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  • Over on the villain's wiki, i'm making a navigation template for Dexter villains and since you're clearly a big fan and the closest thing to an expert on the show that I know, could you take a look at what I have so far and tell me what you'd do and what you wouldn't do? I'm trying to make this look really good.



    Dexter Villains

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    • Hey there!

      If you are asking me to help design a template, you clearly think I know more than I do. :) Yes, I know a lot about the show only because I've watched it more times than I can count. In 2017, I joined this wiki, not knowing how to do a simple edit. Luckily, I had help with my mistakes and began to learn, and I'm still learning. I do want to know more about templates at some point. However, if you have something else in mind, let me know.

      DexDevotee 01:19, April 14, 2020 (UTC)

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    • Oh, well would you say it looks good for the time being?

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    • Yes, I think it looks very good. All the templates on this wiki were created by other people. I'm sorry I can't be of more help.

      DexDevotee 01:50, April 14, 2020 (UTC)

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    • It's fine, thank you for taking the time reply.

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  • Feel free to reply whenever you're not busy, I just wanted to ask you a question. If you remember that last time we talked, I showed you the page I made for Little Chino on the Villains Wiki. Anyways, my question is, would it be alright if I were to put external links from Dexter pages i've made on the Villains Wiki on the character pages here?

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    • Hi there!

      Let's ask TheBigGnome since he knows much more about that stuff than I do. He may see this message tomorrow morning and give you an answer. If not, we can ask him directly on his wall.

      So, TBG, if you see this, please help! :)

      DexDevotee 06:15, April 5, 2020 (UTC)

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    • The purpose of including external links is to give readers access to more information that is not included here. Since the pages on the Villains Wiki are basically copied from here, they provide no new information for readers, so to link to them is pointless.

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    • Fair enough. Thank you for taking the time to respond, TheBigGnome.

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  • Hey there. I seem to remember having a conversation about "Dark Passenger" and what it is, but I don't remember it well and can't find it to review it.

    Anyway, I'm watching it through again, and (maybe you know all this already) just found the first mention of it. At the beginning of Season One Episode 11, Dexter recalls his buried memory of seeing his mother in the shipping container and says it's been with him all the time, his dark passenger.

    Our page says it's his urge to kill, but he says it's a memory. I assume the concept evolves as the show progresses, but I don't remember it well enough. That's why I'm rewatching it again. That and because it's awesome!  :)

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    • Hello there!

      Happy to hear that you are again watching Dexter! I’ve lost count. It is awesome!

      As for the Dark Passenger, the “urge” or “need” to kill (along with similar terms) are used throughout the show, with “need” being the most common. (Perhaps we should use that word.) Here are a few explicit or implied examples of his need / urge to kill. I welcome any feedback. :)

      • “Popping Cherry”

      When Harry takes teenage Dexter hunting, he tells him to stab a deer and says, “For now, this is how we’ll control the urges you feel and channel them.”

      • “Shrink Wrap”

      After Harry prevents teenage Dexter from killing Joshua, Dexter says he still wants to kill him and wants to know when it will go away.

      • “It’s Alive”

      While he's bowling, Dexter thinks to himself, “I really need to kill somebody.”

      In the same episode, teenage Dexter and Harry are at a shooting range. When Harry tells Dexter he has to postpone their boar hunt, Dexter has a meltdown, claiming he can’t wait and really needs this.

      • “An Inconvenient Lie”

      In a diner, Lila describes what it feels like to have a rising dark need, and Dexter is freaked out.

      • “Dex, Lies, and Videotape”

      Dexter has Ken Olson on a kill table. Dexter feels that he’s in “recovery,” and tells Olson that he doesn’t feel the need that comes from within that always drives him to the table.

      • “Sunshine and Frosty Swirl”

      Dexter tells Debra that Harry found him sitting in his mother’s blood and understood why he had these urges. He says he has a need deep inside him that he calls his Dark Passenger.

      Debra reads an article written by Lundy that claims serial killers have an addiction; Dexter tells her it’s not untrue. (Back in Season Two, he also referred to his need to kill as an addition.) Debra thinks that if Dexter can channel his urges, he can control them.

      While staying at her house, Dexter imagines a conversation with Harry, who says he was correct in channeling Dexter’s urges, not suppressing them. During dinner with Debra, Dexter describes in detail what his need to kill feels like.

      • “Buck the System”

      Because Dexter hasn't been able to kill for a time, he imagines himself slicing the throat of a postal worker and stabbing Masuka in the throat.

      He tells Debra that if he doesn’t control his need to kill, it will control him. He says he can only control it by channeling it - not suppressing it. He reminds her that when he had the urge to kill Louis Greene, he called her.

      • “The Dark... Whatever”

      With murder on his mind, Dexter tells Hannah that his Dark Passenger wants him to be some place else. She finds it ridiculous when told that’s his name for his need to kill. He describes it as a thing living inside him, saying he has to kill. She laughs and says it’s only him, and he has a choice. He thinks his compulsion can’t be explained any other way.

      It’s revealed that Dexter mentioned the Dark Passenger for the first time at age twelve to Harry. This was after Harry remarked, "It got into you too early in the shipping container." Young Dexter thought it meant an entity controlled him, but Harry was referring to his trauma.

      Cheers!

      DexDevotee 22:40, March 21, 2020 (UTC)

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    • So the dark passenger does evolve from a memory to this need. I figured it did, I just couldn't remember the details. (It sucks getting old.)

