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Chris Mannix (AKA The Sheriff) was a main character and the secondary protagonist of the 2015 thriller film The Hateful Eight. He is a southern renegade claiming to be Red Rock's new sheriff.
He is portrayed by Walton Goggins.
Chris Mannix was born somewhere in the Southern United States of America, in a typically racist household. When the American Civil War broke out, Mannix' father, who leaned towards the Confederacy, formed the Mannix Marauders, a Lost Cause state militia, eventually joined by Chris himself, that consisted of at least 400 renegade Confederate soldiers, who in John Ruth's words, ransacked towns and killed an unknown number of innocent civilians, including African-Americans for the cause of preserving white supremacy which they failed to achieve after the defeat of the Confederacy in 1865, although Mannix defends their actions, stating they fought for what they believed for and were defeated with honor and dignity.
Chris is an unapologetic racist, but later, he turns out to have many redeeming qualities. Likewise, he is an avid believer and supporter of the Confederate cause even when long lost, mostly due to being the son of a Confederate officer who continued to fight on with his men after the war as a renegade band of guerillas called 'Mannix's Marauders'. By the end though, Chris allies with Warren and works out for himself that Daisy's offers and threats are hollow, proving he has potential as a lawman.