Category: Mutant, Cannibal, Serial Killer
Habitat: Costa Mesa, CA
General Description: A genetic freak of unknown origin, Rob Roberts is cursed with an extremely high metabolic rate, which causes his ferocious appetite. What makes him a monster is his preferred food - fresh human brains. Trying to live a normal life, Rob masks his appearance with a set of fake ears and teeth, a wig, and color contact lenses, and attempts to control his hunger with diet pills and self-discipline. His hunger, however, proves to be extremely hard to tame.
Friends, Associates, and Sidekicks: Dr. Mindy Rinehart
Sworn Enemies: Fox Mulder, Dana Scully
Special Powers: Ability to stay in shape even on a high calorie diet
Weapons of Choice: Powerful tongue used to penetrate skulls of the victims
Weaknesses: Rob sometimes spontaneously bleeds.
Hobbies: Watching dieting and self-discipline programs
Pet Peeves: Hunger
Best Lines: - I guess it’s the taste I respond to the most. Salty and... juicy. Kind of buttery. The texture of it inside of your mouth – you know, your teeth just sink into it... like this juicy cloud. And it tastes so good. You know, you don’t even wanna swallow it. You just wanna work it around your taste buds until your eyes roll right back into your head.
Total Estimated Power Rating: 8
4 Intellect Points + 3 Base Physical Strength Points + 1 Shock Point
Danger Level: High. Rob is always hungry. If you hear his stomach growl – run.
Identification: If your boyfriend’s stomach often growls and he is constantly demanding more food (especially meat) – there is a good chance that you boyfriend is really Rob Roberts.
Try pulling off his hair and ears – if they easily come off - your boyfriend is Rob Roberts.
You may also try leaving huge chunks of raw meat or brains around the house, strategically placing these baits in the places that he frequents the most. If the baits disappear – your boyfriend is Rob Roberts.
How to Avoid: Unfortunately, the only established prophylactic technique is getting your brain surgically removed, thus making yourself less appealing to this monster. Consult your doctor before performing this procedure, especially if you are pregnant or may become pregnant. Absence of heartbeat and flesh decomposition could be a sign of a rare but serious side effect.
Suggested Actions in Case of Encounter: Conversation topics to avoid: culinary, exotic foods, eating human brains, etc. Wearing a motorcycle helmet at all times is not only a fashion statement, but also a great way to protect your skull against Rob Roberts’ tongue.
Suggested Killing Techniques: Rob is surprisingly easy to kill with an ordinary weapon - just shoot this monster with your favorite firearm.
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Movies and Books Featuring the Character:
- Hungry (The X Files - Season 7 (1999))