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Ahh, ''Yu-Gi-Oh!''. Filled with wonderful [[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries Children's Card Games]]. [[TemptingFate It's not like anything in a series like this could scare you, ri]] -- OH MY GOD WHAT IS THAT?!

The [[DeFictionalization defictionalized]] card game [[NightmareFuel/YuGiOhCardGame has its own page]].

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[[folder: The Franchise as a Whole ]]


* The original, Japanese version of the animes are much darker than their dub counterparts, and in ''Yu-Gi-Oh!'''s case, the manga is much darker than the anime adaptation.
* Many {{Superpowered Evil Side}}s Gained by characters can be disturbing. The eyes gain creepy colorations, veiny bulges tend to appear on their face and their voice changes can become really disturbing. [[http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_maf50sLI6N1rttq8a.png Dark Marik here demonstrates just how creepy the evil sides of characters in this franchise can be.]]
** If we're talking about Dark [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Marik]]/[[MeaningfulName Malik]], we can't really leave out [[spoiler:''him scraping the skin off of his father's back while the victim screamed in pain'']], can we?
* A number of the card images can be this, especially cards that deal with Dark-attribute or Zombie-type monsters.
* [[spoiler:Zorc Necrophades. He is large, has fangs, horns and a freaking dragon on his CROTCH]].
** Correction: [[spoiler:The Dragon IS HIS CROTCH!!]]

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[[folder: Yu-Gi-Oh! (Toei Anime), Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters and the Original Manga ]]


