History Main / MookHorrorShow

19th Nov '17 6:35:26 AM EDP
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Paperinik is also prone to do this ''literally''. As in going at the homes of criminals from out of town who plan to come in his city, show them a video of what he did to criminals stupid enough to commit crimes in Duckburg, and ask them if they really want to come to Duckburg.

to:

** Paperinik is also prone to do this ''literally''. As in going at the homes of criminals from out of town who plan to come in his city, show them a video of what he did to criminals stupid enough to commit crimes in Duckburg, and ask them if they really want to come to Duckburg. [[TheVillainKnowsWhereYouLive The fact a sadistic superhero just proved he knows where they live]] only amps up the terror factor.
18th Nov '17 1:09:43 PM SteveMB
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** There's another bit where one of his enemies has hired a professional merc team to take Spider-Man out. They "chase" him into Central Park and, while the leader is giving a rousing speech about how Spider-Man's rep had to be overblown and that he was just an amateur and to play by the numbers, Spider-Man is taking out each of the other mercs behind the leader one at a time, while they're traveling in a tight formation and looking just about every direction except the one that matters (up). The leader ends his speech to turn around and gauge its impact on his men only to find them all gone... and then he goes berserk. Spider-Man ends up leaving the unconscious mercs webbed up around the house of the enemy who'd hired them. Think it was the Chameleon... he freaked out.

to:

** There's another bit where one of his enemies has hired a professional merc team to take Spider-Man out. They [[DefensiveFeintTrap "chase" him him]] into Central Park and, while the leader is giving a rousing speech about how Spider-Man's rep had to be overblown and that he was just an amateur and to play by the numbers, Spider-Man is taking out each of the other mercs behind the leader one at a time, while they're traveling in a tight formation and looking just about every direction except the one that matters (up). The leader ends his speech to turn around and gauge its impact on his men only to find them all gone... and then he goes berserk. Spider-Man ends up leaving the unconscious mercs webbed up around the house of the enemy who'd hired them. Think it was the Chameleon... he freaked out.
9th Nov '17 2:51:33 AM LlamaAdventure
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* Ainz from ''Anime/{{Overlord}}'' is a level 100 MMORPG character TrappedInAnotherWorld where even something around level 60 would be considered godly, and most of his direct subordinates are either as powerful or really close. As such, any fight they get into usually devolves into either Ainz or one of his minions horrifically massacring everyone in their way as onlookers watch in terror, or their opponents exhausting every attack at their disposal only to find that they haven't put a single scratch on any of them.
7th Nov '17 3:51:51 AM StFan
Is there an issue? Send a Message





* Chapter 64 of ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' clearly shows how utterly powerful the Survey Corps has become. A well-trained, fully equipped squad of 35 black-ops commandos in their element is decimated, outmaneuvered, and outwitted by seven teenagers with obsolete combat gear. The derailing train of thought from the squad leader's point of view says it all.

to:

* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'':
**
Chapter 64 of ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' clearly shows how utterly powerful the Survey Corps has become. A well-trained, fully equipped squad of 35 black-ops commandos in their element is decimated, outmaneuvered, and outwitted by seven teenagers with obsolete combat gear. The derailing train of thought from the squad leader's point of view says it all.



* In ''Anime/JinRohTheWolfBrigade'', special forces wearing {{iconic|Outfit}} [[GasMaskMooks armor]] are [[ImplacableMan unstoppable]] against the rebels [[spoiler:and the Public Security agents]].
* It happens twice Anime/YuGiOhArcV, with Yuya being the monster. The first time had him first go into [[SuperPoweredEvilSide Awakening]], where he brushes off the Obelisk Force's attacks with an inhuman indifference. At first unnerved by this, the Obelisk Force keep attacking. But when Yuya unleashes his Odd-Eyes Rebellion Dragon, they're all wiped out at once.

to:

* In ''Anime/JinRohTheWolfBrigade'', special forces wearing {{iconic|Outfit}} [[GasMaskMooks armor]] are [[ImplacableMan unstoppable]] against the rebels [[spoiler:and the Public Security agents]].
* It happens twice Anime/YuGiOhArcV, ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'', with Yuya being the monster. The first time had him first go into [[SuperPoweredEvilSide Awakening]], where he brushes off the Obelisk Force's attacks with an inhuman indifference. At first unnerved by this, the Obelisk Force keep attacking. But when Yuya unleashes his Odd-Eyes Rebellion Dragon, they're all wiped out at once.



* In VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry, [[EleventhHourRanger Mamoru Akasaka]] delivers an [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Awesome one]] to the [[Main/MenInBlack Mountain Hounds]]. While the battle is pretty cool in the anime, it's in the visual novel that it [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C--UM5UJFT0 truly is a Horror Show to the Mountain Hounds]], as the [[CurbStompBattle "fight"]] is told from [[TheDragon Tetsuro Okonogi's]] point of view and describes how one-sided the whole thing is for the group and the narration describes him as a monster more than once during the whole thing.

to:

* In VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry, ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'', [[EleventhHourRanger Mamoru Akasaka]] delivers an [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Awesome one]] to the [[Main/MenInBlack Mountain Hounds]]. While the battle is pretty cool in the anime, it's in the visual novel that it [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C--UM5UJFT0 truly is a Horror Show to the Mountain Hounds]], as the [[CurbStompBattle "fight"]] is told from [[TheDragon Tetsuro Okonogi's]] point of view and describes how one-sided the whole thing is for the group and the narration describes him as a monster more than once during the whole thing.



* Franchise/{{Batman}} is fond of doing this. Emphasized in ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga''. Striking fear into criminals is kind of Batman's [[TerrorHero whole shtick]], to the point that a yellow ring tried to conscript him into the [[Franchise/GreenLantern Sinestro Corps]], which is powered by fear. In other words, the ring decided that Batman was the scariest thing in the ''entire space sector''. And the only reason it didn't take was because it detected previous contact with a green ring. Later, during ''Comicbook/BlackestNight'', a Sinestro Corps ring decided to settle for Scarecrow. Granted, Batman was going on his exodus through time during that event, so the ring wasn't able to try for the Caped Crusader again.

to:

* Franchise/{{Batman}} is fond of doing this. Emphasized in ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga''. Striking fear into criminals is kind of Batman's [[TerrorHero whole shtick]], to the point that a yellow ring tried to conscript him into the [[Franchise/GreenLantern Sinestro Corps]], which is powered by fear. In other words, the ring decided that Batman was the scariest thing in the ''entire space sector''. And the only reason it didn't take was because it detected previous contact with a green ring. Later, during ''Comicbook/BlackestNight'', ''ComicBook/BlackestNight'', a Sinestro Corps ring decided to settle for Scarecrow. Granted, Batman was going on his exodus through time during that event, so the ring wasn't able to try for the Caped Crusader again.



