Dr. Hannibal Lecter: Not your kind of doctor

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Hannibal Lecter is a product of imagination of author Thomas Harris for the book The red dragon, The silence of the lambs and The Hannibal. So who is Hannibal Lecter? According to Thomas Harris
Dr. Lecter is vivid and terrifying. His eyes are maroon in color, and his voice has a hint of a metallic rasp. His teeth are small and white. A mature man well into middle age, Lecter is small and compact, and moves with unusual grace and silence. He has six fingers on one hand, the middle finger "perfectly replicated... the rarest form of polydactyly.
According to a site smithsonianmag.com in an article entitled The pros to being a psychopath by Amy Crawford, When most of us hear about the work psychopaths we often think of Dr. Hannibal Lecter, but when psychologists talks about psychopaths, we're referring to people distinct set of personality and characteristics, from being ruthless, fearless, mental toughness, charm, persuasiveness, and a lack of conscience and empathy, pretty much sums up Hannibal Lecter.


I'm using the photo of the recent TV series Hannibal it's not that i don't like Anthony Hopkins portrayal of Dr. Lecter, it's just that the recent portrayal of Mads Mikkelsen creeped me out hundred times than the latter.

Now that we know a few things about Hannibal Lecter, i'm sure the author Thomas Haris has some inspiration from where this fascinating character came from. In a article 
The True Story Of Hannibal Lecter: How The Real Life Hannibal Murdered His Last Victim And Tried To Bribe Arresting Officer by Maria G. Valdez in the site Latintimes.com, The name Alfredo Balli Trevino, a mexican doctor who turned out to be the inspiration behind Thomas Harris' infamous character Hannibal Lecter.


Alfredo Balli Trevino was a small, little man with dark red hair and there was a certain elegance about him.

On the afternoon of October 8, 1959, Jesús Castillo Rangel and Alfredo Ballí Treviño got into a fight. Some say that the two men were dating and Castillo Rangel supposedly said he was leaving Ballí Treviño and that sparked the fight.

Then the two got in a fight and ended up by Alfredo killing Rangel, it was said that Alfredo used the old "cloth over the mouth" trick and put Jesús to sleep, then he  injected another drug to make sure he was completely out. He then put Jesús in the bathtub, opened the shower and exsanguinated his victim. Ballí Treviño put the body in a stretcher and sliced it up until he could fit it in a box. It was not long until Homicides chief Eusebio Lara and Commander Alfonso González pretended to be patients and arrested Ballí in his office, Trevino was sentenced to die but was commuted after 20 years in prison. Trevino was also known as  the "killer doctor," "the monster of Talleres," and "the vampire Ballí." According to the article he died from cancer in 2009 after spending his days post-prison practicing medicine in the same old office where he killed Jesús Castillo Rangel.