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Being a piece of The Slender Man Mythos, Tribe Twelve is obligated to have some good old Nightmare Fuel.

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  • It's been mentioned countless times, but Tribe Twelve has some of the best visuals of any Slender Vlog so far. That said, expect any time Slendy is on screen, especially when the tentacles are visible, to be this.
  • One of the things that makes this series so scary is the sheer amount of powerlessness Noah has. There is literally nothing he can do to fight against this threat. He is surrounded by beings that completely outclass him in every way. He can't strike back at them; all he can do is react. Nothing he does will make them go away, no matter how hard he tries. He is completely at their mercy, and it is only their love of "games" that keep him from getting taken.
    • Even worse? They're just playing with him. Noah is exhausting all his resources, has lost so much, seen people die, has been mind controlled, stalked, and reality warped all over the place, turning him into a complete and utter wreck as a person. He has been put through so much, lost so many of his loved ones and has had his life destroyed because of the Collective and they're not even trying. It almost fades into Tear Jerker territory if it wasn't so horrifying.
  • Box Analysis. The second audio track. Then, the tape. Oh, and if that wasn't bad enough, the key Noah found in the box? It opens his garage door. Then, to top it off, the end of the video is accompanied by slight audio-visual distortion.
  • Thanksgiving Footage, Day 2. While staying at a viewer's house during Thanksgiving, Noah is pulled from his bed in the middle of the night without waking up. His friend Sarah finds him standing on her porch, his tee-shirt torn and splattered with blood, giggling and grinning maniacally. And holding a big knife. And then, as the picture distorts, he charges at her.
    Give me the FUCKING CAMERA!
    • As Sarah drops the camera, right before it turns off, we catch a few frames showing closeups of Noah's face, plastered with an insane, demented Slasher Smile.
    • The video's description makes it worse: "I don't know what the fuck took me, where I went, or what I did. I just remember regaining consciousness, covered in blood and holding a knife as Sarah cried in the corner of the living room. It looks as if this 'Observer' bastard is the likely cause of everything. I'm so sorry Sarah. Please forgive me for whatever happened, it wasn't me that night."
    • Even worse: Noah later reveals that the blood on him was Kat's, and that he brutally murdered her with that knife while Brainwashed and Crazy. Given the condition of his shirt and the Observer confirming that some of the blood was Noah's, it must have been an absolutely horrible death, with her fighting death every inch of the way.
  • UNKNOWN. CALLER. The transcript DOES NOT HELP.
    • "Sorry.... sorry.... so... sorry... help... [gurgling]
    • Heads into Tearjerker territory when you realize just who is calling for help and why...
  • Nature Trail Visit. Slendy is no less frightening on a brightly-lit path.
  • Secret Parent Interview: The story about the house suddenly catching on fire and the strange "tall, suited, bald guy that looked like a Kolchak wannabe" is creepy enough on its own. But the kicker comes in at 4:42 when Slendy appears in the mirror behind Noah after his Dad leaves and his head tilts before he vanishes when Noah's mom's hand waves across him. The several moments of distortion are also creepy.
    • YMMV, obviously. This troper couldn't help but imagine a slide-whistle sound effect when Slendy rises out of the floor, and couldn't stop laughing for the rest of the vid.
  • Device findings: The distorted voice is creepy enough on its own but its transcriptionnote ... *shudder*
    • A fan did reading of the transcription, complete with voice modifier and distortion effects. The result is disturbing as hell.
  • The end of INTERRUPTION will make you poop bricks and pee all the contents of every lemonade stand that has existed in history multiplied by six.
  • Northern Trip Footage. Slender Man on a plane, tentacles a wavin' and people screaming with distortion everywhere. Sounds like fun!
    • How about the little girl afterwards?
    Little girl: Daddy, who was that man?
    Dad: What man?
    Little girl: The tall man.
    • After Slendy's appearance on the plane, everything resets to normal and no one remembers anything happening (except the little girl). So, was there a deeper meaning to him showing up, or did Slendy do it just because it amused him to do so?
    • Nice bit of Fridge Horror: The little girl is the only one that remembers Slendy. Remember who Slendy's favourite victims are in the mythos? Now look at what happened to Milo and his mother as children. You're welcome.