* Much like the film adaptation, ''Comicbook/TheCrow'' is set up somewhat like this. Although, frankly, it's more a horror show for the ''reader'', because Eric Draven and his enemies are equally matched in bloodlust - and the goons Eric slaughters believe him until the very end to be simply a maniac who is NotAfraidToDie, so they just keep coming at him, figuring that he'll eventually go down if they hit him enough times.
-->'''[[FinalGirl Final Boy]]:''' ''[shooting Eric point-blank in the head, splattering blood all over him]'' Walk away from ''that'', [[CurseCutShort mother-]]
-->'''Eric:''' ''[covered with blood yet completely unharmed]'' Scared?
-->'''Final Boy:''' No.
-->'''Eric:''' You should be. ''[shoves the mook's head into a wall with so much force that it immediately explodes in blood]''
* Sometimes used with ''ComicStrip/ThePhantom'' - even more than Batman, he is a BadAssNormal who depends on the mooks thinking him a supernatural menace, so it fits.

to:

* Much like the film adaptation, ''Comicbook/TheCrow'' ''ComicBook/TheCrow'' is set up somewhat like this. Although, frankly, it's more a horror show for the ''reader'', because Eric Draven and his enemies are equally matched in bloodlust - and the goons Eric slaughters believe him until the very end to be simply a maniac who is NotAfraidToDie, so they just keep coming at him, figuring that he'll eventually go down if they hit him enough times.
-->'''[[FinalGirl Final Boy]]:''' ''[shooting Eric point-blank in the head, splattering blood all over him]'' Walk away from ''that'', [[CurseCutShort mother-]]
-->'''Eric:'''
mother]]--\\
'''Eric:'''
''[covered with blood yet completely unharmed]'' Scared?
-->'''Final
Scared?\\
'''Final
Boy:''' No.
-->'''Eric:'''
No.\\
'''Eric:'''
You should be. ''[shoves the mook's head into a wall with so much force that it immediately explodes in blood]''
* Sometimes used with ''ComicStrip/ThePhantom'' - even more than Batman, he is a BadAssNormal who depends on the mooks thinking him a supernatural menace, so it fits.
blood]''



--> '''New Guy''': We're trapped in here with them?
--> '''Robo''': Oh, no. We're not trapped in here with them. ''They're'' trapped in here with ''Jenkins''.

to:

--> '''New Guy''': -->'''New Guy:''' We're trapped in here with them?
-->
them?\\
'''Robo''': Oh, no. We're not trapped in here with them. ''They're'' trapped in here with ''Jenkins''.



[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* Sometimes used with ''ComicStrip/ThePhantom''. Even more than Batman, he is a BadAssNormal who depends on the mooks thinking him a supernatural menace, so it fits.
[[/folder]]



* The ''{{Series/Firefly}}'' fic ''Fanfic/{{Forward}}'' has a scene showing the mooks' perspective when [[WaifFu River]] is [[CurbStompBattle carving through them.]] She isn't shown as [[CuteBruiser cute]] or [[BadassAdorable adorable]]; she's portrayed as [[AxCrazy insane and terrifying.]]

to:

* The ''{{Series/Firefly}}'' ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' fic ''Fanfic/{{Forward}}'' has a scene showing the mooks' perspective when [[WaifFu River]] is [[CurbStompBattle carving through them.]] She isn't shown as [[CuteBruiser cute]] or [[BadassAdorable adorable]]; she's portrayed as [[AxCrazy insane and terrifying.]]



* In ''Fanfic/TiberiumWars'', the introductions of the Nod and GDI commandos are both cases of this. The Nod commando's initial appearance is as an untrackable, cloaked, and impossibly precise killing machine gunning down whole GDI squads by herself. The GDI commando, meanwhile, is an unkillable juggernaut with superhuman strength and a railgun capable of blowing soldiers to ribbons, but is still a surprisingly clever tactician who outwits ''and'' outguns his opponents.

to:

* In ''Fanfic/TiberiumWars'', the ''Fanfic/TiberiumWars'':
** The
introductions of the Nod and GDI commandos are both cases of this. The Nod commando's initial appearance is as an untrackable, cloaked, and impossibly precise killing machine gunning down whole GDI squads by herself. The GDI commando, meanwhile, is an unkillable juggernaut with superhuman strength and a railgun capable of blowing soldiers to ribbons, but is still a surprisingly clever tactician who outwits ''and'' outguns his opponents.



* Likewise, in the ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' / ''ComicBook/PowerGirl'' fanfic ''FanFic/OriginStory'', fugitive Kryptonian Alex Harris's fight against the Thunderbolts acts as one between Venom struggling to contain her and Moonstone's panicked thoughts of how Alex is going to kill them all.

to:

* Likewise, in the ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' / ''ComicBook/PowerGirl'' fanfic ''FanFic/OriginStory'', ''Fanfic/OriginStory'', fugitive Kryptonian Alex Harris's fight against the Thunderbolts acts as one between Venom struggling to contain her and Moonstone's panicked thoughts of how Alex is going to kill them all.



-->'''Yang:''' Hey there Buddy!\\

to:

-->'''Yang:''' --->'''Yang:''' Hey there Buddy!\\



'''Yang:''' Shh… shh… now, what do we say?\\

to:

'''Yang:''' Shh… shh… Shh... shh... now, what do we say?\\



* In ''FanFic/MythosEffect'', this is the reaction [[Franchise/MassEffect Turian]] soldiers tend to have when fighting [[TabletopGame/CthulhuTech New Earth Federation]] ground forces. But, given that the NEF fights almost exclusively with {{Eldritch Abomination}}s, that's understandable.
* In ''FanFic/ThisBites'', four of the ''weaker'' Straw Hats (Nami, Chopper, Cross, and Soundbite) instill such terror into the Marines they fight at Enies Lobby that the one calling for reinforcements is reduced to simply repeating "Oh god" over and over.

to:

* In ''FanFic/MythosEffect'', ''Fanfic/MythosEffect'', this is the reaction [[Franchise/MassEffect Turian]] soldiers tend to have when fighting [[TabletopGame/CthulhuTech New Earth Federation]] ground forces. But, given that the NEF fights almost exclusively with {{Eldritch Abomination}}s, that's understandable.
* In ''FanFic/ThisBites'', ''Fanfic/ThisBites'', four of the ''weaker'' Straw Hats (Nami, Chopper, Cross, and Soundbite) instill such terror into the Marines they fight at Enies Lobby that the one calling for reinforcements is reduced to simply repeating "Oh god" over and over.



