The TV show Dexter is enormously popular, especially with crime fiction enthusiasts. The defining feature of a serial killer is the number of victims killed in a certain period of time. A serial killer is a person who has murdered three or more people over a period of more than one month, with significant periods of time between each murder. The lead character in Dexter murders more than three victims over a period of years, with significant breaks between his victims. Thus, Dexter does display this defining characteristic of a serial killer.
Monica Marcelletti. English 9 Honors. The Irony of Dexter Morgan. He works for the Miami Metro Police Department as a blood splatter analyst, and is also a serial killer. Dexter is not just any serial killer; he is a serial killer who kills other killers.
The mind of a monster Who is Dexter? He murders people in his free time. He sticks to a strict code that was taught to him by his foster father who knew that Dexter would be a killer since he was a child. This code is a guide that tells him to only kill other killers but not get caught in the process. Although Dexter only kills bad people, he still takes pleasure in killing and has his own ritual that he executes on his victims.