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You can't be a killer and a hero. It doesn't work that way!
~ Brian Moser to Dexter Morgan
A real brother. None of this foster bullshit. We'e blood brothers, through birth and death.
~ Brian Moser to Dexter Morgan

Brian Moser, also known as The Ice Truck Killer, is the main antagonist of the first season of the series Dexter. He was also a posthumous antagonist in seasons 2 and 6.

He is portrayed by Christian Camargo, who also portrayed Dracula in Penny Dreadful.

History

TV series

Brian is Dexter Morgan's older brother. When he was eight and Dexter was four, they both saw their mother, Laura, murdered and dismembered by drug dealers working for Hector Estrada, who then left the boys sitting in a pool of their mother's blood for three days. They were both irreparably traumatized by the incident, essentially transformed into sociopaths. Dexter was adopted by Harry Morgan, the detective who found them, while Brian was left to the foster care system. As an adult, he began murdering prostitutes, draining their bodies of blood, dismembering them and freezing their severed body parts in refrigerated trucks; this earns him the nickname "The Ice Truck Killer". He also murders his and Dexter's biological father, Joe Driscoll.

During his rampage, he learns that Dexter is also a serial killer, and sets out to find him. He kills a man named Rudy Cooper and steals his identity. He starts stalking Dexter and putting doll parts related to his crime scenes in Dexter's apartment. He starts dating Dexter's adoptive sister Debra in order to get closer to him. When a detective starts to catch on to him, he stabs the officer in the back, not fatally. He kidnaps Debra, intending for Dexter and himself to kill her together as some sort of family reunion. After a long conversation, Brian tries to kill Debra and Dexter attacks him. The police show up at the hideout, but Brian is able to escape. He shows up later that night intending to kill Debra, but Dexter drugs him and slits his throat, staging his death to look like a suicide.

He later appears as a manifestation of Dexter's "dark passenger", advising him on how to kill.

Book Series

Jeff Lindsay's book series, on which the TV show is based, portrays Brian differently. In the first book of the series, Darkly Dreamning Dexter, Brian tells Dexter, who does not remember his childhood, about the trauma that made them into killers. Dexter prevents Brian from killing Debra, but Dexter allows him to escape. In later books, he reluctantly allows Brian to help "mentor" his stepchildren Astor and Cody as budding murderers. In Dexter's Final Cut, the last book in the series, Brian is killed by mobsters who have kidnapped Astor and Cody. 

Victims

  • Two Prostitutes - Frozen, decapitated and dismembered, then drained of blood by Brian Moser, mentioned they were killed in Broward county.
  • Prostitute - Frozen, decapitated and dismembered, then drained of blood by Brian Moser. Found in hotel swimming pool.
  • Prostitute - Frozen, decapitated and dismembered, then drained of blood by Brian Moser. Found near a fountain.
  • Sheri Taylor - Frozen, decapitated and dismembered, then drained of blood by Brian Moser. Found in Ice Hockey Stadium. Her blood was later used in the blood buckets.
  • Unnamed Prostitute - Frozen, decapitated and dismembered, then drained of blood by Brian Moser. Shown dead.
  • Rudy Cooper - Killed by Brian Moser in 1998 to steal his identity, mentioned.
  • Fred - Bludgeoned with a hammer off-screen by Brian Moser for his car.
  • Jill Vartos - Killed off-screen by Brian Moser, blood used for blood buckets in room 103.
  • Teri Ludlow - Killed off-screen by Brian Moser, blood used for blood buckets in room 103.
  • Heather Costas - Killed off-screen by Brian Moser, blood used for blood buckets in room 103.
  • Alice Curry - Killed off-screen by Brian Moser, blood used for blood buckets in room 103.
  • Amy True - Killed off-screen by Brian Moser, blood used for blood buckets in room 103.
  • Terry Foster - Killed off-screen by Brian Moser, blood used for blood buckets in room 103.
  • Guilda Ruppert - Killed off-screen by Brian Moser, blood used for blood buckets in room 103.
  • Tammy Goode - Killed off-screen by Brian Moser, blood used for blood buckets in room 103.

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Protagonists

Dexter Morgan | Hannah McKay | Zach Hamilton


Main Antagonists
Season One

Brian Moser

Season 2

James Doakes | Lila West

Season 3

George King | Miguel Prado

Season 4

Arthur Mitchell

Season 5

Eugene Greer

Season 6

Travis Marshall

Season 7

Isaak Sirko | Maria LaGuerta

Season 8

Oliver Saxon


Secondary Villains

A.J. Yates | Alex Tilden | Benjamin Caffrey | Beth Dorsey | Boyd Fowler | Carlos Fuentes | Carlos Guerrero | Christine Hill | Cole Harmon | Dan Mendell | Freebo | George Novikov | Hector Estrada | Jacob Elway | Javier Guzman | Jeremy Downs | Joe Jensen | Joey Quinn | Johnny Rose | Jurg Yeliashkevych | Leo Hernandez | Little Chino | Louis Greene | Marco Fuentes | Miles Castner | Neil Perry | Nick | Nikki Wald | Oleg Mickic | Paul Bennett | Ramon Prado | Ray Speltzer | Santos Jimenez | Stan Liddy | Steve Dorsey | Viktor Baskov


Minor Villains

Albert Chung | Alberto | Alex Timmons | Andres Rodriguez | Andrew Briggs | Barry Kurt | Bay Harbor Butcher 18 | Ben and Roger | Benito Gomez | Benjamin Alvaro | Billy Fleeter | Cal Rooney | Cindy Landon | Clemson Galt | Clint McKay | Curtis Barnes | Emmett Meridian | Esteban and Teo Famosa | Ethan Turner | Fiona Kemp | Gene Marshall | Hael Baker | Henry Mitchell | Jacques Bayard | Jamie Jaworski | Jimmy Sensio | Joe Walker | John Henry | Jonathan Farrow | Jorge and Valerie Castillo | Jose Garza | Juan Pablo "Welsh" Eliso | Juan Ryness | Julio Benes | Kaitlyn Watson | Ken Olson | Koshka Brotherhood | Lance Robinson | Lloyd Paulson | Marcetti | Mary | Matt Chambers | Mike Donovan | Nathan Marten | Norberto Cervantes | Norm | Oscar Prado | Phillip Barnes | Restaurant Shooter | Roberta Perry | Robert Brunner | Roger Hicks | Ron Galuzzo | Sally Mitchell | Shawn Decker | Stan Beaudry | Timothy Brand | Unnamed Hitman | Walter Kenney | Walter Munro | Wayne Randall | Zoey Kruger


Video Game Villains

Sergei Schevchenko | Xandro Lopez


Book Villains

Main Antagonists

Brandon Weiss | The Coven | Cult of Moloch | Dr. Danco | Moloch | Tamiami Slasher

Secondary Villains

Alexander Macauly | Bobby Acosta | Darius Starzak | Professor Wilkins | Randy Macgregor | Steve Reiker | Steve Valentine | Victor Chapin


Comic Book Villains

Main Antagonists

Bruce Grigsby | Steve Gonzalez

Minor Villains

Mustached Victim | Octavio


Dexter Early Cuts

Main Antagonists

Coleman Lindquist | Max Lindquist | Peter Thornton

Secondary Villains

Robert Milson

Minor Villains

Jenna Lincoln | Sam Duke | Tony Rodriguez

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