[[folder:Film -- Animated]]

to:

[[folder:Film [[folder:Films -- Animated]]Animation]]



* In ''Anime/JinRohTheWolfBrigade'', special forces wearing {{iconic|Outfit}} [[GasMaskMooks armor]] are [[ImplacableMan unstoppable]] against the rebels [[spoiler:and the Public Security agents]].



[[folder:Film -- Live-Action]]
* Any action movie, really. Take your pick.
* Similarly, pretty much any Creator/StevenSeagal film. Case in point, ''Film/HardToKill''. Yeah, the bad guys killed his wife and put him in a seven-year coma, but the way Mason Storm stalks and kills them one by one, taunting them the whole time, you can't help but pity them. Especially the one he runs down and publicly executes with a neck-snap in front of all of Chinatown and his own son.

to:

[[folder:Film [[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Any action movie, really. Take your pick.
* Similarly, pretty
Pretty much any Creator/StevenSeagal film. Case in point, ''Film/HardToKill''. Yeah, the bad guys killed his wife and put him in a seven-year coma, but the way Mason Storm stalks and kills them one by one, taunting them the whole time, you can't help but pity them. Especially the one he runs down and publicly executes with a neck-snap in front of all of Chinatown and his own son.
son.



* The opening scene of Tim Burton's ''Film/{{Batman}}'' qualifies - but then the trope is inverted in the movie's cathedral climax, with ComicBook/TheJoker ''inviting'' Batman ("Shall we dance?") to tangle with his stealthy, ''gongfu''-trained assassins. What makes the scenario especially ironic is that Batman has just survived being ''blown up'' and is already bleeding and at least partially physically weakened; he does manage to dispatch all three of the mooks - indeed, killing all but one of them! - but it isn't easy.
* In ''Film/BatmanBegins'', some of Batman's first attacks on criminals are filmed this way. Not to mention their POV of him gliding over the city while they are under the effects of the Fear Toxin. Plus the scene of him interrogating Jonathan Crane, a.k.a. Scarecrow, who at the moment was being HoistByHisOwnPetard.
** This is exemplified by Bruce's statement of intent when he enters the League's headquarters:
--> '''Bruce''': I seek the means to fight injustice, to turn fear against those who prey on the fearful.

to:

* The opening scene of Tim Burton's ''Film/{{Batman}}'' qualifies - -- but then the trope is inverted in the movie's cathedral climax, with ComicBook/TheJoker ''inviting'' Batman ("Shall we dance?") to tangle with his stealthy, ''gongfu''-trained assassins. What makes the scenario especially ironic is that Batman has just survived being ''blown up'' and is already bleeding and at least partially physically weakened; he does manage to dispatch all three of the mooks - -- indeed, killing all but one of them! - -- but it isn't easy.
* In ''Film/BatmanBegins'', some of Batman's first attacks on criminals are filmed this way. Not to mention their POV of him gliding over the city while they are under the effects of the Fear Toxin. Plus the scene of him interrogating Jonathan Crane, a.k.a. Scarecrow, who at the moment was being HoistByHisOwnPetard.
**
HoistByHisOwnPetard. This is exemplified by Bruce's statement of intent when he enters the League's headquarters:
--> '''Bruce''': '''Bruce:''' I seek the means to fight injustice, to turn fear against those who prey on the fearful.



** Prof. Dent's execution in ''Film/DrNo''.



** A very subtle one occurs in ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006''. When Bond shoots the corrupt section chief in his office, for a split second a close-up of a photograph on the man's desk is shown - an image showing him with his family.
* ''Film/KickAss''

to:

** A very subtle one occurs in ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006''. When Bond shoots the corrupt section chief in his office, for a split second a close-up of a photograph on the man's desk is shown - -- an image showing him with his family.
* ''Film/KickAss''''Film/KickAss'':



** Big Daddy's more literal "show", [[spoiler: the warehouse massacre,]] witnessed by Chris via a hidden cam is unsurprisingly terrifying from his point of view. Whilst more subdued in his reaction, his father is still clearly shaken by what he sees.
---> '''Frank D'Amico:''' "Who the hell is this guy?!"''

to:

** Big Daddy's more literal "show", [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the warehouse massacre,]] witnessed by Chris via a hidden cam is unsurprisingly terrifying from his point of view. Whilst more subdued in his reaction, his father is still clearly shaken by what he sees.
---> '''Frank --->'''Frank D'Amico:''' "Who Who the hell is this guy?!"''guy?!



* Franchise/{{Robocop}} has shades of this. He is effectively bulletproof, [[ImplacableMan slow but nigh-unstoppable]], more machine than man, and has perfect aim. Most bad guys try to run while Robocop walks after them like a typical horror movie villain. His early arrests of Emil and Clarence in ''Film/RoboCop1987'' both emphasize their utter helplessness when face-to-face with him.

to:

* Franchise/{{Robocop}} Franchise/RoboCop has shades of this. He is effectively bulletproof, [[ImplacableMan slow but nigh-unstoppable]], more machine than man, and has perfect aim. Most bad guys try to run while Robocop [=RoboCop=] walks after them like a typical horror movie villain. His early arrests of Emil and Clarence in ''Film/RoboCop1987'' both emphasize their utter helplessness when face-to-face with him.



** Inverted in ''Film/RogueOne'': [[spoiler:Darth Vader, at his prime, slaughters an entire squad of Rebel troopers who only succeed in slowing him down just enough to get the Death Star's plans away from him and into Leia Organa's corvette.]]



