Jason (Part 5)
Roy Burns (known in-game as Part 5 Jason) is one of the variations of Jason Voorhees featured in Friday the 13th: The Game. He is one of two Jasons unlocked from the beginning, the other being Part 3.
History (Friday the 13th: A New Beginning)Edit
Roy Burns was a paramedic who appeared in the 5th installment of the series (Friday the 13th: A New Beginning). He was also the main antagonist of the film, becoming the first murderer in the series who had no relation to the Voorhees family line.
The paramedic began his mass murder spree after his son, Joey, was hacked to death with an axe by fellow Pinehurst Halfway House resident Victor. Fueled by his anger to exact revenge, Roy adopted Jason Voorhee's appearance to begin murdering everyone in the Pinehurst area, similar to what Pamela Voorhees had done years ago.
After racking up a body count of seventeen, he was finally stopped by Tommy Jarvis chopping his arm off, causing Roy to fall on a set of farm spikes. After his death, his true identity was revealed, along with the information that he was Joey's biological father.
Being one of two Jasons that players start off with, Roy's strengths make him a well balanced choice for both murdering counselors as well as protecting objectives.
Starting off, he begins the match with six throwing knives, and will hold a total of eight knives when he picks the two off the wall. This can help prevent counselors from disarming traps by stepping on them; they will be less inclined to do so if they've taken some damage beforehand if they don't have the Thick Skinned perk. Combined with his average Morph, five traps, and ability to run, he can make life difficult for counselors trying to get the objectives repaired.
On the flip side, his lowered defense makes it difficult for him to block attacks in combat stance, and since he doesn't recover from stuns as fast as other Jason it can make combat difficult if he's fighting a gang of counselors. He would much rather murder individuals by using his improved Stalk plus his ability to run in order to get the jump on unsuspecting counselors.
Imitating the fact Roy wasn't a real Jason, his grip strength is also weakened, making it easier for counselors to break out of his grasp if he isn't careful. It's best to have at least one or two grab executions which are performed fast in order to counter this weakness (e.g. Head Punch').
In the end this "Jason" thrives on picking off lone counselors, but struggles with groups. The high amount of throwing knives starting off as well as his improved Stalk gives him a calculated, assassin-style of gameplay, as opposed to the brute force gameplay of the real Jasons. Players who pick Part 5 despite being inexperienced will be easy prey for coordinated teams looking to kill him, but he will be a menace in the hands of a skilled Jason player.
Characteristics, Appearance, and WeaponsEdit
Roy Burns, when dressed as Jason, has been the center of controversy. While many shots in the movie showed him in dark green overalls, the lighting in several points of the movie make it appear as if he's wearing blue overalls instead. Officially he's listed as wearing blue, but some fans have been adamant the true color is dark green. Other than that, he appeared like Jason was in previous movies. He wore a fake bald head cap to prevent people from knowing his true identity, and wore a unique hockey mask with blue chevrons.
While he wielded several weapons in the movie, including Jason's signature machete, he is best known for using garden shears to brutally murder a resident of the Pinehurst Halfway House named Tina (not to be confused with Tina from Part 7). In-game he uses garden shears as his choice of weapon.
Strengths and WeaknessesEdit
- Throwing Knives - This Jason starts with six throwing knives at the beginning of the round.
- Stalk - The cooldown for this ability is shorter than normal.
- Can Run - This Jason is capable of running, which acts more as jogging. Only this Jason, Part 2 Jason, Part 3 Jason, and Part 4 Jason have the ability to run.
- Defense - This Jason has a lowered chance to block attacks while in combat stance.
- Grip Strength - Counselors will have an easier time breaking out of this Jason's grasp.
- Stun Resistance - This Jason takes longer than normal to recover from being stunned.
- Roy Burns is the first non-Jason murderer to be featured in the game.
- He is the 5th character in-game to have his appearance directly based on a real person, his unmasked face being that of actor Dick Wieand.
- He is the first "Jason" to have a unique ending cinematic. Rather than returning to Jason's shack, he is seen walking down a road.
- Despite not being the real Jason Voorhess, he still hears Pamela's voice in-game. The developers have mentioned this because Roy has mentally snapped to the point he truly belives he is Jason himself. Whether or not Pamela is actually communicating to him (or he's simply hearing voices) is left ambiguous.