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Supernatural Serial Killer Freddy Krueger (played by WAX) battles against superhero Wolverine (played by Lloyd Ahlquist).


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  • Abandoned Playground: Wolverine's nightmare starts with Freddy appearing before him in a spooky playground at night.
  • Actor Allusion: Both Freddy and Wolverine himself make references to Hugh Jackman, who played Wolverine in the movies.
  • The Alcoholic: Wolverine flat out says that the only thing that scares him is a fridge with no beer in it.
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  • Alien Blood: Freddy bleeds green after slashing himself as a Self-Mutilation Demonstration.
  • All Just a Dream: The entire battle takes place in Wolverine's dreams.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Freddy claims that "heavy-metal bitches" find him attractive.
  • Alone with the Psycho: The settings Freddy appears in — an Abandoned Playground, a narrow hallway, a dark alley, and a spooky forest all at nighttime — give off feelings of isolation. Even when Wolverine wakes up in his bed and appears to be alone at first, Freddy is still stalking him in the shadows.
  • Atrocious Alias: Freddy mocks Wolverine's nickname, reasoning that a wolverine is just "some kind of an angry beaver".
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Freddy grows to giant size in Wolverine's nightmare.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: Freddy's got knives on the fingertips of his glove. Wolverine, whose claws are real, isn't greatly impressed.
    Wolverine: I'll call you tomorrow morning if I need my toast buttered.
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  • Body Horror: Freddy's covered head-to-toe in burn scars. Wolverine even remarks that Freddy's face looks like "Deadpool's ballsack."
  • The Cameo: Jason Voorhees and Edward Scissorhands make silent cameos during Wolverine's first verse.
  • Canada, Eh?: Freddy makes a few jokes about Wolverine's Canadian heritage (ending a sentence with "eh?" and then comparing Logan to a beaver and Justin Bieber.)
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Freddy Krueger brags about being the product of a "twisted mind" and claims that beneath his terrifying exterior, there's nothing but the love of killing.
    Freddy: You got a healing factor? I got a kill-bitches-on-the-ceiling factor
    Under that mask, you're a singer/actor. Under my skin, I'm a slasher/slasher.
  • Catapult Nightmare: The last verse begins with Wolverine waking up from his nightmare, screaming and bolting upright in his bed. Mind you, due to his "Weapon X flashbacks" this is normal for him.
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  • Catch Phrase Insult: Alluding to his frequent use of the word in canon, Freddy uses the word "bitch" four times throughout the battle.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Wolverine was mentioned twice since Season 4 (first by Stan Lee, then by Boba Fett) before finally making an appearance here.
  • Chick Magnet: Freddy calls himself a chick magnet after turning himself into a giant magnet to defeat Wolverine.
    Freddy: As for me, I'm a chick magnet
    So heavy-metal bitches are real attracted.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Wolverine says that nothing Freddy conjures up could ever compare to Logan's "Weapon X" flashbacks.
  • Did Not Get the Girl: Freddy mocks his opponent for not getting together with Jean Grey.
  • Dirty Coward: Wolverine berates Freddy Krueger for preying on sleeping victims, and Logan can even tell just by looking that Freddy is intimidated by him. This is cemented by the final verse, wherein Freddy would rather surreptitiously stalk Wolverine in the background instead of confronting him directly while Logan is actively looking for him and gearing up for a fight.
  • Dirty Old Man: Wolverine mocks Freddy's fascination with young girls.
  • Don't Go in the Woods: Part of the battle takes place in a spooky forest at night.
  • Dream Weaver: Freddy can enter dreams at will and alter them to his choosing, such as turning Wolverine's claws into miniature copies of himself.
  • Dream Within a Dream: After Freddy's second verse, where he seems to be overpowering his opponent, Wolverine wakes up in his bedroom... or so it seems. Freddy keeps appearing subtly in the background, showing that Logan's still asleep.
  • Escaped from Hell: Wolverine brags, "I've been to hell and back and whooped Satan's ass"
  • Evil Makes You Ugly: Wolverine repeatedly mocks his opponent's burnt appearance, which itself is the result of a "twisted mind".
