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    Will Graham 

Former homicide detective turned teacher, Will Graham is pulled into the dark world of criminal profiling by Jack Crawford to help catch some of the most demented serial killers known to man. Socially awkward, but brilliantly gifted, Will navigates his way through the dark amalgam of haunting cases, guided by his FBI-appointed psychologist, Hannibal Lecter. Will is constantly on guard against and fearful of being consumed by the darkness he confronts on each case.

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    Hannibal Lecter 

Accomplished psychiatrist, and sociopathic serial killer known as the Chesapeake Ripper, at the height of his career(s). Hannibal Lecter is assigned to be Will Graham's psychiatrist — helping navigate the increasingly disturbing cases Graham encounters, while gaining unprecedented access to the FBI for himself. Excepting his homicidal tendencies, Hannibal is every bit the gentleman, with his impeccable wit, astonishing intellect, gourmet palate and eye for the more refined aspects of life.

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    Jack Crawford 

Special Agent-in-Charge Jack Crawford
"Are you beginning to appreciate my lack of sympathy?"
"When you doubt yourself, you don't have to doubt me too."

Head of the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit, Jack Crawford is laser-focused on his mission to apprehend the most vicious serial killers known to man. His unstoppable drive and dogged determination sometimes cause him to lose sight of the well-being of his team, particularly his most valuable weapon, Will Graham, who Jack keeps on a tight leash. It also constantly threatens the delicate balance he strikes between his professional and personal life.

