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19th Jan '17 7:32:43 AM faunas
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* Murdered of '''[[DisposableSexWorker prostitutes]]''', which is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Most often, a Serial Killer starts with killing a prostitute, and a Serial Killer's victims are likely to be mostly or even only prostitutes (such as UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper, the UrExample of Serial Killers); in fact, it's not uncommon for such a murderer to ''target'' prostitutes, as they believe to be doing a ''favor'' to society by killing them, which makes these killings a type of Mission-Based Serial Killing.

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* Murdered Murderers of '''[[DisposableSexWorker prostitutes]]''', which is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Most often, a Serial Killer starts with killing a prostitute, and a Serial Killer's victims are likely to be mostly or even only prostitutes (such as UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper, the UrExample of Serial Killers); in fact, it's not uncommon for such a murderer to ''target'' prostitutes, as they believe to be doing a ''favor'' to society by killing them, which makes these killings a type of Mission-Based Serial Killing.
19th Jan '17 7:31:56 AM faunas
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* '''[[DisposableSexWorker prostitute]]''' killers, which is RightWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Most often, a Serial Killer starts with killing a prostitute, and a Serial Killer's victims are likely to be mostly or even only prostitutes (such as UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper, the UrExample of Serial Killers).

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* Murdered of '''[[DisposableSexWorker prostitute]]''' killers, prostitutes]]''', which is RightWhatItSaysOnTheTin. ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Most often, a Serial Killer starts with killing a prostitute, and a Serial Killer's victims are likely to be mostly or even only prostitutes (such as UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper, the UrExample of Serial Killers).Killers); in fact, it's not uncommon for such a murderer to ''target'' prostitutes, as they believe to be doing a ''favor'' to society by killing them, which makes these killings a type of Mission-Based Serial Killing.
19th Jan '17 7:19:56 AM faunas
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* '''[[DisposableSexWorker prostitute]]''' killers, which is RightWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Most often, a Serial Killer starts with killing a prostitute, and a Serial Killer's victims are likely to be mostly or even only prostitutes (such as UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper, the UrExample of Serial Killers).
18th Jan '17 4:04:28 PM Xtifr
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* SufjanStevens "John Wayne Gacy". Defines LyricalDissonance.

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* SufjanStevens Music/SufjanStevens "John Wayne Gacy". Defines LyricalDissonance.
14th Jan '17 8:15:35 AM Mode
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* 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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8th Jan '17 7:03:14 PM Bumblebear420
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* ''Webcomic/DearChildren'': Based on the graveyard conversation in chapter 1, The Crooked Saint seems to be a locally infamous serial killer. There are few details given about him, but it is implied that the bodies of his victims were heavily mutilated.
8th Jan '17 5:18:39 AM ACW
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*Roderick Whittle, aka UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper, from Creator/RichardLaymon's ''Literature/{{Savage}}''.
6th Jan '17 12:07:29 PM StFan
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* 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.

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* The ''{{Series/Emergency}}'' ''Series/{{Emergency}}'' fic "[[http://audreys-efanfic.''[[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.



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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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* Syndrome from ''Film/TheIncredibles'' ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'' is this, even if he is never called that. (This that (this being Disney and all) all). He systematically murders [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the world's superheroes basically because he's jealous they're 'special' "special" and he's not.]]



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** ''M'' was inspired by the case of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fritz_Haarmann Fritz Haarmann]] (aka "the Butcher of Hanover"), which also inspired two other movies: ''Tenderness of the Wolves'' in 1973, a fictionalized account of Haarmann's killing spree, and ''The Deathmaker'' in 1995, an account of Haarmann's psychological examination, based on the actual transcripts of his interrogation.

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** * ''M'' was inspired by the case of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fritz_Haarmann Fritz Haarmann]] (aka "the Butcher of Hanover"), which also inspired two other movies: ''Tenderness of the Wolves'' in 1973, a fictionalized account of Haarmann's killing spree, and ''The Deathmaker'' in 1995, an account of Haarmann's psychological examination, based on the actual transcripts of his interrogation.



* ''Cat of Many Tails'' by ElleryQueen has Ellery being hired as a special investigator to assist the NYPD to catch a serial killer who has been terroising New York. Initially, the only pattern Ellery can find in the killer's targets, who vary in sex, race, and marital status, is that each victim is younger than the one before.

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* ''Cat of Many Tails'' by ElleryQueen has Ellery being hired as a special investigator to assist the NYPD to catch a serial killer who has been terroising terrorizing New York. Initially, the only pattern Ellery can find in the killer's targets, who vary in sex, race, and marital status, is that each victim is younger than the one before.



* [[Series/{{Heroes}} Sylar]]. Throw in a slew of psychological issues and superpowers and you've got a doozy.
-->'''Luke''': "Wow. So you're like a serial killer."
-->'''Sylar''': "I'm not a serial killer."
-->'''Luke''': "But you've got a pattern. You go after specific victims. You collect mementos."
-->'''Sylar''': "Okay, technically, I'm a serial killer."

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* [[Series/{{Heroes}} Sylar]].''Series/{{Heroes}}'': Sylar. Throw in a slew of psychological issues and superpowers and you've got a doozy.
-->'''Luke''': "Wow.-->'''Luke:''' Wow. So you're like a serial killer."
-->'''Sylar''': "I'm
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'''Sylar:''' I'm
not a serial killer."
-->'''Luke''': "But
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'''Luke:''' But
you've got a pattern. You go after specific victims. You collect mementos."
-->'''Sylar''': "Okay,
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'''Sylar:''' Okay,
technically, I'm a serial killer."



