Frederick Charles Krueger
Freddy Krueger as seen in Mortal Kombat (Vs. portrait).
Frederick Charles Krueger

Factory worker (when he was alive)
Serial killer
Mortal Kombatant


Freddy Krueger is the main antagonist in the film series A Nightmare on Elm Street. This version of Krueger is from the Mortal Kombat timeline and is based in appearance on the Freddy Krueger of the reboot film, but with the original's voice.

Mortal Kombat Biography

"A malevolent spirit of the Dream Realm, Freddy Krueger preys on the souls of the living as they sleep. When Shao Kahn began to steal Earthrealm's souls - souls Freddy considered his own - Freddy battled the emperor in the Dream Realm. But Shao Kahn's will was too strong. He pulled Freddy into the real world, where he was mortal, and defeated him. A badly injured yet determined Freddy fitted both his hands with demonically enhanced razor gloves. Once he has killed Shao Kahn he will find a way back to the Dream Realm, where he will torment Earthrealm's souls for eternity."

Freddy's fatalities

  • Tell 'Em Freddy Sent Ya: Sneaks up behind his opponent and drags them underground and blood erupts, similar to the way Freddy killed Glen Lantz in the original film.
  • Welcome to my Nightmare: Tosses his opponent into a boiler with fire raging inside. He waves goodbye before he slams it shut, cutting off their burning arm, similar to how he killed Kristen Parker in the fourth film.


  • Mortal Kombat (2011): "Freddy Krueger's bladed hands tore through Shao Kahn. The demonically-enhanced weapons had been more than a match for the emperor's dark magic. Though Freddy had saved Earthrealm, Nightwolf recognized him as an evil spirit, and in a Shamanistic ritual, sent him back to the Dream Realm. But that decision proved ruinous. Freddy did not resist. He welcomed a return to immortality. From the Dream Realm he will again create a Nightmare in Earthrealm."
    Mortal Kombat Freddy Krueger Fatalities Babality Ending

    Mortal Kombat Freddy Krueger Fatalities Babality Ending


  • If not counting the DC characters, Freddy is the second guest character to appear in the Mortal Kombat series, the first being Kratos.
    • However, he is the first DLC character originated from movies.
  • Unlike Kratos, Freddy is available for both consoles.
    • However, also unlike Kratos, he does not have his own arena.
  • In the movies, Freddy only had claws on his right hand. In this game, however, he has claws on both hands for gameplay mechanics. This marks the first time Freddy is seen using two claws on his hands instead of just one.
  • His first Fatality is based on the way he killed Glen Lantz in the original Nightmare on Elm Street, while his second Fatality is based on the way he killed Kristen Parker in the 4th Nightmare on Elm Street. His X-Ray Move is based on the way he killed Taryn White in the 3rd Nightmare on Elm Street.
    • The names of his first fatality and his X-Ray are lines spoken to two of his victims before he killed them, the first to Ronald Kincaid in response to his comment "I'll see you in hell", the second to Taryn White, a former junkie.
  • Much like Shang Tsung, Freddy Krueger feeds off the souls of his victims.
  • Much like Kabal, Freddy's disfigured appearance is the result of being burned alive.
  • Much like how Smoke can dash forward and backwards while turned into a cloud of smoke, Freddy can also move away and forward in a unique way, with his Dream Shift special move.
  • Krueger and Scorpion were both aged 32 before they died and became immortals. They also share a similar power of hellfire.
  • Ed Boon has stated there's a future possibility of more DLC, but it's uncertain at this time.
  • Amongst with Reptile, Kano, Baraka, the bosses and the rest of the DLC characters, Krueger has no battle cry.
  • Freddy Krueger, along with Kintaro, Kratos, Reptile, Shang Tsung, Shao Kahn, Skarlet, and Johnny Cage are the only characters in MK 2011 who do not cry during their Babalities.
  • He is the only character in MK 2011 to have a Fatality that involves the victim only losing one arm.
    • Also, his Tell'em Freddy Sent Ya fatality is the only Fatality that can be performed anywhere in the stage.
  • The woman Freddy kills in at the end of his ladder ending bears an extremely strong resemblance to Nancy Thompson on the original poster advertising the first A Nightmare on Elm Street. Nancy Thompson being the woman who originally defeats Freddy at the end of the first film, but is killed in the 3rd film.
  • Like Kratos, Freddy performs a sweep with his clawed gloves instead of his leg.
  • The game uses the body model of JEH's Freddy. However Robert Englund reprises the role once again, making this version of Freddy the only one to be a hybrid of two different versions of Krueger.
    • This also makes Robert Englund the only Freddy actor to have portrayed two different versions of Freddy Krueger, as well as the first time he has voiced Freddy in a video game.
  • For many years since the Freddy DLC was released many Mortal Kombat and Nightmare fans assumed that Patrick Seitz, the voice actor of Scorpion, had lent his talents to voicing the Dream Demon and imitated the vocal style of Robert Englund to sound as close to Freddy as possible. However Ed Boon, one of the creators of the Mortal Kombat series revealed in 2017 that they had in fact gotten to work with Robert Englund for the Freddy DLC, meaning it had been Englund who had voiced Freddy in the fighting game the whole time.
    • Even Patrick Seitz confirmed Ed Boon's statement, as he had many times in the past told fans who asked him that he hadn't voiced Freddy, and didn't even know where the assumption of him doing the voice had come from.