Roxy Lalonde is the post-scratch incarnation of Rose's Mom. Jane frequently refers to her as “Ro-Lal” to mimic the way that Roxy refers to her friends; this also served to obscure Roxy's name until she was formally introduced to the reader.
Roxy's chumhandle is “tipsyGnostalgic” (“TG”), which relates to her alcoholic tendencies. Tipsy is a term used to describe a disoriented drunk. Gnostalgic also seems to be a combination of the words gnostic and nostalgic, or it could simply be a nod to her habit of misspelling things. It is also a possibility "gnostalgic" is referring to Gnostalgic Spirits Distillery. She uses a slightly brighter shade of pink than Jaspersprite, which matches the color of her pre-scratch self's scarf. reveals that Roxy has eyes that match the color of her Pesterchum text, in line with the pattern established by the other kids. Her rendering in a symbolic manner is extremely similar to Rose's, with the exception of her shirt design, black stockings and hairstyle.
Roxy's Pesterchum icon and shirt feature a pink Mutie, reminiscent of Jade's Becquerel shirt, just like Jake's is visually reminiscent of Rose's. Like the rest of the post-scratch kids, she shares her chumhandle abbreviation with her corresponding pre-scratch kid's ectobiological sibling.
Roxy's denizen is Nix, the same as her web browser. Her aspect may be a reference to the commonly used "void" code in ~ATH as well as C/C++, fitting her status as a skilled hacker.
When Roxy's full name is revealed, the two letters that were hidden (X and Y) were referred to as Matriorb, an item that is key to the biological reproduction of the Trolls. Additionally, it is implied in at least the dubiously canonical PXS comic that Rose's Mom, her pre-scratch self, was responsible for setting up the ectobiology components., referring to the X and Y chromosomes. This could be a reference to her interest in biology, as she is immediately afterwards to be interested in ectobiology and esoteric sciences. This could also tie in to the fact that she is a
Throughout Homestuck, Roxy goes by she/her pronouns. During The Homestuck Epilogues, Roxy questions her gender identity, and in the "Meat" timeline switches to he/him pronouns. However, in the alternate "Candy" timeline, she continue to go by she/her pronouns. As these differing timelines conflict, and the entirety of the Epilogues are questionably Canon, this article currently refers to Roxy using she/her pronouns.
Biography[edit | edit source]
Roxy's meteor arrived on earth sometime during the 25th century, along with Dirk Strider. However, she is able to communicate with Jane and Jake (who are living around four centuries in the past) and establish Sburb connections with them by means of Trollian.
Sometime in the past, Roxy's mother was killed by the Batterwitch. She first began her investigations into Sburb after learning it had the possibility to resurrect her mother, which parallels Rose's motivation to resurrect her cat Jaspers.
Her dream self is an avid sleepwalker. Shortly after she is introduced, Roxy blacks out after sipping thoughtfully from a martini. In her ensuing dream, her dream self sleepwalks into a dream bubble and meets god tier Rose. She later confides to Dirk that she believed it to be her daughter and that it was a . This ties with how Rose and Dave are ectobiologically the children of Roxy and Dirk.
Roxy, along with Dirk and his Dersite dream self, has an advanced insight into her session that neither Jane nor Jake know. So far Roxy has been attempting to convince Jane of the evils of the Batterwitch, and is frustrated at her unwillingness to believe. She goes as far as rigging Jane's hacked Sburb copy to explode and framing the Batterwitch. However, when Jane finally comes around to believing her, Roxy (unsuccessfully) tries to abort the fake assassination attempt.
Shortly before Roxy attempted to abort the explosion, she demonstrated her handheld appearifier's abilities to Jane by teleporting Jane's unabridged copy of Colonel Sassacre's daunting literature into her own bedroom. However, God Cat spontaneously appeared and taunted Roxy's cat into pouncing underneath the about-to-appearify book. Frigglish was sadly crushed to death.
This prompts Roxy to send him back to his previous owner, whom she believes to be her mother, but is actually pre-scratch Rose. Through a fenestrated wall Roxy reaches the machine she originally used to retrieve Frigglish, shown to be a transmaterializer, and it successfully sends the cat back to where he came from.
After this is done, Roxy is assailed by several Derse exiles, forcing her to abscond back through the fenestrated plane. However, GCat warps her exit window away, to Dirk's house, leaving Roxy trapped in the void between the two planes. She is then attacked by a ghost, who chokes her with a 2x3dent. Roxy is able to escape suffocation by punching Meenah in the face, and somehow leaps all the way up through the top window. This is reminiscent of another Void hero's . Roxy absconds from the exiles yet again to the door of the lab, where a ladder appears. She climbs up the ladder, revealing her to live in the future.
