Apocalyptic Log: His video project, initially meant to be focusing on the twelve tribes of Israel, turns into this.
Ax-Crazy: Seems to become this in the second part of "Thanksgiving Day Footage" under the influence of the Observer. Sarah finds him in a daze, covered in blood and wielding a knife. It is later revealed he in fact murdered Sarah's friend Kat.
Distressed Dude: The Collective has a tendency to snatch him in the earlier videos and then release after screwing with his mind after varying amount of time, no matter how much he resists. He has been avoiding this lately though thanks to the help of Firebrand.
Doomed by Canon: It seems Noah is destined to become Firebrand at some point in the future.
Friends Rent Control: Lives in a large house with a pool all by himself. Though it is actually a summer house owned by his parents.
Hell Hotel: Ends up in one (in the aptly named "Halloween Hotel" video and November 11th), where he is attacked by the Observer and the Slender Man.
Heroic BSOD: During the run-up to his birthday...and when realizes he killed Kat.
Noah's cousin and close friend, Milo was haunted by the Slender Man during the time he visited Noah in 2008. He committed suicide in 2010, and Noah's inspection of the video recordings he made in 2008 reveal that the Slender Man may have had an influence on the event of Milo's death.
Back from the Dead: "Extraordinary Circumstances" confirms that he's been resurrected as the Collective member Mr. Scars.
Weirdness Magnet: Let's see: mother belonged a Slendy-worshipping cult? Check. Father murdered? Check. Stalked by the Slender Man throughout his life? Check. Received treatment from Dr. Corenthal? Check. Targeted (and possibly driven to suicide) by the Collective? Check and mate.
Noah's friend (and YouTube follower) who invites him to stay with her during Thanksgiving break. However, the influence of the Collective follows, leading to Sarah becoming involved with the Noah's problems for a while.
A Day in the Limelight: In the Thanksgiving two-parter, she handles Noah's video camera and witnesses Noah's moment of madness.
Killed Off for Real: She is taken by Slender Man and later confirmed to have been killed when Noah finds her obituary.
Oh Crap: She calls Noah during his first livestream and reveals the Slender Man has been stalking her.
Real Life Writes the Plot: Bad blood between Adam Rosner and the actress who played Sarah led to delays in filming, and finally led him to re-write the final part of the Thanksgiving Day footage so her character doesn't appear on-camera.
Sarah's friend who appears in the Thanksgiving two-parter. She is murdered by a crazed Noah off-camera, and her death is made to look like a suicide.
Noah's grandfather on his mother's side. He is from Germany, and speaks little English. He reveals to Noah that he encountered the Slender Man in World War II, and possesses a journal and knife belonging to dead Nazi Sebastian Kraus, which apparently is the last record of an unknown historic event involving the Slender Man.
Sanity Slippage: Mary claimed that he started out fairly sane and normal, only to forget his English and become more crazed and paranoid over time. Noah's mother also stated that he suffers from age-related dementia. However, given the things he witnessed and the strangeness surrounding the family, it's beginning to look like his paranoia is completely justified....
Secret Keeper: Hides the journal and knife belonging to Sebastian Kraus.
Milo's mother, Mary is known to have had mental problems since she was a child. It is revealed she has known the Slender Man since she was a child, referring to him as "Mr. Slim". She also knew Dr. Corenthal when he treated Milo as a child, and was a member of The Order, a cult first seen in the logs of Dark Harvest. She was confirmed dead in "Obituary".
Big NO!: Her reaction to learning that Milo is Mr. Scars.
Chekhov's Gunman: Implied to be a lifelong candidate for the Collective, and is suspected of being Cursor's host.
Her death is confirmed in "Obituary": she was found in her submerged car with a bullet hole in her chest — and x-shaped bandages covering her eyes.
Death by Irony: Mary only had Milo in the first place so she could sacrifice him to "Mr. Slim", believing she could end the family "curse" and prevent her own death at the hands of the Collective; instead, Milo was resurrected as the Collective Member Mr. Scars — her prophesied killer.
Harassing Phone Call: Mary calls Noah out of the blue after he spent months trying to call her, explaining her past with the Slender Man and that Mr. Scars is going to kill her (and for some reason, assumes that Noah knows who he really is.)
A group of powerful proxies who do the Slender Man's dirty work. They each have their own assignments and separate goals. The driving force of the plot involves them needing the journal of Karl Maxwell, as it is the last piece of the puzzle for their plans for Humanity. Tropes applying the Collective as a whole include:
And We Must Scream: It's been implied that joining the Collective is not a pleasant experience.
Appropriated Appellation: They have no names other than the nicknames humans have given them, which they have adopted for the sake of convenience.
Chess Motifs: Each member is given a chess piece to symbolize their rank.
The Eldritch Abomination himself and Big Bad of the series. As usual, he is stalking children — and, in this case Milo and Noah —but takes a backseat to allow his minion, the Observer, to keep an eye on Noah. He often pops up to scare Noah, and possesses animated Combat Tentacles.
More or less the main antagonist of the series, this mysterious and shadowy figure delights in manipulating Noah for his own purposes. He is recognizable by his distinctive thick glasses, long hair and malevolent grin. Beyond that, what he looks like is unknown, as he has only ever been seen in rotoscoping. He is later revealed to be possessing Noah's friend Kevin, who helped translate Karl's German after Noah's first visit to his grandfather.
Fighting from the Inside: Kevin seems to be doing this: on the back of the Observer's note from The Live Stream Incident, Noah find a note in Kevin's handwriting begging him to kill him so the Collective can no longer use him as a vessel.
Firebrand is a member of the Collective who appeared in front of Noah on November 11th, and is recognized for his pinhole eyes and smile. He is called "The Stubborn." He stops the Observer from taking Noah on 11/11/12 and hijacked the video INTERCEPTION, revealing information about the journal. The Livestream Incident reveals that he is Noah, from either the future or a separate timeline.
Cursor is a female Collective member with long hair and X-shaped bandages over her eyes. Her title is "The Selfish." Noah has noted that she bears a resemblance to both his own mother and Mary Asher. As of Obituary, it is confirmed that she is indeed Mary.
Mr. Scars is seen with his hands covering a heavily scarred face. He is called "the one who kills Mary" and "The Burdened", and Mary Asher believed that Noah knew his identity. Noah has mentioned on Twitter that he has had a recurring nightmare about Mr. Scars, finding him vaguely familiar. "Obituary" confirmed that he's Milo Asher.
Affably Evil: Seems to hate his own scars, judging by his behavior in a dream Noah had about him.
Implied even more in DEUS EX MACHINA when Firebrand reveals Mr. Scars will deliver Milo's diary in a briefcase to Noah. In Obituary, Mr. Scars delivers the briefcase...with the final frame of the video showing a smiling Milo wishing Noah "Good Luck".
Monster Sob Story: There's a good reason why he's known as "The Burdened".note Milo's mother only gave birth to him in the first place so she could offer him as a sacrifice to the Administrator. He suffered a lifetime of severe psychological problems due to being constantly followed by the Slender Man and his ilk. Then, after an utterly horrific death and resurrection (both of which were orchestrated by forces outside his control), he was forced to murder his mother in cold blood.
Swain wears an army uniform and smiling theatre mask. Is also called "The Lover." Little is known about him at this time.
A malevolent entity who possessed Evan from the EverymanHYBRID crew, HABIT is an Ax-Crazy creature who seems to hate the Slender Man. So much so that he frees Firebrand from the Slender Man's control and joins forces with him.For tropes that apply to him, see the EMH character page.