Ignorant commenters some of you excluded. I was identified at age 4 as gifted.
At least, he seems to prefer them in his initial incarnation. Marble Hornets has Tim, who was not only seemingly committed for paranoia, suicidal tendencies, and seizures, but was trapped in a hospital fire, yet miraculously survived.
All of these are Slender Man calling cards. Everyman HYBRIDat the very least, has Steph, whose immediate family were murdered by him, leading her to feel stalked by him ever since.
It's also been hinted at, however, that all of the main characters have a childhood connection. Tribe Twelve has practically every major character. Additionally, Noah was revealed not only to have been observed by the collective as a child, but to have survived a house fire when he was younger.
Whilst the house fire is suspicious enough on it's own, Noah's parents mention seeing someone suspiciously Slender-like walking through the rubble.
Noah's grandfather, Karl, also grew up in a German community near the Black Forest that used folktales of the "Great Man", who supposedly lived in the woods, to frighten their children into obedience.
It should be noted, however, that Karl did not have a direct encounter with Mr. Tall, Dark and Faceless until adulthood.
Some forumgoers began wondering if their collective imagination could manifest Slender Man to reality. Some characters believe this is the way to kill him. Magi theorize that all appearances of The Slender Man are actually Tulpas, paranormal creatures that are invisible and incorporeal in their basic form, but can become visible and corporeal by taking the form of legendary creatures, The Slender Man being one of them.
If a player does some metagaming, he or she can see that game mechanics definitely make this possible, since A a legendary creature must have between and General Points for a Tulpa to take its form, and B The Slender Man has General Points.
Slendy is sometimes depicted with tentacles supplementing or replacing his arms. Starting to get there, what with the increasing number and interconnectedness of the various works. Marble Hornetsthe major codifier of the Mythos, is a notable exception, as it tells its story in a minimalist manner without referencing any other sources.
Frequently the narrator of the ARG will disappear or meet a bad end, leaving another to figure out the first blogger's password to pick up the torch. Sometimes it's a family member or a close friend, or someone that had been leaving a lot of posts in the comments section.
Occasionally the new protagonist is a former antagonist. Depending on the Artist: Slender Man is always tall and thin, with pale skin, no face, no hair, a black suit, and usually freakishly long arms.
But Depending on the Artist he may have tentacles for arms, groups of tentacles for arms, or tentacles attached to his arms. Depending on the Writer: The details concerning the Slender Man's powers, personality, and modus operandi change from story to story.
This posting gives us a theory on the matter. Potentially lampshaded with the second one - within its series, that theory is reiterated here and another character in the same series provides a very different theory shortly after.
Even within the writer's canon, the explanations vary wildly, leaving us ultimately with no real answers at all and showing this trope at work even as the characters are discussing the Slender Man in-universe the prominence of the theme of the Slender Man as a nihilistic metaphor within this particular mini-canon suggests that this is a deliberate attempt to show explanation of the Slender Man as futile.
Early works were known for aping Marble Hornets and Just Another Foolbut the Mythos gradually grew to include a wide variety of stories as well as the Core Theory. Devil, but No God: As ofSlender Man has had no "good" counterpart.
This is likely due to the H. He may have a still-evil opposite in The Rakehowever. It's not yet clear whether or not they are enemies though. See the aforementioned " Masky " under Breakout Character Then there's the other theory that Slender Man isn't evil at all, but working off Blue and Orange Morality.
Certain blogs have mentioned that, when you look at it from a certain angle, Santa Claus of all things seems a lot like a good Slender Man. Disney Owns This Trope: Eric Knudsen — the original creator of Slenderman — has claimed ownership of the character and blocked others from using it.
While he has given permission to various fan projects, the issue was complicated by an undisclosed third party owning the rights to media adaptations of Slender Man up untilwhen they were sold to Mythology Entertainment. Frequently both blogs and vlogs get hijacked for an episode or two by an antagonist or a Trickster Mentoralthough rarely by Slender Man himself.
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