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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Tim defeats Alex and leaves him to finally be taken away by the Operator, than swears that he'll make sure the Operator can never return. However Jay and the Hooded Man are dead and while Jessica's safe, she has no memory of her time with Jay and Tim lies about Jay's fate to spare her the pain. The story ends with Tim arriving at the crossroads ready to presumably move on with his life. And than he starts coughing...]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Tim defeats Alex and leaves him to finally be taken away by the Operator, than swears that he'll make sure the Operator can never return. However Jay and the Hooded Man are dead and while Jessica's safe, she has no memory of her time with Jay and Tim lies about Jay's fate to spare her the pain. The story ends with Tim arriving at the crossroads ready to presumably move on with his life. And than then he starts coughing...]]


* BigBad: The Operator is the prime antagonist in the series, though [[BiggerBad he often works in the background and controls the villainy of the series through various characters]]. [[spoiler:Alex]] is often treated as [[TheHeavy the greater immediate threat]] and a straighter example of this trope by the characters, although it's clear that for all his actions, the Operator is pulling his strings from the background. Depending on his true motives and alignment, the Hooded Man may [[BigBadEnsemble also qualify.]]
** BiggerBad: As previously mentioned, the Operator.

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* BigBad: The Operator is the prime antagonist in the series, though [[BiggerBad he often works in the background and controls the villainy of the series through various characters]].characters. [[spoiler:Alex]] is often treated as [[TheHeavy the greater immediate threat]] and a straighter example of this trope by the characters, although it's clear that for all his actions, the Operator is pulling his strings from the background. Depending on his true motives and alignment, the Hooded Man may [[BigBadEnsemble also qualify.]]
** BiggerBad: As previously mentioned, the Operator.
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* PrecisionFStrike: In Entry #73, [[spoiler:Hoody, [[SuddenlyVoiced of all people,]] mutters "Oh shit" when he hears Alex coming]].

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* PrecisionFStrike: In Entry #73, [[spoiler:Hoody, [[SuddenlyVoiced of all people,]] [[spoiler:Hoody mutters "Oh shit" when he hears Alex coming]].



* SuddenlyVoiced: In Entry #73, [[spoiler:Hoody can be heard muttering "Oh, [[PrecisionFStrike shit]]" when he hears Alex coming]].

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* SuddenlyVoiced: SuddenlySpeaking: In Entry #73, [[spoiler:Hoody can be heard muttering "Oh, [[PrecisionFStrike shit]]" when he hears Alex coming]].


* RealityWarper: The Operator. [[CaptainObvious His presence especially seems to mess with cameras.]]

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* RealityWarper: The Operator. [[CaptainObvious His presence especially seems to mess with cameras.]]


* Dissolve: Entry #83 [[PlayingWithATrope plays with this heavily]]: while the dissolves are happening, it's in the middle of a chase sequence between two people. The two people are transported from the first image in the sequence to the second image.

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* Dissolve: {{Dissolve}}: Entry #83 [[PlayingWithATrope plays with this heavily]]: while the dissolves are happening, it's in the middle of a chase sequence between two people. The two people are transported from the first image in the sequence to the second image.

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* Dissolve: Entry #83 [[PlayingWithATrope plays with this heavily]]: while the dissolves are happening, it's in the middle of a chase sequence between two people. The two people are transported from the first image in the sequence to the second image.


Then, on December 28, 2017, [[https://twitter.com/whatatroy/status/946129758101954563 news of a comic continuation of the series broke on Troy Wagner's twitter]]. The first issue, slated for a February 2019 release, is [[https://store.grampo.co/collections/frontpage/products/pre-order-marble-hornets-issue-one-regards-special-edition-download available for pre-order]], with the plot reportedly revolving around the ''MH'' character of [[spoiler:Jessica]] as well as three new characters.

