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  • Acting for Two: Adam Rosner, the creator of the series, and actor for Noah Maxwell, plays Milo Asher/ Mr. Scars in Milo's Tape, due to Milo's original actor leaving very early in the series. He also played the Observer in a few of the early episodes due to Rikki Dorian Audax being unavailable at the time.
  • Ad Lib:
    • Almost the entirety of Severance was a huge improvised scene between Noah Maxwell and HABIT. Which is pretty awesome given what happened and what was explained during the video.
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    • Sisyphus Noah's Veterans Day YouTube livestream from 2017 was entirely improvised based on what people asked and what he was "allowed" to say.
    • Noah and Kevin's interactions while playing through the first Resident Evil during Facade were ad-libbed by both Adam Rosner and Rikki Dorian Audax.
  • All There in the Script: According to Word of God, the name of Slender Man's Giant Spider form is Mongo. There is no info of this in the series proper, other than an offhand mention of it from Sisyphus Noah during a livestream (which is unlisted).
  • California Doubling:
    • With the exception of the areas where Noah first teleports into HABIT’s realm and where he confronts both him and Jeff on the bridge, most of Bridge to Nowhere was shot at where the creator was living on campus at the University of Miami, Florida, despite the realm itself canonically existing in New Jersey. The aforementioned scenes were shot at or near Rutgers University.
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    • The room that Noah appears in during the Valentine's Stream, The Live Stream Incident and Case Findings was Adam Rosner's place of residence at the University of Miami. Because driving back to his house would've been overly impractical to film such short scenes, the place is considered to be another room in Noah's (already spacious) house.
  • Content Leak: On October 21st, 2020, former series co creator Ki Scyne leaked a PDF containing drafts of both Sebastian's and Milo's journals that was open for only a week before access expired. These drafts give many important reveals that never were able to come to light due to the series ending, including Henka Visæ's true identity, the character of Sebastian, the big "event" mentioned by the Collective, and who Scriniarii is.
  • Creator Backlash: Adam has expressed his disdain for the early "Submission" entries, due to the poor acting from both himself and Milo's actor, and relying on the Operator Symbol for creepiness factor rather than the self-made Severance symbol the series would become known for.
    • Word of God also states that he regrets making Secret Parent Interview, due to his family's lack of experience in acting.
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    • Another part of the series that Adam heavily regrets making is the Thanksgiving episodes. Due to difficulties working with Sarah's actress, both halves of the video were an absolute nightmare to film, and it ultimately ended with Adam heavily downplaying the ARG aspect of the series for the rest of Season 1, and wouldn't bring back meaningful fan interaction until SCRINIARII.
  • Creator Cameo:
    • Dylan Sindelar, one of ML Andersen 0's creators, voices the father of a girl who sees Slender Man on the plane during Northern Trip Footage.
    • According to Chris from Dark Harvest, Jeff from EMH was one of the many cultists in The Order.
  • Enforced Method Acting: Adam Rosner really was under the influence during the events of The Live Stream Incident, in order to make Noah's drunken attitude and incoherent rambling seem all the more genuine.
  • Fake Shemp: Mary Asher's character is actually portrayed by three different people all at once. Her voice comes from Marissa of the Tulpa Effect webseries, her body appearance in Milo's Tape is that of the creator's mother, and her picture in the Obituary newspaper is actually a mugshot of the late Mindy McCready.
  • He Also Did: Series creator Adam Rosner is also the VFX artist of the horror comedy movie Lillith, which he worked on alongside several well-known Slenderverse creators including Stan Frederick creator Evan Santiago, Vincent Caffarello from Everyman HYBRID, Chris Hammerburg from the Dark Harvest crew, and Lee Esposito of Whispered Faith fame.
  • Long-Runners: Of all the other Slender Man webseries out there, TribeTwelve is possibly one of, if not the longest running of them all. To put in perspective: Marble Hornets started in 2009, and ended in 2014. Everyman HYBRID started in 2010, and ended at the beginning of 2019. That left this series as the only one of the "big three" Slender Man projects that was still ongoing since 2010, until it's premature finish in 2020.