* Several of the Shadow Games from the Original Manga and the Toei Anime are incredibly dangerous. and many of them are from the main heroes SuperPoweredEvilSide, no less. One of the mildest examples of the Penalty Games is SETTING SOMEONE ON FIRE!
** Kanekura's Penalty Game is also disturbing, as Ammit towers over him and the shock gives him a heart attack. Neither Ammit itself or Kanekura's shocked face is decent to look at, to say at least...
*** The chapter when Jounouchi had been forced back into his evil gang, but when he rebelled, they took him to a warehouse where they TORTURED HIM, by beating him and electrocuting him with a taser.
*** Also, in Chapter 5, when Anzu gets knocked out with chloroform...and it's implied that the guy who knocked her out wants to rape her. Creepy enough...but then, we never get to see what Dark Yugi himself does to her, do we? The chapter ends with him standing next to her unconscious body. We have NO IDEA what he could have done to her.
--> '''Dark Yugi:''' [[DudeShesLikeInAComa And over here, we have a sleeping beauty.]]
* [[ExactlyWhatItSaysontheTin Imori and his Soul-eating Jar]] in Chapters 46 and 47 of the manga (and the Toei anime). In the manga Imori states that it takes the Jar about 3 months to fully consume a victim soul, implying that you spend 3 months being eaten little by little .... ''brrr''.
* [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Ammit Ammit...just Ammit.]] The SlasherSmile [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Ammit on that thing does not help.]]
* The scene of Pegasus [[EyeScream receiving the Millennium Eye]]. In the manga, the scene itself is more ambiguous, Shadi's men merely approach Pegasus with the Eye and what seems to be a knife, and the next thing we see is [[ShadowDiscretionShot Pegasus' silhouette and his screams]]. The anime is much more blatant with Shadi pushing the artifact into Pegasus' eye socket whose face obviously shows pain and ''then'' hear his scream. The anime even adds a scene of him trying to get back on his knees, groaning, while holding the left part of his face. Then there's the scene with [[spoiler:Dark Bakura taking his Eye out, licking the blood off it.]][[note]]Manga only, the anime only shows [[spoiler:Dark Bakura licking a bloodless Millennium Eye, which was removed from the dub entirely.]][[/note]]
** Then, in the movie, there is a scene where Pegasus pulls back his hair, [[GoryDiscretionShot and all we see is Kaiba's horrified reaction.]] Just in case you were in any doubt as to what [[spoiler:Dark Bakura did to Pegasus]].
* The Millennium Items themselves, thanks to their evil intelligence and their possession of an independent mind to a degree. When Shadi puts on the Millennium Ring on a graverobber, it [[spoiler:''stabs him in the chest and burns his body to the bone'']] because it deemed him unworthy. Pegasus' reaction at the scene speaks for itself.
-->'''Shadi:''' The Millennium Items' ownership is for those whose soul is worthy... Therefore the souls of those who don't deserve them will be [[spoiler:burned to death]]...
* The creation of the Millennium Items. [[spoiler:Who would want to wear something made of gold and the melted remains of 99 massacred villagers?]]
* Dark Bakura in particular is very disturbing. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhl98Lu7WU4 Especially when he starts laughing.]]
** Dark Bakura has no fear of death, by the way.
** Both him and the Millennium Ring are terrifying. Just think about it. You're a shy, quiet, good kid. Then one day, your AdventurerArchaeologist father gives you a shiny little trinket from ancient Egypt, and suddenly, everything changes. You find yourself with strange gaps in your memory and people around you start going into comas for no apparent reason. And most of the time, these victims are your friends, who you were just playing a friendly tabletop RPG with the day before. Then you finally make a new friend with a similar pendant, and then [[FromBadToWorse you start hearing a voice in your head]]. And it wants to skip the comas this time and outright kill your new friends. Oh yeah, and that voice also turns out to either be [[spoiler:the vengeful spirit of an ancient tomb robber, an EldritchAbomination, or some twisted combination of the two]]. It can [[DemonicPossession take over your body at will]], [[SpotTheImpostor flawlessly imitate your voice and behavior]] (in the anime), and do all sorts of horrible things and leave you to suffer the consequences. And no matter what you try to do about it, that accursed pendant of yours just ''[[ClingyMacguffin Won't. Go. Away.]]'' This thing has you at its mercy, and there is absolutely ''nothing'' you can do to stop it.
** Imagine being in the friend's shoes... get screwed by the dice and the EldritchAbomination that's possessing your friend turns you into an role-playing NPC doll that will say the same line for all eternity.
** Don't forget he is probably a masochist, [[spoiler: who will willingly harm himself leaving his host wondering what the hell "happened to his arm."]] Not to mention in the Egyptian arc [[spoiler: he thieves the pharaoh's sarcophagus and drags it around behind his horse as a bargaining tool]] not to mention [[spoiler: his monster host is impervious to the sealing powers of the millennium items.]] NOT TO MENTION [[spoiler: he's still as evil and wicked when the monster is temporarily removed from him.]]
* Dark Marik is just as frightening. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCY5Vs67WLg And laughs just as much]]. Actually, Dark Marik is probably the highest source of horror in the original series, with [[spoiler:Zorc Necrophades]] being the only other more terrifying entity than him.
