Several thousands of years ago the infamous immortal shape-shifting mind control master Slender Man was banished to Earth as an eternal prison sentence by his own people from another dimension. Almost immediately he was worshiped as a God by a small group of Egyptians he encountered in the Sahara Desert. They called him the Faceless God Of The Sands. He attempted to communicate with them telepathically but ended up driving half of them instantly mad. Most committed suicide within a day! Clearly he’s honed his telepathic human brain interface skills since then. These psychic skills enabled him to create his infamous Slender Proxies. Those who commit murder for him as he is bound by otherworldly forces to not do so directly except in cases of self-defense. His helpless proxies eventually went insane from the Slender Sickness after a period of time before finally committing suicide. The Slender Sickness is an advanced form of paranormal psychosis caused by prolonged psychic communication with Slenderman. There is no known cure.
Subsequent Slender Man cults would form over the centuries, and Slender always ended up inadvertently eradicating them indirectly via the sinister Slender Sickness. It seems he can technically kill humans directly if it’s inadvertent, or in defense of himself. Powerful practitioners of dark magic looked to form a cult around him, and tap into his unique parallel dimensional power. They were the ones who would be able to best withstand contact with Slender, and not acquire the Sickness. Regrettably for them they found their magic would become chaotic, and unpredictable when communicating with him for too long. They may not have gone mad but some were never able to practice magic again. Inevitably they had no real allegiance to Slender, and abandoned him when they couldn’t exploit his powers. Clearly his metaphysical energy force was completely incompatible with all forms of magic known in our dimension. Except of course the magical innocence present in kids that Slender Man feeds off of. Some have even indicated that magic as we know it most likely doesn’t even exist in his home dimension to begin with.
Slenderman Finds Teens To Be His Salvation
Slender Man had begun to think humans were too weak to serve him without going mad or perishing. He gave up on having a cult of loyal minions, and useful idiots, for quite some time. Naturally he considers small children sacred, and would not purposely put them in harm’s way once abducts them. He feeds of their energy of mystical innocence as they lie in supernatural stasis at hidden locations around the world. This is the same blissful innocence that allows them to withstand his mental communications without ill effects. Teens on the other hand were in the unfortunate abyss trapped between childhood, and adulthood. At some point hundreds of years ago Slender began to notice certain teens in the perfect age, and genetic zone range could serve him without acquiring the Slender Sickness. The Teens were too old to have any usable amount of enchanted innocent energies yet young enough to not be disposable murder proxies. He still saw them as kids to an extent so he had no wish to torment them.
These teenagers, generally in the 13-16 age range, became the core of his infamous Slenderman Cult. Those who serve him exceptionally well get the gift of immortality via the extension of his personal psychic aura within their own spiritual energy auras. These misguided teens serve a number of functions. Primarily to guard Slenderman’s kidnapped kids at various hidden locations on Earth, and act as backup should someone manage to overtake him. They must be at his planned locations in advance which is why he had cultists all around the world. He may be able to teleport anywhere on Earth instantly but it does drain his energy. It’s thought that even teleporting one other person exponentially reduces his power. Certainly in the case of the 2015 Halloween Slender Man Plot it made sense to have teen cult in the Kansas town where he spent two months working his wayward mesmerization.
There are several small cults Slender keeps at various locations around the world. The main cult location is most likely wherever he’s keeping the largest concentration of kidnapped kids. Plausibly somewhere with a natural system of caves. Slender Man himself is technically the cult leader, and his second in command is a perpetual 14 year old boy who is in fact over 200 years old, and under the immortal protection of the seriously sinister Slenderman. He is a Chinese citizen named Fan Lin. It seems Slender saved him from a group of nefarious men in some Chinese woods. Ever since then Fan has been a loyal, and even deadly servant. Fan’s sick dream is to someday be physically transformed into Slender Man’s true son complete with all his Shape Shifting & mental abilities. It could be theoretically possible if he is in Slender Man’s presence enough times over the centuries as he would absorb the awesome metaphysical energies.
Members of the Slender Cult will often don faceless masks of white or gray along with wearing business suits. Even the girls will wear the same cult uniform. The white masks are at the highest level with Fan himself wearing a mask of the brightest white. When they need to blend in somewhere they won’t wear the costumes. Members of the Slender Cult aspire to please Slender Man, wash away their humanity, and remain as emotionless as possible unless communing with Slender, dealing with kids, or defending Slender from what they perceive as the forces of darkness trying to eradicate their Lord Master! Interestingly The Slender Cult considers The Slender Man Assassin to be their “Devil”. Their ultimate dream is to ascend to their idea of Heaven. That being Slendermans parallel home dimension. Slenderman indeed sees a day where he’ll break free of his Earthly prison to take over his dimension thereby punishing those who sent him here!