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Carl Anderson (aka The Torturer), is a serial killer who appears in Condemned: Criminal Origins. He is best known for never actually killing anyone, instead torturing them to the brink of death, at which point they kill themselves.

Early LifeEdit

As a young man, Carl Anderson attended St. Joseph's Secondary School, and eventually worked there as a janitor. He later made the school his own personal hideout when it fell into ruin, carrying out his plans here. He first revealed his disturbing ideas to a P.E. teacher named Samuel Tibbits at the age of seventeen. Tibbits would later become one of Anderson's victims after revealing his secret.

Modus OperandiEdit

Anderson would capture his victims, and torture them in horrible ways before letting them go (But not escape). Not wanting to endure anymore torture, the victims would normally end up commiting suicide, and Anderson would never actually have to kill anyone. In Criminal Origins, he does this to Samuel Tibbits by cutting off his arm, cutting off his lips, and releasing him.

Condemned: Criminal OriginsEdit

Following the discovery of The Match Maker's corpse at Bart's Department Store, Ethan Thomas theorizes that a "Serial Killer X" may be targeting known serial killers and that Carl Anderson, known as "The Torturer," may be next. At St. Joseph's School, Ethan finds clues of Tibbit's gruesome murder including facial tissue stuck to a chalkboard, with the words Loose Lips, Sink Ships scrawled in chalk on the board, and a severed arm hanging from a basketball hoop in the Gym. Ethan eventually discovers Tibbits' mutilated body standing upright in a locker. Believing Tibbits to be dead, Thomas attempts to take a photograph for Rosa, only to have Tibbits awaken. Tibbits reveals that it was indeed Carl Anderson who had tortured him. After seeking refuge inside the locker, Tibbits witnessed a man knock Anderson out and drag him off.

Anderson is next seen in the Apple Seed Orchard, in one of Ethan's psychic visions. In the vision, Anderson, driven insane by SKX's torture, impales himself on a fire poker. Anderson's body is found in the centre of the room, with the poker impaled through his stomach. Ethan hides the body in a wardrobe and swaps clothes with it in order to fool SKX.

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