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  • Looking at this page, every demon or thing he's similar to or based off of is associated with fear or is actively ending a life. Such as Der Ritter (The Knight) who is actively ending a life as seen in the picture, and the Noppera Bo, who dwells on scaring incompetent men.Take 'em and mix 'em together, and then give that mixture a business man suit, and you've got an almost perfect representation of Slender Man.

    Let's not forget that everyone he stalks, always dies... but they don't die because he killed them. They die because something happened to them. They committed suicide out of thanatophobia spawned of Slenderman himself, they were killed by a Proxy... he never actually kills people actively. We never see what he does after breaking your camera in video games, nor do any myth or video demonstrate him actively hurting someone.

    It seems like he's sort of like Firebrand. "Rogue god." A version of the Grim Reaper who insubordinated and haunted many with a tale he spread, possibly by his own self. Death and Fear are making themselves visible in one man, and it's driving a shitload of people to INSANITY.

    Perhaps in whatever batshit crazy dimension Slenderman hails from, it's against the rules to actively assault humans. But it's not against the rules to drive them to suicide by scaring them so fucking hard that they probably have a heart attack or kill themselves on the spot!

    Slenderman is not some massive god who can destroy the Universe with a touch. because if he were, believe me, he'd have no problems whatsoever in terms of facing Noah or Firebrand. He's merely a reaper, or god of death, who became bored and decided to create an entire religion about himself. He's not a demon, he's just a pompous ass sack.

    The key to defeating Slenderman would reside within life and hope, as those are the antithesis of death and fear. 


    That's my idea of who Slenderman is. I thought originally that he was the malevolent ghost of Hitler himself, but that turned out to be a bogus theory because Slenderman clearly existed way before the 20th century.

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    • It's a decent throy to put together, I will say that.

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    • What is it that people have with Hitler? He's just the jerk because of whom we're not allowed to cheer on our football-team.

      Anyway, Slender Man is, most certainly, an incarnation of fear itself, one way or another. I mean, think about it: Even if you wouldn't believe he exists, that would mean, he was created by Victor Surge. Who used classical horror tropes to create a terrifying creature. And people added to the mythos whatever they considered scary. Even when viewed as a Urban Legend, he is literally an incarnation of what people feel is creepy. An avatar of our fears.

      However, a few flaws I found in your theory:

      The Slendy-version of Der Ritter is fake and the Noppera-Bo is a simillar but ultimately vastly different entity with a different MO.

      He also kinda IMPales people on trees. That kills people, Carl.

      And for all we know he would be more than capable of taking on an enemy 1:1. It's unclear why he doesn't prefer a more open assault-strategy, but when he shows, he never seems to be very carefull about how open he is to an attack.

      But I do agree that Slendy can only be avoided by hoping and living on. Why else would he isolate his victims, drive them insane and into being outcasts of society... He seems reluctant to attack groups of people.

      As for the Hitler-theory, I really don't want to fuel it because its mere existence makes me uncomfortable, but what if Slendy can time-travel? Then he could exist before 1945.

      However, he wouldn't spend to much time in the USA and he wouldn't choose teenagers as his preferred prey. I assume he would stick to Germany and kill refugees or something. Which sounds like the premise for a really awfull and rather political horror-film.

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    • Implord wrote:
      What is it that people have with Hitler? He's just the jerk because of whom we're not allowed to cheer on our football-team.

      Anyway, Slender Man is, most certainly, an incarnation of fear itself, one way or another. I mean, think about it: Even if you wouldn't believe he exists, that would mean, he was created by Victor Surge. Who used classical horror tropes to create a terrifying creature. And people added to the mythos whatever they considered scary. Even when viewed as a Urban Legend, he is literally an incarnation of what people feel is creepy. An avatar of our fears.

      However, a few flaws I found in your theory:

      The Slendy-version of Der Ritter is fake and the Noppera-Bo is a simillar but ultimately vastly different entity with a different MO.

      He also kinda IMPales people on trees. That kills people, Carl.

      And for all we know he would be more than capable of taking on an enemy 1:1. It's unclear why he doesn't prefer a more open assault-strategy, but when he shows, he never seems to be very carefull about how open he is to an attack.

