Just for a minute...forget Marble Hornets. Forget Tribe Twelve. Forget all the Slenderman vlogs. Forget SLENDER. Forget whatever Slenderman artist you idolize. ESPECIALLY forget a certain uber-popular artist who calls herself "The Savior Of Slenderman." The ugly truth is that Slenderman does not have a concrete, written-in-stone canon.
Aside from his basic attributes (tall, skinny, tendrils, claws, three-piece dark suit, no face, bald, kills/eats people, lives in the forest) his abilities depend upon the artist/writer.
He doesn't necessarily have to be immortal, unkillable, unstoppable, etc. Don't just parrot what everyone else thinks he's like. Develop a headcanon of your own!
My version of Slendy, for instance, isn't immortal, just really hard to kill because of his regenerative abilities. And he's not TEH MOST POWERFUL THING IN TEH UNIVERSE and SUPER DUPER UNBEATABLE. My Slendy's sort of an anagalm of several different versions (uses Proxies, has blood and internal organs, isn't immortal, can regenerate, organic tendrils, only teleports when he really needs to, has a hidden mouth, etc.)
So stop whining about how he lost to Cannibal Jeff in this picture
already. It's MY headcanon version of Slenderman, NOT yours. Besides, the picture takes place in a parallel universe.
PS: The blank-faced, bald, Proxy-using Slendy we're all familiar with was not what Slenderman was intended to be.
explained in one of my journals:
"Slender Man was originally intended:
-To have a face, nose, eyes, mouth and ears; not seen on camera, though.
-To also have short, white hair.
-NOT to be a Creepypasta, but rather a new horror character that would go mainstream.
-To hunt ADULTS and children, as compared to teens and college students.
-To NOT HAVE PROXIES!
-To do EVERYTHING by himself.
-To use garbage bags as his disposal.
-Not to have notes.
-To crack or snap people's necks, strangle, bite the head off, cut the victim in half with his claws or stab with his tentacles at a persons head or chest.
-To run, grab and throw.
We have a non-scary re-hashing horror creature."
So the vision that comes into your head when you think of Slenderman isn't "canon" either.PROBLEM, SLENDER-ELITISTS?
Slenderman (c) Victor-Surge/Something Awful
EDIT:I AM NOT TRASHING ANY SLENDERMAN SERIES.
I'm just saying they're not canon
and encouraging you to develop a headcanon of your own. You can still enjoy then, just don't take them as the gospel.
EDIT2: I got this info from
in the comments.
"IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT MARBLE HORNETS:
MH's producers stated about a month ago that the being we've all referred to as Slenderman in Marble Hornets is actually separate entity known as "The Operator", a being based on Slendy's appearance. I REPEAT: Marble Hornet's Operator is not Slenderman.