History YMMV / FridayThe13th

14th May '18 11:15:00 PM CharlesPhipps
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** It should be noted his mother said he wasn't a very ''good'' swimmer and she clearly underestimated him since he ''didn't die.'' The problem was that he swam ''too'' well since he apparently swam far enough away to get lost and not be found in the ensuing chaos.
25th Apr '18 5:35:50 PM TheCatcher
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* WatchItForTheMeme: Play it because it's one of the few 80's games released in the West to actually say "dead".

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* WatchItForTheMeme: Play it because it's one of the few 80's games released in the West outside of Japan to actually say "dead".
16th Mar '18 4:59:39 PM erforce
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* CreepyAwesome: Jason. He wears a cool mask, is in various stages of undeath, provides creative kills, has a instantly recognizable {{leitmotif}}, and his plain unstoppablessness is only rivalled by characters like the Franchise/{{Terminator}}}.

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* CreepyAwesome: Jason. He wears a cool mask, is in various stages of undeath, provides creative kills, has a instantly recognizable {{leitmotif}}, and his plain unstoppablessness is only rivalled by characters like the Franchise/{{Terminator}}}.Franchise/{{Terminator}}.
16th Mar '18 4:49:25 PM erforce
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* CreepyAwesome: Jason. He wears a cool mask, is in various stages of undeath, provides creative kills, has a cool {{leitmotif}}, and most of the time is plain unstoppable.

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* CreepyAwesome: Jason. He wears a cool mask, is in various stages of undeath, provides creative kills, has a cool instantly recognizable {{leitmotif}}, and most of the time is his plain unstoppable.unstoppablessness is only rivalled by characters like the Franchise/{{Terminator}}}.
16th Mar '18 12:35:35 AM LongHairDontCare
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** The most popular character of the series, however, is hands down Ginny Field. In fact, she's so popular she often places in "Best Final Girls Ever" lists.

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** The most popular character protagonist of the series, however, is hands down Ginny Field. In fact, she's so popular she often places in "Best Final Girls Ever" lists.



* JerkassWoobie: Jason. Yes, he's a psychotic murderer and should obviously be met with scorn than pity, but the man is only acting out because of his mother, the only person who cared about him.

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* JerkassWoobie: Jason. Yes, he's a psychotic murderer and should obviously be met with scorn than pity, but the man is only acting out because he almost died from drowning as a child, grew up on his own in the woods, and then witnessed the death of his mother, the only person who cared about him.



* RootingForTheEmpire: Most of the protagonists in these films are too boring or unlikeable to care about, so who ''wouldn't'' want Jason to kill them all off?
** This typically comes into play from the fourth film onwards. The third film has elements of it, but they're still a minor compared to the relatively decent, likeable protagonists -- we have three random bike gang scum types, and one obnoxi ous practical jokester (who admits he only does so because he's a fat nerdy loser type and it's the only way he can think of to make people like him), compared to a pregnant woman and her loving boyfriend; two friendly, quiet-natured hippies; and a traumatized girl with her boyfriend, who tries to understand why she's such a wreck. And in the first two films, the counselors are generally pleasant, affable folk, who only count as jerkasses because they see nothing wrong with smoking, drinking or premarital sex.

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* RootingForTheEmpire: Most of the protagonists in these films are too boring or unlikeable to care about, so who ''wouldn't'' want Jason to kill them all off?
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off? This typically comes into play from the fourth film onwards. The third film has elements of it, but they're still a minor compared to the relatively decent, likeable protagonists -- we have three random bike gang scum types, and one obnoxi ous obnoxious practical jokester (who admits he only does so because he's a fat nerdy loser type and it's the only way he can think of to make people like him), compared to a pregnant woman and her loving boyfriend; two friendly, quiet-natured hippies; and a traumatized girl with her boyfriend, who tries to understand why she's such a wreck. And in the first two films, the counselors are generally pleasant, affable folk, who only count as jerkasses because they see nothing wrong with smoking, drinking or premarital sex.



