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* TheOtherWiki has [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_songs_about_killers a list]].

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* TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki has [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_songs_about_killers a list]].
6th Jul '17 8:26:05 AM xcountryguy
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* 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.]]

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* 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.]]



** ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryMurderHouse'' has R. Franklin, a man who murdered several nurses in the 1960's, including two nursing students who previously occupied the house. [[spoiler: Tate]] technically qualifies, having murdered several high school students in a spree killing, the couple who occupied the house before the Harmon family, one of the home invaders, and an exterminator.

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** ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryMurderHouse'' has R. Franklin, a man who murdered several nurses in the 1960's, including two nursing students who previously occupied the house. [[spoiler: Tate]] [[spoiler:Tate]] technically qualifies, having murdered several high school students in a spree killing, the couple who occupied the house before the Harmon family, one of the home invaders, and an exterminator.



* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' gives us Kyle Boone, who killed close to thirty women (one his mother and another a Naval officer) and was ultimately caught by Gibbs some years before the series began. As he was set to be executed, however, more murders occurred. [[spoiler:Turns out he'd trained his lawyer to carry on as part of a scheme to escape execution and gain more attention from Gibbs. The lawyer picked RecurringCharacter Paula Cassidy as his next victim...and she killed him.]] Others appeared as well, including a serial sniper going after Marine recruiters and a young JackTheRipoff who laughed after he was caught, convinced that he'd be famous. [[spoiler:Gibbs deliberately withheld his name from the press by claiming he had ties to several terrorist groups.]]

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* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' gives us Kyle Boone, who killed close to thirty women (one his mother and another a Naval officer) and was ultimately caught by Gibbs some years before the series began. As he was set to be executed, however, more murders occurred. [[spoiler:Turns out he'd trained his lawyer to carry on as part of a scheme to escape execution and gain more attention from Gibbs. The lawyer picked RecurringCharacter Paula Cassidy as his next victim... and she killed him.]] Others appeared as well, including a serial sniper going after Marine recruiters and a young JackTheRipoff who laughed after he was caught, convinced that he'd be famous. [[spoiler:Gibbs deliberately withheld his name from the press by claiming he had ties to several terrorist groups.]]



** At the end of [[SeasonFinale season eight and beginning of season nine]], they try to catch the P2P (Port-to-Port) killer, who kills navy personnel, dresses them up in uniforms belonging to people above them in the hierarchy, wraps them in plastic and ties their feet together. Turns out [[spoiler: he didn't start out as a serial killer. He was part of a CIA/NCIS program called [[OperationBlank Operation Frankenstein]] which purpose was to train "[[SuperSoldier super]] [[ProfessionalKiller assassins"]]. The training pushed him over the edge and gave him a need to kill. And now this killing machine is angry because of what the CIA and NCIS did to him [[OhCrap and seeks revenge.]]]]

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** At the end of [[SeasonFinale season eight and beginning of season nine]], they try to catch the P2P (Port-to-Port) killer, who kills navy personnel, dresses them up in uniforms belonging to people above them in the hierarchy, wraps them in plastic and ties their feet together. Turns out [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he didn't start out as a serial killer. He was part of a CIA/NCIS program called [[OperationBlank Operation Frankenstein]] which purpose was to train "[[SuperSoldier super]] [[ProfessionalKiller assassins"]]. The training pushed him over the edge and gave him a need to kill. And now this killing machine is angry because of what the CIA and NCIS did to him [[OhCrap and seeks revenge.]]]]



** Castle and Beckett finally meet their match in "3xk". [[spoiler: This killer is so [[TheChessmaster brilliant]] that he got another criminal to kill some of his victims while he was hiding in jail on a minor charge-- a nearly bullet-proof alibi.]] While Castle solves this one as well, it's too late to stop the killer from escaping. Escaping, that is, after [[TapOnTheHead knocking out]] Ryan, taking his gun, and [[AloneWithThePsycho gloating as he ties Castle up]].
*** 3xk also earns bonus points for managing to get his girlfriend, [[spoiler: Dr. Kelly Neiman]], into the act as well. [[spoiler: She's the one who very nearly kills Beckett in the seventh season episode "Reckoning."]]
** A complicated example in "Scared to Death." Strictly speaking, the culprit didn't qualify as a serial killer since Beckett and Castle [[spoiler: saved the third victim.]] However, what Beckett and Castle didn't figure out is [[spoiler: whether or not Nigel Malloy, the culprit's father, really was responsible for the deaths of the six people he was convicted of killing. They didn't figure out what happened to his missing body either.]]

