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12th Feb '18 10:53:26 AM Rytex
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-->'''Legolas''': they bet you up and raped you also the Dark lord gave you the posion!
-->'''Laura''': how did you know that?
-->'''Legolas''': (''[[MoodDissonance cheerful as can be]]'') when I was your age they did the same thing to me.
* ''FanFic/DoomRepercussionsOfEvil'': "AndThenJohnWasAZombie." Perhaps if the fic wasn't written by Creator/PeterChimaera...
12th Feb '18 9:10:17 AM Galaxithea
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The polar opposite of NightmareFuel: Something meant to be truly terrifying (or at least somewhat frightening or disturbing) which instead comes off as stupid, laughable, cute, or all of them. As with NightmareFuel, examples will often be subjective; what one may consider this, [[NarmCharm another may still find terrifying as heck]]. Often caused by SpecialEffectsFailure or StockSoundEffects; sometimes, for older titles with now-outdated special effects, it can simply be an example of SeinfeldIsUnfunny. Of course, when used intentionally, it could be an IntendedAudienceReaction.

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The polar opposite of NightmareFuel: Something meant to be truly terrifying (or at least somewhat frightening or disturbing) which instead comes off as stupid, laughable, cute, or all of them. As with NightmareFuel, examples will often be subjective; what one may consider this, [[NarmCharm another may still find terrifying as heck]]. Often caused by SpecialEffectsFailure or StockSoundEffects; sometimes, for older titles with now-outdated special effects, it can simply be an example of SeinfeldIsUnfunny. Also often unintentionally invoked when a character looks or sounds like a less frightening character from another work. Of course, when used intentionally, it could be an IntendedAudienceReaction.
6th Feb '18 12:04:49 AM Vir
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'''Barry:''' [[IronicEcho AAAAH!]] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny What happened to]] ''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny your]]'' [[CrowningMomentOfFunny body, freak!?]]

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'''Barry:''' [[IronicEcho AAAAH!]] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments What happened to]] ''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny ''[[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments your]]'' [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments body, freak!?]]



* Max's nightmare in the beginning of ''WesternAnimation/AGoofyMovie''. His embarrassment about his father and worries about being too much like him cause him to dream about literally turning into Goofy in front of Roxanne, in a parody of a classic werewolf transformation [[CrowningMomentOfFunny with Goofy's trademark laugh in place of the traditional howl.]]

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* Max's nightmare in the beginning of ''WesternAnimation/AGoofyMovie''. His embarrassment about his father and worries about being too much like him cause him to dream about literally turning into Goofy in front of Roxanne, in a parody of a classic werewolf transformation [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments with Goofy's trademark laugh in place of the traditional howl.]]



** Also, on the Marble Hornets DVD; watch the entries with the DVD commentary on. It's hard to take entry #1 seriously ever again while Troy Wagner (i.e. Jay) explains how Joseph [=DeLage=] (i.e. Alex) made a promise to go streaking if the video ever reached a million hits on Youtube. And they absolutely RUIN the Totheark videoes in terms of scariness. The boys realise they're too short for proper commentary, so they just put stupid jokes over the top of them. More or less the commentary removes all the scary and replaces it with [[CrowningMomentOfFunny pure, unadulterated funny]].

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** Also, on the Marble Hornets DVD; watch the entries with the DVD commentary on. It's hard to take entry #1 seriously ever again while Troy Wagner (i.e. Jay) explains how Joseph [=DeLage=] (i.e. Alex) made a promise to go streaking if the video ever reached a million hits on Youtube. And they absolutely RUIN the Totheark videoes in terms of scariness. The boys realise realize they're too short for proper commentary, so they just put stupid jokes over the top of them. More or less the commentary removes all the scary and replaces it with [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments pure, unadulterated funny]].
28th Jan '18 2:54:13 AM JackG
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** Shivan from "Voice from the Past", ostensibly a once-famous RebelLeader who's been so tortured and disfigured by the evil Federation that he's barely able to move or see or speak. Instead we get a shuffling BandageMummy in a green cape whose dialogue is totally incomprehensible. [[spoiler:TheReveal that he's Travis in disguise [[IdiotPlot doesn't help matters either]].]]

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** Shivan from "Voice from the Past", ostensibly a once-famous RebelLeader who's been so tortured and disfigured by the evil Federation that he's barely able to move or see or speak. Instead we get a shuffling BandageMummy in a green cape whose dialogue is totally incomprehensible. [[spoiler:TheReveal that he's Travis TheDragon in disguise [[IdiotPlot doesn't help matters either]].]]



** In "Assassin" [[spoiler:TheReveal that the DamselInDistress is the real assassin is let down not only by bad acting (and not of the EvilIsHammy kind either) but also a silly towering hairdo she's wearing for her EvilCostumeSwitch.]]