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Freddy's got a deep, booming voice, the better to scare people.
  • The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You:
    • During his into screen, Freddy appears to be trying to claw his way out of the video, and even shoots the camera a Death Glare a split second before the battle begins.
    • There's also a brief shot of Freddy charging toward the viewer at top speed in a dark alley.
  • Guttural Growler: Both battlers have raspy, snarly voices for better intimidation.
  • Healing Factor: He can heal from any injury. Freddy points this out, but isn't impressed because it won't work in a dream.
  • Height Angst: Freddy repeatedly mocks Wolverine's short stature.
    Freddy: Look at the size of your body! How could I possibly think I'm in trouble?
    I can't tell the difference between your action figure and your Stunt Double!
  • Horned Hairdo: Freddy mocks Wolverine's outrageous hairstyle.
  • Hot Blooded Sideburns: Wolverine's got his signature mutton chops, which Freddy mocks.
  • I Was Beaten by a Girl: Wolverine mocks Freddy for being defeated by a teenage girl named Nancy.
  • Iconic Outfit:
    • Freddy appears in his brown fedora, red and green striped sweater, and knife glove — all of which are mocked by Wolverine as a "strap-on" and such.
    • Wolverine starts out wearing a comic accurate yellow superhero costume in the first verse. He's wearing his white tanktop/blue jeans/brown belt ensemble from the X-Men Film Series during the last verse.
  • I'm Not Afraid of You: He gets a little shaken and caught off guard a few times, but Wolverine is not frightened by Freddy's tricks at all. Even after a vivid Nightmare Sequence where Freddy disempowers and nearly kills him, Logan isn't intimidated, but enraged.
    Wolverine: You've got the wrong room if you're looking for fear
    The only thing that scares me is a fridge with no beer!
  • Ironic Nursery Tune: Freddy starts out singing his "One-two Freddy's coming for you" rhyme, even doing it in an Abandoned Playground for emphasis.
  • Logical Weakness: Because Wolverine's bones are infused with Adamantium, Freddy manages to slow him down by turning his arms into giant magnets.
  • Magnetism Manipulation: In the dream world, Freddy turns his arms into giant magnets to defeat Wolverine.
  • Medium Awareness: Freddy knows that both he and Wolverine are fictional characters, and even uses their respective origins as a diss.
    Freddy: Bitch, I come from Wes Craven's twisted mind.
    You come from comic books that kids get when they're well behaved at Christmas time.
  • Mirror Monster: In the final verse, Freddy briefly replaces Logan's reflection in his bedroom mirror.
  • Monochromatic Eyes: Not quite; Wolverine here still has black pupils, but his irises are white like his sclerae, which gives him a subtly unnatural and feral appearance.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: Freddy uses a pair of giant magnets against Wolverine that would look tacky if anyone else wore, but considering the context, it makes it all the more awesome and terrifying.
  • Never Sleep Again: Freddy warns Wolverine to stay awake or he'll be in within Freddy's power.
  • Nice Hat: Freddy wears a brown fedora; Wolverine doesn't think it's so nice, however.
  • Nightmare Sequence: The entire battle is a nightmare Freddy concocted to entrap and kill Wolverine.
  • No-Sell: Nothing Freddy does actually hurts Wolverine, and he shakes off the initial fear quickly. He even outright says he doesn't have time to deal with this crap.
    Wolverine: That verse stung, bub, but I've already recovered.
  • Not Wearing Tights: Averted for most of the battle, in which Wolverine wears a comic-accurate costume (which he rarely does in live-action appearances.) Then in his last verse when he wakes up, the trope is played straight when he's wearing a singlet and jeans like in the movies.
  • Offscreen Teleportation: At the end, when Wolverine appears to have woken up in his room, Freddy continues to appear in several places in the background just outside Logan's field of vision.
  • Pædo Hunt: Unlike the original movies, where Freddy was only said to be a child murderer (and any sexual perversions on his part were merely implied), here Wolverine explicitly calls Freddy a pedophile — which was specified to be true in the reboot — and even draws a comparison between him and R. Kelly.
