Post by frankthetriviaman on Dec 1, 2018 22:59:00 GMT -5
Detective Michael Walton was going over some reports, when a postman came up to him. "Delivery, sir" the man said as a sizable envelope was given to him.
"Ah, thank you, good sir" Walton said before taking the package and proceeding to open it.
"What is that, Inspector?" Hardstuckle asked from across the way; his desk wasn't too far from the Detective Inspector who others often turned to for one or more reasons.
"I've been expecting this. One thing I learned during the war is if you want to defeat the enemy; you need to get inside their heads. So, I asked the psychologists over at Broadmoor to evaluate some of the foes we've faced over the years; those on the loose so we can understand them better, and those in captivity so that in the event of escape we're already a step ahead of them" Walton explained.
"...because by knowing how they think, we can determine their moves before they make them?" Hardstuckle asked.
"Bingo, lad. You're catching on quick. Now, I'd love to chat, but I've got some "light" reading to do" Walton quipped before diving into the files.
(NOTE: The following you are about to read are not to be considered "tell alls" or "absolutely 100%;" there may be slight mistakes here, but that is to be expected. Although most of the entries should be accurate based on what we know so far, these also could be found to contain inaccuracies based on future developments)
Post by frankthetriviaman on Dec 2, 2018 0:19:29 GMT -5
Reading over news reports and the novel "The Path and the Way" was our primary source of information for this evaluation, as well as interviews with those connected to the cases. Based on available evidence, here is what can be concluded about J.J.E.
1) Is fully aware that what he does breaks the law
Evidence: Flagrantly takes human life, with little regard for potential consequences. Sometimes tries to hide evidence; hides his face behind a "mask" to ensure he isn't recognized.
2) A complete outcast from society
Evidence: does not appear to have any living friends or family that he really associates with; the two people vaguely referenced in "The Path and the Way" he appears to treat more as "associates for a cause" than as "comrades and friends," suggesting that he only makes associations with those who further his cause; whether he brought them in or they joined of their own accord is not certain though
3) A hypocrite unaware of his own hypocrisy
Evidence: despite claiming a desire to kill only those who do wrong, had no qualms against allying with a cold-blooded serial killer who did not serve any real benefit to his cause. The fact that he kills makes him no better than those he targets. Although he appears to have had some thoughts of realizing that what he did was wrong, it was more in the sense of realization that Blaze brought him nothing but trouble, rather than realizing his acts were morally wrong
4) Possesses a hatred for law enforcement
Evidence: He seems to kill those who do wrong because of statements that suggest he has little to no faith in actual law enforcement. Ironic, considering that for every one person he kills, dozens, if not hundreds of criminals, are brought to justice in the same time period.
5) Has no formal training of any kind; any skills acquired through his own accord
Evidence: Interviews with Detective Michael Walton about their fight after the warehouse explosion shed insight into this conclusion. Walton described J.J.E.'s technique as "sloppy and unrefined; more akin to a brawler than a professional fighter," essentially that he learned to fight from being in a rough environment rather than receiving training from professionals. When J.J.E. was rapidly punching Walton, Walton described it as "it felt fueled more by desperation than precision; there was definitely force behind the punch, but there was no technique. He seems to have more in common with brawlers in a bar fight than soldiers on a battlefield"
The fact that he was completely overwhelmed by the assassin "Pierceson" likely confirms the theory of a lack of formal training.
6) Preference to remain in the shadows and on the move
Evidence: Since he is almost impossible to find, it is likely that he doesn't have anything that would connect him to the regular world; a normal job, bank account, probably doesn't even own a car. In short, nothing that would tie him down to any institution and leave a paper trail. He also frequently moves from one "base" to another; further evidence for point one.
7) Maintains a methodical approach to his killing
Evidence: Only kills one person every 3 to 5 weeks; seems to indicate that he scouts his targets first; finding their routines and patterns, then killing them once he observes the flaws and openings.
8) Possesses insomnia or other sleep-related issues
Evidence: for the line of work he does, no doubt he has made some enemies. This means he always needs to have his guard up, always. He probably can't even sleep properly at night, knowing that at any moment, someone he crossed could come in and take their own revenge. No doubt this includes the Ripper Underground...
9) Has very little regard for human life
Evidence: Has killed dozens of people and shows no remorse for his actions. While it cannot be denied that he only kills those who do wrong, the fact that he is willing to do it even after causing so many deaths, and it having no effect on his psychological condition, must mean that to him, human life has little meaning.
