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The Slender Man
Slender Man, Slender Man
Dressed in darkest suit and tie
Slender Man, Slender Man
You most certainly will die!The creature who started it all in the Mythos. An inhumanly tall and skinny figure apparently dressed in a black suit, whose face is either completely blank or appears different to anybody who sees it, depending on who you ask. His goals, and sometimes his methods, are shrouded in mystery, but he tends to leave a wake of madness, destruction, and death behind him.
— The Slender Man Song
- The Adjectival Man: The man was originated by some reporter claiming credit for finding him.
- Affably Evil: A popular interpretation. Hey, just because he's an Eldritch Abomination that stalks and kidnaps people doesn't mean he has to be impolite! The suit probably has something to do with this interpretation.
- Alternate Character Interpretation: Intentionally invoked; most if not all of Slendy's appeal (and of course, his scariness) comes from the fact that we know absolutely nothing about him for certain, so all kinds of interpretations can be thrown about and still be considered accurate. Some people take advantage of this to make him less scary, too.
- Ambiguous Gender: An alarming number of stories end with the implication that Slender Man is actually a Slender Woman. These aren't always meant to be taken seriously, though, and seeing as he's not human, gender may not even be applicable to him, at least not by human standards.
- Ambiguously Evil: Somewhat invoked—Slendy's motives and moral code are almost never disclosed or elaborated on, so even when he's causing actual harm it's difficult to tell if he's truly malevolent or just strange. This only adds to the scare factor surrounding him.
- The Artifact: Slendy's facelessness is one of his defining characteristics now, but in the early days of the mythos, this wasn't the case. Slendy did have a face, it just looked different depending on who was looking at him. The reason he was faceless in the photographs was because the effect didn't work on cameras.
- The Bad Guy Wins: Frequently, if not entirely, as the closest you'll ever get to "defeating" the Slender Man is by boring him enough to leave.
- Big Bad: Since we're in a Villain-Based Franchise, this is a given.
- The Blank: More often than not portrayed like this, these days.
- Blue and Orange Morality: It's difficult to tell if the Slender Man is even sapient, let alone capable of morality as humans see it.
- Breakout Character: He began as a pair of photoshop manipulations with creepy captions. His legend has grown quite a bit since then.
- By the Eyes of the Blind: Often, it's impossible to perceive the Slender Man unless you're his target (or, alternately, have viewed a photograph, video, or other media in which he's been picked up).
- Child Eater: Perhaps. Whatever he does with them, he's been very fond of children since his earliest appearances.
- Combat Tentacles: The Slender Man is sometimes depicted with tentacles supplementing or replacing his arms.
- Creepily Long Arms: Part of his inhuman nature and apperance and his arms that are too long to be human.
- Daylight Horror: Unlike some pansy boogeymen, the Slender Man isn't limited to stalking his prey at night. He could be standing outside your window right now, escaping your sight every time you look.
- The Dreaded: His mere existence causes an intense feeling of terror in anyone who encounters him (and even those who don't directly encounter him develop an unsettling feeling) and it only gets worse the more he targets them. He's so much of this that there's even an interpretation of him as an Emotion Eater who literally feeds on fear (which may mean that he's intentionally invoking this trope to gain more sustenance).
- Eldritch Abomination: A fairly small-scale one, as abominations go, but that doesn't really help.
- Emotion Eater: One interpretation is that Slendy is one of these. The emotion in question is usually fear, of course, though happiness has also been suggested.
- The Fair Folk: One of the earliest stories of what Slendy may be; a malevolent fairy that lives in the forest and preys on naughty children.
- Humanoid Abomination: Provides the trope page image, for starters.
- The Kindnapper: Is often theorized to be kidnapping children who are about to die in accidents.
- Lean and Mean: The leanest and the meanest you'll ever meet.
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Some of the stories state that Slendy only goes multi-armed when he's about to go in for the kill. So basically, if you see him with more than 2 arms, you're screwed. See Combat Tentacles above.
- Nigh Invulnerable: As mentioned in The Bad Guy Wins, he's pretty much unkillable.
- The Nondescript: In the Original Mythos, he had a face. it's just that it was unremarkable, and looked different to everyone who saw him. (It also would not show up in photographs or on film, thus leading to his current portrayal).
- Noodle People: The Slender Man's most prominent identifying characteristic.
- Not Afraid of You Anymore: One possible weakness, though it almost certainly won't kill him, just make him less likely to target you.
- Organ Theft: Some stories say he borrows organs and then replaces them, though this hasn't been picked up by the Mythos majority.
- Playing with Fire: Places that have to do with Slendy tend to inexplicably go up in flames. Blue flames, to be precise.
- Reality Warper: By merely existing he distorts the local reality.
- Perception Filter: In the original mythos, he had a face, but it would appear distorted/outright missing on film.
- Sharp-Dressed Man: Just because he's a shadowy, faceless abomination doesn't mean he can't dress with style!
- Spooky Photographs: Any photograph with him in them will be spooky.
- Voice of the Legion: On the very rare occasions where he speaks.
- Urban Legend: He's a deliberately manufactured attempt at one.
- When Trees Attack: The Slender Man has been identified with trees on several occasions. Before the tulpa theory gained prominence, a popular concept was that he was some kind of Dryad.
RedlightA mysterious figure who originated on White Elephants. He captured, tortured, and wiped Robert's memory clean of any knowledge about Slender Man. Then took over White Elephants to try to break the slendercommunity by taunting them with Robert's defeat, then flaunted how powerful his master is and that the bloggers need to learn their place.
- Bad Boss: Redlight once stated that when people stand up to slim, he takes it out on his agents and proxies.
- Bad Liar: No one believed him when he said he could give anyone who wanted out of the Chase of Fight an easy way but considering what happened to Robert confirms what most already thought of him and promises.
- Breaking Speech: Oftens uses these to break the spirit of the Slendercommunity.
- Despair Event Horizon: Tried to enforce this on the bloggers to knuckle them "into their place". It doesn't generally work.
- Jerkass: No matter the interpretation, there is no denying this trope. He's a rude, nasty, superior, mocking, arrogant, dog kicking fellow who loves to pour salt in open wounds. He's done just about everything he can to make the slendercommunity wish a horrible Karmic Death on him.
