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* IdiotHero: While Jay may not necessarily holding the idiot ball at all times, he obviously is not the sharpest tool in the shed. His deduction skills may not be all that bad most of the time, but he still tends to jump to spurious conclusions, wasting massive amounts of time in the process and missing out on opportunities to help himself or others. This eventually leads us to ...
* IdiotPlot: Many of the events in the series are a direct result of Jay's inability to think coherently for more than five minutes straight, which isn't helped by his ever-increasing paranoia.

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* IdiotHero: While Jay may not necessarily holding the idiot ball at all times, he obviously is not the sharpest tool in the shed. His deduction skills may not be all that bad most of the time, but he still tends to jump to spurious conclusions, wasting massive amounts of time in the process and missing out on opportunities to help himself or others. This eventually leads us to ...\n* IdiotPlot: Many of the events in the series are a direct result of Jay's inability to think coherently for more than five minutes straight, which isn't helped by his ever-increasing paranoia.


* IdiotHero: Jay's not necessarily holding the idiot ball - he's just kinda dumb. Despite this, his deduction skills aren't bad. He just never, ever seems to think anything through.

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* IdiotHero: Jay's While Jay may not necessarily holding the idiot ball - he's just kinda dumb. Despite this, his at all times, he obviously is not the sharpest tool in the shed. His deduction skills aren't bad. He just never, ever seems may not be all that bad most of the time, but he still tends to jump to spurious conclusions, wasting massive amounts of time in the process and missing out on opportunities to help himself or others. This eventually leads us to ...
* IdiotPlot: Many of the events in the series are a direct result of Jay's inability
to think anything through.coherently for more than five minutes straight, which isn't helped by his ever-increasing paranoia.


* {{Adorkable}}: Alex in Entry #84.
** Tim in the same entry. He spends most of the time hanging out in the background trying to not draw attention to himself.


* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: Alex seems rather apathetic to [[spoiler:the Operator showing up on his porch and ''in his house''.]] The implications aren't pretty.

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* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: UnusuallyUninterestingSight:
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Alex seems rather apathetic to [[spoiler:the Operator showing up on his porch and ''in his house''.]] The implications aren't pretty.pretty.
** In Entry 12, Alex and the others involved in shooting the in-universe movie Marble Hornets casually stroll up to The Operator, apparently blind to the fact that he has no face and under the impression that it's Tim.


** Courtesy of Neil and Emmy Cicierega, of WebVideo/PotterPuppetPals fame, we have [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MXYC_jX2Wc Splendorman]]. A parody of the Slender Man mythos in general, though the presentation (text on black screen for intro, amateur film gone awry, visual tearing) is highly reminiscent of ''Marble Hornets''.

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** Courtesy of Neil Creator/{{Neil| Cicierega}} and Emmy Cicierega, of WebVideo/PotterPuppetPals fame, we have [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MXYC_jX2Wc Splendorman]]. A parody of the Slender Man mythos in general, though the presentation (text on black screen for intro, amateur film gone awry, visual tearing) is highly reminiscent of ''Marble Hornets''.


* LameExcuse: In Entry #47.
-->'''Alex''': What is wrong with you, huh?! [[spoiler: Breaking into my apartment]]?! What were you thinking?!\\
'''Jay:''' *defensively* Alex, calm down! I had a good reason!\\
'''Alex:''' And what would that be?\\
'''Jay:''' I... had a hunch.

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* AmbiguousStartOfDarkness: One of the main plot points of the second season is that [[spoiler:Alex is evil and serving The Operator. However, after events at the end of of the second season and the beginning of the third season, it is ambiguous whether he was ][[spoiler:EvilAllAlong, BrainwashedAndCrazy, or had a SplitPersonality in the first season]]. To make matters even more confusing, it is still ambiguous as to whether he is even evil at all but just a victim of a SplitPersonalityTakeover. Most of the characters involved end up with some kind of LaserGuidedAmnesia and/or SplitPersonality, so interpretations can be completely all over the place.


* 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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