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WMG / The Fear Mythos

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Slender Man rules other fears or at last is strongest of them
Slender represents the fear of unknown, which both H. P. Lovecraft and Stephen King noted to be strongest of all kinds of fear.
  • Jossed, as certain fears defy the slender man.
    • Not necessarily. Though it suggests that he doesn't likely "rule" the other Fears, he could still be the strongest.
  • He certainly seems to have a dominant role in many Mythos stories. To some extent, this is a natural result of the Slender Man's status as Canon Immigrant and Ensemble Dark Horse: he has an established fanbase pulling for him. The same can be said for fellow immigrant, the Rake, albeit to a lesser extent.
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  • The slender man in The Fear Mythos represents the fear of strangers and, in some interpretations, trees. Not the fear of the unknown. Every Fear is the fear of the unknown when done right.
  • I really don't see why you'd say Slender Man is the fear of strangers. That's really more Smiley's territory.

The wooden girl is responsible for Candle Cove.
She turned the live-action girl into a doll. I think.

The blog To Light A Candle actually uses this as a fact. We also find out that she can turn people into dolls. All the Candle Cove puppets are legacy characters and the protagonist is forced to become the new Pirate Percy.

The Cold Boy just wants some hot chocolate.
And a nice warm house, so he can stop being cold. That's all he wants.

Anchises from The Archive is the blind man.
  • Jossed: It's Scribe Sigma's father, Keeper Alpha

The Manufactured Newborn's tower is actually a mech under construction.

Samara and the Blair Witch are both fears, if the latter isn't actually Slendy

Many murderous fears are actually benevolent
The afterlife is said to be being a powerless passenger in the Archangel forever, but the victims of the Empty City instead (might) become Nightlanders, so there is already precedence for Fears being able to inflict another afterlife. Or at least in the end of Eccentrically Bored, Steward has come to believe something similar.

One "prize" in the Great Game is control of the Afterlife.
The Archangel, the Fear of religion, is frequently believed to be the afterlife, but the Dying Man would, as the Fear of death, at least make as much sense, if not moreso (especially as fear of death is probably a major factor in the evolution of religion). However, we know that the Archangel is the one most involved in the Grand Game, so he might have won the afterlife aspect, at least for now.

Tom Lehrer is running from The Convocation.
I mean, to anyone who's heard "Poisoning Pigeons in the Park", it should be obvious. Either that or he's an anti-fear of The Convocation.