When asexuality is portrayed onscreen, it is often pathologized, associated with trauma, abuse, or sickness. This portrays asexuality as a disorder rather than an identity. Characters portrayed in this way are alienated, portrayed as living on the fringes of society. One example of this is Dexter Morgan from the show Dexter, who is a serial killer using a code of ethics to pass as normal. Dexter identifies himself with descriptions close to asexuality within the show, saying that he’s never really understood sex and relationships. This asexuality, however, is implicitly linked to his pathology and identity as a killer. Portraying asexuality as alien similarly makes it seem inherently dangerous.