Alex Krycek

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Name: Alex Krycek
Occupation: FBI Agent/double agent/mercenary
Relationships: Affair with Marita
Fandom: X-Files
Other: One-armed
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Alex Krycek was a reoccurring character on the FOX television show The X-Files. He was first introduced as an FBI agent in Sleepless when he became Fox Mulder's new partner. In that same episode, Krycek was revealed to be working for the Syndicate and over the course of the series would switch alliances several times over. He's most likely dead as Skinner shot him several times in Existence and he later appeared to Mulder as a ghost in The Truth, but as Chris Carter has said many times, no one ever dies on The X-Files.

Fannish Engagement with the Character

Quite possibly the original little black dress of fandom, Krycek and his chameleon-like versatility make him a favorite of shippers and slashers alike. Most often paired with Mulder, Scully, Skinner, or Marita, Krycek can also be found in many crossovers, sometimes even having sex with his fellow little black dresses.

Because of his sneaky, underhanded ways (and Howard Gordon, who claims Krycek means "rat" in Eastern Europe), Krycek is referred to as "Ratboy" by his fans. RATales and RatB-K are two mailing lists dedicated to fanfic and discussion about Alex Krycek. AlexK-H-C-orD (link) is a mailing list focusing on hurt/comfort fan fiction featuring Krycek.

Fanon About the Character

Krycek has ties to Russia and spent some time there after he lost his arm in Terma. He can speak fluent Russian and once told Mulder his parents were "Cold War immigrants." For all these reasons, Krycek is often written as Russian or of Russian descent.

Wombat wrote a tongue-in-cheek meta essay cataloguing Krycek's various fanonical character interpretations in the style of a nature catalogue of the facts and habits of various species of animals, called The Spotter's Guide to the Common Krycek


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