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20th Jul '17 11:49:00 AM Iris
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Hello, my [[MeaningfulName name]] is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Wayne_Gacy John]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Wayne_Glover Wayne]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleaver_(knife) Cleaver]] and [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial I am not a serial killer]]. However, I find [[SerialKiller serial killers]] to be fascinating. And I also have some similarities to serial killers. Like the fact that I share all three traits of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macdonald_triad Macdonald Triad]] like 95% of all other serial killers. I'm also fascinated by death and corpses, but since I'm a skilled mortician that works in the town mortuary what did you expect? I'm also fifteen years old, and I've been diagnosed as a sociopath. And I'm a [[LonersAreFreaks loner]] that has a [[NightmareFuelStationAttendant tough time]] making friends. It almost seems as if [[BecauseDestinySaysSo fate has decided]] that I should become a serial killer. Well ScrewDestiny, [[TitleDrop I am not a serial killer]]!

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Hello, my [[MeaningfulName name]] is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Wayne_Gacy John]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Wayne_Glover Wayne]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleaver_(knife) Cleaver]] and [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial I am not a serial killer]]. However, I find [[SerialKiller serial killers]] to be fascinating. And I also have some similarities to serial killers. Like the fact that I share all three traits of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macdonald_triad Macdonald Triad]] like 95% of all other serial killers. I'm also fascinated by death and corpses, but since I'm a skilled mortician that works in the town mortuary mortuary, so what did you expect? I'm also fifteen years old, and I've been diagnosed as a sociopath. And I'm a [[LonersAreFreaks loner]] that has a [[NightmareFuelStationAttendant tough time]] making friends. It almost seems as if [[BecauseDestinySaysSo fate has decided]] that I should become a serial killer. Well ScrewDestiny, [[TitleDrop I am not a serial killer]]!



* ''[[http://thedanwells.com/index.php/the-devils-only-friend/ The Devil's Only Friend]]''
* ''[[http://thedanwells.com/index.php/over-your-dead-body/ Over Your Dead Body]]''
* ''Nothing Left To Lose''

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* ''[[http://thedanwells.com/index.php/the-devils-only-friend/ The Devil's Only Friend]]''
''Literature/TheDevilsOnlyFriend''
* ''[[http://thedanwells.com/index.php/over-your-dead-body/ Over ''Over Your Dead Body]]''
Body''
* ''Nothing ''[[GrandFinale Nothing Left To Lose''
to Lose]]''



A [[Film/IAmNotASerialKiller film adaptation]], starring [[Film/WhereTheWildThingsAre Max Records]] as John Cleaver and Creator/ChristopherLloyd as Mr. Crowley was released on August 26, 2016.

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A [[Film/IAmNotASerialKiller film adaptation]], starring [[Film/WhereTheWildThingsAre Max Records]] as John Cleaver and Creator/ChristopherLloyd as Mr. Crowley was released on August 26, 2016.
2016.

Now has [[Characters/IAmNotASerialKiller a characters page]] that NeedsWikiMagicLove.
23rd May '17 2:38:56 AM shibata33
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23rd May '17 2:31:25 AM shibata33
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See also the sequels, ''Literature/MrMonster'' and ''Literature/IDontWantToKillYou'' by the same author, DanWells.
In 2015, a new novella, ''[[http://thedanwells.com/index.php/next-of-kin/ Next of Kin]]'' and the first book of a new trilogy, ''[[http://thedanwells.com/index.php/the-devils-only-friend/ The Devil's Only Friend]]'' were released.

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See also the sequels, ''Literature/MrMonster'' and ''Literature/IDontWantToKillYou'' by the same author, DanWells.
In 2015, a new novella,
!!The first trilogy:
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* ''Literature/IAmNotASerialKiller''
* ''Literature/MrMonster''
* ''Literature/IDontWantToKillYou''

!!The second trilogy
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''[[http://thedanwells.com/index.php/next-of-kin/ Next of Kin]]'' and the first book of a new trilogy, php/the-devils-only-friend/ The Devil's Only Friend]]''
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''[[http://thedanwells.com/index.php/the-devils-only-friend/ The Devil's Only Friend]]'' were released.
php/over-your-dead-body/ Over Your Dead Body]]''
* ''Nothing Left To Lose''

