History NightmareFuel / BreakingBad

25th May '17 9:08:43 AM TywinIsGod
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* The sight of Don Eladio and his captains dropping like flies at poolside from the poison is quite disturbing, [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome even if it is a moment of triumph for Gus]]. The women's screams and 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. [[DeerInTheHeadlights Jesse's reaction]] (even though he is on THEIR SIDE), reflects this.

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* The sight of Don Eladio and his captains dropping like flies at poolside from the poison poisoned tequila is quite disturbing, [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome even if it is a moment of triumph for Gus]]. The women's screams and 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. [[DeerInTheHeadlights Jesse's reaction]] (even though he is on THEIR SIDE), reflects this. Adding onto that, Gus and Mike must have planned to off-Jesse as soon as the plan with the Cartel bosses came to fruition as a FreezeFrameBonus in ''Salud'' shows Mike directly pointing a gun behind Jesse just as Jouquian Salamanca started firing at Mike. When you pay attention you realise that Walt was right all along and Gus' speech about seeing things in people was all a sham! [[HolyShitQuotient Fucking hell!]]
1st May '17 8:14:11 AM TywinIsGod
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* The WhamShot, revealing that [[spoiler:Walt poisoned Brock.]] It's quite unnerving watching earlier episodes in the series after this, knowing how much of a borderline monster Walt eventually becomes.

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* The WhamShot, revealing that [[spoiler:Walt poisoned Brock.[[spoiler:[[ManipulativeBastard Walt]] [[MoralEventHorizon poisoned]] [[WouldHurtAChild Brock]].]] It's quite unnerving watching earlier episodes in the series after this, knowing how much of a borderline monster Walt eventually becomes. The fact that it's punctuated by the G minor chord at the end of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3yAx2uCoHs ''Black'']] does ''not'' help with the creepiness.
21st Apr '17 1:22:27 PM omnicritic
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* [[spoiler:[[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil Walt's borderline rape of Skyler]]. He stops thank god but just image in that was in Season 5 and his Heisenberg side fully took over.]]

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* [[spoiler:[[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil Walt's borderline rape of Skyler]]. He stops thank god but just image in imagine if that was in Season 5 and his Heisenberg side fully took over.]]



* Tortuga's CruelAndUnusualDeath in where we get to watch his head being severed in gruesome fashion by the cousins, earlier in season 2 you get to see what happens to him with his head attached to the tortoise that originally offered as a gift.

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* Tortuga's CruelAndUnusualDeath in where we get to watch his head being severed in gruesome fashion by the cousins, earlier in season 2 you get to see what happens to him with his head attached to the tortoise that was originally offered as a gift.
7th Apr '17 12:13:26 PM TywinIsGod
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** Almost everything Walt says to Skyler in Season 5, sounds more like a kidnapper attempting to induce Stockholm Syndrome, [[FauxAffablyEvil especially the lines meant to sound loving.]] It is disturbing, to say the least.

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** Almost everything Walt says to Skyler in Season 5, sounds more like a kidnapper attempting to induce Stockholm Syndrome, [[FauxAffablyEvil especially the lines meant to sound loving.]] It is disturbing, to say the least. Lampshaded by Skyler: "[[ShutUpHannibal I don't need to hear any of your bullshit rationales.]]"
7th Apr '17 2:02:41 AM TywinIsGod
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* [[spoiler:[[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil Walt's borderline rape of Skyler]].]]

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* [[spoiler:[[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil Walt's borderline rape of Skyler]]. He stops thank god but just image in that was in Season 5 and his Heisenberg side fully took over.]]
27th Mar '17 10:50:23 AM TywinIsGod
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* [[spoiler:[[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil Walt's borderline rape of Skyler]].]]
21st Mar '17 11:02:10 AM SithPanda16
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* The bathtub... falling through the floor... filled with dissolved... No, '''gelatinized''' human remains. With chunks of '''bone'''.
** It says a lot about this show that this same moment is listed under CrowningMomentOfFunny.

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* The bathtub... falling through the floor... filled with dissolved... No, '''gelatinized''' human remains. With chunks of '''bone'''.
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'''bone'''. It says a lot about this show that this same moment is listed under CrowningMomentOfFunny.



* Tuco beating No Doze to death for talking out of turn.
** Heck, him nearly beating Jesse to death is pretty shocking as well, especially since it seemed like Tuco would act compliant before.

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* Tuco beating No Doze to death for talking out of turn.
** Heck,
turn. Along with him nearly beating Jesse to death is pretty shocking as well, especially since when it seemed like Tuco he would act compliant before.



* The opening teaser of the season. The eye sucked into the filter, the charred teddy bear, [[LightIsNotGood the impure whiteness of the pool]], [[NothingIsScarier the lack of explanation]], [[FridgeHorror the sirens wailing in the background...]]
** Similar scenes are shown in other cold opens throughout the season with the same features, revealing a little more with each time it is shown before culminating in the season finale, when we are shown workers in hazmat suits working in the area around Walt's house, with two corpses covered up nearby, suggesting that Walt and Jesse died in an accident while cooking meth. [[spoiler:The fact that Walt and Jesse survive to the end of the season and what we saw was the aftermath of a mid-air collision between two planes, indirectly caused by Walt, brings little comfort.]]

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* The opening teaser of the season. The eye sucked into the filter, the charred teddy bear, [[LightIsNotGood the impure whiteness of the pool]], [[NothingIsScarier the lack of explanation]], [[FridgeHorror the sirens wailing in the background...]]
**
]] Similar scenes are shown in other cold opens throughout the season with the same features, revealing a little more with each time it is shown before culminating in the season finale, when we are shown workers in hazmat suits working in the area around Walt's house, with two corpses covered up nearby, suggesting that Walt and Jesse died in an accident while cooking meth. [[spoiler:The fact that Walt and Jesse survive to the end of the season and what we saw was the aftermath of a mid-air collision between two planes, indirectly caused by Walt, brings little comfort.]]
21st Mar '17 1:07:32 AM TywinIsGod
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** Walt pays three of Gus's Spanish-speaking laundromat workers to clean his meth club just to spite Gus. Then, Tyrus comes to put the women on a "bus to Honduras." Of course, Walt immediately senses something off and pleads Tyrus to have Gus only blame him and not take it out on the workers. Tyrus responds "he does," implying that Gus may be sensible enough to not ''blame'' the three innocent workers but he will probably kill them due to circumstances.

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** Walt pays three of Gus's Spanish-speaking laundromat workers to clean his meth club [[EvilIsPetty just to spite Gus.Gus]]. Then, Tyrus comes to put the women on a "bus to Honduras." Of course, Walt immediately senses something off and pleads Tyrus to have Gus only blame him and not take it out on the workers. Tyrus responds "he does," implying that Gus may be sensible enough to not ''blame'' the three innocent workers but he will probably kill them due to circumstances.
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.
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