What would series be without the psychopathic characters that fascinate us as much as they scare us? With their twisted personalities, they have made the reputation of many series, leaving emotions behind them.
Dexter Morgan (Dexter – POLAR+)
To all the lord’s honor. For eight seasons, Dexter played an original version of the psychopath, as the series encouraged viewers to support him in his actions. However, Dexter Morgan is a character whose actions are highly reprehensible both legally and morally, as he kills criminals with knives during his nights, before cutting up the bodies to dispose of them.
Dexter is an anti-hero who expresses almost no emotion, and his somewhat twisted hobby has its roots in childhood trauma and the teaching of his adoptive father, a police officer. Like him, Dexter enters law enforcement on a daily basis and tries his best to live the life of an ideal son-in-law to his wife Rita and son. Although he has changed a great deal over the seasons, Dexter remains a cold, determined, and unempathetic serial killer. The perfect psychopath.
Norman Bates (Bates Motel – Netflix)
Before he became the star of his own series, Norman Bates was already one of the scariest villains in the history of cinema. Rather than spoiling you the series that tells the story of the character’s adolescence, we’ll remind you (ATTENTION SPOILER) that in Alfred Hitchcock’s film Psychosis (which takes place after Bates Motel), Norman is a young man who suffers from a dissociative identity disorder, and that he murders several people disguised as his dead mother, the whose decomposed body is kept in the basement of his motel.
The series shows the path to this outcome, and from the beginning, it can be said that Norman is not helped. His father dies brutally, and he has a most toxic bonding relationship with his mother, whose name is… Norma. She’s buying up an old motel to try to give them a new chance. Unfortunately, the dysfunctional duo that Norman forms with his mother will only regress, to the point of making him a dangerous psychopath quite largely cut off from reality and its consequences.
Ramsay Bolton (Game of Thrones – OCS)
According to several very serious sources, Ramsay Bolton is one of the most hated characters in the history of television, and he is the Game of Thrones character who is guilty of the most war crimes. That alone. He’s been responsible for countless acts of violence and cruelty where his sadism has been expressed very openly.
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He tortured Theon Greyjoy, for example, and he likes to hunt, rape and kill women with bitches, whom he names after his victims. He is also known for skinning his enemies alive and using the skins he collects as trophies. This charming man is not just a thick brute, and he also shows himself capable of manipulating when necessary, even though his father often considers him to be a brainless bully, which is not completely undeserved either.
Gus Fring (Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul – Netflix)
With his yellow shirt, black tie, and small round glasses, Gustavo Fring is not only the head of the imaginary fast food chain Los Pollos Hermanos. He is also one of the craziest psychopaths in the history of the series. Because to maintain his grip on the drug trafficking empire he runs, the one we call Gus represents the archetype of the psychopath who doesn’t hesitate to eliminate anyone without feeling an ounce of empathy or even the slightest emotion.
For years, he matures his revenge to eliminate the Salamanca clan, responsible for the death of his friend. After implementing his sadistic plan, he even regularly comes to taunt the impotent former godfather of the family. With his strict and impassive face, his peculiar monotonous diction, and his apparent thoughtfulness and friendliness in his restaurants, Gus Fring is a psychopath who hides his game almost perfectly.