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CRIMINAL
Jackson Cally
Name Jackson Gordon Cally
Alias Grandfather
Gender Male
Birth Date 1974
Pathology Cult Leader
Proxy Killer
Signature Implementation of Native American rituals
Modus Operandi Varied proxy murder
No. of Victims 12 killed by proxy
2+ attempted by proxy
Status Incarcerated
Portrayed By Chad Allen
First Appearance "The Tribe"

"What's going to happen when the angry white men come to the doors of your children blaming you for the killing of their people? What are you going to do, call the cops? No. You're going to string them up. You're going to put their heads on poles and rape their women. Just like the savage animal you really are. Like the savage animal your father was before they shot him down-"

Jackson Gordon Cally, a.k.a. "The Grandfather", was a cult leader in the Season One episode The Tribe.

BackgroundEdit

Cally was born on 1974. He spent most of his childhood moving from foster home to foster home and has an IQ of 189, spending his life surviving by use of his cunning and winning personality. When he was 18, he spent 22 months in prison for auto theft. While there, he found religion and preached to his fellow inmates. At one point, when he was threatened by another inmate, he convinced his cellmate, a mass murderer, to beat him to death. After his release, Cally studied Native American culture at different universities. He later formed a cult in Terra Mesa, New Mexico, loosely based on Native American beliefs, although his motive was to create a war between Caucasians and Native Americans in a scheme similar to Charles Manson's Helter Skelter plan. Being the leader, he was called "Grandfather" by the members of his cult.

The TribeEdit

Cally has the cult members attack a group of students, killing them using old Native American war rituals. When the attack didn't create the impact he had hoped for, he has them kill the head of an organization (called the American Defense Unit) and his family. When that didn't work either, he tries to stage an ADU attack on a Native American school by having the cult members steal a collection of firearms and kill all the students and teachers there. Hotch and a local reservation police officer, John Blackwolf, has already brought them to safety and are able to silently knock out three out of six attackers. The fourth attacker is stabbed by Blackwolf, the fifth is shot and killed by Hotch, and the sixth surrenders to them. By the end of the episode, Cally and the remainder of his cult are arrested by local police.

ProfileEdit

The leader of the cult is a sociopathic underachiever and a highly-intelligent male between the ages of twenty-five and thirty-five. He would have had an extremely abusive childhood, would have a record for petty crimes such as drug possession and theft, and would have studied Native American culture, as well as other religions, extensively. Like all cult leaders, he would be able to profile and read people so he could gain their trust and then easily manipulate and brainwash them once he had them in his grasp.

Real-Life ComparisonEdit

In the episode, Cally's plans to spark a race war between Caucasians and Native Americans through staged hate crimes made to look like they were committed by both sides were compared to Charles Manson and his "family", who made attempts to induce "the Helter Skelter scenario", an apocalyptic war between whites and blacks, sparked by Manson and his followers, who would emerge after the conflict to rule over the survivors.

Known VictimsEdit

All of the following were victims by proxy

  • Unspecified date in 1992 or 1993: Unnamed convict (manipulated another inmate into beating him to death during his imprisonment)
  • 2006:
    • March 5: Five college students (all skinned alive and killed through various Native American rituals):
      • Ingrid Grieson's unnamed boyfriend
      • Four unnamed others
    • March 7: Six killed in the Minton residence massacre. They are:
      • The unnamed police officer watching the family (incidental; slashed his throat)
      • The Minton family (all skinned alive and killed through various Native American rituals)
        • Roy Minton (father)
        • The unnamed mother
        • Three unnamed daughters
    • March 8: The attack at the Native American school:
      • Numerous unnamed teachers and students (intended to shoot)
      • John Blackwolf (attempted; tried to stab him)
      • Aaron Hotchner (attempted; shot at, but missed)

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