Roxy prepares to fight drones that have approached her house. The drones, however, set the town on fire and Roxy flees. She runs around the city without a particular direction, finding Carapacians who were scattered in the drone attack. Dirk's AR tells her to head back to her house and get ready to play the game.
While Roxy prepares to enter the Medium, Caliborn points out that nobody can escape the Miles. Sure enough, the recently-arrived Miles break into her house and impales her abdomen. The lamps on LOCAH confirm Roxy's death as her lantern goes out.
Her dream self is still sleepwalking in a dream bubble where Rose, Dave, and the trolls are talking to Aranea and Meenah. Dirk, who appears when his dream self is knocked out, manages to push her out of the bubble and onward to Derse before he kisses her dead body and wakes her up. Roxy is reluctant to kiss Jane to revive her before Dirk boots her off and does it himself. They then ride off to the Frog Temple in the Veil on Dirk's rocket board and wait in the time capsule. Roxy picks up Jane and she watches in amazement as Jake revives Dirk. The four of them enter the game.
Half a year after entering the Medium, Roxy is no longer an alcoholic and is seen exploring her planet along with Jane. There, she prepares a birthday party to Jane that goes wrong after some “teen drama”. After Jane leaves she then turn to GCAT and asks him if he will behave. He warps Roxy above Derse in response to this, and the Condesce is seen standing over Roxy, who was knocked out from the fall.
In her dreams, Roxy is contacted by Calliope, who is communicating in morse code. After a while, Roxy looks out her window to see two things: A crack in the void caused by Lord English destroying a dream bubble, and Twinkly Herbert. "Herbert" is quickly revealed to be Calliope in disguise. After explaining that Caliborn plans to destroy her soul, she leads Roxy to a safe location where she will be able to speak freely. Calliope, disguised as her trollsona, warns her a big battle will begin the next day and how the kids can ascend to god tier, only to be interrupted by Rose's arrival. Concerned that the presence of a Hero of Light will attract English, Calliope wakes them up with her anti-sleeping majyyk dust.
Roxy then wakes up in a Derse Holding Cell, where she finds a sparkly confidential file from the Condesce detailing an unknown task Roxy deems stupid and impossible. She is then left a ring by the Courtyard Droll by order of the Condesce, which she uses to render herself invisible and escape. She attempts to contact her friends, who all are too distracted to answer. Later, Jane and Jake arrive in Trickster Mode, quickly finding Roxy despite her invisibility and . The three tricksters head off to Dirk's planet where Roxy tries to convince him to with her. After Arquiusprite tells Dirk to go for it, they kiss.
After some Trickster shenanigans, the four finally snap out of it and wake up disoriented on their quest beds. She talks to Jake, but her pestering is cut short when the Condesce uses her powers to explode Derse, causing Dirk and Roxy to ascend to god tier. Dirk then lunges at the Condesce, and fails in his attack after being teleported away by a mind-controlled Jade, who then drags Roxy to the Condesce.
Roxy gets put back in a Derse Jail where she is instructed by Jade to make a Matriorb for the Condesce, who explains that as a Rogue of Void, she can steal the nothingness out of an object, therefore letting her create an object out of nothing. Because these skills have not been developed, she makes a perfectly generic object instead of the Matriorb. She is later seen to have made a pyramid fort out of generic objects which she was inside of so as to concentrate, as well as a few pumpkins. John appears in her jail cell, having been sent to find her by his future self. John explains to her a bit about paradox clones and her own orgins. After Roxy mentions Calliope and the fact that she is a ghost, John suggests using his ring to bring her back to life, saying he'll get it to her eventually. John then leaves and Roxy tries to materialize the Matriorb again, but instead creates a After Aranea's healing of Jake causes a massive explosion on Derse, Roxy is prompted to escape her cell. She witnesses the scuffle between Jane, Jade and Aranea as Jade switches Derse's place in the incipisphere with LOFAF's. Later, Roxy questions Aranea's reasons for using the Ring of Life and Aranea proceeds to put her to sleep. When Rose reaches the scene, Brain Ghost Dirk asks her to “GET [ROXY] THE FUCK OUT OF HERE!” and Rose takes her to a safe distance. Roxy later wakes up, only to find that a massive battle between everyone on LOFAF is taking place. She witnesses Rose being fatally stabbed by the Condesce's trident, but manages to fly over and save her from being incinerated by the Condesce's psiioniics using some form of Void powers to make her intangible or something similar. Roxy and Rose reappear in the aftermath, only to find that almost nothing remains. Roxy takes a dying Rose to LOPAN, unknowingly being followed by John. Coming to rest on the planet's surface, John approaches Roxy in time for Rose to say her last words. Rose directs the sentiments about her mother towards Roxy, and then dies a Heroic death. As John tries to comfort Roxy, he informs her of the ambiguous fate of Dirk Strider, and suggests using his power to undo all the damage thus far. However Roxy refuses, believing this to be a doomed timeline, and argues that she should just resign to her fate and rejoin with her friends and loved ones in the afterlife. They are soon distracted when a wounded Terezi crashes onto the planet, walks over to John, headbutts him and demands he change things back to the way they were. While John and Terezi talk, Roxy gazes at a statue of Nix and interrupts the conversation to ask John if he had ever seen his denizen. The two of them ultimately agree to see their respective denizens, in an attempt to undo the damage made.
