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2nd May '18 5:39:46 PM Malady
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[[WMG: The Slender Man is [[CthulhuMythos Nyarlathotep]].]]

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[[WMG: The Slender Man is [[CthulhuMythos [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Nyarlathotep]].]]
25th Feb '18 10:27:15 PM nombretomado
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[[WMG: The Slender Man is somehow related to [[SilentHill3 Valtiel]]]]

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[[WMG: The Slender Man is somehow related to [[SilentHill3 [[VideoGame/SilentHill3 Valtiel]]]]
27th Jan '18 10:58:13 PM Miss_Desperado
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[[WMG: [[HorrifyingTheHorror Vampires fear and hate Slenderman]] and are [[AlwaysABiggerFish just as vulnerable]] to [[FoodChainOfEvil him]] as humans are.]]

A DaywalkingVampire will [[DaylightHorror not be safe from Slenderman during the day]]. Unlike some vampires, Slenderman can [[OffscreenTeleportation teleport]] across [[CannotCrossRunningWater running water]] and break into where he's [[MustBeInvited not invited]] (granted, he might have a little bit of difficulty), which means he can outmaneuver and corner vampires with those weaknesses. Slenderman's OffscreenTeleportation can keep up with vampires who turn into SuperSmoke or [[{{Animorphism}} a bat]] for faster travel. And his CombatTentacles can fend off a ZergRush of vampires.

Slenderman putting his victims' internal organs into trash bags is effective AntiRegeneration for any vampires with a HealingFactor. If he ever figures out that vampires are vulnerable to {{wooden stake}}s, there's nothing stopping him from [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice skewering vampires onto tree branches]].

Slender Sickness symptoms include fever, coughing, vomiting, memory loss, and bleeding from the nose and lungs. Depending on where a given vampire lies on the sliding scale of undeath, some symptoms might not manifest, or they might manifest with complications.

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[[WMG: [[HorrifyingTheHorror Vampires fear and hate Slenderman]] and are [[AlwaysABiggerFish just as vulnerable]] vulnerable to [[FoodChainOfEvil him]] as humans are.]]

Slenderman can outperform a few key vampiric powers and exploit a few key vampiric weaknesses. A DaywalkingVampire will [[DaylightHorror not be safe from Slenderman during the day]]. Unlike some vampires, Slenderman can [[OffscreenTeleportation teleport]] across [[CannotCrossRunningWater running water]] and break into where he's [[MustBeInvited not invited]] (granted, he might have a little bit of difficulty), which means he can outmaneuver and corner vampires with those weaknesses. Slenderman's OffscreenTeleportation can keep up with vampires who turn into SuperSmoke or [[{{Animorphism}} a bat]] for faster travel. And his His CombatTentacles can fend off a ZergRush of vampires. To add insult to injury, Slenderman's blood ([[BizarreAlienBiology if he even has any]]) is probably toxic to vampires.

Slenderman putting his victims' internal organs into trash bags is effective AntiRegeneration for any vampires with a HealingFactor. If he ever figures out that vampires are vulnerable to {{wooden stake}}s, there's nothing stopping him from [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice skewering vampires onto tree branches]].

branches]], especially if they're WrongGenreSavvy enough to go hunting [[DontGoInTheWoods in his forest]].

Slender Sickness symptoms include fever, coughing, vomiting, memory loss, and bleeding from the nose and lungs. Depending on where a given vampire lies on the sliding scale of undeath, some symptoms might not manifest, or they might manifest with complications. Vomiting and memory loss are the two symptoms guaranteed to manifest regardless of [[VampireVarietyPack what kind of vampire]] is being stalked.



To add insult to injury, Slenderman's blood ([[BizarreAlienBiology if he even has any]]) is probably toxic to vampires.



[[WMG: Slender Man is the ghost of Abraham Lincoln.]]
Extraordinarily tall, freakishly long "arms," wears a suit all the time. And his face is simultaneously unremarkable and fascinating, much as Lincoln's actual face was described. As for the reason for the victims? Lincoln's kinda psychotic. Always was, really. It's what made him such an effective president. Also, it makes about as much sense as any other theory regarding him.






[[WMG: Slenderman is JustFollowingOrders to [[VanHelsingHateCrimes slay vampires]], but he can't tell the difference between vampires and humans, so he kills humans mostly because of mistaken identity.]]

Slenderman is a BeleagueredAssistant ([[SharpDressedMan hence the suit]]) whose BadBoss sent him to Earth to [[VanHelsingHateCrimes slay vampires]]. Unfortunately, to Slenderman's BizarreAlienSenses, humans and vampires seem to be alike, so he has to use other means to distinguish between the two. His starting knowledge about humans and vampires is that vampires drink human blood, he has to figure out the rest from scratch.

To him, any given power or weakness (or lack thereof) in an individual isn't a reliable indicator of whether or not that individual is a vampire, because he's unfamiliar with Earth life and doesn't know the full extent of humanity's capability or vampiric capability. He also doesn't fully understand the purpose of blood transfusions, and can easily mistake a human recipient for a vampire if he witnesses a transfusion taking place. Further complicating the issue are [[VampireVarietyPack countless different types of vampires each with a different set of powers and weaknesses]], some of whom avoid using their powers whenever possible so they can pass as human; and {{Vampire Vannabe}}s who are really good at imitating vampires. Therefore, for every vampire that Slenderman has caught, he's also caught at least one human by mistake.

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[[WMG: Slenderman is JustFollowingOrders to [[VanHelsingHateCrimes [[VampireHunter slay vampires]], but he can't tell the difference between vampires and humans, so he [[MurderByMistake kills humans mostly because of mistaken identity.identity]].]]

Slenderman is a BeleagueredAssistant ([[SharpDressedMan hence the suit]]) whose BadBoss sent him to Earth to [[VanHelsingHateCrimes [[VampireHunter slay vampires]]. Unfortunately, to Slenderman's BizarreAlienSenses, humans BizarreAlienSenses can't tell the difference between life and vampires seem to be alike, undeath, so he has to use other means to distinguish between the two.humans and vampires. His starting knowledge about humans and vampires is that vampires drink human blood, he has to figure out the rest from scratch.

To him, any given power or weakness (or lack thereof) in an individual isn't a reliable indicator of whether or not that individual is a vampire, because he's unfamiliar with Earth life and doesn't know the full extent of humanity's capability or vampiric capability. He also doesn't fully understand the purpose of blood transfusions, and can easily mistake a human recipient for a vampire if he witnesses a transfusion taking place. Further complicating the issue are [[VampireVarietyPack countless different types of vampires each with a different set of powers and weaknesses]], some of whom avoid using their powers whenever possible so they can pass as human; and {{Vampire Vannabe}}s who are really good at imitating vampires. Therefore, for every vampire that Slenderman has caught, he's also caught at least one human by mistake.



Slenderman's proxies are humans that he has finally identified as such and subsequently enslaved. Proxies whose necks are bare (e.g. Masky) GotVolunteered to be TheBait for vampires. Proxies whose necks are covered in cloth[[labelnote:Why?]]so that vampires can't bite the proxy without getting a mouthful of lint[[/labelnote]] (e.g. Hoodie) GotVolunteered to ambush vampires wherever Slenderman doesn't want to show his ([[TheBlank lack of]]) face. Unfortunately for Slenderman, communicating with his proxies is a tedious and not always accurate effort. This can derail his hunting plans. Also, if he were to try to interrogate his proxies for information about vampires, he might get a response like MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels. He can't research vampires via computers because he's a WalkingTechbane, and he can't direct his proxies to research for him or bring him informative books because of the aforementioned communication barrier.

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Slenderman's proxies are humans that he has finally identified as such and subsequently enslaved. Proxies whose necks are bare (e.g. Masky) GotVolunteered to be TheBait for vampires. Proxies whose necks are covered in cloth[[labelnote:Why?]]so that vampires can't bite the proxy without getting a mouthful of lint[[/labelnote]] (e.g. Hoodie) GotVolunteered to ambush vampires wherever Slenderman doesn't want to show his ([[TheBlank lack of]]) face. Unfortunately for Slenderman, communicating with his proxies is a tedious and not always accurate effort. This can derail his hunting plans. Also, if he were to try to interrogate his proxies for information about vampires, he might get a response like MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels. He can't research vampires via computers because he's a WalkingTechbane, and he can't direct his proxies to research for him or bring him informative books because of the aforementioned communication barrier.



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[[WMG: Slender Man is the ghost of Abraham Lincoln.]]
Extraordinarily tall, freakishly long "arms," wears a suit all the time. And his face is simultaneously unremarkable and fascinating, much as Lincoln's actual face was described. As for the reason for the victims? Lincoln's kinda psychotic. Always was, really. It's what made him such an effective president. Also, it makes about as much sense as any other theory regarding him.



Why those specific herbs, you ask? They're associated with remembrance. Now the question is, would the herbs would be more effective if you carried them or ate them?

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Why those specific herbs, you ask? They're associated with remembrance. Now the question is, would the herbs would be more effective if you carried them or ate them?them?

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27th Jan '18 9:18:09 PM nombretomado
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[[WMG: That WTTW MaxHeadroom weirdo is The Slender Man.]]

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[[WMG: That WTTW MaxHeadroom Series/MaxHeadroom weirdo is The Slender Man.]]
4th Jan '18 1:42:52 PM Miss_Desperado
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[[WMG: The problem with the above theory and a possible solution]]


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[[WMG: Tying into the two previous theories, Slenderman staves off death by sloughing off collections of personality traits that he can't/won't embody into new "brothers".]]

These new "brothers" aren't exact copies of him. They still have basic body builds in common but can look, dress, and act wildly different. For example, [[https://gothicraft.deviantart.com/art/Slender-bros-359293098 this picture]] shows Slenderman with three of such brothers, Splendorman, Trenderman and Sexual-Offenderman.

[[https://arcanineryu.deviantart.com/art/Sexual-Offenderman-and-brothers-info-dump-section3-392827698 This deviantart post]] contains the WMG that is merely being relayed here. To summarize, when contradicting personality traits are attributed to Slenderman, it destabilizes his personality until he rids himself of the conflicting traits by displacing them into one or more "brothers" better suited for those traits. Once that brother is formed, Slenderman can't kill that brother without those personality traits rebounding to him.
3rd Jan '18 5:46:35 AM Cryoclaste
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Yes, [[{{Pokemon}} that Missingno.]] Think about it. Very little is known about it, why it exists, and what it wants. Both cause memory problems, as seen in WebVideo/MarbleHornets and the way Missingno. screws up your Hall of Fame. Both cause insanity and sickness, whether in the form of human physical or mental issues or a game getting seriously glitched. Both can even kill, whether it be the literal way, or deleting your game.

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Yes, [[{{Pokemon}} [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} that Missingno.]] Think about it. Very little is known about it, why it exists, and what it wants. Both cause memory problems, as seen in WebVideo/MarbleHornets and the way Missingno. screws up your Hall of Fame. Both cause insanity and sickness, whether in the form of human physical or mental issues or a game getting seriously glitched. Both can even kill, whether it be the literal way, or deleting your game.



[[WMG: Slender Man is a {{Pokemon}}.]]

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[[WMG: Slender Man is a {{Pokemon}}.Franchise/{{Pokemon}}.]]
10th Dec '17 12:01:17 AM Miss_Desperado
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A DaywalkingVampire will [[DaylightHorror not be safe from Slenderman during the day]]. Unlike some vampires, Slenderman can [[OffscreenTeleportation teleport]] across [[CannotCrossRunningWater running water]] and break into where he's [[MustBeInvited not invited]] (granted, he might have a little bit of difficulty), which means he can outmaneuver and corner vampires with those weaknesses. Slenderman's OffscreenTeleportation can keep up with vampires who turn into SuperSmoke or [[{{Animorphism}} a bat]] for faster travel.

