Category: Supernatural Being, Villain, Serial Killer, Undead, Evil Spirit
Age: Born in the early 1940s
Origin: Springwood. 1428 Elm Street.
Habitat: Dreams of Springwood children
General Description: Son of Amanda Krueger and a hundred maniacs that raped her. Although arrested in 1968 for the murders of several Springwood children, Freddy was released on technicality in 1968. After his release he was tracked down by the Springwood parents and burned alive in the boiler room which he used to torture and kill his victims. As Freddy was being consumed by the flames, however, he encountered three dream demons and given a gift of eternal life in the dream world along with an ability to turn the dreams of his victims into reality.
Friends, Associates, and Sidekicks: Jesse Walsh
Sworn Enemies: Nancy Thompson, Lt. Thompson, Roland Kincaid, Joey Crusel, Will Stanton, Taryn White
Special Powers: Ability to turn dreams into reality – anything that happens to his victims in their dreams - happens to them in the physical world as well, for example a scratch sustained in a dream world translates into an actual scratch, etc. Freddy exercises excellent control of the space continuum in the dream reality – he is able to change the surroundings, shape-shift, and play mind tricks with his victims.
Weapons of Choice: Razor-Clawed glove (also – Razor-Clawed Hand and Syringe-Clawed Hand)
Weaknesses: Although occasionally capable of exercising limited control over the physical reality (making a phone ring, controlling his own skeleton, etc) Freddy’s power is almost entirely limited to the dream reality he inhabits.
Hobbies: Scratching metal surfaces with his claws. Raising surrounding temperature and melting various objects.
Pet Peeves: Caffeine
1) Come to Freddy…
2) I’m your boyfriend now, Nancy
3) - I am here to help you
– Help yourself, fucker.
4) This is it, Jennifer - your big break in TV. Welcome to prime time, bitch.
Total Estimated Power Rating: 16
4 Base Intellect Points + 1 Base Physical Power Points + 3 Additional Physical Power Points for when in Dream World + 1 Weapon Points for the Razor-Clawed Glove + 1 Supernatural Power Points + 1 Shock Point + 2 Ultimate Shape-Shifting Points + 3 Dream World Space Continuum Control Points + 5 Ultimate Invulnerability Points – 5 Points for being limited to the Dream World
Danger Level: Extremely high. Sooner or later everyone sleeps, which means that encountering Freddy is unavoidable. Especially if you live in Springwood. Especially if you live on Elm Street. Especially if your house number is 1428.
Identification: Although in the dream world Freddy can appear as anyone or anything, he is most commonly identified by his green-red striped sweater, brown fedora style hat, his razor-clawed glove, and severe burns covering his entire body. The green-red color combination is especially common – if you dream of anything colored in this peculiar pattern – watch out – Freddy is probably near by.
How to Avoid: Hypnocil and other dream suppressants might prove to be the best method of avoiding Freddy. Consult your health care provider to see if Hypnocil is right for you. Avoid taking Hypnocil if you are nursing, pregnant, or may become pregnant.
Suggested Actions in Case of Encounter: Wake the hell up! If unable to do so – attempt to utilize Balinese Dream Skills – turn your back on Freddy and don’t be afraid... this is just a dream after all.
Suggested Killing Techniques: Since Freddy is already dead he cannot be disposed of completely. However there are a few methods that can be extremely helpful when battling against him:
1) Bringing Freddy into the physical world (by holding on to him and waking up) can provide a rare opportunity to utilize conventional weapons against him. Treat this method with extreme caution and don’t expect it to really work.
2) Freddy gains strength by absorbing the souls of his victims. Preventing him from killing more children is a sure way of draining his power - a few centuries of such a diet and Freddy will be little more than a common poltergeist. It is more easily said than done however.
3) Freddy strength is rooted in people’s fear of him. Do not be afraid of him and his supernatural powers will dwindle.
4) Eliminating every memory of Freddy in your community is a good method of anti-Freddy prophylactics and could limit Freddy’s access to the energy of fear. Pretending that Freddy is not real and is nothing more than an 80’s slasher-flick character and an object of Wes Craven’s imagination is a good way to start. “Urban legends” are hard to eliminate however, especially if they are in fact true.
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Movies Featuring the Character:
- A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
- A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985)
- A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)