"Bill? Can you hear us, Bill?"
Very little is known about the Showtime Killer at this point in time, but it has been shown that the Showtime Killer has some involvement in the story. Showtime killer was first introduced through the Radio Report that played during 1472 Lansing Place: Four. According the Radio report Showtime Killer is an ambiguous serial killer who has accumulated over 17 known victims on the West Coast of the United States alone, (a notably high number). Showtime Killer has also been noted for leaving a distinctive "The Show Must Go On" message at the site of each of their killings. Showtime was also referenced in the RoivasSevil's Package for Laparus. Laparus, YouTube User Chewiev2 received a package from RoivasSevil warning him against the Showtime Killer and urging him to protect fellow Butterfly Glaucopsyche.
He has since shown up in the Butterfly Tinychat and shown off his knowledge of the butterflies private lives.
Who is the Showtime Killer?
There are many different theories as to who the Showtime Killer is, or could he in fact be an entirely different character? Though once theorized that Showtime could be an alter-ego of Caught via the three Puppet Caughts, this has been dis-proven by RoivasSevil who insists not only that the Puppet Caught's are something ethereal, but also that the Showtime Killer is entirely human. The only known facts about the Showtime Killer is the prolific nature of their killings and their knowledge of the Butterflies. The Showtime Killer may be the one RoivasSevil refers to as the "One Who Cannot See".
The Showtime Killer is not known to 1AmTheHelp3r but RoivasSevil seems to have some knowledge, as RoivasSevil has repeatedly warned the butterfly community regarding the Killer. The Killer seems to be focused on Butterfly Glaucopsyche given the contents of Chewiev2's Box, Urbanus and Selene, having abducted both of them, as well as several other Butterflies during individual chat visits.
Representations of the Showtime Killer
The Showtime Killer has not revealed their face or identity, however, they appeared briefly on camera in Rule #7 while torturing two of the butterflies. This is the only time the killer has made a physical appearance. The Showtime Killer can otherwise be recognized by their connection to the phrase "It's Show Time" or "The Show Must Go On". They have also frequently made use of the emoticon ">=D" in the butterfly Tinychat.
Abduction Of Butterflies
Towards the end of February, 2014, The Showtime Killer abducted the butterflies Urbanus and Selene while Urbanus was in Seattle, trying to track down who the butterflies were led to believe would be Showtime's second effigy for Urbanus. While the pair were successful in finding the girl and convincing her to leave town, both butterflies went missing shortly after. Phoelga found a text message on Selene's phone in her abandoned car reading "Who said Finch was act 2? >=D" (Finch being the once-thought second effigy for Urbanus) and it was quickly deduced that both butterflies had been taken
Interaction with the Players
The Showtime Killer has very occasionally made appearances in the CaughtNotSleeping tinychat usually preceded by a number of unnamed guests. They're visits are usually one sided and not conversive, like RoivasSevil or 1AmTheHelp3r visits tend to be. The Showtime Killer usually appears just to show off their knowledge of the viewer's personal lives and make threats against them. He has also made several appearances outside of the Tinychat, once during a livestreamed movie event attended by several viewers of CaughtNotSleeping; in a private Boardgame Online session, and in a drawing livestream hosted by the butterfly Urbanus
February 26, 2012 - The Showtime Killer taunts the Butterflies with personal and threatening poems.
January 28, 2013 - The Showtime Killer interrupts Urbanus' livestream to showoff his knowledge of her home
February 24, 2014 "TheShowMustGoOn.mov" The Showtime Killer leaves a video on a disk in Urbanus' home mailbox
February 26, 2014 "thanks but no" Urbanus wakes in her Seattle hotel room to find the Showtime Killer had been there while she slept.
February 26, 2014 "wake up calls" Urbanus wakes from a nap to find that, again, The Showtime killer has visited the room while she slept, leaving a gift this time.
February 27, 2014 "I don't care" After she and Selene convince Finch to leave town, Urbanus returns to her hotel room to find music playing and an outfit left on the bed by The Showtime Killer
March 1, 2014 "Rule #7" (3:00-5:19) 1amthehelp3r finds footage of Urbanus and Selene with The Showtime Killer