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- "I don't know if you can understand a word I'm saying, but you better understand this: You came this close to death today. And if you ever… EVER... come near this place again or tell ANYBODY where we are, you'll wish you had died today."
- —Roman to Roberto if Shel decides to let him go. (Determinant)[src]
Not much is known about Roman's life before or as the outbreak began, other than that he used to be the guitarist of a band.
An unknown person steals medical supplies from Roman's Group. He, Clive, and Stephanie give chase, searching the cornfield with flashlights in an attempt to find the suspect. Roman can be heard shouting to Stephanie throughout their search to see if she found anything yet, and cursing about being unable to find the thief.
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. If Shel abstains, Roman makes the decision based on his previous conversation with Shel about the walkers.
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, and says that they have to kill her with the rule being that anybody who knows of their location can't leave, out of fear that such a person will tell someone willing to hurt them of their location.
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, and 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, but Tavia says that 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.
It is unknown how Roman got separated from his group and when he joined a new group in the woods. After Clementine's first night with the cabin group, she, Nick, and Pete travel to the fish traps, where they find Roman lying dead on the ground after being shot in the head, along with several other bodies. Nick believes they were killed by Carver, but no conclusive evidence is found. It's possible that he and his group were robbed before they were murdered.
The identity of Roman's killer is unknown, however, what is known is that he was shot in the head, as discovered by Clementine in "All That Remains". During Clementine's conversation with Carver, if Clementine mentions the dead group down by the stream, Carver will correct her, implying that he may have been involved with their deaths.
This list shows the victims Roman has killed:
- Leland (Determinant)
- Roberto (Determinant)
- Stephanie (Determinant, Assumed) (Caused, Determinant)
- Numerous counts of zombies and possibly unnamed people.
- "She screwed us, Shel. All of us. And now we're in that position again where we can't keep her here and we can't let her go."
- —Roman to Shel about Stephanie.[src]
Roman and Stephanie had a fairly good affiliation, and were traveling together before finding the Pitstop. He trusted her enough to work together on the hunt for the person who stole their medicine supplies. Their relationship was strained after another incident occurs in which a stranger breaks into their camp, where 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.
- "We're beyond the luxury of taking chances now. And 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.
Clive and Roman seem to be on good terms and he also seems to be Roman's right hand man, with Clive backing up Roman on executing Roberto and being with him when he caught Stephanie trying to steal supplies.
- "That was amazing, Becca. We could all use a little more music in our lives."
- —Roman to Becca after she played guitar.[src]
Roman and Becca don't interact much, but it can be assumed that he cared about her, as he likes her playing the guitar and he told her that he used to play in a band. When Becca hears about Stephanie stealing the group's supplies, Becca agrees with him to kill her and she disagrees with Shel to leave the group in the RV. If Shel leaves with Becca in the RV, it can be assumed that the relationship with Roman becomes hostile for disobeying his orders. If Shel goes to kill Stephanie, Roman will apologize to her along with her sister for killing their friend.
- "All That Remains" (Corpse)
- Roman stated that he used to be part of a band; possibly the "Plastic Toys" as it is on his jacket.
- Roman bears a resemblance to his voice actor, Andrew Chaikin.
- 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, and you can hear him several times.
- Roman is one of two characters Andrew Chaikin has voiced, the other being Carlos.
- Roman is the first character from the "400 Days" DLC to appear in Season 2, albeit as a corpse.