Roderick Smith is the boyfriend and former right-hand man of Hartley Rathaway.
At some point in their history, Roderick became involved with Hartley Rathaway as both a criminal and a lover as he eventually became his right-hand man in his Merry Men gang, as well as his significant other.
During the fight on the bridge between Pied Piper and the Flash, he was injured severely by a mixture of Hartley's vibrational tech and the Flash's lightning, resulting in his molecules becoming unstable and essentially taking on a non-solid form, with the use of a Godspeed clone's blood and S.T.AR. Labs's assistance, his molecules were able to be permanently stabilized and was able to awake from his coma. It appears that he has no memory of his time in the coma (as is normal for most normal coma patients).