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** In "Assassin" [[spoiler:TheReveal that the DamselInDistress is the real assassin is let down not only by bad acting (and not of the EvilIsHammy kind either) but also a silly towering hairdo she's wearing for her EvilCostumeSwitch.]]
26th Jan '18 7:11:49 PM ngh93
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** The Grand Duke of Owls from Creator/DonBluth's WesternAnimation/RockADoodle is supposed to be a scary villain, but he's just [[SissyVillain so goofy in characterization]] and concept (he uses his magical powers by ''puking lucky charm clouds'') that it's impossible to take him seriously.
** WesternAnimation/ATrollInCentralPark; the villain Gnorga has mildly frightening elements (namely her ability to imprison people helplessly in stone), but she has such a [[CardCarryingVillain one-dimensional]] [[BadIsGoodAndGoodIsBad personality]] that she comes off as a [[EvilIsPetty petty bully]] instead of a truly fearsome villain. One scene that especially falls flat is when she and her husband chase after Rosie and Gus. It's very hard for them to look threatening when they chase after them on tiny ''tricycles''.
** Ludmilla's transformation into a dragon in WesternAnimation/BartokTheMagnificent. The preceding scene, where she gradually transforms from a lean, graceful physique into a humongous monster and is blissfully unaware of it, is very grotesque and unsettling--but the final result, a fat pink dragon with pajama button like bumps on her belly, is downright laughable.

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** The Grand Duke of Owls from Creator/DonBluth's WesternAnimation/RockADoodle ''WesternAnimation/RockADoodle'' is supposed to be a scary villain, but he's just [[SissyVillain so goofy in characterization]] and concept (he uses his magical powers by ''puking lucky charm clouds'') that it's impossible to take him seriously.
** WesternAnimation/ATrollInCentralPark; ''WesternAnimation/ATrollInCentralPark''; the villain Gnorga has mildly frightening elements (namely her ability to imprison people helplessly in stone), but she has such a [[CardCarryingVillain one-dimensional]] [[BadIsGoodAndGoodIsBad personality]] that she comes off as a [[EvilIsPetty petty bully]] instead of a truly fearsome villain. One scene that especially falls flat is when she and her husband chase after Rosie and Gus. It's very hard for them to look threatening when they chase after them on tiny ''tricycles''.
** Ludmilla's transformation into a dragon in WesternAnimation/BartokTheMagnificent.''WesternAnimation/BartokTheMagnificent''. The preceding scene, where she gradually transforms from a lean, graceful physique into a humongous monster and is blissfully unaware of it, is very grotesque and unsettling--but the final result, a fat pink dragon with pajama button like bumps on her belly, is downright laughable.
26th Jan '18 7:11:22 PM ngh93
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* WesternAnimation/ThePagemaster: The original [[Literature/TheHoundOfTheBaskervilles Hound of the Baskervilles]] was a glowing, eerie sight that could terrorize a man into running himself to death [[spoiler: due to luminous paint]], but it's just a normal dog (albeit big and snappy) in this film.

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* WesternAnimation/ThePagemaster: ''WesternAnimation/ThePagemaster'': The original [[Literature/TheHoundOfTheBaskervilles Hound of the Baskervilles]] was a glowing, eerie sight that could terrorize a man into running himself to death [[spoiler: due to luminous paint]], but it's just a normal dog (albeit big and snappy) in this film.
26th Jan '18 7:11:08 PM ngh93
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* WesternAnimation/QuestForCamelot: The creation of the Ruber's metal henchmen could have been fairly unnerving in both concept and execution, but their transformations are accompanied by ridiculous cartoonish sound effects and a goofy chicken getting turned into an axe, which really sucks a lot of the terror out of the scene.

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* WesternAnimation/QuestForCamelot: ''WesternAnimation/QuestForCamelot'': The creation of the Ruber's metal henchmen could have been fairly unnerving in both concept and execution, but their transformations are accompanied by ridiculous cartoonish sound effects and a goofy chicken getting turned into an axe, which really sucks a lot of the terror out of the scene.
13th Jan '18 6:59:48 PM jormis29
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* ''Film/SpiderMan3'': Venom is pretty much living horror, so it's a little disconcerting to hear [[Series/That70sShow Topher Grace's]] voice coming out of his mouth. And whenever he talks he pulls back the face so Topher Grace's face can be seen; that also doesn't help.

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* ''Film/SpiderMan3'': Venom is pretty much living horror, so it's a little disconcerting to hear [[Series/That70sShow Topher Grace's]] Creator/TopherGrace's voice coming out of his mouth. And whenever he talks he pulls back the face so Topher Grace's face can be seen; that also doesn't help.
13th Jan '18 2:45:55 PM JackG
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** In "Time Squad", Jenna is attacked by a conditioned AbsoluteXenophobe...in a PornStache.

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** In "Time Squad", Jenna is attacked by a conditioned AbsoluteXenophobe...genetically-created homicidal maniac... in a PornStache.
13th Jan '18 2:45:04 PM JackG
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** "Animals" features HalfHumanHybrid SuperSoldiers with huge yak horns for no apparent reason. Their fur-covered bodies and mournful expressions make you wonder why people don't just give them a hug instead of shooting them.

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** "Animals" features HalfHumanHybrid SuperSoldiers with who have huge yak horns for no apparent reason. Their fur-covered bodies and mournful expressions make you wonder why people don't just give them a hug instead of shooting them.
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