History NightmareFuel / BreakingBad

25th Jan '17 8:02:06 PM Luigifan
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** It says a lot about this show that this same moment is listed under CrowningMomentOfFunny

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** It says a lot about this show that this same moment is listed under CrowningMomentOfFunnyCrowningMomentOfFunny.



** That horrible noise when the woman [[spoiler: drops the ATM on her husband's head...]]

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** That horrible noise when the woman [[spoiler: drops [[spoiler:drops the ATM on her husband's head...]]



* [[spoiler: The plane crash itself. Say what you will about it, but it is still ''not'' a pretty sight to behold. The fact that over 100 people died because of it does not make it better.]]

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* [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The plane crash itself. Say what you will about it, but it is still ''not'' a pretty sight to behold. The fact that over 100 people died because of it does not make it better.]]



* The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWfK5JyD2bA Crawl Space]]. Rushing home to retrieve his hidden cache of money, Walter tears apart his and Skyler's hiding place - under the house - to find a fraction of the money he needs. Walter [[HeroicBlueScreenOfDeath realizes that his wife and children are about to be murdered by Gus, and he has no apparent way out.]] Just the first [[AndIMustScream noise]] he makes is enough [[NightmareFuel to haunt the viewer for a long time.]] Screaming as if watching his family die right in front of his own eyes, Walter tenses in a fetal position and appears to be sobbing, but he's actually [[LaughingMad laughing his head off.]] Followed by Skyler taking a phone call from a panicked and terrified Marie who has just learned that assassins are coming after Hank. While Walt is still insanely laughing in the background. The final shot of the episode chillingly resembles Walter [[BuriedAlive buried alive,]] and a piercing whistle over the soundtrack sounds like the last bit of air leaving his lungs. It's no wonder that many fans call this [[DespairEventHorizon the moment where Walter White 'dies' and permanently becomes Heisenberg.]]

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* The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWfK5JyD2bA Crawl Space]]. Rushing home to retrieve his hidden cache of money, Walter tears apart his and Skyler's hiding place - -- under the house - -- to find a fraction of the money he needs. Walter [[HeroicBlueScreenOfDeath realizes that his wife and children are about to be murdered by Gus, and he has no apparent way out.]] Just the first [[AndIMustScream noise]] he makes is enough [[NightmareFuel to haunt the viewer for a long time.]] Screaming as if watching his family die right in front of his own eyes, Walter tenses in a fetal position and appears to be sobbing, but he's actually [[LaughingMad laughing his head off.]] Followed by Skyler taking a phone call from a panicked and terrified Marie who has just learned that assassins are coming after Hank. While Walt is still insanely laughing in the background. The final shot of the episode chillingly resembles Walter [[BuriedAlive buried alive,]] and a piercing whistle over the soundtrack sounds like the last bit of air leaving his lungs. It's no wonder that many fans call this [[DespairEventHorizon the moment where Walter White 'dies' and permanently becomes Heisenberg.]]



** Of course, Harvey Dent got off easy compared to Gus. On Gus, the entire right half of his skull is exposed, covered only by a [[ChunkySalsaRule bloody, chunky]], torn stretch of flesh, [[EyeScream his eye socket entirely hollow]] - [[NauseaFuel save for a twitching severed muscle cord.]]

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** Of course, Harvey Dent got off easy compared to Gus. On Gus, the entire right half of his skull is exposed, covered only by a [[ChunkySalsaRule bloody, chunky]], torn stretch of flesh, [[EyeScream his eye socket entirely hollow]] - -- [[NauseaFuel save for a twitching severed muscle cord.]]



* In "Rabid Dog", Jesse firmly establishing the outside view of Walt as TheDreaded to [[spoiler: Hank and Gomez.]] Considering Jesse originally thought of Walter as nothing more than an annoying {{Jerkass}} teacher who randomly decided to break bad, this is pretty unsettling.

