Characters / The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    The Sawyer Family 

"Leatherface" Sawyer
Portrayed By: Gunnar Hansen, Bill Johnson, R.A. Mihailoff, Robert Jacks, Dan Yeager

A chainsaw-wielding, mask-wearing, mentally-challenged man who assists his psychotic family in slaughtering humans. He is the only character to appear in every film of the franchise.
  • Ax-Crazy: A cannibal who has a fondness for chainsaws and stitching masks out of people's faces.
  • Badass Normal: Compared to other slashers such as Jason and Freddy, Leatherface is just a big burly dude with a capacity for violence.
  • Big Bad: While technically not this in his family, he serves as this to the franchise, being the only character to be in every film. Subverted in 3D, where he appears to be the sole antagonist, but is actually a Villain Protagonist.
  • The Brute: He serves this role in his family.
  • The Butcher: He used to work in a slaughterhouse and now slaughters people.
  • Chainsaw Good: He iconically uses a chainsaw to kill people. Possibly the Trope Maker.
  • Character Death: Accidentally blown up with a grenade by Drayton in the second film and gets his head bashed in the original cut of the third film.
  • Child by Rape: His father is also his grandfather in III.
  • Cool Mask: Never seen without one of his trademark masks.
  • Creepy Crossdresser: More than a few of his outfits are of him wearing female faces and accompanying clothing. His infamous dress in The Next Generation has him even wear fake boobs to complete the look.
  • Creepy Souvenir: His masks can be interpreted as this, as they are the remains of his past victims.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Leatherface becomes this in Texas Chainsaw 3D as he is by that point, simply protecting the Sawyer household after the rest of the Sawyer clan (with the exception of Heather) ends up being killed and later becomes Heather’s protector after she learns of her lineage.
  • Determinator: Wouldn't be a slasher villain without this trait. The most extreme case is in the second film, where he takes a chainsaw to the gut and continues fighting Lefty.
  • Drop the Hammer: Has a thing for hammers when not using chainsaws. He even kills most of his victims with hammers in the first film.
  • Dumb Muscle: He is mentally handicapped, possibly due to inbreeding.
  • The Faceless: He is never seen without his mask.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: He is mistreated by his family and in 3D, they are willing to sacrifice him to save themselves because he is mentally handicapped.
  • I Have Many Names: He has yet to stick to a name outside of Leatherface. Barring the remake completely changing the Sawyers into the Hewitts, he has been referred to as Bubba, Junior and Jedidiah across the different films.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Is impaled by a chainsaw in the second film, although he is actually killed by Drayton's dropped grenade.
  • Mad Artist: His creation of masks from victims could be interpreted as this.
  • Made of Iron: Less so than most Slashers, as Leatherface is just a giant hillbilly with a chainsaw. Still, he tends to take horrible wounds and walk them off such as a chainsaw to the leg and even keep fighting with one planted in his stomach.. Subverted in that he usually carries wounds from these encounters and even dies in some of his films.
  • Malevolent Masked Men: He always wears masks made from human faces.
  • Obliviously Evil: He only seems to commit acts of evil at the behest of his abusive family.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Despite his brutal nature, he is incredibly submissive to his family and is easily fooled. This is highlighted in the third film, where he uses a Speak 'N Spell-like device.
  • Split Personality: According to Tobe Hooper and Gunnar Hansen, the original purpose of Leatherface's masks was to serve as a means of expressing himself depending on his mood, as he had no core personality. This can be observed in how he wears an old lady's face when greeting his family and wears a dinner suit at the table. Later films seem to drop this aspect and have him just wear one mask at all times.
  • Villainous Crush: Has one towards Stretch in the second film.
  • The Voiceless: He makes noises, but he never actually speaks. In the first film, he seems to communicate in gibberish when Drayton scolds him for damaging the door.

