Characters that appear in the ''Franchise/FridayThe13th'' films. Watch out, this page has unmarked '''spoilers''' in it.

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What do we mean by "antagonist'''s'''"? Read on, gentle troper...

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!Jason Voorhees [-(original films)-]
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[[caption-width-right:334:'''KILL.''' Also, make mother proud.]]

->''"Mommy, don't let me drown! Mommy?"''

The man behind the mask himself. He was a deformed and mentally retarded kid who was thought to have been drowned in the Crystal Lake in the 50's. He re-emerged 20 years later (either by surviving his drowning, and going hiding for reasons unknown, or becoming an undead right there and then) when his mother died, her death triggering [[ThePowerOfHate unrelenting hate]] within him. An unstoppable monster, he kills anyone who makes the mistake to get near him.

For the [[Film/FridayThe13th2009 rebooted]] mayhem, check out below.

[-Played by: Ari Lehman ([[Film/FridayThe13th1980 first film]]), Warrington Gillette, Steve "Dash" Daskawisz, Ellen Lutter, Jerry Wallace (''[[Film/FridayThe13thPart2 Part 2]]''), Richard Brooker (''[[Film/FridayThe13thPartIII Part III]]''), Ted White (''[[Film/FridayThe13thTheFinalChapter The Final Chapter]]''), Tom Morga (''[[Film/FridayThe13thPartVANewBeginning Part V]]''), Dan Bradley, C.J. Graham (''[[Film/FridayThe13thPartVIJasonLives Part VI]]''), Creator/KaneHodder (''[[Film/FridayThe13thPartVIITheNewBlood Part VII]]'', ''[[Film/FridayThe13thPartVIIIJasonTakesManhattan Part VIII]]'', ''Film/JasonGoesToHellTheFinalFriday'' and ''Film/JasonX''), Ken Kirzinger, Spencer Stump and Douglas Tait (''Film/FreddyVsJason'').-]

