History YMMV / Goosebumps

5th Oct '17 10:46:33 PM Javertshark13
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** Samantha Byrd in ''Be Careful What You Wish For.'' She has almost no friends, is terrible at basketball(which she didn't even want to play, but was pressured by her coach and her parents), and she's mercilessly bullied both on and off the court. She doesn't have it any better at home- her younger brother makes fun of her and her parents are very emotionally distant and can't relate to her at all. And that's all ''before'' she meets Clarissa. It says a lot that [[spoiler: she feels being turned into a bird is the ''happiest thing that ever happened to her'', because her life as a human really was that miserable.]]

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** Samantha Byrd in ''Be Careful What You Wish For.'' She has almost no friends, is terrible at basketball(which basketball (which she didn't even want to play, but was pressured by her coach and her parents), and she's mercilessly bullied both on and off the court. She doesn't have it any better at home- her younger brother makes fun of her and her parents are very emotionally distant and can't relate to her at all. And that's all ''before'' she meets Clarissa. It says a lot that [[spoiler: she feels being turned into a bird is the ''happiest thing that ever happened to her'', because her life as a human really was that miserable.]]
2nd Oct '17 5:52:08 PM Storygirl000
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* TakeThatScrappy: As noted above, the [[AnnoyingYoungerSibling Annoying Younger Siblings]] often fall into {{Scrappy}} territory. Which is why it's ''immensly'' satisfying when the TwistEnding for ''The Cuckoo Clock Of Doom'' gets Tara Webster-who is a strong contender for the worst of the lot-[[spoiler: [[RetGone erased from existence]]]], with her brother being the only one to remember her and choosing not to get her back.

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* TakeThatScrappy: As noted above, the [[AnnoyingYoungerSibling Annoying Younger Siblings]] often fall into {{Scrappy}} territory. Which is why it's ''immensly'' satisfying when the TwistEnding for ''The Cuckoo Clock Of Doom'' gets Tara Webster-who Webster -- who is a strong contender for the worst of the lot-[[spoiler: [[RetGone lot -- [[spoiler:[[RetGone erased from existence]]]], existence]], with her brother being the only one to remember her and choosing not to get her back.]]
6th Sep '17 9:18:55 AM Morgenthaler
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** Creator/AmandaTapping appears as the main character's mom in ''It Came From Beneath The Sink'' a few years before her break-out role on ''Series/StargateSG1''.
4th Aug '17 1:20:24 PM SpaceHunterDrakeRedcrest
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: Meeting Mrs. Forster and Fifi near the beginning of the game. Unlike other monsters in the game, they don't require any specific items to get past and they're never seen again after the player's brief talk to Mrs. Forster.


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* NightmareRetardant: Officer Murphy in the final level of ''Goosebumps: The Game'' might be scarier if he didn't {{avert|ed Trope}} {{Jump Scare}}s [[note]]the other characters will jump at the screen, but he doesn't[[/note]] and if he didn't have a {{narm}}y [[PreAssKickingOneLiner one-liner]] ready for you.
22nd Jul '17 10:29:02 PM Clown-Face
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** ''Piano Lessons Can Be Murder'': Mr. Toggle is a self-described brilliant robotician who runs a piano school that Jerry is sent to by his parents. While he appears to be a friendly, eccentric caretaker who shows Jerry around the school, it soon becomes clear who he really is. Creating [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots Dr. Shreek]] to act as a figurehead, Toggle would lure people of all ages to his school for lessons, only to murder them and make their hands into piano-playing automatons. One victim's ghost was condemned to haunt Jerry's house to warn him away, and it's implied at one point that he could hear another crying for help. When the boy finally discovers his crimes, Toggle [[FauxAffablyEvil calmly explains]] that he did it partially to [[ForScience further his robotics research]] and also because [[MadArtist he thinks music sounds so much better without human mistakes.]] He's only stopped from inflicting [[WouldHurtAChild this same fate on Jerry]] when the ghosts of his victims arrive to get their hands back and avenge their murders. Mr. Toggle was motivated by little else than [[ItsAllAboutMe his artistic vision and ego,]] and remains one of the most twisted characters in a normally campy franchise. (The TV Adaptation even implies [[SelfMadeOrphan his first victim was his mother, who ends up tormenting him to play the piano in her place forever.]])