  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY. What. The. Fuck. First off, we learn that the Observer kidnaps Noah AGAIN (because apparently once was not enough), and we get a good look at the Observer's Nightmare Fuel Rotoscoping powers when he (among other things) gives himself FINGER TENTACLES. We also get a good, long look at Noah's actual abduction—from first person, no less. The Jump Scare at the end got me too, and the background noise was a viscerally unnerving repeating crescendo of what sounded like static. I'm never watching another Observer video ever.
    • The creepy rape overtones between the Observer and Noah don't help.
    • This troper swears he can see some sort of Cthulhoid Eldritch Abomination behind Slendy in that one group shot. That wouldn't help things at all....
  • November 11th is the kidnapping from Noah's point of view, and it's just as creepy. The rape undertones are certainly there ("YOU ARE RIPE"), and Noah (but not the viewer) gets to see the Observer in person...and promptly falls over in shock, stammering "It's impossible!" before he's dragged off camera. And just in case you thought about sleeping anytime soon, the Observer's shadowed face appears under Noah's bed as he's dragged away. And then there's his little rhyme for Noah; "Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, I have a gun, and I don't think you do."
    • Noah's empty declaration in the car: "I'm not gonna leave the [hotel] room. I'm just gonna stay and I'm gonna ride this out...I'll stay for a week or two, if I have to." Observer: IF YOU SAY SO.
    • The sight of the Observer's real, non-rotoscoped face. Also, later on, when he takes off his glasses...*shiver*
      • The fact that the Observer was Kevin, a person that Noah not only trusted, but was one of the few sane people Noah knew. Now, look around you. Are you sure you know your friends and family that well? One could be a member of the Collective and you wouldn't ever know it...
      • Actually, in Several Months of Hell, it was revealed that the shadowed man wasn't the Observer, but the one known as Firebrand. The scary thing is, Firebrand is ALSO someone Noah knows...
      • And Firebrand is Noah. Or at least, a future version of him.
  • According to the Observer, he can see through the Observer symbols dotted around the place. Including those on computer screens, or any you may have drawn. Although he can choose not to look, any time you see one of those symbols he could be looking at you and everything you're doing.
    • One of the clips in November 11th is of someone opening up a brain — and it has the Observer symbol inside.
  • Noah's Sanity Slippage is seriously disturbing, even moreso than the freaking Humanoid Abomination. Seeing a guy breaking down as his entire life is turned upside down by forces he can't possibly comprehend or fight is unnerving.
  • Mary Asher Phone Call. This is where the shit seriously hits the fan. The day before Noah's birthday, he gets a phone call from Milo's mother, who reveals that the Slender Man has been visiting her since she was a child — and that Milo's body actually vanished from the morgue before the funeral. Apparently, the cremated ashes were those of a cat.
    • The true terror comes after they have a vicious argument and Mary hangs up: Noah hears the doorbell and gets his gun ready (not noticing Slender Man standing in his closet); he runs to the door, finds no one there...and turns around to see Slender Man standing right across the hall. Noah fires off four shots, which doesn't even make the faceless terror flinch...then, in a subversion of Offscreen Teleportation, Slender Man freaking bullrushes Noah and knocks him down! And then Noah gets back up, and we see Slender Man has entered full-on Combat Tentacles mode. Understandably, Noah runs like hell.]
    • According to Mary, the Collective has had their eye on Noah since birth, has been monitoring his every move throughout his entire life, and is in his house watching him as they speak. Paranoia Fuel of the highest caliber.
      • In a very quick blink-and-you-miss-it moment, when Noah is fiddling with the camera's night vision, during one of the flashes, the Observer's glasses' reflection can be seen at the end of the hall.
  • Several Months of Hell is a recap of events following November 11th on Noah's other accounts (Twitter and Stickam). Thus, mostly a Breather Episode. Except for around 2:53 when The Observer's head pops up from behind Noah's chair and at the end when his hand pops up, wagging his finger to the camera. He was in the room the entire time!
    • There's also the frame at the end, as seen here. Man, that's a creepy face.
  • The frame at the end of The Manifest, showing that The Observer was right behind Noah that whole conversation. It's also pretty unnerving to think of how much worse things will get when Noah has to encounter the cult from Dark Harvest.
    • We can stop wondering now. Turns out, the answer is worse than imagined.
    • Translation: Noah meets the head of the Slendy cult. After a conversation that pisses off both parties, Noah turns to leave and finds himself confronted by the entire cult. Right after Noah lets some information slip that the cult really didn't need to know, Slendy makes a personal appearance, to the amazement of the cult. As they bow and chant, one of them runs up and begs to be taken to "the fourth world". Slender Man obliges — and makes him disappear, leaving only his clothes and mask behind. While the cult seems split between "freaked out" and "it's a miracle", Noah decides to GTFO. The second he turns his back, Slendy starts doing something *really* horrible (if the screams are any indication). And that's only the halfway point!
