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6th Dec '17 6:14:20 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* Venger, with his deep, booming Creator/PeterCullen voice, his fangs, pale deathly pallor, horn, and wings, is also trying to kill a bunch of kids, and can assume some very convincing disguises in his efforts to do so. Anyone you meet in the Realm could be Venger leading you into a death trap.

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* Venger, with his deep, booming Creator/PeterCullen voice, his fangs, pale deathly pallor, horn, and wings, is also trying to kill a bunch of kids, and can assume some very convincing disguises in his efforts to do so. [[ParanoiaFuel Anyone you meet in the Realm could be Venger leading you into a death trap.trap]].
4th Nov '17 7:57:00 PM EmperorZim
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* With the possible exception of [[{{Narm}} Atropus]] (''possible'', as even with Narm, he's pretty scary), most of ''Elder Evils'' qualify. Pandorym? It's an EldritchAbomination from a reality perpendicular to the game world, and it's going to kill the gods and a fair number of planets too -- and Obligatum VII, one of the representatives of universal law, [[LawfulStupid wants to release it to fulfill]] '''[[LawfulStupid a freaking contract]]'''. [[FluffyTheTerrible Father Llymic]]? He's a monster from the Far Realm who will transform the entire world into [[SingleBiomePlanet ice]], [[TheVirus transforming most of its inhabitants into hybrids of themselves and insects]]. [[BodyHorror Ragnorra]]? She's a giant wormlike sack of flesh that transforms into an ([[UncannyValley arguably even scarier]]) [[OneWingedAngel True Mother form]], and she not only spawns an infinite stream of crimes against nature that make beholders and mind flayers look pleasant, but TheDragon is a maddened ''zenythri'' (for the uninitiated, these are the descendants of humans and beings of ''pure law'') who has cut his lips off and replaced them with wriggling flukelike critters. [[SealedEvilInACan Sertrous?]] He's not so bad by himself, but his manifestation [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes flooding the world with serpents]], and he can [[AsLongAsThereIsEvil can never really be defeated]], as he's ''already dead''. Kyuss, TheWormThatWalks? Let's just say you may never look at a worm in the same way again. It's strongly advised you only read this book in dark rooms, so that you don't have to look at some of the pictures. And of course let's not forget Zargon, the last member of the devil race before the baatezu. Not only is he a vile-looking creature, but he creates a pool of poisonous slime wherever he goes. Plus, he is pretty much unkillable, as in the gods asked Asmodeus to take him down. Which even he couldn't do in the end, as he couldn't find the pit that you have to pitch Zargon's horn into to actually destroy him for good; I suppose it wouldn't hurt to mention that you have to do this within a DAY of taking him down, or that his horn makes him practically indestructible in its own right. Especially the [[http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/ElderEvils_Gallery/111203.jpg golothoma]], an eyeball-spider-serpent-thing that eats you with its shadow.

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* With Most of the possible exception of [[{{Narm}} Atropus]] (''possible'', as even with Narm, he's pretty scary), most of ''Elder Evils'' qualify.readily qualify for this. Pandorym? It's an EldritchAbomination from a reality perpendicular to the game world, and it's going to kill the gods and a fair number of planets too -- and Obligatum VII, one of the representatives of universal law, [[LawfulStupid wants to release it to fulfill]] '''[[LawfulStupid a freaking contract]]'''. [[FluffyTheTerrible Father Llymic]]? He's a monster from the Far Realm who will transform the entire world into [[SingleBiomePlanet ice]], [[TheVirus transforming most of its inhabitants into hybrids of themselves and insects]]. [[BodyHorror Ragnorra]]? She's a giant wormlike sack of flesh that transforms into an ([[UncannyValley arguably even scarier]]) [[OneWingedAngel True Mother form]], and she not only spawns an infinite stream of crimes against nature that make beholders and mind flayers look pleasant, but TheDragon is a maddened ''zenythri'' (for the uninitiated, these are the descendants of humans and beings of ''pure law'') who has cut his lips off and replaced them with wriggling flukelike critters. [[SealedEvilInACan Sertrous?]] He's not so bad by himself, but his manifestation [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes flooding the world with serpents]], and he can [[AsLongAsThereIsEvil can never really be defeated]], as he's ''already dead''. Kyuss, TheWormThatWalks? Let's just say you may never look at a worm in the same way again. It's strongly advised you only read this book in dark rooms, so that you don't have to look at some of the pictures. And of course let's not forget Zargon, the last member of the devil race before the baatezu. Not only is he a vile-looking creature, but he creates a pool of poisonous slime wherever he goes. Plus, he is pretty much unkillable, as in the gods asked Asmodeus to take him down. Which even he couldn't do in the end, as he couldn't find the pit that you have to pitch Zargon's horn into to actually destroy him for good; I suppose it wouldn't hurt to mention that you have to do this within a DAY of taking him down, or that his horn makes him practically indestructible in its own right. Especially the [[http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/ElderEvils_Gallery/111203.jpg golothoma]], an eyeball-spider-serpent-thing that eats you with its shadow.



