FANDOM


(Adding categories)
(45 intermediate revisions by 14 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
[[File:Primalfear.jpg|thumb|300px|Aaron Stampler]]
+
{{Mature}}
  +
{{Villain Infobox
  +
|image = Aaron Stampler.jpg
  +
|size = 200
  +
|fullname = Aaron Luke Stampler
  +
|alias = Roy<br>
  +
Butcherboy
  +
|origin = ''Primal Fear''
  +
|occupation = Criminal
  +
|skills = Manipulation<br>
  +
High Intelligence<br>
  +
|hobby = Lying
  +
|goals = Murder his girlfriend Linda and Archbishop Rushman in revenge <small>(succeeded)</small>.<br>
  +
Manipulate the judge into believing in his personality disorder, including Martin Vail <small>(succeeded)</small>.<br>
  +
Make the election of release be bestowed to him <small>(succeeded)</small>.
  +
|crimes = Murder<br>
  +
Blackmail<br>
  +
Snuff filming<br>
  +
Assault<br>
  +
Fraud
  +
|type of villain = Charismatic Inmate}}
  +
{{Quote|...There never was an Aaron, counselor.|Roy}}
   
'''Aaron Stampler''' is the main villain of the 1996 movie ''Primal Fear''.
+
'''Aaron Stampler''', also known as '''Roy''', is the main antagonist of the 1993 novel ''Primal Fear'' by {{w|William Diehl}} and its 1996 film adaptation with the same name.
   
He was portrayed by actor Edward Norton, who also portrayed [[Steve Frazelli]] in ''The Italian Job'' and [[Eric Byer]] in ''The Bourne Legacy''.
+
He was portrayed by {{w|Edward Norton}}, who also played [[Steve Frazelli]] in ''The Italian Job'', [[Nova (Alita: Battle Angel)|Nova]] in ''Alita: Battle Angel'', [[Derek Vinyard]] in ''American History X'' and [[Eric Byer]] in ''The Bourne Legacy''.
   
He begins as an altar boy for the Archbishop of Chicago. After the Archbishop forces Aaron into sexual activities, he brutally stabs him. Martin Vail gladly takes his case and sees him as a boy scout rather than a killer. He also says to Vail that he loses time when he's very stressed out.
+
==Biography==
  +
Stampler is a 19-year-old altar boy for Richard Rushman, the popular Archbishop of Chicago. He appears meek and frightened, with a severe stutter, and alludes to having had an unhappy childhood with his abusive father in Crikside, Kentucky.
   
After looking into and discovering things about the case, especially that civic leaders in power are and were involved in corruption and that a Nathaniel Hawthorne book was underlined describing somebody, who is two-faced, he asks Stampler if he underlined that book, which he says he didn't. Then later Vail finds a video tape in Archbishop Rushman's apartment, which shows Archbishop Rushman forcing Stampler and, a woman, Linda, to engage in sexual activity. Vail confronts Stampler and finds out Aaron has multiple personality disorder. Although Vail originally doesn't want to change the plea knowing that it would be problematic and that insanity is hard to prove, he and Stampler decide to use this so-called, multiple personality disorder, to win the case and sure enough they do so.
+
When the Archbishop is brutally murdered, Stampler is found nearby covered in his blood, and is arrested for his murder. Defense attorney Martin Vail takes his case, eager for the publicity. Stampler insists that he is innocent, and that he "lost time" (blacked out) and woke up covered in Rushman's blood. He then says that he often "loses time" when put under great stress.
   
Vail tells him the verdict is, he will stay at a mental hospital until he's cured. Then Stampler tells Vail to tell Venable, Vail's ex-lover and prosecutor of Aaron's case, that he apologizes for her neck because he attacked her earlier in court and then Vail asks if Aaron loses time then how does he know about her neck. Aaron reveals at the end that he's been lying and faking it and manipulated them all and killed Linda and the archbishop for fun and of his own free will.[[Category:Liars]]
+
While investigating the case, Vail finds a videotape of Rushman forcing Stampler, his girlfriend Linda and some of his fellow altar boys to have sex with each other. When Vail confronts him, Stampler flies into a rage and literally becomes like another person; his stutter vanishes and he becomes a violent sociopath who calls himself "Roy". When "Roy" tells him that he killed Rushman after "Aaron" begged him to, Vail realizes that Stampler has multiple personality disorder.
  +
  +
At first, Vail doesn't want to change Stampler's plea, knowing that insanity is hard to prove. However, during the trial Vail goads "Roy" into coming out; "Roy" then attacks and chokes prosecutor Jane Venable until the bailiff drags him out of the courtroom, forcing the judge to declare a mistrial. Stampler is sentenced to a mental institution rather than prison, and Vail becomes the most famous lawyer in Chicago for helping him beat the murder charge.
  +
  +
When Vail tells Stampler about the judge's decision, Stampler thanks him and asks him to make sure that Venable's neck is all right. Vail realizes that Stampler couldn't have known about Venable's injuries if he had "lost time" as he claimed, and confronts him. Stampler then reveals that the multiple personality disorder had been an act, and that he had known exactly what he was doing when he murdered Rushman; he also says that he killed Linda as well. Stunned, Vail states there was no Roy, but Stampler corrects him that it was always Roy, and it was the persona of Aaron that never truly existed. Aaron gleefully brags about having gotten away with murder as a disillusioned and shocked Vail walks away.
  +
  +
==Trivia==
  +
*Aaron Stampler was Edward Norton's first appearance in cinema. The role achieved critical acclaim and Norton received his first ever Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.
  +
  +
[[Category:Liars]]
 
