History NightmareFuel / TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime

19th Nov '16 11:13:19 PM TheNewBig
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** Worst of all is the FridgeHorror. The rest of the Dodongos were much smaller and left in relatively spacious parts of the dungeon. Their king was put in a small,(for him) square room with only a narrow path to walk on. Then there's the facts that they're explicitly stated as being resurrected, but ''living'' creatures who need to ''eat'', it's implied it had been a little while since they'd been brought back, and since they only eat Gorons, they aren't being fed. The King, ''addition'' to starving to death like his brethren was almost certainly going through cabin fever. Think about it. That gruesome death was a ''mercy'' compared what lay in store for him.
** Another bit of horror. Ganondorf was almost certainly planning to do away with them in the end, given he'd put them in the caverns as an ultimatum for the Gorons, not as a direct attack on them. Not only that, but the fact that it was an ultimatum means Ganon was perfectly willing to bring them back as many times as it would take to break the Gorons will, effectively starving two races to the point of death, in the Dodongo's case, a death loop just to get his hands on their stone.



* The fight against Dark Link in the Water Temple, or more specifically, what happens after you defeat him. You open the door to find a peaceful, foggy, seemingly outdoors area, that seems to extend endlessly in all directions. Shallow water surrounds a small island with a tree in the center. Upon reaching the tree you fight Dark Link, and after you defeat Dark Link the room with the giant tree in it... vanishes. It's just a normal, empty room with nothing in it. MindScrew much?

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* The fight against Dark Link in the Water Temple, or more specifically, what happens after you defeat him. You open the door to find a peaceful, foggy, seemingly outdoors area, that seems to extend endlessly in all directions. Shallow water surrounds a small island with a tree in the center. Upon reaching the tree you fight Dark Link, and after you defeat Dark Link the room with the giant tree in it... vanishes. It's just a normal, empty room with nothing in it. MindScrew much?Total MindScrew.
** His death, itself is pretty scary in it's own right. He's knocked to the ground, and yells in surprise and pain before disappearing. Not an agonized scream, or a mournful wail, but a relatively normal shout of pain. Seems like it's less scary in this case, but the way he didn't even seem to be all that hurt suggests something truly terrifying. It's as if whatever force that kept him "alive" simply ran out, or the being that sent him, possibly Ganondorf, decided they'd grown tired of watching him lose and just ended his existence right then and there. No grand YouHaveFailedMe speech, just an instantaneous, one-way trip to oblivion.
10th Nov '16 5:17:36 PM Galacton
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** The Wallmasters too, making them even worse than when your Adult Link.



* The fight against Dark Link in the Water Temple, specifically what happens after you defeat it. You open the door to find a large, open, foggy room with a tree in the center and water surrounding the tree's island. Upon reaching the tree you fight Dark Link in a battle that you may struggle on a lot, [[spoiler: at least until you realize that targeting Dark Link allows it to follow your moves easier]], and after the fight against Dark Link the room with the giant tree in it... is just a normal, box-like room with no obstacles in it. MindScrew much?

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* The fight against Dark Link in the Water Temple, specifically or more specifically, what happens after you defeat it. him. You open the door to find a large, open, foggy room peaceful, foggy, seemingly outdoors area, that seems to extend endlessly in all directions. Shallow water surrounds a small island with a tree in the center and water surrounding the tree's island. center. Upon reaching the tree you fight Dark Link in a battle that you may struggle on a lot, [[spoiler: at least until you realize that targeting Dark Link allows it to follow your moves easier]], Link, and after the fight against you defeat Dark Link the room with the giant tree in it... is vanishes. It's just a normal, box-like empty room with no obstacles nothing in it. MindScrew much?
5th Nov '16 8:07:28 PM Erin582
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* Normal Keese are just [[GoddamnedBats Goddamned Literal Bats]], but ''flaming'' Keese are terrifying as Child Link because they can ''destroy your Kokori Shield'', which results in a JumpScare pop-up informing you of such.

