->''"Evil gets an upgrade."''

The tenth ''Franchise/FridayThe13th'' film. And it's [[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE!]]

After racking up well over ''two hundred'' murders, Jason Voorhees is finally captured by the United States government, which puts him under full lockdown. Every possible method of execution fails to kill him for good, so the government decides to put Jason in cryogenic suspension until someone can figure out what to do with him. Thanks to the interference (and general incompetence) of those who wanted [[MainliningTheMonster to keep him unfrozen and study his regenerative capabilities]], Jason almost escapes captivity -- until Rowan, the scientist in charge of deep-freezing the Crystal Lake Killer, manages to lock him up in a cryogenic chamber, but at the cost of her own life... only not...

Because 400 years later, a group of students from the spaceship Grendel find the frozen pair during an archaeological trip to the now-abandoned Earth and bring them on board. While the crew revives Rowan via advanced medical technology, Jason thaws out on his own during an autopsy. Once he rises from the operating table, he starts killing everyone he can find -- but the future has a few twists in store for Mr. Voorhees...

'''''Jason X''''' closes out the original ''Friday the 13th'' film franchise continuity as started by ''Film/FridayThe13th1980''. From this point, it branches off into two different continuations of their own:

A series of comics from Creator/AvatarPress:
* ''Comicbook/JasonXSpecial'' (2005)
* ''Comicbook/FridayThe13thJasonVsJasonX'' (2006)

A novel series by Black Flame (which also did the film's {{Novelization}})
* ''Jason X: The Experiment'' (2005)
* ''Jason X: Planet of the Beast'' (2005)
* ''Jason X: Death Moon'' (2005)
* ''Jason X: To the Third Power'' (2006)


!! ''Jason X'' contains examples of the following tropes:

* AbsoluteCleavage: Janessa.
* AnArmAndALeg:
** Thanks to Azrael's bumbling, frozen Jason falls and cuts his arm off.
** Later, Jason loses an arm and a leg during his first fight against Kay-Em 14.
* AutoDoc: The nanotech-equipped sickbay can heal pretty much any injury.
* BadassNormal: Brodski. He managed to take Jason down - even if it was at the cost of his own life.
* BareYourMidriff: Kinsa and Adrienne.
* BarrierBustingBlow: Jason attacks Brodski by grabbing him through a wall.
* BigNo: Adrienne's last words.
* BigShutUp: Lowe to the panicking students when Jason is trying to get through a door.
* BloodlessCarnage: Jason crashes Azrael and Dallas in the middle of a VR gaming session, and [[MacheteMayhem does what he does best]], however, they don't seem to be fazed by the maniac slicing them to pieces, and despite being diced, they neither bleed nor die nor show any pain. Then they [[RageQuit end the simulation in frustration]], at which point [[AvertedTrope Jason realizes -- and rectifies -- his mistake.]]
* BrainsAndBondage: Prof. Lowe's and Janessa's "discussion" about her midterm is her applying a nipple clamp to him.
* BreakTheCutie: An extreme version happens with Kinsa, perhaps the most realistic depiction of how someone would react when trapped in a confined space with a mass murderer. After the deaths of her boyfriend and many others, she goes completely nuts and locks herself in the ship's only shuttle. Then she launches the shuttle without undocking it; this kills her, screws up the remaining crew's only means of escape, and irreparably damages the Grendel.
* BuffySpeak: Azrael describing Jason's cryogenic chamber.
-->'''Lowe''': Someone tell me what that is?
-->'''Azrael''': Like a... big kinda... frozen storage thing?
* BulletholeDoor: Kay-Em shoots one for Jason, so she'll have an easier time kicking him through a wall.
* CallBack: The death of the VR girls calls back to the sleeping bag murder in ''Film/FridayThe13thPartVIITheNewBlood''.
* CameBackStrong: Kay-Em manages to kill Jason, but the AutoDoc repairs and upgrades him, making him that much more unkillable.
* CaptainObvious: Rowan after she's told that the year is 2455.
-->'''Rowan:''' 2455? That's over 400 years.
* ChainedByFashion: Jason is shackled to start the movie, as he is being prepared for cryogenic stasis. He breaks free of the chains (though the film does not show him doing so), and continues to wear the broken shackles on his ankles and wrists for the rest of the movie.
* CollectorOfTheStrange: Perez tells Lowe that he could make a lot of money with Jason's corpse with a "right buyer".
* CranialProcessingUnit: Kay-Em 14 is used this way after Jason knocks her head off.
* DeadpanSnarker: Janessa
* DeathBySex: Stoney dies moments after having sex with Kinsa.
* DroolHello: Happens to Dallas during a VR game.
* DyingMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler: Brodski tackles Jason into Earth 2's atmosphere, burning them both to ash and killing off Jason for good.]]
* EyeScream: When Jason is lying supposedly dead and being examined by Adrienne, she removes one of his eyes. [[NauseaFuel His bad one.]]
* FinalGirl: Rowan, on two separate occasions:
** Rowan manages to stop Jason's onslaught at the start of the movie by trapping him in a chamber and freezing him, though she ends up getting frozen too when he punctures the chamber wall with his machete.
** Hundreds of years later, Rowan and Jason are brought onto a spaceship by unsuspecting students and they both come back to life when they thaw from their frozen state. Needless to say, it doesn't take long for Jason to start slashing his way through the spaceship. Once again, Rowan is the last girl left remaining... not counting Kay-Em 14, a female robot who lost her body, of course.
* FromBadToWorse: Jason, the epitome of ImplacableMan and {{Determinator}}, has just received cybernetic upgrades after seemingly being destroyed. Now, instead of high-powered bullets knocking him back only slightly, they bounce off of him like he's {{Superman}}. Plus [[BatmanCanBreatheInSpace he can breathe in the void of space.]] Yeah, you are seriously fucked now.
* GaiasLament
-->'''Lowe:''' Not much longer and we'll be at Earth Two.\\
'''Rowan:''' Earth Two? What happened to Earth One?\\
'''Lowe:''' It's dead. The oceans, the soil, neither will sustain life.
* GenreShift: From Horror to Sci-Fi.
* GreatOffscreenWar: Crutch tells Waylander that he's lucky he wasn't alive during the "Microsoft Conflict".
* GrievousHarmWithABody: Played for laughs when Jason is lured into a holographic simulation designed to provoke him. By the time we cut back to Jason and a pair of (virtual) bubble-headed sexually promiscuous drug-and-alcohol-abusing female campers, Jason has somehow forced them back into their sleeping bags and is furiously using one to bludgeon the other. Made even funnier by the girls in the bags simply exclaiming, "Ow! Ow! Ow!"
* GunsAkimbo / GangstaStyle: Kay-Em's apparent favorite mode of attack.
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: Happens to Kicker.
* HealingFactor: Jason is revealed to have one. This gives an explanation why he looks different in every movie, [[RuleOfCool but we all know better]]. This also explains why he retains his eyes and eyesight after [[EyeScream being stabbed in the eye a few times]].
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Brodski sacrifices himself in the climax to push Jason into the atmosphere of Earth Two, burning them both up]].
* HotScientist: Rowan.
* HumanPopsicle: Both Rowan and Jason after her plan to freeze him goes awry.
* IWantThemAlive: Lowe, hoping to sell Jason to a potential buyer to pay off his debt after hearing of his killing spree, tells Brodski and his men to capture Jason alive. As soon as Lowe is out of earshot, Brodski blatantly tells his men that they're just going to kill Jason, and to "[[OnlyAFleshWound put one in his leg]]" so they can say they tried.
* IWasBornReady:
-->'''Tsunaron:''' Are you ready?\\
'''Kay-Em 14:''' I was built ready, baby.
* IWouldSayIfICouldSay: After Jason is (apparently) finally destroyed, the bodiless Kay-Em declares, "I'd clap if I could".
* IceBreaker: After waking up in the future, Jason dunks Adrienne's head into liquid nitrogen, and then smashes her frozen face on the table.
* JustThinkOfThePotential: Jason is finally captured by the Feds after having killed a couple hundred people over the years. Some military folks actually ''want to keep Jason alive so they can figure out how to reproduce his [[NighInvulnerability invincibility]]'' [[IdiotBall .... yeah, doesn't work as planned.]]
* JuxtaposedHalvesShot: The poster parts [[VillainBasedFranchise Jason]] into his [[TrailersAlwaysSpoil normal and cyborg halves]] with his new "machete" which shows the reflection of [[TheProtagonist Rowan]] [[FinalGirl screaming]].
* KubrickStare: Brodski gives one to Jason before Grendel blows up.
* LampshadeHanging: The virtual topless teen girls, big time.
-->'''VR teen girl #1:''' Hey, do you want a beer?\\
'''VR teen girl #2:''' Or do you wanna smoke some pot?\\
'''VR teen girl #1:''' Or we can have premarital sex?\\
'''Both of them:''' We ''love'' premarital sex!
* LosingYourHead:
** Kay-Em 14, justified because she's a robot.
** Along with Dallas during the VR session.
* MadeOfIron: Brodski, as lampshaded by Tsunaron. He took two stabs to the torso and still had it in him to fight.