- Karma Houdini: For a long time he was never made to answers for his crimes. Then Robert stabbed a stake from the Bleeding Tree in him. It goes downhill for Redlight from there.
- Kick the Dog: Robert, and his memories, being the dog.
- Kick Them While They Are Down: Just about each and every word ever typed by him.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia:
- Is able to give people this concerning knowledge of ever being chased by Slender Man. His method is unknown.
- It turns out that people he "releases" from the Chase can become reintroduced to Slender Man all over again, as demonstrated by the latest entries of White Elephants, which means we may yet see a return of both Robert and Nessa. So yeah, that "easy way out" Redlight offered up doesn't work .
- Retirony: The day after he swore on AmalgamationSage's blog that he would never be found again due to a drop in possessable proxies, he was shot in the back by Cathy.
- Superior Species: Seems to consider Slender Man to be this and thinks humans who try to rise against him are overstepping their bounds.
The first RikaA primary villain of A Hint of Serendipity.
- Ax-Crazy: Just about everything ever uttered by her is a promise of a horrible demise. She's also brutally attacked several slenderbloggers.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She's good at pretending to be nice and pleasant to get up close to people, but as Zero finds out the hard upon meeting her that it's just an act.
- Breaking Speech: Attempted on more than one occasion in various Comment's Sections, but the fact that she's nowhere near intelligent enough to make an effective one is made abundantly clear leading to hilarious levels of Epic Fail.
- The Determinator: Heaven knows she needs to be.
- Foe Yay: Invoked by Zero in one entry.
- Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: She is definitely a second rate villain among the agents and proxies of the slendercommunity. Hell, one could argue she only exists to make one appreciate Redlight more.
- Shut Up, Hannibal!: Zero in one entry tells he to shut it before she even has a chance to post.
- Troll: When not actively trying to kill Runners or people who have taken more offensive stances against Slender man, she's this on the Comments Sections of the slendercommunity; petty personal attacks.
The second RikaOne of the villains of The Last Refuge of a Dangerous Man.
CynthiaAuthor of the eleventh hour. She's the daughter of Cathy, The Protagonist of Time to Talk and under the Slender Man's control. She's a devout believer in his cause and sees him as her daddy.Though nowadays it seems she's fighting back, and winning.
- Berserk Button: Putting her under his control earned Slendy an ass whoopin'.
- Daddy's Little Villain: She's a villain and considers the Slender Man to be her daddy.
- Friendly Enemy:To any of the Slender Stalked that are nice to her. She has affectionate nicknames for everyone who comments.
ShamshelAuthor of Endless Cycles A man, twisted by The Slender Man's memory manipulation causes him to constantly forget things, and is given orders to assassinate Runners, with the reward being food and somewhere to sleep.
- Empty Shell: Believes himself to be one ever since he lost his memories.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: Regularly forgets things due to the Slender Man.
- Meaningful Name: He is named after the angel of the Sun/daylight, which is described as being one of the Watchers. More than appropriate for a Cosmic Horror Story, but he still doesn't seem to have specific characteristics that live up to the name.
The MessengerActs as a messenger within the mythos, announcing deaths and ending blogs. Ends up becoming an Oracle for the Slender Man. From Don't Shoot The Messenger.
- Anti-Villain: Doesn't do much except hack into blogs and announce their owners have died. He also has a sympathetic motive for working for Slender Man.
- The Cracker: By breaking into blogs and ending them.
- Deal with the Devil: He works with the Slender Man so that his brother will be left alone. Later, when he becomes the Oracle he's told he has to pay a price; he gives up his sight.
- Exact Words: "We will never again meet face to face." and "I am Oracle during your time."
- The Hero Dies: He tells you exactly how.
- Karma Houdini: He willingly chose to work for the Slender Man, and is punished with...a relatively normal life with flexible working hours in a job that doesn't require him to kill anyone.
- Klingon Promotion: Though the Slender Man himself kills the previous Oracle, he gets that Oracle's position.
- Meaningful Name: He eventually becomes the new Oracle; a messenger for Slender Man himself.
- Meaningful Rename: From messenger to Justice as reflecting his new function.
- Mouth of Sauron: As Justice. His time as The Messenger was spend preparing him for the role.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: His attempts to help his love interest leaves her to become an Empty Shell.
- Only Sane Man: Not only does he fit this role in his own blog, but he's one of the most mentally stable characters in the entire mythos. Especially considering who his employer is. Then he hits the despair event horizon.
- Properly Paranoid: He was sent a series of tapes about his roommate Nee-chan. One of which was filmed from her room in their apartment.
- Stable Time Loop: Takes the identity of Justice after meeting his own future self.
- Start of Darkness: The final events of his blog mark his transition from Anti-Villain Mook to Mouth of Sauron.
- Stealth Mentor: The previous Oracle was subtly grooming him to take over his position.
- That Man Is Dead: After becoming Justice, he feels this way to some extent about his past as Alan and The Messenger.
- Token Good Teammate: He's not THAT much of a good guy, but compared to the likes of MorningStar, Cynthia, and, the Slender Man? Definitely. He losses this status after becoming Justice.
- Trauma Conga Line: He loses everyone he cared about. This leads to his Despair Event Horizon...and a promotion.
- Villain Protagonist: In his own blog - and see Anti-Villain above.
Al(x)ne/Allen Smith:The main human antagonist of Drew's Box 'o' Stuff.
- The Chessmaster: Had the situation in Boston handled. The only thing he overlooked was that Black Leaf underwent a Heel–Face Turn when his friend, Clyde, was killed.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: Much like Conaghan before him, he was a successful businessman and landowner Slender Man made us of.
- Hijackedby Ganon: He took over Black Leaf's blog after a while.
- Karma Houdini: Some consider his quick death to be this.
- Kick the Dog: Killing Clyde was his final kick, thankfully.
- Smug Snake: His fatal weakness is pride outstripping his ability.
Albert ConaghanA former businessman and the primary human antagonist during Seeking Truth's run. He ultimately perished the night of the Warehouse Fire, though the exact circumstances remain unknown.
- Evil Genius: One of the first proxies to show some degree of intelligence. He has shown that he is able to plan out elaborate traps to deliver the detectives into Slender Man's grasp.
