* The episode "Jungle Cruise". A killer who skins his victims alive and leaves them in great pain to die a while after it? Check. Showing the victims in all the gory detail? Check. Showing a video of the killer beginning to skin his victims alive, including a scream which consisted of pure blood-chilling agony? Check. This particular episode was gruesome enough to get a warning on Adult Swim. In YTV, this was initially skipped over when the show was broadcasted in Canada due to the brutal content. The second airing gave a warning to viewers on what to expect.
** He also plugs into his victim's brain to make them see through his eyes. He makes them watch themselves being skinned alive.
*** Somewhere it had been admitted that this episode was a homage to the film ''StrangeDays'', and rightfully so, only what happens here is a touch more horrific.
* The first time the Individual Eleven assemble they [[spoiler:cut each other's heads off live on TV, save Kuze]].
* There's also the time the Major fires an anti-tank gun into an armoured suit from point-blank while the guy inside is screaming in terror, though that's unintentionally creepy.
* Kazundo Gohda. Period. Also, the last episode of 2nd GiG [[spoiler: when Section 9 attempts to capture Gohda, only for Major Kusangi to BRUTALLY kill him (you see his head explode, leaving only his lower jaw and tongue)]].
* The Puppeteer seizing control of Togusa's body in ''Solid State Society'' and [[spoiler: forcing him to deliver his own daughter to it. The fact that he came ''this'' close to [[DrivenToSuicide shooting himself]] to save her makes it even worse.]]
* The second series uses exploding heads symbolically, once in the first episode and once in the last. [[{{Gorn}} There is no panning away.]]
* The manga manages to give Batou a genuinely scary "[[http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a291/Cusashorn/IMG_20120903_235138.jpg Rape Face]]" in it's portrayal of episode 6: "IDOLATOR"