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Stan Frederick is a 20 year old man who lives on his own in Maine. He has a wife named Susan, a therapist named Serena, and a steady job of helping people out whenever he can. Then he gets followed by a strange man in a suit...

Or, more accurately, he's the one following it.

In reality, Stan Frederick is another entry in The Slender Man Mythos, this one being a soft reboot of "StanFrederickBTS," which started in 2012 and ended in 2013. This unique series serves both as a primarily character-driven story and a minor Deconstruction (and later Reconstruction) of/meta commentary on the tried-and-true Slenderverse tropes. It has an in-game YouTube channel, which can be found here, and a Twitter page, which can be found here.

The series ended on September 20th, 2020, after 59 episodes.

This story has examples of:

  • 20 Minutes into the Past: Season 3, which premiered in 2020, mostly takes place during 2018. However, the timespan of Evan and Serena's exploration of the multiverse is revealed to have been ten years at the least.
  • 555: Susan's phone number, as revealed in "49. Slender Man," is 1-555-902-1010
  • Ambiguous Ending: For every season so far. Justified, as the creator wants to leave room open for future seasons, but he won't go through with anything unless he finds a story worth telling. Averted with Season 3, which definitively ends the series as a whole.
  • And the Adventure Continues: The second season's ending gives off this impression, as Stan is practically immortal and is still dedicating himself to helping people. Subverted in Season 3, where it's revealed that Stan didn't go back into it, and has spent ten years traveling the multiverse. He acknowledges this in "Video Update."
  • And Now for Someone Completely Different: "45. Good Times" opens on Susan's POV before switching to Stan's. In actuality, this is a Subverted example, as it is still Stan, just shapeshifted.
  • Anyone Can Die: Downplayed compared to many other Slender Series, however many characters do end up dying, particularly in the Darker and Edgier Season 2. Season 1 only has Nathan and Serena die, but in Season 2, Oscar and Connor die. Stan does too, but it doesn't take. Season 3's death toll includes Susan, Willow, and Dominic. And then Stan. For real this time.
  • Apocalyptic Log: Averted. At first.
  • The Atoner: Stan, as penance for serving Slender Man in the past, has now dedicated himself to rescuing as many future victims as possible, which his video logs serve, in part, to document.
  • Badass Normal: Aside from having the ability to repel Slender Man, he's pretty much a normal guy, trying to do what's right. As of season three, the title of "Signal Disruptor" has passed on to Angel, a member of the support group, and she's just as willing to help as Stan is.
  • Badass Boast: An understated one from Stan in "Just Another Monster."
    Stan: ...I'm not afraid [of the monsters]... I've been through worse. I've been through years of this shit. Being stalked by these things. And I've learned a lot. It's- It's like I said before; people are a lot scarier than these things. These things can be learned about. And Connor? You're not a person anymore. You're just another monster. And if I don't know everything about you now, I'm gonna learn.
  • Beard of Sorrow: Downplayed, but present in "Just Another Monster," where Stan is more noticeable disheveled, having grown some facial hair in the wake of Serena's death.
  • Berserk Button: Don't ever make a joke out of what the Slender Man's victims are going through in front of Stan. And, as of "Children," don't mention kids either.
  • Bilingual Bonus: Corruptelam (Connor/Lines' initial name) is Latin for "distortion."
  • Bitch Slap: Serena gives one to Stan after he wakes from his dream, which reveals he had something to do with her brother's death. Given that Serena can now transmit memories via touch, the slap also serves a dramatic function.
  • Bittersweet Ending: Season 1: Serena is dead, Connor's on the loose with no foreseeable way of stopping him, and the Slender Man is on the way to becoming a regular fixture in Stan's life again. However, Stan's not afraid, and he's decided how to start living his life to the fullest: by proposing to Susan.
