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