  • Adaptational Badass: Crawford has never been portrayed as good a fighter as he is in this version.
  • Aesop Amnesia: The events of Seasons 1 and 2 made it clear to Jack that Will's job as a profiler and his association with Hannibal is extremely detrimental to his well-being, and he himself did not help by pushing Will despite being warned or advised against it. Then in the Red Dragon storyline, when Will had already resigned from the FBI, Jack manipulates Will to go back, with Molly pointing out that he won't take no for an answer. Jack even counted on Will consulting with Hannibal to unravel the Tooth Fairy's identity, since as he states, Will is most effective as a profiler when with Hannibal, even though he knows that Hannibal might toy with Will yet again. It's as if Will had not suffered enough to convince Jack that putting Hannibal and Will together, no matter the reason, will invite more danger.
  • Anxiety Dreams: As a result of My Greatest Failure.
  • Badass in Charge: He's the head of the BAU for a very good reason.
  • Big Eater: He was "thin as a boy" and is a huge fan of Hannibal's cooking, good-naturedly grumbling that neither his mother nor his wife are great chefs.
  • Collateral Angst: The loss of Miriam Lass caused this for him.
  • Combat Pragmatist: In "Kaiseki's" flashforward, he uses a kitchen knife that he's been stabbed with, a chopping board and his own tie as weapons. After gaining the upper hand on Hannibal, Jack proceeds to punch the man in the face while he's lying stunned, then strangle him.
    • In "Contorno", he avoids any semblance of a fair fight when facing Hannibal. He sneaks up behind Hannibal and then throws him through two glass cabinets, before driving a meat hook through his calf, punching him repeatedly on the ground, then crushing his arm in the spokes of a wheel. He finally knocks Hannibal out a window, only failing in killing him when Hannibal grabs Pazzi's body to break his fall.
  • The Chessmaster: Throughout the latter part of Season 2, once Will has been released, both of them go to great lengths to capture Hannibal for his crimes. They even fake Freddie Lounds' death to make him think that Will had killed her. Alana even calls him out on this.
  • Da Chief: Of the FBI Behavioral Investigations Unit. Until he loses his job after his attempt to kill Hannibal fails.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: During flashbacks to the first investigation of the Chesapeake Ripper, he has a lot more facial hair than in the present day, where it's confined to a small patch under his chin.
  • Eureka Moment: A sad version, since he puts the pieces together and figures out his wife is dying of cancer as they're discussing the Angel killer.
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  • Genre Blind: In "Futamono", he very blatantly asks Hannibal if he can take some food to go. Even if Hannibal wasn't prepared (all the meat he prepared was proper animal meat, not human meat), that alone would have given the very intelligent Hannibal time to think of a contingency.
  • Good Is Not Nice: He's obviously quite intent on catching serial killers, but isn't beyond strong-arming Will into helping him or threatening Freddie into silence. He also encouraged Miriam Lass to follow her own leads, even though she's rapidly moving out of her depth. Then there's Clarice from the novels...
  • Good Is Not Soft:
    • Jack's pursuit of Hannibal in Season 2 strays in and out of the boundaries of the law, hiding the fact that Will mutilated Randall Tier's body and plotting to bait Hannibal into assault so he can arrest him. When he can't get FBI-support to arrest Hannibal, he goes to his house alone to try to kill him personally.
    • When he and Hannibal meet again in Season 3, Jack beats him bloody with the clear intention of not stopping until he's dead.
  • Forced to Watch: Narrowly averted. Hannibal tries to inflict this on him by drugging and tying him to a chair while he saws open Will's head, intending to force-feed him parts of his brain. Luckily, Hannibal was interrupted.
  • Hyper-Awareness: As the head of the Behavioral Science Unit he's very good at reading people. He already knows that his wife is keeping something from him, but also says that he won't ask her about it.
  • It's Personal: After the disappearance of Miriam Lass, he's particularly obsessed with catching the Chesapeake Ripper, especially after he's convinced the Ripper is Hannibal.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He can come across as harsh and demanding to Will, but he means well. Both he and Will agree that Will is saving people's lives and stopping dangerous killers. Jack is well aware that he's endangering Will both physically and mentally, and he even has nightmares about Will sharing Miriam's fate. Ultimately, however, he believes that he must serve a greater good. He won't force Will to continue investigating, but he'll do everything short of it. (Hannibal, of course, likes to twist Jack's focus on the needs of the many into Will being dragged into performing an ugly job he doesn't want at the behest of a "devil" to erode Will's trust in Jack.)
  • Made of Iron: Survived being stabbed in the neck.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He knows that Will's obviously not doing well mentally, but keeps pushing him to help him solve more murders. And aside from that, he's also fine with taking less than legal means to get what he wants.
  • Manly Tears:
    • He tears up when he realizes that the reason his wife is so distant from him is because she is dying of cancer.
    • And again when he sees Beverly's corpse, leaning over and sobbing.
  • Mercy Kill: It's implied that he euthanized Bella, leading to her dying in her sleep. Hannibal taunts him for it, but Jack neither confirms or denies the accusation.
  • My Greatest Failure: He's obviously still feeling quite guilty about the death of Miriam Lass the point that it's successfully used to manipulate him.
  • Never My Fault: He forces his way in a lot of situations where people advise him otherwise, and then gets mad and yells at other people when their Cassandra Truth comes true. When everyone thinks Will has snapped and become a serial killer, he yells at Alana for not seeing the signs even though she and every other member of the starring cast have tried to get him to cut Will some slack, for fear of Will snapping. He even admits to pushing Will anyway, without acknowledging the connection between that and their current outcome.
    • Miriam's disappearance is unusual in that he internalized responsibility for it. When they are reunited, it is clear the apologies he tries to give have been things he's thought about often through that time.
    • He develops beyond this in Season 2, accepting his complicity in what happened to Will, and telling Alana she was right to report him, even though it may destroy his career.
  • No Indoor Voice: Occasionally.
    • In "Coquilles", his voice actually manages to echo in the alleyway even though he didn't shout, "I did not just hear that, did I?"
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Outwardly, he appears to completely swallow the Frame-Up of Chilton as the Chesapeake Ripper, but still clearly knows it's Hannibal.
  • Pragmatic Hero: Jack is firmly on the side of good, but he's entirely willing to play it loose with the law when pressed if it means catching criminals. His team-up with Will in the latter half of Season 2 to catch Hannibal involves hiding Will's mutilation of Randall Tier's body and baiting Hannibal into some sort of confession or mistake so he has an excuse to arrest him. When that plan falls through, Jack simply walks into Hannibal's home and allows himself to be attacked, though it could potentially cost him his career and his life.
    • Progresses to Unscrupulous Hero in season three, where he faces off with Hannibal with the clear intention of killing him in Florence. Later he, Will, and Alana premeditate a plot to kill both Hannibal and Dolarhyde.
  • The Profiler: He would have to be, to be the head of the Behavioral Science Unit.
  • Race Lift: The character was white in the books and the movies, but it was mentioned only in the context of describing his appearance and has no effect on the plot.
  • Renowned Selective Mentor: Especially apparent in the flashbacks with Miriam Lass.
  • Stout Strength: Jack possesses incredible physical strength, to the point he can easily manhandle opponents in a fight, throwing them around or slamming them to the floor.
  • Suddenly SHOUTING!: A recurring trait of his.
  • Tranquil Fury: When he confronts and attempts to kill Hannibal in "Mizumono".
    • And again in "Contorno", where he is almost completely silent while beating Hannibal to death, blank-faced and relentless.

