History NightmareFuel / TheLastOfUs

22nd Aug '17 12:34:22 PM Lancelot07
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* Exploring the house as Sarah, you hear many ambient evening noises; cars going by, night crickets. As well as a dog barking like mad just outside the house... then suddenly yelps to a stop. Minutes later, an infected Jimmy breaks in and attacks Joel.

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* Exploring the house as Sarah, you hear many ambient evening noises; cars going by, night crickets. As well as a dog barking like mad just outside the house... then suddenly yelps to a stop. Minutes later, an infected Jimmy neighbour breaks in and attacks Joel.
22nd Aug '17 12:33:29 PM Lancelot07
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--->[[spoiler:'''David''']]:[[spoiler:(''after getting stabbed a second time'') That was good, kid. It's gonna be all right... (''pulls out machete'')]]

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--->[[spoiler:'''David''']]:[[spoiler:(''after getting stabbed a second the first time'') That was good, kid. It's gonna be all right... (''pulls out machete'')]]
31st Jul '17 7:31:03 PM JST
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** Even worse for [[spoiler:the cannibals when Ellie's low on ammo]]. "Sounds like ''one'' of us is out of bullets..." That's a sign that you'd better run, craft a Molotov or do ''something'' quick.

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** Even worse for [[spoiler:the cannibals when Ellie's low on ammo]]. "Sounds like ''one'' of us is out of bullets..." That's a sign that you'd better run, craft a Molotov or do ''something'' quick.quick.
* Exploring the house as Sarah, you hear many ambient evening noises; cars going by, night crickets. As well as a dog barking like mad just outside the house... then suddenly yelps to a stop. Minutes later, an infected Jimmy breaks in and attacks Joel.
18th Apr '17 10:14:02 PM vexer
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* The intro masterfully captures the dread, confusion and panic of the first few hours of a ZombieApocalypse. The developers actually made the Infected seem threatening, unlike games such as ''VideoGame/DeadIsland'' or ''VideoGame/DeadRising'' where 100% of the time you can win just by throwing stuff at them.

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* The intro masterfully captures the dread, confusion and panic of the first few hours of a ZombieApocalypse. The developers actually made the Infected seem threatening, unlike games such as ''VideoGame/DeadIsland'' or ''VideoGame/DeadRising'' where 100% of the time you can win just by throwing stuff at them.
14th Feb '17 6:05:06 AM multibrawlr
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** Everything about [[spoiler:David]] might serve as a NightmareFuel in a sense of RewatchBonus, when you know [[spoiler:that his initial kindness towards Ellie might possibly be because he's an {{Ephebophile}} (sexually attracted to teenage girls)]]. Oh, and that [[spoiler:he's a ''cannibal'', too]].

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** Everything about [[spoiler:David]] might serve as a NightmareFuel in a sense of RewatchBonus, when you know [[spoiler:that his initial kindness towards Ellie might possibly be because he's an {{Ephebophile}} (sexually attracted to teenage girls)]]. Oh, and that [[spoiler:he's a ''cannibal'', ''[[ImAHumanitarian cannibal]]'', too]].



** [[spoiler:The BossFight with David (pictured above)]] is perhaps the most frightening, ParanoiaFuel-inducing part of the entire game. [[spoiler:Ellie's trapped in a burning restaurant with him,and must quietly ambush David [[RuleOfThree three times]] from behind with her switchblade. With each stab, he gets progressively dangerous, attacking with a pistol and then a machete]]. All the while, [[spoiler: David stalks Ellie, taunting her in a quiet, unhinged voice about her defiance and assuring her that his community won't "waste" any part of her dead horse. That is, unless you stab him twice--in which case, David suddenly stops talking and begins sneaking around just like Ellie (to where Listen Mode will only track him when he's moving)]]. To make the scene all the more pulse-pounding, [[spoiler:there are broken plates on the ground which mustn't be stepped on, or else David will track Ellie's location]].

