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* On ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Bart is usually completely unafraid of pissing off Principal Skinner with his constant pranking and antisocial behavior, but on the episode "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS5E20TheBoyWhoKnewTooMuch The Boy Who Knew Too Much]]" Bart plays hooky and Skinner goes on a manhunt to try to catch him. The TropeNamer scene for "NonGivingUpSchoolGuy" has Skinner pulling a Terminator (or rather, [[Film/{{Westworld}} Gunslinger]])-style ImplacableMan move that actually scares the living hell out of Bart and he spends the rest of the episode afraid of having to testify on behalf of the defense of Freddy Quimby because it would mean having to confess he got out of school.
17th Mar '18 10:53:48 PM nombretomado
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* In ''FanFic/{{Fractured}}'', a ''MassEffect''[=/=]''StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]'']] [[MassiveMultiplayerCrossover crossover]] and its [[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins sequel]], Samantha Shepard [[TraumaCongaLine goes through a lot of crap]]. First, [[spoiler:Liara and several others]] end up dying, for which she blames herself. This [[HeroicBSOD drives her into depression]], making her an easy convert to the ways of an [[InsaneAdmiral insane]] [[GeneralRipper admiral]], whereupon she engages in some highly questionable missions. Due to her FaceHeelTurn, her now-former friends abandon Shepard, even going so far as to [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown administer a savage beating]] in order to keep Sam out of the final fight, though she is recovered afterward with severe injuries. Once [[BackFromTheDead reawoken]], a continuous losing battle against [[spoiler:a Force-wielding Siren]] combined with the arrival of [[spoiler:Flood]] breaks her ''again,'' causing Shepard to hang up her uniform. Only some pep talks from [[spoiler:Garrus and Wrex]] combined with the magnitude of what's at stake manage to convince her to step back into the fight. Even then, she initially leaves command to others.

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* In ''FanFic/{{Fractured}}'', a ''MassEffect''[=/=]''StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]'']] ''MassEffect''[=/=]''Franchise/StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]'']] [[MassiveMultiplayerCrossover crossover]] and its [[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins sequel]], Samantha Shepard [[TraumaCongaLine goes through a lot of crap]]. First, [[spoiler:Liara and several others]] end up dying, for which she blames herself. This [[HeroicBSOD drives her into depression]], making her an easy convert to the ways of an [[InsaneAdmiral insane]] [[GeneralRipper admiral]], whereupon she engages in some highly questionable missions. Due to her FaceHeelTurn, her now-former friends abandon Shepard, even going so far as to [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown administer a savage beating]] in order to keep Sam out of the final fight, though she is recovered afterward with severe injuries. Once [[BackFromTheDead reawoken]], a continuous losing battle against [[spoiler:a Force-wielding Siren]] combined with the arrival of [[spoiler:Flood]] breaks her ''again,'' causing Shepard to hang up her uniform. Only some pep talks from [[spoiler:Garrus and Wrex]] combined with the magnitude of what's at stake manage to convince her to step back into the fight. Even then, she initially leaves command to others.
17th Feb '18 10:48:10 PM nombretomado
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* In ''RaidouKuzunohaVsTheSoullessArmy'', the game over sequence is plenty scary, being such a [[ItsAWonderfulFailure wonderful failure]], but what makes it downright terrifying is the realization (sometimes FridgeLogic) that Raidou, normally very cool, collected, and poker-faced, looks ''horrified'', and is very visibly panicking.

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* In ''RaidouKuzunohaVsTheSoullessArmy'', ''VideoGame/RaidouKuzunohaVsTheSoullessArmy'', the game over sequence is plenty scary, being such a [[ItsAWonderfulFailure wonderful failure]], but what makes it downright terrifying is the realization (sometimes FridgeLogic) that Raidou, normally very cool, collected, and poker-faced, looks ''horrified'', and is very visibly panicking.
3rd Feb '18 8:48:14 AM ironballs16
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*** When Batman discovers that an ancient conspiracy -- [[ComicBook/NightOfTheOwls the Court of Owls]] -- has been living in Gotham for hundreds of years, he's a little alarmed. When he discovers that they've never acted against Batman until now because they never ''even'' considered him to be a threat, he's a little more alarmed. But when he's captured, drugged and psychologically tortured in a vast labyrinth beneath Gotham City and [[DespairEventHorizon nearly driven to madness and hopelessness,]] that's when the readers start to feel the horrors ''really'' sinking in. Being [[MemeticBadass Batman,]] he manages to escape. It's still a chilling sequence, however.

