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Regan MacNeil
Regan MacNeil

Full Name

Regan MacNeil

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Origin

The Exorcist

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Pazuzu


Regan Teresa MacNeil (born 1961) is a fictional character from William Peter Blatty's horror novel and film The Exorcist and its first sequel, Exorcist II: The Heretic.

In both films, she was portrayed by Linda Blair. In the 2014 BBC Radio 4 adaptation, she was played by Lydia Wilson.

In the spoof film Repossessed, the possessed Regan-type character was changed from "Regan MacNeil" to "Nancy Aglet".

Her life

Regan MacNeil is a 12-year-old girl and the daughter of actress Chris MacNeil. Regan is caught between her mother's grueling working schedule and the fact that her parents are in the process of an acrimonious divorce (her father is in Europe and is not seen in the movie). She is described as shy and it is not within her nature to behave aggressively. She is devoted to her mother, making clay animals as gifts for her and leaving a rose at her place at the kitchen table each morning. Chris is determined to be a good mother, spending all her off days with her. Because she was an atheist, she does not teach Regan about religion, but when Regan has questions about God, Chris tries to answer reassuringly. Even though Chris knows Regan very well, it takes her some time to realize that Regan's bizarre changes are not neurological. As soon as she accepts the idea of possession, she consults Fr. Karras and begs him to evaluate Regan for an exorcism.

In the sequel Exorcist II: The Heretic, which takes place four years after the events in The Exorcist, Regan is 16 years old, living in New York City and undergoing psychiatric therapy, claiming to remember nothing about her plight in Washington, D.C. while her psychiatrist believes her memories are only buried or repressed.

As the story progresses, Regan is revealed to have psychic healing powers (the reason why the demon attacked her previously).

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