* AvengingTheVillain: The death of Pamela Voorhees set a many massacre to come.
* AxCrazy: Yup, Jason is definitely past the point of reasoning.
* BadAss: Before death, he'd survived being hanged, taking an axe to the forehead (though the hockey mask helped), a machete to the collarbone, and was still moving after Tommy sliced half-way into his head. After returning as a [[RevenantZombie revenant]], he soaks up gunfire like a zombie Superman, isn't at all bothered by being set on fire, having the ceiling of a house dropped on him, being impaled, and more, all while racking up a body count of over 150, with his victims including normal people, cops, and soldiers, as well as surviving TWO '''[[SeriesFauxnale final chapters]]'''.
* BaldOfEvil: He started out with hair, but later films turned him bald until ''Film/JasonX''.
* BeardOfEvil: He had a messy and unkempt beard in ''[[Film/FridayThe13thPart2 Part 2]]''.
* BerserkButton: His mother being used against him. When it was revealed that Freddy manipulated him that way, Jason's eyes lit up with rage.
** On top of that, the lady who removes his mask in ''Film/JasonX'' suffers perhaps one of the [[CruelAndUnusualDeath cruelest]] kills in the history of the franchise.
* BigBad: Part 2 onwards. Averted in [[JackTheRipOff Part 5]].
* BodySurf: When his body is destroyed in ''[[Film/JasonGoesToHellTheFinalFriday Jason Goes to Hell]]'', his heart evolves into a small creature that hops from a body to body to get the proper one (of his own blood, that is).
* BoringButPractical: His killings. Most of the time is with a machete, but he finds ways to kill his victims very practically, be it from an axe or using his own hands.
* BornUnlucky: Friday the 13th is his birthday. For the most part, though, it's ''everyone around him'' who's unlucky.
* BreakoutVillain: In the original film, he was just a RedHerring child to his mother. Later films turned him into one of the most iconic characters of horrordom.
* ChainedByFashion: He wears the chain that dragged him to the bottom of the Crystal Lake from ''[[Film/FridayThe13thPartVIJasonLives Part VI]]'' around his neck in ''[[Film/FridayThe13thPartVIITheNewBlood Part VII]]''.
* ClothesMakeTheLegend: The hockey mask.
* CoolMask: His iconic hockey mask, which he picks up in the third movie. In [[Film/FridayThe13th2009 the reboot]] he outright abandons his makeshift sack-mask when he finds a hockey mask in Donnie's barn.
* CoveredWithScars: In ''Part VII'', the director deliberately had it so that all of the injuries Jason had endured in his previous appearances showed in his design.
* CrazySurvivalist: Jason starts out as a guy living in the abandoned Camp Crystal Lake and having no tolerance to those he perceives as intruders.
* {{Cyborg}}: Becomes one in ''Film/JasonX'' due to malfunctioning {{nanomachines}} using metal and other replacements to fix his lost tissue.
* TheDeadHaveEyes: Jason has one perfectly normal eye in ''[[Film/FridayThe13thPartVIJasonLives Part VI]]'' (the other was destroyed by Tommy Jarvis), despite being dead.
* DrivenToVillainy: His mother's death worked as a catalyst for all the massacres to come.
* {{Determinator}}: As Freddy said, "Why won't you die?". To be fair, the only time he stopped was when Tommy killed him.
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: Even if he is bloodthirsty killer, he still cares for his mother. So much so that he built an altar for her and presented his victims to her severed head. He ([[CaptainObvious and his mom]]) are the page picture.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: It is stated that he doesn't strive for killing children or animals, though he exhibited these traits [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness early in the series]].
** In some of the sequels, Jason appears quite content to stay within the camp borders and not bother anyone. In these examples, he would only go on a killing spree if someone invaded his "territory" first.
* EvilIsBigger: The shortest actor to play Jason - in adult form, anyway - was 6' 1" (1,85 m). It's even [[http://www.fandango.com/kenkirzinger/celebrityphotos/p235161-71974 more apparent in]] ''Film/FreddyVsJason'' (for reference, Robert Englund is 5' 9" / 1,77 m).
* EvilMakesYouMonstrous: Being the BigBad of the franchise tends to do that.
* EvilUncle: Fits the role when it was revealed that he has more relatives in ''[[Film/JasonGoesToHellTheFinalFriday Jason Goes to Hell]]''.
* FreudianExcuse: His near-death experience as a child and his mom's death doesn't make up for the atrocities he's commited, but at least it's understanding why he does them.
* GreenEyes: In ''Film/JasonX'', he is shown to have green eyes.
* TheGrotesque: Given he was born with hydrocephaly, drowned as a boy, and is always suffering from decomposition, [[http://www.moviefanfare.com/jason-voorhees-unmasked/ unmasking him]] always reveals a NightmareFace.
* HealingFactor: ''Film/JasonX'' gave this reason for his resilience. It is unknown if he had it from the start, or developed it during his resurrection via lightning strike.
* IdiotSavant: Jason is described InUniverse as being mentally retarded, yet he has a natural instinct for not only [[ImprovisedWeapon turning anything he can get his hands on into a killing implement]], but also for stalking his quarry, avoiding detection and setting up traps, ambushes and diversions. Arguably becomes more basic DumbMuscle after his resurrection, as being undead means he is less vulnerable to being attacked and so he can simply wade directly into attacks.
* {{Immortality}}: Jason combines ResurrectiveImmortality, TheUndead, ImmortalityInducer from ''[[Film/JasonGoesToHellTheFinalFriday Jason Goes to Hell]]'', LegacyImmortality from ''[[Film/FridayThe13thPartVANewBeginning Part V]]'', and especially JokerImmunity.
* ImmuneToBullets: As a zombie. As a cyborg, the bullets don't even faze him.
* ImplacableMan: When he has set his sights on someone, he does everything he can to get them. Somehow this trait gets reset when he is defeated.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: He is an adept marksman and knife thrower.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Jason has used a lot of weapons, and he once killed one of his victims with a ''party horn''.
* ImprovisedWeapon: Jason alternates between using his trusty machete or a wide array of sharp things he finds along the way.
* [[BatmanCanBreatheInSpace Jason Can Breathe in Space]]: In ''Film/JasonX'', but only because he doesn' really have to breathe anymore.
* TheJuggernaut: He started out as a ''[[MadeOfIron very]]'' [[MadeOfIron tough]][[note]](Machete through a collarbone or an axe to the head? No problem!)[[/note]] backwoods killer. By ''Film/JasonX'' he is a cyborg and almost indestructible.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: Every now and then, whenever an AssholeVictim is involved.
* KnightTemplar: As ''Freddy Vs. Jason'' shows, he kills because he believes he's making the world a better place by only killing those he finds immoral and unworthy of life. All to please his mother.
* MacheteMayhem: TropeCodifier for it.
* MadeOfIron: Even while alive, he survived getting hung, stabbed in the shoulder, and an ''axe to the face.''
* TheManTheyCouldntHang: Chris in ''Part III'' tries off him by putting him on a noose, but Jason climbs down from it after PlayingPossum for a moment.
* MightyGlacier: In ''Freddy vs. Jason'', contrasting Freddy Krueger's FragileSpeedster status.
* TheMirrorShowsYourTrueSelf: Mirrors reveal Jason's true form inside the people he has possessed in ''[[Film/JasonGoesToHellTheFinalFriday Jason Goes to Hell]]''.
* MobileMenace: Started out like this, and gradually turned into [[OffscreenTeleportation a blatant teleporter]] by the ending of ''Part VII''.
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: He is shown to have more teeth than humanly possible in parts ''[[Film/FridayThe13thPartVIITheNewBlood VII]]'' and ''[[Film/FridayThe13thPartVIIIJasonTakesManhattan VIII]]''.
* MysteriousPast: Nothing is known about the time between his "drowning" in Crystal lake in 1957 and murder of Alice in 1979.
* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: Gets ridiculous by the last third of the original series as he gains undead status, teleportation, body switching, regeneration and a cyborg body in that order.
* NighInvulnerability: As a zombie. In fact to the point that not even ''[[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]]'' can kill him!
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: Taking into account all his appearances throughout the original series, he is by the end a cyborg zombie demon serial killer.
* NotQuiteDead: Has pulled this off in all the films, except in Part 4 where he attempts this 'til Tommy [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill makes sure he ain't coming back]].
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: He's a RevenantZombie, driven by need to kill.
* PsychopathicManchild: A subtle one. Jason's body is that of a huge, powerful adult, which he puts to use killing everyone he meets, but his mindset, even prior to zombification, is that of a child, who kills out of a mixture of loneliness, a desire to please his mother, a hope that his killings will bring his mother back, and a sheer lack of understanding what death means. This is even noted InUniverse, as early as his first "real" film.
* QuizzicalTilt: His usual reaction to interesting things.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: When he becomes a cyborg in ''Film/JasonX'', he has red eyes with two yellow irises.
* RedRightHand: His deformed features, which change film to film.
* ScarsAreForever: Had his other eye missing for a long time after his resurrection, as originally he died when Tommy Jarvis lodged a machete into his skull, destroying it in the process. This also applies to the axe-wound in his head from ''[[Film/FridayThe13thPartIII Part III]]''.
* TheScourgeOfGod: Jason kills those first who are shown to be more promiscuous and so on.
* SerialKiller: He's a serial spree killer, or alternatively a serial ''mass murderer''.
* SilentAntagonist: For most of the time, but there are exceptions;
** In ''[[Film/FridayThe13thPartIII Part III]]'' he responds to getting stabbed in the hand by saying "ow!" He's also capable of speech when possessing bodies in ''[[Film/JasonGoesToHellTheFinalFriday Jason Goes to Hell]]'', but even then he opens his mouth only once.
** Then there's that one ''really'' bizarre moment in ''[[Film/FridayThe13thPartVIIIJasonTakesManhattan Part VIII]]'' where he talks with a little child's voice before getting washed by toxic waste.
* SignificantBirthDate: It was the 13th of some month, we're not sure, but it was definitely Friday. [[note]](Yeah, dates don't actually work like that, but [[MST3KMantra don't let it ruin the fun]])[[/note]]
* TheSociopath: Has no sense of empathy, remorse, nor mercy towards his victims.
* SuperStrength: He was a strong individual. In undeath, his strength is monstrous.
* TwoFaced: He sports this look in ''[[Film/FridayThe13thPartVIITheNewBlood Part VII]]''. It was the result of getting mauled by a boat motor in ''[[Film/FridayThe13thPartVIJasonLives Part VI]]'' and spending time rotting underwater.
* UnstoppableRage: What drives him. When he becomes a zombie in part 6, you can argue that he has become rage itself.
* WalkingSpoiler: At least in the first film, since any info about him gives away the killer's motivation.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: ''Freddy vs. Jason'' reveals that he had a fear of water when he was a child. It doesn't affect him as an adult (being a zombie and all), but Freddy gives it back to him to get the upper hand.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Jason is one of the best known slashers in horror history, but somewhere deep (very deep) inside is a MommasBoy that [[MissingMom deeply misses her]] and [[WellDoneSonGuy feels he has to please her]]. Also, as a dream sequence in ''Film/FreddyVsJason'' showed, the campers were pretty relentless in picking on him when he was just a small, deformed boy.
* WouldHurtAChild: When he was alive. After his death, he's shown being intrigued by children but ultimately leaving them alone.

