Banton, Dr Chester
After a rather unfortunate accident in the particle acceleration labs (it happens all the time..) Banton was a shadow of his former self..
Just, uh, try not to step in his shadow - your electrons will be
"unzipped" from their orbits and you'll be reduced to energy. Never a good thing.
Abductee or government agent? Duane, who kidnapped Scully, is an
ex-FBI agent, and was visiting a pyschiatric hospital when he felt a
sudden urge to have his revenge on the world. Stealing the guard's
gun, he leads Mulder on a wild goose chase up into the mountains,
by the end of which Scully has disappeared.. not at all suspicious.
Should you ever appear as an extra in an X-Files episode, don't use
the bathroom. Seriously - a close analysis of past events proves
that, well, nasty things happen in there. Regular cast members
aren't excluded: bathrooms are also home to fat sucking,
liver-eating, or shape shifting mutants with a taste for agents named Scully. (KT Taylor)
Bed, or lack thereof
Mulder's lack of bedding may explain his sometimes awkward
temprement. He seems to sleep on his couch far too often, and if
you look closely, there's an alarm clock on the table right next to it.
In fact, about the only time we ever see Mulder in a bed is when he
and Scully are on the road investigating.. (Rebecca Zickl)
Believe the lie
This phrase, which replaced the show's usual tagline, 'The Truth Is
Out There' for the episode Gethsemane, neatly describes the
government's hopes for the public. (Megan)
A USDA researcher specialising in cockroaches, and otherwise known as another woman-we-love-to-hate. Mulder was rather taken with her
(ahem) theories on UFOs, while Bambi herself was rather smitten with Dr Ivanov, much to Mulder's dung-covered disappointment.
The must-have decorating substance of the 90's. As demonstrated
by our lovely (through strangely stretchy) assistant Eugene Tooms,
bile is great for stucco-ing your own little hibernation nest; and better yet - it's all natural! But is there any way that Mulder can get it off his
hands without betraying his cool exterior? Squeeze and Tooms.
Black Oil (Black Cancer)
A rather sinister oil, which according to Chris Carter is the "substance in which the alien life-force was held; in fact, the very medium of the
life-force itself." These aliens would are able to take control of people, who have been dubbed 'oiliens' by online fans. After its
appearance in Piper Maru the oil and your friendly local oilien have become regulars on the show. (Bob Querry)
Blessing Way Chant
The chant sung by the Navajo Indians who saved Mulder's life in the episode of the same name. Mulder had (another) of those near
death encounters while the Navajos here performing the chant.
Another of the circus 'oddities' of Humbug, blockheads perform
self-mutilating acts, such as pounding a nail into his/her own chest. Makes for, er, interesting television. Humbug (Lynae Flath)
According to a rather suspicious report by Frohike, Cigarette Smoking Man used this nom de plume to write "ficticious" spy and war stories
and novels. After plenty of rejection slips from publishers, CSM's work was finally published in a rather dubious magazine.. Musings of
a Cigarette-Smoking Man
The shape-shifting, square-jawed alien Bounty Hunter is definately
not someone to argue with. Not only does he have decidedly
superhuman strength, but he bleeds green goo which does not mix
well with humans. The purpose of the Bounty Hunters is to patrol the cloning operations we first saw in Colony and to keep an eye on the
Syndicate. A handy tip should you meet one in a dark alley: you can only kill them with a sharp stab in the base of the neck, which makes
life that much easier. (Laura Jokisch)
He knows when and how you'll die - but when will he meet his
maker? Funnily enough he was a life insurance salesman,
emphatically asking people to take out a policy, and should they
turn the offer down he's sure to tell the grisly details of their demise - an interesting sales pitch. (Arlene Stillwell)
One of the lone gunmen, the conspiracy theorists that Mulder calls
upon for rumours and wild theories. Byers is the expert on
information systems and the military, and usually the most over-dressed member of the team. In Unusual Suspects we learned
that Byers was named after JFK - although before the assassination, his parents were going to call him Bertam. Byers is played by Bruce
Harwood, who decided his character "works at Xerox - he's the guy who comes around in a suit and tie and fixes the photocopiers. His
whole life focus is on maintaining The Long Gunmen office and the newsletter."