Nix instructs Roxy to simply make her way to LOWAS, and she does, just before John zaps it into the blank, a sort of canonical limbo. She meets up with John again on the planet and she talks about her situation for a while. John leaves after that, with Roxy taking on the responsibility of honing her powers while John is gone. Roxy goes to bury Rose, marking the grave with Dave's Bro's katana and her own Rogue mask, as well as embracing Jaspersprite after the funeral. Later when John returns to LOWAS, he hands Roxy the Ring of Life and they go back into the canonical plane of the story.
The Roxy from the new timeline saved Rose by taking her place in a fatal forking from a mind-controlled Jane, dying a heroic death and later being replaced by her pre-retcon version. After arriving at the Victory platform where everyone else is, Roxy quickly flies over to Rose, and talks to her and Kanaya, and then to Dave. When Vriska allows everyone to choose teams to deal with the threats, Roxy and Rose volunteer to take on the Condesce, and John joins them as well.
She travels into the Furthest Ring and locates Calliope with her powers, bringing Calliope back with the Ring of Life. She introduces everyone to Calliope and talks to her in private, and then manages to, at long last, successfully create a Matriorb. She gives it to Kanaya and then takes her back to the victory platform. Kanaya then joins Roxy's team.Roxy retrieves Bro's sword, as Rose became part of a sprite and remarks “why let a cool sword go to waste??” Along with her team, Roxy fights the Condesce on Derse. She eventually overpowers the kids, however Roxy is able to stealth impale her, ending the fight. Their universe is created, and in Earth C Roxy rules the Carapacian kingdom with Calliope, Rose and Kanaya.
Caliborn's Masterpiece[edit | edit source]
Years in the future
but not many Roxy and the kids finally confront Caliborn after he gets his reward. The beta kids are sucked into his Juju, but after a harsh fight they succeed in trapping Caliborn into Lil Cal. Roxy uses her powers to hide Cal into the Furthest Ring, not knowing this fulfilled the loop for Lord English's existence.
Personality and Traits[edit | edit source]
Roxy seems to be more casual and fun-loving than Rose. Roxy is also more sociable and open to interactions with friends. She does not shy away from cursing, and use sexual terms often. Roxy is very sneaky, a trait which she and Rose share. The presence of these traits may or may not be a result of her frequent inebriation pre-session. She also seems to share Rose's interest in wizards, although she likes things that are her pre-scratch self's love of wizards, suggesting that it was genuine, rather than an ironic mockery as Rose had believed. Her preferred method of travel is to use Fenestrated Planes that lie around her home as interdimensional shortcuts between rooms.. This interest reflects upon
Roxy loves cats, having adopted Jaspers as a pet when he was brought to her through weird plot shit; when he was killed due to an accident involving an unabridged copy of Colonel Sassacre's Daunting Text of Magical Frivolity and Practical Japery, Roxy was very upset. As with her interest in Wizards, this implies that Rose's Mom may have been genuinely sad over Jaspers' death.
Roxy is a deeply caring individual, who always has her friends' best interests at heart. This kindness extends to strangers and non-humans, as shown through her appearifying Pumpkins to feed the hungry Carapacians around her house. Roxy is a very good listener, and often helps her friends work through internal (and external) issues they are struggling with. She will go to great lengths to protect her friends—sometimes to an extent that ends up inflicting more harm than good, such as when she gave Jane a fake Sburb file set to explode. Nonetheless, she rises to the role of leader in her session, though “not in name or in spirit or in function”; rather, she was “more of an emotional leader, who would selflessly try to hold everyone together.” Roxy's friends hold her in high regard, especially Dirk, who remarks that “If that isn't a leader, [he doesn't] know what is.”
