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Some remain living
Brought out by the Monster In The Darkness by leaving a bowl of popcorn out in the living room as opposed to taking it back to the kitchen like he was supposed to, these shoe-sized red cockroaches follow Redcloak and Xykon around. They enjoy watching the carnage and destruction that Xykon brings with him, though Xykon and Redcloak usually ignore their existence (beyond Redcloak's annoyance and setting of Roach Motels, and Xykon betting with one). They often make sarcastic comments at the seemingly absurd actions of Xykon and Redcloak a la Mystery Science Theater 3000, or perhaps as a nod to the insect banter in the margins of Cricket Magazine.
Start of DarknessEdit
Start of Darkness shows that the Cockroaches traveled from the Spice Rack of the Damned in the Abyss to an evil-themed restaurant that Xykon, Redcloak and Right-Eye formerly frequented via a portal. They then chose to follow Xykon because he often visited the restaurant and thus eventually picked up the stench.
Dungeon Crawlin' FoolsEdit
In one strip they used Vaarsuvius as a viewing stand during the first confrontation with Xykon after V was paralyzed, breathing fire on undead that were "blocking their view".
No Cure for the Paladin BluesEdit
At Xykon's Tower in the Southern Mountains, their good counterparts, the Angel Cockroaches, appeared. In another strip, Miko used one of the roaches to escape a (moderately escapable) forcecage by forcing the roach to breathe fire and light a Molotov cocktail made from her cloak and a bottle of dwarven brandy.
War and XPsEdit
Another cockroach was seen riding on a raccoon as Redcloak gave the order for a final charge on the breach in Azure City's walls from atop a fiendish mammoth he summoned. One was used by Belkar to cook stew, who later got revenge by giving the Monster in the Darkness advice on how to beat Belkar and Haley.
Don't Split the PartyEdit
One also attempted to try and do damage control when O-Chul began convincing the Monster In The Dark to think for himself and he realized Xykon and Recloak had been only using him. After seemingly failing at this, the roach was "killed" (or returned to the Abyss) by O-Chul when it tried to warn Xykon and Redcloak of his escape.
Blood Runs in the FamilyEdit
Two roaches survive the destruction of Girard's Gate by riding out the blast in a cooler, a gag referring to Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
- ↑ Comic #82, "Beats Pay-Per-View"
- ↑ Comic #95, "Dead Men Tell Tales"
- ↑ Comic #541, "He's a Gamblin'...Thing"
- ↑ Comic #193, "Because Good is Dumb"
- ↑ Comic #373, "Caged"
- ↑ Comic #451, "Change of Direction"
- ↑ Comic #654, "Cages (Steel and Otherwise)"
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