History YMMV / TheSlenderManMythos

19th May '17 6:04:34 PM ThePest179
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*** And [[http://creepypasta.wikia.com/wiki/Interview_with_the_Slenderman this]] one has a TomatoSurprise at the end - [[spoiler: "he's" a ''woman'']].



** [[http://browse.deviantart.com/?qh=§ion=&q=slender+woman#/d2jquty This comic]] provides one possible explanation. It... doesn't really make things any better.
13th Apr '17 8:14:48 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* HilariousInHindsight: Now that a certain famous [[{{Transformers}} Decepticon]] has recieved the [[WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime "silent, faceless, scary" treatment...]]

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* HilariousInHindsight: Now that a certain famous [[{{Transformers}} [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Decepticon]] has recieved the [[WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime "silent, faceless, scary" treatment...]]
20th Mar '17 7:21:55 PM MagBas
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* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: If it's a video-based series, and Slendy has CombatTentacles, you ''know'' this is going to be either [[DarthWiki/SoBadItsHorrible a terrible series]] or [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome the]] [[NightmareFuel scariest]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome thing you'll ever see on video.]] Examples include: ''WebVideo/TribeTwelve'' and the unfortunately deleted ''[=AKoolStick=]'', which had the unique scene that is ''[[HolyShitQuotient jumping Slender Man.]]''

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* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: If it's a video-based series, and Slendy has CombatTentacles, you ''know'' this is going to be either [[DarthWiki/SoBadItsHorrible a terrible series]] or [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome the]] [[NightmareFuel scariest]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome thing you'll ever see on video.]] Examples include: ''WebVideo/TribeTwelve'' and the unfortunately deleted ''[=AKoolStick=]'', which had the unique scene that is ''[[HolyShitQuotient jumping Slender Man.]]''
18th Feb '17 9:40:39 AM SorPepita
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** As of February 2013, it's gotten bad enough that adding new Slenderman stories(or stories with knock-offs of him) is banned from the Creepypasta Wiki.

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** As of February 2013, it's gotten bad enough that adding new Slenderman stories(or stories (or stories with knock-offs of him) is banned from the Creepypasta Wiki.
18th Feb '17 9:34:57 AM SorPepita
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** And don't even start on [[InternetBackdraft blogs vs. vlogs....]]

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** And don't even start on [[InternetBackdraft blogs vs. vlogs....vlogs...]]



** [[http://browse.deviantart.com/?qh=§ion=&q=slender+woman#/d2jquty This comic]] provides one possible explanation. It...doesn't really make things any better.

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** [[http://browse.deviantart.com/?qh=§ion=&q=slender+woman#/d2jquty This comic]] provides one possible explanation. It... doesn't really make things any better.
5th Jan '17 2:41:50 PM ThePest179
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* FollowTheLeader:
** If there's a video blog series that features a project being abandoned because Slender Man got involved, you can thank WebVideo/MarbleHornets for that. If there's a written blog that gradually takes on a more insane tone after Slendy gets involved, culminating in [[DecoyProtagonist the current blogging character being replaced by a friend who is not so deeply entrenched in the madness]], you can thank Blog/JustAnotherFool for that.
** Also from Marble Hornets: Video distortion occurring whenever Slendy or one of his agents is close at hand, sometimes going as far as happening whenever he comes into frame (it's a useful tool since distortion can be used to hide many of the obviously fake aspects of whatever prop or costume is being used in that series).
** The Operator Symbol, once again originating from Marble Hornets, which has become a central symbol in the mythos.
** Slendersickness: Warning, prolonged exposure to Tall Dark and Faceless can lead to chronic respiratory problems and related symptoms.
** Some mysterious (often masked) yet apparently human figure related to Slender Man in some way (whether or not he is an actual agent of Slendy is debatable since WebVideo/MarbleHornets never explicitly states that this is the case). Extra points if the series is a vlog and the figure in question creates a separate Youtube account for posting video responses.
** Unsure if this was worked out beforehand, but when Nessa of [[http://exitnight-nessa.blogspot.com/ Enter Light]] was [[spoiler: taken by proxies and eventually turned into a slenderpuppet]], several other bloggers immediately began posting about being attacked.
25th Dec '16 10:51:02 PM ThePest179
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* UncannyValley: A good part of the creepy factor in the stories.