    Alana Bloom 

Dr. Alana Bloom
"I don't need religion to appreciate the idea of Old Testament revenge."
Played By: Caroline Dhavernas

Dr. Alana Bloom is a psychology professor, FBI consultant, and colleague to Will Graham, who is able to keep her work at a strict intellectual distance from her private life. She recognizes Will's strange gift of empathizing with the murderers he hunts, but worries about Jack putting Will in harm's way. A former student of Hannibal Lecter, Alana sometimes clashes with him over his unconventional treatments.

  • Anti-Hero: An Unscrupulous Hero in Season 3, first planning on letting Hannibal be tortured by Mason Verger before handing them both to the police before using Hannibal to save Will's life. She even guns down a man without flinching and helps Margot murder Mason.
  • Ascended Extra: Her basis, Alan Bloom, appears only briefly in the film Manhunter and is Adapted Out of the Foster/Hopkins canon.
  • Badass Bisexual: Alana's a tough FBI consultant who shoots Hannibal at one point and helps kill Mason Verger, and, yeah, she swings both ways.
  • Berserk Button: Calls Hannibal Lecter, serial killer who murders people specifically for their lack of courtesy, rude for removing her patient (Abigail Hobbs) from psychiatric care without even consulting her.
  • Big Sister Instinct: Somewhat, in the first season. Despite the romantic tension between her and Will, she is the only character to consistently show concern for him and try to genuinely help him, compared to Hannibal who deliberately manipulates Will for his own pleasure, and to Jack who continues pushing Will to do his work in catching criminals despite knowing the effect it would have on Will's mental state.
  • Bi the Way: She has had sexual relationships with both Hannibal and Margot Verger, ultimately ending up with the latter.
  • Break the Cutie: Hannibal's betrayal has significantly changed her.
  • The Cassandra: As she points out to Jack in the Season 1 finale, she told him not to put Will out in the field but was ignored.
  • Composite Character: She takes the role of Clarice Starling in the show's recreation of the novel Hannibal.
    • In her interactions with Mason, she combines the roles of Clarice and Dr. Doemling, Mason's psychologist consultant. She also takes on the role of Margot's lesbian lover and mother of the Verger heir.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She always had shades of this, but took several extra levels in it after her fall.
  • Destination Defenestration: At the end of Season 2, she's pushed out a third-story window and last seen flat on her back, gasping and spitting blood outside Hannibal's front door. The experience left her with difficulty walking on her own, and she now requires a cane. After the three-year time skip, she no longer uses a cane.
  • Distaff Counterpart: As an old apprentice of Hannibal's, she shares several of his mannerisms and psychiatric techniques for the first two seasons.
  • Eureka Moment: In the Season 1 finale, after she hears Will mention that Hannibal had him draw a clock she asks him to do it again, and sees how distorted it is because of his encephalitis. She looks ready to cry when she sees this since it tells her that there is a physiological reason for Will's behavior.
  • Evil Costume Switch: Her makeover in the third season, to go with her darker turn, includes shorter, tighter hair and suits reminiscent of Hannibal himself, along with more severe, almost gothic makeup.
  • Fairytale Motifs: Her Deal with the Devil with Hannibal to spare Will's life, while also negotiating a delayed death from Hannibal to enjoy a happy marriage (to a rich partner) and child, is compared to the peasant girl's deal with Rumpelstiltskin.
  • Gender Flip: Of Alan Bloom from the previous continuities.
  • Heal the Cutie: Her goal, as she attempts it with Abigail and Will in Seasons 1 and 2. It totally fails, and she moves away from it completely in Season 3.
  • The Heart: At complete odds with certain other psychiatric professionals on the show, Alana wants to help her patients heal and be happy on their own terms.
  • High Heel Power: Always wears heels of some kind - whether boots or stilettos - although she often works in dangerous environments.
  • Hypocrite: In "Ko No Mono", after she becomes suspicious that Will killed Freddie Lounds and that Hannibal isn't who he seems to be, she warns him to stay away from Hannibal... when she is currently in a relationship with him, with Will even giving her the same warning beforehand in "Yakimono" and her refusing to listen to him.
    Alana: I don't think Hannibal is good for you and I think your relationship is destructive.
    Will: Hannibal is good enough for you.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Though they turn less innocent and more icy as the series goes on.
  • Jerkass Realization: When Jack shows her that Freddie is alive all along in "Ko No Mono", she realizes the truth and puts the pieces together; and consequently feels guilty and foolish for not believing Will and treating him badly. By "Mizumono", the two have already reconciled.
