History YMMV / FridayThe13thTheSeries

19th Mar '17 2:00:14 PM shoboni
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**"The Butcher" features a [[{{Ghostapo}} Nazi resurrected by Thule Black Magic]] as the VillainOfTheWeek. {{Series/Supernatural}} fans might be surprised to see this plot done over 20 years before Sam and Dean first fought the Thule in Season 8.
13th Mar '17 5:20:10 AM ACW
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** [[MonsterOfTheWeek Winston Knight]], from season 1's "Double Exposure'', is an [[GoingForTheBigScoop ambitious news anchor who uses a cursed camera to make a duplicate of himself that he must destroy within five hours by destroying the negative print. Winston, to boost his ratings, sends his duplicate out to murder women with a machete so he can cover the murders and [[VillainWithGoodPublicity portray himself as a hero]], killing at least ten innocents with no sign of stopping. When the hero Ryan's girlfriend Cathy catches Knight with his duplicate, Knight makes her a victim as well. Realizing Knight is guilty, Ryan snatches the negative print, meaning Knight risks death if the five hours lapse. When the group offers a trade, Knight attacks their friend and mentor Jack and creates a double of him, intending to have the double murder Ryan and his cousin Micki so he can [[FrameUp frame Jack as the murderer]] and continue his own rise into stardom.

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** [[MonsterOfTheWeek **[[MonsterOfTheWeek Winston Knight]], from season 1's "Double Exposure'', is an [[GoingForTheBigScoop ambitious news anchor anchor]] who uses a cursed camera to make a duplicate of himself that he must destroy within five hours by destroying the negative print. Winston, to boost his ratings, sends his duplicate out to murder women with a machete so he can cover the murders and [[VillainWithGoodPublicity portray himself as a hero]], killing at least ten innocents with no sign of stopping. When the hero Ryan's girlfriend Cathy catches Knight with his duplicate, Knight makes her a victim as well. Realizing Knight is guilty, Ryan snatches the negative print, meaning Knight risks death if the five hours lapse. When the group offers a trade, Knight attacks their friend and mentor Jack and creates a double of him, intending to have the double murder Ryan and his cousin Micki so he can [[FrameUp frame Jack as the murderer]] and continue his own rise into stardom.
12th Mar '17 1:20:25 PM ACW
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* CompleteMonster:
**[[EvilUncle Uncle]] Lewis [[OverarchingVillain Vendredi]] made a [[DealWithTheDevil pact with the Devil]] himself to spread evil throughout the world. Responsible for the events of the series, Lewis locates and acquired [[ArtifactOfDoom multiple old items]] before he would personally curse them and distribute them, often in ways that showed a sadistic edge and made it so they would always result in death and chaos to gain hell more souls. When Lewis realized his pact with Satan was resulting in [[AgeWithoutYouth his immortal body aging too much]], he tried to break the deal, resulting in his own death at Satan's hands. Returning as a ghost, Lewis attempts to return to life and murder his family members who are trying to regain the cursed objects so they can do no more harm. Eventually, Lewis tries to get back in Satan's good graces by opening the very gates of hell and allowing Satan access to Earth to consume or torture all of mankind.
**[[MonsterOfTheWeek Winston Knight]], from season 1's "Double Exposure'', is an [[GoingForTheBigScoop ambitious news anchor who uses a cursed camera to make a duplicate of himself that he must destroy within five hours by destroying the negative print. Winston, to boost his ratings, sends his duplicate out to murder women with a machete so he can cover the murders and [[VillainWithGoodPublicity portray himself as a hero]], killing at least ten innocents with no sign of stopping. When the hero Ryan's girlfriend Cathy catches Knight with his duplicate, Knight makes her a victim as well. Realizing Knight is guilty, Ryan snatches the negative print, meaning Knight risks death if the five hours lapse. When the group offers a trade, Knight attacks their friend and mentor Jack and creates a double of him, intending to have the double murder Ryan and his cousin Micki so he can [[FrameUp frame Jack as the murderer]] and continue his own rise into stardom.
**[[MonsterOfTheWeek Alex Dent]], from season 3's "Mightier Than the Sword", is a SerialKiller posing as a true crime author. Dent uses his magic pen to turn unwitting victims into serial killers, targeting whoever Dent chooses. He disposes of them by bringing them to justice for crimes they can't remember committing. Dent is introduced using this power on Clint Fletcher, whom he used to [[WouldHitAGirl kidnap and murder 18 women]]. Dent sadistically reveals to Fletcher that he is about to be executed for Dent's own crimes, and [[KickTheDog enjoys watching him die]]. At a writers' talk, Dent taunts Clint's enraged brother Jerry just to revel in his own emotional cruelty. Dent then uses his pen on the priest who oversaw Fletcher's execution and uses him to tie up loose ends. He murders Jerry and a detective who grew suspicious of him, before leaving the priest amnesiac and ruining his life. He captures [[TheHero Micki]] and has her target his ex-wife Marion, who is attempting to blackmail him. He plans on making her death the worst he's ever done purely for her slight against him, and comes along to watch her murder personally. When Marion fights back, Dent throws her down the stairs to try and cripple her, so that she will be paralyzed and conscious as she is carved up.
15th Dec '16 11:48:08 AM MarkLungo
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* TearJerker:
** The fate of Abraham's wife in "The Baron's Bride."
** [[CartwrightCurse The death]] of [[spoiler:Jack's OldFlame]] thanks to the trephanator, and especially his farewell to her at the end of the episode.
-->'''[[spoiler:Jack]]''': Well, Vi, now you know if there's anything after. Wait a while, darling...[[TogetherInDeath maybe we can be together again...after all]]...
** Also, the death of Ryan's father in his son's place (he ends up crying in Micki and Jack's arms), and Mrs. Kent becoming the seventh victim to heal her baby with the cursed cradle. Becomes TearsOfJoy when we see the baby lived and will be raised by the babysitter who loved her.
** William Pratt, aka Jeff Amory, his mind snapped, crying in Micki's arms after she tells him she still loves him, thinking she is the woman he loved and killed. It's also an in-universe example for Micki herself.
** Mrs. Wren, being forced to kill both her husband and son to save them from the "Mephisto's Ring."
** The death of [[spoiler:Jack's honorary niece, Grace]] in "The Maestro", and especially Jack's [[UnstoppableRage absolute]] [[HeroicSafeMode breakdown]] afterward.
** Johnny being forced to kill his [[BackFromTheDead resurrected father]] at the end of "Bad Penny" after finally realizing that it was wrong and selfish of him to bring his dad back from the grave without his own consent. At the very least, Johnny and his dad are able to finally make peace with one another before Johnny has to kill him with the episode's titular cursed artifact and that Johnny himself ends up crying emotionally as he holds his dad's body in his arms while Jack and Micki look on from the background.
** [[spoiler: Micki's DisneyDeath in "Tails I Live, Heads You Die"]].
** [[spoiler: Ryan's subverted HeroicSacrifice and being PutOnABus at the end of "The Prophecies"]].

