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*''Podcast/TheMagnusArchives'': the episode "A Father's Love" is narrated by a serial killer's daughter, who describes spending her childhood under his care as, unbeknownst to her, he commits his murders.
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* Franchise/{{Batman}} has dealt with many of them, and several members of his {{rogue's gallery}} fall into the category from time to time. [[RoguesGallery The most recurring ones]] are SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker (obviously) and Victor Zsasz. But by far the most notable serial killers in Batman history (by virtue of their actions being the main plot of a mini-series) are [[ComicBook/TheLongHalloween Holiday]] and [[ComicBook/DarkVictory The Hangman]].

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* Franchise/{{Batman}} has dealt with many of them, and several members of his {{rogue's {{rogues gallery}} fall into the category from time to time. [[RoguesGallery The most recurring ones]] ones are SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker (obviously) and Victor Zsasz. But by far the most notable serial killers in Batman history (by virtue of their actions being the main plot of a mini-series) are [[ComicBook/TheLongHalloween Holiday]] and [[ComicBook/DarkVictory The Hangman]].
8th Nov '16 12:53:01 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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[[spoiler: Literature/TheSilverCodex A new serial killer makes their first kill.]]

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* [[spoiler: Literature/TheSilverCodex A new serial killer makes their first kill.]]



* Music/SunnO)))'s "Bathory Erszebet."

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* Music/SunnO)))'s Music/SunnO's "Bathory Erszebet."
8th Nov '16 8:03:54 AM Tron80
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* ComicBook/{{Carnage}} from {{Spider-man}} is one of these; his alter ego Cletus Kasady was one even before he came in contact with the symbiote. (He had been convicted of eleven murders, but he bragged of a dozen more that the police couldn't find evidence for.) Early in his villainous career, he would leave the message "Carnage Rules!" written in his victim's blood (or with his own) at the site of each murder.

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* ComicBook/{{Carnage}} from {{Spider-man}} Franchise/SpiderMan is one of these; his alter ego Cletus Kasady was one even before he came in contact with the symbiote. (He had been convicted of eleven murders, but he bragged of a dozen more that the police couldn't find evidence for.) Early in his villainous career, he would leave the message "Carnage Rules!" written in his victim's blood (or with his own) at the site of each murder.murder.
* Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}: In ''Comicbook/ManyHappyReturns'', two different Supergirls faced up to Xenon, a serial killer of Supergirls throughout the Multiverse and Hypertime. It's implied he's already killed a good number of them, and he is shown murdering a slightly South American-esque Supergirl.
7th Nov '16 3:01:06 PM Xelloss08
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* In the ''Webcomic/MysteryBabylon'' prequel comic ''Kick Girl'', Kill Boy is wanted as a serial killer known to the press as the Stalker of Babylon. He is a supernatural killer of the hedonistic / antisocial type.
17th Oct '16 12:46:04 AM AdelePotter
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* ''WebVideo/TheVeronicaExclusive'' has Jane, a [[TeensAreMonsters teenage serial killer]] as its main villain. She's also the protagonist's girlfriend. [[DestructiveRomance This turns out]] [[LoveHurts about as well as you'd expect]].
16th Oct '16 2:06:29 AM rafi
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* Barry the Chopper from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' is a [[HeroicComedicSociopath comically violent]] serial killer even after his death.
** That said, the images of his backstory are rather unnerving, and the only reason he stops killing is because of his involvement with the various conspiracies.
** Scar is of a different (and often overlooked) variety. He only targets state alchemists with the motivation of revenge for the massacre of his people. This makes him a "mission-oriented" serial killer. He becomes more of a sympathetic AntiVillain and then AntiHero over time.
** This series also gives us The Slicer, who (like Barry) is AnimatedArmor, created to guard Lab 5 following the execution.
** In [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist the 2003 anime version]], Barry the Chopper was encountered earlier as a VillainousCrossdresser. When we see him again as #66, he keeps on killing right up until he is killed by Scar.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''
** Gaara constantly murders anyone who gets in his way, all because he believes that this is his sole purpose. Though he and his known victims are combat personnel and thus 'fair game', sort of, they were killed outside of combat situations. One notable instance would be the time Gaara killed two shinobi gamblers trying to get him to take a fall in the Chuunin Exam fights.
** HIDAN. Kills for pleasure, cool down time between kills, likes to torture. He may even be named after Hedonism, one of the above categories.
** Orochimaru is, or rather was, a straighter example; he fled the Leaf village after being exposed as a serial killer who had abducted and killed close to a hundred ninja, civilians, and ''babies'' to perform gruesome human experiments, though a number of these were technically unintentional in that he was usually trying to find safe ways of performing said experiments on ''himself'' and therefore wasn't really wanting them to die (not that he gave a crap if they did, it's just that their deaths were beside the point -- plus, he seemed to be ''really'' enjoying himself.)