** All the shit he does with his tongue is either seriously scary, or serious NightmareRetardant, depending on your point of view.
** Don't forget he was [[spoiler: created by the hatred and pain Marik had to go through as a CHILD when he was forced into the tomb keepers ritual by having the sacred script KNIFED into his back]] Sure, the dub "softened that blow" by saying it was [[spoiler: tattooed]] but STILL!
*** No, it does NOT soften the blow. [[spoiler: To achieve that level of detail in a tattoo without the aid of modern needles, it's most likely that Marik's was inflicted using a method that the Inuit people used; taking a needle and thread, dipping it in ink and sliding it through under the skin like you're sewing. It leaves nice clean lines and it's reasonably hygienic, but it ''hurts so much''. To prevent the ink from fading you need to get it quite deep under the epidermis. In amongst all the nerves. Seeing the level of detail in the thing, it's a safe bet that it would have taken ''goddamn days'' to do it. Most likely with a handmade needle, much thicker than the one in your sewing kit, with rough jute thread to pick up the ink, and the ink itself would probably be some horrible concoction. Sandpaper string. Covered in caustic ink. In the soft skin on your back. For days.]] Don't you love it when the dub mackeres the situation into something ''worse?''
** Another creepy thing with Dark Marik is when a semi-transparent part of his face stretches to the side, usually when Marik is particularly angry or about to do something exceptionally evil. I'm not sure what it's supposed to mean but it's damn creepy.
*** It's possible this is showing Dark Marik's personality fragmenting further under stress, as Dark Marik himself isn't a fully-formed personality when it took over Marik's body. In the Japanese Manga/Anime, Dark Marik gradually devolves from simply hateful to a slavering animal wanting to hurt everyone he can, however he can. Dark Marik was born from Marik's displaced rage and pain; if Dark Marik's original motivation was "Kill and hurt those who hurt us!", without Marik to moderate it, the motivation gradually deteriorated to "Kill and hurt everyone who gets in my way!" and then finally "KILL HURT KILL HURT".
** In the same episode, there was the Dark Necrofear. Even in the dub, that thing was creepy as hell. In the Japanese version, when she dies, the viewer is treated to a lovely shot of Dark Necrofear's [[EyeScream eyes burning out of her head]]. This was, understandably, cut out of the dub.
* Despite the Dub having most deaths be replaced with the Shadow Realm, the idea is freaky. Basically we have what could be consider ''Yu-Gi-Oh'''s version of Hell, a place of darkness, pain, and agony where monsters will feast on your body and soul as you slowly disappear into oblivion. In some way, the Dub may have unintentionally created a FateWorseThanDeath.
** Yami warns Yugi during their duel with Pegasus that his soul would be ''shredded'' if he stayed in the Shadow Realm too long.
* Pegasus's Toon cards. What happens when the wacky, colorful, silly cartoon characters turn their antics on you? You get a bug-eyed, cackling Blue-Eyes with a mouth full of exaggerated fangs, or a big red Ryu-Ran who laughs as it inhales to blast you to ash with nostril flames. They look like classic American animation Toons, but they are Toons in a card game based around ancient shadow magic and interdimensional monsters, and they are terrifying! Even the non-Toons Pegasus uses are creepy, like Bikuribox, a Jack-in-the-Box who pops out, reaches into its mouth to pull out a giant gleaming scythe, then launches forward on its spring with an EvilLaugh to slice you into ribbons.
** And let's not forget how Pegasus creates his Toons - by sending them into Toon World and sealing them inside, if they want to or not. He's essentially conducting MindRape on the original monster to turn it into a PsychopathicManchild of itself. And let's not even get into the idea that Duel Monsters are supposed to be the incarnate souls of humans. [[spoiler:Just think about what the Blue-Eyes Toon Dragon means in terms of ''Kisara'']]...and does Pegasus ''realize'' this is what he's doing? The man does seem to like capturing souls...
* Right after Bandit Keith (known as Keith Howard in the manga) [[spoiler:loses to Jonouchi in the Duelist Kingdom,]] Keith decided to [[spoiler:confront Pegasus in the hall. He held out a knife and demanded that Pegasus give him the prize money. Pegasus' guard prepared to take out a gun, but Pegasus insisted there was no need for a weapon. Pegasus said that he was aware Keith had cheated against Jonouchi and that he intended to punish him. Pegasus deemed Keith to have lost his Duelist's mind when they fought in America and inflicted the "Hand and Gun" Penalty Game on him. Keith's hand was then slowly turned into a gun, which he was FORCED to use to play Russian roulette with, killing himself.]]
