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|“||Piggsy's gonna suck your guts!||„|
|~ Piggsy's during his breakdown.|
Piggsy is a supporting antagonist and the penultimate boss in the 2003 controversial violent videogame Manhunt. He is a obese, mentally disturbed maniac who chase Cash through the abandoned attic.
He was voiced by Hunter Platin.
Nothing is known about Piggsy's true identity, nor how he turned feral or how he came in contact with Starkweather. He was presumably a simple-minded dimwit who went completely insane at some point in his life, and as such was enlisted by the director to perform in his snuff movie ring as a chainsaw-wielding mass murderer, wearing a pig head, hence his nickname.
He had a long and successful career in Starkweather's company, starring as the protagonist in extremely gruesome and disturbing snuff movies such as "Piggsy's Greatest Hits" and "Piggsy's Bloopers" where Piggsy killed dozens, if not possibly hundreds with his chainsaw. Because of this, Piggsy became Starkweather's star performer in his snuff films and slaughtered the runners with glee.
Starkweather rewarded him by keeping him chained and locked up in the abandoned attic of his estate. He fed him human flesh (presumably coming from the snuff ring's victims), which is delivered to him by Cerberus guards, who, in spite of being themselves deadly and dangerous killers, treated him with genuine fear and disgust.
Events of Manhunt
Locked away in the attic, the Cerberus group are seen feeding Piggsy while insulting him and a while later when Cash is coming to confront Starkweather and his mercenaries in his mansion, he simultaneously breaks the chains and gets free.
When James was caught after trying to escape and is brought back to Starkweather’s Estate, Piggsy, now armed with a Chainsaw, kills the Cerberus guards as more of them search for Cash and Piggsy. Piggsy eventually meets Cash and ambushes him in the elevator and soon they both hunt each other down in the attic until Cash attacks Piggsy with two glass shards and a wooden spike.
Piggsy now returns to his room and when Cash goes searching for him, he chases Cash up to the top floor where he stands on a grid that wobbles so he runs back. James then lures him onto the grid again and this time it gives way. Piggsy tries to hang on to the edge but Cash slashes his arms off with his dropped Chainsaw, and he falls to his death.
Piggsy is a remorseless and wrathful maniac, butchering all those who come across his path with his chainsaw, while mimicking a pig's grunt. He is completely inhuman and childlike state in behavior and has lost all connection with reality due to the high level of violence and pressure he was exposed. His mental state has degraded into an animalistic state as he seems to only be capable of speaking a few basic words and squealing like a pig. He even does this when his arms are cut by Cash.
He is heavily obsessed with any potential victims in his vinicity, as seen when he relentlessly pursues Cash, despite the latter having nothing to do with him, and often throws tantrums whenever his victims escape or fight back (or rather attempt to fight back). He seems to be delusional, thinking to play with his victims while he is in reality killing them in the most brutal way possible (much like another hunter encountered in the game, Babyface 1, who kills Cash's relatives).
It is known that Piggsy and the Scarecrow (another snuff performer who left the middle and kept his sanity unlike Piggsy) are bitter enemies. The actual reasons are unknown: either Piggsy has tried to killed him once, or they were jealous of each other success, hence their rivalry.
- Piggsy is very similar to Leatherface because both are mentally challenged obese men who wield a chainsaw. In fact, Starkweather might have modeled him like Leatherface, as many of his clients are fond of Texas Chainsaw Rampage's-like movies.
- Be very careful when killing Piggsy, as sometimes a glitch will happen where it will play Piggsy's death cutscene, as soon as Piggsy is done falling, James will shown to be falling to his death, while still showing it in cutscene form. If this glitch happens, it will give you the option to continue or quit; unfortunately, you cannot select either, so you must reset the system.
- In the game's beta version, Piggsy was in rat mask and was named "Ratty".