiative addresses virtually all of the weaknesses in the ED-209 rollout; Morton fails to account for a critical flaw in his own plan: Most soldiers or cops converted into Frankensteinian cyborgs would be driven mad by the loss of their humanity. Morton got lucky with Murphy - his desire for vengeance against the criminals who killed him, combined with his strong devotion to the law, enabled him to adapt to his new existence. Attempts to create more RoboCops fail spectacularly when the candidates reject the transformation and destroy themselves. Though to be fair, Morton died before any attempt to replicate his work was seriously discussed.
  • Everyone Has Standards: For all his flaws, Bob does take his work seriously, making sure that RoboCop has the highest level of quality and he's disgusted at Jones wanting to knowingly sell defective or dangerous products.
  • Evil Is Hammy: Morton is right at home to the other slimy 80s action villains.
  • Greater-Scope Paragon: Following his death, his mostly redeeming legacy lives on through his creation Robo in the sequels.
  • Hidden Depths: Bob seems like and largely is a typical sleazy exec, focused on his own career and hedonism, but he does take his work very seriously. He oversees almost every aspect of the RoboCop project and makes sure everything is at the highest level and he takes genuine pride in the end result, sincerely believing it can help bring down crime.
  • Honest Corporate Executive: Downplayed, but is between this and Corrupt Corporate Executive, due to being one of the few or even the only one to have any redeeming qualities and acting as a Morality Chain to the Old Man and OCP until his death.
  • Hookers and Blow: What he was doing before Boddicker came to his house.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: In fairness it would be pointless to let Murphy keep his organic arm when already having removed almost everything else, and it would be weaker than the rest of his cybernetic body to no benefit.
  • 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: No Indoor Voice aside, Ferrer was clearly having a blast playing Morton and it shows.
    To the under-construction Robo) "You're gonna be a bad motherfucker!"
    (Also regarding his creation) "That's good. That's very good. I fuckin' love that guy!!"
  • 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 following the death of his and the company's one of the few or even only employee of a Corrupt Corporate Executive with any redeeming qualities.
  • Smug Snake: "Fuck Jones. He's old, we're young... and that's life."
  • Technician vs. Performer: The performer to Dick's technician surprisingly enough. On the surface it seems the other way around, as Dick's ED-209 was all show and no substance while Bob's idea of a bionic cop seems more feasible and bland. However, Dick's method of creating a "solution" to crime was actually very by the numbers. He went through corporate channels, made a robot (by modern times many industries and sectors are becoming more mechanized), and even followed a corporate line of planned obsolescence or creating a problem to sell a solution for (namely the ED-209's bugs and flaws). Bob on the other hand had a more intricate plan, which involved out of the box thinking like sending the best officers to crime-infested areas to later claim any that died, using a top tier police officer as wet-ware or parts for a bionic law enforcement officer that can be flexible and calculate the solutions to numerous situations and learn more on its own, and Bob made sure that everything worked, the parts were top of the line, and that his peace officer could do everything a normal peace officer could do but better. Jones wanted to make a product. Morton wanted to make a badass super cop.
  • Token Good Teammate: Say what you will about his methods, but when Bob got the job of creating a police robot, he paid close attention to every step of the process — right down to arranging Murphy's death — and insisted on delivering the best product he could. Truly an inspiring — albeit amoral — example of the capabilities of American corporations. Compare Jones, who didn't even care whether or not his robot worked — just if he could sell it! Compared to his colleagues, Morton was of the few or even the only Corrupt Corporate Executive to have any redeeming qualities following Old Man's, Johnson's and the rest of his colleagues' irredeemable Sudden Sequel Heel Syndrome in the sequels after his death, revealing Morton to be their Morality Chain.
  • Uriah Gambit: An odd version, as he didn't even know Murphy, let alone had any real disagreement with him. Morton wanted a skilled, experienced police officer to use for his RoboCop project and for said officer to be dead so he could exploit legal loopholes regarding the use of the officer's body, and thus arranged several officers to be sent to the dangerous Metro West section of Detroit. Alex Murphy just has the crappy luck of being killed and selected by Morton.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He crosses some very questionable lines but Bob does seem to sincerely believe RoboCop will improve the city.

    Enforcement Droid series 209 (ED-209)
"I am now authorized to use physical force."