** This was changed in the anime, in which [[spoiler:he was thrown out of the castle and into the lake hundreds of feet below.]]
* Slifer the Sky Dragon/Sky Dragon of Osiris appeared to be doing its best to invoke this on Yami Yugi of all people when Yami Yugi had to face it, and it ''was damn well working.'' He even says that he's frozen in actual fear. The best example is in the manga, even in a cage, protected from the God card, Yami Yugi was practically crapping himself. And then the cage disappears...and Slifer wastes no time in lowering its head so that it's mere ''inches'' away from Yami Yugi and eyeballing him with a snarl.
* The Doma/Doom/"Waking the Dragons" arc. The whole soul-stealing thing was bad, but considering how we had Yami using the evil "Seal of Orichalcos" card, and going all evil, only to loose his duel, but Yugi took his place so he wouldn't loose his soul, then the duel against Yugi where ''he'' used said evil card... not to mention the revelation of who the Orichalchos Knights were behind their helmets... ''gah'' that was a really dark season!
** Kuribabylon, a larger Kuriboh with two fangs and a horn. Normally it's just as cute as the original Kuriboh, but when Yami Yugi corrupts it with the Orichalcos card, it's fur changes to dark blue, its eyes glow red with a malevolent glare, and its two fangs become a big wide smile of long sharp teeth. *shivers* That's one scary cottonball you've got there, Pharaoh.
** Yami is dueling Weevil, who tears up a card saying that it's the Seal of Orichalcos that Yugi is trapped in. Yami goes berserk and uses the whole "monsters are real" aspect of the Seal to beat Weevil to a pulp with a spell card that gives his monster almost limitless attacks. Tea freaks out for good reason.
** Guardian Dreadscythe, a darker zombified version of Guardian Eatos wearing a mask. It's big, intimidating, almost impossible to defeat, and it by the look in its eye it likely takes pleasure in destroying its enemies. It beheaded a dragon!
*** Dreadscythe is literally implacable, it cannot leave the field if you draw enough cards. It will just keep hacking and slashing... and then there is Soul Hunting, its trap card, which works against cards that switch it to defense mode, the only real way to stop it. It is the GrimReaper, and it now swipes away any defense mode monsters you have, leading to most likely a direct attack. By a big, monstrous thing wielding a ''huge fucking sickle.''
* In the manga, Japanese anime, and English dub, at the start of the Memory World arc, Yugi's grandpa gives us a flashback of when he took the Millennium Puzzle out of the Pharaoh's tomb. But in every single version, the puzzle is the ''only'' thing that's in the burial chamber of the tomb. The Pharaoh's body isn't there! Maybe sealing away that evil magic came with the price of destroying the Pharaoh's body. And if that's the case.... [[spoiler:One of the beliefs of ancient Egyptians was that the body needed to be intact to allow a spirit to enter the afterlife, so if something happened to the Pharaoh's body he shouldn't have been able to enter the afterlife no matter what the outcome of his ceremonial duel with Yugi. He should have been trapped forever between life and death, a spirit never at rest.]]
** It turns into NightmareRetardant when one thinks about it: The ancient Egyptians most likely buried [[spoiler:Atem's]] body somewhere else.
** FridgeBrilliance: [[spoiler:That was the reason the Pharaoh couldn't pass on in the first place. In the manga, it was confirmed that sealing himself in the Puzzle destroyed his body. He was ''already'' trapped forever between life and death, sealed in the Millennium Puzzle. The Ceremonial Battle was what was needed to allow him to pass.]]
* Chapter 21 of the manga, we have Kujirada's digital pet who, apart from looking absolutely disturbing and scary, eats other pets!!
** Then there's episode 7 of season 0, the anime version of that chapter. Basically, [[spoiler: Kujirada appears to be the bad guy... until the real BigBad of that episode reveals himself in the form of a creepy, glasses-wearing little kid known as Haiyama, who until then was considered the victim of Kujirada's bullying. Turns out ''Kujirada'' is the victim and Haiyama's the one who bullied him senseless with a ''friggin whip,'' and it's implied he has a long history of doing this to big, tough-looking guys to make them do his bidding. Just imagine what would have happened had the CreepyChild not been unmasked...]] probably one of the few instances in which the anime was darker than the manga
* The duel against Pandora (Arkana) during Battle City. Yeah, most of us know that in the Japanese anime, it featured buzzsaws that would cut the loser's feet off. In both versions of the anime, however, Yugi manages to save Pandora before the thing can touch him. He has no such luck in the original manga, where one can actually ''see'' the buzzsaw draw blood from what's probably one of his legs' major arteries before Yugi saves him. Even worse? Right after Yugi leaves, Marik looks into Pandora's memories and stirs up any and all suicidal thought's he's had before, meaning that ''the moment he wakes up, he'll go and kill himself''. Keep in mind, ''this is supposed to be the "good" half of Marik''.
