History Characters / ANightmareOnElmstreet

18th Jul '16 10:58:09 AM Godzillawolf
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* HolyBurnsEvil: As suggested by the tune sung about him and shown in 3, holy items are one of the few things that can actually harm him. Unfortunately, few people actually think to use them against him.
31st May '16 12:18:55 AM Nintendoman01
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28th May '16 6:11:24 AM Nintendoman01
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* EvilIsNotAToy: A significant plot point in ''Freddy vs. Jason''. Trying to control Jason Voorhees was ''never'' going to end well.
24th May '16 10:38:24 PM Nintendoman01
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* EvilHasABadSenseOfHumor: Freddy has a sick sense of humor, as his idea of fun is to give someone a particularely painful and creative death. He constantly makes bad jokes about his victims, usually with cheesy one-liners [[PreMortemOneLiner before their deaths]] or [[BondOneLiner afterwards]] if he's feeling especially cheery.

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* EvilHasABadSenseOfHumor: Freddy has a sick sense of humor, as his idea of fun is to give someone a particularely particularly painful and creative death. He constantly makes bad jokes about his victims, usually with cheesy one-liners [[PreMortemOneLiner before their deaths]] or [[BondOneLiner afterwards]] if he's feeling especially cheery.



* GodsNeedPrayerBadly: As revealed in ''Freddy vs. Jason'', Freddy's power is entirely dependent on how many people know of and fear him; when the people of Springwood eradicated every trace of his existence, he was left powerless.



* RealityWarper: He was able to partly manipulate the outside world, like re-animating his bones. However, by ''Freddy's Dead'', his power had gotten so powerful, he was able to erase Springwood parents memories and make other adults into mindless people who go about their daily lives if there were kids there. In ''Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash'', he came across the Necronomicon ex Mortis and used its spells to become even more powerful in the real world.

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* RealityWarper: He was able to partly manipulate the outside world, like re-animating his bones. However, by ''Freddy's Dead'', his power he had gotten fotten so powerful, powerful that he was able to erase Springwood parents parents' memories and make other adults into mindless people who go about their daily lives if there were kids there. In ''Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash'', he came across the Necronomicon ex Mortis and used its spells to become even more powerful in the real world.



* KnightOfCerebus: Even more so after the 6th part in which he was a monster with a sick sense of humour. Here, he is more vicious and isn't nearly as comedic.

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* KnightOfCerebus: Even more so after Unlike the 6th part in which he was a monster with a sick sense Freddy of humour. Here, he the mainstream continuity, ''this'' Freddy is more depicted as being similar to Wes Craven's original intentions for him: a serious, vicious and isn't nearly as comedic.menace rather than a comedic goofball.
22nd May '16 1:14:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* BlondGuysAreEvil: He had blond hair when he was human, and portrayed by Englund. His younger selves are portrayed by more [[EvilRedhead red-headed]] actors.
15th May '16 6:26:06 PM Nintendoman01
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* BroughtDownToBadass: Whenever he's pulled into the real world, he loses his RealityWarper status and NighInvulnerability, but as shown when it happens in ''Film/FreddyVsJason'', he's still MadeOfIron and able to put up one ''hell'' of a fight.



* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: His initial motive throughout the first three films, and the early part of the fourth. See SinsOfOurFathers below for more details.



* ShapeshifterDefaultForm: He's an accomplished shapeshifter in the dream world, regularly appearing as other people, mechanical devices, and a host of other forms. While he can look however he wants, as a nightmare ghost he prefers to appear as his post-death burnt self, probably to scare his victims. His true form in the real world are his skeletal remains, but it remains to be seen if he even ''has'' a true specteral form.

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* ShapeshifterDefaultForm: He's an accomplished shapeshifter in the dream world, regularly appearing as other people, mechanical devices, and a host of other forms. While he can look however he wants, as a nightmare ghost he prefers to appear as his post-death burnt self, probably to scare his victims. His true form in the real world are his skeletal remains, but it remains to be seen if he even ''has'' a true specteral spectral form.



* SinsOfOurFathers: His killing sprees throughout the first three films, and the early part of the fourth, is to kill the children of the lynch mob who originally burned him alive. After killing Kristen Parker in ''The Dream Master'', he's only in it ForTheEvulz from that point onwards.



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* TrapMaster: In the first movie, before dragging Freddy into the real world, she rigs her entire house with booby traps to slow him down.


