Dreams in Darkness/YMMV

Everything About Fiction You Never Wanted to Know.

  • Alternate Character Interpretation: Just how crazy is Damien? What is TheArsonist's real goal? In particular, this depends on how much of what happened is real; if all of Rick's speculations are correct, Damien is a Complete Monster to end all Complete Monsters, but if Rick's comments were actually left by one of Slendy's Agents to discredit Damien, he's just another tragic victim.
  • Chaotic Neutral: TheArsonist. He makes Damien kill Matthew Wilcox and presumably his friends, and he also taunts Mrs. O'Connor concerning her inevitable fate, but his actions seem to indicate his concern for Damien's safety and the plan to stop Slender Man in his tracks.
  • Crowning Moment of Awesome: Damien saving a little kid at the store from Slender Man. Spoiled for Damien himself when he immediately turns around and gets a face full of Slender Man. Meep.
  • Fridge Horror: Upon realizing that the entire narrative is fiction within fiction, the reader is forced to reinterpret everything they've read. Damien made the conscious decision to kill Matthew Wilcox, may have been the murderer of Emily and Vincent, and was apparently planning more deaths, including that of his brother.
  • Hell Is That Noise: As he explores the brick building, Damien actually hears in real time the distortion and static so common to Slender Man videos.
  • Paranoia Fuel: Slender Man starts standing right outside - and later inside - Damien's bedroom, even after Damien retrieves the bone talisman.
  • Tear Jerker: Many involving poor Damien losing his grip on reality and his own body. Also, all of the deaths of everyone he cares about.