!!Other
* ''[[http://thedanwells.com/index.php/next-of-kin/ Next of Kin]]'' - A novella serving as a lead-in to the second trilogy
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!!This book has examples of:

* AdultsAreUseless: Played straight in that John is the only one to discover who the serial killer is, averted in that the psychologist is shown to be somewhat helpful. [[spoiler: Double Subverted when this instinct to try to help winds up getting Dr. Neblin killed.]]
* AppendageAssimilation: [[spoiler: The demon is capable of using the victim's body parts to replace its own parts when they become worn out.]]
* AscendedDemon: John tries to be good. Really.
** More literal in the case of the actual demon, who gave up being one in order to [[spoiler:remain with his wife]] and only went back to killing because [[spoiler: his body was giving out on him]].
* AxCrazy: Specifically averted. John makes a point of explaining that a random murder is different from a serial killing. Although this is ultimately played with, considering that his murderous urges try to make him murder everyone he sees.
* BringMyBrownPants: John is a bed wetter, and says he also loses control of his bladder in times of stress. [[spoiler:Like when he sees a demon kill a person.]]
* CassandraTruth: John thinks that no one would believe him if he told people the truth that [[spoiler: Bill Crowley turns into a monster and kills people.]]
* DarkerAndEdgier: Compared to ''Literature/{{Dexter}}'' if you can believe it. Most of the comedy in Dexter is replaced by tragedy, Squick, PsychologicalHorror and ParanoiaFuel while what comedy remains is limited to [[DeadpanSnarker snark]] and comedy so black no photons are capable of escaping.

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!!This book has examples of:

* AdultsAreUseless: Played straight in that John is
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the only one to discover who the serial killer is, averted in that the psychologist is shown to be somewhat helpful. [[spoiler: Double Subverted when this instinct to try to help winds up getting Dr. Neblin killed.]]
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* AppendageAssimilation: [[spoiler: The demon is capable of using the victim's body parts to replace its own parts when they become worn out.]]
* AscendedDemon: John tries to be good. Really.
** More literal in the case of the actual demon, who gave up being one in order to [[spoiler:remain with his wife]] and only went back to killing because [[spoiler: his body was giving out on him]].
* AxCrazy: Specifically averted. John makes a point of explaining that a random murder is different from a serial killing. Although this is ultimately played with, considering that his murderous urges try to make him murder everyone he sees.
* BringMyBrownPants: John is a bed wetter, and says he also loses control of his bladder in times of stress. [[spoiler:Like when he sees a demon kill a person.]]
BadassNormal: John.
* CassandraTruth: John thinks that no one would believe him if he told people the truth that [[spoiler: Bill Crowley turns into a monster people are being killed by demons, and kills people.]]
* DarkerAndEdgier: Compared
spends most of his time trying to ''Literature/{{Dexter}}'' if you can believe it. Most of the comedy in Dexter is replaced by tragedy, Squick, PsychologicalHorror and ParanoiaFuel while what comedy remains is limited to [[DeadpanSnarker snark]] and comedy so black no photons are capable of escaping.deal with things alone.]]



* [[spoiler: DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu]]