    • As Noah runs back to the car, some "horrible laughing" starts up, with the words YOU ARE HILARIOUS! coming up. Then, Noah finally gets to the car with Chris and Alex, only to have the car stall, leaving Noah and the DH crew in place, as they freak out.
    • Eventually, Alex is able to turn the car on for a few seconds, only for a dead cult member to be thrown at the car by Slender Man, and then, in an aversion of Offscreen Teleportation, get sent to a beach 3 days into the future, but not without a terrifying closeup of Mr. Slim himself.
  • Catharsis This is what it's like to see a man lose all hope.
  • According to his Twitter, Noah got a letter with this written in the back. It really changes your perspective on the Observer...
  • It's subtle, but something about the manic editing and text in INTERCEPTION is incredibly unnerving. It just gives you the impression that the Observer is incredibly pissed off. Not to mention his reaction to Firebrand's interference. Jeezum.
  • Firebrand's face. Even though he's apparently a good guy, it is still the creepiest face out of the entire Collective.
  • The Live Stream Incident just goes from bad to worse starting at 19:36. Filming yourself has never been more horrifyingly mindscrewy.
    • For Noah, there was the reveal of Firebrand's true identity: Firebrand is actually Noah, seemingly from the future.
  • DEUS EX MACHINA reveals how Firebrand became free: HABIT helped him. Knowing how HABIT works, Firebrand's freedom may not be such a godsend after all...
    • It also begs the question: just how bad are the Administrator's plans for humanity if Firebrand is willing to side with HABIT to put a stop to them?
  • In Obituary, Noah is about to open the Obituary letter when he receives a phone call revealing that Mary Asher was found dead of a bullet wound in her car in a lake, with tape over her eyes to make her resemble Cursor. The letter's contents include pictures of the scene, and a rhyme telling Noah to answer the door. A figure, likely Mr. Scars, appears in the doorway before Noah reads it, and then it turns out that the briefcase has arrived.
  • In Milo's Tape, while chasing Milo, Slender Man actually starts making growling noises. It's rather unnerving for viewers used to Slender Man being silent.
    • That's not all: we also get some well-animated shots of Slendy's tentacles emerging from behind multiple doors at the same time. And if that lovely visual wasn't unnerving enough, we're also treated to a recreation of the Jump Scare from INTERRUPTION — this time in color.
    • The Slendy appearances aren't even the half of it. Milo's Tape is the only video in the Slenderverse to come with a graphic content warning in the description. That's for a good reason. We get to see exactly why Milo is known as "Mr. Scars": after being resurrected by the Collective, he attempts suicide a second time by slashing his wrists with a box cutter. This is shown entirely on-camera in closeup, sans Gory Discretion Shot.
      • In the video's final act, Milo (under the sway of the Collective) lures his mother, Mary Asher, to an abandoned house and shoots her to death — after revealing himself to be her prophesied killer. Once he realizes what he's done, he falls apart completely.
      • Milo's horribly raspy, almost inhuman voice. The hidden Freeze-Frame Bonus at the video's end reveals it to be caused by a slit throat. Apparently, being resurrected by the Administrator leaves all your death wounds intact.
        It still hurts.
  • Severance. Noah receives a letter from HABIT, who offers his personal assistance — by warping Noah to his "Murder House" for a little chat. While HABIT doesn't physically harm him, the fact that Noah spends the entire video at the mercy of the most famously psychotic monster in the Slenderverse is terrifying.
    • The scene where Noah gets teleported is creepy enough in its own right. HABIT lures Noah into the hallway by banging on a closet door, which he opens; cue the space warping, which takes Noah from a closet in his own house to someone's laundry room — where the lights blow out, leaving him in total darkness. Then the most familiar Evil Laugh in the Slenderverse sounds, and Noah opens the laundry room door — and finds himself in HABIT's home base, face-to-face with the monster himself.
    • Near the video's end, HABIT opens the bathroom door, revealing a man in a bloody tee shirt. It's implied that he won't be alive for long — especially since the notes on HABIT's whiteboard include a recipe that calls for "beef".
      • Seriously, who was that guy in the bathroom?! Milo/Mr. Scars? Vinny? Some poor bastard off the street? WHO, Goddammit?!
