Last night, I started to re-watching Dexter season 1. Each episode, Dexter targets one bad guy, plus one BIG villain per season. Last year, Dexter ended their 6th season and is now gearing up for season 7th (starting Sept. 30th). Through the years, I’ve seen some villains that made me cringe and others that barely made my heart raise a beat.
Here is my list of favorite Dexter villains starting with my least favorite.
9. The Skinner (George King)
For me, The Skinner was almost forgettable because of Miguel Prado (Jimmy Smits) overshadowing his craziness all throughout season 3. I almost forgot to include him on my list, that’s how memorable he was.
8. The Tooth Fairy (Walter Kenney)
The Dentist wasn’t the BIG super villain of the season, but he was still a villain that made me wonder, “Will that be Dexter in 20 years from now?”
7. The Group (Jordan Chase/Eugene Greer
“Tick, tick, tick. That’s the sound of your life running out.” Who can forget that line?
This group had a lot of names, they were also called the Barrel Girl Gang and the Raping Five. Whatever they were called, it was chilling to watch this group rape, torture and kill these women. Of course, in the end, they all got what they sow.
6. Lila Tourney (Lila West)
Sexy, gorgeous, and crazy. A lethal combination, if you ask me. There is only two females Dexter has ever killed. His first one, which was also his first kill, was his father’s hospital nurse. The nurse must had munchausen syndrome. His second was his ex-lover who divided a wedge between Rita and Dexter. Honestly, I had fun with Lila. It was sad to see her go.
5. Little Chino (Alfonso Concepcion)
Dexter has always seemed stronger than a normal human being, but that all changed when Little Chino entered into the scene. Little Chino was a gang member of the Twenty-Ninth Street Kings, who used a machete to kill his victims. Little Chino was unforgettable in the fact of his huge stature. Come on, this man ripped through his saran wrap encasement.
4. Miguel Prado
The casting for Dexter is brilliant. They hand pick actors who usually play good guys and just make them the ultimate bad guy. Miguel Prado is the Assistant District Attorney, who seemed likely the perfect person to become Dexter’s best friend. Let’s just say Prado had some major daddy issues, which is never good for the unstable mind. I wanted this friendship to work out. I’m always root for Dexter becoming more of a well-rounded individual, but I can’t hide the fact that I was glad to see Prado go.
To this day, the scene on the rooftop is by far, the BEST scene ever. I’ve never seen the writers even try to top that scene. Sadly, all crazy killers must come to their end.
3. The Doomsday Killer (Travis Marshall and Professor James Gellar–well, sorta)
Again, another genius casting job right here. Adding the element of religion into the mix of craziness always ends in disaster. The Doomsday Killer staged killings from the Book of Revelations. I think by far, the most gruesome (and creative) serial killer(s) thus far. Not only were they crazy, but very smart. You never want crazy to be smart, that’s just bad for all us dumb sane people.
2. Ice Truck Killer (Rudy Cooper/Brian Moser)
Coming from a family where there is two serial killers must be tough, but having to kill your own brother, because he was going to kill your adopted sister. Well, that’s a mind bender right there and if it didn’t get more complicated than that. Your brother was engaged to your step-sister. Whoa, nelly.
1. Trinity (Arthur Mitchell)
Arthur Mitchell, a God-loving church going family man of two children. For a moment, Dexter thinks that he has a chance at a normal life, in between all the killings he does. I don’t blame Dexter to believe that, I mean, look at Arthur. He has been doing it for almost 40 years. Mitchell got the name Trinity for killing in multiples of threes. Later, we find out Mitchell killed by fours. Unlike the other villains, Mitchell almost has a calmness to his craziness. For me, no other killer compares to Trinity, which is why he is my number one.