History NightmareFuel / YuGiOh

11th Apr '18 10:14:31 AM Scarab
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** Arguably the worst part is that, considering how from Battle City on [=4Kids=] used the Shadow Realm as a catch-all HandWave for [[NeverSayDie avoiding saying a character died]], it ends up seeming that [[FromBadToWorse practically anyone with a tangential connection to the Millennium Items can initiate a Shadow Game]]. Ranging from souls being ripped apart, to people hallucinating monsters, being sent to the Shadow Realm is arguably a WORSE than the actual deaths [=4Kids=] was trying to avoid mentioning.

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** Arguably the worst part is that, considering how from Battle City on [=4Kids=] used the Shadow Realm as a catch-all HandWave for [[NeverSayDie avoiding saying a character died]], it ends up seeming that [[FromBadToWorse practically anyone with a tangential connection to the Millennium Items can initiate a Shadow Game]]. Ranging from souls being ripped apart, to people hallucinating monsters, being sent to the Shadow Realm is arguably a WORSE fate than the actual deaths [=4Kids=] was trying to avoid mentioning.
11th Apr '18 10:04:00 AM Scarab
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** Arguably the worst part is that, considering how from Battle City on [=4Kids=] used the Shadow Realm as a catch-all HandWave for [[NeverSayDie avoiding saying a character died]], it ends up seeming that [[FromBadToWorse practically anyone with a tangential connection to the Millennium Items can initiate a Shadow Game]].

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** Arguably the worst part is that, considering how from Battle City on [=4Kids=] used the Shadow Realm as a catch-all HandWave for [[NeverSayDie avoiding saying a character died]], it ends up seeming that [[FromBadToWorse practically anyone with a tangential connection to the Millennium Items can initiate a Shadow Game]]. Ranging from souls being ripped apart, to people hallucinating monsters, being sent to the Shadow Realm is arguably a WORSE than the actual deaths [=4Kids=] was trying to avoid mentioning.
2nd Apr '18 8:32:19 AM zoopyDoopy
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* When Yugi and friends first want to follow Yami Yugi to the world of Memory, Bobasa warns them that in order to learn the truth, Yami Yugi will have to experience his ''death'' for the second time and if they follow him, his friends will have to ''helplessly watch''. Thankfully it doesn't [[SparedByTheAdaptation end up that way]], but the reactions of everyone (especially Anzu) are pretty heart wrenching. For Yami Yugi too, since learning his past turned out to be experiencing first hand. It's ambiguous if he realises he may end up dying in the game just because he wanted to get his memories back.
* In the manga and Japanese sub, whenever a character's monster is hurt in battle in the Millennium World arc, their summoner coughs up blood. There's two occasions where Atem is coughing up big gouts of the stuff.
31st Mar '18 10:36:48 PM lalalei2001
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** You know how the Japanese anime only showed shadows while the ritual was happening? The manga shows what happened in full detail, and it's extremely unpleasant. Particularly horrifying is the fact that there are tons of men watching while little Marik is bleeding profusely and screaming bloody murder. When you considered the fact that the Ishtars are referred to as a clan and that the definition of a clan is a large group of families with a shared ethnic heritage, that means that there were potentially dozens of people who just stood by and did nothing as a innocent child was mentally and physically scared for life. It's even worse afterward; when the ritual ended, Marik was literally just dumped in part of the underground tunnels with no medical care whatsoever. He's covered in blood, half-naked, and can't even stand up because of the pain. He ends up having to drag himself over to a wall and cling to it just to be able to move at all. Keep in mind that this is a ten-year-old child going through all this. When he finally reaches what looks like a hallway, he's nearly about to pass out from blood loss and pain, and then he stumbles upon Rishid who, after scaring his own face, apparently ended up collapsing from the pain while trying to find Marik. Marik is clearly horrified by what happened to his brother and ends up collapsing while both crying his eyes out and laughing like a maniac; from the look on his face, it's quite possible that the manga actually showed the mental break than ended up triggering Dark Marik's creation.



