Arkady Rotarra is one of the pre-made deceased ancestral Sims who resided during his lifetime in Belladonna Cove, the neighborhood shipped with The Sims 2: Apartment Life. He was the husband of Cini Rotarra, the father of Melora Peterson (née Rotarra), and the grandfather of Jessica Peterson. Arkady is completely resurrectable, even though he doesn't have a grave. He has the Popularity aspiration, and the Taurus zodiac sign. As far as personality, Arkady is very playful, and a little bit neat and outgoing. But he is quite lazy and somewhat grouchy.
According to Arkady's SimDNA in SimPE, his hair was red before it turned grey. According to his age data, he had 13 days left in the elder life stage when he died. Arkady's facial structure is almost if not identical to the 11th Maxis face template in Create a Sim. Unlike several other married ancestors from Apartment Life who have memories of their spouses, he only has Mystery Sim memories. However Arkady still has the memory of Melora's birth.