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

Voiced by Jon Davison

  • Achilles' Heel: Never let it go near a staircase. Or a manhole. Or let a child hack into its AI.
  • Adaptation Name Change: For some reason, the cartoon and toyline featured the ED-260 (possibly justified, as that may have been intended to be a successor model to the movie robot).
  • Adaptational Badass:
    • In one of the RoboCop vs. Terminator comics, an ED-209 fights a T-800 and wins. Being ED-209, its flawed logic immediately ruins its crowning moment of awesome, as it opts to finish off the downed opponent by shooting it with a rocket while the damaged T-800 is at ED-209's feet, blowing himself up.
    • ED-209 acts as an Assist Character for RoboCop in Mortal Kombat 11. Given that it only shows up for Fatal Blows and a Fatality, 209's very much not played for laughs and its weaponry devastates Robo's opponents.
  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: The infamous demonstration shows problems with its ability to recognise that a suspect has complied with its orders. In addition, it's stupidly easy for someone to hack into and take control of.
  • All Crimes Are Equal: ED-209 advances dangerously on RoboCop for being illegally parked on private property at the end of the film, possibly having been deliberately programmed to be more aggressive than usual to protect the building due to the police strike.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: ED-209's design is just straight-up awesome looking and its firepower is something to be reckoned with, but as a rushed-out product, its numerous design flaws give him essentially zero practical applications. Except, oddly enough, as a children's toy in Real Life.
  • Badass Baritone: Its synthesized voice is extremely deep and threatening. But when it tumbles down a flight of stairs or gets stuck in an open manhole, it makes squealing noises.
  • Breakout Villain: ED-209 is possibly the most renowned "villain" in the whole franchise, and is about as iconic as RoboCop himself.
  • The Brute: It is this to Dick Jones. ED-209 is the first thing that manages to do any kind of damage to RoboCop.
  • Butt-Monkey: ED-209 becomes the butt of jokes in the RoboCop franchise due to its dumb AI and tendency towards clumsy failures.
  • Catchphrase: "Please put down your weapon. You have 20 seconds to comply," and once the countdown ends "I am now authorized to use physical force."
  • Can't Use Stairs: Ostensibly built for urban policing, it was designed without the ability to navigate a simple staircase. Justified in-story, as it was intentionally written as a poorly-conceived design in several ways (spotty AI, major weak points, seriously overarmed), which is why the project was abandoned in favor of RoboCop.
  • Chicken Walker: Its leg design, which is a design flaw. ED-209 is too slow and clunky to navigate urban terrain, as shown when it gets stuck in a manhole or when it tumbles down a flight of stairs. Yet nobody at OCP bothers to fix this flaw.
  • Cool, but Inefficient: In its "intended" role as a police robot, one really has to imagine what advantages ED-209 would have. It's very cool, but its weapons and tactics are insanely overkill for any police purpose, it's too clunky to navigate urban terrain, and its AI is too cumbersome to resolve anything a cop would be expected to manage. Much of its makes a little more sense from the perspective of a military conflict, where it could put those guns to good use, but it's still likely to be a liability.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: It has enough firepower to damage RoboCop and could very likely kill him in a straight long-range fight. The problem is that its design and programming has so many flaws Robo can easily outmaneuver it and put it down long before it can make that happen. Dick Jones bluntly admits ED-209's primary purpose was to sell defense contracts rather to actually work.
  • Disastrous Demonstration: The ED-209's product demo results in one of OCP's lesser executives becoming Ludicrous Gibs. Exactly what moron would use live ammo or test it in front of the higher-ups?
  • Disproportionate Retribution: One charges Robo with illegal parking, then readies its machine guns.
  • The Ditz: While ED-209 is much larger, more cumbersome, and less maneuverable than a humanoid, its greatest weakness is its dumb AI, which is prone to errors and flaws of logic, nicely illustrating the huge difference between a programmed machine and a human mind like Robo's.
  • Dumb Muscle: ED-209's firepower is capable of dealing more damage to RoboCop with a single burst from its arm cannons than an entire factory full of goons with automatic weapons could manage in an extended firefight. It's also strong enough to sock RoboCop with a punch to send him flying a couple dozen feet, despite its short stubby arms clearly not being intended for anything other than shooting stuff. And yet because of its dumb AI, ED-209 is incredibly ineffectual.
  • Epic Fail: ED-209 attempts to descend a set of stairs in the OCP building even when its feet are too big to go down the steps.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: It has a Badass Baritone voice, but is a product of OCP and targets RoboCop.
  • Eyeless Face: Designer Craig Davies deliberately avoided giving the ED-209 anything resembling eyes, seeing as eyes "convey too much emotion" and robot eyes had already become cliché by then.
  • Flawed Prototype: Its initial presentation to the OCP board is a complete disaster after it is unable to register that Kinney has complied with its order to put down his weapon with fatal consequences. During Murphy's first encounter with it, he damages it by turning on of its own guns against it and disables it entirely by simply fleeing down a flight of stairs. As the second and third films show, these flaws go uncorrected, as a news report in the second film shows one trapped by an open manhole and in the third film, its AI is easily hacked into by a child. None of this matters to Jones, because he was trying to sell the service contracts and spare parts it would require precisely because it was awful.
  • Gone Horribly Wrong: ED-209's first demonstration not only fails to register a "hostile" surrendering, it can't be stopped from firing unless its plug is pulled. This is why the Old Man is so eager to hear about the RoboCop program.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: ED-209 suffers an embarrassing failure once per movie, from falling down the stairs in Robocop, getting its foot stuck in an open manhole in RoboCop 2, and being hacked and made to declare itself a puppy dog in RoboCop 3. Dick Jones outright admits ED-209 was built by the lowest bidder and it's primary purpose was to sell defense contracts rather to actually work.
  • Mighty Glacier: Much like its cyborg competition, it's not the fastest robot, but it sure packs a lot of firepower and is hard to destroy.
  • Mecha-Mook: One serves as Dick Jones' personal bodyguard.
  • More Dakka: It has plenty of firepower, including repeating guns and rocket launchers. Despite this, it's unable to take on the smaller but more clever RoboCop.
  • Short-Range Long-Range Weapon: At one point the ED-209 walks up to RoboCop and uppercuts him with its arm. Its arm is a short and stubby Arm Cannon and clearly designed for long range use only. ED-209 also spends the entire fight walking up to RoboCop to shoot him at point-blank range; this just gives RoboCop the opportunity to grab ED's arm and force it to shoot itself. ED-209 really isn't the brightest bulb in the room.
  • Staircase Tumble: It tumbles down a flight of stairs while trying to chase Robo.
  • 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.
  • There Is No Kill like Overkill: As much of an Urban Hellscape Detroit (and the average city in America, if not the world) has become, 20mm auto-cannons and rocket launchers are excessive pieces of hardware to outfit on a law enforcement unit (even with the justification of Dick Jones wishing to sell it to the military at a later date).
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: ED-209 acts as an Assist Character for RoboCop in Mortal Kombat 11. Given that it only shows up for Fatal Blows and a Fatality, 209's very much not played for laughs and its weaponry devastates Robo's opponents.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Its AI is largely ineffective and it has all the wit of a rock. Unfortunately for Robocop, ED-209 is still a hulking war-machine that puts its twin-cannons and massive size to lethal use when they first meet.
  • Villainous Breakdown: After falling down the stairs and landing on its back, it thrashes around for a bit and making whining sounds. It's strangely amusing.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: ED-209's main flaw is that it can't easily maneuver around tight urban terrain, what with far too broad legs to manage the narrow and steep steps of a stairwell. One is also shown flailing about uselessly after it gets its foot caught in a manhole. Its AI is also rudimentary, as a child manages to hack into it very easily. Apparently, OCP didn't care about fixing these flaws even when it was obvious.
  • When All You Have Is a Hammer…: It's only capable of extreme firepower as a standard response to all threats and lawbreaking, even something as minor as illegal parking.

