Is Elliot of Mr. Robot The Cyber Dexter Morgan?


Mr. Robot was the breakthrough show last year and the second season is coming on June 24th. The USA Network show which is centralized on Elliot Alderson, a hacker with social anxiety disorder who works at the cyber security company Allsafe as a security engineer.He connects to people by hacking them, which often leads him to act as a cyber-vigilante. He is then recruited by a mysterious team of hacktivists known as fsociety whose main objective is to battle capitalism in the world. You cannot watch Mr. Robot without comparing the character Elliot to the character Dexter in the TV show Dexter. Here we list 8 similarities between the 2 characters.

1. Anti-Social Protagonist

The two characters are considered to be anti-social and unable to form relationships with the opposite sex.

2. The Dead Father Behind The Scenes

Both Elliot and Dexter live their lives according to the rules of their dead father.

3. The Social Mask- Doing Bad Things For Good Causes

They both wear a social mask and work in a job doing the exact opposite thing that they do in their free time. Dexter is a blood spatter analyst who helps solve crimes at work, and who kills criminals in his spare time. Elliott works as an information systems security specialist who protects systems at work and hacks systems of “evil” corporations in his spare time. From the very beginning of both shows, it’s clear that they have a sense of morality.

4. Self-Conversation And The Narration Style

In both shows, Dexter and Elliot have regular conversations with themselves and narrate their stories to reveal everything going in their mind.

5. You Still Like Them

You also find yourself rooting for and identifying with the worst human on the show. Dexter is a serial killer who likes to torture and Elliott is a hacker who helps destroy the economy, yet both are very compelling protagonists for a television show.

6. The Trophies

Both keep trophies from victims. While Dexter keeps blood slides of each victim he kills, Elliot keeps a CD for each victim he hacks.

7. The Weird Brother-Sister Kiss

Both characters pass through a weird state of love with their sisters and share a kiss with them.

8. The Murdered Girlfriend

The girlfriends of both Dexter and Elliot are murdered by their nemeses.