* The Ventriloquist of the Dead's Penalty Game. Trapped for the rest of the life in an illusion to be tortured by a very disturbing-looking, Chuckyesque puppet version of himself. Shudder.
* In the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga, Marik hypnotises Anzu and forces her to [[spoiler:take a pill, presumably a CyanidePill, between her teeth]]. If Yugi does not [[spoiler:duel Jonouchi]], Marik will [[spoiler:force her to swallow it]]. (In the anime, [[spoiler:a giant block of concrete was suspended above her head]].)
** Because [[spoiler: being crushed into a bloody paste is ''so much better'' than poison.]]
* Another example from the Battle City arc, the fate of Seeker, the first Rare Hunter (and Exodia-user) that was defeated by [[spoiler: Atem]], especially in the dub. Just picturing what a then-faceless villain was capable by witnessing a fully-grown, hyper-confident duelist reduced to screaming for forgiveness in quite visible terror was unnerving enough, but seeing the poor man's eyes, bulging with veins and shaking with fear until the pupil slowly fades away into lifeless BlankWhiteEyes, with the subsequent involuntary breakdance/seizure thing that Marik forces his unwitting, zombie-like puppet to perform was extremely unnerving.
** There's also how Marik possesses him in the manga which makes it even more disturbing to view. While the eye symbol appears over his ahead in the anime, in the manga his forehead actually [[BodyHorror transforms and swells]] into the symbol's shape, with him screaming in agony the entire time as it happens until he's taken over.
* In the duel with the Paradox Brothers, Yugi uses the Mystic Box on a spider-like monster called Jirai Gumo. When it opens, we get to see the lovely picture of an already creepy spider with swords sticking through it.
* There's a verse in the American song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVFUuTKzA7k&feature=related "Face Up, Face Down"]] that's a little on the creepy side.
--> ''What's wrong now, you look so sad.''
--> ''[[YourSoulIsMine Losing your soul]] doesn't feel'' that ''bad.''
--> ''Those you love have told me so,''
--> ''and soon my friend, you too, will know.''
* Ms. Chono's true face, coupled with her pretty one cracking apart and falling off.
* Episode 4 of the Toei anime has perhaps the most horrific scene in the entire franchise. Yugi battles a thug obsessed with watches who stole Honda's--the Shadow Game has them trying to recover it from a periodic spring, before a giant pendulum takes their hand. [[spoiler: When the thug tries to cheat, the pendulum automatically swipes across his hand--and instead of blood, he sees gears and sprockets in the gash, and lets out a '''HORRIBLE''' scream as his glasses fall off and reveal clock hands in his eyes.]]
* Yami Bakura [[spoiler:growing a duel disk [[BodyHorror right out of his arm]] in the manga version of the Memory World arc]].
* The [=4Kids=] dub ''added'' some Nightmare Fuel before Yugi's battle with Pegasus, where his grandfather pleads with him to stop Pegasus, for the world's sake. If he had this much power with one Millennium Item, imagine what he could do with ''two''. The Japanese version had him tell Yugi that he was in pain and to rescue him quickly.
* Kaiba's vision of Mokuba being trapped inside the rotting Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon, then seeing ''himself'' melting.
* In the Legendary Heroes arc, Kaiba is trapped in a virtual reality video game and chained to a pillar by a Witty Phantom, who is based off of Pegasus's personality and shares his voice. To make things worse, the monsters plan to sacrifice him in order to summon the Mythic Dragon.
* In the Virtual World arc, after the Big 5 defeat Tristan, they take turns sharing his body.
* One Toei-anime only episode involved Kaoruko Himekoji, a model who humiliated Miho at a beauty contest by ripping her dress apart. Dark Yugi challenged her to a game where they would pick roses from a collection, the loser being the one who picks the last rose. After he wins by picking the second-last rose from Kaoruko's hair, Yugi gives her a Penalty Game where she sees herself as old and ugly... and with ''snakes'' wrapping around her wrists.
* The Toei anime had a set of girls called the Kageyama sisters, witches who want to collect Yugi's Violet Hecate card and stole the Millennium Puzzle to do it. They were about to defeat Yugi until Kaiba stepped in, and get no punishment for their actions. Even worse is that normally they're kind, sweet girls until Duel Monsters is mentioned, with Risa befriending Yugi at first. They also wield [[WhipItGood whips]].