      But I do agree that Slendy can only be avoided by hoping and living on. Why else would he isolate his victims, drive them insane and into being outcasts of society... He seems reluctant to attack groups of people.

      As for the Hitler-theory, I really don't want to fuel it because its mere existence makes me uncomfortable, but what if Slendy can time-travel? Then he could exist before 1945.

      However, he wouldn't spend to much time in the USA and he wouldn't choose teenagers as his preferred prey. I assume he would stick to Germany and kill refugees or something. Which sounds like the premise for a really awfull and rather political horror-film.

      fuck you're 100% right

      Well, he's got some sort of weird-ass association with Hitler, and I don't know if he is literally Hitler or if he's just some batshit crazy fear-dominant Nazi

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    • Oh, but you might've gotten one thing wrong-- I'm pretty sure (But not certain) that Der Ritter is forged by the makers of the Slenderman myth. So we're allowed to use that as evidence, I think.

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    • Darlaimernr wrote:
      Implord wrote:
      What is it that people have with Hitler? He's just the jerk because of whom we're not allowed to cheer on our football-team.

      Anyway, Slender Man is, most certainly, an incarnation of fear itself, one way or another. I mean, think about it: Even if you wouldn't believe he exists, that would mean, he was created by Victor Surge. Who used classical horror tropes to create a terrifying creature. And people added to the mythos whatever they considered scary. Even when viewed as a Urban Legend, he is literally an incarnation of what people feel is creepy. An avatar of our fears.

      However, a few flaws I found in your theory:

      The Slendy-version of Der Ritter is fake and the Noppera-Bo is a simillar but ultimately vastly different entity with a different MO.

      He also kinda IMPales people on trees. That kills people, Carl.

      And for all we know he would be more than capable of taking on an enemy 1:1. It's unclear why he doesn't prefer a more open assault-strategy, but when he shows, he never seems to be very carefull about how open he is to an attack.

      But I do agree that Slendy can only be avoided by hoping and living on. Why else would he isolate his victims, drive them insane and into being outcasts of society... He seems reluctant to attack groups of people.

      As for the Hitler-theory, I really don't want to fuel it because its mere existence makes me uncomfortable, but what if Slendy can time-travel? Then he could exist before 1945.

      However, he wouldn't spend to much time in the USA and he wouldn't choose teenagers as his preferred prey. I assume he would stick to Germany and kill refugees or something. Which sounds like the premise for a really awfull and rather political horror-film.

      fuck you're 100% right

      Well, he's got some sort of weird-ass association with Hitler, and I don't know if he is literally Hitler or if he's just some batshit crazy fear-dominant Nazi

      In one of the Persona-games, Hitler was a form taken by the Elder God Nyarlathotep, who is often portrayed faceless. Also, Lovecraft, who came up with Nyarlathotep adored cats and described them as a power of good.

      Hitler was scared of cats.

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    • Personally I find the connections of horror icons and Hitler as incredibly cliche

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    • I find the connection between pretty much everything and Hitler to be cliché.

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    • The problem with Hitler being associated with something evil is that it is just such an easy target. While I admittedly don't mind the rest of the thoery, the part with Hitler is a rather expected connection.

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    • "Instant evil, just add Hitler."

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    • I think the association between Slendy and Hitler comes from the vague WW2 connections hinted at in TribeTwelve. People took that and ran with it, until it got a bit out of hand.

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    • TheScareCr0we wrote:
      I think the association between Slendy and Hitler comes from the vague WW2 connections hinted at in TribeTwelve. People took that and ran with it, until it got a bit out of hand.

      There's also EverymanHYBRID which did the same thing with HABIT being a nazi, and since every American seems to go "GERMAN = NAZI", it became a cliche in itself.

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    • Always those people with their stereotypes. Everyone knows only East-Germans are all Nazis. (This is also an unfair cliché... but lots of them *did* vote for AfD...)

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    • why does a nazi handbook hold the secrets to beating slendy tho? i mean you've gotta admit, hitler could be mixed up in this for all we know

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    • There were certain circles among the Nazis, like the Thule, that were very interested in supernatural and paranormal events and powers and collected knowledge about such topics. If we do have to go there, it is possible the Thule had an encounter with Slenderman.

