[[folder: Fridge Horror ]]
* ''[[VideoGame/LuigisMansion Luigi's Mansion]]''. You go around sucking up ghosts for a little old man who turns them into paintings. While some of the ghosts, like Bogmire, are simply monstrous constructs, many of the ghosts are the ghosts of people, as in people who ''died''. Think about that: not only are you trapping the restless souls of the formally living against their will, you're also ''flattening their very souls into paintings''! In other words, E. Gadd is a madman who uses ''human souls'' as decorations for his underground lair. To top it all off, one of the ghosts is a ''one-year-old child.''
** And then there's the heart quotes. Most of these are harmless little tidbits of speech that the ghost is keeping to themself. But then there's Sue Pea. It's a hint at how to beat her, but think. What if that quote was her last words?
** Actually, WordOfGod states that the baby ghost, Chauncey, was born as a ghost to Neville and Lydia. That could mean that everyone in the house were just born that way.
*** But that gets even worse if you equate being "born dead" with being "stillborn".
*** And it's implied that being born as a ghost is what made Chauncey so powerful. Since none of the other ordinary portrait ghosts are of boss quality we can probably assume he was the only one in the mansion born dead.
** It gets worse. There's a bug in one part of the game that shows [[http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k92/Aska49/luigismansion0000.jpg Luigi's shadow on a wall]], floating... or rather, [[DrivenToSuicide hanging]] in the air. [[UnfortunateImplications Dear god...]]
** To people who played ''VideoGame/PaperMario'', Luigi's cowardice seems weird. In that game, he was eager and adventurous. However, if you read his diary at one point, you can see he was already scared of ghosts. And the first game with Luigi's fearful personality? ''Luigi's Mansion'', where he has to travel through a haunted mansion. Luigi is ''traumatized''. [[ThereAreNoTherapists And nobody seems to be helping him]].
** Actually it seems that being "captured" in a painting is not that bad at least according to Madame Clairvoya who is the only ghost willing to be put back into her painting and help Luigi find his brother. This is a quote of her last words to Luigi: "This is all I can show you, Luigi... That was the last of my power. But I have given words to what the spirits have shown... so I can return to my painting satisfied. Send me there now, you vacuum-wielding rogue! Ahhhhh! Finally, I can return in peace to my painting... Sweet happiness in oils... I thank you... I thank you, kind Luigi!"
*** Then again, Madame Clairvoya is pretty weird, even by ghost standards, so she might be the only one who thinks that way. After all, the rest of the ghosts don't seem very eager to return to their paintings.
[[folder: Fridge Brilliance ]]
* Wondering Why does King Boo doesn't have his Jewel Crown in later games? Because Luigi sold it to buy his new mansion. How does he get it back in Luigi's Mansion 2? Let's just say there may be a jewel buyer ghost.
** [[spoiler:Jossed. King Boo's jewel crown in Luigi's Mansion 2 is a piece of the Dark Moon.]]