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Bill "The Butcher" Cutting

by Michael Kappel

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For many outside the United States, the shores of America represent opportunity and freedom. For William "Bill the Butcher" Cutting, an American mobster, foreigners entering the USA are unwelcomed guests and are ought to be exterminated by the rightful owner of the place. As a "Nativist," Cutting - portrayed by Daniel Day-Lewis in an Oscar nominated performance - controlled the Five Points section of New York with an iron fist, and personally led a number of New York's worst Irish-American gangs into battle against their Irish counterparts, led by Priest Vallon (Liam Neeson). Fighting by the rules of the streets, the Natives won when Bill killed Priest. However, Bill decreed no one would desecrate Vallon's body, and that Vallon was an "honorable man" who "died a noble death."

Every year on the anniversary of the battle, The Butcher would celebrate this victory and invite a selected few. Many years later, the tradition would continue, and one mysterious young man would appear and hope for an invitation of his own. His name was Amsterdam (Leonardo DiCaprio) and he was the Preist's son, hell-bent on revenge. Bill grows attached to Amsterdam, but upon learning his true identity, after Amsterdam attemps to kill him at a victory celebration, Bill tortures him in front of the crowd and "marks" him by burning a blade onto his cheek. Soon afterwards, Amsterdam earns respect and leadership among many Irish living in the Five Points. Cutting swears to kill Amsterdam just as he did his father.

Ultimately, Bill dies at Amsterdam's hand, and is buried next to Priest Vallon.


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Bill "The Butcher" Cutting
New York Native of the Five Points
Colonial / Horizons / Villain / Man

6 speed
4 health
7 wits
6 melee
2 power
2 damage
2 aim
2 point
9 throw
6 react
4 stealth
2 armor
5 strength
6 intellect
3 honor
6 respect

2 common, 0 secret, 0 elite, 0 henchmen

Thrown, Blade, Thrust, Swing

Special Abilities

The Butcher - He has no respect for guns and sees them as cowardly. He discards any Point or Aim weapons if he draws one. Only fights with melee or thrown weapons. (-10 ranged)

Prejudiced against ALL Ancient, Modern or Future characters. Add +1 to all Melee attacks against them. (20 ranged)

"On my challenge... by the ancient laws of combat, we have met on this chosen ground... to settle for good and all... who hold sway over the Five Points. Us natives, born rightwise to this fine land... or the foreign hordes defiling it. ... And may the Christian Lord guide my hand! Against your Roman popery!" ()

Value Breakdown:

Survival: 120.2
Ranged: 110
Melee: 132.0
Adventure: 135
TOTAL: 497.2

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