* [[ArtificialHuman Cassandra]] [[ActionGirl Kresnov]], of Joel Shepherd's ''Literature/CassandraKresnov'' series, instigates this whenever she's locked in close quarters with a bunch of human soldiers. It's mentioned that the hallmark of an attack by a higher end combat GI is when your friends are all shooting and the next moment they're all dead.
** The greatest example of this is probably in book five, ''Operation Shield''. Cassandra had befriended a trio of war orphans in the previous novel, and the League government decided that kidnapping the two oldest ones would be a great way to blackmail her. She had a reputation as a cool thinker, so they expected that she'd easily cave to their demands to keep the kids safe. They weren't expecting her to discover her [[MamaBear maternal instincts]]. And go into a RoaringRampageOfRescue with a mission plan consisting of "everything between me and the kids dies." By the time they realized just what they'd unleashed, it was far too late. To really drive it home, the scene is done from the perspective of the League commander as she shouts orders over her radio to her squads, only to have them killed off one by one. And Cassandra [[SpareAMessenger deliberately leaves a single witness alive]], to make sure that everyone gets the message: don't ''ever'' threaten her kids.

to:

* [[ArtificialHuman Cassandra]] [[ActionGirl Kresnov]], of Joel Shepherd's ''Literature/CassandraKresnov'' series, instigates this whenever she's locked in close quarters with a bunch of human soldiers. It's mentioned that the hallmark of an attack by a higher end combat GI is when your friends are all shooting and the next moment they're all dead.
**
dead. The greatest example of this is probably in book five, ''Operation Shield''. Cassandra had befriended a trio of war orphans in the previous novel, and the League government decided that kidnapping the two oldest ones would be a great way to blackmail her. She had a reputation as a cool thinker, so they expected that she'd easily cave to their demands to keep the kids safe. They weren't expecting her to discover her [[MamaBear maternal instincts]]. And go into a RoaringRampageOfRescue with a mission plan consisting of "everything between me and the kids dies." By the time they realized just what they'd unleashed, it was far too late. To really drive it home, the scene is done from the perspective of the League commander as she shouts orders over her radio to her squads, only to have them killed off one by one. And Cassandra [[SpareAMessenger deliberately leaves a single witness alive]], to make sure that everyone gets the message: don't ''ever'' threaten her kids.



*** Likewise for criminals with the bad fortune to cross paths with Angua.

to:

*** ** Likewise for criminals with the bad fortune to cross paths with Angua.



* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', the title character starts as a rather pitiable wizard trying to work his way out of professional disgrace. Several books and a pile of supernatural bodies later, he suddenly finds his opponents backing down or outright fleeing rather than face him, and is several times rather abruptly reminded of what he looks like from his enemies' point of view. The books are narrated in the first person so we never get to see it, but it's discussed several times.

to:

* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', the ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'':
** The
title character starts as a rather pitiable wizard trying to work his way out of professional disgrace. Several books and a pile of supernatural bodies later, he suddenly finds his opponents backing down or outright fleeing rather than face him, and is several times rather abruptly reminded of what he looks like from his enemies' point of view. The books are narrated in the first person so we never get to see it, but it's discussed several times.



Not many “vanillas”, as he called nominally normal humans, had seen Dresden standing his ground in the fullness of his power. If we had, more of us would have taken him seriously—but I had decided that for his sake, if nothing else, it was a good thing that his full capabilities went unrecognized. Dresden’s power would have scared the hell out of most people, just like it had scared me.\\
It wasn’t the kind of fear that makes you scream and run. That’s fairly mild, as fear goes. That’s Franchise/ScoobyDoo fear. No. Seeing Dresden in action filled you with the fear that you had just become a casualty of evolution -— that you were watching something far larger and infinitely more dangerous than yourself, and that your only chance of survival was to kill it, immediately, before you were crushed beneath a power greater than you would ever know.

to:

Not many “vanillas”, "vanillas", as he called nominally normal humans, had seen Dresden standing his ground in the fullness of his power. If we had, more of us would have taken him seriously—but seriously -- but I had decided that for his sake, if nothing else, it was a good thing that his full capabilities went unrecognized. Dresden’s Dresden's power would have scared the hell out of most people, just like it had scared me.\\
It wasn’t wasn't the kind of fear that makes you scream and run. That’s That's fairly mild, as fear goes. That’s That's Franchise/ScoobyDoo fear. No. Seeing Dresden in action filled you with the fear that you had just become a casualty of evolution -— -- that you were watching something far larger and infinitely more dangerous than yourself, and that your only chance of survival was to kill it, immediately, before you were crushed beneath a power greater than you would ever know.



--->'''Molly:''' You don’t know, Harry. What you did for this town.\\

to:

--->'''Molly:''' You don’t don't know, Harry. What you did for this town.\\



'''Molly:''' You don’t know how many things just ''didn’t come here'' before, because they were afraid.\\

to:

'''Molly:''' You don’t don't know how many things just ''didn’t ''didn't come here'' before, because they were afraid.\\



'''Molly:''' ''Of you'', Harry. You could find anything in this town, but you never even noticed the shadow you cast. ''[...]'' Every time you defied someone, every time you came out on top against things you couldn’t possibly have beaten, your name grew. And they feared that name. There were other cities to prey on -— cities that didn’t have the mad wizard Dresden defending them. They ''feared'' you.

to:

'''Molly:''' ''Of you'', Harry. You could find anything in this town, but you never even noticed the shadow you cast. ''[...]'' Every time you defied someone, every time you came out on top against things you couldn’t couldn't possibly have beaten, your name grew. And they feared that name. There were other cities to prey on -— -- cities that didn’t didn't have the mad wizard Dresden defending them. They ''feared'' you.



[[folder:Live Action TV]]

to:

[[folder:Live Action [[folder:Live-Action TV]]



[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Wrestlers like Wrestling/TheUndertaker and Wrestling/{{Sting}} during face runs will often have segments or promos that count as this, with the various mind games and scare tactics they use to scare the living hell out of their heel adversaries. Depending on execution, these segments could range from total {{Narm}}, to [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Crowning Moment Of Awesome]].
* A picture perfect version of this was in Wrestling/{{TNA}}, when Sting, Fortune and Wrestling/KurtAngle teamed up to do this to Immortal on the July 14th episode. The former had the other five dress up as {{Monster Clown}}s and pick off Immortal one by one. Gunner even attempted to invoke [[FinalGirl Final Boy]] in the end, but it didn't work. During Sting's title match with Mr. Anderson, [[Wrestling/TheDudleyBoys Bully Ray]] showed up to try and help Anderson win, but then Angle, still in clown gear, appears and takes him out. The lights go out and Anderson finds him alone in the ring, Kurt standing on the entrance ramp, leaving Anderson in a panic that lets Sting win.

to:

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
[[folder:Myths & Religion]]
* Wrestlers like Wrestling/TheUndertaker and Wrestling/{{Sting}} during face runs will often have segments or promos that count as this, with Literature/TheBible mentions how terrified the various mind games and scare tactics they use to scare pagan nations were of the living hell out of Israelites after [[{{God}} their heel adversaries. Depending on execution, these segments could range from total {{Narm}}, to [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Crowning Moment Of Awesome]].
* A picture perfect version
god]] laid waste of this was in Wrestling/{{TNA}}, when Sting, Fortune Egypt and Wrestling/KurtAngle teamed up to do this to Immortal on the July 14th episode. The former had the other five dress up as {{Monster Clown}}s and pick off Immortal one by one. Gunner even attempted to invoke [[FinalGirl Final Boy]] then went around destroying everyone who attacked them in the end, but it didn't work. During Sting's title match with Mr. Anderson, [[Wrestling/TheDudleyBoys Bully Ray]] showed up to try and help Anderson win, but then Angle, still in clown gear, appears and takes him out. The lights go out and Anderson finds him alone in desert. See, for example, the ring, Kurt standing on Moabites in Numbers 22 (the beginning of a VillainEpisode) or the entrance ramp, leaving Anderson people of Jericho in a panic that lets Sting win.Joshua 2.



