History NightmareFuel / CodeLyoko

18th Apr '18 10:11:42 PM safind
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* Aelita's flashbacks are above and beyond some of the more intense and darker scenes in the show. Imagine that you've finally been brought into the real world...and then you have nightmares with strange people that you know nothing about, as if they want you for something...And even after her memories return...the nightmares ''don't'' stop. Brr.
9th Mar '18 3:14:30 PM TantaMonty
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* "Double Trouble": The specter in this episode is one of the most unnerving villains in the show. It gets this close to murdering Jeremie, and is so good at impersonating him it successfully fools everyone it interacts with. It's also much more talkative, and manages to show how deranged and cruel XANA is in spite of being a soulless computer virus.
** There is also the way it's defeated. After Aelita destroys the last sector on Lyoko, it uses its last moments to electrocute Ulrich to near death, all the while grinning creepily at the camera, before fading away.
** Jeremie calls Odd in the middle of the episode to warn him of the imposter... only Odd is in the presence of the spectre at that exact moment. His reaction needs [[OhCrap no explaining]].
11th Feb '18 10:10:13 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** One time XANA decides to store up electricity in a power transformer, why? To sabotage the nuclear power plant and thus, cause a meltdown! As soon as the Lyoko Warriors realize what's going on there is instant infighting as Yumi immediately wants to tell everybody what's going on while Jeremie is suffering from a serious case of LoveMakesYouDumb and doesn't want to tell anyone to preserve Aelita. Considering how many lives could've been lost if XANA succeeded and considering what happened the few times there have been nuclear meltdowns there are some serious cases of FridgeHorror there. Did I mention that this happened in the ''second episode''?

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** One time XANA decides to store up electricity in a power transformer, why? To sabotage the nuclear power plant and thus, cause a meltdown! As soon as the Lyoko Warriors realize what's going on there is instant infighting as Yumi immediately wants to tell everybody what's going on while Jeremie is suffering from a serious case of LoveMakesYouDumb and doesn't want to tell anyone to preserve Aelita. Considering how many lives could've been lost if XANA succeeded and considering what happened the few times there have been nuclear meltdowns there are some serious cases of FridgeHorror there. Did I we mention that this happened in the ''second episode''?
11th Feb '18 9:43:00 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** One time XANA decides to store up electricity in a power transformer, why? To sabotage the nuclear power plant and thus, cause a meltdown! As soon as the Lyoko Warriors realize what's going on there is instant infighting as Yumi immediately wants to tell everybody what's going on while Jeremie is suffering from a serious case of LoveMakesYouDumb and doesn't want to tell anyone to preserve Aelita. Considering how many lives could've been lost if XANA succeeded and considering what happened the few times there have been nuclear meltdowns there are some serious cases of FridgeHorror there.

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** One time XANA decides to store up electricity in a power transformer, why? To sabotage the nuclear power plant and thus, cause a meltdown! As soon as the Lyoko Warriors realize what's going on there is instant infighting as Yumi immediately wants to tell everybody what's going on while Jeremie is suffering from a serious case of LoveMakesYouDumb and doesn't want to tell anyone to preserve Aelita. Considering how many lives could've been lost if XANA succeeded and considering what happened the few times there have been nuclear meltdowns there are some serious cases of FridgeHorror there. Did I mention that this happened in the ''second episode''?
26th Dec '17 8:39:41 PM safind
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** One time XANA decided to store up electricity in a power transformer, why? To sabotage the nuclear power plant causing a meltdown! As soon as the lyoko warriors realize what's going on there is instant infighting as Yumi immediately wants to tell everybody what's going on while jeremie is suffering from a serious case of LoveMakesYouDumb and doesn't want to tell anyone to preserve Aelita. Considering how many lives could've been lost if XANA succeeded and considering what happened the few times there have been nuclear meltdowns there are some serious cases of FridgeHorror there.

