Kind of strange to pay $4.99 to play as a pedophile rapist.

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#1 Posted by ImpendingFoil (555 posts) -

I always thought it was weird that people would cheer for Freddy in some of the Nightmare on Elm Street movies since the character is a child raping pedophile. I am really liking his character mechanics in MK but I still find it kind of strange that I just ponied up $4.99 to play as a rapist.

#2 Posted by Brendan (7696 posts) -

:O

#3 Edited by Dany (7887 posts) -

huh...

never thought about it like that...

#4 Posted by TooWalrus (13139 posts) -

...you realize Freddie's not real, right? He's a dude with a burned face, striped sweater, and razor claws that happens to rape children, I'm OK with it.

#5 Posted by Dany (7887 posts) -

@TooWalrus said:

...you realize Freddie's not real, right?

wat

#6 Edited by ImpendingFoil (555 posts) -

@TooWalrus: Of course he isn't real, but his character just happens to be a pedophile rapist that people at times cheer for. I can't think of another character where people act the same towards.

#7 Posted by 1momosauky (208 posts) -

kane and lynch 2 sir, kane and lynch 2

#8 Edited by RandomInternetUser (6789 posts) -
@TooWalrus said:

...you realize Freddie's not real, right? He's a dude with a burned face, striped sweater, and razor claws that happens to rape children, I'm OK with it.

Edit:  Ok, re-read that and yeah, pretty sure you mean not real as in he in a move character.  My bad.  (I originally thought you meant the razor claws happen to rape children, as in "I totally raped you in modern warfare, bro")
#9 Posted by Rudeboy217 (1766 posts) -

Yeah, too bad Freddy is a fictional character.

#10 Posted by TheMustacheHero (6655 posts) -
@1momosauky said:

kane and lynch 2 sir, kane and lynch 2

There was no pedophiles in that game...was there?
#11 Posted by TearsInRain (269 posts) -

I honestly don't like the idea of Freddy in this game.  It's just... weird.

#12 Posted by GoldenGlove (54 posts) -

People cheer for Freddy in the movies because they will always cheer against Dumb Teenagers in a battle of Dumb Teenagers versus Anything.

#13 Posted by Dany (7887 posts) -

@TheMustacheHero said:

@1momosauky said:

kane and lynch 2 sir, kane and lynch 2

There was no pedophiles in that game...was there?

Uhm, isn't it implied that Kane is a rapist if young girls. Havn't played the games just hearsay

#14 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6789 posts) -

On-topic, even though I won't buy him, I think he fits in the fiction alright and is a cool DLC character.

#15 Posted by TheMustacheHero (6655 posts) -
@Dany said:

@TheMustacheHero said:

@1momosauky said:

kane and lynch 2 sir, kane and lynch 2

There was no pedophiles in that game...was there?

Uhm, isn't it implied that Kane is a rapist if young girls. Havn't played the games just hearsay

Not at all. Kane's goal is to get through one last job with Lynch so he can fly back home and see his daughter.
#16 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11499 posts) -

I didn't pay $4.99 for a pedophile rapist murderer boogeyman. I got him for free with the Mortal Kombat Season Pass!

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#17 Posted by LiquidPrince (15856 posts) -

@TooWalrus said:

...you realize Freddie's not real, right? He's a dude with a burned face, striped sweater, and razor claws that happens to rape children, I'm OK with it.

That came out wrong. I hope so at least.

#18 Posted by Brendan (7696 posts) -

@ArbitraryWater said:

I didn't pay $4.99 for a pedophile rapist murderer boogeyman. I got him for free with the Mortal Kombat Season Pass!

A free pedophile rapist murder boogeyman? You'd be losing money by not taking that deal!

#19 Posted by TooWalrus (13139 posts) -

@LiquidPrince said:

@TooWalrus said:

...you realize Freddie's not real, right? He's a dude with a burned face, striped sweater, and razor claws that happens to rape children, I'm OK with it.

That came out wrong. I hope so at least.

...I'm OK with Freddy appearing in Mortal Kombat- I don't condone actual child rape!

#20 Edited by Otrebor (86 posts) -

I guess this thread shows us the error of paying 5 bucks to be a child rapist it when you can be one in real life. Thanks op

#21 Posted by RaikohBlade (593 posts) -

I don't like him as a character, but he fits pretty well into the Mortal Kombat cast. He has the right kind of disgusting attitude and look.

#22 Posted by TheGreatGuero (9130 posts) -

I've never even seen a Freddy movie, so maybe I could use some clarification. If he still a rapist in the movies? I thought he was BEFORE he became Freddy, and now he's like something else entirely. That's not to say that like he couldn't still be considered a rapist, but.. I always got the impression he now just tries to kill people. I really have no idea.