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* In "Rabid Dog", Jesse firmly establishing the outside view of Walt as TheDreaded to [[spoiler: Hank [[spoiler:Hank and Gomez.]] Gomez]]. Considering Jesse originally thought of Walter as nothing more than an annoying {{Jerkass}} teacher who randomly decided to break bad, this is pretty unsettling.



-->'''[[spoiler: Hank:]]''' Nothing's going to happen to you. I mean, the plaza is one of the most wide open public places in all of Albuquerque, it's the middle of the day and [[spoiler: Agent Gomez]] and I will be there with you.
-->'''Jesse:''' Look, you two guys are just... guys, okay? Mr. White? He's The Devil. Y'know, he is--he's smarter than you, he's luckier than you. Whatever you think is supposed to happen, I'm telling you, the exact, reverse, opposite is gonna happen! Okay?"

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-->'''[[spoiler: Hank:]]''' Nothing's going to happen to you. I mean, the plaza is one of the most wide open public places in all of Albuquerque, it's the middle of the day and [[spoiler: Agent [[spoiler:Agent Gomez]] and I will be there with you.
-->'''Jesse:''' Look, you two guys are just... guys, okay? Mr. White? He's The Devil. Y'know, he is--he's is -- he's smarter than you, he's luckier than you. Whatever you think is supposed to happen, I'm telling you, the exact, reverse, opposite is gonna happen! Okay?"



** [[spoiler: Just the shot of Skyler and Walt Jr. cowering on the ground in front of Walt, one of Jr.'s arms flung protectively in front of his mother, looking up at Walt like he's some sort of monster--which by this point, ''he is''.]]

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** [[spoiler: Just [[spoiler:Just the shot of Skyler and Walt Jr. cowering on the ground in front of Walt, one of Jr.'s arms flung protectively in front of his mother, looking up at Walt like he's some sort of monster--which monster -- which by this point, ''he is''.]]



*** [[spoiler: How about ''[[AdultFear the entire kidnapping]]''? Skyler, screaming and crying, bangs on Walt's truck while Holly stares at her, crying as well, and then Walt drives off backing into Skyler's car and out of the neighborhood, possibly for the rest of his life from Skyler's knowledge. It is one of the most terrifying moments on this episode, if not the whole show.]]

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*** [[spoiler: How [[spoiler:How about ''[[AdultFear the entire kidnapping]]''? Skyler, screaming and crying, bangs on Walt's truck while Holly stares at her, crying as well, and then Walt drives off backing into Skyler's car and out of the neighborhood, possibly for the rest of his life from Skyler's knowledge. It is one of the most terrifying moments on this episode, if not the whole show.]]



** The worst part of "Granite State" was [[spoiler: Skyler being confronted by Todd and two Neo-Nazis in balaclavas in Holly's room. Todd threatens her and her children, all while remaining eerily calm and polite.]]

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** The worst part of "Granite State" was [[spoiler: Skyler [[spoiler:Skyler being confronted by Todd and two Neo-Nazis in balaclavas in Holly's room. Todd threatens her and her children, all while remaining eerily calm and polite.]]



** How Walt ensures Walter Jr, will receive his inheritance. [[spoiler: He breaks into the Schwartz home, looking at their belongings while Elliot and Gretchen cook and banter unaware. He then has Badger and Skinny Pete use laser pointers on them, making them think that they are in the sights of two snipers, and convinces them that they'll live under constant supervision and fear until Walter Jr receive Walt's money through them, possibly for the rest of their lives as well.]]
*** [[spoiler: Walt's "visit" to the Schwartz's could have been lifted straight out of ''Film/TheStrangers'': he effortlessly stakes out their pricey hilltop mansion, slips silently inside, and then ''bars the doors''. He's in the house for several minutes before they even notice he's there...]]

