History NightmareFuel / CourageTheCowardlyDog

10th Aug '16 11:13:17 AM Marioman449
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*** While this can also be seen as a tearjerker, ings become even creepier when you recall that the Perfectionist only exists INSIDE OF COURAGE'S HEAD. Every time Courage is called imperfect and every time he is told to complete a task to become perfect, that's all happening in his head. The ending becomes more heartwarming because of this fact, but the events in the episode are still saddening and disturbing.

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*** While this can also be seen as a tearjerker, ings {{tearjerker}}, things become even creepier when you recall that the Perfectionist only exists INSIDE '''INSIDE OF COURAGE'S HEAD. HEAD.''' Every time Courage is called imperfect and every time he is told to complete a task to become perfect, that's all happening in ''in his head. head.'' The ending becomes more heartwarming because of this fact, but the events in the episode are still saddening and disturbing.disturbing. Poor Courage...
10th Aug '16 11:07:42 AM Marioman449
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*** While this can also be seen as a tearjerker, ings become even creepier when you recall that the Perfectionist only exists INSIDE OF COURAGE'S HEAD. Every time Courage is called imperfect and every time he is told to complete a task to become perfect, that's all happening in his head. The ending becomes more heartwarming because of this fact, but the events in the episode are still saddening and disturbing.
12th Jul '16 2:15:51 PM RashandFierce
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* The freaking pilot episode was already filled with terrifying scenes such as the Chicken from Outer Space '''breaking the neck''' of one of the farm's chicken (with a bunch of already dead chicken lying around) and Eustace's slow transformation into a Space Chicken (and he's LaughingMad through the entire process).
** Also, when Courage brings Muriel, it was just the Space Chicken and the [[NeverFoundTheBody bodies of the dead chicken]] had all dissappeared. We never find out what the Space Chicken did to them, as Courage frantically looks for them in the hay.

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* The freaking pilot episode was already filled with terrifying scenes such as the Chicken from Outer Space '''breaking the neck''' of one of the farm's chicken chickens (with a bunch of already dead chicken lying around) and Eustace's slow transformation into a Space Chicken chicken (and he's LaughingMad through the entire process).
** Also, when Courage brings Muriel, it was just the Space Chicken chicken and the [[NeverFoundTheBody bodies of the dead chicken]] had all dissappeared. We never find out what the Space Chicken chicken did to them, as Courage frantically looks for them in the hay.



*** The fourth nightmare (animated in stop-motion) was Courage on stage juggling bowls of soup in front of an audience. The audience begins to laugh at him, upon which Courage realizes [[NotWearingPantsDream the bottom half of his body has been shaved]]. In embarrassment, he tries to cover himself, breaking his concentration and causing the bowls of soup to fall down and spill all over him.
*** The fifth and final dream, depicted in a crudely drawn, cut-out cartoon, is Muriel handing Courage a giant vase. Courage accidentally drops it...which causes Muriel to then ''shatter like glass''. Courage utters a anguishing "NO!" in horror as the entire dream similarly shatters into nothingness.

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*** The fourth nightmare (animated in stop-motion) was Courage on stage juggling bowls of soup pies in front of an audience. The audience begins to laugh at him, upon which Courage realizes [[NotWearingPantsDream the bottom half of his body has been shaved]]. In embarrassment, he tries to cover himself, breaking his concentration and causing the bowls of soup pies to fall down and spill splatter all over him.
*** The fifth and final dream, depicted in a crudely drawn, cut-out cartoon, is Muriel handing Courage a giant vase. Courage accidentally drops it...which causes Muriel to then ''shatter like glass''. Courage utters a anguishing "NO!" "[[BigNo NO!]]" in horror as the entire dream similarly shatters into nothingness.



** The FridgeHorror that is the monster behind the door from the same episode. Complete with skeletons around the room and a "help me" message written on the window. [[NothingIsScarier Even worse,]] ''[[NothingIsScarier we never find out what the monster is]].'' Also, the whole entire reason Schwick sent Courage to get the package with a squeegee inside was only because he needed to remove the "help me" message. Possibly to lure more victims without suspicion.

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** The FridgeHorror that is the monster behind the door from the same episode.door. Complete with skeletons around the room and a "help me" message written on the window. [[NothingIsScarier Even worse,]] ''[[NothingIsScarier we never find out what the monster is]].'' Also, the whole entire reason Schwick sent Courage to get the package with a squeegee inside was only because he needed to remove the "help me" message. Possibly to lure more victims without suspicion.



** The fact that Schwick is a giant cockroach is really nightmare fuel; cockroaches are nasty enough to begin with, and Schwick is [[BigCreepyCrawlies five feet tall]].

