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12th Jul '16 2:30:47 AM newblood75
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** An alternate interpretation of Steve's vision could be his own PTSD. When he hears cymbals crash, he ducks and covers his head. A man spills wine on his shirt, and he thinks it's a bullet wound. A woman's lipstick looks like blood splatter. The people dancing look like they're fighting, and two men almost do start a fight. His eyes nervously scan the room as though he's waiting for an attack, and he flinches when he sees Peggy's face, because his worst fear is that he never really left the war.

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** An alternate interpretation of Steve's vision could be his own PTSD. When he hears cymbals crash, he ducks and covers his head. A man spills wine on his shirt, and he thinks it's a bullet wound. A woman's lipstick looks like blood splatter. The people dancing look like they're fighting, and two men almost do start a fight. His eyes nervously scan the room as though he's waiting for an attack, and he flinches when he sees Peggy's face, because his face. Steve's worst fear is that he isn't not having something to fight for. It's never really left the war.being able to stop fighting.
12th Jul '16 2:27:16 AM newblood75
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** An alternate interpretation of Steve's vision could be his own PTSD. When he hears cymbals crash, he ducks and covers his head. A man spills wine on his shirt, and he thinks it's a bullet wound. A woman's lipstick looks like blood splatter. The people dancing look like they're fighting, and two men almost do start a fight. His eyes nervously scan the room as though he's waiting for an attack, and he flinches when he sees Peggy's face, because his worst fear is that he never really left the war.
28th Jun '16 7:00:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the novel ''[[Literature/NineteenEightyFour 1984]]'' by GeorgeOrwell, Room 101 is where the prisoners of the Ministry of Love experience their worst fear, as a part of their brainwashing.
* In ''Creator/DavidEddings'''s ''{{Belgariad}}'' and ''Malloreon'', the sorceress Polgara is able to force people to tell the truth by showing them pictures of whatever they fear most.

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* In the novel ''[[Literature/NineteenEightyFour 1984]]'' ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'' by GeorgeOrwell, Creator/GeorgeOrwell, Room 101 is where the prisoners of the Ministry of Love experience their worst fear, as a part of their brainwashing.
* In ''Creator/DavidEddings'''s ''{{Belgariad}}'' ''Literature/TheBelgariad'' and ''Malloreon'', ''Literature/TheMalloreon'', the sorceress Polgara is able to force people to tell the truth by showing them pictures of whatever they fear most.
28th Jun '16 4:02:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''SpaceAboveAndBeyond'' had one episode where the [[TheSquad Wildcards]] end up on a planet where the Chigs have unleashed some kind of nightmare weapon, cranking everybody's phobias UpToEleven. They are able to make it out alive thanks only to ThePowerOfFriendship and trusting each other [[spoiler: while marching through a minefield while singing a jodie]].

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* ''SpaceAboveAndBeyond'' ''Series/SpaceAboveAndBeyond'' had one episode where the [[TheSquad Wildcards]] end up on a planet where the Chigs have unleashed some kind of nightmare weapon, cranking everybody's phobias UpToEleven. They are able to make it out alive thanks only to ThePowerOfFriendship and trusting each other [[spoiler: while marching through a minefield while singing a jodie]].



* The CornerGas episode "Whataphobia" dealt with the gang trying to figure out what Wanda was afraid of, despite her insistence that she had no fears. At the end of the episode, she looks out on the flat open plains of Saskatchewan and abruptly develops agoraphobia.

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* The CornerGas ''Series/CornerGas'' episode "Whataphobia" dealt with the gang trying to figure out what Wanda was afraid of, despite her insistence that she had no fears. At the end of the episode, she looks out on the flat open plains of Saskatchewan and abruptly develops agoraphobia.
25th Apr '16 7:00:57 PM AntMan
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* The ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012'' episode "Fungus Humongous" did this through mutant fungi that spread fear-hallucination inducing spores. Unusually for these types of episodes in Western animation, every fear encountered had been established before, or were completely reasonable given experiences from previous episodes. Raph and Casey had already been explicitly shown to have a phobia of cockroaches and rats respectively, Mikey was scared of the Squirrelanoids they'd encountered before, Donny feared that April hated him both for the more shallow reason of him being a mutant and for the much more guilt-ridden reason of accidentally mutating her father, April was terrified of bats due to having seen her father turn into a particularly grotesque version of one that kidnapped her, and Leo has been shown several times throughout the show to worry about his duties and capabilities as team leader.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012'' episode "Fungus Humongous" did this through mutant fungi that spread fear-hallucination inducing spores. Unusually for these types of episodes in Western animation, every fear encountered had been established before, or were completely reasonable given experiences from previous episodes. Raph and Casey had already been explicitly shown to have a phobia of cockroaches and rats respectively, Mikey was scared of the Squirrelanoids they'd encountered before, Donny feared that April hated him both for the more shallow reason of him being a mutant and for the much more guilt-ridden reason of accidentally mutating her father, April was terrified of bats due to having seen her father turn into a particularly grotesque version of one that kidnapped her, and Leo has been shown several times throughout the show to worry about his duties and capabilities as team leader. Leonardo manages to overcome the effects and destroy the source of the fungus, saying that he has to face his fear every day.
1st Jan '16 8:09:27 PM nombretomado
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* {{Life}} episode "Not for Nothing" turned out to be this.
* {{Smallville}}'s "Scare" involved an industrial toxin that caused everyone to experience their worst fear before falling into a lethal coma. Lex's was fun.

