Fandom

The Blacklist Wiki

Karl Hoffman

391pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share
Karl Hoffman
Karl Hoffman
Biographical information
aka Number 106
The Good Samaritan Killer
Status Deceased
Cause of death Shot by Elizabeth Keen
Family Louise Hoffman (mother)
Physical description
Career information
Job Locum Nurse
Out-of-Universe information
First Seen The Good Samaritan
Last Seen The Good Samaritan
Season(s) 1
Actor(s) Frank Whaley

Karl Hoffman was a serial killer and member of The Blacklist.

BiographyEdit

He was physically abused by his mother as a child. This abuse inspired him to become a serial killer. His targets were people who abused close family members. Finding victims through his jobs as a locum nurse (i.e. filling in at clinics that were understaffed), he abducted them and took them to a home-made operating room at his childhood home, where he would use different instruments to inflict all of the exact same injuries on his victims that they had inflicted on their loved ones, the compounding injuries resulting in their deaths. He was named "The Good Samaritan" by the media because he left the victims alive but badly wounded and called 9-1-1 to tell their location, giving the paramedics a chance to save them (though none of them is mentioned to have survived). He was initially pursued by Elizabeth Keen and her team. He stopped attacking people for a period of time for an unknown reason.

The Good SamaritanEdit

At the start of the episode, he gives Karen Brodine a drugged drink at a children's play area.

When she awakes from her drug induced sleep, she is tied to a operating table, where Karl proceeds to inflict various injuries upon her. When he has finished, he leaves her in her own vehicle and calls 9-1-1 as he walks away.

Later at work as an Agency Nurse in an emergency room he treats Melissa Wilkinson for and injury that he identifies as being caused by her abusive husband George. While treating her he reviews her medical history. After his shift is over he attends an abusers support group where he shares his his mother abused him as child, and how they have, after a long time, reached an understanding. After the sharing session he befriends George.

Later at home, he finishes brushing his wheelchair bound mother's hair, then he wheels her out to the garage where George is secured to the operating table. He explains to George that he is going to inflict the same injuries on him, that he inflicted on Melissa. He further explains that his mother is going to watch as this reminds her of the injuries she inflicted upon him, injuries she says were given in love, but he believes were to give her pleasure.

When the FBI interrupt him he makes one final attempt to kill his mother, but is shot dead by Elizabeth Keen.

External LinksEdit

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.