Role

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Serial Killer

Role Description:

The Serial Killer is an independently aligned role that may kill someone each night and wins by being last man standing.

Notes:

The Serial Killer's nightkill is often considered factional, since they are their own faction. This means If investigated by a Role Cop or Vanilla Cop, a Serial Killer with no additional abilities should view as "Vanilla". Also, Firearms Inspectors should not receive a positive result for Serial Killers, since, in terms of flavor, Serial Killers are considered to be using knives rather than guns. Because it's difficult to win as a Serial Killer, it's considered very common to give them extra abilities, which may include: Being investigation-immune (will be viewed as town-aligned if investigated), being Bulletproof (immunity to shots), having Strongman capability (nightkill cannot be blocked or protected against) or having Ninja capability (nightkill cannot be tracked or watched). A Serial Killer whose nightkill can specifically bypass Doctor protection is sometimes called an Arsonist. A Serial Killer who will immediately die if they ever do not perform a nightkill is sometimes called a Psycopath, though it varies whether this variant must simply attempt a nightkill every night or successfully perform a nightkill every night. In larger games, the typical Serial Killer win condition might be amended. Possible win condition variants include having to live until a certain day, having to live until X amount of players are left in the game, having to have fired X number of successful shots or having to have killed an X number of townies/mafia/power roles. Some hosts have also been known to include two Serial Killers, whose goal is to outlast the other.

Role Type:

Killing

Role Frequency:

Common

Use of Action:

Night

Supported by Modbot:

No

Alternative Names:

Psychopath

Witch

Related Roles:

Arsonist

Mass Murderer

Games containing this role:

Start Date Game Type Game Title Winning Faction Main Host Post Count
2016-09-12 Closed 999: Nine Hours, Nine People, Nine Doors (Link) Town Nego 4463
2015-10-07 Closed Alien (Link) Mafia Thingyman 5381
2016-12-18 Closed Cereal Killers (Link) Other PR. 5397
2016-11-21 Closed Clue Mafia: Game Two (Link) Town Beck 1884
2016-09-21 Custom Turbo drunk but in bed turbi (Link) Town Mafia Host 423
2016-10-24 Closed Heroes Mini Mash (Link) Mafia Apoc 11348
2016-06-09 Closed High Noon Mafia (Link) Town TheresASnakeInMyBoot 4613
2016-10-10 Semi-Open Hydra Game 5: Stellaris Mafia (Link) Mafia Mafia Host 1332
2016-10-09 Semi-Open Justified (Link) Mafia Mafia Host 5968
2017-03-13 Open Other Narrator Presents: TOWN of Salem Mafia (Link) Mafia Narrator 3127
2016-09-22 Custom Turbo NEW TURBO (Link) Town Mafia Host 432
2017-01-15 Open Other Puppies (Link) Mafia Zork 2630
2016-08-08 Closed Rick & Morty Mash! (Link) Other Beck 11917
2016-09-27 Open Other Silence of the Lambs: Killers Among Us (Link) Town Stork 6396
2016-09-28 Custom Turbo SK Hunt for People Who Like Fun And Aren't Scared of New Things (Link) Other Mafia Host 175
2015-10-17 Open Other Teen Wolf Mafia (Link) Mafia Cobalt 6054
2015-08-02 Closed The LEGO Movie (Link) Other Thingyman 6681
2016-11-13 Closed The megafantastic awesome game with no awesome name (Link) Town Sooh 6816
2015-12-14 Closed The Office Mafia Mashup (Link) Town Beck 7649
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