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[[folder: Yu-Gi-Oh! R ]]


* [[BigBad Tenma Yakou]] has an EyeScream moment in the beginning of the series, after discovering [[spoiler:the duel table with Pegasus' blood splattered over it]] and Crocketts telling him that Yugi had won the duel. His eye then melts out in a surreal scene. Since then, he would usually have a case of MadEye going on.
* The last moments of the duel between Bandit Keith and Jounochi. Keith summons [[spoiler:Wicked Eraser]] which, when it is eventually destroyed, attempts to [[spoiler:''drown Jonouchi and Keith with what appears to be its blood'']] What makes it worse is that Keith ''[[LaughingMad is laughing while he's drowning,]]'' and is [[TakingYouWithMe okay with it just as long as he makes Jonouchi suffer]]. The fact that it may or may not be a hologram... doesn't really help. At all.

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[[folder: Yu-Gi-Oh! Pyramid Of Light ]]

* Pegasus pulling his hair back to show Kaiba his empty eye socket.
* The zombies.
* Yugi missing with the dagger throw is both funny and this trope.
* Two rather distinctive sequences make the movie feel like it's ramped up a bit from the anime:
** Yugi's exploration of the Puzzle (which he's trapped in while screaming in pain) results only in doors leading to utter nothingness. Upon yet ''another'' door, he stops and screams for the Pharaoh in utter frustration, as the camera pulls back to reveal just how massive and empty the chamber is. The shot was used in the movie's trailer.
*** For extra Fridge, think about the implications for the original series. Yugi despairs being locked in the maze within a few minutes. Think about what being trapped in a maze with endless doors and with no sign of your identity might have done to the Pharaoh's state of mind, given that he was imprisoned for 5,000 years, and suddenly the Season 0 persona might not need to be written off as 'the early days of the series before the artist found his feet'. Who wouldn't be a little off-kilter after that?
** Soon after this, Kaiba summons Peten the Dark Clown and attacks the Pharaoh directly. Before Kaiba even makes the attack command, Peten's card vanishes and reappears behind Pharaoh's, after which Peten stabs him straight through the back - and through the ''heart''. The stabbing is silhouetted, but right on-screen.
** Another charming bit is when Anubis tells Yami, 'Soon worms will feast on your flesh as they feasted on mine.' Yami Yugi is actually shaking in fear for a few seconds.

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[[folder: Yu-Gi-Oh! GX and its Manga ]]


* Trueman's and Darkness' ([[spoiler:the one from the last arc]]) monsters could qualify.
** The Darkness Bramble, which bursts through Darkness' chest, Darkness Outsider, which is a clown which opens its face to tentacle rape things with its brain, and Darkness Neosphere especially.
* The Facial expressions done By Saiou when The Light of Ruin fully posseses him are practically worthy of Rivaling Yami Marik's Facial Distortions.
* Yubel. Just, Yubel. If anyone wants to elaborate, they can. The fact that she/He looks like Yami Marik and Yami Bakura's love child dosen't do anything to lower the nightmare factor.
** Going into more detail, in the Japanese version it switches back and forth between using a male and female voice, and is a batshit insane stalker that considers love to be sharing of all feelings, most notably pain. So think about this, Judai is stalked by a monster that is not only possessive to the point where it tries to kill anybody else that gets close to him, but considers making his life a living hell a sign of love.
* Also, there's something inherently disturbing about seeing Judai/Jaden, the happy-go-lucky protagonist [[BreakTheCutie losing everything]] [[FaceHeelTurn before turning evil...]]
* Episode 46. Good God.
* Episode 65. Aside from the fact that the Underground itself is incredibly disturbing, watching Ryo fall apart, go batshit insane, and then that ''terrifying'' SlasherSmile at the end...-shudder-
** In the dub, it was kinda ruined by Mad Dog's [[VocalDissonance insanely high voice]] that [[SoBadItsGood sent the viewer into fits of laughter]].
* That Jinzo spirit in episode 14 has a terrifying voice. Not to mention his deck is filled with creepy monsters.
* Episode 38. Not supernatural or anything, but the sea captain is just downright creepy--no matter whether you watch the original or the dub.
* Amon, in the later parts of his arc, does some majorly disturbing things. One of the creepiest moments of all the Yu-Gi-Oh shows for this troper was watching Echo insist on sacrificing herself for him and him accepting so easily.

