History NightmareFuel / SonicTheHedgehog

17th Nov '16 8:34:48 PM BossKey
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** Even Eggman's army of Egg Pawns and Metal Sonic's army is fleeing the scene in sheer terror when Metal Madness appears..

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** Even Eggman's army of Egg Pawns and Metal Sonic's army is fleeing the scene in sheer terror when Metal Madness appears..appears.



* The giant alligator in Lost Jungle.

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* The giant last leg of Lost Jungle. It starts with a group of black frogs, which summon rain that kills plants, trying to drown you in the swamp by making the platforms beneath your feet disappear. Then, when you get away from them, a '''giant alligator''' bursts out of the swamp and starts chasing you. The rest of the level is a mad dash towards the finish line across a series of vine swings, with the alligator in Lost Jungle.snapping at your heels all the way, where one mistake will likely mean instant death.


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** [[EldritchLocation Mystic Mansion]] in general. With switches that make statues and paintings come to life and attack, hallways that never end until you find the way out, doors leading into ''nothing'' and the aforementioned TV static room, the entire place is one massive MindScrew.
26th Oct '16 1:58:08 AM whalewithwings
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[[caption-width-right:350: And this game somehow got an E rating.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350: And [[EldritchAbomination Yet this game somehow got an E rating.]]
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24th Oct '16 8:00:27 AM dlchen145
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* Having the resident BadAss AntiHero Shadow [[http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b389/Rae_Logan/scaryshadowmoment.png screaming mutely and twisting in pain was somewhat disturbing.]]

