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12th Feb '17 4:03:44 AM Shadowgazer
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[[folder: The Queen of the Black Puddle]]
* [[TheVamp The Queen of the Black Puddle]], a creepy water demoness who can appear from ''any'' source of water, seductively hypnotizing Eustace so she can take him back to her underwater castle, where she [[OneWingedAngel turns really hideous]] and [[ToServeMan tries to eat him alive]].

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\n[[folder: The Queen Katz]]
* Any episode featuring [[CatsAreMean Katz]]. Katz has no qualms about killing Courage or anyone, and he seems to have no traces of comedy whatsoever. His {{Leitmotif}} might be as equally creepy accompanying his appearances.
** "A Night at the Katz Motel" is arguably his worst appearance, as his monstrous schemes at its worst take place in the middle
of the Black Puddle]]
* [[TheVamp The Queen
night in a rundown motel. This episode is definitely not for arachnophobes.
** He's a SerialKiller and most
of his episodes imply the Black Puddle]], family are only the latest in a creepy water demoness who can appear from ''any'' source long line of water, seductively hypnotizing Eustace so she can take him back victims to fall into his traps...and the only ones to leave.
** He only targeted Muriel in one episode for [[EvilIsPetty the fact that
her underwater castle, where she [[OneWingedAngel turns really hideous]] and [[ToServeMan tries to eat him alive]].pies won first ribbon over his]].



[[folder:Le Quack]]
* 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, 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}} "They have not seen the last of Le Quack."]] 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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[[folder: The Queen of the Black Puddle]]
* [[TheVamp The Queen of the Black Puddle]], a creepy water demoness who can appear from ''any'' source of water, seductively hypnotizing Eustace so she can take him back to her underwater castle, where she [[OneWingedAngel turns really hideous]] and [[ToServeMan tries to eat him alive]].
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[[folder: Katz]]
* Any episode featuring [[CatsAreMean Katz]]. Katz has no qualms about killing Courage or anyone, and he seems to have no traces of comedy whatsoever. His {{Leitmotif}} might be as equally creepy accompanying his appearances.
** "A Night at the Katz Motel" is arguably his worst appearance, as his monstrous schemes at its worst take place in the middle of the night in a rundown motel. This episode is definitely not for arachnophobes.
** He's a SerialKiller and most of his episodes imply the family are only the latest in a long line of victims to fall into his traps...and the only ones to leave.
** He only targeted Muriel in one episode for [[EvilIsPetty the fact that her pies won first ribbon over his]].
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[[folder:Le Quack]]
* 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, 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}} "They have not seen the last of Le Quack."]] 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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12th Feb '17 3:44:27 AM Shadowgazer
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* The scene in the episode "Courage the Fly" where Eustace is chasing Courage as a fly. At one point, he gets Muriel's face stuck with fly paper and physically ''tears it off''. When he puts it back, ''he puts her face back upside down''. Thank god for cartoon physics.


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* The scene in the episode "Courage the Fly" where Eustace is chasing Courage as a fly. At one point, he gets Muriel's face stuck with fly paper and physically ''tears it off''. When he puts it back, ''he puts her face back upside down''. Thank god for cartoon physics.



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* The scene in the episode "Courage the Fly" where Eustace is chasing Courage as a fly. At one point, he gets Muriel's face stuck with fly paper and physically ''tears it off''. When he puts it back, ''he puts her face back upside down''. Thank god for cartoon physics.
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* The episode with the [[OurWerebeastsAreDifferent Weremole]], especially when it [[JumpScare suddenly bites]] Muriel, eventually causing her to {{transform|ation horror}} into another one.

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* The episode with the [[OurWerebeastsAreDifferent Weremole]], especially when it [[JumpScare suddenly bites]] Muriel, eventually causing her to {{transform|ation horror}} into another one.