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!Jason Voorhees [-(rebooted films)-]
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[[caption-width-right:273:DevelopmentHell says: "ToBeContinued".]]

As TurnOfTheMillennium came to pass, previous continuity of ''Friday the 13th'' films were rebooted along with our masked slasher.

Jason has now returned to his roots of the first films: He is once again a territorial survivalist who lives in the abandoned Camp Crystal Lake and slays anyone who dares to disturb its peace.

[-Played by: Galeb Guss (as a child) and Derek Mears-]

* AxCrazy
* BaldOfEvil: This time from the very start.
* BigBad: Of the reboot.
* CoolMask: Even he thinks that hockey masks are cool, as he outright abandons his makeshift sack-mask when he finds one in Donnie's warehouse.
* CrazySurvivalist: More so than in the original series.
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: As per the original.
* GeniusBruiser: This Jason acts more of a cunning predator rather as a mindless brute that the original one was.
* IdiotSavant: This version of Jason is far more like a predator than the blunt instrument of the original. He digs out an extensive tunnel network, and deliberately uses hunting tactics to winnow out or kill his victims. He is, however, still a mentally deficient child grown up into a PsychopathicManchild.
** OlderThanTheyThink: The original Jason was also fairly cunning and had at least one instance of using a trap to kill his victim (a snare trap to allow him to calmly walk in and slit a throat, in his very first film). It was after becoming undead that he became more of a blunt instrument.
* LeanAndMean: Not so tall as in ''Freddy vs. Jason'', but he is now thinner than in the original series.
* MacheteMayhem: As expected.
* RedRightHand: His deformed features.
* SilentAntagonist
* TunnelKing: The first real differentiation from the past, as he has dug a tunnel network under the Camp Crystal Lake and around the residing areas prior to events in [[Film/FridayThe13th2009 the reboot]]. It also works as a justification for his MobileMenace tendencies.

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!Pamela Voorhees
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[[caption-width-right:246:MY SON IS DEAD.]]

->''"She can't hide. No place to hide."''

Jason's mother and the former cook of Camp Crystal Lake. When Jason disappeared into Crystal Lake due to lack of attention from the camp counselors, she went insane with grief. One year later she killed two counselors and the camp was closed. Following years have her stopping any attempt to reopen the place, either killing or sabotaging things until camp's again left alone. She met her demise during such deed and her later appearances in the series are limited to {{hallucinations}} and {{nightmare|Sequence}}s that other people are having.

She has a brief appearance in the opening minutes of [[Film/FridayThe13th2009 the reboot]].

[-Played by: Betsy Palmer ([[Film/FridayThe13th1980 first film]] and ''[[Film/FridayThe13thPart2 Part 2]]''), Connie Hogan, Marlyn Poucher (both in ''[[Film/FridayThe13thPartIII Part III]]''), Paula Shaw (''Film/FreddyVsJason'') and Creator/NanaVisitor ([[Film/FridayThe13th2009 the reboot]]).-]

* BadSamaritan / BitchInSheepsClothing: In her initial appearance, she seems nice and helpful person. She then asks Alice if she knew that a young boy drowned...
* BerserkButton: Camp Crystal Lake itself after Jason's supposed death.
* BigBad: Of Part 1.
** DiscOneFinalBoss: Of the whole original series, as the first film was made with no sequel in mind, making a her a PredecessorVillain as sorts as well.
* BlondesAreEvil
* EvilChef: Only in a technicality, as she doesn't use her cook status for villainy.
* HearingVoices: According to supplementary materials.
* InsaneEqualsViolent: "Went insane with grief" in this case equals death and mayhem for anyone who dares to reopen the place of her son's death.
* KnifeNut: She has a bowie knife and puts it to good use.
* MamaBear: A psychotic example.
* MyBelovedSmother: Depending on what extra materials you are reading, she was either an incredibly smothering mother, or flat out incestous with Jason.
* OffWithHisHead: She died when she was decapitated by Alice. In SlowMotion.
* PowerBornOfMadness: This is the most plausible explanation for the otherwise more improbable feats seen, such as arrowing a grown man to a door a good six inches off the ground, and hurling a body through a window.
* SplitPersonality: The way she [[TalkingToThemself talks to herself]] mimicking Jason's voice suggests this.
* StartOfDarkness: The comic miniseries ''Pamela's Tale''.
* StrangerBehindTheMask: There's only a brief mention of her before she appears and reveals that she is the one behind the murders.
* VillainousLegacy: Killing and being killed in turn brought Jason back to the outside world, and now he kills for her.
* WalkingSpoiler: She has no presence in the story until the climax, and is this because of it.
* WouldntHurtAChild: In the opening scene long before her reveal, a POV of her is shown checking on the sleeping children in the camp. She then proceeds to kill two counselors that were in a nearby cabin, having sex.
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!Roy Burns

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[[caption-width-right:289:[[BarrierBustingBlow *CRASH*]] WHAT SHE SAID.]]