[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* Wrestlers like Wrestling/TheUndertaker and Wrestling/{{Sting}} during face runs will often have segments or promos that count as this, with the various mind games and scare tactics they use to scare the living hell out of their heel adversaries. Depending on execution, these segments could range from total {{Narm}}, to [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Crowning Moment Of Awesome]].
* A picture perfect version of this was in Wrestling/{{TNA}}, when Sting, Fortune and Wrestling/KurtAngle teamed up to do this to Immortal on the July 14th episode. The former had the other five dress up as {{Monster Clown}}s and pick off Immortal one by one. Gunner even attempted to invoke [[FinalGirl Final Boy]] in the end, but it didn't work. During Sting's title match with Mr. Anderson, [[Wrestling/TheDudleyBoys Bully Ray]] showed up to try and help Anderson win, but then Angle, still in clown gear, appears and takes him out. The lights go out and Anderson finds him alone in the ring, Kurt standing on the entrance ramp, leaving Anderson in a panic that lets Sting win.
[[/folder]]



[[folder:Religion and Mythology]]
* TheBible mentions how terrified the pagan nations were of the Israelites after [[{{God}} their god]] laid waste of Egypt and then went around destroying everyone who attacked them in the desert. See, for example, the Moabites in Numbers 22 (the beginning of a VillainEpisode) or the people of Jericho in Joshua 2.
[[/folder]]



* This is ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'', from the right (wrong) perspective. Normal people are called "[[RedShirt Extras]]" for a reason, and playing a campaign as Heroic Mortals is more a question of "what kills you and how" than anything else. To normal people, the lowest forms of supernatural beings - Hungry Ghosts, Commoner Fae, First Circle Demons, Lesser Gods and Elemental Spirits, Enlightened Mortals - are nigh-unstoppable monsters. Terrestrial Exalted are elemental super-soldiers designed to brutally slaughter the aforementioned "monsters" in droves - and said super-soldiers are in turn little more than mooks to experienced Celestial Exalts.
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' for any party that reaches the mid levels. At that point, anything that isn't an exotic monster with special abilities, or a creature with character levels, tends to get taken down frighteningly easy by the party. Adventuring parties that tend to solve their problems with maximum application of violence tend to get slapped with derogatory term of "murder hobos" or "{{TabletopGame/Munchkin}}" by [=DMs=] or Role play focused players.
* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'': Are you human? Are you currently being given a standard issue Lasgun, Flak Jacket, Infantry kit, and a copy of the ''Imperial Guardsman's Uplifting Primer''? Start praying to the Emperor that your assignment is primarily fighting rebellions of planets who failed to pay their taxes or traitors. Otherwise, enjoy being part of Squad number 529 being sent to replace the most recent losses. Oh, and don't think of running away from the big scary monster charging at you from the front. Headquarters has seen fit to stop that by placing something even scarier at the back of your squad. It's called a Commissar, and his job is to provide "encouragement" to any who might consider retreating. Said encouragement often involves impromptu execution for cowardice via .75 caliber explosive shell firing Bolt Pistols.
** Planetary Defense Forces have it even worse. At least the Imperial Guard often defeats the enemy, even though the first deployed usually don't get to see it. The PDF, on the other hand, can merely slow them down until the Guard arrives...

to:

* This is ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'', from the right (wrong) perspective. Normal people are called "[[RedShirt Extras]]" for a reason, and playing a campaign as Heroic Mortals is more a question of "what kills you and how" than anything else. To normal people, the lowest forms of supernatural beings - -- Hungry Ghosts, Commoner Fae, First Circle Demons, Lesser Gods and Elemental Spirits, Enlightened Mortals - -- are nigh-unstoppable monsters. Terrestrial Exalted are elemental super-soldiers designed to brutally slaughter the aforementioned "monsters" in droves - -- and said super-soldiers are in turn little more than mooks to experienced Celestial Exalts.
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' for any party that reaches the mid levels. At that point, anything that isn't an exotic monster with special abilities, or a creature with character levels, tends to get taken down frighteningly easy by the party. Adventuring parties that tend to solve their problems with maximum application of violence tend to get slapped with derogatory term of "murder hobos" or "{{TabletopGame/Munchkin}}" "TabletopGame/{{Munchkin}}" by [=DMs=] or Role play focused roleplay-focused players.
* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'': Are you human? Are you currently being given a standard issue Lasgun, Flak Jacket, Infantry kit, and a copy of the ''Imperial Guardsman's Uplifting Primer''? Start praying to the Emperor that your assignment is primarily fighting rebellions of planets who failed to pay their taxes or traitors. Otherwise, enjoy being part of Squad number 529 being sent to replace the most recent losses. Oh, and don't think of running away from the big scary monster charging at you from the front. Headquarters has seen fit to stop that by placing something even scarier at the back of your squad. It's called a Commissar, and his job is to provide "encouragement" to any who might consider retreating. Said encouragement often involves impromptu execution for cowardice via .75 caliber explosive shell firing Bolt Pistols.
**
Pistols. Planetary Defense Forces have it even worse. At least the Imperial Guard often defeats the enemy, even though the first deployed usually don't get to see it. The PDF, on the other hand, can merely slow them down until the Guard arrives...



* This is the inevitable fate of a good StealthBasedGame player's enemies.



* The intro to an ''SD Gundam G-Generation'' game featured a bunch of Zakus getting hunted and killed, ''Franchise/{{Predator}}''-style, by the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Deathscythe]].

to:

* ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'':
**
The intro to an ''SD Gundam G-Generation'' game featured a bunch of Zakus getting hunted and killed, ''Franchise/{{Predator}}''-style, by the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Deathscythe]].