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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]]. 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.
* "Cabaret Courage". Getting dropped into [[WombLevel a room which looks like (is?) the inside of a human body]], talking to a guy that ''looks like'' an ulcer, then performing for that guy, getting dropped into some kind of green digestive-acid if you fail...
* "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 [[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]].
* "Curtain of Cruelty" is definitely scary. The town turning from kind into rude and hateful. To make things worse, Muriel is dragged off for not being ''mean'', and is forced to undergo re-education, where she is forced to watch a video of dolls being broken by a fist, and eventually told to [[IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten smash a hamster with a mallet]]. Thankfully, she resists the brainwashing. Then at the end of the episode, the gerbil is now smiling, only for it to turn out that Eustace is now being put through re-education to be [[GoodIsNotNice GOOD]] by the voice and the hamster, who hits him with a mallet as the screen turns black.
* Eustace being consumed by foot fungus in "The Clutching Foot". Especially the way 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 him is a sensible action), and wakes up the next day feeling refreshed and healthy... [[SurpriseCreepy then he]] [[OhCrap glances downwards]]...
* ''[[EarWorm It's Doc Gerbil's World, It's Doc Gerbil's World...]]''' For those who don't know, in the episode "Human Habitrail", Courage ends up in the horrible cosmetics-themed version of "It's a Small World". [[YouHaveBeenWarned And it is creepy.]]
** Doctor Gerbil himself is probably one of the most frightening characters to ever appear on the show. Masquerading as a kindly vacuum salesman and SouthernGentleman, he's really a deranged scientist who kidnaps his customers and performs all kinds of sick experiments on them to test out his products (which leads to all kinds of BodyHorror). Let's also not forget the horrifying EvilLaugh he lets out whenever he experiments.
** How about the implication that he thinks he's being GOOD? He thinks that kidnapping humans and subjecting them to horrible experiments is payback for humans doing the same to animals, nevermind that the humans he's doing this to has no involvement in animal research and never did. And then there's the crazy woman he's driven insane and [[BodyHorror given suction-cup feet to...]]
** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOKYwnpe57A boat chase down the river]] has an eerie feel to it, namely because [[NothingIsScarier there's no sound but the haunting wailing of an opera singer and Courage's few screams of fright.]]

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* Some of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kusyDPg-wGY Courage's screams]] can be very terrifying for younger viewers, "Angry Nasty People", especially if you've been the victim of verbal abuse. What's especially scary is that [[HumansAreBastards the general public]] has no problem at all with slinging insults at Muriel and Courage. Then, when [[WildTake 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.
* "Cabaret Courage". Getting dropped into [[WombLevel a room which
it looks like (is?) the inside of a human body]], talking to a guy that ''looks like'' an ulcer, then performing for that guy, getting dropped into some kind of green digestive-acid if you fail...
* "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 [[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]].
* "Curtain of Cruelty" is definitely scary. The town turning from kind into rude and hateful. To make things worse, Muriel is dragged off for not being ''mean'', and is forced to undergo re-education, where she is forced to watch a video of dolls being broken by a fist, and eventually told to [[IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten smash a hamster with a mallet]]. Thankfully, she resists the brainwashing. Then at the end of the episode, the gerbil is now smiling, only for it to turn out that Eustace is now being put through re-education to be [[GoodIsNotNice GOOD]] by the voice and the hamster, who hits him with a mallet as the screen turns black.
* Eustace being consumed by foot fungus in "The Clutching Foot". Especially the way it's presented. Eustace decides to take a nap to get rid of his foot fungus rather than
going to the doctor like throw a sensible person (granted Dr. Vindaloo is explicitly broken Muriel into [[ItMakesSenseInContext a quack, so maybe avoiding him is a sensible action), and wakes up the next day feeling refreshed and healthy... [[SurpriseCreepy then he]] [[OhCrap glances downwards]]...
* ''[[EarWorm It's Doc Gerbil's World, It's Doc Gerbil's World...]]''' For those who don't know, in the episode "Human Habitrail", Courage ends up in the horrible cosmetics-themed version of "It's a Small World". [[YouHaveBeenWarned And it is creepy.]]
** Doctor Gerbil himself is probably one of the most frightening characters to ever appear on the show. Masquerading as a kindly vacuum salesman and SouthernGentleman, he's really a deranged scientist who kidnaps his customers and performs all kinds of sick experiments on them to test out his products (which leads to all kinds of BodyHorror). Let's also not forget the horrifying EvilLaugh he lets out whenever he experiments.
** How about the implication that he thinks he's being GOOD? He thinks that kidnapping humans and subjecting them to horrible experiments is payback for humans doing the same to animals, nevermind that the humans he's doing this to has no involvement in animal research and never did. And then
quicksand pit]], there's the crazy woman he's driven insane and [[BodyHorror given suction-cup feet to...]]
** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOKYwnpe57A boat chase down the river]] has an eerie feel to it, namely because [[NothingIsScarier there's no sound but the haunting wailing
a shot of an opera singer and Courage's few screams of fright.]]viewers ''cheering''.
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[[folder:The Great Fusili]]