      • The most popular theory is that it's Michael Andersen. Given that that series hasn't updated in a year (and that the most recent video shows Michael being attacked by the Slender Man), that really doesn't bode well.
      • It is one of the Andersen brothers. HABIT lured Shaun to his house, drugged him, tortured him to death in the attic, and then posted the videos to lure Michael to the house as well. (The latest update suggests that he may already have taken the bait — and that HABIT may have Mind Raped him.)
  • Bridge to Nowhere, the continuation of Severance, might be unsettling even by Slenderverse standards! You get the usual tricks, being sent to strange locations through timespace, nosebleeds, gradually going mad, and... wait, what's that noise? This isn't an Observer video, why's that sound playing? And... is Noah talking to bugs?!
    • Jeff, yes THAT Jeff, makes an appearances at around 8:05 when Noah gets to the eponymous bridge, telling Noah not to listen to "them" and the only way to stop them is to kill himself. Then he runs off and HABIT appears; Noah tries to run away but HABIT flash steps over to him and grabs his arm, gets uncomfortably close to Noah, then proceeds to do his usual thing. When Noah asks how Jeff can be there and what this place is, HABIT just gives him non-answers that vaguely hint that this is a dimension where he resides. Then he mentions "rounding up" Jeff and the others before he sends Noah home.
      • The implications of that scene are deeply disturbing, in more ways than one: it suggests that the souls of HABIT's most recent victims are trapped in a hellish dimension, unable to move on, forced to constantly flee from the same being that killed them — or endure unimaginable torture at his hands.
    • Watch carefully while Noah attempts to navigate the "netherworld": HABIT is following him the entire time.
    • HABIT in this video is absolutely terrifying, going from being laughable to threatening so quickly it's off-putting. But it's when he gets truly angry that takes the cake, especially once Noah spits on him. He loses it, his voice even becoming more distorted and guttural when he does and for a moment it looks like he's just about on the verge of killing Noah. If it weren't for the fact that he needs Noah for whatever plan he has going on, it seems more than likely that he would have.
  • Exactly six months after "Bridge to Nowhere", somebody who looks like Noah makes a Vine account on his Twitter. There are only two actual Vines so far, but they, and the profile picture (which features Noah with a Slasher Smile) are extremely unnerving.
  • Fortunes. This is where absolute Paranoia Fuel hits the fan. Noah reveals that he, after a year in a half, has gone through a truly horrifying Sanity Slippage. The unhinged tone of his voice is guaranteed to give you chills. It doesn't help that his inflection and mannerisms are more than a bit similar to HABIT's.
    • Not only that, but it's shown in this video that Milo's journal fucking talks to Noah. In addition to repeating a lot of the things the fortunes say, it likes to torment him with cryptic and taunting statements (such as "Milo hates you"). It puts a completely different perspective on Noah's situation.
      • Not to mention that before Noah shows the journal on-camera, it looks like he's Talking to Himself, which is even more terrifying.
    • Later, when Noah takes a drink, the background behind him changes into the Boardwalk. Then Slender Man glides into view, Combat Tentacles and all, and bullrushes Noah before everything goes back to normal. Not only was Noah a hair away from certain death, but he doesn't seem to be aware that any of it transpired. If Noah's so out of it that he doesn't even notice being teleported out of his room, what else could have happened over the past year that he isn't aware of?
    • The constant flashes of hidden frames are unsettling enough. And then you notice shots of Firebrand, The Observer, and the Slender Man — with the body of a Giant Spider.]
    • The last fortune Noah opens is absolute Nightmare Fuel. Rather that cryptic notes, useless knowledge, or teasing future events, the fortune says just one word: run.
    • The message at the very end: Stay in Wonderland, and I'll show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.
  • And now, it's gotten worse. Near the end of August 2015, The Observer once more hacks Noah's twitter, and reveals that Firebrand has taken Noah, and is doing god knows what to him in the Collective's dimension. Firebrand's already shown to be unhinged, so the fact that his past self is at his mercy is quite a horrific thought...
    • Even scarier is the fact that the rest of the Collective isn't happy with Firebrand's actions. If Firebrand just managed to piss off the whole damn Collective, plus an already enraged Slender Man...Paranoia Fuel galore.
  • On September 18, Noah himself tweeted: "back. since sep 4. a week it says. but it was longer. a month. counted the days. saw things. dont even want to touch camera. i was in hell. Given that Noah didn't even refer to HABIT's home dimension (which was positively skin-crawling) as being hellish, what he must have encountered must have been unspeakably horrible.