    Juliette Faxx 

The OCP psychologist who proposes putting the mind of a criminal into RoboCop 2.

Played by Belinda Bauer

  • Did Not Think This Through: After everything is said and done and her crazy theory leads to about fifty people getting killed, she is a pretty good example of "being so driven about whether she could that she didn't stopped to think if she should".
  • Mad Doctor: She shows absolutely no remorse for what she does throughout the movie, driving RoboCop half mad with nonsense directives, and taking Cain, a sociopathic drug lord with delusions of godhood, and giving him an indestructible armed-to-the-teeth cyborg body. Not only that but it seems that when she was put on the RoboCop 2 project she started looking at death row inmates as candidates straight away, with no indication that she looked elsewhere. She also seems to relish prolonging Cain's suffering when she cuts his life support.
  • Psycho Psychologist: Puts a drug-dealing cult leader's brain into a Mini-Mecha body. Her reasoning for doing so is that only people who are crazy enough to not care about the bad part of becoming a full-body cyborg and instead focus on the "cool" things of their transformation would be acceptable subjects - the events of the film demonstrate the obvious outcome: people that crazy to begin with are only useful as "kill-'em-all-and-let-God-sort-'em-out" attack dogs (definitely worthless as law enforcers), and that is if they can be controlled at all.
  • The Scapegoat: In the end, OCP used her as this to save the company from fallout over the RoboCop 2 fiasco, even if it had to create some evidence to do so. It's even more satisfying considering that Faxx is a Smug Snake who won't see what's going to happen to her until it's too late.
  • Sleeping Their Way to the Top: Implied to be doing this with the Old Man.
  • Smug Smiler: She tends to shoot annoyingly smug smiles at the other OCP executives whenever the Old Man takes her suggestions over theirs. Because of this, the executives happily use her to save their company from the disaster she herself started.
  • Smug Snake: Although she is a clever scientist, she has trouble anticipating the consequences of her own poor choices. Faxx didn't foresee that putting the brain of a drug-addled psychopath into a fully-armed cybernetic nightmare would lead to many casualties and deaths at her own workplace. She also didn't foresee that the Old Man would ultimately put his own welfare before hers, thinking she could just charm her way out of the consequences of her own actions by seducing the Old Man.

    The CEO 

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

Played by Rip Torn

  • All There in the Manual: The comic adaptation of RoboCop 3 states that he's Bob Morton's father.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: With Paul McDaggett, though he's clearly the lesser evil.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: Quite possibly the most incompetent villain in the series.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Per the course for the higher-ups of OCP.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Draws the line at killing police officers who were standing up for the rebels.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": He's only referred to by his job title. As noted under "All There In the Manual", he's Bob Morton's dad, though his first name still isn't revealed.
  • Incompetence, Inc.: He isn't as smart as the Old Man, and it's clear OCP hasn't prospered since he was appointed its new head, with the company sinking lower and lower. In another sign of his idiocy, related to the comic adaptation stating he's Bob Morton's dad, he asked whose idea was RoboCop, unaware it was his son's project.
  • Jerkass: He wants OCP to prosper (again because he's run it to the ground). And if going to war with the citizens of Detroit is what it takes, then so be it.
  • Kill the Poor: He has no problem with the Rehabs killing people who resist getting kicked out of their homes as long as it doesn't make the news. The moment he protests is because McDaggett decides to continue the campaign even if it means killing cops.
  • Outliving One's Offspring: The comic reveals he's the father of Bob Morton, who died in the first film.
  • Puppet King: He may be technically in charge at OCP, but Kanemitsu is giving him his orders.
  • Smug Snake: The moment the smug finally goes out of his face is the moment when he discovers that 1) OCP's stock has completely bottomed out (as a response to the public discovering how violent the Rehabs are) and the corporation is now utterly worthless and 2) McDaggett showcases himself to be Eviler than Thou.

    Robo Cop Technician/Linda Garcia 

A technician at the police station who's in charge of doing maintenance on Robocop.

Played by Patricia Charbonneau

  • All There in the Manual: The novelization reveals her first name as "Linda."
  • Ambiguous Situation: Most technicians in this role are OCP employees. However, she often speaks of OCP with contempt.
  • Florence Nightingale Effect: There's a bit of Ship Tease between her and Murphy. As she says, "I know every inch of him. Every circuit. Every living nerve.
  • It Can Think: She insists that Murphy is a conscious, suffering human being, not the unthinking machine OCP insists he is.
  • No Name Given: She has quite a prominent role for an unnamed, uncredited character. You can only see the name "Garcia" on her name tag if you pause the movie.