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** [[spoiler:The BossFight with David (pictured above)]] is perhaps the most frightening, ParanoiaFuel-inducing part of the entire game. [[spoiler:Ellie's trapped in a burning restaurant with him,and him and must quietly ambush David [[RuleOfThree three times]] from behind with her switchblade. With each stab, he gets progressively increasingly dangerous, attacking with a pistol and then a machete]]. All the while, [[spoiler: David stalks Ellie, taunting her in a quiet, unhinged voice about her defiance and assuring her that his community won't "waste" any part of her dead horse. That is, unless you stab him twice--in which case, David suddenly stops talking and begins sneaking around just like Ellie (to where Listen Mode will only track him when he's moving)]]. To make the scene all the more pulse-pounding, [[spoiler:there are broken plates on the ground which mustn't be stepped you must avoid stepping on, or else David will track Ellie's location]].


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*** It gets scarier if you're playing on Survivor and Grounded difficulties, in which you ''don't'' have Listen Mode at your disposal. You really get to feel more like [[spoiler:a fourteen-year-old girl by her lonesome playing a game of cat-and-mouse against a psychotic, cannibalistic, and (possibly) ephebophilic man]].
13th Feb '17 6:29:12 PM multibrawlr
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[[caption-width-right:350:Run, little rabbit.]]

* The Infected. Picture a fungus literally blooming out of the entire top half of your face after having grown into your brain to take control of it and thus use you as its own personal vessel. Perhaps even more terrifying is that unlike the traditional zombie plague which requires one to be bitten for infection to occur, this fungus infects by releasing spores into the air which the would-be host breathes in. [[ParanoiaFuel So the very thing you absolutely need to live second-by-second could potentially be the end of you. One whiff of what seems like ordinary dust, and later you find yourself slowly turning into a walking culture of fungal growth that will eventually take you over completely and have you attack those near you, including your loved ones.]] Hope you brought a gas mask. Oh, and guess what, the biting method still works too.

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[[caption-width-right:350:Run, little rabbit.rabbit, run.]]

* The Infected. Picture [[BodyHorror a fungus literally blooming out of the entire top half of your face face, after having grown into your brain to take control of it and thus use you as its own personal vessel. vessel]]. They're '''[[http://gamingbolt.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/The-Last-of-Us-14.jpg absolutely]] [[http://images.vg247.com/current//2013/02/the_last_of_us_z_concept_art_11.jpg freaking]] [[http://images.wikia.com/thelastofus/images/7/74/The-Last-of-Us-Infected.jpg revolting]].'''
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Perhaps even more terrifying is that unlike -- along with the traditional zombie plague which requires method for one to be bitten for infection to occur, occur -- this fungus infects by releasing spores into the air which the would-be host breathes in. [[ParanoiaFuel So the very thing you absolutely need to live second-by-second could potentially be the end of you. One whiff of what seems like ordinary dust, and later you]], transforming you find yourself slowly turning into a walking culture of fungal growth that will eventually take you over completely and have you that'll attack those near you, anyone on sight...including your loved ones.]] ones. Hope you brought a gas mask. Oh, and guess what, the biting method still works too.mask.



** The Infected look '''[[http://gamingbolt.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/The-Last-of-Us-14.jpg absolutely]] [[http://images.vg247.com/current//2013/02/the_last_of_us_z_concept_art_11.jpg freaking]] [[http://images.wikia.com/thelastofus/images/7/74/The-Last-of-Us-Infected.jpg revolting]].'''
* According to the E3 footage, the gameplay looks like it's no slouch in this department. Death occurs realistically, and characters will act like they're in pain before they die. And by the end of the footage, [[spoiler:without breaking into a cutscene, the game prompts you, as Joel, to aim a shotgun at an enemy's head as he begs for his life. When he dies, there's a red spot where his head was, and the last moment of gameplay is the gunshot that you have just fired.]] This is {{Naughty Dog}}'s darkest game yet.

