“Don't turn around”

Films: SlenderMan (2018)

Alias: None

Type: Mystical

Location: Forest/Civilized Area

Height/Weight: Twice that of an average human.

Affiliation: Evil

Summary: The internet can be full of some terrifying entities. Most of them came from Creepypastas, but one of them took off like no other for a while. A pale figure that stalked the woods and made people, mostly children, disappear. Its name was the Slenderman, and after many years of irrelevancy, it finally got a movie. A very bad movie, actually.

History: As in the original stories, the Slenderman's exact origins are unknown. What we do know here is that if it is summoned, it will track everyone down, and turn them into trees. Okay, that last bit came out of nowhere, but it's not a great way to go. Also, some idiots from school summoned the damn thing on a whim despite the warnings. As if that was ever going to work out well.

Notable Kills: YOU'RE A TREE!!! The horror! Actually yes, it is quite awful.

Final Fate: After the Slenderman tracks the survivors down, one of them offers their life in exchange for the others. It works, and the last one standing is left to reminisce on all the things that led to all this death and paranoia.

Powers/Abilities: Immortality, the ability to elongate and/or grow new limbs, tree conversion.

Weakness: He must be summoned to go on the warpath.

Scariness Factor: 4-For what it's worth, the Slenderman is always an ominous and scary creature. Granted, its motives here might be a little more absurd (using Facetime as a means of stalking, really?), and it's weird how people only seem to freak out over its lack of a face, but no one's exactly raising their hand and wanting to be a tree. Also, as always, it cannot be killed. You just run or offer yourself to it.

Trivia: -The Slenderman, during its heyday, was practically the opposite of the Rake from earlier. Instead of an animalistic murderer, this was a dapper and ambiguous entity that could whittle away at sanity, and had a metric ton of stories attached to it, most notably the web series "Marble Hornets". But most of the time, it's seen in edited photographs and edgy internet posts.

-The Slenderman myth encountered some major controversy in 2014, when two twelve-year-olds stabbed their friend to a near-fatal degree to see if the being was real or not. Then a mother got stabbed by her daughter who believed in it. There are just some stories that can be a little TOO engaging, aren't there?

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A return to the past is never welcome around these parts.
Why would you even-?!
"WHOOOO! Jazz hands! Super scary!"
"I speak for the trees!"