History Characters / ANightmareOnElmstreet

26th May '17 2:52:23 PM Nintendoman01
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* BadPeopleHurtAnimals: In a flashback to his childhood in ''Freddy's Dead'', it's revealed he killed a class pet with a hammer.

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* BadPeopleHurtAnimals: BadPeopleAbuseAnimals: In a flashback to his childhood in ''Freddy's Dead'', it's revealed he killed a class pet with a hammer.



* {{Invisibility}}: Freddy can turn himself invisible at will. He uses it in ''The Dream Master'' to attack Dan.

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* {{Invisibility}}: Freddy can turn himself invisible at will. He uses it in ''The Dream Master'' to attack Dan.Rick.


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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: While Freddy is an irredeemably evil monster, Robert Englund is a NiceGuy and extremely appreciative of his fans, and many people who have worked with him attest to his friendliness.
21st May '17 1:53:00 AM Nintendoman01
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* BadPeopleHurtAnimals: In a flashback to his childhood in ''Freddy's Dead'', it's revealed he killed a class pet with a hammer.
14th May '17 11:11:56 PM Nintendoman01
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* BladeBehindTheShoulder: His blade-fingered glove started out this way, when he was still alive and his glove was merely a homemade murder weapon. In dreams, it evolves into more of a built-in weapon, which alternately appears on his hand whole when he sheds a disguise, or sends its blades springing out from his (or a puppet's, or a possessed boy's, etc) fingertips.



* HeroKiller: He kills [[spoiler:Nancy]] at the end of ''Dream Warriors''

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* HeroKiller: He kills [[spoiler:Nancy]] [[FinalGirl Nancy Thompson]] at the end of ''Dream Warriors''Warriors'', and [[DecoyProtagonist Kristen Parker]] early in ''The Dream Master''. Both were significant threats to Freddy and responsible for defeating him previously.
13th May '17 10:54:07 AM Nintendoman01
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* HeroKiller: He kills [[spoiler:Nancy]] at the end of ''Dream Warriors''



* IronicNurseryRhyme: The song associated with him, sungto the tune to "One, Two, Buckle My Shoe."
-->''One, two; Freddy's coming for you\\
Three, four; better lock your door\\
Five, six; grab your crucifix\\
Seven, eight; gonna stay up late\\
Nine, ten; [[NeverSleepAgain never sleep again]]''



* {{Invisibility}}: Freddy can turn himself invisible at will.

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* {{Invisibility}}: Freddy can turn himself invisible at will. He uses it in ''The Dream Master'' to attack Dan.



* TransformationOfThePossessed: In ''Freddy's Revenge'', he possesses Jesse by messily transforming it into his own shape. This includes blades growing out of Jesse's fingers, his skin peeling off, and Freddy [[ChestBurster ripping open and bursting out of his chest]].

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* TransformationOfThePossessed: In ''Freddy's Revenge'', he possesses Jesse by messily transforming it his body into his own shape. This includes blades growing out of Jesse's fingers, his skin peeling off, and Freddy [[ChestBurster ripping open and bursting out of his chest]].


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* YourMindMakesItReal: Any damage he inflicts on his victims in the dream world crosses over to the waking world.


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* ItsAllMyFault: Her reaction when she realizes that Freddy is using ''her'' to kill new victims.


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* ThisCannotBe: Her reaction in ''Dream Child'' when she witnesses Freddy's return.
-->'''Alice''': You can't come back! I locked the door on you!\\
'''Freddy''': But I found the key.
8th May '17 8:49:53 PM Nintendoman01
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* FragileSpeedster: When pulled into the real world in ''Freddy vs. Jason'', he's this to Jason's MightyGlacier. He can easily dodge most of Jason's attacks and gets in lots of good hits, but one punch from Jason sends him flying.
4th May '17 11:40:25 PM Nintendoman01
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* LaughablyEvil: He has his moments.

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* LaughablyEvil: He has his moments. The sequels turn him into this, making him a LargeHam who constantly makes wisecracks and spouts one-liners as he kills people.
4th May '17 11:36:59 PM Nintendoman01
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* CombatSadomasochist: Freddy often seems to take delight in his own pain. He regularly [[SelfMutilationDemonstration injures himself just to freak his victims out]], laughs his ass off while Alice repeatedly punches him in the face in ''The Dream Master'', and in ''Freddy's Dead'', is shown in a flashback cutting himself and laughing while his foster father whips him with a belt, even asking for more before overpowering said foster father and killing him with a razor blade.
-->'''Freddy''': You wanna know the secret of pain? If you just stop feeling it, you can start using it.


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* FetusTerrible: In ''The Dream Child'', a nightmarish flashback to his birth depicts him as one.
-->'''Nun'': Sister, this is one of God's creatures. Take solace in that.\\
'''Amanda''': That is ''no'' creature of God!
30th Apr '17 7:23:15 PM Nintendoman01
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* EvilIsPetty: Especially in ''The Dream Child'', where he frequently goes out of his way to torment Alice by flaunting his kills in front of her and generally just harassing her when he can. Of course, this is largely because he genuinely hates Alice, but since he could end up hurting the unborn Jacob, who he aims to turn into a FetusTerrible, he can't actually do anything to her.



* FauxAffablyEvil: He usually addresses his victims in an almost friendly way.

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* FauxAffablyEvil: He usually addresses his victims in an almost friendly way. way, and is good at making a sardonic joke every now and then.



* 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.

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* ForTheEvulz: He kills people simply because he 'can' ''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 ''that'' much.



** JerkassGods: Despite possessing unlimited power within dreams and more-or-less being a Dream God, he uses his power and pride to mess with his victims and carry out petty murder tasks rather than anything too substantial.

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** * JerkassGods: Despite possessing unlimited power within dreams and more-or-less being a Dream God, he uses his power and pride to mess with his victims and carry out petty murder tasks rather than anything too substantial.



* 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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* OffOnATechnicality: How he walked away from the child murders he committed after before 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.



* RealityWarper: He was able to partly manipulate the outside world, like re-animating his bones. However, by ''Freddy's Dead'', he had gotten so powerful that 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'', he had gotten so powerful that 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 He reaches his peak in ''Freddy's Revenge'', where, upon possessing Jesse, he's able to become even more powerful alter things in the real world.world; he goes completely nuts at the pool party, boiling the water in the pool, creating a wall of fire around the yard, making himself temporarily intangible before jumping out from under the floorboards, and blowing up the barbecue and most of the electrical appliances that are there.


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* TransformationOfThePossessed: In ''Freddy's Revenge'', he possesses Jesse by messily transforming it into his own shape. This includes blades growing out of Jesse's fingers, his skin peeling off, and Freddy [[ChestBurster ripping open and bursting out of his chest]].


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* DyingMomentOfAwesome: In ''Dream Warriors'', she's [[spoiler: fatally stabbed by Freddy, but she manages to get back up and stab Freddy in the gut with his own claws, holding on to him long enough for Neil to finish burying and consecrating Freddy's remains.]]
31st Mar '17 12:35:32 AM CL
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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 spectral 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 spectral form.form (though the novel ''Protege'' implied that the demonic visage that he briefly assumes during the "YOU!" scene in ''Freddy vs. Jason'' is it).
8th Mar '17 8:12:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* DemonOfHumanOrigin: Although it's never stated exactly ''what'' Freddy has become since his death, his DealWithTheDevil was brokered with a trio of actual demons and involved turning himself into an undead monster who could invade people's dreams. But then, OurDemonsAreDifferent.
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