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Hannibal Lecter was created by Thomas Harris and first appeared in the book Red Dragon.
Major Story Arcs
For more information see Red Dragon
In the backstory of Red Dragon, FBI profiler Will Graham visits Hannibal to inquire about a series of murders. Will eventually learns that Hannibal is the killer; Lecter realizes Will knows he is the killer so he sneaks up behind Graham and stabs him, nearly disemboweling him, but not killing him. Hannibal Lecter is then placed in the Baltimore State Hospital for the Criminally Insane. Lecter is under the care of Fredrick Chilton, whom he hates.
Years pass by and Will Graham comes out of retirement. He confronts Lecter in order to catch the killer "The Tooth Fairy", who is a fan of Hannibal's work. Lecter eventually sends the killer Graham's home address, allowing the killer to attack Graham's family and disfigure him. At the end Hannibal sends a letter to Will Graham saying he hopes he isn't too ugly.
Silence of the Lambs
For more information see Silence of the Lambs
In Red Dragon's sequel, Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal helps FBI agent in training Clarice Starling catch the killer Buffalo Bill. In exchange for information on the killer(such as his modus operandi) Starling gives Hannibal details about her childhood. Lecter had met Buffalo Bill in the past due to him being the lover of one Hannibal's patients. He gives Starling the information in the form of riddles and clues, for the purpose of Starling to figure it out herself. Lecter eventually performs an escape from the hospital and goes into hiding. While Hannibal is in hiding he writes two letters, one to Starling wishing her good luck and another to Chilton who ends up disappearing.