Dexter Morgan is at the center of the Showtime series Dexter.
He's a blood expert in the Miami Police Department forensics department. This is sometimes a conflict of interest because Dexter is also a serial killer.
He preys on murderers that have avoided the legal justice system, and his motivation for committing such acts? When Dexter was a toddler, he witnessed the brutal slaying of his mother.
As a result, a penchant for blood and violence was ingrained in the child. His foster father, Harry, attempted to cultivate this trait by teaching Dexter how to kill responsible, safely and by always following the number-one rule: Don't get caught.
I love Halloween. The one time of year when everyone wears a mask... not just me. People think it's fun to pretend you're a monster. Me, I spend my life pretending I'm not. Brother, friend, boyfriend - All part of my costume collection. Some people might call me a fraud. Let's see if it will fit. I prefer to think of myself as a master of disguise.Dexter Morgan
I've lived in darkness a long time. Over the years, my eyes adjusted until the dark became my world and I could see. But then Rudy turned on the light. He flooded my memory and now I'm blind.Dexter Morgan