Jason (Part 2)
Part 2 Jason (also commonly referred to as "Sack Head Jason") is one of the variations of Jason Voorhees featured in the game, and numerically the first Jason. This Jason is modeled after his appearance in Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981), the debut of him as the main character in the series. He can be unlocked at Level 13.
History (Friday the 13th Part 2)[edit | edit source]
In terms of how Jason Voorhees survived his drowning is up to many interpretations; the more common speculation would've been that Jason survived or faked his drowning and had made a new life in the woods unaware of his mother's whereabouts, but another aspect would be that Jason may've been a supernatural entity all along as by Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash comic where his mother Pamela Voorhees resurrected him using the Necronomicon to revive him back from the lake. In the film, all is known is that Jason - now an adult during the events of Part 2 - somehow survived his drowning and had been striving inside his makeshift shack for many years, unaware of Pamela's status until he had stumbled upon witnessing his mother's decapitation in 1979 and decided to seek revenge upon his mother's killer, as well as territoriality attacking anyone who enters Camp Crystal Lake.
After he had witnessed his mother's decapitation by the sole survivor Alice Hardy, he took his mother's belongings (her sweater and clothes, her severed head, and her machete) and brought them back to his shack in the woods, where he placed them on a shrine he had built. Two months later, he took his mother's severed head with him and tracked down Alice to her apartment in the Crystal Lake area, where she had been staying recently to confront her fears from Pamela's massacre. When he gets inside the apartment unbeknownst to Alice, he placed Pamela's severed head inside the refrigerator to scare Alice before taking an ice pick and stabbing it into her temple, killing her. He escaped with Alice's body back to his shack just before the police had arrived on the scene.
Since the events of the first movie in 1979, Crystal Lake had been remained condemned and mainly off-limits. Five years later in 1984, where the setting of Part 2 takes place, Jason soon learns about a new group of camp counselors - lead by Paul Holt - have been hosting a counselor training camp at Packanack Lodge in the Crystal Lake area; this group, aside from numerous unnamed counselor trainees, is mainly consisted of Jeff, Sandra, Scott, Terry, wheelchair-bound Mark, Vickie, Ted, and Paul's assistant Ginny who is a child psychologist. Late at night, Paul tells the legend of Jason to try and scare the counselors from entering Camp Crystal Lake, but at the end ensures that Jason is dead and Camp Crystal Lake is off-limits. On that same night, "Crazy" Ralph (who warns the town about the lake having a "death curse") bicycles his way onto the property and spies on Paul and Ginny kissing each other, but Jason garrotes him behind a tree with barbed wire and hid his body inside the pantry.
The next day, Jason stalked and roamed around the area, until the town's sheriff spotted him in the woods and proceeded after him. Leading the sheriff to his shack, he enters inside upon finding the shrine just before Jason slammed a hammer in the back of his head and placed his body around the shrine. Later that night, he took the opportunity to murder the counselors that stayed back at camp while Ginny, Paul, Ted, and the trainees went to town. He began starting with Scott by slitting his throat with a panga machete while he was caught in a rope trap, and murdered Terry off-screen when she returned to check up on Scott. He then took the machete and slammed it into Mark's face before he pushes him down a flight of stairs. When he entered inside, he takes a spear and impales Jeff and Sandra while they had sex in bed. Lastly, when Vicky returned to find Mark, he attacked her with a kitchen knife by slashing her thigh and cornered her to stabbing her. Jason then hid the bodies somewhere and took Terry's body back to the shrine.
When Ginny and Paul later return, they find the lodge's lights not working and blood on the sheets from Jeff and Sandra's murder. In the darkness, Jason ambushes Paul and after a struggle, rendered him unconscious. He proceeded after Ginny with a pitchfork and tried to kill her, but she escapes from the lodge and he chases her around the camp. During the pursuit, Ginny hid underneath a bed and assuming Jason had missed her, she had then suddenly seeing him standing on a chair and ready to attack. Fortunately, the chair broke from him standing on it, from falling on impact it broke the pitchfork into two. She then took the time to activate a chainsaw to slash Jason's forearm before smashing a chair on him to render him. Eventually he kept chasing Ginny and followed her to his shack, where she barricaded herself inside the shrine's room. Ginny, using her psychology skills and knowing about Jason's past which was discussed at the bar with Paul and Ted, wore Pamela's sweater and took the machete while Jason broke through with a pickaxe. Ginny used her skills to temporarily deceive him as his mother before he soon attacks her after he sees his mother's rotting head behind her. Somehow, a revived Paul tackled Jason, but Jason took the upper hand and pinned him to the ground. Just before he tried to finish off Paul, Ginny slammed down the machete onto his left shoulder, seemingly killing him. Ginny then unmasks him to see who he was, and leaves the shack.
