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Noah Maxwell
I don't feel safe in my own home anymore.

The main character and Audience Surrogate, Noah uploads the recordings of his last days with his cousin Milo Asher before his apparent suicide in 2010. Upon noticing the Slender Man in the videos, Noah becomes the target for the monster and his minions, particularly the Observer, recording the encounters and the mysterious events surrounding his life. He has a tendency to swear a lot when under pressure.

  • Aesop Amnesia: You'd think that getting a lesson about Severance and how to fight against the Collective from HABIT of all people would encourage Noah to listen to Firebrand better. The end result couldn't be more wrong: Noah immediately locks himself in his house to avoid making any moves forward, and promptly forgets everything HABIT taught him. Rendezvous!Noah lampshades this, stating that Noah has to actually think critically about the information he's given, rather than jump to conclusions and do dumb things.
  • The Alcoholic: During the events of The Live Stream Incident and Fortunes, Noah takes several swigs from Jack Daniels and Jim Beam bottles. Heck, it's pretty safe to say that Noah drinks more than any character in the Slenderverse.
  • The Aloner: Justified and deconstructed. Noah has lived in his parent's rather large summer home since 2008. While he claims he does this to keep his family and friends safe from Slender Man, Season 2 shows that living alone ultimately takes a toll on his mortal sanity.
  • Apocalyptic Log: His video project, initially meant to be focusing on the twelve tribes of Israel, turns into this.
  • Ax-Crazy: Briefly became this in the second part of "Thanksgiving Day Footage" under the influence of the Collective. 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.
  • Badass Normal: Willing to take on Slender Man with a pistol. But he is smart enough to leg it when Slender Man brings out the tentacles.
  • Beard of Sorrow: Grows one in the days before his 21st birthday, and between the events of Bridge to Nowhere and Fortunes.
  • Blood from the Mouth: In the "November 11th" video, and again in "Pitfall."
  • Cannot Tell a Joke: Tries to tell a joke to Kevin Haas in "Facade" that involves something about pineapples, laughing, and a guy named Bob. Kevin lampshades this, mentioning that Noah was once very good at being funny.
  • The Chosen One / It Sucks to Be the Chosen One: Noah was marked at birth (perhaps even earlier) to become an important member of the Collective. By the time Noah realizes this, his life is a living hell.
  • Cluster F-Bomb / Precision F-Strike: Noah in a nutshell.
  • Conditioned to Accept Horror: Due to the constant suffering and insanity The Collective inflict upon him Noah has become a lot more cavalier when faced with his daily eldritch horrors. Best shown in "facade" where when channel surfing between squicky imagery and horrifying visuals, he sounds positively bored.
  • Cosmic Plaything: Poor Noah is this both in-universe and out-of-universe. Not only does the Collective just love to fuck with him in-universe, but the TT fandom is notorious for making memes of his struggles out-of-universe. Though unlike most examples of this trope, Noah is aware of both groups' sadism, and deeply resents it.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Nearly every character in the mythos tends to be this to cope with their less than pleasant life experiences. However, in Noah's case, this seems to be an integral part of his personality even before shit hits the fan.
  • Death Seeker: Seemed to be the case after "Catharsis", but after finding Milo's journal he seems determined to continue. Though no longer actively seeking, in "Pitfall" after The Observer pushes him off the observation tower and he falls for a while, after screaming in terror for the first half, he screams "THIS IS IT!! I'M FUCKIN' DEAD!! I'M FREE!!" with obvious glee in his voice. Then he hits the ground, badly hurt, but still alive.
  • Determinator: Zig-zagged. Noah's more than willing to find out what happened to Milo, and fight against the Collective beginning in Season 1. However, he completely falls apart from Catharsis through The Live Stream Incident, willingly accepting his fate the Observer is giving him. Once Firebrand saves him, he comes around and plays the trope straight in Season 2's early episodes. Unfortunately, he ends up averting the trope for good by the time Fortunes occurs, where he's become a reclusive jerkass who's afraid of making any kind of progress due to the Collective's influence.
  • Despair Event Horizon: The Catharsis video has him willing to accept his fate and be taken by the Observer.
    • Being saved by Firebrand seems to have given him new incentive to live, and he is back to his old determined self—albeit rather shell-shocked.
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: Does this to both Slender Man and the Observer.
    • He also tries to shoot the Slender Man. (It doesn't work, of course; but he gets points just for trying.)
  • 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: Noah is destined to become Firebrand at some point in the future, regardless of how hard he tries to avoid it.
  • Extreme Omnivore: Rendezvous and Facade show that Noah's long stay in the Collective's Realm in 2015 left him so desperate for food that he's eaten leaves and a live crab off the ground to sustain himself.
  • "Friends" Rent Control: Noah lives in a large house with a pool in Florida all by himself. The house itself is actually a summer house owned by his parents, and they do give him an allowance to allow him to pay for groceries. At least until he receives Mr. Scars' cash.
  • Gratuitous German: By the time Season 2 rolls around, Noah's begun taking German lessons to prepare himself for reading Sebastian's journal, and has begun writing tweets entirely in German. Given that Firebrand tends to respond to these tweets in English though, it looks like more of a phase than anything.
  • Hell Hotel: Ends up in one (in the aptly named "Halloween Hotel" video and November 11th), where he is attacked by the Observer and Slender Man, and where he encounters Firebrand for the first time.
  • Heroic BSoD: During the run-up to his birthday...and when realizes he killed Kat.
  • Horror Doesn't Settle for Simple Tuesday: The Observer planned to turn Noah into a member of the Collective on his birthday, November 11th. Fortunately, Firebrand puts a stop to this during the events of The Live Stream Incident.
  • In Memoriam: The first video Noah posts is in memory of Milo. After that, the channel quickly veers into the horrific.
  • The Killer in Me: Noah murdered Kat, possibly while under the influence of the Observer.
  • Me's a Crowd: As of Season 2, there are a whopping four different versions of Noah that exist in the series. This includes the current Noah that the audience follows, two alternate versions of him who lives in the Collective's realm, and Firebrand.
  • Mind Screw: Happens to him a LOT.
  • Recap Episode: Several Months of Hell, Case Findings, and Fortunes are this.
  • Sanity Slippage: In the run-up to his 21st birthday, Noah becomes more and more uneasy and emotional. In fact, the series as a whole can be seen as this for Noah.
  • Seinfeldian Conversation: Often has these with other characters, particularly during the early "Milo" videos.
  • Shirtless Scene: Has an unpleasant Fan Disservice scene in the November 11th video after the Observer draws and writes on his chest.
  • Sir Swearsalot: He gets out the expletives when he's scared. He's scared a lot.
  • Slasher Smile: Pulls off a rather impressive one during the second part of the Thanksgiving Day footage.]]
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: After "Bridge to Nowhere" Noah begins posting and interacting with fans less and less, and becomes more unhinged and angry. It gets so bad that when Stan Frederick offers him help in two videos, he angrily insults him both over the phone, and at his front door.
  • Unexpected Inheritance: Firebrand and Mr. Scars deliver a briefcase to Noah, containing several of Milo's belongings. It also doubles as a Briefcase Full of Money.
  • Unreliable Narrator: Perhaps.

Milo Asher
I'm making this prove that I'm not insane. I don't know what to say. But whoever ends up watching this needs to believe me...and bear with me.

Noah's cousin, close friend, and Deuteragonist of the series. Milo was stalked by the Slender Man from his early childhood up until the time he visited Noah in 2008. He committed suicide in 2010 and Noah's inspection of the video recordings he made in 2008 reveals that the Slender Man may have had an influence on the event of Milo's death. Starting in 2018, Noah begins posting excerpts of Milo's journal onto the Maxwell Archive, which details Milo's horrific life while dealing with Slender Man.

  • Back from the Dead: "Extraordinary Circumstances" confirms that he's been resurrected as the Collective member Mr. Scars.
  • Bedlam House: Milo reveals that he went to a mental institution for a few years after supposedly having a psychotic breakdown for not taking his meds. In 2008, he gets sent there again after a failed attempt at confronting Mary results in him getting drugged and shipped off there.
  • Big Brother Instinct: More like Big Cousin Instinct, but Milo's determined attempts to keep Slendy focused on him so that he doesn't go for Noah definitely falls into this department.
  • Bungled Suicide: Although Milo is able to successfully end his life by slashing his wrists and slitting his throat, he doesn't actually stay dead: his body ends up vanishing from the morgue, and he is later resurrected as Mr. Scars in Milo's Tape.
  • Burying a Substitute: In Mary Asher Phone Call, it's revealed that the ashes that were placed in Milo's grave weren't actually his: they belonged to his beloved pet cat Oscar. This was due to the fact that Milo's actual corpse vanished from the morgue, and wouldn't come back until much later, in which he...
  • Came Back Wrong: When he's revived by Slender Man, he's shown to retain every one of his wounds that he inflicted on himself to end his life; slashed wrists, slit throat, and all.
  • Death of Personality: The pills Milo is forced to take sedate him to the point where he lives his life as an emotionless husk. Once he discovers his journal once more in 2003/06, he regains everything he's lost, and starts acting like his normal self once again.
  • Driven to Suicide: And the Observer claims that he helped.
  • Dreaming of Things to Come: During his teenage years, Milo dreams about many things that viewers know are going to happen in video form. Some of them have been documented, and some of them haven't.
  • Doomed by Canon: No matter how hard Milo tries to fight Slender Man and his mother on his own to keep Noah safe, viewers know from the get-go that Milo will end up killing himself, allowing Slendy to set his sights on Noah.
  • Easy Amnesia: When Milo discovers his journal in 2003, he notes that he has little to no memory of any of the entries he wrote as a child from 1995-97. As it turns out, the pills that he takes action as some kind of beta-blockers that prevent him from remembering things well.
    • This trope comes into effect again after Milo loses his journal from between 2004-2006. However, once he opens it up for himself, Milo immediately remembers everything that happened to him, averting this trope.
  • Elemental Motifs: He was associated by fire in that he was repeatedly being "burned". His birth father died in a housefire started by his mother, his name was mentioned on a burned piece of paper Noah was given, and Noah nearly burned Milo's journal to get the lock open, only to break down in tears:
    I can't do it. I can't do it, Milo. I can't burn you. I can't burn you. Not again. I can't burn you again.
  • Emotion Suppression: While under the influence of Henka's pills, Milo is basically a mindless husk who can't remember anything.
  • Emo Teen: Absolutely justified though, given how awful Milo's life was.
  • From the Mouths of Babes: Milo has been using curse words openly since the age of seven. Although some points are justified (i.e: when he describes how Jeremy calls him a shithead), it becomes extremely jarring when he calls his teacher both an asshole and a bastard, and when he tells Jeremy to go fuck himself.
  • Friendless Background: With the exception of Kevin and Noah, Milo had almost no friends during his childhood and teen years.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Noah considers Milo the closest thing he had to a brother.
    • Also appeared to be this with Kevin during his early childhood.
  • Hidden in Plain Sight: The Slender Man around Milo.
  • Ironic Name: Milo's last name, Asher, means "happy" or "blessed" in Hebrew. Needless to say, Milo's life story is one of the most tragic tales ever told in The Slender Man Mythos, no thanks to the curse of the Administrator.
  • Kids Are Cruel: During Milo's childhood, he opens up to a kid named Jeremy about seeing Slender Man. Immediately after this happens, Jeremy tells his other classmates who relentlessly taunt, bully, and humiliate him for the rest of his childhood as a result.
  • Kind Hearted Cat Lover: Received a kitten named Oscar from his Aunt Sharon, who he comes to love dearly. After both Milo and Oscar die, the latter's ashes are buried in the place of Milo's actual body.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Mary Asher and Henka Visæ both force Milo to take pills to prevent him from remembering anything from his childhood and teen years, as well as suppress his emotions.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: During the Submission tapes, Milo had long flowing hair.
  • Never Suicide: Played with. While it's been confirmed that Milo took his own life, how he actually did so is different from what Noah was told it was.
  • No Body Left Behind: Zig-zagged. When Milo takes his own life, his corpse is definitely seen by the authorities, and is brought in. Once it gets to the morgue however, it spontaneously disappears, resulting in his grave being filled with the ashes of his cat. Then, his body (and conscious) returns 3 years later, engages in some horrifying activities, and then disappears once more after completing his mission of delivering the Briefcase Full of Money to Noah.
  • Phlebotinum Pills: Milo was consistently taking pills during his life, on the demands of his mother and doctor. And as it turns out, not all of them were actually prescribed to him by his doctor, and were actually pills given to him by Henka Visæ to block out his memories.
  • Posthumous Character: At first.
  • Plot-Triggering Death: His suicide is what causes Noah to go back through the old footage he shot of Milo back in 2008, which has him discover the Slender Man and what he has planned for him.
  • Out-of-Character Alert: In his last entry in 2004 before the Time Skip to 2006, Milo asks his mother during a moment of frustration how her book club went, despite the fact that his pills should've made him forget about the club years ago. This results in Mary realizing that Milo's been in her safe again, and consequently wiping his mind once again to make him a mental Technically Living Zombie.
  • Red Herring: It was implied that he was the host for Firebrand. Turns out Firebrand is in fact a future or alternate version of Noah.
  • Sanity Slippage: Milo's head is not in the right place once he discovers his journal in the library in 2006.
  • Self-Harm: According to Noah, he was a cutter. We see it up close in Milo's Tape, where he slashes his wrists and even slices his own throat open in an attempt to kill himself. It doesn't work.
  • Unwanted Revival: The drastic measures he takes to commit suicide ultimately ends in failure, as he ends up coming back to life thanks to the Administrator.
  • Weirdness Magnet: Let's see: mother belonged a Slendy-worshipping cult that she made him join at a young age? 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.
  • The Woobie: Having been stalked by Slender Man from the age of 5, plus being used by his mother and the Order's southern chapter for their own interests, Milo had a downright rotten life.