Drayton Sawyer
Portrayed By: Jim Siedow, Bill Moseley

The eldest brother and de facto patriarch of the Sawyer clan. In Texas Chainsaw 3D, he is the father of Nubbins and Leatherface instead.
  • Big Brother Bully: He is quite a bit older than Leatherface, Nubbins, and Chop Top and bullies them around. In Texas Chainsaw 3D, he swaps this for Abusive Parents.
  • Big Bad: He is the primary villain of the first two films.
  • Child by Rape: He's one of these in the third film's continuity.
  • Creepy Gas Station Attendant: He runs the Last Chance Gas Station.
  • Driven to Suicide: In the sequel, he blows himself up with a grenade.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He is perfectly okay with killing people, seeing it as a necessary evil to survive, but he disapproves of taking pleasure in it.
  • Evil Chef: He does all of the family's cooking, and is talented enough to win an award for his chili.
  • Evil Is Hammy: He's fairly flamboyant in his villainy.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He can be quite friendly and takes the least amount of pleasure in committing violence out of all of his family members, but he is still a murderous and insane cannibal.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: He continues his family's tradition of cannibalism, but he takes it to a disturbing new level by causing members of the public to unwittingly engage in cannibalism as well. His gas station in the original film sells barbecue and he participates in a chili cook-off in the sequel.
  • Murder by Mistake: He accidentally takes Leatherface and Grandpa with him when he blows himself up.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Played with in that while his real name is revealed in the second film, he is only credited as "The Cook" in the first two films.
  • The Renfield: His grandfather is not technically a vampire, but Drayton ensures that he receives human blood like one.
  • Sudden Sequel Death Syndrome: He's killed in the opening of Texas Chainsaw 3D by the mob hunting for the Sawyers after being the Big Bad of the first film.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: He maintains an affable public persona and achieves a mild level of notability by winning a state chili competition in the first sequel
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Is not seen or referenced at all in the third film, although it is implied that he is is the Sawyer who was executed in the opening narration.

Grandpa Sawyer
Portrayed By: John Dugan, Ken Evert, Grayson Victor Schirmacher

The patriarch of the Sawyer family who is aged beyond human standards.
  • Badass Grandpa: He was a killing machine back in his prime, but his attempts to be this in the first two films don't really work.
  • Blood Lust: He drinks blood to stay alive.
  • The Butcher: He was once a respected slaughterhouse worker before transferring his skills to cannibalism.
  • Character Death: Accidentally blown up with a grenade by Drayton in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2. He is shot by the mob in the opening sequence of Texas Chainsaw 3D.
  • Dark Lord on Life Support: He is only able to cling to life by drinking human blood.
  • Evil Cripple: He can hardly move on his own.
  • Evil Old Folks: He is well over 100 and is totally evil. In fact, he's so old that he is mistaken for a rotting corpse.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: In the sense that he introduced his family to their cannibalistic ways.
  • Groin Attack: In the III continuity, his daughter castrated him to stop him from raping her.
  • Killed Offscreen: Dies of old age in between the first and third films.
  • Mummies at the Dinner Table: His family preserves his corpse, treating it as if it were still alive, after his death in the third film.
  • Posthumous Character: In the third film, where he is just a corpse.
  • Predecessor Villain: In the past, he is stated to have been "the ultimate killer," though he has long since passed the torch onto his grandsons.
  • Villainous Incest: In the third film's continuity, he raped his daughter Anne numerous times, fathering all six of her sons, until she sterilized herself and then castrated him to stop the abuse.

