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Ohanzee "Hanzee" Dent, later known as Moses Tripoli, is the main antagonist of FX's black comedy-crime drama Fargo. He is the overarching antagonist of Season 1, and the main antagonist of Season 2.

He is Dodd Gerhardt's accomplice and later the founder and head of the Fargo Mob. A Native American, Hanzee was taken in by the Gerhardt family. After serving in the Vietnam War, Hanzee betrayed his foster family. He founded the Fargo Mob, before being killed by Lorne Malvo in 2006.


Early life

Hanzee was taken in by Otto Gerhardt when he was 8 years old. In a flashback Hanzee can be seen sitting in a school with other Native American school kids; a magician pulls a rabbit out of his hat. He is totally unimpressed, which already shows how smart and observing Hanzee is. Hanzee served three tours of Vietnam during the war, mostly as a tunnel rat, and was awarded a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart.

Answering to Dodd

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War with Kansas City

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Searching for Dodd

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Sioux Falls Massacre

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A new identity

Hanzee Dent changed his identity. He adopted the name Moses Tripoli, and started to build his own empire with the intention of destroying the Kansas City Mafia. (Palindrome)

At a meeting of the Fargo Mob in 2006, Moses Tripoli brought up the subject of Sam Hess's murder. He was informed by Mr. Carlyle and Mr. Jergen that Numbers and Wrench had been deployed to round up his killer, but Tripoli was insistent that the person responsible be killed, in order to send a message. (Buridan's Ass)

He was later gunned down by Lorne Malvo, who stormed the compound with a machine gun. (Who Shaves the Barber?)


Season 1

Season 2

Murders Committed


  • His name derives from the Lakota word aháŋzi (/ahə̃zɪ/) that can be translated as shadow or shade.

Season 2 characters
Main Ed BlumquistFloyd GerhardtHank LarssonLou SolversonPeggy Blumquist
Recurring Bear GerhardtBen SchmidtBetsy SolversonConstance HeckDodd GerhardtGibson
Hanzee DentJoe BuloKarl WeathersMort KellermanMike MilliganIrma MundtJeb Cheney
Otto GerhardtRicky GRonald ReaganRye GerhardtSimone GerhardtSkip Sprang
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