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More appearances of the Man with the Upside-Down Face. A New Year’s Eve party at an Air Force base in 1943 where a man was fatally injured, a car accident in 1948 and a disastrous train accident in 1951. It’s interesting to note that no matter how close he gets to other bystanders, no one has ever recalled seeing him at the time. It’s only in the photos after the fact that he’s seen.
~ A Tumblr caption about the Man with the Upside-Down Face.

The Man with the Upside-Down Face, also known as the Upside-Down Man and simply, the Man, is an urban legend, who is notable for being one of the most evil and threatening beings created by the Canadian horror artist, Trevor Henderson, if not the worst. He is a ruthless entity who loves causing pain and death in order to feed off the negative emotions of others for sadism. His ability to sneak around unseen and feed off negativity makes him more feared and dangerous than most of the monsters in the "mythos".


The Man with the Upside-Down Face appears to be a man with a very large grin that has his head upside down. His mouth appears to be arranged on top, while his neck is being covered by his hair. He also appears to be wearing a gray coat, though the exact color could be different due to the black-and-white nature of all of the photos that he appears in.


Pictures of the Man dating back from the 1910s to the 1960s started appearing on the internet, when Trevor uploaded three old photographs onto his social media. When you first look at the photos, everything mostly seems normal, until you look in the background, where you will find out that the Man is in every photo watching the tragic events take off with a sinister grin on his face. 

In the first photo where people are surrounded by a car which had an accident, the Man is seen in the middle, smiling at the event. The second photo appears to be a similar case, except the Man is inside of the car smiling directly at the photographer. The third photo appears to be a normal photo of a marketplace, except the Man appears in the back, grinning. Looking in deeper at the third photo, it is notable that the location of the picture is in Budapest, Hungary, giving the evidence that the Man is a Hungarian evildoer. 

Because of the Man's nature of appearing constantly in tragedies when victims die, it was believed that he was in fact supposed to replicate the infamous Grim Reaper. Future investigating revealed that was not the case. Trevor later on uploaded three more old photos of the Man to his media, and stated some information which revealed how sinister he really is. The Man has the goal of feeding off of negative emotions such as grief from roadside accidents, possibly trying to cause as many car accidents, misery and grief as possible. When he creates his actions, he is invisible to the public, only photographs reveal that he is really there causing madness and feeding off of it. He is never seen at the accident itself, only after the fact in photographs. As Henderson states, "His face is on wrong because he loves perverting the expectations of how a human is put together. He loves grief and pain from roadside accidents, but any awful feelings will do. He's an awful parasite, like a leech or lamprey. He's physically there, we just can't see him though."

The Man can appear near any sort of tragedy, with Trevor stating that he has possibly appeared near events where other monsters such as the Bridge Worms have killed people.

Recently, Trevor Henderson has released two more pictures of the Man with the Upside-Down Face, which were taken hours before a brutal fire. Interestingly, these are the first pictures of the Man to not be in black-and-white, possibly suggesting that more recent sightings of the Man will be revealed soon.


The Man is an incredibly sadistic creature, feeding off awful feelings and doing everything only for the fun of it.

It is believed that the Man is just as bad or even much worse than the infamous Cartoon Cat and he appears to be the most threatening evil being out there. Causing and feeding on pain, suffering, and death without any remorse, he leeches off the suffering of his victims, during their terrifying and painful events, sucking the life out of them for his own twisted pleasure and satisfaction.

Trevor has revealed more information on the Man with the Upside-Down Face that only further supports his status as a sadistic and evil creature who loves torture. He is said to be timeless and Trevor has said that his physical form exists only to torment humanity, suggesting that he could be a sort of Lovecraftian horror who decided to manifest in a physical body just to feed on humanity’s suffering. This is further supported by Trevor stating that his body and upside-down face is “just for show.”

Trevor has called the Man a sort of “bottom feeder,” as he is drawn to tragic events, but he is not usually able to directly cause them. However, he can influence other factors to help said tragedies happen, examples being turning ordinary arguments into violent fights and causing a normally sturdy tire to blow in a car while he is in the back seat, helping the disastrous events unfold with pain and suffering soon to follow.

Trevor has also said that out of all of his monsters, the Man is "the pettiest a**hole of the bunch."