->''"I thought you were talking to me."''

The infamous copycat killer of ''[[Film/FridayThe13thPartVANewBeginning Part V: A New Beginning]]''. He was an ambulance driver in Crystal Lake who in the past had an illegitimate child. That child was Joey, who was brutally murdered at the Pinehurst halfway-house. After finding out, Roy went into a murderous frenzy and spent next two days killing anyone near the place disguised as Jason.

[-Played by: Dick Wieland (unmasked), Tom Morga and John Hock (when masked).-]

* BigBad: Of ''Part V''.
* CombatPragmatist: Compared with Jason's BoringButPractical style of killings, Roy surely uses what he can in a lot of different ways.
* CoolMask: Roy wears a hockey mask similar to Jason's, albeit it has blue markings instead of red ones.
* DemonicPossession: The {{Novelization}} of ''[[Film/FridayThe13thPartVIJasonLives Part VI]]'' hints that he was in fact possessed by Jason's spirit, which then drove him to kill. This isn't played up in ''[[Film/FridayThe13thPartVANewBeginning Part V]]'', but its ending supports this. It's up to the watcher if this is {{canon}} or not , if they consider the film to be [[FanonDiscontinuity canon in the first place]].
* {{Determinator}}: Roy doesn't share Jason's inherent MadeOfIron status, as he is shown to feel the injuries and pain inflicted upon him. Despite that, he still keeps on going until his death.
* DisneyVillainDeath: Falls off the top of a barn loft onto a tractor harrows.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Went after everybody ''except'' the guy who killed his son.
* TheDogWasTheMastermind: He was onscreen unmasked for a minute, tops.
* {{Expy}}: Of both Jason and Pamela Voorhees. His jumpsuit is also very [[Franchise/{{Halloween}} Myers]]-esque. The latter fact itself is ironic as Morga had played Michael a couple of years later for a brief scene in ''Film/Halloween4TheReturnOfMichaelMyers'', thus making him the only actor to play both Michael Myers and to some extent, Jason Voorhees.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: He falls to his doom when Tommy cuts his hand with his own machete.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Died when he fell on to tractor harrows sitting right next to the barn where ''[[Film/FridayThe13thPartVANewBeginning Part V]]'''s climactic battle took place.
* ImplacableMan: Not as much as Jason, though.
* JackTheRipoff: Copies Jason's look for his murders.
* MacheteMayhem: Machete is his main weapon in the climax, albeit one with sleeker design which real Jason usually used.
* MotiveDecay: Though his murderous rampage was started by the murder of his son, he didn't go to the one person who was directly involved.
* PapaWolf: A psychotic example, just like Pamela.
* SanitySlippage: His son's death drove him insane.
* SilentAntagonist: He can speak, but he does not do so while dressed as Jason.
* SpearCounterpart: To Pamela, as he shares her FreudianExcuse (death of son) and modus operandi (killing people, and putting the blame on the legend of Jason).
* TragicVillain: Suffered a mental breakdown after his son was killed.
* WalkingSpoiler: He has only two unmasked scenes prior to the reveal, so any mention of him will eventually spoil twist.

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!Alice Hardy

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[[caption-width-right:212:Poor Alice, she only survived to die after a CatScare.]]

->''"The boy... Is he dead too?"''

Alice was one of the counselors who was hired for the restoration of Camp Crystal Lake. A talented artist, it was also implied that she had an affair with camp's current owner Steve Christy. She was forced to kill Pamela Voorhees when she revealed to her that she was responsible for all the misfortune the camp had gone through the past years and attacked her. Afterwards, she would have very prophetic nightmare of Jason attacking her...

The girl who kills Mrs. Voorhees in [[Film/FridayThe13th2009 the reboot]]'s opening may or may not be Alice.

[-Played by: Adrienne King-]

* DecoyProtagonist: Of Part 2.
* FinalGirl: She has the high honor of being the first in a long line of ''Friday the 13th'' heroines. Rare in the fact that she smokes marijuana, takes part in naughty strip games, but still manages to make it to the end.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Jason kills her with the ice pick she had grabbed when she thought someone had broken in.
* KilledOffForReal
* NamedByTheAdaptation: Her surname came from spin-off material.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Sure, she managed to stop Pamela's little spree. The crazy old lady may have been gone, but now her unstoppable zombie killing machine of a son gets brought into the picture because of her.
* NeverFoundTheBody: Because Jason took it with him.
* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: She also has the dubious honor of being victim number one in Jason's bodycount.

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!Ginny Field

[-Played by: Amy Steel-]

* ChekhovsSkill: Her child psychology studies.
* DeadPersonImpersonation: She impersonates Jason's mother to distract him long enough to strike him with a machete.
* FinalGirl: Of Part 2.
* ImprovisedWeaponUser: She defends herself from Jason with a chair and a chainsaw.

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!Chris Higgins

[-Played by: Dana Kimmell-]

The Final Girl of part three, Chris has had a run in with Jason in the past and has come back to her parents' farm with friends in an effort to loosen up and forget the past. Unfortunately for her, Jason has come back as well.

* BrainyBrunette
* BrokenBird
* DarkAndTroubledPast
* FinalGirl: Of Part III.
* GenderBlenderName
* LaughingMad: By the end of the third film. Though her cameo in the fourth movie shows she managed to calm down.

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!Trish Jarvis

->''"You son of a bitch! I'm gonna give you something to remember us by!"''

The older sister of protagonist Tommy Jarvis and Final Girl of ''The Final Chapter''.

