|“||They never saw me coming unless I wanted them to see me coming. I could wave at a lady and smile. Chew the fat with her at church. Knowing I killed her husband. There is something beautiful about that ball of silence at a funeral; all those people around you, knowing that you made it happen.||„|
|~ Larry philosophizing about murder|
Lawrence "Larry" Wells is the main antagonist of the Hannibal episode "Trou Normand". He is a prolific serial killer and a 70-year-old resident of Grafton who killed over a period of 40 years.
He is portrayed by Lance Henriksen, who also portrayed Emil Fouchon in Hard Target, Dr. Jarret in Man's Best Friend, Lockdown in Transformers Animated, General Shepherd in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Karl Bishop Weyland in the 2010 Aliens vs Predator video game, The Stranger in When A Stranger Calls, John Milton in Scream 3, Grim Reaper in The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Thomas Magruder in the Gun video games, Sergeant Daniel Neff in Damien: The Omen 2, Lieutenant in The Legend of Korra, and Baron in Tangled: The Series.
His first victim was the husband of Eleanor Marshall, his mistress who was the mother of his son, his last victim. Will and Jack arrive at Lawrence's house and find him waiting in the foyer. Lawrence proudly admits to all the murders and says prison will be a luxury compared to the retirement homes he could afford. No one will forget what he did - it's his legacy. But Will tells Lawrence his final victim was actually his son, not the son of his first victim. Lawrence thought he was killing Joel Summers to get back at his mistress, but in fact, he killed off his true legacy. She knew, even 40 years ago, the monster Lawrence truly was.
He dug up the victims, suggesting he knew exactly where they were buried. Some were years, and some decades old.
Wells went to great lengths to kill his victims in various ways, some of them not even resembling murders, to avoid creating a pattern; how they died wasn't as important to him as them dying by his hand. The victims he killed in more obvious ways, which included blunt force, stabbing and strangulation, were buried in unmarked graves on a beach near where he later erected the totem pole. His other victims were killed in ways designed to look like suicides, accidents or natural deaths and were left to be found and given proper burials; he later dug them up to add their pieces to the totem pole.