|Age||Mid 30's to early 40's|
|First Appearance||"400 Days" (Bonnie's Story)|
|Last Appearance||"400 Days" (Shel's Story)|
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Not much is known about Roman's life before or as the outbreak began other than that he used to be part of a band.
An unknown person steals medical supplies from Roman's group. He, Clive, Shel and Stephanie give chase and search the cornfield with flashlights to try and find the suspect. Roman can be heard shouting to Stephanie throughout their search to see if she found anything yet.
Roman resides at Gil's Pitstop with Shel, Becca, Stephanie and the surviving cancer support group members Boyd, Clive and Joyce. In the diner, they watch Becca give a guitar performance and then proceed to work. Roman feeds a walker chained to a pole outside, telling Shel that at least they can be "put to good use", as they would react to human intruders.
Later, Roman has a man blindfolded whom Clive claims they caught stealing supplies. Stephanie and Boyd try to vouch for him, stating that they can find a way for him to be useful. Clive and Joyce disagree with them, saying that they don't need any new additions to the group. Shel, being the only one without any input, is pushed by Roman to decide the intruders fate. If Shel decides to let the man go, Roman tells him that if he ever returns he'll wish he died that day. If Shel decides to kill the man, Roman is the one to shoot him but says that if something similar were to happen again, Shel or Boyd will have to handle it.
23 days later, Roman catches Stephanie trying to escape with some of their supplies. Feeling betrayed, he locks her in a trailer. Roman, then, goes to inform Shel of this and says that they have to kill her with the rule being that anybody who knows of their location can't leave/be trusted.
Roman tells Shel that she has to take care of the situation - if Shel agreed to keep the previous intruder alive, Roman states that Shel's decision was wrong and it cost Boyd's life, now she has to pay for it. If Shel decided to let Roman kill the intruder, Roman reminds Shel of the agreement that was made. Though many attempts at trying to convince him to keep Stephanie alive, Roman still disagrees.
Roman lets Shel explain the situation to Becca beforehand. If Shel decides to take off in the RV with Becca, Roman is last seen shouting for them to come back. If Shel decides to go through with the execution, Roman apologizes for it having to be this way and then escorts Shel to the van.
Sometime later, Shel and Becca end up joining a new group of survivors consisting of Vince, Russell, Bonnie and Wyatt. Though Roman's fate is unknown, when Tavia shows up to their campsite to offer them a place in her community, Becca states that Roman could possibly be there and even if he was still searching for them there is nothing he could do to them there. Wyatt responds by saying that there's no way he could still be looking for them, and that there was no one left at Gil's Pitstop, with Russell also saying that they don't need to worry about Roman.
This list shows the victims Roman has killed:
- Roberto (Determinant)
- Stephanie (Determinant, Assumed)
- Leland (Determinant)
- Possibly numerous counts of zombies.
- "She screwed us, Shel. All of us."
- —Roman to Shel about Stephanie.[src]
Roman and Stephanie have a fairly good affiliation. He trusts her enough to work together on the hunt for the person who stole their medicine supplies. After another incident occurs in which a stranger breaks into their camp, Stephanie disagrees with Roman and strongly believes the man should be allowed to live. For Roman, the last straw is when Stephanie herself attempts to escape and make off with most of their food, ammo and medicine, which he is unwilling to forgive her for.
- "Now I need to know that you're with us. 100 percent."
- —Roman to Shel.[src]
Roman sees Shel as an important part of their group, and allows her to make the final swing vote in deciding if the stranger who broke in to steal their supplies should be killed or be let go. Depending on the in-game choice, no matter what Shel chooses, Roman will respect and obey her decision. When he catches Stephanie trying to escape camp, Roman lets Shel know they absolutely cannot let her go. He gives her the burdensome task of killing Stephanie.
- "400 Days"
- It is implied that Roman is the leader of the group.
- Roman stated that he used to be part of a band; possibly the "Plastic Toys" as it is on his jacket.
- Because of this, he was possibly the guitarist of the band, making him a possible fourth Video Game character to play guitar.
- Roman bears a slight resemblance to his voice actor, Kid Beyond.
- Roman appears in Bonnie's story, along with Stephanie and Clive. When the two people in the field stop searching and talk, you can see their outlines. It is implied that Dee was responsible for the first break-in.