Handprints is a series created by DeathlyLogic. The series acts as a series that does not delve into supernatural tones and themes, based more in reality. Playing out as a puzzle, the series works to shock, and intrigue viewers through Police-recovered footage. In addition, The Hooks Killer and the Cult of Coolificus Coolage are first revealed and work through as main influences.
Formerly part of The Arkn Mythos (Universe A), the series (and the events that occur within it) has since been removed from canon. However, Hooks remains a minor figure in the Arknthology.
Plot Synopsis (Warning: Spoilers)
In 2001, a pastor known to the local community as "The Caretaker" began to dabble in the occult, creating the Cult of Coolificus Coolage. Two months later the Three Blind Mice case came to light. This case entailed the blinding and neutering, of three individuals, while they were locked in a house. The ritual was meant to use the fear, agony, and desperation of the three men to summon a Dekn Lord, but it went astray when one of the men, Adam Spirit, escaped. It is then believed that Adam Spirit went on to murder the remaining members of the cult, under the guise of the Hooks killer. Kidnapping the daughter of "The Caretaker", Evelyn Spirit, and his own sister, Adam Spirit removed her child and eviscerated her. It was the believed that Adam then consumed the infant, to shock the detectives. This was known as the Epitaph Case. After this case, the Hooks killer went dark for eight years.
Flash-forward to 2010, a young man is found murdered in his house, the same house from the original Three Blind Mice Case, and all signs point towards mad scientist Alexander Tamil. The detective assigned to the case, Detective Edmond Carrie, along with the help of amateur detective Gregory Rogge, realizes that there were multiple individuals in the house at the time of the man's murder. This second culprit was believed to be Hooks. The events that occurred in the following months set the groundwork for the second case file. With Edmond and Gregory both found dead in a car crash, all cases were suspended until an amateur detective, Damien Spirit, caught wind of activity in one of the local music shops. This spawned the second case.
Flash forward again to 2012. Case II begins with Damien investigating the music store, 'Glass Cow's Strings and Strums' for activity related to the Hooks killer. He ends up finding connection between the store manager, Martian Taylor, and Hooks, but is found gruesomely murdered shortly after. Upon finding the body of Damien, more detectives join in on the case, but are cut short in investigating when a possessed Tamil shows up in Strings and Strums and a shoot-out occurs. This shoot-out, the Shoot-out of October 3rd, opened up a .reality break in which one timeline was halted with the creation of monsters that take over the town of Comshine, while another remains constant.
In Dust to Dust, Daniel Taylor, a participant in the original Hooks Documentary, had begun investigating into all known locations of The Hooks Killer. He is transported to the home of The Three Blind Mice Killings and from there he experiences strange horrific experiences and disappears entirely, leaving only his camera and audio logs behind. Through his audio logs, it is revealed that Hooks was not only the father of Evelyn Spirits child, but that the consumed child in the Epitaph Case may not have been his own.
- According to DeathlyLogic, the videos of Handprints have no chronological order (as they occur across multiple time periods in numerous timelines, and it would be impossible to place them in any particular order).
- despite being part of Handprints (which has been de-canonized), the events of the Hooks Killer Documentary (or something similar to them) may still be canon to the Arknthology (as they show how The Carver got into the body of Luke Anton).