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28th Mar '17 8:38:42 AM Prfnoff
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* The opera ''Lulu'' has a nightmarish, overpoweringly loud orchestral chord as the title character meets an untimely end offstage at the hands of UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper.
15th Mar '17 12:02:03 PM Prfnoff
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* ''EarthBound'' has two remarkably terrifying scare chords: "Ambush!" when you are attacked by the zombies in the Threed hotel, and "Whoops!" immediately upon eating the Magic Cake. There are some fairly less frightening (but still shocking nonetheless) chords, namely "Whoa!" when something unexpected occurs in a cutscene (Pokey entering your house at the beginning of the game, Paula being kidnapped by the Dept. Store Spook, etc.) and the one you hear when an enemy touches you from behind and triggers the red swirl.

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* ''EarthBound'' ''VideoGame/EarthBound'' has two remarkably terrifying scare chords: "Ambush!" when you are attacked by the zombies in the Threed hotel, and "Whoops!" immediately upon eating the Magic Cake. There are some fairly less frightening (but still shocking nonetheless) chords, namely "Whoa!" when something unexpected occurs in a cutscene (Pokey entering your house at the beginning of the game, Paula being kidnapped by the Dept. Store Spook, etc.) and the one you hear when an enemy touches you from behind and triggers the red swirl.


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* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', there is a loud power chord as the camera suddenly zooms in on the Mad Dummy as it reveals its GameFace in a moment reminiscent of the [[Memes/WesternAnimation "Gutsman's Ass" meme]].
12th Mar '17 2:17:04 PM x20556a3
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* ''EarthBound'' has two remarkably terrifying scare chords: "Ambush!" when you are attacked by the zombies in the Threed hotel, and "Whoops!" immediately upon eating the Magic Cake. There are some fairly less frightening (but still shocking nonetheless) chords, namely "Whoa!" when something unexpected occurs in a cutscene (Pokey entering your house at the beginning of the game, Paula being kidnapped by the Dept. Store Spook, etc.) and the one you hear when an enemy touches you from behind and triggers the red swirl.
28th Feb '17 7:33:43 PM nombretomado
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* ''LuckyStar'' used a Scare Chord in only one episode, which nevertheless made it to the released soundtrack with a title of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFcW_iZ6m-c "Gyaaaaaaaaa".]]

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* ''LuckyStar'' ''Anime/LuckyStar'' used a Scare Chord in only one episode, which nevertheless made it to the released soundtrack with a title of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFcW_iZ6m-c "Gyaaaaaaaaa".]]
14th Jan '17 12:07:43 PM nintendofanboy77
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* ''Mario Kart'': The infamous whizzing sound of a Blue Shell. ''Especially'' if you're in first place.

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* ''Mario Kart'': The infamous whizzing sound of a Blue Shell. ''Especially'' if you're in first place. In some games, there's even a warning siren blaring as the Blue Shell gets closer and closer until it explodes. In that case, the siren stops.
5th Jan '17 10:28:04 AM Monolaf317
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* This is used during an [[{{Hentai}} uh...uh...scene]] in Episode 2 of ''Shusaku The Letch: Liberty''. With a piano, all the while with a SoundtrackDissonance in the background. '''BONG! BING! BONG!'''

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* This is used during an [[{{Hentai}} uh...uh... yuri scene]] in Episode 2 of ''Shusaku The Letch: Liberty''. With a piano, all the while with a SoundtrackDissonance in the background. '''BONG! BING! BONG!'''
3rd Nov '16 9:19:18 PM nombretomado
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* ''HomeMovies'' - Cho, the goalie who had it in for Brendon, confronts him and his friends - Jason, in his nasal deadpan, intones the three-note "BUM-pum-pum-m-m-m..." breaking off at the commercial break and resuming after: "...-m-m-m-m-m-m!"

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* ''HomeMovies'' ''WesternAnimation/HomeMovies'' - Cho, the goalie who had it in for Brendon, confronts him and his friends - Jason, in his nasal deadpan, intones the three-note "BUM-pum-pum-m-m-m..." breaking off at the commercial break and resuming after: "...-m-m-m-m-m-m!"
2nd Oct '16 12:57:42 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory''. After the children and parents board the Wonkatania, it is rowed along the chocolate river -- and then goes through what seems to be a tunnel straight to Hell at an extremely fast speed, past a range of horrific images, topped off by Willy Wonka reciting a poem that would make EdgarAllanPoe shit his pants. Cue the Scare Chord at the words: "Is the grizzly reaper mowing?". However, it is low-pitched, and drawn out.

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* ''Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory''. After the children and parents board the Wonkatania, it is rowed along the chocolate river -- and then goes through what seems to be a tunnel straight to Hell at an extremely fast speed, past a range of horrific images, topped off by Willy Wonka reciting a poem that would make EdgarAllanPoe Creator/EdgarAllanPoe shit his pants. Cue the Scare Chord at the words: "Is the grizzly reaper mowing?". However, it is low-pitched, and drawn out.
29th Sep '16 4:21:02 PM eroock
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Perhaps the most common addition to a {{Jump Scare}}, even more than a loud scream these days.

Often part of the {{Screamer Trailer}}. Compare and contrast with {{Last Note Nightmare}}.

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Perhaps the most common addition to a {{Jump Scare}}, JumpScare, even more than a loud scream these days.

Often part of the {{Screamer Trailer}}. ScreamerTrailer. Compare PsychoStrings. Compare and contrast with {{Last Note Nightmare}}.
LastNoteNightmare.
16th Sep '16 6:56:28 AM Koveras
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* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' and ''VideoGame/DragonAge2'' made use of this trope for their GiantSpiders. You're wandering about a cave, dungeon, mage basement, ect, then [[JumpScare boom,]] their hissing announces them teleporting in from above or right behind you (as in they are just about jumping out of your screen to attack '''you.''') [[NightmareFuel Fun times.]]

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* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' and ''VideoGame/DragonAge2'' ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' made use of this trope for their GiantSpiders. You're wandering about a cave, dungeon, mage basement, ect, then [[JumpScare boom,]] boom]], their hissing announces them teleporting in from above or right behind you (as in they are just about jumping out of your screen to attack '''you.''') '''you'''). [[NightmareFuel Fun times.]]
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