Films: Friday the 13th (1980), Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981), Friday the 13th Part 3 (1982), Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984), Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985), Friday the 13th Part 6: Jason Lives (1986), Friday the 13th Part 7: The New Blood (1988), Friday the 13th Part 8: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989), Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993), Jason X (2002) Freddy vs. Jason (2003)
Alias: Pamela Voorhees, Jason Voorhees, Roy Burns, Uber Jason
Location: Forest/Haunted home/Civilized area/Eldritch location
Height/Weight: That of average humans.
Affiliation: Neutral, leaning on Evil
Summary: There are hundreds of slashers out there in the world of cinema. Some are more notorious than others. But all are eclipsed by the man with the bloodied hockey mask. The bane of Crystal Lake, New Jersey. The one, the only, the tale of Jason Vorhees.
History: Jason Vorhees grew up a deformed and mentally stunted child, picked on by his peers and unloved by everyone except his doting mother, Pamela. One day, Jason was drowning in the lake, and the councilors were too busy having sex to notice. In a vengeful fury, Pamela killed most of them before meeting her own demise via decapitation. But Jason never actually died. In fact, when he got word of his mom's death, he became quite literally too angry to die, and dedicated the rest of his life to murdering anyone who dared get in his way.
Notable Kills: Most of Jason's kills are practical, but the two stand-outs are when he beat a person-filled sleeping bag against a tree for a while and that one time he dunked a girl's face into liquid nitrogen before slamming it on solid ground.
Final Fate: Pamela is dead forever, and Jason's imposter Roy is too, but Jason simply never knew when to die. He'd get resurrected as a revenant, as a demon from Hell, an opponent against the infamous Freddy Krueger, or even a cybernetically-enhanced being centuries into the future. It all ended when he was cast into space, and forced to burn up upon reentering a new Earth's atmosphere.
Powers/Abilities: Jason has amazing durability, and more times than often relies on his trusty machete. As a demon, he can slowly turn others into himself so he can live on and, as Uber Jason, it might be possible for him to regenerate from absolute destruction through nanomachines.
Weakness: A fear of water (occasionally), too much damage at once.
Scariness Factor: 5-Jason is unfeeling, non-speaking, horrific violence given human form. Sure, his backstory is sympathetic, but it hardly excuses being one of the most feared serial killers of all time. No matter where he is or who he's up against, Jason presses forward so that the blood flows in rivers.
Trivia: -The advertising for the first film came to be even before the script was finished. The filmmakers were desperate to get attention as quickly as possible. It was a surprising success.
-Although horror remains something of a niche thing among film-goers, Jason's franchise is often considered to be one of cinema's most successful on account of how it, like the killer himself, won't stay dead.