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He and his brother witnessed their mother murdered with a chainsaw in a cargo container as children. They were found days later in a pool of blood that was 2 inches deep. He was taken in by Harry Morgan, who saw him for what he was, a sociopath. Harry taught him a code of ethics that helped him to satiate his bloodlust successfully and also help rid his little section of the world of other serial killers who could escape the justice system. His brother was taken in by the state and was never trained the way Dexter was.
This fruit is called "blood orange" and is found in Florida.
Approximative total by series finale : 130Including his past kills, and the growth of his slide collection between seasons, Dexter has killed (at the very least) 100 people: around 55 of these have been on-screen kills (including flashbacks). In S5E1 he claims to have killed 67 deserving people, though if the 12 inbetween S3 and S4 is taken into account (portrayed in the Turned Upside Down promo), this should actually be around 88 at the start of season 5. In S2E8 Dexter's slide box is revealed to have 46 slides in it. Taking into consideration all the on-screen slide kills from S1E1(including flashbacks) till then, there are 32 slides unaccounted for (though at least 18 are identified during the BHB investigation). It is established that Dexter has killed before he began to take trophies (First Nurse, Juan Rinez,), which brings Dexter's potential pre-series kill total to 36 (this includes Early Cuts characters Peter Thorton and Robert Milson). victim - method of kill - reason - blood takenSeason OneEpisode 1
Kills: 2Mike Donovan - Power saw - Killed (at least) 3 boys. Blood taken.Jamie Jaworski - Meat cleaver - Killed Jane Saunders in a snuff film. Blood taken.Episode 2
Kills: 1Matt Chambers - Knife to the heart - Repeated fatality drunk driver. Blood takenEpisode 3
Kills: 1Nurse Mary (flashback) - Knife to the heart - Overdosed patients and tried to OD Harry (Dexter's first kill). No blood takenEpisode 5
Kills: 2Jorge Castillo - Knife - Coyote who drowns illegal Cuban immigrants. Blood takenValerie Castillo - Knife to carotid artery - Jorge's wife and accomplice. Blood takenEpisode 6
Kills: 3Alex Timmons (flashback) - Unknown - Sniper. Blood takenGene Marshall (flashback) - Unknown - Arsonist. Blood taken.Cindy Landon (flashback) - Unknown - "Black widow" who killed her husband(s). Blood taken.Episode 8
Kills: 1Dr. Emmett Meridian - Power saw - Encouraged patients to commit suicide. Blood takenEpisode 12
Kills: 1 Brian Moser (The Ice Truck Killer) - Slit throat - Ice Truck Killer (Dexter's brother). No blood taken Season TwoEpisode 2
Kills: 19Little Chino - Knife to the heart - Gang hitman. Blood taken18 previously unmentioned victims are uncovered as BHB (Dexter's media name) victims.Episode 3
Kills: 1Roger Hicks - Knife to the heart - Killed two women. Blood takenEpisode 6
Kills: 1Ken Olsen - Beheaded with a cleaver - Attempted copy-cat killer. No blood takenEpisode 8
Kills: 1 Santos Jiminez - Chainsaw - Killed Dexter's mother. Blood taken Doakes finds Dexter's slide case with 46 slides in it, meaning at this point he has 46 confirmed blood slide victims on top of those he hasn't taken a slide from (first nurse, Brian, etc). Episode 10
Kills: 2Jose Garza - Hand saw - Murderer. UnknownJuan Rinez (flashback) - Unknown - Killed prostitutes. UnknownEpisode 11
Kills: 2Esteban Famosa - Snapped his neck - To protect himself and Doakes . No blood takenTeo Famosa - Shot - To protect himself and Doakes . No blood takenEpisode 12
Kills: 1 Lila West - Knife to the heart - Killed Sgt. Doakes; kidnapped Rita's children; Burned Ex-Boyfriend Alive. No blood taken Season ThreeEpisode 1
Kills: 6Unnamed Carnival Attendant (flashback) - Meat Cleaver - Unknown. UnknownOscar Prado - Knife to the heart - Self Defense. No blood taken. Dexter has started a new slide box of victim's blood; there's already 4 slides in the box. Episode 2