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* Having the resident BadAss badass AntiHero Shadow [[http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b389/Rae_Logan/scaryshadowmoment.png screaming mutely and twisting in pain was somewhat disturbing.]]
12th Sep '16 12:52:56 AM IvanovTroping97
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[[folder: Sonic Adventure 2]]
* At the beginning of the last story, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7JD7pOorV4 listening to Gerald's pre-execution speech and his taped diary]] is rather unnerving and ridiculously out of place in a (previously) [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids kid-friendly game]]. The SuperlativeDubbing doesn't help.
* Crazy Gadget has Eggman's voice echoing throughout ARK as he threatens: "You're too slow! Sonic, if you don't come here, ''she will die!''". Despite the target of said threat being the normally annoying Amy, such a serious threat by Eggman is bound to place any player in a hurry, let alone Sonic himself.
* Meteor Herd, Knuckles's final stage, has its orange goop.
* Final Rush (Sonic) and Final Chase (Shadow) are both set in pretty much outer space: falling down a BottomlessPit here has the added graphical effect of burning from atmospheric re-entering.
* The games has a DegradedBoss, story-wise at least: Artificial Chaos from VideoGame/SonicAdventure. A mook-ish-ly weak[[GoddamnedBats (Well, sorta)]] version of the same Chaos seen in said game.
* In the Dark Story, the prelude to the second fight with Tails is made disturbing by Eggman threatening to blow Amy's brains out with MoreDakka than could possibly be necessary, let alone the lack of any hint that Sonic might have somehow avoided dying cold and alone in the empty void of space, and in a particularly gruesome and spectacular fashion at that.
* The sinister-looking ghosts with yellow eyes and [[SlasherSmile fanged-like grin]] that [[JumpScare pop out in a character's face and grow very large while disappearing]], namely in Pumpkin Hill and Pyramid Cave (Hard Mode only for the latter) among a few others. What makes it scary is that [[ParanoiaFuel they're scattered randomly throughout these levels and you have no idea where to detect them and they will hide in the walls, inside objects, in the floor, etc.]]
** On one instance of the Aquatic Mine stage, there is a section called "The Ghost Room" which can be seen by looking at the "CAUTION" sign. The room is infested with many ghosts surprising a character from random areas every few seconds.
** In Pyramid Cave, there are some ghosts that appear and grab you from behind, which some fans refer to them as "rape ghosts".
** There's also the [[GiantMook big ghosts]] which have blinking {{black eyes|OfEvil}} and [[MouthStitchedShut stitched-up mouths]], which can be found in stages such as Death Chamber and Hard Mode versions of Pumpkin Hill and Pyramid Cave. It only takes 3 hits to kill them and attacking them once will not only shorten their size, but also turn them into larger-scale versions of the yellow-eyed, sharped-grinned ghosts as mentioned above.
** King Boom Boo is {{That One|Boss}} KingMook reigning over said ghosts.
*** During the boss battle, when it chases you, it tries to eat you and it's even more unsettling when it gets closer to the screen.
* A little fact filled with {{irony}}: players practically have to let Knuckles drown to get the Air Necklace.
** By which we mean that you have to dive into the water, swim downwards, and enter a tunnel while hoping that the camera suddenly changing location doesn't make you swim back out, then swim through an area with a lot of obstructions. Finally, you swim madly upwards, especially as you're probably hearing the drowning music, and you hope that when it stops, it's because you surfaced, rather than because you drowned.
* [[ThatOneBoss Biolizard]], A giant, experimental lizard-like being of a FinalBoss (ironically, its OneWingedAngel form, Finalhazard, is made NightmareRetardant due to how much easier it is).
** The theme for Biolizard [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zah19RJJ2EQ "Supporting Me"]] can sound like a DarkReprise of Live and Learn (the lyrics of which, if one can understand them, [[{{Foreshadowing}} may be referring to Shadow's impending almost-death]]).
** Then there's what's keeping the Biolizard alive: a huge life support system embedded into its skin with tubes, with a central system that's obviously very heavy and straining on the creature. Not to mention it [[EyeScream doesn't have eyes, but very obvious gun turret-like ones.]] And yet it's still struggling to breathe. ''No wonder this is considered Shadow's prototype!''
** Not to mention its very existence: In a space colony every character thought was long abandoned and the government had supposedly neutralized of harm, a monster is still alive in its core, seething with rage.
* Lost Colony is a very dark stage, with eerie red lines within the walls that glow on and off rhythmically. It is also the very site of a government conspiracy that led to the unjustified mass murder of innocent researchers and Maria Robotnik.
* The final stage, Cannon Core, has you flooding a chamber with water. Water that's tinted orange. Granted, it's no more harmful than any other non-lethal body of water in the game, and most likely you have Knuckles's Air Necklace at this point, but still not a fun segment for hydrophobes.
* Dr. Eggman demonstrates the Eclipse Cannon's power by destroying half the moon.
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[[folder: Sonic the Hedgehog 2006]]
* Mephiles the Dark's introduction from Sonic the Hedgehog 2006: He slouches over and walks as though a puppet on strings with his creepy staring eyes, able to talk without moving his mouth, all with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qfhz5yz1U9o this music]] playing.
** At the start of the last story, Mephiles appears out of nowhere and [[WhamEpisode instantly kills Sonic]]. Even though Sonic comes back to life eventually, it still happened.
** He's so far the ''only'' villain who acts [[ForTheEvulz out of sadism.]] Even the aformentioned Black Doom [[ToServeMan wanted to eat us]] -- Mephiles just wants [[OmnicidalManiac to kill us all]], ''[[ForTheEvulz for kicks.]]''
** [[FridgeHorror Think about what Mephiles is]]: he manipulates all sides to organize the apocalypse. He came into being when the Duke of Soleanna [[AGodAmI effectively attempted to subjugate God.]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast His name is based off Mephistopholes]]. His counterpart Iblis created a fiery apocalypse not too dissimilar [[FireAndBrimstoneHell to Hell.]] He's [[DarkIsEvil a dark entity]] yet his true form is [[LightIsNotGood an angelic being]] who's the most powerful villain to date. And [[{{Satan}} who does Mephiles sound like?!]]
* This game is the first, and thankfully only, to feature a realistic-looking Eggman so far. Unfortunately for Eggman, he was never meant to look realistic in the first place, and therefore [[FollowTheLeader attempting to cash in "serious, realistic-looking next-gen games"]] only resulted in Eggman falling deep in the UncannyValley.
** But at the same time, it's impossible not to acknowledge that if there ever is a live-action Sonic movie, Eggman is going to look more like Sonic The Hedgehog 2006's Eggman than any other. Even in the Sonic Fan Film, Eggman looks more like his Sonic 06 incarnation. A human playing Eggman with his regular body shape, THAT would be an even creepier uncanny valley. Just imagine it.
** It's implied that Eggman wants to destroy the world by harnessing the Flames of Disaster.
* The Mephiles boss fight involves him summoning an [[MesACrowd entire swarm of mini-Mephiles]] which will dogpile Shadow while making creepy, high-pitched noises.
** The worst part? Crystal!Mephiles is Shadow's shadow during the first section of the fight. When playing for the first time, suddenly noticing his silhouette there is pure NightmareFuel.
* [[BadFuture Crisis]] [[LethalLavaLand City]], a metropolis leveled to the point where it's submerged in lava.
* In the final level, End of the World, there are dark colored orbs with creepy slit pupils known as the Eye of Solaris. The dark red type bombards you with containers and the dark blue type sucks in everything surrounding it like a black hole, including [[OneHitKO you]].
** The End of the World and the fight against Solaris take place in a chaotic fusion of Soleanna's areas in a purple limbo, due to Solaris devouring time itself.
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23rd Aug '16 10:38:32 AM IvanovTroping97
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--->''"You can't do anything, so don't even try. Get some help. Don't do what Sonic does. Sonic, dead or alive, is mine!"''



