A most terrible man to behold. His physique is all twisted and disfigured as of by some awful accident. He carries a deadly and cruel chainsaw which he wields with devastating violence, seemingly imbuing him with a superhuman speed for a while. His advantage is also a weakness as the loud noise can give away his position. So I have tried to heighten my sense of sound. Honing in on any sound that is not stemming from nature.
— Benedict Baker's Journal, Nov. 1896

The Hillbilly is one of the three original killers in Dead By Daylight. He wields a hammer and a chainsaw.

Biography Edit

The son of wealthy landowners Max and Evelyn Thompson, this unnamed boy was an unwanted child born to savage parents. Hideously disfigured, he was shut away from society. So ashamed they were of their son, they bricked him into a room and fed him through a hole in the wall. When the boy escaped, he took his revenge savagely and terribly, slaughtering the parents which had tortured him instead of raising him.

After the deed was done, he continued to live his life at the farm, taking out his deranged violence on the animals that were allowed to run free. As he finally broke free from his shackles, he ran through the cornfields, chasing and slaughtering whatever he could find. They never found the bodies of Max and Evelyn, but they did find tortured and disemboweled animals, all over the farm. Coldwind Farm was quickly settled and the land split up and sold off. There was never a buyer for the farmhouse. Perhaps it was the sound of the chainsaw you could hear throughout those hot summer nights.

Perks Edit

Icon Name Description
Tinkerer color
Tinkerer Add-ons that affect the charge time of your Power are more effective.

"The Hillbilly makes impressive tools out of scraps. Tools aimed at maiming us in creative ways... It's horrifying to think it's actually intelligent.”

Lightborn color
Lightborn Your vision is dimmed, but you can endure strong lights. Resistance to blindness is increased. Recovery from blindness is increased.

"These monsters... they adapt! They emerge with strange new abilities.”

Enduring color
Enduring You are resilient to pain. Recovery from the stun condition caused by physical objects is faster.

"He stops at nothing.”


Icon Chainsaw
Chainsaw color
The Chainsaw is used by the Hillbilly and must be charged before using. As it is charged, the Killer will bolt towards, attacking with the Chainsaw. When the Killer attacks, steering is tougher and upon impact with something in the level, the Killer will stop. The Chainsaw is very powerful, so when a Killer hits a Survivors, the Survivor will end up in the Dying State immediately.




Weapon: The HammerEdit

The primary attack weapon used by The Hillbilly is a cattle hammer. It has a decent hitbox.

Gallery Edit


  • Is most likely inspired by Leatherface from The Texas Chain Saw Massacre 1974 and Victor Crowley from Hatchet 2006. Hillbilly's weapons that he uses to kill his victims are a chainsaw and a hammer, just like Leatherface. He was deformed and sheltered from the world by his parents, very similar to how Victor's father kept him hidden away because he was deformed. But Victor's father loved him, while Hillbilly's parents didn't love him.
  • His family's last name could possibly be a short reference to a character named Nancy Thompson from A Nightmare on Elm Street 1981.

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