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* TearJerker:
** The fate of Abraham's wife in "The Baron's Bride."
** [[CartwrightCurse The death]] of [[spoiler:Jack's OldFlame]] thanks to the trephanator, and especially his farewell to her at the end of the episode.
-->'''[[spoiler:Jack]]''': Well, Vi,
TearJerker: So many, they now you know if there's anything after. Wait a while, darling...[[TogetherInDeath maybe we can be together again...after all]]...
** Also, the death of Ryan's father in his son's place (he ends up crying in Micki and Jack's arms), and Mrs. Kent becoming the seventh victim to heal her baby with the cursed cradle. Becomes TearsOfJoy when we see the baby lived and will be raised by the babysitter who loved her.
** William Pratt, aka Jeff Amory, his mind snapped, crying in Micki's arms after she tells him she still loves him, thinking she is the woman he loved and killed. It's also an in-universe example for Micki herself.
** Mrs. Wren, being forced to kill both her husband and son to save them from the "Mephisto's Ring."
** The death of [[spoiler:Jack's honorary niece, Grace]] in "The Maestro", and especially Jack's [[UnstoppableRage absolute]] [[HeroicSafeMode breakdown]] afterward.
** Johnny being forced to kill his [[BackFromTheDead resurrected father]] at the end of "Bad Penny" after finally realizing that it was wrong and selfish of him to bring his dad back from the grave without his
have [[TearJerker/FridayThe13thTheSeries their own consent. At the very least, Johnny and his dad are able to finally make peace with one another before Johnny has to kill him with the episode's titular cursed artifact and that Johnny himself ends up crying emotionally as he holds his dad's body in his arms while Jack and Micki look on from the background.
** [[spoiler: Micki's DisneyDeath in "Tails I Live, Heads You Die"]].
** [[spoiler: Ryan's subverted HeroicSacrifice and being PutOnABus at the end of "The Prophecies"]].
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15th Dec '16 11:40:14 AM MarkLungo
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* OlderThanTheyThink: The titular artifact in "The Poison Pen" had powers almost identical to a Manga/DeathNote. Also, the pentacle in the hand used by the FOX show ''Series/{{Werewolf}}'' is referenced in "Scarlet Cinema" thanks to it taking its plot (and footage) from ''Film/TheWolfMan1941''.

