Dwight Butler is the deuteragonist of the 2015 film The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence). He is the right hand man of the film's villainous protagonist Bill Boss and works with him to make a 500-person "human centipede" out of prisoners.
He was played by Laurence R. Harvey, who also played Martin Lomax in The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence).
Dwight Butler is the accountant and ally of warden Bill Boss at the George H W Bush prison in Texas. When the inmates become out of hand, to the point of disrespecting prisoners and even Bill Boss himself, Dwight comes up with the ideal punishment of putting them inside a Human Centipede (as inspired by the films of the same name) which he thinks will make people think twice about committing a crime in fear of becoming part of it. He shows Bill the first two Human Centipede films, however Bill shows his dislike for it, opting for more old fashioned torture methods such as mass castration and hot water boarding.
When Bill's methods don't work on the inmates, Dwight convinces him to consider his idea. They invite the Human Centipede films' writer and director Tom Six to pitch the idea, and he approves for the prison to use his idea as punishment.
When the operation is complete an a 500-person prison centipede is created, Governor Hughes is invited to see it. Hughes shows disgust at the concept, and states that Bill and Dwight should receive the death penalty. Bill plots to kill Dwight and himself, and even shoots the head doctor of the operation. However Governor Hughes changes his mind, feeling it was exactly what America needs. Dwight is happy that his idea was a good one, but wasn't able to keep his victory for long as Bill shot him in the head, as he didn't want Dwight taking all the credit. Bill then places the gun next to Dwight's body, to give the impression he committed suicide.
- Unlike Laurence R. Harvey's previous character Martin Lomax, Dwight Butler has a lot of dialogue.
- Although Dwight suggests the Human Centipede idea to be used as punishment on the prisoners, he shows a lot more empathy than the highly sadistic Bill Boss. Dwight is also shown to be uneasy at Bill's methods, one of them being castrating a prisoner and eating the man's testicles. He shows care towards Bill's abused secretary Daisy, and when she ends up in the prison hospital due to Bill leaving her at the mercy of rioting prisoners Dwight appears upset, especially when Bill prepares to rape her comatosed body. Dwight confesses to Bill that he loves her, only to be mocked by Bill. When Bill puts Daisy in his Human Prison Centipede, Dwight attempts to comfort her but is called away by Bill.
- However, Dwight isn't really that empathetic towards the inmates and the only reason he dislikes Bill for committing acts of violence and torture towards them is because it ends up costing a lot of money in medical treatment.
- Bill mentions that if Dwight shaved of his mustache he would look like Martin, referencing the fact that both Dwight and Martin are played by the same actor.