* The Evil Vet from the episode "Remembrance of Courage Past". At least Katz in some episodes, had reason to try commit atrocities, but the vet [[ForTheEvulz just seems to enjoy being evil]]. He's the one who not only directly traumatized Courage as a child, but was also responsible for [[ParentalAbandonment the disappearance of his parents]] and Courage ending up as an orphan until Muriel rescued him. Any villain from the cartoon pales in comparison to the evil vet.
* The episode 'Bad Hair Day' has a sequence where Courage goes into a building that farms humans for hair, and he sees dozens of humans hanging from rope on the ceiling... Most of whom have their eyes closed and are not moving, though they probably arent dead, as human hair stops growing after death, aside from a minor post-mortem burst.
* In "The Tower of Dr. Zalost", the titular doctor (who has, at this point, forcefully [[HatePlague made all of Nowhere depressed]]) chokes Courage onscreen. Later, after Courage creates an antidote for Zalost's cannon balls and destroys the fortress, a scorched, seething Zalost chases Courage back into the house, forcing Courage and a newly cured Muriel to hide in the kitchen. [[spoiler: Thankfully, Zalost [[TookALevelInKindness gets better]] immediately afterward.]]
* Though all of these can be NightmareRetardant, due to a popular theory, Courage has paranoia, massive fear of everything, doggy instinct to protect his family and possible psychotic neurosis and/or schizophrenia and everything happening in the show may all be just in his head. [[note]]One example is in the episode "Watch the Birdies" when Muriel was kidnapped by giant vultures. When Courage goes to save her, it turned out she was just babysitting the chicks. Muriel likely just went to a normal human neighbour to babysit, but Courage sees everything as monstrous. And being incredibly sheltered may be the reason why he doesn't take notice of any other houses in the neighbourhood... it wouldn't be totally out there for real-life dogs to not take much notice of homes that aren't theirs, if any notice at all.[[/note]]
* While not as iconic as a lot of scares and villains on the show (heck, the antagonists were just [[WellIntentionedExtremist Well Intentioned Extremists]]), the episode ''Courageous Cure'' is outright disturbing in its handling of body horror and InvoluntaryShapeshifting.
* 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!]]
** Freaky Fred's short cameo at the end, notably his first appearance in the show since his introduction, counts as well. All the villains have been defeated, Eustace is punished, and everything seems to be going well- until Courage turns on the TV and Fred appears, calling Courage's name with his razor at the ready. ''[[FridgeHorror Fred is still out there]], [[NothingIsScarier and he's not done with Courage...]]''