Boddicker's Gang

    In general 
  • Create Your Own Hero: Boddicker and his gang killed Alex Murphy—which bit them in the ass when Morton used Murphy to create RoboCop.
  • For the Evulz: It's their main motivation, with money just being a nice bonus.
  • Large Ham: All of them are incredibly over the top in the best way.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Nash and Mihn are the only ones who don't fit this.
    • Boddicker himself has two of his most famous lines: first telling the ladies with Morton "Bitches, leave," and then telling Sal he'd "shove enough of this factory up his stupid wop ass." Oddly, he doesn't refer to Robo as "it."
    • Joe called Emil a "faggot" twice.
    • Emil himself makes a crack about Prison Rape after he escapes from prison during the police strike.
  • Villainous Friendship: About as close to being friends as a bunch of Ax-Crazy murderers can get.

    Clarence Boddicker
"Cops don't like me. So I don't like cops."

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.
  • Ax-Crazy: As his execution of Murphy and Morton shows, he's a violent sadist fond of torture and murder.
  • Badass Normal: No special cybernetics or crazy drugs in his system, yet still capable of posing a threat to RoboCop through ruthlessness, equipment, and no small amount of guile.
  • Bad Boss: Asks an injured lackey, "Can you fly, Bobby?" before throwing him at a pursuing police car.
  • Bald of Evil: He's balding and a sadistic monster.
  • BFG: He and his gang get Cobra Assault Cannons to destroy RoboCop.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: With Jones. Boddicker is the much-more immediate threat due to personally being in the field with his goons killing people, and it's his actions that result in Murphy becoming Robocop in the first place.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: He wears almost nothing but black and grey—clearly, a bad dude.
  • Cop Killer: He's essentially a serial killer of cops, wanted in connection to the death of at least 32 of them before killing Alex. Boddicker openly tells Alex that cops don't like him, so he doesn't like them.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He can make some dismissive yet witty comments.
  • Destination Defenestration: When he gets cornered by RoboCop at the drug factory and is read his Miranda rights, he gets thrown through several windows until he confesses his plot.
  • Diabolical Mastermind: As a crime boss in Old Detroit, he has connections with companies and some law enforcers, and pretty much untouched by law.
  • Dirty Coward: Clarence's arrogance and cruelty vanish when Robocop backs him into a corner, especially the second time, and he quickly devolves into a pleading wreck who will say anything to save his skin.
  • Equal-Opportunity Evil: He has African-American Joe Cox, Asian-American Steve Minh, and Emil Antonowsky, who may have some Slavic 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 Has a Bad Sense of Humor: He's not above the occasional violence-based pun.
  • Evil Is Hammy: As opposed to Alex and the other good guys, he is quite loud.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: He has Kurtwood Smith's impressive vocals and is as bad as they come.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He tries to sound polite to his opponents, even when he threatens to kill them. He treats his gang members like friends but won't hesitate to kill them if it suits his needs.
  • For the Evulz: This is Clarence's main motivation for almost everything he does.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: Typically seen with his glasses. And there is the whole "based on Heinrich Himmler" thing...
  • Hand Cannon: Carries a Desert Eagle with a massive silencer.
  • Hate Sink: A despicable human being.
  • Hero Killer: Murphy is just his latest in a long string of victims. He nearly does it again against Robo in their second fight.
  • It's Personal with the Dragon: While Boddicker is technically part of a Big Bad Duumvirate, he technically works for Jones to advance himself. However, Jones and Murphy don't have any personal animosity towards each other, with Jones hating RoboCop's creator, Bob Morton, for endangering his position in the company and wanting RoboCop dead only because he threatens his ED-209 project. By contrast, Murphy only regains his sense of identity through his desire for vengeance against Boddicker for killing him, and their fight in the climax is much more personal than Murphy going after Jones, which is more akin to just taking down another criminal.
  • Laughably Evil: He can actually be pretty funny at times.
  • Large Ham: Very enthusiastic and expressive. You can tell Kurtwood Smith was having a lot of fun in the role. The Japanese dub raised this angle up to eleven, courtesy of the late Nobuo Tanaka, aka DIO in the 90s OVAs. Meanwhile, in English:
    "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 Honor Among Thieves: He threw his incompetent minion Bobby at Murphy and Lewis's car to slow them down.
  • 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 Rat: He's a crime boss who does odd-jobs and assassinations for Dick Jones, the number two guy at OCP. Jones gets obstacles to his position eliminated while Boddicker gains new opportunities to expand his criminal empire with Jones's connections in exchange.
  • Pet the Dog: When he comes to kill Bob Morton, who is being entertained by two prostitutes at the moment, he orders the prostitutes to leave rather than kill them as potential witnesses.
  • Pin-Pulling Teeth: He does this with the grenade he uses to finish off Bob Morton. Although since it seems to be designed differently from normal grenades, it might be a type with a pin especially easy to pull.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner: He attempts this with "Sayonara, RoboCop!" after beating and stabbing him with a metal rod, but unfortunately for Boddicker, the process of saying it puts his throat within range of Robocop's computer spike...
  • Psycho for Hire: Dick Jones got to hire a ruthless crime lord to do his bidding.
  • 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.
  • Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: He doesn't rape anyone onscreen, but one of the many many charges on his rap sheet is rape to hammer home how much of a scumbag he is.
  • Right for the Wrong Reasons: During his first confrontation with RoboCop, Clarence can turn his brutalization into a lawful arrest by pointing out that he works for Dick Jones, who runs OCP and the cops by extension, so, since RoboCop is a cop, their personal, derivative allegiance to Dick Jones must defuse the conflict. RoboCop does stop upon hearing it, but only because Murphy abides to uphold the law and his program.
  • Sadist: His joy in inflicting pain and causing carnage is clear in every scene and line he speaks.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here: Initially plans to walk out of his deal with Dick Jones when Dick asks him to kill RoboCop. Then Dick tempts him by the promise of the business he can have when Delta City's construction begins.
  • Slashed Throat: How he dies, courtesy of Murphy ramming his data spike into his throat and violently ripping it out in a spray of blood.
  • The Sociopath: To him, other people are just toys to be played with and disposed of once they break.
  • Soft-Spoken Sadist: One of the less hammy villains in the movie, though still a veritable fountain of meme-tastic, scenery-chewing one-liners.
  • Tom the Dark Lord: It takes a special kind of evil to be a middle-aged, bespectacled, skinny man with a receding hairline named Clarence and remain intimidating. Boddicker is that man.
  • Villainous Breakdown: After Robo throws him through a few windows, he starts pleading with him not to kill him because he has dirt on Jones.
  • Villainous Valor: He's a selfish, greedy man, and if you offer him enough reward, he will even risk his neck to try and kill Robocop.
  • Villains Want Mercy: While he's still too proud to beg for it, he desperately starts trying to appeal to Murphy's sense of duty both times, he loses the upper hand to Robo. It only saves him the first time.
  • You Have Failed Me: A combination of this and You Have Outlived Your Usefulness. When one of his goons ends up burning the money during a bank robbery by blowing the doors and gets his legs shot during a shoot-out between the cops and their getaway van, Boddicker decides to use his incompetent and useless henchman as a way to keep the cop car from pursuing. "Can you fly, Bobby?"

