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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, which is notable for being one of the most evil and threatening beings created by Trevor Henderson, if not the worst. He is a ruthless entity who loves causing pain and death in order to feed off of the negative emotions of others for unknown reasons. 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 and possibly Cartoon Cat have killed people.


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

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 pleasure.

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 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.

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 Head, Cartoon 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.
  • 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 most evil 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.
  • The Man with the Upside-Down Face is possibly 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 possibly hasn't killed anyone at all, 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."
  • 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 his crimes (other than stalking and breaking and entering, but there is no confirmation he has murdered anyone) are made clear, whereas 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.
  • On May 3rd 2020, a Reddit user named “Don_StefanoValentini” posted a theory on the Lovecraft subreddit suggesting that the Man with the Upside-Down Face could be an avatar of the outer god, Nyarlathotep. On May 9th, a YouTube video was made by a YouTuber “TheRobloxGodfather”, about this theory.


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