Rojas was very unhappy in her homeland, not least because she was under pressure to marry the Jeddak's son, a man she despised. Impressed by John Carter she did her level best to seduce him so he would take her with him when he escaped. Carter hated himself for taking advantage of her but accepted her help under the guilty impression that she loved him. Rojas in the meantime was feeling pretty bad about deceiving such a good and honorable man. Both were immensely relieved to discover the other was not infatuated and they parted as good friends with Rojas happily assuring John Carter that she loved Helium and looked forward to finding her chieftain among its handsome men.