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A DaywalkingVampire will [[DaylightHorror not be safe from Slenderman during the day]]. Unlike some vampires, Slenderman can [[OffscreenTeleportation teleport]] across [[CannotCrossRunningWater running water]] and break into where he's [[MustBeInvited not invited]] (granted, he might have a little bit of difficulty), which means he can outmaneuver and corner vampires with those weaknesses. Slenderman's OffscreenTeleportation can keep up with vampires who turn into SuperSmoke or [[{{Animorphism}} a bat]] for faster travel.
travel. And his CombatTentacles can fend off a ZergRush of vampires.



* Vomiting, Memory Loss: Regardless of where they are on the sliding scale of undeath, vampires will still be just as vulnerable to this as humans are.

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* Vomiting, Memory Loss: Regardless of where they are on the sliding scale of undeath, vampires will still be just as vulnerable to this these symptoms as humans are.are. Vomiting will tax a vampire's HorrorHunger.



[[WMG: Slenderman is JustFollowingOrders to [[VanHelsingHateCrimes slay vampires]], but he can't tell the difference between vampires and humans.]]

Slenderman is a BeleagueredAssistant ([[SharpDressedMan hence the suit]]) whose BadBoss sent him to Earth to [[VanHelsingHateCrimes slay vampires]]. Unfortunately, Slenderman's BizarreAlienSenses can't easily distinguish between humans and vampires. It doesn't help that there are [[VampireVarietyPack countless different types of vampires]]. Further complicating the issue are vampires who avoid using their powers whenever possible so they can pass as human, and {{Vampire Vannabe}}s who are really good at imitating vampires. Any given power or weakness (or lack thereof) in an individual isn't a reliable indicator of whether or not that individual is a vampire, especially when taking into account Slenderman's unfamiliarity with Earth life. Therefore, for every vampire he's caught, he's also caught at least one human in the collateral damage.

Slenderman stalks his victims for so long for a few different reasons. First, he's trying to learn behavioral differences between humans and vampires. Second, he's trying to see if Slender Sickness affects vampires differently from humans. Third, he's trying to provoke a GodzillaThreshold use of vampiric powers so he can confirm that whoever he's stalking is indeed a vampire.

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[[WMG: Slenderman is JustFollowingOrders to [[VanHelsingHateCrimes slay vampires]], but he can't tell the difference between vampires and humans.humans, so he kills humans mostly because of mistaken identity.]]

Slenderman is a BeleagueredAssistant ([[SharpDressedMan hence the suit]]) whose BadBoss sent him to Earth to [[VanHelsingHateCrimes slay vampires]]. Unfortunately, to Slenderman's BizarreAlienSenses can't easily BizarreAlienSenses, humans and vampires seem to be alike, so he has to use other means to distinguish between the two. His starting knowledge about humans and vampires. It doesn't help that there are [[VampireVarietyPack countless different types of vampires]]. Further complicating the issue are vampires who avoid using their powers whenever possible so they can pass as human, and {{Vampire Vannabe}}s who are really good at imitating vampires. Any is that vampires drink human blood, he has to figure out the rest from scratch.

To him, any
given power or weakness (or lack thereof) in an individual isn't a reliable indicator of whether or not that individual is a vampire, especially when taking into account Slenderman's unfamiliarity because he's unfamiliar with Earth life. life and doesn't know the full extent of humanity's capability or vampiric capability. He also doesn't fully understand the purpose of blood transfusions, and can easily mistake a human recipient for a vampire if he witnesses a transfusion taking place. Further complicating the issue are [[VampireVarietyPack countless different types of vampires each with a different set of powers and weaknesses]], some of whom avoid using their powers whenever possible so they can pass as human; and {{Vampire Vannabe}}s who are really good at imitating vampires. Therefore, for every vampire he's that Slenderman has caught, he's also caught at least one human in the collateral damage.

by mistake.

Slenderman stalks his victims for so long for a few different reasons. First, he's trying to learn behavioral differences between humans and vampires. Second, he's trying to see if Slender Sickness affects vampires differently from humans. Third, he's trying to provoke a GodzillaThreshold use of vampiric powers so he can confirm that whoever he's stalking is indeed a vampire.
vampire. Fourth, his most long-term stalking is for figuring out whether vampires age differently from humans.

Slenderman hangs around children a lot because it's comparatively easy for him to notice when an UndeadChild isn't growing up. He continues stalking people beyond their childhood to catch the vampires who can [[ImmortalityBeginsAtTwenty age up to but not beyond their twenties]].



Slenderman's proxies are humans that he has finally identified as such and subsequently enslaved. Proxies whose necks are bare (e.g. Masky) GotVolunteered to be TheBait for vampires. Proxies whose necks are covered in cloth[[labelnote:Why?]]so that vampires can't bite the proxy without getting a mouthful of lint[[/labelnote]] (e.g. Hoodie) GotVolunteered to ambush vampires wherever Slenderman doesn't want to show his ([[TheBlank lack of]]) face. Unfortunately for Slenderman, communicating with his proxies is a tedious and not always accurate effort. This can derail his hunting plans. Also, if he were to try to interrogate his proxies for information about vampires, he might get a response like MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels. He can't research vampires via computers because he's a WalkingTechbane, and he can't direct his proxies to do so for him because of the aforementioned communication barrier.

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Slenderman's proxies are humans that he has finally identified as such and subsequently enslaved. Proxies whose necks are bare (e.g. Masky) GotVolunteered to be TheBait for vampires. Proxies whose necks are covered in cloth[[labelnote:Why?]]so that vampires can't bite the proxy without getting a mouthful of lint[[/labelnote]] (e.g. Hoodie) GotVolunteered to ambush vampires wherever Slenderman doesn't want to show his ([[TheBlank lack of]]) face. Unfortunately for Slenderman, communicating with his proxies is a tedious and not always accurate effort. This can derail his hunting plans. Also, if he were to try to interrogate his proxies for information about vampires, he might get a response like MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels. He can't research vampires via computers because he's a WalkingTechbane, and he can't direct his proxies to do so research for him or bring him informative books because of the aforementioned communication barrier.
5th Dec '17 1:00:41 AM Miss_Desperado
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[[folder: Crossover theories, SCP]]

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[[WMG: Slenderman is a humanoid [[Characters/RWBYCreaturesOfGrimm Creature of Grimm]].]]
To emphasize the "Grimm" part of "humanoid Grimm", let's look at what Slenderman and Creatures of Grimm have in common...
* Color scheme: Grimm Creatures are mostly black with some white and a little bit of red. Slenderman's black suit and black CombatTentacles account for the majority of his color, his skin is white, and his tie has been varyingly depicted as black or red.
** Mimicking the WhiteMaskOfDoom aesthetic - Slenderman with his [[TheBlank blank face]] and the Grimm creatures with their skull-like markings.
* Reaction to negative emotions: Grimm Creatures are explicitly stated to be drawn towards negative emotions. Slenderman's typical hunting pattern involves [[JustToyingWithThem way more stalking and chasing]] than is [[GetItOverWith strictly necessary for capture]], which implies that he's deliberately provoking fear for as long as he can get away with doing so.

To emphasize the "humanoid" part of "humanoid Grimm," most RWBY characters tend to have their own personal symbol - for example Lie Ren has a lily, Nora has a heart... Slenderman has a circle with an X through it.

[[WMG: Furthermore, Slenderman is capable of having kids with [[Characters/RWBYSalemsFaction Salem]].]]
The most powerful kids will inherit both parents' mental prowess[[note]]([[BizarreAlienPsychology whatever that might mean in Slenderman's case]])[[/note]] and {{Determinator}} tendencies, Salem's ability to speak, Slenderman's CombatTentacles, and Slenderman's BrownNote, OffscreenTeleportation and WalkingTechbane powers. The less powerful kids will be missing one or more of the items on the list. Body build and facial features (or lack thereof) would be a wild card.

This is, of course, assuming that Salem is (also) a humanoid Grimm and that Grimm reproduce in that manner.
->''[[QuoteMine (quotemining)]]'' '''Emerald''': Spare us the thought of you procreating.
[[note]]Emerald did actually say that, but in the context of bantering with Roman Torchwick.[[/note]]

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[[folder:Crossover theories, Star Wars]]

[[WMG: Slenderman would make an excellent [[Franchise/StarWars Sith Lord]].]]

His [[BrownNote Slender Sickness]], OffscreenTeleportation and WalkingTechbane powers would easily translate into using the dark side of the Force. And if [[YouHaveFailedMe any underling fails him]], the Slender Sickness can conceivably intensify to lethal levels.

[[WMG: Slenderman can CurbStomp Darth Vader easily.]]

In a nutshell, a DarkLordOnLifeSupport picking a fight with a WalkingTechbane is TooDumbToLive.

To go into more detail...

Assuming that all of Slenderman's powers and capabilities are him using the Dark Side of the Force, that means the Force is strong with him. He and Darth Vader could sense each other from across half the galaxy. We don't know the maximum range of Darth Vader's ForceChoke, but the success of that technique depends entirely on [[BizarreAlienBiology whether or not Slenderman has lungs]]. As they close the distance on each other, Slenderman [[WalkingTechbane can ruin Darth Vader's life support tech]] long before Darth Vader can get close enough to use his lightsaber.

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[[WMG: [[HorrifyingTheHorror Vampires fear and hate Slenderman]] and are [[AlwaysABiggerFish just as vulnerable]] to [[FoodChainOfEvil him]] as humans are.]]

A DaywalkingVampire will [[DaylightHorror not be safe from Slenderman during the day]]. Unlike some vampires, Slenderman can [[OffscreenTeleportation teleport]] across [[CannotCrossRunningWater running water]] and break into where he's [[MustBeInvited not invited]] (granted, he might have a little bit of difficulty), which means he can outmaneuver and corner vampires with those weaknesses. Slenderman's OffscreenTeleportation can keep up with vampires who turn into SuperSmoke or [[{{Animorphism}} a bat]] for faster travel.

Slenderman putting his victims' internal organs into trash bags is effective AntiRegeneration for any vampires with a HealingFactor. If he ever figures out that vampires are vulnerable to {{wooden stake}}s, there's nothing stopping him from [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice skewering vampires onto tree branches]].

Slender Sickness symptoms include fever, coughing, vomiting, memory loss, and bleeding from the nose and lungs. Depending on where a given vampire lies on the sliding scale of undeath, some symptoms might not manifest, or they might manifest with complications.
* Fever: This symptom depends on whether a given vampire still maintains a human body temperature or lost the ability to do so.
* Coughing: This symptom depends on whether a given vampire still needs to breathe or not.
* Vomiting, Memory Loss: Regardless of where they are on the sliding scale of undeath, vampires will still be just as vulnerable to this as humans are.
* Bleeding from the nose and lungs: This one is a little more complicated. A vampire with a HealingFactor might be able to stop the spontaneous hemorrhage within seconds, but a vampire without a HealingFactor risks having his/her lungs fill up with blood entirely. A vampire who still needs to breathe would risk drowning, but would also cough out the blood like a human. A vampire who doesn't need to breathe will need to first notice, then deliberately expel, the blood pooling in his/her lungs. In any case, losing blood like that taxes the vampire's HorrorHunger.

To add insult to injury, Slenderman's blood ([[BizarreAlienBiology if he even has any]]) is probably toxic to vampires.



[[WMG: Why Slenderman is a WalkingTechbane]]

To his BizarreAlienSenses, electronics look like something he can talk to. Unfortunately, his StarfishLanguage is too rough on the hardware, and he breaks the electronics completely when he attempts TranslationByVolume.

[[WMG: Slenderman is JustFollowingOrders to [[VanHelsingHateCrimes slay vampires]], but he can't tell the difference between vampires and humans.]]