    • Season 2: Stan finally kills Connor with assistance from the Slender Man, pissing off the Rake in the process, but kills himself when it becomes clear that Slendy will never let him go. However, as an after-effect of being killed in Slender Man's presence, Stan becomes a Corruptelam and goes out to continue to help.
    • Season 3: Stan allows Slender Man to take him and, as a consequence, erases himself from the timeline thanks to time travel, but this also has the effect of bringing Susan (along with, presumably, Serena and Willow) back to life. As TEACHER puts it: THE MEMORY OF A GOOD DEED LIVES/
  • The Blank: The Slender Man. And, in Season 3, Stan/Evan himself — or, at least, his corruptelam form.
    • To an extent, "Lines." Especially his true form, Connor, which deliberately emulates the Slender Man.
    • TEACHER from ICANSEETHEGIANT, being a completely black figure.
  • Book Ends: Stan calls the series "quality entertainment" at both the beginning and (thought to be) end of the series.
  • Brick Joke: In "Thirty-Nine", Stan laments that he was unable to make the number of videos on the channel even before he died. When he finally does end up biting the bullet, it's in the fifty-ninth video.
  • The Bus Came Back: Oscar, the Jerkass from "The Oblivious" returns in "All Work, No Play," only this time he's completely under Connor's control.
    • Serena White's spirit returns in Season 3, retaking her old position as Stan's therapist.
    • TEACHER from ICANSEETHEGIANT appears in "42. New Semester," and is revealed to have served as Stan's mentor in the gap between Seasons Two and Three.
    • In "44. Support Group," Dominic, the Proxy from "Don't Shoot the Messenger," returns and invites Stan into a small support group of current victims of the Slender Man.
  • Bus Crash: In "Support Group," it's revealed that Kate, the client from "Don't Shoot the Messenger," was taken by the Slender Man.
  • The Cameo: "Unsatisfied Customers" features Noah Maxwell and Michael/Patrick Andersen as voice-only cameos.
    • Stan himself has popped up in other works, such as acryfromwinter and Archive Enrichment Center.
    • "Neighbors" features several characters from orphaned, deleted, or on hiatus Slender series (and Noah Maxwell again) as cameos, the majority of them telling Stan that that they managed to get Slender Man away from them by turning the cameras off.
    • Mary from hiimmarymary has a voice-only cameo in "51. Fiftieth Percent" and takes place concurrently with the video "last 8 months" as Evan and Serena hear doorbell ringing and door knocking that they aren't doing as Mary is on the other side telling someone to stop.
    • "52. Pit Stop" sees the return of none other than Vincent from Everyman HYBRID, whom Evan meets with before the events of 2018 in an attempt to find HABIT. Although Vinny is unable to help Evan locate HABIT, he does ask Evan to take him wherever they're going out of an attempt to escape him. Unfortunately, Evan can't comply with this due to being dead and in the past.
  • Changing of the Guard: In Season 3, Susan is revealed to have taken up Stan's job in his absence. It's ultimately what kills her.
  • Darker and Edgier: Season 2 definitely takes this route, introducing darker storylines, upping the body count, and an exploration of themes such as depression and child murder.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Stan in spades.
  • Deconstruction/Leaning on the Fourth Wall: Arguably one of the things that made the series so enjoyable in the first place is its deconstruction and commentary on Slenderverse tropes.
    • In "Reaching Someone," Stan subtly makes fun of the Apocalyptic Log nature of the Slenderverse by calling the series some "quality entertainment" for the people who don't believe that it's real.
    • "The Oblivious" is basically one long Take That! to gamejackers and the like.
    • In "Something New," Stan states that he's met a lot of entities that "mess with technology." This is a common trope in these series.