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** There's also the one from the Ice Cavern, which serves as the mini-boss/final boss. Oh, sure he's just as easy to defeat as his brothers, but which instead of being a grey werewolf, it's all white, ''much'' bigger and has [[RedEyesTakeWarning glowing red eyes.]]
* Normal Keese are just [[GoddamnedBats Goddamned Literal Bats]], but ''flaming'' Keese are terrifying as Child Link because they can ''destroy your Kokori Kokiri Shield'', which results in a JumpScare pop-up informing you of such.such.
* The Lake Hylia Laboratory seems like a normal lab at first. On closer inspection, we see that the Professor's specimens and other animals are this due to both UncannyValley and SpecialEffectFailure of the crab on his shelf, the giant squid in a tank next to the entrance and a great white shark residing at the bottom of the pool in the lab (even if it is behind a cage with bars).
27th Oct '16 6:35:57 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* Normal Keese are just [[GoddamnedBats Goddamned Literal Bats]], but ''flaming'' Keese are terrifying as Child Link because they can ''destroy your Kokori Shield'', which results in a JumpScare pop-up informing you of such.
27th Oct '16 6:32:46 AM LucaEarlgrey
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[[caption-width-right:313:[[WelcomeToCorneria Welcome to Hyrule Castle town. It's a peaceful, prospe]]--[[EverythingsDeaderWithZombies well]], {{crap|sackWorld}}.]]

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[[caption-width-right:313:[[WelcomeToCorneria Welcome to Hyrule Castle town. It's a peaceful, prospe]]--[[EverythingsDeaderWithZombies well]], {{crap|sackWorld}}.]][[note]]If it's any consolation, these specific [=ReDeads=] can't actually paralyze you.[[/note]]]]
18th Oct '16 9:22:05 AM OctoDojo
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* Though they're definitely one of the most easily defeated enemies in the game, the Octoroks can be rather creepy. They are especially scary to encounter at night, with their strangely shaped, glowing eyes appearing a bit too well in the dark. Oh, and they're invisible when underwater, resulting in some [[SarcasmMode very delightful surprises]].
11th Oct '16 3:13:23 AM totoofze47
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** As if the well couldn't get creepy enough, smack in the middle of it there's a large wooden X shape called a saltire with a pool of blood underneath it. It's pretty easy to assume that people were tied/crucified to this thing. Not creepy enough? Now remember that the floor directly beneath this thing is fake. The implication sets in that after being tortured to within an inch of their lives, they were dropped into this room to die.
*** Real-world FridgeHorror: A saltire is ''not'' used for the same purpose as a cross. It's not used for crucifying people - it's used for doing something ''[[FlayedAlive much]]'' [[FlayedAlive worse]]. As if that isn't bad enough, the pool of bodily fluid underneath makes it abundantly clear that it's been ''used''. [[SarcasmMode Rated E for everyone, ladies and gentlemen.]]
*** Think about how much the Dead Hand looks like a skinned human corpse - and the presence of the saltire in the room directly above it. [[FridgeHorror Oh,]] ''[[NauseaFuel God]]''.

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** As if the well couldn't get creepy enough, smack in the middle of it there's a large wooden X shape called a saltire with a pool of blood underneath it. It's pretty easy to assume that people were tied/crucified to this thing. Not creepy enough? Now remember that the floor directly beneath this thing is fake. The implication sets in that after being tortured to within an inch of their lives, they were dropped into this room to die.\n*** Real-world FridgeHorror: A saltire is ''not'' used for the same purpose as a cross. It's not used for crucifying people - it's used for doing something ''[[FlayedAlive much]]'' [[FlayedAlive worse]]. As if that isn't bad enough, the pool of bodily fluid underneath makes it abundantly clear that it's been ''used''. [[SarcasmMode Rated E for everyone, ladies and gentlemen.]]\n*** Think about how much the Dead Hand looks like a skinned human corpse - and the presence of the saltire in the room directly above it. [[FridgeHorror Oh,]] ''[[NauseaFuel God]]''.



** [[FridgeHorror Think about the fact that the residents of Kakariko Village most likely get their water from this well]].



** It gets worse in the 3DS remake. The ORIGINAL graphics of this game tried (and failed) to show the Shadow Temple in AFormYouAreComfortableWith. In the remake, ''each skull has been replaced by a full skeleton!'' Those aren't rooms full of skulls, they're actually rooms full of crushed skeletons. Oh, and Dead Hand actually looks like a quivering blob of pale flesh, with the dark spots looking like bruises. Maybe Dead Hand was formed from the flesh of the skeletons that make up his room?