** Speaking of Narm, let's linger on Atropus a little. This Elder Evil's moniker is [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast "The World Born Dead"]] -- a stillborn godling that takes the form of an entire ''planet'' made out of undead flesh and bone and corrupted elemental matter. Its surface teems with swarming armies of undead, and Atropus is defined first and foremost by its unquenchable hatred for all life, which sees it roaming the universe, causing a ZombieApocalypse on any world it approaches, hoping to annihilate all life and replace it with undeath. Where's the narm, you ask? Simple; Atropus takes the form of a planet with a face. It's a vague, shadowy semblance of a skeletal face, visible from orbit, with a hollow mouth gaping in an eternal scream of hatred.

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** Speaking of Narm, let's linger on Atropus a little. And finally, there's Atropus. This Elder Evil's moniker is [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast "The World Born Dead"]] -- a stillborn godling formed from the figurative afterbirth of the universe that takes the form of an entire ''planet'' made out of undead flesh and bone flesh, bone, and corrupted elemental matter. Its surface teems with swarming armies of undead, and Atropus is defined first and foremost by its unquenchable hatred for all life, which sees it roaming the universe, causing a ZombieApocalypse on any world it approaches, hoping to annihilate all life and replace it with undeath. Where's the narm, you ask? Simple; As if that weren't enough, Atropus takes the form of a planet with a face. It's face: a vague, shadowy semblance of a skeletal face, visible from orbit, with a hollow mouth gaping in an eternal scream of hatred.
30th Oct '17 12:55:42 PM EmperorZim
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** Mind flayers, who refer to themselves as illithids, are lavender-skinned, slimy {{Cthulhumanoid}}s that eat brains. They are refugees from the end of time. They are ruled over by giant psychic brains with tentacles, formed out of their own corpses. [[HorrifyingTheHorror Aboleths consider them terrifying because they don't have memories of Mind Flayers' origin]].

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** Mind flayers, who refer to themselves as illithids, are lavender-skinned, slimy {{Cthulhumanoid}}s that eat brains. They are refugees from the end of time. They are ruled over by giant psychic brains with tentacles, formed out of their own corpses. [[HorrifyingTheHorror Aboleths consider them terrifying disturbing because they don't have memories of Mind Flayers' origin]].
30th Oct '17 12:54:10 PM EmperorZim
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** Most importantly, the Book of Vile Darkness that this sourcebook is named after? One of the most prominent examples of [[TomeOfEldritchLore evil literature]]? Turns out it got its start when [[spoiler: a Vasharan one day decided to start writing a diary of the messed-up things he did]]. [[FromNobodyToNightmare "Big things have small beginnings", indeed.]]
12th Oct '17 2:14:01 PM Malady
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* The d20 sourcebook ''{{Dragonmech}}''. A D&D type world where the moon has been moved closer and almost all life lives either deep underground or within truly HumongousMecha , the City-Mechs up to 2000 feet tall, powered by magic, steam, clockwork... slavery, or necromancy. One of the undead 'mechs' is described as being thousands of bodies melded together... but some of the smaller ones are creepier. A meatrack is a metal skeleton with sharpened fingers as its weapons, that is powered by bare muscles attached to the frame. But even the undead ones aren't the worst... one of the character classes is a steampunk cyborg... that modified himself. Break a leg, why wait for it to heal? Hack it off and replace it with some metal... well, now you're lopsided, so you might as well do the other side too... Man, this would be easier if I could change out my hands, why not replace the arms too? Until you're left with a head on a robot body... and the steampunk cyborg did all of the work himself, aside from the implantation of the original small steam engine, was forgotten. The amputation of limbs and replacement with metal, with no mention of any sort of anaesthetic.

