|FROM A VIDEOGAME|
This article discusses content originating from the video game Slender: The Arrival and thus is confirmed to be fictional.
Characters and organizations discussed are either entirely fictitious or are portrayed by voice actors/actors.
Lauren as she appears in a loading screen.
Lauren is the main protagonist and playable character in Slender: The Arrival.
In The Arrival
Lauren starts to find Kate in The Arrival by going to her house. Upon reaching Kate's house, it becomes stormy, so Lauren finds shelter inside. She investigates the inside of the house, but upon going to Kate's room, it is locked. She then sees Slender Man for the first time, and quickly shrugs it off.
Upon finding a flashlight, she finds the key to Kate's room. She opens the door to see that the room is filled with notes about Slender Man and she sees that a window was broken. She then hears screaming in the woods, and quickly goes downstairs to the backyard to investigate.
Upon arriving to the woods, she finds that it was Oakside Park, and finds herself engaged in the same thing Kate experienced a few years back; grab the eight pages. Upon finding all the pages, she is caught by Slender Man and teleported to various locations. She then wakes up near a mining facility called Kullman Mining Co.
When she investigates the shafts, she has to find 6 generators in order to operate the lift. Upon activating the first, the doors in the shaft open, she is soon found in a scenario which she is chased by the proxy of Kate, while also being harassed by Slender Man along the way. Lauren finds out the small thing's weakness, the bright light. Lauren uses this tactic and activates all of the generators, and races to the lift.
After leaving the lift, she finds herself near a cliff. She travels up the mountainous terrain to find where the radio tower is. She races toward the tower, only to be shocked to see that the forest was burning. She raced towards the tower, with a very aggressive Slender Man on her trail.
She manages to get to the tower in time, unfortunately her flashlight dies out. She runs through narrow hallways only to find a dead end. She sees that there is a burnt man, possibly CR, and finds a video recording. After the video recording ends, either:
Original Ending (Steam)
After listening to the recording, Charlie (now a decaying proxy) knocks Lauren out and locks her in the basement of Charlie's burnt house. If the player moves around, Charlie watches your every move, moving it's head in your direction, watching you. After collecting a book from a cell, Charlie disappears and the sounds of Kate crying is heard, Lauren makes her way up the stairs to come face to face with Kate, unproxified, unmasked, and unhooded. Lauren starts moving towards her to comfort her, only for Kate to turn back into The Chaser and attacks Lauren. By the end of the conflict, someone's legs are being dragged upon the floor, most likely an unconscious or deceased Lauren.
Alternate Endings (Non-steam)
Lauren sees images of presumably Charlie Matheson Jr. or proxified Kate in some sort of web approaching her, and is approached by an unknown aggressive entity (possibly the Slender Man). The camera's battery then dies. This ending existed in the older version of the game, but now it has been enhanced and extended.
Lauren sees the image of presumably Charlie Mathenson Jr. or proxified Kate in some sort of web coming closer to her, then falls off the radio tower (the film of her going to the top may have been destroyed by Sigma Radiation). The film then cuts to the camera lying on it's side, and static flickers for a second before the battery dies. Whether or not Lauren survived the fall is never shown.
- On Xbox One, there is a glitch in The Arrival that allows the player to see Lauren's full body as she is being dragged away. It can be achieved by disconnecting the controller at the exact moment that Kate attacks you. However, she will be shown with Kate's face.
- According to the Playstation Store, Lauren is a realtor who was helping Kate sell her house.
- According to an interview with independent producer Parsec Productions and Blue Isle Studios, it has been proven that Lauren dies at the end of the game, which proves that Lauren failed in her goal.
- Lauren is a silent character in the game, you can only hear her breaths.
- Lauren was an intimate friend of Kate since they were kids.