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'Dutch' Dylan

'Dutch' Dylan is the dream persona of Barry Dylan, in Season 8: Dreamland. He is the hired henchman of Len Trexler's dream persona and, once again, Archer's nemesis.


He appears as a trenchcoat-wearing henchman, before being transformed into a denim-clad cyborg (legs and arms only) which he acquires from a biker.  Oh, and a floppy hat.

Character Traits[]

  • Psychopath
  • Murderer
  • Likes dissolving people in acid

Plot Involvement[]

Dutch is a hired killer / enforcer for Len Trexler who, in

Plot twist[]

*spoiler alert* Dutch is Woodhouse's killer (for whom Archer is looking all along). If Archer hadn't run over Dutch's legs - an act which lead to him being turned into a cyborg bent on revenge - then Archer may never have discovered Woodhouse's killer.*spoiler alert*


  • Archer's Nemesis
  • Catchphrase: "Later"

Cultural References[]

  • Terminator 2 (1991):  motorbike / biker bar scene is pastiched.
  • The Wild One (1951):  Marlon Brando's clothing is pastiched.
  • Last Supper:  parody of this famous scene, with Trexler in Christ's position, and his goons dead to each side.
    • There is even a live koi (carp) flapping around, which, as well as a fish being a symbol for Jesus, might well be a reference to cuy (similar sounding but not quite homophones).  It also makes Dutch out to be a kind of antichrist.
  •  Dexter (2006-13)Hannibal (2013-15):
    • Tableau:  the grotesque positioning of dead bodies is a Tableau morts, rather than vivants.
  • Scooby-Doo (1969-onwards): Dutch repeatedly refers to the main characters as 'gang', in reference to the Scooby Doo Gang who solve mysteries.  A knowing parody of itself given that the scene in Gramercy, Halberd! (s8e7) is the villain's reveal as a robot.

Evil Tropes[]

'Dutch' Dylan parodies a mixture of evil tropes:[1][2]​ beginning as a Psycho For Hire [3]​ in ​No Good Deed (s8e1)​ he

  • creates a tableau of corpses which is a parody of the Last Supper, and is reminiscent of the Poetic Serial Killer[4]​ (ie. Dexter, or Hannibal)
  • commits evil and violent acts[5]​ for revenge against Archer (for running over his feet) and Trexler (for having him turned into a cyborg).
  • turns out to have been Woodhouse's killer, but he only did it to "see his lights go out it[6][7]​ 
  • this list is by no means exhaustive.  More evil tropes here[8]




Dutch:  "You know the definition of insanity?"
Trexler:  "You - you're the definition! YOU!"
Dutch:  "Ah, that was rhetorical, shitheel"
Dutch:  "The definition of insanity is..."
Figgis:  "Suppressing fire!!!"
Trinette:  "What, d'ya eat a bunch of magnets?!"
Poovey:  "Seriously..."
Dutch:  "...doing the same thing over and expecting a different result"
Figgis:  "Ahhhhh!!" [runs away]


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  1. Evil Tropes {
  2. Complete Monster (
  3. Psycho For Hire (
  4. Poetic Serial Killer (
  5. ForTheEvulz (
  6. Eye Lights Out {
  7. It Amused Me (
  8. Evil Tropes {