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18th Jun '18 5:00:10 PM merotoker
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9th Jun '18 4:15:16 PM SparkyYoungUpstart
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25th Apr '18 2:53:44 AM Dravencour
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16th Jun '17 11:40:54 AM SithPanda16
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16th Jun '17 11:40:28 AM SithPanda16
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16th Jun '17 11:35:46 AM SithPanda16
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5th Feb '17 9:27:52 PM sgamer82
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30th Nov '16 3:18:00 PM Outis
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12th Mar '16 10:10:28 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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This is common in horror/sci-fi stories dealing with a "master of fear" (such as [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy]], [[Literature/{{It}} Pennywise]], or [[Franchise/{{Batman}} the Scarecrow]]), in which the monster [[IKnowWhatYouFear uses his powers to guess his victim's worst fear]], and then use it against him/her to make them a [[CowerPower quivering heap]]. Enemies who know about this weakness are prone to use FlawExploitation and as [[WeHaveWaysOfMakingYouTalk a way of coercing the hero]]. It can also overlap with TheDreaded. If an innocuous object causes fear that renders someone helpless, it may overlap with WeaksauceWeakness. Also compare AbsurdPhobia, where an unusual (and usually non-plot relevant) fear is PlayedForLaughs.

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This is common in horror/sci-fi stories dealing with a "master of fear" (such as [[Literature/HarryPotter boggarts]], [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy]], [[Literature/{{It}} Pennywise]], or [[Franchise/{{Batman}} the Scarecrow]]), in which the monster [[IKnowWhatYouFear uses his powers to guess his victim's worst fear]], and then use it against him/her to make them a [[CowerPower quivering heap]]. Enemies who know about this weakness are prone to use FlawExploitation and as [[WeHaveWaysOfMakingYouTalk a way of coercing the hero]]. It can also overlap with TheDreaded. If an innocuous object causes fear that renders someone helpless, it may overlap with WeaksauceWeakness. Also compare AbsurdPhobia, where an unusual (and usually non-plot relevant) fear is PlayedForLaughs.
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