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** Castle and Beckett finally meet their match in "3xk". [[spoiler: This [[spoiler:This killer is so [[TheChessmaster brilliant]] that he got another criminal to kill some of his victims while he was hiding in jail on a minor charge-- a nearly bullet-proof alibi.]] While Castle solves this one as well, it's too late to stop the killer from escaping. Escaping, that is, after [[TapOnTheHead knocking out]] Ryan, taking his gun, and [[AloneWithThePsycho gloating as he ties Castle up]].
*** 3xk also earns bonus points for managing to get his girlfriend, [[spoiler: Dr.[[spoiler:Dr. Kelly Neiman]], into the act as well. [[spoiler: She's [[spoiler:She's the one who very nearly kills Beckett in the seventh season episode "Reckoning."]]
** A complicated example in "Scared to Death." Strictly speaking, the culprit didn't qualify as a serial killer since Beckett and Castle [[spoiler: saved [[spoiler:saved the third victim.]] However, what Beckett and Castle didn't figure out is [[spoiler: whether [[spoiler:whether or not Nigel Malloy, the culprit's father, really was responsible for the deaths of the six people he was convicted of killing. They didn't figure out what happened to his missing body either.]]



* Pops up from time to time on ''Series/LawAndOrder'', perhaps most notably in the episodes "Vengeance" (in which the A.D.A.s have to decide whether to allow the killer to be extradited to Connecticut, which has the death penalty, when they know the crime was really committed in New York), "Agony" (in which the A.D.A.s have so little evidence that they are forced to give the killer a sweetheart plea bargain...then find out he may not be guilty of that particular murder), and "Bodies" (in which the A.D.A.s prosecute the killer's lawyer for conspiring with him because he knows where the bodies are buried and won't say).

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* Pops up from time to time on ''Series/LawAndOrder'', perhaps most notably in the episodes "Vengeance" (in which the A.D.A.s have to decide whether to allow the killer to be extradited to Connecticut, which has the death penalty, when they know the crime was really committed in New York), "Agony" (in which the A.D.A.s have so little evidence that they are forced to give the killer a sweetheart plea bargain... then find out he may not be guilty of that particular murder), and "Bodies" (in which the A.D.A.s prosecute the killer's lawyer for conspiring with him because he knows where the bodies are buried and won't say).



** 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: 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.]]

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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: UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC has both an unusually high murder rate and an unusually high Navy Lieutenant rate compared to other cities. [[spoiler: Obviously, [[spoiler:Obviously, it's a serial killer.]]



* In ''Series/{{Haven}}'', [[spoiler: it's revealed that Duke's Trouble is the ability to [[DePower end a family Trouble]] by killing them and touching their blood. The side effect is an adrenaline rush and SuperStrength. This ability causes Duke's father and later his brother to become serial killers.]]
* The central plot of ''Series/AmericanGothic2016'' is about [[BigScrewedUpFamily the Hawthorne family's]] possible connection to the Silver Bells Killer, who terrorised Boston fifteen years before the beginning of the story. More details are revealed in every episode; what's mainly known is that there were half a dozen known victims of both genders, all connected by the fact that they were from wealthy Boston families, who were strangled to death in their own homes, and a small silver handbell was left beside each body. [[spoiler: It turns out to have been a father/daughter duo, acting out an insane revenge plot on the rich who got preferential treatment in the hospital, while the mother was ignored and died of septic shock.]]
** [[spoiler: Madeline Hawthorne]] turns out to be one as well, having killed three people (two of them designed as SBK copycat killings) and talked a terminally ill man into [[DeceasedFallGuyGambit killing himself and taking the fall]], all in order [[spoiler: to hide her family's connection to the original killings.]]
* ''Series/{{Timeless}}'': In "The World's Columbian Exposition", Flynn leads Wyatt and Rufus into a trap at the "Murder Castle" of H.H. Holmes, America's first recorded serial killer. [[spoiler: Wyatt ends up [[PayEvilUntoEvil killing Holmes]] ahead of normal history.]]