[[Category:Murderer]]
 
[[Category:Murderer]]
 
[[Category:Movie Villains]]
 
[[Category:Movie Villains]]
[[Category:Psychopath]]
+
[[Category:Live Action Villains]]
[[Category:Master Manipulator]]
 
 
[[Category:Con Artists]]
 
[[Category:Con Artists]]
 
[[Category:Successful]]
 
[[Category:Successful]]
 
[[Category:Karma Houdini]]
 
[[Category:Karma Houdini]]
[[Category:Status dependent on Version]]
+
[[Category:Status Dependent on Version]]
 
[[Category:Chaotic Evil]]
 
[[Category:Chaotic Evil]]
 
[[Category:Criminals]]
 
[[Category:Criminals]]
 
[[Category:Charismatic]]
 
[[Category:Charismatic]]
 
[[Category:Mastermind]]
 
[[Category:Mastermind]]
[[Category:Serial Killers]]
 
 
[[Category:Homicidal]]
 
[[Category:Homicidal]]
  +
[[Category:Teenagers]]
  +
[[Category:Misogynists]]
  +
[[Category:Inmates]]
  +
[[Category:Blackmailers]]
  +
[[Category:Male]]
  +
[[Category:Trickster]]
  +
[[Category:Book Villains]]
  +
[[Category:Snuff Filmer]]
  +
[[Category:Tragic]]
  +
[[Category:Vengeful]]
  +
[[Category:Burglars]]
  +
[[Category:Faux Affably Evil]]
  +
[[Category:Evil Vs. Evil]]
  +
[[Category:Thriller Film Villains]]

Revision as of 18:13, March 29, 2020

Warning
Scarfaceinthefall
This article's content is marked as Mature
The page Mature contains mature content that may include coarse language, sexual references, and/or graphic violent images which may be disturbing to some. Mature pages are recommended for those who are 18 years of age and older.

If you are 18 years or older or are comfortable with graphic material, you are free to view this page. Otherwise, you should close this page and view another page.

...There never was an Aaron, counselor.
~ Roy

Aaron Stampler, also known as Roy, is the main antagonist of the 1993 novel Primal Fear by William Diehl and its 1996 film adaptation with the same name.

He was portrayed by Edward Norton, who also played Steve Frazelli in The Italian Job, Nova in Alita: Battle Angel, Derek Vinyard in American History X and Eric Byer in The Bourne Legacy.

Biography

Stampler is a 19-year-old altar boy for Richard Rushman, the popular Archbishop of Chicago. He appears meek and frightened, with a severe stutter, and alludes to having had an unhappy childhood with his abusive father in Crikside, Kentucky.

When the Archbishop is brutally murdered, Stampler is found nearby covered in his blood, and is arrested for his murder. Defense attorney Martin Vail takes his case, eager for the publicity. Stampler insists that he is innocent, and that he "lost time" (blacked out) and woke up covered in Rushman's blood. He then says that he often "loses time" when put under great stress.

While investigating the case, Vail finds a videotape of Rushman forcing Stampler, his girlfriend Linda and some of his fellow altar boys to have sex with each other. When Vail confronts him, Stampler flies into a rage and literally becomes like another person; his stutter vanishes and he becomes a violent sociopath who calls himself "Roy". When "Roy" tells him that he killed Rushman after "Aaron" begged him to, Vail realizes that Stampler has multiple personality disorder.

At first, Vail doesn't want to change Stampler's plea, knowing that insanity is hard to prove. However, during the trial Vail goads "Roy" into coming out; "Roy" then attacks and chokes prosecutor Jane Venable until the bailiff drags him out of the courtroom, forcing the judge to declare a mistrial. Stampler is sentenced to a mental institution rather than prison, and Vail becomes the most famous lawyer in Chicago for helping him beat the murder charge.

When Vail tells Stampler about the judge's decision, Stampler thanks him and asks him to make sure that Venable's neck is all right. Vail realizes that Stampler couldn't have known about Venable's injuries if he had "lost time" as he claimed, and confronts him. Stampler then reveals that the multiple personality disorder had been an act, and that he had known exactly what he was doing when he murdered Rushman; he also says that he killed Linda as well. Stunned, Vail states there was no Roy, but Stampler corrects him that it was always Roy, and it was the persona of Aaron that never truly existed. Aaron gleefully brags about having gotten away with murder as a disillusioned and shocked Vail walks away.

Trivia

  • Aaron Stampler was Edward Norton's first appearance in cinema. The role achieved critical acclaim and Norton received his first ever Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.