Category: Hallucination, Ghost
Habitat: Abandoned amusement parks, murky lakes, highways (floating beside moving automobiles)
General Description: Mysterious figure haunting Mary Henry. "The Man," who really has no name, appears anywhere and everywhere to confound Mary with that weird, leering stare of his. He never speaks, so he never reveals his intentions, increasing his spookiness exponentially.
Friends, Associates, and Sidekicks: The rest of the carnival ghosts
Sworn Enemies: Objective reality
Special Powers: Appearing and disappearing in strange spots at random intervals, staying underwater for extended periods, ballroom dancing, leering
Weapons of Choice: Nameless terror
Weaknesses: The ladies
Hobbies: Smiling and leering
Pet Peeves: The world of the living
Best Lines: N/A
Total Estimated Power Rating: 5
4 Intellect Points + 1 Shock Point
Danger Level: Low. If you are still alive – you would never even meet him. However, if you happen to be one of the living dead who refuse to join the carnival of the dead souls at the abandoned pavilion, keep in mind that The Man can be quite persuasive and has plenty of associates to help him bring you there where you belong.
Identification: The Man’s skin is chalky and his eyes sit deep within black pools of raccoon-like mascara. He seems to enjoy appearing in the most unexpected places, often replacing someone else’s reflection in mirrors or glass windows. Keep in mind that The Man is invisible to the living.
How to Avoid: According to our sources, The Man has no business with the living, making staying alive the best tactic to avoid him.
Suggested Actions in Case of Encounter: Make sure you are not dead. Check the pulse. Ask bystanders to pinch you.
Suggested Killing Techniques: It is uncertain whether or not "The Man" exists in any physical reality, for he seems to appear either at the periphery of Mary Henry's consciousness or in an alternate dreamlike reality, which makes the business of killing The Man extremely complicated if not entirely impossible.
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Movies and Books Featuring the Character:
- Carnival of Souls (1962)