- Villainous Breakdown: Conaghan remains calm, cool and collected, even when he is getting the ever-merciful crap beaten out of him by Zeke, until it is implied that he went psycho and repeatedly stabbed Lizzie to death.
- Villain with Good Publicity: Unique in that his business dealings ultimately provide relief to a good portion of the world. Zeke himself states that to the rest of the world, he is a saint.
MorningstarAuthor of The Morning Hunter Characterized by a startling shift between horror, placidity, and Looney Tunes style violence.
- Breaking Speech: Delivers these from time to time, although they are almost always shot down.
- Character Death: Thanks to Michelle. Biting, as the events with Elaine proved there was still good within him.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Likes to skip rather than walk...
- Even Evil Has Standards
- Was openly disdainful of Tom, the abusive-ex-boyfriend-turned-proxy of Kay, due to the fact that Tom was ham-handed and made a mockery of the art of inflicting pain.
- Called out the proxies who were celebrating upon the death of Reach, believing it to be disrespectful.
- Evil Inc.: Hard to believe an Eldritch Abomination has an entire organization filled with red tape at his disposal, and even harder to believe Morningstar gets anything done with it as bureaucratic as it's been alluded to.
- For the Evulz: His motivation for being evil is being evil.
- Heel–Face Turn: Befriended Elaine, and even considered defecting during his lucid moments. Eventually he broke free of his Hallowing and went on the run with Elaine. after a couple more meetings with Slendy, he's back to being crazy.
- Kick the Dog: Gleefully and often. "Flaming Baby Baseball" was a particularly gruesome example.
- Oh Crap!: Even HE had this reaction upon seeing the results of Redlight's syringes. Poor Terminator.
- We Have Reserves: His main strategy for pursuing a target is "throw proxies at it until it dies." Interestingly enough, Morningstar views himself to be just as expendable as those under his command, and uses this as his defense whenever he is called out on his Zerg Rush tactics.
Nee-chanAn upbeat lover of all things Japanese who seems to have a tenuous-at-best grasp on reality. Her real name is Erika Lyons, though she insists on "Nee-chan" or at least "Eri." A prominent character in Don't Shoot The Messenger.
- Cosplay Otaku Girl: She's permanently cosplaying, partially because of the persona she's taken on.
- Expy: Invoked, in-universe as well—she's intentionally based much of her "Nee-chan" persona and appearance on Yuno Gasai.
- Gratuitous Japanese: Often peppers her speech with basic Japanese words and phrases.
- Kawaiiko Invoked as part of her character. "Nee-chan" and "Eri" are cuter names than her real one.
- Knife Nut: her Weapon of Choice because of her inspiration.
- Rose-Haired Sweetie: Invoked with her hair dye and cutesy persona, but she's truly psycho.
- Sailor Fuku: Part of her outfit of choice.
- Yandere: She flies into quite a rage when someone speaks ill of her "Slendy-kun"
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Intentionally dyes her hair pink because Yuno Gasai has pink hair.
- Zettai Ryouiki: Another part of her wardrobe.
Wren StephanosA former SWAT demolitions expert, he was a former partner of Zeke Strahm's and ultimately the secondary antagonist of The Mystic blog.
- Old Friend: Wren knew Zeke back when he had just joined the police force. It's revealed later that Wren taught Zeke everything he knows about hand-to-hand and interrogation.
- You're Insane!: Although he mainly stays calm and collected, there are times where he shows how crazy he really is like breaking an agent's toes and lighting a proxy on fire with an air sol can and a lighter.
HitmanAn assassin that claims to work for the Slender Man. He kills the people Slender Man doesn't care to personally deal with. He keeps two separate blogs, one that is a basic journal and one which is a list of the people he has killed and why.
ReachThe author of What You Are in the Dark, Reach is one of the Slender Man's former Agents, now an Anti-Hero of sorts.
- Battle Couple: Invoked upon entering a relationship with Ava.
- Heel–Face Turn: Leaves the Slender Man and starts to fight beside the other bloggers against him.
- Super Senses: The sensation of touch feels like pins and needles. Ice Water is deadly.
- Was Once a Man: He used to be human, then he was a Slender agent and then he became human again.
JeanNerdy Brit and author of Vivere Disce.
- Leeroy Jenkins: Gets liquored up to steal a book from a mortuary unprepared and unarmed whilst screaming her plans and location and... Is given a cup of tea and some biscuits by the old guy working there.
- The Nicknamer: Gets through entire posts without using the same two names for the Slender Man.
ThageA veteran fighter against Slendy and the author of Peering In From The Outside. Uses a Chess Motif to discuss the battle against the Slender man, in the past and present. Is implied to have a Dark and Troubled Past.
- Action Survivor: A veteran fighter against Slendy.
- Broken Bird: A consequence of regularly clashing with Slendy is trauma.
- Deal with the Devil: If she doesn't directly interfere, she gets left alone. She's since broken it of her own accord.
- I Just Want to Be Loved: It's implied that she hasn't had friends in a very, very long time.
- Improbable Weapon User: She killed a Revenant by taking advantage of his Super Senses via a canister of mace, a foghorn, and a pot of boiling water.
- Jumped at the Call: The first time she heard of Slendy, she jumped into the action.
- Knight Templar: She's willing to sacrifice other bloggers, shows no intention of playing by a proxy's rules, and has done some very morally sketchy things like sacrificing Jeff, all in the name of continuing the war against the Slender Man.
- Loophole Abuse: Uses it to get around her Deal with the Devil.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Yes, she wants to kill the Slender Man. Yes, her plans do involve copious amounts of murder. No, she still holds the moral high ground.
Celeste McLachlanAuthor of Make it Count, and an Intrepid Reporter, who is given advice from Zeke Strahm.
- Archive Binge: Does this to find out more about the mythos.
- Flower Motifs: Her two friends, Violet and Rose.
Zeke StrahmA Detective whose partner Lizzie set up his blog, Seeking Truth, to cope with the recent disappearance cases he's dealing with. He eventually discovers that he is dealing with the Slender Man and decides to take him down.
- Archive Binge: Invoked. He asks his readers to send him as many blogs possible for research.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With M of The Tutorial. He hopes (the homeless) M likes his fancy coffee. He prefers home blend.