    • "Don't Shoot the Messenger" has Stan dealing with a proxy. Stan easily knocks him out, chains him up in the basement, and empathizes with his desperation to get Slendy off his back. At the end, Stan does just that.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Stan seems to have hit this as of "Susan Frederick," if the scene where he begs the Slender Man to take him is anything to go by.
    • He fully crosses it as of "To Die" where he tries to kill himself. The description even lampshades it.
    EVAN hitsrockbottom
  • Distant Sequel: From Stan's perspective, the gap between seasons two and three has been ten years. Since he's now a Corruptelam, he hasn't changed all that much.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: Evan himself in season 3 due to becoming a corruptelam. He can now teleport, time travel, shapeshift, and travel to different dimensions.
  • Enemy Mine: Stan has it in with The Rake (though unwillingly) and briefly teams up with the Slender Man in "Amendments."
  • Everyone Has Standards: Stan is willing to go to nearly anyone to get information on the Rake. HABIT is not one of those people. Given how annoyed HABIT was at Vinny (someone significantly important to his plans) for trying to summon him to get answers, one could imagine how pissed he would be at a nobody like Stan trying to ask him for help. Ironically, by the time Stan is actually in a position to be able to ask HABIT about things, he's unable to find him.
  • First-Person Perspective: The entirety of the third season takes place from Stan's perspective, complete with blinks.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • "False Alarms" has Stan telling a story about a possibly-legitimate monster case that involves a monster under a girl's bed who whispers a baby's name. The baby dies in a miscarriage one month later.
    • In "An Interesting Room," Nathan (Stan's client at the time) says that he has a broken camera that is the exact same model as Stan's sitting on his shelf. Said camera turns out to be Stan's own camera, caught up in a Stable Time Loop and making the long journey back to the present.
    • Serena tells Stan a story about how she was mistakenly identified for a dead person. 10 episodes later...
    • At one point, Stan and TEACHER travel to the Yeti dimension, which establishes the concept of a person having a clone with no eyes who dies with them when they die. The final shot of the third season (and the series) is Susan's Yeti clone.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: Oh, yeah.
    • In "Working Late; Let's Talk," Stan briefly pans over to a book of information to show the audience what he is working on; on the page is mostly reflected in what Stan says in the video, but also mentions "frequent nightmares about (REDACTED) and upping his Benadryl dosage.
    • "The Oblivious" has multiple papers scattered on the floor of the home Stan visits. If you pause on each paper, you'll see references to Tribe Twelve, Everyman HYBRID, Whispered Faith, Slender, and even the original BTS series.
    • In "Busted," when Stan reaches for his camera at the end of the video and minor distortion appears, you can briefly see what appears to be a shadowy figure in the window of the house behind him.
    • "Tonight's Homework" is the most heavily-loaded freeze-frame episode of the series.
      • A To-Do List, one of the bullets instructing Stan to "call Susan, ask about David's progress on the book."
      • A folder that reads "New York's Month of Night." (see: Mythology Gag for more.)
      • A document entitled "CASE STUDY: Corruptelam," which gives insight into a new kind of entity that is later revealed to be what Connor has become.
    • In "Just Like The Old Days," the Slender Man can be seen three times in the video by pausing at 3:06 during the hurried whip-pan, in the background at 3:11, and then again in a single frame at 3:17.
    • In "People," when Stan's phone is glitching out, there's a brief frame which reveals Stan's real name: Evan.
    • Also, towards the end of "People," as Connor exits, the screen distorts and, in red letters, the message "Goodbye For Now" is clearly legible.
    • If paused, the chapter excerpt of David's book in "Children" reads this:
    We are children.

