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|“||Before tonight, they didn't know my name! But now... no one will forget it.||„|
|~ Robert Adams declaring his own infamy.|
Robert "Bob" Adams is the main antagonist of the Criminal Minds episode "Painless". He is a survivor of a school massacre who seeks to recreate it in order to get the fame and recognition he feels he is owed.
He was portrayed by Eric Jungmann.
Adams went to North Valley High School in Boise, Idaho, where he was unpopular and frequently bullied. On October 12, 2001, his classmate Randy Slade stormed into the cafeteria armed with a gun and a homemade bomb, forced everyone there to lie facedown on the floor, and killed anyone who refused to look him in the eye. Adams did look him in the eye, so Slade spared him, declaring him "not worth a bullet". Slade then detonated his bomb, killing himself and 10 other students, and knocking Adams unconscious. When he regained consciousness, he found that another survivor of the massacre, Jerry Holtz, was getting the media attention he felt he deserved.
Adams' resentment, coupled with his inability to feel physical pain as a result of brain damage he suffered from the bombing, drove him over the edge, and he began planning to recreate the massacre in a bid to get the attention he felt had been stolen from him.
On the tenth anniversary of the massacre, Adams murders Doug Givens, North Valley's principal, by putting a homemade bomb inside his alarm clock. Givens' murder attracts the attention of the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU), who theorize that the killer is someone connected to the massacre,
Adams begins targeting the other survivors, first killing Chelsea Grant by breaking into her house and beating her to death. He attacks Holtz after the latter interviews with BAU agent Emily Prentiss, angered that Adams claimed to have been the one to look Slade in the eye. During the assault, Adams demands that Holtz look at him; when Holtz is unable to do so, Adams beats him to death, as well. During the assault, Adams smashes a nearby trophy case with his bare hand in a fit of rage.
Adams meets with another survivor, Tiffany Gleason, in the school's parking lot, and learns from her the location of the survivors' next meeting - the Seven Stars Restaurant. He sets off a bomb in the restaurant and holds everyone in the building hostage, all while ranting about having never gotten recognition for being the only one who could look Slade in the eye. Prentiss and her fellow agent Aaron Hotchner try to talk him down, saying that he now has the chance to "set the record straight". Adams lets the hostages go and runs, with Hotchner and Prentiss in pursuit. They finally corner him in the restaurant's boiler room, and he tries to shoot Hotchner, who shoots him dead in self-defense.