* MindScrewdriver: Previous films hint at a supernatural origin to Jason's powers, but it's never stated just what. Here it's explicitly stated that he has a healing factor ala Wolverine.
* MsFanservice: The female cast, especially Janessa.
* MurderByMistake: Jason accidentally causes a destruction of ''a space station''.
* MusicalisInterruptus: Jason's defeat at Kay-Em's hands uses this. After she clearly has the upper-hand, his theme music plays each time he gets back up, and immediately stops when she puts another hole in him.
* MythologyGag: The 1980 Crystal Lake simulation. See Lampshade Hanging.
* {{Nanomachines}}: These things fix people up in the future. By the end of the movie they go haywire and give the defeated Jason [[ArtificialLimbs artificial limbs and head]].
* NeckLift: Jason lifts Azrael by the neck, intending to kill him. However, Dallas gets his attention, giving Azrael a chance to escape.
* NeckSnap: Jason does it to Sven, one of the marines searching for him. Unlike most neck snaps which go quick and fast, Jason slowly takes his sweet time with it.
** It was actually a ThrowItIn that Creator/KaneHodder suggested on the day of shooting the scene as he thought it'd be more something Jason would do.
* NoodleIncident: What caused the Earth to be inhabitable and hockey to be outlawed in 2024?
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Kay-Em does quite a number on Jason.
* NonLinearSequel: ''Jason X'' (2002) takes place after ''Freddy vs. Jason'' (2003).
* OneWingedAngel: Jason being upgraded into Uber Jason.
* PrecisionFStrike
-->'''Brodski:''' What the hell is going on?\\
'''Rowan:''' Jason fucking Voorhees, that's what's going on!
* {{Pun}}: Condor, one of the soldiers aboard the ''Grendel'', is killed after Jason knocks him from a ledge and he's impaled by a large, rotating drill, after which he rotates around as his body slides down the thread. Geko finds Condor's body, and reports his condition over the radio:
-->'''Geko:''' ... he's screwed.
** Not to mention Janessa, before getting "sucked" out of the airlock: "This sucks on so many levels!" Doubles as possible LampshadeHanging.
* RasputinianDeath: The government tried numerous methods of executing Jason, none of which worked. Kay-Em puts him through the ringer and blows up his head, but the AutoDoc fixed that. [[spoiler:Planetary re-entry seems to finally do him in.]]
* RecycledInSpace
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Jason has a pair when turned into a cyborg.
* RemovingTheHeadOrDestroyingTheBrain: Jason is finally killed by blowing up his head. Unfortunately, the medical nanobots gave him a new one [[CameBackStrong and some spiffy armor plating]] so that trick wouldn't work twice.
* RobotGirl: Kay-Em 14.
* RockBeatsLaser: Despite the futuristic weaponry and technology, Jason is able to murder his way through an entire squad of space marines even before his upgrade using only a knife. Subverted with Kay-Em 14 once she gets her upgrade, who's able to curbstomp him until he also gets an upgrade.
* ScaryBlackMan: Sgt. Brodski, but really the only person who should be scared of him is [[spoiler: Jason.]]
* ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules: Lowe wants to sell Jason to pay off his debts, and offers Brodski a lot of money to keep him in tact. Brodski isn't having any of that.
* SealedEvilInACan: This was the plan for Jason in the beginning. Since every method of execution failed to work, they'd freeze him and figure it out later. Then the government [[JustThinkOfThePotential got ideas]] and things went to hell.
* {{Sexbot}}: The gynoid is implied to be her owner's sexual partner, although she proves more useful as an ActionGirl after she gets [[TookALevelInBadass Upgraded To Badass]].
* SexForServices: Janessa seduces her professor and engages in kinky sex to ensure she passes her midterm.
* ShoutOut: Various ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' references are present, including a character named Dallas. The film itself seems like a loose, D-list remake of ''Film/{{Aliens}}''. For instance, FinalGirl Rowan's story seems very reminiscent to that of Ripley's, right down to defeating the antagonist once before, being frozen for a very long period of time, and then returning to a later generation of people who simply do not understand the dangers of the antagonist due to their lack of experience and this ultimately causes a lot of death and turmoil.
** One of the guns used by the space marines is called [[VideoGame/{{Doom}} BFG]].
** Jason is dismembered in the exact same way that Chucky is in ''Film/ChildsPlay.''
*** Kay-Em 14's dismantling of Jason also looks like a reference to the Black Knight scene from ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail''.
** Adrienne is named after Adrienne King, who played Alice in [[Film/FridayThe13th1980 the first film]].
** Jason's mask in his "uber" form '''could''' serve as a shout-out to ''VideoGame/{{Splatterhouse}} 3''.
* SlashedThroat: Geko's death.
* SlasherSmile: Kay-Em ''really'' enjoys dispatching Jason.
* SpaceIsNoisy
* SuperweaponSurprise: Moviedom's longest-running serial slasher got his ass handed to him by an gynoid who, prior to a combat-upgrade to her software, was just some nerd's {{Sexbot}} girlfriend. Yeah, of ''course'' he came back again, but that's gotta be humiliating!
* TakeMyHand: Rowan to Janessa when she's being sucked into the vacuum of space.
* TakingYouWithMe: Done spectacularly when Brodski [[spoiler:tackles Uber Jason into Earth II's atmosphere, burning both of them to a crisp.]]
* TooDumbToLive: Good God, where to begin...
** The United States government has attempted to execute Jason at least three times, with each method failing miserably? Let's leave him alone with one soldier guarding him, and then let's risk a number of innocent lives by keeping him alive, so we can study him.
** Brodski tells you not to take your eyes off Jason after you've ''seemingly'' defeated him? No problem, I'll just turn my back to Jaso--oh crap I'm dead.
** Hey, Jason has a blade in each hand, and he's got me cornered. He's also killed everyone else he's come across. Good time for me to turn around and put my back towards Jason to tell my shipmates that everything's ok--why is my head off of my shoulders?
--> "It's OK, he just wants his machete back!"
** "Azrael, get outta here!" Get outta here? I thought you meant jump on Jason's back, mess up your ability to get a clean shot at him, and then die when Jason snaps me in half like a twig.
** Kay-Em, a gynoid much more powerful and better in combat than any of us, just said we should run. The she got her head knocked off. Let's not run.
** Even Kay-Em herself... bullets don't phase Uber Jason at all. Maybe a kick will do it.
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: Uber Jason is supposed to be a plot twist. Yet it's even in the poster.
* UnwillingRoboticisation: A damaged medical station turns Jason into a {{cyborg}}, Uber Jason.
* VolleyingInsults: Tsunaron and Janessa trade barbs with each other before all hell breaks loose.
* WakeUpFighting: When Rowan is restored by the crew of Grendel, her first act after waking up is to punch Prof. Lowe.
* TheWorfBarrage: Uber Jason {{No Sell}}s Kay-Em's machine guns then her physical attacks just to demonstrate how screwed everyone is.
* WoundedGazelleGambit
-->'''Kay-Em:''' ''(SlasherSmile)'' '''GOTCHA!'''
* YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe: The reaction by Rowan when she sees Jason approaching the escape shuttle. Then Brodski intervenes.

