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17th Jan '17 2:17:56 AM TroperNo9001
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* The Halloween episode of ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'' focused on a experiment that could shapeshift into a person's deepest fears. Of them we learn Stitch is afraid of water (due to his creation excluding buoyancy), Lilo is afraid of clowns (this from a girl who ''loves'' monster movies by the way), Jumba is afraid of his ex-wife, Pleakly is afraid of his mother, Mertle and her posse are scared of Lilo herself (Though that could've been the costume she was wearing at the moment--being an undead hula girl with a rubber axe in her head) and perhaps the most shocking is Nani's--it's being told that she's an unfit and having her sister taken away by child service (which actually happened in the movie).

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* The Halloween episode of ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'' focused on a experiment that could shapeshift into a person's deepest fears. Of them we learn Stitch is afraid of water (due to his creation excluding buoyancy), Lilo is afraid of clowns (this from a girl who ''loves'' monster movies by the way), Jumba is afraid of his ex-wife, Pleakly Pleakley is afraid of his mother, Mertle and her posse are scared of Lilo herself (Though that could've been the costume she was wearing at the moment--being an undead hula girl with a rubber axe in her head) and perhaps the most shocking is Nani's--it's being told that she's an unfit and having her sister taken away by child service (which actually happened in the movie).
16th Jan '17 2:03:39 PM ErebusElysium
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Trollhunters}}'' episode "Where Is My Mind", Angor Rot unleashes a horde of Pixies on the school, which causes everyone to see their worst fear. At the end of the episode, Angor Rot himself gets a taste of that medicine.
13th Jan '17 5:09:19 PM WillKeaton
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* Similarly, Manga/InuYasha also has an episode dedicated to this trope, in which the whole main cast is trapped and forced to see their worst fears.

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* Similarly, Manga/InuYasha ''Manga/InuYasha'' also has an episode dedicated to this trope, in which the whole main cast is trapped and forced to see their worst fears.fears.
* One episode of ''Anime/DigimonSavers'' had the main cast captured and made to face their worst fears courtesy of [=MetalPhantomon's=] powers.
4th Jan '17 10:32:24 AM WillKeaton
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* In the final episode of ''WesternAnimation/VoltronTheThirdDimension,'' Voltron Force is attacked by a spider who's venom sends the victim into a coma where they live out their worst fears.
4th Jan '17 10:26:16 AM WillKeaton
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Related to WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes. Compare YourWorstNightmare. May be part of HiccupHijinks.

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Related to WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes. WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Compare YourWorstNightmare. May be part of HiccupHijinks.
1st Jan '17 8:59:18 AM nighttrainfm
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* ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'': Brought to the team by Scarlet Witch's illusions. Tony sees his friends die, Natasha is forced to relieve her traumatic training, Thor witnesses Hell coming to Asgard and Steve is faced with no war to fight, leaving him without purpose. We never see what she shows to Bruce, but he has enough demons of his own.

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* ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'': ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'':
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Brought to the team by Scarlet Witch's illusions. Tony sees his friends die, Natasha is forced to relieve her traumatic training, Thor witnesses Hell coming to Asgard and Steve is faced with no war to fight, leaving him without purpose. We never see what she shows to Bruce, but he has enough demons of his own.
25th Dec '16 9:06:46 PM TheNerevarine
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** [[Dorian]]: [[DrunkOnTheDarkSide Temptation]].

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** [[Dorian]]: [[AgentPeacock Dorian]]: [[DrunkOnTheDarkSide Temptation]].



** [[TeamDad Varric]]: [[DaddyIssues Become like his parents]].

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** [[TeamDad Varric]]: [[DaddyIssues [[WellDoneSonGuy Become like his parents]].



** [[Sera]]: [[NothingIsScarier Nothing]].
** [[ActionGirl Cassandra]]: Helplessness.

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** [[Sera]]: [[BrattyHalfPint Sera]]: [[NothingIsScarier Nothing]].
** [[ActionGirl Cassandra]]: Helplessness.[[WillNotBeAVictim Helplessness]].
25th Dec '16 8:56:53 PM TheNerevarine
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* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'', the Inquisitor and their companions are dragged into the [[DreamLand Fade]] where they are preyed on by a fear demon, who mocks them every step of the way. You can come across a small graveyard with tombstones of all your party members revealing their darkest fears:
** [[TheSmartGuy Solas]]: {{Dying alone}}.
** [[Dorian]]: [[DrunkOnTheDarkSide Temptation]].
** [[InsufferableGenius Vivienne]]: [[IJustWantToBeSpecial Irrelevance]].
** [[TeamDad Varric]]: [[DaddyIssues Become like his parents]].
** [[CloudCuckooLander Cole]]: [[DespairEventHorizon Despair]].
** [[Sera]]: [[NothingIsScarier Nothing]].
** [[ActionGirl Cassandra]]: Helplessness.
** [[TheBigGuy The Iron Bull]]: [[BloodKnight Madness]]
** [[KnightInShiningArmor Blackwall]]: [[HeroicSelfDeprecation Himself]]. [[spoiler:This last bit serves as foreshadowing towards his true identity.]]
28th Oct '16 12:59:02 PM TheTropper
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* Pretty much every Scarecrow appearance in Roleplay/WeAreOurAvatars, which include terrifying visions.

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* Pretty much every Scarecrow appearance in Roleplay/WeAreOurAvatars, ''Roleplay/WeAreOurAvatars'', which include terrifying visions.



