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Rita Morgan (Novels/Comics)
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Character Profile
Portrayed By
N/A
First Appearance
Darkly Dreaming Dexter (novels)
Dexter: Issue 1 (comics)
Character
Full Name
Rita Morgan


Status
Deceased
Manner of Death
Killed by Robert Chase
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)
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. Eventually, 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 Dexter Comics.

Summary

She is a significant character to the novel series. Rita is the woman who Dexter uses as a disguise to fit in to society. Dexter's "love" for Rita seems less sincere in the novels than it does in the television series. She has two children from a previous relationship, Astor and Cody, who were abused by their father.

Rita and Dexter are, by a humorous misunderstanding, engaged in Dearly Devoted Dexter and married at the end of Dexter in the Dark. It is never said in the books how they met. In the books, Rita is also something of an exercise fanatic. She and Dexter regularly go for 5k runs, long bike rides, or weightlifting sessions together. In the fifth book, Dexter is Delicious, Rita gives birth to a girl, Lily Anne. In the seventh book, Dexter's Final Cut, Rita is murdered by pedophile Robert Chase after she caught him molesting Astor.

Personality

  • Friendly

Novels

  1. Darkly Dreaming Dexter
  2. Dearly Devoted Dexter
  3. Dexter in the Dark
  4. Dexter by Design
  5. Dexter is Delicious
  6. Double Dexter
  7. Dexter's Final Cut
  8. Dexter Is Dead

Comics

Relationships

  • Dexter Morgan - Dexter is Rita's husband, and father to her third child, Lily Anne.
  • Astor - Astor is Rita's oldest child, a girl.
  • Cody - Cody is Rita's middle child, a boy.
  • Ex-husband - Rita was married and divorced some time prior to the novel series beginning. Unlike the TV show, Rita's ex-husband is never mentioned by name, and has yet to make an appearance in any sort of capacity.
  • Deborah Morgan - Deborah is her sister-in-law, from the third book on.
  • Brian Moser - Brian is 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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