Manhunter takes place in a separate continuity from all the other books and films.Chilton isn't a dick. Dollarhyde is killed by Will instead of by Molly. Will's marriage doesn't fall apart. Hannibal's victims were co-eds who happened to be his patients. His last name isn't even spelled the same (Lecktor). Heck, the Manhunter Lecktor might not even have been a cannibal at all.
Lady Murasaki is still aliveAnd is waiting for a chance to do what she should have done years ago: kill Hannibal. If there is another book, there will be an epic fight scene in which she faces off against Lector with the Murasaki family katana.
Hannibal Lector is, in addition to being a brilliant psychopath cannibal highly -cultured aristocrat (and a few other things I've missed, I'm sure), a SITH LORD.Because, come on—HOW in Hell did he get ahold of that pen, if he didn't use the Force?
Hannibal Lecter is a Time Lord
The Silence of the Lambs is in a continuity separate from Red Dragon and Hannibal.Though the events of The Silence of the Lambs may take place between Red Dragon and Hannibal, the visual representation that we have seen is in a separate continuity.
Each film takes place in an alternate universe.Perhaps due to the fact that...
Each book takes place in a different universe.Thomas Harris is pretty inconsistent when it comes to the timeline of the book series.
The Hannibal novel is in the same universe as The Silence of the Lambs film.The former takes place in the year 1997 and the Buffalo Bill murders are said to have taken place seven years prior, in the year 1990, when the latter is set.
The FBI agent at the end of the Red Dragon movie was not Clarice StarlingLecter asked, "What is her name?" but we never heard it. For all we know, it was a female FBI agent looking for a different killer.
The Silence from Doctor Who was in The Silence of the Lambs.But where???
The Great Red Dragon is Francis Dolarhyde's Dark Passenger.Connecting these stories to Series/Dexter.