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* OlderThanTheyThink: The titular artifact in "The Poison Pen" had powers almost identical to a Manga/DeathNote.Franchise/DeathNote. Also, the pentacle in the hand used by the FOX show ''Series/{{Werewolf}}'' is referenced in "Scarlet Cinema" thanks to it taking its plot (and footage) from ''Film/TheWolfMan1941''.
15th Dec '16 11:38:17 AM MarkLungo
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** "Mesmer's Bauble", wherein the pop star the episode revolves around dies by being melted into the villain, is hard enough to watch after learning her actress, the real-life singer Vanity, nearly died from renal failure due to drug overdosing and thus dropped out of show business. (In the episode her character loses her manager and lover, and nearly breaks down saying she can't go on...) It gets worse learning she died in 2016, right before her ex-partner and music mentor, Prince, died as well (eerily, at the same age). To cap it off, her character also sings a cover of "Nature Boy" in the episode--a song quite fitting for a story about a fan with unrequited love, but which was also used in ''Film/MoulinRouge'', wherein the singer character also died onstage.

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** "Mesmer's Bauble", wherein the pop star the episode revolves around dies by being melted into the villain, is hard enough to watch after learning her actress, the real-life singer Vanity, [[Music/PrincesAssociates Vanity]], nearly died from renal failure due to drug overdosing and thus dropped out of show business. (In the episode her character loses her manager and lover, and nearly breaks down saying she can't go on...) It gets worse learning she died in 2016, right before her ex-partner and music mentor, Prince, Music/{{Prince}}, died as well (eerily, at the same age). To cap it off, her character also sings a cover of "Nature Boy" in the episode--a song quite fitting for a story about a fan with unrequited love, but which was also used in ''Film/MoulinRouge'', wherein the singer character also died onstage.
15th Dec '16 11:36:38 AM MarkLungo
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** One cursed object, a compact, appears in two episodes ("Vanity's Mirror" and "Face of Evil") with different powers each time. The compact changing its powers seems to make no sense at first, until one considers what happened in the episode it first appeared in--not only did its owner end up killing herself once she achieved the love she wanted (but which she knew was only compelled and thus not truly hers), but she herself was a lonely and rejected girl whom everyone in her school believed unattractive. Killing ''herself'' after achieving her "love" instead of killing the man in question would break the love compulsion curse, and at the same time the death of an "ugly" tragic girl would cast a new curse related to giving beauty and the chance to have a life others would envy.
** At first the name given to the "Quilt of Hathor" is rather inexplicable, since an item marked with a Satanic pentacle and used to frighten people to death seems to have nothing to do with either the Egyptian pantheon or specifically a deity of goodness, love, motherhood, and community. (Although in and of itself a quilt would fit those last two.) But the main villain of the episode tends to use the quilt to kill people while envisioning herself as a sensuous, lusty woman at parties and dances, something which Hathor ''does'' hold sway over...and Hathor is also a goddess of fate who was believed to inspire people through divinatory ''dreams''.