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* DreamWeaver: She's the titular Dream Master.
17th Apr '16 4:57:08 PM DuelMark
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* BerserkButton: Only he can kill the children of Elm Street, as Jason would find out.
13th Feb '16 5:44:47 PM Langdo
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* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Not only does he kill, he's also ''immensely'' sexist and is strongly implied to be a pedophile as stated above (though only in the remake).

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* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Not only does he kill, he's also ''immensely'' sexist toward women and is strongly implied to be a pedophile as stated above (though only in the remake).
21st Jan '16 2:06:45 PM Nintendoman01
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* BastardBastard: Freddy isn't called "the bastard son of a 100 maniacs" for nothing. He was conceived when dozens of insane inmates in a mental asylum raped his mother Amanda, a nun who was working there. Freddy was a child murderer in real life, and became a specteral nightmare killer after his death.

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* BastardBastard: Freddy isn't called "the bastard son of a 100 maniacs" for nothing. He was conceived when dozens of insane inmates in a mental asylum raped his mother Amanda, a nun who was working there. Freddy was a child murderer in real life, and became a specteral spectral nightmare killer after his death.



* BroughtDownToNormal: [[spoiler: At the end of ''Comicbook/FreddyVsJasonVsAsh: Nightmare Warriors''. And how so? In the orginal timeline Freddy was let go after someone forget to sign the warrant, and after a TimeyWimeyBall, an FBI agent signs the warrant, leading to Krueger's arrest and the fact he never became the Nightmare God that he once was.]]

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* BroughtDownToNormal: [[spoiler: At the end of ''Comicbook/FreddyVsJasonVsAsh: Nightmare Warriors''. And how so? In the orginal original timeline Freddy was let go after someone forget to sign the warrant, and after a TimeyWimeyBall, an FBI agent signs the warrant, leading to Krueger's arrest and the fact he never became the Nightmare God that he once was.]]



* DemonicPossession: A power demonstrated in ''Freddy's Revenge'' and ''Freddy vs. Jason''.



* {{Flanderization}}: He was considerably more serious in the first film, but the sequels, which largely didn't involve Wes Craven, turned him into a comedic goofball.



* GoneHorriblyRight: In ''Freddy vs. Jason'', he brought [[Franchise/FridayThe13th Jason Voorhees]] BackFromTheDead and set him upon Springwood, knowing that he himself would be blamed for Jason's killings, which would give him enough power to escape Hell and go about haunting Springwood again. The plan works, but Freddy never anticipated that Jason would continue to intrude on his territory and steal his potential victims.
-->'''Freddy''': Everyone forgot! That's why they weren't afraid anymore! That's why I needed Jason to kill for me, to get them to remember! But now he just won't ''stop''!



-->'''Tina''': Oh God!

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-->'''Tina''': Oh Please, God!


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* OffOnATechnicality: How he walked away from the child murders he committed after he died; depending on whether you go by the films or ''Series/FreddysNightmares'', it was either because the judge failed to properly sign the search warrant or because the arresting officer neglected to read him his Miranda rights.


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* {{Unperson}}: After it became known that Freddy grows more powerful based on how much he is feared and by how many people know of him, the town of Springwood tried to erase all knowledge of his existence and his murder spree to spare their children. Those who had any knowledge of Freddy were institutionalized and put on Hypnocil. It worked so well that Freddy brought Jason back to stir things up.
4th Dec '15 1:57:10 PM erforce
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-> "Why are you screaming? I haven't even cut you yet."

[-Played by: Creator/JackieEarleHaley, [[MortalKombat9 Patrick Seitz]]-]

This version of Freddy was a gardener at Badham Pre-School, who was loved by all the kids there. He was also a child molester who used his position to have his way with the children. After the parents found out, they chased him into an industrial park where they trapped him inside a building and burned him alive. Years later he returns to kill all those who attended the pre-school except Nancy, as he has [[AndIMustScream different plans for her]].

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-> "Why ->''"Why are you screaming? I haven't even cut you yet."

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[-Played by: Creator/JackieEarleHaley, [[MortalKombat9 [[VideoGame/MortalKombat9 Patrick Seitz]]-]

This version of Freddy was a gardener at Badham Pre-School, who was loved by all the kids there. He was also a child molester who used his position to have his way with the children. After the parents found out, leraned of his crimes, they chased him into an industrial park where they trapped him inside a building and burned him alive. Years later later, he returns to kill all those who attended the pre-school pre-school, except for Nancy, as he has [[AndIMustScream different plans for her]].



* PaedoHunt: The remake explicitly makes him out to be one, even after a lot of misdirection saying otherwise.

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* PaedoHunt: The remake explicitly makes him out to be one, a child molester, even after a [[RedHerring lot of misdirection saying otherwise.
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