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The Tall Man
Tall Man Portrait

Name

The Tall Man

Real Name

Jebediah Morningside

Origin

Phantasm

Home Stage

Mausoleum

Weapon(s) of Choice

Sphere

The Tall Man is a fictional character and main antagonist of the Phantasm series of horror films. The Tall Man first appeared in the first Phantasm in 1979, and last appeared in Phantasm IV Oblivion in 1998. He appears as a playable character in Terrordrome: Rise of the Boogeyman.


Biography

Originally, the Tall Man was a mild-mannered 19th century mortician by the name of Jebediah Morningside. After years of performing funerals and burying the bodies of those who had died, he began to develop a fascination with any possible connection between our world and the world of the dead Jebediah's research eventually led him to construct a machine that enabled him to travel through time and space. After going through the portal for the first time, travelling to a destination unknown, he promptly returned, irrevocably changed and henceforth known as the Tall Man.

Gameplay

Tall Man focuses on using his sphere for long distance attacks, which makes the opponent difficult to get close on him. His helper involves him summoning a dwarf that can grab the opponent in a few seonds.

Move List

Basic Attacks

  • Punch - [P]
  • Kick - [K]
  • Weak Weapon - [WW]
  • Strong Weapon - [SW]
  • Dodge - [P+K]
  • Taunt - [T]

Special Moves

  • Mine Sphere - [↘, ↓, ↙, SW]
  • Blade Sphere - [↓, →, SW] (Range Mode)
  • Saw Sphere - [↓, →, SW] (Buzzsaw Mode)
  • Telekinetic Grab - [↘, ↓, ↙, P]

​Helper

  • Dwarf - [↙, ↓, ↘, K]

Grab Attacks

  • Grab - [ ↓, →, P]
  • Grab and Vommit - [Grab, WW] (Range Mode)
  • Grab and Saw - [Grab, WW] (Buzzsaw Mode)
  • Grab and Throw - [Grab, P]

Combo

  • Combo String - [P, SW, WW]

Taunt

  • Tall Man can change weapons.

Unleashed Moves

  • Unleashed 1: Sphere Squad - [↓, →, ↓, →, SW] (Range Mode)
Tall Man summons an army of spheres to attack the opponent.
  • Unleashed 2: Lazer Sphere - [WW + SW, While stand or crouch moving blockstun (Range Mode)
  • Unleashed 3: Sphere Shield - [↓, →, ↓, →, WW] (Buzzsaw Mode)
Tall Man summons three spheres to circle around him, causing damage to the opponent within range.
  • Unleashed 4: Gold Sphere - [WW + SW, While falling on your back] (Buzzsaw Mode)
Tall Man's body disintegrates, with a gold sphere emerging from his exploding head. The gold sphere flys toward the opponent. If it hits, it loops back a ways, leaving the opponent dizzy. It spawns two buzz saws, and starts spinning as the saws activate, all while moving toward the opponent for damage.

Story

Opening

After seizing control of a new town, the Tall Man found a mysterious box,

he immediately understood that a new realm was at his reach.

He commanded some of his creatures to summon the Cenobites.

From the shadows, he would learn from them and strike later.

Ending

The Cenobites where tough opponents and they were able to hurt him.

But the Tall Man were many and eternal, time was his best ally.

The Tall Man kept coming back and each time the Cenobites were getting weaker.

For the first time the Cenobites needed the help of their god Leviathan to help them out.

The fight stopped instantly. The Tall Man didn't expect this.

Leviathan, the god of this realm, was too powerful...

Nevermind, he had plenty of time to plan an invasion.

One day he would come back to this realm and defeat Leviathan.

The Tall Man left the hell realm and disappeared back into his own world.

He started planning new ways to fight against Leviathan.

Story Mode

Opponents Fought In Order

Relationships with Other Characters

Trivia

  • Tall Man was introduced in version 2.6.
  • Tall Man is the only character in the roster which has yellow blood.
  • Tall Man is the only character in the roster with 4 unleashed moves.
  • Tall Man was originally supposed to switch between his silver sphere and his gold sphere, like Classic Jason with his axe and pitchfork, but the idea was scrapped. However the idea was restored in version 2.10 with that difference Tall Man switches between range and buzzsaw mode by using Taunt.

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