  • He was created by Trevor Henderson, who is known for making various bizarre creatures over the internet. His other creations include Siren HeadCartoon Cat, the Country Road Creature, the Bridge Worms, the Smile Room, the Good Boy, the Lamb, the Man in the Red Room, the Fetid King, the Giants, and Long Horse.
  • He was based on the 1943 short-story The Crowd, written by the late Ray Bradbury.
  • On a "pain scale" of one to ten (with ten being the worst) created by Henderson for his monsters, both the Man with the Upside-Down Face and Cartoon Cat are placed on ten (if not for the latter, then possibly 8 or 9), implying that they are both possibly the evilest beings Trevor has created by far. However, unlike Cartoon Cat, the Man with the Upside-Down Face has a much clearer moral agency and is far more exceedingly evil than Cartoon Cat, being a clear sadist who loves to feed on negative emotions caused by tragedies and indirectly causes the tragedies which lead to people dying while Cartoon Cat hasn't killed anyone (that we know of).
  • On Twitter, Trevor posted an artwork of the Man with the Upside-Down Face, calling him the "patron saint of car wrecks, natural disasters, misery, and bloody pavement", suggesting he most likely also feeds on the mass amount of misery natural disasters cause.
    • He has also called the Man the patron saint of “small tragedies and bad vibes".
  • While he has only been spotted after tragedies due to his ability to be unseen unless a photo is taken of him, it is possible that he could have still been there before and during the accidents.
  • Interestingly, the Man with the Upside-Down Face for whatever reason has only made appearances in black-and-white old photos, though it is possible that Trevor will eventually reveal photos of him in modern times. However, he has stated that he has “not found” any yet.
    • On September 23, Trevor released two pictures of the Man taken before a fire that was not in black-and-white.
  • The Man with the Upside-Down Face is most likely the evilest creation that Trevor Henderson has ever created. While Cartoon Cat attacks mostly when people are in/around his lair and, if his possible origin of being an abandoned 1939 cartoon is true, attacks people for revenge and he hasn't killed anyone at all (that we know of), the Man with the Upside-Down Face seems to do everything just for fun, indirectly causing the fatal incidents and then feeding off the grief and misery that he causes others for his own sickening pleasure.
  • One Twitter user commented on a compilation of pictures of the Man, saying that he likes to think that the Man with the Upside Down Face whistles, though it becomes a “resonating sound that you can barely hear out of the corner of your ear” that contains fuzzy jumping sounds, like a “far-off radio, coming out with the right melody, but the wrong lyric tune.” Trevor later accepted this little fact as canon.
  • The Man with the Upside-Down Face doesn't breathe.
  • It is possible that meat goes bad near the Man with the Upside-Down Face.
  • Trevor has hinted at the Man with the Upside-Down Face being a masochist by making a small quip that he imagines the Man drinking a bowl of soup by just shoving the bowl into his face even if it’s scalding hot and slurping it up while the hot soup pours into his eyes.
  • Trevor has confirmed that out of all of his creatures, the Man is "the pettiest a**hole of the bunch".
  • So far, the Man with the Upside-Down Face, alongside Cartoon Cat, are the only ones of Trevor's villainous creations that actually have moral agencies and are not amoral. However, while Cartoon Cat is morally aware of what he does, Cartoon Cat is very enigmatic with no clear personality nor are his crimes (other than stalking and breaking and entering) made clear, the Man with the Upside-Down Face does everything just for fun, having a clear personality, causing tragedies which get people killed and then feeding off of negative emotions for his own sick and twisted pleasure.


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Notable Creations
Siren Head | Cartoon Cat

Bridge Worms | Country Road Creature | Good Boy | The Fetid King | The Giants | The Lamb | The Man with the Upside-Down Face | The Man in the Red Room | The Smile Room

Video Games
Siren Head (2020 Game)


Notable Legends
Bigfoot | Chupacabra | Cyclops | Dragons | Fairies | Gremlins | Grim Reaper | Ghosts | Giants | Headless Horseman | Kraken | Loch Ness Monster | Medusa | Minotaur | Monsters | Mothman | Ogres | Siren | Skeletons | Spiders | Vampires | Wendigo | Yeti | Zombies | Stingy Jack

Demonology Legends
The Devil | Demons | Fallen Angels
Abaddon | Abere | Abyzou | Angra Mainyu | Aka Manto | Apep | Asmodeus | Asuras | Antichrist | Baal | Banshee | Baphomet | Beelzebub | Beast | Behemoth | Behemoth the Elephant | Belphegor | Black Cats | Black Monk of Pontefract | Black Shuck | Black Volga | Bogeyman | Buer | Cerberus | Coco | Crom Cruach | Demiurge | Eight Feet Tall | El Charro Negro | Enma Daio | Erlik | Hellhounds | Iblis | Kali | Kelpie of Loch Ness | Kitsune | Kroni | Krampus | Lamia | Legion | Locusts of Abaddon | Mahishasura | Malsumis | Mammon | Mara | Mares | Mephistopheles | Moloch | Nure-Onna | Rakshasa | Ravana | Raven Mocker | Sack Man | Samael | Six Demons | Stolas | Succubi | Termagant | Unholy Trinity | The Watchers | Wa Nyudo | Whore of Babylon | Gargoyles
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Baphomet | Demon | Satan | Succubus