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* The d20 sourcebook ''{{Dragonmech}}''.''TabletopGame/{{Dragonmech}}''. A D&D type world where the moon has been moved closer and almost all life lives either deep underground or within truly HumongousMecha , the City-Mechs up to 2000 feet tall, powered by magic, steam, clockwork... slavery, or necromancy. One of the undead 'mechs' is described as being thousands of bodies melded together... but some of the smaller ones are creepier. A meatrack is a metal skeleton with sharpened fingers as its weapons, that is powered by bare muscles attached to the frame. But even the undead ones aren't the worst... one of the character classes is a steampunk cyborg... that modified himself. Break a leg, why wait for it to heal? Hack it off and replace it with some metal... well, now you're lopsided, so you might as well do the other side too... Man, this would be easier if I could change out my hands, why not replace the arms too? Until you're left with a head on a robot body... and the steampunk cyborg did all of the work himself, aside from the implantation of the original small steam engine, was forgotten. The amputation of limbs and replacement with metal, with no mention of any sort of anaesthetic.
15th Jun '17 5:48:08 PM MasterMetallix
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* With the possible exception of [[{{Narm}} Atropus]] (''possible'', as even with Narm, he's pretty scary), most of ''Elder Evils'' qualify. Pandorym? It's an EldritchAbomination from a reality perpendicular to the game world, and it's going to kill the gods and a fair number of planets too -- and Obligatum VII, one of the representatives of universal law, [[LawfulStupid wants to release it to fulfill]] '''[[LawfulStupid a freaking contract]]'''. [[FluffyTheTerrible Father Llymic]]? He's a monster from the Far Realm who will transform the entire world into [[SingleBiomePlanet ice]], [[TheVirus transforming most of its inhabitants into hybrids of themselves and insects]]. [[BodyHorror Ragnorra]]? She's a giant wormlike sack of flesh that transforms into an ([[UncannyValley arguably even scarier]]) [[OneWingedAngel True Mother form]], and she not only spawns an infinite stream of crimes against nature that make beholders and mind flayers look pleasant, but TheDragon is a maddened ''zenythri'' (for the uninitiated, these are the descendants of humans and beings of ''pure law'') who has cut his lips off and replaced them with wriggling flukelike critters. [[SealedEvilInACan Serthos?]] He's not so bad by himself, but his manifestation [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes flooding the world with serpents]], and he can [[AsLongAsThereIsEvil can never really be defeated]], as he's ''already dead''. Kyuss, TheWormThatWalks? Let's just say you may never look at a worm in the same way again. It's strongly advised you only read this book in dark rooms, so that you don't have to look at some of the pictures. And of course let's not forget Zargon, the last member of the devil race before the baatezu. Not only is he a vile-looking creature, but he creates a pool of poisonous slime wherever he goes. Plus, he is pretty much unkillable, as in the gods asked Asmodeus to take him down. Which even he couldn't do in the end, as he couldn't find the pit that you have to pitch Zargon's horn into to actually destroy him for good; I suppose it wouldn't hurt to mention that you have to do this within a DAY of taking him down, or that his horn makes him practically indestructible in its own right. Especially the [[http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/ElderEvils_Gallery/111203.jpg golothoma]], an eyeball-spider-serpent-thing that eats you with its shadow.

