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Main characters

Aaron Hotchner

Played by Thomas Gibson, Hotch used to be a prosecutor, and was formerly assigned to the FBI Field Office in Seattle. After stepping down for a period of time, he has returned to lead the unit. He became divorced unwillingly and has a son named Jack. His former wife, Haley, was murdered by a psychopath pursuing a vendetta with Hotch. Hotch's attempts to balance his family life and his job successfully have been an ongoing theme on the show.

David Rossi

Played by Joe Mantegna, David Rossi, a "founding father" of the BAU", was in early retirement until his voluntary return to the BAU in 2007. He had retired in order to write books and go on lecture tours, but returned to settle some unfinished business which wasn't immediately specified.

Derek Morgan

Played by Shemar Moore, Derek Morgan is a confident and assertive everyman character, the son of an African-American father and Caucasian mother. He went to Northwestern University on a football scholarship, holds a black belt in Judo, runs FBI self-defense classes, and served in a bomb squad unit and as a Chicago police officer. Former unit chief Aaron Hotchner has just promoted him to unit chief in Hotch's place, a promotion Morgan sees as only temporary until the "Boston Reaper" is captured.

Spencer Reid

Played by Matthew Gray Gubler, Doctor Spencer Reid is a genius who graduated from a Las Vegas public high school at age 12. He is almost always introduced as Dr. Reid, even as the others are introduced as Agent 'blank'. It has been revealed that he holds PhDs in Mathematics, Chemistry, and Engineering, BAs in Psychology and Sociology, and is working on a BA in Philosophy.E408

The current cast of Criminal Minds

Jennifer "JJ" Jareau

Played by AJ Cook, JJ acts as the team's liaison with the media and local police agencies. She has a son named Henry, with detective William LaMontagne Jr.

Emily Prentiss

Played by Paget Brewster, Emily Prentiss is the daughter of an ambassador. After Agent Elle Greenaway left the BAU, Prentiss showed up with papers stating she was the newest member of the BAU.

Penelope Garcia

Played by Kirsten Vangsness, Penelope Garcia is the team's Computer Technician at BAU Headquarters in Quantico, VA. She is flamboyant, fun-loving, and provides the rest of the team with comic relief.

Jason Gideon

Played by Mandy Patinkin, Jason Gideon is the BAU's best profiler. He helped Derek Morgan and Spencer Reid through their nightmares. He is shown to have a very close relationship with Reid, having hand picked Reid from the FBI Academy for his team; helping Reid through many difficulties (including his implied drug use), even leaving the good-bye letter for Reid to find. Through the first two seasons, Gideon is portrayed to be very good at chess, winning against Reid many times (only exception being Reid's birthdayE104), and encouraging him to "think outside of the box." Prior to the series, he is said to have had a "nervous breakdown" (or "major depressive episode") after he sent six men into a warehouse with a bomb in it; all six agents were killed, and he was heavily criticized about the event. He shows particular dislike for the practice of using religion as a defense or motivation for one's crimes. He blamed himself for the torture Reid received from Tobias Hankel as he had ordered Penelope Garcia to add a virus warning to the videos Hankel posted.E215 Gideon also has a son named Stephen.E111 The nature of their relationship has not been directly stated, but it is implied that they have not seen each other very recently. Gideon began to lose confidence in his profiling skills after Frank Breitkopf murdered his girlfriend. During his final case in Arizona, he further lost faith in his abilities when his decision to release the unsub resulted in the deaths of both the unsub and a young woman. As a result of his actions, Aaron Hotchner gets suspended which turns out to be the final straw for Gideon. Leaving his gun and badge behind at his cabin with a letter for Reid to find, he left to wayfare and to regain belief in himself and happy endings.

Elle Greenaway

Played by Lola Glaudini, Elle Greenaway was formerly assigned to FBI Field Office in Seattle, Washington and was recently assigned to the BAU, being an expert in sexual offense crimes. Her father was a police officer but was killed in the line of duty. She is half Cuban and speaks Spanish. She was shot by an Unsub.E122 Though she had physically recovered, the event still left her with psychological scars.E201

As a result of those scars, Elle begins acting more harshly in Season 2, especially during a case involving a serial rapist.E205 Ultimately, she killed the suspect before he could even be properly arrested.E205 During this episode she mentions that the unsub wrote on the wall with her blood from the wound.E205 She handed in her badge and gun, saying that it was not an admission of guilt.E206

Recurring characters

Haley Hotchner

Played by Meredith Monroe, Haley Hotchner was the wife of series regular Aaron Hotchner. Hotchner and her have a son Jack.E204 They divorced due to her inability to cope with Hotch's job and duties. She is shot & killed by Hotch's nemesis, George Foyet (a.k.a. "The Boston Reaper").E509

Agent Anderson

Played by Brian Appel, Agent Anderson appears in "Plain Sight" (1x04),"The Fisher King" (1x22 and 2x01), "The Big Game" (2x14), as well as "Honor Among Thieves" (2x20), "The Crossing" (3x18), and "100" (5x09).