    Emil M. Antonowsky
"I know you! You're dead! WE KILLED YOU!"
One of Clarence's thugs.

Played by Paul McCrane

  • An Arm and a Leg: More like his entire body explodes.
  • Ax-Crazy: Just as insane as his boss, but more impulsive, as seen when he threatens to kill an employee at the gas station simply for laughs.
  • Body Horror: His last moments were unpleasant, to say the least.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: It is really grisly.
  • Death by Disfigurement: Gets disfigured by toxic waste.
  • The Driver: Acts as the group’s getaway driver during their introductory scene.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Is infuriated when Murphy accidentally shoots the gang's stolen TV, telling him, "Your ass is mine."
  • Hollywood Acid: Involved in a horrible accident leading to his famous "melting man" scene.
  • 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. His body melts as a result.
  • Jerkass: Even for a sadistic henchman, he's really obnoxious.
  • Made of Plasticine: He goes splat when hit by a car— presumably because the acidic toxic waste has weakened his bones.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: He told RoboCop "We killed you!" which helps RoboCop learn he used to be a man with a loving wife and son (his past was meant to be covered up a secret from him by Morton).
  • 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.
  • Prison Rape: Seems to be averted. He claims not to have been raped while in prison.
  • Skewed Priorities: Is infuriated when Murphy shoots Dougy... because he shoots the stolen TV in the process.
  • Villainous Breakdown: His terrified disbelief when he first sees Robocop.
    Emil: I know you...You're dead. We killed you!...We killed you!!!

    Leon Nash
"I got him, Clarence! I got him!"

One of Clarence's thugs.

Played by Ray Wise

    Joe P. Cox
"Good night, sweet prince. Hahahahahahahaha!"

One of Clarence's thugs.

Played by Jesse D. Goins

  • Black Dude Dies First: Zig-zagged. He is not the first of the gang to die overall, as Bobby dies (with help from Clarence) in the initial confrontation with Murphy and Lewis, and Steve Minh dies previously during the shootout with Robo at the cocaine factory. However, 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.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: During their final showdown with Robocop, Boddicker's gang all get memorable deaths except for Joe, who just gets shot in the chest at the beginning and quickly forgotten about. Originally it was planned that he would be knocked over a railing and impaled on a fence (not unlike how he threw Lewis over a railing) but it was cut to tighten up the sequence. He does go over a railing and get taken out of the fight during the cocaine factory sequence, however.
  • Evil Has a Bad Sense of Humor: He finds every aspect of the gang's execution of Murphy hilarious.
  • 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.
  • Human Shield: Leon uses him as one in the climax.
  • The Hyena: He is recognizable for his high-pitched crazy laugh, which he lets out in most scenes he appears in.
  • Kick the Dog: After blasting off Murphy's hand, arm and countless shots to his chest, Joe reacts to Murphy's loud cries of pain with a mocking 'Does it hurt, does it hurt?' question before cackling loudly.
  • Large Ham: Always laughing loudly and acting all camp.
  • Mood-Swinger: Goes from being upset that Boddicker blows up his new stolen car to thrilled about the Cobra Assault Cannon that did it.
  • My Eyes Are Up Here: Invoked. Cox is making water when Lewis comes upon him: rather than zip himself up before turning around and putting his hands up, he opts to give Lewis "the full monty", knowing she'll be distracted, giving him the opening he needs to take her out.
  • Odd Name Out: The only member of Clarence's gang to not have a cutesy French name (after the death of Bobby, Dougy, and Steve, at least).
  • 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.
  • Token Minority: As mentioned, he’s the only black member of Clarence’s gang.

