History Headscratchers / FridayThe13th

4th Apr '18 2:26:46 PM RedScharlach
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* Why does Jason bother to cover his face at all? He used a potato sack (or whatever it was) in the first couple of films, so it clearly was not for RuleOfCool (not that a maybe undead, psychopathic murderer would/should care about that anyway). His sole purpose in life seems to be to terrorize and/or kill anyone 13 or older that he comes across-- his hideous mug would be great for doing the former (as seen in Jason Takes Manhattan). There's no chance he's THAT sensitive about his physical deformities, is there?

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* Why does Jason bother to cover his face at all? He used a potato sack (or whatever it was) in the first couple of films, so it clearly was not for RuleOfCool (not that a maybe undead, psychopathic murderer would/should care about that anyway). His sole purpose in life seems to be to terrorize and/or kill anyone 13 or older that he comes across-- his hideous mug would be great for doing the former (as seen in Jason "Jason Takes Manhattan).Manhattan"). There's no chance he's THAT sensitive about his physical deformities, is there?



* In the original: If Pamela Voorhees' ultimate goal was to stop the camp's re-opening... Why didn't she just kill Steve and be done with it (Other than the obvious "She's insane" handwave)? No yuppie funding, no camp revival.

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* In the original: If Pamela Voorhees' ultimate goal was to stop the camp's re-opening... Why didn't she just kill Steve and be done with it (Other (other than the obvious "She's insane" handwave)? No yuppie funding, no camp revival.



** Jason in the original was Alice's hallucination/dream. She never saw him and imagined what she ''assumed'' Jason looked like - a zombie kid in the lake. The sequel [[RetCon reveals]] that he was actually alive all along and had over two decades to mushroom into a hulking man. What's ''really'' wierd is that in these years he apparently has never bothered to inform his beloved mom he was, in fact, alive.

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** Jason in the original was Alice's hallucination/dream. She never saw him and imagined what she ''assumed'' Jason looked like - a zombie kid in the lake. The sequel [[RetCon reveals]] that he was actually alive all along and had over two decades to mushroom into a hulking man. What's ''really'' wierd weird is that in these years he apparently has never bothered to inform his beloved mom he was, in fact, alive.
5th Mar '18 5:46:05 AM Maxx_Crowley
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** In Part 3 he actively steals clothing on a clothesline from the couple who own the little store. The wife actively complains "Take your stuff and leave the rest to me." Of course they end up being the first two of Jason's victims in the film.
20th Jan '18 6:27:32 PM SuperMagneto
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* In Jason Goes to Hell, only a relative of Jason can destroy him, right? What would have happened if the coroner had destroyed the heart instead of eating it? Would Jason still come back somehow? Heck, what if you cremate ALL of Jason's body parts?

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* In Jason Goes to Hell, only a relative of Jason can destroy him, right? What would have happened if the coroner had destroyed the heart instead of eating it? Would Jason still come back somehow? Heck, what What if you cremate ALL all of Jason's body parts?remains.
20th Jan '18 6:26:16 PM SuperMagneto
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* In Jason Goes to Hell, only a relative of Jason can destroy him, right? What would have happened if the coroner had destroyed the heart instead of eating it? Would Jason still come back somehow?

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* In Jason Goes to Hell, only a relative of Jason can destroy him, right? What would have happened if the coroner had destroyed the heart instead of eating it? Would Jason still come back somehow?somehow? Heck, what if you cremate ALL of Jason's body parts?
20th Jan '18 6:22:36 PM SuperMagneto
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* In Jason Goes to Hell, only a relative of Jason can destroy him, right? What would have happened if the coroner had crushed the heart with his foot? Would Jason come back somehow? What would happen if the person destroy his heart at the beginning?

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* In Jason Goes to Hell, only a relative of Jason can destroy him, right? What would have happened if the coroner had crushed destroyed the heart with his foot? instead of eating it? Would Jason still come back somehow? What would happen if the person destroy his heart at the beginning?somehow?
20th Jan '18 6:21:11 PM SuperMagneto
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** Crazy old lady strength?

