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17th Jun '17 1:50:29 AM Doug86
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** Done with, of all people, Freddy Krueger himself aka Mr. Creator/RobertEnglund, in one Season 4 episode; Englund plays a [[Comicbook/{{Batman}} Scarecrow-style]] scientist who develops a fear toxin for Volkoff, and who enjoys inflicting fear on his victims. He's defeated when he runs afoul of a combination of [[HoistByHisOwnPetard his own toxin]] and a Halloween display set up by ''Jeff and Lester'', which drives him mad with terror.

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** Done with, of all people, Freddy Krueger himself aka Mr. Creator/RobertEnglund, in one Season 4 episode; Englund plays a [[Comicbook/{{Batman}} [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Scarecrow-style]] scientist who develops a fear toxin for Volkoff, and who enjoys inflicting fear on his victims. He's defeated when he runs afoul of a combination of [[HoistByHisOwnPetard his own toxin]] and a Halloween display set up by ''Jeff and Lester'', which drives him mad with terror.
7th Jun '17 4:19:56 AM WillBGood
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** This was something of a signature trope of the Hinchcliffe era, which delighted in demonstrating things were getting bad by having the powerful, [[BadassBaritone deep-voiced]], jolly NightmareFetishist seeming genuinely scared, though this was expressed through acting rather than dialogue for the most part. Just a handful of the more obvious examples:

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** This was something of a signature trope of the Hinchcliffe (Fourth Doctor) era, which delighted in demonstrating things were getting bad by having the powerful, [[BadassBaritone deep-voiced]], jolly NightmareFetishist seeming genuinely scared, though this was expressed through acting rather than dialogue for the most part. Just a handful of the more obvious examples:
3rd Jun '17 6:06:36 AM rafi
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* When the ComicBook/MartianManhunter wants Guy Gardner to settle down during a JLA meeting, he accomplishes it via the threat: "I'll tell Franchise/{{Batman}}."
* The ''only'' villain that the ComicBook/IncredibleHulk will ''admit'' to being scared of is the Sentry's evil alter ego, the Void.
* In one issue of ''Franchise/GreenLantern'', Kyle Rayner relates how Guy Gardner (a Green Lantern notable for not just being able to "overcome great fear", but being honest-to-God ''fearless'') used to tell funny stories about some of the truly ridiculous villains Hal Jordan used to fight. But, Rayner notes, "Guy never told any funny stories about Sinestro", the one villain who ever scared the crap out of Gardner.
* Franchise/XMen:
** In ''Uncanny X-Men #125'', the X-Men had to fight the RealityWarper, Proteus. He was so terrifying that ''Wolverine'' was shaken by the first battle.
** In the [[WesternAnimation/XMen animated series]], the encounter doesn't just "shake" Wolverine, it leaves him huddled on his knees, ''sobbing''.
** In ''ComicBook/UltimateXMen'', Wolverine is briefly possessed by Proteus. Proteus' hatred towards his father Professor Xavier was so strong that it scared Wolverine.
* A Creator/DCComics CrisisCrossover once noted that things had gotten really ''really'' bad by having one of the characters note that even ''ComicBook/TheJoker had stopped laughing.''
* In ''ComicBook/UnderworldUnleashed'', the Trickster comments that when villains want to scare each other, "They tell each other Joker stories." It's a running theme among henchmen as well; whenever you see henchman engage in small talk, invariably the Joker will come up.

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* When the ComicBook/MartianManhunter wants Guy Gardner to settle down during a JLA meeting, he accomplishes it via the threat: "I'll tell Franchise/{{Batman}}."
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''Franchise/MarvelUniverse'':
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The ''only'' villain that the ComicBook/IncredibleHulk will ''admit'' to being scared of is the Sentry's evil alter ego, the Void.
** Franchise/XMen:
*** In ''Uncanny X-Men #125'', the X-Men had to fight the RealityWarper, Proteus. He was so terrifying that ''Wolverine'' was shaken by the first battle.
*** In the [[WesternAnimation/XMen animated series]], the encounter doesn't just "shake" Wolverine, it leaves him huddled on his knees, ''sobbing''.
*** In ''ComicBook/UltimateXMen'', Wolverine is briefly possessed by Proteus. Proteus' hatred towards his father Professor Xavier was so strong that it scared Wolverine.
* ''Franchise/{{DCU}}''
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In one issue of ''Franchise/GreenLantern'', Kyle Rayner relates how Guy Gardner (a Green Lantern notable for not just being able to "overcome great fear", but being honest-to-God ''fearless'') used to tell funny stories about some of the truly ridiculous villains Hal Jordan used to fight. But, Rayner notes, "Guy never told any funny stories about Sinestro", the one villain who ever scared the crap out of Gardner.
* Franchise/XMen:
** In ''Uncanny X-Men #125'', the X-Men had to fight the RealityWarper, Proteus. He was so terrifying that ''Wolverine'' was shaken by the first battle.
** In the [[WesternAnimation/XMen animated series]], the encounter doesn't just "shake" Wolverine, it leaves him huddled on his knees, ''sobbing''.
** In ''ComicBook/UltimateXMen'', Wolverine is briefly possessed by Proteus. Proteus' hatred towards his father Professor Xavier was so strong that it scared Wolverine.
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A Creator/DCComics CrisisCrossover once noted that things had gotten really ''really'' bad by having one of the characters note that even ''ComicBook/TheJoker had stopped laughing.''
* ** In ''ComicBook/UnderworldUnleashed'', the Trickster comments that when villains want to scare each other, "They tell each other Joker stories." It's a running theme among henchmen as well; whenever you see henchman engage in small talk, invariably the Joker will come up.up.
** Franchise/{{Batman}}:
*** 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.
*** 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.]]