* The ''VideoGame/MetroidPrimeTrilogy'', particularly the [[VideoGame/MetroidPrime first game]], highlights it if you read some of the {{Space Pirate|s}}'s [[ApocalypticLog mission logs]], increasingly desperate recordings of how "the Hunter" is tearing through their forces.[[note]]This includes, appropriately, the encryption on the logs themselves, which ''the player might not even have realized were encrypted''.[[/note]] This monster is of course Samus Aran, the player character.

to:

* ''VideoGame/{{Metroid}}'':
**
The ''VideoGame/MetroidPrimeTrilogy'', particularly the [[VideoGame/MetroidPrime first game]], highlights it if you read some of the {{Space Pirate|s}}'s [[ApocalypticLog mission logs]], increasingly desperate recordings of how "the Hunter" is tearing through their forces.[[note]]This includes, appropriately, the encryption on the logs themselves, which ''the player might not even have realized were encrypted''.[[/note]] This monster is of course Samus Aran, the player character.



* One of the trailers for ''StarWars: VideoGame/TheForceUnleashed II'' shows the chained-up Starkiller about to be executed by Imperial stormtroopers. He uses the Force to free himself and knock out the lights. The guards start looking around, shooting at any shadow in near-total darkness, while Starkiller picks them off one-by-one. The last guard starts backing off towards the door, his every shot deflected, until Starkiller impales him with his lightsabers.

to:

* One of the trailers for ''StarWars: ''Franchise/StarWars: VideoGame/TheForceUnleashed II'' shows the chained-up Starkiller about to be executed by Imperial stormtroopers. He uses the Force to free himself and knock out the lights. The guards start looking around, shooting at any shadow in near-total darkness, while Starkiller picks them off one-by-one. The last guard starts backing off towards the door, his every shot deflected, until Starkiller impales him with his lightsabers.



* In ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' games, the [[{{Mooks}} Grunts]] will say things like "He's everywhere!" and run away when you kill a lot of them at once. The books also go into their point of view every so often, and they tend to be exactly that scared (if not more so).
** Additionally, Covenant troops often are heard referring to the Master Chief and his fellow Spartans as "demons", both in and out of the games.

to:

* In ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' games, the [[{{Mooks}} Grunts]] will say things like "He's everywhere!" and run away when you kill a lot of them at once. The books also go into their point of view every so often, and they tend to be exactly that scared (if not more so).
**
so). Additionally, Covenant troops often are heard referring to the Master Chief and his fellow Spartans as "demons", both in and out of the games.



* Sam Fisher in ''VideoGame/SplinterCell'' gets this sometimes. Especially prominent in ''[[VideoGame/SplinterCellConviction Conviction]]'', where the enemies are occasionally people Sam likely trained and know [[OhCrap exactly what he's capable of]]. Even the less professional mercenaries can be heard loudly challenging Fisher in order to psych themselves up. Too bad it also gives away their positions, and is just irritating enough for the player to want to kill them to shut them up.

to:

* ''VideoGame/SplinterCell'':
**
Sam Fisher in ''VideoGame/SplinterCell'' gets this sometimes. Especially prominent in ''[[VideoGame/SplinterCellConviction Conviction]]'', where the enemies are occasionally people Sam likely trained and know [[OhCrap exactly what he's capable of]]. Even the less professional mercenaries can be heard loudly challenging Fisher in order to psych themselves up. Too bad it also gives away their positions, and is just irritating enough for the player to want to kill them to shut them up.



--->'''Sam''': ''(After being asked if he is a spy)'' Yeah, the real kind, not the tuxedo kind. I'm the kind that makes you bleed all over your Andretti unless you give me information!\\
'''Mook''': Oh, ''God!''\\
Or\\
'''Sam''': ''(Being refused information)'' Are you crazy? We're on the sixtieth floor.\\
'''Mook''': Wha-- What do you mean??\\
'''Sam''': You know, it's not true that you go unconscious before you hit the ground. You see it coming the whole way.\\

to:

--->'''Sam''': ''(After --->'''Sam:''': ''[after being asked if he is a spy)'' spy]'' Yeah, the real kind, not the tuxedo kind. I'm the kind that makes you bleed all over your Andretti unless you give me information!\\
'''Mook''': '''Mook:''' Oh, ''God!''\\
Or\\
'''Sam''': ''(Being
[...]\\
'''Sam:''' ''[being
refused information)'' information]'' Are you crazy? We're on the sixtieth floor.\\
'''Mook''': '''Mook:''' Wha-- What do you mean??\\
'''Sam''': '''Sam:''' You know, it's not true that you go unconscious before you hit the ground. You see it coming the whole way.\\



'''Sam''': You wanna convince me not to?

to:

'''Sam''': '''Sam:''' You wanna convince me not to?



[[folder:Web Animation]]
* In Creator/MaxGilardi's ''WebAnimation/FazbearAndFriends'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIUbLF5cJrU animation]] , Freddy and the gang are portrayed as kind and likeable characters who [[TomatoInTheMirror simply have no idea that they are animatronics]]. [[spoiler: At least till [[WhamLine the]] [[SurpriseCreepy ending]], anyway.]]
* Played for laughs in ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''. [[ActionGirl Yang]] evidently made ''quite'' an impact on Junior's goons in her {{Curb Stomp|Battle}}ing of them in the ''Yellow'' trailer. When she goes back to his bar in "Painting the Town", they're frantically trying to hold the door shut to stop her from coming in. When she blasts the door down with Ember Celica and struts in with a playful "[[HesBack Guess who's baaaack!]]" and a wide smile, every single goon ''immediately points a gun in her face''. The only exception is the DJ, who is sitting cowering behind his mixing desk.
[[/folder]]



* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'': Schlock, being bulletproof, super-strong, fond of heavy ordnance, habitually eating his enemies and not at all humanoid, naturally gets this treatment sometimes.
** Nowhere more so than in [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2001-10-22 Schlocktoberfest 2001]]. It starts as a horror movie cliche when Diamond Bugs easily tear through armor, and then reverses when they face the "regenerating zombie cannibal!". Compounded by the fact that the enemies are depicted as children and he has at least quadrupled his size and strength by [[spoiler:consuming his fallen comrades' bodies, and preserving their heads in jars]].

to:

* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'': Schlock, being bulletproof, super-strong, fond of heavy ordnance, habitually eating his enemies and not at all humanoid, naturally gets this treatment sometimes.
**
sometimes. Nowhere more so than in [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2001-10-22 Schlocktoberfest 2001]]. It starts as a horror movie cliche when Diamond Bugs easily tear through armor, and then reverses when they face the "regenerating zombie cannibal!". cannibal!" Compounded by the fact that the enemies are depicted as children and he has at least quadrupled his size and strength by [[spoiler:consuming his fallen comrades' bodies, and preserving their heads in jars]].



