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* In the VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition fanfic, ''FanFic/WalkingInCircles'', if a mage in a Circle gives birth, her child will be taken away immediately, most of the times she wonít even be allowed to hold it before that happens. It's the reason Evelyn swore to never have any children within the Circle as she believes that she'll spend the rest of her life in there, despite one of her biggest wishes is to become a mother.
** Templars who actually care about their offspring with the mages could face a very big possibility that their child may also be a mage, and may not survive their own Harrowing. [[spoiler: Ser Ralston and his dead daughter who should have been around Evelynís age was one of those cases]].
** The older Circle mages who take care of the younger ones often lost them to Harrowing, or unable to protect them from templarsí harassment. Some of the young mages can't handle such stresses to the point that they killed themselves before those events happen.
** If a Circle Annulment happens, all the mages within it will be executed, including children.
18th Nov '17 11:31:40 PM Mei-may
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* There's quite a few of these in ''Fanfic/ATriangleInTheStars''.
** Greg, [[spoiler: [[WhatTheHellHero though he did have his son go out in the middle of the crazy, ugly storm alone]], which had Bill want to talk with him]] in Chapter Forty-Four, was understandably concerned for his safety [[spoiler: because, as Connie puts it in Chapter Forty-Five, there are people coming and the house should be evacuated of all humans]].
** Bill goes through this a lot. His most prominent one [[spoiler: is losing Steven one way or another, which almost happens quite a lot]].
** Wendy's fears [[spoiler: that Connie's memory of Gravity Falls had been erased by the Blind Eye]] have sadly been confirmed.
** [[spoiler: Lapis]] has a fear of [[spoiler: Jasper getting to Steven]].
** The Crystal Gems, Pearl in particular, express worry for Steven, hoping nothing happens to him, and wonder how he's doing while they're away.
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8475832/1/Tainted-Dreams Tainted Dreams]] has the protagonist being stuck in a coma with Freddy Krueger. So, basically she is stuck with a murderer, being tortured so he can feed off her fear... But what seems worse is how she accepts that there is no one waiting for her to wake up, no one is coming to visit her or wish that she would wake up and there is nothing she can do to escape. She is completely alone. This easily relates to people who are abducted and eventually believe that they won't ever be found or saved. It is both heart breaking and disturbing of how Helyse just accepts her fate, making one wonder what has she been through.

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* There's quite a few of these in ''Fanfic/ATriangleInTheStars''.
** Greg, [[spoiler: [[WhatTheHellHero though he did have his son go out in the middle of the crazy, ugly storm alone]], which had Bill want to talk with him]] in Chapter Forty-Four, was understandably concerned for his safety [[spoiler: because, as Connie puts it in Chapter Forty-Five, there are people coming
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and the house should be evacuated of all humans]].
** Bill goes through this a lot. His most prominent one [[spoiler: is losing Steven one way or another, which almost happens quite a lot]].
** Wendy's fears [[spoiler: that Connie's memory of Gravity Falls had been erased by the Blind Eye]] have sadly been confirmed.
** [[spoiler: Lapis]] has a fear of [[spoiler: Jasper getting to Steven]].
** The Crystal Gems, Pearl in particular, express worry for Steven, hoping nothing happens to him, and wonder how he's doing while they're away.
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8475832/1/Tainted-Dreams Tainted Dreams]] has the protagonist being stuck in a coma with Freddy Krueger. So, basically she is stuck with a murderer, being tortured so he can feed off her fear... But what seems worse is how she accepts that there is no one waiting for her to wake up, no one is coming to visit her or wish that she would wake up and there is nothing she can do to escape. She is completely alone. This easily relates to people who are abducted and eventually believe that they won't ever be found or saved. It is both heart breaking and disturbing of how Helyse just accepts her fate, making one wonder what has she been through.
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* In ''Fanfic/CoOpMode'', Danny is hit with this earlier, ''hard'', when Taylor returns home even later than she did in canon. This leads to the scene wherein he talks to Taylor and tries to convince her out of being a hero, only to fail and come across as too [[OverprotectiveDad overprotective]].



* ''FanFic/ADifferentMedius'' has Buwaro deal with [[spoiler: his entire hometown being destroyed by horrorterrors, and being unable to find his [[HasTwoMommies adoptive dads]]]] as well as finding out that [[spoiler: your adoptive Dad happens to be the reason your biological parents are dead to begin with]]. Holy shit.



* In the WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures fic ''FanFic/QueenOfAllOni'', Jade once again becomes evil and becomes enemies with her family. Later she is [[spoiler: captured by the SmugSnake EvilSorcerer Lung, a former apprentice of Daolon Wong, and is subjected to ColdBloodedTorture in an attempt to break her to his will, nearly KILLING her!]]
* ''FanFic/BackToTheFuturePrequel'': the villain, Hank Webb, kidnaps Marty, who is ''six years old'' at the time, and nearly drowns him.
* ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8737926/1/The-Walking-Dead-Better-Angels Better Angels]]'' drives the nail home that Shane Walsh, who has survived [[spoiler:his battle with Rick]], is a sociopath who would murder his best friend in cold blood. While consoling his dead friend's son, he knows he has to make his cover story convincing by being emotional, but can't bring out any real tears over his dead friend. Instead, he envisions his friend's wife, who he also has deep feelings for, being eaten alive [[spoiler:by her reanimated newborn during childbirth]].



* In ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' fic ''Fanfic/WhatAboutWitchQueen'' king Friedrich of the Isles has attacks of berserker UnstoppableRage and lives in fear that one day he'll end up beating up his wife or daughter. It's so bad he locks himself in his room for the attacks. [[spoiler:His fears come true, although it might be [[EvilPrince Michael]]'s fault.]]
* A ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' fic [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2350953/1/Elladans_Trials_For_Estel Elladan's Trials For Estel]] deals with a young Aragorn (who was adopted and raised by Elrond) being kidnapped from Elrond's bedroom and BuriedAlive. One chapter writes from the perspective of the kidnapper and it turns out the kidnapper worked and lived in Rivendell. It didn't help when the kidnapper mentioned there were some nights where he would stand over a sleeping Aragorn, thinking how easy it would be to kill the boy while no one would know.
** ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2506330/1/Delw_yomenie_Deadly_encounter Delw Yomenie Deadly Encounter]]'' has Elrond and his warriors going to rescue the kidnapped Aragorn and during the ambush Elrond released an arrow to kill just as the kidnapper shoved [[HumanShield Aragorn to the frontline.]] That split second when he realized his hand would kill his adopted son, Elrond was torn between [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone denial and horror]]. [[spoiler: Fortunately the arrow hit a non-lethal area.]]
** In ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2636049/1/The_Roots_of_Evil The Roots of Evil]]'', Elrond helplessly watches as his sons Aragorn, Elrohir and Elladan are slowly dying from a poison to which there is no antidote.
---> '''Elladan''': "I do not fear the poison, ada."
---> '''Elrond''': "But I do, ion nin, I do."
*** Aragorn feels guilty because he had indirectly caused his brothers to be poisoned when a madman wanted to get his revenge on him and his brothers were simply there. [[BigBrotherInstinct Elrohir]] comforts him, even though they both know they may not survive the poison.
----> And with that, Elrohir drew his brother into a hug, holding him tightly, wishing that the things would be as easy as they once used to be, when Aragorn's hurts could have been cured with a smile, a kiss and a hug.
* In {{Wargs And Peace}}, The company fears for Thorin's safety after he goes missing.
* In ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2976012/1/Final_Selection Final Section]]'', a ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' fic, five-year-old Sam Winchester was taken by a man who preys upon children in a school's playground when John happened to be preoccupied, despite attentively watching Sam. The detail that the assailant had already kidnapped several other children by luring them away from their watchful parents (and being gleeful about his successes) was disturbing.
** [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6536156/1/Crossing_the_Line Crossing the Line]] has John Winchester [[PapaWolf killing a human being]] for the first time because [[spoiler: it was heavily implied that that person had molested/sexually assaulted a ten year old Sam.]]
** In [[http://spn-boc.livejournal.com/6283.html Harvester Of Eyes]], John Winchester is pitted against [[Comicbook/TheSandman The Corinthian]]. The fact that he's hunting a possibly-human monster who preys on young boys, while having to keep track of his two young sons on the road, aside...[[spoiler: Sam and Dean get lost in the Dreaming on their own. Dean obviously knows enough about pedophiles, creeps and "stranger danger" to be on high alert regarding anyone who might hurt Sam, he can't get it across to him that sometimes the really dangerous people can [[TheyLookJustLikeEveryoneElse look perfectly normal. Even cool and fun to hang out with]].]]
* ''Fanfic/PastSins'' has one marking the point where everything goes down the tubes...namely, [[spoiler:a child being forcibly taken away from their guardian, who can do nothing to stop it. And then said child believing their guardian ''wanted'' to give them away.]]
* In ''Fanfic/{{Progress}}'', Sundance and every other pregnant mare in Equestria are worried for their unborn foals after the Discord incident.



* In ''For Tomorrow's Sake'', each protagonist is abducted, seemingly by magic, and placed in a room with complete strangers. They have no idea where they are, how they got there, or if their loved ones are in danger.
** And ''then'', they start getting visions of their children fighting Grimm, and getting hurt in the process. Not only that, but the Entities ([[WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} honestly]]) tell them that said visions depict the future.
-->Summer grabbed Willow's hand, as she was shaking worse than ever, eyes wide and fearful, her lips moving but no words coming out. Her baby girl, her daughter.
-->''Weissweissweiss...Please be okay.''
*** In the first chapter alone, Summer sees her name on a gravestone.
* In ''FanFic/HuntingTheUnicorn,'' Blaine is {{Cerebus Retcon}}ned into a LonelyRichKid--with the twist that his father's used work [[ParentalNeglect as an excuse to avoid him ever since he came out]]. Not only does Blaine [[ThickerThanWater put up with it]], the fear kicks in when David tells a counselor that [[spoiler: Blaine has a stalker and no clue about it.]] The worst part is that Blaine's absurd [[ObliviousToLove obliviousness to love]] makes [[FridgeHorror it perfectly in-character.]] The fear ''really'' kicks in when [[spoiler: said stalker kidnaps him, Wes, and David]], and Blaine gets a concussion. [[RealityEnsues Being semi-coherent and prone to confusion,]] the first person Blaine calls when he's lucid again is [[LoveMartyr his dad.]] But [[DramaticIrony the readers know]] he's ''actually'' called his ParentalSubstitute Greg, who's been waiting by the phone ever since he found out what happened and [[PapaWolf is now heading out to look for him]].
** The others don't get away from this either. Wes and David [[TrueCompanions continue to look for Blaine]] ''after'' being told to go home by police, Finn gets locked in a car trunk, and [[spoiler: Kurt gets briefly strangled by Blaine's stalker.]]
** Nick's CharacterDevelopment is bringing in a crapton of RealityEnsues: His CloudCuckooLander antics and [[TheStoner love of weed]] are initially PlayedForLaughs, but [[CriminalMinds the BAU]] (especially [[OnlySaneMan Hotch]]) is increasingly concerned about him, and it's implied the Warblers and his aunt are enabling it as long as he doesn't get in TOO much trouble because they know ''something's'' wrong, they just don't know ''what.'' Moreover, he has a restraining order against his father Tori--which ends up being because [[AdultFear he was THAT terrified of coming out as bisexual and his father taking it badly.]] Especially since his infamous MushroomSamba ComingOutStory ended with his ''mother'' kicking him out, so [[RealityEnsues he had a VERY good reason to think he needed to do that.]] Being that Tori's [[GoodParents a damn good parent]] [[spoiler: despite his notoriety as the FBI rogue "Spyke"]], he's ''really'' upset when he finds out after years of estrangement. Also, Tori [[spoiler: is sheltering a kidnapper because Nick's safety is being used as blackmail to make him cooperate.]] The BAU is notably struggling with the decision ToBeLawfulOrGood--they don't want to let him get away [[spoiler: from sheltering a kidnapper or his many, many crimes after deserting the FBI]], but they also know that it wouldn't do any wonders for Nick's emotional well-being.