  • Name's the Same: Contrary to popular belief, "The Firebrand" from Everyman HYBRID does not refer to the Firebrand of this series. That title belongs to Evan.
  • Orphaned Reference: Severance contains one for ML Andersen 0 of all things. Right as HABIT is wrapping up his lesson on the titular symbol with Noah, Michael Andersen appears in the former's bathroom, coughing profusely and with a large stab wound in his side. This was supposed to foreshadow a video where HABIT tortures Michael in a bathtub, but the video was never uploaded by MLA creator Dylan Sindelar (who lost the footage), resulting in the scene becoming a Big-Lipped Alligator Moment. Hell, due to Michael's face being obscured in the video, fans weren't even sure if the man in the bathroom was actually Michael until Adam indirectly confirmed his identity to be "Chairman Needles".
  • Overshadowed by Controversy: Prior to 2020, TribeTwelve was known as "That Slenderverse vlog with questionable acting and amazing special effects". Post-2020, however, it's known as "That Slenderverse vlog that was helmed by a sexual predator."
  • The Other Darrin: The Slender Man seen in The Order was not portrayed by this series or Dark Harvest's actors, but was instead filled in by Daniel of EMH, who was portraying the character for his home series at the time.
  • Real-Life Relative: Karl Maxwell's actor is Adam's real-life grandfather whose mothertongue is German. Noah's parents, seen in Secret Parent Interview, are also his actual parents.
  • Role-Ending Misdemeanor: Or in this case, series-ending misdemeanor. After it was exposed that he had groomed multiple underage girls over the internet, and was a pretty unpleasant individual to be around in general, Adam Rosner immediately terminated any and all social media accounts he was still active on, going to great lengths to hide from the consequences, as the majority of his former friends and collaborators from the Slenderverse condemned him for his actions. A month after the truth came out, series puzzlemaster Scyne made it adamant on Reddit that Adam has zero plans to continue TribeTwelve, due to focusing on his personal life and because of his tarnished image.
  • Special Effects Failure:
    • The picture of Milo Asher's corpse that the Observer leaks onto Twitter looks less like a suicide and more like Milo had just fallen asleep. The photo itself is also has a terribly photoshopped shadow to make it look like he's lying on the floor, when he really isn't.
    • An audible version of this trope occurs in The Order. It's pretty easy to hear that the "Observer's" laughter that plays as Noah is running from the aforementioned Order is clearly a woman laughing, especially once Pitfall was released.
    • The Live Stream Incident. Averted with the video mind you, but the livestream itself had a lot of errors. It was only recorded for 30 seconds, and while INTERCEPTION was broadcasted, only the audio from the video was present.
    • The stacks of cash in Mr. Scars' briefcase aren't the typical green that money is made of, but solid white instead. Noah himself suspects that the bills are counterfeit.
    • DEATHTRAPEXODUS has a scene where a nervous Kevin Haas is shown looking around a forest while Firebrand tells Noah he must kill Kevin in order to save him from the Observer's grasp. Due to a rendering error however, the text that says this is incredibly hard to see, leaving it frequently overlooked for first viewers.
    • During Crawlspace, Slender Man is shown to have white pants with a black jacket, due to the camera's infrared vision seeing the the jacket and pants as two different materials. Word of God states that he discovered the error too late in production and didn't have time to fix it, so he just kept it as is.
    • In Pitfall, the scenes where Noah supposedly keeps looping back to the observation tower are less than stellar due to the very noticeable jump cuts ruining the effect.
    • It's quite obvious that the news reporters in Facade aren't actually real, as the dialogue for the anchor and field reporter doesn't come anywhere close to matching up to the mouth movements of the respective people.
    • A few episodes in the Fortunes arc have sections where once can tell that Noah's dialogue was recorded in post, due to a slight room reverb following what he's saying, which shouldn't be possible in an outdoor setting.
