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A Poisoner is, as titled, a person who uses poison in their attacks against people.

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The international pictogramme for poisonous substances. The skull and crossbones has long been a standard symbol for poison.

Pathology

There are numerous motivations behind the usage of poison, but it usually is a means of killing victims whilst avoiding being immediately suspected. Poisoners have some similarities with bombers: they plan meticulously, nurse long grudges, and retaliate far out of proportion to any injury that they feel they have received.

Types of Poisoners

  1. True Believers - They are political terrorists or religious cult members.
  2. Extortionists - They hold companies hostage for ransom.
  3. Pranksters - They are teenagers who do it as a practical joke and usually don't mean any harm.
  4. Avengers - They seek to exact revenge using poison as their weapon.
  5. Angels of Death - They commit mercy killings using poison as their weapon.

On Criminal Minds

Real World

References

  1. He suffered from Münchausen Syndrome by proxy

External Links

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