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** The Infected look '''[[http://gamingbolt.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/The-Last-of-Us-14.jpg absolutely]] [[http://images.vg247.com/current//2013/02/the_last_of_us_z_concept_art_11.jpg freaking]] [[http://images.wikia.com/thelastofus/images/7/74/The-Last-of-Us-Infected.jpg revolting]].'''
* According to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbLOokeC3VU Footage of the game at E3 footage, the gameplay looks like it's 2012]] proved that it was no slouch in this department. Death the violence department, depicting Joel fighting through Hunters in the Pittsburgh hotel. In sharp contrast to ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted}}'', death occurs realistically, and in realistic fashion, with characters will act like they're reacting in pain before they die. And by dying. The real kicker, though is the end of the footage, ending: [[spoiler:without breaking into a cutscene, the game prompts you, as Joel, to aim a shotgun at an enemy's head as he begs for his life. When he dies, there's a red spot where his head was, and [[GoryDiscretionShot The screen cuts to the last moment of gameplay is the game's logo as a gunshot sounds]], but you can still see the gory aftermath for a split second before]]. That's when everyone knew that you have just fired.]] This is this was going to be {{Naughty Dog}}'s darkest game yet.



* The extended demo shows a couple that was DrivenToSuicide by [[ElectrifiedBathtub frying themselves with a toaster in a bathtub]]. Even Ellie is horrified. And the've been there for quite a while. Long enough that the bathwater is now [[{{Squick}} a black soup of bodily fluids]] and [[BodyHorror liquidized flesh.]]
* At about 2:45 [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jd4eNC3D8mQ this trailer]] shows Joel having to pull an infected corpse away from a door, and you can see that she's ''grown into'' the wall, with various body parts, notably her head, in a grotesque, warped shape that falls apart as Joel pulls her off the wall. And then the ending of the trailer has him rather graphically get his neck bitten apart by a mouth which remains squick-inducingly human.

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* The extended demo shows a couple that was DrivenToSuicide by [[ElectrifiedBathtub frying themselves with a toaster in a bathtub]]. Even Ellie is horrified. And the've been there for quite a while. Long enough that the bathwater is now [[{{Squick}} a black soup of bodily fluids]] and [[BodyHorror liquidized flesh.]]
* At about 2:45 [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jd4eNC3D8mQ in this trailer]] shows Joel having to pull an infected corpse away from a door, and you door. You can see that she's ''grown into'' the wall, with various body parts, notably her head, in a grotesque, warped shape that falls apart as Joel pulls her off the wall. And then the ending of the trailer has him rather graphically get his neck bitten apart by a mouth which remains squick-inducingly human.



** [[spoiler:The last part of the hospital sequence at the end of the game is truly chilling. Whether you agree with his choice or not, Joel's TranquilFury as he brutally kills three unarmed, cowering surgeons as well as Marlene is intense.]]
*** Although [[spoiler:You only actually have to kill ONE of them (the one with the knife).]]
** Several characters hint at the fact that Joel is a pretty awful and violent person. Marlene suggests you sneak around soldiers, even though "it's not your style." As noted above, Bill says normal people scare him more than the infected and adds something like that Joel should know what he's talking about. He then refuses explain it further to Ellie, probably meaning Joel is exactly the type of person he would be scared of. And eventhough we don't really learn what happened between Joel and Tommy, it seems the problem was Joel's willingness to do anything to survive.
** It could also be a reference to the fact that his daughter was killed not by the infected, but by a regular soldier.
* The intro masterfully captures the dread, confusion and panic of the first few hours of a ZombieApocalypse. The devs actually make the Infected seem threatening when compared to games like ''Dead Island'' or ''Dead Rising'', where 100% of the time you can win just by throwing stuff at them.
** The part where you play as Sarah wandering around her empty house is a perfect example of NothingIsScarier. Players know the ZombieApocalypse is underway, so spend the entire time expecting a JumpScare every second. [[spoiler:There isn't one, but the atmosphere is intense enough that when you go into the kitchen, there's a good chance you'll jump at seeing your own reflection in the window]].
* Pittsburgh..Here, the civilians managed to successfully rebel against the military and became a group of bandits. As Joel and Ellie make their way though the city, they come across the corpses of numerous soldiers who were killed in pretty horrifying ways, such as getting lynched or lined up and shot execution style. Then they see the bandits start ambushing and gunning down innocent people in front of them.
* Each stage/type of the cordyceps-infected is its own unique flavor of NightmareFuel.

