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Kimberly Corman
Kimberly Corman
Portrayed By
First Seen
Last Seen
Final Destination 3
(alternate scene photograph seen in newspaper article)
Full Name
Kimberly Corman
Also Known As
Kimberly Burroughs

Interfering madwoman
Miss Know-It-All superwoman

Tim Carpenter's indirect killer
Status
Alive (Final Destination 2)
Deceased(Final Destination 3 Alternate Ending)
Gender
Female
Hair Colour
Brown
Eye Colour
Blue
Height
5'7"
Weight
128 lbs.
Race
Caucasian
Cause of Death
Hacked to bits by a wood chipper
(Off-Screen
Non-Canon)
Age
23
Profession
Former College Student
Relationships
Thomas Burke-Friend; Deceased
Clear Rivers-Friend; Deceased
Michael Corman-Father
Mrs. Corman-Mother; Deceased
Shaina McKlank-Best Friend; Deceased
Dano Estevez-Friend; Deceased
Frankie Whitman-Friend; Deceased
Wendy Christensen-Cousin; Unknown
(alternate ending)
Julie Christensen-Cousin; Unknown
(alternate ending)
Theories

Look, I know this sounds crazy but... you guys all heard about Flight 180, right? The kid who got off the plane? It happened a year ago today? My premonition was just like his. Kimberly, telling Thomas and the rest of the survivors about Flight 180 and Alex's vision.

Kimberly Corman is the protagonist of Final Destination 2 and a visionary who foresaw the Route 23 pileup. She is also first visionary in the whole series to successfully cheat Death.

Kimberly's premonition at the highway.

Biography

Kimberly was born in June 9, 1982 in White Plains, New York to Michael Corman. She is very close to her father, especially after her mother's death during a carjacking at a shopping mall. Kimberly continues to blame herself for what happened since she stayed behind to watch a news feed on Tod Waggner's death, while her mother was killed.

Kimberly attended college with her friends Shaina McKlank, Dano Estevez and Frankie Whitman, and was originally going to spend her spring break with her friends in Daytona Beach, Florida. She is shown to be an irritably overprotective and interfering control freak.

Final Destination 2

Kimberly, visiting Clear Rivers.

Kimberly decides to take Route 23 for the road trip to Daytona Beach. Before entering the highway, Kimberly has an ominous vision of a highway pile-up caused by a log truck. She rudely and cowardly parks her car on the on ramp to prevent other drivers from entering the highway. Moments later she and the other drivers watch as the pile-up occurs. To her surprise, a truck smashes into her SUV, killing her friends. Afterwards, Kimberly and other survivors are interrogated by Officer Burke at the police station. There, Kimberly explains the similarities between her vision and Alex Browning's, and expresses her fear that Death will still be after the survivors.

Kimberly after Tim's death

The survivors disregard her theory, until survivor Evan Lewis dies in his apartment later that day. Kimberly and Thomas consult the help of Clear Rivers, the only survivor of Flight 180 to save the remaining survivors of the pile-up. Clear leads Kimberly and Thomas to mortician William Bludworth, who claims that only new life can defeat Death. Kimberly concludes that if pregnant survivor Isabella Hudson has her baby it will ruin Death's plan and they will all be safe.

Kimberly after she "cheated" Death.

The other survivors reunite at Thomas's apartment to look after one another until Isabella has her baby. After Nora Carpenter's death, the others leave to find Isabella. Along the way their van's tire suffers a blow out and they crash onto a nearby farm.

After Eugene Dix is rushed to the hospital, Kat Jennings and Rory Peters each meet their demise. Kimberly, Thomas, and Clear rush to the hospital, and Kimberly has another vision that Dr. Kalarjian will strangle Isabella. After Thomas immobilises Dr. Kalarjian, they see Isabella give birth and believe they have cheated Death.

