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Name: Dexter
Creator: Jeff Lindsay (book),
James Manos, Jr. (TV series)
Date(s): 2004 - present (book),
2006 - 2013 (TV)
Medium: television series, book series
Country of Origin: US
External Links: Showtime's Dexter Site TV series @ Wikipedia
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Dexter is a series of novels by Jeff Lindsay and the title of the adapted Showtime TV series which ran for eight seasons.


The story follows titular character Dexter Morgan, a blood spatter analyst with Miami Metro Police Department who moonlights as a vigilante serial killer.

Book Series

TV Series

The show stars Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan and Jennifer Carpenter as Debra Morgan. The series followed loosely the novels.


Dexter is still a fairly small fandom and is mainly located on FFN and LJ, and has recently started branching out to Tumblr and AO3. It is also a Yuletide fandom since 2006. Most fanfic is based on the TV series, not the books, though some stories incorporate elements from both. Many stories are fix-its for various canon deaths throughout the TV series.

The most popular pairing is Dexter/Debra called Debster. A popular slash pairing is Brian/Dexter (which is also incest). Other pairings are Dexter/Rita, Dexter/Hannah, Debra/Lundy, Debra/Quinn, Debra/Rudy, and Jamie/Quinn. The canon het pairing of Dexter/Lila (TV series only) is rare.

Crossovers are moderately popular, with Supernatural by far the most common. Less popular crossovers include Hannibal, other crime shows set in the Miami area (Burn Notice,CSI: Miami, etc.), and Buffy (Rita Morgan was played by Julie Benz, Darla in Buffy and Angel).



Examples Wanted: Editors are encouraged to add more examples or a wider variety of examples.





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