Agent Josh Kramer

Played by Gonzalo Menendez, Agent Josh Kramer runs the FBI Field Office in Baltimore, Maryland, as well as the Organized Crime division in that city. As such, the two episodes which take place in Baltimore, "Natural Born Killer" (1x08) and "Honor Among Thieves" (2x20) both have him liaising with the BAU.

Diana Reid

Played by Jane Lynch, Diana Reid is Dr. Spencer Reid's mother. She first appeared as a potential target of serial killer Randall Garner, the man who shot SSA Elle Greenaway.E122 Like her son, Diana has a genius IQ. She was once a university literature professor, but is no longer since her diagonsis of schizophrenia. She currently resides at the Las Vegas based Bennington Santiarium, where Spencer committed her when he was eighteen. Her husband, William Reid, left her when Spencer was a child due to her schizophrenia. Much of Diana and Spencer's time while he was growing up was spent with her reading to him. Spencer writes her a letter every single day.

Kevin Lynch

Played by Nicholas Brendon, Kevin was Penelope Garcia's replacement when she was briefly suspended.E309 He is a former hacker like her, but he is far messier. When they meet, they fell in love with each other. They've apparently been dating ever since. They had a date at Garcia's apartment in the beginning of Damaged.E314

William LaMontagne Jr.

Played by Josh Stewart, LaMontagne works for the New Orleans Police Department. He worked with the BAU where they solved a case that his father, who was killed in the Hurricane Katrina, had been working on.E218 While they were there, he and JJ became romantically involved, although he wasn't mentioned again until In Heat. In that episode, he was brought to Miami where the UnSub had killed a friend and coworker of his. Then it was revealed that he and JJ had been secretly contacting each other since Jones. JJ didn't want to reveal their relationship since she believed it would complicate their personal lives, but in the end, they went public with it. It was revealed, however, that the team had known about their relationship since Jones (Prentiss commenting that she thought they'd never come out with it, and Reid adding that they've been dating for a year). In episode 3x18, The Crossing, it is revealed to the viewers that JJ is pregnant, and he is the father. JJ gives birth to a healthy baby boy, Henry. JJ and William are not officially engaged but they exchanged rings with Henry's birthstone.

Jordan Todd

Played by Meta Golding, Todd is JJ's replacement while she's on maternity leave. She was introduced to the team in Catching OutE405 and was educated by JJ until she went into labor.E407 Prior to that, she had spent 7 years working for the FBI's counter-terrorism unit. In the end, she announced that she would return there and that JJ would end her maternity leave and return to the team.E413

References

Episode sources

^E101  "Extreme Aggressor". Criminal Minds. CBS. 2005-09-22. No. 01, season 1.
^E102  "Compulsion". Criminal Minds. CBS. 2005-09-28. No. 02, season 1.
^E103  "Won't Get Fooled Again". Criminal Minds. CBS. 2005-10-05. No. 03, season 1.
^E104  "Plain Sight". Criminal Minds. CBS. 2005-10-12. No. 04, season 1.
^E105  "Broken Mirror". Criminal Minds. CBS. 2005-10-19. No. 05, season 1.
^E106  "L.D.S.K.". Criminal Minds. CBS. 2005-11-02. No. 06, season 1.
^E107  "The Fox". Criminal Minds. CBS. 2005-11-09. No. 07, season 1.
^E108  "Natural Born Killer". Criminal Minds. CBS. 2005-11-16. No. 08, season 1.
^E109  "Derailed". Criminal Minds. CBS. 2005-11-23. No. 09, season 1.
^E110  "The Popular Kids". Criminal Minds. CBS. 2005-11-30. No. 10, season 1.
^E111  "Blood Hungry". Criminal Minds. CBS. 2005-12-14. No. 11, season 1.
^E112  "What Fresh Hell?". Criminal Minds. CBS. 2006-01-11. No. 12, season 1.
^E113  "Poison". Criminal Minds. CBS. 2006-01-18. No. 13, season 1.
^E114  "Riding the Lightning". Criminal Minds. CBS. 2006-01-25. No. 14, season 1.
^E115  "Unfinished Business". Criminal Minds. CBS. 2006-03-01. No. 15, season 1.
^E116  "The Tribe". Criminal Minds. CBS. 2006-03-08. No. 16, season 1.
^E117  "A Real Rain". Criminal Minds. CBS. 2006-03-22. No. 17, season 1.
^E118  "Somebody's Watching". Criminal Minds. CBS. 2006-03-29. No. 18, season 1.
^E119  "Machismo". Criminal Minds. CBS. 2006-04-12. No. 19, season 1.
^E120  "Charm and Harm". Criminal Minds. CBS. 2006-04-19. No. 20, season 1.
^E121  "Secrets and Lies". Criminal Minds. CBS. 2006-05-03. No. 21, season 1.
^E122  "The Fisher King, Part 1". Criminal Minds. CBS. 2006-05-10. No. 22, season 1.
^E201  "The Fisher King, Part 2". Criminal Minds. CBS. 2006-09-20. No. 01, season 2.
^E202  "P911". Criminal Minds. CBS. 2006-09-27. No. 02, season 2.
^E203  "The Perfect Storm". Criminal Minds. CBS. 2006-10-04. No. 03, season 2.
^E204  "Psychodrama". Criminal Minds. CBS. 2006-10-11. No. 04, season 2.
^E205  "Aftermath". Criminal Minds. CBS. 2006-10-18. No. 05, season 2.
^E206  "The Boogeyman". Criminal Minds. CBS. 2006-10-25. No. 06, season 2.
^E215  "Revelations". Criminal Minds. CBS. 2007-02-07. No. 15, season 2.
^E218  "Jones". Criminal Minds. CBS. 2007-02-28. No. 18, season 2.
^E309  "Penelope". Criminal Minds. CBS. 2007-11-21. No. 09, season 3.
^E314  "Damaged". Criminal Minds. CBS. 2008-04-02. No. 14, season 3.
^E405  "Catching Out". Criminal Minds. CBS. 2008-10-29. No. 05, season 4.
^E407  "Memoriam". Criminal Minds. CBS. 2008-11-12. No. 07, season 4.
^E408  "Masterpiece". Criminal Minds. CBS. 2008-11-19. No. 08, season 4.
^E413  "Bloodline". Criminal Minds. CBS. 2009-01-21. No. 13, season 4.
^E509  "100". Criminal Minds. CBS. 2009-11-25. No. 09, season 5.

