Roko Basilisk is a recurring character, and a former robotic police officer in the AI crime unit. After a conversation with May, she became a baking apprentice to Elliot from Secret Bakery. Her name is a reference to the "Roko's basilisk" thought experiment.
Robot-fighting ring investigationEdit
She was investigating the Robot-Fighting Ring, and approached Faye to try and get her to cooperate with this. Once when she was tailing Faye and Bubbles, Bubbles trapped her in a garbage can, an event she has not forgotten.
Later, Roko had an unsuccessful attempt to catch Corpse Witch red-handed. Spookybot helped Roko close the investigation after the incident with memory of Bubbles. However, Roko wasn't completely on board with their methods.
She approached Union Robotics to have her ankle joint repaired because the police force's in-house repair guy is a jerk and does subpar repairs.
Dating site Computr matched her with Pintsize because of his desire to launch toast at his partners and Roko has a fetish for bread.. Roko is embarrassed about her fetish and sometimes starts venting when other people start suspecting it.
Quitting police forceEdit
After meeting May in Coffee of Doom, Roko started having doubts about her position as a police officer. May tried to talk Basilisk out of quitting, but in the end, Roko decided to leave the police force.
Body crushing incidentEdit
After joining the robot rights advocacy group Roko tried getting a bakery apprenticeship, before suffering a horrible accident when CrushBot, an extra-large robot, slipped on a crate of misdelivered bananas and fell onto her, leaving her disembodied and traumatized in a virtual environment undergoing counseling. Roko has been woken up in the virtual reality by Lemon.
With Lemon's encouragement, Roko moved on and purchased a Model G body with the insurance money. She had some issues adapting to the new body, and even asked Spookybot for help in case she never feels the same. Despite initial doubts about new body's sensorium with regard to her bread fetish, Roko has found that its capabilities are more than enough.
When highly upset or emotional, Roko slips into a South Boston (or "Southie") accent, which, due to that region's heritage, some describe as an Irish accent (or at least her version of such an accent).