  • This image of the Collective has been uploaded. It doesn't help that some of their faces are easier to see than in HAPPYBIRTHDAY, giving us wonderful glimpses of Swain's smile, Firebrand's pinhole eyes, and Deadhead's skull to say the least. And with Observer and Slendy hogging up most of the photo, you've got a pretty good taste in what's to come up soon...
  • And soon is now here. Get ready to shit yourself, because the Collective come in with DEATHTRAPEXODUS, one of the freakiest videos ever released on the channel, and takes Visual Effects of Awesome up to 15 new levels.
  • "Crawlspace". We get mindscrews, more journal-talking, and some absolutely terrifying outlooks on the absolute living hell Noah has been living since 2014.
    • During one of the many nights when the Journal wakes Noah up and he ends up going to the fridge. Then the Journal starts whispering that "He's behind you.", and when Noah closes the fridge door, the Observer is standing right behind it. He slowly follows Noah back into his room and at one point, pulls out a knife and looks like he's almost ready to plunge it into Noah. Then the scene cuts to Noah falling into his bed with the sound of Observer's maniacal cackling.
    • Later in the video, the Observer appears to watch Noah sleep for what appears to be for a few hours. Pretty much normal, until his head suddenly snaps towards where the camera is and suddenly appears in front of it, covering the entire screen with his face and screaming in a high pitched voice:"COME TO THE BOARDWALK WITH US NOAH", before falling on the floor laughing.
      • The scariest part about the Observer's appearance here? It's not just him in the shadows, silently laughing, or popping up briefly from behind walls and doors like in Halloween Hotel. It's him using Kevin as a host to taunt and follow Noah. A sudden human-like appearance to the second-most feared villain in the Slenderverse is pure paranoia.
    • It gets worse. The fact that the journal can talk is creepy enough. But when Noah tells it to shut up one time too many, the damn thing stands up on it's own, and demands that Noah opens it.
      Journal: OPEN ME.
    • Then there's the crawlspace itself. The fact that the desk that Noah sits at to upload/edit videos acts as a shortcut to the Boardwalk, the last place Noah wants to be, is absolutely screeching with Paranoia Fuel.
      • The distortion here is also a dark and infrared red vison, seen whenever Noah turns his night vision on while at the Boardwalk. Even though it's just a cosmetic color change, it's easy to understand why Noah would think he would be in hell while in the Collective's grasp.
    • My God, the Slender Man in this video. He teleports right behind Noah, knocks him to the ground, and then extends his arms. This is followed by several more human arms with contorting fingers spreading out from his back in a circular pattern.
    • Not to mention what he does when Noah first encounters him on the Boardwalk. Seeing him standing at the entrance/exit of the Boardwalk menacingly is bad enough. And then out of nowhere, he starts laughing. Hearing an otherwise silent creature suddenly make human-like sounds is downright unnerving, and borderline terrifying. Understandably, Noah tries to leave the other direction, only to discover that Slendy has already utilized his Flash Step to appear directly behind Noah, where he see his aforementioned arms open out.
  • Then we get to "Pitfall", which sets up the absolute hell that Noah went through when he was trapped in the Collective's realm for the two weeks he went missing. Through the camera's infrared night vision, we see some heavy mindscrews, including the stairs to the Observation tower looping forever, and an eyeball moving around in a tree.
    • Let's not forget the Observer in this one. His taunting of Noah as he gets more and more lost through the Collective's maze? Actually kind of entertaining. His maniacal, almost hyena-like laughs as he does so? Absolutely bloodcurdling. What's worse is that unlike in Crawlspace where they were heavily modulated, his laughs in this video are all unedited. That's how he really sounds.
    • Speaking of the title of the video, guess what happens to Noah in this video? That's right, when trying to get off the watchtower to obtain Milo's journal, the Observer pushes him over the railing, where Noah falls through the air for a solid 25 seconds before hitting the ground.
      • Someone did the math and found out that Noah fell 1062.33 meters, or 3485.3 feet. That 1.3 Burj Khalifas.
  • SCRINIARII. Firebrand is mad at us. That's right. Us.
  • Sisyphus, the continuation of Pitfall is just...good lord. Words can't do it justice.