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* UncannyValley: A good part of the creepy factor in the stories.The big guy himself is likely to inspire this reaction, largely due to having [[TheBlank no face]].
26th Nov '16 11:29:16 AM crazyrabbits
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* FridgeLogic:
** A viewer occasionally wonders how the various ARG characters find the time or motivation to update their various journals, especially while being chased by the creature himself. However, if played right it can lead to both FridgeHorror and FridgeBrilliance.
*** Many blogs suggest that Slendy makes them do it.
*** [[http://everything2.com/title/The+Lovecraftian+compulsion+to+keep+writing+even+as+one+is+being+devoured The Lovecraftian compulsion to keep writing even as one is being devoured]]
** And then there are the videos that show things that should have ''never'' made it past the editing process, or should have merited a complete re-shoot as bad as they were. This is actually addressed in the WebVideo/EverymanHYBRID universe: not only is it implied that the protagonists can't see the screwy bits in "normal" videos, but it's stated that they can't see the ''really'' weird ones at all. Why do people keep telling them about something called dot-dash?
** Many people believe that Slendy exists because people think about him. Many also believe he only targets people who believe in him. If he succeeded, would he die?
*** Although this ventures more into WMG territory, this could lead to a stroke of Fridge Brilliance: Perhaps that is his motivation towards his acts. Maybe he's not really as hostile as he's portrayed. Perhaps he simply wishes to stop existing, to rest.
*** Or maybe, he doesn't exist, but he wants to. And what better way than something as innocuous as the internet?
** Slender Man is commonly theorized to have come into existence through the Tulpa theory, AKA "think about him a lot and make a bunch of stories and he'll suddenly exist." [[spoiler:[[NiceJobBreakingItHero Guess what we've been doing, all this time...?]] [[OhCrap The stabbings might be warnings that we've crossed the line at last.]]]]
14th Nov '16 9:23:01 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: A fair number of fan theories involve Slendy himself not being evil or malevolent. Either he's a lonely figure who unintentionally curses those he comes into contact with in his efforts to make friends, a harbinger of doom, or even an incompetent guardian trying (and failing) to save people.

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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: A fair number of fan theories involve Slendy himself [[DarkIsNotEvil not being evil or malevolent.malevolent]]. Either he's a lonely figure who unintentionally curses those he comes into contact with in his efforts to make friends, a harbinger of doom, or even an incompetent guardian trying (and failing) to save people.
22nd Sep '16 3:23:27 PM StFan
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* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: If it's a video-based series, and Slendy has CombatTentacles, you ''know'' this is going to be either [[DarthWiki/SoBadItsHorrible a terrible series]] or [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome the]] [[NightmareFuel scariest]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome thing you'll ever see on video.]] Examples include: [[WebOriginal/TribeTwelve Tribe Twelve]] and the unfortunately deleted [=AKoolStick=], which had the unique scene that is ''[[HolyShitQuotient jumping Slender Man.]]''

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* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: If it's a video-based series, and Slendy has CombatTentacles, you ''know'' this is going to be either [[DarthWiki/SoBadItsHorrible a terrible series]] or [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome the]] [[NightmareFuel scariest]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome thing you'll ever see on video.]] Examples include: [[WebOriginal/TribeTwelve Tribe Twelve]] ''WebVideo/TribeTwelve'' and the unfortunately deleted [=AKoolStick=], ''[=AKoolStick=]'', which had the unique scene that is ''[[HolyShitQuotient jumping Slender Man.]]''
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