“Francis Dolarhyde has something that Hannibal Lecter doesn’t, which is an inkling of humanity left, he’s trying to stop. Will sees Francis Dolarhyde as a version of Hannibal Lecter that he can actually save from himself.”
To them, you’re just a freak, like me! They need you right now but when they don’t, they’ll cast you out, like a leper. You see, their morals, their code… it’s a b a d j o k e. Dropped at the first sign of trouble. They’re only as good as the world allows them to be.