Eye Color: Silver
Coat: Dull Brown
Mane/Tail: Dark grey (Almost black)
Physique: Roach has a moderate tone and muscle build to him from living in the badlands. Excessive exposure to the sun has given him freckles on some of his exposed features (Face, hooves, chest) In place of regular teeth, due to an accident a few years back, he has been fitted with a set of durable steel chompers.
Residence: Roach lives in an old mine system in the Badlands. While he considers this his true home, he does have family all over Equestria and occasionally travels back to either visit them or just to tour some of the many great sights the world has to offer.
Cutie Mark: A steel pick hammer, pointed end embedded into stone
Bite Me: Becoming lost in the desert is one thing, getting lost with little to no supplies can be fatal. It was this very mistake that caused Roach to resort to eating small minerals to keep himself going. While it did keep him alive, it also permanently damaged his teeth. He did not believe in modern medicine, or even using potions for that matter. Luckily for him, he stumbled upon a very crafty blacksmith who offered to make him a new set of teeth completely out of forged steel. With his new set of chompers, he can chew up just about anything with ease. He made consuming solid objects a regular habit. Though they weren't doing much for him nutrition-wise, the muscles in his jaw built up enough to give him a nasty bite.
Badland Wanderer: Moving to the Badlands took a large toll on Roach at first. The excessive sunlight slowed him down by assaulting him with enough heat to roast an egg on a rock. His skin would burn to the point where he had blisters forming under his fur coat. Over time, he adapted to the climate. His thin blood allows him to travel throughout the desert-like area with little to no repercussions from the heat. His body adapted as well by holding in most fluids that he consumed and storing it for energy. He considers the freckles on his body to be a sign of his new life-style, as he no longer burns from being out in the sun all day.
Iron Hide: Being a miner isn't easy, accidents can happen at any given moment. Roach has suffered a lot of physical trauma from doing what he does, and in turn has grown accustomed to most forms of pain. While he can still feel pain, he can shrug it off rather easily. Multiple incidents involving physical damage to his body has made the skin beneath his coat unusually thick, reducing the amount of damage he actually took when an accident occurred. He still has a few nasty scars though.
History: Roach is just one of the many children in his nuclear family. Some had an either equal/identical mindset, while others, such as him, preferred something different. He was never any good when it came to schooling, book smarts just weren't in his vocabulary. Though not the brightest when it came to that, he had a knack for identifying animals and wildlife. He was gifted for having survival instincts unlike any other in his family. When disaster would strike, he would be the first to know.
As he got older, he found himself being pleased with the idea of a life outside. He took to building shelters in the backyard, refusing assistance from anypony who offered it. He wanted to live a life where he could explore, be out in the open and make something of himself, for himself. Of course, in order to do that, he needed money. A close friend of his offered to talk to his father, who was a miner by trade, to get him a job. In less than a week, an old stallion came to his home and took him off to start training.
Many years passed and Roach was loving every second of it. He was a natural when it came to work and his knowledge of dangerous animals, as well as having keen senses to dangerous environments, benefited everyone in his field. He earned his cutiemark in mining some time ago already and kept to it like his life depended on it. It happened shortly after he completed his training and put him out on the field. At the time he couldn't afford a pickaxe, so instead he carried a decently sized pick hammer to do the work. The first few hours couldn't have been more uneventful, just swinging at rocks over and over again to find nothing within them. It was just a few short minutes until it was time to leave when he finally struck something. As he broke apart a large stone on the cave wall, it burst open to reveal a large number of gemstones that nearly blinded him with their radiance. He was filled to the brim with excitement, the joy he felt practically pouring out of his mouth as he drooled at the sight with a dopey smile on his face. A strange tingling sensation followed, as well as a chill. He glanced around, his eyes soon resting on the mark he now holds on his flank. But that's history.
The job was enjoyable, but the areas they worked were running low on precious minerals. Roach suggested going to a place much larger, a place that ponies were fearful to touch. The Badlands. Of course, given the dangers of being in such a place, they declined his suggestion. In a fit of anger he completely destroyed their official headquarters, taking down their primary support beams and causing the building to come crumbling down.
Obviously, this didn't work too well in his favor. A lawsuit was filed and the company sued Roach for everything he had. He was left poverty stricken, homeless, and jobless. This went on for about a year before he decided to change it. If the Miners weren't going to scavenge the badlands for what riches it may hold, then he would do it on his own. And he did. He traveled to the Badlands, took on countless struggles, and dug down deep. In time, he found what he was looking for. With all of the minerals he found, he could move back to the civilized world and retire as a millionaire.
It was tempting at first, but by then he had already fallen in-love with his new life. So he stayed in the Badlands, mining what he could, adventuring as he pleased, and occasionally touring the cities back in Equestria.
Character Personality: Roach can be laid back every now and again, but he's a tough stone to crack. He has no problem sharing storied about himself, but prefers to keep his emotions and feeling to himself. He's fairly open-minded as well, but stubborn as a mule when it comes to his beliefs on certain topics. While adventurous and fun at times, he can be stern and has no problem telling it as it is. Probably the worth thing about him is his temper; This is the only thing he truly struggles to control. Being used to living on his own, he can be slightly hostile to others, especially if their new.