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"They say he's got a brain. I wanna see it."
Hob during the Nuke Cult's assault on RoboCop
Hob from robocop

Hob

Character OverviewEdit

Hob was a very young and powerful member of the Nuke Cult. Despite his age, Hob was a ruthless and violent hoodlum, adept at both hand-to-hand fighting and all firearms, from pistols to 50 cal heavy weapons. As well as his formidable fighting skills, Hob was also an excellent businessman, able to manage and control a sizeable group of people many times his age, and an intelligent thinker.

He carried a folding UC-M21 submachine-gun, painted blue to make people think it's a child's lunchbox, and a .44 calibre Desert Eagle. Om one occasion he used a Browning M2 Aircraft machine gun against RoboCop.

Hob with gun

Hob firing his UC-M21

Whilst he was a ruthless, violent, perhaps even evil ne'er-do-well, positively egging his comrades on as they dismember RoboCop, he still possessed distant elements of humanity, as demonstrated when bumbling Officer Duffy is eviscerated alive by Cain. Hob could not bring himself to look, and was eventually forced to do so by his mentor.

I'm gonna die, aint I?Edit

After Cain seemingly dies, Hob arranged a meeting with the mayor of Detroit, Marvin Kuzak, and says he will loan him 50 million dollars to pay the city's debt to OCP, if he will pay him back by legalizing nuke, taking control of the crime in the city. The Mayor takes the deal seriously only when threatend at gunpoint by Hob's men, and decides to accept when shown an armoured truck filled with money and gold. Shortly after RoboCain busts in and swiftly kills everyone who can't escape to ensure no witnesses, Hob makes a break for the armoured truck, but is caught like a rabbit in headlights in Cain's floodlights. An instant before he is to be executed, he is saved by the remnants of his bodyguards and flees into the rear of the truck, but Cain's superior weaponry penetrates the armour and mortally wounds him.

Hob dies some time later, after RoboCop stumbles upon his damaged body, lying amongst the bloodied gold and holed banknotes. However, before he succumbs to his wounds, he is able to tell Robocop that it was Cain's doing, possibly redeeming himself in a small way.
Hob death

Hob, dying from some bullet wounds because of Cain shooting him.

TriviaEdit

In contrast to Cain and Angie Hob was never seen using Nuke, possible that he never took it and wasn't an addict.

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