The Unnamed Child
Unnamed child by kenichi dapuppy-d6ctcm2
The Unnamed Child, as drawn by Kiro Cloudwatcher

Fear of...

Commitment, Responsibility, Loss of Loved Ones




Wanderers, Nameless

First Appearance

The Vent

Her face was...not right. The proportions were all off. Her eyes were too big for her face. And she didn't seem to have any pupils. Her teeth were...too white. And I could see the tips of some of them, sharp like razors.
"Unknown", Confessions of an Apopheniac

The Unnamed Child is the first portrayal of the Fear of Commitment, responsibility, and the loss of a loved one. It is a shapeshifter that disguises itself as an orphan in order to gain sympathy from its current targets, who take it upon themselves to adopt it. The Child usually appears under the guise of an innocent six to eight year old girl. However, to those not under its thrall, its face will appear indescribably "wrong," with subtly skewed proportions. Photographs of it show it to be somewhat reptilian in appearance. In other stories, it will implant false memories into the victims minds, making them believe that they've always had a child. As time passes, the victims slowly become more and more obsessed with caring for her, often at the expense of everything else in their lives. Then one day, the child vanishes, leaving them lost without any purpose or hope.

The Unnamed Child has two types of servants. The ones who it left behind and search endlessly for it are called Wanderers. If they are unfortunate enough to find it again, it will whisper something into their ear (rumored to be its true name) and they will become Nameless. All instances of their names will be erased and forgotten, and they will devote their lives to her.

It can be a rather jealous Fear; infants and children die in their sleep or shortly after birth when in its presence.

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