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** Crazy old lady strength?strength?
* In Jason Goes to Hell, only a relative of Jason can destroy him, right? What would have happened if the coroner had crushed the heart with his foot? Would Jason come back somehow? What would happen if the person destroy his heart at the beginning?
1st Jan '18 5:58:45 PM ErikModi
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* First movie also. Just how did a sixty year old woman manage to lift Bill long enough to shove an arrow through his eye and into a wooden door to pin him to it? For that matter, how did she even accomplish the arrow shove? That would take some serious amount of force.

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* First movie also. Just how did a sixty year old woman manage to lift Bill long enough to shove an arrow through his eye and into a wooden door to pin him to it? For that matter, how did she even accomplish the arrow shove? That would take some serious amount of force.force.
** Crazy old lady strength?
29th Dec '17 8:49:54 AM ErikModi
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** You're overstating the movies. Friday the 13th 2-4 take place over what appears to be a single summer with 2 and 3 being directly back to back. Friday the 13th 5 doesn't actually feature Jason, the villain that time is the father of a mentally disabled teen who is killed in the first act. 6 features his revival as a zombie (or whatever he is) and takes place years after the first four movies with an adult Tommy. Much of that movie hinges on the locals do know about Jason. He's a dead serial killer who up until then had shown no magical powers at all. Seven has little excuse, eight is takes Manhattan and features kids on a cruise. They weren't even at Crystal Lake for most of the time and that is where he's supposed to be. Nine (Jason goes to Hell) they know exactly what Jason is and send the FBI and if not for a serious case of PowersAsThePlotDemands that would have worked just fine on Jason. Ten (Jason X) takes place centuries into the future and clearly real monsters are sufficiently rare that they didn't really believe he could come back from the dead. Freddy vs Jason involves Jason being where he doesn't belong, in a city that has it's own monster who can only attack in your sleep. It's immediately clear that the police (and probably most of the adults) have concluded that Freddy is back again and dismissed any facts that disagreed with that. In fact they would have been wise to blame the murders on Jason. He's something you can shoot and it would have prevented Freddy from returning. So in closing out of eleven films only 9 feature Jason. Of those 9 four of them take place away from Crystal Lake. 2,3 and 4 are all one long spree that ends with his death. 6 is his revival after more than a decade leaving just part seven as a legit what the hell.

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** You're overstating the movies. Friday the 13th 2-4 take place over what appears to be a single summer with 2 and 3 being directly back to back. Friday the 13th 5 doesn't actually feature Jason, the villain that time is the father of a mentally disabled teen who is killed in the first act. 6 features his revival as a zombie (or whatever he is) and takes place years after the first four movies with an adult Tommy. Much of that movie hinges on the locals do know about Jason. He's a dead serial killer who up until then had shown no magical powers at all. Seven has little excuse, eight is takes Manhattan and features kids on a cruise. They weren't even at Crystal Lake for most of the time and that is where he's supposed to be. Nine (Jason goes to Hell) they know exactly what Jason is and send the FBI and if not for a serious case of PowersAsThePlotDemands NewPowersAsThePlotDemands that would have worked just fine on Jason. Ten (Jason X) takes place centuries into the future and clearly real monsters are sufficiently rare that they didn't really believe he could come back from the dead. Freddy vs Jason involves Jason being where he doesn't belong, in a city that has it's own monster who can only attack in your sleep. It's immediately clear that the police (and probably most of the adults) have concluded that Freddy is back again and dismissed any facts that disagreed with that. In fact they would have been wise to blame the murders on Jason. He's something you can shoot and it would have prevented Freddy from returning. So in closing out of eleven films only 9 feature Jason. Of those 9 four of them take place away from Crystal Lake. 2,3 and 4 are all one long spree that ends with his death. 6 is his revival after more than a decade leaving just part seven as a legit what the hell.
29th Dec '17 8:47:29 AM ErikModi
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*** Or, the Dream World transcends space, and Freddy exists anywhere ''and everywhere'' people are afraid enough of him to dream about him.


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** If you take the HealingFactor element from ''Film/JasonX'' at face value, maybe recovering from his injuries is growing and strengthening his body, so he's harder to kill next time.
7th Nov '17 8:45:45 AM CB2001
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** Killing Steve alone wouldn't just stop someone else from opening it. Even long after the fire incidents mentioned above, Steve still tried to reopen the camp. By causing a massive bloodbath at the camp, it would be enough to make anyone else who was going to attempt a reopen think twice.
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