This page is about a mantis named Rodney. For the human of the same name, go to the Rodney (Mantis) page.
Rodney is a friendly Mantis who was friends with some children before Al blew them up, mistaking Rodney as a threat.
In New Vegas Mods: New Vegas Bounties III - 1, Rodney was playing with his friends when Al and Jerry saw them from a nearby roof. He thought Rodney was threatening them so he tried to kill him. He accidentally fired orbital missiles and killed Rodney's friends, but somehow not Rodney himself.
An alternate version of Rodney called Rodney the Unfriendly Mantis appears in New Vegas: The Better Angels - Part 4 where he lives in a cave called Hook's Passage in Rorke's Ravine as a Wild Wasteland Easter Egg. He is bitter about his encounter with Al and immediately attacks him, but was killed by Al.
In New Vegas Mods: Rodney The Friendly Mantis! he later appeared at the same playground where his friends died. He met with Al and didn't recognize him at first, until Al mentioned it. Rodney cried and asked why Al killed his friends, but then forgave Al when he apologized.