* Begins with the scene where the Wolf King kills Chirin's mother. This actually applies to the entirety of the movie, with a whole bunch of scenes, including:
* A scene in which Chirin falls into a big cavern after trying to attack the wolf.
* A scene where a bird is killed by a snake as she tries to protect her eggs and Chirin accidentally smashes her eggs trying to defend them.
* Chirin's transformation into a demonic-looking ram.
* The Wolf is frightening-looking even when he's not attacking anyone.
* Chirin and the wolf killing other animals.
* The profoundly bleak ending.