History NightmareFuel / Jumanji

10th Dec '17 2:42:21 PM tyrekecorrea
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** Maybe the true source of the threat of Van Pelt is that he's not merely a living human being at all, but a robot or fantasy concept powered by magic; he's unstoppable because nothing like him is known to the real world.
16th Oct '17 9:50:21 AM Omnicron13
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* The scary theme that plays every time the protagonist are trying to survive in Jumanji is hauntingly ominous. Especially when you consider it is the same [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chNFcOR4OhE theme]] that played in ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'' when King Ramses first appeared.
15th Oct '17 9:37:55 AM Omnicron13
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* Professor Ibsen is an exceptionally terrifying case of a mad scientist since he creates all sorts of deadly creatures for Jumanji simply because the game tells him to and that he sees himself as above any responsibility his creations do when killing the players. In his first appearance, he uses a laptop taken from the real world to take over the world of Jumanji and essentially declare himself "Jumanji" {effectively [[AGodAmI God]]). He becomes more vengeful and dangerous after the kids foil his plans.

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* Professor Ibsen is an exceptionally terrifying case of a mad scientist since he creates all sorts of deadly creatures for Jumanji simply because the game tells him to and that he sees himself as above any responsibility his creations do when killing the players. In his first appearance, he uses a laptop taken from the real world to take over the world of Jumanji and essentially declare himself "Jumanji" {effectively (effectively [[AGodAmI God]]). He becomes more vengeful and dangerous after the kids foil his plans.
15th Oct '17 9:37:17 AM Omnicron13
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15th Oct '17 9:35:48 AM Omnicron13
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* While the Fridge and Headscratchers pages argue that in the movie, Jumanji actually bends the rules to avoid killing its players and [[PetTheDog giving them a chance]], that is explicitly ''not'' the case here. The very first episode has Alan explain that most of his toys are the only things left of other kids who found the game and rolled the dice.
-->'''Van Pelt:''' [[SuddenlyShouting Jumanji IS NOT A GAME!]]



* While the Fridge and Headscratchers pages argue that in the movie, Jumanji actually bends the rules to avoid killing its players and [[PetTheDog giving them a chance]], that is explicitly ''not'' the case here. The very first episode has Alan explain that most of his toys are the only things left of other kids who found the game and rolled the dice.
-->'''Van Pelt:''' [[SuddenlyShouting Jumanji IS NOT A GAME!]]

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Professor Ibsen
* While the Fridge and Headscratchers pages argue that in the movie, Professor Ibsen is an exceptionally terrifying case of a mad scientist since he creates all sorts of deadly creatures for Jumanji actually bends the rules to avoid killing its players and [[PetTheDog giving them a chance]], that is explicitly ''not'' the case here. The very first episode has Alan explain that most of his toys are the only things left of other kids who found simply because the game tells him to and rolled that he sees himself as above any responsibility his creations do when killing the dice.
-->'''Van Pelt:''' [[SuddenlyShouting
players. In his first appearance, he uses a laptop taken from the real world to take over the world of Jumanji IS NOT A GAME!]]and essentially declare himself "Jumanji" {effectively [[AGodAmI God]]). He becomes more vengeful and dangerous after the kids foil his plans.
** In Episode 7 of Season 2, he captured and replaced Alan with a robot duplicate and did the same with Peter. He planned to send his robot version of Peter into the real world to lure more children into Jumanji to provide the jungle with more victims. Meanwhile, Ibsen would repopulate the real world with more of his automatons until eventually he would [[OmnicidalManiac replace everyone and basically kill off all the real people in favor of his automatons.]] He says all this with a giddy glee.
8th Oct '17 6:11:18 PM Omnicron13
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* Van Pelt is explicitly an AxeCrazy psycho in this depiction, who lives to kill anything he can find. In one episode, the kids have to sneak around in his house and accidentally wake him up while he's sleeping. They initially send him back by claiming to be the maid, but then he bolts upright and reminds himself that he ''shot the maid last Wednesday''.
** In episode 4, right before aunt Nora escapes from Van Pelt you can see [[WouldHurtAChild heads of children]] [[HumanHeadOnTheWall on his wall]].