* In Creator/MaxGilardi's ''WebAnimation/FazbearAndFriends'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIUbLF5cJrU animation]] , Freddy and the gang are portrayed as kind and likeable characters who [[TomatoInTheMirror simply have no idea that they are animatronics]]. [[spoiler: At least till [[WhamLine the]] [[SurpriseCreepy ending]], anyway.]]
* Played for laughs in ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''. [[ActionGirl Yang]] evidently made ''quite'' an impact on Junior's goons in her {{Curb Stomp|Battle}}ing of them in the ''Yellow'' trailer. When she goes back to his bar in "Painting the Town", they're frantically trying to hold the door shut to stop her from coming in. When she blasts the door down with Ember Celica and struts in with a playful "[[HesBack Guess who's baaaack!]]" and a wide smile, every single goon ''immediately points a gun in her face''. The only exception is the DJ, who is sitting cowering behind his mixing desk.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' episode "Last Laugh", the main villain, Zombozo, has one of the most ironic examples of this trope: after tormenting Ben the entire episode through MindRape, he finally pushes Ben [[BerserkButton too far]] by [[spoiler:threatening his cousin]], causing Ben to become [[CreepyGood Ghostfreak]] and invoke this trope to literally scare Zombozo to death.
-->'''Ben / Ghostfreak''': [[IronicEcho What's the matter, Zombozo, you're afraid of good old Ghostfreak?]]

to:

* ''WesternAnimation/Ben10'':
**
In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' episode "Last Laugh", the main villain, Zombozo, has one of the most ironic examples of this trope: after tormenting Ben the entire episode through MindRape, he finally pushes Ben [[BerserkButton too far]] by [[spoiler:threatening his cousin]], causing Ben to become [[CreepyGood Ghostfreak]] and invoke this trope to literally scare Zombozo to death.
-->'''Ben --->'''Ben / Ghostfreak''': Ghostfreak:''' [[IronicEcho What's the matter, Zombozo, you're afraid of good old Ghostfreak?]]



* Franchise/{{DCAU}}:
** The opening sequence of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' follows in the same vein as other ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' media.

to:

* Franchise/{{DCAU}}:
Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse:
** ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'':
***
The opening sequence of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' follows in the same vein as other ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' media.



* In ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'', Spider-Man becomes this when wearing the black suit. Despite how hilariously hammy his dialogue was, you could still see the fear in Shocker's eyes as Spidey was literally hunting him down with the intention of killing him.
* Though decidedly PlayedForLaughs, the scene where WesternAnimation/{{SpongeBob|SquarePants}} chases down [[AssholeVictim the]] [[Recap/SpongeBobSquarePantsS3E20SpongebobMeetstheStrangerPranksALot Strangler]] is definitely portrayed as this while mostly being an homage to Droopy cartoons.

to:

* In ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'', Spider-Man becomes this when wearing the black suit. Despite how hilariously hammy his dialogue was, is, you could can still see the fear in Shocker's eyes as Spidey was is literally hunting him down with the intention of killing him.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'': Though decidedly PlayedForLaughs, the scene where WesternAnimation/{{SpongeBob|SquarePants}} [=SpongeBob=] chases down [[AssholeVictim the]] [[Recap/SpongeBobSquarePantsS3E20SpongebobMeetstheStrangerPranksALot Strangler]] is definitely portrayed as this while mostly being an homage to Droopy cartoons.



* On ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'':
** Raven once invoked this trope on Dr. Light ''by accident'', because her self-control was slipping and [[spoiler: her dark/angry half-demon side]] got out of control. Given a funny ContinuityNod later in the series, when a gleefully-gloating Dr. Light suddenly found himself facing Raven again, and ''immediately'' surrendered and asked to be taken to jail.
** In the two-parter ''Aftershock'', the Titans as a whole, having to deal with their SixthRangerTraitor Terra, first approach by going easy on her, giving her chances to come back to her senses and return to them. [[RedemptionRejection She brutally rejects every single time, viciously taking them down one by one]] all while [[KickTheDog mocking some of them for added measure]]. Comes the second part, the Titans stop holding their punches against her... [[BewareTheNiceOnes and proceed to tear through her as she runs away in terror]].

to:

* On ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'':
** Raven once invoked invokes this trope on Dr. Light ''by accident'', because her self-control was is slipping and [[spoiler: her [[spoiler:her dark/angry half-demon side]] got gets out of control. Given a funny ContinuityNod later in the series, when a gleefully-gloating Dr. Light suddenly found finds himself facing Raven again, and ''immediately'' surrendered surrenders and asked asks to be taken to jail.
** In the two-parter ''Aftershock'', "Aftershock", the Titans as a whole, having to deal with their SixthRangerTraitor Terra, first approach by going easy on her, giving her chances to come back to her senses and return to them. [[RedemptionRejection She brutally rejects every single time, viciously taking them down one by one]] all while [[KickTheDog mocking some of them for added measure]]. Comes the second part, the Titans stop holding their punches against her... [[BewareTheNiceOnes and proceed to tear through her as she runs away in terror]].



*** [[spoiler: Predaking, having learned that the 'Cons engineered the destruction of his brethren, goes on a rampage inside the warship. The Vehicons try their best, but they're little more than an annoyance.]]

to:

*** ** [[spoiler: Predaking, having learned that the 'Cons engineered the destruction of his brethren, goes on a rampage inside the warship. The Vehicons try their best, but they're little more than an annoyance.]]