    Steve Minh
Another of Clarence's thugs.

Played by Calvin Jung

A thug who was put in charge of breaking open bank vaults to get the cash.

Played by Freddie Hice

  • Car Fu: He gets rammed by Murphy and Lewis's car when Clarence ordered he be literally thrown under the bus, and most likely died from the collision.
  • We Hardly Knew You: The most short-lived member of Clarence's gang. We learn that he cannot fly, crash-landing on Murphy and Lewis's car and likely left for dead.
  • You Have Failed Me: Clarence is outraged that Bobby burnt the cash with bombs. While in the midst of beating up Bobby for the burnt money, Emil alerted him about a car of cops closing in on them, and the cops shot Bobby in his legs. With Bobby dying from blood loss, Clarence found Bobby to be a burden to carry around and had his crew throw Bobby at the cops to slow them down.

Another of Clarence's thugs.

Played by Neil Summers

  • Evil Has a Bad Sense of Humor: Literally, as he and Emil seem to be fans of the horrible in-universe sitcom "It's Not My Problem."
  • Flat Character: His character makes so little an impression that he's often forgotten about in write-ups of the film. Makes sense since Summers' works primarily as a stuntman and his character is only in two scenes.
  • Forgettable Character: None of the members of Clarence's gang even acknowledge his death. He's also the only gang member whose name is not mentioned onscreen.
  • Shotguns Are Just Better: Only in two scenes he uses a Remington 870 shotgun in both (or tries to the second time before being ventilated by Murphy).
  • Smoking Is Not Cool: Believes so and tries to warn Emil about the dangers of smoking.
  • Too Dumb to Live: When Murphy tells him, "Don't move," he reaches for his gun and gets shot.

Cain's Gang

    In General 
  • Getting High on Their Own Supply: Hob was the only one of the main trio not getting high on Nuke himself.
    • Cain takes shots of Nuke during his scenes as a human, and he can immediately tell that his chemist used the wrong ingredients after taking a hit from the latest batch. This bites Cain in the ass later, as his addiction keeps him in agonizing withdrawal pains even after being transferred to the RoboCop 2 chassis, forcing him to play along with orders to get his fix.
    • Like the rest of the gang, Angie's also a Nuke user. Hob uses her addiction to stop her from rescuing Cain from the hospital and instead help him take over.

    Cain / RoboCop 2
"The people want paradise. They will have it."
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 gets worse.
  • Back from the Dead: As RoboCop 2 aka RoboCain.
  • Big Bad: Of RoboCop 2.
  • Brain in a Jar: His organic components are basically limited to the brain, eyes, and spinal cord.
  • Came Back Wrong: His first act as RoboCop 2 is to massacre every member of his former gang under the directive of OCP. Granted, this was something Cain would probably have been capable of anyway, and since he's no longer human, he no longer needs minions.
  • Cop Killer: He had Duffy gutted for ratting him out.
  • Dark Messiah: What he sees himself as. Cain promises that his drugs will bring humanity to "paradise."
    Cain, when Murphy is at his mercy: Jesus... had days like these.
  • 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!
  • Decomposite Character: Cain originally started in Frank Miller's original script for RoboCop 2 as a drug-addled merc/Rehab officer named Kong, who'd be severely injured fighting Murphy and turned into RoboCop 2. While Cain would keep many of these elements, the Rehab/merc aspect would be recycled for RoboCop 3's Paul McDaggett.
  • Evil Counterpart: To RoboCop. He even strikes Robo's iconic firing pose while firing on civilians during the press conference, seemingly to taunt his counterpart.
  • Evil Is Bigger: As RoboCop 2, he's almost Mini-Mecha size and almost twice as large as the more human-like Robocop.
  • Evil Is Not a Toy: Turns out putting the brain of a psychopathic criminal mastermind inside a war-machine robot isn't the best of ideas.
  • From Camouflage to Criminal: When Faxx looks him up, it's revealed he served in the Amazon War.
  • Full-Conversion Cyborg: When he's critically injured and captured, OCP uses the opportunity to convert him to a cyborg against his will (temporarily rendering him a Brain in a Jar while he goes through drug withdrawal, which doesn't help his mood), banking on using his Nuke addiction to keep him under control. Go fig, placing a brain with a God Complex, a sadistic sense of humor, and zero empathy into a massive, heavily armed robotic body is a bad idea, and Cain goes on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge against OCP and the police the second he has a chance.
  • Gatling Good: Mounts a minigun on one of his arms.
  • Gone Horribly Right: Doctor Faxx reasoned that to endure the psychological trauma of being turned into another RoboCop, they should start with someone with a mind that doesn't value their own humanity that much to begin with. It worked. Congratulations, now you have a military-grade combat robot with the mind of a violent psychopath.
  • The Juggernaut: As RoboCop 2. He was built to be superior to the original, and on that front, it succeeded. He is better armored, with Murphy spending the entire climax trying to kill him and only succeeding by removing the brain from his robot body and smashing it.
  • Junkie Prophet: How he views himself.
  • Lean and Mean: As Cain, he's tall, thin, and creepily evil.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Despite his huge size and heavily armored chassis, RoboCop 2 is also capable of surprising speed, and is even fast enough to run up an elevator shaft.
  • Immune to Bullets: Even more so that the original Robocop. In the first film, sustained concentrated fire from multiple SWAT teams armed with military-grade weaponry was able to at least seriously injure Murphy (granted, Murphy was unable to shoot back and had to take it for a solid minute). The same amount of firepower directed against Cain just mildly annoys him.
  • Made of Iron: As RoboCop 2, he's so heavily armored that he can shrug off shots from the Cobra Assault Cannon, which one-hit killed ED-209 in the first film.
  • Name of Cain: Naturally.
  • No-Sell: As RoboCop 2, EVERYTHING. Gunfire, the Cobra Assault Cannon, explosions, falling off a skyscraper, nothing damages his robot body. His organic parts are a different story...
  • Power Fist: His less-lethal option is a pneumatic ram.
  • Restraining Bolt: After the fiasco that was ED-209, OCP at least has the sense to have RoboCop 2's weapon systems controlled by an external remote control. However, RoboCop 2 just steals the remote from them, activates his guns, then smashes the remote (apparently OCP never bothered to make more than one).
  • Robotic Psychopath: Being made a cyborg against his will didn't stop him from being Ax-Crazy.
  • Sinister Shades: He wears sunglasses in most of his human appearances.
  • Softspoken Sadist: He's got a much cooler, quieter demeanor than most of the other criminals in the series.
  • Superior Successor: RoboCop 2 is this to both the original RoboCop and to the ED-209s, being much more heavily armed and armored than either while retaining Robocop's human-level reasoning abilities. Too bad he's also a Nuke-addicted maniac with the brain of a sociopathic crime lord. His operating system also seems to be a version of Apple O/S, compared to Robocop's simpler green CRT text operating system.
  • Top-Heavy Guy: RoboCop 2's chest is huge, but its legs and lower body are comparatively thin. This does nothing to hinder its toughness or structural stability, however.
  • 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.
  • Walking Arsenal: RoboCop 2 has an insane amount of heavy weaponry incorporated into his body, including a minigun with an absurd amount of stored ammo, a shoulder-mounted cannon, an extendable pneumatic battering ram for a fist, and a plasma cutting arm. The design philosophy while building him was There's No Kill like Overkill.

