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Creighton Duke is a character in Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday, played by Steven Williams.

An anti-heroic bounty hunter who styles himself like a cowboy, Creighton witnesses Jason Voorhees being blown apart by the FBI, but remains unconvinced that Jason is truly dead. After several murders are committed in a style similar to Jason's, Creighton is hired by talk show host Robert Campbell to hunt down and kill Jason.

Before going to search for Jason, Creighton attempts to warn Jason's half-sister Diana Kimble that Jason will be searching for her, but is arrested by Diana's boyfriend, the sheriff, for harassing her. While in jail, Creighton meets Steven Freeman, the ex-boyfriend of Diana's daughter Jessica Kimble who has been blamed for Jason's murder of Diana. Creighton tells Steven that Jason will be looking for Jessica because; if he manages to possess her he can recreate his body.

Creighton later escapes his jail cell when a Jason-possessed Robert Campbell goes on a rampage at the police station while looking for Jessica. Going to the diner where Diana worked, Creighton abducts Stephanie Kimble, Steven and Jessica's infant daughter, and brings her to Pamela Voorhees's old house, leaving a note for Steven and Jessica telling them to meet him there. When Jessica and Steven arrive, Creighton gives Jessica a dagger, which he claims can kill Jason if it is used against him by someone of Voorhees descent. When Jason (who has possessed a local deputy) arrives at the Voorhees house, he finds and possesses Diana's body, which had earlier been moved to the house by Robert Campbell. Attempting to fight the newly resurrected Jason, Creighton is incapacitated when Jason crushes his back in a bear hug.

Adam Marcus, the director of Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday, has imagined a backstory for Duke and claims that he survived his encounter with Jason off-screen after the film's conclusion and has hopes of creating a spin-off featuring the character. Marcus has said that he believes Creighton to be, after Jason, the best character in the Friday the 13th series, also stating Creighton "is the flip side of the Jason coin. A sadistic psychotic who happens to be sort of a hero or at least an enemy of Jason".

Creighton's original name was Anderson Duke. According to Marcus, Tony Todd was among those who auditioned for the role. Creighton makes a cameo appearance in the 2003 novelization of Freddy vs. Jason. While in Hell, Jason, after impaling a girl to a tree with his machete, watches as she shifts into several mocking former victims of his, Creighton among them.

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