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* Barry The protagonist's neighbor, and later girlfriend, in ''Manga/AnaSatsujin'' is one of these. He finds out her secret ''before'' dating her and being her boyfriend is the Chopper from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' reason she hasn't killed him.
* In ''Manga/{{ARAGO}}'', the Patchman's M.O.
is a [[HeroicComedicSociopath comically violent]] serial killer even after burned hand print on the throat of the victim... And some body parts missing ([[{{Squick}} he uses them to patch up his death.
** That said,
own rotting body]]).
* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' has Kenny
the images Ripper, a UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper {{Expy}} mentioned to have once stalked the streets of the Capitol decades prior. His killings are the stuff of legend, with one soldier wondering whether or not he actually existed. The story goes that he slit the throats of over 100 members of the Military Police Brigade and was never caught. Levi confirms this individual did indeed exist: [[spoiler:Kenny Ackerman raised him, and later became a Captain in the Military Police's sinister 1st Brigade]]. It's later implied that many of his backstory are rather unnerving, killings [[spoiler:may have actually been in response to him and the only reason he stops killing is because of his involvement with the various conspiracies.
** Scar is of a different (and often overlooked) variety. He only targets state alchemists with the motivation of revenge for the massacre of his people. This makes him a "mission-oriented" serial killer. He becomes more of a sympathetic AntiVillain and then AntiHero over time.
** This series also gives us The Slicer, who (like Barry) is AnimatedArmor, created to guard Lab 5 following the execution.
** In [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist the 2003 anime version]], Barry the Chopper was encountered earlier as a VillainousCrossdresser. When we see him again as #66, he keeps on killing right up until he is killed by Scar.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''
** Gaara constantly murders anyone who gets in his way, all because he believes that this is his sole purpose. Though he and his known victims are combat personnel and thus 'fair game', sort of, they were killed outside of combat situations. One notable instance would be the time Gaara killed two shinobi gamblers trying to get him to take a fall in the Chuunin Exam fights.
** HIDAN. Kills for pleasure, cool down time between kills, likes to torture. He may even be named after Hedonism, one
rest of the above categories.
** Orochimaru is, or rather was, a straighter example; he fled the Leaf village after
Ackermans being exposed hunted down by the government.]]
* One of the early ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' villains counts. Unlike most other hollows, Shrieker is just
as bad dead as he was alive. He was a serial killer who had abducted in life and killed close to a hundred ninja, civilians, and ''babies'' to perform gruesome human experiments, though a number of these were technically unintentional in that he was usually trying to find safe ways of performing said experiments on ''himself'' and therefore wasn't really wanting them to die (not that he gave a crap if they did, it's just that their deaths were beside the point -- plus, he seemed to be ''really'' enjoying himself.)simply just really enjoy it. His actions as a hollow are more of the same, just much more creative with his new powers, including sealing the soul of the kid who killed him in a parrot. Needless to say, when Ichigo appeared and ripped out his tongue before curb stomping him, it was incredibly satisfying. Being impaled and dragged to Hell was the cherry on top.
* One particularly loathsome Contractor in the second season of ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'' was a serial killer before getting his powers, and while being a Contractor means LackOfEmpathy, that actually made him a bit saner and more able to control himself.
** In a way, [[spoiler:Nick]] in the first season might qualify. He was killing people to carry out a goal, not just as an end in itself, but his PowerAtAPrice involved a compulsion to untie his victim's shoes, and so he kind of fit the "killer with a calling card" idea.
* There's a ton of them in ''Manga/DeadmanWonderland''; they all eventually end up being forced to murder each other. A few are excited about that.