  • Love Makes You Dumb: Or blind, specifically. When she engages in a relationship with Hannibal shortly after Will's attempt to have him murdered, she lets her feelings for Hannibal blind her to the point that she adamantly refuses to listen to anyone who would consider Hannibal being the Chesapeake Ripper, even as she ought to know better.
    Chilton: You cannot see it, and you will not see it until it is too late.
    • This becomes subverted in "Ko no Mono" as she begins to harbor doubts about Hannibal after Freddie's apparent death, with her finding out the truth at the end of the episode.
  • Mentor Crush: Implied in Season 1 to have one on Hannibal; confirmed in Season 2 when they begin an affair. It doesn't last.
  • Nice Girl: She's quite concerned for both Abigail and Will.
  • Never My Fault: Repeatedly says that Hannibal is responsible for Chilton being burned and bitten by the Great Red Dragon, to both Hannibal and Chilton's faces, when in reality it was Will, Jack and herself who put Chilton in Dolarhyde's crosshairs. Both Hannibal and Chilton point this out to her.
  • Not So Stoic: After remaining composed even through the events of the first season, she outright yells at Jack in "Savoureux", and then bursts into tears in her car.
    • She loses her appetite for "Old Testament revenge" when she realizes more people than just Hannibal will get hurt.
  • Only Sane Woman: She is the only one who seems to put Will's and Abigail's well-being first in the first season, although she succumbs to Sanity Slippage with the rest afterwards.
  • Parental Substitute: For Abigail Hobbs, while not as obviously and more reluctantly than Hannibal, it becomes apparent when she and Hannibal appear as Abigail's biological parents in a hallucination.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: At the end of the series, she goes into hiding with her family following Hannibal's escape.
  • Sex for Solace: In "Futamono", pretty much directly stated to be the reason she winds up in bed with Hannibal, since they've both symbolically "buried" Will by cutting ties with him.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: She's kindly and compassionate, and she will pursue what she believes to be the right course with unyielding will.
  • Suddenly Sexuality: She begins a relationship with Margot, after little interaction on-screen beforehand. Mason suggests that it developed soon after she met the Vergers, though.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In Season 3, she becomes another plotter in the cast.
  • Took a Level in Cynic: Any semblance of the kind idealism Alana had in the first two seasons has vanished by the third season, after her experiences with Hannibal left her greatly embittered.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Halfway through Season 2. She goes from being kindly, sympathetic, and very level-headed (if disillusioned) with Will to resenting him for trying to kill Hannibal. After she enters into a romantic relationship with Hannibal, her screen time is basically split between her chiding Will or Jack for Will getting off lightly over the attempted murder, to her in bed with Hannibal lamenting about how much pain and grief Will's actions have caused the both of them. It doesn't help that the audience knows Will is completely correct and that Hannibal is just using Alana as part of an alibi. This is reversed in "Mizumono" after she learns the truth about Hannibal. She admits that she allowed herself to be blind to the truth, even showing remorse to Will by acknowledging that "[he] saw what no one else could."
    • In Season 3, Alana is far more ruthless, allying with Mason to get revenge on Hannibal. She still keeps some principles though, giving up her revenge on Hannibal to save Will, though she still helps Margot kill Mason.
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension/Will They or Won't They?: With Will, and with Hannibal, though she seems to prefer Will. In "Futamono", she becomes romantically involved with Hannibal.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Alana's recommendation of Hannibal to keep an eye on Will in the pilot is the sole reason that Will is even on his radar at all, and the sole reason that he is privy to anything to begin with
  • We Used to Be Friends: With Will in Season 2. After he attempted to have Hannibal killed, she no longer considers Will a friend, even pursuing a relationship with Hannibal to cut ties with Will, and gives Will the cold shoulder from then on. This is subverted when they reconcile in "Mizumono" after Alana realizes the truth about Hannibal. While her personality has gone colder by Season 3, their relationship has returned to being more or less a friendly one, but she now has this trope with Hannibal.
  • Woman Scorned: After learning the truth about Hannibal, her personality takes quite a dark turn, with her even being willing to team up with the despicable Mason Verger to get revenge on him.