Gods & Spirits
Gods & Goddesses: Ares | Atë | Atlas | Camazotz | Damballa | Geb | Fomorians (Balor, Bres) | Hades | Hera | Jötunn (Ymir, Loki, Hela, Skoll and Hati, Fenrir, Jormungandr, Surtr, Hræsvelgr) | Kali | Kronos | Limos | Nun | Poseidon | Set | Titans | Xolotl | Zeus
Spirits: Dybbuk | El Silbón | Fetch | Hinnagami | La Llorona | La Sayona | La Viuda | Mackenzie Poltergeist | Myling | Poltergeists | Stingy Jack

Humans & Humanoids
Abhartach | Ajax the Lesser | Ame-onna | Bandits | Baron Samedi | Black Rock Witch | Blair Witch | Cain | Cassiopeia | Christie Cleek | Creon | Delilah | Draug | Doppelgangers | Goliath | Gomorrahites | Green Witch | Hags | Haman the Agagite | Hanako-San | Herod Antipas | Herod the Great | Herodias | Horsemen of the Apocalypse | Ixion | Jezebel | Judas Iscariot | King Ahab | King Arthur | Kuchisake-onna | Lilith | Lord William de Soulis | Louhi | Lucius Tiberius | Lycaon | Meg of Meldon | Morgan le Fay | Nanny Rutt | Pandarus | Paris | Phaedra | The Pharisees | Polyphemus | Rich Man | Romans | Santa Compaña | Saul | Sawney Bean | Shechem | Sodomites | Stingy Jack | Tamamo no Mae | Tantalus | Trauco | Tydeus | Umibōzu | Yallery Brown | Ysbaddaden | Dr. Victor Frankenstein | Frankenstein's Monster | Count Dracula | La Tunda | Davy Jones | Captain Nemo

Monsters, Animals & Anthropomorphic Beings
A-mi’-kuk | Akkorokamui | Averesboro Gallinipper | Aye-aye | Basilisk | Boneless | Cirein-cròin | Cockatrice | Devil Monkeys | Erymanthian Boar | Escornau | Fossa | Fouke Monster | Foxes | Giants of Voronezh | Golden Cicada | Groundhogs | Harpies | Hydra | Jackalopes | J'ba Fofi | Kappa | La Cegua | Lambton Worm | Leviathan | Madman Marz | Michigan Dogman | Mikari Baba | Mordred | Morgan le Fay | Onamazu | Otesánek | Paparrasolla | Pesanta | Redcaps (Robin Redcap) | River Mumma | Scylla | Stymphalian Birds | Tailypo | Tarasque | Trolls | Tsuchinoko | Veles | Wolves | Frankenstein's Monster | Count Dracula

Common Legends
Amanda the Doll | Black Goo | Bunnyman | Bye Bye Man | Candyman | China Doll | Clown Doll | Cropsy | Crying Boy | Cursed Dolls | Hairy-Armed Woman | Hatman | Homey the Clown | Hook Killer | John and Susan Buckley | Joliet the Haunted and Cursed Doll | Licking Maniac | Melon Heads | Men in Black | Mystery Killer | Nain Rouge | Nameless Thing of Berkeley Square | Old Man Try-By-Night | Peeping Tom | Rain Man | Robert the Doll | Paimon | Patasola | Skinned Tom | Teke Teke | The Killer In the Backseat | The Man Upstairs | La Tunda

Beast of Beckley | Beast of Gévaudan | Black Eyed Children | Black Stick Men | Bloop | Cherufe | Devil Monkeys | Emela-Ntouka | Dog-headed Men | Fallen Angels | Fear Liath | Flatwoods Monster | Goatman | Grafton Monster | Greys | Hoop Snake | Indrid Cold | Jackalopes | Jersey Devil | Kelpie of Loch Ness | Kongamato | Malawi Terror Beast | Mamlambo | Manananggal | Maricoxi | Mngwa | Momonjii | Nobusuma | Pope Lick Monster | Popobawa | Pukwudgies | Reptoids | Roc | Ropen | Salawa | Sea-Serpents | Shadow People | Sheepsquatch | Slide-Rock Bolter | Snallygaster | Spring Heeled Jack | Tanuki | Thunderbird | Two-Toed Tom | Water Horses | White-Eyed Children | Yowie | Ghosts

Modern Legends
Charlie | Bloody Mary | Bloody Mary (Halloween Horror Nights) | Ghost (Johnny, I Want My Liver Back) | Ghost Bus of Highway 93 | Ghost Cars | Ghost Trains | Momo | Orie Chef | Aliens (AC) | Martinez Dog Demon | The Spirit of Dark and Lonely Water | Crisis

Possessed Objects
Coffin on Wheels | Ghost Trains | Black Volga | Robert the Doll | Joliet the Haunted and Cursed Doll | China Doll | Amanda the Doll | Clown Doll | Gargoyles

See Also
Cthulhu Mythos Villains | Trevor Henderson Villains | Creepypasta Villains | SCP Foundation Villains

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