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** One time XANA decided decides to store up electricity in a power transformer, why? To sabotage the nuclear power plant causing and thus, cause a meltdown! As soon as the lyoko warriors Lyoko Warriors realize what's going on there is instant infighting as Yumi immediately wants to tell everybody what's going on while jeremie Jeremie is suffering from a serious case of LoveMakesYouDumb and doesn't want to tell anyone to preserve Aelita. Considering how many lives could've been lost if XANA succeeded and considering what happened the few times there have been nuclear meltdowns there are some serious cases of FridgeHorror there.



** Let's admit it, Ghost Channel was the '''scariest''' episode of [[WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko Code Lyoko's]] first season. For a season with episodes that were mostly {{Filler}} and that involved XANA attacking and the team having to deactivate a tower in [[{{Cyberspace}} Lyoko]] (and that were pretty creepy on their own), it really drove home '''what''' kind of a threat this nutcase of a computerized OmnicidalManiac was, to the point where his [[BringMyBrownPants pants-browningly]] horrifying OneWingedAngel form at the climax now serves as the page image. [[WhamEpisode Good Lord]].

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** Let's admit it, Ghost Channel was the '''scariest''' episode of [[WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko Code Lyoko's]] first season.season and still stands out. For a season with episodes that were mostly {{Filler}} and that involved XANA attacking and the team having to deactivate a tower in [[{{Cyberspace}} Lyoko]] (and that were pretty creepy on their own), it really drove home '''what''' kind of a threat this nutcase of a computerized OmnicidalManiac was, to the point where his [[BringMyBrownPants pants-browningly]] horrifying OneWingedAngel form at the climax now serves as the page image. [[WhamEpisode Good Lord]].


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** XANA's death ([[spoiler:Or not, if [[Series/CodeLyokoEvolution Evolution]] or the novels are of any indication]]). As the multi-agent system meant to destroy him surges through the network, XANA is slowly expelled from William's body, emerging as a giant made of black smoke, clutching his head in pain, [[HellIsThatNoise moaning and screaming]] all the while. Finally, as the last Replika is destroyed, XANA morphs into a massive black mass screaming in agony as he's deleted once and for all. Even Ulrich and Yumi were horrified!
--> Ulrich: What's going on? (Referring to the giant, agonized specter)
--> Yumi: ...I don't know.


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* Hannibal Mago makes much more of an impact than [[Series/CodeLyokoEvolution Tyron]]. He's abused [[spoiler:Anthea and erased her memories]], is a ruthless criminal who WouldHurtAChild, and starts to go insane as he realizes just what capabilities Lyoko has to offer him.
* Whether or not it is canon to the actual series, we learn that [[spoiler:the scanners can only properly virtualize children, due to forming an avatar based on their subconscious. [[ChildrenAreInnocent Children do not have much to worry about]], enabling the scanners to form a cohesive avatar for them. Adults, due to having faced the stresses of [[GrowingUpSucks real life]], are too unstable for the scanners to process, and end up as incoherent [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]], with only Hopper managing to keep his sanity intact.]] Again, we don't know if this is fully canon...but still, rather unsettling all things considered.
21st Dec '17 9:54:29 AM multibrawlr
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* "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCFl7R5nqq0 The Aelita Alien]]", an unsettling fan video from 2009. It depicts Aelita's flashbacks of her and her father escaping the men in black and fleeing to Lyoko. Inexplicably layered above the video clips are images of a lunar eclipse and Aelita as a blue alien, all set to [[HellIsThatNoise weird, distorted sound effects]]. What's worse is the ending, which seems to imply that [[spoiler:both the "real" Aelita and her alien version have merged as one]].
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14th Oct '17 3:03:00 PM NKgamer
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**One time XANA decided to store up electricity in a power transformer, why? To sabotage the nuclear power plant causing a meltdown! As soon as the lyoko warriors realize what's going on there is instant infighting as Yumi immediately wants to tell everybody what's going on while jeremie is suffering from a serious case of LoveMakesYouDumb and doesn't want to tell anyone to preserve Aelita. Considering how many lives could've been lost if XANA succeeded and considering what happened the few times there have been nuclear meltdowns there are some serious cases of FridgeHorror there.
21st Jun '17 7:16:52 PM safind
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* '''EVERYTHING ABOUT XANA'''. The reason being that XANA was unique among cartoon villains in that, excluding "Ghost Channel", never personally appeared or communicated, meaning the viewers were just in the dark about it as the characters. There's also the fact it can influence the real word. In other words, XANA is literally the result of a villain who is NothingIsScarier as a character. If this isn't enough convince you how terrifying It is, just read the rest of this page to see how much it is related to XANA.