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** How Walt ensures Walter Jr, will receive his inheritance. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He breaks into the Schwartz home, looking at their belongings while Elliot and Gretchen cook and banter unaware. He then has Badger and Skinny Pete use laser pointers on them, making them think that they are in the sights of two snipers, and convinces them that they'll live under constant supervision and fear until Walter Jr receive Jr. receives Walt's money through them, possibly for the rest of their lives as well.]]
*** [[spoiler: Walt's [[spoiler:Walt's "visit" to the Schwartz's Schwartzes could have been lifted straight out of ''Film/TheStrangers'': he effortlessly stakes out their pricey hilltop mansion, slips silently inside, and then ''bars the doors''. He's in the house for several minutes before they even notice he's there...]]



** [[spoiler: Hell, [[MagnificentBastard Walter White]] himself is NightmareFuel incarnate in this episode. [[HesBack He has come back]] to Albuquerque even ''more'' dangerous than ever before, and, in the matter of ''hours'', killed Jack Welker and his gang, killed Lydia, set Jesse free, and [[AnOfferYouCantRefuse guarantee]] Elliott and Gretchen that they will donate the rest of his money to his family. All of this, while looking like [[NotSoHarmlessVillain an absolute wreck who can't do any more damage than he has already done]].]] ''Holy shit!''

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** [[spoiler: Hell, [[spoiler:Hell, [[MagnificentBastard Walter White]] himself is NightmareFuel incarnate in this episode. [[HesBack He has come back]] to Albuquerque even ''more'' dangerous than ever before, and, in the a matter of ''hours'', killed Jack Welker and his gang, killed Lydia, set Jesse free, and [[AnOfferYouCantRefuse guarantee]] guaranteed]] Elliott and Gretchen that they will donate the rest of his money to his family. All of this, while looking like [[NotSoHarmlessVillain an absolute wreck who can't do any more damage than he has already done]].]] ''Holy shit!''






* Walt himself is a walking, breathing NightmareFuel. Beneath that mild-mannered teacher personality lies a murderous sociopath willing to commit capital crimes without a second thought. And remember that all this takes place in just one year. If he hadn't been diagnosed with cancer, it's unlikely that he would have become Heisenberg, so there could be plenty of people just as bad or even ''worse'' living out their lives like normal people just waiting for the right opportunity to unleashed their inner monsters or, like Walt, not even realizing that they're there until they've broken bad.

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* Walt himself is a walking, breathing NightmareFuel. Beneath that mild-mannered teacher personality lies a murderous sociopath willing to commit capital crimes without a second thought. And remember that all this takes place in just one year. If he hadn't been diagnosed with cancer, it's unlikely that he would have become Heisenberg, so there could be plenty of people just as bad or even ''worse'' living out their lives like normal people just waiting for the right opportunity to unleashed unleash their inner monsters or, like Walt, not ''not even realizing that they're there '''there''''' until they've broken bad.



* Tuco Salamanca. He's a {{Moodswinging}} PsychopathicManchild who beats Jesse to a pulp when he first meets him, murders [[BadBoss his own enforcer]] [[DisproportionateRetribution for finishing his sentence]] without a shred of guilt, kidnaps them and intends to force them to make meth for the cartel, probably for the rest of their lives. He is, in Walt's own words, [[AxCrazy "an insane, degenerate piece of filth"]], and almost ''always'' hopped up on meth. If it isn't obvious already, this is definitely ''not'' a man you would ever want to cross paths with, or even ''attempt'' to piss off. It says a lot that he is considered one of the most brutal villains on the show.

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* Tuco Salamanca. He's a {{Moodswinging}} PsychopathicManchild who beats Jesse to a pulp when he first meets him, murders [[BadBoss his own enforcer]] [[DisproportionateRetribution for finishing his sentence]] without a shred of guilt, and kidnaps them Walter and Jesse and intends to force them to make meth for the cartel, probably for the rest of their lives. He is, in Walt's own words, [[AxCrazy "an insane, degenerate piece of filth"]], and almost ''always'' hopped up on meth. If it isn't obvious already, this is definitely ''not'' a man you would ever want to cross paths with, or even ''attempt'' to piss off. It says a lot that he is considered one of the most brutal villains on the show.