* Johan Liebert, the ''Manga/{{Monster}}''. He even [[spoiler:manipulated other killers into doing his work for him, most of whom ''also'' ended up dead]]. Johan is an unusual example in that it is debatable whether he has a ''compulsion'' to kill, since he shows that he can stop whenever he wants, and [[spoiler:his [[FreudianExcuse traumatic childhood]] is revealed to have happened to someone else. It should be noted that having these false memories is the only sign of anything resembling insanity; all of his killings and manipulation may be motiveless and insane, but Johan himself comes across as terrifyingly sane (with the exception of one FreakOut)]].
** Also, he does not appear to get any sort of benefit from killing; he shows no signs of getting a thrill or sexual pleasure from his acts, nor does he seem to get any kicks from domination, and the killings are usually carried out as pragmatically as possible (no wasting time through torture, etc.), which suggests that his use of other people to kill might be simple expedience rather than enjoying his ability to manipulate. In addition, with many of his victims, there is no financial gain or any real progress towards whatever plan he may have at the time, making their deaths pointless. The lack of any recognisable motive is the main reason why he's widely considered NightmareFuel incarnate.
* Creator/NaokiUrasawa, the creator of ''Monster'', has another manga called ''Manga/{{Pluto}}'', in which he manages to turn the titular character, a big, goofy-looking green cartoon robot with horns from the classic ''Manga/AstroBoy'' series, into a genuinely terrifying serial killer figure.
* Yoshikage Kira, the BigBad of the fourth part of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', kills women for their hands, which he has a strange fetish for (he thinks of the hands as his "girlfriends" and he seems to show no interest in the rest of the body). He is all the more dangerous because [[HavingABlast his ability]] leaves no evidence, and he will kill anyone who comes in between him and the normal life he wants to live.
** Angelo Katagiri was arrested at the age of 12 for robbery [[SerialRapist and rape]], and his crimes became progressively more violent as time went on. 20 years later he was sent to death row [[WouldHurtaChild for the rape and murder of three teenage boys]], and later escaped from prison and went on a killing spree using his Stand before being defeated by Josuke.
* In the anime version of the LockedRoomMystery in ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'', Haruhi saw "a shadow" in the distance during the storm, believing it to be the murderer. Since this is [[RealityWarper Haruhi]], Kyon figures that there might be a psychopathic serial killer lurking around the island, simply because Haruhi wanted to have one. It is left open, but the chances of this really happening are more or less low.
* With all the seemingly random killings in ''[[AllThereInTheManual StrikerS Sound Stage X]]'' of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', this was what the investigators originally thought the Mariage Case was about. However, it soon became clear that Mariage wasn't a serial killer but a group of [[NightOfTheLivingMooks undead]] {{super soldier}}s seeking the whereabouts of their [[WarriorPrince king]] so they can begin a new war, all orchestrated by someone else as part of a terrorist scheme.
* One particularly loathsome Contractor in the second season of ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'' was a serial killer before getting his powers, and while being a Contractor means LackOfEmpathy, that actually made him a bit saner and more able to control himself.
** In a way, [[spoiler:Nick]] in the first season might qualify. He was killing people to carry out a goal, not just as an end in itself, but his PowerAtAPrice involved a compulsion to untie his victim's shoes, and so he kind of fit the "killer with a calling card" idea.



* In ''Manga/{{ARAGO}}'', the Patchman's M.O. is a burned hand print on the throat of the victim... And some body parts missing ([[{{Squick}} he uses them to patch up his own rotting body]]).

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* In ''Manga/{{ARAGO}}'', the Patchman's M.O. is a burned hand print on the throat of the victim... And some body parts missing ([[{{Squick}} he uses them to patch up his own rotting body]]).%%* ''Manga/DetectiveConan''



* ''Manga/MPDPsycho'' centers around the protagonist, who attempts to use his multiple personalities to track and thwart serial killers. Since one of his personalities is itself a serial killer, it goes without saying that things at times can get complicated.
* ''Manga/{{Goth}}'' follows a pair of [[NightmareFetishist murder-obsessed]] high school students who track down serial killers to admire their (often gruesome) work.