Nubbins Sawyer
Portrayed By: Edwin Neal

Better known as "The Hitchhiker," he is one of the Sawyer brothers. Has a twin brother named Chop Top in the second film.
  • Ax-Crazy: He is schizophrenic and acts violently as a result.
  • Character Death: Hit by a truck.
  • Child by Rape: In the third film's continuity, Grandpa is also his father.
  • Co-Dragons: He and Chop Top fill this role in the Sawyer family.
  • Evil Twin: He and Chop Top are twins, though both of them are evil.
  • Gorn: His death is the bloodiest moment in the original film.
  • Hostile Hitchhiker: He menaces the protagonists of the original film after they pick him up by behaving erratically, even cutting himself with a razor.
  • Macho Masochism: Slices his palm with a razor for no real reason.
  • Mad Artist: Heavily implied to be the one responsible for the bizarre bone sculptures in the family home, given that he is the one who raided the graveyard at the beginning.
  • Mummies at the Dinner Table: Following his death in the first film, his family members turn him into a puppet in the second.
  • Posthumous Character: In the second film, where his corpse is carried around by his family members.
  • Red Right Hand: He has a prominent birthmark on his face.

    Other Characters 

Sally Hardesty

Protagonist of the first film. She encounters the Sawyers when she and her friends investigate the possible robbing of their grandfather's grave.
  • Butt-Monkey: She gets kidnapped, hit on the head with a hammer and cut with razor.
  • Driven to Madness: The sequel reveals that she "sank into catatonia" after the events of the original film.
  • Final Girl: Of the original film.
  • The Generic Girl: Sally doesn't have much of a personality.
  • Hysterical Woman: At the end of movie, after escaping Leatherface, she begins to laugh hysterically.
  • Laughing Mad: After escaping from Leatherface, probably as a mixture of utter mental breakdown and relief.
  • Screaming Woman: Sally spends the the final third of the film screaming her head off.
  • Slashers Prefer Blondes: Averted. Sally is a blonde and the sole survivor of the film.
  • Sole Survivor: Sally is the only person to escape Leatherface alive in the first film.
  • Sudden Sequel Death Syndrome: She is mentioned to have died in the third film's opening narration.

Franklin Hardesty

Sally'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.
  • Asshole Victim: Unlike the other victims, Franklin's incessant complaining makes his death come across as a blessing.
  • Jerk Ass: He's very argumentative with a morbid personality and a penchant for complaining.
  • The Load: Given he's in a wheelchair, there's not much he can do to help out.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

    The Sawyer Family 

"Chop Top" Sawyer
Portrayed By: Bill Moseley

One of the Sawyer brothers and a Vietnam veteran with a plate in his head who appears in the sequel.

    Other Characters 

Vanita "Stretch" Brock

Protagonist of the second film. A radio DJ who unwittingly becomes the target of the Sawyer family when her station played a live recording of one of Leatherface's murders. Leatherface falls for her and refuses to kill her. She ends up being captured by the Sawyers and is eventually rescued by Lieutenant "Lefty" Enright.
  • Action Girl: Unlike Sally, Stretch is more active and tries to do more than just scream, managing to fight back against Chop-Top.
  • The Cameo: Appears in the third film as a reporter.
  • Chainsaw Good: The weapon that she killed Chop-Top with.
  • Final Girl: She becomes this in the second movie.
  • Screaming Woman: While Stretch screams quite a bit, she still manages do better than Sally at defending herself.
  • Sole Survivor: Stretch is the only person to survive the second movie.
  • Took a Level in Badass: With a chainsaw!

Lieutenant "Lefty" Enright

Sally 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.
  • Character Death: Killed by Drayton's grenade after taking care of Leatherface.
  • The Hero: He's the main protagonist of the second film, as his pursuit of the Sawyers is what drives the plot.
  • It's Personal: He's after the Sawyers for the death of Franklin and the torture of Sally.
  • Large Ham: Being played by Dennis Hopper, this was inevitable. Especially prominent when he starts mowing down support beams in the Sawyer's lair.
  • Religious Bruiser: Prays to God and makes biblical allusions at several occasions.