* Subverted in the ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfTarzan''. Jane spends an entire episode trying to find something which scares the titular character. In the end he freaks out over her powderpuff, however the last scene reveals that [[spoiler: he pretended to be scared so she would stop trying to scare him]].

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* Subverted in the ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfTarzan''. Jane spends an entire episode trying to find something which scares the titular character. In the end he freaks out over her powderpuff, however the last scene reveals that [[spoiler: he pretended to be scared so she would stop trying to scare him]].him.
* ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' does this in the sixth "Teror Tales of the Park" Halloween special. In "Fear Planet", Mordecai, Rigby, Pops, Skips, and Benson land on a planet that brings inner fears to life while trying to get gas. Benson's fear are sharks, Skips finds people with flying discs creepy, Pops is afraid of the dark, Mordecai's fear isn't shown, and Rigby is afraid of amusement park mascots, along with everyone else's fears.



* Every Scarecrow appearance in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' went like this, but it was taken to its peak in "Over the Edge", in which [[spoiler:Batgirl hallucinates ''her own death'' and her father turning against Batman, whom he blames for it]]. Add in the scarier redesign of the Scarecrow for the last season and the voice of Jeffery Combs, and it's horrifying.
** Batman can be Batman not only because of his conditioning and money but also because he has conquered his own fears and daemons. And if he comes across something he hasn't, he just plows on through anyway. Because he's...
** One time it was subverted; the Scarecrow made a gas which ''removed'' fear; causing people to engage in reckless and dangerous behaviors, putting the lives and limbs of themselves and others in danger. [[DidntThinkThisThrough Unfortunately for Crane, this also removed Batman's aversion to using excessive force]]--he wasn't afraid of what killing a criminal would do to him...

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* Every Scarecrow appearance in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' went like this, but it was taken to its peak in "Over the Edge", in which [[spoiler:Batgirl Batgirl hallucinates ''her her own death'' death, and her father turning against Batman, whom he blames for it]].it. Add in the scarier redesign of the Scarecrow for the last season and the voice of Jeffery Combs, and it's horrifying.
** Batman can be Batman not only because of his conditioning and money but also because he has conquered his own fears and daemons. demons. And if he comes across something he hasn't, he just plows on through anyway. Because he's...
anyway.
** One time it was subverted; the Scarecrow made a gas which ''removed'' fear; causing people to engage in reckless and dangerous behaviors, putting the lives and limbs of themselves and others in danger. [[DidntThinkThisThrough Unfortunately for Crane, this also removed Batman's aversion to using excessive force]]--he wasn't afraid of what killing a criminal would do to him...him.
18th Oct '16 8:03:15 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** Enjoyably subverted in one episode in "The Chase". The Doctor thinks, and pontificates upon the fact, that they've arrived in a world that reflects their worst fears. Ian, however, deduces they landed in a futuristic haunted house theme park populated by robots but chooses not to tell the Doctor to spare his feelings. [[BizarroEpisode It's a very silly episode]].
** One episode of during the Third Doctor's tenure, ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS8E2TheMindOfEvil The Mind of Evil]]'', had the Doctor encounter a mental parasite that projected its victim's worst fear. His was [[spoiler:the horrific memory of seeing a world burst into flames (from the serial ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS7E4Inferno Inferno]]''). Later, the Master fell victim to it - his worse fear is the Doctor ''laughing'' at him.]]
** "The God Complex", an Eleventh Doctor story where the cast are trapped in a hotel where each room contains someone's worst fear:
*** The Eleventh Doctor's worst fear is not shown, but [[spoiler:the audience can hear the Cloister Bell ringing; and when he sees it, he is not surprised.]] Matt Smith speculated that it was a line of dead previous incarnations swinging from nooses. Revelations in later episodes strongly hint that [[spoiler: it was the War Doctor he saw.]] This was eventually retconned in "Time of the Doctor" to be [[spoiler: the Crack through which the Time Lords were begging to return]].

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** Enjoyably subverted in one episode in "The Chase"."[[Recap/DoctorWhoS2E8TheChase The Chase]]". The Doctor thinks, and pontificates upon the fact, that they've arrived in a world that reflects their worst fears. Ian, however, deduces they landed in a futuristic haunted house theme park populated by robots but chooses not to tell the Doctor to spare his feelings. [[BizarroEpisode It's a very silly episode]].
** One episode of during the Third Doctor's tenure, ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS8E2TheMindOfEvil "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS8E2TheMindOfEvil The Mind of Evil]]'', Evil]]", had the Doctor encounter a mental parasite that projected its victim's worst fear. His was [[spoiler:the horrific memory of seeing a world burst into flames (from the serial ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS7E4Inferno Inferno]]'')."[[Recap/DoctorWhoS7E4Inferno Inferno]]"). Later, the Master fell victim to it - his worse fear is the Doctor ''laughing'' at him.]]
** "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E11TheGodComplex The God Complex", Complex]]", an Eleventh Doctor story where the cast are trapped in a hotel where each room contains someone's worst fear:
*** The Eleventh Doctor's worst fear is not shown, but [[spoiler:the audience can hear the Cloister Bell ringing; and when he sees it, he is not surprised.]] Matt Smith Creator/MattSmith speculated that it was a line of dead previous incarnations swinging from nooses. Revelations in later episodes strongly hint that [[spoiler: it was the War Doctor he saw.]] This was eventually retconned in "Time "[[Recap/DoctorWho2013CSTheTimeOfTheDoctor The Time of the Doctor" Doctor]]" to be [[spoiler: the Crack through which the Time Lords were begging to return]].
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