* In ''StreetsOfRageSaga'', based on the ''VideoGame/StreetsOfRage'' beat-em-up game series, two incidents are related in the back-story some twenty years before the story's modern-day timeline, both of them involving children: [[spoiler:an infant was snatched when his parents looked away for just a moment and he was later murdered, and some time after that a girl wandered away from her parents along a beach and was attacked by the same perpetrator moments later]]. What makes it even more horrifying is the common nature of both incidents--[[spoiler:both were committed by a feral child]].



** [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8107527/1/The-Weakest-Link The Weakest Link]]: [[spoiler: America, England, Norway, Denmark, Russia, Finland, Sweden, Poland, and Lithuania]] are ForcedToWatch as sociopathic scientists torture [[spoiler: Sealand, Estonia, Latvia, and Iceland]] in the name of 'science'. Made worse as [[spoiler: Fletcher's]] almost pedophiliacal obsession with [[spoiler: Latvia]] forces the adults to worry that he might end up being raped and the others will be forced to watch.
* In the Sherlockian ''Fanfic/DeliverUsFromEvilSeries'', InspectorLestrade fears for the safety of the young Baker Street Irregulars. Considering that he's friends with at least one, has another among his constables, and has a nephew in their ranks, he's very close to them and has every right to feel a parental horror at the boys putting themselves InHarmsWay.
** Later on, [[TheHero Dr. Watson]] ''disbands'' the Irregulars when one of the very young ones is nearly killed.

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** [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8107527/1/The-Weakest-Link The Weakest Link]]: [[spoiler: America, England, Norway, Denmark, Russia, Finland, Sweden, Poland, and Lithuania]] are ForcedToWatch as sociopathic scientists torture [[spoiler: Sealand, Estonia, Latvia, and Iceland]] in the name of 'science'. Made worse as [[spoiler: Fletcher's]] almost pedophiliacal pedophiliac obsession with [[spoiler: Latvia]] forces the adults to worry that he might end up being raped and the others will be forced to watch.
* In the Sherlockian ''Fanfic/DeliverUsFromEvilSeries'', InspectorLestrade fears for the safety of the young Baker Street Irregulars. Considering that he's friends with at least one, has another among his constables, and has a nephew in their ranks, he's very close to them and has every right to feel a parental horror at the boys putting themselves InHarmsWay.
** Later on, [[TheHero Dr. Watson]] ''disbands'' the Irregulars when one of the very young ones is nearly killed.
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* ''VideoGame/SilentHill2'' fic ''FanFic/ComingHome'' is a cornucopia of this; with James's father [[VideoGame/SilentHill4 Frank Sunderland]] having to watch his son spiral into depression and starts acting erratically after his [[NotHisSled wife's death.]] Frank find out that James is being stalked by a powerful force that is obsessed with him after he didn't believe his son's fears that something was out to get him. Frank finds it would do anything to possess him and outright threatens sexual violence on James to Frank. After his son goes Silent Hill, Frank never sees his son again.
* The plot of [[FanFic/RainboomsAndRoyalty the Dashverse]] story ''Hot Heads, Cold Hearts and Nerves of Steel'' is kicked off when [[BigBad Sombra's]] minions kidnap every foal in Ponyville overnight. Then we find out that he wants the foals so that [[spoiler: [[PoweredByAForsakenChild he can sacrifice them to increase his power]]]].



* [[BigBad The villain]] of ''Fanfic/GettingBackOnYourHooves'', Checkmate Monarch, is a textbook [[TheSociopath sociopathic]] [[CorruptCorporateExecutive businessmare]] who cannot comprehend the idea that ruining another's entire life and livelihood for a minute gain is bad [[MoralMyopia so long as it doesn't effect her]], and who has spent [[ControlFreak most of her life controlling]] and tormenting [[spoiler:her sister]], Trixie, simply because the latter's existence meant she had to [[GreenEyedMonster share the spotlight]] instead of being [[ItsAllAboutMe the center of attention]]. She fully intended to ruin the lives of the Mane Six, ''national heroes who have saved the world multiple times'', just because they helped Trixie. Most of what makes her so scary is that she could very easily have succeeded, since she was for most part operating within legal boundaries, and that her mannerisms and motivations were based on real life {{Sociopath}}s, meaning people like her ''actually exist''.
* In ''VideoGame/PokemonFalseRed'', Red's mother has to deal with her son's disappearance when he went training and receives no closure on whether or not her son's dead.
* In [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8987485/1/Turnabout-Nephew Turnabout Nephew]], the young son of [[VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney Ema and Klavier]] ends up meeting [[spoiler: Kristoph Gavin]] in solitary confinement, after getting lost from his mother. While [[spoiler: Kristoph]] shows no inclination to hurt the boy, given what he already tried to do to people in the game (including to a little girl), it's easy to see why Ema and Klavier are so scared when they find out.
* Fanfic/StreetSharksRedux was basically [[WesternAnimation/StreetSharks the original series]] rewritten to be DarkerAndEdgier and make more prominent the FridgeHorror of the show. As a result, the story doesn't shy away from creepiness like one's family member vanishing, finding oneself forced to hide from the community, living in fear of being kidnapped and hurt, and so on.
* The final story of ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'', "Black Rain", has Socrates almost being kidnapped by a strange man in a mask[[note]]heavily implied to be [[FanNickname Masky]] from ''WebVideo/MarbleHornets'', which makes sense given that [[Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos Slender Man himself]] is in the story[[/note]]who'd invaded his mansion. Things only get worse when it's revealed [[KnifeNut he had a knife the whole time]] and is still in his house. ''Then'' Socrates points out that he could still be around when Elliot (his owner, a young boy) and his family return...
* The admins of FanFic/TheInfiniteLoops have prevented anybody caught in the eponymous [[GroundhogDayLoop time loops]] from having children since they know full well any such children would cease to exist once a loop resets. An episode involving Twilight Sparkle in a variant based on Fanfic/PastSins clearly demonstrates why this rule exists, as she was devastated when the loop reset after having adopted Nyx. Fortunately, the admins managed to abuse a loophole to allow Nyx to start looping as well.
* In ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney'' fanfic ''Fanfic/DirtySympathy'', Apollo and Klavier deal with being trapped in abusive relationships with people who have the skills and connections to make their deaths look accidental. Especially since Apollo is reminded by [[spoiler: Kristoph]] that if he goes missing no one would know since Apollo doesn't have any family or friends.
* ''Franchise/MassEffect'''s fanfic [[Fanfic/CrucibleMassEffect Crucible]] is a giant list of all the horrible things could happen to your child. From the BadFuture to the present timeline, it can say that almost every character has experience this in some forms. Some short examples in the list are: Premature births, miscarriages, harms to pregnant mothers, child/foetus kidnapping and trafficking (this involves killing off the mothers), child verbal/physical/sexual abuse (by both stranger and relatives intentionally or under drug/alcohol's influence), child inhumane experience, mob lynching (on daily basic), HalfBreedDiscrimination, MadeASlave, (un)intentional child neglect that leads to starvation/injures/kidnapping/death/suicidal tendency, ParentalAbandonment, war orphans, [[BreakTheCutie traumas]] [[RapeLeadsToInsanity and mental illnesses due to sexual abuses]] and many more... It's better to not discuss the details of some of these examples unless one wants to be traumatized for life.
** The sequel ''Destiny'' doesn't fair much better, 3 chapters in and we already have a kidnapping and trafficking attempt on a child, first started by a group of street rats around the kid's age, no less. Obviously, there will be more in the future.
** Right after that, Tiberius, the ''Primarch'''s son of all people, was almost got kidnapped from his bedroom, while his parents were in their own room just down the hall.
** Jane saw [[{{Psychopomp}} her father]] in a hospital while on the way to investigate the above kidnapping. He was there to take away a soul of a little girl who's got caught in an accident, all while her parents and doctors were still trying to save her, not realizing there was no point to do so anymore.
* In ''FanFic/DiariesOfAMadman'', Shining Armor mistakes Cadance's scream of frustration while playing video games as her being under attack.
* ''FanFic/FluttershysNightOut'' is a rather dark MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic story. In it, a (teenaged and very innocent) [[TheIngenue Fluttershy]] does not get attacked by monsters or subjected to any supernatural menace. Nope. Instead she [[spoiler:goes out to a pub in the hope of making friends and is [[ButLiquorIsQuicker wined]], seduced, used and abandoned by a smooth-talking stallion, who does so simply because he wants sex and she's naive enough to think he loves her]]. Oh, and this happens ''before'' she's made a lot of friends (this would be during the period when Rainbow Dash was away and Rarity was Fluttershy's only social contact) so she by implication [[spoiler:has no one to help her and responds to the experience by blaming herself, assuming that she's inferior to other ponies]], and becoming the half-crazy hermit who Twilight Sparkle eventually encounters in Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E1MareInTheMoon. In other words, she's an emotional wreck for ''years to come.'' And yes, the scenario is quite plausible, even in as nice a society as Equestria's.
* In ''Fanfic/Gensokyo20XX'', we have this played definitely straight in both Gensokyo 20XX and 20XXI in that the thought of having Reimu, Yukari's surrogate offspring, all alone without in a time where she could run the risk of being apprehended or the fact that she may be apprehended and possibly executed and, in the second one, being Ran being separated from her offspring and not knowing will happen to them.
** In chapter 12 in Gensokyo 20XXII, Ran finding out two of three of her babies have died not too long after being forcibly separated from her and Reimu is being doped up by force with tranquilizers every three hours for screaming, as well as the fact that is and was virtually powerless to stop it.
** In Reimu's Illness, the thought of your child dying from multiple potentially fatal illness
** In 20XXIV, in chapter 9 with Reimu crawling off, right into danger, and, later on, in chapter 28, we have Chen who is attacked no sooner than when she goes outside and the resulting attack leaves her with her left arm and leg paralyzed from nerve damage and incontinent. What makes either of them worse is the former was conditioned not to sense danger and the latter because someone/thing was lying in wait when they attacked Chen and it was going for the kill.
*** Also from 20XXIV, We have Chen attempting suicide
** In 20XXV, we have Reimu almost dying after consuming rat poison and, later on, we have Reimu, Renko, Sanae, An, and Youmu getting out of the apartment building and only An being found, the others being lost in a world they could be killed, traded, or eaten. To worsen, the latter, one of the kids is near blind. Fortunately, they were found in a forest.
*** Also from 20XXV, what a poltergeist does with Reimu, that is, spiriting her away. Of course, this really blows a head when she is spirited away from her crib whilst she is asleep and it was like she was barely there and they do not find her until after the poltergeists are vanquished. Also, one of said poltergeists is attacking the children, even to the point of almost killing them (the first time is when Yume Ni was scratched on the neck and it came very close to killing her if not rendering her unable to talk and, the second time, the children are chased out while she is throwing things at them, one of which being a table).
* In ''FanFic/SlyWitsParadise'', Luna risked getting trampled by a herd of frightened earth ponies if she fell from Whip Scar's back and Celestia found herself in the middle of a clearing when a hunting griffin is hovering above her. In the next chapter, a pack of hungry wolves went after the foals of the herd.
* This plays a role in the backstory of [[SociopathicHero Victor]] [[BloodKnight Kraber]] from ''Fanfic/TheConversionBureauTheOtherSideOfTheSpectrum''. Before the war and TCB!Equestria's AssimilationPlot became common knowledge, he hired TCB!Pinkie Pie to plan out a birthday party for his children, but when he got there late (after being stuck with an emergency at work and then getting stuck in traffic), the house was empty and he spent several agonizing minutes wondering what happened. He then realized his children and the other guests had all been ponified (which is explicitly stated to be MindRape and a FateWorseThanDeath of the highest order), subsequently [[DrivenToMadness causing him]] [[AxCrazy to go crazy]] [[ItsPersonal in a vicious crusade]] [[PapaWolf to avenge his family]].
* IN ''FanFic/{{Shatterheart}}'' Fai is on a rare outing with Syaoran, joining him at a bookstore during the Infinity Arc. Syaoran takes off by himself to get some air and gets kidnapped by a bunch of thugs and is tortured by serial killers for their amusement. Fai and Kurogane run themselves ragged trying to find him and pray that they find him in time.

