Patrick Bateman is the protagonist and first person narrator of American Psycho. He also appears as an minor character in The Rules of Attraction and Glamorama. He is an wealthy wall street banker who lives a double life as a serial killer at night.
In Popular Culture Edit
Bateman is the one of, if not the most known characters in the Bret Easton Ellis liteary canon. Because of this he has been reference in various other media.
- In the Showtime series Dexter, protagonist Dexter Morgan, himself a serial killer, uses the alias "Dr. Patrick Bateman" to acquire M-99 for the use of incapacitating his victims.
- There is a recurring character in the video game Criminal Case named Christian Bateman (a combination of the names Christian Bale and Patrick Bateman) modeled after the character.