Roma was a ghoul who once infiltrated the Anteiku for the Clowns, among whom she was nicknamed Gypsy. Roma was the founder of the Clowns, information that she kept secret from others as part of her "game". Although young and fragile in appearance, she was, in fact, the Dodgy Mother, an extremely powerful ghoul who faced Tsuneyoshi Washuu in her early years. Roma had a slim build and a childlike demeanor, she frequently wore her red hair in a spiky bun with bangs framing her face. While posing as a waitress in Anteiku she wore the standard uniform, but as a Clown, she wore circus-themed clothes. Roma's ghoul mask was a clown-themed mask that covered the upper half of her face. It resembled a cartoon depiction of a rabbit or some sort of rodent, with a round nose and protruding incisors. The mask sports two large circular drawn eyes, with a star around the left eye. Roma at first appeared to be a clumsy and absent-minded woman who was often scolded by Nishiki when she broke dishware at Anteiku. As a Clown her personality was more sadistic and uncaring, shrugging off Kaneki's disappearance, saying that she desired a more 'depressing' scene and gleefully auctioned off innocent humans. She described Kaneki after the Aogiri incident as "beautiful," and found his perseverance very attractive.