Jenny Myers is one of the Counselors in Friday the 13th: The Game, and is nicknamed "The Girl Next Door". She is one of the four counselors already unlocked in the beginning of the game, the others being Chad Kensington, Kenny Riedell, and Vanessa Jones.
Overview[edit | edit source]
Gameplay[edit | edit source]
Staying true to her movie tropes, Jenny comes equipped with maxed composure, which is a mixed blessing. On the one hand, she isn't frightened easily, and as such she can keep a level head even when Jason is around. But due to how composure works, when her fear levels become too high, it takes longer for Jenny to regain her bravery compared to counselors with weak composure. The key to her playstyle is understanding the dual nature of the composure stat.
Jenny's maxed composure heavily reduces her fear build up, which is crucial to staying hidden from Jason's sense ability. At the same time her above average stealth keeps her relatively quiet on the move while crouching walking or walking (unless Jason is nearby). Her other noticeable stat is her luck; it's the second highest in the game. This grants her many bonuses to stats typically involved in fighting/escaping Jason, which helps improve her chances of survival.
Her niche is moreso based on her tropes than an actual role on the team. She can serve as a well-rounded protector thanks to her high luck, so acting as a bodyguard for high value teammates (usually the ones who are skilled at repairing objectives) is something to consider. But on the flip side many repair specialists tend to be good at hiding from Jason, so Jenny's bodyguard services aren't always required. In fact, since jogging can reveal her location, she might accidently tip Jason off to the whereabouts of her teammates.
Where Jenny shines is not being frightened easily, so naturally this should be incorporated in your choices when playing as her. It will be difficult for Jason to sense her if she keeps a considerable distance away from him, allowing you to flexibly move around while helping others. And if he happens to be nearby, Jenny can hide/kite him without panicking for a while, which can allow her to stay hidden long enough for Jason to abandon his search.
What makes her a frustrating counselor for Jason to deal with is her luck: she gains considerable stamina boosts for successfully stunning him as well as escaping his clutches when grabbed (Jason holds an edge when grabbing victims, but Jenny can potentially escape, especially if Jason tries carrying her over a few clicks to execute her using the environment). The enhancements Jenny receives from her high luck can make her difficult to catch, and she can handle dealing with Jason directly if the situation calls for it
Finally, if your teammates start to panic when Jason is around, he might decide to hunt down more visible, louder prey who are terrible at fighting (and likely tired from running away). As a result, Jenny can use her doomed teammates as decoys to facilitate her own escape. Counselors with low composure will panic quickly, making it easy for Jason to track them down, whereas Jenny can avoid being detected. But since Jenny can fight well, it's still a good idea to try saving your teammates rather than just abandon them; monitor the situation carefully.
Try to arm Jenny with high stun potential weapons. Thanks to her high luck, the baseball bat can last several swings before breaking, making it your primary choice for fending off Jason. Firearms are another considerable idea, but since the baseball bat won't break easily in Jenny's hands (and it has a guaranteed stun chance upon striking Jason), it might be better to hand off firearms to teammates who are weak at fighting.
Appearance[edit | edit source]
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Jenny wears a striped top, rose colored jeans, and is caucasian with dark brown hair. She represents the "Final Girl" trope, as well as the "Girl Next Door" trope, which by definition is a woman who is easily relatable; well-liked; and takes a stand of bravery against the main villian, sometimes even dealing the killing blow.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Jenny's model, and her clothing choices, are references to the character "Chris Higgins" from the film Friday the 13th Part III.
- Her last name is a possible reference to the horror slasher franchise Halloween, in reference to the film series' iconic villain Michael Myers.
- Ironic enough, Friday the 13th was initially created by director (and series creator) Sean S. Cunningham and writer Victor Miller to cash in on Halloween.
- It could also be a presumable reference to the 2007 remake of Halloween, where Jenny's voice actress Kristina Klebe played Lynda in the latter film.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Jenny Myers' stats from the beta, as revealed on December 17, 2016.  Note her Luck and Stamina stats would be later tweaked in the final product.
Jenny Myers' pre-release stats, as revealed on April 11, 2017. Still notice her Luck and Stamina stats remain until being later changed.