->"We tried to escape, but they found us. They took us all, turned us. [[MercyKill The men, they kill... they're merciful.]] But the women, [[FateWorseThanDeath they want.]] [[BodyHorror They want to touch, to mold, to change until you are filled with them.]] They took Laryn. [[ImAHumanitarian They made her eat the others, our friends.]] She tore off her husband's face and drank his blood. [[ExplosiveBreeder And while she ate, she grew.]] [[TheCorruption She swelled and turned gray and she smelled like them.]] [[TheVirus They remade her in their image.]] [[MookMaker Then she made more of]] [[BeePeople them.]] [[BabyFactory Broodmother..."]]
-->-- Hespith

Creator/BioWare marketed ''Franchise/DragonAge'' as "DarkFantasy." They weren't kidding.

* NightmareFuel/DragonAgeOrigins
* NightmareFuel/DragonAgeOriginsAwakening
* NightmareFuel/DragonAgeII
* NightmareFuel/DragonAgeInquisition
!!Franchise-spanning nightmare fuel:

* Flemeth. She may be friendly and [[AffablyEvil affable]] but thinking about her for more than a few minutes is truly nightmarish, partly because of how ambiguous her character is kept. First there's her backstory and whether it's true or not doesn't make it any less horrific. Then there's how she has managed to live for so long with her stealing of daughters' bodies. But as said above, the ambiguous nature of her character is a big part of what makes her so terrifying. Morrigan states that she is not a blood mage, abomination or even humian. Fenris states the same thing. Even Anders doesn't truly know what she is. Her cryptic warnings don't help either.
* [[FateWorseThanDeath What we know about what the Qunari do their mages.]] [[NothingIsScarier And what we]] ''don't''.