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* In ''Series/{{Haven}}'', [[spoiler: it's [[spoiler:it's revealed that Duke's Trouble is the ability to [[DePower end a family Trouble]] by killing them and touching their blood. The side effect is an adrenaline rush and SuperStrength. This ability causes Duke's father and later his brother to become serial killers.]]
* The central plot of ''Series/AmericanGothic2016'' is about [[BigScrewedUpFamily the Hawthorne family's]] possible connection to the Silver Bells Killer, who terrorised Boston fifteen years before the beginning of the story. More details are revealed in every episode; what's mainly known is that there were half a dozen known victims of both genders, all connected by the fact that they were from wealthy Boston families, who were strangled to death in their own homes, and a small silver handbell was left beside each body. [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It turns out to have been a father/daughter duo, acting out an insane revenge plot on the rich who got preferential treatment in the hospital, while the mother was ignored and died of septic shock.]]
** [[spoiler: Madeline [[spoiler:Madeline Hawthorne]] turns out to be one as well, having killed three people (two of them designed as SBK copycat killings) and talked a terminally ill man into [[DeceasedFallGuyGambit killing himself and taking the fall]], all in order [[spoiler: to [[spoiler:to hide her family's connection to the original killings.]]
* ''Series/{{Timeless}}'': In "The World's Columbian Exposition", Flynn leads Wyatt and Rufus into a trap at the "Murder Castle" of H.H. Holmes, America's first recorded serial killer. [[spoiler: Wyatt [[spoiler:Wyatt ends up [[PayEvilUntoEvil killing Holmes]] ahead of normal history.]]



* Music/AliceCooper's 2008 concept album "Along Came A Spider" is all about a fictional serial killer who wraps his victims in silk and cuts off one their legs to construct a flesh spider. [[spoiler: His rampage is quelled when he falls in love with his eighth victim and finds Jesus.]]

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* Music/AliceCooper's 2008 concept album "Along Came A Spider" is all about a fictional serial killer who wraps his victims in silk and cuts off one their legs to construct a flesh spider. [[spoiler: His [[spoiler:His rampage is quelled when he falls in love with his eighth victim and finds Jesus.]]



* In a rare [[SympatheticVillainProtagonist sympathetic]] ([[AvertedTrope but not]] [[SerialKillerKiller noble]]) example, [[Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet Sweeney Todd]] becomes one of these [[spoiler: after he fails to kill Turpin]].

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* In a rare [[SympatheticVillainProtagonist sympathetic]] ([[AvertedTrope but not]] [[SerialKillerKiller noble]]) example, [[Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet Sweeney Todd]] becomes one of these [[spoiler: after [[spoiler:after he fails to kill Turpin]].



* [[spoiler: Hubert Rejk]] from ''VideoGame/TheWitcher3WildHunt'' definitely qualifies as the mission-based type. He ritualistically tortured and murdered an untold amount of people in the name of the [[CorruptChurch Church of the Eternal Fire]], killing those he viewed as sinners or apostates. [[spoiler: He also happened to be a vampire, but this had nothing to do with his motive.]]

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* [[spoiler: Hubert [[spoiler:Hubert Rejk]] from ''VideoGame/TheWitcher3WildHunt'' definitely qualifies as the mission-based type. He ritualistically tortured and murdered an untold amount of people in the name of the [[CorruptChurch Church of the Eternal Fire]], killing those he viewed as sinners or apostates. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He also happened to be a vampire, but this had nothing to do with his motive.]]