* WhatAnIdiot: Why did Jason bother going into the lake if he couldn't swim, anyway? Admittedly, he was running away from his tormentors in a panic, but surely he could have run into the woods, which he knew much better?
** Key words there; he was being chased and he was panicked. People don't think too well in that kind of situation to begin with, little kids moreso, and add in the fact Jason was born mentally deficient...

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* WhatAnIdiot: Why did Jason bother going into the lake if he couldn't swim, anyway? Admittedly, he was running away from his tormentors in a panic, but surely he could have run into the woods, which he knew much better?
** Key words there;
better? To be fair, he was being chased and he was panicked. People don't think too well in that kind of situation to begin with, little kids moreso, and add in the fact Jason was born mentally deficient...
6th Jan '18 5:14:00 PM Tightwire
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** Jason never used a {{chainsaw|Good}}, despite the fact that he is often depicted in parody work doing so. In fact, it is the preferred weapon of [[Franchise/TheTexasChainsawMassacre Leatherface]]. Jason's canonical weapon of choice is his machete.
*** To the point that one of the most in-character actions of ''Jason X'' is him hunting for his machete for the first third of the film and abandoning the future machete he's been using up until that point when he retrieves it.
*** In ''The New Blood'' Jason did use a gas powered underbrush cutter on one of his victims. Not a chainsaw, but still...
*** In fact, the only time an actual chainsaw is used in the series is when one is used ''against'' Jason and it runs out of gas before he or the survivor can put it to any real use.

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** Jason never used a {{chainsaw|Good}}, despite the fact that he is often depicted in parody work doing so. In fact, Jason's weapon of choice is a machete, but he is just as infamous for using the environment to spear, slash and crush his victims. He has ''never'' used a chainsaw; it is in fact the preferred weapon of [[Franchise/TheTexasChainsawMassacre Leatherface]]. Jason's canonical weapon of choice is his machete.
*** To the point that one of the most in-character actions of ''Jason X'' is him hunting for his machete for the first third of the film and abandoning the future machete he's been using up until that point when he retrieves it.
*** In ''The New Blood'' Jason did use a gas powered underbrush cutter on one of his victims. Not a chainsaw, but still...
*** In fact, the only time an actual chainsaw is used in the series is when one is used ''against'' Jason and it runs out of gas before he or the survivor can put it to any real use.
15th Dec '17 7:47:46 AM erforce
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* CharacterTiers: The counselors are easily divided up in terms of utility, and the game rewards ''speed'' over every other trait they might have. That, by itself, puts Mark and Crissy right at the top of the list, with Laura trailing behind them since she can't jump as high. George, Paul and Debbie will count themselves fortunate to be used by any players who aren't specifically making a point to actually use each counselor's individual strengths, or who aren't playing a SelfImposedChallenge.
9th Dec '17 11:26:38 PM GroLor
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* {{Fanon}}: Absolutely zero official sources have bothered to comment on the nearly unanimous fan theory that ''Film/JasonX'' takes place after ''Film/FreddyVsJason'', despite being released before it. Regardless, it remains a nearly unanimous fan theory, because it just makes the most sense.



* CompleteMonster: Caleb Carson, the BigBad of ''The Jason Strain'', CorruptCorporateExecutive whose pride and joy is ''[[DeadlyGame Xtreme Elimination 2]]'', a [[BloodSport reality show]] in which {{Condemned Contestant}}s are pitted against each other and "special guest" Jason Voorhees in the jungles of South America. After Jason is kidnapped from the "set" and unintentionally given the ability to [[PlagueZombie spread a zombie plague]] by a group of scientists, Carson becomes psychotically obsessed with salvaging his series, going as far as having his mercenaries massacre the facility that had developed a cure for the virus so that he can abduct Jason and the other remaining competitors from it and start over in America, not caring that Jason was still highly contagious and could potentially end all life on the planet if not given the vaccine. Carson afterward reveals that he had [[FrameUp framed]] "star contestant" Butch Malone for the double homicide that landed him on death row, knowing that the only way he could get Malone to agree to compete on ''Xtreme Elimination 2'' was by ruining his life and leaving him with no other option, with the worst part being that Butch never had a chance of winning anyway and was set up from the start to die a "dramatic" death in the final round of the game.