Genevieve SullivanA college student from New Zealand. Also known as Viv, Vieve, Vivi, Vi, or any variant on those. A troper who works at a restaurant. Primary author of Exilis Veritas, although her boyfriend Chester also makes frequent posts on the blog beginning in mid-December. Currently (thankfully?) no longer 'infected' by the knowledge of the Slender Man via Laser-Guided Amnesia.
- Action Girl: Much more adept in combat than Chester.
- Batter Up: Despite owning more lethal weapons, prefers her cricket bat.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: With Chester, her boyfriend.
- One of Us: Frequently mentions tropes by name or otherwise lampshades tropes.
- Plucky Girl: It's hard to find a post by her that isn't to some degree humorous.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Loves her Vegemite.
ChesterGenevieve's boyfriend, and the secondary author of Exilis Veritas. Also (thankfully?) no longer 'infected' by the knowledge of the Slender Man via Laser-Guided Amnesia.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: With Genevieve, his much smaller girlfriend.
MauriceThe theatrical and deeply troubled author of Strike the Set.
- Affably Evil: Maurice (both versions is both incredibly charming and an extremely horrible person.
- Bad-Guy Bar: Works in a proxy bar in New York.
- Becoming the Mask: Rachael was trained by her boyfriend Maurice to seamlessly assume identities for his plans. When Maurice was killed by Slenders, she had a breakdown, resulting in her assuming Maurice's identity.
- Breakout Character: Maurice is one of the more popular proxies of the verse.
- Chekhov's Gunman: Van Helsing is Brian.
- I Have Many Names: Maurice has LOADS of them thanks to the real Maurice teaching her to seamelessly adopt other names.
- Most Writers Are Male: We're led to believe the author of her blog is male.
Elaine LoganA socially outgoing southern woman in her mid twenties who is drawn into the Mythos through a discarded notebook she finds on a park bench. Author of Take The Myth, where she, along with her roommate Cam, attempts to research the Slender Man in order to help those stalked by him survive.Elaine's outspoken nature and habit of not mincing words causes quite a few people to dislike her, but her attempts to help those around her makes quite a few others see her as a pillar of the community.
- The Alcoholic: Tends to deal with her problems through drinking. Lots and lots of drinking.
- Broken Bird: She's got issues.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Lots of issues from working for the Slender Man.
- Dealwiththe Devil: When Elaine set up Hope as a safehouse for Runners she made a deal to turn over other Runners' information to ensure the safety of those inside. It fell apart when Shaun revealed the deal on her blog.
- The Determinator: This woman does not give up.
- Really Gets Around: She gains a reputation for sleeping around. It's somewhat exaggerated but not entirely.
MAuthor of The Tutorial, veteran Runner and progenator of the Three Rules.
- The Ace: Yes, a rare instance where the ace is a Non-Action Guy, since being The Ace in a Slender Man story is not about being a great fighter who can best any opponent (in fact, M outright discourages any thoughts of taking on slim in a straight on fight), but by being an intelligent, level-headed, and Genre Savvy person.
- The Determinator: He is still alive for a reason, ya know? He is content to spend the rest of his days on the Run and he probably will.
- It's Not You, It's My Enemies: Why he works alone.
- I Work Alone: If you know what's good for you, you won't try to team up with end. It doesn't tend to end well.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Abrasive, unfriendly, rude, blunt, and foul mouthed. He's also the reason a lot of slenderbloggers ate still alive.
- Mad Scientist: He shows some shades of this when discussing theories with other bloggers.
- Only Sane Man: Has yet to lose it even once whereas most other slenderbloggers have at least twice.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Zeke Strahm. That's good fucking coffee.
Dr. CairoProprietor of the "compileTRUTH" Youtube channel and blog. Has spent most of his time "compiling" other blogs and vlogs, creating summaries of important events in other stories. Despite the alias, it's well known that he's merely a college student.
- Arc Words: "truth seekers" and "TRUTH". In a few instances it's even been unnecessarily capitalized like that.
- Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: One of his blogposts lists a number of things happening, including characters dieing, being chased by The Slender Man being apparently possessed and Cairo finding himself at a Poetry Slam with no memory of going there.
- Continuity Lockout: Seems to be trying to avert this on the entire mythos. Despite his efforts, his progress is not promising.
- Crossover: A number of them:
- Two with the PTC. In the first he analyzed some footage for them regarding Father Paranoia. In the second he's spent more than a month in their custody while under suspicion of having been an agent of the Slender Man all along.
- MyDarkJournal uploaded a video that appeared to show Cairo acting as a proxy, complete with mask, raising further distrust in his followers.
- In LOG - New Jersey he met and spoke with Evan, youtube and twitter follower MrHellershanks and fellow stalkee Lucien Drage.
- In LOG - Florida and Vermont he questioned Noah about the Observer situation and published a message from Marcus Prendergast.
- The Dragon: At one point, fearfulXbenefactor accused Cairo of being one for The Slender Man, tasked with flooding Youtube with videos to infect more people with the knowledge he exists. No proof has yet surfaced with this claim.
- Dressed to Heal: As part of his doctor routine, he is often seen wearing a lab coat in his videos.
- Genre Savvy: Considering how much "research" he's done on the other cases, it would be out of place for him not to be. He even suspects spyware on the disc Benefactor left for him after pointing out the same thing happening to Noah before, and attempts to have an computer expert trace it.
- Hidden Villain: Benefactor claimed Cairo had been a willing agent of The Slender Man from the start and attempted to turn his followers against him. The jury is out on whether it worked. Even more so on if it's true or not.
- Massive Multiplayer Crossover: Was present in the Angora Chat for the March 21st crossover-chat. He's also shown up in-character on the everymanHYBRID Ustream.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Only when you combine it with some major Fridge Logic. After both Josh and Alana died in "Angel's Game", Cairo discusses the case and mentions that he contacted both Josh and Austin back in January. He got a disturbing message back from Austin that hinted at his instability and possible possession. And he forgot to tell Josh or Alana before Austin went Ax-Crazy on them. Whoops.
- One of Us: One of the many mythos characters to reference/link to TV tropes.
- Shout-Out: A great many, with varying degrees of subtlety.
- The music from the compilation videos is recognizable from a number of different soundtracks, with music thus far from:
- His first story video features him building a mannequin that looks like V.
- Twice utilized the "tuning fork sound" from .hack//.