* The main plot of ''Manga/{{Erased}}'' follows BlessedWithSuck Satoru Fujinuma as he's [[GroundhogPeggySue sent back to his childhood in order to thwart a child serial kidnapper and murderer]]. The serial killer in question turns out to be [[spoiler:Satoru's fifth-grade teacher, Yashiro Gaku, who appears to be in the hedonistic camp, killing children for his own sick pleasure]].
* One early chapter of ''Manga/FrankenFran'' has Fran being brought on as a consultant for a serial killer case where the killer dumps severed body parts all over town (that, according to DNA tests, all come from the same person, despite the fact that this should be impossible.) [[spoiler:Eventually subverted, as there is no killer. All the body parts indeed come from one person...who is suffering from a massively hyperactive malignant cancer that causes her to sprout entire extra body parts and organs, and the ones leaving the body parts everywhere are most likely her parents, who were cutting them off of her.]]
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'':
** Barry the Chopper is a [[HeroicComedicSociopath comically violent]] serial killer even after his death. That said, the images of his backstory are rather unnerving, and the only reason he stops killing is because of his involvement with the various conspiracies.
** This series also gives us The Slicer, who (like Barry) is AnimatedArmor, created to guard Lab 5 following the execution.
** Scar is of a different (and often overlooked) variety. He only targets state alchemists with the motivation of revenge for the massacre of his people. This makes him a "mission-oriented" serial killer. He becomes more of a sympathetic AntiVillain and then AntiHero over time.
** In [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist the 2003 anime version]], Barry the Chopper was encountered earlier as a VillainousCrossdresser. When we see him again as #66, he keeps on killing right up until he is killed by Scar.
* ''Manga/{{Goth}}'' follows a pair of [[NightmareFetishist murder-obsessed]] high school students who track down serial killers to admire their (often gruesome) work.



* ''Manga/{{Underdog}}'': Naoto's first opponent, Masaya Hiuchi, is an 18 year-old who was just recently released from a mental institution after brutally murdering several of his female classmates in middle school. His first actions in the [[DeadlyGame tournament]] show that he's already up to his old tricks.
* [[spoiler:Cho Hakkai (AKA Cho Gonou)]], one of the main characters in ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'', is a mass revenge serial killer who goes AxCrazy {{yandere}} after his [[spoiler:{{twincest}} older sister/lover is [[HumanSacrifice sacrificed]] by his village as an offering to the local demon king,]] leaving half of the village and most of the demons clan dead in the aftermath.
* Kabuto from ''Manga/{{Parasyte}}''. We don't know much about him, since by the time he first appeared he was already in jail, but a few flashbacks show that he used to be a big fan of mutilation, cannibalism, and necrophilia. He is brought to help the police catch parasites because he has the ability to see who is infected. It's implied to be because he sees other humans the same way parasites do -- but at least the parasites ''need'' to eat humans to survive. He pretends that, deep down, everybody is like him, and he's just the only one who doesn't try to suppress his true nature.
* There's a ton of them in ''Manga/DeadmanWonderland''; they all eventually end up being forced to murder each other. A few are excited about that.
* One of the early ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' villains counts. Unlike most other hollows, Shrieker is just as bad dead as he was alive. He was a serial killer in life and seemed to simply just really enjoy it. His actions as a hollow are more of the same, just much more creative with his new powers, including sealing the soul of the kid who killed him in a parrot. Needless to say, when Ichigo appeared and ripped out his tongue before curb stomping him, it was incredibly satisfying. Being impaled and dragged to Hell was the cherry on top.
* ''Manga/PandoraHearts'' gives us Illegal Contractors, people that forge a DealWithTheDevil in the hopes of changing the past. Part of the bargain requires them to sacrifice victims to their Chain, and many develop patterns or preferred victims over the course of time. The most notable examples include the mysterious Head Hunter and the Red-eyed Ghost -- the former beheads victims [[spoiler:and turns out to be both Humpty Dumpty and the Queen of Hearts]], while the other is in fact [[spoiler:Xerxes Break]] in a surprising example of a Serial Killer with a [[spoiler:SympatheticMurderBackstory]].