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Then, on December 28, 2017, [[https://twitter.com/whatatroy/status/946129758101954563 news of a comic continuation of the series broke on Troy Wagner's twitter]]. The first issue, slated for a ''Regards'', was released digitally on February 2019 release, 25th, 2019, and is available at the [[https://store.grampo.co/collections/frontpage/products/pre-order-marble-hornets-issue-one-regards-special-edition-download available co/collections/new-stuff/products/marble-hornets-issue-one-regards-download grampo.co store.]] The comic follows Jessica years after the original series; for pre-order]], with more information, see [[ComicBook/MarbleHornets the plot reportedly revolving around the ''MH'' character of [[spoiler:Jessica]] as well as three new characters.
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* StumbledIntoThePlot: Jay is just a man with a camera who decides to look back on old memories of shooting a never-finished student film, when he notices something weird in the background of every tape. The supernatural effect on him is so strong he is unable to stop his obsessive investigating afterward- even after he makes the attempt to stop completely, he gets pulled back in through circumstances beyond his control.

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* BoulderBludgeon:
** After he and Jay are attacked by "Masky" and manage to not only defend themselves but take him down long enough to unmask him (finding their friend Tim), Alex, after being told he can't kill him, instead smashes his legs with a nearby rock to cripple him.
** He starts to become paranoid after Jay has been spending weeks doing nothing but stalking him. When a man innocently approaches him from behind, Alex goes into a fit of rage and murders the man with a rock, believing it to be Jay. This murder is seen on a video taken by totheark in order to expose Alex's crime.

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* KillTheLights: The Operator can interfere with electronic equipment. At one point during the filming of the student film, the Operator causes a blackout at Tim's house.


Then, on December 28, 2017, [[https://twitter.com/whatatroy/status/946129758101954563 news of a comic continuation of the series broke on Troy Wagner's twitter]]. The plot is currently unknown (save that [[spoiler: it will feature [[RealAfterAll the skull-masked man]] in some capacity]]), and it is currently unclear whether it will connect to ''WebVideo/ClearLakes44'' or ''WebVideo/{{ECKVA}}'' at this time. It is expected to debut in 2018.

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Then, on December 28, 2017, [[https://twitter.com/whatatroy/status/946129758101954563 news of a comic continuation of the series broke on Troy Wagner's twitter]]. The first issue, slated for a February 2019 release, is [[https://store.grampo.co/collections/frontpage/products/pre-order-marble-hornets-issue-one-regards-special-edition-download available for pre-order]], with the plot is currently unknown (save that [[spoiler: it will feature [[RealAfterAll reportedly revolving around the skull-masked man]] in some capacity]]), and it is currently unclear whether it will connect to ''WebVideo/ClearLakes44'' or ''WebVideo/{{ECKVA}}'' at this time. It is expected to debut in 2018.
''MH'' character of [[spoiler:Jessica]] as well as three new characters.


''[[https://www.youtube.com/user/marblehornets Marble Hornets]]'' is an {{Alternate Reality|Game}} PsychologicalHorror web series created by the group that would eventually become [[WebVideo/TroyHasACamera THAC]]. It follows the discoveries made while looking through raw footage of a trite student film. ''Marble Hornets'' was instrumental in codifying parts of Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos, but is not part of the IntercontinuityCrossover that includes many of the blogs and vlogs that followed it, although MH does feature in other canons as either a chronicle of real events or a fictional series... it leads to some confusion. The series appears to have started in [[http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3150591&userid=0&perpage=40&pagenumber=14#post362207600 this post]] from the original Slender Man thread on the Website/SomethingAwful forums.

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''[[https://www.youtube.com/user/marblehornets Marble Hornets]]'' is an {{Alternate Reality|Game}} PsychologicalHorror web series created by the group that would eventually become [[WebVideo/TroyHasACamera THAC]]. It follows the discoveries made while looking through raw footage of a trite student film. ''Marble Hornets'' The series was instrumental in codifying parts of Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos, but is not part of the IntercontinuityCrossover that includes many of the blogs and vlogs that followed it, although MH it does feature in other canons as either a chronicle of real events or a fictional series... it leads to some confusion. The series appears to have started in [[http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3150591&userid=0&perpage=40&pagenumber=14#post362207600 this post]] from the original Slender Man thread on the Website/SomethingAwful forums.



