Carlos Rodriguez was a character from Freddy's Dead, as a patient of doctor Maggie Burroughs and friend to Tracy and Spencer. He was also the first falling victim of the sixth Freddy Krueger's killing spree to die.
Role in the Film
Carlos was a youth of Hispanic origins. He was brought to the shelter where Maggie Burroughs works. He was hard of hearing, likely due to the physical abuse from his mother. He became friends with two other teens Tracy and Spencer, and eventually made friends with a John Doe, who was being hunted down by Krueger. Hoping to help find his identity, Maggie decides to travel to Springwood. He stows away in the back of the shelter van along with Spencer and Tracy. This would prove to be a sad mistake later on for Spencer and Carlos.
When Carlos falls asleep, Freddy appears in the form of Carlos's mother, who slaps him before turning into Freddy and inserting a super-sized cotton swab through his ear. Freddy takes Carlos's ear drum and his hearing aid. Freddy plays on Carlos's inability to hear by running behind him, dancing and shouting. Freddy returns his hearing aid, except the hearing aid now acts a parasite which latches itself onto Carlos's ear. The amplification of the hearing aid has been turned up, making even the quietest sounds 10 times louder. Freddy kills him by scratching a chalkboard until his head explodes, causing his body to fall away. His soul is then absorbed by Freddy. He, John, and Spencer are erased from people's memories except for Maggie, Tracy, and Doc. When Maggie kills Freddy his soul is released.
- His death is in the honorable mentions in Mojo.com's list of the Top 10 Freddy Krueger Kills.