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Slackjaw
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Vital statistics
Age Unknown
Nation of origin Gristol
Location Dunwall Whiskey Distillery
Dunwall Sewers
First appearance House of Pleasure
Role Crime Lord
Distillery Owner
"Slackjaw took out a note and stuck it to Mike's face with a nail. It just said, If you want a job, come to Bottle Street."
– Crowley, Slackjaw's right hand man[1]

Slackjaw is the crime boss of the Bottle Street Gang, a powerful criminal faction in Dunwall. He is a wanted man with a large bounty on his head. His crimes, as stated by the City Watch, include: Larceny, Assault, Mendacity, Disobedience of Public Ordinance, Unlawful management of Prostitutes, and Public Urination. His gang members roam the streets and are hostile towards Corvo Attano during the mission High Overseer Campbell.

Biography

Information about Slackjaw's early life can be found in the book Early Life and Criminal Record: Slackjaw. An account within the book from Slackjaw's right-hand man, Crowley, details Slackjaw's childhood as a street urchin, and his swift rise to a position of influence among the city's vagrants. It goes on to describe Slackjaw's relationship with the mob boss Black Sally, and the take-down of several high-profile gang leaders that led to the prominence of the Bottle Street Gang under Slackjaw's leadership.

Slackjaw seems to prize integrity very highly; after Corvo completes a task for Bottle Street and is rewarded as promised, Slackjaw repeatedly reminds Corvo that he has kept his word, possibly as a means to garner favor. Slackjaw's interactions with other gangs also reflect this attitude: he is said to have contacted all rival leaders on friendly terms in the early days of the Bottle Street Gang, only cutting them down when his men or reputation were attacked. Further, if Corvo accepts Slackjaw's mission to find the combination to Bunting's safe, but robs the safe before turning the combination over, Slackjaw will call Corvo a "cheater". 

Dishonored

Slackjaw runs a profitable elixir bootlegging operation in the Dunwall Whiskey Distillery, where he dilutes vials of Sokolov's Elixir and distributes the watered-down stock for profit.

Corvo Attano has the opportunity to contaminate Slackjaw's elixir still with rat plague for Granny Rags during the High Overseer Campbell mission. He can also work with Slackjaw during the mission House of Pleasure, procuring the combination to Bunting's safe in exchange for Slackjaw's assistance in the non-lethal elimination of Morgan and Custis Pendleton.

In addition, during the mission The Flooded District, Slackjaw is kidnapped and held prisoner by Granny Rags, who plans to cook and eat him. Corvo has the opportunity to save Slackjaw, or assist Granny Rags by killing or incapacitating the gang leader and throwing his body into a giant cooking pot.

Dishonored: The Corroded Man

Now going under the new name of Azariah Fillmore, Slackjaw is a more legitimate business man, who still runs and owns the distillery. Distilling and exporting exotic liquor. Despite his claim of honest work, he still has control of the Bottle Street Gang and does dabble in his old habits. [2]

Saved from Granny Rags by Corvo Attano, the two are now on more friendly terms with one another. Slackjaw helps him with various jobs when asked. He provides Corvo with the use of his men to aid him when Galia Fleet attacks Brigmore Manor, and at Lady Boyle's masquerade of 1851. [3]

Trivia

  • Slackjaw is voiced by Al Rodrigo.
  • The Heart reveals that Slackjaw is the bastard son of a prostitute and a prince. It is also stated that he does not know his true parentage, and will never discover it.[4]
  • Slackjaw has what resembles a Caribbean accent, and a manner of speaking similar to stereotypical pirates.
  • Slackjaw is one of the few individuals outside the Loyalist Conspiracy to know the identity of the Masked Felon.
  • Slackjaw bears a strong resemblance to Bill "The Butcher" Cutting, as portrayed by Daniel Day-Lewis, in the 2002 film Gangs of New York. Slackjaw's accent and attire are both similar to that of Cutting.
    • In the Dishonored tarot card deck, the similarities between Slackjaw and Bill Cutting are more prevalent. Slackjaw is seen wearing an outfit that could be compared to the typical outfit of the Natives, Cutting's gang. Accompanying this, Slackjaw even wears the trademark top hat and carries a knife, much like Cutting does in the pivotal battle scene at the beginning of the film.
    • When Corvo picks up the rune at the shrine in the area of the showdown between Slackjaw and Granny Rags, the Outsider mentions that Slackjaw uses a meat cleaver, as does Bill Cutting.
  • Strangely, even though the Bottle Street Gang and the Hatters Gang are enemies, Slackjaw resembles some Hatters that are commonly seen in The Brigmore Witches, namely with his attire.
  • During the mission The Flooded District, Slackjaw reveals to Corvo the secret to defeating Granny Rags. Slackjaw explains that this information was derived from one of Granny's books.
  • If Corvo looks at Slackjaw's wanted poster when first meeting him, he will comment on its "good likeness".
  • Slackjaw possesses a golden tooth.
  • In Dishonored: The Corroded Man, Slackjaw now owns Brigmore Manor.
  • After Dishonored, Slackjaw said he spent time at sea. [2]

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References

  1. Early Life and Criminal Record: Slackjaw
  2. 2.0 2.1 Dishonored: The Corroded Man, p. 169-170
  3. Dishonored: The Corroded Man, p. 283
  4. "Slackjaw. Whores raised him. He'll never know his father was a prince."


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