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* With the possible exception of [[{{Narm}} Atropus]] (''possible'', as even with Narm, he's pretty scary), most of ''Elder Evils'' qualify. Pandorym? It's an EldritchAbomination from a reality perpendicular to the game world, and it's going to kill the gods and a fair number of planets too -- and Obligatum VII, one of the representatives of universal law, [[LawfulStupid wants to release it to fulfill]] '''[[LawfulStupid a freaking contract]]'''. [[FluffyTheTerrible Father Llymic]]? He's a monster from the Far Realm who will transform the entire world into [[SingleBiomePlanet ice]], [[TheVirus transforming most of its inhabitants into hybrids of themselves and insects]]. [[BodyHorror Ragnorra]]? She's a giant wormlike sack of flesh that transforms into an ([[UncannyValley arguably even scarier]]) [[OneWingedAngel True Mother form]], and she not only spawns an infinite stream of crimes against nature that make beholders and mind flayers look pleasant, but TheDragon is a maddened ''zenythri'' (for the uninitiated, these are the descendants of humans and beings of ''pure law'') who has cut his lips off and replaced them with wriggling flukelike critters. [[SealedEvilInACan Serthos?]] Sertrous?]] He's not so bad by himself, but his manifestation [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes flooding the world with serpents]], and he can [[AsLongAsThereIsEvil can never really be defeated]], as he's ''already dead''. Kyuss, TheWormThatWalks? Let's just say you may never look at a worm in the same way again. It's strongly advised you only read this book in dark rooms, so that you don't have to look at some of the pictures. And of course let's not forget Zargon, the last member of the devil race before the baatezu. Not only is he a vile-looking creature, but he creates a pool of poisonous slime wherever he goes. Plus, he is pretty much unkillable, as in the gods asked Asmodeus to take him down. Which even he couldn't do in the end, as he couldn't find the pit that you have to pitch Zargon's horn into to actually destroy him for good; I suppose it wouldn't hurt to mention that you have to do this within a DAY of taking him down, or that his horn makes him practically indestructible in its own right. Especially the [[http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/ElderEvils_Gallery/111203.jpg golothoma]], an eyeball-spider-serpent-thing that eats you with its shadow.
4th Apr '17 6:09:59 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Planescape}}'' has the Vaath, which uses a tentacle with a sphincter-mouth on the end to burrow through your flesh and organs until it reaches your spine and severs it, paralysing you. Then it tortures you to death.

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* ''{{Planescape}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Planescape}}'' has the Vaath, which uses a tentacle with a sphincter-mouth on the end to burrow through your flesh and organs until it reaches your spine and severs it, paralysing you. Then it tortures you to death.
20th Feb '17 5:07:27 PM jormis29
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** Everything the daelkyr do qualifies as NightmareFuel. These are people whose main slave race was created by ''fusing two goblins together''. These are people who bred a variety of abominations to use as clothing, including a suit of armour that's actually a limbless crab. These are the inventors of the beholder -- and frankly, anyone who could develop a creature whose reproduction consists of vomiting up [[strike:your young]] and then biting off your uterus presumably ''runs'' on NightmareFuel. (Important memo to whoever at TSR or Wizards Of The Coast who came up with that one: you are one sick, sick puppy).

