Roach is Bug 's best and only friend in Starship . In part one act 6 he descibes to The Overqueen how he and Bug gestated in the same mammal as larvae. He said that his pupal membrane rupture and that if Bug didn't let him into his membrane then he would have died. Roach is assighned to the job of queen impregnator and falls deeply in love with the Overqueen. Before he met the Overqueen he was hoping for love and thought that he would never have a romantic life.