The Hillbilly is one of the eight killers in Dead By Daylight. He wields a hammer and a chainsaw.
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.
The primary attack weapon used by The Hillbilly is a cattle hammer. It has a decent hitbox.
- 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 reference to a character named Nancy Thompson from A Nightmare on Elm Street 1981.