    That is always what I attempted to tell myself, as the plans and decisions were made; as our intentions became clearer with each passing day; as the bodies began to pile up. Between every monstrous idea that escaped from our mouths, I found myself grasping at multitudes of excuses - lies that I forcefully developed for the sake of justifying what was being done. The most prevalent one was that we are children. Naïve. Unaware of the damage we are causing. We are aimless and afraid. And it is because of this that we are doing these horrible things.

    As a method of evading the harshness of reality, children create games - stories they can actively partake in, and identities they can embody. They are able to liberate themselves from the world that consistently demands they grow up. These games start out small and innocent but sometimes grow, so much so that they encompass the child's life. The game becomes their reality, and until they are forced out of it, and turned toward the correct path adjacent to fantasy, it is all they want. For a while, this concept helped reaffirm the idea that I myself was a child, one that could never truly break out of my own game because I had nobody to pull me out of it. I had no family, no guardian, no friends to help me face the world. What I received instead was another boy who was playing the same game, and his sister, who was reluctant to play and therefore fell silent.

    I was encouraged to remain numb to the world, to the emotions and realities that I lost sight of, the month I was forced to see my parents and my brother removed from my life. The manufacturing of false realities was all that I had left. It was all that the man in the black suit hadn't taken from me. Morality was not a concern of mine; it was replaced by fear. Fear that I would end up like those I once loved. And as a child, I embraced that fear as yet another excuse to further the sick plans that my only friend would push in my direction. For a while I considered myself the child and him the parent, the adult - the teacher.

    My teacher's first lesson was that, yes, we are children. And in order to win this game - in order to stop the monsters from getting us and moving on to the next level, we had to conspire against the other children - to make them lose.

    I did not realize how literal this game was becoming until we sacrificed our first child to the man in the suit.

    I think his name was Sean, or maybe it was Gordon... I can't say for sure. There were so many children that came and went - children that were thrust into the game without being given the rules or a fighting chance to win it. We were cheating, but we didn't care, because we were winning. The game was all that mattered to us. Well, to me and him anyway. My friend's sister - who later became my girlfriend - wasn't concerned with winning the game. She despised us for cheating, but was afraid to challenge us. We had become killers, monsters... something worse than the creature we were feeding. And eventually, when her brother left us alone to seek out and kill more people refusing to play, she tried to get through to me. To convince me that, if we really are all children, then the best possible way to win the game is together, to help the other kids instead of hurting them. I wouldn't immediately budge. I spat back, "Why would I do that? Why would I risk everything we've done, all the surviving we've accomplished, just to save some kids I don't know?"

    There was a long pause. Each time I remember it, the pause gets longer. Her eye contact with me didn't sever or fade... She looked at me, fighting back tears, and spoke in a hushed, piercing tone: "Would you have saved Erik if you could?"

    Game over. She won.