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* [[BigBad The villain]] of ''Fanfic/GettingBackOnYourHooves'', Checkmate Monarch, is a textbook [[TheSociopath sociopathic]] [[CorruptCorporateExecutive businessmare]] who cannot comprehend the idea that ruining another's entire life and livelihood for a minute gain is bad [[MoralMyopia so long as it doesn't effect her]], and who has spent [[ControlFreak most of her life controlling]] and tormenting [[spoiler:her sister]], Trixie, simply because the latter's existence meant she had to [[GreenEyedMonster share the spotlight]] instead of being [[ItsAllAboutMe the center of attention]]. She fully intended to ruin the lives of the Mane Six, ''national heroes who have saved the world multiple times'', just because they helped Trixie. Most of what makes her so scary is that she could very easily have succeeded, since she was for most part operating within legal boundaries, and that her mannerisms and motivations were based on real life {{Sociopath}}s, meaning people like her ''actually exist''.
* In ''VideoGame/PokemonFalseRed'', Red's mother has to deal with her son's disappearance when he went training and receives no closure on whether or not her son's dead.
* In [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8987485/1/Turnabout-Nephew Turnabout Nephew]], the young son of [[VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney Ema and Klavier]] ends up meeting [[spoiler: Kristoph Gavin]] in solitary confinement, after getting lost from his mother. While [[spoiler: Kristoph]] shows no inclination to hurt the boy, given what he already tried to do to people in the game (including to a little girl), it's easy to see why Ema and Klavier are so scared when they find out.
* Fanfic/StreetSharksRedux was basically [[WesternAnimation/StreetSharks the original series]] rewritten to be DarkerAndEdgier and make more prominent the FridgeHorror of the show. As a result, the story doesn't shy away from creepiness like one's family member vanishing, finding oneself forced to hide from the community, living in fear of being kidnapped and hurt, and so on.
* The final story of ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'', "Black Rain", has Socrates almost being kidnapped by a strange man in a mask[[note]]heavily implied to be [[FanNickname Masky]] from ''WebVideo/MarbleHornets'', which makes sense given that [[Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos Slender Man himself]] is in the story[[/note]]who'd invaded his mansion. Things only get worse when it's revealed [[KnifeNut he had a knife the whole time]] and is still in his house. ''Then'' Socrates points out that he could still be around when Elliot (his owner, a young boy) and his family return...
* The admins of FanFic/TheInfiniteLoops have prevented anybody caught in the eponymous [[GroundhogDayLoop time loops]] from having children since they know full well any such children would cease to exist once a loop resets. An episode involving Twilight Sparkle in a variant based on Fanfic/PastSins clearly demonstrates why this rule exists, as she was devastated when the loop reset after having adopted Nyx. Fortunately, the admins managed to abuse a loophole to allow Nyx to start looping as well.
* In ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney'' fanfic ''Fanfic/DirtySympathy'', Apollo and Klavier deal with being trapped in abusive relationships with people who have the skills and connections to make their deaths look accidental. Especially since Apollo is reminded by [[spoiler: Kristoph]] that if he goes missing no one would know since Apollo doesn't have any family or friends.
* ''Franchise/MassEffect'''s fanfic [[Fanfic/CrucibleMassEffect Crucible]] is a giant list of all the horrible things could happen to your child. From the BadFuture to the present timeline, it can say that almost every character has experience this in some forms. Some short examples in the list are: Premature births, miscarriages, harms to pregnant mothers, child/foetus kidnapping and trafficking (this involves killing off the mothers), child verbal/physical/sexual abuse (by both stranger and relatives intentionally or under drug/alcohol's influence), child inhumane experience, mob lynching (on daily basic), HalfBreedDiscrimination, MadeASlave, (un)intentional child neglect that leads to starvation/injures/kidnapping/death/suicidal tendency, ParentalAbandonment, war orphans, [[BreakTheCutie traumas]] [[RapeLeadsToInsanity and mental illnesses due to sexual abuses]] and many more... It's better to not discuss the details of some of these examples unless one wants to be traumatized for life.
** The sequel ''Destiny'' doesn't fair much better, 3 chapters in and we already have a kidnapping and trafficking attempt on a child, first started by a group of street rats around the kid's age, no less. Obviously, there will be more in the future.
** Right after that, Tiberius, the ''Primarch'''s son of all people, was almost got kidnapped from his bedroom, while his parents were in their own room just down the hall.
** Jane saw [[{{Psychopomp}} her father]] in a hospital while on the way to investigate the above kidnapping. He was there to take away a soul of a little girl who's got caught in an accident, all while her parents and doctors were still trying to save her, not realizing there was no point to do so anymore.
* In ''FanFic/DiariesOfAMadman'', Shining Armor mistakes Cadance's scream of frustration while playing video games as her being under attack.
* ''FanFic/FluttershysNightOut'' is a rather dark MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic story. In it, a (teenaged and very innocent) [[TheIngenue Fluttershy]] does not get attacked by monsters or subjected to any supernatural menace. Nope. Instead she [[spoiler:goes out to a pub in the hope of making friends and is [[ButLiquorIsQuicker wined]], seduced, used and abandoned by a smooth-talking stallion, who does so simply because he wants sex and she's naive enough to think he loves her]]. Oh, and this happens ''before'' she's made a lot of friends (this would be during the period when Rainbow Dash was away and Rarity was Fluttershy's only social contact) so she by implication [[spoiler:has no one to help her and responds to the experience by blaming herself, assuming that she's inferior to other ponies]], and becoming the half-crazy hermit who Twilight Sparkle eventually encounters in Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E1MareInTheMoon. In other words, she's an emotional wreck for ''years to come.'' And yes, the scenario is quite plausible, even in as nice a society as Equestria's.
* In ''Fanfic/Gensokyo20XX'', we have this played definitely straight in both Gensokyo 20XX and 20XXI in that the thought of having Reimu, Yukari's surrogate offspring, all alone without in a time where she could run the risk of being apprehended or the fact that she may be apprehended and possibly executed and, in the second one, being Ran being separated from her offspring and not knowing will happen to them.
** In chapter 12 in Gensokyo 20XXII, Ran finding out two of three of her babies have died not too long after being forcibly separated from her and Reimu is being doped up by force with tranquilizers every three hours for screaming, as well as the fact that is and was virtually powerless to stop it.
** In Reimu's Illness, the thought of your child dying from multiple potentially fatal illness
** In 20XXIV, in chapter 9 with Reimu crawling off, right into danger, and, later on, in chapter 28, we have Chen who is attacked no sooner than when she goes outside and the resulting attack leaves her with her left arm and leg paralyzed from nerve damage and incontinent. What makes either of them worse is the former was conditioned not to sense danger and the latter because someone/thing was lying in wait when they attacked Chen and it was going for the kill.
*** Also from 20XXIV, We have Chen attempting suicide
** In 20XXV, we have Reimu almost dying after consuming rat poison and, later on, we have Reimu, Renko, Sanae, An, and Youmu getting out of the apartment building and only An being found, the others being lost in a world they could be killed, traded, or eaten. To worsen, the latter, one of the kids is near blind. Fortunately, they were found in a forest.
*** Also from 20XXV, what a poltergeist does with Reimu, that is, spiriting her away. Of course, this really blows a head when she is spirited away from her crib whilst she is asleep and it was like she was barely there and they do not find her until after the poltergeists are vanquished. Also, one of said poltergeists is attacking the children, even to the point of almost killing them (the first time is when Yume Ni was scratched on the neck and it came very close to killing her if not rendering her unable to talk and, the second time, the children are chased out while she is throwing things at them, one of which being a table).
* In ''FanFic/SlyWitsParadise'', Luna risked getting trampled by a herd of frightened earth ponies if she fell from Whip Scar's back and Celestia found herself in the middle of a clearing when a hunting griffin is hovering above her. In the next chapter, a pack of hungry wolves went after the foals of the herd.
* This plays a role in the backstory of [[SociopathicHero Victor]] [[BloodKnight Kraber]] from ''Fanfic/TheConversionBureauTheOtherSideOfTheSpectrum''. Before the war and TCB!Equestria's AssimilationPlot became common knowledge, he hired TCB!Pinkie Pie to plan out a birthday party for his children, but when he got there late (after being stuck with an emergency at work and then getting stuck in traffic), the house was empty and he spent several agonizing minutes wondering what happened. He then realized his children and the other guests had all been ponified (which is explicitly stated to be MindRape and a FateWorseThanDeath of the highest order), subsequently [[DrivenToMadness causing him]] [[AxCrazy to go crazy]] [[ItsPersonal in a vicious crusade]] [[PapaWolf to avenge his family]].
* IN
''FanFic/{{Shatterheart}}'' Fai is on a rare outing with Syaoran, joining him at a bookstore during the Infinity Arc. Syaoran takes off by himself to get some air and gets kidnapped by a bunch of thugs and is tortured by serial killers for their amusement. Fai and Kurogane run themselves ragged trying to find him and pray that they find him in time.



** According to the official tumblr page for the webcomic, Soichiro's parents, Gin and Nozomi have actually lost a child, a daughter named Meika, to drowning, while Nozomi while still pregnant with Soichiro
* In the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' fanfic ''FanFic/{{Insontis}}'', in "A Considerable Lack of Amusement", [=McCoy=] is drugged unconscious and the de-aged Kirk is kidnapped in the middle of a crowded amusement park. The best Spock can hope is that Kirk was taken as a hostage and not something nastier.

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** According to the official tumblr page for the webcomic, Soichiro's parents, Gin and Nozomi have actually lost a child, a daughter named Meika, to drowning, while Nozomi while still pregnant with Soichiro
* In the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' fanfic ''FanFic/{{Insontis}}'', in "A Considerable Lack of Amusement", [=McCoy=] is drugged unconscious and the de-aged Kirk is kidnapped in the middle of a crowded amusement park. The best Spock can hope is that Kirk was taken as a hostage and not something nastier.
Soichiro.



