So with the new chapter, Pennywise is now totally a viable killer option right?
Speaking lorewise, of course. Property rights-wise is always a random die roll, and if you can make Freddy Krueger work mechanics-wise not much else could be out of reach there.
Always kinda wanted this guy, and with the IT remake it'd be as timely as it'd ever get to do so, but there was also a huge narrative roadblock: The Entity wants servants and food, not competition. She stuck to humans/former humans because they were simple, efficient, and utterly helpless against her powers. IT, however, is probably closer to the Entity itself on a sliding scale with the survivors/killers on the other side. It would be rather unprecedented to have another otherworldly being using an avatar to intrude on the Entity's personal pocket dimensions, possibly even without her permission.
Well, it was up until now, what with Demorgon crashing the party. And leaving the door open for others as he does so.
Wouldn't be *terribly* hard to reason out at this point either. Make a backstory about IT noticing the Entity's games, and hopping in now and again to play by the Entity's rules as Pennywise because it mutually benefits the both of them. Entity feeds off of emotions, and while IT feeds on the flesh it loves how emotions flavor the victims. So the Entity wrings both the survivors and killers dry of feelings, and once nothing more can be extracted she flings them into the Void... Where IT is free to snatch them up, their saturated husks it's equivalent to finely aged steaks. Long term gourmet dining, unspeakable horror style.
Have Stan Uris as the bundled Survivor/IT's peace offering to the Entity, make Pennywise's red stain blue-white instead, give him the title "The Deadlights" and bada bing bada boom, you have a lore compliant chapter as far as I can tell. Thoughts?