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[[folder: Yu-Gi-Oh! 5 D's and its Manga ]]

* The Earthbound Gods could qualify.
* As Does [[AxeCrazy Kiryu Kyouske.]]
** Especially Kiryu Kyouske. Everything he does in the first duel with Yusei was primarily to further his deck's goal and to attack Yusei with almost sadistic glee. The Dub, while some deride it, is actually quite good at giving Kiryu a very insane laugh and even 4Kids' corny jokes only serve to emphasize his madness.
* Divine is a source of this as well, in that he takes kids, basically who are mistreated, and trains them into being psychic weapons. And if your not strong enough to rip your enemy limb from limb, well, YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness...like anyone would miss you.
** And if you can't survive his experiments to make you strong/useful, you weren't good enough for him in the first place. He'll probably just go and look for a replacement...
*** And let's not forget how he made Aki his pawn by giving her the 'love and understanding' her parents 'did not' (they simply had no clue how to help her, but surely Divine never suggested that possibility) becoming pretty much her only reason to live. Her hairpin is meant to be a PowerLimiter, so let's hope he never tried to talk her into becoming stronger the same way he did to others, like Misty Lola's brother...
* [[http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20090610205537/yugioh/images/1/14/MIDS_Rex_and_Rudger.jpg Arm in a jar.]] Don't you want to ''know'' what the hand is doing it in the jar?
** It is revealed that the arm belonged to [[spoiler: Rudger Godwin]] who ''sawed his own arm off without any sort of anesthesia''.
** In an early episode it is revealed that [[spoiler: Rex Godwin]] has a [[spoiler: false metal arm]]. In episode 62, he takes the arm out of the jar, and, [[spoiler: with the purpose of absorbing the arm's evil power,]] attaches the severed arm (which had been floating in that jar for over 17 years!) to his own live upper-arm tissue. [[spoiler: This turns him into the ultimate Dark Signer.]]
* Placido and his crew are a wellspring of horror. Who are these strange men in white? What do they want? On a side note, Lucciano's laugh would fit right at home in a Franchise/WhenTheyCry series...
** Speaking of [[spoiler: Placido]], he has a rather [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath graphic death]]. How graphic is it? Well, the animators apparently decided that they would subject the viewer to the lovely site of: his spine [[spoiler: (which looks very much like a human's)]] being stretched before it is torn apart. Severed red and blue [[spoiler: wires]] (veins anyone?) are clearly visible sticking out of the centers of both halves of his torn vertebrae. ''Does him being a [[spoiler: robot]] somehow '''justify''' such a blatantly graphic death?''
*** It doesn't help that his dead face gets stuck in an expression of ultimate terror, and it ''stays that way'', shown and zoomed in on several times in episode 110. As if the viewer hadn't be traumatized enough! [[spoiler: When he "revives", the right side of his new face is covered with what appears to be tribal-esque marks. Though considering they are violet, they could very well be bruises. Eeeuuuughhh.]]
* [[BigBad ZONE]]. There's just something horribly unnerving about an either very old or very burned individual (probably the former) under 50 tons of machinery shaped like a comma. His crazy voice and the fact that he resides in a WhiteVoidRoom just makes it worse. When you think about how mentally damaged Paradox and Aporia were after the ruined future, it's difficult to imagine just how ZONE will turn out as their leader.
* Have you seen Jack Altas and Rex Godwin in the 5D's manga? [[http://manga.mcanime.net/manga/10904/337/114224/0.jpg WELL]] [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5a8t2YbSm1qe8hr2o1_500.png HAVE]] [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m25dy3elAm1qe8hr2o1_500.png YOU]]?
* In the anime, [[HalfIdenticalTwins Rua and Ruka are adorable twins]] and Yusei's friends. In the manga, however, they are reimagined as [[CreepyChild evil, dead-eyed hellspawn who want to kill him]]. [[http://i.imgur.com/lRjhO.jpg Just look at those creepy eyes....]] Made creepier in that they duel on the same motorcycle, [[CreepyTwins talking as one entity instead of two]].
* [[SchmuckBait It gets better]]. Sect starts off as Yusei's TagalongKid, but makes a DealWithTheDevil, taking a Duel Dragon and [[DrunkOnTheDarkSide succumbing to its influence]]. He gets progressively more violent over the course of the [=D1GP=] and, when Yusei shows up during his duel with Jack, [[BodyHorror HIS FACE IS FLAKING OFF.]] And it doesn't end with that. It happens [[UpToEleven again with Ruka]], while she emits a dark aura that surrounds Rua, not unlike the Aslla Piscu/Carly incident. Ruka; TheHeart in the anime, with her face cracking and flaking!

