Leatherface (real name: Bubba Sawyer) is the most recurring villain of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre series, and a cannibal. He is one of the biggest horror icons, but unlike most of them, is not supernatural in any way. His main weapons are a chainsaw and sledgehammer. He is also extremely mentally disabled. He does not talk, though he does make vocal sounds. He wears a mask made from a person's skin (hence his name), which he uses to express a personality, and engages in murder and cannibalism, alongside his inbred family.
Leatherface appeared in the first film in the series (1974) and in its six subsequent continuations and remakes. Wisconsin killer Ed Gein, who wore a mask made of human skin, was reportedly the inspiration for the character. He is considered to be the main antagonist of the franchise because he drives most of the plots and appears in all of the movies even though he takes orders from his older family members. It is also notable that director Tobe Hooper has stated that Leatherface kills out of fear, not malice.
He was portrayed by Gunnar Hansen, Bill Johnson, R. A. Mihailoff, Kane Hodder, Robert Jacks, Andrew Bryniarski, and Dan Yeager.
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Name: Leatherface, real name is Bubba Sawyer
Origin: Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Age: Unknown, late 20s
Classification: Cannibal, Serial Killer
Attack Potency: Wall level (Can cut people in half with his chainsaw, hit someone hard enough with a mallet that he crushed his skull)
Speed: Best showings put him at Peak Human, generally Normal Human
Lifting Strength: Superhuman (Treats humans like ragdolls, handles a massive chainsaw like a toy)
Striking Strength: Wall Class
Durability: Wall level
Range: Extended human melee w/chainsaw
Stamina: Very high (Has taken a lot of abuse over the years, including being slashed, beaten, and possibly even blown up, was impaled by his own chainsaw, etc.)
Standard Equipment: A chainsaw, sometimes a sledgehammer, various masks made of human flesh
Intelligence: A very clever killer and skilled butcher, but legally retarded and childlike in general intelligence
Weaknesses: Few speed feats, legally retarded, heavily reliant on/scared of his family, sex and/or beautiful women
Note: This profile only covers the Leatherface shown in the first 3 movies from the 1970s and 80s. There are 2 other Leatherfaces worth noting, although both are somewhat lower than the original in overall stats.