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* ''Manga/{{Underdog}}'': Naoto's first opponent, Masaya Hiuchi, is an 18 year-old who was just recently released from a mental institution after brutally murdering several Yoshikage Kira, the BigBad of the of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' Part 4, kills women for their hands, which he has a strange fetish for (he thinks of the hands as his female classmates in middle school. His first actions "girlfriends" and he seems to show no interest in the [[DeadlyGame tournament]] show that he's already up to his old tricks.
* [[spoiler:Cho Hakkai (AKA Cho Gonou)]], one
rest of the main characters in ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'', is a mass revenge serial killer who goes AxCrazy {{yandere}} after his [[spoiler:{{twincest}} older sister/lover is [[HumanSacrifice sacrificed]] by his village as an offering to the local demon king,]] leaving half of the village and most of the demons clan dead in the aftermath.
* Kabuto from ''Manga/{{Parasyte}}''. We don't know much about him, since by the time he first appeared he was already in jail, but a few flashbacks show that he used to be a big fan of mutilation, cannibalism, and necrophilia.
body). He is brought to help all the police catch parasites more dangerous because [[HavingABlast his ability]] leaves no evidence, and he has will kill anyone who comes in between him and the ability normal life he wants to see who is infected. It's implied to be because he sees other humans live.
** Angelo Katagiri was arrested at
the same way parasites do -- but at least age of 12 for robbery [[SerialRapist and rape]], and his crimes became progressively more violent as time went on. 20 years later he was sent to death row [[WouldHurtaChild for the parasites ''need'' to eat humans to survive. He pretends that, deep down, everybody is like him, rape and he's just the only one who doesn't try to suppress his true nature.
* There's a ton of them in ''Manga/DeadmanWonderland''; they all eventually end up being forced to
murder each other. A few are excited about that.
* One
of three teenage boys]], and later escaped from prison and went on a killing spree using his Stand before being defeated by Josuke.
* ''Manga/MPDPsycho'' centers around
the early ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' villains counts. Unlike most other hollows, Shrieker protagonist, who attempts to use his multiple personalities to track and thwart serial killers. Since one of his personalities is just as bad dead as he itself a serial killer, it goes without saying that things at times can get complicated.
* With all the seemingly random killings in ''[[AllThereInTheManual StrikerS Sound Stage X]]'' of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', this
was alive. He what the investigators originally thought the Mariage Case was about. However, it soon became clear that Mariage wasn't a serial killer in life and seemed to simply just really enjoy it. His actions as but a hollow are more group of [[NightOfTheLivingMooks undead]] {{super soldier}}s seeking the same, just much more creative with his new powers, including sealing the soul whereabouts of the kid who killed him in a parrot. Needless to say, when Ichigo appeared and ripped out his tongue before curb stomping him, it was incredibly satisfying. Being impaled and dragged to Hell was the cherry on top.
* ''Manga/PandoraHearts'' gives us Illegal Contractors, people that forge a DealWithTheDevil in the hopes of changing the past. Part of the bargain requires them to sacrifice victims to
their Chain, and many develop patterns or preferred victims over [[WarriorPrince king]] so they can begin a new war, all orchestrated by someone else as part of a terrorist scheme.
* Johan Liebert,
the course of time. The ''Manga/{{Monster}}''. He even [[spoiler:manipulated other killers into doing his work for him, most notable examples include of whom ''also'' ended up dead]]. Johan is an unusual example in that it is debatable whether he has a ''compulsion'' to kill, since he shows that he can stop whenever he wants, and [[spoiler:his [[FreudianExcuse traumatic childhood]] is revealed to have happened to someone else. It should be noted that having these false memories is the mysterious Head Hunter only sign of anything resembling insanity; all of his killings and manipulation may be motiveless and insane, but Johan himself comes across as terrifyingly sane (with the exception of one FreakOut)]].
** Also, he does not appear to get any sort of benefit from killing; he shows no signs of getting a thrill or sexual pleasure from his acts, nor does he seem to get any kicks from domination,
and the Red-eyed Ghost -- the former beheads victims [[spoiler:and turns killings are usually carried out to be both Humpty Dumpty and the Queen as pragmatically as possible (no wasting time through torture, etc.), which suggests that his use of Hearts]], while the other is in fact [[spoiler:Xerxes Break]] in a surprising example of a Serial Killer people to kill might be simple expedience rather than enjoying his ability to manipulate. In addition, with many of his victims, there is no financial gain or any real progress towards whatever plan he may have at the time, making their deaths pointless. The lack of any recognisable motive is the main reason why he's widely considered NightmareFuel incarnate.
* ''Manga/MotherKeeper'' has two. Lint is mentioned on multiple occasions to have been
a [[spoiler:SympatheticMurderBackstory]].serial killer before becoming a mother keeper, though little is said about his crimes. The second one is [[spoiler:Graham Gregson]] who [[spoiler:killed the real Graham Gregson, along with the man's entire family. He later also murdered Silas and everyone working for him.]]



