Daniel Robitaille was the son of a slave on a New Orleans plantation in the 1890′s. A wealthy landowner chose him to paint a portrait of his daughter, Caroline Sullivan. The two fell in love despite their racial differences and as a result Caroline became pregnant. Her father was furious and chased Daniel out of town along with a lynch mob. The mob caught Daniel and tortured him by cutting off his right hand with a saw blade. After they removed his hand they poured honey over his body from a nearby hive. The bees stung Daniel while the mob chanted “Candyman!”
Caroline found them and reached out to Daniel, but her father restrained her. She used a mirror to see Daniel’s face and to let him know she loved him. Daniel sees himself in the mirror and said “Candyman” with his last breath. Caroline hid the mirror in Daniel’s birthplace and raised their daughter, Isabel. She didn’t know that Daniel’s soul was trapped in that mirror forever.
The only way for Daniel to find any freedom is for someone to say the name Candyman five times into a mirror. When someone does this he is granted only a small amount of freedom, but he enjoys the opportunity to visit with people. As a thank you he always offers those who summon him a chance to go with him. A chance to be immortal like him, but instead of being alone like he was they would have his company forever.
He seems doomed to spend eternity alone with only his memory of his true love, Caroline.
“Be my victim.”
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