Slenderman is a BeleagueredAssistant ([[SharpDressedMan hence the suit]]) whose BadBoss sent him to Earth to [[VanHelsingHateCrimes slay vampires]]. Unfortunately, Slenderman's BizarreAlienSenses can't easily distinguish between humans and vampires. It doesn't help that there are [[VampireVarietyPack countless different types of vampires]]. Further complicating the issue are vampires who avoid using their powers whenever possible so they can pass as human, and {{Vampire Vannabe}}s who are really good at imitating vampires. Any given power or weakness (or lack thereof) in an individual isn't a reliable indicator of whether or not that individual is a vampire, especially when taking into account Slenderman's unfamiliarity with Earth life. Therefore, for every vampire he's caught, he's also caught at least one human in the collateral damage.

Slenderman stalks his victims for so long for a few different reasons. First, he's trying to learn behavioral differences between humans and vampires. Second, he's trying to see if Slender Sickness affects vampires differently from humans. Third, he's trying to provoke a GodzillaThreshold use of vampiric powers so he can confirm that whoever he's stalking is indeed a vampire.

Slenderman dissects at least some of his victims as an attempt to decipher any biological differences between humans and vampires. He has had at least one dissected vampire [[PullingThemselvesTogether reassemble]] and ([[YankTheDogsChain temporarily]]) get away from him, but he's figured out through trial and error that trash-bagging the internal organs [[AntiRegeneration puts a stop to]] any vampire's HealingFactor. He's also mistaken humans for vampires and trash-bagged their internal organs as well.

Slenderman's proxies are humans that he has finally identified as such and subsequently enslaved. Proxies whose necks are bare (e.g. Masky) GotVolunteered to be TheBait for vampires. Proxies whose necks are covered in cloth[[labelnote:Why?]]so that vampires can't bite the proxy without getting a mouthful of lint[[/labelnote]] (e.g. Hoodie) GotVolunteered to ambush vampires wherever Slenderman doesn't want to show his ([[TheBlank lack of]]) face. Unfortunately for Slenderman, communicating with his proxies is a tedious and not always accurate effort. This can derail his hunting plans. Also, if he were to try to interrogate his proxies for information about vampires, he might get a response like MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels. He can't research vampires via computers because he's a WalkingTechbane, and he can't direct his proxies to do so for him because of the aforementioned communication barrier.



Everyone assumes that Slendy must be a man because "he" appears to be wearing a suit and lacks breasts. However, man's clothing have become unisex decades ago (and that is assuming the suit is actual clothing and not part of Slendy's body) and there is no reason to assume that Slendy's species would exhibit the same sexual dimorphism as humans. So Slender"man" could conceivably be female.

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Everyone assumes that Slendy must be a man because "he" appears to be wearing a suit and lacks breasts. However, man's clothing have become unisex decades ago (and that is assuming the suit is actual clothing and not part of Slendy's body) and there is no reason to assume that Slendy's species would exhibit the same sexual dimorphism as humans. So Slender"man" could conceivably be female.female.

[[WMG: Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme can hinder Slenderman's attempts to [[LaserGuidedAmnesia erase your memory]].]]

Why those specific herbs, you ask? They're associated with remembrance. Now the question is, would the herbs would be more effective if you carried them or ate them?
17th Nov '17 12:18:48 AM Miss_Desperado
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[[WMG: Slender Man is a former employee of WesternAnimation/MonstersInc]]
He falls under the general category of "monster", appears to wear a business suit, is primarily focused on children, is very stealthy, and is often seen hanging back and not full on attacking, as if he's afraid of direct contact. The secret level in SlenderTheArrival has a habit of teleporting you to another room every other time you walk through a doorway. He ended up getting banished, and is now taking kids to power his experiments to get back home.

[[WMG: The Slender Man is actually a rejected/runaway Robot Master from Dr. Wily]]
* He programmed him to guard the forest or do some impossible job with his tentacles but it attacked Dr. Wily and Wily destroy him. He then threw him into the forest and abandoned him, however...it was still alive and legend has it that he is still roaming around looking for revenge against Dr. Wily.

[[WMG: The Slender Man is a [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 Spy]]]]
He wanted to be able to turn invisible without his cloaking devices, so he asked the Medic to operate on him. The results weren't exactly... pretty.

[[WMG: Literature/BabaYaga is Slendy's mother.]]
Think about it; both are malevolent {{Humanoid Abomination}}s who live in the forest and prey on small children. Baba Yaga may either be Slendy's mother in the traditional sense (as in, she gave birth to him) or perhaps she [[TrulySingleParent created him with her evil magic]]. She's also the only one who can tell the Slender Man what to do because, hey, [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas even creepy humanoid abominations love their mamas]].
* Baba Yaga is often paired off with Koschei the Deathless, who shares more than a few similarities with Slenderman (very thin, seemingly invincible). The only way to kill Koschei is to destroy a [[SoulJar needle inside an egg]][[note]]inside a duck inside a bunny inside a case hanging on an oak tree[[/note]]. If Koschei ''is'' Slendy's father, then this means one thing - ladies and gentlemen, ''[[HolyShitQuotient we have found the way]]'' ''[[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu to kill Slenderman]]''. Now, where to find an island with a spooky oak with a case hanging on it?[[note]]Or we simply could [[GroinAttack kick Slender Man in the]] [[BilingualBonus balls]].[[/note]]

[[WMG: Slendy is [[Film/{{Phantasm}} The Tall Man]].]]
BOY!



[[WMG: The Slender Man is a rapist.]]
The main character in the game Slender is a girl, right? So, The Slender Man might try to rape her if she isn't fast enough to collect all 8 pages.
* Do I even need to state all the things that are [[UnfortunateImplications wrong]] with this guess?
* Buddy, you've accused the wrong Slender. [[https://arcanineryu.deviantart.com/art/Sexual-offenderman-Slenderman-variation-328452140 Sexual-Offenderman]] is [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the one who pulls this sort of stunt]].[[note]]But not in the context of pages and forests, that's iconic to Slenderman. Roses and urban areas are iconic to Sexual-Offenderman.[[/note]]

[[WMG: Slender Man is actually able to disguise himself as an ordinary human.]]
[[InvisibleToNormals To most people]], he just appears to be a random suited man. However some people are somehow able to see past this guise, so Slendy monitors them to make sure his cover isn't blown.

[[WMG: Slenderman is actually a time-traveling creature protecting us from the protagonists of the web series]]
He's singling them out because at a certain point in their futures, they will all do something terrible to someone else. Think about it: most of the protagonists had some sort of connection to him in their childhood. Perhaps he tried to kill them off before, or at least, dissuade them somehow. So, now that they're adults, he hunts them down and kills them or drives them to insanity to the point where they can't harm anyone. His methods, however, can be... [[GoodIsNotSoft extreme]].

[[WMG: The reason most of the webseries protagonists discover that they've met Slendy as children.]]
It's not that they escaped Slendy when they were young. When Slendy discovers a human that interests him for whatever reason; he goes back in time to their childhood to torment them.



[[WMG: The Slender Man is a rapist.]]
The main character in the game Slender is a girl, right? So, The Slender Man might try to rape her if she isn't fast enough to collect all 8 pages.
* Do I even need to state all the things that are [[UnfortunateImplications wrong]] with this guess?



[[WMG: Slender Man is a former employee of WesternAnimation/MonstersInc]]
He falls under the general category of "monster", appears to wear a business suit, is primarily focused on children, is very stealthy, and is often seen hanging back and not full on attacking, as if he's afraid of direct contact. The secret level in SlenderTheArrival has a habit of teleporting you to another room every other time you walk through a doorway. He ended up getting banished, and is now taking kids to power his experiments to get back home.

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[[WMG: Slender Man is a former employee of WesternAnimation/MonstersInc]]
He falls under the general category of "monster", appears to wear a business suit, is primarily focused on children, is very stealthy, and is often seen hanging back and not full on attacking, as if he's afraid of direct contact. The secret level in SlenderTheArrival has a habit of teleporting you to another room every other time you walk through a doorway. He ended up getting banished, and is now taking kids to power his experiments to get back home.



[[WMG: The Slender Man is actually a rejected/runaway Robot Master from Dr. Wily]]
* He programmed him to guard the forest or do some impossible job with his tentacles but it attacked Dr. Wily and Wily destroy him. He then threw him into the forest and abandoned him, however...it was still alive and legend has it that he is still roaming around looking for revenge against Dr. Wily.

to:

[[WMG: The Slender Man is actually a rejected/runaway Robot Master from Dr. Wily]]
* He programmed him to guard the forest or do some impossible job with his tentacles but it attacked Dr. Wily and Wily destroy him. He then threw him into the forest and abandoned him, however...it was still alive and legend has it that he is still roaming around looking for revenge against Dr. Wily.



[[WMG: The Slender Man is a [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 Spy]]]]
He wanted to be able to turn invisible without his cloaking devices, so he asked the Medic to operate on him. The results weren't exactly... pretty.



[[WMG: Slender Man is actually able to disguise himself as an ordinary human.]]
[[InvisibleToNormals To most people]], he just appears to be a random suited man. However some people are somehow able to see past this guise, so Slendy monitors them to make sure his cover isn't blown.



[[WMG: Literature/BabaYaga is Slendy's mother.]]
Think about it; both are malevolent {{Humanoid Abomination}}s who live in the forest and prey on small children. Baba Yaga may either be Slendy's mother in the traditional sense (as in, she gave birth to him) or perhaps she [[TrulySingleParent created him with her evil magic]]. She's also the only one who can tell the Slender Man what to do because, hey, [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas even creepy humanoid abominations love their mamas]].
* Baba Yaga is often paired off with Koschei the Deathless, who shares more than a few similarities with Slenderman (very thin, seemingly invincible). The only way to kill Koschei is to destroy a [[SoulJar needle inside an egg]][[note]]inside a duck inside a bunny inside a case hanging on an oak tree[[/note]]. If Koschei ''is'' Slendy's father, then this means one thing - gentlemen, ''[[HolyShitQuotient we have found the way]]'' ''[[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu to kill Slenderman]]''. Now, where to find an island with a spooky oak with a case hanging on it?[[note]]Or we simply could [[GroinAttack kick Slender Man in the]] [[BilingualBonus balls]].[[/note]]



[[WMG: Slendy is [[Film/{{Phantasm}} The Tall Man]].]]
BOY!



Everyone assumes that Slendy must be a man because "he" appears to be wearing a suit and lacks breasts. However, man's clothing have become unisex decades ago (and that is assuming the suit is actual clothing and not part of Slendy's body) and there is no reason to assume that Slendy's species would exhibit the same sexual dimorphism as humans. So Slender"man" could conceivably be female.

[[WMG: Slenderman is actually a time-traveling creature protecting us from the protagonists of the web series]]
He's singling them out because at a certain point in their futures, they will all do something terrible to someone else. Think about it: most of the protagonists had some sort of connection to him in their childhood. Perhaps he tried to kill them off before, or at least, dissuade them somehow. So, now that they're adults, he hunts them down and kills them or drives them to insanity to the point where they can't harm anyone. His methods, however, can be... [[GoodIsNotSoft extreme]].

[[WMG: The reason most of the webseries protagonists discover that they've met Slendy as children.]]
It's not that they escaped Slendy when they were young. When Slendy discovers a human that interests him for whatever reason; he goes back in time to their childhood to torment them.

to:

Everyone assumes that Slendy must be a man because "he" appears to be wearing a suit and lacks breasts. However, man's clothing have become unisex decades ago (and that is assuming the suit is actual clothing and not part of Slendy's body) and there is no reason to assume that Slendy's species would exhibit the same sexual dimorphism as humans. So Slender"man" could conceivably be female.

