History Franchise / TheSlenderManMythos

9th Jan '18 6:39:08 PM Sharlee
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** The sheer number of monsters in unrelated works that are reminiscent of Slendy is just a bit unsettling. This includes [[Literature/TheKingInYellow the Stranger in the Pallid Mask]], The "Thin Man" in ''{{Film/Metropolis}}'' (some translations have him as "The Slender Man"), [[Literature/ThePhantomTollbooth the Terrible Trivium]], [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer the Gentlemen]], [[VideoGame/ChzoMythos the Tall Man]], the other [[Film/{{Phantasm}} Tall Man]], [[Literature/{{Nightside}} the Harrowing]], [[Series/DoctorWho the Silence]]-- hell, go far enough back and you get the ''noppera-bo'' of Japanese myth.

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** The sheer number of monsters in unrelated works that are reminiscent of Slendy is just a bit unsettling. This includes [[Literature/TheKingInYellow the Stranger in the Pallid Mask]], The "Thin Man" in ''{{Film/Metropolis}}'' (some translations have him as "The Slender Man"), [[Literature/ThePhantomTollbooth the Terrible Trivium]], [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer the Gentlemen]], [[VideoGame/ChzoMythos the Tall Man]], the other [[Film/{{Phantasm}} Tall Man]], [[Literature/{{Nightside}} the Harrowing]], [[Series/DoctorWho the Silence]]-- Silence]], [[Series/SapphireAndSteel The Shape]] -- hell, go far enough back and you get the ''noppera-bo'' of Japanese myth.
3rd Jan '18 12:30:32 PM BloodyPantastic
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Another film, titled ''Film/SlenderMan'', is to be released on May 18th, 2018.
8th Dec '17 1:50:02 AM CaptEquinox
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* MostWritersAreMale / ThereAreNoGirlsOnTheInternet: Played straight in the early days of the mythos, but now mostly averted. There are many blogs and vlogs written by women or starring female characters.

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* MostWritersAreMale / ThereAreNoGirlsOnTheInternet: Played straight in the early days of the mythos, but now mostly averted. There are many blogs and vlogs written by women or starring female characters. [[http://www.vqronline.org/essays-articles/2017/10/out-came-girls This article goes into considerable detail about the place of girls]] and young women in the occult world in general, and how they connect with the Slenderman belief system.
8th Dec '17 1:44:12 AM CaptEquinox
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* ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve (a.k.a "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulpa Tulpa]]"):

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* ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve (a.k.a "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulpa Tulpa]]"):Tulpa]]") (actually, more of a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulpa#Thoughtform Thought Form]]):



** The sheer number of monsters in unrelated works that are reminiscent of Slendy is just a bit unsettling. This includes [[Literature/TheKingInYellow the Stranger in the Pallid Mask]], The "Thin Man" in ''{{Film/Metropolis}}'', [[Literature/ThePhantomTollbooth the Terrible Trivium]], [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer the Gentlemen]], [[VideoGame/ChzoMythos the Tall Man]], the other [[Film/{{Phantasm}} Tall Man]], [[Literature/{{Nightside}} the Harrowing]], [[Series/DoctorWho the Silence]]-- hell, go far enough back and you get the ''noppera-bo'' of Japanese myth.

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** The sheer number of monsters in unrelated works that are reminiscent of Slendy is just a bit unsettling. This includes [[Literature/TheKingInYellow the Stranger in the Pallid Mask]], The "Thin Man" in ''{{Film/Metropolis}}'', ''{{Film/Metropolis}}'' (some translations have him as "The Slender Man"), [[Literature/ThePhantomTollbooth the Terrible Trivium]], [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer the Gentlemen]], [[VideoGame/ChzoMythos the Tall Man]], the other [[Film/{{Phantasm}} Tall Man]], [[Literature/{{Nightside}} the Harrowing]], [[Series/DoctorWho the Silence]]-- hell, go far enough back and you get the ''noppera-bo'' of Japanese myth.
8th Dec '17 1:39:19 AM CaptEquinox
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Or, if you prefer: The Slender Man is an internet born character-entity originating from Website/SomethingAwful, created by user Victor Surge in the "Let's Create Paranormal Images" thread (Slender Man posts start [[http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3150591&userid=0&perpage=40&pagenumber=3#post361861415 here,]] though most of the images are now gone). It soon reached memetic status, spreading through several blogs and videos, and quickly became the horror we know and fear today.

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Or, if you prefer: The Slender Man is an internet born character-entity based on the {{Bogeyman}} and originating from in his present form on Website/SomethingAwful, created by user Victor Surge in the "Let's Create Paranormal Images" thread (Slender Man posts start [[http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3150591&userid=0&perpage=40&pagenumber=3#post361861415 here,]] though most of the images are now gone). It soon reached memetic status, spreading through several blogs and videos, and quickly became the horror we know and fear today.
3rd Dec '17 4:45:14 PM Malady
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* BaitAndSwitch: Some series hide the fact that they even include the Slender Man, most famous of which being WebVideo/EverymanHYBRID, but TheDeadAreWatching wins out for even hinting at Slendy for ''five months'' of the series run.

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* BaitAndSwitch: Some series hide the fact that they even include the Slender Man, most famous of which being WebVideo/EverymanHYBRID, but TheDeadAreWatching WebVideo/TheDeadAreWatching wins out for even hinting at Slendy for ''five months'' of the series run.
1st Nov '17 6:03:15 PM VisitorAlex
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* TheBadGuyWins: Most stories that have actually finished either go for this or [[UnreliableNarrator cast doubt on the Slender Man being present at all]]. Of course, one could consider it unfair to actually defeat a communal character with finality.


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* KarmaHoudini: Most stories that have actually finished either go for this or [[UnreliableNarrator cast doubt on the Slender Man being present at all]]. Of course, one could consider it unfair to actually defeat a communal character with finality.
28th Aug '17 9:30:56 AM SeptimusHeap
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** The final few entries of MarbleHornets implies a very interesting inversion of this; that the Sickness comes first and that Slender Man is a symptom thereof.

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** The final few entries of MarbleHornets WebVideo/MarbleHornets implies a very interesting inversion of this; that the Sickness comes first and that Slender Man is a symptom thereof.
3rd Jul '17 7:35:28 AM Piterpicher
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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: The users of the SomethingAwful forums, where Slender Man originates from, have expressed horror over some of the real-life repercussions of Slender Man becoming so popular, in particular the case where two young girls attempted to murder a friend to gain the fictional character's favour.

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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: The users of the SomethingAwful Website/SomethingAwful forums, where Slender Man originates from, have expressed horror over some of the real-life repercussions of Slender Man becoming so popular, in particular the case where two young girls attempted to murder a friend to gain the fictional character's favour.
6th Jun '17 12:47:40 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* ApocalypticLog: A good number of reports on this creature are found in this format.


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* ApocalypticLog: A good number of reports on this creature are found in this format.
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