The Slender Man is a fictional character that originated as an Internet meme created by Something Awful forums user Victor Surge in 2009. The Slender Man is commonly said to stalk, abduct, or traumatize people, particularly children. The Slender Man is not tied to any particular story, but appears in many disparate works of fiction, mostly composed online. The Slender Man is described as very tall and thin with unnaturally long arms, which it can extend to intimidate or capture prey. It has a white, featureless head and appears to be wearing a dark suit. The Slender Man is associated with the forest and has the ability to teleport.