    Eventually, it really was just me and her. I got rid of her brother in the only way I knew how, and even for that I hated myself; but it was the first necessary evil that actually felt necessary. And from then on, my life was about helping everyone - making up for the games me and my friend played at the expense of others. I promised myself that I would do anything to never see another child suffer at the hands of someone else.
    • In "Amendments," there's a brief bit of text hidden in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen at the tear in the beginning that reads "July 1, 2017. My Real Home"
    • FIFTY editorsnote: In TEACHER's room full of alternate dimension trinkets, we can see a ''Sonic the Hedgehog Blu-Ray with his original design on the cover right next to a 2004 Al Gore re-election campaign ad. Later on, next to the tape recorder, there's a Disgraceful Charity card, which was never physically printed. It serves as subtle foreshadowing that Stan doesn't make it through the series alive.
  • Death of a Child: Willow.
  • Grand Finale: "Thirty Nine" seems to be this, what with Stan preparing himself for a Heroic Sacrifice to stop Connor.
  • Hell Is That Noise: It wouldn't be a Slender Man series without some good old distortion, would it?
  • Heroic BSoD: Stan has hit this as of "New York," privatizing his Twitter page, uploading videos of better days between him and his little brother, and eventually quitting the investigation business altogether. The creator likens this to Stan "locking himself in his room." He snaps out of it, as of "Final Chapter."
  • He Who Fights Monsters: Stan seems to be suffering from this as of "42. New Semester," where he uses his powers to turn into a Slender Man Expy in order to frighten two kids as a way to show off to TEACHER.
  • Humans Are the Real Monsters / Humans Are Bastards: Stan is a firm believer in this. However, there are some good people out there.
  • I Cannot Self-Terminate: Evan faces this problem in "To Die," as he tries to jump off a building but finds himself teleported to the roof before he hits the ground. It's eventually revealed that TEACHER is the one that's stopping him.
  • Killed Off for Real: Stan's parents and little brother, Erik, pre-series, Nathan (a client of Stan's) and Serena in the first season, plus Oscar and Willow in the second.
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: Season 3 begins by recapping that Serena was Killed Off for Real in Season 1.
  • Leitmotif: "Get Your Shit Together" by Pillowfight becomes this for Stan in Season 2.
  • Monster Mash: So far we have Slenderman, the Rake and the Seed Eater(s).
  • Mythology Gag: In the very first episode, Stan is seen putting on the hat he wore regularly in BTS, and is later seen wearing it throughout the series.
    • In Fourth Wall Horror 2: The Camera (a short sketch by the series' creator Evan Santiago), Mouktar (the man playing Olivia's brother in "My Name") is hit in the face by a floating, possibly sentient camera. Come "My Name," it's happening all over again. Minus the "sentient" and "floating" parts. It's Stan who does the dirty work this time around.
    • One of Stan's papers in "Tonight's Homework" references New York's "month of night," a reference to "Dark Days," a canceled Slenderseries made by Evan Santiago, the series' creator.
      • In "New York," the project is confirmed as having canonically happened between BTS and the new series.
    • "Support Group" mentions the Slender Man's tie color changing, which is something that happens frequently across the Slenderverse.
  • Noodle Incident: Stan lost his left index finger some time in February 2015. According to the creator, Stan was rushing into a case.
  • Nothing Is the Same Anymore: As of "Amendments," Stan is now a Corruptelam.
  • Passing the Torch: Angel from the supernatural support group is revealed to have the same powers Evan once had in banishing monsters and protecting people. Evan decides to teach her how to "fuck with them" and she heads off to the nearby forest to confront Slender Man, with the title of the video implying she's taken up the role of "Signal Disruptor."
  • Plot-Mandated Friendship Failure: "Best Friends" has this happen between Serena and Stan. Justified in that Serena has just found out that Stan was responsible for her brother's death.
  • Pretty Little Headshots: Averted. Serena's death is masked by some screen tearing and general distortion, but what we do see is anything but pretty.
  • The Reveal:
    • "My Name":"Stan" isn't Stan's real name and the previously mentioned repellent also extends to The Rake.
    • "Something New": A new monster (dubbed "Lines" by fans) is on the loose and it knows who Stan is.
    • "Change of Plans": "Lines" has been stalking Stan and is working with the Slender Man and the Rake, the most notorious Red Oni, Blue Oni pair in Creepypasta history.
    • "Unsatisfied Customers": Stan has been in contact with Noah Maxwell and Michael Andersen, who reveals that his brother, Shaun, was killed by HABIT.
    • "Just Like the Old Days": the Slender Man is able to physically affect Stan again.