* One early chapter of ''Manga/FrankenFran'' has Fran being brought on as a consultant for a serial killer case where the killer dumps severed body parts all over town (that, according to DNA tests, all come from the same person, despite the fact that this should be impossible.) [[spoiler:Eventually subverted, as there is no killer. All the body parts indeed come from one person...who is suffering from a massively hyperactive malignant cancer that causes her to sprout entire extra body parts and organs, and the ones leaving the body parts everywhere are most likely her parents, who were cutting them off of her.]]
* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' has Kenny the Ripper, a UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper {{Expy}} mentioned to have once stalked the streets of the Capitol decades prior. His killings are the stuff of legend, with one soldier wondering whether or not he actually existed. The story goes that he slit the throats of over 100 members of the Military Police Brigade and was never caught. Levi confirms this individual did indeed exist: [[spoiler:Kenny Ackerman raised him, and later became a Captain in the Military Police's sinister 1st Brigade]]. It's later implied that many of his killings [[spoiler:may have actually been in response to him and the rest of the Ackermans being hunted down by the government.]]
* ''Manga/MotherKeeper'' has two. Lint is mentioned on multiple occasions to have been a serial killer before becoming a mother keeper, though little is said about his crimes. The second one is [[spoiler:Graham Gregson]] who [[spoiler:killed the real Graham Gregson, along with the man's entire family. He later also murdered Silas and everyone working for him.]]