[-Played by: Kimberly Beck-]

* DropTheHammer: When Jason grabs Tommy, Trish mercilessly beats Jason senseless with one. When it was not working, she stabbed him with the claw end instead.
* FinalGirl: Of The Final Chapter.
* ImprovisedWeaponUser: She's forced to defend her brother and herself with a hammer and a machete.
* MamaBear: When her little brother is in danger she becomes this.

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!Pam Roberts

The assistant director at the halfway house Tommy Jarvis attends and the Final Girl of ''Part V''.

[-Played by: Melanie Kinnaman-]

* FinalGirl: Of A New Beginning.
* TeamMom

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!Megan Garris

The Final Girl of Part VI as well as Tommy's LoveInterest, Megan is far more wild and snarky than your typical FinalGirl.

[-Played by: Jennifer Cooke-]

* DeadpanSnarker
* FinalGirl: Of Jason Lives.
* RebeliousSpirit
* UptightLovesWild: Tommy is a serious person looking to fix his mistake. Megan is a wild girl who has no problem of breaking the law and disobeying her father... who is the sheriff.
** Sometimes it appears she is having too much fun.

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!Tina Shepard

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[[caption-width-right:229:Tina to them, "Film/{{Carrie|1976}}" to [[FanNickname the fans]] and [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown bringer of pain]] to Jason.]]

->''"I'm Tina, from next door."''

Heroine of ''[[Film/FridayThe13thPartVIITheNewBlood Part VII]]''. When she was a little girl living near Crystal Lake, she accidentally killed her father with her latent psychic abilities after [[DomesticAbuse he hit her mother]]. That moment left her psychologically devastated and she would spend some time at a mental hospital. She returned to her old home years later as a part of her treatment by Dr. Crews. While there, she accidentally resurrects Jason from his watery grave with her psychic powers. As Jason starts another killing spree, she's forced to gain control over her powers and in the end [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome gives Jason one of the biggest asskickings of his (un)life]].

[-Played by: Jennifer Banko (as a child) and Lar Park-Lincoln-]

* ActionGirl: The most action-y of all the finals girls in Friday the 13th.
* BadassAdorable
* BrokenBird
* CassandraTruth: Tina tries to tell about Jason's presence, but Dr. Crews chalks it up to hallucinations.
* DaddysGirl: She loved her father a lot, even if he was prone to drinking too much and abusing her mother.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Killed her dad by accident during a fight that her father had with her mom, causing Tina to lose control.
* {{Expy}}: They nicknamed her movie ''Jason vs Film/{{Carrie|1976}}'' for a reason.
* {{Fainting}}: She faints when she sees the resurrected Jason.
* FinalGirl: Of New Blood
* GirlNextDoor
* MindOverMatter: She has telekinetic abilities which she uses to move objects big and small, including Jason.
* PlayingWithFire: She can light things on fire and spread existing ones.
* PsychicPowers
* PsychoactivePowers: Tina's powers depend on her emotions. Knowing this, Dr. Crews tries to inflict emotional stress on her to study her, instead of helping her to get over her mental trauma.
* {{Seer|s}}: She is able to see some future events, like her mother's upcoming death.

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!Rennie Wickham

[-Played by: Jensen Daggett (as a teen) and Amber Pawlick (as a child) -]

* TheEmpath: In the tie-in comics it's revealed Rennie has empathtic abilities, explaining why she kept seeing visions of Jason.
* FinalGirl: Of ''Jason Takes Manhattan''.
* {{Hallucinations}}: Rennie is haunted by hallucinations of Jason as a child.
* ThePenIsMightier: She manages to fend Jason off at one point by stabbing him in the eye with an ink pen, one that supposedly belongs to Creator/StephenKing.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: She is afraid of swimming due to a childhood trauma.

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!Jenna Penning

[-Played by: Danielle Panabaker -]

* FinalGirl: Of the reboot. [[AvertedTrope Or not]].
* NiceGirl: Is very sweet to Clay and tries to help him find his sister.
* SacrificialLion

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!Whitney Miller

[-Played by: Amanda Righetti -]

* {{Expy}}: Of Alice from the original film. Right down to being dragged into the water by Jason at the end.
** She also has some traits of Ginny from ''Part 2'' like Jason thinking she is his mom and her using it against him in the final fight.
* FinalGirl: The actual one of the reboot.
* IWillFindYou: Clay wants to find at her [[TheDeterminator at any cost]] and is even willing to fight Jason.


[[/folder]]

[[folder: Characters in Multiple Films]]
!Crazy Ralph
[[quoteright:208:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/RIPcrazyRalph2_1826.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:208:This franchise would be ten films shorter if people just had listened to him.]]

->''"It's got a death curse!"''

Ralph was the town drunk of Crystal Lake. Mentally unbalanced (hence his nickname) he is convinced that God has given him a mission to warn everyone about Camp Crystal Lake's supposed "curse." He drives around the town with his bicycle to spread his doomsayings, much to the concern of his ([[TheGhost mentioned, but unseen]]) wife and to the annoyance of everyone else.
Iconic character to the franchise, he would later gain two {{Exp|y}}ies in the form of Abel the hobo in ''[[Film/FridayThe13thPartIII Part III]]'' and the unnamed deckhand in ''[[Film/FridayThe13thPartVIIIJasonTakesManhattan Part VIII]]''.

[-Played by: Walt Gorney-]

* TheAlcoholic
* TheCameo: Gets one in the book ''Hate-Kill-Repeat'', via a flashback.
* TheCassandra: His warnings are true (for different reasons, though) and nobody believes him.
* DirtyOldMan: Possibly. He is watching Ginny and Paul make out with a slightly dirty expression on his face and doesn't warn them about Jason. He could have been keeping watch to protect them maybe.
* InSeriesNickname
* LargeHam: "[[IncomingHam YOU'RE GOIN' TO CAMP CRYSTAL LAKE, AIN'T 'CHA?!]]"
* LimitedWardrobe: Notice in ''[[Film/FridayThe13thPart2 Part 2]]'' that he's wearing the exact same clothes he had on in the original. Sure, it's five years later, but still...
* MissionFromGod
* PosthumousNarration: The opening of ''[[Film/FridayThe13thPartVIITheNewBlood Part VII]]'' is narrated by an uncredited Walt Gorney.
* RedHerring: Possibly intended to be one.
* StealthHiBye
* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: Crazy Ralph becomes Jason's second kill in ''[[Film/FridayThe13thPart2 Part 2]]'', garroted to death with a string of barb-wire.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Along with Abel and the deck hand mentioned above, another Ralph-ish character named Jonah shows up in the book ''Carnival of Maniacs''.
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!Tommy Jarvis

[[quoteright:218:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/TommyJ_7186.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:218:Step 1: Destroy Jason's corpse. Step 2: Muck it up and resurrect him instead. Step 3: Profit?]]