Kills: 1Fred "Freebo" Bowman - Knife to the neck - Killed 2 sorority girls. Blood takenEpisode 3
Kills: 1Nathan Marten - Strangled - Convicted sex offender stalking Astor. No blood takenEpisode 5
Kills: 1Ethan Turner - Knife to the heart - Killed his wives. Blood takenEpisode 6
Kills: 1Clemson Galt - Knife to the heart - Killed Jenna Kendrick. Blood takenEpisode 7
Kills: 1 Camilla Figg - Poisoned keylime pie - Dexter helped her die as she was terminally ill with cancer. No blood takenEpisode 11
Kills: 1 Miguel Prado - Garotted - Murdered Ellen Wolf, planned to kill Maria LaGuerta. No blood taken Episode 12
Kills: 1 George Washington King (The Skinner) - Broke his neck - Self-defense. No blood taken Season Four Episode 1
Kills: 1 - 13Benito Gomez - Knife to the heart - Beat two people to death with his bare hands. Blood takenPromotional material and shots of the slide box suggest at least 12 victims inbetween S3 and S4. Episode 4
Kills: 1Zoey Kruger - Knife to the heart - She shot and killed her husband and daughter. Blood taken Episode 7
Kills: 1Jonathan Farrow - Decapitated with cleaver - Actually innocent/ Mistaken identity. Blood taken but later destroyed Episode 11
Kills: 1Stan Beaudry - Throat ravaged with power saw - Killed a prostitute/ Used as scapegoat. Blood taken Episode 12
Kills: 1 Arthur Mitchell - Bludgeoned with hammer - Responsible for 100+ murders. Blood taken Season Five Episode 1
Kills: 1Rankin - Beaten to death - Innocent/ Rage kill. No blood taken. Episode 3
Kills: 1Boyd Fowler - Stabbed in heart - Killed 12 women. Blood taken. Episode 6
Kills: 2Dan Mendell - Shot by Lumen , neck snapped by Dexter - Raped 13 women. No blood takenLance Robinson - Strangled - Gay serial killer. No blood taken Episode 8
Kills: 1Cole Harmon - Stabbed in heart - Raped 13 women. Blood slide given to Lumen . Episode 10
Kills: 1Alex Tilden - Stabbed - Raped 13 women. Episode 11
Kills:1 Stan Liddy - Stabbed in heart - Self defence of sorts/self preservation. No blood taken. Season 6 Episode 1
Kills 3 - 16Ben - Killed with defibrillator - Killed patients to harvest organs. Blood taken.Roger - Killed with defibrillator - Killed patients to harvest organs. Blood taken.Joe Walker - Hit in head with hammer and stabbed in chest - Abusive husband who killed his wife. Blood taken.When we see Dexter's slidebox there's up to a dozen more that has been added between S5 and S6. Episode 2
Kills 1Julio Benes - Throat slit - Gang leader and murderer. Blood taken. Episode 3
Kills 1Walter Kenney - Suffocated with pillow - Serial killer from the 80's. Blood taken. Episode 6
Kills 1Nick - Drowned- Killed Brother Sam . No blood taken. Episode 7
Kills 1Norm - Stabbed with pitch fork - Self Defence. No blood taken. Episode 10
Kills 1Steve Dorsey - Stabbed in stomach - Doomsday killers' helper. No blood taken. Episode 11
Kills 1Beth Dorsey - Trapped in room with her gas bomb - Doomsday killers' helper. No blood taken. Episode 12
Kills 2Alberto - Stabbed with harpoon - Coyote/self defence. No blood taken. Travis Marshal - Stabbed in chest - Doomsday killer. Blood taken (later lost). Season 7 Episode 1
Kills 1Viktor Baskov - Bludgeoned with fire extinguisher - cop killer. No blood taken Episode 4
Kills 1Ray Speltzer - Stabbed in chest with a stake - double murderer. No blood taken. This episode marks the end of Dexter's second slide box. Episode 8
Kills 1Unknown hitman - Pinned down and throat slit - Self defence/trying to steal Dexter's quarry. No blood taken. Episode 9
Kills 1Oleg Mickic - Stabbed in the back - Hitman. No Blood taken Episode 10
Kills 1 Clint Mckay - Stabbed in the chest and thrown overboard - extorting Hannah and Dexter No blood taken This kill is significant in that Clint doesn't really meet the code. Dexter rejects the Dark Passenger, realising he is in control of his killing, and decides to let a guilty victim go so he can focus on Clint: becoming a killer who kills because he wants to, not because he needs to. Episode 12
Kills 1 Hector Estrada - Had Dexter's mother killed - stabbed in the heart and shot. No Blood taken. Season 8 Episode 1
