The Enderman (エンダーマン, Enderman) is a neutral mob found in Minecraft.
Named after the creepypasta character Slender Man, the Enderman first appeared in the 1.8 beta of Minecraft, spawning within areas that have a light level of 7 or less (11 or less in the End). It teleports from place to place, often stealing blocks and setting them down elsewhere. It normally does not interfere with the player, but if the player attacks or makes eye contact, it will become hostile (indicated by unhinging its jaw and screaming). When hostile, it will attack once the player looks away, typically by teleporting behind them. It has a weakness to water (including rain), taking damage from it if touched. When killed, the player is rewarded with 5 EXP orbs, the block they were holding at the time of death, and it may drop an Ender Pearl.
Endermen are notable for being the only mob who can spawn in every dimension in the game, appearing in the Overworld, the Nether, and also their home dimension, the End. They are most common within the End, appearing in large numbers. Because they become hostile toward the player when locking eyes, Endermen are often assumed to be antagonistic, but this is not the case. An Enderman will never attack without provocation, and it will even defend itself against other mobs that attack it, including the Ender Dragon; this is why it is classified as a neutral mob.
As a playable character
Main article: Steve (SSBU)
In the October 1st presentation, Enderman was revealed to be an alternate costume for Steve. Its limbs are much shorter than those of a standard Enderman so as to fit Steve's model, though its limbs are thin like with a normal Enderman.
As a background element
Endermen appear in the background of Minecraft World. Unlike their playable counterpart, they more closely resemble their standard appearance. They appear during nighttime alongside other monsters, scaring away Villagers and carrying blocks around, and remain until the sun rises, when they retreat from the stage.