* In the Franchise/StarWars fanfic [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10087332/1/Youngling Youngling]], there's the moment where Obi-Wan finds out that the Sith who has been looking for Anakin is none other than [[spoiler: Anakin's "friend", Chancellor Palpatine]]. The real clincher? He'd previously left Anakin (who's currently been de-aged to approximately ''three years old'') alone with him.
* In ''FanFic/TangledInTime'' Link is kidnapped from his own crib in the middle of the night and Sir Raven and his wife never see him again.
** Ganondorf also faces this: after forbidding his son to leave Lake Hylia for years he finally relents and takes him to Castle Town only for them to ambushed on the way back home and separated.
** Link meets two strangers that help him out and find shelter when he separated from his father. After the strangers gain his trust, they take him to woods and have him do a favor for them in exchange for finding his father. The favor has Link losing his chance to reunite with his father and forces him to grow up before his time.
* In ''FanFic/TheSagaOfAvatarKorra'', Korra is kidnapped by the Red Lotus when she was only three years old. Her mother was not strong enough to protect her from the Red Lotus, and her father was out on a fishing trip at the time. Despite their best efforts, they were unable to rescue their daughter. They have not seen their daughter for fourteen years, and they both believe and hope she is still alive.
* The entire premise of ''Fanfic/HitList'' is that a group of armed goons, most of which seem either completely sociopathic or too angry to care about what they do, bomb all the exits of a high school and hold the entire student and teacher body hostage. Link and several of his friends manage to evade capture, but must spend the rest of the fic well aware that any slip-up could result in them being killed. The teachers can't protect the students, the police can't rescue the hostages (and the police chief's son is one of the students), Link's little sister can't be found, and it turns out that Link's friend, Sheik, [[spoiler:and Aryll's boyfriend, Colin,]] allied with the attackers for personal reasons. Shad and Ashei have to be abandoned [[spoiler:with Shad's respiratory system shutting down after he breathed in chemicals and Ashei bleeding out from a bullet to the thigh]]. Anju [[spoiler:is shot and nearly killed in front of her boyfriend]]. Later on, Zelda [[spoiler:receives a prophetic vision showing that Ganondorf's hand will be forced and he'll give the order for all the remaining hostages to be killed. She has no clue how long she has until then, how to prevent the situation from happening, and how to get help for it.]]
** The sequel, ''From the Dust'', is more fantastical, but has just as many threatening situations. While a group of students are on a field trip, many go missing overnight. In some cases, they disappear while someone else is right nearby and just doesn't keep an eye on them. Kafei goes off to some unknown destination and vanishes, while a panicked Anju not only fears he might have run off with a friend, but can't list him as a missing person because he's legally an adult. Kafei, meanwhile, [[spoiler:was turned into a child and left wandering naked around the museum. When he's found by the very strange Tingle, he initially is terrified he's been caught by a pedophile.]] Several of the missing students are placed in very dangerous magical worlds and given nothing to help them but a few random items and vague clues. A major subplot involves the kidnapping of some orphaned children [[spoiler:one of whom Zelda finds hidden in a small area, crying over being separated from the others]]. Link, meanwhile, is arrested for a crime he didn't commit and when he is able to free himself, it comes at the cost of being trapped in a form that leaves him unable to communicate or interact with his friends.
* In ''FanFic/ThreeFilliesAndAGriffon'', Grigori's first child Isabelle [[ChasingAButterfly chased a butterfly]] to the edge of the Abysmal Abyss, where she [[spoiler:does not survive.]] Just talking about this incident turns Grigori into a [[ManlyTears sobbing wreck]].



* In the ''Series/OnceUponATime'' fanfiction ''Fanfic/FreezeOnTheStones'', Lacey French (aka Belle) moves in with Mr. Gold, but because of his reputation everyone assumes that she's his mistress and he's been abusing her and her daughter. The rumors about them become so bad that social services try to take Lacey's daughter away on trumped up neglect charges.
* Like the ''1989 Batman'' film it's based on, the fanfiction ''Through a Glass Darkly'' is ''built'' on adult fears. The very first chapter has Jack Napier forcing a little girl (whose parents he had just murdered in front of her) help him rob the Axis Chemical Plant. Batman only saves her from falling into the vat of acid after Napier holds a gun up to her head. After she manages to cope with parents' murder, she witnesses Joker shooting up the crowd, decides to run away to protect Bruce and gets kidnapped ''in front of a stunned Bruce, who had just been shot'' by the Joker... who then issues a ransom demand to Bruce by means of a shocking videotape involving him injecting the child with Smilex...
* In ''Fanfic/{{Wonderful}}'', a psychopathic mass murderer kidnapped a man and his daughter and then attempted to murder the little girl in front of her father.



* Betelgeuse gets hit with this twice in ''Fanfic/SayItThrice'', in which he has a powerful BigBrotherInstinct[=/=]PapaWolf relationship with Lydia. First, prior to the events of the fic, he has to watch as she's [[spoiler:BoundAndGagged and essentially imprisoned by her own aunt. "She's off limits!"]] Then, during the course of the story, he discovers that [[spoiler:another poltergeist, Sanduleak, is planning to rape and murder "his girl"]] and he's unable to reach her in time to stop it.
* In the third arc of the [[Fanfic/{{Cinderjuice}} Contractually Obligated Chaos]] series, the ArcVillain is a ''strigoi mort'', which is effectively a vampire ghost, who particularly favors the blood of ''children''. By the time the heroes are aware of the situation, he's already killed a few.



* The TheAmazingSpiez one-shot [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6346798/1/Regret Regret]] shows the very real risk of the following scenario: Lee, no more than 13 or 14 depending on when the story takes place, might be forced to tell his parents that Marc, 12 or 13, was murdered by a villain who [[WouldHurtAChild was sadistic enough to]] ''[[CruelAndUnusualDeath cut the tube on Marc's oxygen tank while they were deep underwater]]''. Jerry, as the TeamDad, also has to deal with seeing his agents reacting [[AgeAppropriateAngst like the children they are]] and [[ItsAllMyFault watch Lee and Megan both blame each other for the whole mess]].
* In the VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII fanfic, [[FanFic/CissneisPath Cissnei's Path]], Godo Kisaragi ended up facing his daughter, Yuffie in a heated battle that resulted in him being knocked down to the first floor of the pagoda. Unfortunately, Yuffie had exhausted herself and fell straight down while he couldn't move. He would have watched her die right in front of him had Leviathan not shown up and caught her.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' fanfic ''Fanfic/RequiemForALoud'', Mr. and Mrs. Loud receive about the worst news a parent can receive; their son has an incurable disease, and will soon die.
** As fans quickly realized, Lincoln's personality and place in the family leave him ripe of this trope, leading to several stories playing it out. In [[https://pastebin.com/5xvRv7Ck A Dark House Inadequate]], he starts [[SelfHarm Self Harming]] and is ultimately DrivenToSuicide (mercifully [[InterruptedSuicide interrupted]] but the trauma is still very real) and in [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/7312138 Blood & Sweat]], he pushes himself to the point of injury through physical training to try to impress Lynn; when she and Luna figure out exactly how hard their brother is pushing himself (which includes failing to eat properly, to the point of rib exposure), they're terrified and Lynn [[ItsAllMyFault tearfully starts blaming herself]]. Both stories also feature Lincoln feeling worthless compared to his sisters and the girls having to come to terms with how things meant in innocence caused their brother deep emotional damage.
** ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12381647/1/Luan-s-Problem Luan's Problem]]'' opens with an ill-thought-out surprise from Luan [[GoneHorriblyWrong going disastrously wrong]], landing Lincoln in the hospital and causing the other girls to disown Luan after ripping her to shreds emotionally. Then, when a [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone traumatized]] Luan sits down with a psychiatrist that she just happened to bump into at the hospital, we find out that when Luan was 9, she had a math teacher [[SadistTeacher so sadistic]] that her abuse over Luan's struggles with her class drove Luan ''to overdose on ADHD meds'' (that she hated taking in the first place) to try to improve.
* In one ''Harry Potter/Silent Hill'' crossover I forgot the name, Draco Malfoy and Sybil Bennett find themselves stranded inside the hellish dimension of Silent Hill, in which they meet the Brethren. Now for the kicker: Silent Hill was founded by Squibs determined to eradicate magic among them, and the Brethren decided to burn a little girl alive because she developed magic in spite of their safety measures. Draco is a wizard, and Sybil knows it. Meaning that she's the only person able to protect a twenty-something kid from being murdered by a bunch of fanatics for something he was born with.





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* The final story of ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'', "Black Rain", has Socrates almost being kidnapped by a strange man in a mask[[note]]heavily implied to be [[FanNickname Masky]] from ''WebVideo/MarbleHornets'', which makes sense given that [[Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos Slender Man himself]] is in the story[[/note]]who'd invaded his mansion. Things only get worse when it's revealed [[KnifeNut he had a knife the whole time]] and is still in his house. ''Then'' Socrates points out that he could still be around when Elliot (his owner, a young boy) and his family return...

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* ''FanFic/ADifferentMedius'' has Buwaro deal with [[spoiler: his entire hometown being destroyed by horrorterrors, and being unable to find his [[HasTwoMommies adoptive dads]]]] as well as finding out that [[spoiler: your adoptive Dad happens to be the reason your biological parents are dead to begin with]]. Holy shit.
* In one ''Harry Potter/Silent Hill'' crossover I forgot the name, Draco Malfoy and Sybil Bennett find themselves stranded inside the hellish dimension of Silent Hill, in which they meet the Brethren. Now for the kicker: Silent Hill was founded by Squibs determined to eradicate magic among them, and the Brethren decided to burn a little girl alive because she developed magic in spite of their safety measures. Draco is a wizard, and Sybil knows it. Meaning that she's the only person able to protect a twenty-something kid from being murdered by a bunch of fanatics for something he was born with.



