Freaks are rare enemies that appear in 2 levels in second chapter - the level Prison and the Asylum. Freaks resemble mental hospital patients in bloodied straight-jacket with a sign that they are under the voltage. They also have a chocker in their mouths, don't have visible eyes (mostly because of the tension) and electrical device is drilled into their heads.
In the Prison, they appear twice - one as a corpse, which you can juggle to get gold and a soul, interestingly enough, and one in an electric chair, which launches lightning that blocks your path. Go around through the viewing booths, avoiding the turret in the second one, and pull the switch, which causes it to vanish and open up the exit portal.
Freaks encountered in Asylum.
|Featured in:||Asylum, Dead Warehouse|
They appear later in the Asylum. The first versions simply shamble to you to smack you with their arms. Although this sounds silly, they do good damage and are very fast in attacking. However, they are horrendously slow in walking, so taking them out with the Painkiller (if you're after the card) from a distance is as simple as backing up when they get a bit too close for comfort.
They also appear in Dead Warehouse in Painkiller: Recurring Evil.
Electro Freak encountered in Asylum.
|Featured in:||Asylum, Highway to Hell, Dead Warehouse|
- Since they seem to be tourtured by other, stronger monsters, they could represent people shunned from society due to something out of their control, such as mental illness, as well as torment and abuse from peers that can go too far.
- One specific Electro Freak in Asylum is apparently trying to break the door and escape from the building. Moreover he will never attack you and you can push him.
- In Painkiller: Hell & Damnation the Electro-Freak appears mostly the same (down to the sign on its chest), but is called Psycho Electro. Additionally, one notable visual difference is that the HD electro seems to have decayed less than its earlier counterpart, with its skin and face intact. Also instead of a gag in his mouth, now there's a steel machine that resembles one of traps from the movie SAW.
- It is the first enemy alongside Evil Monk (Standard and Enchanced), Barrel Vamp, Standard Hell Biker, Loki, Spider, Amputee, Ice Samurai, Leper Monk, Barrel Beast, Bag Baby, Preacher, Panzerspider, Winged Demon, Deto, Exploding Hen to be known to commit suicide.