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* [[spoiler: DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu]]DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Each book typically ends with John killing one (if not more) HumanoidAbomination.]]
* [[spoiler: HumanoidAbomination: Most of the demons are this.]]
* ImMelting: [[spoiler: Happens when the demons die.]]
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler: John is responsible for quite a few deaths of innocent people throughout the series.]]
** [[spoiler: At the end of the second novel, he explicitly calls and taunts a demon, causing it to come to his town and kill people.]]
** [[spoiler: In the fifth novel, there is a demon that acts out people's intentions. Coupled with John's occasional homicidal impulses, well, you can guess the rest.]]
* NoBodyLeftBehind: See ImMelting above. This is why it is very difficult to prove that [[spoiler: demons exist.]]
* ReluctantPsycho: John himself.
* SerialKillerKiller: [[spoiler: The titular character, after he kills a serial-killing demon.]]
* SociopathicHero: John is a diagnosed sociopath.
* ThisIsMyStory: Most first-person stories carry this trope. It's inevitable really. See the book's blurb above for example.
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: John is much more mature than a typical high schooler.
* WeaksauceWeakness: [[spoiler: Most of the demons have one, allowing John to kill them without too much trouble. The trick is being able to figure out these weakness, which John is really good at.]]
** [[spoiler: In the first novel, the demon ("Mr. Crowley") cannot function without critical body parts such as heart, liver or lungs. When these parts become worn out (which happens at a very fast pace, presumably because it is assuming the identity of an old man) and not replaced in time, the demon becomes weak and dies.]]
** [[spoiler: In the second novel, the demon mirrors emotions of people around it. When its victims become extremely scared, it also becomes too scared to do anything and is practically helpless. It is also as vulnerable to injuries like a normal human.]]
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* AdultsAreUseless: Played straight in that John is the only one to discover who the serial killer is, averted in that the psychologist is shown to be somewhat helpful. [[spoiler: Double Subverted when this instinct to try to help winds up getting Dr. Neblin killed.]]
* AppendageAssimilation: [[spoiler: The demon is capable of using the victim's body parts to replace its own parts when they become worn out.]]
* AscendedDemon: John tries to be good. Really.
** More literal in the case of the actual demon, who gave up being one in order to [[spoiler:remain with his wife]] and only went back to killing because [[spoiler: his body was giving out on him]].
* AxCrazy: Specifically averted. John makes a point of explaining that a random murder is different from a serial killing. Although this is ultimately played with, considering that his murderous urges try to make him murder everyone he sees.
* BringMyBrownPants: John is a bed wetter, and says he also loses control of his bladder in times of stress. [[spoiler:Like when he sees a demon kill a person.]]
* DarkerAndEdgier: Compared to ''Literature/{{Dexter}}'' if you can believe it. Most of the comedy in Dexter is replaced by tragedy, Squick, PsychologicalHorror and ParanoiaFuel while what comedy remains is limited to [[DeadpanSnarker snark]] and comedy so black no photons are capable of escaping.



* ImMelting: [[spoiler: Happens when the demon dies. Also, its old body parts melt into a black sludge after being separated from the body.]]



* NoBodyLeftBehind: See ImMelting above. This is why it is very difficult to prove that [[spoiler: demons exist.]]



* ReluctantPsycho: John himself.
* SerialKillerKiller: [[spoiler: The titular character, after he kills a serial-killing demon.]]
* SociopathicHero: John is a diagnosed sociopath.



* ThisIsMyStory: Most first-person stories carry this trope. It's inevitable really. See the book's blurb above for example.



* WeaksauceWeakness: [[spoiler: Basically, the demon cannot function without critical body parts such as heart, liver or lungs. When these parts become worn out (which happens at a very fast pace, presumably because it is assuming the identity of an old man) and not replaced in time, the demon dies.]]



* WiseBeyondTheirYears: John is much more mature than a typical high schooler.


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23rd May '17 1:58:03 AM shibata33
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* AppendageAssimilation: [[spoiler: The demon is capable of using the victim's body parts to replace its own parts when they become worn out.]]



* BringMyBrownPants: John is a bed wetter, and says he also loses control of his bladder in times of stress. [[spoiler:Like when he sees a demon kill a person.]]



* ImMelting: [[spoiler: Happens when the demon dies. Also, its old body parts melt into a black sludge after being separated from the body.]]
* KillAndReplace: [[spoiler: The demon's old M.O. After falling in love, it stops taking new identity.]]



* TheMainCharactersDoEverything: Although the author does give a reason, it's very convenient that John is capable of performing his own autopsies and such.

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* LoveRedeems: [[spoiler: This is what happened to the demon. After falling in love as "Mr. Crowley", he remains in this identity for decades to be with the woman he loves, though he is forced to go back to killing.]]
* TheMainCharactersDoEverything: Although the author does give a reason, it's very convenient that John is capable of performing his own autopsies and such. Being obsessed with serial killers, he is proficient at "profiling" a serial killer when one eventually shows up.



* NoBodyLeftBehind: See ImMelting above. This is why it is very difficult to prove that [[spoiler: demons exist.]]



* SerialKillerKiller

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* SerialKillerKillerSerialKillerKiller: [[spoiler: The titular character, after he kills a serial-killing demon.]]