Has a [[http://marblehornets.wikidot.com/ fan run wiki]] with commentary, [[http://marblehornets.wikidot.com/comprehensive-timeline a timeline]], and transcripts of all the entries. [[http://store.thac.tv/ The entire series]] is also available on DVD, with bonus content such as commentary and actual scenes from Alex Kralie's would-be movie. There's also an [[http://marblehornets.com/ official website]] for the series created by Alex (although it's unfinished and doesn't have much content as of late), which gives additional information about some of the characters.

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Has a [[http://marblehornets.wikidot.com/ fan run wiki]] with commentary, [[http://marblehornets.wikidot.com/comprehensive-timeline a timeline]], and transcripts of all the entries. [[http://store.thac.tv/ The entire series]] is also available on DVD, with bonus content such as commentary and actual scenes from Alex Kralie's would-be movie. There's also an [[http://marblehornets.com/ official website]] for the series created by Alex (although it's unfinished and doesn't have much content as of late), which gives additional information about some of the characters.
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On August 3, 2015, the first instalment in an official sequel/SpinOff series, ''WebVideo/ClearLakes44'', was uploaded onto the Marble Hornets channel. The series ran for 13 episodes (or "broadcasts") until it was officially cancelled due to extreme in-house issues with THAC. However, in October 2016, a SpiritualSuccessor to ''Clear Lakes'', called ''WebVideo/{{ECKVA}}'', debuted on a new channel in late 2016, following THAC's reformation into FWAN.

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On August 3, 2015, the first instalment installment in an official sequel/SpinOff series, ''WebVideo/ClearLakes44'', was uploaded onto the Marble Hornets channel. The series ran for 13 episodes (or "broadcasts") until it was officially cancelled due to extreme in-house issues with THAC. However, in October 2016, a SpiritualSuccessor to ''Clear Lakes'', called ''WebVideo/{{ECKVA}}'', debuted on a new channel in late 2016, following THAC's reformation into FWAN.


* BeaconOfHope: As everyone else makes morally questionable decisions in their battles either for or against the evil [[BigBad Operator]], Jay Merrick seeks to uncover the truth about the monster, helping as many people cope and deal with the situation as possible. Though many people [[DontYouDarePityMe reject his help]] or even attack him for his involvement, Jay continues his noble quest [[spoiler:until it claims his life.]]


* ContrivedCoincidence: The fact that [[spoiler: all of the main characters had something to do with Marble Hornets.]] [[spoiler: Even "totheark" was Brian Thomas, one of the crew members for Marble Hornets.]] Another that is somewhat downplayed are Jay and [[spoiler: Jessica]] staying in rooms right next to each other, as well as [[spoiler: his initial meeting with her.]]

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* ContrivedCoincidence: The fact that [[spoiler: all of the main characters had something to do with Marble Hornets.]] [[spoiler: Even "totheark" was Brian Thomas, one of the crew members for Marble Hornets.]] Another that Downplayed is somewhat downplayed are Jay and [[spoiler: Jessica]] staying in rooms right next to each other, as well as [[spoiler: his initial meeting with her.which eventually turns out to have been no coincidence at all.]]


* [[MalevolentMaskedMen Malevolent Masked Man]]: The masked man.
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Applies to Joseph [=DeLage=], the guy who plays Alex. Some of the troyhasacamera videos are made even more hilarious than they already are, considering you're essentially seeing the same guy who played [[spoiler:an ultra-menacing villain]] act surreal, random, and goofy.

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* [[MalevolentMaskedMen Malevolent Masked Man]]: MalevolentMaskedMen: The masked man.
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Applies to Joseph [=DeLage=], the guy who plays Alex. Some of the troyhasacamera videos are made even more hilarious than they already are, considering you're essentially seeing the same guy who played [[spoiler:an ultra-menacing villain]] act surreal, random, and goofy.
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