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|“||I don't wanna f--k with you Sal, but I got the connections. I got the sales organization... I got the muscle to shove enough of this factory so far up your stupid wop ass, that you'll sh-t snow for a year!||„|
|~ Clarence Boddicker|
Clarence Boddicker is the secondary antagonist of the 1987 sci-fi film, RoboCop. He is a notorious mass-murdering crime lord who also appears as a hired employee and personal hitman of OCP senior vice president Dick Jones. In addition, he was a sadistic psychopath whose criminal record was quite lengthy and included charges of rape, grand theft, and murder. He is also responsible for the creating of Robocop after he brutally gunned down Officer Alex Murphy.
He was portrayed by Kurtwood Smith.
|“||See, I got this problem. Cops don't like me. So I don't like cops.||„|
|~ Clarence Boddicker before shooting off Murphy's hand.|
Clarence is advantageous of the future corrupt Detroit, Michigan police force and becomes a shameless cop-killer and a sadistic criminal, where he went on a bloody citywide rampage where he robbed banks and caused misery for anyone that got in his way. Boddicker was also a hired employee-turned-personal hitman of the corrupt businessman Dick Jones, who owns the police force.
He is also a vituperative and traitorous man with a snide voice and particular hatred for the police, and has assembled a rough band of equally sadistic thugs like Joe P. Cox, Emil Antonowsky, Leon Nash, Steve Mihn, Dougy, Bobby to do his bidding for the corrupt and powerful people he associates with; which also makes him a ruthless crime lord as well. Boddicker is perfectly willing to do or say anything to save his own life, including setting up his own partners into a deathtrap. Clarence also often snorted alcohol to get a buzz, something never before seen in film. Boddicker was also extremely profane, blasphemous, and foul-mouthed, normally bringing profanity into every sentence he could muster.
According to this rap sheet halfway in the film, he is a prime suspect for multiple rapes, drug trafficking, and possession, as well as murders of at least 32 officers, a number of whom he subjected to torture via firearms.
Early in the film, Clarence and his thugs were are fleeing from a bank robbery, Clarence raging at one of his henchmen for accidentally burning the money, only to have two police officers chasing them. Clarence and his men engage the two police officers in a shootout, and the criminals manage to escape by throwing the thug Clarence had argued with before at the police car. Following them to an old steel mill in sector 3D, Alex Murphy, one of the two police officers, boldly tries to take on the gang, only to be ambushed. Then Clarence and his group subject him to a brief but very agonizing torture, in which Murphy is partially mutilated alive with a firearm and then brutally gunned down to death.
Alex Murphy's corpse is reused by OCP to undergo heavy surgery and become the cyborg "Robocop", and upon discovering the truth about his human past, Robocop becomes intent on bringing Boddicker and his men to justice by any means necessary. Robocop manages to track down Clarence while he is dealing with another crime lord. After Clarence is left the only man standing, he cowardly admits to being hired by Dick Jones in order to save himself, and RoboCop brings him to the police. However, Robocop underestimates not only how well-connected Clarence Boddicker is with the monopolistic OCP, but also the power that organization has over him, as Clarence is quickly freed from prison by Dick Jones, and when RoboCop attempts to arrest the latter, his system shuts down, and he is nearly killed by ED-209 and Lieutenant Hedgecock the Detroit SWAT Leader turned traitor and is narrowly rescued by Officer Anne Lewis who has been informed of Lt. Hedgecock's betrayal by Kaplan.
|~ Clarence Boddicker's last words to Robocop before getting stabbed in the neck by him.|
RoboCop: The Animated Series
Clarence Boddicker appears as a minor antagonist in Animated TV series RoboCop: The Animated Series. He appears in the opening sequence of every episode of the TV series. As in the film, he is the one who "killed" Alex Murphy, causing him to be turned into RoboCop. He is also the primary antagonist of the last episode of the show, and therefore the final antagonist of the series.