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** [[spoiler:The last part of the hospital sequence at the end of the game is truly chilling. Whether you agree with his choice or not, Joel's TranquilFury as he brutally kills three unarmed, cowering surgeons as well as Marlene is intense.]]
*** Although [[spoiler:You only actually have to kill ONE of them (the one with the knife).]]
** Several characters hint at the fact that Joel is a pretty awful and violent person. Marlene suggests you he sneak around soldiers, even though "it's not your [his] style." As noted above, Bill says normal people scare him more than the infected and adds something like Infected, adding that Joel should know what he's talking about. He then refuses explain it further to Ellie, probably meaning Joel is exactly the type of person he would be scared of. And eventhough even though we don't really learn what happened between Joel and Tommy, it seems the problem was Joel's willingness to do anything to survive.
** *** It could also be a reference to the fact that his daughter [[spoiler:his daughter]] was killed not by the infected, but by a regular soldier.
** At the end of the game, [[spoiler:when Joel prevents life-threatening surgery from being performed on on Ellie, at the player's choice he could unleash a violent TranquilFury upon the unarmed, cowering doctors.[[note]]Although the doctor threatening him with a scalpel is the only one required to die; the fate of the other two are in your hands.[[/note]]]]
** Joel [[spoiler:killing Marlene]], due to how cold and intense it is.
--->[[spoiler:'''Marlene''']]:[[spoiler:(''injured'') Wait! Please. Let me go.]]
--->[[spoiler:'''Joel''']]:[[spoiler:You'd just come after her. (''shoots Marlene in the head'')]]
* The intro masterfully captures the dread, confusion and panic of the first few hours of a ZombieApocalypse. The devs developers actually make made the Infected seem threatening when compared to threatening, unlike games like ''Dead Island'' such as ''VideoGame/DeadIsland'' or ''Dead Rising'', ''VideoGame/DeadRising'' where 100% of the time you can win just by throwing stuff at them.
** The part where you play as Sarah wandering around her empty house is a perfect example of NothingIsScarier. Players know the ZombieApocalypse is underway, so they spend the entire time expecting a JumpScare every second. [[spoiler:There isn't one, but the atmosphere is intense enough that when you go into the kitchen, there's a good chance you'll jump at seeing your own reflection in the window]].
* Pittsburgh..Here, ** Later when you control Joel, running through his town with an injured Sarah in his arms while all hell breaks loose around them. There's people set on fire or being eaten alive by Infected, fatal car crashes, explosions at a gas station and movie theater...it's the civilians managed epitome of chaos. Imagine ''this'' happening in your hometown.
* Pittsburgh[[note]]which happens
to successfully rebel be one of the game's longest chapters[[/note]] is chock full of NightmareFuel.
** After a successful rebellion
against the military and became military, the citizens have established control over the city as the Hunters, a violent group which kills and robs outsiders. Signs of bandits. As the rebellion are still there; as Joel and Ellie make their way though the city, venture through Pittsburgh, they come across the discover corpses of numerous soldiers who were killed in pretty horrifying ways, such as getting lynched executed, lynched, or lined up burned to death, accompanied by threatening graffiti. It's all the more scarier that you arrive ''after'' the rebellion took place, and shot execution style. Then are only left with the grisly aftermath. [[FridgeHorror One could only imagine how nightmarish that day was for the military]]...
** There's [[http://thelastofus.wikia.com/wiki/Trial_Note a note]] you can find which details the public trial of three Hunter teenagers who murdered a family travelling through Pittsburgh. The unnamed leader of the group believes that
they see were merely gathering supplies, ordering the bandits start ambushing and gunning rest of the Hunters to do the same. Two members of the group protested the new "law", to which the writer states that [[FridgeHorror people like them who display any morality whatsoever are killed]]. And despite his apprehension, the following week is the writer's turn to hunt down survivors. The thought killing innocent people out of fear of being labelled a "traitor" and getting killed yourself is downright ''horrifying''.
** Another note can be found from a soldier who witnessed a mob burn his squad alive. Potentially creepy for both the Fireflies and Hunters involved, as he implies that he's going to [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge personally hunt down and kill every single person who was there.]] It just goes to show how most of the scariest stuff
in this game isn't even ''shown''.
** In the hotel, you can stumble across a couple that was DrivenToSuicide by [[ElectrifiedBathtub frying themselves with a toaster in a bathtub]]. Even Ellie is horrified. And they've been there for quite a while--long enough that the bathwater is now [[{{Squick}} a black soup of bodily fluids]] and [[BodyHorror liquidized flesh.]]
** One scene has Joel and Ellie hide, witnessing a man and woman getting gunned down in the streets by the Hunters' Humvee. The injured woman begs for her life, but is mercilessly executed. Having found that she wears an old pair of shoes and possesses no food, the Hunters just...drive off and leave both corpses behind. There's a terrible feeling of helplessness that's only compounded with Joel and Ellie's exchange following what happens:
--->'''Ellie:''' Oh man...
--->'''Joel:''' There ain't nothin' we coulda done.
--->'''Ellie:''' I know... It's just... Oh man.
** Really, the Humvee itself. The thing practically ''follows'' you all throughout Pittsburgh. It's even strung with barbed wire, has a corpse laying on the hood, and the
front of them.
bumper is scribbeld with "RUN". And who wouldn't, once you hear its engine revving? Luckily, [[spoiler: you get to destroy the infernal machine when the Hunters follow Joel and Ellie to the suburbs.]]
* Each stage/type of the cordyceps-infected Cordyceps-infected is its own unique flavor of NightmareFuel.



