History Characters / ANightmareOnElmstreet

17th Feb '17 8:42:21 PM DuelMark
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* DirtyOldMan: Likes to come on to young women, especially the female protagonists. Lori is the youngest female, at around 18, so Freddy is old enough to be her grandfather.



* EvenEvilHasStandards: "[[DrugsAreBad Drugs. Now there's a]] ''[[DrugsAreBad real]]'' [[DrugsAreBad nightmare]]."



* EvenEvilHasStandards: "[[DrugsAreBad Drugs. Now there's a]] ''[[DrugsAreBad real]]'' [[DrugsAreBad nightmare]]."
16th Feb '17 10:05:41 AM seraph1432
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* PaedoHunt: The remake explicitly makes him out to be a child molester, even after a [[RedHerring lot of misdirection saying otherwise.

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* PaedoHunt: The remake explicitly makes him out to be a child molester, even after a [[RedHerring lot of misdirection saying otherwise.otherwise]].
18th Jan '17 4:23:03 PM Kaltes
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*RedEyesTakeWarning: His eyes are red in ''Freddy's Revenge.''


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*ThePowerOfLove: [[spoiler: How she beats Freddy and frees Jesse.]]
14th Jan '17 10:10:31 AM Kaltes
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14th Jan '17 9:33:19 AM Sharlee
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* SelfMutilationDemonstration: One of Freddy's freakier habits is to show off his invulnerability by wounding himself: cutting off fingers, slashing open his side, peeling off his own scalp, etc. In this case, it's as much to squick out his victims as to demonstrate the futility of trying to hurt him.
12th Jan '17 3:28:00 PM erforce
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* ''Characters/WesCravensNewNightmare''



[[folder:''New Nightmare'' continuity]]

!The Entity / "Freddy Krueger"
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->''"Miss me?"''

[-Played by: Creator/RobertEnglund-]

The Entity is an ancient shape-shifting demon who has taken the form of Freddy Krueger for the past decade until the end of the series initiates his release into the real world.

* BadassLongcoat: He wears a dark blue one.
* BigBad: The Freddy Krueger in this film is one even moreso than the Freddy Krueger in the mainstream continuity. It is an ancient entity of evil, which according to Creator/WesCraven has existed in various forms throughout history. It is therefore behind many other monsters, and has spread more misery and destruction than Freddy ever did, who's mostly confined to Elm Street.
* ChildEater: Freddy tries to eat Heather's son Dylan alive before she stops him.
* HellBentForLeather: "Freddy" wears a pair of leather pants.
* JackTheRipoff: The entity masquerading as Freddy.
* KnightOfCerebus: Unlike the Freddy of the mainstream continuity, ''this'' Freddy is depicted as being similar to Wes Craven's original intentions for him: a serious, vicious menace rather than a comedic goofball.
* MurderByCremation: [[spoiler:How The Entity is beaten.]]
* OverlyLongTongue: "Freddy" attacks Heather with it.
* SealedEvilInACan: Freddy Krueger himself, but he's not really "Freddy" so much as Evil Itself taking on the form of Freddy, and there needs to be a script made in order to contain it.
* ThisWasHisTrueForm: When the entity is seemingly destroyed at the end, it goes from looking like Freddy to a stereotypical demon.

!Heather Langenkamp
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->''"That was Nancy, Wes. It's not me."''

[-Played by: Heather Langenkamp-]

Heather Langenkamp is the actress who played Nancy in the original ''A Nightmare On Elm Street'', and is still mainly remembered for the role as she has become a mother.

* BadassNormal: In the ''New Nightmare'' continuity (where she's actually Heather Lagenkamp, an actress who is famous for playing Nancy Thompson), she actually manages to flat out ''beat'' the {{e|ldritchAbomination}}ntity that is taking on the form of Freddy Krueger after the movies stopped being produced.
%%* FinalGirl
* MamaBear: In the ''New Nightmare'' continuity.
* SkunkStripe: Heather gets one due to the overwhelming stress of Freddy crossing over into the real world, forcing her to become Nancy once more.
* VomitIndiscretionShot: Heather vomits when she sees that claw marks on Chase's body.

!Robert Englund
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->''"Just because it's a love story doesn't mean it can't have a decapitation or two."''

[-Played by: Creator/RobertEnglund-]

The affable, playful actor who has portrayed Freddy Krueger in the ''Nightmare'' film series.

