The Cigarette Smoking Man
  • Name: Unknown (CGB Spender?)
  • BOD: 8/20/40
  • Past Addresses:
    • Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • 900 W. Georgia St.
    • 555 Brooksbank Ave, Apt. 24 Washington, D.C. 20091
    • North Hatley, Quebec
    • Watergate Apartment #2645, Washington D.C
  • Hair: Brown
  • Eyes: Blue
  • Height: 6 ft
  • Weight: 170 lbs

Dark, enigmatic and ever-smoking, The Cigarette-Smoking Man, also referred to as The Cancer Man, appears to have a hand in the highest realms of the United States government as well as in those around the world. He is the US head of the Consortium, lead by the Well-Manicured Man, and was once a close friend of Agent Mulder's father as well as a closer friend of his mother. Mysterious to the last, Cancer Man has been involved in the most highly guarded US secrets from the assassinations of John F. Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to the demise of an extraterrestrial being, hijacked from its own craft. His extreme influence throughout the government made Mulder and Scully's investigations of keen importance to both he and the consortium. Seeing as their work could potentially leak vital information about plans for extraterrestrial colonization, he made great efforts in thwarting their investigations at every turn, by feeding them false allies, such as Alex Krycek, and even gaining influence over their actual ones like AD Skinner.

The audience never has a chance to learn his real name; the pseudonym he uses forhimself is Raul Bloodworth, and Lee Harvey Oswald calls him "Mr. Hunt". He has access to the basement of the Pentagon, and when he's not obfuscating the Truth, he's rewriting it,though at one point he was "cut out of the loop" of the Consortium. Seeing that his influence with the group, in regards to Mulder, was dwindling, he notes to the consortium that he had needed expertise. However, no one was convinced and he was shot by an assassin called Quiet Willy. He survived and was later "welcomed" back to the group, only to be betrayed by those whose strings he had once pulled and were once his allies; Alex Krycek and Marita Covarrubias.

The Cancer Man was raised in various orphanages around the US because his father was executed for treason, having aided the Nazis and his mother had died lung cancer. In the late 1950s, he joined the meeting, meeting Bill Mulder, Agent Mulder's father, in the process. He began smoking following Kennedy's assassination, using the same cigarettes that once belonged to Lee Harvey Oswald, Morley's, and owns a lighter with the words, "Trust No One" inscribed in it. He seems to be also a thwarted author. He writes novels (typing on an old-fashioned type-writer) which no one wants to publish. "Take a Chance" was brutally rejected in 1968. "Second Chance", about alien assassination, was eventually published in a seedy magazine ("Roman a Clef"), but the ending was changed, ensuing my favorite of all his quotes:

"Life is like a box of chocolates...a cheap, thoughtless, perfuntory gift that nobody ever asks for...unreturnable because all you get back is another box of chocolates. So you're stuck with this undefinable, whipped, mint crap that you mindlessly wolf down if there's nothing else left to eat. Sure, once in a while there's a peanut butter cup or an English toffee, but they're gone too fast and the taste's...fleeting. So, you end up with nothing, but broken bits, filled with harden jelly and teeth shattering nuts, and if you're desperate enough to eat those, all you've got left is an empty box filled with useless brown paper wrappers." - Hear It

Last Revised: 4/15/2006