#23 Edited by blake_brown (117 posts) -

@ImpendingFoil:

haha well that occurred to me as well when i was playing earlier. i will say that he is probably the most fun to play out of all the DLC characters, in my humble opinion. i don't know what that says about me... :/

#24 Posted by TheFreeMan (2712 posts) -
@TheGreatGuero: I think that the Freddie in MK is based off of the reboot. I could be wrong, but he was definitely a child rapist before death, and after he came back as a ghostly serial killer there were some strong, uh, hints? that he was planning on raping the protagonist before killing her.
#25 Posted by ShaggE (6348 posts) -

No stranger than paying $60 to play as a wide variety of brutal murderers, some of which who show quite a bit of pleasure in mutilating their opponents. (and two who appear to get sexual pleasure out of it) 

#26 Posted by TheGreatGuero (9130 posts) -
@TheFreeMan: Thanks for clearing that up. Well, at least I'll enjoy killing him.
#27 Posted by StaticFalconar (4849 posts) -

Freddy is no worse than the shit that any of the other bad guys in MK have done to their victims. 

#28 Edited by SSully (4130 posts) -

And it is ok for people to cheer for anyone in the Mortal Kombat universe when they rip their enemies heads off, slice them in half, and do many more horrible things? Or how about people who cheer for the Joker? A villain who has murdered countless innocent people, more then our friend Freddy.

None of these characters are real, and if you are thinking the way you are then we all would be fucked up because we have cheered for people just as bad as Freddy throughout our lives.

#29 Posted by JJOR64 (18916 posts) -

Freddy was a child murderer before he was killed. Then he starts slowing killing off the children of the parents from Elm Street that kill him in his boiler room.

#30 Posted by CrazyBagMan (836 posts) -

The difference in my mind is that you didn't buy it to play as him BECAUSE that's waht he is. No one likes him because of those qualities.

#31 Posted by neozeke (378 posts) -
@JJOR64: I came here to say the same.  
 
Unfortuantly, you and I are wrong friend. The reboot version of Freddy is a Pedophile. 
#32 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5138 posts) -

He's a movie character, who fucking cares what he does?

#33 Posted by shadyspace (457 posts) -

Freddy is a child murder. Not a rapist.

#34 Posted by Meowshi (2911 posts) -

Because we've had tons of horror movie murderers.  That just isn't scary any more.  We are desensitized?   
 
But horror movie rapists?  That's a bit more rare, so it still has some of that creepy, shock value.  Too bad the movie kinda sucked.  

#35 Posted by JJOR64 (18916 posts) -

@neozeke said:

@JJOR64: I came here to say the same. Unfortuantly, you and I are wrong friend. The reboot version of Freddy is a Pedophile.

THE NEW ONE DOESNT COUNT

#36 Edited by buzz_clik (6932 posts) -

You can't say for sure if he's a paedophile rapist or not. As Ed Boon says:

When I look at him, I think of the original Freddy: he’s got the striped sweater and is instantly recognizable. He’s Freddy in general, we don’t really identify him as one version or another.

Although Wes Craven's original script had the character pegged as a kid fiddler, Robert Englund's Freddy is a child murderer, not a child rapist. Although I've not seen the recent remake, I'm led to believe that paedophile aspect is reintergrated. But seeing as the Mortal Kombat Freddy isn't really supposed to be either iteration, you can't really say either way.

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#37 Posted by Godlyawesomeguy (6389 posts) -

Oh, so I am glad it's totally cool to play as murderers all day, but rapist is just going too far. 
 
Loving the hypocrisy.

#38 Posted by Slaker117 (4835 posts) -

It is strange, normally I have to pay way more for that type of role-play.

#39 Posted by BaconGames (3315 posts) -

You know normally I wouldn't be interested but now that you put it that way...

#40 Posted by Swoxx (2988 posts) -

Really? wait.. Really?

sigh

#41 Posted by SomeDeliCook (2233 posts) -

@JJOR64 said:

@neozeke said:

@JJOR64: I came here to say the same. Unfortuantly, you and I are wrong friend. The reboot version of Freddy is a Pedophile.

THE NEW ONE DOESNT COUNT

The DLC is based on the reboot Freddy though

#42 Edited by Sr_Pumpkins (4 posts) -
Yea according to Boon it's not based off of a "specific" Freddy, but come on... It looks exactly like the dumb remake Freddy. 
I consider myself a pretty big Nightmare on Elm Street fan, and I HATED the remake.. with a passion. I was somewhat willing to go into the movie with an open mind regarding Jackie Earl Hayley's interpretation of the character. Even though I would give anything to see Robert Englund take up the hat and sweater again.. 
But it was terrible, not only was the humor completely removed from the character but they did totally insert this whole pedophile back-story. There was no reason for this. He also looks like a joke!  
They say they were going for a more realistic look with his burns, but he looks like an alien! He talks real slow and with a stupid lisp. I can't rage enough about this guys.. sorry. 
But anyway, when I had first heard they were going to add Freddy to MK I was more excited about it than anyone, I assure you. They couldn't have disappointed me more. 
 