*** It gets worse, [[spoiler:just in that split second before black, you can see the Bloater's fingers [[EyeScream gouge out Joel's eyes]] so it has a better grip.]] Holy fucking shit.

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*** It gets worse, [[spoiler:just in that split second before black, you can see the Bloater's fingers [[EyeScream ''[[EyeScream gouge out Joel's eyes]] so it has a better grip.]] grip'']]. Holy fucking shit.



* Though it may count as a CrowningMomentOfAwesome to Ellie, the scene where she [[spoiler:kills David, the cannibal leader of the Winter scenario, can be this to some. She literally and messily butchers David's head with ten strikes of his own machete (off-screen), while almost completely having lost her mind lashing out at the man who may or may not have attempted to rape her. Joel arrives just in time to calm her down and snap her out of her frenzy]].
** Speaking of [[spoiler:the cannibal town]], the entire experience is one of the more unsettling sections in the game. Running through the blizzard [[spoiler:as Ellie with nothing but a knife (and possibly a few bullets if you were lucky enough) to kill someone with, having to avoid the denizens of the town who are all much, much tougher than you as they are all alerted to the fact that a frightened teenage girl is trying to escape.]] One hell of a ride.

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* Though it may count as a CrowningMomentOfAwesome to Ellie, the scene where she [[spoiler:kills David, the cannibal leader of the The Winter scenario, can be this to some. She literally and messily butchers David's head with ten strikes scenario. Just...all of his own machete (off-screen), while almost completely having lost her mind lashing out at the man who may or may not have attempted to rape her. Joel arrives just in time to calm her down and snap her out of her frenzy]].
it.
** Speaking of [[spoiler:the cannibal town]], the entire experience is one of the more unsettling sections in the game. Running through the blizzard [[spoiler:as Ellie with nothing but a knife (and possibly a few bullets if you were lucky enough) to kill someone with, with. All while having to avoid the a town's cannibalistic denizens of the town who are all much, much ''much'' tougher than you as you, all right when they are all alerted to the fact learn that a frightened teenage girl is trying to escape.]] escape]]. One hell of a ride.ride.
** Everything about [[spoiler:David]] might serve as a NightmareFuel in a sense of RewatchBonus, when you know [[spoiler:that his initial kindness towards Ellie might possibly be because he's an {{Ephebophile}} (sexually attracted to teenage girls)]]. Oh, and that [[spoiler:he's a ''cannibal'', too]].
*** "[[spoiler:David]]'s '''newest''' pet"?! How many times has this psycho [[spoiler: found a girl, butchered everyone she was with, and then kept her alive so he could rape her until he got bored and killed her]]?
** [[spoiler:The BossFight with David (pictured above)]] is perhaps the most frightening, ParanoiaFuel-inducing part of the entire game. [[spoiler:Ellie's trapped in a burning restaurant with him,and must quietly ambush David [[RuleOfThree three times]] from behind with her switchblade. With each stab, he gets progressively dangerous, attacking with a pistol and then a machete]]. All the while, [[spoiler: David stalks Ellie, taunting her in a quiet, unhinged voice about her defiance and assuring her that his community won't "waste" any part of her dead horse. That is, unless you stab him twice--in which case, David suddenly stops talking and begins sneaking around just like Ellie (to where Listen Mode will only track him when he's moving)]]. To make the scene all the more pulse-pounding, [[spoiler:there are broken plates on the ground which mustn't be stepped on, or else David will track Ellie's location]].
--->[[spoiler:'''David''']]:[[spoiler:(''after getting stabbed a second time'') That was good, kid. It's gonna be all right... (''pulls out machete'')]]