* ''FanFic/WithThisRing'': [[spoiler: Robin's uncle, Rick, was healed from his comatose state [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming thanks to Orange Lantern]] and woke up to discover that his nephew had become a vigilante. He's currently taking a "don't ask, don't tell" stance on the matter, since the last time he asked for details he only wound up losing sleep when thinking about it.]]
** In "Contingency" Alan Scott has a bad fall. OL is terrified because his grandmother never recovered from her fall and she was younger than Alan.
** ''Displaced'' is this incarnate. With the adults suddenly disappearing, children die in droves, especially '''young children'''. To give a picture of it:
--> '''Orange Lantern''': Tell Batman to imagine a world where in every hospital, every clinic, every doctor's surgery... Doctors: gone. Surgeons: gone. Anesthetists: gone. Critical care nurses: gone. Any child who was undergoing surgery when the separation occurred is most likely already dead. Most children who were in critical care wards will be dying without the constant attention they need. Small babies who were being bathed when their parents disappeared stand a good chance of drowning. And good as autopilots are, I don't know how long we've got until planes start falling out of the sky with no pilots. Major roads are covered in crashed cars, the injured and the dead and there aren't enough of us to help. I will be astonished if we keep the death toll to a mere five figures -most of whom will be children- and I will shout the praises of any deity who feels like chipping in, we cannot afford- We can't afford to pay any unessential attention to secondary objectives. Please pass that on.
* A CodeLyoko fanfic that's title is escaping me featured a ''nasty'' deconstruction of the RippleProofMemory the heroes exhibit. During a XANA attack, Odd is cornered and raped by a staff member [[spoiler: (Jim if memory serves)]], unable to tell if it's because the adult is possessed by XANA or because they actually want to hurt him in this fashion. One Return to the Past later and Odd wakes up sobbing in bed. When Ulrich questions him, he quickly realizes it's ''highly'' unlikely Odd's going to be able to move on since not only do they have no evidence other than the word of a teenager with a BookDumb and [[ItAmusedMe prankster]] reputation but the event in question ''didn't actually happen'' according to anyone but Odd.
* ''Fanfic/ReluctantHero'' is an ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' AU in which Zuko discovers he's the new Avatar, meaning he's his own country's enemy, and the Fire Nation is duty-bound to lock him away for life. He's so disgusted and ashamed of himself for ''being born this way'' he outright attempts suicide. When he discovers what his nephew tried to do, [[OutlivingOnesOffspring Iroh]] goes ballistic and tears into the teen for almost forcing an old man to lose his son again.
** It gets worse when the Northern Water Tribe learns the new Avatar is near and decides to ''abduct'' him in order to save him from the Fire Nation. They have good intentions, but they force Zuko to assimilate while the teen is struggling with his status and identity, and they even consider to use the Dai Li's brainwashing method to make him forget ''everything'' about his birth nation, feeling it would help him to become a proper Avatar. Needless to say, Zuko is so freaked out he runs away.
** Sokka gets himself separated from his sister and the Kyoshi Warriors to give them a chance to escape a mountain full of zombies and Fire soldiers. His HeroicSacrifice - the ''will'' to sacrifice, at least - manages to repel the zombies, but now he's stuck with the Fire Nation which plans to indoctrinate him by giving him as a trainee to the Fire Sages, meaning his chances to see Katara again are not good.
* ''FanFic/AGreatAndPowerfulHeart'':
** Trixie, while touring with her wagon, ends up in a very remote and hostile community where a crooked law enforcement official fines [[FelonyMisdemeanor her enormously for ludicrous charges]], and threatens to keep her locked up unless [[AnOfferYouCantRefuse she agrees to do an unenviable task]].
** Derpy Hooves is faced with her child, Dinky, going missing into a dangerous forest. [[spoiler: And worse, the crooked sheriff is a bigot who won't help find Dinky because of her race]].
** [[spoiler: Poor Jasper was born a unicorn in a town of bigots who bullied and berated him his entire life, telling him he was worthless. And when he went missing with Derpy, they were willing to let him die in Dusky Dale]].
** In the crossover with ''FanFic/TheGreatAlicornHunt'', [[spoiler: Jasper and Trixie are forced to become fugitives from the law, after [[DirtyCop Sheriff Brass]] and his goons in Filli Terram, in attempt to cover up his corruption, falsely accuses them of various crimes so that he can have them arrested and dragged back to Promise, even sending perjured statements to many law enforcement groups so he can capture them. After being chased for a year, it is no wonder that when Sunset locates them (having discovered their ascension to alicornhood), they were paranoid enough to hide behind a myriad of illusion spells]].
* In [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12049888/1/The-True-Villain The True Villain]], the story starts off like any other episode of MiraculousLadybug, Hawkmoth (here stated to be Gabriel Agreste) finds someone to turn into an akuma: a man distraught that his "product" has been stolen. He offers to help said man replace his merchandise in exchange for retrieving Ladybug and Chat's miraculous. Later, the akuma shows up outside of the school that the titular characters' civilian identities attend and abducts Marinette. A horrified Hawkmoth informs him that this wasn't part of the agreement, but is told that he agreed to replace the man's "products", which are actually abducted kids he sells into slavery. The akuma then spies Adrien and marks him as his next target before breaking off the partnership. Hawkmoth is [[EvenEvilHasStandards thoroughly shaken because he believes]] SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil (not to mention the akuma is planning on kidnapping and selling [[PapaWolf his son]]), and he ends up pulling an EnemyMine with Chat that evolves into a HeelFaceTurn.
* In ''Fanfic/BlackSky'', Dorea Black has to endure almost six years of separation from her brand-new husband whom she shared only their wedding night with. When she discovers his whereabouts, she learns he was locked up by his own father who stubbornly refuses to wake him up, even for attending his own grandmother's funeral.
* ''Fanfic/TheDragonKingsTemple'' almost overflows with mundane horror:
** Two kids are stranded in an unknown location with no way to communicate with theirs surroundings and no way back home.
** A predator is lurking in the base, hiding itself so well the protagonists have to use bait and even so, they almost died to neutralize it.
** Aang's reaction when he discovers two of his friends didn't came back from their trip, and all the clues point towards an abduction.
** Zuko and Toph's past as former [[ChildSoldier child soldiers]] coming to light horrifies the SG-1. [[OutlivingOnesOffspring Jack]] especially is hitten hard.
** Sanura's DarkAndTroubledPast. All her family ominously killed because her so-called gods [[MoralEventHorizon wanted to make a movie]].
** Zuko grows sicker and sicker the more time he's deprived from the sunlight. Even worse, [[AdultsAreUseless the SG-1 are aggravating the issue by refusing to let him go outside]], fearing he will catch some Terran illness or the NID swooping on him - and despite Top ''specifically stating'' "Let us see sunlight", Daniel doesn't understand she's using ExactWords and thinks the "high-spirited little girl" is just going stir-crazy.



* The WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse fanfic ''[[https://pastebin.com/y3Jiduy0 Lincoln Learns]][[https://pastebin.com/ZcRx1NKf the Hard Way]]'' features Lincoln [[spoiler: getting molested and nearly raped by one of Lori's classmates, even ending up with a head wound that bleeds heavily enough to stain his hair. And the story admits 2 facts that make this even worse: 1) Lincoln's education about sexual predators is limited because no one wants to bring it up (Lori feels particularly horrible since she knew all about the girl's tendencies but never tried to warn anyone in her family) and his image of a predator is a [[ObviouslyEvil creepy middle-aged man]] instead of a [[BitchInSheepsClothing pretty teenage girl]] and 2) due to having 5 older sisters who are openly affectionate with and protective of him, Lincoln doesn't see teenage girls as any kind of threat.]]



* This plays a major role in the plotlines of Richard and Lyria in ''Fanfic/ForumOfThrones''. Both are heavily concerned with the well-being of their daughters, only to see them targeted by a dangerous psychopath in the form of Wolfius Woodbark, someone who is inherently more powerful than either of them.

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* In ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' fic ''Fanfic/WhatAboutWitchQueen'' king Friedrich of the Isles has attacks of berserker UnstoppableRage and lives in fear that one day he'll end up beating up his wife or daughter. It's so bad he locks himself in his room for the attacks. [[spoiler:His fears come true, although it might be [[EvilPrince Michael]]'s fault.]]

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* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8475832/1/Tainted-Dreams Tainted Dreams]] has the protagonist being stuck in a coma with Freddy Krueger. So, basically she is stuck with a murderer, being tortured so he can feed off her fear... But what seems worse is how she accepts that there is no one waiting for her to wake up, no one is coming to visit her or wish that she would wake up and there is nothing she can do to escape. She is completely alone.
This plays a major role in easily relates to people who are abducted and eventually believe that they won't ever be found or saved. It is both heart breaking and disturbing of how Helyse just accepts her fate, making one wonder what has she been through.
* ''FanFic/BackToTheFuturePrequel'':
the plotlines of Richard and Lyria in ''Fanfic/ForumOfThrones''. Both are heavily concerned with the well-being of their daughters, only to see them targeted by a dangerous psychopath in the form of Wolfius Woodbark, someone villain, Hank Webb, kidnaps Marty, who is inherently more ''six years old'' at the time, and nearly drowns him.
* In the Franchise/StarWars fanfic [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10087332/1/Youngling Youngling]], there's the moment where Obi-Wan finds out that the Sith who has been looking for Anakin is none other than [[spoiler: Anakin's "friend", Chancellor Palpatine]]. The real clincher? He'd previously left Anakin (who's currently been de-aged to approximately ''three years old'') alone with him.
* Like the ''1989 Batman'' film it's based on, the fanfiction ''Through a Glass Darkly'' is ''built'' on adult fears. The very first chapter has Jack Napier forcing a little girl (whose parents he had just murdered in front of her) help him rob the Axis Chemical Plant. Batman only saves her from falling into the vat of acid after Napier holds a gun up to her head. After she manages to cope with parents' murder, she witnesses Joker shooting up the crowd, decides to run away to protect Bruce and gets kidnapped ''in front of a stunned Bruce, who had just been shot'' by the Joker... who then issues a ransom demand to Bruce by means of a shocking videotape involving him injecting the child with Smilex...
* Betelgeuse gets hit with this twice in ''Fanfic/SayItThrice'', in which he has a
powerful BigBrotherInstinct[=/=]PapaWolf relationship with Lydia. First, prior to the events of the fic, he has to watch as she's [[spoiler:BoundAndGagged and essentially imprisoned by her own aunt. "She's off limits!"]] Then, during the course of the story, he discovers that [[spoiler:another poltergeist, Sanduleak, is planning to rape and murder "his girl"]] and he's unable to reach her in time to stop it.
* In the third arc of the [[Fanfic/{{Cinderjuice}} Contractually Obligated Chaos]] series, the ArcVillain is a ''strigoi mort'', which is effectively a vampire ghost, who particularly favors the blood of ''children''. By the time the heroes are aware of the situation, he's already killed a few.

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* In ''Fanfic/CoOpMode'', Danny is hit with this earlier, ''hard'', when Taylor returns home even later
than either she did in canon. This leads to the scene wherein he talks to Taylor and tries to convince her out of them.being a hero, only to fail and come across as too [[OverprotectiveDad overprotective]].
* A ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' fic [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2350953/1/Elladans_Trials_For_Estel Elladan's Trials For Estel]] deals with a young Aragorn (who was adopted and raised by Elrond) being kidnapped from Elrond's bedroom and BuriedAlive. One chapter writes from the perspective of the kidnapper and it turns out the kidnapper worked and lived in Rivendell. It didn't help when the kidnapper mentioned there were some nights where he would stand over a sleeping Aragorn, thinking how easy it would be to kill the boy while no one would know.
** ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2506330/1/Delw_yomenie_Deadly_encounter Delw Yomenie Deadly Encounter]]'' has Elrond and his warriors going to rescue the kidnapped Aragorn and during the ambush Elrond released an arrow to kill just as the kidnapper shoved [[HumanShield Aragorn to the frontline.]] That split second when he realized his hand would kill his adopted son, Elrond was torn between [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone denial and horror]]. [[spoiler: Fortunately the arrow hit a non-lethal area.]]
** In ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2636049/1/The_Roots_of_Evil The Roots of Evil]]'', Elrond helplessly watches as his sons Aragorn, Elrohir and Elladan are slowly dying from a poison to which there is no antidote.
---> '''Elladan''': "I do not fear the poison, ada."
---> '''Elrond''': "But I do, ion nin, I do."
*** Aragorn feels guilty because he had indirectly caused his brothers to be poisoned when a madman wanted to get his revenge on him and his brothers were simply there. [[BigBrotherInstinct Elrohir]] comforts him, even though they both know they may not survive the poison.
----> And with that, Elrohir drew his brother into a hug, holding him tightly, wishing that the things would be as easy as they once used to be, when Aragorn's hurts could have been cured with a smile, a kiss and a hug.
* In {{Wargs And Peace}}, The company fears for Thorin's safety after he goes missing.
* In the Sherlockian ''Fanfic/DeliverUsFromEvilSeries'', InspectorLestrade fears for the safety of the young Baker Street Irregulars. Considering that he's friends with at least one, has another among his constables, and has a nephew in their ranks, he's very close to them and has every right to feel a parental horror at the boys putting themselves InHarmsWay.
** Later on, [[TheHero Dr. Watson]] ''disbands'' the Irregulars when one of the very young ones is nearly killed.



* In ''Fanfic/{{Wonderful}}'', a psychopathic mass murderer kidnapped a man and his daughter and then attempted to murder the little girl in front of her father.
* This plays a major role in the plotlines of Richard and Lyria in ''Fanfic/ForumOfThrones''. Both are heavily concerned with the well-being of their daughters, only to see them targeted by a dangerous psychopath in the form of Wolfius Woodbark, someone who is inherently more powerful than either of them.