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* Myth/ClassicalMythology: When Theseus traveled on the road to Athens, he encountered numerous bandits who had unique murder methods. Theseus [[HoistByHisOwnPetard offed them with their own methods]]. These included:
** Polypoetes, who would beat people to death with his club.
** Sinis, who would tie people between two trees that he had bent down. Then, he let go of the trees, ripping them in half.
** Sciron, an elderly man who would ask passersby to wash his feet as a sign of respect. When they bent over to comply, he would punt them off a cliff and into the jaws of a sea monster at the bottom.
** Cercyon, who would challenge passersby to wrestling matches, then kill them after they had lost.
** Procrustes, who would invite passersby to [[InnOfNoReturn stay the night at his place]]. If they were too short for the bed, he would stretch their bodies until they fit. If they were too tall for the bed, he would chop off the excess. If they fit just right, he would smother the victims between the mattress and a specially rigged canopy.

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* Myth/ClassicalMythology: When Theseus traveled travels on the road to Athens, he encountered encounters numerous bandits who had have unique murder methods. Theseus [[HoistByHisOwnPetard offed offs them with their own methods]]. These included:
includes:
** Polypoetes, who would beat beats people to death with his club.
** Sinis, who would tie ties people between two trees that he had has bent down. Then, he let go of the trees, ripping them in half.
** Sciron, an elderly man who would ask asks passersby to wash his feet as a sign of respect. When they bent bend over to comply, he would punt punts them off a cliff and into the jaws of a sea monster at the bottom.
** Cercyon, who would challenge challenges passersby to wrestling matches, then kill them after they had have lost.
** Procrustes, who would invite invites passersby to [[InnOfNoReturn stay the night at his place]]. If they were are too short for the bed, he would stretch stretches their bodies until they fit. If they were are too tall for the bed, he would chop chops off the excess. If they fit just right, he would smother smothers the victims between the mattress and a specially rigged canopy.



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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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* Dongsoo Seon from ''{{Webcomic/Bastard}}'' has been serially murdering women for years, going so far as to use his son Jin to help him do it, initially as [[WoundedGazelleGambit bait]] and later, when he's older, as [[TrappedInVillainy an unwilling accomplice]].

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* Dongsoo Seon from ''{{Webcomic/Bastard}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Bastard}}'' has been serially murdering women for years, going so far as to use his son Jin to help him do it, initially as [[WoundedGazelleGambit bait]] and later, when he's older, as [[TrappedInVillainy an unwilling accomplice]].



* [[spoiler:Terrence]] of ''WebVideo/KateModern'' was revealed to be a serial killer in "Precious Blood".
* Unexpectedly used in ''SurvivalOfTheFittest''. Johnny "Mordread" Lamika of version one and Walter Smith of version two were both serial killers despite being high-school age teenagers. Johnny was explained as having initially never left enough evidence for the deaths to be considered anything but an accident, but was eventually caught and sent to a mental institution after a successful insanity plea on the part of his defense. Walter got away with his actions because his father was a Senator, and used his influence to cover up Walter's actions and get him out of trouble on the few occasions he was suspected. In return, his father would sometimes bring him political enemies to torture and/or dispose of.

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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.
* [[spoiler:Terrence]] of ''WebVideo/KateModern'' was is revealed to be a serial killer in "Precious Blood".
* Unexpectedly used in ''SurvivalOfTheFittest''.''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest''. Johnny "Mordread" Lamika of version one and Walter Smith of version two were both serial killers despite being high-school age teenagers. Johnny was explained as having initially never left enough evidence for the deaths to be considered anything but an accident, but was eventually caught and sent to a mental institution after a successful insanity plea on the part of his defense. Walter got away with his actions because his father was a Senator, and used his influence to cover up Walter's actions and get him out of trouble on the few occasions he was suspected. In return, his father would sometimes bring him political enemies to torture and/or dispose of.



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* JeffTheKiller.%%* WebOriginal/JeffTheKiller.
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* ''Film/GoodNeighbors'': The serial killer starts as a background detail, something that Louise is obsessed with. Then, someone close to Louise dies. [[spoiler:Then, that gives her ideas]]. And ultimately, the serial killer is implied to be part of the cast.
24th Dec '16 3:54:50 PM mrgofer
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** ProfessionalKiller Shelly de Killer (Juan Corrida, many unseen others as mentioned through in-game conversations)
** Dahlia Hawthorne (Valerie Hawthorne, Terry Fawles (by proxy), Doug Swallow. Attempted to murder Diego Armando, Phoenix Wright, and Maya Fey)
** Sirhan Dogen, another ProfessionalKiller (Di-Jun Huang, many unseen others)
** Kristoph Gavin comes close, and succeeds in the bad ending of ''Apollo Justice''. (Zak Gramarye, Drew Misham, Vera Misham in bad ending)

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** ProfessionalKiller Shelly de Killer (Juan Corrida, ([[spoiler:Juan Corrida]], many unseen others as mentioned through in-game conversations)
** [[spoiler: Dahlia Hawthorne (Valerie Hawthorne, Terry Fawles (by proxy), Doug Swallow. Attempted to murder Diego Armando, Phoenix Wright, and Maya Fey)
Fey)]]
** Sirhan Dogen, another ProfessionalKiller (Di-Jun Huang, ([[spoiler:Di-Jun Huang]], many unseen others)
** [[spoiler: Kristoph Gavin Gavin]] comes close, and succeeds in the bad ending of ''Apollo Justice''. (Zak ([[spoiler:Zak Gramarye, Drew Misham, Vera Misham in bad ending)ending]])
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