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** The fact that Schwick is a giant cockroach is really nightmare fuel; cockroaches are nasty enough to begin with, and Schwick is [[BigCreepyCrawlies five feet tall]]. His eyes do not help.



* The zombie director episode "Everyone Wants To Direct". This episode had a dark atmosphere with barely any humor, and the plot involving killing someone in a movie for real is all too real. Also, said zombies turned out to be past serial killers who managed to slay a dozen people ''[[WhatDoYouMeanItsforKids on a kids network]]''.

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* The zombie director episode "Everyone Wants To Direct". This episode had a dark atmosphere with barely any humor, and the plot involving killing someone in a movie for real is all too real. Also, said zombies turned out to be past serial killers who managed to slay a dozen people ''[[WhatDoYouMeanItsforKids on a kids network]]''.



* "The Mask", which features a girl in a flowing white dress wearing a giant creepy doll mask (and a terrible, raspy voice) who beats the shit out of Courage due to a hatred of dogs and spies on them to look for any sign of hypocrisy. The back story about her friend's abuse by a pack of dogs is a (not even thinly veiled) depiction of domestic abuse and forced prostitution. ''Courage The Cowardly Dog'', a children's cartoon series with an episode revolving around an inner-city gangland drama.

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* "The Mask", which features a girl in a flowing white dress wearing a giant creepy doll mask (and a terrible, raspy voice) who beats the shit out of Courage due to a hatred of dogs and spies on them to look for any sign of hypocrisy. The back story about her friend's abuse [[DomesticAbuser abuse]] by a pack of dogs is a (not even thinly veiled) depiction of domestic abuse and forced prostitution. ''Courage The Cowardly Dog'', a children's cartoon series with an episode revolving around [[DarkerAndEdgier an inner-city gangland drama.drama]].



* Eustace being consumed by foot fungus in "The Clutching Foot". Especially the way its presented. Eustace decides to take a nap to get rid of his foot fungus rather than going to the doctor like a sensible person (granted Dr. Vindaloo is explicitly a quack, so maybe avoiding his is a sensible action), and wakes up the next day feeling refreshed and healthy... [[SurpriseCreepy then he glances downwards...]]

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* Eustace being consumed by foot fungus in "The Clutching Foot". Especially the way its it's presented. Eustace decides to take a nap to get rid of his foot fungus rather than going to the doctor like a sensible person (granted Dr. Vindaloo is explicitly a quack, so maybe avoiding his is a sensible action), and wakes up the next day feeling refreshed and healthy... [[SurpriseCreepy then he he]] [[OhCrap glances downwards...]]downwards]]...



* The episode "Ball of Revenge." It features six of the most terrifying villains in the show, united under a common goal: ''completely annihilating Courage''. But the worst part? Eustace was the one who brought them together. Now he isn't just an annoyance and a jerk, he is a true antagonist to Courage. Even dedicated viewers likely didn't expect him to go this far in his hatred.

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* The episode "Ball of Revenge." It features six of the most terrifying villains in the show, united under a common goal: ''completely annihilating Courage''. But the worst part? Eustace was the one who brought them together. Now he isn't just an annoyance and a jerk, he is a true antagonist to Courage. Even dedicated viewers likely didn't expect him to go this far in his hatred. [[EvilIsPetty And it was all for a freaking blanket!]]



** The quilt lets out a demonic BigNo at the end when Muriel is saved.

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** The quilt lets out a demonic BigNo at the end when Muriel is saved.end.
** To top it all off, the twins are sowed into a tissue that Eustace [[NauseaFuel blows his nose into]]. {{Squick}}!




* A subtle one, but Le Quack. At the end of the first episode featuring him, he is arrested by a police officer in a blue uniform and thrown into the back of an armored police truck. Cut to a few seconds later and we see him walking along a desert road alone. He is wearing the Police officer's uniform. The hat, the pants everything. The truck? On fire beside him. He walks up to the screen and says [[{{Catchphrase}} "You have not seen the last of LeQuack."]] Scary ? It happens in another episode. Within seconds of being tossed into the penitentiary, we cut to Le Quack standing outside of it while it's ablaze and he says his catchphrase. Does he even add a little maniacal laughter to take the edge off? No. That was all you needed to know. He's done talking to you now in his [[EvilSoundsDeep creepy voice]]