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[[folder: Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal and its manga ]]


* Haruto Tenjo takes CreepyChild to a different level of HONF when he is looking over a lot of junk being dumped into a world, causing havoc and screaming...and he likes the sounds of screams, it appears to comfort him. [[DemonicPossession Maybe his disease is something decidedly very malicious.]]
* Episode 15. Yuma somehow has his mind transferred to the Dark Magician. We get a first-person point of view of the Dark Magician of Blue Eyes White Dragon roaring at the camera.
* We also have the situation of IV's ace card, Number 15: Gimmick Puppet Giant Killer. From its creepy, unsettling unmoving face, to the very fact inside its chest is a torture device made to grind up whatever monster it takes inside of it. Fortunately, the character's monsters that were victims were inorganic. Check out how creepy that thing looks [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20111128151513/yugioh/images/thumb/c/c3/Number15GimmickPuppetGiantKiller-JP-Anime-ZX-NC.jpg/743px-Number15GimmickPuppetGiantKiller-JP-Anime-ZX-NC.jpg here]]. Granted, IV's deck of puppets is eerily unsettling as it is, especially [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20111208012339/yugioh/images/f/fd/GimmickBox-JP-Anime-ZX-NC.png Gimmic Box]].
* In episode 66, Tron, the main villain of the story for the past 20 or so episodes, [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7zb5nYbZE1r18qjao1_500.png finally has his face (Normally covered by a mask) revealed]]. [[spoiler: It consists of a creepy black hole [[EyeScream where his eye socket would normally go]], with an image of a nebula surrounding it. And yes, [[BodyHorror it's exactly as creepy as it sounds]].]]
* Any of Vector's more extreme facial expressions. Episodes 96-98 are full of them.

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[[folder: Yu-Gi-Oh! Tenth Anniversary Movie ]]


* They ''killed Grandpa''.
** ''and Pegasus'', although [[spoiler: it's all undone by the time Yugi, Yusei, and jaden defeat Paradox.]]
* Paradox fusing into Sin Truth Dragon. His facial expressions, the groaning in pain, the roar followed by the dragon shrieking, and the face that he refers to it as "himself".

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[[folder: Yu-Gi-Oh! Video Games ]]


* [=DarkNite=] and Nitemare. They come out of nowhere in Dark Duel Stories, can overwhelm you within turns, and come with broken cards. Their lines are oddly cryptic and Mind Screwy.
** And somehow, in Forbidden Memories, they became even worse. Yeah, bet you thought Heishin was the BigBad, didn't you? Well, he outlived his usefulness, was turned into a card and then '''BURNED UP'''. And even if you manage to defeat [=DarkNite=], he transforms into Nitemare, who looks something like a mummy who decided to invest in {{Magitek}}.
*** Let's not forget that [=DarkNite=] doesn't die after Forbidden Memories. He only returns to wherever he came from, which makes him more than capable of returning.
* ...which he eventually does in The Falsebound Kingdom. By manipulating Scott Irvine ( a horrifying madman in his own right), [=DarkNite=] creates a giant virtual world that will bring him to the real world. Oh, and he controls all three god cards now too.
* ''VideoGame/YuGiOhTheFalseboundKingdom'' was pretty scary as a whole, with very surreal graphics and a freaky, ambiguous ending.
* ''VideoGame/YuGiOhReshefOfDestruction'' has the Chevaliers, green lizard-like creatures with Pegasus's original hair. [[ParanoiaFuel They ambush you in a locked, otherwise empty cable car]].
** The image of Pegasus surrounded by flames from the opening [[spoiler: and ending]].
** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJBViFL568c theme]] for Pegasus's castle.