Once a U.S. military specialist, Rolento became obsessed with
military power and soon left the service to form his own paramilitary unit.
An expert in all types of weapons and in brutal combat, Rolento is a very
Believing only the strong should survive, he sought to create a country with
perfect military order. Naturally, he enforced strict discipline among his
troops. His motto was "take no prisoners," and he punished any soldier who
showed weakness by choking them to death with a metal cable. Every man in
his unit feared Rolento, and those who didn't quickly found themselves
defeated by the insane mercenary.
Rolento's paramilitary actions gained the attention of the Mad Gear
Gang. They hired Rolento and his mercenary unit to terrorize
the streets of Metro City. Their activities soon provoked a response from
the Metro City mayor Mike Haggar, and an anti-crime
war began. When the
Mad Gear kidnapped Haggar's daughter Jessica, Haggar,
Guy and Cody began a three-man assault on the
Mad Gear. They defeated Rolento and decimated his army on their way to
rescuing Jessica. The Mad Gear split up after that, and Rolento found
himself with no troops to command. His ego was shot, but he soon collected
himself and gathered his remaining men to hunt down Guy. After Guy's defeat,
he planned to amass an even larger army to rule the once crime-ridden streets
of Metro City.
While he was preparing his troops for battle, Rolento was approached
by Sodom, another former Mad Gear member. Sodom
was assembling a new Mad Gear and he wanted Rolento to join. Rolento
cared nothing for the new gang, but agreed to join Sodom in a quest for
revenge against Guy. The two managed to lure Guy into a trap and had almost
succeeded in killing him before Ryu intervened. The
two defeated warriors fled in disgrace, their plans foiled.
Rolento soon split from Sodom because of a difference in philosophies,
and he returned to his mercenary unit in preperation for an assault on
Metro City. Before he could begin his invasion, he was approached by
Shadowlaw, who sought the aid of his unit in their bid for global domination.
As twisted as he was, even Rolento had morals and he refused Shadowlaw's
offer. In retribution, Shadowlaw attacked Rolento's unit and completely
destroyed it. Rolento barely escaped, and found himself wandering in the
desert. Just when he thought he would die of dehydration, a large tractor-
trailor pulled up beside him. It was driven by Sodom, and he offered Rolento
a ride. It seems that he had been keeping tabs on Rolento, and had decided
that Rolento declining Shadowlaw's offer meant that Rolento's intentions
were pure again. Realizing what an ally Sodom could be, Rolento agreed to
accept Sodom's help in planning a new attack on Metro City.
The actual attack did not take place until several years later, long
after Guy and Cody had left. Rolento drove a tank right down the middle of
Main Street and declared Metro City his property, the sight of his own
utopia. The people of Metro City did not share his view of idealism, and
began a rebellion against him. Rolento soon found defeat at the
hands of Mike Haggar, and he was driven from Metro City once again. After
the failed takeover of the city, Rolento has never been heard from again.