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The Rodman House was the residence of the Rodman Family. It was also the childhood home of Caesar.

History[]

Rise of the Planet of the Apes[]

Originally, the house belonged to retired musician teacher Charles Rodman, who lived with his son Will since he was suffering from Alzheimer's Disease. Irena cared for Charles when Will was working at Gen-Sys Laboratories, but left on bad terms after Charles's condition worsened and he became increasing violent toward her. She sadly left telling Will: "I can't do this anymore, he belongs in a home this is no way for him to live".

After the death of the chimpanzee Bright Eyes, Will brought her newborn infant son home as a "temporary house guest". But as he and Charles became more and more attached to the baby chimp, Will eventually decided to raise Caesar as his own son, continuing to observe the passed on effects of his ALZ-112 from mother to son. The young ape was well trained in sign language, intelligence tests and accommodated in a suitable attic bedroom with a certain window. But the Rodman Family shared the neighborhood with a temperamental pilot who attacked the too curious three year old Caesar, threatening them if the chimp came near his house or his children again. Caroline Aranha, a veterinarian working at the San Francisco Zoo, eventually moved in after treating Caesar from the previous attack and formed a relationship with Will, liking the good home he built for Caesar but told him that the young ape would soon be gone and a "large powerful animal" would grow in his place, convincing Will to take Caesar for regular walks in the Muir Woods for exercise.

Five years after his first walk in the Muir Woods, Caesar attacked the Rodman's aggressive neighbor for harassing Charles and was taken into law enforced captivity, placed under care in the San Bruno Primate Sanctuary. Saddened by the loss of Caesar and gravely gripped by his disease, Charles died in his sleep at home. Encouraged by a new agenda, Caesar snuck out of the sanctuary and returned to the Rodman House to steal the ALZ-113 formula and gassed the sanctuary apes, treating them with positive effects of increased intelligence and led a revolution out of captivity. Will noticed the next day that someone had been into Caesar's room and headed to the sanctuary with Caroline, discovering that their adoptive son had started a new empire.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes[]

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Caesar returns home after ten years

Ten years after Caesar's Ape Rebellion and years of the catastrophic Simian Flu Pandemic, the Rodman House was long abandoned. Because of this, the house was left in a state of disrepair and neighboring trees grew at an uncontrolled rate and covered most of the house. The house was also marked as having infected people inside, implying that Caroline and Will died from the Simian Flu.

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Caesar returns home after ten years

During Koba's violent reign, Malcolm and his family took refuge in the house to treat the seriously injured Ceasar, who was nearly killed by Koba. Framed photos were discovered by Malcolm's Family, proving Caesar's heritage with humans. In his childhood room, Caesar managed to find a video camera recording of where he learned English from Will.

Blue Eyes was brought to the Rodman House by Malcolm to see his seriously injured father, where he also discovered his father's past with humans. He eventually brought the rescued apes that remained loyal to Caesar to the house. After that, the apes and humans left the house and returned to the city to end the rogue bonobo's violent reign. In the years after Koba's uprising, the Rodman House remained abandoned, heading further into ruin and becoming reclaimed by nature.

Known Occupants[]

  • Charles Rodman † - Patriarch of the Rodman Family. Father of Will and the adoptive grandfather of Caesar. Died in his sleep.
  • Will Rodman † - Son of Charles and the adoptive father of Caesar. Accidental creator of the Simian Flu. Died during the Simian Flu outbreak.
  • Caroline Aranha † - Girlfriend of Will and the adoptive mother of Caesar. Died during the Simian Flu outbreak.
  • Caesar † - Adoptive ape son of Will and Caroline and adoptive grandson of Charles. Inherited high intelligence from his biological mother, Bright Eyes. Returned to childhood home after being shot by Koba.

Known Visitors[]

  • Blue Eyes † - Caesar's eldest son and the adoptive grandson of Will and Caroline. Found by Malcolm in his old apartment building and was reunited with Caesar at the Rodman House. While there, he discovered his father's past with humans.
  • Maurice † - Caesar's best friend. Taken to Rodman House by Blue Eyes after being rescued from Koba.
  • Rocket † - Caesar's second best friend. Taken to the Rodman House by Blue Eyes after having been rescued from Koba.
  • Luca † - Leader of the Gorilla Guard. Take to the Rodman House by Blue Eyes after be rescued from Koba.
  • Robert Franklin † - Will's teammate. Went to the house to (unsuccessfully) warn Will about the effects of the ALZ-113 on humans, only to be snooped by the Rodman's ill-tempered neighbor, Douglas Hunsiker who Franklin unknowingly infected with the virus.
  • Alexander † - Malcolm's son and human ally of Ceasar. Accompanied his father and step-mother to the house on Caesar's request after the Ape King was shot by Koba. While there he discovers Caesar's past and his reason for being kind to him and his family.
  • Malcolm † - Alexander's father, Ellie's husband and human friend of Caesar. Takes refuge at the house after finding Caesar wounded by Koba in the forest. While there he discovers Caesar's past and his reason for being kind and respectful to his group.
  • Ellie † - Malcolm's second wife, Alexander's step-mother and human friend of Caesar. Accompanies her husband and stepson at the house after finding Caesar wounded by Koba in the forest. While there, she discovered Caesar's past and his reason being kind to her and her family. Operates on Caesar successfully to remove bullet from his body.
  • Irena † - Charles's former caretaker. Irena tearfully quit her duties when Charles became too violent towards her because of his illness.