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Characters

Current characters

FBI BAU Supervisory Special Agent David Rossi

Played by Joe Mantegna

Dave was in early retirement until his voluntary return to the BAU. He had retired in order to go on lecture and book tours. Rossi carries a chain containing the names of three children he saved during his early career with him on every case, as he never caught the killers of their parents. In episode 3x14 Damaged, he returns to the case with the his new team and catches the killer. His sidearm is an M1911 pistol.

FBI BAU Supervisory Special Agent Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner

Played by Thomas Gibson

Hotch was formerly assigned to the FBI Field Office in Seattle, Washington. Currently, he is the head of the BAU team. He and his wife are parents of a baby son. Hotch's attempts to balance his family life and his job successfully is an ongoing theme on the show. His sidearm appears to be a Glock 19. He carries two guns.

Hotch also has a younger brother named Sean. While they butted heads over Sean's decision to become a chef instead of a lawyer, they seem to share a fairly friendly relationship. Hotch helped Reid with his firearms qualification. He was formerly a prosecutor before joining law enforcement. It was hinted that he was at one time assigned to SWAT. Hotch is generally seen as a very serious personality due to his role as head of the unit and members of the team have joked that he has no sense of humor. In the episode "Revelations," Hotch asks the team to describe his worst quality in a bid to decipher a hidden message Reid has given him, J.J. said he was a "bully" while Prentiss said he "didn't trust women as much as men." It was hinted that he had experienced abuse during his childhood in the episode "Natural-Born Killer" when he says some people grow up to be killers, and some grow up to catch them.

FBI BAU Special Agent Derek Morgan

Played by Shemar Moore

Derek Morgan is a confident and assertive everyman character. He has a black belt in Judo and runs FBI self-defense classes. He and his two sisters (Sarah and Desirée) grew up in a tough urban neighborhood. He was taken under the wing of a local youth center coordinator, Carl Buford. Buford acted as a surrogate father to Morgan, leading Morgan to a college football scholarship. Morgan later went on to law school, earning a Juris Doctor. While Buford's reputation as an upstanding member of the community was instrumental in having Morgan's criminal record expunged, it is later revealed that Buford was also a child molester who had abused the young Derek Morgan. It was this abuse which ultimately lead Morgan to a career with the FBI. In a recent episode it is also suggested that the abuse inflicted on him led him to lose faith in God. He is often one of the first agents to enter a suspect's house, even going in with SWAT. He is an expert in obsessional crimes.

