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El Cuco aka “The Outsider” aka Terry Maitland and later Claude Bolton, is an otherwise unnamed shape-shifting eldiritch Monster in Flint City who is responsible for the death of Frank Peterson and his family. It is the same species to the ancient monster, Pennywise or IT because it prefers feeding on children. He appears to be a ‘glamour’ a creature that feeds on human emotions. His favorite human emotion to feed on is despair. It feeds on the despair of the child and of their family as a result of their death. It is an enemy to private investigator, Holly Gibney.

He appears as the titular main antagonist in King’s 71st novel ‘The Outsider,’ a continuation/stand-alone sequel to the ‘Hodges’ trilogy and first volume in the ‘Holly Gibney’ series. In the novel, he murders Frank Peterson in Flint City in the form of Terry Maitland, resulting in his framing and subsequent death in order to feed on the grief that follows. Detective Ralph Anderson investigates with the help of his friends. In order to stop this, he recruits Jack Hoskins to foil them however he fails and is killed. When his hideout is discovered to be the site of a failed tourist attraction, Ralph and Holly Gibney confront him in a stand-off after Jack Hoskins kills two of their friends and wounds another. He is in the form of Claude Bolton at this time.

He is killed after the confrontation by Holly Gibney who caves his head in with her happy-slapper. His wound releases dying worms which motivates the duo to escape. After his death, Ralph and Holly have nightmares of the worms however they accept that he is dead.

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