*** Apart from [[spoiler:David's]] nastily-delivered lines, there's also [[spoiler: the way he laughs if you step on the broken plates, as well as him creepily saying "Hello, Ellie" if he sees you and "Run, little rabbit, run. ''Hide!''" after you stab him a second time.]] And if [[spoiler:David catches you from behind with his machete, you'll be treated to [[https://youtu.be/5o5xw9-EvTg?t=996 a grisly death scene]] in which he impales Ellie through her chest. The murderous, remorseless look on his face upon killing her doesn't help]].
** And though it may count as a CrowningMomentOfAwesome to Ellie, the scene where she [[spoiler:kills David]] can be this to some. She [[spoiler: literally -- ''and'' messily -- butchers David's head with ten strikes [[HoistByHisOwnPetard from his own machete]] (off-screen), while almost completely having lost her mind lashing out at the man who may or may not have attempted to rape her]]. [[spoiler:Joel]] arrives just in time to calm her down and snap her out of her frenzy.



* [[spoiler:The BossFight with David (pictured above) might just be the scariest part in the game. Basically you play as Ellie while being trapped in a burning restaurant with him, to which he slowly walks about, looking for you and delivering several taunting lines (such as "assuring" her that no part of her dead horse will be wasted), while you have to sneak quietly around until you manage to ambush him three times in total, each time getting creepier than the previous: he uses a gun a first, then a machete, then he hides just like Ellie and will no longer be audible apart from when he moves (unless you play on Survivor where you don't have the listening mode ''at all'', and will ''really'' have to be careful while sneaking around!) All of his nasty lines and manner of delivering them just adds to it, such as the way he laughs if you step on broken glass, revealing your position, creepily saying "Hello, Ellie" if he sees you and "Run, little rabbit, run. ''Hide!''" after your second time stabbing him. Also, get caught by him after he takes out his machete and you're treated to a nice view of Ellie getting impaled from behind.]]
* Heck, everything about [[spoiler:David might serve as a NightmareFuel in a sense of RewatchBonus, when you know his initial kindness towards Ellie is all because he's an ephebophile aka. sexually attracted to teenage girls. ]]
** "[[spoiler:David]]'s '''newest''' pet"?! How many times has this psycho [[spoiler:found a girl, butchered everyone she was with, then keep her alive so he could rape her until he got bored and killed her]]?



* There is an early level, where in an abandoned office building you find several dead soldiers, and the mission log which states they got cut off, and killed one by one well waiting for an extraction. I personally found this very creepy, the idea of watching your friends die one by one, waiting for backup that never comes.

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* There is an In one of the early level, where in levels (The Outskirts), you walk through an abandoned office building you find where several dead soldiers, and the soldiers can be found. There's a mission log you can collect later which states that they got were cut off, and off from one another, getting killed one by one well while waiting for an extraction. I personally found this very creepy, the idea of watching your friends die one by one, waiting for backup extraction that never comes.came. Imagine being in their shoes for a second. That's when the terror sinks in.



* In Pittsburgh, there is a note, where a soldier recounts watching, a mob, burn his squad alive. Potentially creepy for The Firefly/Hunters involved as well, as he implys he is going to [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge personally hunt down and kill every single person who was there.]] Really alot of the scariest stuff in this game, happened off screen.
* Imagine the events of the first level happening everywhere.
** Hell, the entire prologue is built on NightmareFuel. Joel being forced to carry his injured daughter to safety, running through town while all hell breaks loose around them, alongside dozens of other panicking people... It perfectly captures the feeling of panic and confusion that one would expect from a disaster of the same magnitude as the Cordyceps pandemic.