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* Van Pelt is explicitly an AxeCrazy psycho in this depiction, who lives to kill anything he can find. In one episode, the kids have to sneak around in his house to steal his hat and accidentally wake him up while he's sleeping. They initially send him back to sleep by claiming to be the maid, but then he bolts upright and reminds himself that he ''shot the maid last Wednesday''.
yesterday''.
** In episode 4, right before aunt Nora escapes from Van Pelt you can see [[WouldHurtAChild heads of children]] [[HumanHeadOnTheWall mounted on his wall]].wall]]. He later tried to do the same to Nora and the kids.
25th Sep '17 6:12:43 PM SkidTroper
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* In the episode No Dice: Alan steals the dice, so the kids can no longer return to Jumanji and get in danger (and cause he was also somewhat tired of having to protect them constantly). He discovers that they repel the Game's threats... all but one: the Stalker. A GrimReaper-like figure, implied to be at least the avatar for whatever sentience controls Jumanji, who wants those dice and is a total ImplacableMan. He continues to follow Alan, wanting to kill him and restore the game, chasing him deep into the clockwork that makes up the game.
** The Stalker appears in several other episodes as well. He doesn't get any less scary. Not at all.
** The scariest part about the Stalker is that when he recruits other villains, they are flat-out horrified that he showed up, including Van Pelt, who is described below.

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* In the episode No Dice: Alan steals the dice, so the kids can no longer return to Jumanji and get in danger (and cause he was also somewhat tired of having to protect them constantly). He discovers that they repel the Game's threats... all but one: the Stalker. The Stalker (see above). A demonic GrimReaper-like figure, implied to be at least the avatar for whatever sentience controls Jumanji, who Jumanji (expanded material explicitly describes him as both Jumanji's protector and a "Game Over" demon). In the episode ''"No Dice"'', he wants those dice and is a total ImplacableMan. He continues to follow Alan, wanting to kill him and restore the game, chasing him deep into the clockwork that makes up the game.
** His first appearance in the episode ''"No Dice"'' has him riding out of a tunnel with a fiery light behind him. It makes it look like he's coming out of hell.
** Unlike the other villains, the Stalker has supernatural powers. While Van Pelt has his trait (see below) the Stalker is implied to also have a TouchOfDeath. When he encounters Van Pelt he's holding the (now dead) jaguar that Van Pelt was hunting. After he grabs Peter's foot and Peter slips out of the shoe the Stalker grabbed, the shoe melts in the Stalker's grip.
** The Stalker appears in several other episodes as well. He doesn't get any less scary. Not at all.
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all. The scariest part about the Stalker is that when everything else in the game is terrified of him (a Manji warrior ran away screaming as soon as he saw the Stalker). When he recruits other villains, they are flat-out horrified that he showed up, [[HorrifyingTheHorror including Van Pelt, Pelt]], who is described below.
1st Jul '17 3:28:33 PM tyrekecorrea
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** A bit of FridgeHorror: She spent 2000 hours in therapy, trying to convinve herself that what she saw wasn't real, it was only her mind dealing with the trauma. What trauma? Seeing Alan murdered and chopped up by his father! ''She and her therapist spent 26 years trying to convince her that she had seen something even more horrifying than what she actually saw!''

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** A bit of FridgeHorror: She spent 2000 hours in therapy, trying to convinve convince herself that what she saw wasn't real, it was only her mind dealing with the trauma. What trauma? Seeing Alan murdered and chopped up by his father! ''She and her therapist spent 26 years trying to convince her that she had seen something even more horrifying than what she actually saw!''
3rd Jun '17 7:12:29 PM TitoMosquito
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* While the Fridge and Headscratchers pages argue that in the movie, Jumanji actually bends the rules to avoid killing its players, that is explicitly ''not'' the case here. The very first episode has Alan explain that most of his toys are the only things left of other kids who found the game and rolled the dice.

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* While the Fridge and Headscratchers pages argue that in the movie, Jumanji actually bends the rules to avoid killing its players, players and [[PetTheDog giving them a chance]], that is explicitly ''not'' the case here. The very first episode has Alan explain that most of his toys are the only things left of other kids who found the game and rolled the dice.
3rd Jun '17 7:10:43 PM TitoMosquito
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** In episode 4, right before aunt Nora escapes from Van Pelt you can see heads of children on his wall.

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** In episode 4, right before aunt Nora escapes from Van Pelt you can see [[WouldHurtAChild heads of children children]] [[HumanHeadOnTheWall on his wall.wall]].


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-->'''Van Pelt:''' [[SuddenlyShouting Jumanji IS NOT A GAME!]]
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