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The Best Mindhunter Character According To Fans

For law enforcement, staying one step ahead of serial killers is a daunting task, especially if you don't think like they do. The Netflix original series  "Mindhunter" is a crime thriller inspired by the FBI's earliest studies of psychopaths. It sees special agents Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) and Bill Tench (Holt McCallany) set out to build psyche profiles on the nation's most gruesome killers.

The two agents travel around the country interviewing notorious murderers as a way of gaining insight as to what a killer's motive might be when one isn't obvious. If that's not unsettling enough, the killers being interviewed on the show are based on real murderers and their crimes.

Once "Mindhunter" was released in 2017, it quickly rose to popularity, and nowadays, it holds a 97% Average Tomatometer on Rotten Tomatoes. The series also has a rich cast of characters who see growth and have fascinating story arcs, even when they are not in the interview room with the likes of Ed Kemper (Cameron Britton) and Charles Manson (Damon Herriman). Some of those characters have since become fan favorites, with one of them even being identified by fans on Reddit as the best character on "Mindhunter."

Holden Ford is a fan favorite in the series

Special agent Holden Ford both co-founded and works in the FBI Behavioral Science Unit alongside his counterpart Bill Tench. Ford's character grows tremendously throughout the series as he learns to control his sometimes overly-eager attitude and manage his panic attacks.

The character has become a fan favorite with Redditors like u/CobraKaiSince1984, who started a thread titled, "Holden Ford is one of my favourite characters of all time." They aren't the only ones that think so either, as several users chimed in to agree with the statement. U/FireStahrk pointed out some of the more likable characteristics of agent Ford, saying, "I also like Holden. Maybe it's because of my love for JG, but his straight-faced delivery of the humorous lines is fantastic."

Another Redditor, u/genie_on_a_porcini, even compared Ford to a classic character from the world of serial killer literature, writing, "He's like Bill Graham in Red Dragon his ability to empathize and get in the headspace of serial killers combined with his growing ego leaves him open to the same trappings that get them caught."

Ford works tirelessly on "Mindhunter" to learn what makes a killer commit such atrocities and has proven that he's quite good at what he does. The series keeps it interesting by adding depth and realness to characters like Ford as he deals with the stress of his job on a regular basis. The way he handles himself and the sometimes hard-to-watch work he does on the show has earned him a place as the best character in "Mindhunter."