Bones of Rath
The Bones of Rath is a gang originated and led by Rodney Rathbone that is made up of several teenage thugs. At any given time there have been about a half dozen members. They have played several tricks in Odyssey such as beating people up and egging nursing homes. In #182: “The Scales of Justice”, Isaac Morton describes the Bones as being "everywhere."
During the Blackgaard saga, the gang was taken over by Jellyfish on the orders of Regis Blackgaard. Jellyfish gained the loyalty of all the members but Rodney and Rusty. Once the gang had served its purpose, Jellyfish shut it down in the episode #332: “Another Chance”. Both Rodney and Jellyfish went to jail shortly thereafter, putting the gang on hiatus. Rodney restarted and resumed leadership of the gang after his eventual release from jail by the time of #368: “The Other Woman”.
Rodney and the Bones have since resumed their usual torment of the kids of Odyssey, making brief appearances since in various shows like #466: “Snow Day” (chasing the likes of Alex Jefferson and his friends around town to steal cookies) and #521: “Hindsight”.
The Bones have operated out of several hideouts over the years.
- The gang's first known hideout was visited by Sam Johnson in #301: “The Good, the Bad and Butch” and was later abandoned.
- Following their abandonment of their original hideout, the gang started using another location further out of town by the events of #331: “Checkmate”. Lucy Cunningham-Schultz was lured here by Rodney and saved by Richard Maxwell.
- The gang had begun operating out of a clubhouse recognizable to local kids by the time of #521: “Hindsight”.
Rodney also considered a cave on Jeb Eckhart's land for a hideout location in #390: “No Bones About It”, though he ultimately decided against it because Dwayne Oswald and Julie Zeeke had already found it.
- Rodney Rathbone (leader)
- Rusty Gordon
- Jay Brandt
- Brian (Butch) Evans
- Jellyfish (Leader during the Blackgaard saga)
- Sam Johnson (Briefly in #301: “The Good, the Bad and Butch”)
- Lawrence Hodges (Briefly in #230: “Our Father”)
- Denver Thor (possibly)
- #108: “Isaac the Courageous”
- #179: “You Gotta Be Wise”
- #182: “The Scales of Justice” (mentioned)
- #184: “Isaac the Chivalrous”
- #230: “Our Father”
- #239: “The Power”
- #284: “The Election Deception” (mentioned)
- #301: “The Good, the Bad and Butch”
- #324: “Small Fires, Little Pools”
- #325: “Angels Unaware”
- #326: “Gathering Thunder”
- #329: “The Return”
- #331: “Checkmate”
- #332: “Another Chance”
- #390: “No Bones About It” (mentioned)
- #443: “Changing Rodney”
- #466: “Snow Day”
- #480: “The Popsicle Kid”
- #521: “Hindsight”
- #548: “Sounds Like a Mystery”(mentioned)
- #580: “Tales of a Small-Town Thug”
- #643: “Kidsboro, Part 1” (mentioned)