Dexter Morgan is a forensic blood spatter expert for the Miami Dade Police Department. His sister on the show is acutally his his wife off screen!
Orphaned at the age of three and harboring a traumatic secret, Dexter (Michael C. Hall Six Feet Under) was adopted by a Miami police officer named Harry Morgan (James Remar), who recognized Dexter's sociopathic tendencies and taught him to channel his gruesome passion for thrill killing by giving it a constructive direction: killing people who deserve it. Most have slipped through the justice system, due to loopholes and technicalities in the law or were never apprehendedDexter is the Dark Defender.
He has a steady girlfriend, with two kids who adore him, perfect job, and a very active night life, a bowling team, all base on code set by his adopted father.
I started watching this back a few years ago in the first season, and leaerned it was based on Based on Jeff Lindsay's novels Darkly Dreaming Dexter and Dearly Devoted Dexter. The off season i picked up the novels. Then the books became deep as they went into Dexters head more, more about his dark passager and what it was and how it came to be. In the 3rd book, it talks to the reader.
Dexter is the serial killer who kills serial killers.
The new season promo dont worry, dexter is so kid friendly ;)
Dexter was found in a cargo crate along with his older brother. Harry, his adapted dad took him in, and seen the dark passenger inside him. and made it his duty to teach dexter right from wrong, he gave him the knowledge of a police officer, told him to fit in, act emotion. Through out the seasons dexter has grown in charater different then in the books. In the books Rita his girl friends children both have dark passageners, who can see his.