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* '''EVERYTHING ABOUT XANA'''. The reason being that XANA was unique among cartoon villains in that, excluding "Ghost Channel", never personally appeared or communicated, meaning the viewers were just in the dark about it as the characters. There's also the fact it can influence the real word. In other words, XANA is literally the result premise may sound like your standard SaturdayMorningCartoon... but a closer look will reveal plenty of a villain who is NothingIsScarier as a character. If this isn't enough convince you how terrifying It is, just read the rest of this page to see how much it is related to XANA.
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* '''EVERYTHING ABOUT XANA'''. The reason being that XANA was, and in fact, still is, unique among villains is that he never personally appeared or communicated with anyone throughout the entire series, with the exception of four/five episodes at most, out of ''97 total'', meaning the viewers were just in the dark about it as the characters, in fact, to this day, audiences re-watching the series have a hard time pinning down XANA's motives. XANA is literally the result of a villain who is NothingIsScarier as a character. If this isn't enough convince you how terrifying he is, just read the rest of this page to see how much it is related to XANA.



** This episode provides one of the most horrifying XANA attacks of the entire series. [[spoiler: Jeremie,for whom flying is already horrifying, is trapped in a falling fighter plane about to hit the factory. Anyone who does not get heavy {{Fridge Horror}} was probably born after 2001. The military proceeds to threaten the tango contingency, which means shooting down the plane. The eject fails, which is Nightmare Fuel in of itself, as XANA must have accessed non-electronic technology. But what truly sells it is just how horrified topical the situation is. They are caught in an impossible situation: kill Jeremie and the pilot, or let the plane fall. This becomes horrifyingly familiar, considering suicide bombings. If it hadn't been for Aelita, this episode would have had a {{Downer Ending}} in a truly horrifying way. ]]
* The monsters XANA uses in Lyoko. Most of them are partially organic, partially mechanical. Kankrelats are small, cockroach-esque monsters with four mechanical legs on a round base and a single red robotic eye. Sounds unsettling out of context, but they're laughably stupid and often the comic relief of XANA's monsters. Others however are not. Bloks, unlike the Kankrelats, are as large as a person in height, and have four of the creepy Eyes of XANA on each side of their rocklike shell. Their weapons range from FrickinLaserBeams to rings of flame to a freeze ray; in Season 1 more than a few Lyoko Warriors have been frozen solid by the Freeze Ray, unable to react to their friends being attacked and devirtualized... By far the most scary of the standard monsters (we're not even getting into the Scyphozoa or the Kolossus.) is the Megatank. Unlike most monsters which have a real life animal that they're based off of, the Megatanks are just ''alien''. They're huge black bowling balls that split in half, revealing an Eye of XANA, metal framework, and squicky pink flesh connecting its halves. Most monsters use the aforementioned FrickinLaserBeams, but the Megatank just shoots a ''plane'' of energy in a circular path; causing INSTANT devirtualization on a hit, and impossible to dodge if you're in its way, even if you're above the Megatank. That's not counting it simply flattening you as it rolls.

