Can Slenderman Take Any Shape He Wishes?
Imagine waking up in bed to find your partner or even the family dog sleeping at the foot of the bed morphing into Slender Man! Luckily this isn’t possible unless you’re actually dealing with an extremely rare Master Shape Shifter with an odd sense of humor. After researching all data entered into the paranormal record of the real supernatural community we have come to the conclusion Slender Man is indeed not a Master Shape Shifter. Or at least he isn’t one in our dimension by design. Evidence indicates the same force binding him to this planet prevents him from taking any known human, animal, plant, or even inanimate object form. Presumably, the alternate dimensional government that banished him here didn’t want Slender to have the ability to blend in. Possibly by some fluke finding humanity within himself and living a life of peace, and happiness. Some say Goddess Gaia altered the binding spell to prevent Slender from easily destroying people’s lives via realistic shapeshifting.
His stay here is a life prison sentence for unknown crimes committed against his own kind. However, they’ve damned us along with him! Obviously, they have no love for humankind! Some would say it was a mercy sentence for Slender. Rather than execution, he was trapped in our dimension on this one planet having the pleasure of eternally tormenting people. However, I suppose we should be thankful the binding paranormal force prevents him from directly going on mass killing sprees! Yet he may use proxy humans to do so indirectly. Unfortunately, there’s also the infamous paranormal psychosis disease The Slender Sickness which can cause people to commit suicide! This same sickness can trick victims into seeing Slender as a human. Especially someone they know!
All that being said he may not be able to pose as your friend nor your toaster yet he’s a master of hide and seek. That fits with his profile for being playful with kids. He’s easily able to hide behind most objects the same size, or larger than him. Especially trees in the forests he enjoys hanging out in. Plausibly it reminds him of his home dimension. Just another threat to us rural folks. We may escape the human crime of the city but it seems a great deal of supernatural darkness has an affinity for wooded rural areas while steering clear of overly populated urban zones. Your best bet is to live somewhere in between.
So to sum up Slender Man can alter his height but when it comes to width he can only alter himself to accommodate his new height. We’ve had no reports of an overweight Slender Man hence his trademark name. He’s especially masterful at hiding behind large slender objects. He can form long tentacles from his back. He certainly can’t form a human face, or alter his shape beyond what we already mentioned. It’s believed he comes from a race of master Shape Shifters but he’s deeply limited on our planet thereby making him appear to be a lower-moderate level Shifter.