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[[folder: Dr. Gerbil]]
* The Evil Vet from ''[[EarWorm It's Doc Gerbil's World, It's Doc Gerbil's World...]]''' For those who don't know, in the episode "Remembrance of "Human Habitrail", Courage Past". At least Katz in some episodes, had reason to try commit atrocities, but the vet [[ForTheEvulz just seems to enjoy being evil]]. He's the one who not only directly traumatized Courage as a child, but was also responsible for [[ParentalAbandonment the disappearance of his parents]] and Courage ending ends up as an orphan until Muriel rescued him. Any villain from the cartoon pales in comparison to the evil vet.
* The episode 'Bad Hair Day' has a sequence where Courage goes into a building that farms humans for hair, and he sees dozens of humans hanging from rope on the ceiling... Most of whom have their eyes closed and are not moving, though they probably arent dead, as human hair stops growing after death, aside from a minor post-mortem burst.
* In "The Tower of Dr. Zalost", the titular doctor (who has, at this point, forcefully [[HatePlague made all of Nowhere depressed]]) chokes Courage onscreen. Later, after Courage creates an antidote for Zalost's cannon balls and destroys the fortress, a scorched, seething Zalost chases Courage back into the house, forcing Courage and a newly cured Muriel to hide
in the kitchen. [[spoiler: Thankfully, Zalost [[TookALevelInKindness gets better]] immediately afterward.horrible cosmetics-themed version of "It's a Small World". [[YouHaveBeenWarned And it is creepy.]]
* Though all of these can be NightmareRetardant, due to a popular theory, Courage has paranoia, massive fear of everything, doggy instinct to protect his family and possible psychotic neurosis and/or schizophrenia and everything happening in the show may all be just in his head. [[note]]One example ** Doctor Gerbil himself is in the episode "Watch the Birdies" when Muriel was kidnapped by giant vultures. When Courage goes to save her, it turned out she was just babysitting the chicks. Muriel likely just went to a normal human neighbour to babysit, but Courage sees everything as monstrous. And being incredibly sheltered may be the reason why he doesn't take notice of any other houses in the neighbourhood... it wouldn't be totally out there for real-life dogs to not take much notice of homes that aren't theirs, if any notice at all.[[/note]]
* While not as iconic as a lot of scares and villains on the show (heck, the antagonists were just [[WellIntentionedExtremist Well Intentioned Extremists]]), the episode ''Courageous Cure'' is outright disturbing in its handling of body horror and InvoluntaryShapeshifting.
* The episode "Ball of Revenge." It features six
probably one 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 frightening characters 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!]]
** Freaky Fred's short cameo at the end, notably his first appearance in the show since his introduction, counts as well. All the villains have been defeated, Eustace is punished, and everything seems to be going well- until Courage turns
ever appear on the TV show. Masquerading as a kindly vacuum salesman and Fred appears, calling Courage's name with SouthernGentleman, he's really a deranged scientist who kidnaps his razor at customers and performs all kinds of sick experiments on them to test out his products (which leads to all kinds of BodyHorror). Let's also not forget the ready. ''[[FridgeHorror Fred is still horrifying EvilLaugh he lets out there]], whenever he experiments.
** How about the implication that he thinks he's being GOOD? He thinks that kidnapping humans and subjecting them to horrible experiments is payback for humans doing the same to animals, nevermind that the humans he's doing this to has no involvement in animal research and never did. And then there's the crazy woman he's driven insane and [[BodyHorror given suction-cup feet to...]]
** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOKYwnpe57A boat chase down the river]] has an eerie feel to it, namely because
[[NothingIsScarier there's no sound but the haunting wailing of an opera singer and he's not done with Courage...]]''Courage's few screams of fright.]]
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[[folder:Demon in the Mattress]]



* "Mondo Magic" features a handsome-looking magician named Mondo, who reveals himself to be a hideous reptilian monster, and forces Muriel to [[AndNowYouMustMarryMe become his bride]] by turning her into another one of his kind.
* [[BalloonBelly The]] [[DinnerDeformation end]] of "Dome of Doom". NauseaFuel doesn't even begin to describe it.

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[[folder:Ball of Revenge]]
* "Mondo Magic" The episode "Ball of Revenge." It features six of the most terrifying villains in the show, united under a handsome-looking magician named Mondo, common goal: ''completely annihilating Courage''. But the worst part? Eustace was the one who reveals himself 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!]]
** Freaky Fred's short cameo at the end, notably his first appearance in the show since his introduction, counts as well. All the villains have been defeated, Eustace is punished, and everything seems
to be a hideous reptilian monster, going well- until Courage turns on the TV and forces Muriel to [[AndNowYouMustMarryMe become Fred appears, calling Courage's name with his bride]] by turning her into another one of his kind.
* [[BalloonBelly The]] [[DinnerDeformation end]] of "Dome of Doom". NauseaFuel doesn't even begin to describe it.
razor at the ready. ''[[FridgeHorror Fred is still out there]], [[NothingIsScarier and he's not done with Courage...]]''
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[[folder: Stitch Sisters]]



* The commercial promoting ''The Magic Tree of Nowhere'' only featured Eustace sharpening an axe, laughing maniacally, and occasionally cut to Courage cowering in the corner, giving the viewer the impression that he was preparing to murder his dog with an axe.
** The titular tree is animated with SynchroVox, which makes it really UncannyValley.