Roxy appears to be a capable hacker, having pirated a copy of the Sburb Alpha directly from Betty Crocker's databases. However, this may be facetious; the Batterwitch presumably wanted her to play the game and accordingly left the files completely unsecured, a fact which does not escape Roxy's notice: “was like shit yes i ALL KINDS of know how to use my web browser to download serveral files.”
Roxy is a major fan of video games, considering the collection of pink consoles in the corner of her room.
Being a Rogue with an Appearifier, Roxy has a penchant for minor acts of thievery. She is responsible for the mysterious disappearance of several of Jake and Jane's pumpkins, although it has been revealed that she had for taking the pumpkins, which makes her “bascially robin hood”. The first non-gourd item she took, Jake's diary, she appearified without even expecting it to work, and felt immensely guilty afterwards.
Relationships[edit | edit source]
Post-Scratch Kids[edit | edit source]
Roxy and Dirk are very close, though their friendship has often been strained. Roxy had a considerable crush on Dirk, and in the Derse crypts, she discuss the depths of her remorse of how she treated Dirk—pre-session and while under the Trickster Juju—with Jane and Jake, knowing that her constant advances on him were “pissing him off or messing with his head” and that it “wasnt what he wanted to hear from a friend”. She admits to loving Dirk, but lament the experience of being in love altogether, telling Jake he “aint missin much”. Though Roxy fears Dirk is disappointed in her, nothing could be further from the truth, as Dirk considers Roxy to be “the most amazing person [he] ever knew.” They have always mutually protected and cared for each other — prior to, during, and after the session — and hold one another in the highest regards. It is funny that Roxy often fantasized about having kids with Dirk, for those kids do indeed exist, in the forms of Rose and Dave — though they weren't quite conceived in the method Roxy had imagined.
Roxy and Jake are close as well, having a genuine feelings jam post-Trickster Mode in their respective crypts. Prior to playing, Roxy had fleeting romantic interest in Jake, but never acted on these thoughts for the sake of respecting Jane's feelings. She talks at-length with Jake about many things, mostly concerning romance, as Jake feels that Roxy is the only one he can come to about such topics, especially post-Trickster. Roxy affectionately refers to him as “j”, and is comfortable joking around with him during their heartfelt conversation, despite the otherwise somber mood. On arrival to the post-retcon timeline, Roxy is elated to see Jake again.
Roxy and Jane are , although their relationship had been made difficult by Jane's doubts about Roxy's theories on the Batterwitch. After Jane resolves to be less skeptical, she promises to start taking Roxy at her word, which improves their relationship.
Calliope[edit | edit source]
Roxy has exhibited a substantial affection towards Calliope, considering her to be so important that she planned to use the Ring of Life to revive her for a long time after Calliope's death. It is suggested that Roxy, left ambiguous as whatever they do occurs during a zoom-out to the area in which Jade's house and the Forge reside. In the "post-canon" Snapchat content, they are shown to be the rulers of the Carapace Kingdom, along with Rose and Kanaya, and are consistently shown together. They trick-or-treat together along with Jane and Jade, and are also shown holding hands and embracing. In one of the Snapchat updates posted since the credits, Calliope and Roxy appear to be eating together at a restaurant while they exchange Snaps with Jane.
Roxy's Mom[edit | edit source]
She, like Rose, appeared to maintain a passive-aggressive feud with her mother. Her mother (post-scratch Rose) stocked the cabinets with alcohol, yet Roxy has stated that she doubts that her mother has had a single drop of alcohol in her life. (Evidenced by the line: “so why else is she puttin it there, it was like a passive aggrassive dare for me,”). Later, it is revealed that Roxy's mother had been dead for years before the meteor bearing Roxy arrived on earth, and so she never really had the chance to know her.
Rose[edit | edit source]
Roxy's relationship with Rose appears to be very sibling-like, and after finally meeting, they quickly bond over their respective maternal figures, past-alcoholism and mutual alt-motherhood. They both find comfort in their similarities and clearly see their connection as means to connect and put aside their respective baggage towards their long-deceased mother-figures. Both of them, especially Roxy, have been shown to be willing to put their life on the line for the other, through their respective alternate selves. Roxy is very pleased to discover Rose's great similarity to Dirk in terms of verbosity and demeanor, calling her a “girl dirk”.