** when [[SociopathicHero The Comedian]] (a guy who shoots a Vietnamese woman who was pregnant with his child, [[WhoShotJFK possibly assassinated Kennedy]], and killed other heroes to repay long past slights) discovers the main antagonist's plan, he completely breaks down, and shows up at the home of one of his old enemies drunk out of his mind, praying for help, sobbing with horror and demanding to know how anyone can come up with such a thing.

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** when When [[SociopathicHero The Comedian]] (a guy who shoots a Vietnamese woman who was pregnant with his child, [[WhoShotJFK possibly assassinated Kennedy]], and killed other heroes to repay long past slights) discovers the main antagonist's plan, he completely breaks down, and shows up at the home of one of his old enemies drunk out of his mind, praying for help, sobbing with horror and demanding to know how anyone can come up with such a thing.



* Franchise/{{Batman}}:
** 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.
** 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.
6th May '17 5:15:55 PM nombretomado
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'' Autobot veteran Kup has SeenItAll and is unfazed by everything. Enter Unicron: "Nope...Never seen anything like this before." He sounds remarkably quiet, either from awe and shock at the sight, or just from the utter horror of watching Unicron, who in robot form can stand on Cybertron's surface and look horrifying doing it and ''still'' have just enough room to spare for his feet that he could move around to some extent, basically rip parts of the planet, '''''and''''' the Decepticon forces trying to drive him off, to shreds, and doing so with seemingly ''casual ease''. The look on his face goes a long way towards selling the moment as well.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'' ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie'' Autobot veteran Kup has SeenItAll and is unfazed by everything. Enter Unicron: "Nope...Never seen anything like this before." He sounds remarkably quiet, either from awe and shock at the sight, or just from the utter horror of watching Unicron, who in robot form can stand on Cybertron's surface and look horrifying doing it and ''still'' have just enough room to spare for his feet that he could move around to some extent, basically rip parts of the planet, '''''and''''' the Decepticon forces trying to drive him off, to shreds, and doing so with seemingly ''casual ease''. The look on his face goes a long way towards selling the moment as well.



* Poor [[TransformersFilmSeries Optimus Prime]] really goes through the wringer in ''Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon'' and ''Film/TransformersAgeOfExtinction''. '''Especially''' ''Age of Extinction''.

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* Poor [[TransformersFilmSeries [[Film/TransformersFilmSeries Optimus Prime]] really goes through the wringer in ''Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon'' and ''Film/TransformersAgeOfExtinction''. '''Especially''' ''Age of Extinction''.
11th Apr '17 12:27:46 PM AScamInvolvingCorndogs
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* In {{AkameGaKill}}, Numa Seika gets this from Esdeath. He was a badass warrior with a spear who ruled the north and was loved by his men. Esdeath makes Numa Seika lick her boots, on his knees, naked, and on a chain. She also tortured him enough to where he's euphoric about this.
6th Apr '17 9:53:35 PM nombretomado
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* In ''PokemonSpecial's [=FireRed=] & [=LeafGreen=]'' arc, Red suffers an almost uncharacteristic HeroicBSOD after losing a fight to Deoxys.

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* In ''PokemonSpecial's ''Manga/PokemonSpecial's [=FireRed=] & [=LeafGreen=]'' arc, Red suffers an almost uncharacteristic HeroicBSOD after losing a fight to Deoxys.
1st Apr '17 9:25:17 AM Kate
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* When [[spoiler:Perkins]] is killed in ''[[Series/Sharpe]]'', with Harper, Hagman and Harris to comfort him in his dying moments, these three hardened soldiers are reduced to ManlyTears by the event, and Harper promptly forgets about everything else to go on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge against his murderer. Sharpe was elsewhere at the time, but the look on his face when he comes back and sees [[spoiler:Perkins']] body cradled in Harper's arms also qualifies.

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* When [[spoiler:Perkins]] is killed in ''[[Series/Sharpe]]'', ''{{Series/Sharpe}}'', with Harper, Hagman and Harris to comfort him in his dying moments, these three hardened soldiers are reduced to ManlyTears by the event, and Harper promptly forgets about everything else to go on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge against his murderer. Sharpe was elsewhere at the time, but the look on his face when he comes back and sees [[spoiler:Perkins']] body cradled in Harper's arms also qualifies.
1st Apr '17 9:23:38 AM Kate
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* When [[spoiler:Perkins]] is killed in ''Series/Sharpe'', with Harper, Hagman and Harris to comfort him in his dying moments, these three hardened soldiers are reduced to ManlyTears by the event, and Harper promptly forgets about everything else to go on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge against his murderer. Sharpe was elsewhere at the time, but the look on his face when he comes back and sees [[spoiler:Perkins']] body cradled in Harper's arms also qualifies.

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* When [[spoiler:Perkins]] is killed in ''Series/Sharpe'', ''[[Series/Sharpe]]'', with Harper, Hagman and Harris to comfort him in his dying moments, these three hardened soldiers are reduced to ManlyTears by the event, and Harper promptly forgets about everything else to go on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge against his murderer. Sharpe was elsewhere at the time, but the look on his face when he comes back and sees [[spoiler:Perkins']] body cradled in Harper's arms also qualifies.
1st Apr '17 9:23:01 AM Kate
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* When [[spoiler:Perkins]] is killed in ''Series/Sharpe'', with Harper, Hagman and Harris to comfort him in his dying moments, these three hardened soldiers are reduced to ManlyTears by the event, and Harper promptly forgets about everything else to go on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge against his murderer. Sharpe was elsewhere at the time, but the look on his face when he comes back and sees [[spoiler:Perkins']] body cradled in Harper's arms also qualifies.
29th Dec '16 7:38:36 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Locke's intention in cutting off Jaime's sword hand. It works for awhile.
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