- Posted a very short "Let's Play" of LittleBigPlanet.
- I shouldn't have done that. See "Take That" below.
- In one video he shows off a headband from Naruto branded with the Operator Symbol.
- From "Two Deliveries" onward, the lab coat has gained the red skull pin from The World Ends with You.
- The April Fools day "Slenderparody" video references nearly every meme in the Slender Man fandom, plus one from The Room.
- In LOG - New Jersey, he makes a reference to "watching the watchmen", then stops himself and condemns it for being a stupid thing to say.
- Cairo's mask, seen first in compileFEAR and again in LOG - Third Contact is Hei's black reaper mask.
- Take That: Towards MyDarkJournal after being "chosen" for his game. He mocks the editing effects from the video and throws in a reference to BEN.
- Trust Me, I'm an X:
Spencer FitzgeraldLeader of the Return To Slender team. Lives in an Eldritch Location with a Ragtag Bunch of Misfits.
- Improbable Weapon User: Shovels and forks.
LuminenClaims to be the "Aspect of Hope", this curious individual appears occasionally within the mythos, helping those haunted by the Slender Man, whom he tends to refer to as the "Unseelie" or "brother".
- A God I Am Not: Has stressed that, while he is an aspect, he does not like being worshiped and would rather be forgotten once the events he is currently involved in, are over.
- Bookworm: Loves to read when bored.
- Good Is Not Dumb: Always speaks in a cryptic, yet eloquent manner. Sadly, that just seems to piss people off even more.
- Hope Bringer: He wouldn't be a good "Aspect of Hope" if he couldn't bring it.
- Immortality Begins at 20: Downplayed, since he tends to take the appearance of a middle-aged mixture of a gentleman and a businessman.
- In Your Nature to Destroy Yourselves: Has said this numerous times, but doesn't think it has to be that way.
- Light Is Good: Opposite The Slender Man's darkness.
- Menacing Stroll: Loves to takes these when others (mostly the mortal characters) are talking to each other.
- Older Than They Look: While he may look middle-aged, his true form has existed since the concept of hope was conceived.
- Stiff Upper Lip: As explained below, nothing affects him. He'll just go on sipping his tea, even when people are screaming bloody murder.
- The Stoic: He never seems to be surprised or shocked when things suddenly happen out of the blue. He, as described by some text, is always remains calm and does not budge in his demeanor.
AdamAuthor of Journey Through Hell A man who spends his life running instead of fighting. He tries every possible theory or method to prevent himself from being killed. He has no plan to defeat ol' Faceless as every one else who tries winds up dead.
- Chaotic Neutral: Invoked. Claims he is on no one's side directly and would work with either side if it meant he'd live.
- Cluster F-Bomb: The F word comes out 24/7.
- Genre Savvy: The only reason he is still alive is because he is familiar with the mythos i.e. running is life and fighting is suicide.
- One of Us: Frequently redirects to this site and invokes several tropes.
- Shout-Out: "What rhymes with shoes, and often gives you the blues?"
- The Unfettered: He simply WON'T let The Slender Man get to him no matter what. He thinks that once you succumb to his Mindfuck nature is when you are most vulnerable. Not even an Eldritch Abomination can break this man.
FizzbombAction Girl, Crazy Survivalist, and author of Para-not-so-Normal.
- The Ace: Fizz tried to be one but becoming responsible for Nessa's safety prompted her to take a reality check
- Badass Normal: Got pretty far for someone with no powers, titles or backup.
- Crazy Survivalist: Her house is Zombie-proofed. Just in case.
- Face–Heel Turn: Against her will, but now she's killing Runners at Slender Man's bidding.
- Friendly Enemy: She doesn't display any noteworthy hostility towards any of the other bloggers, most of the time, and has on at least one occasion joked around briefly with Ava.
- I Did What I Had to Do: Mercy Kill-ing Nessa.
- Last Stand: When she runs out of food and water after getting trapped in Alien Geometries, her plan is to attack Slender Man with a crowbar rather than starve to death.
- Made a Slave: She's back, and enslaved by Slender Man and forced to do his bidding.
- What the Hell, Hero?: She's coerced Cheska into a deal which now makes her Fizz's right-hand girl. Several bloggers have called her out on this.
- You Shall Not Pass: To keep Slendy away from Jean and Kim.
HosozukuriA young musician who wrote songs for the Slenderbloggers and posted them to her blog, Breeze in Monochrome NIGHT.
- Killed Off for Real: Last appeared in late 2011 where she was abducted by Slender Man in a park, and has never be seen or heard from since. Word of God has since confirmed this.
- Lyrical Dissonance: "Slendy's Watching Me", a cheerful song about a child getting captured by the Slender Man.
- One of Us: Another Troper, here.
- Shrinking Violet: Very shy, and has some self-esteem issues.
AvaAuthor of The London Librarian, considered by some to be the spiritual successor of Robert, and cares enough about any of the bloggers she becomes attatched to that she threatens to kill them should Slendy find them.
- Battle Couple: Invoked upon entering a relationship with Reach.
- Cool Big Sis: A lot of bloggers look up to her.
- Heroic B.S.O.D.: She really cares about a lot of the other bloggers, and often slips into one, such as when she believed one had been Hallowed, or when one of her younger followers was Taken, but still alive.
- I Have Many Names: She has 12 middle names.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With usually anyone she likes.
- You See, I'm Dying: Played with, both Ava and her Mom are in remission for Terminal Cancer, they've both said that they're planning on dying of natural causes just to spite The Slender Man.
AJAuthor of It's All David's Fault. A nice enough young babysitter and film enthusiast who gets embroiled in an Ancient Conspiracy.
- The Determinator: For saving Anya from Slendy himself.
- Shoot the Dog: What the Noctis almost did to her.
Eric JamesonAuthor of Hiking Fiend. A very violent man who faced a very violent Slender Man.
- Insane Equals Violent: As Eric goes further insane from the constant Being Watched, he grows more violent.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Preformed on Eric repeatedly by Slendy
- Not Using the "Z" Word: Eric never refers to him as the Slender Man, instead calling him the Wicked Gentleman.
Peter BiggsProtagonist of The World That Never Was, a student who initially found cryptic messages directing him to M and later found out to his horror, that he apparently never existed.