    • "Answers": "Lines" is Connor, an acquaintance of Stan's who helped him do horrible acts while under the Slender Man's control.
    • "Therapy": Stan's ability to repel the Slender Man comes from the fact that it wanted his little brother instead of him.
    • "Introductions": Stan visits the caretaker of a child, Willow, who claims to have seen a monster and drew it. A Freeze-Frame Bonus reveals the drawing to be of a Seed Eater.
    • "The Sixth Percent": Stan has the secret of interdimensional travel under his belt, which was given to him by someone who is implied to be Alex Winter.
      • As of 2020, the person who gave the secret of interdimensional travel/the Traveller's Call to Stan appears to have been canonically retconned to be none other than Joshua Kingsley, the rival monster hunter from the Slenderverse series "Recollect." We learn more about how it works in that series.
    • "Neighbors": Every year, Stan checks up on people stalked by Slender Man who haven't updated their channels to make sure they're still alive. He is told that they managed to get Slender Man away from them by turning the cameras off.
    • "Monsters": There are TWO Seed Eaters stalking Willow.
    • "New York": "Dark Days" canonically happened between BTS and the new series.
    • "Children": Stan sacrificed children to the Slender Man.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here: "FIFTY editorsnote" has stan pull this on his dimension, running away with Serena for a grand total of two years (possibly more) before the Plot-Mandated Friendship Failure detailed above.
    • Stan has a habit of pulling this when the situation gets out of control in general.
  • Seen It All: Stan's been haunted. He got through it. That's not to say it didn't leave a mark...
  • Shout-Out:
    • Episodes 22 and 23 are titled "All Work, No Play" and "A Dull Boy," respectively.
    • At the beginning of "Indebted," Stan places his camera on top of a box in such a way that replicates the numerous "object POV shots" in Breaking Bad. Soon afterwards, Stan tries to call Lee, but gets no answer. Then Susan suggests calling up someone who is implied to be HABIT to get more information about the Rake, but Stan shoots her down, saying that they're not that desperate.
  • Smash to Black: Taking a cue from The Sopranos, the (thought to be) last shot of the series is Stan smashing his hand down on the dimensional portal before distortion cuts the camera feed.
  • Source Music: Most of the music heard in season three is actually Evan listening to music on his phone, as most of the footage is from his POV.
  • Stable Time Loop: Slendy freezes a room in time on February 2012 that Stan will (eventually) come investigate. Once Stan realizes that Connor is back, he will remember the room and form a plan to lure Connor there and kill him, bringing Serena along as backup. Once in the room, Connor regains physical form, also giving him his gun. Connor then kills Serena and leaves the body to be identified by past Serena, bringing her to Stan's attention. While in the room, Stan leaves his camera to chase after Connor, making it go through the long trip back to the present.
  • There Are No Therapists: Averted. Serena is perfectly willing to listen to Stan's problems and retains the utmost faith in him, mostly because she has prior experience with the Slender Man and his ilk.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Indicated in "42. New Semester," where Evan/Stan uses his new spirit powers to badly frighten a couple kids in the woods.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Surprisingly, TEACHER from ICANSEETHEGIANT in this series, serving as Evan/Stan's mentor and expressing disapproval when Stan uses his new powers to scare innocent people. Then again, Blue-and-Orange Morality may be in effect here.
  • Time Travel: Perhaps the most heavily integrated use of it in the Slenderverse aside from EverymanHYBRID. See Stable Time Loop above.
    • A subplot in Season 3 is Evan trying to figure out how to do this with TEACHER's help. The key to this, as revealed in "48. Time Room," is to be in physical contact with someone who you have a personal connection with.
  • Trickster Mentor: TEACHER displays shades of this, often jovially prancing about while delivering cryptic messages to Evan.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: Downplayed. When Evan talks to Serena in "With Me" he reveals that one thing he hoped would happen when becoming a corrputelam was losing his anxiety and other mental illnesses. Now that he's basically a being made from intent and thoughts, taking his medicine doesn't help anymore.
  • Wham Episode: Fittingly, "Answers": Connor, as mentioned above, is Lines.
    • "People": Serena is killed and Connor lives to fight another day.
    • "New York": Willow, the child haunted by the Seed Eaters, is killed along with her guardian, plunging Stan headfirst into a Heroic BSoD.
    • "Children": Stan quits the investigation business for good.
    • "Thirty Nine": Stan intends to perform a Heroic Sacrifice to stop Connor, and uses the dimensional portal to say goodbye to Erik. End series. Or so we thought.
