I'm sure some of you are confused as to what exactly qualifies as a Proxy, and even more of you wonder about my crusade against them. So before I go into specific types of Proxy and how to tell them from each other and from normal people I thought I'd answer those two questions.
A Proxy is the worst sort of Quisling, a traitor who has betrayed their own species by doing the dirty work of Slenderman or beings of similar power and malevolence. Many of them are sad shells of their former selves, but that makes them no less dangerous and no more deserving of mercy. Some people say we should try to save them, I say most are too far gone to save. It doesn't matter if you're a deluded cultist or a pathetic street thug looking to throw his lot in with something far more powerful (Hi Riddley!) once you're out there kidnapping children, stalking and terrorizing people to soften them up for your master, or gutting someones spouse and hanging her organs from a tree to imitate the hideous being you serve you've turned in you humanity card. When an animal goes rabid you don't try sending it to therapy, you put it down to protect everyone in the community and spare it from it's pain.
However just because one of these things has tricked or manipulated you into doing something it wanted that doesn't make you a Proxy. JCarlson isn't a Proxy because of what he was forced to do in Chicago, he's a victim as surely as the people the Wooden Girl fed into the meat grinder of his blade in an attempt to break him. And despite what she says Jeanette is no Proxy. Her, Chelsea, and Tara are victims of the Smiling Man as much as those who he's left a bouquet for. He's manipulated them into doing things that served his ends yes, but not one of them has done anything to procure other victims for Him, hell they try to save His potential victims. Now Jeanette, if you'd actually killed those kids way back when you were contemplating it I'd be singing a different tune right now. But in my book you're no damn Proxy.
Damn it. Got to move. The woman who's been following me all day just walked in the bar. I don't think she's with the tall skinny bastard but that Stepford smile and excessively submissive posture give me a few ideas about who she might be with. Of course I could just be paranoid, but better safe than sorry. Don't worry folks I never get stabby unless I'm certain I'm dealing with a Proxy. When I get a chance I'll be back with the first in my series of posts about specific kinds of Proxy, starting with the Slenderproxy.