Sheldon "Shelly" Finkelstein
Sheldon "Shelly" Finkelstein is one of the Counselors in Friday the 13th: The Game, and is nicknamed "The Prankster". He is one of the five counselors already unlocked in the beginning of the game, the others being Kenny Riedell, Chad Kensington, Jenny Myers, and Vanessa Jones.
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Gameplay[edit | edit source]
At first glance, most players find Sheldon to be a terrible counselor. However, experienced players will notice that Sheldon has a lot of potential.
First, Sheldon has a unique mix of statistics. Sheldon possesses an 8/10 Stealth stat, which can help him sneak around and hide from Jason, and can walk amongst stealth counselors without giving away their position. However, his stealth is not high enough to be completely silent when jogging, but greatly reduces noise. Because of his 7/10 Strength, Sheldon can be dangerous with an axe or machete, and can deal loads of damage to Jason should he find him. The above average stealth and strength mix makes Sheldon one of the game's best defenders as he can help fight Jason off of other stealth or repair counselors while also being able to keep their location difficult to find. If Jason should find Sheldon or teammates, Sheldon should brawl with Jason and either stun him or knock him down, and should escape with his teammates. To maximize Sheldon's potential, he should wield either a machete or axe, as they already do high damage to Jason. Make sure you always arm Sheldon, and you may have to do so frequently.
Sheldon also possesses an above average 6/10 Composure stat. Because of this, he can keep his fear under control and can lower his fear quicker than other counselors. This can benefit Sheldon whilst fighting Jason, as a high fear level can make it difficult to see your environment or Jason himself in certain situations. Sheldon also has an average repair stat, making repairs slightly faster than other defenders in the game and is able to repair easier than others. Because of his repair stat, he can be a decent substitute should there be no alive repair counselor, but players should let characters with a high repair do the job.
Sheldon, however, is not very athletic. He has a decent, but below average Speed and Stamina stat, so he can fall into Jason's clutches if he is not careful enough. Once Jason starts gaining on Sheldon, the player should fight back to regain back stamina, as this can leave Sheldon with a lot of options. Once stunning or knocking Jason down, he can either run off and hide, run and grab a weapon, or find other teammates and protect them. If Sheldon has no weapon, he should either go for a weapon or hide, as he becomes vulnerable to Jason and unable to defend himself or any teammates for that matter. Sheldon also holds an abysmal Luck stat, being the worst in the game next to A.J. Mason. For this reason, Sheldon should use his weapons wisely, but should not resort to firearms. He should resort to high damaging weapons to combat Jason and regain Stamina. While his weapons break often, he should only use his weapons if absolutely necessary or to save another counselor.
When Jason is around, Sheldon will be given many options to deal with the situation, but he must act quickly and intelligently if he hopes to survive the night. Players might be able to mess around with Jason, but it might end in a slit throat.
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Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Shelly is based on his character from Part III, where he involuntarily gave Jason his iconic hockey mask.
- After Rob Dier, Tommy Jarvis, and Fox, Sheldon "Shelly" Finkelstein is the fourth non-Jason character directly taken from the films without alteration.
- One of Shelly's outfits are inspired off of the infamous Evel Knievel.
- Another outfit for Shelly may be joking about his weight as it's color scheme may be representing the fast-food restaurant McDonald's.
- Finally, the last outfit you unlock for Shelly is a reference to the 1972 film "The Godfather". The only difference is that Shelly's bowtie is untied compared to original.
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