    • "Amendments": Stan agrees to be hunted by the Slender Man again in exchange for help stopping Connor. It works. Soon afterwards, Stan kills himself in the Slender Man's presence and becomes a Corruptelam.
    • "Signal Disruptor": Stan finds a new Signal Disruptor in Angel, a member of the support group he's been going to.
    • "Best Friend": Stan is revealed to have killed Serena's little brother through Slender Man when he was working with Connor.
    • "Susan Frederick": Most of Stan's old clients are dead, and Susan has died while on retirement.
    • "The Messenger": Willow has turned into a half-eaten Seed Eater, who Stan puts down. He then goes back to the support group and reveals his murder of Susan's brother to the support group. All except for Dominic leave in disgust. In a fit of rage, Stan attacks Dominic, sending him back to when he and Stan first met, and reveals that Dominic was the one who turned Kate over to the Slender Man, and Stan knew the entire time. He then kills Dominic, erasing the support group from the timeline.
  • Wham Line:
    Michael: His brother got cut up into pieces with a chainsaw... a fucking chainsaw by a being who, I don't... I don't know is he immortal?
    And later...
    Stan: Michael! What the fuck is wrong with you, man?
    Michael: Oh, God! Hi, I'm Patrick.
    • 36. Children
    Stan: So, I talked to Susan this morning, David, so I don't- I don't know if she told you yet, but I'm not doing investigations anymore. I don't mean, like, I'm pushing them. I mean... I'm done.
    • And even more recently, from Stan's Twitter, solidly confirming that Willow is dead:
    Stan: they found her body in the garage. between the 2 of those things they only finished about half of her and dumped the rest. you can stop now
    Stan: So, this is gonna be the last video that I post on this channel.
    Stan: I've known how to stop Connor for over a year now.
    Stan: But I, y'know... I had to go and get myself killed before [the number of episodes on the channel] was even.
    • In "Amendments," Stan seems set to kill himself and pulls the trigger. Nothing happens.
    Stan: (to Connor, who he knows is in the room) Gotcha.
    • Later, there's a wham line preceded by a wham sound.
    Stan: (to Slender Man) You can't have me. (BANG)
    • And, moments later...
    Corruptelam!Stan: Well... he can't have all of me, anyways.
    • "Susan Frederick":
      • Stan tries to call Susan. He ends up with this:
    • Stan himself spells it out more explicitly later.
    "Without me... she would still be alive."
  • Wham Shot: We watch. We listen. We are.
    • In "The Bedrock," Stan walks into his room, only to find the Slender Man staring at him. What makes this especially whammy is the fact that there's little distortion; this is the clearest footage of the Slender Man in the entire mythos.
    • Three, in rather close succession, happen in "Thirty Nine"
      • First, Stan drives to his old house that he lived in with Erik. Then he pulls out the dimensional portal from "The Sixth Percent," THEN, when Stan goes up to the door, an older version of Erik appears, and Stan hugs him.
    • At the end of "Amendments," an older Erik walks up to the camera... and then speaks in Stan's voice.
    • "New Semester" has Stan scare a couple kids by growing to ten feet tall, changing his clothes into a dark suit-like attire, and evoking The Blank via Kubrick Stare. All in all, it's not a good omen for Stan's mental state.
    • "Support Group" reveals Stan's new form.
    • "Susan Frederick": After a few minutes of rummaging around his old house Evan finds a list of his old clients and nearly all of them have been crossed off with black and red sharpie.
      • Later on in the same video, Evan stumbles upon a shrine dedicated to his late wife Susan, firmly confirming that she had died while Evan was on retirement.
    • The last shot of "59. Reaching Someone" is Susan's Yeti clone, filming everything from her POV, meaning that Stan's plan worked.
  • What Do You Mean, It's Not Symbolic?: Deliberately invoked on the part of the creator. In "Tonight's Homework," Stan has a Bible page regarding Christ and Satan open as part of a Freeze-Frame Bonus. The fans went into a frenzy trying to decode what it meant. Stan responded with this tweet.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: So what exactly happened to Future/Present!Serena's body? A Freeze-Frame Bonus reveals that the Rake took it from the morgue, presumably to its home dimension.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Serena gives Stan a reality check, urging him to go back to their home dimension and help people instead of running away from his problems like he currently is.
  • Written-In Absence: "Pit Stop" has Evan and Serena travel to Doctor Corenthal's mountain home before the events of 2018 in order to find and speak to HABIT. Unfortunately, HABIT just so happens to not be home at that moment, so they settle for having a small conversation with Vincent instead.
  • You Are Not Alone: Why Stan does what he does. He wants to help people.