"Can't shoot a kid, can you, fucker?"
A young hoodlum who serves as Cain's apprentice in RoboCop 2.

Played by Gabriel Damon

  • Alas, Poor Villain: His death is played quite tragically, for as evil as he was, we get a glimpse of the child he could have been under better circumstances. He makes some form of amending by revealing Cain to be RoboCop 2, and all he asks in return is for RoboCop to not leave him while he dies.
  • At Least I Admit It: He reasons that the Nuke cult is better than cigarette and fast food companies because they don't advertise a product they know is no good for you (Higher Understanding Through Drugs nonwithstanding) as fun and/or cool.
  • Badass Adorable: A gloomy, evil version. A kid he may be, but he's got what it takes to pull his weight in the crime-ridden hellhole that is Detroit. Cain's thugs and clients clearly know better than crossing him.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Hob dons a classy suit as he takes over the gang, by which time his badass credentials are quite established.
  • Cool Gun: Both his machine-gun camouflaged as a lunchbox and the magnum he uses to shoot Robocop.
  • Cop Killer: Not successful, but one of his earliest acts is to try to garrote Lewis, and he comes close to succeeding.
  • Cute Bruiser: Despite his age and size, Hob is a very good shot and proves adept in a brawl against trained adults.
  • Death Equals Redemption: In a way. As Hob lays dying, he no longer bears ill will against Robo, and revealing who is his killer provides a clue on how to fight him.
  • The Dragon: To Cain.
  • Dragon Ascendant: Takes over Cain's gang after his apparent demise. But despite coming close to getting his drugs legal, his rule is cut short by his former boss, who just Came Back Strong.
  • 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.
  • Evil Orphan: A hardened, pre-pubescent criminal with no parent around. Though some believe that Hob is Cain's son.
  • Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon: Looks like a cute blond, blue-eyed kid but is nasty as they come.
  • Forced to Watch: Less in the usual "I want you to suffer along with him" manner, and more "You need to learn to get used to this kind of stuff" when Cain has Duffy tortured in front of him.
  • Improbable Infant Survival:
    • First played straight as RoboCop can't bring himself to shoot Hob, allowing Hob to shoot him in the head and escape.
      Hob: Can't shoot a kid can you FUCKER!!!
    • Subverted next, as Lewis has no problem beating him up when he tries to strangle her.
    • Finally dangerously averted when RoboCop 2 enters the picture.
  • 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 horrible way imaginable. Hob is revulsed and can't bear to watch.
  • Nerves of Steel: Not cowed by adults the slightest, nor by the very intimidating RoboCop. Even before his death, despite being visibly terrified, he remains level-headed enough to hide and almost manages to escape.
  • Only Sane Man: The sole member of Cain's gang who is not a fanatical psycho or a barely functioning addict. Which might be why the others obey him. Justified as he never took any drug.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: Wants to run his business without troubles nor pointless violence. His offers to help Mayor Kuzak pay off the city's debts to OCP in exchange for legalizing Nuke are almost reasonable.
  • Sadist: This little prick enjoys dishing out the pain too much. Though some things are still too horrible for him.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here: Hob has zero qualms about high tailing away, leaving Cain to die.
    Hob: Fuck Cain!
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Can't utter a sentence without an expletive.
  • The Starscream: While he isn't shown actively plotting against Cain, Hob was disgusted with Cain having Duffy gutted and took advantage of the fact that, unlike Angie, he wasn't using Nuke to force her to abandon Cain after he's hospitalized and take over the operation. He also ends up killed for this when Cain becomes RoboCop 2.
  • Straight Edge Evil: Hob's the only one of the main three who's not using Nuke himself, which he uses against Angie to take over the Nuke gang after Cain is hospitalized.
  • Teen Genius: Pretty smart and an effective drug trafficker despite being fourteen at most.
  • Tragic Dropout: Implied. RoboCop is bewildered upon entering a busy arcade when he and Lewis are trying to catch Hob and other gang members.
    RoboCop: Isn't this a school day?
  • Troubling Unchildlike Behaviour: Seeing a boy his age acting like a vicious, unhinged criminal is unsettling, to say the least.
  • Villain Song: Actually gets one on the soundtrack."The Kid Goes Wild," by Babylon A.D.

