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Excuse me but 4 People? That`s a serial killer at the most. If you were at home or at work and 4 people were standing outside, would you say there is a "mass" outside, of course not, that`s not even a crew, i know is subjective but mass should be at least 50. Zidane tribal (talk) 21:05, 4 June 2010 (UTC)
Iffy distinction between "mass" and "serial" fictional killers
You write up a very neat distinction between categories but things are rarely this black and white. In fiction, a killer might kill 4+ people in multiple situations...does that make him a "mass murderer" or a "serial killer"?
For example, Michael Myers, Freddie Krueger or Jason...if you are going to take one film (or one book or TV episode) as an "incident", then they are fit your mass murderer category. But considering that there are many movies within the film series, these killings, as a whole, cover a wide range of time (not an isolated incident) which would make them a "serial killer".
And in practice, even if your distinction was crystal clear, most people are not reading and considering your thoughtful words. They come across either the "mass" or "serial" category and apply it to fictional characters who've killed multiple people, regardless of how many incidents the murders cover. 22.214.171.124 (talk) 16:08, 22 July 2013 (UTC)