    Bedelia Du Maurier 

Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier
"The traumatized are unpredictable because we know we can survive."
Played By: Gillian Anderson

"I've had to draw a conclusion based on what I glimpsed through the stitching of the person suit that you wear. And the conclusion I’ve drawn is that you are dangerous."

One of the few people whom Hannibal Lecter calls "friend", Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier had a thriving career as a psychiatrist until she was brutally attacked by a patient. Now extremely reclusive, she has abandoned her practice, with the exception of one client: Hannibal.

  • An Arm and a Leg: In The Stinger of the Season 3 finale, she sits at her dining table ready to dine on her own left leg. It's ambiguous as to how she ended up in that position, but if the series isn't continued (and Will and Hannibal really are dead), it's implied that she sliced off and cooked her own leg awaiting Hannibal (and possibly Will, since there are three chairs and table settings) to join her.
  • Ambiguously Evil: Very carefully doesn't really confirm or deny Jack's growing suspicions about Hannibal, flat-out tells Hannibal to stop "whatever [he's] doing with Will Graham", but says she likes what she's seen of Hannibal's true self and omitted significant details about her attack when talking to Jack.
    • She knows he has a hard time understanding friendship and expresses an awareness that he has a habit of getting deeply involved with his patients who have tendencies toward violence (which might include the patient he referred to her who attacked her), but Word of God states that she doesn't know any more about his proclivities than the other characters do.
    • It's later revealed she actually killed the patient who attacked her herself, taking it past the point of justifiable self-defense by stuffing his own tongue down his throat. And the truth is that she was lying about it the whole time. Her patient never attacked her, he fell into a seizure and starting choking on his tongue. Instead of helping save his life, she killed him.
    • In "Mizumono", she joins Hannibal on his plane flight to escape the FBI. Whether this was done willingly remains unclear.
    • "Antipasto" strongly suggests that she's been under Hannibal's thumb at least since she killed patient Neal Frank. Though when she tries to pull Will's "I was curious what would happen" excuse, Hannibal forces her to admit she knew exactly what would happen from setting someone up to be killed by him, and is now fully complicit in his crimes.
    • Not quite as ambiguous anymore after she admits to Will that when she sees something vulnerable, her first instinct is to crush it, and she is very pleased with herself about it. She never intended to save Neal's life, she shoved his tongue down his throat instead when he started choking from the seizure.
  • Beneath the Mask: Throughout Season 1, Bedelia presents herself as calm and confident. In Season 2, when she ends her therapy sessions with Hannibal, the mask drops. Her voice and body language become that of a fragile, traumatized woman. Season 3, however, reveals more of Bedelia's true self: she is just as manipulative and ruthless as Hannibal.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Turns into one in Season 3. While she was always icy, Season 3 reveals her much darker motives and willingness to go along with Hannibal's evil.
  • Broken Bird: Was the target of an obsessive patient who attacked her, which is why she doesn't officially practice clinical psychology anymore. This patient may have been sicced on her by Hannibal, and she may or may not know that.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Throughout Season 1, she presents a cool exterior while maintaining professional boundaries with Hannibal. By "Savoureux", however, she agrees to see Hannibal outside of a clinical context when they dine at her house one evening.
  • Dirty Business: In "Kaiseki", Hannibal signs a form authorizing her to speak with the FBI about their therapeutic relationship. Bedelia understands that he expects her to lie to the FBI, and is visibly disgusted.
  • Distaff Counterpart: Various viewers have noted too distinct to be coincidental parallels between Dr. du Maurier and her patient: the way they part their hair, the way they tilt their head, their perpetually immaculate presentation. The vast majority of their sessions are also shot head-on, in contrast to the side-view we're given when Hannibal talks to Will or even Franklyn, as if Hannibal is talking to a mirror.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Possibly at the end of Season 2, as she's present with Hannibal on his escape flight. Even she seems confused on her motives. Confirmed in the premiere of Season 3, where is is revealed she was waiting for Hannibal to arrive after the bloodbath at his home and her continued stay with him in Florence.