Kevin Haas
It's so great to see you man! How've you been?
A close friend of Milo Asher's in his childhood, and is friends with Noah Maxwell. Despite appearing very little in the series, he's just as involved in the Collective's antics as Noah is. Mainly because he's the Observer, the one who's stalking him and Milo.
  • Alternate Identity Amnesia: Played with. In Milo's journal entries (and possibly DEATHTRAPEXODUS), Kevin seems to be completely unaware of his existence as the Observer. On the other hand, he did send Noah a letter begging Noah to kill him, implying that he found out about his Superpowered Evil Side, and tried his best to stop him.
  • Black and Nerdy: In his early teen years, Kevin starts earning higher grades in school than Milo does. He also has apparently been studying German, which he uses to help Noah translate Karl's story.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: As it turns out, Kevin has been the host for the Observer since his childhood. However, he also has his own issues with Slender Man that have yet to be touched upon.
  • Death Seeker: If his letter to Noah in the Live Stream Incident and his actions in Facade are taken into account, Kevin's desperate for someone to kill him so that he can't be used by the Collective.
  • Demonic Possession: He's the host for the Observer. It becomes especially clear in The Live Stream Incident that he does not approve of the actions he's done under his Collective counterpart's control.
  • Dragon Friend: Downplayed. While Kevin does serve the Administrator, he makes it clear in a letter to Noah that his actions as the Observer are far from voluntary.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: His quote-unquote first appearance is in November 11th, where he can be seen reviewing some note cards. He later appears in DEATHTRAPEXODUS while reviewing a disk with the Observer symbol on it, and then becomes possessed by the Observer in a dark forest. He finally makes a proper first appearance in Pitfall, where he gets Noah to a hospital.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Was simply mentioned offhandedly by Noah as a friend who helped translate Karl's German after the events of My Grandfather Karl. He later becomes possessed by the Observer and starts terrorizing Noah for Slender Man's purposes.
  • I Cannot Self-Terminate: He writes Noah a letter begging him to end his life, before his handwriting becomes an incomprehensible mess. He does this at one point during Facade as well, although it's unclear if it's actually his doing, or just the Observer mocking him.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: When Milo calls him in 2008, it's revealed that he doesn't remember Milo in the slightest. He even goes out of his way to block Milo's number after Milo continues trying to call him.
  • Meaningful Name: Likely unintentional, but "Haas" phonetically sounds like the German word for rabbit/hare.
  • Out of Focus: Although it's clear that Kevin has history with Slender Man and the Collective, his story is barely touched upon, even in Milo's journal.
  • Powers via Possession: Under the Observer's control, Kevin has demonstrated he has a vast array of supernatural abilities, which include hacking social media accounts and teleporting himself wherever he wants to. That being said, his powers are still greatly limited in contrast to Firebrand's.
  • Split-Personality Takeover / Superpowered Evil Side: As the Observer.
  • Transformation of the Possessed: Downplayed. As the Observer starts using him as a host, Kevin starts subtly changing his appearance to match his Collective counterpart; notably by growing out his hair and swapping his contact lenses for glasses.
  • Translator Buddy: Helps Noah translate Karl Maxwell's German into English after the events of My Grandfather Karl.
  • Weirdness Magnet:
    • Every time he appears in a video, something is bound to go wrong. Justified, as he's the host for the Observer.
    • This trope also applies him during Milo's childhood. During a journal entry in 1995, Milo writes that he and Kevin played Spyro the Dragon during a sleepover at the latter's house. This is despite the fact that Spyro wasn't released until 1998, three years later. Noah is understandably confused by this.

Karl Maxwell
Go away! It is not the right time!
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.
  • The Aloner: Like Noah, he lives in a house all by himself. The only reason he hasn't been moved to a proper senior citizens' home is because he's supposedly sane enough to pay his mortgage.
  • Berserk Button:
    • If you've ever encounter Slender Man even once, be prepared to get thrown out the door.
    • Trying to take Sebastian's journal is another big one, as Milo discovers. This is most likely why the above Button exists, since if you've both seen Slender Man and know Karl, then most likely Slendy is trying to recruit you into stealing the journal.
  • Cigarette of Anxiety: He lights one while going over the legalities of his will with Sharon Maxwell and Mary Asher.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: He's the current owner of Sebastian's journal, which Noah needs. Since it's impossible to steal it, Noah needs to find a way to convince Karl to willingly give it up to his grandson in order to obtain it.
  • Crazy-Prepared: According to Noah's, Karl has multiple guns in his house. He chases Milo away from his ammunition box with one of them.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: How does Karl keep people away from his ammunition box? By chasing them away with a shotgun of course!
  • First-Name Basis: Nearly everyone in his family refers to him as Karl, even his children and grandchildren.
  • Dirty Coward: Played with. Karl keeps himself distant from his entire family in order to protect himself from the Collective, but it's strongly implied that he does this to keep his whole family safe as well. However, when Noah stays at his home for too long, he yells at him to...
  • Get Out!: Shoves Noah out of his house when he realizes he is a target for the Slender Man.
  • Grumpy Old Man: Oh, definitely. The trauma of meeting Slender Man during WWII has definitely made Karl into this.
  • I Have No Daughter: The moment Mary Asher tells Karl that she can see "Mr. Slim", he immediately disowns her. He also refuses to allow her to inherit Sebastian's journal after he dies, although this is likely because he knows how dangerous it would be to give her such a powerful tome.
    • Played with regarding Milo Asher. While Karl hasn't properly disowned him like he did with Mary (although considering the fact that she's his mother, that doesn't say much for their relationship), he certainly has a lot of trouble recognizing him as his grandson in the Submission videos. It's later emphasized in Milo's entry "will" where he simply refers to him as "the child".
  • Forgotten Fallen Grandson: While warning Noah about Slender Man, Karl mentions that in his videos, he saw that Slendy was watching "Noah's friend". Yeah, not Milo Asher, not Noah's cousin, not his own grandson, but just "Noah's friend". Sanity Slippage at it's finest, ladies and gentlemen. It's even worse in Milo's entry "will", which shows that Karl has only ever referred to the former as "the child".
  • Note From Ed: When Milo discovers Sebastian Kraus's journal, he finds that Karl scratched out Sebastian's name and put his own in his place. This indicates that Karl may have written his own thoughts in Sebastian's journal after reading it fully. however, Rendezvous!Noah explains that the journal's power only works for its owner, so Karl may have only done this in order to make himself the new owner.
  • Offing the Offspring: Came dangerously close to doing this to Milo after the latter finds the ammunition box. Likely because he doesn't want anyone touching Sebastian's journal.
  • Omniglot: Spoke fluently in German, French, Russian, and English during World War II and a few years afterward. Sadly, his Sanity Slippage caused him to lose the ability to speak all of them but German, resulting in Noah having no idea what he's saying when he visits him until Kevin translates what he says.
  • Parental Favoritism: Downplayed. While Karl clearly doesn't care much for either of his daughters, it's implied that he liked Sharon slightly more than Mary (enough to not disown her at least).
  • Retired Badass: Used to work for the OSS, and attempted to kill Slender Man during that time. It comes at the cost of him becoming a Shell-Shocked Veteran for the rest of his life.
  • 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, going to the point of nearly killing a seven-year old Milo Asher. 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. And it doesn't look like he's giving it up any time soon.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: What's more traumatizing than fighting in World War II? Having an encounter with Slender Man while fighting in World War II, that's what.
  • Skewed Priorities: Rather than rescue his own wife from drowning in the ocean after the boat they were on capsized, Karl instead chooses to search for Sebastian's journal. This ultimately results in Sonia Maxwell's death, and also leads to him becoming the shut-in recluse we see in My Grandfather Karl.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Refuses to talk to or see Noah, Mary Asher, or other members of his family for the sake of his own safety.