* Todd Alquist is NightmareFuel made flesh. Behind this average-looking man hides a cold-blooded killer with no sense of empathy. [[spoiler:His second appearance is him shooting a kid on the spot, without warning, without so much as asking his bosses' permission. Several episodes later, he beats Jesse to a pulp, imprisons him in an underground dungeon, and enslaves him to meth-cooking, all while holding Andrea and Brock, two innocent civilians hostage. When Jesse tries to escape, instead of shooting him just as Jesse begs him to do, he shoots Andrea as a warning while leaving Brock alive as a leverage. And all after giving him ice cream for a good day's work.]]

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* Todd Alquist is NightmareFuel made flesh. Behind this average-looking man hides a cold-blooded killer with no sense of empathy. [[spoiler:His second appearance is him shooting a kid on the spot, without warning, without so much as asking his bosses' permission. Several episodes later, he beats Jesse to a pulp, imprisons him in an underground dungeon, and enslaves him to meth-cooking, all while holding Andrea and Brock, two innocent civilians civilians, hostage. When Jesse tries to escape, instead of shooting him just as Jesse begs him to do, he shoots Andrea as a warning while leaving Brock alive as a leverage. And all after giving him ice cream for a good day's work.]]
24th Jan '17 5:25:48 PM ThePest179
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* The Cartel suffocating Gus's men inside their truck. Those last desperate gasps for air, and their attempt to shoot the door out...
* Not as graphic as the rest of these, but when Gus threatens to have Skyler, Holly and Walt Jr. killed if Walt attempts to interfere with Gus's plans to get rid of Hank, a shiver will run down your spine.
18th Dec '16 10:11:47 AM CoolPopper
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* [[spoiler: The shootout between Hank and the Cousins.]] Dear God. [[spoiler: Hank is unarmed, vulnerable, and is given a ''minute'' to try and escape from two cartel hitmen. Ramming Leonel into the back of a car, he is shot to hell before Marco decides to try and kill him [[AnAxeToGrind with an axe]]. He ''barely'' survives after [[BoomHeadshot shooting him in the head]] and the episode ends.]]
3rd Dec '16 11:30:11 AM CoolPopper
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**[[spoiler: Hell, [[MagnificentBastard Walter White]] himself is NightmareFuel incarnate in this episode. [[HesBack He has come back]] to Albuquerque even ''more'' dangerous than ever before, and, in the matter of ''hours'', killed Jack Welker and his gang, killed Lydia, set Jesse free, and [[AnOfferYouCantRefuse guarantee]] Elliott and Gretchen that they will donate the rest of his money to his family. All of this, while looking like [[NotSoHarmlessVillain an absolute wreck who can't do any more damage than he has already done]].]] ''Holy shit!''
3rd Dec '16 10:53:54 AM CoolPopper
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** [[SoundtrackDissonance The song that's playing]] does ''not'' make it better.

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** [[SoundtrackDissonance The song The]] [[Music/NatKingCole song]] [[SoundtrackDissonance that's playing]] does ''not'' make it better.



* From the beginning of "Blood Money": [[spoiler:Hank leaving Walt's house after realizing he was Heisenberg, and the massive panic attack he has on the drive home that, at first, seems like a heart attack!]]

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* From the beginning of "Blood Money": [[spoiler:Hank leaving Walt's house [[HeroicBSOD after realizing he was Heisenberg, Heisenberg]], and the massive panic attack he has on the drive home that, at first, seems like a heart attack!]]
20th Nov '16 5:05:52 PM CoolPopper
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*** [[spoiler: How about ''[[AdultFear the entire kidnapping]]''? Skyler, screaming and crying, bangs on Walt's truck while Holly stares at her, crying as well, and then Walt drives off backing into Skyler's car and out of the neighborhood, possibly for the rest of his life from Skyler's knowledge. It is one of the most terrifying moments on this episode, if not the whole show.]]
8th Nov '16 1:10:25 PM TronEladio
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** Want to know something else? The Aryan Brotherhood, the group that Jack Welker's gang is based on, is the most vicious prison gang in the United States. They only make up 0.1% of the prison population, they are responsible for up to '''20 percent''' of murders in the federal prisons.

