The Slender Man (also spelled Slenderman) is a fictional supernatural character that originated as a creepypasta Internet meme created by Something Awful forums user Eric Knudsen (also known as "Victor Surge") in 2009. He is depicted as a thin, unnaturally tall humanoid with a featureless head and face, wearing a black suit.
Stories of the Slender Man commonly feature him stalking, abducting or traumatizing people, particularly children. The Slender Man is not confined to a single narrative but appears in many disparate works of fiction, typically composed online. Fiction relating to the Slender Man encompasses many media, including literature, art and video series such as Marble Hornets, wherein he is known as The Operator. The character has appeared in the video game Slender: The Eight Pages and its successor Slender: The Arrival, as well as inspiring the Enderman in Minecraft. He has also appeared in a film adaptation of Marble Hornets, where he was portrayed by Doug Jones, and the film Slender Man, where he was portrayed by Javier Botet.
Beginning in 2014, a moral panic occurred over the Slender Man after readers of his fiction were connected to several violent acts, particularly a near-fatal stabbing of a 12-year-old girl in Waukesha, Wisconsin.
- Originating from a photoshop contest on the SomethingAwful forums in 2009 as stated above (and then ascending to creepypasta status), Trevor has since drawn him himself.
- He has no face, and those who look at it will be awarded with pain.