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** It gets worse in the 3DS remake. The ORIGINAL graphics of this game tried (and failed) to show the Shadow Temple in AFormYouAreComfortableWith. In the remake, ''each skull has been replaced by a full skeleton!'' Those aren't rooms full of skulls, they're actually rooms full of crushed skeletons. Oh, and Dead Hand actually looks like a quivering blob of pale flesh, with the dark spots looking like bruises. Maybe Dead Hand was formed from the flesh of the skeletons that make up his room?



** One of the things the skulls say to you if you get close enough is "Shadow Temple… here lies Hyrule's blood-stained history of greed and hatred...", implying that at some point before this game, the Shadow Temple was a very active and grisly dungeon/jail/torture emporium used by the Royal Family against its enemies, instilling fear upon the whole of the populace. It's a bit like the [[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/centralamericaandthecaribbean/mexico/1403644/Quest-for-truth-in-torture-rooms-of-Mexicos-Black-Palace.html Black Palace of Lecumberri]] in a way. So, what does that make Bongo Bongo?

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** One of the things the skulls say to you if you get close enough is "Shadow Temple… here lies Hyrule's blood-stained history of greed and hatred...", implying that at some point before this game, the Shadow Temple was a very active and grisly dungeon/jail/torture emporium used by the Royal Family against its enemies, instilling fear upon the whole of the populace. It's a bit like the [[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/centralamericaandthecaribbean/mexico/1403644/Quest-for-truth-in-torture-rooms-of-Mexicos-Black-Palace.html Black Palace of Lecumberri]] in a way. So, what does that make Bongo Bongo?emporium.



** Also, there's a heavy implication that Amy, Beth, Jo and Meg [[WasOnceAMan were once nobles who were killed]] in the Forest Temple some time ago, and are possibly mistaking Link for the same enemy soldier that killed them.



* The House of Skulltula, their faces look like the Happy Mask Salesman's. (see below)



** Another thought: the only way to enter his room was to fall down a hole. There was no exit. How long had he been there, trapped in a small circular room with a slightly smaller pit of lava in the middle? Just him and the lava. Alone. Much like the Rancor in ROTJ, the poor beast probably went insane from cabin fever.. Really, Link's actions were a MercyKill in comparison.
24th Sep '16 7:07:44 PM TheLuckyCat
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** Also, there's a heavy implication that Amy, Beth, Jo and Meg [[WasOnceAMan were once nobles who were killed]] in the Forest Temple some time ago, and are possibly mistaking Link for the same enemy soldier that killed them.
1st Aug '16 4:01:28 PM 64SuperNintendo
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** Then if that wasn't bad enough, Volvagia's head crashes right next to Link, wheezes for a few seconds, before finally burning up and leaving a Heart Container behind. The manga adaptation for the game ramps this up to a FridgeHorror by having Volvagia be a dragon Link [[ShoottheDog once had and was forced to slay after Ganondorf turned it into a killer feral beast.]] Those last wheezes are it [[TearJerker mournfully gasping, "Link... Link..."]]

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** Then if that wasn't bad enough, Volvagia's head crashes right next to Link, wheezes for a few seconds, before finally burning up and leaving a Heart Container behind. The manga adaptation for the game ramps this up to a FridgeHorror by having Volvagia be a dragon Link [[ShoottheDog [[ShootTheDog once had and was forced to slay after Ganondorf turned it into a killer feral beast.]] Those last wheezes are it [[TearJerker mournfully gasping, "Link... Link..."]]
24th Jul '16 1:39:12 PM TheNewBig
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** Pfft! That's nothing. In MQ, try the room in the Spirit Temple beyond the room where the rolling boulders were in the original. In the original it held a small key and a Like-Like. No worries. In Master Quest… TEN BIG SKULLTULAS[[note]](Well, six at first anyway)[[/note]] jump down to scare the ever-loving shit out of you![[note]]Though all it takes is one [[KillItWithFire Din's Fire]] [[{{Awesome/VideoGames}} to roast them all at once]]. It helps that you're probably at full power [[NightmareRetardant and have been one-shotting skullies like flies]] by now. The scare factor only comes from [[JumpScare how many there are and how suddenly they drop on you]].[[/note]]