Mary Asher
One life had to be sacrificed to save our family from this plague.
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".
  • 0% Approval Rating: And within her own family too! To elaborate: Her father, Karl Maxwell disowned her at a young age once she told him she could see Slender Man, her second husband John Fletcher divorces her five years after they are married with very few positive things to say about her, Kevin Haas heavily disliked her due to her dismissive and nasty attitude towards him, Alex Maxwell (Noah's father) apparently had a run-in with Mary after she assumed he was attacking her, her own son Milo ends up murdering her in cold blood as Mr. Scars after calling out every terrible thing she did to him (although he does show quite a bit of regret about her murder), and Noah's future self regards Mary as a fucking asshole, and a terrible selfish woman to live under. Not even Mary's sister Sharon cries during her funeral.
  • Abusive Parents: Of the Parental Neglect kind. In Milo's entry "hate", it's discovered that Mary interacts with Milo very little during his early childhood, preferring to watch TV, smoke, talk on the phone, and go to a Friday book club (aka: meetings held by The Order) by herself. She also refuses to allow Milo to have friends over, and actually grounds him for inviting Kevin over to his house.
    • It only gets worse from there: Mary finally takes Milo to an Order meeting in "club", and simply watches as the cult drinks her son's blood in order to induct him into their ranks.
    • And let's not forget that in Milo's Tape, it's implied that Mary only even conceived Milo in the first place so that she could avoid her own death by sacrificing him to Slender Man. Mr. Scars angrily lampshades this while confronting her.
  • All Women Are Lustful / Really Gets Around: Milo's entries confirm that Mary had many boyfriends after Robert Asher's death. It's implied she used them to try to try and conceive another child (or more), only for them to all end in miscarriages.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: Mary's treatment of Milo consists of her refusing to take care of him, allowing a Religion of Evil to use him as a tool for understanding more about their god, forcing him to take pills that wipe his memories, and only leaving behind one stale slice of birthday cake for him to eat on his 18th birthday. She's also committed literal arson and murder, but sadly no confirmation on any jaywalking yet.
  • Asshole Victim: Is ultimately shot by Mr. Scars in Milo's Tape, but very few people seem to care about her death after this is revealed in Obituary.
  • Baby Factory: Mary attempted to become this be sleeping with many other men, likely to sacrifice to Slender Man. It's unfortunately averted, as all of her impregnations ended as miscarriages.
  • Big "NO!"!: Her reaction to learning that Milo is Mr. Scars.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: 'Absolutely'. From conceiving and using her own son Milo to try and gain more knowledge about Slender Man (and then drugging him so that he doesn't remember it), to murdering all her ex-husbands out of paranoia, it's clear that Mary cares about nothing that doesn't involve herself.
  • Boom, Headshot!: How she's killed.
  • Cain and Abel: Serves as the Cain to Sharon Maxwell's Abel. Mary and Sharon have had a very rough history with each other since childhood, stemming from the fact that Mary can see Slender Man whereas Sharon cannot.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Implied to be a lifelong candidate for the Collective, and is revealed to be Cursor's host.
  • Death by Secret Identity: Finds out who Mr. Scars is literally seconds before her death.
  • Divorce Requires Death: It's strongly hinted that she killed her first husband and then her second husband (John Fletcher) out of paranoia.
  • Doomed by Canon: Will eventually be killed by Mr. Scars.
    • 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.
  • Didn't See That Coming: Mary was constantly on edge when it comes to all the men that she meets, as she's aware that any one of them could be Mr. Scars, the one destined to kill her. She never considered the idea of her own son being that man.
  • Evil Is Burning Hot / Kill It with Fire: Kills her husband Robert and nearly murders Noah's family through house fires.
  • Evil Matriarch: Sure, she's no Eldritch Abomination, but Mary is probably one of the most vile characters in the entire series. If the murders of her two husbands don't spell it out for you, then the hellish life she gave her own son definitely will.
  • 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.)
  • Hate Sink: Take a guess why.
  • Inadequate Inheritor: Karl refuses to allow Mary to inherit Sebastian's Journal during the events of "will". Justified, as Karl likely knows how dangerous it would be to allow someone like Mary to gain access to it.
  • Irony: Mary was informed of her future death at the hands of Mr. Scars apparently a very long time before it happened, and devoted her life to desperately trying to prevent it. So far, the only being shown to be capable of genuinely derailing the Collectives plans to take a new member is Firebrand. Except one of Mary's attempts to save herself was having Milo, with the intent of him being a sacrifice in her place, and with her being abusive and neglectful to him throughout his life. And since Firebrand was Noah, and clearly still cares very deeply about his cousin...not only did Mary's attempts to prevent her death result in her giving birth to her killer, her actions also ensured that the only person who could stop it would hate her enough to want her to die.
  • It's All About Me: Mary cares about nothing more than her own guaranteed safety from Slender Man, and could care less about what the rest of her family goes through in her place. It makes her death listed below all the more satisfying to watch.
  • Karmic Death: After neglecting and abusing Milo all of his life, while doing everything she can to escape from her inevitable death, there's no denying how satisfying it is to finally see her die by his hands in Milo's Tape.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: After getting away with abusing her son (whom she only gave birth to for selfish reasons), the murder of two of her former husbands, and her attempt to kill the Maxwell Family in a house fire, she finally gets the death she had been dreading for years at the hands of her own son.
  • Killed Off for Real: By her own son, no less!
  • The Killer in Me: She is believed to have murdered both her ex-husbands, mistakenly believing they were Mr. Scars.
  • Kinslaying Is a Special Kind of Evil: She kills both Robert Asher and John Fletcher, and nearly burns down the Maxwell family’s house out of paranoia. Of all her terrible crimes, this and her treatment of Milo are the ones Noah (and fans) hate her for the most.
  • Mark of the Supernatural: Milo notes that Mary had Severance cut into her hand for an unknown reason. When John Fletcher brings it up at dinner, she goes silent, indicating that receiving it was a traumatic experience.
  • Manipulative Bitch: Used her own son as a tool for learning more about Slender Man.
  • Missing Mom: After Milo's funeral.
  • Mortality Phobia: Given her poor treatment of Milo and her murders of both John Fletcher and Robert Asher, Mary definitely seems to have one. Unfortunately for her, her death at the hands of Mr. Scars is part of a long series of events that have to happen in order to stop Slender Man.
  • Not-So-Well-Intentioned Extremist: Mary consistently justifies her affiliation with the Order, the murders of Robert Asher and John Fletcher, and her horrid actions and treatment of Milo as her trying to find a way to get rid of the Slender Man who has plagued the Asher-Maxwell families for decades. However, it becomes very clear in Season 2 that she cares about nothing more than her own self-preservation, and couldn't care less about what terrible fate the rest of her family has to suffer in her place.
  • Parental Abandonment: Was disowned by her father the moment he discovered she could see Slender Man. It's unknown what her relationship with her mother was, but it couldn't have been that great either.
  • Parental Neglect: See Abusive Parents.
  • Posthumous Character: Becomes this in Season 2 as Noah (and the viewers) read Milo's journal on the Maxwell Archive. By this point, Mary had been dead since 2013.
  • Properly Paranoid: Mary has attempted to kill nearly every male figuree she meets out of fear that they could be Mr. Scars. Unfortunately, it would appear that she wasn't paranoid enough, as she ends up getting murdered by him sometime in 2013.
  • Pyromaniac: Mary's main method of trying to kill people seems to be out through trying to light their house on fire while they're still in it.
  • Religion of Evil: She is (or was) a member of a Slender Man-worshipping cult. (It's hinted that she only joined because she thought they could provide her more information about "Mr. Slim"... such as how he could be destroyed.)
  • Sanity Slippage: As her attempts to evade Slender Man start failing, she becomes increasingly more fearful and erratic, eventually going on the run and disappearing from the public eye.
  • Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: All of her horrible treatment of Milo was done with the goal of discovering the identity of Mr. Scars, her prophecized killer, so she could save herself. In fact, that was the only reason she even had Milo in the first place. Turns out Milo is Mr. Scars, and all the resentment built up over all those years of abuse and neglect made it real easy for him to pull the trigger when the time came.

Sebastian Kraus

A Nazi who Karl encountered in 1944. He was being chased by the Slender Man and was killed, but his journal which contained a record of an unseen historic event ended up in Karl's hands. He's also revealed to be Swain.]]
  • Cool Mask: If Karl's belongings are anything to go by, he owned a solid white theater mask during his time as a Nazi. As Swain, he wears this mask 24/7.
  • Ghostapo: May well have been this.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Sebastian probably fits this trope more than any other character in the series. He's the original owner (and thus, author) of the journal that the Collective wants so badly, has witnessed an event that no one else knows about in the present day, and met Karl Maxwell, who now keeps his journal under tight lock-and-key. And to top it all off, it turns out that he's Swain's host.
  • He Knows Too Much: Possibly the reason why he's dead.
  • Killed Off for Real: Although Sebastian himself is a mystery, the one thing we know about him is that he's definitely dead by now.
  • Posthumous Character: Although Sebastian has been dead for a very long time, his journal is of relative importance to the Collective. Hence the reason why they pester Noah until he obtains it from Karl.
  • Those Wacky Nazis: HABIT confirms that he was a Nazi, and that he worked with him on an important project during WWII.
  • The Woobie: Word of God says that Sebastian's life is just as, if not more tragic than Milo Asher's.

Robert Asher

Milo's biological father, who died shortly after Milo was born. Although it was reported that his death was the cause of a house fire, many people suspect that it was Mary Asher.
  • Back from the Dead: Implied. During INTERCEPTION, Firebrand mentions that Noah will have to send Robert Milo or Sebastian's journal, even though Noah claims that he died in a house fire shortly after Milo was born. Milo's journal ultimately confirms that he's alive.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: According to Firebrand, Noah will find something of Robert's in Mary Asher's safe, and will have to send him either Milo or Sebastian's journal.
  • Deceased Parents Are the Best: Chances are he would've been a wonderful, loving father to Milo Asher if he were still alive.
  • Disappeared Dad: Thanks to Mary Asher.
  • The Ghost: He's the only member of the Asher family who has never been seen on camera. Noah claims that he doesn't even know what he looks like.
  • Nice Guy: According to John Fletcher, Robert was a genuinely great guy, and a good friend to him.
  • Parental Abandonment: Not his fault, though.