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* ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8737926/1/The-Walking-Dead-Better-Angels Better Angels]]'' drives the nail home that Shane Walsh, who has survived [[spoiler:his battle with Rick]], is a sociopath who would murder his best friend in cold blood. While consoling his dead friend's son, he knows he has to make his cover story convincing by being emotional, but can't bring out any real tears over his dead friend. Instead, he envisions his friend's wife, who he also has deep feelings for, being eaten alive [[spoiler:by her reanimated newborn during childbirth]].
* In ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2976012/1/Final_Selection Final Section]]'', a ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' fic, five-year-old Sam Winchester was taken by a man who preys upon children in a school's playground when John happened to be preoccupied, despite attentively watching Sam. The detail that the assailant had already kidnapped several other children by luring them away from their watchful parents (and being gleeful about his successes) was disturbing.
** [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6536156/1/Crossing_the_Line Crossing the Line]] has John Winchester [[PapaWolf killing a human being]] for the first time because [[spoiler: it was heavily implied that that person had molested/sexually assaulted a ten year old Sam.]]
** In [[http://spn-boc.livejournal.com/6283.html Harvester Of Eyes]], John Winchester is pitted against [[Comicbook/TheSandman The Corinthian]]. The fact that he's hunting a possibly-human monster who preys on young boys, while having to keep track of his two young sons on the road, aside...[[spoiler: Sam and Dean get lost in the Dreaming on their own. Dean obviously knows enough about pedophiles, creeps and "stranger danger" to be on high alert regarding anyone who might hurt Sam, he can't get it across to him that sometimes the really dangerous people can [[TheyLookJustLikeEveryoneElse look perfectly normal. Even cool and fun to hang out with]].]]
* In ''FanFic/HuntingTheUnicorn,'' Blaine is {{Cerebus Retcon}}ned into a LonelyRichKid--with the twist that his father's used work [[ParentalNeglect as an excuse to avoid him ever since he came out]]. Not only does Blaine [[ThickerThanWater put up with it]], the fear kicks in when David tells a counselor that [[spoiler: Blaine has a stalker and no clue about it.]] The worst part is that Blaine's absurd [[ObliviousToLove obliviousness to love]] makes [[FridgeHorror it perfectly in-character.]] The fear ''really'' kicks in when [[spoiler: said stalker kidnaps him, Wes, and David]], and Blaine gets a concussion. [[RealityEnsues Being semi-coherent and prone to confusion,]] the first person Blaine calls when he's lucid again is [[LoveMartyr his dad.]] But [[DramaticIrony the readers know]] he's ''actually'' called his ParentalSubstitute Greg, who's been waiting by the phone ever since he found out what happened and [[PapaWolf is now heading out to look for him]].
** The others don't get away from this either. Wes and David [[TrueCompanions continue to look for Blaine]] ''after'' being told to go home by police, Finn gets locked in a car trunk, and [[spoiler: Kurt gets briefly strangled by Blaine's stalker.]]
** Nick's CharacterDevelopment is bringing in a crapton of RealityEnsues: His CloudCuckooLander antics and [[TheStoner love of weed]] are initially PlayedForLaughs, but [[CriminalMinds the BAU]] (especially [[OnlySaneMan Hotch]]) is increasingly concerned about him, and it's implied the Warblers and his aunt are enabling it as long as he doesn't get in TOO much trouble because they know ''something's'' wrong, they just don't know ''what.'' Moreover, he has a restraining order against his father Tori--which ends up being because [[AdultFear he was THAT terrified of coming out as bisexual and his father taking it badly.]] Especially since his infamous MushroomSamba ComingOutStory ended with his ''mother'' kicking him out, so [[RealityEnsues he had a VERY good reason to think he needed to do that.]] Being that Tori's [[GoodParents a damn good parent]] [[spoiler: despite his notoriety as the FBI rogue "Spyke"]], he's ''really'' upset when he finds out after years of estrangement. Also, Tori [[spoiler: is sheltering a kidnapper because Nick's safety is being used as blackmail to make him cooperate.]] The BAU is notably struggling with the decision ToBeLawfulOrGood--they don't want to let him get away [[spoiler: from sheltering a kidnapper or his many, many crimes after deserting the FBI]], but they also know that it wouldn't do any wonders for Nick's emotional well-being.
* In the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' fanfic ''FanFic/{{Insontis}}'', in "A Considerable Lack of Amusement", [=McCoy=] is drugged unconscious and the de-aged Kirk is kidnapped in the middle of a crowded amusement park. The best Spock can hope is that Kirk was taken as a hostage and not something nastier.
* In the ''Series/OnceUponATime'' fanfiction ''Fanfic/FreezeOnTheStones'', Lacey French (aka Belle) moves in with Mr. Gold, but because of his reputation everyone assumes that she's his mistress and he's been abusing her and her daughter. The rumors about them become so bad that social services try to take Lacey's daughter away on trumped up neglect charges.

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* In ''StreetsOfRageSaga'', based on the ''VideoGame/StreetsOfRage'' beat-em-up game series, two incidents are related in the back-story some twenty years before the story's modern-day timeline, both of them involving children: [[spoiler:an infant was snatched when his parents looked away for just a moment and he was later murdered, and some time after that a girl wandered away from her parents along a beach and was attacked by the same perpetrator moments later]]. What makes it even more horrifying is the common nature of both incidents--[[spoiler:both were committed by a feral child]].
* ''VideoGame/SilentHill2'' fic ''FanFic/ComingHome'' is a cornucopia of this; with James's father [[VideoGame/SilentHill4 Frank Sunderland]] having to watch his son spiral into depression and starts acting erratically after his [[NotHisSled wife's death.]] Frank find out that James is being stalked by a powerful force that is obsessed with him after he didn't believe his son's fears that something was out to get him. Frank finds it would do anything to possess him and outright threatens sexual violence on James to Frank. After his son goes Silent Hill, Frank never sees his son again.
* In ''VideoGame/PokemonFalseRed'', Red's mother has to deal with her son's disappearance when he went training and receives no closure on whether or not her son's dead.
* In [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8987485/1/Turnabout-Nephew Turnabout Nephew]], the young son of [[VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney Ema and Klavier]] ends up meeting [[spoiler: Kristoph Gavin]] in solitary confinement, after getting lost from his mother. While [[spoiler: Kristoph]] shows no inclination to hurt the boy, given what he already tried to do to people in the game (including to a little girl), it's easy to see why Ema and Klavier are so scared when they find out.
* In ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney'' fanfic ''Fanfic/DirtySympathy'', Apollo and Klavier deal with being trapped in abusive relationships with people who have the skills and connections to make their deaths look accidental. Especially since Apollo is reminded by [[spoiler: Kristoph]] that if he goes missing no one would know since Apollo doesn't have any family or friends.
* ''Franchise/MassEffect'''s fanfic [[Fanfic/CrucibleMassEffect Crucible]] is a giant list of all the horrible things could happen to your child. From the BadFuture to the present timeline, it can say that almost every character has experience this in some forms. Some short examples in the list are: Premature births, miscarriages, harms to pregnant mothers, child/foetus kidnapping and trafficking (this involves killing off the mothers), child verbal/physical/sexual abuse (by both stranger and relatives intentionally or under drug/alcohol's influence), child inhumane experience, mob lynching (on daily basic), HalfBreedDiscrimination, MadeASlave, (un)intentional child neglect that leads to starvation/injures/kidnapping/death/suicidal tendency, ParentalAbandonment, war orphans, [[BreakTheCutie traumas]] [[RapeLeadsToInsanity and mental illnesses due to sexual abuses]] and many more... It's better to not discuss the details of some of these examples unless one wants to be traumatized for life.
** The sequel ''Destiny'' doesn't fair much better, 3 chapters in and we already have a kidnapping and trafficking attempt on a child, first started by a group of street rats around the kid's age, no less. Obviously, there will be more in the future.
** Right after that, Tiberius, the ''Primarch'''s son of all people, was almost got kidnapped from his bedroom, while his parents were in their own room just down the hall.
** Jane saw [[{{Psychopomp}} her father]] in a hospital while on the way to investigate the above kidnapping. He was there to take away a soul of a little girl who's got caught in an accident, all while her parents and doctors were still trying to save her, not realizing there was no point to do so anymore.
* In ''Fanfic/Gensokyo20XX'', we have this played definitely straight in both Gensokyo 20XX and 20XXI in that the thought of having Reimu, Yukari's surrogate offspring, all alone without in a time where she could run the risk of being apprehended or the fact that she may be apprehended and possibly executed and, in the second one, being Ran being separated from her offspring and not knowing will happen to them.
** In chapter 12 in Gensokyo 20XXII, Ran finding out two of three of her babies have died not too long after being forcibly separated from her and Reimu is being doped up by force with tranquilizers every three hours for screaming, as well as the fact that is and was virtually powerless to stop it.
** In Reimu's Illness, the thought of your child dying from multiple potentially fatal illness
** In 20XXIV, in chapter 9 with Reimu crawling off, right into danger, and, later on, in chapter 28, we have Chen who is attacked no sooner than when she goes outside and the resulting attack leaves her with her left arm and leg paralyzed from nerve damage and incontinent. What makes either of them worse is the former was conditioned not to sense danger and the latter because someone/thing was lying in wait when they attacked Chen and it was going for the kill.
*** Also from 20XXIV, We have Chen attempting suicide
** In 20XXV, we have Reimu almost dying after consuming rat poison and, later on, we have Reimu, Renko, Sanae, An, and Youmu getting out of the apartment building and only An being found, the others being lost in a world they could be killed, traded, or eaten. To worsen, the latter, one of the kids is near blind. Fortunately, they were found in a forest.
*** Also from 20XXV, what a poltergeist does with Reimu, that is, spiriting her away. Of course, this really blows a head when she is spirited away from her crib whilst she is asleep and it was like she was barely there and they do not find her until after the poltergeists are vanquished. Also, one of said poltergeists is attacking the children, even to the point of almost killing them (the first time is when Yume Ni was scratched on the neck and it came very close to killing her if not rendering her unable to talk and, the second time, the children are chased out while she is throwing things at them, one of which being a table).
* In ''FanFic/TangledInTime'' Link is kidnapped from his own crib in the middle of the night and Sir Raven and his wife never see him again.
** Ganondorf also faces this: after forbidding his son to leave Lake Hylia for years he finally relents and takes him to Castle Town only for them to ambushed on the way back home and separated.
** Link meets two strangers that help him out and find shelter when he separated from his father. After the strangers gain his trust, they take him to woods and have him do a favor for them in exchange for finding his father. The favor has Link losing his chance to reunite with his father and forces him to grow up before his time.
* In the VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII fanfic, [[FanFic/CissneisPath Cissnei's Path]], Godo Kisaragi ended up facing his daughter, Yuffie in a heated battle that resulted in him being knocked down to the first floor of the pagoda. Unfortunately, Yuffie had exhausted herself and fell straight down while he couldn't move. He would have watched her die right in front of him had Leviathan not shown up and caught her.

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* ''FanFic/WaitingIsWorthIt'':
** The five-year old Katsuki and Izuku are playing the park when Izuku gets into near-fatal accident that cripple him for life and deeply traumatizes Katsuki. Poor Inko has to live with a divorce when her husband abandons her for their child's disability and the upheaval of changing their life to adjust to Izuku's paraplegia. Masaru and Mitsuki Bakugou have to deal with their son's trauma and nightmares due to him witnessing such a horrific event.
** Izuku is the target of supervillains due to his powerful Quirk, whom many want to exploit and enslave him. Inko and later, Toshinori have to live with this fear everyday while trying to give Izuku a normal childhood.
** As much as Toshinori loves his new family, he can never go public with them as All Might as supervillain and bitter superhero colleagues might go after the Midoriyas.

