- ""Be careful. What slumbers there... is not human." "
- —- The Faun, warning Ofelia about the Pale Man.
The Pale Man is a secondary villain from Guillermo del Toro's 2006 fantasy film Pan's Labyrinth. He was played by Doug Jones (who ironically also portrayed the faun).
During Ofelia's quest to make sure she hadn't turned into an ordinary human, her second task was to get to the Pale Man's lair and retrieve a dagger which was kept locked down there (the first task was about getting the key). The Faun warned her not to eat anything from the luxurious banquet served at the sleeping Pale Man's table, and also let her take his pet fairies with her to serve as a guide during this journey. Once there, Ofelia quickly found the dagger with some help from the fairies, but when she was about to leave, she just couldn't resist temptation and ate two grapes from the Pale Man's banquet, in spite of the fairies reminding her not to do so. This, as expected, woke the Pale Man up, who quickly placed his eyeballs on the gaps of his hands and set off to find and eat Ofelia, who watched in horror as he devoured two of the fairies that were accompanying her. As Ofelia rushed to escape, the exit closed just seconds before she was able to reach it, but she quickly drew another one with a piece of chalk that she was carrying and both her and the remaining fairy managed to escape just in the nick of time, leaving the Pale Man behind.
There are good reasons why the fairies warned Ofelia about the Pale Man, as shown on the walls of the creature's lair, there are paintings of the Pale Man eating live children.