Henka Visæ

A high-ranking member of The Order who recruited Mary Asher into the Southern chapter of it's rankings. In Milo's journal, it's revealed that he's actually the host of the Collective member Deadhead.
  • Affably Evil: In spite of being an "archvassal" of a Religion of Evil, he speaks to Milo very cordially and respectfully, calmly explaining things about Slender Man that Milo wishes to know about.
  • A Nazi by Any Other Name: Considering how old Henka is, plus the fact that his Collective counterpart has the title of "The Nationalist", it's heavily implied that he was working with the Nazis in WWII.
  • The Captain: Of the boat that capsized when Noah and Milo were children.
  • Cool Mask: He wears a mask in the shape of a skull, contrasting him from other members of The Order. It's what tips Noah off to who his Collective counterpart is.
  • Cool Old Guy: As a child, Milo sees him as this. It's very clear he isn't.
  • Evil Mask: Played with. When Milo asks Henka why he wears a Skull for a Head, he claims that it proves his "covenant" with Slender Man. That being said, it seems apparent that while he may have received the mask from Slendy, it doesn't have any other special abilities.
  • Evil Mentor: Henka informs Milo about the importance surrounding Sebastian's journal, and that Milo is destined to retrieve it.
  • Evil Old Folks: As the Wiki points out, if Henka were still alive to this day, he would be over a hundred years old.
  • Genius Cripple: The East Coat Manifest reveals that Henka was a hunchback, and also an Archvassal of The Order. It's also possible that Henka knows much more about Slender Man than any of the other Order members do, considering who he ultimately becomes.
  • Gratuitous German: The Manifest also reveals that Henka was indeed a German citizen. He averts this trope when speaking to Milo however, although he appeared to have had a bit of an accent while speaking English.
  • Killed Off for Real: The Overseer implies this happened to him sometime before Noah got wrapped up in Slendy's issues. How and when he died has yet to be discovered.
  • Never Found the Body: Henka's corpse was never recovered after the events of the Boat Accident. It's heavily implied that he survived, and began sending Mary pills to sedate Milo.
  • Sinking Ship Scenario: According to Scriniarii, Henka Visaæ was the captain of the boat that capsized during Noah's childhood, resulting in the death of his grandmother.
  • Super Drowning Skills: Subverted. While his body was never recovered after the Boat Incident, it's implied that Henka survived the Boat Incident, and has been the one delivering pills to Mary Asher for Milo to take.

    Humans (minor) 

John Fletcher

Mary's ex-husband who Noah contacts regarding her whereabouts. He seems to be a nice guy who cared for both Mary and Milo, despite their mental issues.
  • Friend to All Children: He's one of the few ex-boyfriends of Mary Asher who actually seems to care about Milo. He tells him stories about his father Robert, and feels genuinely bad when he finds out he committed suicide.
  • First-Name Basis: Zig-zagged with Milo, who flips between this, and simply calling him "dad".
  • Nice Guy: One of the very few members of Noah's "family" who seems to care about more than just his own hide. Milo even says that he loves him in "dishonest", and hopes that Mary isn't cheating on him with another man.
  • Red Shirt: He is killed off-screen, likely by Mary.
  • Only Sane Man: He's one of the few people Noah meets who's kept a clear head during the Asher-Maxwell conflict, and is the only boyfriend of Mary's who truly cares about her wellbeing.
  • Parental Substitute: Serves as a loving stepfather towards Milo, showing him compassion where Robert and Mary
  • The Voice: Never appears onscreen, but is heard over the phone in A Phone Call With John Fletcher.

Edward O'Connor

An old friend of Noah's from school who happens to be very knowledgable with technology. Noah invites him over to analyze the device that the Collective left in his room.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Given that his dad was once heavily involved with the Order, Edward's role in the series is likely much larger than initially expected.
  • The Engineer: Having worked at his father's electronic store, Edward knows more about electronics than Pablo Picasso knows how to paint, according to Noah.
  • Religion of Evil: Not Edward himself, but his dad is revealed to have been a member of The Order sometime during the mid-80's.

Sonia Maxwell

Karl's wife, and grandmother to Noah and Milo. During the Boat Accident, she drowns in the ocean alongside her grandson Tommy after Karl unfastened her life vest.
  • The Ghost: Similar to Robert, she's the only member of the Maxwell family whose face is never seen in the series.
  • Posthumous Character: She's long dead before Noah even creates his YouTube channel, but her death is implied to have caused Karl to become even crazier than he was before.
  • The Quiet One: Milo describes her as being "quiet and strict" in the entry "grandpa".
  • Super Drowning Skills: Sonia was one of the two lives lost during the Boat Accident, the other being Noah and Milo's cousin Tommy.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Almost nothing about her character is revealed before the aforementioned boat accident.

Tommy Henderson

A cousin of both Noah and Milo who was very close to the latter. He drowns during the Boat Accident alongside his grandmother Sonia.
  • Super Drowning Skills: Although his father and the authorities try to revive Tommy, he unfortunately drowns in the ocean alongside his grandmother.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Aside from a few entries where he's shown playing with Noah and Milo, very little is known about Tommy before his death.

Sharon Maxwell

Noah's mother and Milo's aunt. Although she is of little importance to the main series, she's involved in some important events that the Collective have orchestrated.
  • Cain and Abel: Serves as the Abel to Mary's Cain. Sharon and her sister have had a very rough history with each other since childhood, stemming from the fact that Mary can see Slender Man whereas Sharon cannot. It becomes worse once they reach adulthood, where Sharon dismisses her sister as a "crazy bitch" when Noah asks about her, and doesn't even shed a tear at her funeral.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Again, the responsible to Mary's foolish.
  • Jewish Mother: Like her son, she's also Jewish. When Noah begins asking questions about the house fire he was involved in as a child, Sharon begins asking her son lots of questions, clearly concerned for her son.
  • Parental Obliviousness: She and her husband Alex are completely unaware that Noah has been investigating Milo's suicide and uploading his findings onto YouTube.

Alex Maxwell

Noah's father and Milo's uncle. Like his wife Sharon, Alex's role in the series is minor, but he's witnessed important events that shaped the series for the long run.
  • Camping Episode: He takes Noah and Milo out for a camping trip in 2007.
  • Meaningful Name / Shout-Out: It can't be a coincidence that he shares the name of one of the main characters in Marble Hornets, while his son fights against the same creature that the same protagonist encountered.
  • Nice Guy: He clearly cares for both Noah and Milo, and even takes them out camping in 2007.
  • Obnoxious In-Laws: Alex does not think highly of either Karl Maxwell or Mary Asher. The latter in particular actually attacked him at one point, due to believing that he was Mr. Scars.
  • Parental Obliviousness: He and his wife Sharon are completely unaware that Noah has been investigating Milo's suicide and uploading his findings onto YouTube.
  • Supernatural-Proof Father: Out of all of Noah's immediate family members, Alex is by far the least associated with Slender Man and the Collective. The closest he even gets to seeing him was during the house fire, in which he mistook him for an FBI agent who looked like "a Kojak wannabe".


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.
  • Distressed Damsel: As evidenced by her Twitter account after Thanksgiving.
  • Innocent Bystander
  • 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 Valentines day 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.]]


A former classmate of Milo Asher's during his childhood. Although the two were friends at first, he dismisses Milo's concerns about Slender Man's appearances, and begins mercilessly bullying him.
  • From the Mouths of Babes: Milo reveals in his journal that Jeremy called Milo a "shithead" while beating him up on the playground one day. Keep in mind that Milo is only seven years old, and since the two attended the same school, Jeremy can't be that much older.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: Word of God has confirmed that sometime after bullying Milo, Jeremy became a convicted felon.
  • Kids Are Cruel: Oh hell yes. After Milo tells Jeremy about seeing "the big man", he immediately seizes the opportunity to make Milo's school years a living hell alongside his other classmates. This ranges from taunting and humiliating him to physically beating him up.

    The Collective 

The Collective
A group of powerful proxies who do the Slender Man's dirty work. They each have their own assignments and separate goals. The members that are seen above are, from left to right, Mr. Scars, Cursor, Persolus, the Observer, Deadhead, Swain, and Firebrand. 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:
  • A Darker Me: They more or less are darker, scarier, and more screwed-up versions of their original host bodies.
  • All Are Equal in Death: Averted. Members who died before joining the Collective actually have less power than those who joined while they were still alive.
  • 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.
  • Big, Screwed-Up Family: More than half of the members minus Slender Man are related to each other (Cursor, Firebrand, Persolus, and Mr. Scars), or in the very least knew each other before joining (Swain, Deadhead, & Observer). In spite of this, the Observer makes it pretty clear that very few of them actually get along with each other.
  • Dark Is Evil: They often appear as darkened silhouettes in their realm, and it's definitely not for show.
    • Dark Is Not Evil: While some members are definitely malevolent, others seem to be actively working to help Noah escape his fate.
  • Clock Roaches: Played with. Rendezvous!Noah reveals that if he or anyone else were to reveal something they shouldn't, the Collective would promptly jump back in time and Make Wrong What Once Went Right. However, since Firebrand has messed with the flow of time so much, not even they know what's going to happen next. Thus, they're counting on Noah to make a mistake that allows them to fix the things Firebrand messed up.
  • Deliberately Monochrome: Any video that the Collective uploads onto Noah's channel is this. According to Word of God, it's due to the fact that we're seeing the events through the Collective's eyes.
  • Demonic Possession: Each member is actually a spirit controlling an innocent victim. However, as demonstrated with Firebrand, the degree to which they are being controlled seems to vary.
  • Elite Mooks: There are Slenderman's proxies, and then there are these guys.
  • Eldritch Abomination / Humanoid Abomination: Their faces may look familiar, but no Collective member is truly human after they join. Firebrand downright calls themselves "puppets meant to manipulate [our] world through mortal vessels".
  • Evil Is One Big, Happy Family: Averted. While it's indeed true that more than half of the members (Mr. Scars, Firebrand, Cursor, and Persolus) are related by blood, a few lines from the Observer imply that they can't stand each other. Judging by what each member went through before being inducted into the Collective, their hatred for each other is completely justified.
  • Eye Motifs: For whatever reason, the Collective seems to be in love with the concept of sight, with eyes appearing frequently in places they shouldn't, and is often used as vague symbolism in their videos. Hell, their calling card, the Rune of Severance, consists of two perfectly symmetrical intersecting eyes.
  • Fantastic Time Management: According to the Observer, time flows non-linearly in the Collective's realm, allowing them to jump back and forth through time whenever they want or need to. The only reason why the Collective doesn't abuse this power frequently is due to Firebrand messing up the timeline enough to prevent them from seeing things clearly.
  • Gratuitous Foreign Language: Played with. Although the Collective are capable of speaking any language they need to (as the Observer demonstrates on Formspring), most members tend to speak in their native tongues of either German or English.
  • Hive Mind: Although they each still have individual personalities.
  • Mind Rape: They love doing this to their victims. And it's implied that they suffer this as well.
  • More than Three Dimensions
  • My Future Self and Me: Some members of the Collective are consistently aiding their past selves, rather than just using them as hosts like the Observer does. The best examples of this are Firebrand (who is helping Noah fight against Slender Man), Persolus (who guards Sebastian's Journal and prevents anyone from escaping with it), and Mr. Scars (who helps Milo find things in his dreams.)
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Pretty much all of them apply here, but the scariest ones are Deadhead and the Observer.
  • Narnia Time: Time in their realm flows like this, though it often flips between this trope and Year Inside, Hour Outside.
  • Only Known By Their Nicknames: See Appropriated Appellation
  • Our Time Travel Is Different: It's a little ambiguous as to how or why, but we do know time flows nonlinearly in the Collective's realm.
  • Painting the Medium: They each use a different font.
  • Photoshop Filter of Evil: Any video they upload on Noah's channel has this. See Deliberately Monochrome up above for more details.
  • Reality Warpers: Depending on how much power they have, certain members have the ability to do this. Firebrand is probably the best example as he's consistently fighting against the Administrator by aiding his past self.
  • They Who Must Not Be Seen: So far, the only members whose unobscured faces we've seen are the Observer (Kevin), Firebrand (Noah), Cursor (Mary Asher), and Mr. Scars (Milo). Not counting The Administrator, who has no face to hide, of course.
  • Were Once Humans: With the possible exception of the Administrator.

