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* BaseBreaker: Jeff The Killer seems to be one, for what seems to be that he's a less abstract and surreal character in his conception, and more of a [[ClicheStorm rather basic]] horror movie character.
* ClicheStorm: An interesting example - the Creepypasta Wiki even has [[http://creepypasta.wikia.com/wiki/Creepy_Cliches a list]] of "Creepy Cliches".
** [[http://stories.bauernet.me/chapters/5051333a23651404b60f742d Papercuts]]. There's enough cliches to make an F5 tornado seem like a light summer breeze.
* ContestedSequel: Reactions to [[http://creepypasta.wikia.com/wiki/SALLY._EXE Sally.exe]] is split between the Creepypasta Wiki and Website/DeviantART.
* CreepyAwesome: Quite a few monsters 'pasta authors dream up can turn into this.
* CriticalResearchFailure: "There was no text asking me to switch out." from "Snow on Mt. Silver". The player had only Typhlosion left at that point [[spoiler:since rest of the team got frostbitten to death]], '''of course there would be no text for switch out!'''
** [[http://creepypasta.wikia.com/wiki/Lost_Superman_Cartoon The Lost Superman Cartoon]] mentions a lost [[SupermanTheatricalCartoons Superman cartoon]] where Superman murders Stalin via his EyeBeams. The thing is, Superman didn't ''have'' heat vision in the 1940's, not even in the Fleischer cartoons!
* DracoInLeatherPants: Jeff the Killer, ''all the time''. In fact, it's actually a little unbelievable how many people unironically fangirl over creepypasta monsters, to the point of making fanfiction where their OCs hook up with them.
* {{Fanime}} Several, varying on the SlidingScaleOfSillinessVersusSeriousness.
** WebVideo/CreepypastaHighschool- High on the Silly side of the scale. ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GckWHT5sI_c]]
** {{WebVideo/Proxy}} is closer to the Serious Side. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-aDMVs91sg&feature=youtu.be]]
* FridgeHorror: These stories can sometimes be composed of this. In the case of ''Pokemon: Scary Black'' and ''Pokemon: Lost Silver'', one must wonder who would be sadistic enough to make such hacks, and why they would distribute them on plastic cartridges rather than on the web.
** Made even worse by the fact that the cartridges were apparently old enough to predate the technology required for them to be hacked to the extent that they were and put on a cartridge from someone's home. So either someone at Nintendo has an incredibly sick sense of humor, or the explanation is of a more... [[HauntedTechnology supernatural]] nature.
** The story ''"Abandoned By Disney"'' has the narrator discovering, in a previously locked room in an abandoned resort, [[spoiler: the corpses of the employees and the...''thing'' that killed them. He runs and escapes with his life, but he makes no mention of having re-locked the door. Whatever was in that room, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero may have just escaped into the world at large.]]]]
* HellIsThatNoise: The sound of those creaking footsteps in your house? Time to bail.
* {{Hilarious in Hindsight}}/{{Harsher in Hindsight}}: The events of ''Dead Bart'' have been compared to the ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode "Life of Brian", which starts off as a fairly normal episode of the show only for it to spiral into the death of a beloved character, with the rest of the story dealing with the characters' reactions to the tragedy.
* JustHereForGodzilla: '''Yes.'''
* {{Narm}}: [[http://creepypasta.wikia.com/wiki/Creepy_Cliches Pretty much anything listed on Creepypasta Wiki's Creepy Cliches page]].
** Anything related to Jeff the Killer.
** [[http://creepypasta.wikia.com/wiki/Dating_Game This story.]] It could be very creepy, and for a while during the buildup it is, but the [[TheUntwist obvious conclusion]], the [[CardCarryingVillain over-the-top evil]] of the [[spoiler: wife]], and the [[IdiotBall stupidity of the protagonist]] make it Narm instead.
** Some of the video game pastas can be this.
* NightmareFuel: Obviously.
* NightmareRetardant: Webcomic/SherlokHolms.
** The premises of some creepypastas may unsettle audiences until further detail of the pastas is given, as in "Mereana Mordegard Glesgorv" where the absurd and overly-dramatic detail that [[spoiler:the viewers of the video gouged their eyes out THEN mailed them to Youtube's main office]] is given.
** The Creepypasta Wiki has a section devoted to trollpastas and other poorly-written tales. [[MemeticMutation WHO WAS PHONE?]]
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozJk2tNxZiM Epic Rap Battle]] between Dead Bart and Squidward's Suicide lightens the scare factor almost instantly.
** [[TheWikiRule Now there's]] [[http://trollpasta.wikia.com/wiki/Trollpasta_Wiki a wiki for Trollpasta.]]
** This is par for the course in video game and lost episode pastas. Whatever the story does right, it doesn't change the fact that you're basically reading a DarkFic of a silly, idealistic, and all around nonthreatening work like ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' or ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants''. If, on the other hand, the source material is serious and cynical, then people are already expecting something dark, which is a problem since these pastas typically rely on SurpriseCreepy. It's no coincidence that the majority of entries on the Trollpasta Wiki fall into these subgenres. Pastas about an original ShowWithinAShow tend to fare better, as they are not burdened with the reader's expectations of other stories.