* ''VideoGame/HotLineMiami2WrongNumber'' features the Miami Mutilator, a killer who leaves behind mutilated corpses with cryptic messages. It turns out that the killer is [[spoiler: Manny Pardo, a detective working the case who you play as for parts of the game.]]

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* ''VideoGame/HotLineMiami2WrongNumber'' features the Miami Mutilator, a killer who leaves behind mutilated corpses with cryptic messages. It turns out that the killer is [[spoiler: Manny [[spoiler:Manny Pardo, a detective working the case who you play as for parts of the game.]]



** Joe Darke (Edward Jones, Jason Knight, Edith Kirby, Rachael Moss, Jeb Bates, Neil Marshall [[spoiler: Except he didn't kill the last one. Things are more complicated than it seems.]]) (Technically, he's a spree killer, but the game identifies him as a serial killer)

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** Joe Darke (Edward Jones, Jason Knight, Edith Kirby, Rachael Moss, Jeb Bates, Neil Marshall [[spoiler: Except [[spoiler:Except he didn't kill the last one. Things are more complicated than it seems.]]) (Technically, he's a spree killer, but the game identifies him as a serial killer)



** [[spoiler: Dahlia Hawthorne (Valerie Hawthorne, Terry Fawles (by proxy), Doug Swallow. Attempted to murder Diego Armando, Phoenix Wright, and Maya Fey)]]

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** [[spoiler: Dahlia [[spoiler:Dahlia Hawthorne (Valerie Hawthorne, Terry Fawles (by proxy), Doug Swallow. Attempted to murder Diego Armando, Phoenix Wright, and Maya Fey)]]



** [[spoiler: Kristoph Gavin]] comes close, and succeeds in the bad ending of ''Apollo Justice''. ([[spoiler:Zak Gramarye, Drew Misham, Vera Misham in bad ending]])

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** [[spoiler: Kristoph [[spoiler:Kristoph Gavin]] comes close, and succeeds in the bad ending of ''Apollo Justice''. ([[spoiler:Zak Gramarye, Drew Misham, Vera Misham in bad ending]])



* Hinimizawa Syndrome in ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' tends to induce people to become the Visionary type. Most prevalent with [[spoiler: Shion Sonozaki]], who also adds the revenge sub type in the Cotton Drifting and Eye Opening chapters.

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* Hinimizawa Syndrome in ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' tends to induce people to become the Visionary type. Most prevalent with [[spoiler: Shion [[spoiler:Shion Sonozaki]], who also adds the revenge sub type in the Cotton Drifting and Eye Opening chapters.



* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', Vriska Serket and [[DirtyCoward Eridan Ampora]] were both serial killers well before the story even started (although both [[IDidWhatIHadToDo had their]] [[HorrorHunger excuses]]). Much later, [[spoiler: [[TheStoner Gamzee Makara]] goes AxCrazy after a major crisis of faith and ends up killing a couple minor characters.]]

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', Vriska Serket and [[DirtyCoward Eridan Ampora]] were both serial killers well before the story even started (although both [[IDidWhatIHadToDo had their]] [[HorrorHunger excuses]]). Much later, [[spoiler: [[TheStoner [[spoiler:[[TheStoner Gamzee Makara]] goes AxCrazy after a major crisis of faith and ends up killing a couple minor characters.]]



%% * ''WebComic/{{Precocious}}'': ... or at least, [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2009/03/13 POTENTIAL Serial Killer]]...

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%% * ''WebComic/{{Precocious}}'': ... or at least, [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2009/03/13 POTENTIAL Serial Killer]]...



* ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes'': In Jane's origin story, it's revealed that [[spoiler: Jane's boss, Wrecking Paul, was a female-targeting killer, who used their heists as cover for murdering female guards and heroes. And, as Jane tragically found out, his own henchwoman, in a pinch.]]

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* ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes'': In Jane's origin story, it's revealed that [[spoiler: Jane's [[spoiler:Jane's boss, Wrecking Paul, was a female-targeting killer, who used their heists as cover for murdering female guards and heroes. And, as Jane tragically found out, his own henchwoman, in a pinch.]]