      I think I remember discussing whether we needed pages for Laura Moser (Dark Passenger) and Brian Moser (Dark Passenger) and things like that. Also whether they were separate entities or the same, and whether they were supernatural or just part of Dexter's head. Maybe we resolved all that stuff back then.

      Anyway, off to watch some more!

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    • Yes, we decided to delete the passenger pages for Harry, Laura, Brian, and Travis since they were incorrectly set up as supernatural entities. Each one can be explained in other ways.

      Enjoy!

      I'm pretty old myself. :)

      DexDevotee 23:19, March 21, 2020 (UTC)

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  • I just wanted to pop in and say hello, as well as show you something I made on the Villains Wiki I made a while back I hope you'll Enjoy. 

    Little Chino

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    • Hi there!

      I just checked it out...great work!

      You apparently have many more projects planned. Cool! So do I, but Life keeps interfering. :)

      DexDevotee 01:40, March 3, 2020 (UTC)

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    • I'm glad you like it! If you feel like it's missing anything, feel free to add it as well!

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  • Re: Remember the Monsters

    The final shot of Dexter staring into the camera creeps me out.  There is no voiceover from Dexter as one might expect (e.g. "This is my new life," or "Never leave behind traces of a stage suicide"), so are we left to ponder, is Dexter, the persona we knew for eight seasons dead, or has he been laying dormant for five years, and starting to re-emerge?

    Will there be a season 9? Will Dexter return to Miami and be once again greeted by the aberation of Harry ("Welcome home, son.") or possibly Doakes ("Surprise, motherfucker!")?

    Will he track down Harrison? Will the boy forgive him?

    There are too many questions that need to be answered and hopefully if there is a season 9 they will not be all answered in one episode or raised and not answered.

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    • It would also be interesting to find out what happened to characters after their encounters with Dexter and his world (e.g. Sonya, why did she leave Dexter's employment or Rita's mother, Gail, how did she take her daughter's death and why did she not attend the funeral).

      There are so many possibilities!

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    • I know what characters you are most curious about. :)

      DexDevotee 20:08, January 21, 2020 (UTC)

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  • Synopsis and summary mean the exact same thing (as do plot, storyline, etc.). I think it's confusing to have two sections with equivalent titles, and would rather just incorporate the small one into the introductory section. What do you think?

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    • Lol. You don't seem to need my advice; you do excellent work.

      I'm always around, even if I'm not on this particular wiki. I've been busy on other projects.

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    • Thanks! :)

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  • Before I forget as i'm about to pass out, I was wondering how you came across my page on List of Deaths Wiki. How did you stumble across it basically?

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    • Hello!

      To answer your question, I’ve checked out many Wikis that I think will be interesting. List of Deaths is one of them. When I added the “Users” tag to your page, I noticed it’s one of your favorites. Then I found the Dexter page you were working on...just one of many pages you’ve created or contributed to.

      Also, I don’t know how or when Norma Batista died, but she is mentioned in “A Horse of a Different Color.” When Angel refuses to let Quinn eat in his Firebird, he says that he named his car after his mother, Norma. Not much, I know.

      DexDevotee 14:46, December 30, 2019 (UTC)

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    • Hey, it still helps me out a ton, thank you for taking the time to find it out for me. As always, I appreciate your help! And sorry for the super late reply, internet's been out lately.

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    • Glad I could help! :)

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  • Heya! It's been a while. I'm here to bring you more news from Fandom, a big one - a new Analytics Admin Dashboard feature has just been introduced, giving admins access to interesting wiki data. You can now understand better how the wiki is doing and may plan certain things/make decisions based on what you can see there.

    Visit Special:Analytics to check it out!

    The page Help:Analytics dashboard was also made available if you have any questions about the feature. But please ask me if you have any other questions - I’m in direct contact with staff and would be able to find out from them.

    Feel free to spread the word with the other admins. I hope this is useful! (Some of the data can be surprising, right now "Quinn" seems to be more searched than "Dexter" :P)

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    • Thanks for the info! That's great!

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    • Heya! I'm passing by to share one more blog (just trying to making sure these don't go unseen, particularly when they're relevant to editors like yourself.)

      This one is about Fandom's projects for Editor Rewards. You can find all the information in the blog, so not much to add on my part - feel free to check it if you wish, and comment if you have any questions/feedback.

      Cheers!

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  • Hi! My name is Playsonic2, and I just wanted to introduce myself as the Fandom Wiki Manager for Dexter Wiki.

    I am here to help the community and be a liaison to full-time Fandom staff. If you ever have a question or issue relating to the wiki, editing, etc., please feel free contact me on my message wall. See you!

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    • Got another bit of update: Fandom just launched their official Discord server and lots of editors are joining to chat! In this blog post you can find more information, as well as a server invite link. Lots of exciting things happening! :D

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    • Thank you. I will check it out.

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  • Good afternoon!

    I know the Episode 301: Our Father credits list them as "Kid #1", etc. but the "#" has a special meaning in wikis. It links to a section of the page like this Episode 301: Our Father#Gallery. So "Kid #1" will try to link to section "1" of the page "Kid". I would suggest calling the page "Kid number 1" or "Kid No. 1" or whatever else you think (I have no preference) but using the pipe to make it display like the credits show: [[Kid number 1|Kid #1]]

    I hope I've explained sufficiently, but I can elaborate more if necessary.  :)

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    • I've found it hard to find pics of some actors too. I've spent hours watching unfamiliar shows to try and spot actors to get a different pic for a wiki page. lol

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    • I understand completely. You'd think actors would want their pics out there. lol

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