FBI BAU Special Agent Dr. Spencer Reid

Played by Matthew Gray Gubler

Doctor Reid is a genius who graduated from high school at age 12. In his youth, his father left him and his mother, no longer able to deal with the paranoid schizophrenia of Reid's mom. Reid grew up learning nearly everything he knows from books, with his mother often reading to him. Still, Reid knew the way his mother was living wasn't healthy, and after he became overwhelmed with her care he had his mother placed in a mental institution. In the first episode, Reid is a 23-year-old former Las Vegas schoolboy with a triple PhD in chemistry, mathematics, and engineering. He turns 24 in episode 1x04 ("Plain Sight"). He has retained his computer-like personality, still often spouting relevant (and sometimes not so relevant) data during missions, and sometimes referencing statistics. Serving as the team's statistics expert, he has an uncanny ability for spotting complex patterns. He does not believe that genius can be measured, but admits that he has an eidetic memory, an I.Q. of 187, and the ability to read 20,000 words per minute and also can remember books that he has read as young as six years old. Dr. Reid also serves as the team's handwriting analyst and geographic profiler. He was described as 'an expert in just about everything' by Hotch (1x01). Reid was kidnapped and tortured by a killer with Dissociative identity disorder in the second season. Although beaten and drugged with dilaudid, Reid managed to give the team clues to his whereabouts (via webcam) and killed his abductor just as the others found him. He took the Dilaudid with him, and in several of the following episodes appeared to be having trouble getting over his trauma. Although it was hinted that he was possibly on drugs, it was never addressed directly. When confronted by Gideon after disobeying orders, Reid simply implied that he would no longer let his troubles affect his work. Reid attended a support group meeting for addicts in law enforcement. He said he'd been experiencing cravings recently and spoke of the teenage suspect shot in front of him before being interrupted by a page from work. By the dialoge that happens as Reid leaves the meeting, and at the end of the episode, it is assumed that Reid has overcome his addiction for at least 10 months and is working on staying clean.

FBI BAU Special Agent Emily Prentiss

Played by Paget Brewster

Prentiss is the daughter of Ambassador Elizabeth Prentiss. In her first appearance, she recognizes Hotch from one of his first commands: security clearances for her father. Her arrival surprises both Hotch and Gideon, as neither of them had signed off on the transfer. Prentiss insists her parents have not pulled strings for her. Ultimately, she joins the team at the end of episode 2x09 ("The Last Word") on a probationary basis as a replacement for Agent Elle Greenaway. She is a graduate of Yale and has been working for the FBI for little under ten years, primarily in the Midwest. Due to spending her early life with her parents on diplomatic missions to the Middle East, she speaks fluent Arabic and is familiar with that area's local culture. She also speaks some Russian and Spanish. At the end of season 2, BAU supervisor Erin Strauss reveals to Emily that she arranged for Emily to join the BAU, contrary to Emily's belief that she was accepted on her own merit. Strauss asks Emily to sabotage Hotch's career by spying on him and relaying confidences back to Strauss, especially concerning Elle Greenaway's shooting of a suspect and Reid's struggle with narcotics. She seems to consider this offer, and the season ends with a cliffhanger until the second episode of season 3, in which she resigns from the FBI to avoid betraying Hotch. After some convincing from Hotch, she returns to the team in the next episode, her resignation having never gone through system due to technical interference from Garcia, and the issue has not been brought up since.

FBI BAU Special Agent Jennifer "JJ" Jareau

Played by A.J. Cook

JJ acts as the team's liaison with the media and local police agencies. JJ graduated from East Allegheny High School near Pittsburgh, PA, where she was the captain of the varsity soccer team her senior year and earned an athletic scholarship to the University of Pittsburgh. She attended Georgetown University where her senior year she saw a talk David Rossi gave, eventually leading to her future at the FBI. She is a fully qualified federal agent, but has stated that she does not want to become a profiler. During one case, she accidentally stumbled upon a barn full of dogs who were known to eat human flesh. Though she survived by shooting them all, the event left her with brief psychological scars. It is revealed to the viewers in episode 3x18, The Crossing, that JJ is pregnant. Also, secretly, after meeting Detective Will LaMontagne Jr in Jones they have been romantically involved ever since. Her sidearm is a Glock 26. She went into labor in Memoriam and went on maternity leave. JJ and Will welcomed a son, Henry, naming Reid and Garcia his Godparents. JJ has now returned to work at the BAU.

FBI Audio/Visual Technical Analyst Penelope Garcia

Played by Kirsten Vangsness

Garcia is the team's Audio/Visual Technician at BAU Headquarters in Quantico, VA. When she speaks with Morgan they use pet names such as "hot stuff," "sweet cheeks" or "baby girl." Although they haven't pursued a romantic relationship, Garcia did show mild jealousy at the sight of Morgan dancing with two other women. She is into online games, specifically MMORPGs. Garcia has said she can run U.S. Central Command from her office while also playing online poker. She is extremely protective of her computers and the FBI database. Some cases seem to eat away at Garcia, as she often gets nervous or upset when analyzing video or sound recordings of murders or other serious crimes, as she has to listen to and watch them over and over again many times. In one episode, she showed a fondness for Reid, offering to take him out on the town to distance himself from a subject, only to have it interrupted by the subject's attempted suicide. It is revealed in the episode "Penelope" that Garcia went underground after her parents were killed in a car crash and learned computer code as a way to deal with their loss. It is also revealed that she is considered by the FBI as one of the most dangerous hackers in the world, and, when she was finally arrested after several years of mercenary hacking, they offered her an expunged record and amnesty if she agreed to join the FBI.