  • Staff-Created Fan Work: Adam Rosner, creator and star of Tribe Twelve, also made There's A Monster In My Closet, which parodies his own series and other similar web-series, right down to Tribe Twelve's protagonist, Noah Maxwell.
  • Stock Footage: One of the scenes from the news sequence is the same footage filmed for Milo's Funeral reused.
  • The Wiki Rule: Located here.
  • Throw It In!:
    • During Noah's interrupted livestream, he calls himself "Adam" (the creator's real name). When people in the stream notice, he explains that he's been calling the cops about disturbances so much he's had to start using fake names to get them to respond. Also, according to Word of God in the Media Meltdown video, the knocking itself is unscripted: a friend who lived nearby was watching the livestream and decided to play a practical joke.
    • Apparently Rikki Audax just decided that he wanted to smoke during the filming of DEATHTRAPEXODUS, which was kept in the video.
    • The random group of people that appear in Rendezvous weren't scripted, they merely showed up during filming. The creator decided to make the best out of this by making Noah film some sentient mangroves before they suddenly appeared.
      • Similarly, the Observer's appearance at a bench near the water was completely unintentional, but fit in so well that the creator decided to include it.
  • Troubled Production:
    • Milo's former actor left the series very early on, leaving any appearances from the character to be either documented in archive footage. Milo's appearances both within his journal (both figuratively and literally) and in Milo's Tape were actually Adam Rosner portraying him.
    • From Bridge to Nowhere onwards, the progression of the series has severely slowed down due to Adam's commitment to finishing medical school.
    • As of 2020, production on the series has flat-out ceased after Adam's predatory and abusive behavior towards minors became known to the public, resulting in everyone else involved with the project pulling out as well.
  • Unintentional Period Piece: As with most projects associated with The Slender Man Mythos, many of TribeTwelve's early entries show just how long the series has been running. The best examples include Noah's dated TV and flip-up cell phone from Season 1 (which he eventually swaps out modern ones by the time Obituary is uploaded).
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Bridge to Nowhere was originally going to be a very short video, with Noah simply finding the bridge he encounters HABIT on the moment he teleports from the bathroom into the old building. The creator was ultimately unsatisfied with this, and decided to add in the scenes where Firebrand texts Noah and where Noah explores the areas within HABIT’s spirit world.
    • There were originally going to be scenes filmed that expanded upon Milo’s early life, but unfortunately couldn’t happen due to Milo's actor leaving the project and refusing to return. Instead, these scenes were touched upon in Milo's journal.
    • Sisyphus Noah was originally going to host his 2017 Veteran's Day livestream at the Boardwalk, but instead does it in the laundry room in his house. Word of God says this was due to the lighting at the Boardwalk being unfavorable for "the dark times" during the day, and that the bugs would make it impossible to film at night.
    • Noah was initially going to meet his Rendezvous future self at a picnic table in front of the Nature Trail tower (as shown here and here), but the scene ultimately proved to be impossible to film due to poor lighting conditions, and because of damage to the area caused by Hurricane Irma.
    • The scene where Noah leaves his cloth wrapping on a tree and replaces it with a band-aid Firebrand give him was initially going to be in Facade, but was moved up after the creator forgot to wrap his hand during the meeting with Future Noah.
    • An entire video arc that the creator made up during his college years ended up getting shelved due to the arc being mostly filler content.
    • The series was initially going to be finished sometime during 2018, but had to be put off due to the creator attending medical school for most of the year.
    • As of 2020, the entire series can be seen as this. Although Adam had made it adamant that he had an end vision for how the series would ultimately end, the chances of it ever coming to fruition are slim to none due to the truth about his behavior coming out, and with most of the fanbase turning their backs to the series.
  • Word of God: Lots of this in these interviews Media Meltdown Interview and (See descriptions for why the other interview is unavailable for now).
    • The 11/11/12 livestream was supposed to play the INTERCEPTION video at 11:15PM, but due to technical difficulties that didn't happen. The video was then supposed to play when Noah was off-camera, but due to an error on the Livestream's side only the audio of the video played. Word of God has declared he'll use a different Livestream host from now on).
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