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** Want to know something else? The Aryan Brotherhood, the group that Jack Welker's gang is based on, is the most vicious prison gang in the United States. They only make up 0.1% of the prison population, they are responsible for up to '''20 percent''' of murders in the federal prisons. [[TruthInTelevision Truth In Television]], indeed.
8th Nov '16 1:06:35 PM TronEladio
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* Although it's a moment of both triumph and patient revenge for Gus, the sight of Don Eladio and his captains dropping like flies at the poolside from the poison is quite disturbing. The women's screams and the way they book it out of there only adds to the horror. [[AssholeVictim Sure, they are Cartel and had murdered Gus's former partner in the exact same spot 20 years earlier]], but the way Gus and Mike orchestrate a mass execution of nearly 20 men will leave you speechless. Just look at Jesse, who is on THEIR SIDE.

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* Although it's a moment of both triumph and patient revenge for Gus, the The sight of Don Eladio and his captains dropping like flies at the poolside from the poison is quite disturbing. disturbing, [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome even if it is a moment of triumph for Gus]]. The women's screams and the way how they book it out of there only adds to the horror. [[AssholeVictim Sure, they are Cartel and had murdered Gus's former partner in the exact same spot 20 years earlier]], but the way Gus and Mike orchestrate a mass execution of nearly 20 men will leave you speechless. Just look at Jesse, who [[DeerInTheHeadlights Jesse's reaction]] (even though he is on THEIR SIDE.SIDE), reflects this.
8th Nov '16 1:02:34 PM TronEladio
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*Although it's a moment of both triumph and patient revenge for Gus, the sight of Don Eladio and his captains dropping like flies at the poolside from the poison is quite disturbing. The women's screams and the way they book it out of there only adds to the horror. [[AssholeVictim Sure, they are Cartel and had murdered Gus's former partner in the exact same spot 20 years earlier]], but the way Gus and Mike orchestrate a mass execution of nearly 20 men will leave you speechless. Just look at Jesse, who is on THEIR SIDE.
8th Nov '16 10:31:44 AM CoolPopper
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* [[HairTriggerTemper Tuco]] [[TheSociopath Salamanca]]. He's a {{Moodswinging}} PsychopathicManchild who beats Jesse to a pulp when he first meets him, murders [[BadBoss his own enforcer]] [[DisproportionateRetribution for reminding Walt and Jesse of their place]] without a shred of guilt, kidnaps them and intends to force them to make meth for the cartel, probably for the rest of their lives. He is, in Walt's own words, [[AxCrazy "an insane, degenerate piece of filth"]], and almost ''always'' hopped up on meth. If it isn't obvious already, this is definitely ''not'' a man you would ever want to cross paths with, or even ''attempt'' to piss off. It says a lot that he is considered one of the most brutal villains on the show.
* Gus Fring. Philanthropist, businessman, community member, drug kingpin, sociopathic murderer, the devil in sheep's clothing.

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* [[HairTriggerTemper Tuco]] [[TheSociopath Salamanca]]. Tuco Salamanca. He's a {{Moodswinging}} PsychopathicManchild who beats Jesse to a pulp when he first meets him, murders [[BadBoss his own enforcer]] [[DisproportionateRetribution for reminding Walt and Jesse of their place]] finishing his sentence]] without a shred of guilt, kidnaps them and intends to force them to make meth for the cartel, probably for the rest of their lives. He is, in Walt's own words, [[AxCrazy "an insane, degenerate piece of filth"]], and almost ''always'' hopped up on meth. If it isn't obvious already, this is definitely ''not'' a man you would ever want to cross paths with, or even ''attempt'' to piss off. It says a lot that he is considered one of the most brutal villains on the show.
* Gus Fring. Philanthropist, businessman, community member, [[BreadEggsMilkSquick drug kingpin, sociopathic murderer, the devil in sheep's clothing.clothing]].
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