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* The commercial promoting ''The Magic Tree of Nowhere'' only featured Eustace sharpening an axe, laughing maniacally, and occasionally cut to Courage cowering in the corner, giving the viewer the impression that he was preparing to murder his dog with an axe.
** The titular tree is animated with SynchroVox, which makes it really UncannyValley.
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* The episode with the [[OurWerebeastsAreDifferent Weremole]], especially when it [[JumpScare suddenly bites]] Muriel, eventually causing her to {{transform|ation horror}} into another one.
* 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]]. 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.
* "Cabaret Courage". Getting dropped into [[WombLevel a room which looks like (is?) the inside of a human body]], talking to a guy that ''looks like'' an ulcer, then performing for that guy, getting dropped into some kind of green digestive-acid if you fail...
* "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 [[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]].
* "Curtain of Cruelty" is definitely scary. The town turning from kind into rude and hateful. To make things worse, Muriel is dragged off for not being ''mean'', and is forced to undergo re-education, where she is forced to watch a video of dolls being broken by a fist, and eventually told to [[IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten smash a hamster with a mallet]]. Thankfully, she resists the brainwashing. Then at the end of the episode, the gerbil is now smiling, only for it to turn out that Eustace is now being put through re-education to be [[GoodIsNotNice GOOD]] by the voice and the hamster, who hits him with a mallet as the screen turns black.
* Eustace being consumed by foot fungus in "The Clutching Foot". Especially the way 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 him is a sensible action), and wakes up the next day feeling refreshed and healthy... [[SurpriseCreepy then he]] [[OhCrap glances downwards]]...
* The Evil Vet from the episode "Remembrance of Courage Past". At least Katz in some episodes, had reason to try commit atrocities, but the vet [[ForTheEvulz just seems to enjoy being evil]]. He's the one who not only directly traumatized Courage as a child, but was also responsible for [[ParentalAbandonment the disappearance of his parents]] and Courage ending up as an orphan until Muriel rescued him. Any villain from the cartoon pales in comparison to the evil vet.
* The episode 'Bad Hair Day' has a sequence where Courage goes into a building that farms humans for hair, and he sees dozens of humans hanging from rope on the ceiling... Most of whom have their eyes closed and are not moving, though they probably arent dead, as human hair stops growing after death, aside from a minor post-mortem burst.
* In "The Tower of Dr. Zalost", the titular doctor (who has, at this point, forcefully [[HatePlague made all of Nowhere depressed]]) chokes Courage onscreen. Later, after Courage creates an antidote for Zalost's cannon balls and destroys the fortress, a scorched, seething Zalost chases Courage back into the house, forcing Courage and a newly cured Muriel to hide in the kitchen. [[spoiler: Thankfully, Zalost [[TookALevelInKindness gets better]] immediately afterward.]]
* Though all of these can be NightmareRetardant, due to a popular theory, Courage has paranoia, massive fear of everything, doggy instinct to protect his family and possible psychotic neurosis and/or schizophrenia and everything happening in the show may all be just in his head. [[note]]One example is in the episode "Watch the Birdies" when Muriel was kidnapped by giant vultures. When Courage goes to save her, it turned out she was just babysitting the chicks. Muriel likely just went to a normal human neighbour to babysit, but Courage sees everything as monstrous. And being incredibly sheltered may be the reason why he doesn't take notice of any other houses in the neighbourhood... it wouldn't be totally out there for real-life dogs to not take much notice of homes that aren't theirs, if any notice at all.[[/note]]
* While not as iconic as a lot of scares and villains on the show (heck, the antagonists were just [[WellIntentionedExtremist Well Intentioned Extremists]]), the episode ''Courageous Cure'' is outright disturbing in its handling of body horror and InvoluntaryShapeshifting.
* "Mondo Magic" features a handsome-looking magician named Mondo, who reveals himself to be a hideous reptilian monster, and forces Muriel to [[AndNowYouMustMarryMe become his bride]] by turning her into another one of his kind.
* [[BalloonBelly The]] [[DinnerDeformation end]] of "Dome of Doom". NauseaFuel doesn't even begin to describe it.
* The commercial promoting ''The Magic Tree of Nowhere'' only featured Eustace sharpening an axe, laughing maniacally, and occasionally cut to Courage cowering in the corner, giving the viewer the impression that he was preparing to murder his dog with an axe.
** The titular tree is animated with SynchroVox, which makes it really UncannyValley.



