Sir Roderick DeFoe is the father of Matthew DeFoe and John DeFoe. He is first mentioned and seen in the first game in the Chzo Mythos, 5 Days a Stranger. It is through Roderick's murder of his "retarded" son using the wooden idol he obtained on a trip, that John was able to fulfil his prophecied purpose as the Bridge. His hatred for his deformed son stems more than likely from the fact that his wife, Belinda DeFoe died giving birth to him.