However, after Kimberly has another vision of someone with bloody hands in a submerging van, she realises that Isabella was not on Death's list. After Eugene and Clear are killed in an explosion (which nearly also kills Burke until Kimberly intervenes by pushing him out of the way), Kimberly decides to sacrifice herself for Thomas sake by driving a van into a lake.

Thomas manages to rescue her and she is resuscitated by Dr. Kalarjian, thus granting her "New Life". Sometime later she and Thomas go to a picnic with the Gibbons family, who tells them that if it wasn't for Rory their son Brian would be dead. To everyone's surprise, Brian is blown to pieces by a malfunctioning barbecue grill moments later.

Possible Death

Five years later, Kimberly went to a hardware store to ask for directions, where she encountered Burke. As they greeted each other, an unmanned vehicle began to drive down the road until it crashed into the store, nearly killing Kimberly and Burke. They rushed outside the back door at the last minute only to come into contact with a wood chipper, Kimberly got her coat caught inside the machine and was slowly sucked in. Burke tried to save Kimberly, but in the process, he got caught in the machine as well.

The Associated Press eventually detailed the circumstances of her death in an obituary. The full text of the article, which is also accessible in the DVD version of Final Destination 3, is presented below.

Survivors of deadly crash die in bizarre accident

REPORT - Faulty woodchipper to blame

White Plains, NY (AP) - In a strange end to a long running mystery that has kept conspiracy theorists and supernaturalists occupied for years, New York police Officer Thomas Burke and Ms. Kimberly Corman - the last survivors of the infamous Route 23 Pileup - died instantly yesterday when they were pulled into a malfunctioning industrial woodchipper. Both were pronounced dead at the scene by local paramedics.

According to eyewitnesses, Ms. Corman stopped at Goldstein's Hardware on North Way for directions. She was surprised to find Mr. Burke also in the store, having stopped by to purchase a fire extinguisher. Neither had seen each other since they were witnesses at the death of Mr. Brian Gibbons, a young man associated with the Route 23 mystery.

At the same time, the brakes failed on an unmanned Camaro parked at the top of the hill, which rolled down and crashed into the front of the store. In their effort to escape, Mr. Burke and Ms. Corman ran out the back door, where a large industrial woodchipper was being serviced for a malfunctioning safety guard.

Subsequent details are unclear, but apparently Ms. Corman's coat got tangled in the woodchipper's spinning blades, and when Mr. Burke tried to save her, they both fell into the machine.

"I'll never recover from seeing what happened to those two, said a shaken Mr. Norman Goldstein, owner of the hardware store. "And I don't think I'll ever get the side of the building cleaned off."

Mr. Burke and Ms. Corman were the last survivors of the highway pileup on Route 23 five years ago. Several people were prevented from going on the highway by Ms. Corman, who allegedly experienced a premonition that the crash was about to occur. Soon after, however, each of the survivors was killed in a series of odd accidents. This fueled speculation by some that dark forces were at work to make sure they died.

While both Mr. Burke and Ms. Corman were exonerated of any involvement in the deaths, the stigma impacted them severely. Mr. Burke was reduced to a desk job in the sheriff's department while Ms. Corman dropped out of school to pursue "other interests." Their deaths might have signaled the tragic conclusion to the Routh 23 Pileup mystery, but several facts surrounding the deaths of Mr. Burke and Ms. Corman seem to ensure that it will be discussed for years to come.

The camaro that rolled into the front of the store used to be owned by Mr. Evan Lewis, one of the other survivors from the Route 23 pileup who had been killed outside his apartment. The woodchipper belonged to Mr. Peter Gibbons, who owns the farm where several of the other survivors of the Route 23 Pileup perished in a strange car accident.

He is also the father of Brian Gibbons, at whose odd death both Mr. Burke and Ms. Corman were present. Finally, the attending physician who signed the death certificate was Dr. Ellen Kalarjian, who delivered a baby whose mother was near, but not involved with, the Route 180 Pileup.

These coincidences were not lost on those close to the victims.