L.G. McPeters

Manager of the radio station Stretch works at. Like Stretch, he becomes an unwitting target of the Sawyer clan.
  • Adorkable: Has a couple endearingly awkward moments such as his building of a fry house for Stretch at a cook off.
  • Body Horror: Gets most of his skin peeled off by Leatherface and remains alive for a good amount of time afterwards.
  • Butt-Monkey: Goes through a horrendous amount of crap courtesy of the Sawyers. Even before then, he's on the receiving end of several rejections and remarks from Stretch.
  • Character Death: Gets bashed by Chop Top's hammer and has most of his skin stripped off by Leatherface. He remains alive for a short time afterwards before succumbing to his wounds.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's rather crass and abrasive, but he cares about Stetch and is a good guy deep down. He even describes himself as a "semi-hardass" with a soft heart.

Rick the Prick and Buzz

Two obnoxious yuppies who harass Stretch on her radio show while causing havoc in Texas. They end up being murdered on air by Leatherface and kick off the film's plot.
  • Asshole Victim: They almost come across as a parody, given they are so obnoxious in what little time they have that their deaths come across as a blessing.
  • Bit Character: They barely exist before getting chainsawed by Leatherface.
  • Jerkass: They shoot up road signs and harass Stretch on her show, in addition to swearing profusely at Leatherface and Chop Top even before they attack them.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Their real names are not revealed.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: They get murdered very quickly, but their death prompts Stretch and Lefty to investigate the Sawyer clan.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Have barely any screen time before Leatherface kills them.

Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III

    The Sawyer Family 

Edward "Tex" Sawyer
Portrayed By: Viggo Mortensen

The head of the Sawyer clan after the Cook's disappearance.
  • Ambiguously Gay: He wears a women's apron and paints his fingernails, implying that he may be homosexual. According to Viggo Mortensen, he portrayed Tex as being homosexual.
  • Berserk Button: Calling him by his real name.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: He and Drayton fill this role in the III second continuity, with Tex taking up the mantle of Big Bad in the sequel.
  • Child by Rape: His father is also his grandfather.
  • Cowboy: He dresses like one and calls himself "Tex."
  • Evil Chef: He does some of the family's cannibalistic cooking.
  • Hostile Hitchhiker: He hitchhikes in order to find victims.
  • Man on Fire: Burned to death when Benny sets him on fire.

Tech "Tinker" Sawyer
Portrayed By: Joe Unger

A member of the Sawyer family who builds devices for slaughtering people.

Alfredo Sawyer

Portrayed By: Tom Everett

Yet another one of Leatherface's brothers. He runs the Last Chance gas station.
  • Big Brother Bully: Refers to Leatherface as "Stupid-fuck face". Yeah, not exactly brother of the year.
  • Child by Rape: His father is also his grandfather.
  • Swamps Are Evil: His job is to dump bodies in a swamp.
  • Tempting Fate: "What are the chances a brainless bitch like you knows how to use that thing ?" Not something you ask a woman with a shotgun.

Anne Sawyer
Portrayed By: Miriam Byrd Nethery

The matriarch of the Sawyer clan.

Babi Sawyer

Portrayed By: Jennifer Banko

Leatherface's daughter.
  • Child by Rape: She was conceived when Leatherface raped one of his family's victims.

    Other Characters 


A young woman who gets captured by the Sawyers while on a trip with her boyfriend across Texas. She teams up with a survivalist named Benny to escape them.
  • Action Girl: Probably the most active female protagonist in original series. She stabs Tex, hits Leatherface in the head with rock and shoots Alfredo with shotgun.
  • Final Girl: Michelle become this at the end of her movie, alongside fellow survivor Benny.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Manages to take on Leatherface on her own.


A survivalist in the third movie who meets up with the Final Girl and helps protect her from the Sawyer family.
  • Action Survivor: He's just some guy surviving in the woods who ends up defeating most of the Sawyer clan.
  • Black Guy Dies First: Averted. He manages to survive in the theatrical cut from a chainsaw to the head, of all things.