- Cool Car: Pete's Chevrolet Nova
- Dream Sequence:
- Drop the Hammer: Peter defends himself with a sledgehammer during a scuffle with Slender Man's proxies. He's been carrying it ever since.
- I Was Never Here: what is initially known of Peter
- Laser-Guided Tykebomb: Peter is implied to be a weapon made to fight the Slender Man.
- Shout-Out: Pete referencing Kingdom Hearts and Crisis Core points to him being a fan of Square Enix.
- Took a Level in Badass: Peter initially responded to every direct threat by running the hell away, proceeds through fighting single Proxies to directly attacking Slender Man himself.
KaijuAuthor of Slender School, his blog is unique in that Slender Man doesn't stalk him, but he goes to school with dozens of Slendy's people. Is now setting up his OWN group, the National Associaction in the Pursuit of Proxies and Agents.
- Combat Pragmatist: He puts off the kind of vibe suggesting he may KNOW what the enemy's tactics are already. He's The Leader of NAPPA for a reason.
- The Hero: He tried to fill this role of Robert's theory.
- Wake Up, Go to School, Save the World: Not quite the world, but is trying to set up a group to help people who are being stalked, and try to save the people who are His.
SliceA college student, like Jekyll above. He's generally polite, unless he's dealing with the Slender Man. Operates the blog Live in the Light.
- Kill It with Fire: He believes Slender Man does not like fire and often uses it as his weapon of choice.
- Knight Templar: He's working himself in that direction, he's in complete and utter agreement with Zero's new "kill everyone" policy.
- Left Hanging: He seems to have disappeared and left things in his brother's hands.
- Massive Multiplayer Crossover: Engaged in one which crossed over the blogs Drew's Box 'o' Stuff, Search and Reveal, Copper and Crome, The Land of Black Leaves, and Unchained during the events in Boston.
- My Greatest Failure: He teamed up with another blogger called Ron, who was captured and proxified. Slice has twice tried to rescue him. Both the initial capture and the failure of the first rescue attempt had this effect on Slice.
AnthonyA midwestern kid, who has shoes a bit too big to fill in when he goes looking for Slender Man. The writer for Believe What You See.
- Batter Up: His Weapon of choice is his affectionately named "Mamba Bat".
- Properly Paranoid: After being attacked in your own home and living with your friend who IS being stalked by Slender Man? You have an excuse.
- Tap on the Head: Accidently attacks his best mate, Justin, thinking he was Slender Man. Justified, as Justin DID sneak into his house in the middle of the night.
- Too Dumb to Live: Going after Slender Man, who is a Eldritch Abomination, knowing full well that he has ruined people's lives before and continues to do so.
Ron Foster:Another Midwest guy. Runs the blog Drew's Box 'O' Stuff. A boistrous and smartalecy blogger who has been stalked for over a year now.
- Aborted Arc:
- In the blog's early days, there was a plotline in which Ron showcased the notebook writings of a proxified friend and there was a lot of talk of a mysterious mountain man who once drove off Slender Man using a wooden Operator Sign covered in Robert's Substance.
- Come Febuary when the blog became active again and that plotline has been abandoned. Though given that Ron had more immediate things to worry at the time, it's kinda justified.
- Big Brother Mentor: To Search and Reveal's Pete.
- Breaking the Bonds: Subverted. He does not triumph heroically by breaking free of the Mark and leaving Boston. He was captured and followers of Slender Man removed it, themselves, after it was no longer needed.
- Cluster F-Bomb: A few times, but he's nowhere near Noah's level.
- Dead Man Writing: This Entry
- Deadpan Snarker: When he's not a Large Ham or a whiner.
- Dude In Distress: He was "Marked" with a metaphysical item Slender man created called "The Brand", which kept him literally trapped in Boston. It thwarted his every attempt to leave town and was then captured via Heroic Sacrifice and needed to be rescued.
- Final Girl: See Kill 'em All. Along the same lines as M.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Gave up his own freedom for another blogger named Clarice, now the current operator of Unchained, while trying to rescue her from a Pocket Dimension called "The Ruins" which Slender man created as a Hub in Charleston, Boston, Mass. He was proxified as the result.
- Hunt The Most Dangerous Game: Ron's escapades in Boston were essentially this, with Ron as the prey! he even lampshaded this by making a fox his on-screen avatar.
- I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Along the same lines as Shaun, he left his love interest behind for her own safety. He ended up getting a Dear John Email later after she apparently gave up on ever finding him.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: A Deadpan Snarker, a complainer, and often very blunt, but he often gives advise to new bloggers or points them over to M's The Tutorial. He also supported the idea of the bloggers getting more organized and trying to make information on how to survive being slenderstalked as available to newcomers as possible by advising everyone to make a post where they put down everythiing they know about Slender Man, themselves. He stated that they're in this as much for everyone else as for themselves. He did so and 'labeled' the post so it can be accessed from his front page no matter the passage of time.
- He also named another an amnesiac user who previous only had a titled give to him by Slender Man, Prey the 2nd. The name given is Pete, who Ron went on to play Big Brother Mentor to.
- Kill 'em All: What Slender Man did all of Ron's friends back home.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: He has no memory of the two months separating when he first disappeared and his reappearance.
- Mind Screw:
- He went to the Boston Public Library to find it completely empty, yet Slice, who showed up at roughly the same time, said it was full of people.
- At one point, he blacked out from 11:58 AM-1:39 PM, but during his lost time, he was hanging out with Slice from 10 AM-Noon. Yeah, Slender Man just loves screwing with this guy's head...
- My Greatest Failure: A few.
- He views the loss of all his friends as such.
- He was also the blogger Slice from Live in the Light teamed up with for a while. The two got separated and Slice underwent Laser-Guided Amnesia and did not come out of it until after Ron was proxified.
- Sanity Slippage: Twice. Early, he underwent some effects of proxification before running double time and getting over it. Now he's been full on proxified and slowly recovering.
- True Companions: One of the bloggers Zero befriended before the Solstice.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: On the morning after the Solstice event, he went to test to how whether it had any impact on Slender Man at all after posting his intentions. He just plain disappeared after that until Febuary 2011.
- Written-In Infirmity: At one point trying to leave Boston got Ron hospitalized thanks to The Mark and he blogged from his hospital bed for a while.