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** ''Piano Lessons Can Be Murder'': [[SerialKiller Mr. Toggle Toggle]] is a self-described brilliant robotician who runs a piano school that Jerry is sent to by his parents. While he appears to be a friendly, eccentric caretaker who shows Jerry around the school, it soon becomes clear who he really is. Creating [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots Dr. Shreek]] to act as a figurehead, Toggle would lure people of all ages to his school for lessons, only to murder them and make their hands into piano-playing automatons. One victim's ghost was condemned to haunt Jerry's house to warn him away, and it's implied at one point that he could hear another crying for help. When the boy finally discovers his crimes, Toggle [[FauxAffablyEvil calmly explains]] that he did it partially to [[ForScience further his robotics research]] and also because [[MadArtist he thinks music sounds so much better without human mistakes.]] He's only stopped from inflicting [[WouldHurtAChild this same fate on Jerry]] when the ghosts of his victims arrive to get their hands back and avenge their murders. Mr. Toggle was motivated by little else than [[ItsAllAboutMe his artistic vision and ego,]] and remains one of the most twisted characters in a normally campy franchise. (The TV Adaptation even implies [[SelfMadeOrphan his first victim was his mother, who ends up tormenting him to play the piano in her place forever.]])
8th Jul '17 5:47:00 AM Storygirl000
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* TakeThatScrappy: As noted above, the [[AnnoyingYoungerSibling Annoying Younger Siblings]] often fall into {{Scrappy}} territory. Which is why it's ''immensly'' satisfying when the TwistEnding for ''The Cuckoo Clock Of Doom'' erases Tara Webster-who is a strong contender for the worst of the lot-get erased from existence, with her brother being the only one to remember her and choosing not to get her back.

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* TakeThatScrappy: As noted above, the [[AnnoyingYoungerSibling Annoying Younger Siblings]] often fall into {{Scrappy}} territory. Which is why it's ''immensly'' satisfying when the TwistEnding for ''The Cuckoo Clock Of Doom'' erases gets Tara Webster-who is a strong contender for the worst of the lot-get lot-[[spoiler: [[RetGone erased from existence, existence]]]], with her brother being the only one to remember her and choosing not to get her back.
8th Jul '17 5:44:58 AM Storygirl000
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* TakeThatScrappy: As noted above, the [[AnnoyingYoungerSibling Annoying Younger Siblings]] often fall into {{Scrappy}} territory. Which is why it's ''immensly'' satisfying when the TwistEnding for ''The Cuckoo Clock Of Doom'' erases Tara Webster-who is a strong contender for the worst of the lot-get erased from existence, with her brother being the only one to remember her and choosing not to get her back.
2nd Jul '17 1:41:11 PM ACW
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**''Attack of the Graveyard Ghouls'': In life, Oswald Manse was a [[TeensAreMonsters teenage criminal]] who terrorized the aptly named town of Highgrave with his brother Martin. The two started a fire that destroyed half the town and caused hundreds of casualties, condemning the souls of the victims to [[FateWorseThanDeath haunt the cemetery as "Graveyard Ghouls", unable to leave without taking someone else's body]]. Years later, when the protagonist, Spencer Kassimir, stumbles across the brothers' grave, Oswald, now a ghoul himself, [[GrandTheftMe hijacks his body]], leaving Spencer a disembodied spirit. After adjusting to his new form, Manse goes on a violent rampage and begins setting fire to the neighborhood before trying to [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness incinerate Spencer's body so he can move onto a stronger one]], all while gloating how powerless the boy is to stop him. When Spencer thwarts him, Oswald reunites with his brother's ghoul, and the two try to murder Spencer's family [[AnAxeToGrind with fire axes]] out of spite. An unrepentant maniac who took [[ForTheEvulz sheer thrill in the terror and destruction he spread]], Oswald was [[TheDreaded reviled and feared]] even among his fellow ghouls.
29th Jun '17 11:15:46 PM lalaTKG
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* ReplacementScrappy: Dr. Maniac to The Masked Mutant. While the Mutant was apparently popular enough to get his own video game, he never reappeared. Dr. Maniac, who's story is an obvious SpiritualSuccessor, not only got a sequel, but a recurring role throughout the Horror Land books. The only villain to show up as much as him is Slappy.

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* ReplacementScrappy: Dr. Maniac to The Masked Mutant. While the Mutant was apparently popular enough to get his own video game, he never reappeared. Dr. Maniac, who's whose story is an obvious SpiritualSuccessor, not only got a sequel, but a recurring role throughout the Horror Land books. The only villain to show up as much as him is Slappy.
29th Jun '17 11:10:39 PM lalaTKG
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** Conan, the JerkJock of the ''MonsterBlood'' series, crosses it in the third book when he is shown threatening little kids with a baseball bat.

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** Conan, the JerkJock of the ''MonsterBlood'' ''Monster Blood'' series, crosses it in the third book when he is shown threatening little kids with a baseball bat.
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