Why does Chris Mannix hate Joe Gage?

Why does Chris Mannix hate Joe Gage? - Guy with opened mouth and closed eyes screaming madly while standing with laptop against red background

There was no interaction between Chris and Joe save for when Chris went to get Joe to share his Brandy, which Joe did, in the deleted cut. What would make Chris hate Joe and call him Ugly during the interrogation scene? It was funny as hell but came out of character. Chris really had no reason to hate Joe prior to finding out he poisoned the coffee.

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I think an important part of the story is the setting (i.e. post-Civil War America). Chris Mannix is the new sheriff. People were tired of fighting, Mannix was from the losing side and may still harbor some resentment to the country as a whole. Today, we might talk about PTSD after such a period of unrest.

As a man of law, it is normal to be suspicious of strangers or drifters as this was still around the Wild West times and Joe Gage presented himself as a mysterious cowboy.

This is a different type of movie but in Rambo, the sheriff also has no reason to hate Sylvester Stallone other than the fact that he is a stranger but the same principle applies.

Unlike Rambo, Sheriff Mannix' suspicions were actually spot on as it turns out.

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Was Chris Mannix The Sheriff of Red Rock?

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.

Who poisoned the coffee in the hateful eight?

While Warren, fed up by the ex-general's racists remark and disrespect, goads Smithers into attacking him and shoots him dead, Douglas poisons the coffee while no one (except Daisy) is watching. Douglas volunteers to bring the corpse outside, he is aided by O.B..

What happened to Chris Mannix?

Chris Mannix (The Sheriff) - Shot by Mobray. Died from blood loss soon after. Major Marquis Warren (The Bounty Hunter) - Shot in the groin by Jody.

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