Dave[edit | edit source]
Dave clearly sees Roxy as a potential maternal figure, something he never had when growing up. Roxy doesn't appear to mind Dave's odd Freudian slips and awkward outbursts, finding them hilarious and adorable. The two share a very similar sense of humor and appear to ramble in a very similar fashion, especially so when they interact. Rose finds their conversations to be absolutely fascinating. Roxy is very amused by Dave's psychobabble, reminding her greatly of Dirk.
John[edit | edit source]
It was hinted that John might have been a romantic interest. Mirroring her pre-scratch self's attraction to John's dad, she immediately makes a note to mack on John upon meeting him, and Terezi declares that they display “P41NFULLY 3V1D3NT ROM4NT1C T3NS1ON”. She has compared him to Jake (who she is also known to have had romantic interest in) several times, and stated that it isn't fair that she was a baby or sleeping the first two times she met John. She is visibly very happy to see John returning to his planet after finishing the mission Terezi gave him, and holds his hand as she zap into the post-retcon timeline. John may feel similarly towards Roxy, describing her as nice, easy to talk to, and his interactions with her have made him feel like he's known Roxy for a very long time. He also refers to her as a "babe" twice , but corrects himself after the second time.
Kanaya[edit | edit source]
Their limited interactions show that they get along. Kanaya shows interest in Roxy's wizard stories, as well as Roxy's mom's completed Complacency of the Learned books. Upon meeting her for the first time, Kanaya compliments Roxy by saying she finds Roxy “Aesthetically Appealing”, largely due to her great physical similarity to Rose. Roxy later assists Kanaya by restoring her long-destroyed Matriorb through use of her Void powers, a gesture Kanaya is overwhelmed and touched by. Roxy approves of her relationship with Rose.
Others[edit | edit source]
She had a good relationship with her previous sprite until “poor, sweet, dear, precious” fefetasploding. Roxy seemed to like her talkative personality and shipping habits.
Roxy considers Aranea absolutely insufferable and unbelievably smug. During a long outburst of frustration towards the elder Serket, Aranea erroneously believes that Roxy is black-flirting with her.
Roxy finds Terezi to be very grumpy and very hilarious, similar to John's impression of Karkat.
In their brief interactions during Roxy's imprisonment, Roxy appears to find Jade's attempts at appearing menacing very silly. Although their initial interactions were generally rocky (due to Jade's grimbark-ness), Roxy states that she and Jade were practically destined to be friends.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- She is confirmed to be, like her ecto-daughter, a .
- Her bedroom has fenestrated walls where windows might be expected, a reference to Problem Sleuth.
- On January 18, 2012, the command "Roxy: Black Out" led to a page protesting the bill SOPA after an animation of her passing out. This was part of a widespread Internet protest.
- Her love for felines and tendency towards (flirt) roleplaying are reminiscent of Nepeta Leijon, and her interest in technology is reminiscent of Equius Zahhak, similarly to Dirk's connection to both characters. This is interesting, since these players were also players of Void and Heart, except the aspects assigned to the players' roles have been swapped in regard to sex.
- Based upon her birthday, aspect, and lunar sway, Roxy's Extended Zodiac sign is (True) Sagittarius, the Engineer, further referencing Equius.
- Roxy is the only post-scratch kid whose typing style does not include proper capitalization at the start of her sentences. This is in contrast to Rose, the only pre-scratch kid whose style does.
- Her name, being a short form of the name "Roxanne", and her "Message in a Bottle" modus are in combination a reference to two hit singles from the band The Police. This also coincides with her drinking habit, as there is a popular drinking game that goes with the song "Roxanne". Roxy's habit of sleepwalking across the moon of Derse (among other locations) may be a reference to the song "Walking on the Moon", also by The Police.
- Her name is both Persian and Greek for "star", "bright", and "dawn", opposing her aspect, Void, which deals with the dark and nothingness.
- She is the only kid introduced without a monosyllabic first name.
- In response to a question on tumblr, Andrew stated Roxy's favorite games are EarthBound and Pikmin.
- Roxy's introduction page foreshadows her classpect. The phrases "ROGUISH DEMEANOR" and "fill this VOID in your life" reference her role as a Rogue of Void.
- The foreshadowing of her class can also be seen when she uses hacking to get copies of Sburb Alpha, which she then distributes to her friends, since the powers of a Rogue are said to involve stealing things and then redistributing said stolen things to their team.