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Rodney
Rodney
Biographical information
Species Human
Gender Male
Born
Died
Appearances
Continuity Movies (CE)
Actor Jamie Harris
First Appearance Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Last Appearance Rise of the Planet of the Apes


He spoke! Your Ape. He spoke.
Rodney


Rodney worked at the San Bruno Primate Facility, run by John Landon. John's son, Dodge, bullied both Rodney and the ape inmates. Rodney remained neutral, believing that Dodge was cruel to the apes, but was mostly too afraid - either of Dodge or his father's position - to question orders. Adding to this, Dodge would rudely ignore Rodney's advice on how to treat them.

HistoryEdit

At some unknown point Rodney took up employment at the San Bruno Primate Shelter working as a guard and caretaker to the apes. While working he was constantly mistreated by his boss' son Dodge Landon who also worked there and leading to some tension between the two with the latter being the abusive one. Unlike Dodge, Rodney was more kinder to the apes than Dodge, never seeking to harm them or taking joy in their suffering as he knew it was wrong to treat them horribly.

Rise of the planet of apesEdit

Caesar's ArrivalEdit

Rodney is first seen when Caesar is brought to the Primate Shelter and suffers his first hand abuse by Dodge's hand after throwing food in his face and laughing at him. Rodney took no part in the abuse and only watched as Dodge took his anger out on Caesar by spraying to the wall with a water hose. After dodge was done Rodney asked if they should take the apes clothes lest he would no doubt have a hard time interacting with the other apes of the shelter. Dodge explained he wanted this to happen as it'll teach the ape whose boss around there. When Dodge brought friends over to the shelter on a tour and abuse the apes Rodney tried to speak against this but was put in his place by Dodge who threatened to hurt him if he did anything. The two guards would then see one of dodge's friends get grabbed by Caesar who secretly stole his knife. Later on, Dodge was even blaming Rodney for stealing his cookies (which were actually stolen by Caesar); becoming verbally abusive in his accusation.

Ape RebellionEdit

When Caesar was in the playground where he was not supposed to be, Rodney was ordered to get a tranquilizer gun to end the fight. Rodney saw Caesar and Dodge fight, while attempting to shoot Caesar. But after Caesar spoke by shouting the word "NO!", Rodney was so traumatized that he found himself unable to shoot Caesar and could only watch as Caesar knocked Dodge out and continued talking to the apes. Rodney, then snapped back to reality when seeing Caesar take the unconscious dodge to the ape cells where he would free the others from their cages. Rodney ran in the room to find the apes liberated and staring at him. Seeing he was outnumbered Rodney attempted to flee, but a group of chimpanzees captured him and beat him until Caesar stopped them, knowing Rodney to be a kinder human than Dodge, he got the man to his feet and calmly locked him in his own cage instead. Rodney then witnessed Dodge Landon die via electrocution following a confrontation with Caesar and the apes deeply scaring him. The apes then escape the shelter leaving Rodney in his cage while trapped he may have been exposed to the residual of the fatal ALZ-113 drug while in the cage overnight, but was ultimately freed by Caroline Aranha. Will Rodman asked Rodney how the apes had escaped from the facility; Rodney only stated that Caesar spoke, still traumatized by seeing talking apes that he could not explain anything else. Will, Caroline and John later watched the CCTV recording of the apes escape.

NotesEdit

  • Listings on the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) prior to the movie's release gave this character's name as "Roy".
  • According the trivia page on IMDb, Rodney was named in honor of original ape actor, Roddy McDowall (although his given name was "Roderick").
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  • In a deleted scene on the Blu-ray release, Rodney tends to Caesar and Rocket after their confrontation resulting in them being tranquillised. Rodney tells Caesar that he can't take the restraints off him and offers the chimp a cookie instead. This kindness may explain why Caesar chose to only imprison him during the rebellion, rather than letting the apes kill him.
Planet of the Apes - Chernin Entertainment Series
Planet of the Apes (CE) Movies
Rise of the Planet of the Apes | Dawn of the Planet of the Apes | War of the Planet of the Apes
Main Evolved Ape Characters
Caesar | Koba | Maurice | Blue Eyes | Rocket | Buck | Luca | Cornelia | Ash | Milo | Bright Eyes
Supporting Ape Characters
Alpha | Tinker | Grey | Stone | Andy | Wolfie | Jeanpierre | Koba's Mother | Gorilla Guardian | Sparrow | Lucky | Pope | Dallas | Milo (Firestorm)
Main Human Characters
Will Rodman | Charles Rodman | Caroline Aranha | Malcolm | Ellie | Alexander | Robert Franklin | Steven Jacobs | Dodge Landon | John Landon | Dreyfus | Carver | Foster | Douglas Hunsiker
Supporting Human Characters
Irena | Linda Andersen | Donnie Thompson | Rodney | John Hamil | Alice Hunsiker | Local Guy | Party Girl 1 | Party Girl 2 | Court Clerk | Newspaper Deliverers | Jogger | Zoo Guide | Muir Woods Family | Lab Tech 1 | Dottie | Natalia Kosar | Officer 1 | Rationer | Rita | Sarah | Maddy | John | Edward | Dreyfus' Officer | Roger Mason | Sniper | Tommy | Werner | Northside Officer | Mary | Kempt | Armed Colony Member | Clancy | Colony Member | Corbin | Daniel Nygun | David Flynn | Finney | Kuo | Malakai Youmans | Max (Firestorm) | McVeigh | Roger
Families
Rodman Family | Caesar's Family | Malcolm's Family | Rocket's Family | Dreyfus' Family | Muir Woods Family | Royal Ape Family
Animals
Horse (Animal) | Elk | Grizzly Bear
Items / Weapons
Simian Flu
Important Events / Battles
Ape Rebellion | Human-Ape War | Simian Flu Pandemic | Battle in San Francisco | Battle on the Golden Gate Bridge
Organisations / Colonies / Companies
Caesar's Ape Colony / Caesar's Council of Apes / Caesar's Ape Army | Gen-Sys Board | San Francisco's Human Colony / Dreyfus' Human Army / Malcolm's Group
Locations
West African Jungle | San Francisco | San Francisco Zoo | Gen-Sys Laboratories | Rodman House | San Bruno Primate Shelter | Golden Gate Bridge | Muir Woods Park | Ape Mountain / Ape Gate/ Ape Village / Caesar's Home | Warehouse
Comics and Magazines
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (webcomic) | Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: The Art of the Films | Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: Firestorm - The Official Movie Prequel | Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - Official Movie Novelization | Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (BOOM! Studios): Issue 1 / Issue 2 / Issue 3 / Issue 4 / Issue 5 / Issue 6
Soundtracks
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (Soundtrack Album) | Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (Soundtrack Album)

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