The People Eater
The People Eater
Mayor of Gas Town
Mauser C96
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.



The People Eater 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.[1]

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 an obese man, as opposed to most malnourished inhabitants of the wasteland. It could be argued that his nickname was obtained from his cannibalistic tendencies. His feet are heavily bound and swollen, rendering him incapable of walking or entering vehicles without assistance. He is the reckoner, human calculator, a self proclaimed businessman of the Wasteland, constantly keeping track of his deficit. He wears a suit, nipple clamps, and drives a war rig that's both his limousine and a rolling refinery to accompany his businessman-like demeanour.

The People Eater's attitude towards 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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