* Many of the death scenes involving the infected only ever show them biting into Joel. Sure, since they usually get the neck it's safe to to assume that the bites themselves are lethal - but think of the implication that nothing else is ever shown. ''They don't need to bite anything else, because this one bite is all it takes.'' Even if Joel were to somehow survive the wound itself, that bite would've infected him, ending his journey in a far, far more horrific fashion.
* The Left Behind DLC episode has some scares of its own:

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* Many of the death scenes involving the infected only ever show them biting into Joel. Sure, since they usually get the neck it's safe to to assume that the bites themselves are lethal - but think of the implication that nothing else is ever shown. ''They don't need to bite anything else, because this one bite is all it takes.'' Even if Joel were to somehow survive the wound itself, [[FridgeHorror that bite would've infected him, ending his journey in a far, far more horrific fashion.
fashion]].
* The Left Behind ''Left Behind'' DLC episode has some scares of its own:



* Score a headshot with a powerful weapon like the hunting rifle or shotgun. Instead of [[WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation leaving a neck stump with a clean white bone sticking out like a blob of mozzarella on an incredibly poorly made margherita]], the lower half of the head will still remain, much like real-life victims of high-caliber sniper rifles or shotguns.

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* Score a headshot with a powerful weapon like the hunting rifle or shotgun. Instead of [[WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation leaving a neck stump with a clean white bone sticking out like a blob of mozzarella on an incredibly poorly made margherita]], the lower half of the head will still remain, much like real-life victims of high-caliber sniper rifles or shotguns.shotguns.
* If you fire an empty weapon, there's a chance you'll elicit OhCrap reactions from Joel and Ellie. The human enemies react to this, too, though in groups they pretty much state the obvious. When alone with a single one, however, they'll have special menacing lines for the occasion, such as "I know that sound...I got you now, motherfucker!" and "Click, click, whatcha gonna do now, man?"
** Even worse for [[spoiler:the cannibals when Ellie's low on ammo]]. "Sounds like ''one'' of us is out of bullets..." That's a sign that you'd better run, craft a Molotov or do ''something'' quick.
16th Jan '17 12:16:24 PM Lancelot07
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* [[spoiler:The BossFight with David (pictured above) might just be the scariest part in the game. Basically you play as Ellie while being trapped in a burning restaurant with him, to which he slowly walks about, looking for you and delivering several taunting lines (such as "assuring" her that no part of her dead horse will be wasted), while you have to sneak quietly around until you manage to ambush him three times in total, each time getting creepier than the previous: he uses a gun a first, then a machete, then he hides just like Ellie and will no longer be audible apart from when he moves (unless you play on Survivor where you don't have the listening mode ''at all'', and will ''really'' have to be careful while sneaking around!) All of his nasty lines and manner of delivering them just adds to it, such as the way he laughs if you step on broken glass, revealing your position, creepily saying "Hello, Ellie" if he sees you and "Run, little rabbit, run. ''Hide!''" after your second time stabbing him. Also, get caught by him after he takes out his machete and you're treated to a nice view of Ellie getting impaled from behind.]] Some fans have attested to ''literally'' getting nightmares from this whole part.

