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The People Eater
The People Eater
Occupation
Mayor of Gas Town
Weapons
Mauser C96
Affiliations
Gas Town
Joe and The Citadel
The Bullet Farmer and Bullet Farm
Pole Cats and Flamers
Portrayed By
Be careful! Protect the assets!

– The People Eater

The People Eater is the mayor of Gas Town and a supporting antagonist in Mad Max: Fury Road. He is portrayed by John Howard.

Biography

Background

Before becoming The People Eater, he was a banker.[1] He first encountered Colonel Joe Moore's band before the aquifer was discovered. The People Eater narrowly escaped a bloody rampage from ex-MFP officers (including Roop and Charlie) and ran straight into Joe Moore's gang. He was spared his life in exchange for revealing the location of the aquifer. He was then assimilated into the gang and after Joe's triumphant takeover of The Citadel, he became the third warlord of the wasteland, in charge of The Gas Town.[2]

Appearance on screen

The People Eater is one of Immortan Joe's allies and assists him in pursuing Imperator Furiosa and the Wives. His vehicle of choice is a modified limousine. During the final battle, the People Eater kills Valkyrie by running her over, but his vehicle is hijacked by Max Rockatansky. After being overpowered, the People Eater is gunned down by Joe when Max uses him as a human shield.

Appearance and personality

The People Eater is a degenerate businessman of the Wasteland. He is an obese man wearing a business suit and handcuff-shaped pincers on his nipples, which protrude through holes cut in his suit jacket. He is riddled with diseases; he wears a metal nose cap to cover his nose that's rotten from leprosy. His right foot is heavily bound and swollen, rendering him incapable of walking or entering vehicles without assistance. He also wears a gas mask catheter.

His attire and behavior strongly suggest sexual deviation, he takes pleasure in killing and pain. He is no stranger to cannibalism and gluttony which is the cause of his obesity - a rare sight in the Wasteland. He is the reckoner, human calculator, a self proclaimed businessman of the Wasteland, constantly keeping track of his deficit. His vehicle is a limousine which doubles as a mobile oil refining rig. Flashy and larger than life, it accurately represents The People Eater's attitude towards money and aesthetics.

The People Eater's relationship with Immortan Joe and The Bullet Farmer reveals that he is in fact not very close with either of them. He does not refer to them as "brothers" and his focus seems to lie first on his own resources.

The People Eater commands an army of The Gas Town, with his vehicular fleet consisting of Pole Cats and Flamers.

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References

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