Special Agent Fox "Spooky" Mulder was on a fast track in the FBI when he took a detour into the paranormal. Convinced through hypnotic regression that his sister was abducted by some unknown power when they were children, he is now obsessed with discovering the truths hidden in the X-Files, a repository for the extraordinary, the unexplained and the supernatural.
Recruited into the Bureau after studying psychology at Oxford, Mulder showed an inclination toward the off beat from the beginning of his career. His early monograph on serial killers and the occult led to the capture of a notorious murderer. But far from pursuing what could have been a stellar career within the Bureau, Mulder chose "the basement office with no heat" where the FBI hides the X-Files. Only his network of contacts in Congress and other halls of power has allowed him to continue his investigations in the face of official indifference and covert opposition. Opposed by enemies within the Bureau itself and beyond, the only person he can trust absolutely is his partner, Dana Scully