** Along that line, while the anime hinted at Marik being traumatized and driven to some degree of legitimate insanity by his past, the manga explicitly addresses it, and it is rather unsettling. During a conversation with Rishid, Marik told his adoptive brother that "No one fears the darkness more than I do. The moments when I close my eyes to sleep, when I actually sleep, are pure terror." Marik's childhood trapped underground has literally given him PTSD and anxiety so bad that he purposely goes long periods without sleep because simply closing his eyes, or even thinking about doing so, will give give him panic attacks. In the same conversation, he openly talks about wanting to kill himself. From Rishid's thoughts, particularly his thinking that he would kill himself, too, if Marik ever committed suicide, it seems like this isn't the first time Marik has contemplated killing himself, either.
12th Mar '18 7:01:49 PM fabcats1
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** You know how the Japanese anime only showed shadows while the ritual was happening? The manga shows what happened in full detail, and it's extremely unpleasant. Particularly horrifying is the fact that there are tons of men watching while little Marik is bleeding profusely and screaming bloody murder. When you considered the fact that the Ishtars are referred to as a clan and that the definition of a clan is a large group of families with a shared ethnic heritage, that means that there were potentially dozens of people who just stood by and did nothing as a innocent child was mentally and physically scared for life. It's even worse afterward; when the ritual ended, Marik was literally just dumped in part of the underground tunnels with no medical care whatsoever. He's covered in blood, half-naked, and can't even stand up because of the pain. He ends up having to drag himself over to a wall and cling to it just to be able to move at all. Keep in mind that this is a ten-year-old child going through all this. When he finally reaches what looks like a hallway, he's nearly about to pass out from blood loss and pain, and then he stumbles upon Rishid who, after scaring his own face, apparently ended up collapsing from the pain while trying to find Marik. Marik is clearly horrified by what happened to his brother and ends up collapsing while both crying his eyes out and laughing like a maniac; from the look on his face, it's quite possible that the manga actually showed the mental break than ended up triggering Dark Marik's creation.


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** Along that line, while the anime hinted at Marik being traumatized and driven to some degree of legitimate insanity by his past, the manga explicitly addresses it, and it is rather unsettling. During a conversation with Rishid, Marik told his adoptive brother that "No one fears the darkness more than I do. The moments when I close my eyes to sleep, when I actually sleep, are pure terror." Marik's childhood trapped underground has literally given him PTSD and anxiety so bad that he purposely goes long periods without sleep because simply closing his eyes, or even thinking about doing so, will give give him panic attacks. In the same conversation, he openly talks about wanting to kill himself. From Rishid's thoughts, particularly his thinking that he would kill himself, too, if Marik ever committed suicide, it seems like this isn't the first time Marik has contemplated killing himself, either.
7th Mar '18 11:56:42 PM HeroSeeker
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** Just the reveal itself is Nightmare Fuel in of itself. The menacing and malicious Yami Bakura isn't just the soul of [[spoiler:Thief King Bakura]] but also a fraction of [[spoiler:the ancient evil God]] that nearly tore apart all of the, at the time, known world and likely would have continued after destroying all of [[spoiler:Atem's]] kingdom. It brings to mind how he mentioned back at Duelist Kingdom that Yugi had no idea what kind of danger he was facing and now you realize just how right he was.
7th Dec '17 1:00:51 PM lalalei2001
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* ''NightmareFuel/YuGiOhR''



[[folder:Yu-Gi-Oh! R]]
* [[BigBad Tenma Yakou]] has an EyeScream moment in the beginning of the series, after discovering [[spoiler:the duel table with Pegasus' blood splattered over it]] and Crocketts telling him that Yugi had won the duel. His eye then melts out in a surreal scene. Since then, he would usually have a case of MadEye going on.
* The villains' plan is to resurrect Pegasus in Anzu's body, which would consume her soul in the revival process and separate her from anyone who ever cared about her. Worse, since the author said Pegasus and Cyndia were together in death, the plan would have separated them again if it worked.
* The last moments of the duel between Bandit Keith and Jonochi. Keith summons [[spoiler:Wicked Eraser]] which, when it is eventually destroyed, attempts to [[spoiler:''drown Jonouchi and Keith with what appears to be its blood'']] What makes it worse is that Keith ''[[LaughingMad is laughing while he's drowning,]]'' and is [[TakingYouWithMe okay with it just as long as he makes Jonouchi suffer]]. The fact that it may or may not be a hologram... doesn't really help. At all.
* The Wicked Avatar takes Yugi's form, resulting in a shadowy, evil Yugi for Dark Yugi to face down and destroy.
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25th Nov '17 7:20:04 PM lalalei2001
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** Then there's episode 7 of the Toei anime's version of that chapter. Basically, [[spoiler: Kujirada appears to be the bad guy... until the real BigBad of that episode reveals himself in the form of a creepy, glasses-wearing little kid known as Haiyama, who until then was considered the victim of Kujirada's bullying. Turns out ''Kujirada'' is the victim and Haiyama's the one who bullied him senseless with a ''friggin whip,'' and it's implied he has a long history of doing this to big, tough-looking guys to make them do his bidding. Just imagine what would have happened had the CreepyChild not been unmasked.]] It's one of the few instances in which the anime was darker than the manga.