The Administrator/Slender Man

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.

  • Animal Motifs: As of recently, the Administrator for some reason has started to take on the appearance of a Giant Spider while Noah explores the Collective's realm. The Observer saying "WE ARE ALL CAUGHT IN HIS WEB" near the end of DEATHTRAPEXODOUS helps fuel this trope as well.
  • The Adjectival Man
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: A staple for him.
  • Being Watched: Does this to Noah, Mary, Milo, and possibly Karl and Kevin. Shared with the Observer.
  • Big Bad: He's at the root of the Asher-Maxwell conflict of the series.
  • The Blank
  • Brown Note: If Noah or Milo see him, bad things happen.
  • By the Eyes of the Blind
  • Child Eater: Less prevalent than in other series, but it's implied he likes to do this in his spare time.
  • Combat Tentacles: Definitely one of the most impressive versions of the character, he never appears without flowing black tentacles (which, as we see in close ups, even have suction cups).
  • Comic-Book Movies Don't Use Codenames: Slender Man is never actually referred to by the name we are all familiar with, instead having several nicknames that people call him (Der Großmann, Mr. Slim, ect.), and has titles that his Collective refer to him as. Word of God states that this trope was invoked in order to separate this version of Slendy from other canon sources.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Not much is known about what it, but the one thing we do know is that Slender Man is not from this world.
  • Evil Laugh: Lets one loose while Noah confronts him in Crawlspace. It’s unnerving as hell.
  • Fandom Nickname: Slendy's Giant Spider form goes Mongo amongst fans and the creator of the series.
  • Giant Spider: See Voluntary Shapeshifting below.
  • Hell Is That Noise: Whenever Slender Man attempts to make vocal noises, he ends up making a horrifying inhuman growling sound. As Mongo, it's replaced by loud, animalistic screeches.
  • Hidden in Plain Sight: In more ways than one.
  • Humanoid Abomination: Usually appears as such, but has the ability to change into other creatures based on what his victims feel.
  • I Have Many Names: The Collective refers to him as the Administrator, the Keeper, the Black King, and onedividedbyzero.
    • In Series Nick Name: Karl Maxwell calls Slendy "Der Großmann", German for "the Great/Tall Man" that his grandmother told stories about. Mary Asher refers to him as Mr. Slim for all of her life. Noah casually calls him Daddy Longlegs in DEUS EX MACHINA. HABIT calls him "Stick-in-the-mud" in his letter to Noah. And Milo refers to him as "the big man" in his journal entries from the 90's, and occasionally in his teen years.
  • Lean and Mean: Very lean and very mean.
  • Meaningful Background Event: Keep an eye out for him in various videos.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Shown to its fullest extreme in Crawlspace.
  • Noodle People: And has a whole Hive Mind of minions for company.
  • Offscreen Teleportation: As expected of him. Possibly hinted to be a case of Super Speed (during Noah's attempted fight with him).
  • Psychic Powers: Can cause mind screws, including (but not limited to) turning ordinary locations into Alien Geometries and manipulating time.
  • Silent Antagonist: As per norm for most Slender Man webseries, the Administrator does not say anything while pursuing Noah during Season 1. Ultimately subverted by Season 2, where he starts making growling noises (and occasionally laughing) when he appears normally, and makes horrifying screeching sounds in his Mongo form.
  • Urban Legends: Karl's grandmother told him stories about how Slender Man would chase after children who ran away into the Black Forest. Unlike most examples of this trope, it seems that they might've been true.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Starting with Sisyphus, Slender Man starts using a Giant Spider transformation (nicknamed Mongo by the creator and fans) in order to terrorize Noah. According to Sisyphus!Noah, Slendy likes to change into a form that terrifies its victims.

The Observer

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.
  • Berserk Button: Having his broadcast to Noah intercepted by anyone is bound to have him seething with rage.
  • Black Eyes of Evil: Has these under his glasses.
  • Body Snatcher: Unlike Firebrand or Persolus, he possesses his past self to use as a host to torment Noah, rather than trying to help him.
  • The Call Knows Where You Live: And he can come and visit you whenever he wants.
  • Camera Fiend: In Milo's journal entries from 2008, the Observer had apparently been taking pictures of Milo while he slept. Oddly, this trait doesn't show up in the series proper.
  • Characterization Marches On: The Observer in Season 1 was very stoic, professional individual who had no comprehension of how humans or their behavior works, and only let his wild side out as part of his scare tactics towards Noah. Fast-forward to Season 2, and the Observer now laughs maniacally every video he appears in, uses modern slang terms of today's pop culture, and actively encourages the viewers to make memes that make fun of Noah's suffering, as he finds them "deadass funny".
  • Cold Ham: Was initially this in Season 1, courtesy of the Collective's videos and limited appearances. Averted in Season 2, where he starts getting very loud while fucking with Noah.
  • The Cracker: The Observer often hijacks Noah's internet accounts to taunt his victim.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Especially on Formspring.
  • Determinator: The Observer will stop at nothing to ensure Noah both delivers Karl's journal to the Collective, and indoctrinate him into their ranks.
  • The Dragon: Noah encounters him just as much, if not more than the Administrator during the course of the series. He's the third most powerful member of the Collective, rivaled only by Firebrand and Slendy himself.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: Midway through Season 2, the Observer does his hair up so that it no longer falls underneath/over his glasses.
  • Eyes Do Not Belong There: Facade reveals that the Observer can procure an eye from his mouth that makes ominous hissing noises when it appears.
  • 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.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: By far, the most villainous member of the Collective, and the only one who wears glasses.
    • Not So Stoic: Despite what he claims, it is obvious that he is extremely pissed with Firebrand for interrupting his broadcast in Interception.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: Loves putting these in the videos.
  • Good Smoking, Evil Smoking: During DEATHTRAPEXODUS, he is seen smoking and laughing vigorously throughout the whole video.
  • The Heavy: Tends to the one who terrorizes Noah whenever Slender Man isn't present to do so.
  • Humans Are Morons: He's not unwilling to insult and call out fans who ask him stupid questions or mock him. In general, he seems to believe this about all humans.
  • The Hyena: Not prevalent in his earlier appearances, but he starts laughing hysterically throughout the Fortunes Arc. It's not funny in the slightest.
  • Hypocrite: In DEATHTRAPEXODUS, the Observer berates Noah for bringing the wrong "present" (this being Milo's journal instead of Sebastian's) to the Collective during the events of the Fortunes Arc. This is despite the fact it was actually the Administrator who decided to take Milo's journal away from Noah in order to incentivize him to come to the Boardwalk of his own free will in the first place.
    • While answering questions on Formspring, the Observer claims that he has lost the ability to feel human emotions, such as love, pain, fear, or happiness. This is in spite of the fact that he takes obvious glee in terrorizing Noah, and has an epic Villainous Breakdown when Firebrand intercepts his broadcast to Noah. He also has a strong affinity for the memes that viewers post about Noah, finding them legitimately hysterical.
  • Hidden in Plain Sight: Does this like his master.
  • I Have Many Names: The Observer was previously called the Sentinel. He switched to the Observer since that's what Noah and the fans call him on the Internet.
  • I Shall Taunt You: The Observer certainly has no qualms with mocking Noah both in Collective videos in Season 1, and in person during Season 2.
    • He takes it up a notch in Facade, where he not only mocks Noah, but the viewers as well. If one reverses (and in one case, speeds up) the video in certain sections, you hear the Observer mock those who bothered to reverse the video, dismissing them as "fucking nerds".
  • Incredibly Obvious Bug: Sets up a device in Noah's house to spy on him.
  • Jerkass: Whereas the other Collective members are simply mysterious (as in even being Affably Evil), the Observer delights in being sadistic and cruel.
  • Jump Scare: Oh, yes. It's like a hobby of his.
  • Large Ham: His videos are chock full of this, with big scrawly letters shaking all over as creepy videos and images appear. When he finally starts speaking in Season 2, he proves that he can certainly pull off a good Evil Laugh.
  • Nightmare Face: Has about three of these.
  • Omniglot: The Observer can speak any language that he needs to in order to communicate with others. However, he seldom does this, only utilizing this ability to communicate with fans of the series who speak in different tongues.
  • No Punctuation Period: Taken Up to Eleven. Not only does the Observer not use any punctuation in his online messages, but he also rarely ever uses the space bar. The few times he does, it's to separate entire sentences rather than words. When a fan asked him why he does this, he claimed it's because it's "easier" for him, and that the realm he's in "has no space".
  • Not So Above It All: Despite claiming that he can't feel any kind of emotion on Formspring, the Observer admits to fans in reverse that he likes when they make fun of Noah online, saying that he finds the memes "deadass funny".
  • Precision F-Strike: He lets one out when he's berating Noah for bringing the wrong gift in DEATHTRAPEXODUS. He also does this when Firebrand disrupts his private video to Noah.
  • Sanity Slippage: During Season One, the Observer usually stays quite cam and collected as he taunts Noah constantly. However, during INTERCEPTION and DEATHTRAPEXODUS, Observer is shown swearing openly, as well as manically laughing more than before. He even starts smoking cigarettes as he laughs!
  • Scary Black Man: He's the only African-American member of the Collective, and he's by far the most terrifying.
  • Scary Shiny Glasses: One of his defining traits. It also clearly differentiates Kevin from the Observer, as the Observer's glasses are always seen with a white layer covering the lenses, whereas Kevin's glasses just look like regular glasses. As of "Facade", they now belong to Noah, who clobbered the Observer upside the head, knocking them off, and then used Severance to send the Observer away.
  • Slasher Smile: He's one of the more prominent smilers of Slendy's workforce, the other being Firebrand.
  • Spell My Name with a "The": He's the only Collective member sans The Administrator to have "the" in his name.
  • Stalker Without a Crush: Despite hints of Ho Yay showing up in his messages to Noah, the Observer has made it adamantly clear to fans that he is incapable of feeling romantic or sexual thoughts. And yet, his persistence in following and watching everything Noah does is immeasurable.
  • Straw Nihilist: The Observer consistently promotes the idea that resistance against the Administrator is futile, and seems dismissive of the society that humans have. Justified, as he was created by Slender Man, who likely holds the same values and ideas.
  • Suddenly Voiced: With the exception of one scene where he laughs while Noah runs from the Order, he doesn't utter a single word while terrorizing Noah. He finally starts talking come Crawlspace however.
  • That Man Is Dead: Implied. He doesn't react to Noah calling him Kevin during the events of Crawlspace, and seems to consider himself as nothing more than a Collective member.
  • The Dog Was the Mastermind: Kevin is briefly introduced as a friend to Noah. Turns out he is the host of the Observer.
  • Token Minority: The Observer is the only African-American member amongst the predominantly white German/American men (and one woman) that make up the Collective.
  • Undying Loyalty: He's the only Collective member so far who actively shows interest in obeying Slender Man. Though this likely stems from the fact that his mind was created by him in the first place.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Has an epic one when Firebrand hijacks his latest video for Noah.
  • The Walls Have Eyes

