Eddie Low

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Eddie Low
[[Image::File:EddieLow-GTAIV.png| ]]
Appearances [[Appearance::Grand Theft Auto IV]]
Full Name Eddie Low
Aliases Eddie Low Filth Slayer
Gender Gender::Male
Date of Birth 1976
Place of Birth San Fierro
Date of Death [[Error: Invalid time.|2008 (Age 32)]]
Age at Death
Nationality American
Home Alderney
Eddie Low is a strange and highly unstable serial killer in Liberty City, and a random character in Grand Theft Auto IV.

== Description==



Serial killer profile====

Eddie Low has many average traits of a serial killer. Family background usually consists of an unstable family, abandoned by their father and raised by a domineering mother, and abused by a family member - Eddie's childhood manages to incorporate all these elements. He also holds true to the Macdonald triad of firesetting, animal cruelty and bedwetting past twelve. He is a disorganized-asocial killer, characterized by low intelligence, acts on impulse and leaves bodies out in the open. His motives (sorted into four categories for all serial killers) are hedonistic for the most part, with elements of visionary (he lists his gender as "god" on MyRoom) and power-control.

Eddie Low and his story are partially based on David "Son of Sam" Berkowitz, New York City's most infamous serial killer during 1976-77, including Eddie's online manifestos based on the Son of Sam letter, and the investigators' plans to turn their search for him into a book or movie (the movie Out of the Darkness). Son of Sam insists that his neighbor's dog telepathically communicated to him that he should kill, while Eddie has a neglected cat at his home that he is constantly annoyed by, though he shows self-control for once and says he would "never hurt Boo Boo Wilkins". Son of Sam targeted couples that showed public displays of affection, and while Eddie targets lone joggers much more often, this peaks his interests as shown on his comments on the "What they do not want you to know" website.



From his early childhood, Eddie was always different. Eddie writes online that his father would force him to wear girl's clothes and grow his hair out (even sending him to school dressed that way), as well as forcing Eddie to perform sexual acts on him. Eddie later killed him out of spite. He loved his mother very much, perhaps even in a romantic or sexual way (paired with hatred of his father, it's an extreme Oedipus complex), but accidentally killed her by putting her head under the sand. Much different from his father, this was an honest mistake on Eddie's part and he says that he wishes he "could have married my mommy". He once had a little brother, but killed him and hid his body in a pond.

He would touch his friends in places and ways that worried his friends' parents as well as his own - other than that, he would not play with other children at all. In his later childhood, he would torture and kill some of his classmates. Their pleas for Eddie to cease continue to echo in his head, tormenting him because he continued his sexual escapades as he matured into adulthood, which further developed into homicidal behavior.

He also talks about going to many mental institutions throughout his childhood. Coinciding with this, he was arrested at the ages of nine (for torturing an animal), fourteen (for indecent exposure) and nineteen ("public lewdness").


Early 2008====

Eddie is now a socially awkward, bisexual necrophiliac. He says he likes Westminster due to the abundance of boys, and he refers to this as is "hunting ground". While saying this he says "I love boys, I like girls too, both are fun in different ways. We are the the same under the hair, skin, and fat, he all have the same rotten livers and black hearts."

He is notorious for killing his victims late at night, such as joggers. During a conversation he states that he loved a woman but later found out she was a "whore". This is likely a woman he refers to on both his blogs - while buying supplies at a hardware store, a female clerk tells him "have a nice day" as many clerks are supposed to. Eddie, without adequate social understanding, believes she has a crush on him, so he follows her home and asks to "nurse" her (suck on her breasts) and when she resists, Eddie kills her in anger.

Throughout the game, Weazel News and various Internet websites report on a mysterious, nameless serial killer who has been attacking, murdering, raping the bodies, and then mutilating people in Alderney, leaving the police without clues. Once Niko kills Eddie Low, the police find his body and, subsequently, evidence at his home that reveals him to be the killer. Eddie Low has two blog pages on MyRoom (a parody of MySpace) and Blogsnobs. They are both titled 'Eddie the filth slayer'. Not surprisingly, in his MyRoom page, it says that he has zero friends. He also leaves a few comments on websites. His Blogsnobs site is Eddielowfilthslayer.blogsnobs.org. He was being hunted by detective Jon Atkinson who, if given rights will make a film and a book detailing his hunt for the killer.


Killed by Niko Bellic====

Niko Bellic meets him across the street from the Auto Eroticar dealership in northern Alderney City. He's only there late at night, from 10 P.M. to 4 A.M. Eddie first asks for a ride to the docks so he can 'drop off his friend' (presumed to be the head(s) of one or more of his victims, concealed in a gym bag). His next port of call is Westminster, Algonquin, as he has heard enough screams of the people of Alderney, and wants to the screams of Algonquin people.

He appears for a second time in an alleyway in West Berchem and attempts to make small talk. Niko is taken aback by Low's strange and disturbing comments, including asking Niko if he enjoys being spanked. He tells Eddie to 'fuck off,' and that his behavior is not cool. An enraged Eddie launches into a tirade about how exactly he killed some of his victims. For example, he says that he once kidnapped a mother's quarterback and then conducted anal rape and "strangled him into knots". This prompts Niko to respond with, "You need to get laid or something!" Eddie says that he already did; "A little jogger down by the water!" Low then takes out a knife and starts to attack Niko, quickly resulting in his own death.

== LCPD Database information==

Surname: Low

First Name: Eddie

Age: 32

Place of Birth: San Fierro

Affiliations: N/A
One of Eddie Low's victims

Criminal Record:

* 1985 - Animal Cruelty

* 1990 - Exposure Of A Person

* 1995 - Public Lewdness


* Possible sex offender

* Arrested several times for exposing himself to men in parks and masturbating in public places.

== Trivia==

* It is possible that he is named for Edward Low, an eighteenth century pirate notable for his methods of torturing and murdering on a whim.

* He only appears for either of his encounters at night. 

* Jon Atkinson said Eddie lived in Dukes altough his encounters are both in Alderney.

* It becomes something of a running gag that the LCPD have not yet given him a nickname, and is repeatedly stated within articles on The Liberty Tree. The mayor of Liberty City even commented the nickname the LCPD gave to the killer, Eddie Low, is pretty stupid and heads will roll for this ( he later corrects himself, saying simply 'people will suffer' for this ).

* Eddie Low bears a striking resemblance to Pete, from Bully, another game produced by Rockstar Games.