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** This episode provides one of the most horrifying XANA attacks of the entire series. [[spoiler: Jeremie,for whom flying is already horrifying, Jeremie, who has a fear of flying, is trapped in a falling fighter plane about to hit the factory. Anyone who does not get heavy {{Fridge Horror}} was probably born after 2001. The military proceeds to threaten the tango contingency, which means shooting down the plane. The eject fails, which is Nightmare Fuel in of itself, as XANA must have has accessed non-electronic technology. But what truly sells it is just how horrified topical the situation is. They are caught in an impossible situation: kill Jeremie and the pilot, or let the plane fall. This becomes horrifyingly familiar, considering suicide bombings.bombings in today's world. If it hadn't been for Aelita, this episode would have had a {{Downer Ending}} in a truly horrifying way. ]]
* The monsters XANA uses in Lyoko. Most of them are partially organic, partially mechanical. Kankrelats are small, cockroach-esque monsters with four mechanical legs on a round base and a single red robotic eye. Sounds unsettling out of context, but they're laughably stupid and often the comic relief of XANA's monsters. Others however are not. Here's a specific listing of them:
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Bloks, unlike the Kankrelats, are as large as a person in height, and have four of the creepy Eyes of XANA on each side of their rocklike shell. Their weapons range from FrickinLaserBeams to rings of flame to a freeze ray; in Season 1 more than a few Lyoko Warriors have been frozen solid by the Freeze Ray, unable to react to their friends being attacked and devirtualized... devirtualized.
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By far the most scary of the standard monsters (we're not even getting into the Scyphozoa or the Kolossus.Kolossus, but be patient, we will.) is the Megatank. Unlike most monsters which have a real life animal that they're based off of, the Megatanks are just ''alien''. They're huge black bowling balls that split in half, revealing an Eye of XANA, metal framework, and squicky pink flesh connecting its halves. Most monsters use the aforementioned FrickinLaserBeams, but the Megatank just shoots a ''plane'' of energy in a circular path; causing INSTANT devirtualization on a hit, and impossible to dodge if you're in its way, even if you're above the Megatank. That's not counting it simply flattening you as it rolls.rolls.
** Then, there's the Tarantula. XANA's first new monster. For people who don't like spiders, [[SarcasmMode rejoice!]] XANA now has a four cannon-legged behemoth that moves very much like a spider. It wipes out the group in the season 2 premiere, and is one of the signs of XANA's power increasing, a plot point that would loom over the Lyoko Warriors' heads throughout all of Season 2.
** NOW we get into the Scyphozoa, which is quite possibly put, XANA's most horrific monster and his [[TheDragon Dragon]] for Seasons 2 and 3. Unlike his other monsters, the Scyphozoa is not designed to fight. Rather, it is meant to drain Aelita's memories to allow XANA access to the [[spoiler:Keys of the Lyoko, which, if he manages to obtain, will enable him to ''escape the supercomputer'' and infect the world-wide web]]. It takes the form of a floating jellyfish, using its tentacles to subdue its victims and drain them of their memories. Aelita is subjected to it numerous times throughout the series, as is Yumi in Episode 34, and from we can tell, the experience is NOT pleasant and is very likely [[MindRape Mind raping whomever gets caught by it in order to extract data]]. To up the nightmares even further, if the thing catches you, you can't escape unless there's someone else nearby who can cut the tentacles. Why can't you escape? BECAUSE IT CAN'T DIE. Even worse, it's implied that even hitting the eye, which should normally destroy a XANA monster, WILL. NOT. KILL IT.
*** And in Season 3? When you thought that with [[spoiler:XANA's escape in the network]] means that it will never appear again? Surprise! It isn't! And in fact, it turns out to have even more functions than just data extraction! It can implant viruses in the Lyoko Warriors, viruses that XANA uses to mind control them. Yes, the Lyoko Warriors, who should be immune to XANA's mind control tactics in the virtual world... ''don't have it anymore!'' Once again, Aelita is subjected to the process so that XANA can have her delete the surface sectors in order to destroy Lyoko piece by piece. Then, in the Season 3 finale... William, the SixthRanger, falls victim to the creature. He then proceeds to [[spoiler:lead an army of Creepers on Lyoko's core, destroying it and ending up as XANA's [[TheDragon general]] for most of Season 4.]]
** XANA-William. Now under XANA's control, William has been upgraded into a dark and powerful [[TheJuggernaut juggernaut]] leading XANA's forces on Lyoko. His expressions are psychotic, and much like his master, he rarely ever talks, except to grunt and yell. He acts rather creepy around Yumi and Aelita, and he's extremely brutal in battle, to the point of the show needing to use a GoryDiscretionShot, which it has NEVER needed with XANA's other monsters.
** The monsters in the Digital Sea, partly due to them having very sharp teeth, or, in the Kalamar's case, a [[ThisIsADrill very big drill]]. Unlike XANA's other monsters, with whom devirtualization is just going back to the real world, a defeat via these creatures equals ''permanent deletion'' due to the nature of the Digital Sea.
** Finally, there's the Kolossus. It's a gigantic lava golem that looks very much like an EldritchAbomination. For reference, here it [[http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/codelyoko/images/8/80/Sueurs_froides_348.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20111018190207 is]]. It only appears in three of the last four episodes of the series, but those three leave enough of an impact. It can destroy the Skidbladnir in one hit, and it has two Eyes of XANA that need to be hit in order to destroy it. Note the size of the thing. It can hold Lyoko towers in its hand. Now you can run.