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** One cursed object, a compact, appears in two episodes ("Vanity's Mirror" and Mirror", then "Face of Evil") with different powers each time. The compact changing its powers seems to make no sense at first, until one considers what happened in the episode it first appeared in--not "Vanity's Mirror"--not only did its owner end up killing herself once she achieved the love she wanted (but which she knew was only compelled and thus not truly hers), but she herself was a lonely and rejected girl whom everyone in her school believed unattractive. Killing ''herself'' after achieving her "love" instead of killing the man in question would break the love compulsion curse, and at the same time the death of an "ugly" tragic girl would cast a new curse related to giving beauty and the chance to have a life others would envy.
** At first the name given to the "Quilt of Hathor" is rather inexplicable, since an item marked with a Satanic pentacle and used to frighten people to death seems to have nothing to do with either [[Myth/EgyptianMythology the Egyptian pantheon pantheon]] or specifically a deity of goodness, love, motherhood, and community. (Although in and of itself a quilt would fit those last two.) But the main villain of the episode tends to use the quilt to kill people while envisioning herself as a sensuous, lusty woman at parties and dances, something which Hathor ''does'' hold sway over...and Hathor is also a goddess of fate who was believed to inspire people through divinatory ''dreams''.
15th Dec '16 11:34:49 AM MarkLungo
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** The compact changing its powers seems to make no sense at first, until one considers what happened in the episode it first appeared in--not only did its owner end up killing herself once she achieved the love she wanted (but which she knew was only compelled and thus not truly hers), but she herself was a lonely and rejected girl whom everyone in her school believed unattractive. Killing ''herself'' after achieving her "love" instead of killing the man in question would break the love compulsion curse, and at the same time the death of an "ugly" tragic girl would cast a new curse related to giving beauty and the chance to have a life others would envy.

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** One cursed object, a compact, appears in two episodes ("Vanity's Mirror" and "Face of Evil") with different powers each time. The compact changing its powers seems to make no sense at first, until one considers what happened in the episode it first appeared in--not only did its owner end up killing herself once she achieved the love she wanted (but which she knew was only compelled and thus not truly hers), but she herself was a lonely and rejected girl whom everyone in her school believed unattractive. Killing ''herself'' after achieving her "love" instead of killing the man in question would break the love compulsion curse, and at the same time the death of an "ugly" tragic girl would cast a new curse related to giving beauty and the chance to have a life others would envy.
15th Dec '16 11:33:10 AM MarkLungo
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** Ryan's would have to be: using the jumper cables to ground the villain's charge in "The Electrocutioner" so he electrocuted himself through the radiator pipes; knocking Reverend Josiah out the window by letting go of the Quilt of Hathor; tricking the villain of "Tails I Live, Heads You Die" into [[spoiler:bringing Micki BackFromTheDead]]; getting the cursed pocket watch away from Reatha [[JustInTime right as the clock reached one]]; and strangling the werewolf with silver-nitrate-coated movie film.

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** Ryan's would have to be: using the jumper cables to ground the villain's charge in "The Electrocutioner" so he electrocuted himself through the radiator pipes; knocking Reverend Josiah out the window by letting go of the Quilt of Hathor; tricking the villain of "Tails I Live, Heads You Die" into [[spoiler:bringing Micki BackFromTheDead]]; getting the cursed pocket watch from "13 O'Clock" away from Reatha [[JustInTime right as the clock reached one]]; and strangling the werewolf from "Scarlet Cinema" with silver-nitrate-coated movie film.
15th Dec '16 11:30:43 AM MarkLungo
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** Two undeniable ones for Micki occur in "Dr. Jack" where she electrocutes the villain with a defibrillator and "Bedazzled" where she uses a mirror to reflect the burning light of the lantern back at its owner. She's overall clever and resourceful throughout the latter unusual HostageSituation episode, whether in [][ObfuscatingStupidity feigning ignorance]], stalling for time while looking for the entrance to the vault (twice!), lying in wait to hit the villain over the head as soon as he opened the vault again, arranging to shock the villain by wrapping exposed lamp wires around the lantern, and having Richie throw it over the railing to make the villain fall.

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** Two undeniable ones for Micki occur in "Dr. Jack" where she electrocutes the villain with a defibrillator and "Bedazzled" where she uses a mirror to reflect the burning light of the lantern back at its owner. She's overall clever and resourceful throughout the latter unusual HostageSituation episode, whether in [][ObfuscatingStupidity [[ObfuscatingStupidity feigning ignorance]], stalling for time while looking for the entrance to the vault (twice!), lying in wait to hit the villain over the head as soon as he opened the vault again, arranging to shock the villain by wrapping exposed lamp wires around the lantern, and having Richie throw it over the railing to make the villain fall.
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