  • Pretender Diss: Wolverine mocks how Freddy's claws are artificial — unlike Logan, whose claws are part of his anatomy.
    Wolverine: Nice glove, bub, but I'm real from bones to teeth.
    That claw's like a strap on: there's a pussy underneath.
  • Random Smoking Scene: Wolverine's briefly shown puffing on a cigarillo a split second before his verse.
  • Sadist: True to form, he takes great pleasure in psychologically torturing Wolverine.
  • Self-Mutilation Demonstration: Just like in the first movie, Freddy cuts off two of his own fingers and grows them back to show the futility of hurting him.
  • Serial Killer: Freddy's murdered countless innocent people over the course of his series, and is now aiming to add Wolverine to the list.
  • Sinister Scraping Sound: In his title screen, we see Freddy dragging his claw across the bottom of the screen, creating sparks and an eerie scraping noise.
  • Sinister Silhouettes: Freddy briefly appears as a shadow in the window behind Wolverine in his bedroom.
  • Slain in Their Sleep: When Freddy kills people in their dreams, they die in the real world, too.
    Freddy: Better stay awake like a meth head.
    Spread red on your bedspread till you're lying there in your deathbed.
  • Something Completely Different: Most of "Freddy Krueger vs Wolverine" is a normal battle (albeit full of Visual Effects of Awesome) featuring Krueger against Comics!Wolverine. Then, right before Wolverine's last verse, it's revealed that everything that happened prior was All Just a Dream that was dreamt by Film!Wolverine. Despite this, Wolverine continues to rap against Krueger, and there are several hints that it wasn't actually a dream — or it was and Logan's still asleep.
  • Special Guest: WAX as Freddy Krueger.
  • Take That!:
    • Freddy to Wolverine: "I was more intimidated by a tiny Canadian the first time I saw Justin Bieber!"
    • Wolverine to Freddy: "You're a pedophile from the midwest; at least R. Kelly could sing!"
  • This Is for Emphasis, Bitch!: Freddy, as usual, gets in a couple:
    Welcome to primetime, bitch!
    Bitch, I come from Wes Craven's twisted mind!
  • Torches and Pitchforks: As Wolverine points out, Freddy was burned alive by a vigilante mob of angry parents as revenge for what he did to their children.
  • Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: Freddy seldom has moments of levity, but it really kicks into effect during his second verse, where he starts messing with Wolverine in incredibly freaky ways, just like in his source material.
  • X Called; They Want Their Y Back: Freddy uses this line against Wolverine:
    Freddy: A Flock of Seagulls called; they want their hairstyle returned
    And that wasn't even my main diss; it was just a sideburn.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Wolverine points out that Freddy only has power in the dream world, and can't hurt people when they're awake.
    Wolverine: Don't sleep? That's all you got for me? I could defeat your ass with a cup of tea!
  • Wham Shot: If Freddy suddenly growing in size isn't enough proof that this rap had been All Just a Dream so far, then Wolverine's claws being replaced by mini Freddys should be more than enough.
  • What Is This, X?: Freddy mocks Wolverine's codename with this line:
    Freddy: What the fuck is a wolverine? Some kind of an angry beaver?
  • Wolverine Claws: Naturally, Wolverine has razor-sharp claws that, unlike Freddy's glove, are actually part of Wolverine's body. In the nightmare, Freddy disempowers Logan by taking away his claws.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Freddy's murdered (and apparently molested) countless children, for which Wolverine mocks him as a loser and a coward.
  • You Need to Get Laid: Freddy remarks that Jean Grey won't be in Wolverine's bed anytime soon.
  • Your Worst Nightmare: Freddy specializes in exploiting people's fears to make it easier to kill them in their dreams. He demonstrates this against Wolverine by growing to giant size, depriving Logan of his claws, and turning his (Freddy's) arms into giant magnets to make sure Wolverine can't escape.
  • You Will Not Evade Me: Freddy turns his arms into giant magnets to pull the Adamantium-infused Wolverine closer, presumably so Freddy can go for the kill. Fortunately, Logan wakes up before he gets too close.
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