[[WMG: Slenderman is actually a time-traveling creature protecting us from the protagonists of the web series]]
He's singling them out because at a certain point in their futures, they will all do something terrible to someone else. Think about it: most of the protagonists had some sort of connection to him in their childhood. Perhaps he tried to kill them off before, or at least, dissuade them somehow. So, now that they're adults, he hunts them down and kills them or drives them to insanity to the point where they can't harm anyone. His methods, however, can be... [[GoodIsNotSoft extreme]].

[[WMG: The reason most of the webseries protagonists discover that they've met Slendy as children.]]
It's not that they escaped Slendy when they were young. When Slendy discovers a human that interests him for whatever reason; he goes back in time to their childhood to torment them.
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[[WMG: The Slender Man is the offspring of a [[Series/DoctorWho Weeping Angel and a Silent]].]]
There's been theories of him being either one of these alien races; it isn't the biggest leap in logic to assume that he's a hybrid of both. (Of course, that begs the question of how exactly the two reproduce...)



[[WMG: Slender Man is a Chameleon trying to imitate a Silent]]
* From the Doctor Who story The Faceless Ones, the Chameleons have lost their forms so are using humans. Perhaps they used Silents.



[[folder: Crossover theories, SCP]]

[[WMG: The Slender Man is actually [[Wiki/SCPFoundation an SCP object]].]]
He is a Keter level SCP object that has been deemed impossible to contain by the Wiki/SCPFoundation. Thus they just opt to register all cases of people interacting with Slendy and administer amnesiacs to all involved. The bouts of LaserGuidedAmnesia are not caused by Slendy, but rather by Foundation agents who regularily memory wipe all who interact with Slendy. To support this, they also keep up a disinformation campaign to paint all reports of Slendy as mere [[AlternateRealityGame Alternate Reality Games]]. A percentage of all the Slender Man related sites are most likely fakes kept up by the Foundation to make the real reports seem unreliable.
* It becomes even worse when you take the [[Franchise/TheFearMythos extended universe]] into account. Just compare [[http://thefearmythos.wikia.com/wiki/The_Unnamed_Child the Unnamed Child]] to [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-1076 SCP-1079]]!

[[WMG:The Slender Man is [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-966 SCP-966]].]]
The "faceless businessman" is simply a hallucination that has become widespread among victims due to the Slender Man's increasing popularity on the internet.

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[[WMG: Slender Man is a failed [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Gear project]] ]]
The Slender man is a gear that retained his/her/it's free will and is trying to summon an army of gears to kill [[BigBad That Man]]

[[WMG: The Slender Man is a [[Anime/SpiritedAway No Face]]]]
The older descriptions of him having different faces is a result of people catching his [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noh#Masks face]] from different angles. Also, he feeds on others' emotions, which makes him only as harmful or as helpful as the people around him.

[[WMG: "The Slender Man" is a [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Puella Magi style witch]].]]
It explains virtually everything about Slendy: static has been used at least once in the anime in relation to witches; the world warps when Slendy is near because the viewer is caught within its labyrinth; many of the strange things that happen can be caused by a Witch's mark; Witches feed off of grief. It probably made a wish related to protecting children when it made the contract.
** Also, many of slender man's victims [[NeverFoundTheBody disappear without a trace]]. It has been established that people killed inside of witches barriers suffer the same fate.
** Likely a witch somewhere the scale of Walpurgis night. It is immune to human weaponry enough to survive getting hit with concentrated fire from an assault rifle, and can manifest outside a barrier seemingly at will. It just has a different, more personal modis operandi than Walpurgis night.

[[WMG: Slender Man is the same species as the Skinnies from ''Series/FallingSkies'']]
He's been sent ahead of the main fleet to scout out the planet. His facelessness is due to a malfunctioning hologram projector that was supposed to disguise him as a normal human.

[[WMG: All Slender Man's victims have one thing in common they didn't tell us about - they created at least one bad fanfiction]]
Slender Man is a rogue agent of the WebOriginal/ProtectorsOfThePlotContinuum or Fanfic/AntiClicheAndMarySueEliminationSociety that decided the only way to get rid of badly written fanfictions full of [[MarySue Sues]] and [[PlotHole Plot Holes]] that haunts TheMultiverse was to eliminate their creators by killing them, driving them crazy or scaring them shitless.

H(a)unting is his StartOfDarkness, where he entered the world created by bad Mary Sue fanfiction of himself, worse, he has to fight his own copy, that had become local Sue's guardian. And he lost. This lead him to conclusion that his mission could never be acomplished, as every world he fixes was replaced with two more, each being even bigger mess that previous one. He found a way to travel beyond the Multiverse, to the world that, as he found out, is home of writers, who created all other world. To our world. He wanted to punish those mad demiurges, who dare to pollute his precious Multiverse with their crap, but thanks to some sort of TimeyWimeyBall he appeared before H(a)unting was created, bringing creation to his own mythos. All those badly-written fanfictions that sudennly stopped updating and their creators dissapeared from the web? He killed them.

He allows getting caught on pictures and tapes, as well as being subject of blogs, so he can make people fear him more, as this makes his job easier and people more afraid of him. He didn't go after people like [[Webcomic/{{Sonichu}} Chris-chan]] or [[Webcomic/CtrlAltDel Tim Bukley]], as their hatedoms would cheer for him killing them, and he doesn't want to be loved or worshipped - only feared. He, however, is The Entity stalking [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] - defeating and breaking popular reviewer will leave his fandom terrified of him and send stright message - nobody is safe.

[[Franchise/TheFearMythos Fears]] are allies or other rogue agents he brought to help his cause...or have an agenda or their own. [[WebVideo/EverymanHYBRID HABIT]] might also come from TheMultiverse and has some sort of plan, but Slendy finds it too ridiculous to thinks of him as more than mere annoyance.

Slender Man goes after kids, because they have wild imagination and often likes to create stories, that would come out as sueish, if written by older people. All children he killed? They had potential to create MS when they grow up. Of course, they had potential to actually learn and become skilled writers and now all stories they could give us are lost forever. Which means that he might be threat to his native Multiverse - by killing future creators he will immiediately cut out Multiverse's supply of new worlds. Without writers there will be no fiction. Without fiction Multiverse will stop evolving. And what cannot evolve, must die. He will throw our world into depths of despair and apathy created by lack of creativity and entertainment and doom his own, along with countless of others.

* The Fanfic/AntiClicheAndMarySueEliminationSociety apologizes for the actions of Agent Slendy.
** On behalf of the The Sunflower Official, we also-Fuck, there goes the beeper again!
*** Buzz off, weed. We had him first.
*** Bite me, clicher. We've got the fucker's dossier. He's one of ours. You want the scumbag, you'll have to go through Internal Affairs. And we'll be bringing Security Dandelions as backup. We are the PPC. We handle our own. No matter the cost. So push off, if you know what's good for you.
*** [[SarcasmMode Oh no. Not the dandelions. Please don't pollenate on us.]]
** Now now, children!! We don't have time to bicker - and the Sues will be laughing at us.
*** On behalf of the Fanfic/AntiClicheAndMarySueEliminationSociety, I, who am solely responsible for this event, offer an official apology to the WebOriginal/ProtectorsOfThePlotContinuum for my less-than-proper behavior.
*** Now, if you'll excuse me, I've a flamethrower crazy asshat to capture and neuralyze. God-fucking-dammit, the paperwork is going to be insane.

[[WMG: Slender Man is [[ComicBook/TeenTitans K'ardiak]].]]

Think about it. K'ardiak can shapeshift, or at least change the form of his tendrils, and those tendrils can branch into more tendrils. Like the Slender Man. K'ardiak also kidnaps children and carries them off to unknown fates. Sound familiar?

[[WMG: Slender Man and the Erlkönig are one and the same.]]
Fellow music buffs/Slenderfans, consider: Slendy is much, much older than the Internet, wears formal clothing, stalks and kidnaps children, causes illness, and adults tend to dismiss him as the child's overactive imagination.

The original poem, written by Goethe, was first published in 1782. OlderThanTheyThink, check.

The Erlkönig is said to have a crown and a robe. The crown and robe are signs of kingship, of course, but could also be worn by any member of the upper-class elite. The raiment of choice of today's upper-class royalty? The suit. Check.

The Erlkönig tried to lure away the child by enticing him with games, toys, pretty girls, riches, anything. In the original image from the Website/SomethingAwful forums, the children can be seen at Slendy's feet, dancing and playing. Check.

One interpretation of the poem is that the child is dying of a fever and hallucinating the Erlkönig. If you think of it this way, it is possible that both are true: that the child is hallucinating due to the fever, and that the Erlkönig ''is actually there.'' The child dies at the end of the piece, and depending on how you look at it, he could have been killed by either the fever, or by the Erlkönig himself. Check.

The father, carrying the child through the dark, foggy, windy woods (one can only imagine what might happen if the video camera had been invented yet), dismisses the Erlkönig as a figment of the child's imagination. That, or he too can see him and is fleeing for his own life as well as that of his son, and is merely telling the son this to keep him calm. Check.

Other epileptic branches for this particular sapling: The Narrator could be a Slender proxy, probably a scribe in the pre-computer era. The horse, represented in the song by the rapid (and incredibly difficult-to-play) triplet figures in the piano part, could be this story's EvilDetectingDog.

A recording of the lied, set to music by Franz Schubert, for your [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FT1AcNjIZT4&feature=channel_video_title listening pleasure]]

[[WMG: The Slender Man was originally [[VideoGame/{{Prototype}} Blacklight]].]]
At some point he consumed a being with space/time manipulation powers, which enabled him to travel to alternate universes, including our own. The reason he's faceless is because he's consumed so many people his identity is no longer coherent. This would also explain the lack of consensus regarding his motivations: they keep changing.

[[WMG: The Slender Man is [[LordoftheRings Old Man Willow]]]]
He's (presumably) evil. Related in someway to trees. Has hypnotic powers. It all adds up, Tolkien obviously had an encounter with The Slender Man and wrote about him.

[[WMG: The Slender Man is Randall Flagg.]]
In the first part of ''Literature/TheStand'', Flagg is briefly sighted by a couple of individuals, and in a few people's dreams, but never really reveals himself until after the plague has run its course.

[[WMG: The Slender Man is [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Sephiroth]].]]
That's why we never get a good look at him; the ''real'' Slender Man is buried in a glacier somewhere around the North Pole.

[[WMG: That WTTW MaxHeadroom weirdo is The Slender Man.]]
And the young girl at the end is one of his abductees.

[[WMG: The Slender Man and The Mothman are the same creature.]]
Similar appearance; similar M.O.

[[WMG: The Slender Man is also the same creature as the Blackbird of Chernobyl.]]

[[WMG: The Slender Man is related to [[VideoGame/MineCraft Herobrine]].]]
I think we've established the similarities already; HumanoidAbobmination, haunts you, creepy as hell... Oh, and don't get me STARTED on [[WebVideo/BenDrowned BEN]].

[[WMG: The Slender Man is [[Series/{{Angel}} Wesley Wyndam-Pryce]]. ]]
In [[Recap/AngelS02E03FirstImpressions an episode of Angel]], Wesley teleports and stares at Angel ominously. [[spoiler: Granted it was a dream, but the purposeful ridiculousness of this entry renders that point moot.]] Need I say more?

[[WMG: The Slender Man is a [[Webcomic/TheFan Xul'kghmarhin]] agent]]
[[http://www.shastrix.com/thefan/index.php?comic=309 I mean just look at them]]. They look like slender men, with helmets no human head can fit into. Try imagining one of [[spoiler: them]] in a black suit.