* A soldier is shot in his bulletproof vest and gets back up. The reaction from the insurgents is priceless: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXMjh_XbkiI

to:

* A soldier is shot in his bulletproof vest and gets back up. The reaction from the insurgents is priceless: https://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXMjh_XbkiIcom/watch?v=jXMjh_XbkiI The reaction from the insurgents is priceless.]]
15th Oct '17 10:51:01 PM Abodos
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'' series highlights it if you read some of the {{Space Pirate|s}}'s [[ApocalypticLog mission logs]], increasingly desperate recordings of how "the Hunter" is tearing through their forces.[[note]]This includes, appropriately, the encryption on the logs themselves, which ''the player might not even have realized were encrypted''.[[/note]] This monster is of course Samus Aran, the player character.
** ''Prime 2'''s recordings are even more tragilarious because the pirates on Aether are already under attack by a "[[EvilTwin Dark Hunter]]," and then... "Another Hunter, this wearing the traditional colors of Samus Aran, made planetfall today. [[OhCrap Horrific as it may sound, there are TWO of them now.]]"

to:

* The ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'' series ''VideoGame/MetroidPrimeTrilogy'', particularly the [[VideoGame/MetroidPrime first game]], highlights it if you read some of the {{Space Pirate|s}}'s [[ApocalypticLog mission logs]], increasingly desperate recordings of how "the Hunter" is tearing through their forces.[[note]]This includes, appropriately, the encryption on the logs themselves, which ''the player might not even have realized were encrypted''.[[/note]] This monster is of course Samus Aran, the player character.
** ''Prime 2'''s ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime2Echoes'''s recordings are even more tragilarious because the pirates on Aether are already under attack by a "[[EvilTwin Dark Hunter]]," and then... "Another Hunter, this wearing the traditional colors of Samus Aran, made planetfall today. [[OhCrap Horrific as it may sound, there are TWO of them now.]]"
11th Oct '17 9:28:44 PM cheese4g
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* The Norwegian novel ''The Son'' by Jo Nesbø is basically an entire book of this trope. Sonny Lofthus is a professional scapegoat for the Norwegian mob who has escaped to get his revenge, but the book is never actually told from his perspective, only the people who interact with him. That means that every scene that involves him taking his violent, sadistic, and often creative revenge (of which there are ''many'') is told from the perspective of Sonny's victims.
10th Oct '17 11:34:41 PM AlexHoskins
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** When Seras [[spoiler:drinks Pip's blood]], her transformation is enough to make ''[[spoiler:Nazi]] [[HorrifyingTheHorror vampires]]'' metaphorically shit themselves.

to:

** When Seras [[spoiler:drinks Pip's blood]], her transformation is enough to make terrify ''[[spoiler:Nazi]] [[HorrifyingTheHorror vampires]]'' metaphorically shit themselves. vampires]].''
10th Oct '17 11:32:37 PM AlexHoskins
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''Manga/TriGun'', Vash the Stampede sometimes plays up the horror factor that his reputation gives him, since it gets him out of fights and he actually has a strict moral code against killing. He's done the sneak-around-and-pick-your-dudes-off thing and the ImplacableMan advance-while-singing-a-terrifying-ditty-about-genocide song: ''"Total Slaughter, Total Slaughter, I won't leave a single man alive. Ladi-Ladi-Die, Genocide. Ladi-Ladi-dud, an Ocean of Blood. Let's begin the killing time."'' '''It didn't work''', though kicking a rocket fired from an RPG by the terrified mook, AFTER singing that, into the ceiling DID work.
** Monev the Gale found out the hard way how scary a genuinely angry Vash can be when Monev gunned down a bunch of innocent civilians. He compared Vash's GlowingEyesOfDoom to the eyes of the devil himself.

to:

* In ''Manga/TriGun'', ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'', Vash the Stampede sometimes plays up the horror factor that his reputation gives him, since it gets him out of fights and he actually has a strict moral code against killing. He's done the sneak-around-and-pick-your-dudes-off thing and the ImplacableMan advance-while-singing-a-terrifying-ditty-about-genocide song: ''"Total Slaughter, Total Slaughter, I won't leave a single man alive. Ladi-Ladi-Die, Genocide. Ladi-Ladi-dud, an Ocean of Blood. Let's begin the killing time."'' '''It didn't work''', though kicking a rocket fired from an RPG by the terrified mook, AFTER singing that, into the ceiling DID work.
** This is most explicitly shown in one episode, where Monev the Gale found out the hard way how scary a genuinely angry Vash can be when Monev gunned down a bunch of innocent civilians. He compared Vash's GlowingEyesOfDoom to the eyes of the devil himself.



** When Seras [[spoiler:drinks Pip's blood]], her transformation is enough to terrify ''[[spoiler:Nazi]] [[HorrifyingTheHorror vampires]]''.

to:

** When Seras [[spoiler:drinks Pip's blood]], her transformation is enough to terrify make ''[[spoiler:Nazi]] [[HorrifyingTheHorror vampires]]''.vampires]]'' metaphorically shit themselves.
29th Sep '17 7:48:48 PM Lunatic0verlord
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* In VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry, [[EleventhHourRanger Mamoru Akasaka]] delivers an [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Awesome one]] to the [[Main/MenInBlack Mountain Hounds]]. While the battle is pretty cool in the anime, it's in the visual novel that it [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C--UM5UJFT0 truly is a Horror Show to the Mountain Hounds]], as the [[CurbStompBattle "fight"]] is told from [[TheDragon Tetsuro Okonogi's]] point of view and describes how one-sided the whole thing is for the group and the narration describes him as a monster more than once during the whole thing.
25th Sep '17 5:22:14 PM LlamaAdventure
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''VideoGame/MarkOfTheNinja'', this actually works as a gameplay mechanic. Usually, when a guard comes across a dead body, or sees you attack one of his fellows, he sounds the alarm. However, certain particularly brutal kills (such as hanging guards with the chain you use as a GrapplingHookPistol, hitting them with a portable spike trap or feeding them to flesh-eating bugs) causes an enemy to enter a terrified state where they can't sound the alert, just scream helplessly and fire blindly, often mowing down other enemies. More generally, you are a blade-wielding StealthExpert sneaking about casually dismembering the mooks in horrible fashion. Really, it's Mook Horror Show: The Game.

to:

* In ''VideoGame/MarkOfTheNinja'', this actually works as a gameplay mechanic. Usually, when a guard comes across a dead body, or sees you attack one of his fellows, he sounds the alarm. However, certain particularly brutal kills (such as hanging guards with the chain you use as a GrapplingHookPistol, hitting them with a portable spike trap or feeding them to flesh-eating bugs) causes an enemy to enter a terrified state where they can't sound the alert, just scream helplessly and fire blindly, often mowing down other enemies. More generally, you are a blade-wielding StealthExpert sneaking about casually dismembering the mooks in horrible fashion.fashion, [[spoiler: and the target you spend the first half of the game hunting down is eventually reduced to cowering in a heavily secured panic room and pleading for his life as you cut down his guards and disable his automated defenses.]]. Really, it's Mook Horror Show: The Game.
This list shows the last 10 events of 868. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.MookHorrorShow