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* CompleteMonster: Caleb Carson, the BigBad of ''The Jason Strain'', is a CorruptCorporateExecutive whose pride and joy is ''[[DeadlyGame Xtreme Elimination 2]]'', a [[BloodSport reality show]] in which {{Condemned Contestant}}s are pitted against each other and "special guest" Jason Voorhees in the jungles of South America. After Jason is kidnapped from the "set" and unintentionally given the ability to [[PlagueZombie spread a zombie plague]] by a group of scientists, Carson becomes psychotically obsessed with salvaging his series, going as far as having his mercenaries massacre the facility that had developed a cure for the virus so that he can abduct Jason and the other remaining competitors from it and start over in America, not caring that Jason was still highly contagious and could potentially end all life on the planet if not given the vaccine. Carson afterward reveals that he had [[FrameUp framed]] "star contestant" Butch Malone for the double homicide that landed him on death row, knowing that the only way he could get Malone to agree to compete on ''Xtreme Elimination 2'' was by ruining his life and leaving him with no other option, with the worst part being that Butch never had a chance of winning anyway and was set up from the start to die a "dramatic" death in the final round of the game.
2nd Aug '17 12:06:21 AM PrincessGwen
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Crystal Lake is supposed to be in upstate New York. Which means that you shoot any scenes regarding Crystal Lake in places like California, Texas, Alabama, and Georgia. At least the first two movies shoot in New Jersey and Connecticut, respectively.
1st Aug '17 11:30:25 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: Caleb Carson, the BigBad of ''The Jason Strain'', is a CorruptCorporateExecutive whose pride and joy is ''[[DeadlyGame Xtreme Elimination 2]]'', a BloodSport reality show in which {{Condemned Contestant}}s are pitted against each other and "special guest" Jason Voorhees in the jungles of South America. After Jason is kidnapped from the "set" and unintentionally given the ability to spread a [[PlagueZombie zombie]] [[TheVirus plague]] by a group of scientists, Carson becomes psychotically obsessed with salvaging his series, going as far as having his mercenaries massacre the facility that had developed a cure for the virus so that he can abduct Jason and the other remaining competitors from it and start over in America, not caring that Jason was still highly-contagious and could potentially end all life on the planet if not given the vaccine. Carson afterward reveals that he had [[FrameUp framed]] "star contestant" Butch Malone for the double homicide that landed him on death row, knowing that the only way he could get Malone to agree to compete on ''Xtreme Elimination 2'' was by ruining his life and leaving him with no other option, with the worst part being that Butch never had a chance of winning anyway and was set-up from the start to die a "dramatic" death in the final round of the game.

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* CompleteMonster: Caleb Carson, the BigBad of ''The Jason Strain'', is a CorruptCorporateExecutive whose pride and joy is ''[[DeadlyGame Xtreme Elimination 2]]'', a BloodSport [[BloodSport reality show show]] in which {{Condemned Contestant}}s are pitted against each other and "special guest" Jason Voorhees in the jungles of South America. After Jason is kidnapped from the "set" and unintentionally given the ability to spread a [[PlagueZombie zombie]] [[TheVirus spread a zombie plague]] by a group of scientists, Carson becomes psychotically obsessed with salvaging his series, going as far as having his mercenaries massacre the facility that had developed a cure for the virus so that he can abduct Jason and the other remaining competitors from it and start over in America, not caring that Jason was still highly-contagious highly contagious and could potentially end all life on the planet if not given the vaccine. Carson afterward reveals that he had [[FrameUp framed]] "star contestant" Butch Malone for the double homicide that landed him on death row, knowing that the only way he could get Malone to agree to compete on ''Xtreme Elimination 2'' was by ruining his life and leaving him with no other option, with the worst part being that Butch never had a chance of winning anyway and was set-up set up from the start to die a "dramatic" death in the final round of the game.
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