Mako Rutledge

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Name: Mako Rutledge, Roadhog
Occupation: Bodyguard, previously Junkertown enforcer
Location: Unknown
Status: alive
Relationships: Jamison Fawkes (bodyguard)
Fandom: Overwatch
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Mako Rutledge also known as Roadhog is a playable character from Overwatch, a first-person shooter game by Blizzard Entertainment.


Roadhog is originally from New Zealand, but was in Australia when the omium core exploded.[1] The explosion permanently displaced him and many other outback residents. This led to him joining the Australian Liberation front.[2] 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)[3]
  • 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.[4]
  • 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.[5]

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.

Example Fanworks

[Examples illustrating common tropes; gen works; pairings other than those with their own articles]




Roadhog Communities and Archives


  1. Roadhog - Overwatch Wiki
  2. Australian Liberation Front - Overwatch
  3. Roadhog with a Piglet Roadhog with a piglet - Deviantart
  4. 5 of the neatest easter eggs hidden in overwatch's holiday event - Dorkly
  5. Junkrat+Roadhog winter sprays fist bump each other - Overwatch