Since her mother's death, Maggie was raised by adoptive parents and had suppressed the horrible memories of her early childhood. She works as a counselor to troubled teens.
She is portrayed by Lisa Zane and she later reappeared in Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash: The Nightmare Warriors, in which she was killed by a tank
Kathryn Krueger was still a little girl when children from the neighborhood went missing and were found dead. Soon after, her mother Loretta learned that down in the basement of the house, Freddy had a secret room where he kept many different tools of torture, newspaper clippings, versions of his famous glove, and more. Promising that "she won't tell," she was strangled to death by Freddy in front of a 6-year old Kathryn for "snooping in daddy's special work." In 1966, Freddy was arrested for the murders of the missing children and Kathryn was put into foster care and was later adopted by the Burroughs family. Her records were subsequently sealed and she was moved away from Springwood.
After a decade of slaughtering all the children of Springwood in their dreams, there were no children left. The remaining adults were kept in a mass psychosis after their children had been murdered. When there was no one left to kill, Freddy sought to leave Springwood— hoping to continue his murder spree in another town, full of more children. Only one person could arrange for this— his long-lost daughter, Kathryn. He used what was left of his supernatural powers to find his daughter, who was now an adult named Maggie Burroughs who was working as a counselor to troubled teens in another city. Since her mother's death, Maggie was raised by adoptive parents and had suppressed the horrible memories of her early childhood.
Freddy's DeadAfter two cops brought John Doe to the shelter, Maggie questioned him and discovered a newspaper clipping with the headline "Krueger Woman Still Missing." She took him back to Springwood to find answers about his past, on their way she almost crashed the van as John suffers from a hallucination. resulted in a sudden stop that reveals three teenagers, Tracy, Spencer and Carlos have smuggled on the van, attempting to escape from the shelter. Maggie ordered the three to find a phone in the fair they traveled to in Springwood so they could call Kelly and notify him of their attempted escape, believing that they would drive safely back to the shelter. She and John then wanders around the abandoned town, finding all the adults have gone insane and no signs of any children.Freddy soon starts killing the new teenagers arriving in the town in their nightmares. After killing Carlos and Spencer, he finally finds John. Before John die from his wounds, he revealed to Maggie that Freddy didn't have a son. Later, Maggie had a dream of her past about her family, in which she met Freddy, who revealed to her that she was his daughter. After she woke up, she went home and discovered her adoption certificate. Freddy attempted to sway her to help him do his bidding. She proved that a thirst for murder was not hereditary, and schemed with Doc to destroy Krueger once and for all. She enters the dream land towards Freddy's Dream Core, where she witnesses her father's childhood, teenage years and eventually, him killing her mother. She then pulls Freddy out of her dream, then a small scuffle between father and daughter occurred, which resulted in Maggie stabbing her own father in the stomach, and shoving a pipe bomb into Krueger's chest, before running away. After she killed him and released the Dream Demons that had given him his power, Krueger was sent back to Hell. Afterwards, she smiled and replied to Doc and Tracy, "Freddy's dead."
- Maggie is the first Nightmare heroine not to be featured in the film's poster,followed by Lori Campbell and Heather Langenkamp Porter and most recently, Nancy Holbrook.
- She is the only Nightmare character that was able to wear Freddy's bladed glove apart from Freddy himself.
- She is the second Nightmare heroine to ultimately survive from Freddy Krueger, the first being [[Alice Johnson]],She was born in 1951, making her the oldest Nightmare heroine in the series.
- Maggie is the only known living blood relative of Freddy Krueger in the movie series.
- "Oh god, I'm here." (After she discovers the water tower she saw in her dreams in Springwood)
- "I won't tell! I won't tell!" (To her father when she was young, after she finds her mother getting killed by Freddy)
- "Happy Father's Day. Freddy's Dead!" (Her most famous quote)