* Episode 4 of the Toei anime has perhaps the most horrific scene in the entire franchise. Yugi battles a thug obsessed with watches who stole Honda's--the Shadow Game has them trying to recover it from a periodic spring, before a giant pendulum takes their hand. [[spoiler: When the thug tries to cheat, the pendulum automatically swipes across his hand--and instead of blood, he sees gears and sprockets in the gash, and lets out a ''horrible'' scream as his glasses fall off and reveal clock hands in his eyes.]]
* Yami Bakura [[spoiler:growing a duel disk [[BodyHorror right out of his arm]] in the manga version of the Memory World arc]].

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* Episode 4 of the Toei anime has perhaps the most horrific scene in the entire franchise. Yugi battles a thug obsessed with watches who stole Honda's--the Shadow Game has them trying to recover it from a periodic spring, before a giant pendulum takes their hand. [[spoiler: When the thug tries to cheat, the pendulum automatically swipes across his hand--and instead of blood, he sees gears and sprockets in the gash, and lets out a ''horrible'' scream as his glasses fall off and reveal clock hands in his eyes.]]
* Yami Bakura [[spoiler:growing growing a duel disk [[BodyHorror right out of his arm]] in the manga version of the Memory World arc]].arc.



* One Toei-anime only episode involved Kaoruko Himekoji, a model who humiliated Miho at a beauty contest by drugging her and ripping her dress apart. Dark Yugi challenged her to a game where they would pick roses from a collection, the loser being the one who picks the last rose. After he wins by picking the second-last rose from Kaoruko's hair, Yugi gives her a Penalty Game where she sees herself as old and ugly... and with ''snakes'' wrapping around her wrists.
* Episode 15 had Risa Kageyama and her two identical sisters, witches who want to collect Yugi's Violet Hecate card and stole the Millennium Puzzle to do it. They were about to defeat Yugi in a duel until Kaiba stepped in, they almost beat Kaiba as well, and get no punishment for their actions. Even worse is that they can easily act like kind, sweet girls, with Risa befriending Yugi at first. They also wield [[WhipItGood whips]], and the scene where they break into Yugi's house has them dropping in from above and attacking Honda and Jonouchi as they chase Yugi down.
4th Nov '17 3:07:50 PM lalalei2001
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** Arguably the worst part is that, considering how 4Kids used the Shadow Realm as a catch-all HandWave for [[NeverSayDie avoiding saying a character died]], it ends up seeming that [[FromBadToWorse practically anyone with a tangential connection to the Millennium Items can initiate a Shadow Game]].

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** Arguably the worst part is that, considering how 4Kids from Battle City on [=4Kids=] used the Shadow Realm as a catch-all HandWave for [[NeverSayDie avoiding saying a character died]], it ends up seeming that [[FromBadToWorse practically anyone with a tangential connection to the Millennium Items can initiate a Shadow Game]].
4th Nov '17 12:56:08 PM GoldenKeyblade
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* Despite the dub having most deaths be replaced with the Shadow Realm, the Realm itself is a place of darkness, pain, and agony where monsters feast on your body and soul as you slowly disappear into oblivion--meaning you can die horribly and painfully while already dead. Any soul sent there increases the power of a Millennium Item, and it's implied the bearer of an Item can leech off trapped souls for extra power.

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* Despite the dub having most deaths be replaced with the Shadow Realm, the Realm itself is a place of darkness, pain, and agony where monsters feast on your body and soul as you slowly disappear into oblivion--meaning you can die horribly and painfully ''[[DeaderThanDead while already dead.dead]]''. Any soul sent there increases the power of a Millennium Item, and it's implied the bearer of an Item can leech off trapped souls for extra power.


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** Arguably the worst part is that, considering how 4Kids used the Shadow Realm as a catch-all HandWave for [[NeverSayDie avoiding saying a character died]], it ends up seeming that [[FromBadToWorse practically anyone with a tangential connection to the Millennium Items can initiate a Shadow Game]].
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