10) Is extremely egocentric
Evidence: described himself as "extraordinary" and "sinless before God" ("thou shall not kill" appears to not register with him); quickly becomes frustrated when things don't go according to plan (getting angry during confrontation with Colver and having knives thrown at him). Even considers himself "better" than the law enforcement he despises.
While definitely not "sane" by any means, he cannot be described as insane either. Possibly a psychopath or sociopath. Without direct examination of J.J.E. it will be impossible to pinpoint exactly what makes him tick; the evidence, however, gives us confidence that this limited picture we have so far of him is accurate.
Walton finished reading the file, and then wrote down some notes. He stood up, picked up a phone book and went to leave.
"Where are you going?" Hardstuckle asked.
"Make some phone calls" Walton said before leaving the room.
At every run down hotel and hole in the wall across London and beyond, a fraction of Walton's network of informants was slightly redistributed. Now, there were at least one or two informants at or near every kind of place J.J.E. liked to lay low in... the places he thought no one would turn a blind eye to, now had hundreds of eyes focused on them.
It's a tough job, but someone has to be the trivia guy. What do you mean it can't be me?!
Post by frankthetriviaman on Dec 3, 2018 0:09:18 GMT -5
Jennifer Pyros, AKA "Blaze"
Reading over The Path and the Way, news articles, interviews with those involved in the cases, and interviews with Pyros herself shed the following insights into her
1) Cannibalistic tendencies
Evidence: openly admitted to consuming human flesh; would not specify reasoning, but broken teeth as result of explosion makes this desire moot.
2) "Act first, think later" mentality; does not consider consequences of actions
Evidence: Refer to point one; has consumed flesh of at least 7 victims... whether due to ignorance or insanity, failed to consider consequences. Namely, two of her victims suffered from hepatitis. Blood tests confirm she now has hepatitis herself.
3) Lack of formal training
Evidence: Interviews with members of the Tactical Armament Patrol assessed Blaze's technique when shooting the machine gun; ballistic analysis of the room following the incident confirmed their findings; "Pyros was not in control of the gun; the gun was in control of Pyros" they explained. Her shooting was "erratic and all over the place; no regard for accuracy at all." Though machine guns aren't meant for pinpoint accuracy per se, Detective Inspector Michael Walton, a former SAS member, confirmed that a machine gun's accuracy can be improved with a proper technique; one she was lacking.
Furthermore, autopsies of her victims found a substantial lack of consistency;some wounds went for the neck, others the chest. Some of her victims died quickly, others rather slowly. Interviews confirmed she never really studied anatomy; she went for "the easiest hit" in her own words, with little regard for where she actually struck
4) Little regard for human life
Evidence: She didn't just kill her victims; for some, she ate part of them and then unceremoniously dumped their bodies elsewhere
5) Lacks ability to think rationally
Evidence: Failed to consider her skills would be hampered by lack of depth perception (i.e. often she thought she would hit one spot, but be rather off when making contact), and occupied a run-down, abandoned property with the intention of storing arms she chopped off... failing to consider the "smell of death" would inevitably attract attention. Also set fires without thinking of the potential danger to herself
6) Can be manipulative when circumstances demand it
Evidence: Convinced J.J.E., a killer who despises and hunts people like Blaze, to ally with her despite their differing ethics.
7) Not afraid to do whatever is necessary to complete "goals"
Evidence: Stole gasoline and other resources to burn cathedral; admitted to stealing money and food when necessary to satisfy basic needs
8) Delusions of Grandeur
Evidence: would do anything to make goal of "gripping London in psychological terror" possible; out of belief that she alone could hold an entire city in chaos for a long period of time; the brief period she actually inspired fear ultimately amounted to little. Considered herself to be important, even though she was just another killer
9) Has only a slight shred of morality to her thought process
Evidence: In interview, admitted she wouldn't kill other women, or children below a "certain age;" refused to define what age made a boy a "man" by her standards
10) Knows when she is defeated
Evidence: Since commitment to Broadmoor, has shown a great deal of docility compared to events of her reign of terror. Though substantial, crippling injuries are to be considered, it is believed that the cruel irony that the men she despises are now the ones treating her and imprisoning her is likely taking its toll on her psychologically.
"Seems she had more in common with J.J.E. than we first thought; a few of the traits are the same" Walton noted.
"But how does this help? She's already imprisoned, remember?" Hardstuckle pointed out.
"Yes; but if she should escape, now we have a good idea of how she thinks" Walton explained
"But what does this tell us?"
"Simple... she's too driven by instinct. She'll sooner take the easy way versus the well thought way... she'll go where instinct tells her to go, not what is the rational place to go" Walton concluded
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