"This is the weirdest thing I've ever seen in twenty seven years on the force," said Sheriff Mortimer Perry, who was Burke's commanding officer. "Thomas was a good man who deserved better than what fate clearly had in store for him."

Ms. Corman's father Michael Corman released a statement which stated "My daughter lived a full life, and in death has hopefully escaped whatever it is that haunted her." Funeral services will be held at the Bludworth Funeral Home this Sunday.

The scene that reveals their deaths is only featured as an optional part of the Choose Their Fates special feature on the "Thrill Ride DVD Edition" of Final Destination 3, that allows the viewer to choose between variations of scenes playing out, which can result in a substantially different viewing experience. It was not featured in the theatrical cut of the film and is generally considered to be non-canonical, though producer Craig Perry has said that the scene 'can be canon'.

Signs/Clues

  • The Newspaper about an article of Kimberly and Officer Burke's accidents.

    Kimberly avoided death thrice. She was almost run over by the Truck from Hell along with her friends, but Burke intervened. She was almost killed when Eugene's room blew up and a shelf went flying at her. She also drove a van into a lake and drowned herself, but she was revived.
  • At the top of the page of the newspaper, there is a heading that says "COST OF COMMUTING | B2-3" which could possibly be referencing the Route 23 pile-up.
  • When the pile-up occurs she notices the mile marker says: "NEXT 180 MILES".
  • In her room there's a diary that says: "Road Trip" but Kim's keys are blocking the T making it say: "ROAD RIP".
  • When Sam Lawton and his friends are on their way to the bridge he sees a truck with logs, foreshadowing Kim's vision.
  • In Sam's office there are toys which are: a plane, race cars and trucks.
  • Also Sam, Molly and Clear's seat on Flight 180 is the 23.
  • Kimberly notices a kid playing with cars one of them looks just like hers and the other one is a truck, ironically the kid is making them crash, it foreshadows her original death in the highway and also her friends.
  • When she turns on her radio she hears the song "Highway To Hell" and the news about Flight 180 anniversary both foreshadowing the pile-up.
  • When she wakes up and looks at her TV the man talking about Flight 180 tries to warn the viewers about they becoming victims of death, which Kimberly ignored at first.

Theories

  • She possibly saved Thomas from dying at the hospital since he was going to get burned and hit, but Kimberly pushed him down. In fact it was his turn.

Appearances

Trivia

  • Kimberly's zodiac sign is Gemini.
  • Kimberly caused Tim's death, because had if she had not yelled "pigeons", Tim wouldn't have scared them, the pigeons wouldn't have flown away, the worker wouldn't have hit the lever, and the pane wouldn't have killed him.
  • In the original Final Destination, many characters are named after black-and-white horror film stars or directors. Kimberly Corman is named for famous horror director Roger Corman.
  • Alex Browning, the protagonist and visionary of the first film was originally going to be in the sequel alongside Clear to help Kimberly, but was killed off after negotiations between actor Devon Sawa and the studio fell through. Had he appeared, this would've been the first instance in the series in which two visionaries were directly involved with each other.
  • Mary Elizabeth Winstead auditioned for the role of Kimberly. She later starred in the next sequel.
  • In the script she was originally named KIMBERLY BURROUGHS, 24.
  • A. J. Cook, who is naturally blonde, dyed her hair brown in order to differentiate from the other blonde characters (Clear, Shaina and Nora).
  • The name Kimberly was originally going to be Clear's name. The name was recycled for this character instead. 
  • Kimberly and Thomas' deaths are based from a real life death by Brian Morse who was trimming birch trees in Loveland, Colorado, when his gloved hand got caught in a wood chipper. He was pulled through the machine before anyone could help him, and his body was found inside completely mutilated.
  • In a early script for Final Destination 2, Kimberly has several moments where she completely gives up and cries.
  • Kimberly is the first female protagonist in the series. She was later followed by Wendy.
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