->''"Jason belongs in Hell. And I'm gonna see that he gets there."''

Closest thing the franchise had for a protagonist, Tommy was young boy who had interest in all things horror and was a good amateur FX creator. Just like any ''Friday the 13th'' protagonist, he was forced to fight for his life when Jason was on yet another killing spree near his family's place. With the help of his sister he manages to bring Jason down for good, leaving him [[HarmfulToMinors heavily traumatized]] in the process. He spends many years in mental institutions, and at his worst mental
state almost becomes replacement for Jason. Some time later he attempts to cremate Jason's body, so he can be finally released from the demons of his past. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero This goes spectacularly wrong]] and he is forced to fight Jason once more.

[-Played by: Corey Feldman (''[[Film/FridayThe13thTheFinalChapter The Final Chapter]]'' and ''[[Film/FridayThe13thPartVANewBeginning Part V]]''), John Shepherd (''[[Film/FridayThe13thPartVANewBeginning Part V]]'') and Thom Mathews (''[[Film/FridayThe13thPartVIJasonLives Part VI]]'').-]

* ActionSurvivor
* [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie And Then Tommy Was a Copycat]]: Though they decided to [[AbortedArc drop this angle]] for ''[[Film/FridayThe13thPartVIJasonLives Part VI]]''.
* ArchEnemy: He's the Nancy Thompson to Jason's Freddy.
* AxeCrazy: During ''[[Film/FridayThe13thPartVANewBeginning Part V]]'', as WrestlerInAllOfUs shown that Tommy wasn't all there in his mind and was damn near psychotic, nearly killing people in his rage induced wake.
* {{Badass}}: Killed Jason. Then a copycat killer. And then Jason AGAIN.
** BadassAdorable: The first time he killed Jason was when he was a young boy.
* BrokenBird: Was forced to kill the maniac who murdered his mother.
* CovertPervert / ChivalrousPervert: In his first movie, Tommy doesn't miss a chance to see a girl naked. It evolves to Chivalrous, when he makes out with Megan in order to trick his guard into fighting him so he could escape from jail.
* FlashBackEcho: He sometimes flashbacks to the moment he hacked Jason's barely living corpse to ensure his death.
* {{Foil}}: Both have dead mothers obsession with killing
* GenreSavvy: After discovering about Jason's past, he shaves his head to appear like him for distraction and ultimately to kill him.
* {{Hallucinations}}: He sees apparitions of Jason in ''[[Film/FridayThe13thPartVANewBeginning Part V]]''.
* HeroicBSOD: He should be the poster child of this trope.
* IShouldWriteABookAboutThis: It's mentioned in the spin-off novel ''Carnival of Maniacs'' that he authored several.
* ImportantHaircut: As mentioned above. Also a TraumaticHaircut.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Is the one responsible for Jason becoming an unstoppable zombie. In his defense he THOUGHT he'd put him back down.
* OneOfTheseThingsIsNotLikeTheOthers: He is the only male character in Friday the 13th to defy the FinalGirl trope three times. Four if you count ''ComicBook/FreddyVsJasonVsAsh''.
* TheQuietOne: In ''[[Film/FridayThe13thPartVANewBeginning Part V]]''.
* TagalongKid: To his sister in ''[[Film/FridayThe13thTheFinalChapter The Final Chapter]]''.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: Pulls off some nice throws and slams in ''[[Film/FridayThe13thPartVANewBeginning Part V]].''


[[/folder]][[folder: Part 1 Characters]]
!Steve Christy

!Marcie Cunningham
* DeathBySex: Killed shortly after having sex with her boyfriend, Jack
* ShoutOut: Her last name is one to the director, Sean S. Cunningham

!Jack Burrel:
* DeathBySex: Killed almost immediately after having sex with Marcie
* LovableJock: Jock-ish, and very much a nice guy
* NiceGuy: Friends with everyone
* SmokingHotSex: Smokes right after having sex

!Ned Rubenstein:
* AssholeVictim: Was anyone sorry to see this guy go?
* JerkAss: Almost shoots Brenda with an arrow, amongst other obnoxious pranks
* PluckyComicRelief: The jokester of the group

!Bill
* NiceGuy

!Brenda


[[/folder]]
[[folder: Part 2 Characters]]!Paul Holt
* NiceGuy
* OneSteveLimit: {{Averted}}. Part 4 has a character named Paul as well
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler: His fate at the end of Part 2 is vague and uncertain. Fans still debate whether he lived or died.]]

!Sandra Dyer
* DeathBySex: Impaled ''during'' the act, no less.

!Vickie
* DeathBySex: {{Subverted}}. She's about to have sex with Mark, but Jason kills him before they can actually do it. Vickie survives only slightly longer.

!Jeff
* DeathBySex: Impaled ''during'' the act, no less.
* Expy: Of Jack. The actor even said he'd try to come up with ways to differentiate the two more (for example, Jeff's hat)

!Mark
* ChickMagnet: He's a very attractive guy
* DeathBySex: {{Subverted}}. Jason kills Mark ''just'' before he was going to get laid.
* NiceGuy: Among the nicest, friendliest of the series.

!Scott
* DeathBySex: In a sense. While Scott doesn't have sex, he is clearly sexually active and often hits on Terry.

!Terry
* SkinnyDipping: Willfully partakes in it. [[DeathBySex Does not end well.]]

