Jesse Braun was the ex-boyfriend of Kris Fowles, a friend of Quentin Smith and Nancy Holbrook. He is the main tritagonist of the 2010 remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street and he is mostly based on Rod Lane from the original A Nightmare on Elm Street. Jesse is also the third victim of Freddy Krueger's killing spree in the rebooted timeline.
BiographyJesse had been at the diner the same night Dean Russell was murdered. At Dean's funeral he begins to be overprotective of Kris Fowles. When Nancy tells Kris that she has seen things too, Jesse rudely shuts her down to protect Kris. He later goes to Kris's house and she lets him spend the night. After they both fall asleep Jesse wakes up to the sound of Kris screaming. While she is flying all over the room she is murdered by Kreuger and blood splashes on Jesse. Jesse is then accused and arrested for the murder of Kris Fowles. While in prison he tries various techniques to stay awake, but ends up falling asleep.
When he believes he is being released on bail from jail and leaves, Jesse realizes he has fallen asleep. Freddy Krueger attacks, toys with him and then after momentarily disappearing, comes up behind Jesse and impales his chest with his hand. In the real world Jesse is killed, but back in the Dream World Krueger mentions that the brain lingers on for seven minutes after death, meaning Jesse's consciousness is still alive until then. Krueger goes on to say that they have six more minutes to "play" leaving Jesse's final six minutes to live being tortured by Freddy.