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15th Mar '17 4:29:58 PM Nat567
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* The Horned King from ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron'' is a seriously underrated villain, Disney these days [[EnsembleDarkhorse fail to give credit among others]]. Death here isn't sugar-coated either, for the King sought to create an army of the dead with the remains of fallen knights. Ultimately the Horned King failed, abusing the titular cauldron, and given perhaps Disney's most gruesome of deaths.
12th Mar '17 1:44:52 PM DarkHunter
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* In ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', Yang left ''quite'' the impression with her visits to Junior's nightclub. Her first visit caused so much chaos that it can be best described as Yang turning into a [[RedEyesTakeWarning red-eyed]], [[FlamingHair flaming-haired]] [[Anime/DragonballZ Super Saiyan]], [[CurbStompBattle Curb-Stomping everybody]] with [[PlayingWithFire Fire]] [[ElementalPunch Punches]] and [[ShotgunsAreJustBetter exploding bullets]] and [[MegatonPunch completely]] [[KungShui destroying]] [[StuffBlowingUp the]] [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill place!]] In her second visit, a few FacelessGoons tried to prevent her from entering the club again, only to get knocked out of the way. Yang then [[ThereWasaDoor literally burst her way in]] and cockily say [[HesBack "Guess who's back!"]] with a big grin on her face. ''Every single one of Junior's men has her at gunpoint!'' (Not that it would've done them any good...) Needless to say, ''they remember her very well!''

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Yang left ''quite'' the impression with her visits to Junior's nightclub. Her first visit caused so much chaos that it can be best described as Yang turning into a [[RedEyesTakeWarning red-eyed]], [[FlamingHair flaming-haired]] [[Anime/DragonballZ Super Saiyan]], [[CurbStompBattle Curb-Stomping everybody]] with [[PlayingWithFire Fire]] [[ElementalPunch Punches]] and [[ShotgunsAreJustBetter exploding bullets]] and [[MegatonPunch completely]] [[KungShui destroying]] [[StuffBlowingUp the]] [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill place!]] In her second visit, a few FacelessGoons tried to prevent her from entering the club again, only to get knocked out of the way. Yang then [[ThereWasaDoor literally burst her way in]] and cockily say [[HesBack "Guess who's back!"]] with a big grin on her face. ''Every single one of Junior's men has her at gunpoint!'' (Not that it would've done them any good...) Needless to say, ''they remember her very well!''


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** Certain individual Grimm also have this status: the Nuckelavee in Volume 4 has slaughtered so many towns and villages that the Mistral army doesn't dare send anyone into its territory anymore.
9th Mar '17 10:06:10 PM SinisterHoodedFigure2
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* One example would be in one of Don Bluth's Lighter and Softer works, ''WesternAnimation/ThePebbleAndThePenguin''. It is one of the rare works that portray Orcas as extremely dangerous predators, and they have some very effective buildup. Prior to their appearance, we see Drake, the monsterous Leopard Seal, and even the narrator mentioning that humans are worse than leopard seals. And Rocko, being the tough penquin that he is, isn't too afraid of them either, teaching Hubie how to fight them back. Until he brings up the killer whales, who mentions that they are much worse than the seal, being twice as big, twice as mean, and they always hunt in groups. He goes into despair the moment the Orcas show up, and they very quickly prove to be [[KnightOfCerebus the most terrifying and dangerous presence in the entire movie]], almost comparable to ''Sharptooth''. Hubie even abandons the titular pebble that he risked his life to protect just to ''survive'' against the killer whales.

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* One example would be in one of Don Bluth's Lighter and Softer works, ''WesternAnimation/ThePebbleAndThePenguin''. It is one of the rare works that portray Orcas as extremely dangerous predators, and they have some very effective buildup. Prior to their appearance, we see Drake, the monsterous Leopard Seal, and even the narrator mentioning that humans are worse than leopard seals. And Rocko, being the tough penquin penguin that he is, isn't too afraid of them either, teaching Hubie how to fight them back. Until he brings up the killer whales, who mentions that they are much worse than the seal, being twice as big, twice as mean, and they always hunt in groups. He goes into despair the moment the Orcas show up, and they very quickly prove to be [[KnightOfCerebus the most terrifying and dangerous presence in the entire movie]], almost comparable to ''Sharptooth''. Hubie even abandons the titular pebble that he risked his life to protect just to ''survive'' against the killer whales.
9th Mar '17 10:04:49 PM SinisterHoodedFigure2
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* One example would be in one of Don Bluth's Lighter and Softer works, ''WesternAnimation/ThePebbleAndThePenguin''. It is one of the rare works that portray Orcas as extremely dangerous predators, and they have some very effective buildup. Prior to their appearance, we see Drake, the monsterous Leopard Seal, and even the narrator mentioning that humans are worse than leopard seals. And Rocko, being the tough penquin that he is, isn't too afraid of them either, teaching Hubie how to fight them back. Until he brings up the killer whales, who mentions that they are much worse than the seal, being twice as big, twice as mean, and they always hunt in groups. He goes into despair the moment the Orcas show up, and they very quickly prove to be [[KnightOfCerebus the most terrifying and dangerous presence in the entire movie]], almost comparable to ''Sharptooth''. Hubie even abandons the titular pebble that he risked his life to protect just to ''survive'' against the killer whales.
22nd Feb '17 5:44:54 PM AsherTye
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* An example that lives up to the hype, TheSecretOfNimh features The Great Owl. He is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, a gigantic barn owl made even bigger by being introduced relative the the protagonist, a small field mouse.
5th Feb '17 3:56:35 PM WaterBlap
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** On a more conventional level, Thor was feared by essentially everyone for his prowess in battle, to the extent that in some tales his antagonists run screaming when they realize who they're really messing with. On the other hand, Thor was usually friendly to mankind.
** Arguably the most dreaded of all, Níðhöggr was an EldritchAbomination that gnawed the roots of the world tree, would show up for Ragnarok (and evidently survive it), and was feared by everyone and everything, including the gods. If there is one Norse being you would rather never meet, it's Níðhöggr.

