|Sir William Hawksmoor|
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Sir William Hawksmoor, also known as Lord Hawksmoor, is the main antagonist of Ghosthunter.
William Hawksmoor was alive in thirteenth century England and at some point gained a reputation as a fearless Knight, a loyal and brave crusader in service to the King and famed for being valiant, if ruthless. Although praised, many people considered him a dangerous and bloodthirsty warrior.
At some point, he gained the trust of the King and became not only a protector, but also a valued counsellor. The royal court loved the romantic ideals of Hawksmoor and both his charm and wit, causing jealousy and encouraging political enemies to take action. A powerful group plotted to destroy him and forced him into a corner. He drew his sword and insisted the King would avenge such treachery, but he was astonished by the revelation that said monarch arranged everything to destroy Hawksmoor.
A European celebration was named Black Hawk’s Night in his honour. The tradition was considered as significant as Hallowe’en or Mardi Gras, but seen as a dark anniversary where parents refused to leave their children alone for fear of something happening to them. Eventually, it became a more jovial event for families.
At some point, Hawksmoor was within the Arizona Military Base and made its leaders an offer to achieve their goals by removing Professor Richmond and giving Hawksmoor the body of Kate Heller, but Richmond fled with the woman's body and assumed the new identity of Professor Brook.
Hawksmoor is seen running through a forest and into a mysterious castle, carrying the lifeless body of Heller. He is encountered by Richmond, who is determined to rescue her, and a fight ensues. Just as it appears Hawksmoor is victorious and admits to killing ten people at Montsaye High School in order to get Richmond’s attention, the latter attaches the Grenade to Hawksmoor and seals him within the Array.
Hawksmoor is a caucasian male with dark eyes, long black hair and very pale skin. He has a large, distinctive scar on the right side of his face running from his forehead to his chin, with some skin torn away from his mouth that reveals his teeth. He wears a long, dark red cloak and heavy, dark armour bearing various fierce creatures and ornate designs; the breastplate displays a golden two-headed eagle.
Hawksmoor is a vengeful, bitter spirit longing for immortality and bears no love for the living, willing to manipulate them at any cost to achieve his goals. His use of charm and wit somewhat hide his cruel side. He is capable of showing gratitude, such as when he mistakenly thanks Anna Steele for releasing him from the Array, although isn’t above manipulating her in order to bait Lazarus Jones. He has a disturbing obsession with the body of Kate Heller, considering her perfect, strong and pretty, “like a butterfly, a moth… to my flame.” He also has a fierce hatred of Professor Richmond for sealing him into the Array.
As a ghost, Hawksmoor is capable of fusing with individuals to give them supranatural sight; he does so with Anna Steele. He is able of recruiting other ghost types to fight for him and can fire yellow energy that causes physical damage.
William is of English origin and comes from the Germanic name Willahelm meaning "will helmet", composed of the elements wil "will, desire" and helm "helmet, protection". Hawksmoor is a combination of the words “hawks” and “moor”. Hawk was originally a name for someone with a hawk-like appearance or acted in a fierce manner, derived from the Old English heafoc "hawk". Moor refers to someone who lives on a moor, from the Middle English mor meaning "open land, bog".
- “I am a genie, a genie that’s been trapped too long inside a rancid bottle. An unnatural incarceration… a chance for fury to fester…”