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** Pfft! That's nothing. In MQ, try the room in the Spirit Temple beyond the room where the rolling boulders were in the original. In the original it held a small key and a Like-Like. No worries. In Master Quest… TEN BIG SKULLTULAS[[note]](Well, six at first anyway)[[/note]] jump down to scare the ever-loving shit out of you![[note]]Though all it takes is one [[KillItWithFire Din's Fire]] [[{{Awesome/VideoGames}} to roast them all at once]]. It helps that you're probably at full power [[NightmareRetardant and have been one-shotting skullies like flies]] by now. The scare factor only comes from [[JumpScare how many there are and how suddenly they drop on you]].[[/note]]you!



** And around one minute and ten seconds into the track, ''demented laughter starts playing in the background.''... [[NightmareRetardant Though to some]] it sounds like [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Yoshi jumping]].

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** And around one minute and ten seconds into the track, ''demented laughter starts playing in the background.''... [[NightmareRetardant Though to some]] it sounds like [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Yoshi jumping]].



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDcQVzu_kc8 The original Fire Temple music.]] The Arabic chanting combined with the droning noise in the background gave off an eerie vibe ([[UnfortunateImplications which is why it was better for the Arabic chanting to be removed]]). Holy ''shit''.
* It doesn't help that even after you save the members of the House of Skulltula, their faces look like the Happy Mask Salesman's. (see below)

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDcQVzu_kc8 The original Fire Temple music.]] The Arabic Arabesque chanting combined with the droning noise in the background gave gives off an eerie vibe ([[UnfortunateImplications which is why it was better for the Arabic chanting to be removed]]). Holy ''shit''.
a very unsettling vibe.
* It doesn't help that even after you save the members of the The House of Skulltula, their faces look like the Happy Mask Salesman's. (see below)



*** That's all well and good but, who pierced his ear while he was sleeping? What else did they do?



* Speaking of early bosses which are terrifying, King Dodongo. He's not terrifying in his own right, he's actually pretty funny looking. However, the trick to beating him is to throw bombs down his throat. And his death scene is even worse. He rolls into a pit of lava, and you get to watch him writhe in pain for 15 seconds while his skin gets progressively more and more charred. Eventually his own body absorbs enough of the heat that the pit of lava solidifies, leaving his head and front legs sticking out of a patch of rock.
** Another thought: the only way to enter his room was to fall down a hole. There was no exit. How long had he been there, trapped in a small circular room with a slightly smaller pit of lava in the middle? Just him and the lava. Alone. Really, Link's murdering was a more of a MercyKill. Still horrific.

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* Speaking of early bosses which are terrifying, King Dodongo. He's not terrifying A massive fire-breathing dinosaur-like creature who looks as if he could devour Link in his own right, he's actually pretty funny looking. However, one bite. It gets worse... the trick to beating him is to throw bombs down his throat. And his death scene is even worse.worse that that. He rolls into a pit of lava, and you get to watch him writhe in pain for 15 seconds while his skin gets progressively more and more charred. Eventually his own body absorbs enough of the heat that the pit of lava solidifies, leaving his head and front legs sticking out of a patch of rock.
** Another thought: the only way to enter his room was to fall down a hole. There was no exit. How long had he been there, trapped in a small circular room with a slightly smaller pit of lava in the middle? Just him and the lava. Alone. Much like the Rancor in ROTJ, the poor beast probably went insane from cabin fever.. Really, Link's murdering was actions were a more of a MercyKill. Still horrific.MercyKill in comparison.



** It's actually even worse after you refill it, as well as Zora Fountain in the future. You're just swimming along leisurely, and then you get a face full of Octorok out of nowhere! These guys appear out of nowhere, like little aquatic Skulltulas.

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** It's actually even worse -another reason why it's still scary after you refill it, as well as Zora Fountain in the future. it: You're just swimming along leisurely, and then you get a face full of Octorok out of nowhere! These guys appear out of nowhere, like little aquatic Skulltulas.


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* Volvagia itself, being a fire-breathing dragon, is scary enough, but it's said that not only does Ganondorf plan to feed all the Gorons to it, but after that, it's going to turn all of Hyrule into a burning wasteland! Ganondorf effectively resurrected a WMD.
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