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Jedidiah Sawyer
Known aliases: Leatherface, Jed
Location: Newt, Texas
Known relatives: Heather Miller
Status: Alive
Year of birth: Unknown
Year of death: N/A
First appearance: The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
Portrayed by: Gunnar Hansen
Dan Yeager

Jedidiah "Jed" Sawyer, also known as Leatherface, is a serial killer known for wearing masks made from human flesh. He is the son of Drayton Sawyer and the younger brother of Nubbins Sawyer. When his family was murdered at the hands of vigilantes led by Burt Hartman, Jedidiah began enacting a personal vendetta, hunting down and slaughtering those responsible for the demise of the Sawyer Family.

BiographyEdit

The MassacreEdit

On 18 August 1973, Sally Hardesty, her invalid brother Franklin, and their friends Pam, Jerry, and Kirk, travel to a cemetery in Newt, Texas to inspect the resting place of Sally's grandfather after hearing news reports of corpses being dug up in the area. After learning that her grandfather's remains are intact, the group drives to a gas station to refuel their vehicle. When the station's proprietor, Leatherface's father Drayton Sawyer, informs them that the station is temporarily out of gas, the group abandons their plans to leave Newt and drives to Grandpa Hardesty's farm with the intention of spending the night. At the Hardesty home, Kirk and Pam diverge from the group for recreational purposes when they spot the Sawyer Residence from afar. The two intrude in the house to see if there is any gas, when its resident, the mentally handicapped killer Leatherface, slaughters Kirk and puts Pam's body in a freezer. Eventually, Jerry discovers the Residence in search of Pam and Kirk. Startled by the presence of yet another intruder in his house, Leatherface kills Jerry and leaves the house with his chainsaw, hunting for any other potential trespassers.

At night, Leatherface comes across Sally and Franklin, the latter of which he murders. Sally panics at the sight, and flees to the gas station with Leatherface in pursuit. She outruns Leatherface, but is captured by Drayton and brought back to the Sawyer Residence for dinner. After taunting Sally at the dinner table, Leatherface, his brother Nubbins Sawyer and Drayton give Grandpa Sawyer a hammer so that he can kill Sally with it. However, Sally slips from her restraints and dashes out of the house and into the road. Despite being chased by Leatherface and Nubbins, Sally escapes in the chaos when she is picked up by a passing trucker.[1]

Aftermath and exposureEdit

"They're trying to kill me! They are crazy!"
Sally exposes the Sawyer family

Shortly after the incident, Sally informed the town authorities of the Sawyer Family's horrific crimes.[2] Following police investigations into the grisly murders, public reactions were largely that of repulsion, with the Texas Chain Saw Massacre being branded as "one of the most bizarre crimes in the annals of American history" by at least one reporter of the incident.[3] On the morning of 19 August, Sheriff Hooper showed up to the Sawyer Residence, where the armed Sawyer cousins had gathered in the house with Drayton, Leatherface, and Grandpa. Hooper demanded that they surrender Leatherface for arrest. After debate within the family, the Sawyers agreed to give Leatherface to the law. As the arrest was about to take place, vigilantes led by Burt Hartman showed up unannounced at the Sawyer Residence, burning it to ashes and killing most of the Sawyer family.

There are only two known survivors: Leatherface and a infant Heather Miller, who was taken by one of the vigilantes to grow up in a different family. Throughout the decades, Leatherface lived with his wealthy aunt Verna Sawyer-Carson in her mansion, until she died of old age in the early 2010s.[2]

VengeanceEdit

Over the years, Leatherface had been hunting down the vigilantes who killed his family. In 2013, Heather Miller learned that she was adopted after receiving word to travel to Newt, Texas to collect an inheritance from her aunt Verna Carson (recently deceased). Upon arriving at her mansion in Newt with her friends, one of them enters the basement and discovers Leatherface. Unaware of who Heather and her friends are, Leatherface begins killing them one-by-one. Heather escapes, alerting the police and the now-mayor Burt Hartman. Hartman has his son, Carl, kidnap Heather and take her to the town's abandoned abattoir. Leatherface finds her there, but is attacked from behind by Hartman and one of his cronies. Heather tosses Leatherface his chainsaw, which he uses to force Hartman to his death in a meatgrinder, while Heather kills the cronie. Upon seeing a Sawyer birthmark on Heather's chest, he realises that she is a Sawyer, as the two head back to the mansion.[2]

Mentality Edit

In the first film, Jed behaved with the mind of a child. After Sally escaped, and his family died, he swore not to let anyone escape again.

Family Edit

Deceased Edit

-Drayton Sawyer (father)

-The Hitchhiker (brother)

-Grandpa (grandfather)

-Grandma (grandmother)

-Boss Sawyer

-Bear Sawyer

-Loretta "Sissy" Sawyer

GalleryEdit

Killing mask (1974)Edit

Pretty Woman mask (1974-2013)Edit

Old Woman mask (1974)Edit

Texas Chainsaw 3D (Modern day)Edit

To be added

LeatherfaceEdit

AppearancesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Texas Chainsaw 3D
  3. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre - Opening Monologue

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