Doc is the main tritagonist of Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare, the sixth film of the Nightmare on Elm Street Series. In the film, Doc is a therapist working at the shelter where he specializes in dream therapy.
BackgroundIn Freddy's Dead, Doc is introduced as a co-worker of Maggie Burroughs working at the shelter where he specializes in dream therapy. He is seen explaining the story of the Dream Demons that he has a picture of. They are the three entities that roam the dreams of the living until they find someone twisted and evil, and give them the power to cross dreams and reality.
Role in the Film
At the beginning of the film, Doc advises Maggie to help John remember who he is, as it might help with her recurring nightmares of a little girl and a woman being murdered. Doc is the only one able to control his dreams and realizes Freddy has killed and erased John, Carlos, and Spencer. While in a sleep therapy session, Doc meets up with Freddy and violently beats him with a baseball bat.
Freddy gets up unharmed, and explains to Doc that the Dream Demons gave him his power. Freddy attempts to kill Doc, but Doc rips off a piece of Freddy's sweater and is awoken by his alarm clocks. Doc discovers he is able to pull things out of the dream world when the piece of sweater comes out of the dream with him. Doc, Maggie, and Tracy (The last of the main shelter children still alive) devise a plan to bring Freddy out of the dream world, which is successful.During the fight between Maggie and Freddy, Tracy and Doc throw various weapons to Maggie to help her. The fight is concluded when Maggie pins Freddy to the wall, and Tracy's throws Spencer's pipe bomb from earlier in the film to her, and she sticks it in Freddy's chest. Doc tears the door down and the three find a safe distance from the blast.
- Doc is the second and the only African-American Nightmare on Elm Street hero that defeated Freddy Krueger and stayed alive.
- He is seen explaining the story of the Dream Demons that he as a picture of: The three entities roam the dreams of the living until they find someone twisted and evil, and give them the power to cross dreams and reality.
- Along with Tracy and Maggie Burroughs, Doc didn't reappear in any Nightmare on Elm Street film after the events of Freddy's Dead. What happened to Doc after the story of Nightmare 6 is unknown.