|Friday the 13th: Part IV|
It's quote obvious that a movie would never depict Jason killing a child out of ethics, but what about in "movie land." It also seems that a good majority of fans also say that Jason would never harm an animal either and that is completely untrue. Since the end of Part II was probably a dream, this makes Muffy the dog definitively dead. The corpse in the woods was obviously Muffy and Muffy's last encounter was with Jason. In the original script to Part III, Jason was to have eaten Harold's rabbit. Jason eats animals. That "Jason never hurts animals" is just Kane Hodder BS. Now, I don't think Kane was a bad Jason, he just had the misfortune to have portrayed crappy Jasons. But even though Kane is a fan of the character, I think it's pretty cocky to say Jason does this or that, ignoring his previous actions.
To avoid a long-winded digression, I will get back to children.
In Part IV, Jason crashes through the window and attacks young Tommy Jarvis. This is the only proof that you need that Jason would harm a child. The only reason Tommy lived was that his sister Trish beat Jason in the head with the business end of a claw hammer. Once they got upstairs later on, Jason also attempted to lunge for Tommy. If Jason had no intention on killing him, he wouldn't have even bothered.
I have read some hilarious excuses for Jason grabbing Tommy through the window. Believe me, Jason was not intending to grab him and take him to a baseball game. He was going to kill him.
The only other time where Jason came close to killing a child was in Part VI. I do believe he would have killed Nancy if given a chance. However, Jason was being hunted and he knew it. Jason left the children's cabin because of Tommy's arrival, not because he had any soft spot for any of them. In fact, it was children who teased him. Jason has every reason to hate children.
If we want to get specific, Vicky in Part II was 15 years old (well, in real life she was) and he had absolutely no problem killing her. Jason has no problem with killing the innocent elderly, handicap, the pregnant, and innocent bystanders. So, there's no reason to not kill children especially children can be pretty vile.
I will also add that it was studio intentions for Jason to come back in Jason Lives and kill Reggie (Friday the 13th: Part V), which was going to be set directly after A New Beginning. Reggie would still have been a child.
Just my two cents.
|Friday the 13th: Part VI|