* FinishingEachOthersSentences: When Heather calls him to lament that she is having Nightmares about Freddy. Robert at first assumed that she was afraid of him since he played Freddy, which seems like a concern since Heather and him are friends. However just when Heather assures Robert it's not him but a different kind of Freddy, he finishes her sentence, while at the same time giving a small but subtle OhCrap look on his face, before hanging up on her. It's revealed that he was painting a composite picture of the New Freddy.
-->'''Robert Englund:''' Heather? You doing okay?
-->'''Heather Langenkamp:''' Holding my own. You know that guy who was calling me all the time? He's started again. He's been putting stuff in my mail.
-->'''Robert Englund:''' Must've read about the funeral. Sick mother. That's the last thing you need right now, I'm sure.
-->'''Heather Langenkamp:''' Actually, it's been giving me Freddy nightmares.
-->'''Robert Englund:''' Wait a second. Now, let me get this straight. You're having nightmares about Freddy? As in me?
-->'''Heather Langenkamp:''' No. It isn't you. He's scarier. He's...
-->'''Robert Englund:''' Darker? More...evil?
-->'''Heather Langenkamp:''' Yeah...how'd you know?
-->'''Robert Englund:''' Call it a guess...
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Robert Englund's fictional counterpart in this film is [[RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor much like the real-life guy]]; talkative and jovial, and genuinely enjoys the villainous role he's playing.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Robert Englund and his wife's apparent course of action.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler:The movie leaves it ambiguous what happens to Robert Englund. The last we see of him he seems to have become possessed by the Freddy Entity. It's unclear if Freddy ultimately [[DemonicPossession took over his body]] to fight Nancy or not, and if he did, whether that means that Heather killed Robert]].

!Creator/WesCraven
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->''"Are you ready to become Nancy once again?"''

[-Played by: Creator/WesCraven-]

The creator of the ''Nightmare'' franchise, he is plagued with nightmares sent by the Entity about its plans.

* CreatorCameo: As ''himself'', no less.
* DreamingOfThingsToCome: Wes Craven bases the new ''Elm Street'' script on prophetic dreams.
* MrExposition: He serves to explain the entire plot to Heather Langenkamp (and by extension the audience). He tells her about the Entity that has taken on the form of Freddy Krueger, that it has been released due to the end of the movie series and is trying to cross over into reality, and that Heather is the only one who can stop him.

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6th Jan '17 3:05:35 PM Godzillawolf
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* ForTheEvulz: He kills people simply because he 'can' kill people. The revenge thing is just a bonus. Heck, after he killed off all the children of the parents who killed him originally, he starts looking for any way he can to reach new victims because he just loves killing people THAT much.



* ForTheEvulz: He kills people simply because he 'can' kill people. The revenge thing is just a bonus.


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* {{Sadist}}: A key part of his character: he murderous psychopath and ''loves every minute of it''.
30th Nov '16 3:42:27 PM Morgenthaler
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* ObviouslyEvil: His whole appearance just screams "evil". This is actively embraced by Freddy, since he can look any way he wants to in dreams. He loves being a monster.
7th Nov '16 12:23:45 PM LuciaMoore
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* AchillesHeel: His powers only work to their full extent in the dream world.

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* AchillesHeel: His powers only work to their full extent in the dream world.world, and he's noticeably less capable against lucid dreamers that are capable of controlling their own dreamscapes.
2nd Nov '16 5:21:40 AM erforce
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* ''Characters/FreddyVsJason''



!Lori Campbell

->''"Welcome to my world, bitch!"''

[-Played by: Monica Keena-]

* ActionGirl: Becomes one in the third act.
* AttemptedRape: Freddy tries to rape her in a nightmare right before he's dragged into the real world.
* BadassNormal: Who else can say [[spoiler:they cut Freddy Krueger's head off]]?
* DudeMagnet: Aside from her boyfriend, there's Blake, who she considers an idiot, Linderman, who she doesn't hate but doesn't reciprocate, and Freddy, who [[spoiler:wants to rape her]].
* FinalGirl: Well, the only girl to not die, as her boyfriend survives with her. Also, the final Final Girl of the original continuity.
* YouKilledMyFather: Well, her mother to be exact. This is why she's so eager to get payback against Freddy.

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