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Orang Minyak (translated to "Oily Man") is a Malaysian entity from Malaysian urban legends that terrorizes Malaysian villages by attacking and raping unmarried, virgin girls in their sleep. Due to a deal made between him and the devil, his skin is pitch-black, has glowing red eyes and oily skin. Despite being an urban legend, alleged sightings continue to this very day.

Appearance

The Oily Man appears to be in peak physical condition however he has a bald head, pitch-black skin and an extremely oily skin. According to the legend, his black skin helps him lurk in the darkness as well as trespass houses and certain areas in Malaysian villages undetected. His slippery oily skin also helps him evade those who seek to catch and/or kill him.

Weaknesses

Despite being immortal due to the deal he made with the devil, he can still be avoided, wounded and even killed.

  • Sweaty male clothing - To avoid him, young girls would borrow sweaty male clothing from family members and wear them in their sleep. This would confuse the oily man into thinking that his victim is a male and hence, not attacking.
  • Rain - The oily man is afraid of rain as it washes his oil away.
  • Mirrors - He is also afraid of mirrors, possibly to avoid reminding himself of his curse.
  • Banana petals and Bera Taro leaves - If these are sprinkled around the girl's bedroom, the oily man would be trapped and vulnerable to attacks from villagers.
  • Batik cloth - Batik cloth is a traditional Malaysian cloth which can be used to weaken the oily man if thrown at him. He will die if he thumbs are bitten afterwards.
  • Petai branch - The branch of the petai leaves to the heart can kill him.

Personality

The Oily Man has no moral values whatsoever and is inhumane, he doesn't seem to care about the psychological trauma inflicted upon his victims after raping them. However, he is not a complete sadist as his intentions seems to stem from necessity due to the curse but regardless, he still derives pleasure from the rapes he commited. He is also at times a coward who would flee and/or cower in fear whenever outsmarted and confronted. The Oily Man is also an obvious sexual deviant as he would sometimes watch his victims undress and shower before striking them in their sleep.

Biography

According to the legend, The Oily Man was once an unnamed, disabled and hunch-backed young man living in a Malaysian village. He was often spat on and bullied by his fellow villagers as well as getting ridiculed by young girls who live there as well. He would eventually fall in love with a beautiful girl there in the village but is deeply frustrated due to his unattractive nature. In retaliation, he decided to learn witchcraft and black magic and visits a local shaman in hopes of becoming handsome. Together, they summoned the devil who promised him a perfect and attractive appearance. However, there is a price to pay, by night fall he is cursed to transform into the Oily Man, an evil, supernatural being hellbent on victimizing and raping young girls as a form of sacrifice for the devil himself.

Some time later, he chooses his first victim that of the beautiful girl he fell in love with and spies on her in the darkness of the night outside of her house, waiting for her to go to sleep in her bed. Once she is asleep in her bed, he silently makes his way into the house and into her bedroom and briefly watches as she sleep. Sensing danger, she wakes up to see him staring at her with pitch black, oily skin and glowing red eyes. Paralysed, she helplessly watches as he climbs atop of her and rapes her. Afterwards, he leaves a black cross on his forehead and flees the scene as she faints. The next morning, she wakes up to see black oil stains all over her bed sheets. Not long after, countless more girls would suffer her fate.

Trivia

  • Despite being an urban legend, multiple imposters have been caught. Some of the rapists painted their entire body with black body paint and oil while others simply just rubbed their body in oil. They were all caught and sentenced to prison.
  • The Oily Man shares similarities with another Malaysian cryptid called "Toyol" as they are both, bald, naked, has an unnatural skin colour as well as breaking into people's houses albeit for different reasons from one another.
  • In recent times, there is another legend similar to the Oily Man, that of a tall and hairy creature who strangles women in their sleep.

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