I belong, and yet I don't. An abomination of existence. Trapped in this awful form.
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.
  • Antihero: Unscrupulus Hero (Type IV). While he has allied himself with Noah, that doesn't mean he hasn't committed terrible acts to get to this point. Lampshaded in Milo's entry "summoning", where he identifies himself as a "shadow", and moves Milo's shot glass between the Yes and No options on the Oujia Board.
  • Badass Arm-Fold: At the end of The Live Stream Incident video.
  • Bad Powers, Good People: Firebrand considers himself to be a "rogue god" that shouldn't exist, but does. In spite of this, he does his best to help Noah battle Slender Man.
  • Berserk Button: Mistreating Scriniarii is a big one for him, as the TT fandom found out the hard way.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Rescues himself during The Live Stream Incident and Fortunes.
  • Black Bead Eyes: Described as "pinhole eyes".
  • Briefcase Full of Money: Gives this to Mr. Scars plus a gun in Milo's Tape. He later sends Mr. Scars to deliver the case to Noah.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: He first appears in November 11th, where many assumed he was merely helping the Observer kidnap Noah. We later learn in The Live Stream Incident, that he actually is Noah, but from an alternate timeline.
  • Cursed With Awesome: As an unbound Collective member, Firebrand is considered to be the closest thing to a Physical God, without actually being under Slender Man's control. That being said, Firebrand admits in DEUS EX MACHINA that he is "something that shouldn't be", and it's implied that getting to and/or being in his position is not as pleasant of an experience one would think.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Fitting, considering who his host is. Perfect example: after he ends up giving Noah several thousand dollars in cash, his advice is, "Try not to spend it all."
    • After Noah reveals that he chucked his camera into the river on Twitter, Firebrand returns it to him in a cardboard box, and tells Noah "wow dude, littering is bad for the environment what the fuck."
  • Did You Just Flip Off the Slender Man?: Does this literally as the Administrator is about to collect Noah in his sleep. It shocks the hell out of him so much that he puts away his Combat Tentacles and tilts his head in confusion.
  • Determinator: As "The Stubborn", he never gave up even after becoming part of the Collective.
  • Enemy Mine: To free himself from the Administrator's control, he made an unwilling alliance with HABIT (who he describes as "a loathsome entity with mutual interests").
  • Eyes Do Not Belong There: As seen in the picture above, Firebrand has two eyes in the palms of his hands. How he got them is unknown, but it's likely for the best that we don't find out.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: Like the Observer, he likes leaving hidden messages in Noah's videos, usually in the last frame.
    • At the end of "Extraordinary Circumstances" when Firebrand appears in the doorway to Noah's room, the words "HELLO EVERYBODY" are briefly superimposed over a picture on Noah's desk.
  • Future Me Scares Me: Noah is understandably horrified to learn that Firebrand is a future version of himself who joined the Collective.
    • I Hate Past Me: He's used several insults to berate Noah throughout the series, including but not limited to "ungrateful fuck", "sour kraut", and "fucking pissbaby".
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: His pinhole eyes, which are devoid of any emotion.
  • "Have a Nice Day" Smile
  • Heel–Face Turn: Maybe.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: Despite being on Noah's side, Firebrand is shown leaving cryptic fortune cookies and making vines that mock a mentally unstable Noah. He later tries to give advice to Noah again during DEATHTRAPEXODUS, only to get interrupted once more by the Observer. Then, he decides to make SCRINARII, which is essentially a huge "The Reason You Suck" Speech towards all of Noah's viewers for inactivity and banning Scrinarii.
  • Help Yourself in the Future: Firebrand's entire objective in the series is to assist Noah in avoiding the fate he suffered in his timeline, both through giving him advice on how to advance forward, and through occasionally interfering with the Collective's plans to hinder them. Unfortunately, Noah isn't exactly the most trusting of individuals, making this objective much harder for Firebrand than necessary.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: So far, the journal that the Collective are after has been the very thing protecting him from their wrath. He intends to have it delivered to Noah.
  • Hope Spot: Provides one when he hacks into the Observer's video to protect Noah.
  • Immune to Fate: He may have been unwillingly indoctrinated into the Collective, but that didn't stop him from using his god-like powers to fight against Slender Man and his cohorts.
  • My Future Self and Me
  • Meaningful Name: The word "firebrand" is used to describe as "a person who is passionate about a particular cause, typically inciting change and taking radical action". Makes sense, considering that his title is "The Stubborn", and that his host is a future version of Noah.
  • Mysterious Protector: Serves as this for both Noah and a younger Milo.
  • Nightmare Face: Played with. While his official picture seen above might imply that he's this trope played straight, Firebrand himself actually has a pretty normal-looking face, actually looking younger and healthier than the current Noah is.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: He directly criticizes Noah's viewers in SCRINIARII for inactivity and banning Scriniarii, something that he never does (or has done since then) normally. It's also one of the few videos in which we don't see his signature thin smile.
  • Perpetual Smiler: Is almost always seen with a thin smile on his face.
  • Precision F-Strike: Part of the final clincher as to Firebrand's true identity. "YOU'RE FUCKING WELCOME."
    • Also in his second tweet to Noah: "I'm trying to save you, you ungrateful fuck."
  • Red Filter of Doom: The lighting of the videos turn reddish-orange when Firebrand appears.
  • Screw Destiny: Leading to Heel–Face Turn.
  • Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: Firebrand likes to use a lot of big words to describe what's going on and what he's doing, especially in videos like DEATHTRAPEXODUS, and journal entries like "tapes". This is revealed to be intentional: Rendezvous!Noah reveals that if he tells Noah what he's planning straight up, he's also telling the Collective what he's planning, which will allow them to jump back in time and stop him.
  • Slasher Smile: Always has one.
  • Spanner in the Works: Firebrand is the only thing that's preventing the rest of the Collective from simply taking what they want from Noah.
  • Stepford Smiler
  • Tomato in the Mirror: At first, Noah believes Firebrand is nothing more than another member of the Collective out for his blood. As it turns out, Noah actually is Firebrand, just from an alternate future.
  • Walking Spoiler: Has been this ever since INTERCEPTION.
  • Weaponized Teleportation: Downplayed. Rendezvous!Noah reveals to the current Noah that Noah's inexplicable teleporting throughout the Collective's realm is Firebrand's doing: specifically to prevent the Observer and Slender Man from capturing him at inopportune times.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: He directly criticizes Noah's fans for being inactive and for banning Scriniarii in the video of the same name. He also roasts Noah on Twitter after the latter had threatened his fans that he would mock them as he makes their lives a living hell.
  • You Are Not Alone: Gives a pep talk to Noah when he interrupts the Observer's message (INTERCEPTION).

Auf Wiedersehen.
A member of the Collective that wears a skull mask and hood. He is known to have followed Sebastian Kraus. He is known as "The Nationalist." In Milo's journal entry "boat", he's revealed to be none other than Henka Visæ, the one who recruited Mary Asher into The Order.
  • Affably Evil: He writes in cursive handwriting, and is very calm and cordial while speaking.
  • A Nazi by Any Other Name: He is named after a German term, known as the Nationalist, existed in World War II, stalked Sebastian, and is currently stalking Karl (who also fought in the war).
  • Cool Mask: As part of The Order, it was necessary for him to wear one. However, Deadhead's is unique in that rather than being a White Mask of Doom, it's instead a Skull for a Head.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Briefly shows up as a Jump Scare in HAPPYBIRTHDAY, long before Noah or the viewers have any idea who he is.
  • Evil Old Folks: According to the East Coast Manifest, Henka has been a part of The Order since the 1980's, where he was 70 years old at the time. Meaning that when he was in contact with Mary and Milo Asher, he was between his eighties and nineties.
  • In the Hood: Is always seen with a hood on.
  • Gratuitous German: Has only said two words so far (see below). Since he was active in Germany following Sebastian, we'll probably get a lot of this from him when/if he starts talking more.
    • Averted while speaking with Milo, where he speaks in perfect, but accented English.
  • Jump Scare: Appears in the HAPPYBIRTHDAY video and leaps at the camera, with the words "Auf Wiedersehen" ("goodbye" in German) in his mouth.
  • Locked in the Dungeon: DEATHTRAPEXODUS shows him inside of some kind of jail cell. How and why he was sent there is unknown.
  • Meaningful Name: Deadhead is a reference to the German term "Totenkopf" which means "death's head". The Totenkopf is symbolised by a skull and was used by the Nazis.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: While most of the Collective's names are foreboding, Deadhead sticks out the most, given that it's based off the name of a Nazi symbol.
  • Nightmare Face: Scary enough with the mask. Presumably he is hiding something creepier beneath it.
    • If Milo's dream in "tapes" is accurate, the "something creepier" in question is a missing jaw.
  • Posthumous Character: Many of Henka’s deeds were done long before Noah would create his YouTube channel, yet that doesn’t make him any less important to the series. Having held a high rank in the Order, and worked with Mary to control Milo during his life is just the tip of the iceberg.
  • Skull for a Head: Actually a Cool Mask owned by Deadhead's host.
  • What Are You in For?: Implied to be the "conman" that started the tragedy of the Maxwell-Asher family that Noah speaks of.
  • Wicked Cultured: He writes in cursive font, and seemingly dedicated his life to the southern chapter of The Order.

Who is Mr. Scars?
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.
  • Blindfolded Vision: Wears x-shaped bandages over her eyes. Notably, large purple crosses have appeared in both Tribe Twelve and Everyman HYBRID.
  • It's All About Me: Her title as "The Selfish" wasn't given to her for no reason. For more information see her host's character page.
  • Meaningful Name: Cursor is Latin for "runner", or "messenger". Her host, Mary Asher was on the run from Slender Man for a good portion of her life.
  • The Smurfette Principle: The only female member of the Collective, and one of the very first females working under the big man in any of the Slender Man stories.
  • Trapped in a Sinking Car: Subverted. While the photos in Obituary show the police found her host's corpse in a submerged car, it's later discovered that she was killed in a very different manner, long before she was put in the car.