** [[http://stories.bauernet.me/chapters/5051333a23651404b60f742d Papercuts.]]
* OlderThanTheyThink: A lot of creepy pastas are classic urban myths that have been around for decades.
* ParanoiaFuel: Key to many good creepypasta.
** The pasta's story has basis in [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory real life events]]? It's also an [[AlternateRealityGame ARG]] heavy on AudienceParticipation, [[BreakTheFourthWall the fourth wall has been broken]], [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou weakened]], or [[NoFourthWall isn't there at all]]? Good luck sleeping tonight.
** "Abandoned by Disney" and, even moreso, its sequel "Room Zero", are this for anyone who's been to a Disney park. "Room Zero" is the most paranoia-inducing, between the "author's" descriptions of being followed and finding Mickey-Mouse silhouettes everywhere, the "corpse disposal" procedure, the gascots, the eldritch happenings on the waterslides, and the implication that [[spoiler: Disney had an old woman murdered for talking about one of their darkest secrets.]] The crowning moment of ParanoiaFuel, however, has got to be the big reveal: [[spoiler: there's a ''bomb shelter'' under Disneyworld, sealed off and filled with a park's worth of long dead patrons as well as...[[NothingIsScarier something, possibly the demonic force responsible for the events of the first story]]...right under everyone's feet. Even worse, it's implied that they're still haunting the park, and are not only responsible for the horrors in both stories but may be cursing the ''entire Disney corporation.'']]
** [[http://slimebeast.com/stories/kids_in_the_dark.php Kids in the Dark]], mainly because you ''[[NothingIsScarier never]]'' know anything about what was making the noises, ''why'' it was making the noises, or why it was [[spoiler: climbing into the narrator's bed at night for comfort]]. Actually, basically anything by Slimebeast will probably count.
** [[http://creepypasta.wikia.com/wiki/Anasi%27s_Goatman_Story Anansi's Goatman Story]] has this ''in spades''. The titular creature is a shapeshifter, and [[spoiler: inserts itself into the protagonists' group repeatedly over the course of the story, and most of them remain unaware of it. Worse, one of the characters who was keeping watch saw it ''sneak into the room where they were sleeping'' while it thought he was asleep. He sat there watching it, too scared to move, for the rest of the night, and it actually ''walked back to civilization with them.'' Plus, [[NothingIsScarier why it did this or what it wanted from them (or even an explicit description of what "it" was) is never revealed.]]]]
* SoBadItsGood: The [=TrollPasta=] wiki has [[http://trollpasta.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Pasta_Trying_To_Be_Good_When_It_Sucks_Enough_To_Be_A_Troll a whole category]] for "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Pasta Trying To Be Good When It Sucks Enough To Be A Troll]]".
** [[http://stories.bauernet.me/chapters/5051333a23651404b60f742d Papercuts]]. That is all.
** Almost everything in [[http://www.crappypasta.com/ Crappypasta.com]].
* TearJerker: '[[http://creepypasta.wikia.com/wiki/Dead_Bart 'Dead Bart]].'' Especially if you lost a young friend or relative.
** The same goes for [[http://creepypasta.wikia.com/wiki/Doors "Doors"]] and [[http://creepypasta.wikia.com/wiki/Jessica "Jessica."]]
** Jeff the Killer's origin story may qualify, as well. He may be insane and murderous, but remember: he's human, and if the story is any indication, he's ''just a kid''. Think about it. All of that happened to ''a child''.
** "[[http://creepypasta.wikia.com/wiki/The_Medic The Medic]]". After an Allied mortar bombardment, a Nazi medic who has run out of supplies doctors his wounded men by using his skin for bandages and his own blood for blood transfusions, then dies. [[SenselessSacrifice However, this being late-WWII Nazi Germany, every man in the company is KIA within a month.]]
*** [[http://creepypasta.wikia.com/wiki/Experiment_84-B Experiment 84-B]]. [[spoiler: You'll never feel the same way about the Slenderman again]].
** A lot of the theories for famous cartoons, which usually either have a character in a coma or hallucinating all the events, or the creator made the show off of someone who died.
** Squidward's Suicide may be horrifying, but it can also make you feel horrible for poor Squidward.
** Laughing Jack is quite possibly the biggest case of Adult Fear in any Creepypasta ever.
* UncannyValley: Hello, [[TheBlank blank!]]
* WeirdAlEffect: Those familiar with ''Pokemon: Lost Silver'' now associate the Pokeflute theme with this game, consequently seeing it less as relaxing than depressing. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gN9khUNDpo8 Just look at the comments]].
* TheWoobie: [[spoiler: Slenderman]], of all [[WasOnceAMan individuals]], is depicted as this in the creepypasta "[[http://creepypasta.wikia.com/wiki/Experiment_84-B Experiment 84-B]]".
** It's virtually impossible to read Squidward's Suicide and not feel for the title character.
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