PeteAn amnesiac blogger who woke up in Pioneer Valley, Massachusetts. He was initially named Prey the 2nd (Ron being the other Prey). Has become something of a Spiritual Successor to Testing123's Shaun in experimenting with ways to ward off or fool Slender Man. He runs Search and Reveal.
- Big Brother Mentor: How he views Ron.
- He's Back: His triumphant return from Boston after rescuing Ron.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: Remembers nothing of his life before waking in Pioneer Valley with Slender Man peering in the window of the room.
- Mad Scientist: No less so than M, Shaun, Robert, and Jay.
- His experiments have already yeilded that Slender Man can be fooled be masked mannequins.
- Can a combination of the Operator Sign and a Christian Ichthus Symbol work better as repellents than plain of Operator signs.
- Slender Man will not be able to tell a masked human from a group of masked dummies.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Another blogger who knows his previous identity has told him that this got him caught and mind-wiped to begin with.
- True Companions: Has started to form this with Ron and Clarice, the woman they're currently staying with.
- What Is This Thing You Call "Love"?: He does not fully understand all the strong emotions being stalked by Slender man is forcing him to feel all at once.
AndrewAuthor of Walking the Hallowed Halls. Takes care of the Slender Man's minions in exchange for his life. Is also searching for his twin brother, Ben.
- Anti-Villain: It's hard to figure out whether to put him as a hero or a villain. He works for Slender Man, but he hates him and only took the job to save his own life. It's hard not to sympathize with that.
- Deal with the Devil: Took the job so that the Slender Man would let him live.
- Heel–Face Turn: While technically never a full villain, he's no longer working for Slendy.
- Name's the Same: He shares a name with Andy of the informative "Slenderbloggins." What's more, he and Slice of "Live in the Light" both have a twin brother named Ben.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Directs on at all the bloggers killing proxies in this post.
AlexAuthor of Deja Vu Dreamer and Dreams in Darkness. Is a complete skeptic (despite the hundreds of blogging victims warning him) up until The Reveal where his skepticism starts to slip...
- Lying Creator: in that he didn't create Dreams In Darkness.
- Meat Puppet: It's not strings that are pulling Alex around. It's tentacles
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Alex's plan to release a biography of Damien O'Connor isn't a good idea when you consider how Slender Man finds new victims
- Wrong Genre Savvy: If the incident with Brett was as normal as such a thing could be, Alex's reaction would be quite logical. Considering the universe he's in, he got lucky.
JekyllA college student who prefers not to get close to anyone else. He posts advice on how to survive, much like M. Writes Now I Shall Know You Again.
- The Atoner: Took it upon himself to post advice earlier, but decides to work harder at it to make things up to Robert, who he was about to throw under a bus.
- Becoming the Mask: Recommends taking on a persona in the presence of the Slender Man to mentally steel yourself against him, even recommending using a literal mask to help invoke this trope.
- B.S.O.D. Song: In 5:55.
- Genre Savvy: He claims to be. That's why he posts advice.
- Kick the Dog: He was the only one fully prepared to let Redlight kill Robert to put him out of his misery. Depending on his intentions, it could alternatively be Shoot the Dog
- Literary Allusion Title: The blog's title counts, as the title and tagline are revealed to be a line of dialog from the book as well.
- Spiritual Successor: Self-proclaimed successor to M of The Tutorial. Even fits the title of "Hermit" that M was given.
KK CollinsOriginally another successor to Robert on White Elephants, now the author of her own blog, Upon the Stairs.
- Bi the Way: Met her husband Derek on the night she broke up with her last girlfriend.
- Dark and Troubled Past: She had Abusive Parents and was raped several times, including by said abusive parent.
- The Determinator: She doesn't stop. Period.
- Happily Married: Her husband is the only one she's not a jerkass to.
- Jerk Ass: She is perpetually disgusted with anyone and everyone she interacts with, aside from Derek.
- Knight Templar: After waking up. She bludgeoned Derek to (supposed) death for his "betrayal", and declared she would kill every Proxy. Many other bloggers refer to her as "another Zero".
- Not So Stoic: When her sister was kidnapped she freaked out.
- Rape as Backstory: From her father, no less. And his acquaintances. And farm animals. And...you get the idea.
- Sanity Slippage: It's lost sanity or painkiller-induced hallucinations. DEFINITELY sanity slippage now that she's out of her coma.
- Self-Made Orphan: KK murdered her own father by beating him almost to death with a crowbar, letting him suffer on life-support for years, then ordering the doctors to pull the plug. He deserved it, but still....harsh.
- They're Called Personal Issues for a Reason: KK dislikes talking about her past or anything to do with it, which means she doesn't like talking about herself at all.
- Uber Mensch: Even before she went crazy, KK followed no moral code, seeing morals as useless and irrelevant, even hypocritical since nobody REALLY followed them. She feels no shame over this.
- Undying Loyalty: KK and Derek are completely devoted to each other, despite KK's issues. It's also implied that this same devotion was extended to Christine, since KK drove cross-country and committed several crimes in an attempt to rescue her.
- Unreliable Narrator: KK frequently hallucinates and seems to have problems connecting to reality. Who knows if anything she says is really happening?
The First Three Sages
Robert SagelThe author of White Elephants, the progenitor of the Core Theory, the giver of Titles and one hell of an Unreliable Narrator.
- All Myths Are True: He certainly thought so. It was his theory that each country has a monster which was made real by people passing the myths and legends on through the generations, and that Slender Man is America's monster.
- Dead Man Writing: For a short time, other people posted on his blog to inform the mythos of his notes and such until he fell back into the mess.
- Hearing Voices: He just doesn't know what they are.
- Macguffin Escort Mission: Found a knife covered in Substance that he had shown to work against Slim and was convinced it was to be the weapon The Hero would use to defeat Slender Man. The knife has disappeared or never existed. It's complicated.
- Mad Scientist: Second only to the below Jay. Tested weapons against Slender Man for quite a while, as well as experiments on goo which Slender Man left in his wake on one occasion.
- Mary Sue: Redlight claimed he was trying to be this.
- Power Trio: With the other Sages. A Kirk, given how he spearheaded the charge against Slender Man for a while.
- Shaggy Dog Story:
- Despite having his memory wiped and being freed of being haunted for a time, if Redlight is to be believed, he has become haunted all over again.
