Recap / The X-Files S08 E09 "Salvage"
Ray Pearce, a salvage yard worker, goes on a revenge rampage after being transformed into living metal by thoughtlessly-disposed-of Applied Phlebotinum
- Ax-Crazy: The transformed Ray Pearce in "Salvage".
- Driven to Suicide: Ray ultimately lets go Owen Harris, the accountant who unintentionally shipped the deadly container which got him infected when he sees Owen has his wife and a kid in the car. He ultimately gets willingly crushed by a car to end his suffering.
- Implacable Man: Ray is unstoppable in his quest for revenge.
- Pedestrian Crushes Car: Starts out with a car being almost cleaved in half after running into someone.
- Revenge by Proxy: The people Ray is killing did not directly cause him to become a metal man but he considers them responsible and goes after them.
- Shout-Out: To The Terminator. Ray Pearce could well be a tribute to the T-800 or T-1000.