[[WMG: The Slender Man [[Literature/AmericanGods used to be a god]]]]
He was once the god of a tribe in the Black Forest [[spoiler: like Hinzelmann]], made from the body of a child killed for that purpose. He drew his power from the children that were sacrificed to him. Then he was almost forgotten, remembered as a boogieman that lived in the woods and killed children. Even then, his legend faded as time passed and people spread out. It was only remembered by an SA member, who turned that creepy story his grandma used to tell him into a picture. And then, people began to believe in him...

He has no face, because he was raised in darkness and silence, with no need for one. He became taller and thinner, with many arms, as the forest became part of the story as well. His potentially benign moments are actually his true nature, as he was created to be the luck of the tribe. But it's been so long, and he's grown so weak, that he needs a lot of sacrifices in order to survive. His followers and believers are growing, though, and so is the power of the Slender Man.

[[WMG: The Slender Man is a Manga/DeathNote style shinigami or something]]
* He's only noticed by the people he's stalking. Shinigami can only be seen by a person who has their Death Note.
* Being around him tends to result in unfortunate occurences.
* Black-and-white color palette.
* Vaguely humanlike form [[note]] Well, ''most'' of the shinigami are somewhat humanoid at least...[[/note]]
* If anyone can think of more reasons, add them.

[[WMG: The Slender Man is [[Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog Dr. Facilier's]] [[KingdomHearts Nobody]].]]
The Shadow Man obviously gave his heart to Darkness, and his body type and dress are similar to Slendy. And also compare one of the Dusk Nobodies from ''Kingdom Hearts 2'' to how The Slender Man looks.

[[WMG: The Slender Man is related to Silas from The Graveyard Book]]

Both Silas and the Slender Man are tall, spindly pale men wearing impeccable black business suits, are immortal (Silas being neither quite living nor dead, and the Slender Man being...the Slender Man) and seem to have a fixation with little children.

[[WMG: The Slender Man is Mantarok]]
After arranging the deaths of Ulayoth, Zel'lotath, and Chtur'gha, Mantarok sets in motion his own machinations, reborn in his humanoid form and moving between time periods, feasting on human fear to recover his strength. Mantarok favored humans so much because their fear is so delicious.

[[WMG: Slendy is a larval form of the mothman]]
Think about it, strange, slightly eldritch appearance, tendency to appear before disasters... And the mystery that surrounds them both. The Slender Man will eventually metamorphosize into a moth man and foretell(or cause) the next great disaster

[[WMG: The Slender Man is a [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Counter Guardian]] ]]
His victims are knowingly or unknowingly causing something that will kill thousands of Humans, and The Slender Man is trying to distract them. If they stop causing whatever disaster he's trying to prevent (either because they're too scared of him to do it or because they've been driven mad), he completes his job successfully. If they cross a certain threshold, he fails and one or more other Counter Guardians step in for the kill.

[[WMG: Slender Man is a {{Pokemon}}.]]
And he is a Dark/Fairy type.



[[WMG: Slendy is related to WebOriginal/TheRake somehow.]]
Pale skin, long limb, murderous, [[ThingsThatGoBumpInTheNight attack at night]]. I can't be the only one to have noticed this.

[[WMG:Alternatively, Slendy and the Rake are enemies.]]
I don't have much of a reason for believing this; I mostly do so because 1. I can see them being rivals and 2. I like the image of Slendy saying "I hate you" to the Rake.

[[WMG: Slendy is related to Herobrine somehow.]]
Think about it. Both of them have the exact same tendencies, even though Herobrine isn't picky about who he attacks. No one is certain if either of them are real. My guess? Herobrine is either an ally or foe of Slendy's.

If Herobrine were Slendy's enemy, that would explain why he's trapped in Minecraft. Every time Mojang removes him, he escapes for a short while, but is promptly locked up again, explaining the "Removed Herobrine" thing.

However, if they're allies, that means someone is keeping Herobrine locked up so we can deal with Slendy. Question is, who??

* [[WebVideo/BenDrowned BEN?]]



[[WMG: The Slender Man is what a normal human becomes when someone is photographed too much.]]
This might need a bit explaining: There was a theory at 1800 century, that photographing works by tearing a part of your soul and printing it on a paper. And what happens when a person is photographed too much? He (or she) becomes one of "The Slender Men".

[[WMG: Slender Man is actually Creator/JhonenVasquez]]
He's tall, skinny, he's got tentacle arms and is clearly a little bit twisted. All Jhonen has to do is put on (take off?) a mask and a suit and ta da- The Slender Man.
** But Jhonen Vasquez is really short.

[[WMG: The Slender Man is H.P. Lovecraft himself.]]
In death, he has become what he was once famed for creating--an eldritch horror. [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/27/Lovecraft1934.jpg Take a look for yourself]]. Tell me you don't see the similarities.

[[WMG: The Slender Man is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Wadlow Robert Wadlow]] in disguise]]
Slendy has been reported to be around 9-10 feet tall. Wadlow was 9 feet tall. Wadlow had simply faked his own death, shaved his head, and puts on a flesh-colored material over his head whenever he appears to others, which actually hides the fact that he's currently in his 80s (Slendy doesn't have any wrinkles in his skin) as well as making it seems as though he is lacking a face.

[[WMG: The Slender Man is a Wall Street businessman.]]
Think about it; he always wears a suit, started causing problems for people in the late 2000's, and screws over the younger generation.

[[WMG: The Slender Man is the ghost of Creator/JohnBelushi.]]
Belushi used to ask everyone he met if he could borrow twenty dollars, just to gauge their reaction.



[[WMG:The Slender Man is a ninja.]]
If you see him, it's already too late.

Beware.

[[WMG: The Slender Man is the logical extreme of Schroedinger's Cat.]]
His Slenderwalking ability is the result of not only being alive and dead, but also in every single state of being known to man (and several known to dolphins) until observed. He is everywhere at once, and once observed is able to use his other powers.

[[WMG: The Slender Man's telepathic abilities are vastly overhyped.]]
This is not to say that the Slender Man is weak, but rather certain telepathic powers attributed to him (namely the whole inducing people to insanity thing) are not actually the result of his mental abilities. As far as the mental breakdowns the various characters affected by him suffered, I haven't seen anything that can't honestly be attributed to someone simply suffering intense fear or stress over an extended period of time. The fact that said fear and stress are the result of paranoia being caused by a subtly inhuman monstrosity of supernatural ability only makes the effect even worse. The Slender Man doesn't have the telepathic power to drive his victims insane, he doesn't need it. That's the main reason he spends so much time always lurking in the background rather than actually taking action.

[[WMG: Slender Man can [[Literature/AWrinkleInTime tesser]].]]
He can move pretty much at will through both time and space without the use of any particular craft, and he can apparently take others along for the ride. Perhaps he's even an agent of the Black Thing, a hypothesis I only forward because he doesn't exactly seem to be a good guy. If he were fighting the Black Thing, he wouldn't be kidnapping children and/or eviscerating them. (Although, we don't know what he does with all the kids... maybe he really is some sort of guardian entity; he knows the Black Thing is coming, so he's trying to save us. But he's so damn freaky, we just don't get it. [[{{Beat}} ...]][[EvilIsCool I think I like him better as a villain]].) Even his physiognomy might be blamed on tessering; perhaps he tessered to the wrong sort of planet. After all, Mrs Which did land everyone on a 2-D planet by accident once. Or maybe he tessered ''too much,'' and that much playing with physics reflected itself in his body.

[[WMG:Slendy just wants a hug.]]
But he's shy and has NoSocialSkills, so he mostly lurks around awkwardly, trying to get up the confidence to talk to people. When he does actually find the nerve, he ''still'' has NoSocialSkills, so he's just like, "YOU. YES YOU. YOU THERE WITH THE CAMERA. I DEMAND HUGS. YOU WILL HUG ME, DAMMIT. STOP COUGHING, YOU PRICK."

[[WMG:The Slender Man has a hard time getting inside people's homes.]]
Whatever The Slender Man is, his state prevents him from easily entering a person's home, somewhat like a vampire. That is why he's always outside, seemingly doing nothing for so long: He's trying to figure out how to get inside this particular building. It takes time, which is why he never strikes inside a person's home instantly.

[[WMG: The only reason the Slender Man wants 20 dollars is so he can buy VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}.]]
There's only one problem: This contradicts the theory that the Slender Man is Herobrine.

[[WMG: Slender Man isn't the abomination. ''We'' are.]]
Our universe is an EldritchLocation made up of AlienGeometries, filled with endless light-years of {{Brown Note}}s which the inhabitants of all the other universes try to pretend doesn't exist. Slender Man is a MessianicArchetype among them, coming over here to try to show us humans [[GoMadFromTheRevelation a much more rational way to exist]]. Even though he's gone the AFormYouAreComfortableWith route, the head has no details because a humanoid shape is as much BodyHorror as he can deal with, and having to wear a vile, hideous ''face'' would drive him insane. Every once in a while the stress of existing in a WorldGoneMad like ours makes him snap, causing him to lash out at us. He's very sorry when this happens, and apologizes by cutting open the body cavity, removing the organs, placing them in plastic bags and putting them back in. The Hallowed and Proxies are those humans that Slender Man has enlightened and have decided to help him on his mission. Those who disappear he's taken to live in one of the ''normal'' universes, where triangles sanely have four sides, one plus one isn't tyrannically constrained to always equal two, and organs aren't trapped inside of bodies.
** This just made this troper's day. Thanks dude. :)

[[WMG: Slender Man is omnipresent - he watches everybody everywhere at all time]]
He is however seen only by people he choses. He is watching me, he is watching you, and everybody else. And only those he want to mess with will ever find out.

[[WMG: Slender Man is not a single entity, it's [[OhCrap an entire race]].]]
This explains why Slendy is different in different [[AlternateRealityGame ARGs]] and stories in the mythos: The Slender Men that appear in these stories are also each a different member of the Slender Man race. Most likely, whenever someone discovers about Slendy, [[OhCrap a new member of the Slender Race is created]] [[ParanoiaFuel as their personal stalker out of their imagination]] - in other words, creating your own opinion on what Slendy is only serves to create you a personal Slendy according to your views. But it is also possible to pass on your own Slendy to someone else, like, for example, in the case of WebVideo/MarbleHornets. The Operator was originally Alex's personal Slendy, but due to the involvement of the MH crew they all became targets of The Operator. When multiple people who have a Slendy meet, they see the same Slendy (for example, they can all agree ''where'' Slendy is and his general qualities), but he might appear slightly different to all of them. This cements Slendy's true nature as an abstract monster that just takes the form of a tall, suited man due to the imaginations of the people who first summoned him.

[[WMG: Slender Man and his powers have no limitations.]]
Any "rules" he supposedly follows are just another way of toying with his victims' minds. This is why he acts differently across the various stories of the mythos.

[[WMG: The Slender Man is made up of the mist that so very often accompanies him]]
The mist is some kind of supernatural miasma, hence the "Slender Sickness." He can't be harmed physically because he is a solid representation of the sinister Miasma. This mist messes with you mind and causes you to hallucinate, and Slendy can just revert to a gaseous form is threatened. This gas is slightly caustic to the insidey-parts of electronics, hence the visual distortions when the videos are played.

[[WMG: The Slender Man doesn't know his own origins and is trying to find out.]]
That's what this is all about. The Slender Man has either forgotten how he came to be or never knew in the first place. He is either prevented from looking into it himself or he has tried, reached a dead end and thought human perspectives might work better. His stalking of people is to make them start investigating him in the hope they'll find out something useful. He kills/abducts/whatever his victims to motivate those who knew them to work harder or tie up a loose end if he thinks they've gotten as far as they're going to and their continued survival might distract other possibilities. He'll only stop if someone finds out, once and for all, what he is. If that's even possible.

