Clarice Starling - This character is the protagonist, hailing from a poverty-ridden rural small town and growing up in an orphanage.
Dr. Hannibal Lecter - This character is a serial killer who is brilliant, suave, courteous to a fault, and yet also a vicious killer who enjoys feeding off the pain of fellow human beings.
Jack Crawford - Section Chief of Behavioral Sciences Department at Quantico who is responsible for recruiting Clarice Starling into the FBI.
Jame Gumb, A.K.A. Buffalo Bill - Described by intimate associates as a human void, this character has always been violent and, at the age of 12, murdered close relatives in cold blood.
Dr. Frederick Chilton - This character is the antagonist's nemesis, but in reality is not clever enough to be anyone's nemesis. This character hinders the investigation but ends up looking like a fool on television, thanks to the...
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