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* FreezeFrameBonus: Unlike subsequent films, the gloves for the first two movies were almost carbon copies in terms of design. In posters for the second film, it's obvious that the blade on the index finger is broken near the "fingertip" and soldered back together, but if you pause the first film at just the right spots, such as the "No running in the hallways!" scene or the bathtub sequence, you can see that this was actually a feature of the first film's glove that carried over to the second film.


** Freddy versus the cast of ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' in ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9''. Which, if you have the [=PS3=] version, means Freddy versus [[VideoGame/GodOfWarSeries Kratos]]. CoolVsAwesome indeed.

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** Freddy versus the cast of ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' in ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9''. Which, if you have the [=PS3=] version, means Freddy versus [[VideoGame/GodOfWarSeries [[VideoGame/GodOfWar Kratos]]. CoolVsAwesome indeed.


->''One, two; Freddy's coming for you\\
Three, four; better lock your door\\
Five, six; grab your crucifix\\
Seven, eight; gonna stay up late\\
Nine, ten; {{never sleep again}}''

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->''One, two; Freddy's coming for you\\
you.\\
Three, four; better lock your door\\
door.\\
Five, six; grab your crucifix\\
crucifix.\\
Seven, eight; gonna stay up late\\
late.\\
Nine, ten; {{never sleep again}}''again}}.''


Nine, ten; never sleep again''

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Nine, ten; never {{never sleep again''again}}''


* HarmfulToMinors: Freddy was a child killer in life, [[WhatCouldHaveBeen and he could've been worse]]. Wes Craven's original plan was to have Freddy be a ''molester'' as well, but he trashed the idea to avoid being accused of [[RippedFromTheHeadlines exploiting a series of highly publicised child molestations in California that occurred while the film was in production]]. The implication was fairly clear in the original films anyway and become extremely obvious in ''Freddy vs. Jason''. And stated straight out in the remake.


* '''''Film/FreddyVsJason''''' (2003) -- Stuck in DevelopmentHell for years, the crossover between Freddy and fellow horror legend [[Franchise/FridayThe13th Jason Voorhees]] finally reached the silver screen in 2003. Trapped in Hell since his last defeat (''The Final Nightmare'') and unable to return [[GodsNeedPrayerBadly due to Springwood's censorship of his name and exploits]], Freddy uses what little remains of his power to assume the guise of Pamela Voorhees and resurrect her son, Jason. Freddy sends Jason to Springwood to kill the "naughty children" there, and as the bodies pile up, panic spreads among Springwood's populace and fuels Freddy, who soon gains enough strength to start his reign of terror all over. When Jason [[KillSteal refuses to stop killing]], however, Freddy gets rather upset...

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* '''''Film/FreddyVsJason''''' (2003) -- Stuck in DevelopmentHell Development Hell for years, the crossover between Freddy and fellow horror legend [[Franchise/FridayThe13th Jason Voorhees]] finally reached the silver screen in 2003. Trapped in Hell since his last defeat (''The Final Nightmare'') and unable to return [[GodsNeedPrayerBadly due to Springwood's censorship of his name and exploits]], Freddy uses what little remains of his power to assume the guise of Pamela Voorhees and resurrect her son, Jason. Freddy sends Jason to Springwood to kill the "naughty children" there, and as the bodies pile up, panic spreads among Springwood's populace and fuels Freddy, who soon gains enough strength to start his reign of terror all over. When Jason [[KillSteal refuses to stop killing]], however, Freddy gets rather upset...




!!! ''A Nightmare On Elm Street'' is the {{Trope Namer|s}} for:
* NeverSleepAgain: It's how Freddy kills his victims.



* AGodAmI: Freddy has traits of this, especially in the dream world when he is a literal nightmare god.



* ColorContrast: Freddy Krueger wears a red and green striped sweater as part of his signature outfit. WordOfGod explained that this particular color combination was chosen because Craven read in an article that it's the one that the human eye has the most difficulty processing, thus adding to Freddy's unsettling appearance.

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* ColorContrast: Freddy Krueger wears a red and green striped sweater as part of his signature outfit. WordOfGod Word Of God explained that this particular color combination was chosen because Craven read in an article that it's the one that the human eye has the most difficulty processing, thus adding to Freddy's unsettling appearance.



* AGodAmI: Freddy has traits of this, especially in the dream world when he is a literal nightmare god.



* MotiveDecay: Subverted; after slaughtering the children of the parents of Springwood responsible for killing him, the film franchise changes Freddy's motives to [[OurSoulsAreDifferent collecting souls]] to increase his powers, occasionally trying to find a way to transfer his powers into the real world, and sometimes just [[AxeCrazy killing for the sake of killing]]. By ''Freddy's Dead'', he becomes an OmnicidalManiac, intending to kill the children in every town in the world he can spread to.
* NeverSleepAgain: The {{Trope Namer|s}} and the way Freddy kills his victims.

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* MotiveDecay: Subverted; after slaughtering the children of the parents of Springwood responsible for killing him, the film franchise changes Freddy's motives to [[OurSoulsAreDifferent collecting souls]] to increase his powers, occasionally trying to find a way to transfer his powers into the real world, and sometimes just [[AxeCrazy [[AxCrazy killing for the sake of killing]]. By ''Freddy's Dead'', he becomes an OmnicidalManiac, intending to kill the children in every town in the world he can spread to.
* NeverSleepAgain: The {{Trope Namer|s}} and the way Freddy kills his victims.
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* RedGreenConstrast: Creator/WesCraven had read that red and green are the two most difficult colors for the human eye to see when placed right next to each other, so he gave Freddy the iconic red-and-green stripped sweater to make his appearance that much more fundamental disturbing.