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* {{Life}} ''Series/{{Life}}'' episode "Not for Nothing" turned out to be this.
* {{Smallville}}'s ''Series/{{Smallville}}'''s "Scare" involved an industrial toxin that caused everyone to experience their worst fear before falling into a lethal coma. Lex's was fun.
29th Nov '15 9:30:05 PM NemoSpecific
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* ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'': Brough to the team by Scarlet Witch 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'': Brough Brought to the team by Scarlet Witch 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.
29th Nov '15 9:26:53 PM NemoSpecific
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** Kid Flash (Wally West) feared of becoming Evil-Raven's love slave due to her powers influencing him into joining the Titans (which emphasizes his struggle with indecision).

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** Kid Flash (Wally West) feared was afraid of becoming Evil-Raven's love slave due to her powers influencing him into joining the Titans (which emphasizes his struggle with indecision).
15th Nov '15 1:48:18 PM nombretomado
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* In an episode of ''RoninWarriors'', [[ManipulativeBastard Dais]] revealed to [[TheBigGuy Kento]] that the more he used his Hardrock Armor, the more bloodlust he would experience. Instead of being able to use the armor for good, he would use it for evil. For a while, Kento was afraid to summon his full armor in [[DontMakeMeDestroyYou fear of hurting his loved ones]]. But when saw [[BrattyHalfPint Yuli]] get hurt, he decided to [[ThePowerOfFriendship push aside his fear]], armored up, and defeated Dais.

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* In an episode of ''RoninWarriors'', ''Anime/RoninWarriors'', [[ManipulativeBastard Dais]] revealed to [[TheBigGuy Kento]] that the more he used his Hardrock Armor, the more bloodlust he would experience. Instead of being able to use the armor for good, he would use it for evil. For a while, Kento was afraid to summon his full armor in [[DontMakeMeDestroyYou fear of hurting his loved ones]]. But when saw [[BrattyHalfPint Yuli]] get hurt, he decided to [[ThePowerOfFriendship push aside his fear]], armored up, and defeated Dais.
15th Oct '15 4:51:18 PM Vir
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* Happens in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', "[[Recap/JusticeLeagueS2E5And6OnlyADream Only A Dream]]", when Doctor Destiny sticks the core seven into their own worst nightmares. Superman was afraid of his powers going out of control and killing all his loved ones. Hawkgirl is [[{{Claustrophobia}} trapped in a coffin and buried alive]] (this was [[{{Foreshadowing}} foreshadowed]] earlier in the episode). Flash fears that he would run so fast that the rest of the world would [[TimeStandsStill freeze in time]]. GreenLantern is afraid that he was [[LossOfIdentity becoming nothing more than a tool for a ring, and losing touch with where he came from]]--reflected in people being afraid of him and being unable to communicate with him, as though it were just another of the alien worlds he's been tasked to protect. Franchise/{{Batman}} cheats--despite telling Dr Destiny how "My mind is not a nice place to be" he just chugs coffee and stays awake until he takes him down, so we never do find out what he fears.

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* Happens in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', "[[Recap/JusticeLeagueS2E5And6OnlyADream Only A a Dream]]", when Doctor Destiny sticks the core seven into their own worst nightmares. Superman was afraid of his powers going out of control and killing all his loved ones. Hawkgirl is [[{{Claustrophobia}} trapped in a coffin and buried alive]] (this was [[{{Foreshadowing}} foreshadowed]] earlier in the episode). Flash fears that he would run so fast that the rest of the world would [[TimeStandsStill freeze in time]]. GreenLantern is afraid that he was [[LossOfIdentity becoming nothing more than a tool for a ring, and losing touch with where he came from]]--reflected in people being afraid of him and being unable to communicate with him, as though it were just another of the alien worlds he's been tasked to protect. Franchise/{{Batman}} cheats--despite telling Dr Destiny how "My mind is not a nice place to be" he just chugs coffee and stays awake until he takes him down, so we never do find out what he 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.

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* Every Scarecrow appearance in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' went like this, but it was taken to its peak in "Over The 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.



