History NightmareFuel / BuffyTheVampireSlayer

13th Apr '17 5:17:59 PM nombretomado
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** Possibly their most spectacularly scary entrance was their silent appearance slightly in the distance behind Tara, at first blurred, but you recognize their signature movements a second before they come into focus. Brrrrr. A nice suit, floating so they appear a little taller, extremely pale face? [[SlenderManMythos This remind you of anybody?]]

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** Possibly their most spectacularly scary entrance was their silent appearance slightly in the distance behind Tara, at first blurred, but you recognize their signature movements a second before they come into focus. Brrrrr. A nice suit, floating so they appear a little taller, extremely pale face? [[SlenderManMythos [[Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos This remind you of anybody?]]
9th Apr '17 11:48:36 AM SithPanda16
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*** Emphasis on the tarantulas. It's PlayedWith, the student's arachnophobia was actually caused by accidentely killing his pet spiders, so he sees their ghosts trying to drag him down... "I don't hate spiders, ''I love them''..."

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*** ** Emphasis on the tarantulas. It's PlayedWith, the student's arachnophobia was actually caused by accidentely killing his pet spiders, so he sees their ghosts trying to drag him down... "I don't hate spiders, ''I love them''..."



* The fate of Amy's mother, [[AndIMustScream trapped in a trophy forever]]. One might argue that [[HoistByHisOwnPetard she had it coming.]]
** This one gets even more nasty in the comics. A group of Initiative Soldiers go down into the recently collapsed Sunnydale, and one of them swears that a statue is looking right at him. Far from escaping the events of Season 3 or Season 7, she survived and ''is still alive and trapped there.''

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* The fate of Amy's mother, [[AndIMustScream trapped in a trophy forever]]. One might argue that [[HoistByHisOwnPetard she had it coming.]]
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]] This one gets even more nasty in the comics. A group of Initiative Soldiers go down into the recently collapsed Sunnydale, and one of them swears that a statue is looking right at him. Far from escaping the events of Season 3 or Season 7, she survived and ''is still alive and trapped there.''



* Der Kindestod from "Killed By Death" - incredibly creepy, and only able to seen by sick people, and when you're very sick and weak and unable to fight back, it sucks your soul out by growing sucking tentacles out of its eyes. Brrrr.
** And just to add to the creepy factor, the thing ''enjoys'' what it's doing: When Buffy and Willow spot it from behind a window, it simply giggles and tips its hat before skulking off.

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* Der Kindestod from "Killed By Death" - incredibly creepy, and only able to seen by sick people, and when you're very sick and weak and unable to fight back, it sucks your soul out by growing sucking tentacles out of its eyes. Brrrr.
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Brrrr. And just to add to the creepy factor, the thing ''enjoys'' what it's doing: When Buffy and Willow spot it from behind a window, it simply giggles and tips its hat before skulking off.



* One shot outside the Bronze has a vampire shaking a girl around like a dog might. Scary in itself, but take a ''cloooooose'' look. [[IdenticalStranger Remind you of anyone?]] It's intended to be Faith, who they got before she became a Slayer. Faith, by all accounts, is the baddest of the badass, if she doesn't stand a chance it shows how doomed the world is.
** WordOfGod says the girl's resemblance to Faith was accidental, which makes sense seeing as there would be no reason for her to be in Sunnydale if she hadn't been called as the Slayer. Buffy had not died yet in the Wishverse, so neither Faith nor Kendra would have left their hometowns.

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* One shot outside the Bronze has a vampire shaking a girl around like a dog might. Scary in itself, but take a ''cloooooose'' look. [[IdenticalStranger Remind you of anyone?]] It's intended to be Faith, who they got before she became a Slayer. Faith, by all accounts, is the baddest of the badass, if she doesn't stand a chance it shows how doomed the world is.
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is. WordOfGod says the girl's resemblance to Faith was accidental, which makes sense seeing as there would be no reason for her to be in Sunnydale if she hadn't been called as the Slayer. Buffy had not died yet in the Wishverse, so neither Faith nor Kendra would have left their hometowns.



* "Consequences." The implication that at the nadir of her sanity Faith would rape Xander to death? ''Cree-pee.'' Later on the idea that Buffy becomes just as bad if not worse? [[NightmareFuel Way to make Slayers unappealing.]]
** Buffy certainly did become a bit more morally grey at the [[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E21GraduationDayPart1 end of season 3]] and during season 6, but she never came close to anything that compares to seriousness of rape or any killing as cold-blooded as any of Faith's murders. She was in the wrong to try and kill Faith later, but it was done after Faith's FaceHeelTurn and with the intention to cure Angel.

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* "Consequences." The implication that at the nadir of her sanity Faith would rape Xander to death? ''Cree-pee.'' Later on the idea that Buffy becomes just as bad if not worse? [[NightmareFuel Way to make Slayers unappealing.]]
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]] Buffy certainly did become a bit more morally grey at the [[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E21GraduationDayPart1 end of season 3]] and during season 6, but she never came close to anything that compares to seriousness of rape or any killing as cold-blooded as any of Faith's murders. She was in the wrong to try and kill Faith later, but it was done after Faith's FaceHeelTurn and with the intention to cure Angel.