* ''WebOriginal/CauseOfDeath'' is [[http://causeofdeath.weebly.com/ all about this]]. The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUEFxSOVd6A very first episode]] shows the nameless killer [[spoiler: bust into the victim's house and kill him...with a granola bar.]] There seems to be some mystery behind [[spoiler:who the woman is in the picture]], but the story is ongoing.

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* ''WebOriginal/CauseOfDeath'' is [[http://causeofdeath.weebly.com/ all about this]]. The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUEFxSOVd6A very first episode]] shows the nameless killer [[spoiler: bust [[spoiler:bust into the victim's house and kill him...him... with a granola bar.]] There seems to be some mystery behind [[spoiler:who the woman is in the picture]], but the story is ongoing.



** As is [[spoiler:Valthakar]] when he [[spoiler: begins to kill innocent civilians, (unlike Cody, who only killed criminals,) in order to hurt Cody's public image.]]
** Then there's the Blue Butterfly, who, despite [[spoiler: also being a lich]] seems to have every desire to kill in any case.

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** As is [[spoiler:Valthakar]] when he [[spoiler: begins [[spoiler:begins to kill innocent civilians, (unlike Cody, who only killed criminals,) in order to hurt Cody's public image.]]
** Then there's the Blue Butterfly, who, despite [[spoiler: also [[spoiler:also being a lich]] seems to have every desire to kill in any case.



** The crazy old farmer from the episode "Cow Tippin'" is probably one, considering how he decides to chop up a cow that fell on Beavis with a ''chainsaw'' while muttering "The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away...."

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** The crazy old farmer from the episode "Cow Tippin'" is probably one, considering how he decides to chop up a cow that fell on Beavis with a ''chainsaw'' while muttering "The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away....away..."



* The ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland'' episode 'Hook, Line, and Screamer,' dealt with this: the contestants had to watch a horror movie about a [[OverlyLongGag psycho killer with a chainsaw and a hook]] (the whole thing said every time.) As quoted above, Duncan found it hilarious, until [[spoiler: a real killer confronts Gwen, and everyone rushes to save her. Thankfully, she manages to kick his butt.]]

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* The ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland'' episode 'Hook, Line, and Screamer,' dealt with this: the contestants had to watch a horror movie about a [[OverlyLongGag psycho killer with a chainsaw and a hook]] (the whole thing said every time.) As quoted above, Duncan found it hilarious, until [[spoiler: a [[spoiler:a real killer confronts Gwen, and everyone rushes to save her. Thankfully, she manages to kick his butt.]]
19th Jun '17 3:42:16 PM The_Last_Brickman
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*** In the ''Nuka-World'' DLC, one of the Raider gangs, the Disciples, are an entire ''group'' of serial killers, and are completely psychotic ones, at that. One has to wonder how they managed to avoid butchering each other.
15th Jun '17 10:21:25 PM bobg
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* Jigsaw of the ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'' movies arguably fits here, though he is fairly sporting -- he gives his victims a (very slim) chance to escape, and apparently ''wants'' them to escape, on the hope that their life will be improved by the experience.

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* Jigsaw of the ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'' movies arguably fits here, though he is fairly sporting -- he gives his victims a (very slim) chance to escape, and apparently ''wants'' them to escape, on the hope that their life will be improved by the experience. He claims that he is not a murderer and in fact despises murderers, and some people agree with him.



* ''VideoGame/{{Captured}}'' has Damien Clyde, a deformed, blind, cannibalistic, revenge driven killer. Bullied his whole life for his imposing appearance, he went on to live in an underground complex to be away from people, and a man began to aid him in getting revenge on humanity for mistreating him. The man kidnaps people and makes them go through the complex to try and escape, all while having to dodge Damien and solve a series of puzzles that the man has set up.



