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27th Nov '16 8:07:26 PM nombretomado
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* Rare example that's both non-villainous *and* human is "The Green Man" in the second {{Dinotopia}} book, "The World Beneath".

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* Rare example that's both non-villainous *and* human is "The Green Man" in the second {{Dinotopia}} Literature/{{Dinotopia}} book, "The World Beneath".
25th Oct '16 7:42:05 AM VPhantom
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* YTheLastMan

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* YTheLastMan''ComicBook/YTheLastMan''
15th Oct '16 9:15:23 PM nombretomado
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* TheFearMythos includes such fiends as "the Dying Man" and "the Blind Man".

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* TheFearMythos Franchise/TheFearMythos includes such fiends as "the Dying Man" and "the Blind Man".
12th Aug '16 2:57:20 PM Moonstreak
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So, you've got a mysterious and strange character that needs a name...Oh, it's a male? No worries, then. Just slap an adjective in front the word "man", place a "the" in front of it all, and bravo! You have a name!

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So, you've got a mysterious and strange character that needs a name... Oh, it's a male? No worries, then. Just slap an adjective in front the word "man", place a "the" in front of it all, and bravo! You have a name!
27th Jun '16 12:17:53 PM nighttrainfm
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* TheSlenderManMythos, featuring...the Slender Man.

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* TheSlenderManMythos, Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos, featuring...the Slender Man.
26th Jun '16 8:23:10 PM nombretomado
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* [[TheDresdenFiles Molly Carpenter]] gets known as "The Ragged Lady" in an effort to become Chicago's new supernatural [[TheDreaded dreaded]].

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* [[TheDresdenFiles [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Molly Carpenter]] gets known as "The Ragged Lady" in an effort to become Chicago's new supernatural [[TheDreaded dreaded]].
13th Jun '16 8:10:35 PM ScotieRw
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For some reason, these characters tend to almost always be villains with a [[HiddenAgendaVillain hidden agenda]], and, as can be inferred by the name of the trope, almost AlwaysMale (though some cases might be better described as "[[HumanoidAbomination male-ish]]"). There's something about the phrase "the _____ man" that just seems to appeal to people. Perhaps it's the right degree of [[UncannyValley familiarity mixed with strangeness]]? Or perhaps it brings up images of strange people we see often but don't know the names of? Or perhaps [[EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory it's all just a great big coincidence]]? No matter the reason, there's just something primal about this wording.

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For some reason, these characters tend to almost always be villains with a [[HiddenAgendaVillain hidden agenda]], and, as can be inferred by the name of the trope, almost AlwaysMale (though some cases might be better described as "[[HumanoidAbomination male-ish]]"). There's something about the phrase "the _____ man" that just seems to appeal to people. Perhaps it's the right degree of [[UncannyValley familiarity mixed with strangeness]]? Or perhaps it brings up images of strange people we see often but don't know the names of? The implication that it's anything other than a normal man? Or perhaps [[EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory it's all just a great big coincidence]]? No matter the reason, there's just something primal about this wording.
23rd May '16 6:58:30 AM Jake
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* Robin Hood is simetimes referred to as The Hooded Man.
24th Apr '16 6:39:58 AM aye_amber
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* The orange man in the Music/DresdenDolls song "Slide"

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* The orange man in the Music/DresdenDolls ''The Dresden Dolls'' song "Slide""Slide."
25th Mar '16 10:34:43 PM Aiguille
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* In ''Podcast/AliceIsntDead'', the {{Narrator}} dubs her HumanoidAbomination stalker "The Thistle Man" after the word "Thistle" that appears on the right breast of his uniform polo shirt, in absence of a definite name or company logo.
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