* While much more minor and kind of primitive compared to most of the examples here, one boss of ShinMegamiTensei 2 seems to fall squarely under this. At one point you have to get through a shroud of annoying smog to get to Betelgeuse, the boss of the factory area. You are given no information about what Betelgeuse is beforehand, so when you manage to stumble blindly through the fog, find a small out-of-the-way room, enter it, and get immediately confronted with the near indescribable terror that is [[http://img47.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ohgodvj3.png THIS.]] What makes it worse is that he constantly chatters his fanged jaw in a two-frame animation, but otherwise is completely non-animated, his horrible eyes staring UNBLINKINGLY INTO YOUR SOUL.
* Discovering the truth about [[spoiler:Arcadia]]. And then realizing that this was just an experimental model, and they intended as the final product to have EVERYONE hooked up to this.
** That part is terrible, yes. [[spoiler: But worse than that? Not even the Archangel Gabriel, otherwise the OnlySaneMan on the angels' side, bothers to think what is going to happen with those unfortunates in Arcadia after Gimmel's death, either left to realize just what they've been doing all the time or just rot in the VR chambers, when the [[KillSat Megiddo Arc]] fires...]]
** Although the greenish-blue YHVH [[spoiler:isn't the ''real'' YHVH, it's just a facsimile given form and power out of the other three archangels' desire to have their plan for the Thousand Year Kingdom succeed. They're essentially serving a puppet they made, and they don't even know it.]]
** All three Avatars of God are terrifying in their own way, even worse than [[spoiler:the Fake]] YHVH fought in the Center. Sabaoth, Shaddai and Elohim are all absolutely insane {{Knight Templar}}s intent on firing the Megiddo Arc.
* If you're a devout Christian, you REALLY probably shouldn't play this one, as it paints Abrahamic religion with a '''MUCH''' harsher brush than any other title in the series - let's just say the local [[KnightTemplar Knights Templar]], the Messians, embody the worst aspects of particularly Christian religion, such as the Inquisition and the Old Testament's divine punishments. The real big one for a lot of people is that you have to fight a bunch of Seraphim, as well as God Himself, ''regardless of your alignment.'' (Granted, he's meant to be a representation of gods in general, but that he's named YHVH in-game '''does not help.''') How [[GodIsEvil bad]] is he? Aside from being this huge yellow-skinned... head... THING, he threatens you with a biblical FateWorseThanDeath and makes freaky animations every time you damage him. [[spoiler: YHVH nuked Japan just because not ''absolutely'' everyone was worshipping him. Or the fact ''everyone'' was so horrified at his acts even [[TheDragon Satan]] and the ArchangelGabriel not only give you permission to have a swing at Him, but are even desperate enough to offer to join in in the Law Path?]]
--> "[[ThisIsUnforgivable Not even thousand deaths would be fitting punishment for thy sins!]] [[FateWorseThanDeath I shall smite thee, and in hell I shall torture thee over and over!]] [[FromBadToWorse After an aeon, I shall reincarnate thee, and thy lives shall be those of endless torment, thy bodies tortured in life and thy souls in death!] The same shall come to thy children, and thy children's children, throughout all eternity until the end of time!]] [[PrepareToDie Feel the wrath of my divine lightning, and plummet into the bowels of hell, burning in its unending flames!]]"
** And finally, when you fight him, certain emulators will [[GoodBadBugs freak out and cause the dialogue box to vibrate during the battle]]. Granted, it's unintentional, but God ''[[InterfaceScrew dicking with the game interface]]'' doesn't seem like something he wouldn't do.
* Much like the game's predecessor, if all humans in your party die, the screen [[NothingIsScarier immediately cuts to black]].