Roses is a tall, elderly, muscular man with puffy hair and a thick mustache. He has several wrinkles and wears a newsboy cap. Roses also wears a suit with a collared shirt and tie underneath.
Roses is the driver and longtime butler of the Joestar Family. Due to his time as a butler, he grows close to the family and feels sentimental over them. He greatly worries when Holy Kujo becomes sick and struggles to tell Suzi Q Joestar how severe her daughter's situation is. Roses is familiar with Japan's customs and warns Suzi Q not to get into trouble, even scolding her when she almost gets attacked by a yakuza member. However, he puts up with her nonchalance and is capable of protecting her when a situation arises.
As Suzi Q's bodyguard, he is a skilled fighter on his own despite his age. He easily manages to defeat a yakuza member with only a kick.
Joseph stays in touch with Roses throughout his journey to relay his situation and ask about Holy's condition. Just before reaching Egypt, Joseph calls Roses from his submarine but Suzi Q answers the phone instead. When Suzi Q asks Joseph what dress she should wear, Roses manages to make her leave the room by telling her to consider her blue dress. After Suzi Q leaves, Roses mentions to Joseph that Holy insists that she only has a cold, but her actual condition is worsening by the day. He asks if they should tell Suzi Q the truth but Joseph denies, saying they shouldn't under any circumstances. Suzi Q then returns and offers Roses tea but he says he should be the one serving her instead.
Later that night, Roses listens to Suzi Q speaking with Jotaro Kujo on the phone. As Suzi Q wonders why Jotaro is traveling with his grandpa, Roses thinks to himself and cries about how the Joestar men are fighting to save Holy. The next day, Roses tells Suzi Q that it's the first time something like this has happened in his thirty years of working for their family, but Suzi Q tells him he's overreacting since it's only a business trip.
While the Joestar Group is battling in DIO's mansion, Roses takes Suzi Q and a Speedwagon Foundation member to visit Holy. The Speedwagon Foundation member questions if Roses told Suzi Q about the severity of her daughter's Stand-based sickness. Roses replied that he tried, but didn't have the courage because he couldn't stand to see Suzi Q sad.
Due to the possibility of Joseph not making it in time, leaving only a few days for Suzi Q to see her daughter before her death, Roses decides to tell her the truth to prepare her. Because of Suzi's childish, carefree and curious behavior towards Japan, she disregards what Roses has to say, which eventually leads to her getting in trouble with a yakuza member. Roses saves her in time, causing Suzi to reveal that she already knows about her daughter's condition and he shouldn't have to worry because Joseph always finds a way out of dangerous situations.
Chapters / Episodes
- “Madam, you mustn't! That is an establishment for common businessmen! A lady doesn't patronize an establishment like that in Japan! Madam Joestar, you mustn't!”
- There is concept art of Roses in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Heritage for the Future, indicating that he was originally set to appear in the game during development.