Other characters

Haley Hotchner

Played by Meredith Monroe

Haley Hotchner is the wife of series regular Agent Hotchner. She and Hotch have a newborn son, Jack. Jack's name was revealed in episode 2x04 ("Psychodrama"). They are recently divorced due to her inability to cope with Hotch's job and duties.

Agent Anderson

Played by Brian Appel

Agent Anderson appears in "Plain Sight" (1x04),"The Fisher King" (1x22 and 2x01), "The Big Game" (2x14), as well as "Honor Among Thieves" (2x20) and "The Crossing" (3x18).

Agent Josh Kramer

Played by Gonzalo Menendez

Agent Josh Kramer runs the FBI Field Office in Baltimore, Maryland, as well as the Organized Crime division in that city. As such, the two episodes which take place in Baltimore, "Natural Born Killer" (1x08) and "Honor Among Thieves" (2x20) both have him liaising with the BAU.

Kevin Lynch

Played by Nicholas Brendon

Kevin was Garcia's replacement when she was taken off the case in Penelope. He is also a former hacker, but he is also far messier than Garcia. When they met in the end of the episode, they fell in love with each other. They've apparently been dating ever since. They had a date at Garcia's apartment in the beginning of Damaged.

Detective William LaMontagne Jr.

Played by Josh Stewart

William works for the New Orleans Police Department. He worked with the BAU in the episode Jones in which they solved a case that his father, who was killed in the Hurricane Katrina, had been working on. While they were there, he and JJ became romantically involved, although he wasn't mentioned again until In Heat. In that episode, he was brought to Miami where the UnSub had killed a friend and coworker of him. Then it was revealed that he and JJ had been secretly contacting each other since Jones. JJ didn't want to reveal their relationship since she believed it would complicate their personal lives, but in the end, they went public with it. It was revealed, however, that the team had known about their relationship since Jones (Prentiss commenting that she thought they'd never come out with it, and Reid adding that they've been dating for a year). In episode 3x18, The Crossing, it is revealed to the viewers that JJ is pregnant, and he is the father.

Agent Jordan Todd

Played by Meta Golding

Jordan is JJ's replacement while she's on maternity leave. She was introduced to the team in Catching Out and was educated by JJ until she went into labor in Memoriam. Prior to that, she had spent 7 years working for the FBI's counter-terrorism unit. In Bloodline, she announced that she would return there and that JJ would end her maternity leave and return to the team.

Former characters

FBI BAU Supervisory Special Agent Jason Gideon

Played by Mandy Patinkin

Gideon is the BAU's best profiler. He helped Morgan and Reid through their nightmares. He is shown to have a very close relationship with Reid, having hand picked Reid from the FBI Academy for his team; helping Reid through many difficulties (including his implied drug use), even leaving the good-bye letter for Reid to find. Through the first two season, Gideon is portrayed to be very good at chess, winning against Reid many times (only exception being Reid's birthday, 1x04), and encouraging him to 'think outside of the box'.Prior to the series, he is said to have had a "famous breakdown" after he sent six men into a warehouse with a bomb in it. All six agents were killed, and he was heavily criticized about the event. He shows particular dislike for the practice of using religion as a defense or motivation for one's crimes.He blamed himself for the torture Reid received from Henkle as he had ordered Garcia to add a virus warning to the videos Hankle posted. Gideon also has a son named Stephen, as shown in episode 1x11 ("Blood Hungry"). The nature of their relationship has not been directly stated, but it is implied that they have not seen each other very recently. Gideon began to lose confidence in his profiling skills after Frank murdered his girlfriend. During his final case in Arizona, he further lost faith in his abilities when his decision to release the unsub resulted in the deaths of both the unsub and a young woman. As a result of his actions Hotch was suspended and this was the final straw for Gideon. Leaving his gun and badge behind at his cabin with a letter for Reid to find, he left to wayfare and to regain belief in himself and happy endings. Gideon shared much in common with real life FBI profiler John E. Douglas, who has written many books on the subject. Similarities include that both controversially predicted an unsub would have a stammer, and both required a prolonged leave of absence due to stress related illnesses acquired as a result of the job Template:Fact.

FBI BAU Special Agent Elle Greenaway

Played by Lola Glaudini

Elle was formerly assigned to FBI Field Office in Seattle, Washington; recently assigned to the BAU, expert in sexual offense crimes. Her father was a police officer but was killed in the line of duty. She is half Cuban and speaks Spanish. She was shot by an Unsub in the season 1 finale. Though physically recovered by the end of the season 2 premiere, the event still left her with psychological scars. These scars led her to act more harshly during a case involving a serial rapist. Ultimately, she killed the suspect before he could even be properly arrested. During this episode she mentions that the unsub wrote on the wall with her blood from the wound. She handed in her badge and gun at the end of the following episode, 2x06 ("The Boogeyman"), saying that it was not an admission of guilt.