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** Everything the daelkyr do qualifies as NightmareFuel. These are people whose main slave race was created by ''fusing two goblins together''. These are people who bred a variety of abominations to use as clothing, including a suit of armour that's actually a limbless crab. These are the inventors of the beholder -- and frankly, anyone who could develop a creature whose reproduction consists of vomiting up [[strike:your young]] and then biting off your uterus presumably ''runs'' on NightmareFuel. (Important memo to whoever at TSR Creator/{{TSR}} or Wizards Of The Coast Creator/WizardsOfTheCoast who came up with that one: you are one sick, sick puppy).
25th Oct '16 10:20:51 AM WanderingBrowser
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* The Unholy Scion is a horrific little example of DemonicPossession. Usually created when a fiend possesses an unborn baby, the result is truly a FetusTerrible; it's aware, sentient and intelligent even in the womb, and has a ''permanent'' CharmPerson effect on its mother. Naturally, being a demon, it likes to make its host-mother do all sorts of terrible things for its own amusement, something a sadistic DungeonMaster can really have some "fun" with. Imagine a beloved pregnant matriarch whose many loved children are disappearing... and then imagine it's because she's ''eating them'' at the behest of her unborn child, simply because it amused it. Worse, the mother is perfectly ''aware'' that what she's doing is wrong, but the unnatural love for her child [[MindRape forced upon her by its powers]] [[AndIMusScream leaves her helpless to obey]].

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* The Unholy Scion is a horrific little example of DemonicPossession. Usually created when a fiend possesses an unborn baby, the result is truly a FetusTerrible; it's aware, aware and sentient and intelligent even in the womb, and has a ''permanent'' CharmPerson effect on its mother. Naturally, being a demon, it likes to make its host-mother do all sorts of terrible things for its own amusement, something a sadistic DungeonMaster can really have some "fun" with. Imagine a beloved pregnant matriarch whose many loved children are disappearing... and then imagine it's because she's ''eating them'' at the behest of her unborn child, simply because it amused it. Worse, the mother is perfectly ''aware'' that what she's doing is wrong, but the unnatural love for her child [[MindRape forced upon her by its powers]] [[AndIMusScream [[AndIMustScream leaves her helpless to obey]].
22nd Oct '16 12:06:08 PM WanderingBrowser
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* A bit of meta horror: crack open any of the older bestiaries and flip to the 'Giants' section. In the middle of describing encounters and such, it will suddenly mention the statistics of their newborns. No context, no reason to be there, but it is. When Gygax said AlwaysChaoticEvil, he knew exactly [[WouldBeRudeToSayGenocide what he was doing]]

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* A bit of meta horror: crack open any of the older bestiaries and flip to the 'Giants' section. In the middle of describing encounters and such, it will suddenly mention the statistics of their newborns. No context, no reason to be there, but it is. When Gygax said AlwaysChaoticEvil, he knew exactly [[WouldBeRudeToSayGenocide what he was doing]]doing]].
* The Unholy Scion is a horrific little example of DemonicPossession. Usually created when a fiend possesses an unborn baby, the result is truly a FetusTerrible; it's aware, sentient and intelligent even in the womb, and has a ''permanent'' CharmPerson effect on its mother. Naturally, being a demon, it likes to make its host-mother do all sorts of terrible things for its own amusement, something a sadistic DungeonMaster can really have some "fun" with. Imagine a beloved pregnant matriarch whose many loved children are disappearing... and then imagine it's because she's ''eating them'' at the behest of her unborn child, simply because it amused it. Worse, the mother is perfectly ''aware'' that what she's doing is wrong, but the unnatural love for her child [[MindRape forced upon her by its powers]] [[AndIMusScream leaves her helpless to obey]].
** And it doesn't get any better when the Scion is born. It just graduates to the position of EnfantTerrible. Now you have the [[SarcasmMode lovely scenario]] of a perfectly normal baby who uses both its permanently-besotted mother and its own array of BlackMagic powers to guard itself until it's physically strong enough to enact its corrupt and sadistic urges.
** Oh, and the icing on the cake? You ''can't'' exorcise an Unholy Scion. Attacking a body with such an underdeveloped soul means the fiend effortlessly absorbs the original spirit. From an outside perspective, there's nothing to exorcise. You can only kill it when it's born... or perhaps, before.
** Oh, and it gets worse! See, whilst ''most'' Unholy Scions are created through deliberate DemonicPossession by fiends, they can also form ''spontaneously''. If a woman happens to conceive through union with a fiend in an area of high Taint, then the result is always an Unholy Scion.
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