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For the Level 5 prisoner of Impel Down, see Impel Down#Trivia.
Roche was one of the  archaeologists of Ohara.
Roche was an average sized man, with brown hair, similar to
Thatch. He also had glasses, and wore a white coat with the sleeves partially rolled up. Under his coat he had a red shirt, with a grey color and two yellow buttons.
Roche was a very devoted scholar that stayed behind to help ditch books into a lake in an effort to protect them. He, along with the other scholars, were friendly towards Nico Robin.
As an archeologist of Ohara, it can be assumed that Roche knew how to read poneglyphs.
For the penalty of studying the forbidden
Poneglyph, the World Government declared the archaeologists of Ohara as "demons" for attempting to destroying the world, and had Spandine set the Buster Call on the island. Roche died in the island's destruction when the Tree of Knowledge burned down with him inside trying to save as many books as he could.