Notable UnSubs

UnSubs that have had some sort of effect on the show's storyline

Randall Garner

Portrayed by Charles Haid (voice) and Charley Rossman, Episode(s): The Fisher King part 1+2
Alias: Sir Kneighf, The Fisher King

Frank Breitkopf

Portrayed by Keith Carradine, Episode(s): No Way Out and No Way Out II: The Evolution of Frank
Alias: None

Born in the 1950s, Frank was the son of a German immigrant, Mary Louise Breitkopf. He never knew his father. Frank was born highly intelligent and, thus, had very special needs, forcing his mother to take three jobs, including prostitution. Whenever a "customer" arrived, Frank ended up witnessing every time his mother slept with them. This turned him into a sexual sadist. When he was presumably in his 20s, he left home with a car and a trailer and started traveling around North America, killing people by sedating them with ketamine, a horse tranquilizer that renders the sedated person unable to move, but fully conscious and able to feel pain, and dismembering them alive inside his trailer which contained a soundproof makeshift autopsy room with a stainless steel table, a large number of cutting tools and images of the human body.

An early victim was Jane, who was 19-22 years old at the time and was caught on I-80 in Golconda, Nevada. When he was about to cut her open, however, she looked him in the eyes and felt calm. Since Frank got off on the fear in his victims' eyes, he completely lost interest in killing her and fell in love with her. After that, he sedated her completely and took her home.

Following that, he continued killing. He killed runaways, criminals and people that hardly anyone would miss, mostly women. He kept records of his killings in a small notebook. He took a rib bone from all of his victims and used them as parts in wind chimes and whistles, as well as ear rings, keys and other possessions of his victims and dumped the body parts in the wilderness. He then left these as gifts for Jane whenever he returned to Golconda.

In 2007, he was caught by the BAU at a diner in Golconda he frequently visited. He had hijacked a school bus full of children and parked it in the middle of the desert. He bargained with local authorities and was allowed to leave with Jane, who had fallen in love with him as well, in exchange for revealing the location of the children to Gideon. The team wasn't able to track him down.

Some time later, Jane left Frank after he had tried to kill her. He sought out Gideon to get her back, and then killed an old college friend of Gideon's who had been waiting for Gideon in his apartment. Frank then stole a list of people Gideon had saved in the line of work and planned to kill them. He was only able to kill Rebecca Bryant who was saved in The Fisher King before the others were taken into protective custody. Eventually, he kidnapped Tracy Belle (Elle Fanning) who was saved in The Boogeyman to swap her for Jane. He met the team at a train station. At the same time, a part of the team had located Frank's childhood home in Manhattan, New York where he had hidden Tracy. There they also found Mary Breitkopf's decayed body covered in flower bouquets. Cornered, Frank convinced Jane to join him again. They both then committed suicide by jumping in front of a departing train.

Tobias Hankel

Portrayed by James Van Der Beek, Episode(s): The Big Game and Revelations
Alias: Raphael

Having been beaten by his father since he was a child, Tobias Hankel was raised with strict moral code. Including 'honor thy father' and 'thou shall not kill'. When Tobias' father, William was dying of an unidentified disease, William ordered his son to kill him. Leading to Tobias's DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder), which included Tobias' father and the angel Raphael. Raphael began to hunt people he perceives as 'immoral', and Tobias would always call 911 beforehand. This led the BAU to Tobias Hankel as a potential witness. Reid realized Tobias was the UnSub as JJ and him were rejected at the door. After JJ and Reid split up to corner Tobias, Reid was taken captive by Raphael. The Team watched through webcam the torture Raphael inflicted upon Reid, solving the clues Reid left them, and eventually saving Reid. Though not before Reid used Tobias' pistol to kill Raphael.

Jason Clark Battle

Portrayed by Bailey Chase, Episode(s): Lucky and Penelope
Alias: James "Colby" Baylor

Jason Clark Battle was a deputy sheriff in Virginia. According to his record, he served in the U.S. Army between the years 1992 to 1996 and took a job in law enforcement on 29 December 1997. He was a paranoid narcissist who would commit hero-homicide, shooting people at random so he could save them to make himself look like a hero, earning him two honors as a hero. If they died, he became the first officer on the scene. In Penelope, he met Garcia in a coffee shop and later asked her out under the alias of James "Colby" Baylor, a prominent city attorney, using his legal knowledge as cover. She used to place priority on certain unsolved murder cases in order to put some pressure on the investigators, some of those murders having been committed by Battle. His paranoia had led him to believe she was onto him and shot her outside her apartment. When he found out that she survived, he broke into her home and attempted to kill her again, but failed. Later, he was brought into the FBI to assist the Internal Affairs Division's investigation of Garcia. It resulted in a standoff between him, Hotch and Rossi, which ended when JJ was able to sneak up behind him and shoot him in the head, killing him.