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%%* WebOriginal/JeffTheKiller.* WebOriginal/JeffTheKiller. He was driven insane and killed his family before going on a killing spree. Arguably the most well known creepypasta example of this trope.
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In ''SonicTheHedgehog'' AlternateUniverseFic ''Fanfic/PrisonIslandBreak'', Shadow the Hedgehog is a Serial Killer-Rapist. His crimes had a Power/Control motive. It was eventually revealed that he never actually enjoyed raping his victims, and the murders mostly happened when he lost control.
-->'''Shadow:''' Eleven rapes, nineteen murders. And that's just what they caught me for.
** Scourge the Hedgehog is also a Serial Killer-Rapist, but with a much more Hedonistic motive.
* ''FanFic/{{Cupcakes}}'' casts [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Pinkie Pie]] as one.
** ''[[FanFic/CheerileesGarden Cheerilee's Garden]]'' does the same for Cheerilee, though she tries to disguise her Hedonistic motivations as [[KnightTemplar a noble crusade against the "weeds."]]
** ''Fanfic/{{Popped}}'' depicts Pokey Pierce, a fairly overlooked background pony, as a sadistic, power-thirsty serial killer that preys on young mares in and around Ponyville.
** The ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'' has [[BadFuture Dark World]]!Fluttercruel, who, while she doesn't mind how she kills a pony so long as its violent, her preferred method is akin to FanFic/{{Cupcakes}}!Pinkie Pie; torturing them to death in her TortureCellar. Her motivation is a mix of Power/Control and Hedonistic, as she enjoys the power over them and gets a thrill. However, her biggest motive she kept secret was [[spoiler:that she kills to express her love for her father]] and due to being raised by [[EvilOverlord Discord]], she [[ObliviouslyEvil has no idea that what she's doing is wrong.]] Also the Supernatural type, due to being immortal, and Discord's demigod daughter.
** ''[[FanFic/TheKillerRarityverse The Secret Life of Rarity]]'' is an example of a killer Rarity, dating back to a self-defense murder in her foalhood. She is a power/control killer, and by the end of the story she is the most prolific serial killer in the history of Equestria with well over 100 kills. Having said that, she has dissolved into clear self-loathing by the end of the story, and she hates how she has no control of her desire to kill.
* The ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'' fanfiction "The Reaper" has one.
* In New Dawn, Nebiros is a Revenge Killer, taking very petty vengeance on those who he thinks were born into better circumstances than him. He also fits the Supernatural mold, due to the whole "he's a demon" thing.
** In a similar vein, most villains in New Dawn III are Serial Killers, the BigBad being a Revenge / Mission Based Serial Killer. It's worse in Robin's case because his Modus Operandi leaves no trace of his victims behind.
* [[FanFic/UltimateSleepwalker Sleepwalker]] has confronted multiple serial killers who become supervillains. One example is Fever Pitch, a "visionary"-type killer with a large UsefulNotes/CharlesManson-like cult following who eventually becomes a [[FlamingSkull living, flaming skeleton]] that can control and shoot fire. Another example is the [[ScaryScarecrows Scarecrow]], who murdered 16 people with a pitchfork before being caught and executed, but has returned in the form of a demonic Freddy Krueger-like monster that {{Mind Rape}}s his victims to death.
* [[FanFic/UltimateSpiderWoman Spider-Woman]]'s ArchEnemy, the AxCrazy Jack O' Lantern, counts as a serial killer simply based on the sheer number of people he kills over a period of several months. His reason for doing so? ForTheEvulz, mostly, which qualifies him as an "antisocial" type killer.
* The ''Series/{{Bones}}'' fanfic [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8557282/1/The-Bard-In-The-Bodycount "The Bard in the Bodycount"]] has Booth and the Jeffersonian team going up against a killer who stages his murders bases on scenes from Creator/WilliamShakespeare's plays. The first victim, for example, is a woman found floating in a river, her body clad in a shroud and strewn with pansies, rosemary, rue, and fennel, referring to the death of [[Theatre/{{Hamlet}} Ophelia]].
* In the ''ComicBook/DoctorStrange'' fanfic "The Necessary Shadow", Doctor Strange starts hunting down a serial killer known as the April 9th Killer. Once a year on April 9th, he kidnaps, rapes, and tortures five teenaged girls to death in a ritualistic manner, and leaving their bodies surrounded by occult implements. This has been going on for seventeen years, and Doctor Strange is certain that the sacrifices have some occult purpose. It turns out he's right, but not in the way he suspects. The human sacrifice performed by the April 9th killer is actually preventing an ancient EldritchAbomination from materializing and eating the earth. So in the end, as much as he hates it, Strange must allow the annual murders to continue...
* The ''Series/{{Emergency}}'' fic ''[[http://audreys-efanfic.freeservers.com/lostandfound.html Lost and Found]]'' has a serial killer targeting firefighters. John becomes a victim when he pleads with the guy to take him instead of Roy, but survives because the guy wasn't solely a killer, he was also wanting a willing participant in his twisted games. John gets to the point of willingly complying because he's terrified of being tortured to death like the others. Still, he snaps when the guy says he's keeping him forever, and kills him to escape.
* ''Fanfic/KitsuneNoKenFistOfTheFox'' has Utakata, a.k.a. Saiken the Slug of the Kyuushingai, who has killed 18 doctors and their families, [[LeaveNoWitnesses plus anyone else unlucky enough to be nearby at the time]], in the two years since the end of the 365 days' terror in which he was a participant. He's described as having been suffering from mental illness prior to receiving the Kyuushingai training, and describes himself as a psychopath. [[spoiler:Turns out the doctors he targeted were all involved in the Kyuushingai training process, and more specifically they were the only ones who would have been able to prove that a major antagonist in the story was pulling a DeadPersonImpersonation, which is why [[ManBehindTheMan said villain]] manipulated Utakata into killing the doctors in order to keep the secret quiet]].
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12th Jun '17 2:43:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* Jack in the movie ''Blacktop'', who, as the title suggests, works driving a truck around the mid-West and [[spoiler:uses the trailer's freezer to store the strung-up corpses of his victims]]. Best part is, he's played by ''MeatLoaf''.