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''
** Gaara constantly murders anyone who gets in his way, all because he believes that this is his sole purpose. Though he and his known victims are combat personnel and thus 'fair game', sort of, they were killed outside of combat situations.
One early chapter notable instance would be the time Gaara killed two shinobi gamblers trying to get him to take a fall in the Chuunin Exam fights.
** HIDAN. Kills for pleasure, cool down time between kills, likes to torture. He may even be named after Hedonism, one
of ''Manga/FrankenFran'' has Fran the above categories.
** Orochimaru is, or rather was, a straighter example; he fled the Leaf village after
being brought on exposed as a consultant for a serial killer case where who had abducted and killed close to a hundred ninja, civilians, and ''babies'' to perform gruesome human experiments, though a number of these were technically unintentional in that he was usually trying to find safe ways of performing said experiments on ''himself'' and therefore wasn't really wanting them to die (not that he gave a crap if they did, it's just that their deaths were beside the killer dumps severed body parts all point -- plus, he seemed to be ''really'' enjoying himself).
* ''Manga/PandoraHearts'' gives us Illegal Contractors, people that forge a DealWithTheDevil in the hopes of changing the past. Part of the bargain requires them to sacrifice victims to their Chain, and many develop patterns or preferred victims
over town (that, according to DNA tests, all come from the same person, despite course of time. The most notable examples include the fact that this should be impossible.) [[spoiler:Eventually subverted, as there is no killer. All the body parts indeed come from one person...who is suffering from a massively hyperactive malignant cancer that causes her to sprout entire extra body parts and organs, mysterious Head Hunter and the ones leaving Red-eyed Ghost -- the body parts everywhere are most likely her parents, who were cutting them off of her.]]
* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' has Kenny
former beheads victims [[spoiler:and turns out to be both Humpty Dumpty and the Ripper, a UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper {{Expy}} mentioned to have once stalked Queen of Hearts]], while the streets other is in fact [[spoiler:Xerxes Break]] in a surprising example of the Capitol decades prior. His killings are the stuff of legend, a Serial Killer with one soldier wondering whether or not a [[spoiler:SympatheticMurderBackstory]].
* Kabuto from ''Manga/{{Parasyte}}''. We don't know much about him, since by the time
he actually existed. The story goes first appeared he was already in jail, but a few flashbacks show that he slit used to be a big fan of mutilation, cannibalism, and necrophilia. He is brought to help the throats of over 100 members of police catch parasites because he has the Military Police Brigade and was never caught. Levi confirms this individual did indeed exist: [[spoiler:Kenny Ackerman raised him, and later became a Captain in the Military Police's sinister 1st Brigade]]. ability to see who is infected. It's later implied that many of to be because he sees other humans the same way parasites do -- but at least the parasites ''need'' to eat humans to survive. He pretends that, deep down, everybody is like him, and he's just the only one who doesn't try to suppress his killings [[spoiler:may have actually been in response to him and true nature.
* Creator/NaokiUrasawa,
the rest creator of ''Monster'', has another manga called ''Manga/{{Pluto}}'', in which he manages to turn the Ackermans being hunted down by titular character, a big, goofy-looking green cartoon robot with horns from the government.]]
* ''Manga/MotherKeeper'' has two. Lint is mentioned on multiple occasions to have been
classic ''Manga/AstroBoy'' series, into a genuinely terrifying serial killer before becoming figure.
* Two of these appear in ''Manga/PrivateActress''. One is [[spoiler:a MadDoctor who kills people with MisMatchedEyes, including
a mother keeper, though girl whose grown-up sister hires Shiho to make her pose as [[ItMakesSenseInContext the reincarnation of her dead older sis]].]] The other is [[spoiler:Kana Juumonji/Satoka Ryoudou, the BigBad of the manga, who as ''[[EnfanteTerrible a little girl]]'' killed [[TheDogBitesBack a bully]] and from then on started eliminating anyone who stood in her way...]]
* Udo Jinei, the first major villain in ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'',
is said about introduced as this, committing multiple murders in the past 10 years under the name "Kurogasa" ("Black Hat"), and targeting politicians who previously fought on the side of the newly-established Meiji government during the days of the Bakumatsu. According to his crimes. The second one is [[spoiler:Graham Gregson]] who [[spoiler:killed M.O., he always sends a message to his target in advance, telling them the real Graham Gregson, along with exact day and time he's going to strike, and he always gets his target no matter how many guards the man's entire family. He later person has in place. In the anime, it's also murdered Silas noted that [[WouldHitAGirl women]] and everyone working for him.]][[WouldHurtAChild children]] have been among his collateral-damage victims during his career. [[spoiler:It's revealed that Jinei was actually hired to perform all those murders by a crooked politician looking to make his rise to the top of the government. In the manga, while dying after committing suicide following his loss to Kenshin, Jinei admits to having been hired to commit the murders; the anime doesn't reveal it until much later, when we're introduced to the same politician, who currently has [[TheMole Saito]] on his payroll (at least, so he thinks)]].
* [[spoiler:Cho Hakkai (AKA Cho Gonou)]], one of the main characters in ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'', is a mass revenge serial killer who goes AxCrazy {{yandere}} after his [[spoiler:{{twincest}} older sister/lover is [[HumanSacrifice sacrificed]] by his village as an offering to the local demon king,]] leaving half of the village and most of the demons clan dead in the aftermath.



* The protagonist's neighbor, and later girlfriend, in ''Manga/AnaSatsujin'' is one of these. He finds out her secret ''before'' dating her and being her boyfriend is the reason she hasn't killed him.
* Two of these appear in Manga/PrivateActress. One is [[spoiler:a MadDoctor who kills people with MisMatchedEyes, including a girl whose grown-up sister hires Shiho to make her pose as [[ItMakesSenseInContext the reincarnation of her dead older sis]].]] The other is [[spoiler:Kana Juumonji/Satoka Ryoudou, the BigBad of the manga, who as ''[[EnfanteTerrible a little girl]]'' killed [[TheDogBitesBack a bully]] and from then on started eliminating anyone who stood in her way...]]
* The main plot of ''Manga/{{Erased}}'' follows BlessedWithSuck Satoru Fujinuma as he's [[GroundhogPeggySue sent back to his childhood in order to thwart a child serial kidnapper and murderer]]. The serial killer in question turns out to be [[spoiler:Satoru's fifth-grade teacher, Yashiro Gaku, who appears to be in the hedonistic camp, killing children for his own sick pleasure]].
* Udo Jinei, the first major villain in ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'', is introduced as this, committing multiple murders in the past 10 years under the name "Kurogasa" ("Black Hat"), and targeting politicians who previously fought on the side of the newly-established Meiji government during the days of the Bakumatsu. According to his M.O., he always sends a message to his target in advance, telling them the exact day and time he's going to strike, and he always gets his target no matter how many guards the person has in place. In the anime, it's also noted that [[WouldHitAGirl women]] and [[WouldHurtAChild children]] have been among his collateral-damage victims during his career. [[spoiler:It's revealed that Jinei was actually hired to perform all those murders by a crooked politician looking to make his rise to the top of the government. In the manga, while dying after committing suicide following his loss to Kenshin, Jinei admits to having been hired to commit the murders; the anime doesn't reveal it until much later, when we're introduced to the same politician, who currently has [[TheMole Saito]] on his payroll (at least, so he thinks)]].