    • Let's start with the utter helplessness of Noah's situation. Similar to HABIT's realm, pathways keep looping in on themselves, with all the red distortion creating Uncanny Valley everywhere. In fact, it's so terrifying to poor little Noah that he begins talking to random ants like he did in Bridge to Nowhere, while finding random eyes everywhere. Including a giant mass of them inside the garbage can that somehow have the ability to knock.
    • Is that all? Not even close. During Noah's failed conquests to escape the Boardwalk, several inhuman screeches start coming out of nowhere, understandably scaring Noah shitless. Then, a gigantic spider drops down from the air and beelines towards Noah still screeching, as Noah cries in fear trying to escape it. Rest in peace for the arachnophobes watching.
    • Even worse, that spider is able to move faster than the speed of most land vehicles. It could've killed Noah at any time, but chose to slow down just to terrify it's prey even more, not unlike how a real spider plays with victims trapped in it's web.
    • And then there's Firebrand. Except he's acting a lot like HABIT. But it soon becomes clear that he's neither. He's another future version of Noah - and he isn't anything more than that, which makes the fact that he's borderline friendly borderline hostile all the worse.
    • Speaking of Future!Noah, he said he's under house arrest. What exactly did he do to make that happen?
    • Then there's Future!Noah's monologue at the end. Never has Leaning on the Fourth Wall been so terrifying.
      Future!Noah: NOAH! Listen to me for once in your miserable fucking life! You make it like the whole world is out to eat you. That they're out to get you because you looked too deep down the rabbit hole and you fell in. Like-Like you're rolling up that boulder up the hill, over and over, only for it to fall down- you gotta roll it up again. Over and over, like your whole life's a sick fucking joke, meant for the entertainment of people watching on the internet behind their screens, all safe. Well, you know what? I got good news for you... (Future!Noah pulls out a sword) You're absolutely right!
    • Then there's Future Noah's laughs as his past self tries to roll a five or an eight on a 100-sided die he is given. They're arguably even worse than the Observer's.
    • Hell, just think about the concept of Future Noah's character. Looking at the Observer and HABIT, viewers can hold onto a little solace knowing that past their atrocities, and dark humor, they're having to use human hosts who are absolutely horrified of what they are doing or have done while under their control. Future Noah on the other hand, has complete control over his body, and seems to have absolutely no problem with gleefully terrorizing his past self for entertainment purposes.
    • Oh, and one more thing. Just who is the "roommate" that Future Noah mentions? According to Future Noah, his appearance is a "fun little reveal", but we have absolutely no information as to who he might be. Nothing Is Scarier.
  • These two tweets Noah made in June of 2018 just scream The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You. Granted, Firebrand's response makes the whole thing Nightmare Retardant, but just imagine what Noah was thinking when he posted them both.
    Noah: (in German) You are all guilty of enjoying my misfortune, of joking about my pain, of mocking my failure, and of betting on my sufferings. But to enjoy the pleasure of harm will only bring you so far. Your torment will not go unnoticed. I'd be careful if I were you. Someday I'll be a god and I want to be the worst thing that ever happened to you because you tortured me. Do you understand? I want to be the only nightmare you've ever had. And I'll laugh at your fear as you laughed at me. I'm watching.
  • "Rendezvous". If you thought Noah's Sanity Slippage was bad before, look no further than here. It ranges from his flippant dismissal to the fortunes left to him, to him eating leaves off the ground out of sheer desperation.
    • The boardwalk in this episode is more creepy and unnerving than anything seen previously. This is demonstrated when Noah is wandering around the place, and discovers a blade of grass that is moving very differently from the area around it, and not in a way that it should. It's even worse in the camera's vision, which is conveniently starting to malfunction. While Noah is trying to fix it, the distortion shows some terrifying things, which includes Slender Man just standing there, a random group of eyes inside Noah's house accompanied with laughter, and a random guy in a hoodie who knocks him down. Granted, Noah seems more annoyed by him than scared, but it doesn't change how unexpected that dude was.
      • Even worse is how the audio distortion builds up as Noah is fiddling with his camera. The Collective knows what Noah's doing, and it's just building up suspense to make it worse.
    • Later on, Noah discovers another fortune on the Boardwalk after a long time of wandering about. When he goes to to examine it, a whistle suddenly echoes in front of him, which is revealed to belong to none other than our good ol' pal Observer, who claims that Noah's gonna love what he has to show him. Understandably terrified, Noah attempts to turn back, only to find that Slender Man has appeared behind him. Realizing that two have him cornered, Noah can do nothing but hysterically run up the Observation tower next to him as Observer and Slendy (who has now transformed into Mongo) to get away from them. If that tower wasn't there, who knows what the two would've done to him?

