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Human Edgar

Edgar before his encounter with the Bug.

Figures.
—Edgar after seeing his prized pick-up truck having been destroyed.
You can have my gun, when you pry it from my cold dead fingers.
—Edgar's last words before he gets killed by the Bug.

Edgar was a farmer from upstate New York that had a nasty run-in with a Bug in Men in Black. In life, he was an overall highly unpleasant man.

Men In Black

Edgar was known to severely mistreat his wife Beatrice with both verbal and physical abuse. In his first appearance, he is ranting at her over how his dinner was poorly made instead of having a steak. He continuously berates and emotionally abuses her by calling her "useless", and saying things like "the only thing that pulls its weight around here is my goddamn truck". Ironically, just as he says this, his truck is destroyed by a flying saucer before he sees the crash.

He walks out to the burning remains of his truck with a shotgun to investigate the crash after rudely telling Beatrice to stay inside the house. When Edgar arrives to the edge of the newly created crater, a strange voice from within demands that he place the weapon on the ground. Edgar tells the bug he will put it down when the bug takes it from his cold, dead hands. The bug responds by saying that his proposal is acceptable. The alien suddenly reveals itself, hisses, and grabs the screaming Edgar by his head, pulls him into the crater, and murders him by removing his skin before it eats his body (off-screen). However, the alien uses Edgar's skin and clothes to disguise itself and find the Arquilian Galaxy. So, in a way, Edgar lives on.

Edgar was played by Vincent D'Onofrio.

Appearances

Trivia

  • An unused clip from a behind-the-scenes featurette of Men in Black reveals that the original concept for Edgar was not of a human to begin with, as he was really a Baltian in disguise. The concept was scrapped due to it potentially overcomplicating the plot, and Edgar was left as a normal human. 

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