William Lee

Portrayed by Jason London, Episode(s): Aftermath
Alias: None

William Lee was a power-reassurance serial rapist in Dayton, Ohio. He worked at a marketing firm, First Hand Media, at the time of Aftermath. Before that he'd had 12 jobs over 10 years since finishing high school. He lived with his mother until she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer six months prior to Aftermath. That's when he decided to "start a family" before she died, something that he was incapable of due to social incompetence. First, he raped an uncertain number of students of a religious college over a five week period. Since abortion is considered a sin, the risk of the victims aborting was low. When the only victim he was able to successfully impregnate committed suicide because of unwillingness to give birth to the child, he stopped his rapes for a week, then chose another type of victims: career women around the age of 35 visiting a fertility clinic which First Hand Media bought statistical information from. Since the women he raped were planning to have a baby, the risk of them aborting was still low. He waited for them in their homes, then tied them up while threatening them with a gun and raped them.

In Aftermath, when the BAU team, Elle was particularly affected by Lee, since he waited for the victims in their homes, just like Randall Garner when he shot her in The Fisher King; Part 1 and the fact that Lee was a sex offender. When Lee ran out of potential victims, the team planned an undercover operation in which Elle was to pretend being a potential victim. The plan was to allow Lee to break into the house Elle was using. When that happened, she would arrest him for breaking and entering thus giving the police access to his DNA and having him charged for all of his known rapes. When the plan was in progress, however, she became nervous, panicked and left the house to arrest him while he was still in his car.

Having no legal cause to keep Lee in custody or get a DNA sample from him, the police had to let him go. This made Elle furious, driving her to confront Lee outside his home. He confessed to the rapes for her, although he didn't see them as sexual assaults, but "dates." He also told Elle he believed she deliberately panicked so he would walk and continue raping. This drove Elle to kill him. When the authorities arrived, she claimed Lee had drawn a weapon and was threatening her, so she shot him in self-defense. The police accepted the story, although the team was uncertain.

The Footpath Killer

Portrayed by Lukas Haas, Episode(s): Extreme Aggressor and Compulsion (all flashbacks)
Alias: Real name never revealed to the viewers

The Footpath Killer was featured in the first two episodes of the series. He killed people on hiking roads in woods in Virginia using excessive violence and killing them by putting a bullet in their heads. His trademark was leaving close-up face photos of his victims at the scene. In the first, Gideon holds a lecture about him. At the end of that episode he was seen at a gas station owned by the Footpath Killer. According to Gideon's profile, he was in his late 20s, worked a menial job, owned an American-made truck in a state of disrepair and would likely speak with a severe stutter. When Gideon saw him, he knew it was the Footpath Killer.

Knowing Gideon was some kind of law enforcement officer, the Footpath Killer threatened him with a shotgun and was planning to kill him too. When they were alone, Gideon started to mock him about his stutter, making him let his guard down. He was then knocked out and arrested.

The Footpath Killer was likely partially based on real-life serial killer Robert Hansen who hunted prostitutes in woods with a 223-caliber rifle. According to the profile made by John E. Douglas, he would stutter severely. This was proven correct.

Jonny McHale

Portrayed by Frankie Muniz, Episode: True Night
Alias: True Night (his comic book creation was actually a reflection of him the whole time).

Jonny McHale was a comic book artist who was supposed to be engaged to a woman named Vicki. One night while walking home from a midnight stroll, they were ambushed by a group of thugs called the 23 Street Gang. They forced Jonny to watch his fiancee as she was tortured to death before they eviscerated him.

After six months of mental anguish, it is clear to the viewers that he is suffering from Posttraumatic stress disorder, combined with psychotic breaks. He murders several of the gang members at a time, with every kill becoming more violent. He has no recollection of his murders, or the attack on him and his late fiancee, although his violent crimes make it to his comic book pages. Jonny would even leave messages on Vicki's cell, only to hear her voice recording before the beep.

Jonny's press agent, his fans, and a neighbor recognize his erratic, aggressive behavior. So they report Jonny to the police after Agent Jareau released his criminal profile to the public. His latest attack was on Glen Hill, the man responsible for the Jonny's misery, in which he abducted the gang leader after Jonny massacres his gang. He also has no memory of the abduction. But Jonny eventually confesses and reveals Glen's location when the authorities remind him of his late fiancee, and his crimes. The agents are too late to save Glen, who is found mutilated while tied to a chair.

The ending scene shows Jonny in a padded room at a disclosed mental institution. He has sketches of Vicki all over his wall. And he still tries to call Vicki, but will only hear her voice recording.

The episode, along with Jonny as the central character, was played out in a graphic novel style fashion. It also allowed the viewers to show the world through the eyes of the unsub, with the FBI team as secondary characters. Jonny's abilities, which include a high tolerance for pain, unpredictability, and ruthlessness all stem from his psychotic breaks.

