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The Sawyer Family
LeatherfaceIn the first two movies he lives with his brothers and grandfather, until they are all killed off. In the third movie he lives with new brothers and his mother, that time around he had a daughter. In the fourth film, he is shown as a cross dresser who works with yet more relatives in an illuminati conspiracy.In Texas Chainsaw 3D, which retcons the series, he is identifed as Jedidiah Sawyer and his family is lynched by an angry mob after the first movie, as a result he lived with Verna Sawyer until her death. Soon his long lost cousin comes home, setting him loose on the town.
Drayton SawyerLeatherface's eldest brother, but might also be his father. He appears in the first two movies as head of the family, and appears in Texas Chainsaw 3D as one of the Sawyers being lynched.
Nubbins SawyerOne of Leatherface's brothers, appears as a Ax-Crazy Hitchhicker, hence the nickname. He only appears in the first film and second as a corpse.
Grandpa SawyerLeatherface's grandfather. Aged beyond human standards, he is naturally the oldest in the family, and is apparently kept alive by drinking blood.
Chop Top SawyerNubbins' twin brother. At the time in the first movie, he was fighting in Vietnam. He joins his family in the second film.
Eddie "Tex" SawyerAnother one of Leatherface's brothers. He is the new hitchhiker of the family after Nubbins' death.
Tinker SawyerOne of the least sane members of the Sawyer family.
Alfredo SawyerYet another one of Leatherface's brothers. He inherited Last Chance Gas station from Drayton's death in the second film.
Mama SawyerLeatherface's mother. She is a bitter old woman who speaks via an electric voice box.
Vilmer SawyerThe head of the Sawyer family in The Next Generation. Unlike the others he is not a cannibal, and is part of an Illuminati conspiracy to spread fear.
W.E SaywerAnother member of the Sawyer family who also works for the Illuminati.
Darla SawyerVilmer's wife
Verna Sawyer-CarsonHeather's grandmother who appeared in the retcon.
The Hewitt Family
Thomas HewittThe Leatherface of this continuity. Unlike the original Leatherface, who is described as a "Big Baby", he is more vicious and seemingly more smart. He is the adopted son of Luda Mae, who was fiercely protective of him. He ofcourse, is the main enforcer of the Hewitt's.
Charile Hewitt/Sheriff HoytLeatherface's adopted brother, and mentor. He poses as a local sheriff and uses that position to help his family kill people.
Luda Mae HewittThomas's adopted mother, fiercely protective of him and will kill anyone who she suspects of making fun of or being mean to Thomas.
Monty HewittLeatherface's uncle. He spends his time in a wheelchair as his legs were amputated by his nephew.
Jedidiah HewittLeatherface's nephew. Youngest member of the family and apparently abused by them.
Sally HardestyProtagonist of the first film, who encounters the Sawyers when she and her brother and some friends investigate the possibly of their grandfather's grave robbing.
Vanita "Stretch" BrockMain character of the second film. A radio DJ, who unwittingly became a target of the Sawyers when her station had a recording of a Sawyer attack. Leatherface falls for her and refuses to kill her but is captured and eventually rescued by Lieutenant "Lefty" Enright.
MichelleA woman who is captured by the Sawyers while on a trip with her boyfriend. She teams up with a survivalist named Benny to escape them.
JennyA girl who's prom night was ruined by the attacking Sawyer's, now led by Vilmer. As she finds out Vilmer is part of an Illuminati conspiracy. She ends up being saved by Agents Rothman.
Erin HardestyMain character of the remake. She and her friends become involved with the Hewitt's after they rescue a hitchhiker (who later killed herself.) She always insisted on doing the right thing, which led the the Hewitt's meeting them in the first place.
ChrissieMain character of the prequel to the remake, she and her friends are taken captive by the Hewitt family. She risk's her life many times to save her friends, but since she is a prequel character, it doesn't work out for her.
Heather Miller/Edith SawyerA young woman in an adopted family, she finds out she inherited a mansion from her biological grandmother Verna Carson. She and her friends head to Texas to collect, and pick up a hitchhiker on the way. They all find out the hard way Leatherface lives in the basement. It's revealed that when she was a baby, she was a survivor of a Lynch attack on her biological family, the Sawyers. Soon the local mayor, who lead the Lynch mob, finds out and tries to kill her. She ends up teaming up with Leatherface, who manages to save her from the mayor.
Other Characters (Original)
Franklin HardestySally's wheelchair bound brother. They and their friends set out to see if a family plot was tampered after a series of grave robbings. He is killed and his death motivates his uncle to hunt the Sawyers in the second movie.
Lieutenant "Lefty" EnrightSally and Franklin's uncle, who set out to find the Sawyer family. He is the main male protagonist of the second movie and is known for going up against Leatherface in a chainsaw duel.
BennyA survivalist in the third movie who meets up with the Final Girl and helps protect her from the Sawyer family.
Agent RothmanThe Sawyer's boss in The Next Generation. He is the apparent leader of the Illuminati, although he thinks the Sawyers are going to far. Eventually he steps in to stop Vilmer's massacre.
HeatherOne of Jenny's friends from The Next Generation. A completely air-headed bimbo who's Too Dumb to Live.
NikkiHeather Miller's friend who joins her to the mansion she inherited. Turns out she's sleeping with Heather's boyfriend. She is later shot in the face by a cop sent to seek out Leatherface.
KennyNikki's boyfriend who comes along on the roadtrip with the others to see Heather's new mansion. He is an aspiring cook who is learning to be a chef. He is killed by Leatherface.
RyanHeather's boyfriend who joins her to collect her inheritance. It happens that he is cheating on Heather with her friend Nikki. Surprisingly, he not killed "directly" by Leatherface.
Burt HartmanMayor of the town of Newt. Shortly after Sally escaped the Sawyers, he sets out to lead a lynch mob against the Sawyers; there where no survivors, as far as he knew. About twenty years later, he learns Leatherface is still alive and Heather is really Edith Sawyer, and he sets out once more to kill them.
Other Characters (Remake)