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* [[spoiler:The BossFight with David (pictured above) might just be the scariest part in the game. Basically you play as Ellie while being trapped in a burning restaurant with him, to which he slowly walks about, looking for you and delivering several taunting lines (such as "assuring" her that no part of her dead horse will be wasted), while you have to sneak quietly around until you manage to ambush him three times in total, each time getting creepier than the previous: he uses a gun a first, then a machete, then he hides just like Ellie and will no longer be audible apart from when he moves (unless you play on Survivor where you don't have the listening mode ''at all'', and will ''really'' have to be careful while sneaking around!) All of his nasty lines and manner of delivering them just adds to it, such as the way he laughs if you step on broken glass, revealing your position, creepily saying "Hello, Ellie" if he sees you and "Run, little rabbit, run. ''Hide!''" after your second time stabbing him. Also, get caught by him after he takes out his machete and you're treated to a nice view of Ellie getting impaled from behind.]] Some fans have attested to ''literally'' getting nightmares from this whole part. ]]
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* [[spoiler:The BossFight with David might just be the scariest part in the game. Basically you play as Ellie while being trapped in a burning restaurant with him, to which he slowly walks about, looking for you and delivering several taunting lines (such as "assuring" her that no part of her dead horse will be wasted), while you have to sneak quietly around until you manage to ambush him three times in total, each time getting creepier than the previous: he uses a gun a first, then a machete, then he hides just like Ellie and will no longer be audible apart from when he moves (unless you play on Survivor where you don't have the listening mode ''at all'', and will ''really'' have to be careful while sneaking around!) All of his nasty lines and manner of delivering them just adds to it, such as the way he laughs if you step on broken glass, revealing your position, creepily saying "Hello, Ellie" if he sees you and "Run, little rabbit, run. ''Hide!''" after your second time stabbing him. Also, get caught by him after he takes out his machete and you're treated to a nice view of Ellie getting impaled from behind.]] Some fans have attested to ''literally'' getting nightmares from this part.

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* [[spoiler:The BossFight with David (pictured above) might just be the scariest part in the game. Basically you play as Ellie while being trapped in a burning restaurant with him, to which he slowly walks about, looking for you and delivering several taunting lines (such as "assuring" her that no part of her dead horse will be wasted), while you have to sneak quietly around until you manage to ambush him three times in total, each time getting creepier than the previous: he uses a gun a first, then a machete, then he hides just like Ellie and will no longer be audible apart from when he moves (unless you play on Survivor where you don't have the listening mode ''at all'', and will ''really'' have to be careful while sneaking around!) All of his nasty lines and manner of delivering them just adds to it, such as the way he laughs if you step on broken glass, revealing your position, creepily saying "Hello, Ellie" if he sees you and "Run, little rabbit, run. ''Hide!''" after your second time stabbing him. Also, get caught by him after he takes out his machete and you're treated to a nice view of Ellie getting impaled from behind.]] Some fans have attested to ''literally'' getting nightmares from this whole part.
24th Dec '16 1:32:30 PM Lancelot07
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* [[spoiler:The BossFight with David might just be the scariest part in the game. Basically you play as Ellie while being trapped in a burning restaurant with him, to which he slowly walks about, looking for you and delivering several taunting lines (such as "assuring" her that no part of her dead horse will be wasted), while you have to sneak quietly around until you manage to ambush him three times in total, each time getting creepier than the previous: he uses a gun a first, then a machete, then he hides just like Ellie and will no longer be audible apart from when he moves (unless you play on Survivor where you don't have the listening mode ''at all'', and will ''really'' have to be careful while sneaking around!) All of his nasty lines and manner of delivering them just adds to it, such as the way he laughs if you step on broken glass, revealing your position, creepily saying "Hello, Ellie" if he sees you and "Run, little rabbit, run. ''Hide!''" after your second time stabbing him. Also, get caught by him after he takes out his machete and you're treated to a nice view of Ellie getting impaled from behind.]]

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* [[spoiler:The BossFight with David might just be the scariest part in the game. Basically you play as Ellie while being trapped in a burning restaurant with him, to which he slowly walks about, looking for you and delivering several taunting lines (such as "assuring" her that no part of her dead horse will be wasted), while you have to sneak quietly around until you manage to ambush him three times in total, each time getting creepier than the previous: he uses a gun a first, then a machete, then he hides just like Ellie and will no longer be audible apart from when he moves (unless you play on Survivor where you don't have the listening mode ''at all'', and will ''really'' have to be careful while sneaking around!) All of his nasty lines and manner of delivering them just adds to it, such as the way he laughs if you step on broken glass, revealing your position, creepily saying "Hello, Ellie" if he sees you and "Run, little rabbit, run. ''Hide!''" after your second time stabbing him. Also, get caught by him after he takes out his machete and you're treated to a nice view of Ellie getting impaled from behind.]]]] Some fans have attested to ''literally'' getting nightmares from this part.
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