- "You're messin' with the natural order of things here, Riddick. As a result someone can get hurt. And we don't want that."
- "Speak for yourself."
- —Abbott speaking with Richard B. Riddick
Abbott is one of the antagonists in The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay.
Abbot was a senior officer, second only to the prison's warden, Hoxie. He maintained order in Butcher Bay Correctional Facility through a combination of fear, violence and controlled corruption. He placed prisoners who made malleable puppets in command of the prison gangs, allowing the gang freedom and power in the prison while Abbot and his fellow guards took the profit made through shaking down cons and drug running. When Riddick came to Butcher Bay, Abbot suspected he would cause trouble. Sure enough, Riddick soon killed the leader of the Aquila’s, Abbot's puppet, and humiliated Abbot by publicly refusing an offer to take the man's place. During Riddick attempt to break out of the Maximum security section, Riddick managed to infiltrate into Abbott's personal quarters, resulting in a showdown between the two. Just as Riddick was preparing to finish this, he was stopped by William J. Johns.
When Riddick was sent to double max, he had to confront the officer again in order to gain his keycard to access the mines. After either getting caught by drugs or killing one of the champion officers, Bam, in a fight in the arena, Riddick was taken to a room which contained no camera but Abbot, who had developed a personal grudge against him for his previous humiliating defeat. As Riddick decimated the surrounding guards in a blast of fury, only Abbott, armed with a club, was left to fight him. Following the officer's death, Riddick was able to obtain the keycard he needed to access the mines through the workplace.
Behind the scenesEdit
He is voiced by rapper/actor Xzibit.
Abbott was not originally going to lead Riddick into Butcher Bay, instead it was supposed to have been a normal guard voiced by John Di Maggio. Later the developers realized that the sequence would be far more powerful if Abbott was the one to bring Riddick in.
It could be speculated that Abbott's rank is higher than that of the normal Single Max Guard leaders, because he had a "head rooster", Rust, as his unofficial right hand man to enforce his authority and obedience to the other prisoners.