Death Metal PR Illustration
|Real name||Count Townsend|
|Age||55 years old|
|Affiliations||United Assassins Association|
|Ranking match||Townsend Residence|
|Splash taunt||"So naive..."|
|First appearance||No More Heroes|
|Battle theme||"Hell on Bare Feet"|
|Voice actor||Grant Albrecht|
Count Townsend, better known by his pseudonym Death Metal (デスメタル), is a fictional character in the 2007 video game No More Heroes. He is a 55-year-old English assassin who lives in a mansion on the outskirts of Santa Destroy. He is ranked tenth in the United Assassins Association. Most of his body is covered in tattoos and he brandishes a largely curved beam katana that greatly contrasts that of Travis. His saber, the Orange II, has a symbol which parodies Apple Inc.'s logo as it was designed by the fictitious Orange Computers, also a parody of Apple Inc. During the conversation before their battle, Travis somewhat envies him for living in what he considers a true luxury, though Death Metal believes his envy to be foolishness since he doesn't feel the same way about his lavish surroundings. He explains that where he lives is no paradise, but rather a place for people to die. After his defeat, he passes on the title of "Holy Sword" to Travis and tells him to "master the ways of the assassin" shortly before Travis decapitates him with his beam katana.
Death Metal is voiced by Grant Albrecht.
In the Trading Card GameEdit
- He is named in reference to metal musician Devin Townsend of Strapping Young Lad and solo fame.