In Part 2's ending, an unmasked Jason somehow revives once again to follow Ginny and Paul back to camp, and busts through the window behind Ginny to pull her out. In the end, Paul's fate remained unknown whenever he died or not, and Ginny is seen being pulled out in a stretcher asking about Paul's whereabouts before being loaded into an ambulance in a stretcher. However in Part 3, it instead shows a wounded Jason pulling out the machete from his shoulder and crawled away; since Part 3's release and despite Part 2's filmmakers confirming the dream sequence was real, this has been a continuity confusion towards the fanbase whether or not Jason's final scare in Part 2's ending was another dream sequence or real. Ultimately, the film ended off with Pamela's head still on the shrine as Jason is nowhere to be seen.
Characteristics, Appearance, and Weapons[edit | edit source]
Unlike the later Jasons as the films progressed, this Jason - having to be surviving in the woods for many years - not only acted more as a hermit, but was rather vulnerable to suspected attacks. For example, while Jason didn't get heavy attacks from Ginny, she did push him to the ground with the car door when she tried to start up the car, kicked him in the crotch, Jason fell when the chair broke from his weight standing, cut his arm with a chainsaw, and lastly smashed a chair onto his back to knock him out for a bit. However, he did suffer a lethal attack when Ginny slammed the machete into his shoulder, but barely enough he survived from that. He was also more of a trapper, as by placing a rope foot-trap to catch Scott before Jason eventually slits his thorat. Ultimately, although Jason in Part 2 was much more human-like considering after all these years he only survived off the wilderness as a hermit, at the same time he was able to deal with plenty of bloodshed against the new counselors.
Like in the film and in the game, Jason's appearance from Part 2 is shown with him mainly wearing a sack over his head, with a rope tied around the neck to prevent it from being lose and with only one eye-hole cut out on the left side (considering Jason's right eye is deformed). Along with this, he wears a pair of denim overalls over a button blue-plaid shirt, and black boots.
When unmasked, Jason has a head of long matted red hair on the left side, bright blue eyes, and a faint scruffy beard. His right side of the face appears to be relatively normal, whereas the left side is deformed and tumorous, and his teeth are rather crooked and yellowing. Comparing to the first appearance of Jason in the original film (when Mrs. Voorhees is referencing Jason's past, and when Alice has a dream sequence where a young decomposing Jason emerges from the water to drag her down), his appearance has been rather altered a bit; Part 2's Jason appears to be more tumor-like on the left side which wasn't really present in the original as he had simply just a messed eye on the left side, and his head size doesn't appear to be as big as he was in the previous installment.
In the film, Jason had used an ice pick, barbed wire as a garrote, a clawed hammer, a panga machete, a spear, a kitchen knife, a pitchfork, and lastly a pickaxe. It appeared for preference that he used the panga machete (that is, until when he slams it into Mark's face and pushes his body down the stairs with it still embedded), the spear (for Jeff and Sandra's murder scene up until when Paul returns and ambushes him, but he loses it in the darkness during the fight), the pitchfork found hanging in the lodge to chase Ginny throughout the camp until it breaks into two when he failed to attack her from standing on a chair, and the pickaxe found inside his shack during the climax. In the game and general most portrayals of Part 2's Jason, the pickaxe appears to be his weapon of choice, however sometimes he is portrayed to have the pitchfork as well.
Strengths and Weaknesses[edit | edit source]
Strengths[edit | edit source]
- Can Run - This Jason is capable of running. Only this Jason and Jason (Part 3) have the ability to run.
- Traps - This Jason starts with 7 traps. The other Jasons only start with 5.
- Morph - Faster cooldown, so he can morph more frequently than other Jasons.
Weaknesses[edit | edit source]
- Shift - The cooldown for using this ability takes longer, so this Jason can't Shift as often during a match.
- Defense - This Jason has lower HP and lower chance to successfully block attacks.
- Water Speed - This Jason is very slow in the water.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- As his debut for then being the main character throughout the series, this was his first and only appearance before he donned the iconic hockey mask.
- Although this is unconfirmed whenever or not this was an inspiration, the use of Jason wearing a sack to conceal his identity was largely similar to The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976), in which a sack-wearing killer (named the Phantom Killer) stalks a small Texas town. However with the latter, the Phantom Killer's sack has two eye-holes instead of just one like Jason does.
- In the film, Jason Voorhees was played by two actors. When he was unmasked, he was played by Warrington Gillette, but when masked he was played by Steve Daskewisz. His facial appearance was modeled by Carl Fullerton.
- When Part 2 had ended with the shot of Pamela's head laying on the altar, it was originally supposed to be ending with her eyes opening up, but at the last minute it was changed for being too hokey.
See also[edit | edit source]