All this aside.. To clarify.. Classic Freddy Krueger.. Robert Englund's Freddy Krueger.. the REAL Freddy Krueger doesn't fiddle the kids. He just kills the shit outa them. 
#43 Posted by SomeDeliCook (2233 posts) -

@Sr_Pumpkins said:

Yea according to Boon it's not based off of a "specific" Freddy, but come on... It looks exactly like the dumb remake Freddy.
I consider myself a pretty big Nightmare on Elm Street fan, and I HATED the remake.. with a passion. I was somewhat ok with Jackie Earl Hayley, even though I would give anything to see Robert Englund take up the hat and sweater again.. But it was terrible, not only was the humor completely removed from the character but they did totally insert this whole pedophile back-story. There was no reason for this. He also looks like a joke! They say they were going for a more realistic look with his burns, but he looks like an alien! He talks real slow and with a stupid lisp. I can't rage enough about this guys.. sorry. But anyway, when I had first heard they were going to add Freddy to MK I was more excited about it than anyone, I assure you. They couldn't have disappointed me more. All this aside.. To clarify.. Classic Freddy Krueger.. Robert Englund's Freddy Krueger.. the REAL Freddy Krueger doesn't fiddle the kids. He just kills the shit outa them.

I haven't seen the new one. Is it for sure 100% that hes a child molester in it? I thought I read a review once that said he was blamed and accused of being a molester, was killed wrongfully, and came back for revenge. Then again I might have read it wrong.

#44 Posted by buzz_clik (6932 posts) -

@SomeDeliCook said:

The DLC is based on the reboot Freddy though

Not officially.

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#45 Posted by Sr_Pumpkins (4 posts) -
@SomeDeliCook said:

@Sr_Pumpkins said:

Yea according to Boon it's not based off of a "specific" Freddy, but come on... It looks exactly like the dumb remake Freddy.
I consider myself a pretty big Nightmare on Elm Street fan, and I HATED the remake.. with a passion. I was somewhat ok with Jackie Earl Hayley, even though I would give anything to see Robert Englund take up the hat and sweater again.. But it was terrible, not only was the humor completely removed from the character but they did totally insert this whole pedophile back-story. There was no reason for this. He also looks like a joke! They say they were going for a more realistic look with his burns, but he looks like an alien! He talks real slow and with a stupid lisp. I can't rage enough about this guys.. sorry. But anyway, when I had first heard they were going to add Freddy to MK I was more excited about it than anyone, I assure you. They couldn't have disappointed me more. All this aside.. To clarify.. Classic Freddy Krueger.. Robert Englund's Freddy Krueger.. the REAL Freddy Krueger doesn't fiddle the kids. He just kills the shit outa them.

I haven't seen the new one. Is it for sure 100% that hes a child molester in it? I thought I read a review once that said he was blamed and accused of being a molester, was killed wrongfully, and came back for revenge. Then again I might have read it wrong.

If I remember correctly (was pretty disgusted/disappointed when I did see it, so I have no desire to see it again) the film makes it out to be that he is being accused and then reveals that it is true.. But either way, just to bring it into question like that so purposefully.. It was just disturbing. They tried to play it as having guilt around the character, questioning his morals and all... Why? Freddy is pure evil, and is portrayed rightfully so in the classic films. 
#46 Posted by NickL (2246 posts) -

Only 4.99 to play as a rapist? Heck, I had to pay full price for RapeLay!

#47 Posted by MiniPato (2721 posts) -

People cheer for Pedobear all the time.

#48 Posted by HistoryInRust (6276 posts) -

@Godlyawesomeguy said:

Oh, so I am glad it's totally cool to play as murderers all day, but rapist is just going too far. Loving the hypocrisy.

I'm kind of with you on this point.

I mean, games have put us in the shoes of unsavory elements before. I have a hard time imagining the passive backstory of Freddy Krueger (which is more or less not even brought to attention in the game itself) is worse than the notion of sexing a hooker in Vice City with the full intention of chainsawing her to death after you consummated the transaction, Patrick Bateman-style.

Regardless, there's a pretty significant line between fiction and reality. And that's speaking generally. Specifically, with Mortal Kombat, the line between fiction and reality is much, much broader. If you can't separate fiction from reality, and condemn people for inhabiting characters (characters, now, not real human beings) who have no redeeming moral quality, then you probably have larger issues to worry about than whether people like beating up ninjas as a dude with third-degree burns and a knife-glove.

Moreover, like someone else has said, Freddy isn't recognizable for his somewhat obscure backstory. He's recognizable because of the absurdist black humor that separated him from the other slasher characters of his era. The same absurdist black humor that makes him a relatively obvious fit for the Mortal Kombat universe.

So, chill out.

#49 Posted by MistaSparkle (2148 posts) -

I never saw a movie where Freddy Krueger rapes a pedophile.

#50 Posted by President_Barackbar (3440 posts) -
Cole Phelps- Master detective and bane of pedophiles everywhere.

Did someone say kiddie raper?!

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