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Stan Frederick is a 20 year old man who lives on his own in Maine. He has a girlfriend 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.


This story has examples of:

  • 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
  • And the Adventure Continues: The second season's ending gives off this ending, as Stan is practically immortal and is still dedicating himself to helping people.
  • 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, Willow, and Connor die. Stan does too, but it doesn't take.
  • Apocalyptic Log: Averted. At first.
  • The Atoner: Stan.
  • "Awesome McCool" Name: Stan calls himself a "Signal Disruptor" because he can keep the Slender Man from going after people for an extended amount of time.
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  • Badass Normal: Aside from having the ability to repel Slender Man and the Rake, he's pretty much a normal guy, trying to do what's right.
  • 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.
  • 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".
  • 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.
  • The Blank: The Slender Man.
  • Book-Ends: Stan calls the series "quality entertainment" at both the beginning and (thought to be) end of the series.
  • 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.
  • Cerebus Call Back: Oscar, the Jerkass from "The Oblivious" returns in "All Work, No Play", only this time he's completely under Connor's control.
  • Darker and Edgier: Season 2 definitely takes this route, introducing darker storylines, upping the bodycount, and an exploration of themes such as depression and child murder.
  • 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.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Stan in spades.
  • Enemy Mine: Stan has it in with The Rake (though unwillingly) and briefly teams up with the Slender Man in "Amendments".
  • Foreshadowing:
  • 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. Naive. 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"
  • 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".
  • Humans Are the Real Monsters / Humans Are Bastards: Stan is a firm believer in this. However, there are some good people out there.
  • Infant Immortality: Averted with Willow.
  • 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.
  • 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 cancelled 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Reality Ensues: Fighting monsters would probably require a boatload of research and result in a lot of stress if it were a one-man operation.
    • Later in Season 2, Connor claims to have a new group of "collectors" at his disposal, but Oscar reveals that he's the only one doing Connor's work. Recruiting people isn't easy if you don't really have a physical form, after all.
    • Pushing back a case because you think it's not worth your time may result in an absence of important information and may lead to the death of innocent people.
  • 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 Winters.
    • "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.
  • 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.
  • Squick: Rigt after Stan shoots himself in "Amendments", you can hear his brain squishing like a wet sponge if you listen closely enough.
  • 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.
  • Whiskers of Sorrow: Stan in "Just Another Monster". Eventually forms into a Badass Beard in the second season.
  • There Are No Therapists: Averted. Serena is perfectly willing to listen to Stan's problems and retains the utmost faith in him.
  • Time Travel: Perhaps the most heavily integrated use of it in the Slenderverse aside from EverymanHYBRID. See Stable Time Loop above.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • You Are Not Alone: Why Stan does what he does. He wants to help people.


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