Dr. Hannibal Lecter
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Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Character)
from The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

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Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen)

Dr. Lecter is a brilliant forensic psychiatrist. He is also a serial killer and a cannibal, preparing the meat of his victims into tasty dishes for himself and serving them to unsuspecting guests.

Although he is a killer, Lecter is still a very refined gentleman. He is meticulous in appearance, speaks very precisely, has an impeccable wit, astonishing intellect, and a gourmet palate.

Lecter is asked by Special Agent Jack Crawford to be Will Graham's informal psychiatrist, helping him navigate the increasingly disturbing cases Graham encounters and the resulting visions and nightmares he has because of them. In Will, Lecter sees something of a kindred spirit. He is fascinated and impressed with him and Will also feels a spark between them and they begin to work as a team, with Lecter doing his psychoanalyzing on the side.

While legitimately captivated by Will and the cases that they work on together, Lecter has an ulterior motive. As they work with the BSU team, he gains unprecedented access to the FBI for himself and is able to tailor his killings accordingly.

Background: In addition to his private practice Lecter was also a college professor where he mentored Dr. Alana Bloom, who ultimately would introduce him to Crawford, Graham, and the world of the FBI.