Category: Human, Student, Doctor, American, Hero, Dream Warrior, Survivor, Victim, Psychiatrist
Age: Born in the late 1960s
Habitat: 1428 Elm Street... After her mother’s death Nancy wisely moved elsewhere.
General Description: Daughter of Lt. Thompson and one of the Elm Street children. Nancy started to encounter Freddy Krueger in her reoccurring nightmares by the time she reached high-school age. She was one of the first people to bring Freddy from the dream reality into this world and was even able to temporarily defeat him... once.
Friends, Associates, and Sidekicks: Lt. Thompson, Roland Kincaid, Joey Crusel, Will Stanton, Taryn White
Sworn Enemies: Freddy Krueger
Special Powers: Able to stay awake for 7 days straight. Expert familiarity with various booby traps and anti-personnel devices.
Weapons of Choice: Balinese Dream Techniques
Weaknesses: Nancy really misses her daddy and would forget all the necessary precautions if given an opportunity to experience even a smallest bit of paternal affection.
Hobbies: Psychiatry (she has a Ph.D in the field) and Survival Techniques
Pet Peeves: FDA... I mean seriously... how long will it take them to change the “experimental drug” status of Hypnocil? Nancy needs a container load of this stuff each year and no insurance company covers experimental drugs...
1) Come out and show yourself, you bastard!
2) I take back every bit of energy I gave you. You’re nothing. You’re shit.
Total Estimated Power Rating: 10
6 Base Intellect Points + 2 Base Physical Power Points + 1 Weapon Points for Booby Traps + 1 Additional Point for Balinese Dream Skills and the Cojones Factor
Power Level: Medium. Nancy is a strong-willed individual capable of controlling her fears. When hyped up on caffeine she becomes fantastically efficient - being able to set up a number of complicated booby-traps, sweet talk an alcoholic mother to sleep, complete the Rubik’s Cube puzzle, make a delicious chicken pot pie, set up an alarm clock, and go into deep REM sleep all in under 10 minutes.
Identification: After one especially gruesome encounter with Freddy, Nancy developed a gray hair streak... We are not saying that every young lady with a gray lock of hair is necessarily Nancy, but one thing is for sure – every Nancy has a gray streak.
How to Recruit: When pursued by Freddy in one of your nightmares, scream Nancy’s name and she might join you. Not that she would be very helpful, but having her around is definitely more fun than facing Freddy alone.
How to Stay on Her Good Side: If she asks you to stay awake and keep an eye on her while she battles Freddy in the dream world – then for God’s sake - don’t fall asleep. Considering her ability to reach REM sleep stage within seconds it really shouldn’t be that complicated.
What to Look Out For: When Nancy is out of Hypnocil she refuses to sleep. Lack of sleep makes her quite cranky... So - keep her medicine bottle full.
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Movies and Books Featuring the Character:
- A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
- A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)