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22nd Aug '17 11:04:23 AM PrimeEvil
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* A relatively benign example served as a plot point in the ''DoctorWho'' story "Kinda."



* The Joker is the most prominent villain in ''VideoGame/BatmanVengeance'', so obviously he has these in his arsenal. Unique in that they [[NightmareFuel follow you]] if you get too close, and they seem to breathe fire. [[spoiler: Their main weakness is Electric Batarangs.]]

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* The Joker is the most prominent villain in ''VideoGame/BatmanVengeance'', so obviously he has these in his arsenal. Unique in that they [[NightmareFuel follow you]] if you get too close, and they seem to breathe fire. [[spoiler: Their main weakness is You can take them down with either two regular Batarangs, or one Electric Batarangs.Batarang. You can also get them to follow you into the ugly green water which flows through the Gasworks.]]
4th Jun '17 8:11:29 AM WillyFourEyes
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* Done in ''Manga/{{Uzumaki}'' as a part of its spiral motif. A StalkerWithACrush for the protagonist is likened to one because he keeps jumping out at her. He is later taunted by a sinister hallucination of his jack-in-the-box and attempts to prove his love by trying to stop a car with his body. When they check his grave his corpse comes to life and jumps after before its rotted legs break off and he starts bouncing with a suspension spring that had wedged into his midsection.

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* Done in ''Manga/{{Uzumaki}'' ''Manga/{{Uzumaki}}'' as a part of its spiral motif. A StalkerWithACrush for the protagonist is likened to one because he keeps jumping out at her. He is later taunted by a sinister hallucination of his jack-in-the-box and attempts to prove his love by trying to stop a car with his body. When they check his grave his corpse comes to life and jumps after before its rotted legs break off and he starts bouncing with a suspension spring that had wedged into his midsection.



* The jack-in-the-box in Creator/NeilGaiman's horror story "Don't Ask Jack" (which was apparently inspired by an actual jack-in-the-box someone gave him).

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* The jack-in-the-box in Creator/NeilGaiman's horror story "Don't ''Don't Ask Jack" Jack'' (which was apparently inspired by an actual jack-in-the-box someone gave him).
26th Mar '17 1:48:05 PM WillBGood
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* A jack-in-the-box also shows up in ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective''; though it's not really doing anything, it does look a little bit scary.

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* A jack-in-the-box also shows up Downplayed in ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective''; though it's the jack-in-the-box in the toy shop is not really doing anything, it does look a little bit scary.loom over the characters.



* ''Film/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban'': Harry Potter's first encounter with a Boggart. Subverted in the fact that it wasn't supposed to be creepy. It was ''supposed'' to be the humorous thought to keep the boggart at bay. ''Why'' Pavarti found it ''funny'' is beyond most of the audience---that thing was creepy!

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* ''Film/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban'': Harry Potter's first encounter with a Boggart. Subverted in the fact that it wasn't supposed to be creepy. It was ''supposed'' to be the humorous thought to keep the boggart at bay. ''Why'' Pavarti found it ''funny'' is beyond most of the audience---that audience-- that thing was creepy!
26th Mar '17 1:47:01 PM WillBGood
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* A jack-in-the-box also shows up in ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'' (pictured above), though it's not really doing anything, but it does look a little bit scary.

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* A jack-in-the-box also shows up in ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'' (pictured above), ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective''; though it's not really doing anything, but it does look a little bit scary.
23rd Jan '17 9:32:43 AM Willbyr
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* Done in Uzumaki as a part of its spiral motif. A StalkerWithACrush for the protagonist is likened to one because he keeps jumping out at her. He is later taunted by a sinister hallucination of his jack-in-the-box and attempts to prove his love by trying to stop a car with his body. When they check his grave his corpse comes to life and jumps after before its rotted legs break off and he starts bouncing with a suspension spring that had wedged into his midsection.

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* Done in Uzumaki ''Manga/{{Uzumaki}'' as a part of its spiral motif. A StalkerWithACrush for the protagonist is likened to one because he keeps jumping out at her. He is later taunted by a sinister hallucination of his jack-in-the-box and attempts to prove his love by trying to stop a car with his body. When they check his grave his corpse comes to life and jumps after before its rotted legs break off and he starts bouncing with a suspension spring that had wedged into his midsection.
22nd Jan '17 4:28:19 PM eroock
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22nd Jan '17 4:25:21 PM Willbyr
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29th Dec '16 9:33:06 AM StFan
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* Averted with Zebedee from ''WesternAnimation/TheMagicRoundabout'', who's a jack-in-the-box figure without a box. Played straight with his EvilCounterpart, Zeebad.[[/folder]]

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* Averted with Zebedee from ''WesternAnimation/TheMagicRoundabout'', who's a jack-in-the-box figure without a box. Played straight with his EvilCounterpart, Zeebad.Zeebad.
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* A "Killer Jack-in-the-Box" was but one of the ghouls in Ride/UniversalStudios' former ''Theatre/GhostbustersSpooktacular'' attraction. Like his spectral cohorts, he was designed by [[KillerKlownsFromOuterSpace the Chiodo Brothers]], and became a character in his own right in one of Universal's Theatre/HalloweenHorrorNights stories.

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* A "Killer Jack-in-the-Box" was but one of the ghouls in Ride/UniversalStudios' former ''Theatre/GhostbustersSpooktacular'' attraction. Like his spectral cohorts, he was designed by [[KillerKlownsFromOuterSpace [[Film/KillerKlownsFromOuterSpace the Chiodo Brothers]], and became a character in his own right in one of Universal's Theatre/HalloweenHorrorNights stories.
7th Nov '16 5:25:14 PM MrNickelodeon
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* One was used as the "mascot" for Ride/BuschGardens' Theatre/HowlOScream in 2005; [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibq3k0t6kiM the commercial]] for the event that year had the memorable imagery of its crank turning on its own while blood seeped out from underneath.
16th Oct '16 7:26:13 PM Dvandemon
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* Done in Uzumaki as a part of its spiral motif. A StalkerWithACrush for the protagonist is likened to one because he keeps jumping out at her. He is later taunted by a sinister hallucination of his jack-in-the-box and attempts to prove his love by trying to stop a car with his body. When they check his grave his corpse comes to life and jumps after before its rotted legs break off and he starts bouncing with a suspension spring that had wedged into his midsection.
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