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* The protagonist's neighbor, and later girlfriend, in ''Manga/AnaSatsujin'' ''Manga/{{Underdog}}'': Naoto's first opponent, Masaya Hiuchi, is one of these. He finds out her secret ''before'' dating her and being her boyfriend is the reason she hasn't killed him.
* Two of these appear in Manga/PrivateActress. One is [[spoiler:a MadDoctor
an 18 year-old who kills people with MisMatchedEyes, including a girl whose grown-up sister hires Shiho to make her pose as [[ItMakesSenseInContext the reincarnation of her dead older sis]].]] The other is [[spoiler:Kana Juumonji/Satoka Ryoudou, the BigBad of the manga, who as ''[[EnfanteTerrible a little girl]]'' killed [[TheDogBitesBack a bully]] and was just recently released from then on started eliminating anyone who stood a mental institution after brutally murdering several of his female classmates in her way...]]
* The main plot of ''Manga/{{Erased}}'' follows BlessedWithSuck Satoru Fujinuma as
middle school. His first actions in the [[DeadlyGame tournament]] show that he's [[GroundhogPeggySue sent back already up to his childhood in order to thwart a child serial kidnapper and murderer]]. The serial killer in question turns out to be [[spoiler:Satoru's fifth-grade teacher, Yashiro Gaku, who appears to be in the hedonistic camp, killing children for his own sick pleasure]].
* Udo Jinei, the first major villain in ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'', is introduced as this, committing multiple murders in the past 10 years under the name "Kurogasa" ("Black Hat"), and targeting politicians who previously fought on the side of the newly-established Meiji government during the days of the Bakumatsu. According to his M.O., he always sends a message to his target in advance, telling them the exact day and time he's going to strike, and he always gets his target no matter how many guards the person has in place. In the anime, it's also noted that [[WouldHitAGirl women]] and [[WouldHurtAChild children]] have been among his collateral-damage victims during his career. [[spoiler:It's revealed that Jinei was actually hired to perform all those murders by a crooked politician looking to make his rise to the top of the government. In the manga, while dying after committing suicide following his loss to Kenshin, Jinei admits to having been hired to commit the murders; the anime doesn't reveal it until much later, when we're introduced to the same politician, who currently has [[TheMole Saito]] on his payroll (at least, so he thinks)]].
old tricks.
16th Oct '16 1:54:18 AM Morgenthaler
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** In "Déjà Vu", Harm and Meg suspect the murders of multiple Navy Lieutenants around Arlington National Cemetery are related. A local cop points out it could just be statistics: WashingtonDC has both an unusually high murder rate and an unusually high Navy Lieutenant rate compared to other cities. [[spoiler: Obviously, it's a serial killer.]]

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** In "Déjà Vu", Harm and Meg suspect the murders of multiple Navy Lieutenants around Arlington National Cemetery are related. A local cop points out it could just be statistics: WashingtonDC UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC has both an unusually high murder rate and an unusually high Navy Lieutenant rate compared to other cities. [[spoiler: Obviously, it's a serial killer.]]
9th Oct '16 5:33:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler:Terrence]] of ''KateModern'' was revealed to be a serial killer in "Precious Blood".

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* [[spoiler:Terrence]] of ''KateModern'' ''WebVideo/KateModern'' was revealed to be a serial killer in "Precious Blood".
6th Oct '16 11:37:24 PM Boggs
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* Syndrome from ''Film/TheIncredibles'' is this, even if he is never called that. (This being Disney and all) He systematically murders [[spoiler: the world's superheroes basically because he's jealous they're 'special' and he's not.]]
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