web series based on the Slender Man Mythos
, it follows three girls; Ellie, Avery, and Macy, who find themselves haunted and hunted after an experience involving a camera. In the ensuing episodes, dosed with heavy Paranoia Fuel
, their friendships and sanity become more and more frayed, as it becomes clear that there is no real "escape". Even for the viewer, nothing is quite as it seems....
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This series provides examples of:
- Adult Fear: The girls are more concerned about / motivated by the wellbeing of their loved ones than their own or ours, be it because of Tall, Dark and Faceless or the Masked Maniac(s?).
- Alien Geometries: The girls flee from the Slender Man to a car and end up in an abandoned building and then next to a train in Two. There are several more instances throughout the series, most notably in episode 27.
- Anachronic Order: The videos jump around a bit in their timelines.
- And Your Little Dog Too: Implied to be the next step of the Antibody Squad after their failed attack on Bowie in Thirty. Avery says they will now go to his house, with the implication that they will attack and kill his family.
- And You Thought It Was a Game: Macy asks if this is a prank in One, and then jokingly threatens to punch everyone if it is.
- Bandaged Face: Macy in the beginning of season two. It appears as though she has been in a car accident.
- Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: Ellie, Avery, and Macy... in that order.
- Break the Cutie: This, children, is "Break the Cutie: The Web Show".
- Come with Me If You Want to Live: Avery tells Bowie to come with her rather than attempt to return to his house after he is attacked in Thirty.
- Confession Cam: Ellie's parts of Eighteen.
- Defeat Equals Friendship: Implied with the Gas Masked Man, as he seems to be helping, and possibly protecting, the girls after their confrontation with him in Sixteen.
- The Ending Changes Everything: The first season ending Eighteen is like a punch in the face in this regard. Poor Girls! More like poor sucker on the internet.
- The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You: The characters at least counted on this. As much we see it didn't work.
- Haunted Heroine: In One, Ellie leads her friends to a very interesting ghost that has been bothering her.
- Incurable Coughof Death: Macy and Chris.
- Informed Attribute: Macy states that Ellie constantly wears dark clothing and is surprised at the variety of color in her wardrobe when the girls all stay at Ellie's house. However, Ellie is most often shown wearing earthy tones and bright red glasses. In actuality, it is Avery who usually wears the darkest tones of the group.
- Jump Cut: It's hard to tell whether it's edited in or if it's just His effect on the tapes, but either way this series is notorious for a copious amount of them.
- Laughing Mad: Ellie.
- Lampshaded in Nine when Avery tells Ellie to stop laughing like that, as it creeps her out.
- The Lost Woods
- Made of Iron: Implied with Bowie in Thirty. The Antibody Squad attack with a metal baseball bat, which goes flying away after one of the Squad swings it at the camera.
- Malevolent Masked Men: The recurring Gas Masked individual.
- Possibly Subverted in that once he is unmasked, he tries to offer them help.
- In Season Two there are several reoccurring instances of masked individuals; they seem quite malevolent.
- Mama Bear: Macy is shown as one of the few characters in the Mythos to willingly run towards Slender Man when her sister is seemingly under his thrall.
- Gas Mask Man has Macy cornered and is raising his mallet to induce Your Head Asplode. Avery's reply: she tackles, disarms, and unmasks him before backing him against the wall with her Death Glare.
- Meganekko: Ellie.
- Names to Run Away From Really Fast: The Antibody. The man in the gas mask, if anyone is wondering.
- Off Screen Teleportation: Used by the Slender Man and the Gas Masked Man. The latter even used On Screen Teleportation to take the girls to a warehouse in Sixteen.
- Only Sane Man: Avery overall tends to be the most rational of the three.
- A Real Man Is a Killer: The Antibody tried so hard but failed so spectacularly. He wasn't cold blooded enough to murder Avery in her sleep and in a fair fight the girls managed to overpower him.
- Precision F-Strike: Bowie lets out an "Oh shit!" in Thirty when the Slender Man morphs into a member of the Antibody Squad, complete with an On Screen Teleportation from the woods to an alleyway.
- Sanity Slippage: Ellie. Macy shows signs, but her decent is slower.
- Screaming Woman: Avery, once she finally sees the Slender Man in Two.
- Ellie in Twenty Three when she sees Slendy outside. And again when he appears in the hallway.
- Shout-Out: In Six the Operator symbol is drawn on Avery's face in blood, and since then has become a recurring theme within the show.
- Super OCD: The gas-mask guy. He keeps track of time to the minute for example.
- There Are No Girls on the Internet: Averted. All three of the main characters are girls.
- Even with the cast almost doubling in the second season, the ratio remains 3-2 in favor of girls.
- Trauma Swing: All three of the heroines in Three.
- Unreliable Narrator: In a Slenderseries this is more or less expected. But Subverted. They told the story to the best of their knowledge. The why is the true reveal... which comes at the exact point in the story where they figure it out.
- Vader Breath: The mysterious masked man in Five.
- Voice of the Legion: Ellie seems to have this due to the distortion in Twenty Three.
- Wham Episode: Eighteen (Season one finale) It has Ellie monologuing to the camera like a madwoman, that they made the series to give the Slender Man more targets, us. She is really sorry, but better we than them.
- Wounded Gazelle Gambit: What Macy pulled to get Bowie involved according to the DVD footage shown in Twenty Nine.