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* Jack in the movie ''Blacktop'', who, as the title suggests, works driving a truck around the mid-West and [[spoiler:uses the trailer's freezer to store the strung-up corpses of his victims]]. Best part is, he's played by ''MeatLoaf''.''Music/MeatLoaf''.
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* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'':
** Several people have called the mercenaries serial killers over the years; the mercenaries usually just ignore them and keep doing their jobs. Occasionally they leave behind the corpses of the murderers that they just saved everyone from.
--->'''Tagon:''' We could just leave that here as a reminder of how to put power behind the voice of the people.
** On a (slightly) more serious note, Tailor, a robot given to Captain Tagon by his father, is worried that Tagon is going to destroy him, and brings up his concerns with the doctor.
--->'''Tailor:''' His eyes promise only death, and his words are worse! Is he some kind of serial killer?\\
'''Bunny:''' A ''serial'' killer? No, if anything, he's ''[[FalseReassurance massively parallel]]''.\\
'''Tailor:''' ''[deadpan]'' Oh. Okay.
** When Para's freed robot LOTA comes into possession of an incredibly powerful, unblockable superweapon, [[DeusEstMachina Petey]] warns LOTA that he is building his own weapon in case LOTA becomes a massively parallel serial killer.
** Notably book 11, the book where LOTA gained control of said superweapon, is titled "Massively Parallel."
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* ''VideoGame/WelcomeToTheGame'' features The Breather, a bald caucasian man who targets hitchhikers and Deep Web browsers. He kills ForTheEvulz, but follows a strict code. He always calls his victims to let them know that he's coming, and either breathes into the phone (hench his alias), or threatens his soon to be attempted victims. If his potential victims have locked the door, or are able to keep their hands on the knob to keep him from getting in, and he doesn't see them, he will leave. Even if he does see them, he will still stop if they can keep him from breaking down the door.
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* The Penny Murderer from ''ComicBook/BrodysGhost'' is a murderer of young women, whose modus operandi is to strangle them and leave pennies on their foreheads. The series centers around Brody tracking him down and putting an end to his murders, with the ghostly Talia's help.
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