Cain's girlfriend

Played by Galyn Görg

  • Meaningful Name: Her name is similar to "angel" and she is the girlfriend of a cult leader with messianic delusions.
  • Robosexual: Her reaction to seeing Cain's new body is to fondle one of its claws and hesitantly say that they may still make it work as a couple. It just puts her at grappling range when Cain goes berserk (because he wants Nuke, maybe because of her betrayal, maybe because of sexual frustration or maybe all of the above), grabbing her by the head and either crushing it or snapping her neck.


    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

  • Absurdly Sharp Blade: Otomo's katana is sharp enough to slice through titanium.
  • Corporate Samurai: A literal example, he works for Kanemitsu Corporation and even uses a katana as he hunts down RoboCop while still maintaining some honor.
  • Fragile Speedster: Otomo's not nearly as tough as RoboCop or ED-209; a few bullets to the face are sufficient to crack his shell (although this doesn't seem enough to cause any loss of function), and one grenade launcher headshot is enough to take him out. However, he's much faster than Robocop, with speed and agility as good as if not better than a very fit human athlete, able to perform flips, spins, and jumpkicks while still being superhumanly strong enough to knock Robocop's several hundred pound chassis around.
  • 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.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: Otomo's sole weapon is a katana sword, which happens to be sharp enough to chop off Robocop's titanium hand.
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: An android samurai assassin.
  • Offscreen Teleportation: In Robocop's first encounter with one, Otomo appears behind RoboCop Michael Myers style in the 2 seconds it takes RoboCop to bend down and pick up a piece of paper that was on the ground.
  • Self-Destruct Mechanism: The two Otomos in the final fight seem to be equipped with one that triggers if they're destroyed. McDagget mentions they have a blast radius of 20 yards and ends up dying in the resulting explosion after the two are destroyed.
  • Superior Successor: Nicely contrasts the Japanese automotive industry of the 1980's with that of the USA. While American robots like Robocop, ED-209, and RoboCop 2 are powerful but cumbersome Mighty Glaciers that stick out like a sore thumb, the Japanese-developed Otomo is a sleeker, more advanced Ridiculously Human Robot fast enough and strong enough to juggle RoboCop in a fight.
  • Ridiculously Human Robots: An android who is essentially indistinguishable from a normal human (in terms of appearance at least; he never talks so it's unclear whether he has any social programming).


Chairmen of the Kanemitsu Corporation.

Played by Mako

  • Graceful Loser: Despite the damage RoboCop did to his company, he treats him respectfully in their meeting.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: He's the CEO of the corporation that purchased OCP. But he doesn't directly act as an antagonist in any way, and his only interaction with RoboCop is meeting him after the climax.
  • Japan Takes Over the World: His corporation owns OCP, which means he technically owns Detroit.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: It's implied the CEO and McDagget are working behind his back, and he doesn't know how bad the situation in Detroit really is. He does fire the CEO at the end of the movie.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: For the Old Man.
  • Villain Respect: Meets RoboCop in person, and he bows in the traditional Japanese style.



Bertha Washington

The leader of the Rebellion against OCP and Rehab.

Played by C.C.H. Pounder

Nikko Halloran

A young girl who's taken under the Rebellion's wing after Rehab takes and murders her parents.

Played by Remy Ryan

Dr. Marie Lazarus

An OCP scientist who helped create Robocop. She gets fired for refusing to erase Murphy's emotions and joins the Rebellion.

Played by Jill Hennessey


A member of the Rebels. Later revealed to be The Mole for the Rehabs.

Played by Stephen Root

  • Dirty Coward: He spends most of his time on-screen acting like the rebel on the verge of a nervous breakdown before deciding to sell the whole group to McDaggett.
  • The Mole: He's a constantly-nervous Fat Bastard who loudly questions if fighting OCP is worth it at one point. He was going to sell the rebels to OCP either to save his own ass or for money, that much was sure.
  • Rewarded as a Traitor Deserves: The Rehabs blow him away during their raid on the Rebels' base — we don't see the actual shooting, of course, but we see the Rehabs finding his dead body right after McDaggett orders them to look for him in an explicit invocation of this trope.


A mechanic who joins the rebellion

Played by Daniel Von Bargen


Another member of the rebellion

Played by Stanley Anderson


Casey Wong

An anchor for Mediabreak

Played by Mario Machado

Jess Perkins

An anchor for Mediabreak

Played by Leeza Gibbons

Debbie Dix

Casey Wong's co-anchor in RoboCop 3

Played by Eva LaRue

  • Everyone Has Standards: Refuses to report the "bullshit" story of RoboCop massacring several nuns and clergy and walks off the set.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here: As mentioned above, she storms out after one too many false reports by OCP of Murphy attacking people.

Bixby Snyder

The star of the popular show It's Not My Problem

Played by S.D. Nemeth

Alternative Title(s): Robo Cop 1987, Robo Cop 2, Robo Cop 3