Fox Mulder's Assassination

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Fox Mulder, a believer, and Dana Scully, a sceptic, are FBI agents faced with case assignments which may involve the supernatural. These cases can usually not be explained any other way. Together they run the X-files, a sector of the FBI dedicated to investigating unexplained cases. From the first episode, it is apparent that Fox Mulder’s belief in the supernatural is heavily influenced by the trauma of watching his sister get abducted by “aliens” when they were small children. This event was so tragic that it remained influential in how he looked at the world and his views about the paranormal. Agent Scully, who has not had the traumatic experience of witnessing an unexplained and unresolved abduction, prefers to look at each case through…show more content…
PTSD can alter someone’s sense of reality. The Circumstances causing his PTSD are from an event of his childhood that cannot be explained nor resolved and he feels highly responsible for. In his mind as her older brother, he will always be responsible for his little sister and her faith. He believes he failed his responsibilities as her older brother and protector which adds to his agony. In this episode, FBI psychologist, Agent Shoniger, views Mulder’s memory of his sister’s abduction as a garden variety compensatory abduction fantasy. Compensation for his guilt, fear, and for everything that’s preventing him from remembering the truth about what really happened that night. His sister went missing in 1973 which is indisputable, but his delusion is strengthened by his subconscious hope that his sister is still alive. This provides Mulder with a reason to continue to peruse his sister. (“X-Files, episode 11 season 7, Agent…show more content…
He is willing to go to great lengths to prove a supernatural involvement which makes him overlook some obvious clues pointed out to him by his partner and the authorities. He has spent most of his adult life searching for a way to explain the tragic loss of his sister and is willing to except a paranormal explanation. This explanation is less painful and damaging to his existence. Although, this has been all consuming to him. It has affected his interpersonal relationships and work ethics. It has caused him to put in endless hours and energy in pursuing events that ca not be explained and may never reveal closure. He is willing to accept alien involvement in his sister’s disappearance in order to lessen his guilt. He extends this belief to solving other cases that come to him and his partner from the FBI. Unfortunately, this can hinder their investigation because Mulder is more willing to believe the paranormal explanations and can overlook simple criminal findings. This all stems from the fact that he has not been able to forgive himself for letting his baby sister get away. Human brain is a powerful weapon, sometimes against
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