Like, we all have our separate tier lists of how they are gameplay wise, but what about in-universe?
The plague would likely be up there along with maybe the spirit and the trapper.
It's either Plague or Doctor, they can use their power effectively. Every other killer just uses human weapons, and since killers are strengthened by the entity they wouldn't suffer too much by the hits.
Spirit. Onryo are scary powerful, their power fueled by their never-ending hatred and anger. Even IF Rin killed her father (which we know didn't happen anyway from the devs), onryo can never find peace, and her anger would keep her "alive" for eternity. They are strong enough to kill with ease, but they enjoy watching those close to the object of their hatred suffer first.
Rin is so powerful that even the Entity can't control her. "A dark Fog slowly veiled her eyes, but it could not subdue her rage."
The basement chest while Bubba is trying to protect it is S+ Tier
Hag, Wraith, Spirit, Nurse, and Doctor are the most powerful in lore.
As the entity become stronger, their power should grow too, since that's where they received it from. And it has been becoming stronger.
Every other killer gets their power from their own abilities, not from the entity.
probably the Demogorgon now
Nurse, Wraith, Hag, Doc, Freddy, Spirit, Plague, and the Demogorgon. Any killer with supernatural powers is automatically S+ tier lorewise.
With Nurse being one of the first Killers in The Entity's Realm, she has a ton of experience.
I would also say Spirit, Plague, Huntress, and Doctor are powerful.
Freddy would be the most powerful killer lore wise. He can do whatever he wants in the dream world and if Freddy targets you, consider yourself dead.
Currently, right now, probably would have to say Freddy but when the Demogorgon is added, probably the DG, although the one we get is a baby so maybe not. Oh also, Legion is probably the weakest.
Nurse, Spirit, Demogorgon, Freddy, Hag, Plague, Nea. The rest can be killed easily.
Mainly nea and spirit imo
I think the most powerful would be Myers, since he is evil incarnate and basically unkillable/unstoppable. The weakest probably Legion, they're just a gang of teenagers and without the Entity they probably wouldn't do much.
Probably the Demogorgon, considering it’s tall , extremely strong and can instantly kill survivors by biting them.
Lore wise the least experienced killer is Legion. In terms of physical strength I think it is the wrong question as the Entity empowers every killer based on an aspect of what led to either them killing or being killed.
Wraith went unnoticed until he killed Azarov. Entity makes him turn invisible at will. He also had enough strength in life to pull a skull and spine out of someone while the victim was being crushed in a car crusher.
Plague was dying of the same illness she prayed for people to be spared from. Entity made her sickness her weapon. Without the pools of devotion a survivor would eventually die.
Trapper trapped people in a mine with explosives. Entity gave him inhuman strength and bear traps.
Hag died from wounds inflicted by cannibals and knew voodoo. Entity gave her hexes real power and turned her into essentially a wendigo.
This goes on and on. Like, every killer has inhuman strength enough to carry an adult of any size for a long distance. All killers have amazing eyesight and hearing. They are all moving faster than the average human does and gets faster the more they chase. So are we trying to say who who is more powerful in terms of their unique power lore wise?
Nurse wiped out most of the insane asylum so I say her, Plague killed nobody by her hands according to the lore
I guess that anyone who has supernatural powers is easily at the very top, especially nurse and spirit.
Doc also seems to be very strong considering how he can break the minds of the survivors. Freddy also seems to have a lot of power, after all, the dream world is his to control. The weakest ones are probably those who have no supernatural abilities, especially legion.
Spirit, Plague, Hag. These three are supernatural in essence, and are the most changed from their original form.
Demogorgon, Wraith, Doctor, Nurse. These four are not supernatural, but definitely superior to humanity in physical/metaphysical ability - some deceptively so.
Shape, Huntress, Cannibal, Trapper, Pig. These five are at peak human condition, and driven by praeternatural focus, inspiring legends about them.
Ghostface, Clown, Legion, Hillbilly. These four are driven, but are a little too gimmicky in their mindsets to ever become optimal as less constrained killers.
Surprise S-tier: Nightmare. He's a literal dream demon himself, and the fact that he cannot truly die puts him over most other killers - they may win battles, but they cannot win the war against eternal slumber.
The Demogorgon might be one of the most interesting cases we have on our hands honestly because he's not even a full grown DG yet.
In the end it doesn't matter the entity isn't going to allow anyone of them to break free from it's control.
So, Iam gonna put killers into categories. Main measurement here is whether you able to kill this killer or not.
The most [BAD WORD] tier: Legion, Clown, Trapper, Huntress, Hillbilly, Cannibal, Pig, Ghostface, Demogorgon. Those ones most likely is killable. Some plumbum inside their heads should do the trick. Probably a lot of plumbum if we talking about adult version of Demogorgon. Sad thing, survivors don't have any guns.
Next tier: Wraith, Doctor, Hag, Plague. Is it possible to kill them? Maybe. But their supernatural powers probably would kill you first. Despite this, you still able to figure out some stuff to make their powers a lot weaker. Like, put Wraith in well-lit room. Or use some kind of hazmat suit against Plague.
Next tier: Freddy Krueger, Myers. Is it possible to kill them? Really doubt. They always come back for more. But, well, atleast you can buy yourself some time...
Next tier: Spirit, Nurse. Those ones technically undead. Probably in some other state of being. Can't even think of any way to harm them.
So two things to think about, first, our Michael in game is very strictly based off the first film which yes, he's super strong but ultimately just a insane person. Second, the Demogorgon shows zero reaction to being shot point blank with anything, just a minor nuisance. However, the DG we have in-game is still a baby so it might be able to be put down by simple gunfire.
It's a baby yet made it past all the other lifestages of a demogorgon?
What I mean by "baby" is that it's a fresh Demogorgon, still growing basically, seeing as how the original DG was around 9-10ft and this one is like maybe 6-7ft? Or it could be a different type of DG.
Freddie is my boi. I dont know why are you saying plague. I mean I love her but shes just an human with a cool puke. Looks like ghosts are more powerfull
Hag and Doctor maybe Freddy are my top picks
Myers survived headshot btw. He also was shot multiple times (atleast 6 at row in first movie), survived explosion in second movie. He isn't just insane person. According to Dr. Loomis, he isn't even human.
All of them would be S tier. They all bring something unique to the table. But Doctor, Spirit, Nurse, and any other "Paranormal based" killers I may have forgot to mention would be particularly powerful.
Legion obviously lol
the demogorgon literally couldn't kill a twelve year old