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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.
12th Aug '15 7:04:20 AM Willbyr
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A seemingly invulnerable character reveals that they are deathly afraid of ''X''... therefore, ''X'' is certainly going to be a recurring obstacle, [[KryptoniteIsEverywhere no matter how unlikely]]. The {{Trope Namer|s}} is a line in ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'', reminding us that IndianaJones hates snakes when he discovers that the Well of Souls is crawling with them.

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A seemingly invulnerable character reveals that they are deathly afraid of ''X''... therefore, ''X'' is certainly going to be a recurring obstacle, [[KryptoniteIsEverywhere no matter how unlikely]]. The {{Trope Namer|s}} is a line in ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'', reminding us that IndianaJones Franchise/IndianaJones hates snakes when he discovers that the Well of Souls is crawling with them.


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24th Apr '15 7:58:49 AM Gideoncrawle
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->'''Agatha:''' Yesterday you took out a whole army of [[HumongousMecha war clanks]]!\\

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->'''Agatha:''' Yesterday you took out a whole army of [[HumongousMecha war clanks]]!\\clanks!\\
28th Nov '14 12:55:01 PM PacificGreen
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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.

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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.
WeaksauceWeakness. Also compare AbsurdPhobia, where an unusual (and usually non-plot relevant) fear is PlayedForLaughs.
5th Oct '14 7:57:00 AM fear
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A subset of FatalFlaw. FearOfThunder (also known as brontophobia), SpidersAreScary [http://www.fearof.net/fear-of-spiders-phobia-arachnophobia (arachnophobia)], {{Claustrophobia}}, AfraidOfBlood (hemophobia), AfraidOfDoctors (iatrophobia), and AfraidOfNeedles (trypanophobia) are specific sub-tropes of this.

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A subset of FatalFlaw. FearOfThunder (also known as brontophobia), SpidersAreScary [http://www.[[http://www.fearof.net/fear-of-spiders-phobia-arachnophobia (arachnophobia)], (arachnophobia)]], {{Claustrophobia}}, AfraidOfBlood (hemophobia), AfraidOfDoctors (iatrophobia), and AfraidOfNeedles (trypanophobia) are specific sub-tropes of this.
5th Oct '14 7:53:01 AM fear
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A subset of FatalFlaw. FearOfThunder (also known as brontophobia), SpidersAreScary (arachnophobia)[http://www.fearof.net/fear-of-spiders-phobia-arachnophobia], {{Claustrophobia}}, AfraidOfBlood (hemophobia), AfraidOfDoctors (iatrophobia), and AfraidOfNeedles (trypanophobia) are specific sub-tropes of this.

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A subset of FatalFlaw. FearOfThunder (also known as brontophobia), SpidersAreScary (arachnophobia)[http://www.[http://www.fearof.net/fear-of-spiders-phobia-arachnophobia], net/fear-of-spiders-phobia-arachnophobia (arachnophobia)], {{Claustrophobia}}, AfraidOfBlood (hemophobia), AfraidOfDoctors (iatrophobia), and AfraidOfNeedles (trypanophobia) are specific sub-tropes of this.
5th Oct '14 7:51:03 AM fear
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A subset of FatalFlaw. FearOfThunder (also known as brontophobia), SpidersAreScary (arachnophobia), {{Claustrophobia}}, AfraidOfBlood (hemophobia), AfraidOfDoctors (iatrophobia), and AfraidOfNeedles (trypanophobia) are specific sub-tropes of this.

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A subset of FatalFlaw. FearOfThunder (also known as brontophobia), SpidersAreScary (arachnophobia), (arachnophobia)[http://www.fearof.net/fear-of-spiders-phobia-arachnophobia], {{Claustrophobia}}, AfraidOfBlood (hemophobia), AfraidOfDoctors (iatrophobia), and AfraidOfNeedles (trypanophobia) are specific sub-tropes of this.
26th Apr '14 7:03:15 PM TwoGunAngel
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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 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.

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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, 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.
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