!Ted
* DeathByMocking: {{Averted}}. Ted repeatedly dresses up and mocks Jason, but the two never cross paths and he presumably lives
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He can be a bit of a jerk with some of his pranks, but he's definitely a nice guy overall.
* PluckyComicRelief: Of Part 2. Like Ned from 1, he plays lots of goofy, silly pranks. Unlike Ned, his don't involve shooting arrows at strangers.

[[/folder]]
[[folder: Part 3 Characters]]!VeraSanchez

!Andy
* DeathBySex: Killed shortly after having sex with Debbie
* Lovable Jock: Very friendly to everyone

!Debbie
* DeathBySex: Killed shortly after having sex with Andy

!Shelly

!Chili
* TheStoner

!Chuck
* TheStoner

!Rick


[[/folder]]
[[folder: Part 4 Characters]]
!Sara
* DeathBySex: [[spoiler: Killed almost immediately after having sex with Doug]]
* DecoyProtagonist: [[spoiler: Meant to appear as the movie's final girl until she dies]]
* NiceGirl: Amongst the nciest of the series

!Doug
* DeathBySex

!Jimbo
* DeathBySex

!Ted

!Samantha

!Paul
* DeathBySex
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold

!Tina
* DeathBySex

!Terri

!Rob Dyer


[[/folder]]
[[folder: Part 5 Characters]]
!Reggie

!Violet

!Eddie
* DeathBySex
* Jerkass

!Tina
* DeathBySex

!Ethel Hubbard
* AssholeVictim: One of the biggest in the entire series.


[[/folder]]
[[folder: Part 6 Characters]]
!Sheriff Garris
Garris is the local sheriff of Forest Green and Megan's father. When Jason is first ressurected, he naturally doesn't believe Tommy's warnings and even believes Tommy himself is behind Jason's killings.

* AssholeVictim: Downplayed. He is a dick towards Tommy, but he has a good reason to be, and he did go out trying to stop Jason.
* {{Badass}}
* HeroAntagonist: Towards Tommy.
* HeroicSacrifice: Goes down fighting Jason when Jason was advanceing towards his daughter.
* InspectorJavert
* Jerkass
** JerkassHasAPoint: Now if anyone with history of mental trauma told you they saw a serial killer comeback from the dead, they'd be right not to believe them.
* OverprotectiveDad
* PapaWolf
* PoliceAreUseless.

!Cort
* DeathBySex

!Sissy

!Paula
* DecoyProtagonist: [[spoiler: The virginal good girl of the movie. Doesn't work out for her as the notably less innocent Megan is the sole survivor.]]

[[/folder]]
[[folder: Part 7 Characters]]
!Nick
* NiceGuy

!Melissa
* AlphaBitch: Poor, poor Tina
* AssholeVictim: Not even Nick or Tina were sad to see Melissa go
* ManipulativeBitch
* RichBitch
* Yandere: For Nick

!Amanda Shepard
* MamaBear: For her daughter Tina

!Dr. Crews
* AssholeVictim: The biggest of the entire series

!Robin
* AssholeVictim
* ManipulativeBitch: Towards her friend Maddy

!Maddy
* [[NiceGuy Nice Girl]]

!David
* TheStoner

!Eddie
* AssholeVictim

!Russell
* AssholeVictim

!Sandra

!Kate
* [[BlackDudeDiesFirst Black Girl Dies First]]: {{Averted}}. She dies, but she is certainly not amongst the first to do so

!Ben
* BlackDudeDiesFirst: {{Averted}}. Like Kate, he dies but not till far later.

[[/folder]]
[[folder: Part 8 Characters]]
!Sean Robertson
* NiceGuy
* Expy: Of Nick from 7.

!Charles McColluch
* AssholeVictim
* Expy: Of Dr. Crews from 7.

!Mrs. Van Deusen
* Expy: Of Amanda from 7.

!Tamara Mason
* AlphaBitch
* AssholeVictim
* Expy: Of Melissa from 7.
* ManipulativeBitch
* [[ThoseTwoGuys ThoseTwoGirls]]: With her best friend Eva

!EvaWatanabe
* [[NiceGuy NiceGirl]]: Surprising, considering her best friend
* RetroactiveRecognition: KellyHu!!
* [[ThoseTwoGuys ThoseTwoGirls]]: With her best friend Tamara

!Julius Gaw
* BadAss: Goes up against Jason in a boxing match. He loses, but he holds his own prety well.

!J. J. Jarrett

!Miles Wolfe
* TheGenericGuy

!Wayne Webber
* AssholeVictim
* Expy: Of Eddie from Part 7

[[/folder]]
[[folder: Jason Goes to Hell Characters]]
!Creighton Duke

[[quoteright:230:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/duke_jgthtff_61.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:230:Don't ask him to test your [[{{Fingore}} fortitude]].]]

Duke is a bounty hunter from ''Jason Goes to Hell'', who specializes in capturing serial killers. He has a bone to pick with Jason, and knows more about his origins than he is willing to reveal.

[-Played by: Steven Williams-]

* {{Badass}}
* BountyHunter: Of [[SerialKiller serial killers]].
* CigarChomper
* DeadpanSnarker:
-->'''Robert''': I'm going to say a couple of words to you and I want you to say the first thing that comes into your mind.\\
'''Duke''': Okay.\\
'''Robert''': Jason Voorhees.\\
'''Duke''': That makes me think of a little girl in a pink dress sticking a hot dog through a doughnut.
* HeroicSacrifice: He uses handcuffs to tie himself and Jason together to buy Steven and Jessica some time, and gets his back snapped in turn.
* ItsPersonal: While in the film it is not specified ''why'' exactly he is so prone to defeat Jason ("Remember me?" is all the audience gets), [[AllThereInTheScript the script]] reveals that his girlfriend was murdered by him.


[[/folder]]
[[folder: Jason X Characters]]
!Kay-Em 14

[[quoteright:234:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/KM14JX_8017.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:234:Time to bring out the big guns.]]

->''"I ''am'' real."''

