Why Does Dexter Kill Those Who Understand?

I was just thinking it over and it seems that Dexter kills everyone that comes close enough to see who he really is. He killed his brother, who was him but darker. He killed Lila... well she really needed it. But! She did understood him, and even appreciated it.

Well... Yeah, just thought I'd point it out, you know?



Large jempurple
Sep 20, 2008 7:49AM EDT

His brother was a psycho though.. and tried to kill Dexter's sister! Lila was also out of her mind. But I wish she stuck around a bit longer.. she was amazing! I thought they had really great chemistry, and I still think she knew him the best out of everyone.

Default avatar cat
Sep 20, 2008 11:00AM EDT

Dexter has been following a "code" taught to him by his adoptive father who was a cop. One of the rules is to kill other killers. It keeps the innocent from being harmed, gets bad guys off the streets and there's less of a chance of getting caught since they all would have at least half a dozen others that would want them dead for getting away with murder.Also, he wouldn't be very likable if he killed woman/children/innocents. Dexter is doing the country a favor really.

Default avatar cat
Sep 20, 2008 2:52PM EDT

AmberSumiko: They might have great chemistry, but it was only when Dexter was out of control, or some drama was happening... I guess I just don't like Lila..
zaniac: I know, but... I guess, I just really liked his brother and I thought maybe... Oh I dunno.. they could have tag teamed? Maybe he could convince Brian to be a semi-good guy?
He wouldn't be as likable if he killed kids, but women are just as evil as men.

Default avatar cat
Sep 20, 2008 4:52PM EDT

In the end, it's based on a book series. They won't stray too far from the original story unless the show goes on without other books being written. There are some settle differences, but not much.

Default avatar cat
Sep 20, 2008 11:28PM EDT

@ zaniac how is a killer killing other killers justified? He is just as bad as the rest of them.

Default avatar cat
Sep 20, 2008 11:56PM EDT

zegame1992: If that's the case, then is the judicial system not justified in putting murderers and rapists on death row?
Back on topic, Dexter kills those like him because they kill for the pleasure of it. They kill innocent people (or in Lila's case, kill to cover up something) when Dexter kills those who kill innocents. He's, essentially, the human equivalent of death row sans the jail time and years of waiting.
As for Lila, in my opinion she was the most annoying character. She only made Dexter worse, and she was a bit of a basket case herself.

Default avatar cat
Sep 22, 2008 1:39PM EDT

But he killed Lila because she killed Doakes

Default avatar cat
Sep 22, 2008 3:10PM EDT

i agree with zaniac dexter is doing the country a favour

Default avatar cat
Sep 24, 2008 7:14AM EDT

Saragato .. i totally agree .. i hated Lila she was like a virus, just infected every thing and every one she came across ... worst thing to happen to Dexter. I wished they'd gotten rid of her sooner!

Default avatar cat
Sep 26, 2008 11:49AM EDT

Dexter kills killers its the thing that keeps him from feeling close to his father, once he finds out people close to him are killers it must be a real mind-screw. Dexter is a very morally complicated individual (mostly because he doesn't have any, just those that have been imbedded in him). It must be one of the only rules he really uses to justify what he does, if he lets a killer go free and then kills someone else instead its hypocritical. That and it would ruin the series so the writers probably don't allow it.

Default avatar cat
Sep 28, 2008 4:31PM EDT

u kno Lila, they made her go to English Lessons to learn how to speak proper English because no one in England speaks so posh like everyone things, they made her talk like a typical, olden day posh woman! lmao =)

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