Notes[]

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Caesar's emblem painted on a street sign.

  • The diamond pattern on the window of Caesar's room eventually became his personal emblem and his symbol of hope. Caesar drew this symbol in his paddock at the San Bruno Primate Shelter for comfort but angrily rubbed it away when told he would not be going back home. Later, after the ape break out from the sanctuary, the symbol was spray painted on a street sign possibly for direction. This emblem stayed with Caesar's ideals as it was seen marking the way back the Ape City. Blue-Eyes later marked the emblem on the cage mirrors holding Caesar's most loyal ape friends, as a sign to let them keep hope.

Trivia []

  • 166 W 10th Ave Vancouver BC.

Appearances[]

See Also[]

Planet of the Apes - 20th Century Reboot Series
Planet of the Apes (CE) Movies
Rise of the Planet of the Apes | Dawn of the Planet of the Apes | War for the Planet of the Apes | Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes | Untitled fifth Planet of the Apes film
Main Evolved Ape Characters
Caesar | Bright Eyes | Koba | Maurice | Rocket | Buck | Cornelia | Blue Eyes | Luca | Ash | Cornelius | Winter | Lake | Bad Ape | Red | Noa | Soona | Anaya | Raka | Koro | Dar | Proximus Caesar | Sylva | Lightning
Supporting Ape Characters
Alpha | Burke | Verdon | Tinker | Grey | Stone | Andy | Wolfie | Jeanpierre | Lucky | Koba's Mother | Sparrow | Pope | Fifer | Cora | Rex | Bon | Dallas | Milo | Herman | Spear | Ajax | Oak | Fox | Aghoo | Ursus | Percy | Beardface | Armando | Luna | Oda | Rust
Main Human Characters
Will Rodman | Charles Rodman | Caroline Aranha | Robert Franklin | Steven Jacobs | Dodge Landon | John Landon | Douglas Hunsiker | Malcolm | Ellie | Alexander | Dreyfus | Carver | Foster | Colonel McCullough | Nova | Mae | Trevathan
Supporting Human Characters
Rodney | John Hamil | Rita | Sarah | Maddy | John | Edward | Roger Mason | Werner | Kemp | Clancy Stoppard | Corbin | Daniel Nygun | David Flynn | Finney | Kuo | Malakai Youmans | Max (Firestorm) | McVeigh | Terry | Roger | Rod Wilson | Preacher | Boyle | Lang | Travis | Korina
Families
Rodman Family | Caesar's Family | Malcolm's Family | Rocket's Family | Dreyfus' Family
Animals
Horse | Elk | Grizzly Bear | Eagle | Zebra
Items / Weapons
Simian Flu
Important Events / Battles
Ape Rebellion | Human-Ape War | Simian Flu Pandemic | Battle on the Golden Gate Bridge | Battle in San Francisco | Battle of Muir Woods Park | Attack on Ape Waterfall | Battle of the Border
Organizations / Colonies / Companies
San Francisco Ape Colony | Caesar's Council of Apes | Caesar's Ape Army | Gen-Sys Board | San Francisco's Human Colony | Dreyfus' Human Army | Malcolm's Group | Alpha-Omega | Donkeys | Florida Ape Colony | Rocky Mountains Ape Colony | Eagle Clan | Coastal Ape Colony | Order of Caesar | Satellite Human Colony
Locations
West African Jungle | San Francisco | San Francisco Zoo | Gen-Sys Laboratories | Rodman House | San Bruno Primate Shelter | Golden Gate Bridge | Muir Woods Park | Ape Mountain | Ape Gate | Ape Village | Caesar's Home | Warehouse | Ape Waterfall | The Border | Oasis
Comics
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (webcomic) | Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: Contagion | Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (BOOM! Studios) | Before the Dawn | War for the Planet of the Apes (BOOM! Studios) | Planet of the Apes: The Time of Man | Planet of the Apes: The Simian Age | Planet of the Apes: Devolution
Novels
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: Firestorm | Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - Official Movie Novelization | War for the Planet of the Apes: Revelations | War for the Planet of the Apes - Official Movie Novelization | Caesar’s Story
Other Books
Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: The Art of the Films
Soundtracks
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (Soundtrack Album) | Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (Soundtrack Album) | War for the Planet of the Apes (Soundtrack Album) | Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes (Soundtrack Album)
Video Games
Plague Inc: Simian Flu | Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier | Crisis on the Planet of the Apes VR
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