!!The novels contain examples of these tropes:

* ApocalypticLog: The space station crew in ''Planet of the Beast'' manages to acquire logs detailing Jason's rampage in Blackstar 13.
* BuryYourDisabled: The books ''Death Moon'' and ''To the Third Power'' both feature blind characters who get their [[OffWithHisHead heads chopped off]].
* FromASingleCell: A small hunk of Jason's flesh survived the re-entry to Earth Two, and it is used to restore him in ''The Experiment''.
* MedicalRapeAndImpregnate: In ''Planet of the Beast'', a drugged woman is impregnated with Jason's... genetic material.
* MindScrew: ''Death Moon'' is half coherent and half... not, [[FauxlosophicNarration having random meta and ranty parts]], scenes involving poorly explained concepts like Teknopriests, Akasha.net, reality hackers, etc. and what's the definition of a GainaxEnding where Jason starts fighting his past self for no immediately discernible reason.
* OrganDodge:
** The MadScientist du jour in ''Planet of the Beast'' gets his artificial arm ripped off.
** The trope is averted in the proceeding book, ''Death Moon'', where the latest MadScientist is stabbed in his fake eye, but Jason just drives the blade in deeper and deeper until it reaches the guy's brain.
* PerkyGoth: Bella Morte (real surname Morrison) in ''Planet of the Beast''.
* PresidentEvil: Despite appearing only briefly, the President in ''Death Moon'' is quite obviously a lunatic.
%%* PyroManiac: Blister in ''To the Third Power''.
* TraumaticCSection: A mad scientist [[MindScrew may or may not]] have done this to one of his test subjects