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|“||"Arise, my wives, give ear to the words of Manos. Arise, my wives, and hear the will of Manos!"||„|
|~ The Master|
The Master is a villain from the 1966 low-budget horror movie Manos: The Hands of Fate and its 2018 sequel Manos Returns.
The Master was portrayed by the late Tom Neyman.
The leader of an undead cult that worships the god Manos, the Master likes to dress in large black robes with red hands on them. The Master's main servant is Torgo, who lives at the Valley Lodge and watches the place while the Master is away. According to Torgo the Master is not dead the way we know it, but is with his people always. The Master also had a Devil Dog to stand guard while he and his wives slept.
Sometime before 1966, the Master began worshiping Manos. He proceeded to kidnap a woman who would become his First Wife. With the help of his satyr like assistant Torgo he continued kidnapping women and making them his wives. Never satisfied with the number of wives he had, the Master continued collecting women to act as his wives.
In the mid 60's Michael, his wife Margaret, and their daughter Debbie stumbled upon the Master and his cult after Michael got the family lost with his expert sense of direction and his refusal to stop for directions. The family was unable to escape, and the Master took the opportunity to rid himself of Torgo and replace him with Michael. Additionally, the Master also inducted Margaret as a wife, and in a truly perverted move, did the same with Debbie.
The Master continued to lead the cult in the years that followed, with Debbie eventually becoming his right hand.
- Neyman's daughter Jackey portrayed Debbie in the film.