--->''"You can't do anything, so don't even try. Get some help. Don't do what Sonic does. Sonic, dead or alive, is mine!"''
2nd Aug '16 9:28:18 AM TheGrandestDad
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* The games has a DegradedBoss, story-wise at least: Artificial Chaos from VideoGame/SonicAdventure. A mook-ish-ly weak version of the same Chaos seen in said game.

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* The games has a DegradedBoss, story-wise at least: Artificial Chaos from VideoGame/SonicAdventure. A mook-ish-ly weak weak[[GoddamnedBats (Well, sorta)]] version of the same Chaos seen in said game.
2nd Aug '16 12:48:10 AM TheGrandestDad
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* The Tails Doll. Even though fans "made him creepy," an UncannyValley CreepyDoll based off Tails that has a BLOOD-RED gem dangling over his head is rather creepy enough already.

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* The Tails Doll. Even though fans "made him creepy," an UncannyValley CreepyDoll based off Tails that has a BLOOD-RED '''''''BLOOD-RED''''''' gem dangling over his head is rather creepy enough already.
30th Jul '16 11:39:18 PM Blurios
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* The Chemical Plant Zone is mostly remembered because of the quickly rising purple water, making any comeback to the surface more and more difficult as time went by, eventually culminating in an inevitable instance of the drowning countdown. This is referenced in VideoGame/SonicGenerations, where Tails remarks about how [[FandomNod "I don't know why, but that purple water really makes me nervous"]] drives home how even Creator/{{Sega}} is aware of the level's infamy.

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* The Chemical Plant Zone is mostly remembered because of the quickly rising purple water, water with no air bubbles known only as Mega Mack, making any comeback to the surface more and more difficult as time went by, eventually culminating in an inevitable instance of the drowning countdown. This is referenced in VideoGame/SonicGenerations, where Tails remarks about how [[FandomNod "I don't know why, but "and that purple pink water really makes me nervous"]] nervous for some reason."]] drives home how even Creator/{{Sega}} is aware of the level's infamy.
26th Jul '16 9:32:02 PM Blurios
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* A lot of Tails's backstory can be considered this. [[AdultFear He has no family and was constantly bullied in most adaptations. Even after that, Tails was constantly kidnapped, threatened as well as nearly getting killed]] by Robotnik, [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2 twi]][[VideoGame/SonicAdventure ce]].

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* A lot of Tails's backstory can be considered this. [[AdultFear He has no known family in the game continuity and was constantly bullied in most adaptations. Even after that, Tails was constantly kidnapped, threatened as well as nearly getting killed]] by Robotnik, [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2 twi]][[VideoGame/SonicAdventure ce]].ce]].
* Metal Sonic, not just because of his [[Main/RedEyesTakeWarning intimidating]] [[UnnecessarilyCreepyRobot design]] and [[KillerRobot modus]] [[ThereCanOnlyBeOne operandi]] but also because he barely toes the line between your average EvilKnockoff RobotMe and a full-on MechanicalAbomination at times. Reaches its absolute peak in ''[[VideoGame/KnucklesChaotix Knuckles Chaotix]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/SonicHeroes Heroes]]'' when he transforms into Metal Sonic Kai and his gradual transformation into Metal Overlord respectively.



* The infamous Sonic 2 prototype has the infamous blank stages: Wood Zone Act 2, both acts of Genocide City Zone, and both acts of Death Egg Zone. No level, just glitched (if any) background) and plummeting to your death three times. Even worse, playing Death Egg Zone, which has [[NothingIsScarier no music]], ''shuts off the [=Z80=] processor'', preventing sound from playing again until you reset.

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* The infamous Sonic 2 prototype has the infamous blank stages: Wood Zone Act 2, both acts of Genocide Cyber City Zone, and both acts of Death Egg Zone. No level, just glitched (if any) background) and plummeting to your death three times. Even worse, playing Death Egg Zone, which has [[NothingIsScarier no music]], ''shuts off the [=Z80=] processor'', preventing sound from playing again until you reset.
11th Jul '16 9:01:05 AM DerpyHooves122
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