The Next Generation

    The Slaughter Family 

Vilmer Slaughter

Portrayed By: Matthew McConaughey

The 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 Slaughter

Portrayed By: Joe Stevens

Another member of the Sawyer family who also works for the Illuminati.

Darla Slaughter

Portrayed By: Tonie Perensky

Vilmer's wife

    Other Characters 


A high school student whose prom night was ruined by the Sawyer family, now led by Vilmer. As she soon learns, Vilmer Sawyer is part of some sort of fear-based Illuminati conspiracy. She ends up being saved by Agent Rothman.
  • Action Girl: She tried to shoot Leatherface with a shotgun, too bad it wasn't loaded.
  • Expy: Of Sally. They are both blondes, they both run in places to find help only to find out that their apparent saviors are actually villains, and they both escape in the end.
  • Final Girl: In The Next Generation.
  • Slashers Prefer Blondes: Averted. Jenny survives over the brunette Brainless Beauty Heather.
  • Sole Survivor: She is only person to escape Leatherface in The Next Generation.


One of Jenny's friends from The Next Generation. A completely air-headed bimbo who's Too Dumb to Live.

Agent Rothman

The 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.
  • Affably Evil: He may be the head of an evil organization, but he's nice enough to give Jenny a ride back home at the end.

Remake Continuity

     The Hewitt Family 

Thomas Brown "Leatherface" Hewitt
Portrayed By: Andrew Bryniarski

The Leatherface of the rebooted 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 of course, is the main enforcer of the Hewitts.
  • Adaptational Villainy: This Leatherface is far more consciously vicious than previous incarnations.
  • Berserk Button: He does not take kindly to being called a freak or animal.
  • Danger Takes A Back Seat: In the prequel he kills the last girl by hiding in the back of her car as she tries to escape.
  • Determinator: Even when Erin chops off his arm, he is still relentless in hunting her down.
  • Face-Revealing Turn: After killing Pepper, Thomas turns to Erin, revealing he's wearing her boyfriends face.
  • Hook Hand: Receives one built by uncle Monty in the Wildstorm comics, which take place after the events of the 2003 film.
  • Karma Houdini: According to the epilogue, hasn't been found or killed, although he did lose his arm.

Charlie Hewitt, Jr. (A.K.A. Sheriff Hoyt)

Portrayed By: R. Lee Ermey

Leatherface's adopted brother, and mentor. He poses as a local sheriff and uses that position to help his family kill people.
  • Ax-Crazy: He is one of the most violent and deranged characters in any of the films.
  • Big Bad: Of the remake continuity. He is in charge of the family and is responsible for their murderous, cannibalistic lifestyle.'
  • Car Fu: On the receiving end of this, which causes his death.
  • Dirty Cop: Makes sure that people he stops will be guilty of anything. However, he isn't actually a real cop.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: He's liable to violently fly off the handle at the slightest provocation.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: Developed this habit during the Korean War and introduced it to his family afterwards.
  • Jerkass: Big time, he's a sadistic, foulmouthed bully who loves to use false arrest and police brutality.
  • Impersonating an Officer: He killed the real Sheriff Hoyt and stole his identity and car.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: The Wildstorm comic By Himself reveals that he is a Korean War veteran who developed his cannibalistic traits during his tenure as a prisoner of war at the hands of Chinese.
  • Shotguns Are Just Better: He always lugs around a shotgun and is quick to wield it to intimidate or murder others.

Luda Mae Hewitt

Portrayed By: Marietta Marich

Thomas's adopted mother, fiercely protective of him and will kill anyone who she suspects of making fun of or being mean to Thomas.
  • Child Hater: She hates all teenagers. However, she is protective of her own children and even adopted Leatherface as a baby.
  • Evil Matriarch: She is the matriarch of the murderous Hewitt clan.
  • Mama Bear: Very protective of Leatherface.

