|Featured in|| The House of the Dead|
The House of the Dead 2 (flashback)
Sonic and All Stars Racing Transformed (cameo)
|Encounters||THoTD - Chapter 1 (cutscene), 2, 4|
|Weapon|| Mutated Bats|
The Hangedman (Type 041) was a bizzare gargoyle-like mutant who, in the first stage of the game, grabbed Sophie Richards and flew her to Chariot's location in the first House of the Dead. It was later encountered by Thomas Rogan and G upon the roof of Curien's mansion (at the end of stage 2), where it was seen holding two DBR scientists above a courtyard, before releasing them, causing them to fall to their deaths. It first attacked by summoning undead, mutated bats towards the agents, before flying through the air and attempting to slash at the agents with its claws. When half its health was depleted, it then rammed into the agents with such force it sends them off the balcony, but they avoid death at the last second by grabbing onto the ledge of the roof. After this predicament, Rogan and G continued to battle the abomination.
At this stage, it was killed when it succumbed to its wounds in mid-air, causing it to plunge to its death in the courtyard below. It was confronted later in the final chapter (after the revived Chariot's defeat) en-route to Dr. Curien's lab but this time, it was truly defeated at that stage (the cause being the same as the previous confrontation).
Later, the Hangedman mutation strain was used by Goldman in House of the Dead 2 and spawned Zeal, a small but intelligent gargoyle-like mutation which controlled Kuarl, a huge, headless, metal, axe-wielding mutation. Together Zeal and Kuarl made Judgment.
In battle, the Hangedman will first send out his bats towards the player, after either killing all of its bats or diminishing half of its health, which would result in all the bats to die instantly, the Hangedman will fly around and strike at the player while yelling out "Die". After diminishing a quarter of its health, it will fly above and pushes the player, leaving the player dangling on the roof, the Hangedman will appear and use the same tactic, once its health is completely diminished, it will fall to its death.
The Hangedman's weakpoint is its entire body, making it much easier to harm him, his only means of protection is his flying.
- The Hangedman makes a brief appearance in The House of the Dead 2's opening sequence.
- The Hangedman's appearance in the Sega Saturn and PC platforms of THoTD is quite different compare to the arcade version.
- The Hangedman appears briefly in the Graveyard Gig track in Sonic and All Stars Racing Transformed, tearing apart portions of the roof of Curien's mansion, creating a gap for the racers to enter.
Video depicting the boss battle: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lH4-NgH6Q-s