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General Rogard
Background information
Feature films The Iron Giant
Short films
Television programs
Video games
Park attractions
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Voice John Mahoney
Performance model
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name General Shannon Rogard
Other names Rogard
Personality Wise, strict, Slightly arrogant, caring, Focused
Appearance Slender, grey hair, black eyes, military uniform
Occupation Military Leader
Alignment Neutral; later Good
Nationality American
Goal To destroy the Iron Giant (formerly)
Home United States
Allies Kent Mansley (formerly), Hogarth Hughes, Annie Hughes, Dean McCoppin, The Iron Giant (possibly)
Minions General Rogard's army
Enemies The Iron Giant (formerly)
Likes Military works, everything in order,
Dislikes Kent's stupidity,
Powers and abilities
Fate He acknowledges the Giant's sacrifice. Later, he and his army find a jaw bolt (what's left of the Giant).
Quote (furious at Kent's both wasting his time and the money from the Government) "You realize how much hardware I brought out here?! You just blew millions of Uncle Sam's dollars out of your butt!!"
(after seeing the Giant in Rockwell)"Sweet mother of God!"
(after Kent had stupidly told the crew to launch the missile without knowing its location) "That missile is targeted to the giant's current position! WHERE'S THE GIANT, MANSLEY?!"
(after the Giant had saved the town from the missile)"Let's go home"

General Rogard is the military leader, and an anti-hero, later reformed in "The Iron Giant." He is voiced by the late John Mahoney, who also voiced Preston Whitmore in Atlantis: the Lost Empire.

Physical Appearance

General Rogard is a slender military leader, with fair skin and grey hair. He even wears an military uniform.

Role in the film

He is first seen when Kent phones him about the Giant, but Rogard laughs it off and sarcastically tells Kent to look for a giant footprint so he can send over an expert to make a giant plaster. After Kent had finally succeeded n persuading Rogard to come over at the Hughes' residence, telling him he has got evidence. Rogard and the army arrive the next morning outside the house and they all arrive at McCoppin Scrapyard, where they discover that the giant is an art work (actually Dean disguised him to fool them). Furious, Rogard berates Kent and even accuses him of "blowing millions of Uncle Sam's dollars out of his butt" for wasting both his own time and the Government's money for a worthless trip to Rockwell causing Kent to be dismissed from his government position.

Later, Mansley informs him that the giant is "wrecking" the town, Rogard now believes him and sends his army troops to stop the giant. When they attack, but they retreat quickly due to the Giant's fury. However, Hogarth manages to stop the giant and talks him back to his senses. When the Giant is slowing approaching Mansley and Dean argue about the fighting, When Rogard sees Hogarth with the Giant, he tells his troops to stand down, and dismisses Kent's idea of launching the missile and Rogard speaks to his crew on his radio and is about to tell them to abort the missile, but Kent snatches it and tells them to launch the missile. This causes Rogard to berate him for causing a doomsday and not realizing that the missile is targeted at the Giant's current position. Mansley attempts to drive away to save his skin, but the Giant stops him, allowing Rogard to have his soldiers arrest Mansley for his actions. After the Giant had destroyed the missile (also himself) and saving the town, Rogard acknowledges the Giant's sacrifice and tells the army "let's go home." Later, it is said that Rogard and his army only find what's left of the Giant, a single jaw bolt.



(Whilst calling Kent Mansley out, for wasting his time and the goverment's money) "You realize how much hardware I brought out here? You just blew millions of Uncle Sam's dollars out of your butt!"

"You scare me, Mansley. You want us to bomb ourselves in order to kill it?"

(Rogard had just fired Kent as Goverment Agent) "You'll be Chief Inspector of Subway Toilets by the time I'm through with you! Now pack up, I expect you back at Washington, clearing out your office."

(after Kent alerts the army and Rogard sees the Giant in Rockwell, now realizing that Kent is right.) "Sweet mother of God!"

v - e - d
The iron giant film title
The Iron GiantVideoSoundtrack
Hogarth HughesThe Iron GiantAnnie HughesMr. HughesDean McCoppinKent MansleyGeneral RogardEarl Stutz
RockwellChat n' Chew DinerHughes' ResidenceMcCoppin Scrapyard
See also