Android accompanying the New Harvard students aboard the spaceship The Grendel during the field trip to Earth in the year 2455. She is a creation of Tsunaron, whom she has a romantic relationship with. Mostly working for as a database and a medic, she can also be converted into a gunslinging asskicker when needed.

[-Played by: Lisa Ryder-]

* {{Badass}}: Is able to blow chunks out of Jason in their initial battle.
* BadassAdorable: Even as a dismembered talking head her expressions and mannerisms are so cute.
* BadassBandolier: Part of her dress when in fighting mode, as seen on the picture.
* BarbieDollAnatomy: She tries to pressure Tsunaron into giving her nipples early in the film, since actual women have them.
* CranialProcessingUnit: She is able to function even when her head is detached from her body.
* GunsAkimbo: When in fighting mode.
* RidiculouslyHumanRobot: She is capable of love, for instance.
* {{Robosexual}}: It's not shown just how close her relationship with Tsunaron is, but they do share a kiss or two.
* RobotGirl
* TheWorfEffect: After being established as a worthy foe to Jason, she is easily defeated when he comes back upgraded.

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!Sergeant Brodski

[[quoteright:212:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/brodskistare_4280.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:212:[[BlackDudeDiesFirst Black Dude Dies Last]] and {{heroic|Sacrifice}}ally, too.]]

->''"It's gonna take more than a poke in the ribs to put down this old dog."''

Leader of the {{space marine}}s aboard The Grendel. Another badass character among the protagonists, he was the one who brought Jason down ''for good'' in the original franchise continuity[[note]](Of course there are literary and comicbook continuation for the movie, but they belong to alternative continuity)[[/note]].

[-Played: Peter Mensah-]

* AFatherToHisMen: When he talks to his crew the first time in regards to killing Jason, he's rather friendly and willing to let them go nuts on Jason if they find him. When the Professor wants Jason alive, to cover for them, he advises them to put one [[OnlyAFleshWound bullet in his leg]] and say "We tried."
* BadassNormal: Has nothing but his space military training backing him up against a killer cyborg.
* BaldBlackLeaderGuy
* BaldOfAwesome
* {{Determinator}}: Almost as much as Jason himself. And he too required an atmospheric reentry to kill him.
* HeroicSacrifice: Died when he dragged Jason into Earth Two's atmosphere, burning them both up.
* ImplacableMan: Not even in the vacuum of space can Jason avoid him.
* MadeOfIron: Survived two stabs from Jason through his stomach.
* NamedByTheAdaptation: The novelization gave him a full name - Elijah Gulliver Brodski.
* OnlySaneMan: Compared to those that want to keep Jason alive for profit, that's saying alot.
* ScaryBlackMan
* SpaceMarine
* TakingYouWithMe: Grabs Jason and plunges both into the atmosphere, killing them both.


[[/folder]]
[[folder: Freddy vs. Jason Characters]]
!Will Rollins
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Mark.
* NiceGuy

!Kia Waterson
* BlackBestFriend: To Lori
* DeathByIrony
* SassyBlackWoman

!Charlie Linderman
* {{Adorkable}}
* DiesWideOpen
* HopelessSuitor: To Lori
* IWillOnlySlowYouDown
* NiceGuy
* RecklessGunUsage: When Jason [[OhCrap suddenly wakes up]] Charlie panics and fires Stubbs' gun narrowly missing Will.

!Bill Freeburg
* DemonicPossession: [[spoiler: Freddy bodyjacks him to send Jason to sleep with tranquilizers]].
* {{Expy}}: Of [[Franchise/TheViewAskewniverse Jay]]
* TheStoner

!Gibb
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys
* DeathBySex
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl: Though it's at least partially [[DrowningMySorrows to stop thinking about Trey's death]].

!Blake
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Trey
* WeHardlyKnewYe

!Trey
* DeathBySex
* HandsomeDevil
* HatesBeingTouched: Even by his girlfriend.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Blake

!Mark Davis
* CouldntFindAPen: When he refuses to pass along Freddy's message, Krueger just burns it out on Mark's body.
* CrazyAwesome: Jumps and shrikes like monkey at a security guard knowing it'll get him tranquilized in order to steal the guard's keys and security card.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Tells Lori and her friends about Freddy Krueger. At school, with lots of students listening. This gives Freddy enough power to finally come back. Though, to be fair, that would probably eventually happen anyway.

!Deputy Scott Stubbs
* HeyItsThatGuy: Before joining the force and moving to Springwood he briefly dated [[{{Series/Charmed}} Prue Halliwell]].
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* WrongGenreSavvy: Assumes that murders are commited by Jason's copycat. [[Film/FridayThe13thPartVANewBeginning It happened before however]].

[[/folder]]
[[folder: Remake Characters]]
!Trent
* [[AlphaBitch Alpha Brat]]: Rare male example
* AssholeVictim
* DeathBySex
* {{Hypocrite}} He cheats on his girlfriend, yet acts like the CrazyJealousGuy, when she talks to Clay about his missing sister.

!Jenna
* DecoyProtagonist: [[spoiler: Meant to appear as the film's final girl until Jason kills her.]]
* NiceGirl

!Clay Miller
* NiceGuy
* [[FinalGirl Final Boy]]: Quite possibly the only survivor of the movie.
* HeyItsThatGuy: [[{{Series/Supernatural}} Sam Winchester]] finally fights Jason... and wins.

!Bree
* DeathBySex
* InformedAttribute: Her friendship with Chelsea. The two never even interact
* MsFanservice

!Lawrence
* BlackDudeDiesFirst: {{Averted}}. Lawrence dies, but is not amongst the first to go
* PluckyComicRelief: With Chewie
* TheStoner
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Chewie

!Chewie
* PluckyComicRelief: With Lawrence
* TheStoner
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Lawrence

!Chelsea
* HeyItsThatGuy: It is Willa Ford

!Nolan
* HeyItsThatGuy: It's [[Series/VeronicaMars Dick Casablancas!]]

[[/folder]]