Originally Posted by Emo-rtal Beloved
No, I did not mean serial killers doing exactly what Hannibal Lecter & John Doe did. What I was trying to say was there were serial killers who actually ate their victims like what Dr. Lecter did (i.e: Tsutomu Miyazaki & Alexander Bychkov come to mind) and there were serial killers whom believed he was doing God a favor like what John Doe did (i.e: Eddie "Hammer", an Indonesian serial killer who attacked his victims to death using a sledgehammer because he viewed his targets as "sinful weaklings, who wasted God's gift by being weak" if I'm not mistaken. He killed 3 people before being imprisoned, and in prison he hammered, pun intended, 2 of his cell-mates to death because he viewed the both of them to be a weaker being than he was & God wouldn't like it if they had continued living).
But yes, I agree with u saying majority of serial killers are driven by violent sexual desires. Jeffrey Dahmer & Ted Bundy comes to mind. And here in Indonesia, we also have a serial killer called Rian The Mutilator on a death row. He killed and severed the body parts of 11 people (including a kid & a pregnant woman) for mostly sexual (and financial) reasons.
Albert Fish puts all those guys to shame. He was like the living incarnation of a fairy tale monster made flesh (old man eats little girls, etc.). Certainly my "favorite" serial killer of all time.