    Milo's Journal 

  • Milo Asher's life, as documented here reveals how awful a life Milo had been living before his suicide, and boy is is horrifying.
  • The mysterious message that is scrawled at the end of "virus" is guaranteed to send chills down your spine as you read it.

  • "grandpa" gives insight into how Properly Paranoid Karl Maxwell has become since his WWII days, and it's much worse than what we saw in "My Grandfather Karl". To elaborate: After somehow finding himself at his house, Milo ends up discovering Karl's ammunition box from his dream. But once he manages to open it, Karl charges out of nowhere wielding a goddamn shotgun, chasing Milo away from it. Meaning that Karl was fully intent on murdering his own seven year old grandson just to keep his precious journal safe.
  • Milo's nightmare in the entry "mouse". Imagine being a small fetus trapped within a mother's womb, having no idea where you are or what's going on, while swimming around helplessly. And while this is happening, you realize that there are others with you who are screaming, implied to be dying next to you. The result? A combination of both Paranoia Fuel and Squick that will probably make it impossible for you to look at a pregnant mother the same way again...
  • Once Milo turns eight, things start to take a turn for the worse. Mary finally starts bringing Milo to her book club meetings every first Friday of the month...only for it to be revealed that the "book club" is actually The Order, who intend to make Milo a member of the cult. The ceremony that conduct to do this involves kidnapping Milo, bandaging his arm and putting him into a robe, forcing Milo to pledge allegiance to the cult, and to top it all off, drinking his blood. And if that isn't all terrible enough, guess who's spearheading the whole thing? A man wearing a skull mask. Now, which Collective member was shown to have that on his person?
  • "seance". While working on a book report for school, Milo and Kevin begin messing around with an Ouija Board to kill some time. Starts off pretty normal, but things start getting weird after Milo asks the board how his father died (he suspected the board wasn't really working and Kevin was moving the glass himself to screw with him, so he asked a question Kevin wouldn't know the answer to), to which the board responds H E L I V E S. Then, Kevin asks the board about Slender Man, in which the board responds by saying it is "ravenous" and "everywhere". What's the scary part, you ask? Specifically, when Kevin becomes possessed by the Observer for the first time in his life, with his Keeper wrapping his arms around him. Understandably, Milo bolts out and hides out in the bathroom...and then somehow forgets about the whole situation, even after writing everything down.
  • "boat". The sense of dread that one feels while reading about Milo's excitement for the boat cruise is harrowing, knowing that the boat will capsize and kill his grandmother.
    • During the Order meeting, Milo realizes that he knows many members that are part of the cult he's being indoctrinated into, from the post office woman and her daughter, to a police officer that he knows. Meaning that many of the people Milo knows in his life are likely to be members of an Axe-Crazy Slender Man worshipping cult, and there's probably even more of them out there.
    • Later on, Milo gets the opportunity to speak with the man in the skull mask. And as we suspected, he's indeed Deadhead. Wanna know something worse? He's Henka Visæ. Meaning that he's the one responsible for indoctrinating Mary Asher into the Order, and starting the whole chain of events concerning the Asher-Maxwell family. And to top it all off, Scriniarii reveals that he was the captain of the boat cruise that the Asher-Maxwell family are planning. And we all know how well that went...
    • What's worse is Milo's total and complete willingness to accept everything the Order and Henka says to him. Not only are most of their words Blatant Lies, but Milo's trust in Henka seems to have convinced him to try and obtain Karl's journal and deliver it to Slender Man. Y'know, the one thing he absolutely must not do.
  • While "found" is more or less a lighthearted entry that acts as a Time Skip between 1997-2003, it's still unnerving to think that Milo somehow forgot about nearly everything he went through as a child, from his mother's affairs to the Order meetings. It goes to show just how much of an influence his medication and the Administrator are having on Milo...
  • At long last, we get to hear about the Boat Incident in Milo's entry "capsize" after only getting brief mentions of it from both Noah and Scriniarii. And it's nothing short of both horrifying and tearjerking. It starts out innocent enough, with the Maxwell, Asher, Adler, and Henderson families cruising down the harbor in the yacht. Then all of a sudden, something explodes, resulting in the boat tipping over without warning. And although most of the family makes it out, the deaths of Sonia Maxwell and Tommy Henderson plagues everyone, with the Adult Fear very apparent.