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\n* A subtle one, but Le Quack. At the end of the first episode featuring him, he is arrested by a police officer in a blue uniform and thrown into the back of an armored police truck. Cut to a few seconds later and we see him walking along a desert road alone. He is alone, wearing the Police police officer's uniform. The hat, the pants pants, everything. The truck? On fire beside him. He walks up to the screen and says [[{{Catchphrase}} "You "They have not seen the last of LeQuack.Le Quack."]] Scary ? Scary? It happens in another episode. Within seconds of being tossed into the penitentiary, we cut to Le Quack standing outside of it while it's ablaze and he says his catchphrase. Does he even add a little maniacal laughter to take the edge off? No. That was all you needed to know. He's done talking to you now in his [[EvilSoundsDeep creepy voice]]voice]].
* The episode "The Transplant", where Eustace [[TransformationTrauma turns into a giant kangaroo monster]].
2nd Jul '16 10:27:29 PM Benthelame
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** The titular tree is animated with SynchroVox, which makes it really UncannyValley.

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** The titular tree is animated with SynchroVox, which makes it really UncannyValley.UncannyValley.

* A subtle one, but Le Quack. At the end of the first episode featuring him, he is arrested by a police officer in a blue uniform and thrown into the back of an armored police truck. Cut to a few seconds later and we see him walking along a desert road alone. He is wearing the Police officer's uniform. The hat, the pants everything. The truck? On fire beside him. He walks up to the screen and says [[{{Catchphrase}} "You have not seen the last of LeQuack."]] Scary ? It happens in another episode. Within seconds of being tossed into the penitentiary, we cut to Le Quack standing outside of it while it's ablaze and he says his catchphrase. Does he even add a little maniacal laughter to take the edge off? No. That was all you needed to know. He's done talking to you now in his [[EvilSoundsDeep creepy voice]]
21st Jun '16 4:11:05 PM NausicaaoftheSpirits
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** Whatever Eustace was going to do to Muriel after the demon left Muriel and possessed him.
15th Jun '16 5:54:29 PM ironballs16
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* Some of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kusyDPg-wGY Courage's screams]] can be very terrifying for younger viewers, especially when some body parts are deformed or organs come outside. Watch it, if you dare. By far the scariest is the scream from "Car Broke, Phone Yes" (the fourth clip in the video), where Courage utters an unholy banshee-esque high-pitched screech.

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* Some of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kusyDPg-wGY Courage's screams]] can be very terrifying for younger viewers, especially when [[WildTake some body parts are deformed or organs come outside.outside]]. Watch it, if you dare. By far the scariest is the scream from "Car Broke, Phone Yes" (the fourth clip in the video), where Courage utters an unholy banshee-esque high-pitched screech.
28th May '16 9:07:44 AM RashandFierce
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* There's also a nightmare factory of an episode that is "Courage in the Big Stinkin' City". The whole episode is creepy, but it really cranks it UpToEleven when Courage enters the condemned apartment building to retrieve a package. The first two doors are rather silly (like an oncoming shark, or [[Franchise/{{Godzilla}} King Ghidorah]]), but when he opens the third door, he sees [[http://courage.wikia.com/wiki/The_Violin_Girl a young 12-year-old girl playing the violin]], which Courage likes. She soon turns around and goes scary bitch mode on Courage, revealing a freaky demon face and ''screams''!

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* There's also a nightmare factory of an episode that is "Courage in the Big Stinkin' City". The whole episode is creepy, but it really cranks it UpToEleven when Courage enters the condemned apartment building to retrieve a package. The first two doors are rather silly (like an oncoming shark, or [[Franchise/{{Godzilla}} King Ghidorah]]), silly, but when he opens the third door, he sees [[http://courage.wikia.com/wiki/The_Violin_Girl a young 12-year-old girl playing the violin]], which Courage likes. She soon turns around and goes scary bitch mode on Courage, revealing a freaky demon face and ''screams''!
17th May '16 2:04:42 AM GojiBiscuits
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** Behind another door sits [[spoiler:King Ghidorah]], who appears suddenly and utters a deafening roar. For {{Kaiju}} buffs, this is often seen as a clever reference, but it was probably startling to many kids who watched the episode when it first aired.


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** Although probably one of the less frightening 'residents' of the building, there is [[spoiler:King Ghidorah]], who appears suddenly and utters a deafening roar. For {{Kaiju}} buffs, this is often seen as a clever reference, but it was probably startling to many kids who watched the episode when it first aired.
17th May '16 2:04:42 AM GojiBiscuits
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17th May '16 2:01:47 AM GojiBiscuits
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***Some people also interpret this scene as the creature being disappointed, given the way he looks downwards and away from the camera.


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**Behind another door sits [[spoiler:King Ghidorah]], who appears suddenly and utters a deafening roar. For {{Kaiju}} buffs, this is often seen as a clever reference, but it was probably startling to many kids who watched the episode when it first aired.
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