In the Nightmares on Elm Street comic miniseries it is revealed that since his death, Don has been trapped in Freddy's realm experiencing constant torture.
When Freddy enacts a plan to break through into the real world, he forces Don to summon and kill the spirit of his deceased daughter Nancy in exchange for freedom.
When Nancy is preparing to confront Krueger in her dreams, she asks Glen to stay awake and wake her up at a pre-determined time to help her escape danger.
Glen instead falls asleep and Nancy is unable to wake him due to interference from his father Walter, who sees her as a bad influence.
The series is notable for being the first on-screen acting role for both Johnny Depp (A Nightmare on Elm Street) and Patricia Arquette (Dream Warriors), both of whom went on to have successful, award-winning careers.He realizes that Nancy was right about Freddy's undead existence and realizes that Rod Lane did not kill Tina. In A Nightmare on Elm Street 3, Freddy resumes his attacks on children at a clinic where Nancy is currently employed, causing her and Neil Gordon to visit Don and persuade him to reveal the location of Freddy's corpse so that it can be properly buried in the belief that this will force Freddy to pass into the Afterlife.When they reveal his corpse, Skeleton (undead), Freddy comes to the real world and takes control of his bones.Donald "Don" Thompson is the father of Nancy Thompson and ex-husband of Marge Thompson.Before the events of the first film, he participates in the murder of Fred Krueger after he was freed on a technicality following a series of acts of child murder.
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Though Don does shoot her, the attempt fails as Nancy has become a being similar in power to Freddy.Nancy forgives her father and uses her powers to free him into the afterlife.Nancy later finds his headphones in Freddy's realm.After Nancy turns her back on Freddy and supposing draining his powers just like Glen said it could, she dreams that all her friends, including Glen and her mother are alive. Depp reprised his role as Glen in a cameo in Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare where he appears on TV, presenting his own This Is Your Brain on Drugs advert being watched by Spencer, before getting hit in the head with a frying pan by Freddy.He has a cameo appearance in Wes Craven's New Nightmare. The Springwood Slasher) is a child killer responsible for the kidnapping and murder of several children before he is eventually captured.