* "Angry Nasty People", especially if you've been the victim of verbal abuse. What's especially scary is that [[HumansAreBastards the general public]] has no problem at all with slinging insults at Muriel and Courage. Then, when it looks like Courage is going to throw a broken Muriel into [[ItMakesSenseInContext a quicksand pit]], there's a shot of viewers ''cheering''.

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* "Angry Nasty People", especially if you've been the victim of verbal abuse. What's especially scary is that [[HumansAreBastards the general public]] has no problem at all with slinging insults at Muriel and Courage. Then, when it looks like Courage is going to throw a broken Muriel into [[ItMakesSenseInContext a quicksand pit]], there's a shot of viewers ''cheering''.----
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[[folder:Freaky Fred]]



* The scene in the episode "Courage the Fly" where Eustace is chasing Courage as a fly. At one point, he gets Muriel's face stuck with fly paper and physically ''tears it off''. When he puts it back, ''he puts her face back upside down''. Thank god for cartoon physics.

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* The scene in the episode "Courage the Fly" where Eustace is chasing Courage as a fly. At one point, he gets Muriel's face stuck with fly paper and physically ''tears it off''. When he puts it back, ''he puts her face back upside down''. Thank god for cartoon physics.----
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[[folder:King Ramses' Curse]]


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* The scene in the episode "Courage the Fly" where Eustace is chasing Courage as a fly. At one point, he gets Muriel's face stuck with fly paper and physically ''tears it off''. When he puts it back, ''he puts her face back upside down''. Thank god for cartoon physics.


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[[folder: The House Of Discontent]]


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27th Jan '17 7:33:13 PM Drope
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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 chickens (with a bunch of already dead chicken lying around) and Eustace's slow transformation into a chicken (and he's LaughingMad through the entire process).

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* The freaking pilot episode was already filled with terrifying scenes such as the Chicken from Outer Space '''breaking '''snapping the neck''' of one of the farm's chickens (with a bunch of already dead chicken lying around) and Eustace's slow transformation into a chicken (and he's LaughingMad through the entire process).
6th Jan '17 9:18:22 PM whalewithwings
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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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*** Some people also interpret this scene as the creature being disappointed, given the its forlorn expression and way he it looks downwards and away from the camera.
3rd Dec '16 6:58:24 PM AHI-3000
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** Freaky Fred is essentially a serial killer in everything but action. He isn't actually dangerous, thank God, because his compulsion isnt lethal, but there are people like him in the real world, with the same lack of restriction, and THEIR impulses aren't harmless. Fred isn't evil, not in the traditional sense. He isn't Katz, a cruel, sadistic bastard who enjoys tormenting those weaker than him. He isn't Le Quack, a criminal mastermind. He isn't even the Queen of the Black Puddle, a supernatural predator. Freaky Fred is, for all intents and purposes, your friends, your neighbors, your family, and you will never know, because most of them are never caught. They don't want to hurt you, they know it's wrong, but they have to, because it's what their brain tells them to do.

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** Freaky Fred is essentially [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything like a sexual predator or serial killer in everything but action. action]]. He isn't actually dangerous, thank God, because his compulsion isnt isn't lethal, but there are people like him in the real world, with the same lack of restriction, and THEIR impulses aren't harmless. Fred isn't evil, not in the traditional sense. He isn't Katz, a cruel, sadistic bastard who enjoys tormenting those weaker than him. He isn't Le Quack, a criminal mastermind. He isn't even the Queen of the Black Puddle, a supernatural predator. Freaky Fred is, for all intents and purposes, your friends, your neighbors, your family, family; and you will never know, because most of them are never caught. They don't want to hurt you, they know it's wrong, wrong; but they have to, because it's what their brain tells them to do.



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



* Eustace being consumed by foot fungus in "The Clutching Foot". Especially the way 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]] [[OhCrap glances downwards]]...
* [[EarWorm It's Doc Gerbil's World, it's Doc Gerbil's World.]] For those who don't know, in the episode "Human Habitrail", Courage ends up in the horrible cosmetics-themed version of "It's a Small World". [[YouHaveBeenWarned And it is creepy.]]