[[WMG: Slendy's reputation as a ChildEater is totally undeserved.]]
Look at the children in the original image. They're not frightened of him; they're gathered around, looking up at him expectantly, like he's about to tell them a story. And what sound is the Slender Man often associated with? Children's laughter. Not their sobs or screams, their ''[[FriendToAllChildren laughter]]''.

[[WMG: The Slender Man himself does not kill or harm anyone.]]
His presence drives humans mad, causing them to attack and kill each other. Any disappearances are simply when the killers are able to hide the bodies.

[[WMG: The Slender Man is not corporeal.]]
Slendy doesn't just have telepathy, He exists in human minds. Visual sitings are hallucinations. Electronic recordings were modified by telekinesis, edited by someone under His influence, or don't themselves contain the image - we just hallucinate His image in the photo. His victims [[PsychicAssistedSuicide kill themselves]].

[[WMG: Slendy exist beyond both space and time and is both evil and good(in a human sense) ]]

so here is my theory there are two forms of slendy that we humans see one is the evil or just sadistic version that we are scared of and the other is the good or kinder version that protects children and others but especially children, my theory is that along time ago or in the far future he was torturing someone or something with latent psychic ablitys and wanted to feel there fear (an emotion its been theorized on here he feeds off) but do to the psychic ablitys of the victim he suddenly got a view of himself and his kind form the perspective of those he tortured, suddenly seeing us as more then just cattle he fights back against the lovecraftian abominations, even though he is one, to make sure are little rock in the back waters of forever is safe form his brothers and sisters.

[[WMG: Slendy is trying to censor himself from reality.]]
The Slender Man does not enjoy being in our plane of existence. By erasing all evidence of himself, he hopes to leave our universe and go back to... somewhere.

In the past, it was relatively easy for him to undo the damage from his accidental encounters: a kidnapping here, a bout of amnesia there, and when it was necessary, arson to destroy any depiction of himself that was too accurate. At most, this left behind tales of an evil, child-murdering being, but nothing that the Slender Man would consider too tangible evidence of himself that would bind him to this world.

Unfortunately, the information age has changed all of that. Much to the Slender Man's horror, stories and videos of him are spreading like wildfire, such that it might trap him in our world forever. Because of that, his attacks have gotten more frequent, but even these just make his presence in our minds more permanent. Expect him to take more extreme measures in the future...

[[WMG: Slender Man saves children from abusives parents]]
Think about it. Slendy is tall, and wear a nice suit, and don't seems to be the "naturally violent" type. He's primary kidnapping children, but he does so in a "strange manner". I don't think there's a lot of story about Slendy Mind Screwing a child. The child just goes to him, and pop, he disappears, followed by Slendy.

The look is mean to hide in the human world while having a reassuring appearance for children. Perhaps the blank face appears like this because we're adults / relatively old persons. The child will see a smiling face, and the suit is a plus to make Slendy reassuring. Once the child's gone with Slendy (maybe he drop them somewhere in the world, a very far away place and possibly erase some of their memory so they don't get trauma issues), he then goes to a rampage against whoever dared hurt an innocent child.

Years later, the child is all grown up, but Slendy still keeps an eye on him, kinda like a dad. But he can't interfere in his life, just provide some mental support (not a superpower, just like a compassionate friend). However there is drawback. If the children (now adults) notices their protector, their brain will start to bug, receiving contradictory information. The results : paranoia, nosebleed, y'a know the thing. Sure we mainly see Slendy screws over people, but considering the amount of time he's been active, I'm confident about the fact that the vast majority of his "children" don't know about him.

For those who knows him and start creeping out, Slendy, who truly loves them, understands that he has to let them go, so he start going after them, but they're mistake it for him trying to kill them and start creeping out more, maybe starting a blog to relate their nightmare. But eventually, Slendy will catch'em all. And then he will erase their memory of him. Definitively. Using his powers he will modify the entire internet, the tapes they have recorded, the videos they have made, everything, to make it look like fictions, horrible, fearful fictions of him.

Why doe she does this ? Because he knows his place. He knows the harm he will does to the world if he get really discovered. Scientists will hurt children to summons him. And he cannot accept that. He'd rather have the whole humanity against him than that. He's the hero we need, not the one we deserve. Yep, Slender Man is BATMAN.

[[WMG: The Slender Man is just really fucking bored.]]

[[WMG: The real reason the more you know about Slender Man the more you're in danger...]]
Slendy is GenreSavvy enough to realize that human beings are very good at figuring out how to hurt or kill other living things. Although his weakness/weaknesses are as of yet unknown, every time someone starts investigating him there is the chance that they may discover the secret. If such a person were to succeed, and live to share that information with others, Slendy would be ruined.



[[WMG:The Slender Man is a ninja.]]
If you see him, it's already too late.

Beware.

[[WMG: Slender Man can [[Literature/AWrinkleInTime tesser]].]]
He can move pretty much at will through both time and space without the use of any particular craft, and he can apparently take others along for the ride. Perhaps he's even an agent of the Black Thing, a hypothesis I only forward because he doesn't exactly seem to be a good guy. If he were fighting the Black Thing, he wouldn't be kidnapping children and/or eviscerating them. (Although, we don't know what he does with all the kids... maybe he really is some sort of guardian entity; he knows the Black Thing is coming, so he's trying to save us. But he's so damn freaky, we just don't get it. [[{{Beat}} ...]][[EvilIsCool I think I like him better as a villain]].) Even his physiognomy might be blamed on tessering; perhaps he tessered to the wrong sort of planet. After all, Mrs Which did land everyone on a 2-D planet by accident once. Or maybe he tessered ''too much,'' and that much playing with physics reflected itself in his body.



[[WMG: The Slender Man is the logical extreme of Schroedinger's Cat.]]
His Slenderwalking ability is the result of not only being alive and dead, but also in every single state of being known to man (and several known to dolphins) until observed. He is everywhere at once, and once observed is able to use his other powers.

[[WMG: The Slender Man is what a normal human becomes when someone is photographed too much.]]
This might need a bit explaining: There was a theory at 1800 century, that photographing works by tearing a part of your soul and printing it on a paper. And what happens when a person is photographed too much? He (or she) becomes one of "The Slender Men".

[[WMG: The Slender Man's telepathic abilities are vastly overhyped.]]
This is not to say that the Slender Man is weak, but rather certain telepathic powers attributed to him (namely the whole inducing people to insanity thing) are not actually the result of his mental abilities. As far as the mental breakdowns the various characters affected by him suffered, I haven't seen anything that can't honestly be attributed to someone simply suffering intense fear or stress over an extended period of time. The fact that said fear and stress are the result of paranoia being caused by a subtly inhuman monstrosity of supernatural ability only makes the effect even worse. The Slender Man doesn't have the telepathic power to drive his victims insane, he doesn't need it. That's the main reason he spends so much time always lurking in the background rather than actually taking action.




[[WMG: Slender Man is a failed [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Gear project]] ]]
The Slender man is a gear that retained his/her/it's free will and is trying to summon an army of gears to kill [[BigBad That Man]]

[[WMG: Slender Man is actually Creator/JhonenVasquez]]
He's tall, skinny, he's got tentacle arms and is clearly a little bit twisted. All Jhonen has to do is put on (take off?) a mask and a suit and ta da- The Slender Man.
** But Jhonen Vasquez is really short.

[[WMG:Slendy just wants a hug.]]
But he's shy and has NoSocialSkills, so he mostly lurks around awkwardly, trying to get up the confidence to talk to people. When he does actually find the nerve, he ''still'' has NoSocialSkills, so he's just like, "YOU. YES YOU. YOU THERE WITH THE CAMERA. I DEMAND HUGS. YOU WILL HUG ME, DAMMIT. STOP COUGHING, YOU PRICK."

[[WMG:The Slender Man has a hard time getting inside people's homes.]]
Whatever The Slender Man is, his state prevents him from easily entering a person's home, somewhat like a vampire. That is why he's always outside, seemingly doing nothing for so long: He's trying to figure out how to get inside this particular building. It takes time, which is why he never strikes inside a person's home instantly.



[[WMG: The only reason the Slender Man wants 20 dollars is so he can buy VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}.]]
There's only one problem: This contradicts the theory that the Slender Man is Herobrine.

[[WMG: The Slender Man is H.P. Lovecraft himself.]]
In death, he has become what he was once famed for creating--an eldritch horror. [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/27/Lovecraft1934.jpg Take a look for yourself]]. Tell me you don't see the similarities.

[[WMG: The Slender Man is a [[Anime/SpiritedAway No Face]]]]
The older descriptions of him having different faces is a result of people catching his [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noh#Masks face]] from different angles. Also, he feeds on others' emotions, which makes him only as harmful or as helpful as the people around him.

[[WMG: The Slender Man is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Wadlow Robert Wadlow]] in disguise]]
Slendy has been reported to be around 9-10 feet tall. Wadlow was 9 feet tall. Wadlow had simply faked his own death, shaved his head, and puts on a flesh-colored material over his head whenever he appears to others, which actually hides the fact that he's currently in his 80s (Slendy doesn't have any wrinkles in his skin) as well as making it seems as though he is lacking a face.


[[WMG: "The Slender Man" is a [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Puella Magi style witch]].]]
It explains virtually everything about Slendy: static has been used at least once in the anime in relation to witches; the world warps when Slendy is near because the viewer is caught within its labyrinth; many of the strange things that happen can be caused by a Witch's mark; Witches feed off of grief. It probably made a wish related to protecting children when it made the contract.
** Also, many of slender man's victims [[NeverFoundTheBody disappear without a trace]]. It has been established that people killed inside of witches barriers suffer the same fate.
** Likely a witch somewhere the scale of Walpurgis night. It is immune to human weaponry enough to survive getting hit with concentrated fire from an assault rifle, and can manifest outside a barrier seemingly at will. It just has a different, more personal modis operandi than Walpurgis night.


[[WMG: Slender Man isn't the abomination. ''We'' are.]]
Our universe is an EldritchLocation made up of AlienGeometries, filled with endless light-years of {{Brown Note}}s which the inhabitants of all the other universes try to pretend doesn't exist. Slender Man is a MessianicArchetype among them, coming over here to try to show us humans [[GoMadFromTheRevelation a much more rational way to exist]]. Even though he's gone the AFormYouAreComfortableWith route, the head has no details because a humanoid shape is as much BodyHorror as he can deal with, and having to wear a vile, hideous ''face'' would drive him insane. Every once in a while the stress of existing in a WorldGoneMad like ours makes him snap, causing him to lash out at us. He's very sorry when this happens, and apologizes by cutting open the body cavity, removing the organs, placing them in plastic bags and putting them back in. The Hallowed and Proxies are those humans that Slender Man has enlightened and have decided to help him on his mission. Those who disappear he's taken to live in one of the ''normal'' universes, where triangles sanely have four sides, one plus one isn't tyrannically constrained to always equal two, and organs aren't trapped inside of bodies.
** This just made this troper's day. Thanks dude. :)

[[WMG: Slender Man is the same species as the Skinnies from ''Series/FallingSkies'']]
He's been sent ahead of the main fleet to scout out the planet. His facelessness is due to a malfunctioning hologram projector that was supposed to disguise him as a normal human.



[[WMG: The Slender Man is a Wall Street businessman.]]
Think about it; he always wears a suit, started causing problems for people in the late 2000's, and screws over the younger generation.