Kills 2Unknown - Dexter is seen engaged in his kill ritual in the opening montage, using a Power Tool. Presumed to be a killer. Unknown if any Blood was taken (unlikely).Andrew Briggs - Stabbed in chest. Self-Defence/Jealousy Over his relationship with Deb . No blood taken. Episode 3
Kills 1Ron Galuzzo - Stabbed in chest (out of camera shot). Cannibalistic killer. No blood taken. Episode 5
Kills 1 A.J. Yates - Impaled with curtain pole through bed. Serial killer of women. No blood taken. Episode 12
Kills 2Oliver Saxon - Stabbed in throat with a pen. The Brain Surgeon; killed Vogel and mortally wounded Deb . No blood taken. Debra Morgan - Turned off life support. An act of mercy .
In Season 1, Episode 9, Dexter learns that his biological father Joe Driscoll has passed away. He takes a blood sample from him and has Masuka run a paternity test comparing it to his own. The paternity test proves that Joe Driscoll is Dexter's biological father.In Season 2, Episode 5 we learn that Dexter's adopted father Harry was engaged in an extramarital affair with Dexter's biological mother Laura Moser. However due to the paternity test in the first season, we know that there is no way Harry can be Dexter's biological father unless Joe Driscoll was related to Dexter some other way or the paternity test was wrong which are both highly unlikely.
The violence isn't anything worse than you'd see on regular cable. They show very little and leave most of it to the imagination. They cut away from the scene before something gruesome is about to happen. There is a considerable amount of blood and dismembered bodies, though. But not more, for instances, as more teen-targeted shows like "Buffy" or "Xena".
They edited the profanity, the nudity, and for the sake of fitting it into the time slot, a few conversations. They really didn't need to cut the violence, but there are some scenes where they only flash on it, rather than have the camera linger.
Emotions associated with sex are harder for him to fake. Every time he sleeps with a woman, she sees something in him that freaks her out and she leaves him. Its safer for him to just avoid it.In the first season he finds it "messy" and "human". He does not see himself as "human" as he is so different and fakes all feelings/emotions to fit in and not be seen for what he is. His life is "clean", his apartment is clean (he was uncomfortable with Debra's messiness when she stayed at his place), his crime scene is set up for as little mess as possible and he disposes of all debris to leave the area clean so as not to be detected. Eventually Dexter gets over his hangups and his sexual life begins to resemble the average male's.
Music from every season (from season 1 to season 6) can be found separately for purchase on Amazon.com. Each season has its own released official soundtrack (the soundtrack for seasons 2 and 3 were released together in the same disk) Music from season 7 will be released sometime in the future as well.
Only season 1 followed the main plot line of the first book. In season 2, the shows writers went their own direction, though they do appear to have adopted some elements from the other books, (The Skinner resembles Dearly Devoted Dexter's Dr Danco, as is the case for S2's Doakes sub-plot.)
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Bear in mind that the antagonists aren't all necessarily evil, just representations of opposition against which Dexter must contend.Season 1: Brian Moser aka The Ice Truck KillerSeason 2: Special Agent Frank Lundy, Sgt. James Doakes, and Lila West.Season 3: Miguel Prado and George King aka The SkinnerSeason 4: Arthur Mitchell aka The Trinity KillerSeason 5: Jordan ChaseSeason 6: Travis Marshall aka The Doomsday KillerSeason 7: Isaak Sirko, Hannah McKay, and Capt. Maria LaGuertaSeason 8: Oliver Saxon aka The Brain Surgeon.
There is a complete list of the show's filming locations, for all eight seasons, at http://www.seeing-stars.com/Dexter
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