Fictional criminals with imaginary friends?
December 19, 2012 11:37 AM Subscribe
Books/movies: Fictional criminals who had imaginary friends/accomplices?
posted by 99percentfake to media & arts (17 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
In "Mr. Brooks", Mr. Brooks (played by Kevin Costner) is a serial killer who has an imaginary sidekick played named Marshall (played by William Hurt). Marshall is seen and heard by the audience, and we see Mr. Brooks interacting with Marshall throughout the movie, but no other characters can see Marshall or hear their private conversations.
In "City of Fire" by Robert Ellis, Martin Fellows is a serial killer with an accomplice named Mick Finn. Outside of the murders, Fellows and Finn regularly interact and even go the gym or restaurants together. When Fellows comes under suspicion in the last 50 pages of the book, the police observe Fellows go to lunch with Finn. It is finally revealed that Finn exists only in Fellows' mind, as he is seen ordering and eating two meals and the police realize that no one has ever seen Fellows' "friend".
Can you think of other examples of a fictional criminal having an imaginary friend or accomplice? It does not need to be serial killers -- those were the only two examples that came to my mind.