[[WMG: The Slender Man is actually [[Wiki/SCPFoundation an SCP object]].]]
He is a Keter level SCP object that has been deemed impossible to contain by the Wiki/SCPFoundation. Thus they just opt to register all cases of people interacting with Slendy and administer amnesiacs to all involved. The bouts of LaserGuidedAmnesia are not caused by Slendy, but rather by Foundation agents who regularily memory wipe all who interact with Slendy. To support this, they also keep up a disinformation campaign to paint all reports of Slendy as mere [[AlternateRealityGame Alternate Reality Games]]. A percentage of all the Slender Man related sites are most likely fakes kept up by the Foundation to make the real reports seem unreliable.
* It becomes even worse when you take the [[Franchise/TheFearMythos extended universe]] into account. Just compare [[http://thefearmythos.wikia.com/wiki/The_Unnamed_Child the Unnamed Child]] to [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-1076 SCP-1079]]!

[[WMG:The Slender Man is [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-966 SCP-966]].]]
The "faceless businessman" is simply a hallucination that has become widespread among victims due to the Slender Man's increasing popularity on the internet.

[[WMG: Slender Man is omnipresent - he watches everybody everywhere at all time]]
He is however seen only by people he choses. He is watching me, he is watching you, and everybody else. And only those he want to mess with will ever find out.

[[WMG: All Slender Man's victims have one thing in common they didn't tell us about - they created at least one bad fanfiction]]
Slender Man is a rogue agent of the WebOriginal/ProtectorsOfThePlotContinuum or Fanfic/AntiClicheAndMarySueEliminationSociety that decided the only way to get rid of badly written fanfictions full of [[MarySue Sues]] and [[PlotHole Plot Holes]] that haunts TheMultiverse was to eliminate their creators by killing them, driving them crazy or scaring them shitless.

H(a)unting is his StartOfDarkness, where he entered the world created by bad Mary Sue fanfiction of himself, worse, he has to fight his own copy, that had become local Sue's guardian. And he lost. This lead him to conclusion that his mission could never be acomplished, as every world he fixes was replaced with two more, each being even bigger mess that previous one. He found a way to travel beyond the Multiverse, to the world that, as he found out, is home of writers, who created all other world. To our world. He wanted to punish those mad demiurges, who dare to pollute his precious Multiverse with their crap, but thanks to some sort of TimeyWimeyBall he appeared before H(a)unting was created, bringing creation to his own mythos. All those badly-written fanfictions that sudennly stopped updating and their creators dissapeared from the web? He killed them.

He allows getting caught on pictures and tapes, as well as being subject of blogs, so he can make people fear him more, as this makes his job easier and people more afraid of him. He didn't go after people like [[Webcomic/{{Sonichu}} Chris-chan]] or [[Webcomic/CtrlAltDel Tim Bukley]], as their hatedoms would cheer for him killing them, and he doesn't want to be loved or worshipped - only feared. He, however, is The Entity stalking [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] - defeating and breaking popular reviewer will leave his fandom terrified of him and send stright message - nobody is safe.

[[Franchise/TheFearMythos Fears]] are allies or other rogue agents he brought to help his cause...or have an agenda or their own. [[WebVideo/EverymanHYBRID HABIT]] might also come from TheMultiverse and has some sort of plan, but Slendy finds it too ridiculous to thinks of him as more than mere annoyance.

Slender Man goes after kids, because they have wild imagination and often likes to create stories, that would come out as sueish, if written by older people. All children he killed? They had potential to create MS when they grow up. Of course, they had potential to actually learn and become skilled writers and now all stories they could give us are lost forever. Which means that he might be threat to his native Multiverse - by killing future creators he will immiediately cut out Multiverse's supply of new worlds. Without writers there will be no fiction. Without fiction Multiverse will stop evolving. And what cannot evolve, must die. He will throw our world into depths of despair and apathy created by lack of creativity and entertainment and doom his own, along with countless of others.

* The Fanfic/AntiClicheAndMarySueEliminationSociety apologizes for the actions of Agent Slendy.
** On behalf of the The Sunflower Official, we also-Fuck, there goes the beeper again!
*** Buzz off, weed. We had him first.
*** Bite me, clicher. We've got the fucker's dossier. He's one of ours. You want the scumbag, you'll have to go through Internal Affairs. And we'll be bringing Security Dandelions as backup. We are the PPC. We handle our own. No matter the cost. So push off, if you know what's good for you.
*** [[SarcasmMode Oh no. Not the dandelions. Please don't pollenate on us.]]
** Now now, children!! We don't have time to bicker - and the Sues will be laughing at us.
*** On behalf of the Fanfic/AntiClicheAndMarySueEliminationSociety, I, who am solely responsible for this event, offer an official apology to the WebOriginal/ProtectorsOfThePlotContinuum for my less-than-proper behavior.
*** Now, if you'll excuse me, I've a flamethrower crazy asshat to capture and neuralyze. God-fucking-dammit, the paperwork is going to be insane.

[[WMG: Slender Man is [[ComicBook/TeenTitans K'ardiak]].]]

Think about it. K'ardiak can shapeshift, or at least change the form of his tendrils, and those tendrils can branch into more tendrils. Like the Slender Man. K'ardiak also kidnaps children and carries them off to unknown fates. Sound familiar?



[[WMG: Slender Man is not a single entity, it's [[OhCrap an entire race]].]]
This explains why Slendy is different in different [[AlternateRealityGame ARGs]] and stories in the mythos: The Slender Men that appear in these stories are also each a different member of the Slender Man race. Most likely, whenever someone discovers about Slendy, [[OhCrap a new member of the Slender Race is created]] [[ParanoiaFuel as their personal stalker out of their imagination]] - in other words, creating your own opinion on what Slendy is only serves to create you a personal Slendy according to your views. But it is also possible to pass on your own Slendy to someone else, like, for example, in the case of WebVideo/MarbleHornets. The Operator was originally Alex's personal Slendy, but due to the involvement of the MH crew they all became targets of The Operator. When multiple people who have a Slendy meet, they see the same Slendy (for example, they can all agree ''where'' Slendy is and his general qualities), but he might appear slightly different to all of them. This cements Slendy's true nature as an abstract monster that just takes the form of a tall, suited man due to the imaginations of the people who first summoned him.

[[WMG: Slender Man and the Erlkönig are one and the same.]]
Fellow music buffs/Slenderfans, consider: Slendy is much, much older than the Internet, wears formal clothing, stalks and kidnaps children, causes illness, and adults tend to dismiss him as the child's overactive imagination.

The original poem, written by Goethe, was first published in 1782. OlderThanTheyThink, check.

The Erlkönig is said to have a crown and a robe. The crown and robe are signs of kingship, of course, but could also be worn by any member of the upper-class elite. The raiment of choice of today's upper-class royalty? The suit. Check.

The Erlkönig tried to lure away the child by enticing him with games, toys, pretty girls, riches, anything. In the original image from the Website/SomethingAwful forums, the children can be seen at Slendy's feet, dancing and playing. Check.

One interpretation of the poem is that the child is dying of a fever and hallucinating the Erlkönig. If you think of it this way, it is possible that both are true: that the child is hallucinating due to the fever, and that the Erlkönig ''is actually there.'' The child dies at the end of the piece, and depending on how you look at it, he could have been killed by either the fever, or by the Erlkönig himself. Check.

The father, carrying the child through the dark, foggy, windy woods (one can only imagine what might happen if the video camera had been invented yet), dismisses the Erlkönig as a figment of the child's imagination. That, or he too can see him and is fleeing for his own life as well as that of his son, and is merely telling the son this to keep him calm. Check.

Other epileptic branches for this particular sapling: The Narrator could be a Slender proxy, probably a scribe in the pre-computer era. The horse, represented in the song by the rapid (and incredibly difficult-to-play) triplet figures in the piano part, could be this story's EvilDetectingDog.

A recording of the lied, set to music by Franz Schubert, for your [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FT1AcNjIZT4&feature=channel_video_title listening pleasure]]

[[WMG: Slender Man and his powers have no limitations.]]
Any "rules" he supposedly follows are just another way of toying with his victims' minds. This is why he acts differently across the various stories of the mythos.



[[WMG: The Slender Man is made up of the mist that so very often accompanies him]]
The mist is some kind of supernatural miasma, hence the "Slender Sickness." He can't be harmed physically because he is a solid representation of the sinister Miasma. This mist messes with you mind and causes you to hallucinate, and Slendy can just revert to a gaseous form is threatened. This gas is slightly caustic to the insidey-parts of electronics, hence the visual distortions when the videos are played.

[[WMG: The Slender Man was originally [[VideoGame/{{Prototype}} Blacklight]].]]
At some point he consumed a being with space/time manipulation powers, which enabled him to travel to alternate universes, including our own. The reason he's faceless is because he's consumed so many people his identity is no longer coherent. This would also explain the lack of consensus regarding his motivations: they keep changing.

[[WMG: The Slender Man doesn't know his own origins and is trying to find out.]]
That's what this is all about. The Slender Man has either forgotten how he came to be or never knew in the first place. He is either prevented from looking into it himself or he has tried, reached a dead end and thought human perspectives might work better. His stalking of people is to make them start investigating him in the hope they'll find out something useful. He kills/abducts/whatever his victims to motivate those who knew them to work harder or tie up a loose end if he thinks they've gotten as far as they're going to and their continued survival might distract other possibilities. He'll only stop if someone finds out, once and for all, what he is. If that's even possible.



[[WMG: The Slender Man is [[LordoftheRings Old Man Willow]]]]
He's (presumably) evil. Related in someway to trees. Has hypnotic powers. It all adds up, Tolkien obviously had an encounter with The Slender Man and wrote about him.

[[WMG: The Slender Man is Randall Flagg.]]
In the first part of ''Literature/TheStand'', Flagg is briefly sighted by a couple of individuals, and in a few people's dreams, but never really reveals himself until after the plague has run its course.

[[WMG: The Slender Man is [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Sephiroth]].]]
That's why we never get a good look at him; the ''real'' Slender Man is buried in a glacier somewhere around the North Pole.

[[WMG: That WTTW MaxHeadroom weirdo is The Slender Man.]]
And the young girl at the end is one of his abductees.

[[WMG: The Slender Man and The Mothman are the same creature.]]
Similar appearance; similar M.O.

[[WMG: The Slender Man is also the same creature as the Blackbird of Chernobyl.]]

[[WMG: The Slender Man is the ghost of Creator/JohnBelushi.]]
Belushi used to ask everyone he met if he could borrow twenty dollars, just to gauge their reaction.

[[WMG: The Slender Man is related to [[VideoGame/MineCraft Herobrine]].]]
I think we've established the similarities already; HumanoidAbobmination, haunts you, creepy as hell... Oh, and don't get me STARTED on [[WebVideo/BenDrowned BEN]].

[[WMG: The Slender Man is [[Series/{{Angel}} Wesley Wyndam-Pryce]]. ]]
In [[Recap/AngelS02E03FirstImpressions an episode of Angel]], Wesley teleports and stares at Angel ominously. [[spoiler: Granted it was a dream, but the purposeful ridiculousness of this entry renders that point moot.]] Need I say more?

[[WMG: The Slender Man is a [[Webcomic/TheFan Xul'kghmarhin]] agent]]
[[http://www.shastrix.com/thefan/index.php?comic=309 I mean just look at them]]. They look like slender men, with helmets no human head can fit into. Try imagining one of [[spoiler: them]] in a black suit.

[[WMG: The Slender Man [[Literature/AmericanGods used to be a god]]]]
He was once the god of a tribe in the Black Forest [[spoiler: like Hinzelmann]], made from the body of a child killed for that purpose. He drew his power from the children that were sacrificed to him. Then he was almost forgotten, remembered as a boogieman that lived in the woods and killed children. Even then, his legend faded as time passed and people spread out. It was only remembered by an SA member, who turned that creepy story his grandma used to tell him into a picture. And then, people began to believe in him...

He has no face, because he was raised in darkness and silence, with no need for one. He became taller and thinner, with many arms, as the forest became part of the story as well. His potentially benign moments are actually his true nature, as he was created to be the luck of the tribe. But it's been so long, and he's grown so weak, that he needs a lot of sacrifices in order to survive. His followers and believers are growing, though, and so is the power of the Slender Man.