    • Then, there's the Unfortunate Implications that arise once Karl is saved. Sure, he and Sebastian's journal are alive and well, but then it's discovered that Sonia's life jacket was unfastened. Meaning that Karl is implied to have been solely responsible for the death of his wife, simply because he values the safety of his book over her.
    • Finally, there's the quote that Noah says to Milo while he's being taken away on a stretcher. It's the exact same one Firebrand uses in INTERCEPTION. Just what could this quote mean?
  • "dishonest" reveals that although Milo may be older, the strange occurrences in his life haven't ceased one bit. For instance, Mary is still in contact with The Order, this time meeting up with them under the alibi of a PTA meeting. Not only that, but Milo overhears her mention both Mr. Slim and Henka Visæ by their names, tipping Milo off that they were indeed real. And this brings about even more horrifying implications...what if Henka is still alive after the Boat Accident? And if so, what could he be planning next?
  • "capsule" takes Paranoia Fuel to a very mental level. During a visit with his psychiatrist, Milo realizes that one of the pills he was taking as part of his medication was never prescribed to him in the first place. Imagine how it must feel for you to realize that something that's supposed to help you is actually hindering you in more ways than one?
    • The last line of this entry is particularly chilling, as it shows just how scared and confused Milo Asher still is, even as a teenager.
      Milo: Who do I trust? Who can I trust? I'm alone in this world.
  • If you thought the Paranoia Fuel was bad in the previous entry, look no further than "slipped". As the title implies, Milo unintentionally reveals to his mother that he's off his meds by asking her how her book club went, something that he's supposed to have forgotten years ago. Once he says this, Milo realizes that Mary knows he's awake, and writes frantically that he's worried about what his mother will do to him now. Before he finishes his thoughts however, his writing trails off, and the page next to it is replaced by a large Severance symbol. What happened to Milo before he finished that entry?
  • We get some answers in "library". While the details are unclear, it seems that Milo somehow suffered from Laser-Guided Amnesia once again, resulting in him going through another two years without remembering his past life.
  • "puppet" finally tells us what happens to Milo after the abrupt ending of "slipped". While he was writing his thoughts down, Mary Asher breaks into Milo's room and drugs him with a needle and chloroform. Luckily, Milo manages to use Severance to protect his journal for him to find again, but who knows what different outcome would've happened if Firebrand didn't tell him how to do so?
  • "flu". Milo reveals even more about what happened after that entry in 2004. During a time while he's recovering from the side effects of his Instant Sedation, Milo discovers his mother looming over him, demanding that he tell her who Mr. Scars is. Eventually, after pacing around the room, she finds Milo's journal and attempts to pry it open to see what's inside. If Milo hadn't used Severance on his journal, Mary would've destroyed the tome that has everything circling Milo's life inside.
  • "tendrils" starts out with a dream Milo had regarding Slender Man. Specifically, a dream involving Noah running past him on the Boardwalk, as Slendy comes behind him and wraps his Combat Tentacles around him, cutting off his air supply. A few minutes after that dream, Milo wakes up and becomes aware of Oscar standing still in front of his window. Milo then explains that there has been a man in a hoodie walking down his street every night at around 4 AM, and is implied to have been taking pictures of Milo. While that's happening, Mary suddenly wakes up screaming from a nightmare that is implied to have be Slendy's doing.
  • "camping" also starts with a nightmare Milo has, but it's much, much worse. After running away from someone in the woods, Milo finds a different safe from his mothers, and then encounters Mr. Scars. Scars gives Milo a key, and then shows him the wound he's retained from his suicide. Never has Futureshadowing been so terrifying.
  • "fox". Milo ends up sleepwalking in the middle of the woods, and gets completely lost. While trying to find his way back to the campground, Milo encounters a man sharpening a big knife, and the same mutilated fox that he dreamt of and drew in his journal years ago. Then to top it all off, Milo encounters the Slender Man again for the first time since his childhood. Milo's greatest fear has been confirmed: the creature he thought he and his mother were hallucinating this whole time was real all along. If it weren't for the mysterious shadow man, Milo would've been dead right there and then.
  • "pantry" could likely give every journal entry described thus far a run for it's money. While in the car, Milo recounts what happens last night, and looks over his phone at the audio and photos that he didn't remember recording. Notably, Milo sees a picture of Slender Man amongst a group of tall trees, and shows it to both Alex and Noah. The worst part of this? Alex couldn't see Slendy in the trees...but Noah did.

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