Freddy Krueger is a slasher in the fictional Nightmare on Elm Street universe, who was created in 19784 and has been the franchise's antagonist. He has appeared in comic book series by Marvel, Innovation Publishing, Trident Comics, Avatar Press, and now Wildstorm Productions.
Freddy Krueger was a serial killer during his mortal life. Born to a nun who was raped by the inmates of an asylum, he was bullied in his youth and as an adult murdered the children of those whom bullied him. Who formed a mob, hunted him down, and burned him alive. As he was burning to death, he made a pact with dream demons, becoming one himself.
Since then he has preyed on the teenagers living on Elm Street and those whom descended from the original families, terrorizing and killing them in their dreams. He cannot be killed in the dreamworld but if pulled to the real world, he can be killed. When killed he goes to hell but has returned repeatedly. He would encounter and battle both Jason Voorhees and Ash Williams at Crystal Lake, and afterwards would use the Necronomicon to try to take over the world.