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"A Slasher. It’s a type of undead I guess... sort’ve like a vampire or a zombie. They’re so full of anger that they won’t die. They hate love, youth, sex... things they miss from life. All I know for sure is that they’re mean and hard to kill. "
― Cassie Hack (Hack/Slash) explaining slashers
"They will say that I have shed innocent blood. What's blood for if not for shedding? With my hook for a hand, I'll split you from your groin to your gullet. I came for you."
― The Candyman/Daniel Robitaille, Candyman
The ability to use the powers and characteristics of the slasher villain archetype. Variation of Fictional Trope Physiology. A counterpart to Horror Survivor.

Also Called

  • Slasher/Slasher Villain Mimicry
  • Slasher Physiology

Capabilities

User is or can use the powers associated with the Slasher villain. A supernatural killer who lives to kill, often without discrimination and is highly proficient in the art of killing. The user may even be empowered by the act of killing or even just the desire to draw blood. The user may also be bound to the laws of a slasher movie and may acquire both strengths and weaknesses from these laws. Users may also have a wide ranged of abilities depending on the type of slasher villain they embody.

Applications

Variations of weaponry proficiency listed are examples of the most commonly seen weapons slashers use, typically slashers are known to use a wide range of weaponry and are proficient killers with any weapon.

Class

  • Mortal Class - Slashers of the mortal level are simply human but with an above average skill in killing. Their proficiency and intuition in instruments of torture, traps, locations and even the human anatomy perfects their skills in killing. Slashers of the mortal level include Ghostface and Jigsaw.
  • Above Mortal Class - Slashers are human for the most part but they possess a level of strength and durability that would be considered impossible for an average human being. This includes killers such as Michael Myers and Leatherface.
  • Revenant Class - Slashers are undead and possess all the powers, strengths and weaknesses that are often associated with the undead, these slashers are known to be the hardest to defeat due to their apparent immortality. Jason Voorhees and Matt Cordell belong in this category.
  • Supernatural Class - Slashers are those who possess extraordinary supernatural powers, such as magic; which they use to kill and their levels of strength and durability have reached a whole new level. Freddy Krueger and the Candyman are such killers.
  • Demonic Class - Slashers of demonic origin or who have transcended from their humanity into demonhood. These are known to be some of the most powerful and ruthless of slashers. Pinhead and The Creeper (Jeepers Creepers) belong in this level.
  • Inhuman Class - Slashers that became a non-human entity or were never human to begin with but still embody the slasher villain trope and are especially efficient killers due to their literal lack of humanity. Inhuman slashers include The Predator and Sam (Trick r Treat).

Associations

Limitations

  • User may be bounded to the tropes of the slasher villain and general horror tropes, such as eventually being victim to the last known survivor.
  • Horror Survivor and Supernatural Hunter are a worthy match against all forms of slashers.

Known Users

See Also: Slasher Movie, Serial Killer

Movies

  • Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street)
  • Daniel Robitaille (Candyman)
  • Chucky/Charles Lee Ray (Child’s Play)
  • The Collector (The Collector/Collection)
  • Billy Murphy (Final Girls)
  • Jason Voorhees (Friday The 13th)
  • Michael Myers (Halloween)
  • Pinhead (Hellraiser)
  • Victor Crowley (Hatchet)
  • The Creeper (Jeepers Creepers)
  • Killjoy The Clown (Killjoy)
  • Chromeskull (Laid to Rest)
  • Matt Cordell (Maniac Cop)
  • Neon Maniacs (Neon Maniacs)
  • Predators (Predator)
  • Jigsaw/John Kramer (Saw)
  • Ghostface (Scream)
  • Art The Clown (Terrifier)
  • Leatherface (Texas Chainsaw Massacre)
  • Toxie (The Toxic Avenger)
  • Coffin Baby (Toolbox Murders)
  • Sam (Trick r Treat)
  • Darren Mullet (Tormented)

Literature

  • Hannibal Lecter (Hannibal Lecter novel series)

Tabletop Games

  • Slashers (Hunter:The Vigil)

Comics

  • Slashers (Hack/Slash)

Video Games

  • Killers (Dead by Daylight)
  • Piggsy (Manhunt)
  • Ayano Aishi (Yandere Simulator)

Live Television

  • Twisty (American Horror Story: Freakshow)

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