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Thomas Hewitt
Thomas Brown Hewitt
Known aliases: Tommy & or "Leatherface"
Location: Hewitt Residence, South Texas
Known relatives: The Hewitt Family
Status: Alive
Year of birth: 1939
Year of death: Unknown
First appearance: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003 Remake)
Portrayed by: Andrew Bryniarski

Thomas Brown Hewitt, also known as Leatherface, is the main antagonist of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) & the secondary antagonist of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning.


"Leatherface's" real name is (Thomas Brown Hewitt, and his mother Sloane Murphy died giving birth to him on August 25, 1939 at the Dabing Corperation. A slaughterhouse where she worked, and her uncaring boss leaves the infant to die in a dumpster. Luda May Hewitt finds him and takes him home to raise him. VB his graknfjdat the slaughterhouse but after losing their jobs they switched to kidnapping people, murdering them (often by chainsaw or meathook) and butchering their flesh, as family member Charlie claims that he got the idea from eating human flesh in the Korean War.

Leatherface in this continuity suffers from al disfigurement, a skin disease, that caused severe deformities and tumors to his face. Due to this disfigurement, his muteness and mental disability (carried over from the first series), other children bullied the boy. He wore a small leather mask to cover up his deformity, and worked at the same meat where he was born, for the same boss as his mother/father/face - the same man who had left him for dead. He also had a tendency toward self-mutilation, and a doctor diagnosed him as suffering from a type of neurodegeneration at age 12. 

After health inspectors shut the factory down, Hewitt's boss and a reluctant co-worker ordered him to leave. When Hewitt didn't, the boss and the co-worker bullied him, calling him a "retard" and a "dumb animal". Acting on a long-burning rage, Hewitt killed his boss with a sledgehammer. He later discovered the chainsaw he used as a weapon after searching the now abandoned factory. When Winston Hoyt, the local sheriff, tried to apprehend him, Thomas' brother/"Uncle" Charles "Charlie" Hewitt Jr came to his aid and killed the sheriff with his own gun. Charlie later assumed the sheriff's identity.

Hewitt later made masks of human skin by slicing off the faces of his victims.

Although Leatherface's family still manipulate him in this interpretation, they do show themselves somewhat more caring for him and less abusive than in the original film. Before killing the sheriff, his brother/uncle Charlie even defends him by saying, "He's not retarded, he's misunderstood." The cruelty he suffers at the hands of his peers, in part, inspires his murderous behavior, however he loves Caitlin so much his brother/"Uncle" Charlie who encourages

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