― Ash Williams (The Evil Dead franchise)
"You know, I was just a job. I was just Joe Mechanic. Then my wife got possessed...went nuts on me. I stabbed her, that didn't stop her. Next thing I knew, this guy comes busting in. Soaks her with holy water and sends that demon straight to hell so fast. I'd have gone away for killing her. But Rufus cleaned up everything. Taught me a thing or two...about what's really out there."
― Bobby Singer to Sam and Dean Winchester on Rufus Turner (Supernatural)
The ability to survive and fight back against horrific encounters. A counterpart to Slasher Villain Physiology.

Also Called

  • Final Girl
  • Horror Survivalist
  • Slasher Survivor/Survivalist


As a Horror Survivor, the user is driven to survive and kill the monster or killer that threatens their lives by any means and thus, has unlocked strengths and skills that have laid dormant within them and gives them the edge over their supernatural attacker.




  • User may have to have loved ones killed and bared witness to great horror to acquire skills of survival.
  • There is a chance the user may not survive, depending on their skill level and desire to survive.
  • Depending on the circumstances users may be force to make terrible but necessary choices to survive and cause survivors guilt.

Known Users

See Also: Final Girl

  • Ellen Ripley (Alien series)
  • Guts (Berserk)
  • Buffy Summers (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Denji (Chainsaw Man)
  • Andy Barclay (Child’s Play/Chucky series)
  • Riddick (The Chronicles of Riddick)
  • Isaac Clarke (Dead Space series)
  • Kamado Tanjirou (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba)
  • Jack Brooks (Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer)
  • Kaneki Ken (Tokyo Ghoul)
  • Takahata Shun (As The God of Death Dictates/Kamisama no Iutoori)
  • Ash Williams (Evil Dead series)
  • Sebastian Castellanos (The Evil Within series)
  • Chris Washington (Get Out)
  • Cassie Hack (Hack/Slash)
  • Laurie Strode (Halloween)
  • All Protagonists (Resident Evil)
  • All Protagonists (Silent Hill)
  • New Kid (South Park: The Fractured But Whole)
  • The Winchesters (Supernatural)
  • Bobby Singer (Supernatural)
  • Shinichi Izumi (Parastye)
  • Chris Washington (GET OUT)
  • Artyom Alekseyevich Chyornyj (Metro series)


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