As the title would suggest, Leatherface's preferred weapon of choice is a gas powered chainsaw which he uses to butcher victims. Leatherface also uses a hammer to dispatch victims.
In the original film series, Leatherface's real name is Bubba Sawyer, the mentally handicapped chainsaw wielding member of a cannibal family. Bubba wears different masks due to an inability to express emotion or a personality. It is shown in the first film that Leatherface is actually afraid of his victims and is killing out of a deranged form of self defense.
The remake series re-imagined the character as Thomas Hewitt, a man who was born with a skin disorder that greatly disfigured his face. This version of Leatherface downplays the sympathetic side of the original character and moves him into more traditional slasher villain territory.
- Chop Top Sawyer.
"He aint retarded, he's misunderstood."
- Charlie Hewitt.