[[WMG: Slendy is related to WebOriginal/TheRake somehow.]]
Pale skin, long limb, murderous, [[ThingsThatGoBumpInTheNight attack at night]]. I can't be the only one to have noticed this.

[[WMG:Alternatively, Slendy and the Rake are enemies.]]
I don't have much of a reason for believing this; I mostly do so because 1. I can see them being rivals and 2. I like the image of Slendy saying "I hate you" to the Rake.

[[WMG: Slwndy is both created and his own creator.]]

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[[WMG: The Slender Man is [[LordoftheRings Old Man Willow]]]]
He's (presumably) evil. Related in someway to trees. Has hypnotic powers. It all adds up, Tolkien obviously had an encounter with The Slender Man and wrote about him.

[[WMG: The Slender Man is Randall Flagg.]]
In the first part of ''Literature/TheStand'', Flagg is briefly sighted by a couple of individuals, and in a few people's dreams, but never really reveals himself until after the plague has run its course.

[[WMG: The Slender Man is [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Sephiroth]].]]
That's why we never get a good look at him; the ''real'' Slender Man is buried in a glacier somewhere around the North Pole.

[[WMG: That WTTW MaxHeadroom weirdo is The Slender Man.]]
And the young girl at the end is one of his abductees.

[[WMG: The Slender Man and The Mothman are the same creature.]]
Similar appearance; similar M.O.

[[WMG: The Slender Man is also the same creature as the Blackbird of Chernobyl.]]

[[WMG: The Slender Man is the ghost of Creator/JohnBelushi.]]
Belushi used to ask everyone he met if he could borrow twenty dollars, just to gauge their reaction.

[[WMG: The Slender Man is related to [[VideoGame/MineCraft Herobrine]].]]
I think we've established the similarities already; HumanoidAbobmination, haunts you, creepy as hell... Oh, and don't get me STARTED on [[WebVideo/BenDrowned BEN]].

[[WMG: The Slender Man is [[Series/{{Angel}} Wesley Wyndam-Pryce]]. ]]
In [[Recap/AngelS02E03FirstImpressions an episode of Angel]], Wesley teleports and stares at Angel ominously. [[spoiler: Granted it was a dream, but the purposeful ridiculousness of this entry renders that point moot.]] Need I say more?

[[WMG: The Slender Man is a [[Webcomic/TheFan Xul'kghmarhin]] agent]]
[[http://www.shastrix.com/thefan/index.php?comic=309 I mean just look at them]]. They look like slender men, with helmets no human head can fit into. Try imagining one of [[spoiler: them]] in a black suit.

[[WMG: The Slender Man [[Literature/AmericanGods used to be a god]]]]
He was once the god of a tribe in the Black Forest [[spoiler: like Hinzelmann]], made from the body of a child killed for that purpose. He drew his power from the children that were sacrificed to him. Then he was almost forgotten, remembered as a boogieman that lived in the woods and killed children. Even then, his legend faded as time passed and people spread out. It was only remembered by an SA member, who turned that creepy story his grandma used to tell him into a picture. And then, people began to believe in him...

He has no face, because he was raised in darkness and silence, with no need for one. He became taller and thinner, with many arms, as the forest became part of the story as well. His potentially benign moments are actually his true nature, as he was created to be the luck of the tribe. But it's been so long, and he's grown so weak, that he needs a lot of sacrifices in order to survive. His followers and believers are growing, though, and so is the power of the Slender Man.

[[WMG: Slendy is related to WebOriginal/TheRake somehow.]]
Pale skin, long limb, murderous, [[ThingsThatGoBumpInTheNight attack at night]]. I can't be the only one to have noticed this.

[[WMG:Alternatively, Slendy and the Rake are enemies.]]
I don't have much of a reason for believing this; I mostly do so because 1. I can see them being rivals and 2. I like the image of Slendy saying "I hate you" to the Rake.

[[WMG: Slwndy
is both created and his own creator.]]



[[WMG: The Slender Man is a Manga/DeathNote style shinigami or something]]
* He's only noticed by the people he's stalking. Shinigami can only be seen by a person who has their Death Note.
* Being around him tends to result in unfortunate occurences.
* Black-and-white color palette.
* Vaguely humanlike form [[note]] Well, ''most'' of the shinigami are somewhat humanoid at least...[[/note]]
* If anyone can think of more reasons, add them.

[[WMG: Slendy's reputation as a ChildEater is totally undeserved.]]
Look at the children in the original image. They're not frightened of him; they're gathered around, looking up at him expectantly, like he's about to tell them a story. And what sound is the Slender Man often associated with? Children's laughter. Not their sobs or screams, their ''[[FriendToAllChildren laughter]]''.



[[WMG: The Slender Man is [[Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog Dr. Facilier's]] [[KingdomHearts Nobody]].]]
The Shadow Man obviously gave his heart to Darkness, and his body type and dress are similar to Slendy. And also compare one of the Dusk Nobodies from ''Kingdom Hearts 2'' to how The Slender Man looks.



[[WMG: The Slender Man himself does not kill or harm anyone.]]
His presence drives humans mad, causing them to attack and kill each other. Any disappearances are simply when the killers are able to hide the bodies.

[[WMG: The Slender Man is not corporeal.]]
Slendy doesn't just have telepathy, He exists in human minds. Visual sitings are hallucinations. Electronic recordings were modified by telekinesis, edited by someone under His influence, or don't themselves contain the image - we just hallucinate His image in the photo. His victims [[PsychicAssistedSuicide kill themselves]].

[[WMG: The Slender Man is the offspring of a [[Series/DoctorWho Weeping Angel and a Silent]].]]
There's been theories of him being either one of these alien races; it isn't the biggest leap in logic to assume that he's a hybrid of both. (Of course, that begs the question of how exactly the two reproduce...)

[[WMG: Slendy is related to Herobrine somehow.]]
Think about it. Both of them have the exact same tendencies, even though Herobrine isn't picky about who he attacks. No one is certain if either of them are real. My guess? Herobrine is either an ally or foe of Slendy's.

If Herobrine were Slendy's enemy, that would explain why he's trapped in Minecraft. Every time Mojang removes him, he escapes for a short while, but is promptly locked up again, explaining the "Removed Herobrine" thing.

However, if they're allies, that means someone is keeping Herobrine locked up so we can deal with Slendy. Question is, who??

* [[WebVideo/BenDrowned BEN?]]

[[WMG: Slendy exist beyond both space and time and is both evil and good(in a human sense) ]]

so here is my theory there are two forms of slendy that we humans see one is the evil or just sadistic version that we are scared of and the other is the good or kinder version that protects children and others but especially children, my theory is that along time ago or in the far future he was torturing someone or something with latent psychic ablitys and wanted to feel there fear (an emotion its been theorized on here he feeds off) but do to the psychic ablitys of the victim he suddenly got a view of himself and his kind form the perspective of those he tortured, suddenly seeing us as more then just cattle he fights back against the lovecraftian abominations, even though he is one, to make sure are little rock in the back waters of forever is safe form his brothers and sisters.

[[WMG: The Slender Man is related to Silas from The Graveyard Book]]

Both Silas and the Slender Man are tall, spindly pale men wearing impeccable black business suits, are immortal (Silas being neither quite living nor dead, and the Slender Man being...the Slender Man) and seem to have a fixation with little children.

[[WMG: The Slender Man is Mantarok]]
After arranging the deaths of Ulayoth, Zel'lotath, and Chtur'gha, Mantarok sets in motion his own machinations, reborn in his humanoid form and moving between time periods, feasting on human fear to recover his strength. Mantarok favored humans so much because their fear is so delicious.

[[WMG: Slendy is a larval form of the mothman]]
Think about it, strange, slightly eldritch appearance, tendency to appear before disasters... And the mystery that surrounds them both. The Slender Man will eventually metamorphosize into a moth man and foretell(or cause) the next great disaster
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[[WMG: Slendy is trying to censor himself from reality.]]
The Slender Man does not enjoy being in our plane of existence. By erasing all evidence of himself, he hopes to leave our universe and go back to... somewhere.

In the past, it was relatively easy for him to undo the damage from his accidental encounters: a kidnapping here, a bout of amnesia there, and when it was necessary, arson to destroy any depiction of himself that was too accurate. At most, this left behind tales of an evil, child-murdering being, but nothing that the Slender Man would consider too tangible evidence of himself that would bind him to this world.

Unfortunately, the information age has changed all of that. Much to the Slender Man's horror, stories and videos of him are spreading like wildfire, such that it might trap him in our world forever. Because of that, his attacks have gotten more frequent, but even these just make his presence in our minds more permanent. Expect him to take more extreme measures in the future...



[[WMG: The Slender Man is a [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Counter Guardian]] ]]
His victims are knowingly or unknowingly causing something that will kill thousands of Humans, and The Slender Man is trying to distract them. If they stop causing whatever disaster he's trying to prevent (either because they're too scared of him to do it or because they've been driven mad), he completes his job successfully. If they cross a certain threshold, he fails and one or more other Counter Guardians step in for the kill.

[[WMG: Slender Man saves children from abusives parents]]
Think about it. Slendy is tall, and wear a nice suit, and don't seems to be the "naturally violent" type. He's primary kidnapping children, but he does so in a "strange manner". I don't think there's a lot of story about Slendy Mind Screwing a child. The child just goes to him, and pop, he disappears, followed by Slendy.

The look is mean to hide in the human world while having a reassuring appearance for children. Perhaps the blank face appears like this because we're adults / relatively old persons. The child will see a smiling face, and the suit is a plus to make Slendy reassuring. Once the child's gone with Slendy (maybe he drop them somewhere in the world, a very far away place and possibly erase some of their memory so they don't get trauma issues), he then goes to a rampage against whoever dared hurt an innocent child.

Years later, the child is all grown up, but Slendy still keeps an eye on him, kinda like a dad. But he can't interfere in his life, just provide some mental support (not a superpower, just like a compassionate friend). However there is drawback. If the children (now adults) notices their protector, their brain will start to bug, receiving contradictory information. The results : paranoia, nosebleed, y'a know the thing. Sure we mainly see Slendy screws over people, but considering the amount of time he's been active, I'm confident about the fact that the vast majority of his "children" don't know about him.

For those who knows him and start creeping out, Slendy, who truly loves them, understands that he has to let them go, so he start going after them, but they're mistake it for him trying to kill them and start creeping out more, maybe starting a blog to relate their nightmare. But eventually, Slendy will catch'em all. And then he will erase their memory of him. Definitively. Using his powers he will modify the entire internet, the tapes they have recorded, the videos they have made, everything, to make it look like fictions, horrible, fearful fictions of him.

Why doe she does this ? Because he knows his place. He knows the harm he will does to the world if he get really discovered. Scientists will hurt children to summons him. And he cannot accept that. He'd rather have the whole humanity against him than that. He's the hero we need, not the one we deserve. Yep, Slender Man is BATMAN.

[[WMG: The Slender Man is just really fucking bored.]]

[[WMG: The real reason the more you know about Slender Man the more you're in danger...]]
Slendy is GenreSavvy enough to realize that human beings are very good at figuring out how to hurt or kill other living things. Although his weakness/weaknesses are as of yet unknown, every time someone starts investigating him there is the chance that they may discover the secret. If such a person were to succeed, and live to share that information with others, Slendy would be ruined.



[[WMG: Slender Man is a Chameleon trying to imitate a Silent]]
* From the Doctor Who story The Faceless Ones, the Chameleons have lost their forms so are using humans. Perhaps they used Silents.



[[WMG: Slender Man is a {{Pokemon}}.]]
And he is a Dark/Fairy type.
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