Alien Species

Endermen are frightening monsters; while not from another planet they are from the End, another dimension adjacent to the Overworld. Though not directly hostile, they are apparently extremely territorial and will attack anything that looks them in the face or that attacks them first.


Endermen have purple eyes that glow. Though (likely) originating from the End, they can appear in the overworld and can function normally. They have the ability to teleport and have glow effects like a nether portal. They are hurt by water and can be damaged by simply stepping into it.


Endermen are weak to water and lava or fire.the best way to eliminate an enderman is to use a minecart to trap them. Being in a mine cart will not allow them to teleport or move.


They fight skeletons if they are shot and are attacked by iron and snow golems. Upon death, Endermen will drop ender pearls that can be used to find the End portal (if crafted into an eye of the ender) or to teleport.


  • Minecraft
  • Minecraft Dungeons
  • Minecraft: Story Mode



  • The Endermen were based on the fictional "cryptid" monster, Slenderman, which is best known for appearing in a series of popular memes and as the antagonist of the PC game Slender
  • A popular fan joke is that they are allergic to water, explaining why they are hurt by it. This information however, has never been stated by Mojang and is not canon.
  • They can now spawn in the Nether. Unknown if they are visiting, or some migrated to that dimension.
  • The Mobestiary page on Enderman show that they have abnormally large brains.
  • The voice of Enderman is actually English reversed
  • It is commonly believed that The End is in space, in some kind of asteroid belt.