- Made worse in Robert's update in which he discusses dreaming about an old man who has been driven insane, had it restored, then driven out of him over and over again in an endless vicious cycle. He think he's the old man in the dream and that is his fate. Sleep tight! Pleasant dreams!
- That Man Is Dead: How current Robert views the Robert who wrote the original cached version of the blog.
- Theme Naming: The Title System. As part of his methodology, he used rules and titles to try to lead up to a scenario in which a Hero would arise to defeat Slender Man.
JayWrote Anomalous Data, experimented with Laser-Guided Amnesia, was rather morally ambiguous and supposedly died in a Heroic Sacrifice.
- I Did What I Had to Do: Firmly takes this stance whenever called out for his morally questionable actions.
- Mad Scientist: The most straightforward example in the entire mythos. Human experimentation, needles full of acid to the brain, enforced amnesia, and enforced Amnesiac Dissonance are among his activities.
- Pet the Dog: Defending Lizzy to the bitter end is possibly the first act of genuinely attempted heroism out of him.
- Power Trio: With the other Sages. Definitely The Spock.
- Redemption Equals Death: He tries to save Lizzy, one of his subjects, despite the overwhelming odds there at the end.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Frequently called out by others, especially M, for using other people in his experiments.
ShaunThe protagonist of Testing123, Shaun threw himself into dangerous experiments in an attempt to help others.
The Second Three Sages
ZeroThe protagonist of A Hint of Serendipity, One of Us, and badass, who attempted to sacrifice himself in a gambit to weaken the Slender Man enough for others to be able to kill him. It didn't work, instead driving Zero insane. He now hunts his fellow Slenderstalked in an attempt to create a weapon from the arm bones of people he has murdered.
- Broken Bird: After Nessa was revived. Even more so now he's returned and become an Ax-Crazy Knight Templar.
- Got Volunteered: Wasn't expecting to be pulled into the mess, let alone twice.
- Killed Off for Real: At the hands of the Bleeding Tree - and this time, they found the body.
- Knight Templar: He thinks that he has to kill many Runners and collect their bones to create a tool to defeat Slender Man.
- One of Us: It's how he got into the whole mess.
- Power Trio: With Amelia and Maduin.
- True Companions: Before everything went bad, seemed to form this with several other bloggers.
- What the Hell, Hero?: How everyone reacted to his new Knight Templar behavior.
AmeliaThe author of Road to the Heavens, one of the only female sages, Mama Bear, and kind ear for the other bloggers.
- Ascended Fanboy: Her title before becoming a Sage was "Disciple".
- Left Hanging: If you don't believe that Zero killed her.
- Most Writers Are Male: Averted. She is female.
MaduinTrickster Archetype, Jester, and the author of A Really Bad Joke, Maduin is simply Crazy Awesome.
The Third Three Sages
KayAuthor of A Wand and a Prayer. An experiment involving crystals to help ward off the Slender Man in her dreams ends up leading Kay down the road of her past, as her tragic past resurfaces, culminating in a confrontation with her ex, Tom.
- Beware the Nice Ones: According to Zero, Kay's "the most compassionate of all of us". But push her to her breaking point? Goddamn...
- Character Development: Heroic Self-Deprecation —> Not Afraid of You Anymore
- Early in the story, she would berate herself constantly. As time went on, she grew more confident, particularly once Tom was gone from her life for good.
- Distressed Damsel: When Tom kidnapped and tortured her, and she had to be rescued by her (then unnamed) fellow Sages. She's grown out of it since then.
- Domestic Abuse: Received it while she was still dating Tom.
- Power Trio: With Amalgamation Sage and Hakurei Ryuu.
Amalgamation SageAuthor of Records of an Impossibility. Self stylized shaman who understands the metaphysical Astral Plane brings his knowledge to the fight. Amalgamation's most notable accomplishment was summoning the Jersey Devil to preoccupy the Slender Man during a rescue attempt.
- Let's Get Dangerous!: "Challenge Accepted."
- Power Trio: With Kay and Ryuu
- Self-Deprecating Humor: He makes jokes about himself fairly often, although this may be just another coping mechanism.
- Spirit World: He has fought many battles here long before the appearance of the Slender Man in his life.
- Stepford Smiler: He has admitted that his use of funny posters is just a coping mechanism.
- Summon Bigger Fish: When he summoned the New Jersey Devil to fight the Slender Man while attempting to rescue Kay with Ryuu.
- Underestimating Badassery: It's what people do to him. Often. Don't.
Hakurei RyuuAuthor of I Am Stardust. A psych student, collaborator with Amalgamation Sage, and voice of sanity in the blogosphere.
- Healing Hands: She has used this ability to help at least two other bloggers so far.
- Insistent Terminology: Prefers to be called Ryuu (and greatly dislikes Hak or Haku) if people find Hakurei too long to type out.
- It's All My Fault: Goes into something just shy of a BSOD when her best friend Mitch gets targeted via her blog.
- Mind Screw: Purposefully invoked to counter the above mentioned BSOD.
- Only Sane Man: Definitely the voice of sanity amongst bloggers, particularly when paired with Amalgamation Sage.
- The Smart Girl: Ryuu is able to come up with spur of the moment plans and catch details that go unnoticed by everyone else around her.
NessaAuthor of a now defunct blog, Enter Light, Nessa was never-the-less a major player in the Core Theory, forcing Zero into his Heroic B.S.O.D., and being mindwiped by Redlight.Has returned a year later with a new blog, Clarion Call.
- Break the Cutie: Done to drive Zero to despair. It happened again to do the same to Konaa. Permanently this time.
- Mad Artist: Shades of this. She loses control sometimes and draws without conscious knowledge.
- Not Quite Dead: They Never Found the Body after all.
- Waif Prophet: Physically weak, and her drawings border on prophetic- she has drawn the Third Three Sages without even knowing their names or what they looked like.
JeffSelf-proclaimed Keeper, troper, fanfic writer, and protagonist of They Call Us Keepers/Let Us Live/ Let us Keep Living.
- Bi the Way: Jeff mentions that his love for Zero is a little more than platonic in a comment on Zero's blog. May overlap with Word of Bi
- Face–Heel Turn: Both himself and Cheska come back to humanity.