Mr. Scars
It still hurts...
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".
  • The Atoner: Presumably the reason why he's working with Firebrand after killing Mary Asher, and why he delivers his Briefcase Full of Money to Noah.
  • Back from the Dead: He's Milo revived as a member of the Collective.
  • Briefcase Full of Money: Firebrand gives him this along with the gun he will use to shoot Mary Asher in Milo's Tape. Afterwards, he delivers that same briefcase minus the gun to Noah in Obituary along with several of his own belongings, including said tape, his journal, a handwritten note, a sudoku Rubix cube, and some old loafers.
  • Came Back Wrong: When he's revived by Slender Man, he's shown to retain every one of his wounds that he inflicted on himself to end his life; slashed wrists, slit throat, and all.
  • Calling the Old Woman Out: Once Mary meets him at the old Asher house, Mr. Scars wastes no time pointing out her abuse and neglect of him, as well as killing Robert Asher.
  • Demonic Possession: Implied. After being attacked by Slender Man, Mr. Scars contacts Mary Asher to lure her to his old house, where he promptly murders her after calling her out for all the terrible things she's done over the years. However, after realizing what he's done, he immediately breaks down, hinting that it might not have been his doing.
  • The Disembodied: After the events of Milo's Tape and Obituary, Mr. Scars possesses his own journal and speaks to Noah during the events of the Fortunes Arc.
  • Disposing of a Body: After killing Mary Asher, Mr. Scars tapes two X's onto her eyes, and then dumps her lifeless body into a submerged car in the middle of a lake.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: A man named Mr. Scars who's literally covered with scars and wounds from his death. Who'da thunk it?
  • Healing Factor: Subverted in the most horrific fashion: he retains all of the wounds from his suicide, including cuts on both wrists and a slit throat.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars
  • The Grotesque: Retains the self-inflicted scars and slit throat he died with, making him this.
  • I Didn't Mean to Kill Him: After Mr. Scars shoots Mary Asher in the head, he breaks down sobbing while telling her corpse that the Collective made him do it.
  • Matricide: Described as "theonewhokillsmary". Who just so happens to be his mother. You do the math.
  • My Future Self and Me: Downplayed. Rather than assist directly like Firebrand and Persolus do, Mr. Scars aides his past self by showing him places and things to do in various dreams Milo has.
  • Nightmare Face: Presumably hides one behind his hands.
    • "Milo's Tape", however, suggests that he might be hiding his face due to the sorrow and shame of having murdered his own mother.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gives a well-damn-deserved one to Mary Asher, criticizing her terrible treatment of him back when he was Milo Asher, her killing of Robert Asher, what she did to Noah, and why she even conceived him in the first place.
  • Spirit Advisor: Kind of. He helps his past self find important things by showing him what he has to do in his dreams. Aside from that though, he interacts with him very little.
  • Tortured Monster: There's a good reason why he's known as "The Burdened".note 
  • Undead Barefooter: Implied by Firebrand in this tweet. Apparently Mr. Scars had to walk from some desert in the middle of nowhere, all the way to Noah's house in Florida. Surprisingly, it only takes him 3 days.
  • Unwanted Revival: Courtesy of Slender Man.
  • Wound That Will Not Heal: As his name suggests, Mr. Scars has long self-inflicted scars, and an open slit throat on his person even after being resurrected. Given from what we've seen in pictures, they aren't going away anytime soon.


Swain wears an army uniform and smiling theatre mask. Is also called "The Lover." He's implied to be Sebastian Kraus, the man who authored the journal that Karl Maxwell now has in his possession.

  • Armchair Military
  • A Nazi by Any Other Name / Those Wacky Nazis: HABIT confirms he was a Nazi soldier that he worked with sometime before being inducted into the Collective's ranks.
  • Bling of War: His low-rank Nazi uniform is reminiscent of old theater garb from around the WWII era.
  • The Casanova: If his reputation as "The Lover" is any indication.
  • Cool Mask: Wears a solid white "happy" theater mask, as well as a frowning theater mask underneath it. In Milo's entry "safe", it's revealed that Karl had this in his possession for some reason.
  • Conspicuous Trenchcoat: Wears one as part of his visage.
  • Glasgow Grin: His theatre mask has this.
  • Gratuitous German: Practically a given for him due to being a Nazi soldier.
  • Malevolent Masked Man: Is always seen wearing a solid white theater mask.
  • Meaningful Name: The word "Swain" means "young lover" or "suitor".
  • The Quiet One: Interestingly, he's one of the few Collective members who hasn't been documented saying a word either on the main channel, or in Milo's Journal.
  • Stepford Smiler: Implied. During the Collective video DEATHTRAPEXODUS, Swain is shown taking off his smiling theatre mask to reveal another, sad theatre mask underneath.
  • White Mask of Doom
  • Wicked Cultured: Fancy uniform and a theatre mask? He couldn't be anything else.

Persolus has the guise of an old man, and is called "the hermit." Persolus is Latin for "quite alone." He's confirmed by the Observer and Milo's Journal to be Karl Maxwell, Noah's grandfather.
  • The Determinator: See Mysterious Protector down below.
  • Get Out!: Wards Milo away from Karl's belongings by dropping a frying pan on the floor, and later holding him in place until his previous self is able to stop him.
  • Guardian Entity: He protects Sebastian's journal from any outside forces that may try to take it for themselves.
  • Grumpy Old Man: As his host was before he joined the Collective's ranks, Persolus is not a pleasant person.
  • The Hermit: Just like his past self was. It's even the title given to him by the Observer.
  • In-Series Nickname: Milo refers to him as "Dark Grandpa" and "Shadow Karl" in his journal.
  • I Work Alone: He and Karl are the only ones who keep watch over Sebastian's journal.
  • Loners Are Freaks: Just look at who his host is!
  • Meaningful Name: As seen above, Persolus's name is Latin for "quite alone".
  • My Future Self and Me: Similar to Firebrand, Persolus and Karl do not share the same body, and are implied to be from different time periods. Unlike Noah however, Karl doesn't seem to be aware that his Collective counterpart exists.
  • Mysterious Protector: He keeps watch over Sebastian's journal, and stops anyone who attempts to leave Karl's house with it.
  • Only Sane Man: Word of God says that out of all of the Collective members, Persolus has retained the most sanity among them all. Considering that "sane" is defined as a Properly Paranoid Shell-Shocked Veteran who's willing to protect his ammunition box by chasing away his 7-year old grandson with a shotgun, this does not bode well for the mental state for the rest of the Collective.
    • In fact, according to Word of God if Persolus's sanity were it to be measured on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being complete madness and 1 full sanity, Persolus would be a 4.
  • The Dog Was the Mastermind: Is revealed to be possessing Karl Maxwell, Noah's senile old grandfather.

    Other Entities 

The Order

The Order is a Slender Man worshipping Religion of Evil who serve as villains towards Chris and Alex of Dark Harvest. However, it's gradually revealed that not only was this cult involved with the Asher family, they may have been partially responsible for Milo's suicide.
  • Candlelit Ritual: Part of their creepy schtick it seems. We see it in action when Noah attempts to flee from them in The Order.
  • I Have Many Names: They've existed in various stages of Milo Asher's life under the guises of a book club, an Alcohol Anonymous organization, and a PTA business. This is likely to keep people from getting suspicious of members sneaking out to meetings every night.
  • Malevolent Masked Men: Members of the cult wear a solid White Mask of Doom in order to conceal their identities from the public. However, it's implied that higher-ranked members wear different masks, as demonstrated with Henka Visæ.
  • Rogues Gallery Transplant: Although their main motivations seem limited to Chris and Alex today (and only encountered Noah briefly in 2012), Milo's journal shows that the group has been involved with his family for years, as they were responsible for indoctrinating Mary Asher and Edward O'Connor's father into their ranks in the 90s. The person who recruited the former, Henka Visæ, also ended up becoming the Collective member Deadhead.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: More than half of the cultists take off alongside Noah into the trees after Slender Man appears before them, and sends one of their members to the "fourth world".

The loop must be maintained.
Scriniarii is an unidentified man who is a "friend" of Firebrand's. He attempted to provide information on things on the TribeTwelve Reddit, but assumed to be a gamejacker and blocked. After fans learned about his relationship with Firebrand, Scriniarii appears occasionally on the TribeTwelve discord to provide answers for people.
  • Badass Driver: Willingly drives Milo back home after the latter is taken to Karl's house in "safe". He doesn't even ask for a tip, claiming that Milo had "already paid him".
  • Big Damn Heroes: Gives an eight-year old Milo a drive home to his Aunt Jo's house after the latter discover's Karl's safe.
  • The Cracker: Serves as this for the Discord and Reddit parts of the TT community. One of his most notable acts was giving early access to Milo's journal, even if it wasn't the official version of it.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Not much is known about Scriniarii, but we do know that he's been Forced to Watch his family die at the hands of Slender Man and his cohorts multiple times due to resetting the loop.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Oh, absolutely so towards the TT fandom. Likely justified, due to how the fandom initially saw him as a mere gamejacker before Firebrand proved otherwise.
  • Heroic Fatigue: Due to having been forced to reset the loop multiple times because of the TT fandom's supposed incompetence, Scriniarii is very tired, and is just about done with what he's doing to help.
  • It's Personal with the Dragon: Scriniarii reveals on the Discord that he holds a lot of hatred towards Henka Visæ/ Deadhead, due to him bringing a lot of pain to both himself and his family. Although it has yet to be revealed what it was Henka did, it can't have been a good thing considering what Henka was.
  • Older Than They Look: Scriniarii has been helping Noah and his family out ever since Milo's childhood, where he poses as a taxi driver and takes him back to his Aunt Jo's house after Milo runs away from his grandfather's house. It's also important to note that Scriniarii looks exactly the same in Milo's drawings as he does currently.
  • Scary Shiny Glasses: While the "scary" part, isn't exactly applicable, one of Scri's defining traits are his large glasses, which rival the Observer's in terms of Rule of Cool.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: Seems to have this attitude towards the TribeTwelve Discord and Reddit fandoms. In particular, Sciniarii has a disdain for those who ask him terrible questions, or attempt to use Severance poorly.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: If his messages on Discord are to be believed, he had no interest in doing what Firebrand asked him to do, and clearly looks down upon the TT fandom.