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*** When Batman discovers that an ancient conspiracy -- [[ComicBook/NightOfTheOwls the Court of Owls]] -- has been living in Gotham for hundreds of years, he's a little alarmed. When he discovers that they've never acted against Batman until now because they never ''even'' [[BeneathNotice considered him to be a threat, threat]], he's a little more alarmed. But when he's captured, drugged and psychologically tortured in a vast labyrinth beneath Gotham City and [[DespairEventHorizon nearly driven to madness and hopelessness,]] that's when the readers start to feel the horrors ''really'' sinking in. Being [[MemeticBadass Batman,]] he manages to escape. It's still a chilling sequence, however.
31st Dec '17 11:27:58 AM Anicomicgeek
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* Creator/ScottGlenn is a former US Marine despite being born with a severe limp (a limp that he got rid of through intense training programs). However, while researching his role as Jack Crawford for ''Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs'', Glenn met FBI criminal profiler John Douglas, whom the character was based on. Douglas pulled what could at best be described as "a ''very'' dick move" by [[NightmareFuel playing recordings of a teenaged girl being raped and tortured by serial killers Lawrence Bittaker and Roy Norris]]. The experience brought Glenn to tears and caused him to swear off the other Hannibal Lecter movies.
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2nd Dec '17 7:35:58 PM Materioptikon
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*** The one who did it more successfully, was ComicBook/TheJoker, during his brief stint as ''ComicBook/EmperorJoker''. Killing him over and over while forcing him to see the atrocities only the Joker's mind could come up with in a reality made of bubblegum would break anyone, though. [[spoiler: At the end, after Joker's beaten, Batman's seen huddling and weeping in horror. Superman is forced to take his memories of Joker's atrocities to heal him.]]
*** Barbatos deals him the worst beatdown of his career by revealing [[spoiler:all this time he's been a fake propped by the demon as the greatest detective, so that when he fell, so would everyone who had ever believed in him. Also, his fears and regrets were used with the properties of the Dark Multiverse to create Barbatos' army when the time came to conquer reality. At the end, the revelations are so horrible Batman begs to be sent back into a LotusEaterMachine.]]

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*** The one who did it more successfully, successfully was ComicBook/TheJoker, during his brief stint as ''ComicBook/EmperorJoker''. Killing him over and over while forcing him to see the atrocities only the Joker's mind could come up with in a reality made of bubblegum would break anyone, though. [[spoiler: At the end, after Joker's beaten, Batman's seen huddling and weeping in horror. Superman is forced to take his memories of Joker's atrocities to heal him.]]
*** Barbatos [[ComicBook/DarkNightsMetal Barbatos]] deals him the worst beatdown of his career by revealing [[spoiler:all this time he's been a fake propped by the demon as the world's greatest detective, so that when he fell, so would everyone who had ever believed in him. Also, his fears and regrets were used with the properties of the Dark Multiverse to create Barbatos' army when the time came to conquer reality. At the end, the revelations are so horrible Batman begs to be sent back into a LotusEaterMachine.]]
2nd Dec '17 7:34:30 PM Materioptikon
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** Barbatos deals him the worst beatdown of his career by revealing [[spoiler:all this time he's been a fake propped by the demon as the greatest detective, so that when he fell, so would everyone who had ever believed in him. Also, his fears and regrets were used with the properties of the Dark Multiverse to create Barbatos' army when the time came to conquer reality. At the end, the revelations are so horrible Batman begs to be sent back into a LotusEaterMachine.]]

