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Gort (no relation) is the big-hammer-wielding giant who aided the hero Hawk in the 1980 movie Hawk the Slayer.



  • Real Name: Gort.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: Hawk’s companions.
  • Base of Operations: Mountains of the edge of the world.
  • Height: 6’7″ (2m). Weight: 244 lbs. (111 Kg.).
  • Eyes: Brown. Hair: Black, slightly graying. Bald on top.

Powers & Abilities

Gort, of the giant race, is a huge and powerfully built man.

When using his maul, it’s as much for defense as offense. Gort uses its shaft to block incoming attacks then counter.


See the Hawk the Slayer character profile for more details about the world and Gort’s adventures.

Gort the giant - Hawk the Slayer movie - Portrait


A giant from the mountains of the edge of the world. He has a beard and mustache.

Gort wears a steel breastplate and carries a giant maul.


Gort is used to people giving him respect simply for his size and strength. When he doesn’t get it he’ll remind them. Grabbing them up and intimidating them.

Perhaps because of this, he has a skewed world view. Never taking others’ points of view into account. He can come off as rude, socially inept, or more often dumb.


He is seen as a lumbering giant, always in search of too much food and ale.

Too bad for those who think they can take advantage of him. He’s smart enough to realize when this is happening. He’s happy to break some heads for it too.

Confident in his strength and skill with his maul. Gort will fight any man or group of men.

Gort is best friends with Baldin the dwarf. They love to challenge and tease each other.

First, the giant


“I’d sooner eat cow dung.”

“If you’re being stung by wasps. You can either cover your head or you can search out their nest and destroy it.”

“So be it.”

“Since last I fought by your side, time has hung heavy.” (Then looking at his gut) “That’s not the only thing that hangs heavy. I yearn for the old days. I’m with you.”

“He came for the gold and Hawk. If he had got them, your lady would not have lived beyond the dawn and this place would’ve been burned to the ground.”

Gort the giant - Hawk the Slayer movie - Fuller view breastplate maul

DC Heroes RPG


Dex: 04 Str: 05 Bod: 04
Int: 03 Wil: 03 Min: 04
Inf: 03 Aur: 02 Spi: 03
Init: 012 HP: 010


Growth: 01

Bonuses and Limitations:

Growth is Forum Function, Always On, and Already Factored In.


Animal Handling (Horses): 03, Martial Artist: 04, Weaponry (Melee): 05


Schtick (Goonbane).


Hawk (High).


Minor Irrational Attraction toward Food/drink.


Thrill of Adventure.






  • STEEL BREASTPLATE [BODY 04, Blunting: 02, Enhance (Bludgeoning, Piercing, Slashing RV): 02 (cap is 09), Enhance (Laser, heat/flame, Acid, Ballistic RV): 01 (cap is 08), Stealth penalty 1⁄2. Partial Coverage – Vest-level (+1 OV to bypass)].
  • Maul [BODY 04, Enhance (EV): 02 (cap is 08), Descriptor: Bludgeoning, Recommended STR 03].
  • Gort has a riding horse with standard stats.

Design notes

Though Gort intimidates often, he is never successful and must resort to getting physical.

Writeups.org writer avatar Ethan Roe

By Ethan Roe.

Source of Character: The 1980 movie Hawk the Slayer, character portrayed by Bernard Bresslaw  .

Helper(s): IMDb.

Writeup completed on the 12th of January, 2020.