|Name:||Mako Rutledge, Roadhog|
|Occupation:||Bodyguard, previously Junkertown enforcer|
|Relationships:||Jamison Fawkes (bodyguard)|
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Roadhog is originally from New Zealand, but was in Australia when the omium core exploded. The explosion permanently displaced him and many other outback residents. This led to him joining the Australian Liberation front. Eventually he was hired by Jamison Fawkes - also known as Junkrat - to be his bodyguard. Now he travels around the world with him.
Tropes within fanworks include:
- Crossovers, allusions and references to other fandoms with large characters, for example Totoro and Wario.
- Drawing Roadhog owning a Pig (a reference to the pig symbolism his character is based on)
- Roadhog frequently appears alongside Junkrat
- Roadhog and Junkrat being compared to other trouble-making duos (especially Wario and Waluigi)
Fanworks involving Mako tend to be full of canon-type violence. Some focus on the affect the radiation had on his mental state, while others explore his relationship with Jamison Fawkes, platonically and/or romantically. Some fanworks also take a gentler perspective on his personality, exploring whether the character has a softer side. Due to the small amount of canon lore in Overwatch there is a lot of room for headcanons that deviate from superficial appearances.
The juggernaut ship is Roadhog/Junkrat. This is because the two are a duo in-game and share extensive history. They are featured together in in-game sprays, comics, and other backstory material. Examples are:
- There is a small sticker on Roadhog's hook that says 'from Junkrat' when wearing his Christmas skin.
- Both characters have a dancing emote, and if lined up correctly they appear to high-five each other.
- Roadhog and Junkrat have several matching sprays that make a full image when placed next to or on top of each other.
Het ships are uncommon. Roadhog has very few in-canon interactions with other characters except Junkrat, which has led to him being almost exclusively shipped with Jamison.
[Examples illustrating common tropes; gen works; pairings other than those with their own articles]
- Pretty Piggy by ScribbleScribe (Sauny)
- Roadhog Rides Again by Scrunchles
- More Cannons by PretzelCoatlus
- Arcade (Overwatch SFM Animation) by ArdySFM