** Not to mention the darker tone the pilot has a whole. Each scene of virus activity from Xanadu is given a real sense of dread, and the rather unclear boundary concerning the virtual and real worlds has its own slew of horrors. In fact, given how the show creators at the time were taking influence from '''Anime/SerialExperimentsLain''' (A series which is filled with nightmare fuel and whose head writer worked on Anime/DigimonTamers, which has it's own brand of horrors), one can start to understand where all the nightmare fuel on this page could come from... and then wonder just ''how bad'' it could've gone had the pilot concept been used!



** The most terrifying thing about this episode? This was the only time XANA ever personally appeared, so we actually see that yes, ''it does take pleasure in the misery it causes''

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** The most terrifying thing about this episode? This was the only time XANA ever personally appeared, so we actually see that yes, ''it ''he does take pleasure in the misery it he causes''


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** Fun fact, this is the second time XANA ever unambiguously communicates with the heroes. He sends them a text message, simply saying to deliver Aelita to the Scyphozoa within a certain time, else, he'll kill Odd and Yumi. No theatrics like other cartoon villains. Here's the message: cold, simple, and to the point:
-->'''XANA:''' Aelita at two o'clock to give herself up to the Scyphozoa. If not, Odd and Yumi will be [[NeverSayDie liquidated]]


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* Franz Hopper. He may be the BigGood, but back when he was creating Lyoko, he was forced to use the [[GroundhogDayLoop Return to the Past]] 2546 times, living the same day over and over again. To be blunt, the process drove him [[SanitySlippage insane]]. He's quite clearly paranoid and unstable as his diary demonstrates, though thankfully, he seems to have pulled himself together in the present-day of the series.
20th Jun '17 12:44:37 PM TheAwesomeHyperon
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* ''EVERYTHING ABOUT XANA''. The reason being that XANA was unique among cartoon villains in that, excluding "Ghost Channel", never personally appeared or communicated, meaning the viewers were just in the dark about it as the characters. There's also the fact it can influence the real word. In other words, XANA is literally the result of a villain who is [[NothingisScarier]] as a Character. If this isn't enough convince you how terrifying It is, just read the rest of this page to see how much it is related to XANA.

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* ''EVERYTHING '''EVERYTHING ABOUT XANA''.XANA'''. The reason being that XANA was unique among cartoon villains in that, excluding "Ghost Channel", never personally appeared or communicated, meaning the viewers were just in the dark about it as the characters. There's also the fact it can influence the real word. In other words, XANA is literally the result of a villain who is [[NothingisScarier]] NothingIsScarier as a Character.character. If this isn't enough convince you how terrifying It is, just read the rest of this page to see how much it is related to XANA.
20th Jun '17 12:38:01 PM TheAwesomeHyperon
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* ''EVERYTHING ABOUT XANA''. The reason being that XANA was unique among cartoon villains in that, excluding "Ghost Channel", never personally appeared or communicated, meaning the viewers were just in the dark about it as the characters. There's also the fact it can influence the real word. In other words, XANA is literally the result of a villain who is [[NothingisScarier]] as a Character. If this isn't enough convince you how terrifying It is, just read the rest of this page to see how much it is related to XANA.



* ''EVERYTHING ABOUT XANA''. The reason being that XANA was unique among cartoon villains in that, excluding "Ghost Channel", never personally appeared or spoke, meaning the viewers were just in the dark about it as the characters. There's also the fact it can influence the real word.
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