Monty Hewitt

Portrayed By: Terrence Evans

Leatherface's uncle. He spends his time in a wheelchair as his legs were amputated by his nephew.
  • Dirty Old Man: Something of a pervert.
  • Evil Cripple: His legs are amputated by Leatherface in the prequel, so he ends up in a wheelchair by the events of the original.

The Tea Lady

Portrayed By: Kathy Lamkin

A relative of the Hewitt family.

Henrietta Hewitt

Portrayed By: Heather Kafka

Jedidiah Hewitt

Portrayed By: David Dorfman

Leatherface's nephew. Youngest member of the family and apparently abused by them.

    Other Characters 

Erin Hardesty

Main character of the remake. She and her friends become involved with the Hewitts after they rescue a hitchhiker (who later killed herself.) She always insisted on doing the right thing, which led the the Hewitts meeting them in the first place.


Main 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.




  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: A mild example, as he looks for his friend in a tiny fridge and pontificates about what brains look like... After a girl kills herself in front of them.
  • Dumb Muscle: Definitely the dimmest of the group, such as looking for Kemper in a refrigerator.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: To save Erin, though, technically, Andy survives it....
  • Mercy Kill: By Erin, he actually begs her for it.


Eric Hill

Dean Hill


Texas Chainsaw 3D

    The Sawyer Family 

Verna Sawyer-Carson

Portrayed By: Marilyn Burns, Lili Taylor

Loretta Sawyer

Portrayed By: Dodie L. Brown

Boss Sawyer
Portrayed By: Gunnar Hansen

A member of the Sawyer clan.
  • Beard of Evil: He has a bushy white beard.
  • The Cameo: Played by the original Leatherface, Gunnar Hansen.
  • In the Back: Shot in the back through a wall.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: He's willing to give up Leatherface to the police to avoid further trouble because "he's simple anyway."
  • Redshirt: Only on screen a few minutes before getting killed.

Bear Sawyer
Portrayed By: David Bell

A member of the Sawyer clan.
  • Beard of Evil: Has a bushy grayish beard.
  • Bit Character: Receives no lines and almost no characterization.
  • Character Death: Shot dead by a lynch mob along with most of his family.
  • Fat Bastard: He's overweight and is a murderous cannibal.
  • Redshirt: Only on screen a few minutes before getting killed.

    Other Characters 

Heather Miller/Edith Sawyer

A 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.
  • Action Girl: Takes on this role once Leatherface shows up and her friends start dying.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Part of her fanservice in that she wears a crop top throughout the film.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Wears predominantly black and has a penchant for creating artwork out of chicken bones, but is the heroine of Texas Chainsaw 3D. She’s also a member of the Sawyer clan.
  • Final Girl: Of Texas Chainsaw 3D.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Especially at the end, when you can almost see her breasts.
  • Sins of Our Fathers: The night she finds out about she's related to the Sawyers, she becomes a target to some of the lynch mob members.
  • Villain Protagonist: Takes the side of her homicidal chainsaw-wielding cousin.


Heather 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.


Nikki'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.


Heather'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 Hartman

Mayor 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.
  • Anti-Villain: The Sawyers were and are a very dangerous family who have killed and consumed any hitch-hikers they came across but lynching them was far from justified since the sheriff was about to arrest Leatherface
  • Big Bad: Of Texas Chainsaw 3D. He is the man who lynched the Sawyer family, and sets out to finish the job on Heather, making him a mutual enemy of Heather and Leatherface.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Simply by being a Sawyer, Heather is a target of Burt's vendetta.
  • Knight Templar: Insists that killing the Sawyer family is "justice", but he did lynch the Sawyers just has the Sheriff was about to arrest Leatherface, and plans on killing Heather once he realizes he's Leatherface's cousin.
  • Light Is Not Good: Has the appearance of a clean cut, heroic sheriff. However, this doesn’t hide the fact that he is a corrupt, murderous sociopath.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: He is the mayor, and his victims were the Sawyers, so...

Carl Hartman