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Rita Morgan (Novels/Comics)
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Character Profile
Portrayed By
None
First Appearance
Darkly Dreaming Dexter (novels)
Dexter: Issue 1 (comics)
Last Appearance
Dexter's Final Cut
Appears in
Seven Novels
Character
Full Name
Rita Morgan


Status
Deceased
Manner of Death
Killed by Robert Chase
Circumstances
Bludgeoned with a baseball bat
Characteristics
Age
30s
Gender
Female
Eyes
Blue
Hair
Blonde
Personal Status
Marital Status
Married
Spouse
Dexter Morgan
Immediate Relatives
Dexter Morgan (husband)
Astor Bennett (daughter)
Cody Bennett (son)
Lily Anne Morgan (daughter)
Brian Moser (brother-in-law)
Address
Miami, FL
Killer Profile
"No Known Moniker"
Inactive
Number of Victims
1
Modus Operandi
Tools/Weapons
Table Saw
Killing Method
Kicked Brandon Weiss twice with her legs which caused his arm to be sliced by a table saw, and he bled to death.
Method of Disposal
Left in public
Cause
Self-defense and fear for her children
For the character from the TV series, see Rita Morgan

Rita Morgan is a character in the Dexter Novels and the Dexter Comics.

Summary

Dexter uses Rita as a disguise to fit into society. Dexter's "love" for Rita is less sincere in the novels than in the television series.

Rita has two children from a previous marriage, Astor and Cody, who were abused by their crackhead father.

Personality

  • Friendly, energetic, devoted to her family

Novels

It's not revealed how Rita and Dexter meet, but they have been dating for a year and a half.

Rita is something of an exercise fanatic. She and Dexter regularly go for 5k runs, long bike rides, or weightlifting sessions together.

Rita and Dexter, by a humorous misunderstanding, are engaged

At the end of novel, Rita and Dexter are married.

Rita and Dexter honeymoon in Paris

Rita gives birth to a girl, Lily Anne.

To be added

Rita is murdered by pedophile Robert Chase after she catches him molesting eleven-year-old Astor.

(Mentioned only)

Comics

Relationships

  • Dexter Morgan - Rita's husband, and father to her third child, Lily Anne
  • Astor - Rita's oldest child, a daughter
  • Cody - Rita's middle child, a son
  • Lily Anne Morgan - Rita's youngest child, a daughter (In the TV series, her counterpart is Harrison Morgan)
  • Ex-husband - Rita was married and divorced prior to the first novel. Unlike the TV show, Rita's ex-husband is never mentioned by name, though it's revealed that he's in prison.
  • Deborah Morgan - Her sister-in-law, once Rita marries Dexter
  • Brian Moser - Her brother-in-law, and realtor

Victim

  • Brandon Weiss - Rita kicked him twice with her legs (because her arms were still bound) in self-defense which caused him to fall on a table saw. It cut off his arm and he bled to death. (Dexter by Design)
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