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11th Jan '17 2:50:23 PM Ultimatum
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* The skating parts in ''WesternAnimation/{{Dumbo}}''[='=]s "Pink Elephants on Parade" sequence which have calming music and a beautifully animated ice-skating elephant duo, making up for the parts that really ''were'' scary.

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* The skating parts in ''WesternAnimation/{{Dumbo}}''[='=]s "Pink Elephants on Parade" sequence which have calming music and a beautifully animated ice-skating elephant duo, probably making up for the parts that really ''were'' scary.
11th Jan '17 2:47:40 PM Ultimatum
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* The skating parts in ''WesternAnimation/{{Dumbo}}''[='=]s "Pink Elephants on Parade" sequence which have calming music and a beautifully animated ice-skating elephant duo, probably the make up for the parts that really ''were'' scary.

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* The skating parts in ''WesternAnimation/{{Dumbo}}''[='=]s "Pink Elephants on Parade" sequence which have calming music and a beautifully animated ice-skating elephant duo, probably the make making up for the parts that really ''were'' scary.
1st Jan '17 3:32:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[VideoGame/BlazBlueChronophantasma Azrael]] is so frighteningly BadAss that even [[BadAss Hakumen]] hauls ass in any opposite direction. However, he loses points for seeing a battle with [[CrazyAwesome Bang Shishigami]] as a friendly match as well as [[spoiler:be captured twice by Kokonoe, once in the start of his story, the second in the end of his story.]]

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* [[VideoGame/BlazBlueChronophantasma Azrael]] is so frighteningly BadAss badass that even [[BadAss Hakumen]] Hakumen hauls ass in any opposite direction. However, he loses points for seeing a battle with [[CrazyAwesome Bang Shishigami]] as a friendly match as well as [[spoiler:be captured twice by Kokonoe, once in the start of his story, the second in the end of his story.]]
24th Dec '16 6:58:55 AM Tron80
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* As awesome as the ComicBook/{{Brainiac}} arc in Action Comics was (which actually contained fairly competent, if mild, nightmare fuel) it also contained spaceships shaped like skulls. (Still, skull-shaped ships in a Brainiac storyarc must be due to the GrandfatherClause.)

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* As awesome as the ComicBook/{{Brainiac}} ''ComicBook/SupermanBrainiac'' arc in Action Comics was (which actually contained fairly competent, if mild, nightmare fuel) it also contained spaceships shaped like skulls. (Still, skull-shaped ships in a Brainiac Comicbook/{{Brainiac}} storyarc must be due to the GrandfatherClause.)
20th Dec '16 7:17:33 PM Kuruni
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* Pretty much happens to anything scary if you choose to face your fears directly. Except for guns. Please do not face guns directly. Or hungry dangerous wild animals.
** Eh, depends on ''how'' you choose to face a fear of guns. Learning to shoot with the aid of a competent, licensed instructor who insists on proper gun safety? Excellent idea. Staring down the barrel of one that's loaded and held by someone threatening to shoot? Not so much. Even so, facing a fear of hungry wild animals is a bad call no matter how you do it.
20th Dec '16 3:45:31 PM PugBuddies
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** Eh, depends on ''how'' you choose to face a fear of guns. Learning to shoot with the aid of a competent, licensed instructor who insists on proper gun safety? Excellent idea. Staring down the barrel of one that's loaded and held by someone threatening to shoot? Not so much. Even so, facing a fear of hungry wild animals is a bad call no matter how you do it.
13th Dec '16 12:28:46 PM hyphz
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* ''VideoGame/SpookysHouseOfJumpScares'' plays with this extensively. The villain's main motivation for collecting horrors is that she wanted to (innocently) scare people, but was too cute to do so. While several of the monsters that appear in the game are scary, the overall setting is deliberately not, and the ending likewise balances the two against each other.
12th Dec '16 8:35:22 AM erforce
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* ''Clock Tower 3'' establishes several of its villains by reenacting some of their most brutal murders ([[HarmfulToMinors one of which was done to a 12-year-old girl]]) in front of the player in a grotesque, stone-serious manner. Yet, many of the means to repel these killers consist of cartoonish and silly pratfalls, complete with wacky reaction shots. The fact that the creators tried to shoehorn humor into a game that otherwise is ''not'' presented as tongue-in-cheek spoils the horror they were hoping to foster, and the slapstick bits are made shockingly unfunny and inappropriate by the horrific violence that precedes them.

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* ''Clock Tower 3'' ''VideoGame/ClockTower3'' establishes several of its villains by reenacting re-enacting some of their most brutal murders ([[HarmfulToMinors one of which was done to a 12-year-old girl]]) in front of the player in a grotesque, stone-serious manner. Yet, many of the means to repel these killers consist of cartoonish and silly pratfalls, complete with wacky reaction shots. The fact that the creators tried to shoehorn humor into a game that otherwise is ''not'' presented as tongue-in-cheek spoils the horror they were hoping to foster, and the slapstick bits are made shockingly unfunny and inappropriate by the horrific violence that precedes them.
1st Dec '16 8:36:59 PM Kid
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** Dolphins, who are considered [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter ridiculously cute critters.]], despite the fact that they're known to kill sharks.

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** Dolphins, who are considered [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter ridiculously cute critters.]], critters]], despite the fact that they're known to kill sharks.
1st Dec '16 8:33:44 PM Kid
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** GiantSpiders - spiders and insects are never bigger than a dinner plate because those're the limits of exoskeletons - sea spiders aside (not that you'll 'ever' see one of those in your life, of course). Furthermore, the bigger a spider is the more harmless it is. Those dinner-plate spiders? Completely harmless, unless you have an allergic reaction to them. Besides, spiders will only ever bite you to defend themselves.

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** GiantSpiders - spiders and insects are never bigger than a dinner plate because those're the limits of exoskeletons - sea spiders aside (not that you'll 'ever' ''ever'' see one of those in your life, of course). Furthermore, the bigger a spider is the more harmless it is. Those dinner-plate spiders? Completely harmless, unless you have an allergic reaction to them. Besides, spiders will only ever bite you to defend themselves.
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