A killer is an individual that commits a string of murders in a specific timeframe, usually over the course of a few months or years. These crimes are often referred to as mass murders or serial killings.
Despite the fact that this is a very real type of crime, many people still think of Jack the Ripper and his notoriously brutal killings in Victorian England when they hear the term “serial killer”. However, there are numerous serial murderers throughout history, and the definition of what makes someone a killer varies.
Myth: All Killers are insane or evil geniuses
There are many myths about serial killers, but one common misconception is that they have a debilitating mental disorder or that they are extremely intelligent and clever. In reality, there is no single reason why a person becomes a killer, and they are shaped by their environment and their choices during their developmental period.
Some of the most prominent serial killers have had long histories of childhood trauma. In addition to being abused physically, some of them were also abused mentally by family members or loved ones. This can be a harbinger of future violence, as it can encourage the development of violent attitudes and anti-social behavior, which may lead to serial killings later on.
Lack of empathy: Most serial killers have no remorse, no guilt, or no sense of responsibility for their actions, which can be a major contributing factor to their behavior. Their lack of empathy means that they view their victims as less than human and often dehumanize them during their confessions to law enforcement.
Hunger for power: The most famous serial killers in history have been able to control large amounts of resources. This has allowed them to carry out their murderous fantasies on a large scale, causing mass destruction and death.
Their desire for power has been a major factor in the development of their crime sprees and made them some of the most ruthless killers to ever exist. Ottis Toole, a convicted cannibal and necrophile, was a notorious serial killer who had a strong desire for power, allowing him to carry out his murders without any remorse or guilt.
Perks: The Killer perks in Dead By Daylight are designed to maximize the player’s strengths and weaknesses, so it’s important to select them carefully. Choosing the right perks for the Killer can help them to become more powerful and dangerous in the game.
A good place to start is with their movement abilities and aura-reading skills. Most Killers can sprint, walk, crouch-walk, and crawl at moderately fast speeds. They also have a ranged attack, which can deal damage to Survivors and destroy objects. They can also regress generators by re-aiming their weapon or by pressing the Reload button.
Corrupt gives Killers a reliable way to regress generators without having to travel between them or gamble on Ruin, and it’s especially useful for set-up Killers like Trapper and Hag. It’s important to remember, however, that this perk does deactivate prematurely when the first Survivor is put into the Dying State, so it’s best used in conjunction with other perks.