* UrineTrouble: John is a bedwetter, and says he also loses control of his bladder in times of stress. [[spoiler:Like when he sees a demon for the first time.]]


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* WeaksauceWeakness: [[spoiler: Basically, the demon cannot function without critical body parts such as heart, liver or lungs. When these parts become worn out (which happens at a very fast pace, presumably because it is assuming the identity of an old man) and not replaced in time, the demon dies.]]


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* WiseBeyondTheirYears: John is much more mature than a typical high schooler.
20th Dec '16 3:22:21 PM Mythology1
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* MeaningfulName: Subverted. John Wayne Gacy was a famous serial killer, and you might think John Wayne Cleaver is named after him - but you'd be wrong. He's actually named after Creator/JohnWayne the Western actor.

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* MeaningfulName: Subverted. John Wayne Gacy was a famous serial killer, and you might think John Wayne Cleaver is named after him - but you'd be wrong. He's actually named after Creator/JohnWayne the Western actor.actor, just as the actual serial killer was.


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** Crowley's name might also be an allusion to the notorious Aleister Crowley, who claimed to have summoned demons.
13th Dec '16 8:09:56 PM sarysa
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A film adaptation, starring [[Film/WhereTheWildThingsAre Max Records]] as John Cleaver and Creator/ChristopherLloyd as mr. Crowley is [[http://www.fangoria.com/new/i-am-not-a-serial-killer-gets-rolling-with-christopher-lloyd-et-al/ currently being filmed]].

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A [[Film/IAmNotASerialKiller film adaptation, adaptation]], starring [[Film/WhereTheWildThingsAre Max Records]] as John Cleaver and Creator/ChristopherLloyd as mr. Mr. Crowley is [[http://www.fangoria.com/new/i-am-not-a-serial-killer-gets-rolling-with-christopher-lloyd-et-al/ currently being filmed]].
was released on August 26, 2016.
12th Nov '16 4:57:36 PM nombretomado
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* MeaningfulName: Subverted. John Wayne Gacy was a famous serial killer, and you might think John Wayne Cleaver is named after him - but you'd be wrong. He's actually named after JohnWayne the Western actor.

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* MeaningfulName: Subverted. John Wayne Gacy was a famous serial killer, and you might think John Wayne Cleaver is named after him - but you'd be wrong. He's actually named after JohnWayne Creator/JohnWayne the Western actor.
9th Oct '16 12:08:49 AM Phys101
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* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: The title.
30th Jan '16 6:40:34 PM saffronpanther
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: He stalks, he maims, but patting dogs? Never.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: He stalks, he maims, but patting dogs? Never. (To clarify, John recognizes animal abuse as a trait of sociopathy. Not wanting to hurt any animals, he avoids contact with them.)
11th Jan '16 3:12:23 PM Gregzilla
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* IDidWhatIHadToDo - When trying to kill a demon, some things must be done, and sacrifices - [[spoiler: John abandoning his rules in order to defeat Crowley]] - must be made...

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* IDidWhatIHadToDo - IDidWhatIHadToDo: When trying to kill a demon, some things must be done, and sacrifices - [[spoiler: John abandoning his rules in order to defeat Crowley]] - must be made...



* MuggingTheMonster: Rob Anders to John at the dance.

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* MuggingTheMonster: MuggingTheMonster:
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Rob Anders to John at the dance.dance.
** Soon after, a more literal example in [[spoiler:the drifter trying to BackStab [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Mr. Crowley]]]].



* ParentalSubstitute: John's therapist, Ben Neblin, kinda acts as a replacement for John's absent father. So does Mr. Crowley. [[spoiler:Too bad he's also a demon.]]

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* ParentalSubstitute: John's therapist, Ben Neblin, kinda acts as a replacement for John's absent father. So does Mr. Crowley. [[spoiler:Too bad he's the latter is also a demon.]]



* ReluctantPsycho: Guess who?

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* ReluctantPsycho: Guess who?John himself.



* SociopathicHero: This one speaks for itself.

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* SociopathicHero: This one speaks for itself.John is a diagnosed sociopath.


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* UrineTrouble: John is a bedwetter, and says he also loses control of his bladder in times of stress. [[spoiler:Like when he sees a demon for the first time.]]
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