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* ''FanFic/WaitingIsWorthIt'':
There's quite a few of these in ''Fanfic/ATriangleInTheStars''.
** Greg, [[spoiler: [[WhatTheHellHero though he did have his son go out in the middle of the crazy, ugly storm alone]], which had Bill want to talk with him]] in Chapter Forty-Four, was understandably concerned for his safety [[spoiler: because, as Connie puts it in Chapter Forty-Five, there are people coming and the house should be evacuated of all humans]].
** Bill goes through this a lot. His most prominent one [[spoiler: is losing Steven one way or another, which almost happens quite a lot]].
** Wendy's fears [[spoiler: that Connie's memory of Gravity Falls had been erased by the Blind Eye]] have sadly been confirmed.
** [[spoiler: Lapis]] has a fear of [[spoiler: Jasper getting to Steven]].
** The five-year old Katsuki Crystal Gems, Pearl in particular, express worry for Steven, hoping nothing happens to him, and Izuku are playing wonder how he's doing while they're away.
* In
the park when Izuku gets into near-fatal accident that cripple him for life WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures fic ''FanFic/QueenOfAllOni'', Jade once again becomes evil and deeply traumatizes Katsuki. Poor Inko has to live becomes enemies with a divorce when her husband abandons family. Later she is [[spoiler: captured by the SmugSnake EvilSorcerer Lung, a former apprentice of Daolon Wong, and is subjected to ColdBloodedTorture in an attempt to break her to his will, nearly KILLING her!]]
*''Fanfic/PastSins'' has one marking the point where everything goes down the tubes...namely, [[spoiler:a child being forcibly taken away from their guardian, who can do nothing to stop it. And then said child believing their guardian ''wanted'' to give them away.]]
* In ''Fanfic/{{Progress}}'', Sundance and every other pregnant mare in Equestria are worried
for their child's disability unborn foals after the Discord incident.
* The plot of [[FanFic/RainboomsAndRoyalty the Dashverse]] story ''Hot Heads, Cold Hearts and Nerves of Steel'' is kicked off when [[BigBad Sombra's]] minions kidnap every foal in Ponyville overnight. Then we find out that he wants the foals so that [[spoiler: [[PoweredByAForsakenChild he can sacrifice them to increase his power]]]].
* [[BigBad The villain]] of ''Fanfic/GettingBackOnYourHooves'', Checkmate Monarch, is a textbook [[TheSociopath sociopathic]] [[CorruptCorporateExecutive businessmare]] who cannot comprehend the idea that ruining another's entire life and livelihood for a minute gain is bad [[MoralMyopia so long as it doesn't effect her]], and who has spent [[ControlFreak most of her life controlling]] and tormenting [[spoiler:her sister]], Trixie, simply because the latter's existence meant she had to [[GreenEyedMonster share the spotlight]] instead of being [[ItsAllAboutMe the center of attention]]. She fully intended to ruin the lives of the Mane Six, ''national heroes who have saved the world multiple times'', just because they helped Trixie. Most of what makes her so scary is that she could very easily have succeeded, since she was for most part operating within legal boundaries, and that her mannerisms and motivations were based on real life {{Sociopath}}s, meaning people like her ''actually exist''.
* Fanfic/StreetSharksRedux was basically [[WesternAnimation/StreetSharks the original series]] rewritten to be DarkerAndEdgier and make more prominent the FridgeHorror of the show. As a result, the story doesn't shy away from creepiness like one's family member vanishing, finding oneself forced to hide from the community, living in fear of being kidnapped and hurt, and so on.
* In ''FanFic/DiariesOfAMadman'', Shining Armor mistakes Cadance's scream of frustration while playing video games as her being under attack.
* ''FanFic/FluttershysNightOut'' is a rather dark MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic story. In it, a (teenaged and very innocent) [[TheIngenue Fluttershy]] does not get attacked by monsters or subjected to any supernatural menace. Nope. Instead she [[spoiler:goes out to a pub in the hope of making friends and is [[ButLiquorIsQuicker wined]], seduced, used and abandoned by a smooth-talking stallion, who does so simply because he wants sex and she's naive enough to think he loves her]]. Oh, and this happens ''before'' she's made a lot of friends (this would be during the period when Rainbow Dash was away and Rarity was Fluttershy's only social contact) so she by implication [[spoiler:has no one to help her and responds to the experience by blaming herself, assuming that she's inferior to other ponies]], and becoming the half-crazy hermit who Twilight Sparkle eventually encounters in Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E1MareInTheMoon. In other words, she's an emotional wreck for ''years to come.'' And yes, the scenario is quite plausible, even in as nice a society as Equestria's.
* In ''FanFic/SlyWitsParadise'', Luna risked getting trampled by a herd of frightened earth ponies if she fell from Whip Scar's back and Celestia found herself in the middle of a clearing when a hunting griffin is hovering above her. In the next chapter, a pack of hungry wolves went after the foals of the herd.
* This plays a role in the backstory of [[SociopathicHero Victor]] [[BloodKnight Kraber]] from ''Fanfic/TheConversionBureauTheOtherSideOfTheSpectrum''. Before the war and TCB!Equestria's AssimilationPlot became common knowledge, he hired TCB!Pinkie Pie to plan out a birthday party for his children, but when he got there late (after being stuck with an emergency at work and then getting stuck in traffic), the house was empty and he spent several agonizing minutes wondering what happened. He then realized his children
and the upheaval other guests had all been ponified (which is explicitly stated to be MindRape and a FateWorseThanDeath of changing the highest order), subsequently [[DrivenToMadness causing him]] [[AxCrazy to go crazy]] [[ItsPersonal in a vicious crusade]] [[PapaWolf to avenge his family]].
* In ''FanFic/TheSagaOfAvatarKorra'', Korra is kidnapped by the Red Lotus when she was only three years old. Her mother was not strong enough to protect her from the Red Lotus, and her father was out on a fishing trip at the time. Despite
their life best efforts, they were unable to adjust to Izuku's paraplegia. Masaru and Mitsuki Bakugou rescue their daughter. They have not seen their daughter for fourteen years, and they both believe and hope she is still alive.
* The entire premise of ''Fanfic/HitList'' is that a group of armed goons, most of which seem either completely sociopathic or too angry to care about what they do, bomb all the exits of a high school and hold the entire student and teacher body hostage. Link and several of his friends manage to evade capture, but must spend the rest of the fic well aware that any slip-up could result in them being killed. The teachers can't protect the students, the police can't rescue the hostages (and the police chief's son is one of the students), Link's little sister can't be found, and it turns out that Link's friend, Sheik, [[spoiler:and Aryll's boyfriend, Colin,]] allied with the attackers for personal reasons. Shad and Ashei have to be abandoned [[spoiler:with Shad's respiratory system shutting down after he breathed in chemicals and Ashei bleeding out from a bullet to the thigh]]. Anju [[spoiler:is shot and nearly killed in front of her boyfriend]]. Later on, Zelda [[spoiler:receives a prophetic vision showing that Ganondorf's hand will be forced and he'll give the order for all the remaining hostages to be killed. She has no clue how long she has until then, how to prevent the situation from happening, and how to get help for it.]]
** The sequel, ''From the Dust'', is more fantastical, but has just as many threatening situations. While a group of students are on a field trip, many go missing overnight. In some cases, they disappear while someone else is right nearby and just doesn't keep an eye on them. Kafei goes off to some unknown destination and vanishes, while a panicked Anju not only fears he might have run off with a friend, but can't list him as a missing person because he's legally an adult. Kafei, meanwhile, [[spoiler:was turned into a child and left wandering naked around the museum. When he's found by the very strange Tingle, he initially is terrified he's been caught by a pedophile.]] Several of the missing students are placed in very dangerous magical worlds and given nothing to help them but a few random items and vague clues. A major subplot involves the kidnapping of some orphaned children [[spoiler:one of whom Zelda finds hidden in a small area, crying over being separated from the others]]. Link, meanwhile, is arrested for a crime he didn't commit and when he is able to free himself, it comes at the cost of being trapped in a form that leaves him unable to communicate or interact with his friends.
* In ''FanFic/ThreeFilliesAndAGriffon'', Grigori's first child Isabelle [[ChasingAButterfly chased a butterfly]] to the edge of the Abysmal Abyss, where she [[spoiler:does not survive.]] Just talking about this incident turns Grigori into a [[ManlyTears sobbing wreck]].
* The TheAmazingSpiez one-shot [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6346798/1/Regret Regret]] shows the very real risk of the following scenario: Lee, no more than 13 or 14 depending on when the story takes place, might be forced to tell his parents that Marc, 12 or 13, was murdered by a villain who [[WouldHurtAChild was sadistic enough to]] ''[[CruelAndUnusualDeath cut the tube on Marc's oxygen tank while they were deep underwater]]''. Jerry, as the TeamDad, also has
to deal with seeing his agents reacting [[AgeAppropriateAngst like the children they are]] and [[ItsAllMyFault watch Lee and Megan both blame each other for the whole mess]].
* In the ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' fanfic ''Fanfic/RequiemForALoud'', Mr. and Mrs. Loud receive about the worst news a parent can receive;
their son's son has an incurable disease, and will soon die.
** As fans quickly realized, Lincoln's personality and place in the family leave him ripe of this trope, leading to several stories playing it out. In [[https://pastebin.com/5xvRv7Ck A Dark House Inadequate]], he starts [[SelfHarm Self Harming]] and is ultimately DrivenToSuicide (mercifully [[InterruptedSuicide interrupted]] but the
trauma is still very real) and nightmares due in [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/7312138 Blood & Sweat]], he pushes himself to him witnessing such a horrific event.
** Izuku is
the target point of supervillains due injury through physical training to try to impress Lynn; when she and Luna figure out exactly how hard their brother is pushing himself (which includes failing to eat properly, to the point of rib exposure), they're terrified and Lynn [[ItsAllMyFault tearfully starts blaming herself]]. Both stories also feature Lincoln feeling worthless compared to his powerful Quirk, sisters and the girls having to come to terms with how things meant in innocence caused their brother deep emotional damage.
** ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12381647/1/Luan-s-Problem Luan's Problem]]'' opens with an ill-thought-out surprise from Luan [[GoneHorriblyWrong going disastrously wrong]], landing Lincoln in the hospital and causing the other girls to disown Luan after ripping her to shreds emotionally. Then, when a [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone traumatized]] Luan sits down with a psychiatrist that she just happened to bump into at the hospital, we find out that when Luan was 9, she had a math teacher [[SadistTeacher so sadistic]] that her abuse over Luan's struggles with her class drove Luan ''to overdose on ADHD meds'' (that she hated taking in the first place) to try to improve.
* ''FanFic/WithThisRing'': [[spoiler: Robin's uncle, Rick, was healed from his comatose state [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming thanks to Orange Lantern]] and woke up to discover that his nephew had become a vigilante. He's currently taking a "don't ask, don't tell" stance on the matter, since the last time he asked for details he only wound up losing sleep when thinking about it.]]
** In "Contingency" Alan Scott has a bad fall. OL is terrified because his grandmother never recovered from her fall and she was younger than Alan.
** ''Displaced'' is this incarnate. With the adults suddenly disappearing, children die in droves, especially '''young children'''. To give a picture of it:
--> '''Orange Lantern''': Tell Batman to imagine a world where in every hospital, every clinic, every doctor's surgery... Doctors: gone. Surgeons: gone. Anesthetists: gone. Critical care nurses: gone. Any child who was undergoing surgery when the separation occurred is most likely already dead. Most children who were in critical care wards will be dying without the constant attention they need. Small babies who were being bathed when their parents disappeared stand a good chance of drowning. And good as autopilots are, I don't know how long we've got until planes start falling out of the sky with no pilots. Major roads are covered in crashed cars, the injured and the dead and there aren't enough of us to help. I will be astonished if we keep the death toll to a mere five figures -most of
whom many will be children- and I will shout the praises of any deity who feels like chipping in, we cannot afford- We can't afford to pay any unessential attention to secondary objectives. Please pass that on.
* A CodeLyoko fanfic that's title is escaping me featured a ''nasty'' deconstruction of the RippleProofMemory the heroes exhibit. During a XANA attack, Odd is cornered and raped by a staff member [[spoiler: (Jim if memory serves)]], unable to tell if it's because the adult is possessed by XANA or because they actually
want to exploit hurt him in this fashion. One Return to the Past later and enslave him. Inko Odd wakes up sobbing in bed. When Ulrich questions him, he quickly realizes it's ''highly'' unlikely Odd's going to be able to move on since not only do they have no evidence other than the word of a teenager with a BookDumb and later, Toshinori [[ItAmusedMe prankster]] reputation but the event in question ''didn't actually happen'' according to anyone but Odd.
* ''Fanfic/ReluctantHero'' is an ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' AU in which Zuko discovers he's the new Avatar, meaning he's his own country's enemy, and the Fire Nation is duty-bound to lock him away for life. He's so disgusted and ashamed of himself for ''being born this way'' he outright attempts suicide. When he discovers what his nephew tried to do, [[OutlivingOnesOffspring Iroh]] goes ballistic and tears into the teen for almost forcing an old man to lose his son again.
** It gets worse when the Northern Water Tribe learns the new Avatar is near and decides to ''abduct'' him in order to save him from the Fire Nation. They have good intentions, but they force Zuko to assimilate while the teen is struggling with his status and identity, and they even consider to use the Dai Li's brainwashing method to make him forget ''everything'' about his birth nation, feeling it would help him to become a proper Avatar. Needless to say, Zuko is so freaked out he runs away.
** Sokka gets himself separated from his sister and the Kyoshi Warriors to give them a chance to escape a mountain full of zombies and Fire soldiers. His HeroicSacrifice - the ''will'' to sacrifice, at least - manages to repel the zombies, but now he's stuck with the Fire Nation which plans to indoctrinate him by giving him as a trainee to the Fire Sages, meaning his chances to see Katara again are not good.
* ''FanFic/AGreatAndPowerfulHeart'':
** Trixie, while touring with her wagon, ends up in a very remote and hostile community where a crooked law enforcement official fines [[FelonyMisdemeanor her enormously for ludicrous charges]], and threatens to keep her locked up unless [[AnOfferYouCantRefuse she agrees to do an unenviable task]].
** Derpy Hooves is faced with her child, Dinky, going missing into a dangerous forest. [[spoiler: And worse, the crooked sheriff is a bigot who won't help find Dinky because of her race]].
** [[spoiler: Poor Jasper was born a unicorn in a town of bigots who bullied and berated him his entire life, telling him he was worthless. And when he went missing with Derpy, they were willing to let him die in Dusky Dale]].
** In the crossover with ''FanFic/TheGreatAlicornHunt'', [[spoiler: Jasper and Trixie are forced to become fugitives from the law, after [[DirtyCop Sheriff Brass]] and his goons in Filli Terram, in attempt to cover up his corruption, falsely accuses them of various crimes so that he can have them arrested and dragged back to Promise, even sending perjured statements to many law enforcement groups so he can capture them. After being chased for a year, it is no wonder that when Sunset locates them (having discovered their ascension to alicornhood), they were paranoid enough to hide behind a myriad of illusion spells]].
* In [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12049888/1/The-True-Villain The True Villain]], the story starts off like any other episode of MiraculousLadybug, Hawkmoth (here stated to be Gabriel Agreste) finds someone to turn into an akuma: a man distraught that his "product" has been stolen. He offers to help said man replace his merchandise in exchange for retrieving Ladybug and Chat's miraculous. Later, the akuma shows up outside of the school that the titular characters' civilian identities attend and abducts Marinette. A horrified Hawkmoth informs him that this wasn't part of the agreement, but is told that he agreed to replace the man's "products", which are actually abducted kids he sells into slavery. The akuma then spies Adrien and marks him as his next target before breaking off the partnership. Hawkmoth is [[EvenEvilHasStandards thoroughly shaken because he believes]] SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil (not to mention the akuma is planning on kidnapping and selling [[PapaWolf his son]]), and he ends up pulling an EnemyMine with Chat that evolves into a HeelFaceTurn.
* In ''Fanfic/BlackSky'', Dorea Black has to endure almost six years of separation from her brand-new husband whom she shared only their wedding night with. When she discovers his whereabouts, she learns he was locked up by his own father who stubbornly refuses to wake him up, even for attending his own grandmother's funeral.
* ''Fanfic/TheDragonKingsTemple'' almost overflows with mundane horror:
** Two kids are stranded in an unknown location with no way to communicate with theirs surroundings and no way back home.
** A predator is lurking in the base, hiding itself so well the protagonists
have to live use bait and even so, they almost died to neutralize it.
** Aang's reaction when he discovers two of his friends didn't came back from their trip, and all the clues point towards an abduction.
** Zuko and Toph's past as former [[ChildSoldier child soldiers]] coming to light horrifies the SG-1. [[OutlivingOnesOffspring Jack]] especially is hitten hard.
** Sanura's DarkAndTroubledPast. All her family ominously killed because her so-called gods [[MoralEventHorizon wanted to make a movie]].
** Zuko grows sicker and sicker the more time he's deprived from the sunlight. Even worse, [[AdultsAreUseless the SG-1 are aggravating the issue by refusing to let him go outside]], fearing he will catch some Terran illness or the NID swooping on him - and despite Top ''specifically stating'' "Let us see sunlight", Daniel doesn't understand she's using ExactWords and thinks the "high-spirited little girl" is just going stir-crazy.
* The WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse fanfic ''[[https://pastebin.com/y3Jiduy0 Lincoln Learns]][[https://pastebin.com/ZcRx1NKf the Hard Way]]'' features Lincoln [[spoiler: getting molested and nearly raped by one of Lori's classmates, even ending up
with a head wound that bleeds heavily enough to stain his hair. And the story admits 2 facts that make this fear everyday while trying even worse: 1) Lincoln's education about sexual predators is limited because no one wants to give Izuku a normal childhood.
** As much as Toshinori loves his new family, he can
bring it up (Lori feels particularly horrible since she knew all about the girl's tendencies but never go public tried to warn anyone in her family) and his image of a predator is a [[ObviouslyEvil creepy middle-aged man]] instead of a [[BitchInSheepsClothing pretty teenage girl]] and 2) due to having 5 older sisters who are openly affectionate with and protective of him, Lincoln doesn't see teenage girls as any kind of threat.]]

