This term, we are going to focus on serial killers, and for this assignment, I have to come up with a brief concept and background for my own serial killer.
I have decided for my serial killer to be heavily driven and triggered by obsessive compulsion disorder (OCD) and depression. For those of you who aren’t familiar with OCD, OCD is an anxiety disorder that causes one to form a repetition in behavior. For example, repeatedly washing one’s hands, checking whether things are closed and off or having the fear of disposing something. These are some of the more common symptoms of an OCD patient, but there are many more minor and less noticeable symptoms. OCD can be diagnosed at any age, but for my serial killer, he got diagnosed at a very young age – just a few years after he was born. In this way, this steady build up of his OCD history, will make his reason and motive for repeatedly killing innocent people so much more believable and realistic.
Also, my serial killer’s parents received a minimum income. Because of this, his parents couldn’t afford a medical aid to pay for their son’s medication for his disorder. Needless to say, this caused his OCD to worsen over the years. Just like any other OCD patient, his repetitive behavior didn’t grant him any satisfaction. Later, this moved from repeatedly washing his hands, to repeatedly killing people. Killing one innocent person after the other, hoping to experience that satisfaction and fulfillment.
Like I said, this is only a rough draft of my serial killer for this term, but there will be much more to come in the next few posts… Watch this space!