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Jump Rope Children
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Name
Jump Rope Children

Portrayal
Various

These are various children, often, but not always, in groups, that play jump rope in the various versions of ANOES.

See below for the details.

the original film series

Throughout the original film series, we see several of them appearing to the characters.

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984 film)

In A Nightmare on Elm Street, one group of apparently living Jump Rope Children appear in the garden of Springwood Senior High School in what appears to be the physical world.

Another group appears near 1428 Elm Street in what appears to be a dream Kristen is having. These may be some of Freddy's pre-death victims.

A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge

Angela Walsh jumps rope and sings One, Two, Freddy's Coming For You in her bedroom in a dream Jesse Walsh is having. Obviously, she wasn't one of Freddy Krueger's pre-death victims.

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

In Kristen's first dream, two girls move the rope, while a boy jumps it, a boy and a girl throw a ball back and forth to each other, and a girl rides a tricycle. (Technically speaking, the ball throwers and the tricycle rider can't be considered jump rope children, but they are associated with them.)

The Dream Master

The Dream Child

Freddy's Dead

Freddy vs. Jason

In a dream, there are three jump rope children in a cemetary in front of 1428 Elm Street. The hint really isn't subtle here.

book adaptations of films 1-6 of the original film series by Bob Italia

A Nightmare on Elm Street

In the first scene, it is explicitly stated that they are a group of living children in the physical world.

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

It is similar to the film.

A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master

It is similar to the film.

A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child

It is similar to the film.

A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010 film)

In a dream, they appear inside the Dream World's version of Badham Preschool.

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