  • Forced into Evil: Deconstructed. We're encouraged to think of her murder of her patient this way, but Season 3 reveals it was not quite this.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Zig-zagged; she's the first character to recognize Hannibal isn't what he presents himself as, but conjectures that she likes what she's seen of the real him thus far. Subverted in Season 2 when she realizes that Hannibal is dangerous, and that he may have had something to do with Will Graham's institutionalization. And then Double Subverted and Justified in season 3 where it's she is fully aware who and what Hannibal is, and is then later implied to have been subjected to a similar method of brainwashing as Will. And finally triple subverted and ultimately explained as her being, in her own way, almost as much of a Sadist as Hannibal is and possibly Evil All Along, or at the very least darker than she lets on, which further implies that Hannibal, far from manipulating her at all, was simply trying to get her to admit to him that they are alike.
  • Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: A minor example, as Gillian Anderson is merely using her own natural mid-Atlantic accent. But as those tend to do, it occasionally tilts sharply to the American or British sides, making it sound like a put-on.
  • Orgasmic Combat: Bedelia's facial expression and vocal sounds while she is shoving her patient's tongue down his throat strongly suggest that she is having an orgasm.
  • Pet the Dog: She's more ambiguous than an outright villain, but visiting Will gained her nothing and had no motive besides mercy. She had every reason to skip town immediately, but held off long enough to tell him that someone believed he was innocent and that he could survive what Hannibal had done.
  • Promoted to Opening Titles: In Season 3.
  • Sanity Slippage: In the series finale, it is implied that Hannibal's escape has broken her and she is about to eat her own leg. Subverted however, in that Word of God says that Hannibal, and apparently Will as well, are responsible for cooking her leg. Her sanity is, however, indeed very damaged.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: In Season 2, she realizes that Hannibal is dangerous and ends their therapeutic relationship. Soon thereafter, she goes into self-imposed exile, disappearing without a trace.
  • Servile Snarker: She doesn't actually work for Hannibal, but she is in his power, and she does frequently snark at him in Florence.
  • The Social Darwinist: Reveals herself as this to Will in Season 3, with her desires to "crush fragile things" such as her deceased former patient, Neal Frank.
  • The Sociopath: Subverted. Despite her comparisons to Hannibal, she feels genuine feelings of selfless altruism, such as visiting Will in prison to support him, and trying to save Neal Frank. But she still exhibits disturbing impulses, such as desiring to kill small animals.
    • She later admits that she never tried to save Neals life and was actually trying to kill him but simply failed, and she also admits to having sadistic impulses and desires of her own; it is still unclear if she qualifies as a genuine sociopath or not as this alone wouldn't be enough to meet the criteria, but she is certainly a much darker person than she likes to let on.
  • The Shrink's Shrink: Hannibal's insistence that she be his shrink is, in fact, the only reason she isn't retired.
  • Stockholm Syndrome: Seems to be particularly wary of falling into this in Season 3. It may happen anyway.
  • The Stoic: Maintains this demeanor professionally, due to the need of a psychiatrist to, as she put it, "take a step back" whenever they feel the urge to take a step forward.
    • Not So Stoic: In the premiere of season 3 the cracks in her image are revealed, as the audience is shown the aftermath of her patient attacking her, and sees her struggling against Hannibal's control.
  • Unexpectedly Abandoned: After Bedelia stops providing therapy to Hannibal, he breaks into her house while wearing his plastic body suit in order to murder her. Instead, he finds Bedelia gone and her house abandoned.
  • Wakeup Makeup: Like Hannibal, Dr. Du Maurier looks more put together when surprise-visited by Jack Crawford in the middle of the afternoon than Will or even the rest of Team Science does... ever.


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