Future Noah Maxwell (Sisyphus)
Oh, I remember this... this is when it happened!
Hailing from an alternate timeline/future, Future Noah (known as Prebrand by fans) is Noah Maxwell from a future where he was enslaved by the Collective, and forced to live within their realm for an undetermined amount of time. Noah first encounters him in Sisyphus, where he makes it clear how much Sanity Slippage he's gone through over the years.
  • Absurdly Sharp Blade: Among the things he obtained from Karl, one of them happens to a knife that was used by the Nazis. It certainly hasn't dulled over the years, as his past self finds out.
  • Alternate Self: He comes from a timeline where Noah got trapped in the Collective's realm, and never made it out.
  • Axe-Crazy: Compared to the current Noah, Future Noah has shown to be much more unhinged than one would like to believe, going as for as to slice Noah's hand with a Nazi blade just for shits and giggles.
  • Barbarian Longhair: Sisyphus!Noah's hair is quite long and unkempt, and his crazed words/actions reveal just how detrimental staying in the Collective's realm for too long is to one's health.
  • Bag of Holding: Has a little satchel that he carries around with him while he hunts for food. What it holds varies from bottles of water and raisins to dead birds and Sebastian's journal.
  • Beard of Sorrow: More like beard of madness.
  • BFS: Has a large Nazi blade that he keeps in his Bag of Holding. We later get to see it in action when he attacks Noah with it.
  • Big Blackout: He's the unfortunate victim of this, due to the Collective cutting off his electricity and water in his timeline.
  • Bizarre Taste in Food: While showing off his miscellaneous objects, Prebrand takes out a bag marked "BIRD" on it with...something... in it, and eats it in right in front of a disgusted Noah. Somewhat justified however, since there aren't exactly any restaurants in the Collective's realm.
  • Close-Enough Timeline: Implied. Future Noah admits to the current Noah that he doesn't exactly know what he's going to say or do next, and that he's trying to copy what he remembers his future self did when he was in Noah's place.
  • Contemporary Caveman: It's revealed during the 2017 Veterans Day livestream that the Collective have put Sisyphus!Noah under "house arrest", which confines him to both the boardwalk and his house. Because the Collective have also cut off his water and electricity, Sisyphus!Noah actually has to catch and eat his food out at the boardwalk.
  • Driven to Suicide: Defied. Sisyphus!Noah claims in the Veterans Day livestream that failed versions of himself failed to maintain the loop due to them commiting suicide. As such, he must keep himself alive in order to make sure this version of the loop is successful, no matter how much he may want to.
  • Evil Laugh: He mocks Noah's failed attempts to roll a 5 or 8 menacingly by doing this.
  • Empty Fridge, Empty Life: During his live stream, Sisyphus!Noah offhandedly mentions that all of the food in his fridge has been spoiled, due to the Collective cutting off his electricity.
  • Flash Step: Has the ability to pull this off, thanks to his mastery of Severance.
  • Future Me Scares Me: Even moreso than Firebrand.
  • Hope Spot: See "The Reason You Suck" Speech below.
  • I Cannot Self-Terminate: Due to being a part of the loop, Future Noah is unable to kill himself lest he wants the Collective to win. He implies that previous versions of himself averted this trope, which caused the loop to fail.
  • Important Haircut: Inverted. Being out in the Collective's realm has prevented Noah from keeping his hair short, causing it to grow out over his shoulders.
  • It Amused Me: Most of his crazy antics towards the present Noah are done purely because of this trope.
  • Laughing Mad: His mocking laughter that echoes throughout the Collective's realm rivals that of the Observer's laughter.
  • Light Is Not Good: Don't let that familiar face and light clothing fool you, this version of Noah is a Knife Nut who is more than willing to slice your hand open for a cheap laugh, and later laugh in your face as you try (and fail) to roll a five or an eight to escape the hell he's been living in for so long.
  • Madness Makeover: The years spent in the Collective's realm have clearly taken a toll on this Noah, whose hair and beard are overgrown, with white clothes that are very disgruntled and dirty. Justified, as the Collective has apparently cut off his electricity, and he's unable to go anywhere outside of the Boardwalk and his home.
  • Monster Roommate: Future Noah apparently has a "naggy roommate" that likes to annoy him by calling him frequently while he's out hunting. So far, we know nothing about who the roommate is, other than that he's been in a similar situation to Noah's.
  • Name's the Same: He's Noah Maxwell from an alternate future. Subverted in that he and Firebrand, while both different incarnations of Noah, are different entities entirely.
  • Non-Answer: Future Noah never actually explains anything that's happening to the current Noah while talking with him, preferring to be extremely vague and confusing. This trope is expanded upon in the Veterans Day Stream, where he refuses to give a straight answer to many important questions out of fear of "breaking the loop".
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: Somehow managed to obtain Sebastian's journal from Karl and read it's contents.
  • Psychopathic Manchild / The Sociopath: Seems to have little care whatsoever for his past self, and seems to be more interested in having some cheap laughs than actually teaching Noah anything.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Future Noah claims he's under "house arrest" meaning that he can't leave the boardwalk, or the Collective's realm.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: After toying with him for a few solid minutes, Future Noah berates his past self for believing that his life is one big joke for people on the internet to watch. He takes it a step further and attacks him with a Nazi blade for no apparent reason other than for a quick laugh.
  • Useless Useful Spell: Sisyphus!Noah is able to use Severance to teleport places. Sounds cool, right? Well, it would be, if he was able to use it to go anywhere outside of the Boardwalk and his own house.

Future Noah Maxwell (Rendezvous)
Hey there, buddy. Have a seat, we have to talk.
Yet another Noah from an alternate future, this version of Noah sits down to converse with our current Noah to explain to him some things about the "game" Noah's playing.
  • Alternate Self: This version of Noah managed to successfully obtain Sebastian's journal from Karl Maxwell without getting trapped in the Collective's realm and suffering from Sanity Slippage.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: When Noah encounters him, he's wearing solid black clothing. Unlike the previous Noah, he actually makes an effort to help Noah understand what's going on.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Being a version of Noah, did you expect anything else?
  • Foil: Amusingly enough, to himself. This version of Noah, while a bit of a jerkass, is a clearly-thinking, smart guy who wants to help his past self defeat Slender Man in any way he can, and is doing his best to play by the rules while still giving Noah enough info to help him out. Sisyphus!Noah on the other hand, has completely lost his mind, and couldn't care less about what his past self goes through.
  • Foregone Conclusion: Rendezvous!Noah tells Noah that becoming Firebrand is an inevitability if they want to defeat Slender Man.
    • There's also the fact that Rendezvous!Noah is not as far in the future as Sisyphus!Noah is (who, coincidentally, is also the closest version of Noah to being Firebrand), which means that he likely ends up exactly like him later on.
  • Future Me Scares Me: Like the current Noah, Rendezvous!Noah has encountered Sisyphus!Noah a few times over the course of his Boardwalk visits, even receiving the same scar Noah got. Rendezvous!Noah claims that the visits were not pleasant.
  • I Hate Past Me: As to be expected from Noah's future selves, he does not particularly like himself from the past.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: Somehow managed to obtain Sebastian's journal from Karl and read it's contents.
  • Psychologist Teacher: His main objective in Rendezvous is to teach his past self about the realm he's in, what he has to do to escape it, and reveal why the journal is so important in the Collective's eyes.
  • Show, Don't Tell: Invoked. Rendezvous!Noah reveals the reason why he, Firebrand, and Sisyphus!Noah can't flat-out tell Noah why Sebastian's journal is so important is because it 1.) breaks the rules of the loop, which no one wants, and 2.) would also be telling the Collective what it is as well, allowing them to jump back in time and fix things. Instead, he opens it up and shows Noah (but not the viewers) what it is that makes the tome so powerful.
  • Sink-or-Swim Mentor: Justified, as he only has a limited amount of time to tell Noah what to do and how to do it before Firebrand's protection wears off.

Milo's Journal
Open me.
The journal of Milo Asher, which became sentient after Milo uses Severance on it in 2006. During the Fortunes arc, it comes to life once again, where it pesters Noah as his sanity degrades. According to Facade, the journal is now possessed by Milo himself, and whose jerkass behavior was a ploy of Firebrand's to motivate Noah to do the right things.
  • Dead Person Conversation: It's unclear whether Milo's journal is actually Milo himself, or some other entity pretending to be him. In spite of this, Noah and his Rendezvous future self both acknowledge it as Milo during the Fortunes arc.
    • As of Facade, it seems the journal really is Milo, whose personality has changed due to being in a different form.
  • Deadpan Snarker: It engages in more than enough snark at Noah's expense during the Fortunes arc.
  • Hypocrite: In Fortunes, the journal shows irritation and contempt towards Noah for not opening itself and reading what it contains. Once Noah actually makes an attempt to do this in Crawlspace, it begs Noah not to do so, claiming that "it's going to hurt". However, it's implied that it only does this when someone tries to break it open, as Mary Asher was unable to open it during "flu" as well.
  • Jerkass: Invoked. The journal reveals in Facade that his jackass behavior towards Noah was due to both being in a different form, but also because it's part of Firebrand's plan.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: After the Observer jumpscares the viewers by suggesting that Noah should go to the boardwalk to play, the journal responds by suggesting that Noah listen to him.
  • Killed Off for Real: Implied. Although we have yet to see footage of it, Noah confirms on and his Blogspot that the journal ceased whispering after he finally was able to open it.
  • Living MacGuffin / Snarky Inanimate Object: Was this until Noah finally opened it.
  • Mysterious Protector: After Milo uses Severance on it before he's drugged by his mother, the journal whispers something to prevent Mary Asher from flat-out getting rid of or destroying it.
    • This is also subtly downplayed in Pitfall. While the Journal convinces Noah to come down and get it by , it quickly warns him that the Observer is about to push him off the tower
  • Note to Self: Exaggerated. The journal is practically a massive story to self that Milo uses to remember his life, and for Noah to understand the hell his cousin went through before his suicide.
  • Soul Jar: As revealed in Facade, the journal is possessed by the essence of Milo / Mr. Scars.
  • Suddenly Voiced: Was initially just a regular old journal that Noah received from Mr. Scars, albeit unopenable. Flash-forward to Fortunes and Milo's Journal is now somehow has the ability to speak, which it utilizes to whisper insults at a hungover Noah. One of Milo's journal entries reveals that the journal gained the ability to speak after Milo used Severance on it.
  • Secret Keeper: A rare nonliving example. Once Milo uses Severance on his journal, its sentience prevents Mary or Noah from forcing it open to learn about Milo's life without the key.
  • Third-Person Person: At one point during the video Fortunes, the journal harshly whispers "Milo hates you, as Noah tearfully apologizes to Milo for failing him. Considering what we learn about the journal in Facade, the journal is technically calling itself by it's own name.
  • Trickster Mentor: And how. What Milo's journal says varies from some legitimate advice and comforting words, to simple berating and insulting of Noah's lack of progress. Although if what it says in Facade is true, this was very much intentional in order to motivate Noah to fight against the Collective.
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