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* Eustace being consumed by foot fungus in "The Clutching Foot". Especially the way 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 him is a sensible action), and wakes up the next day feeling refreshed and healthy... [[SurpriseCreepy then he]] [[OhCrap glances downwards]]...
* [[EarWorm ''[[EarWorm It's Doc Gerbil's World, it's It's Doc Gerbil's World.]] World...]]''' For those who don't know, in the episode "Human Habitrail", Courage ends up in the horrible cosmetics-themed version of "It's a Small World". [[YouHaveBeenWarned And it is creepy.]]



* In "The Tower of Dr. Zalost," the titular doctor (who has, at this point, forcefully [[HatePlague made all of Nowhere depressed]]) chokes Courage onscreen. Later, after Courage creates an antidote for Zalost's cannon balls and destroys the fortress, a scorched, seething Zalost chases Courage back into the house, forcing Courage and a newly cured Muriel to hide in the kitchen. [[spoiler: Thankfully, Zalost [[TookALevelInKindness gets better]] immediately afterward.]]

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* In "The Tower of Dr. Zalost," Zalost", the titular doctor (who has, at this point, forcefully [[HatePlague made all of Nowhere depressed]]) chokes Courage onscreen. Later, after Courage creates an antidote for Zalost's cannon balls and destroys the fortress, a scorched, seething Zalost chases Courage back into the house, forcing Courage and a newly cured Muriel to hide in the kitchen. [[spoiler: Thankfully, Zalost [[TookALevelInKindness gets better]] immediately afterward.]]



* "Angry Nasty People," especially if you've been the victim of verbal abuse. What's especially scary is that the general public has no problem at all slinging insults to Muriel and Courage. Then, when it looks like Courage is going to throw a broken Muriel into [[ItMakesSenseInContext a quicksand pit]], there's a shot of viewers ''cheering''.

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* "Angry Nasty People," People", especially if you've been the victim of verbal abuse. What's especially scary is that [[HumansAreBastards the general public public]] has no problem at all with slinging insults to at Muriel and Courage. Then, when it looks like Courage is going to throw a broken Muriel into [[ItMakesSenseInContext a quicksand pit]], there's a shot of viewers ''cheering''.
13th Nov '16 7:18:59 PM heartauthor
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* The episode "The Transplant", where Eustace [[TransformationTrauma turns into a giant kangaroo monster]].

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* The episode "The Transplant", where Eustace [[TransformationTrauma turns into a giant kangaroo monster]].monster]].
* "Angry Nasty People," especially if you've been the victim of verbal abuse. What's especially scary is that the general public has no problem at all slinging insults to Muriel and Courage. Then, when it looks like Courage is going to throw a broken Muriel into [[ItMakesSenseInContext a quicksand pit]], there's a shot of viewers ''cheering''.
13th Nov '16 7:04:05 PM heartauthor
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* In "The Quilt Club", Muriel wants to become a part of a quilt club run by ConjoinedTwins, so she works herself into a HeroicRROD by knitting a football-sized quilt. Turns out becoming part of the club means that you are ''[[AndIMustScream sowed into the quilt for all eternity]]'', and the twins start to do that to Muriel. Muriel is [[StepfordSmiler smiling the entire time]]. Luckily, Courage saves her in time.

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* In "The Quilt Club", Muriel wants to become a part of a quilt club run by ConjoinedTwins, so she works herself into a HeroicRROD by knitting a football-sized football field-sized quilt. Turns out becoming part of the club means that you are ''[[AndIMustScream sowed sewn into the club's special quilt for all eternity]]'', and the twins start to do that to Muriel. Muriel is [[StepfordSmiler smiling the entire time]]. Luckily, Courage saves her in time.time.
** Watching Muriel attempt to impress the Stitch Sisters (and, unwittingly, the quilt) is both this and a {{Tear Jerker}}, as all she wanted was to be a part of the club. It basically looks like the Sisters are [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything brainwashing Muriel into a cult]].
-->'''First Sister:''' How badly do you want to belong?
-->'''Muriel:''' (frazzled and desperate) Uh huh, uh huh, uh huh!
-->'''Second Sister:''' More than you belong with Eustace?
-->'''Muriel:''' [[WhamLine Who?]]



** To top it all off, the twins are sowed into a tissue that Eustace [[NauseaFuel blows his nose into]]. {{Squick}}!

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** To top it all off, the twins are sowed sewn into a tissue that Eustace [[NauseaFuel blows his nose into]]. {{Squick}}!
20th Oct '16 10:53:31 AM Scraggle
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