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** On a more conventional level, Thor was feared by essentially everyone many for his prowess in battle, battle to the extent that in some tales his antagonists -- usually giants -- run screaming when they realize who they're really messing with. On the other hand, Thor He was usually friendly to mankind.
mankind, though.
** Arguably the The most dreaded being in all of all, Norse Mythology was Níðhöggr was an EldritchAbomination that gnawed the roots of the world tree, would show up for Ragnarok (and evidently survive it), and was feared by everyone and everything, including the gods. If there is one Norse being you would rather never meet, it's Níðhöggr.
5th Feb '17 3:54:09 PM WaterBlap
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** Odin himself was dreaded by men to the extent that some effort might be made to avoid getting his attention at all. The chief danger in Odin is that his plans and interests revolved solely around himself and disregarded the cost to anyone else; being a champion of the creator god sounds great until you realize most of his champions met horrible ends and gained nothing, not even Odin's favor in the afterlife. Even the Einherjar (the chosen warriors who live in Valhalla) were not chosen for reward so much as recruited into Odin's personal (doomed, see above) army.

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** Odin himself was dreaded by men to the extent that some effort might be made to avoid getting his attention at all. The chief danger in Odin is that his plans and interests revolved solely around himself and disregarded the cost to anyone else; being a champion of the creator a god sounds of death might sound great until you realize most of his champions met horrible ends and gained nothing, not even Odin's favor in the afterlife. Even the Einherjar (the chosen warriors who live in Valhalla) were not chosen for reward so much as recruited into Odin's personal (doomed, see above) army.
25th Jan '17 7:07:42 PM Galacton
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To be the Dreaded, a character has to be far and away the most feared person in the story. These are people who make you quail not because of anything they are doing at that moment, but simply because you know who they are and what they've done before... and sometimes the latter part is optional. Maybe this character has a [[FamedInStory reputation]] as a HeroKiller; a person who kills the other side's strongest and noblest supporters. Maybe [[EmotionBomb they use fear as a magical effect which triggers panic in others]]. Maybe they've done so many horrible things that nobody ever wants to speak of them again. Maybe they are simply [[EldritchAbomination so mind-breakingly horrible]] even the strongest of hearts falter. But the defining trait of the Dreaded is that they are ''feared''. Probably has a [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast scary name]], unless they use a really scary [[RedBaron alias]] instead. If their ability in combat lives up to their reputation, then the only choice one has when facing them may be to RunOrDie. When/if the Dreaded character dies, his/her/its death will almost certainly be followed by [[AndThereWasMuchRejoicing much rejoicing]]...if he's actually dead, that is (see the entry from Vlad the Impaler under the Real Life section).

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To be the Dreaded, a character has to be far and away the most feared person in the story. These are people who make you quail not because of anything they are doing at that moment, but simply because you know who they are and what they've done before...they're capable of... and sometimes the latter part is optional. Maybe this character has a [[FamedInStory reputation]] as a HeroKiller; a person who kills the other side's strongest and noblest supporters. Maybe [[EmotionBomb they use fear as a magical effect which triggers panic in others]]. Maybe they've done so many horrible things that nobody ever wants to speak of them again. Maybe they are simply [[EldritchAbomination so mind-breakingly horrible]] even the strongest of hearts falter. But the defining trait of the Dreaded is that they are ''feared''. Probably has a [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast scary name]], unless they use a really scary [[RedBaron alias]] instead. If their ability in combat lives up to their reputation, then the only choice one has when facing them may be to RunOrDie. When/if the Dreaded character dies, his/her/its death will almost certainly be followed by [[AndThereWasMuchRejoicing much rejoicing]]...if he's actually dead, that is (see the entry from Vlad the Impaler under the Real Life section).
12th Jan '17 9:55:24 AM Nat567
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* For generations, Vampires of all kind are ''personified'' as this trope too. They are based upon the fears of rape, sexual assault and cannibalism, which are all real terrors. To add more danger to the name, such beings possess powers of great intimidation from turning into wolves, to raising the dead.
10th Jan '17 4:22:58 PM Nat567
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** Later comes [[EvilOverlord Salem]] who is without question, a most dark and dangerous anomaly. Even before her initial reveal, nobody talked or mentioned anything about her, just by her appearance you can see why.
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