* Glory can be kind of terrifying in her own way without getting into the whole eating sanity thing. She's practically an anti-Buffy, both are super strong, sexy, blondes, with odd ways of chatting as they fight, yet unlike Buffy she's ditzy and evil, the ditziness doesn't take away from how terrifying she is though since she's much stronger than Buffy and Curb-Stomped her every time they fought. And to make things worse, it isn't even as bad as other unstoppable BigBad like Adam who were stronger than her where each time Buffy had a little bit of hope she could pull out a win somehow, Buffy and the Scoobies, save Willow, never seem to slow her down much less hurt her when she comes for them.
** Glory's little chat with Tara is terrifying since she's breaking her fingers in the middle of a crowded park, during a festival, in the middle of a day and there's nothing a powerful witch like Tara can do. Glory even warns Tara that if she screams or calls for help than Glory will just kill everyone around them who tries to interfere. And when she gets angry that Tara isn't the key she makes it very clear that she will devour Tara's sanity, which Tara states earlier is a fate worse than death.

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* Glory can be kind of terrifying in her own way without getting into the whole eating sanity thing. She's practically an anti-Buffy, both are super strong, sexy, blondes, with odd ways of chatting as they fight, yet unlike Buffy she's ditzy and evil, the ditziness doesn't take away from how terrifying she is though since she's much stronger than Buffy and Curb-Stomped her every time they fought. And to make things worse, it isn't even as bad as other unstoppable BigBad like Adam who were stronger than her where each time Buffy had a little bit of hope she could pull out a win somehow, Buffy and the Scoobies, save Willow, never seem to slow her down much less hurt her when she comes for them.
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them. Glory's little chat with Tara is terrifying since she's breaking her fingers in the middle of a crowded park, during a festival, in the middle of a day and there's nothing a powerful witch like Tara can do. Glory even warns Tara that if she screams or calls for help than Glory will just kill everyone around them who tries to interfere. And when she gets angry that Tara isn't the key she makes it very clear that she will devour Tara's sanity, which Tara states earlier is a fate worse than death.



* The worm monster in "Doublemeat Palace".
** Not only that but the way it kills you- it sprays a liquid at you which paralyzes you (it spreads upwards so you can "flail your arms" hopelessly). It then proceeds to slowly eat you over the course of several hours while you are unable to move or scream but can feel everything. ''Poor Gary''.

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* The worm monster in "Doublemeat Palace".
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Palace". Not only that but the way it kills you- it sprays a liquid at you which paralyzes you (it spreads upwards so you can "flail your arms" hopelessly). It then proceeds to slowly eat you over the course of several hours while you are unable to move or scream but can feel everything. ''Poor Gary''.



* The last scene of "Normal Again" is truly psychologically frighting, in fact the entire premise of the episode is just disturbing. Buffy going berserk.
** The true horror of the very last scene in the episode is [[spoiler: wondering if everything up to this point, and for the future of both characters and show, was all just in her head! Damn you Joss for that ending!]]
* Adam Busch put it best: On a show full of monsters and demons, the scariest thing is a guy showing up with a gun in broad daylight. This of course lead to the two words that still pack a punch to any Buffy fan....
** "Your shirt..." Over a decade later, still one of the cruelest if not the cruelest kill Joss Whedon ever had.

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* The last scene of "Normal Again" is truly psychologically frighting, in fact the entire premise of the episode is just disturbing. Buffy going berserk.
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berserk. The true horror of the very last scene in the episode is [[spoiler: wondering if everything up to this point, and for the future of both characters and show, was all just in her head! Damn you Joss for that ending!]]
* Adam Busch put it best: On a show full of monsters and demons, the scariest thing is a guy showing up with a gun in broad daylight. This of course lead to the two words that still pack a punch to any Buffy fan....
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fan. "Your shirt..." Over a decade later, still one of the cruelest if not the cruelest kill Joss Whedon ever had.



* Xander getting his eye caved in by Caleb... the way the blood runs down his cheek... [[EyeScream that is horror.]]
** Caleb's whole persona. Particularly since Creator/NathanFillion, the actor, played [[Series/{{Firefly}} Malcolm Reynolds]]. The dissonance is disturbing.

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* Xander getting his eye caved in by Caleb... the way the blood runs down his cheek... [[EyeScream that is horror.]]
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]] Caleb's whole persona. Particularly since Creator/NathanFillion, the actor, played [[Series/{{Firefly}} Malcolm Reynolds]]. The dissonance is disturbing.
9th Apr '17 3:00:41 AM beergood
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* "Lover's Walk": As silly and ineffectual as drunk!Spike appears throughout much of the episode, the scene where he forces Willow to help him by shoving a broken bottle in her face and threatening to rape her while she weeps with terror is genuinely disturbing.
18th Mar '17 11:47:33 AM nombretomado
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** Caleb's whole persona. Particularly since NathanFillion, the actor, played [[Series/{{Firefly}} Malcolm Reynolds]]. The dissonance is disturbing.