Henry Grace

Portrayed by Jason Alexander, Episode: Masterpiece
Alias: Professor Rotschild

Henry was a serial killer that wanted revenge on David for imprisoning his brother, William Grace, another serial killer. He targeted brunettes, sneaking up on them from behind and abducting them, killed them in an unspecified way and disposed of their bodies with acid, leaving no trace behind. He had a deep fascination in the golden ratio and the Fibonacci sequence, basing the abduction areas and the number of victims on them. At the end of the investigation, Henry revealed to Rossi that the building the team was lead to was booby-trapped and they would all be killed. They had already discovered this, however, since the Fibonacci series didn't match the number of victims there would've been. Even though there were no physical evidence, Rossi predicted that the recording of Henry's confession would be enough for a conviction.

EDIT: not 12 women were killed. We learn of 7 dead, which were not shown (minus the pictures), and then another 1 woman and 4 children were taken to the gas/acid chamber. 4 made it out for sure, although it is unsure of whether or not the daycare worker made it out, as she risked her life for the children.

George Foyet

Portrayed by C. Thomas Howell, Episode: Omnivore, "...And Back"
Alias: The Boston Reaper, Kevin Baskin, Miles Holden, William Parker

Foyet was originally thought to be a victim of The Reaper, a serial killer in Boston who brutally stabbed, shot (apparently with a .44 Magnum Colt Anaconda) or bludgeoned his victims to death. He would attack people on unpopulated highways in their cars, using some kind of ruse to approach them, such as pretending to be a lost driver or even a cop. He would then take some personal item from his victims, such as a piece of jewelry or a watch, and put it on his next victim to prove he had committed them. He would also paint the Eye of Providence in his victims' blood (according to Reid's analysis, this was because he considered himself the personification of fate). Part of the difficulty in catching him was that his victims varied in race, sex, age and method of killing, except for that his teenage female victims were always stabbed, a substitute for sexual penetration, which according to Rossi implied hebephilia. At the time, Foyet was a 28-years old teacher's assistant teaching computer science. His date for the night was killed in the car on their way home, and he was himself stabbed 46 times. When the EMT reached him, he was barely breathing. Foyet subsequently went underground, afraid the killer would track him down to finish his work. Instead, The Reaper made a deal with the lead detective; he would stop killing if the police shut down the investigation. Agent Hotchner, who was assisting in his first BAU-case, is sent home six weeks later, unaware of the deal.

When the lead detective dies ten years later, the Reaper reappears, as brutal as before, leaving behind Foyet's glasses, which he took from him, on a victim. Foyet himself had gone underground, created a number of aliases for himself, all of them working as substitute computer science teachers and living in different residences. During a raid of one of them, the Reaper ambushes Morgan and takes his credentials, killing a local cop and leaving Morgan alive. Foyet's blood is found all over the scene. However, after an extensive background check, the team unmasks Foyet as the Reaper. It turns out that Foyet stabbed himself so that he would be injected into the investigation and left his own glasses on a body after his first present-day killing; he's a narcissist of extreme proportions. After being apprehended by the BAU, he escapes from prison mere hours after his arrival. It appears he had spent ten years planning escapes from every prison in Massachusetts, as well as tapping enough blood to stage his own death. His escape set up a future re-appearance which happened at the end of the 4th season finale when he broke into Hotch's house, told him "You should've made the deal." and apparently shot him off-screen.

Mason and Lucas Turner

Portrayed by Garret Dillahunt (Mason) and Paul Rae (Lucas), Episode(s): To Hell..., ...and Back
Alias: None

The Turner brothers were featured in the season 4 finale. They were responsible for the murders of approximately 89 people in Detroit, Canada. Shortly after graduating from medical school, Mason was pushed by his mentally retarded brother, Lucas. The injury he sustained resulted in him being paralyzed from the neck and down. After being placed in a life-support system with a voice controlled laptop as his only line of communication with the outside world, he somehow manipulated Lucas into abducting prostitutes, drug addicts and homeless people and performing crude experiments on them in an attempt to find a cure for his brothers condition, even though there was no chance of success with the equipment he used. Once the victim finally was killed, its body would be chopped up and fed to a group of pigs Lucas bred. In "To Hell..." Iraq War veteran William Hightower suspected that his sister, a prostitute, had been abducted by someone. He investigated and discovered that 10 others may have been abducted the same way. After getting the attention of the Canadian police, he confessed to murdering the 10 people in order to get their attention. Once the BAU were called in, they tracked down the Turner brothers. At the time, Lucas had kidnapped a girl, Kelly, who managed to steal his cell phone and manipulate him into giving her enough privacy to call the authorities. When the SWAT team arrived, Lucas became nervous and confused, making sudden desperate movements that caused them to open fire on him and kill him. In the meantime, William Hightower, whose sister had been confirmed dead, took a shotgun left behind by the SWAT team and killed Mason for revenge.

The story was partially based on Robert Pickton, a real-life serial killer active in Vancouver, Canada who killed prostitutes and fed their remains to his pigs.

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