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** *** Barbatos deals him the worst beatdown of his career by revealing [[spoiler:all this time he's been a fake propped by the demon as the greatest detective, so that when he fell, so would everyone who had ever believed in him. Also, his fears and regrets were used with the properties of the Dark Multiverse to create Barbatos' army when the time came to conquer reality. At the end, the revelations are so horrible Batman begs to be sent back into a LotusEaterMachine.]]
2nd Dec '17 7:33:39 PM Materioptikon
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** Barbatos deals him the worst beatdown of his career by revealing [[spoiler:all this time he's been a fake propped by the demon as the greatest detective, so that when he fell, so would everyone who had ever believed in him. Also, his fears and regrets were used with the properties of the Dark Multiverse to create Barbatos' army when the time came to conquer reality. At the end, the revelations are so horrible Batman begs to be sent back into a LotusEaterMachine.]]
12th Nov '17 6:02:34 PM DVB
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** ''The End of Time'' gives us a double-whammy in the appearance of [[spoiler: the Time Lords. Their re-emergence sends the Doctor into a HeroicBSOD so badly, the Doctor [[GodzillaThreshold picks up a gun]]. Then, to show just how horrific Rassilon himself is, we get a BreakTheBadass moment from ''The Master'', of all people.]]

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** ''The End of Time'' gives us a double-whammy in with the appearance return of [[spoiler: the Time Lords.Lords... along with ''Gallifrey'' itself and everything else locked away in the Time War. Their re-emergence sends the Doctor into a HeroicBSOD so badly, the Doctor [[GodzillaThreshold picks up a gun]]. Then, to show just how horrific Rassilon himself is, we get a BreakTheBadass moment from ''The Master'', of all people.]]]]
--> '''The Doctor:''' [[spoiler: You weren't there in the final days of the war. But if the Time Locks are broken, then everything is coming out. Not just the Daleks, but the Skarro Degradations. The Horde of Travesties. The Nightmare Child. The Could've-Been King and his army of Meanwhiles and Neverweres. The war turned into ''hell.'' And that's what you opened, right above the Earth. '''''Hell is descending.''''']]
12th Nov '17 5:56:45 PM DVB
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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', the normally stoic and calm Robin is left completely terrified when the Straw Hats meet Admiral Aokiji. The same thing also happened when a seemingly random mask man whispers [[ProfessionalKiller CP9]] to her.

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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', the normally stoic and calm Robin is left completely terrified ''terrified'' when the Straw Hats meet Admiral Aokiji.Aokiji. Beyond the crew meeting an Admiral (one of the Marine's strongest forces and showing how much the crew needs to catch up), it also hints the connection to her past. The same thing also happened when a seemingly random mask man whispers [[ProfessionalKiller CP9]] to her.



*** When Batman discovers that an ancient conspiracy -- [[ComicBook/NightOfTheOwls the Court of Owls]] -- has been living in Gotham for hundreds of years, he's a little alarmed. When he discovers that they've never acted against Batman until now because they never even considered him to be a threat, he's a little more alarmed. But when he's captured, drugged and psychologically tortured in a vast labyrinth beneath Gotham City and [[DespairEventHorizon nearly driven to madness and hopelessness,]] that's when the readers start to feel the horrors ''really'' sinking in. Being [[MemeticBadass Batman,]] he manages to escape. It's still a chilling sequence, however.

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*** When Batman discovers that an ancient conspiracy -- [[ComicBook/NightOfTheOwls the Court of Owls]] -- has been living in Gotham for hundreds of years, he's a little alarmed. When he discovers that they've never acted against Batman until now because they never even ''even'' considered him to be a threat, he's a little more alarmed. But when he's captured, drugged and psychologically tortured in a vast labyrinth beneath Gotham City and [[DespairEventHorizon nearly driven to madness and hopelessness,]] that's when the readers start to feel the horrors ''really'' sinking in. Being [[MemeticBadass Batman,]] he manages to escape. It's still a chilling sequence, however.
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