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** Caleb's whole persona. Particularly since NathanFillion, Creator/NathanFillion, the actor, played [[Series/{{Firefly}} Malcolm Reynolds]]. The dissonance is disturbing.
7th Feb '17 3:40:37 AM TheAimz
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* The episode "Ted". Buffy's [[ParentWithNewParamour initial distrust of her mother's new boyfriend comes across as simple dislike at first]], until it turns out that he's not the nice guy he presents himself as. Unfortunately, [[CassandraTruth nobody believes Buffy]], dismissing her claims. Later, when Ted is presumably (and accidentally) killed, Buffy faces criminal charges and she is guilt-ridden at having killed a human being... and then Ted returns, apparently alive and well. Not to mention intent on killing Joyce and Buffy. Oh, and he turns out to be a homicidal robot created by a real human called Ted, an inventor who became distraught when his wife left him - driving him to build the robot Ted. [[FromBadToWorse Things went horribly wrong]] when robot Ted kidnapped and murdered the real Ted's wife, and then went on to murder all of his following wives when they didn't live up to his idea of "the perfect family". Argh.

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* The episode "Ted". Buffy's [[ParentWithNewParamour initial distrust of her mother's new boyfriend comes across as simple dislike at first]], until it turns out that [[BitchInSheepsClothing he's not the nice guy he presents himself as.as]]. Unfortunately, [[CassandraTruth nobody believes Buffy]], dismissing her claims. Later, when Ted is presumably (and accidentally) killed, Buffy faces criminal charges and she is guilt-ridden at having killed a human being... [[BackFromTheDead and then Ted returns, returns]], apparently alive and well. Not to mention intent on killing Joyce and Buffy. Oh, and he turns out to be a [[RidiculouslyHumanRobot homicidal robot robot]] created by and based on a real human called Ted, an inventor who became distraught when his wife left him - driving him to build the robot Ted. [[FromBadToWorse Things went horribly wrong]] when [[AIIsACrapshoot robot Ted kidnapped and murdered the real Ted's wife, wife]], [[TheBluebeard and then went on to murder all of his following wives when they didn't live up to his idea of "the perfect family".family"]]. Argh.
7th Feb '17 3:35:30 AM TheAimz
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* Sid the living ventriloquist dummy in "The Puppet Show". However, he's not quite as frightening when it is revealed that he's not a bad guy - he's a demon hunter whose spirit is imprisoned within the dummy. Prior to that reveal, however, he is truly unsettling.

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* Sid the living ventriloquist dummy in "The Puppet Show". However, he's not quite as frightening when it is revealed that [[GoodAllAlong he's not a bad guy guy]] - he's a demon hunter whose spirit is imprisoned within the dummy. Prior to that reveal, however, he is truly unsettling.
4th Dec '16 6:52:48 PM detghost
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** Buffy certainly did become a bit more morally grey at the [[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E21GraduationDayPart1 end of season 3]] and during season 6, but she never came close to anything that compares to seriousness of rape or any killing as cold-blooded as any of Faith's murders. She was in the wrong to try and kill Faith later, but it was done after Faith's FaceHeelTurn and with the intention to cure Angel.
4th Dec '16 6:43:54 PM detghost
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** WordOfGod says the girl's resemblance to Faith was accidental, which makes sense seeing as there would be no reason for her to be in Sunnydale if she hadn't been called as the Slayer. Buffy had not died in the Wishverse, so neither Faith nor Kendra would have left their hometowns.

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** WordOfGod says the girl's resemblance to Faith was accidental, which makes sense seeing as there would be no reason for her to be in Sunnydale if she hadn't been called as the Slayer. Buffy had not died yet in the Wishverse, so neither Faith nor Kendra would have left their hometowns.
4th Dec '16 6:43:00 PM detghost
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** WordOfGod says the girl's resemblance to Faith was accidental, which makes sense seeing as there would be no reason for her to be in Sunnydale if she hadn't been called as the Slayer. Buffy had not died in the Wishverse, so neither Faith nor Kendra would have left their hometowns.
29th Oct '16 9:34:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* One shot outside the Bronze has a vampire shaking a girl around like a dog might. Scary in itself, but take a ''cloooooose'' look. [[IdenticalStranger Remind you of anyone?]] It's intended to be Faith, who they got before she became a Slayer. Faith, by all accounts, is the baddest of the BadAss, if she doesn't stand a chance it shows how doomed the world is.

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* One shot outside the Bronze has a vampire shaking a girl around like a dog might. Scary in itself, but take a ''cloooooose'' look. [[IdenticalStranger Remind you of anyone?]] It's intended to be Faith, who they got before she became a Slayer. Faith, by all accounts, is the baddest of the BadAss, badass, if she doesn't stand a chance it shows how doomed the world is.
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