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* RedGreenConstrast: RedGreenContrast: Creator/WesCraven had read that red and green are the two most difficult colors for the human eye to see when placed right next to each other, so he gave Freddy the iconic red-and-green stripped sweater to make his appearance that much more fundamental disturbing.



* SealedGoodInACan: With Freddy being the can. Everyone he kills in the dreamworld, their soul gets absorbed into him, enhancing his strength of power. Alice manages to free them completely in ''Dream Master'', as does Jacob in ''Dream Child'', but FridgeHorror comes into play when you realize the possibility that all the other characters from the previous movies Freddy has killed... they've been stuck inside him ever since. This gets doubled when you think about everyone he killed prior to the beginning of ''Freddy's Dead''. If he was strong enough to be able to warp reality and erase the memory of someone from the world...

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* SealedGoodInACan: With Freddy being the can. Everyone he kills in the dreamworld, their soul gets absorbed into him, enhancing his strength of power. Alice manages to free them completely in ''Dream Master'', as does Jacob in ''Dream Child'', but FridgeHorror Fridge Horror comes into play when you realize the possibility that all the other characters from the previous movies Freddy has killed... they've been stuck inside him ever since. This gets doubled when you think about everyone he killed prior to the beginning of ''Freddy's Dead''. If he was strong enough to be able to warp reality and erase the memory of someone from the world...


** In the FanFilm ''Film/FreddyVsGhostbusters'', Freddy is pitted against the Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}. [[TheGoodGuysAlwaysWin The ghostbusters defeat Freddy]], but [[TheBadGuyWins Freddy wins]] in one of the {{Alternate Ending}}s they shot, and does a VictoryDance.

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** In the FanFilm ''Film/FreddyVsGhostbusters'', Freddy is pitted against the Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}. [[TheGoodGuysAlwaysWin The ghostbusters defeat Freddy]], but [[TheBadGuyWins Freddy wins]] in one of the {{Alternate Ending}}s alternate endings they shot, and does a VictoryDance.


** Also, believe it or not, Freddy Vs Music/DJJazzyJeffAndTheFreshPrince in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-56CNh5S7GU "Nightmare on My Street."]] The duo recorded it for the film, with Robert Englund providing dialogue (no, Freddy doesn't sing... but he does rap). It was rejected from the soundtrack, but they released it anyway, resulting in a lawsuit from New Line Cinema that forced them to destroy the master tapes of the song's music video.

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** Also, believe it or not, Freddy Vs Music/DJJazzyJeffAndTheFreshPrince in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-56CNh5S7GU "Nightmare on My Street."]] The duo recorded it for the film, with Robert Englund providing dialogue (no, Freddy doesn't sing... but he does rap). It was rejected from the soundtrack, but they released it anyway, resulting in a lawsuit from New Line Cinema that forced them to destroy the master tapes of the song's music video. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVbaYFVUbLo Or so everyone thought...]]


* '''''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreetPart2FreddysRevenge''''' (1985) -- Five years after the original film, Freddy -- who wants to kill outside of the Dream World -- plans to break into reality; to circumvent the BroughtDownToNormal effect, he plans to possess [[AmbiguouslyGay Jesse Walsh]], the teenage son of the latest family to move into 1428 Elm Street. [[BrokenBase Franchise fans consider this either the best or the worst of the series]], due in part to the film's increased emphasis on BodyHorror and the excessive HomoeroticSubtext.

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* '''''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreetPart2FreddysRevenge''''' (1985) -- Five years after the original film, Freddy -- who wants to kill outside of the Dream World -- plans to break into reality; to circumvent the BroughtDownToNormal effect, he plans to possess [[AmbiguouslyGay Jesse Walsh]], the teenage son of the latest family to move into 1428 Elm Street. [[BrokenBase Franchise fans consider this either the best or the worst of the series]], series, due in part to the film's increased emphasis on BodyHorror and the excessive HomoeroticSubtext.

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* WeakerInTheRealWorld: Freddy may be all-powerful and unstoppable in the DreamWorld, but if his victims manage to pull him into the real world, he's reduced to his human self.
-->'''Nancy:''' [[IronicEcho You're in]] ''[[IronicEcho my]]'' [[IronicEcho world now, bitch!]]

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* RedGreenConstrast: Creator/WesCraven had read that red and green are the two most difficult colors for the human eye to see when placed right next to each other, so he gave Freddy the iconic red-and-green stripped sweater to make his appearance that much more fundamental disturbing.


* FreddyKruegerFingers: The trope namer.

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* FreddyKruegerFingers: The trope namer.

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* HappyEndingOverride: As a VillainBasedFranchise, it's a given that Freddy will return to menace the heroes again in a new entry, which makes the protagonist's efforts in previous entries largely worthless. However, the meanest example is without a doubt the SeriesFauxnale ''Film/FreddysDeadTheFinalNightmare'', which is set after a ten-year TimeSkip after Alice's last encounter with him. By now Freddy has literally slaughtered every living child in Springwood and turned it into a GhostTown populated only be a few residents who have been driven to insanity by their grief, while planning to use the last surviving teenager to spread his influence to the rest of the world.


* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: A flashback sees him playing in the yard with his daughter, and even when he [[spoiler:murders his wife for discovering his crimes, he spares her.]] He seems to love as her as much as Freddy Krueger loves anything, which really, ''really'' isn't saying much.

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