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* In ''For Tomorrow's Sake'', each protagonist is abducted, seemingly by magic, and placed in a room with complete strangers. They have no idea where they are, how they got there, or if their loved ones are in danger.
** And ''then'', they start getting visions of their children fighting Grimm, and getting hurt in the process. Not only that, but the Entities ([[WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} honestly]]) tell
them that said visions depict the future.
-->Summer grabbed Willow's hand,
as All Might as supervillain she was shaking worse than ever, eyes wide and bitter superhero colleagues might go fearful, her lips moving but no words coming out. Her baby girl, her daughter.
-->''Weissweissweiss...Please be okay.''
*** In the first chapter alone, Summer sees her name on a gravestone.
* The admins of FanFic/TheInfiniteLoops have prevented anybody caught in the eponymous [[GroundhogDayLoop time loops]] from having children since they know full well any such children would cease to exist once a loop resets. An episode involving Twilight Sparkle in a variant based on Fanfic/PastSins clearly demonstrates why this rule exists, as she was devastated when the loop reset
after having adopted Nyx. Fortunately, the Midoriyas.admins managed to abuse a loophole to allow Nyx to start looping as well.

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11th Nov '17 12:39:30 AM konekootome
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* ''FanFic/WaitingIsWorthIt'':
** The five-year old Katsuki and Izuku are playing the park when Izuku gets into near-fatal accident that cripple him for life and deeply traumatizes Katsuki. Poor Inko has to live with a divorce when her husband abandons her for their child's disability and the upheaval of changing their life to adjust to Izuku's paraplegia. Masaru and Mitsuki Bakugou have to deal with their son's trauma and nightmares due to him witnessing such a horrific event.
** Izuku is the target of supervillains due to his powerful Quirk, whom many want to exploit and enslave him. Inko and later, Toshinori have to live with this fear everyday while trying to give Izuku a normal childhood.
** As much as Toshinori loves his new family, he can never go public with them as All Might as supervillain and bitter superhero colleagues might go after the Midoriyas.
30th Oct '17 7:59:49 AM Gaby007
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* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5942075/1/Reluctant-Hero Reluctant Hero]]'' is an ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' AU in which Zuko discovers he's the new Avatar, meaning he's his own country's enemy, and the Fire Nation is duty-bound to lock him away for life. He's so disgusted and ashamed of himself for ''being born this way'' he outright attempts suicide. When he discovers what his nephew tried to do, [[OutlivingOnesOffspring Iroh]] goes ballistic and tears into the teen for almost forcing an old man to lose his son again.

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* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5942075/1/Reluctant-Hero Reluctant Hero]]'' ''Fanfic/ReluctantHero'' is an ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' AU in which Zuko discovers he's the new Avatar, meaning he's his own country's enemy, and the Fire Nation is duty-bound to lock him away for life. He's so disgusted and ashamed of himself for ''being born this way'' he outright attempts suicide. When he discovers what his nephew tried to do, [[OutlivingOnesOffspring Iroh]] goes ballistic and tears into the teen for almost forcing an old man to lose his son again.
23rd Oct '17 11:33:06 AM Gaby007
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* ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/1073108 Klaus and the Egg]]'' offers an explanation for Skifander's distaste for twins: the pregnancy generally ends up in a stillbirth because both fetus don't receive enough nutrients. To counter that, the locals induce abortion for one baby, because the other child can be born safely without competition. Naturally, everyone thinks Klaus is crazy when he refuses to sacrifice one of his unborn children on the flimsy chance they could both live.
22nd Oct '17 3:02:43 PM Gaby007
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* In ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/746810 they said you'd never have no worth]]'', Balon decides to rebel when Theon is still with the Northern army, and everyone - even Theon - naturally expects Theon is going to die to send a message to his father. Robb is horrified because he cares for Theon as much as if he were his blood brother, yet he has to kill him because he's now Lord Stark and Theon is still an hostage.
** A lovely detail about the execution: since Robb cannot wield [[CoolSword Ice]], he will have to do with a normal sword and it will not be sharp enough for a clean and quick death. So not only Robb is forced to execute his best friend, it also will be quite a painful affair for Theon.
11th Oct '17 8:44:49 AM AdelePotter
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* The ''Literature/HarryPotter'' fic ''FanFic/TheVerySecretDiary'' runs on this. Imagine if your eleven year old daughter, lonely and confused at her new school, makes a new friend that she doesn't tell you about. He's much older than her, and she may or may not have a crush on him. He's incredibly possessive, cruel, and manipulative, but has her convinced, hook, line, and sinker that he cares about her and only wants to help her. Little by little, though, he reveals himself to be a sadist who's only using her for his own selfish ends -- but by the time she realizes the truth, she's trapped, and can't get herself out of this awful, terrifying situation without endangering herself and those she loves. Sleep tight!
9th Oct '17 2:34:50 AM iroanxi
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* This plays a major role in the plotlines of Richard and Lyria in ''Fanfic/ForumOfThrones''. Both are heavily concerned with the well-being of their daughters, only to see them targeted by a dangerous psychopath in the form of Wolfius Woodbark, someone who is inherently more powerful than either of them.
31st Aug '17 8:47:32 AM ultimomant
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* There's quite a few of these in ''Fanfic/ATriangleintheStars''.

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* There's quite a few of these in ''Fanfic/ATriangleintheStars''.''Fanfic/ATriangleInTheStars''.
26th Aug '17 10:31:50 AM AceOfScarabs
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* FanFic/BattleFantasiaProject:
** In Gamlain's snippets, [[Literature/SailorNothing Shoutan Himei]] has a freakout when she finds her daughter Hikari having become a [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica magical girl]] herself.
** Akkiko's mother has a breakdown when she sees Akkiko shatter the masquerade on live TV with her suicide attempt.
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