Category: Human, Hero, Dream Warrior, American, Student, Victim
Age: Late teens
Origin: Elm Street, Springwood
Habitat: Westin Hills psychiatric hospital
General Description: One of the Elm Street children whose parents participated in the lynching of Freddy Krueger. Taryn's dreams, like the dreams of most Springwood children, have been haunted by Freddy ever since.
Friends, Associates, and Sidekicks: Nancy Thompson, Joey Crusel, Roland Kincaid, Will Stanton
Sworn Enemies: Freddy Krueger
Special Powers: In her dreams she is beautiful... and bad
Weapons of Choice: A pair of razor-sharp switch-blades
Weaknesses: Drugs... It is not known if she turned to drugs because of Freddy or not, but one thing is certain – Taryn can’t just say no.
Hobbies: Hanging out with lowlifes
Pet Peeves: Being reminded of her drug addiction past...
Best Lines: - Ok, asshole. Let’s dance.
Total Estimated Power Rating: 7
3 Base Intellect Points + 2 Base Physical Power Points + 1 Additional Physical Power Points for being “bad” in the dream world + 1 Weapon Point for the pair of switch blades
Power Level: Medium. Although in the real world she is not warm and fuzzy like the majority of the Dream Warriors, it is her dream world alter ego one should be more concerned with. The switch-blades are not just for decoration – Taryn knows how to use them.
Identification: In the dream world Taryn sports a foot-high Mohawk which makes identifying her an extremely easy task.
How to Recruit: Taryn is not really afraid of Freddy and given an opportunity to face him, she would probably go for it. We do not recommend offering her drugs as an additional reward – your proposition might piss her off more than anything.
How to Stay on Her Good Side: Taryn seems to be in a pissy mood virtually 100% of the time. So would you if you were going through hardcore withdrawals and dealing with Freddy infested nightmares at the same time. So try to be sensitive and supportive.
What to Look Out For: Sadly, a relapse is always a possibility with Taryn and making sure she isn’t tempted with easily available drugs should be her companions’ main concern.
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Movies and Books Featuring the Character:
- A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)