Cigarette Smoking Man
|Name:||CSM, Cancer Man, black-lunged son of a bitch, C.G.B. Spender, Carl Gerhard Bush|
|Occupation:||smoker, writer, conspiracy, assassin|
|Relationships:||Affair with Teena Mulder, Husband of Cassandra Spender|
|Other:||always seen with a smoking cigarette in his hand|
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The Cigarette Smoking Man is the main antagonist in The X-Files. He represents the evil of all humankind.
Canon About the Character
He was born around 1930-1935. His real name is C.G.B. Spender. He has a wife, Cassandra Spender and with her a son, Special Agent Jeffrey Spender. Out of a relationship with Teena Mulder he has another son, Fox Mulder.
An attempt to kill CSM was made in May 2002 on behalf of the US-government, but he managed to survive with the help of alien technology.
The nickname CancerMan was first coined on ATXF, one of the first usages of the term was on November 12th 1994 by user Jeffrey P Wendt The name even found it's way as a canonical name for the character on the show.
Fannish Engagement with the Character
The CSM is a character X-Philes love to hate. From the first episode on he manipulated both Mulder and Scully and their work on the X-Files and is often perceived as the "Darth Vader of The X-Files". He can often be found in mytharc-centric fanworks.
- X-Files// Smoke and Mirrors (CSM, Mulder, Scully) by snakey973
- X-Files/FRVS: Season 8 Trailer (Mulder, Krycek, Doggett, Scully, CSM, X-Files) by littlealbatross
- CSM - Red Right Hand by Bauk90
- A Tribute to the Cigarette Smoking Man from "The X Files" by Manuela Hertel
- Subject: CONSPIRACY 101: CANCERMAN, ver. 2.5 by Scott Clancy