Jason Voorhees is a slasher in the Friday the 13th universe, which was released in 1980, 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.
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Jason Voorhees was a mentally disabled child who had a deformed head and face. He was bullied as a child and it was believed he drowned in Crystal Lake. His mother had later gone on a killing spree and was decapitated (ADJ: Friday the 13th) In reality, Jason seemingly survived and came back to the summer camp at Crystal Lake, now a serial killer taking revenge for the death of his mother. He killed teenagers at the camp and later the city, until his apparent death. (ADJ: Friday the 13th Part 2, III, Final Chapter)
After which he returned as an undead serial killer, virtually unstoppable with its supernatural powers. (ADJ: Friday the 13th Part VI, VII) Even if destroyed, he can be resurrected by the consumption of his heart, which compels the victim to consume it. The Necronomicon Ex Mortis and the Kandarian dagger were found in his family house and were used to destroy his heart and sent him to hell, indicating that his mother used them to resurrect him in the first place. (EXP: Friday the 13th Part VIII) He clashed with both Ash Williams and Freddy Krueger at Crystal Lake, and later is manipulated by Freddy posing as his mother into helping him try to take over the world with the Necronomicon. (EXP: Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash, The Nightmare Warriors)