Overview[edit | edit source]
Studious and small, she's very intelligent and uses her tiny stature and light step to sneak around, staying out of view from Jason.
Gameplay[edit | edit source]
At first glance, Deborah is very similar to A.J. in terms of her play style. She's capable of being a "lone-wolf" thanks to her decent composure on top of her high stealth, but in the end A.J. trumps her when staying hidden. Where Deborah shines is her maxed repair stat; it's only tied with the counselor Eric, which makes her a valuable addition to any team for repairing objectives.
Deborah is, at heart, a team-oriented counselor. Although she can fix objectives with ease, she also has awful strength intertwined with below average luck, making her ineffective at fighting Jason off by herself. Furthermore, while her composure isn't bad, it's also not the greatest. And while Deborah's stealth is excellent, Jason tends to rely on his Sense ability to locate his prey; her stealth can be rendered useless when he's close by (or Deborah is already afraid due to poor fear management on the player's behalf). Keep in mind objectives are always under close watch by experienced Jason players; all it takes is one teleport (Morph) from Jason to find her through sheer luck while she was attempting repairs.
Ultimately, Deborah players should seek help from another counselor who can act as her bodyguard. With enough time, and Jason's attention focused elsewhere, she shouldn't have problems getting an objective up and running. But If a worst case scenerio forces Deborah to flee, she can consider one of two possibilities: stick with a teammate who isn't too exhausted to fight Jason, or flee to a new hiding place. Deborah can fix objectives on her own, and can even consider running the clock down (although Jason's Rage ability will cause serious problems once active; it's better to escape using an objective). Either way, avoid Jason at all costs when traveling by yourself.
In the end, if you really want to be a loner, A.J. is overall a better pick. Deborah can hide fairly well on her own early on, meaning she doesn't have to track down her teammates ASAP, but in the end it's best to find teammates who are willing to protect you. Likewise, teammates will do their best to keep you alive so everyone in your group can escape using an objective you repaired.
Firearms should be Deborah's main choice of weaponry. Otherwise, use weapons with high stun potential; Deborah won't cause any serious damage with her strength level.
Work with your team to fix a means of escape, all the while remaining vigiliant. Jason is only a click away from ruining a well thought-out plan; make sure you have a backup plan ready just in case.
Appearance[edit | edit source]
Deborah Kim is portrayed as an Asian woman.
She wears a frumpy sweater; tight jeans; blue flats; and rounded glasses, giving her the appearance of a stereotypical bookworm.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- She appears to be based on Maddy from Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988).
- She is presumed to be of Korean ancestry due to her last name and appearance, although this isn't confirmed.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
- Deborah Kim's concept art.
- Deborah Kim's full model.