Alexei Rudentof is Ron’s father. An extraordinary archaeologist, he passed away at the start of the comic after mailing a journal to his son. He was never really around as his work took him to the farthest reaches of the world. In fact, the only real memory that Ron had of him would be at his high school graduation when he said that Ron could not take care of the apartment. He also really didn’t care much for Ben as he saw him as a bad influence and a thief.