      Hitler however, had only very limited interest in the supernatural and was probably not even remotely connected to the whole thing.

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    • well then. ok. that explanation works. thank you, sir. for answering. literally. every. question. i've had about slenderman.



      no sarcasm intended

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    • What can I say except "You're welcome!"?/

      For the trivia that I provide...

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    • Great theory. I also believe that the Slender Man is associated with fear and death, infecting people with deadly illnesses and scaring them with disturbing imagery.

      P.S. I think it's more likely that HABIT was Hitler.

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    • CheesyGarlicMan wrote:

      P.S. I think it's more likely that HABIT was Hitler.

      How? We just talked about how Hitler is not a character you'd want to connect to the mythos!

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    • Implord wrote:

      CheesyGarlicMan wrote:

      P.S. I think it's more likely that HABIT was Hitler.

      How? We just talked about how Hitler is not a character you'd want to connect to the mythos!

      I was replying to the post, not to your conversation.

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    • HABIT isn't Hitler either. There is nothing that implies a connection. They have drastically different personalities, methods and mindsets.

      If HABIT was Hitler, he'd actually be a lot less scary. Or at least, he'd be less active. Hitler was never impressively skilled in anything but manipulating the masses. He'd be a voice of Slendermans followers, maybe, inspiring to become Proxies or servants for the great cause of Slenderman.

      HABIT, if he was a regular human Nazi at that time, which I highly doubt, was probably just in it for the joy of spreading death and violence.

      If you want to imagine a villain with a personality based on Hitler, I'd suggest to take a look at Crowley, from Supernatural, especially in the season in which he's actually evil: Manipulative, egomanic and incredibly insecure at the same time, usually skilled and charismatic leader-types, but prone to fits of anger and emotional outbreaks if they're provoked.

      HABIT is closer to Lucifer, to keep the Supernatural-analogy going, they don't like things to be organised or to make detailed plans, they just want to watch the world burn.

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    • I believe it was explicitly stated at one point that HABIT was a Nazi. He appears to have been a sadist and supposedly connected to Nazi supernatural experiments, having been highly succesful.

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    • Well then, I guest that means Nazis are connected the mythos after all.

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    • Nazis, not necessarily Hitler, though. As I said, it'd be more likely he worked with Thule or one of the higher Nazi leaders that actually were interested in the supernatural.

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    • Implord wrote:
      Nazis, not necessarily Hitler, though. As I said, it'd be more likely he worked with Thule or one of the higher Nazi leaders that actually were interested in the supernatural.

      Very true. Granted EverymanHYBRID was made by American filmmakers, so it's likely they picked Nazi's because Nazi's = Supervillain of the world

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    • Also, Slenderman was said to heir from Germany. And what do Americans think when they think Germany?

      "Beer and Nazis". Which, by the way, is a combination quite unpleasant.

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    • So we must not kill slenderman to defeat him. We must revive him. Or hug him.

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    • Is he undead? Or a hug person?

      The latter plan sounds like of the kind of idea that get's you killed a lot.

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    • Implord wrote:
      Is he undead? Or a hug person?

      The latter plan sounds like of the kind of idea that get's you killed a lot.

      Against death you need life(=revive him). Against fear you need love(=hug him)

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    • Matej004 wrote:
      Implord wrote:
      Is he undead? Or a hug person?

      The latter plan sounds like of the kind of idea that get's you killed a lot.

      Against death you need life(=revive him). Against fear you need love(=hug him)

      But death is irreversible.

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    • At this point, yes.

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    • 87.17.199.152 wrote:
      Matej004 wrote:
      Implord wrote:
      Is he undead? Or a hug person?

      The latter plan sounds like of the kind of idea that get's you killed a lot.

      Against death you need life(=revive him). Against fear you need love(=hug him)
      But death is irreversible.

      So the only possible way is love, but you know, if you think about it scientifically, death makes the brain shutdown, but does not destroy it so it could be restartable

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    • Seeing as Slenderman kills by impalement, fire, mindcrushing and radiation-poisoning, I don't think restarting the brain will work.

      Also, how is love the opposite of fear? The opposite of love is hate and the opposite of fear is anger.

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