Serial killers are warped minded individuals who kill multiple amounts of people. There’s no single thing that makes someone a serial killer. For the most part, serial killers are usually intelligent, charismatic, had a troubled childhood, history of violence, pyromaniac, unable to hold long-term relationships, or emotionally distant. Some serial killers decide to be like the movies or any TV shows. So its like an act of some sort. Henry Lee Lucas described being a serial killer as "being like a movie-star ... you're just playing the part." The macabre Gacy loved to dress up as a clown, while the Zodiac suited up in a bizarre executioner's costume that looked like something out of Alice in Wonderland. Also the thought of killing someone might be because of a moment of anger. When someone got angry they just like to find a random innocent stranger and let all of their anger out on them. For example, “Jack the Ripper”, portrayed as a man in a trench coat and a top hat in the late 1800s, killed prostitutes but because his identity remains unknown the world will never know why. Ted Kaczynski, better known as the Unabomber, targeted places that created “high technology” such as universities and airlines. That was the only way he thought he could fight technology, so he did it. Another interesting example of a serial killer is the story of Phillip Markoff, the Craigslist Killer. He went against most rules of a serial killer. He had a normal upbringing, money, he was brilliant, studied at Boston University, about to be a doctor, and was engaged. He was all around a great guy, and was the last person you would expect to kill someone, let alone become a serial killer. He ended up having a gambling problem, he lost all his money and became broke. It is assumed that he killed for money. But we will never know for sure because Phillip killed himself before any of the investigators could find out any more information about him. The Zodiac Killer, another serial killer, may still be at large because he was never caught. Therefore it is not known why he killed. The only theory that can be put together is that he never experienced the feeling of love, so he was jealous of the couples and did not want them to be happy,so he decided to kill them. The tragedy with serial killers is that they hold the upper-hand in the situation. They don’t have to talk if they don’t want to and they could kill themselves like Markoff did. This leads the families even more confusion because they never get their question answered as to why someone would do such a horrible thing to one of their loved ones.