* 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--its being told that she's an unfit and having her sister taken away by child service (which actually happened in the movie).
* In the ''WesternAnimation/ExtremeGhostbusters'' episode "Fear Itself", the titular Ghostbusters encounter a Ghost who can manifest their greatest fears; Gothgirl Kylie is afraid of Maggots, Tech-Guy Roland is afraid of [[AIisaCrapshoot his own machines turning against him]], Slacker Eduardo is afraid of Death, and gung-ho Paraplegic Garrett is [[{{Claustrophobia}} claustrophobic]], though he refuses to admit it. Also Slimer is terrified of... broccoli.

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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--its 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).
* In the ''WesternAnimation/ExtremeGhostbusters'' episode "Fear Itself", the titular Ghostbusters encounter a Ghost who can manifest their greatest fears; Gothgirl Kylie is afraid of Maggots, Tech-Guy Roland is afraid of [[AIisaCrapshoot [[AIIsACrapshoot his own machines turning against him]], Slacker Eduardo is afraid of Death, and gung-ho Paraplegic Garrett is [[{{Claustrophobia}} claustrophobic]], though he refuses to admit it. Also Slimer is terrified of... broccoli.



* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Ultimate Spider-Man}}'' episode "Strange Days" everyone in New York and possibly the world (except for Spider-Man, Iron Fist, and Doctor Strange) are put to sleep by Nightmare who feeds on their worst fears in their dreams. White Tiger's fear is failing her exams, Power Man's fear is not being able to save his friends, Iron Fist's fear is thinking that he isn't worthy of his powers, Doctor Strange's fear is realizing that magic isn't real, and Nova is afraid of rabbits. Nightmare tries to pull one on Spidey by making him look back at his failure to save Uncle Ben, but Spider-man accepted his guilt and overcomes his fear, allowing him to beat Nightmare, because he figured out that nightmares aren't real.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Ultimate Spider-Man}}'' ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan'' episode "Strange Days" everyone in New York and possibly the world (except for Spider-Man, Iron Fist, and Doctor Strange) are put to sleep by Nightmare who feeds on their worst fears in their dreams. White Tiger's fear is failing her exams, Power Man's fear is not being able to save his friends, Iron Fist's fear is thinking that he isn't worthy of his powers, Doctor Strange's fear is realizing that magic isn't real, and Nova is afraid of rabbits. Nightmare tries to pull one on Spidey by making him look back at his failure to save Uncle Ben, but Spider-man accepted his guilt and overcomes his fear, allowing him to beat Nightmare, because he figured out that nightmares aren't real.



* ''SuperRobotMonkeyTeamHyperforceGo'' featured "Night of Fear," in which we learn that [[AcePilot Sprx]]'s worst fear is going blind, [[TheProfessor Gibson]]'s worst fear is losing his intelligence and becoming a TalkativeLoon, [[TheStoic Antauri]] fears losing control of his robot body, [[ActionGirl Nova]] fears becoming a coward, [[TheHero Chiro]] fears being reverted back into a little kid, and [[CloudCuckooLander Otto]] fears clams with feet.

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* ''SuperRobotMonkeyTeamHyperforceGo'' ''WesternAnimation/SuperRobotMonkeyTeamHyperforceGo'' featured "Night of Fear," in which we learn that [[AcePilot Sprx]]'s worst fear is going blind, [[TheProfessor Gibson]]'s worst fear is losing his intelligence and becoming a TalkativeLoon, [[TheStoic Antauri]] fears losing control of his robot body, [[ActionGirl Nova]] fears becoming a coward, [[TheHero Chiro]] fears being reverted back into a little kid, and [[CloudCuckooLander Otto]] fears clams with feet.



* The ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012'' episode "Fungus Humongous" did this through mutant fungi that spread fear-hallucination inducing spores. Unusually for these types of episodes in Western Animation, every fear encountered had been established before, or were completely reasonable given experiences from previous episodes. Raph and Casey had already been explicitly shown to have a phobia of cockroaches and rats respectively, Mikey was scared of the Squirrelanoids they'd encountered before, Donny feared that April hated him both for the more shallow reason of him being a mutant and for the much more guilt-ridden reason of accidentally mutating her father, April was terrified of Bats due to having seen her father turn into a particularly grotesque version of one that kidnapped her, and Leo has been shown several times throughout the show to worry about his duties and capabilities as team leader.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012'' episode "Fungus Humongous" did this through mutant fungi that spread fear-hallucination inducing spores. Unusually for these types of episodes in Western Animation, animation, every fear encountered had been established before, or were completely reasonable given experiences from previous episodes. Raph and Casey had already been explicitly shown to have a phobia of cockroaches and rats respectively, Mikey was scared of the Squirrelanoids they'd encountered before, Donny feared that April hated him both for the more shallow reason of him being a mutant and for the much more guilt-ridden reason of accidentally mutating her father, April was terrified of Bats bats due to having seen her father turn into a particularly grotesque version of one that kidnapped her, and Leo has been shown several times throughout the show to worry about his duties and capabilities as team leader.
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