''Nightmarefics'' is a ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' {{fanfic}} written by the [[OneOfUs troper]] Arbiterai Knight.
The fic is episodic in nature, like [[Anime/KirbyRightBackAtYa the canon it originates from]], and is consisted of short one-shots with little continuity in between them. Most chapters center around Nightmare, his organization, and the various demon beasts working under him. It is also notable for being one of the few fics that explore Nightmare's [[OCStandIn unseen personality]].

The story can be found [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7997479/1/Nightmarefics here]]. It was unexpectedly deleted at one point, but as of April 2012, all the chapters have been republished. There is now a Website/{{deviantArt}} version [[http://vagrantart.deviantart.com/gallery/37315238 here]], which is in process of being posted.

This page is a work in progress, so add tropes as you see 'em!
!!''Nightmarefics}}'' provides examples of:

* AndCallHimGeorge: ''{{Inverted}}'' in ''Child'', the first chapter. Nightmare creates a defected, useless demon beast that somehow manages to ''love'' him like a father, eventually leading Nightmare to MercyKill it out of frustration.
* ApocalypticLog: Fumu's diary in chapter 14, ''Don't Leave Me in the Dark''. [[spoiler: Nightmare visits a barren Pop Star after being reincarnated and stumbles upon said diary, revealing Fumu's slow descent into madness while Pop Star eventually became infected by a plague that wiped out nearly all traces of civilization. It even [[KilledMidSentence ends mid-sentence]], meaning that Fumu was recording the [[DwindlingParty deaths of her loved ones]], up until she died herself]].
* CrackPairing: Fumu[=/=]Nightmare, on more than just a few occasions. {{Lampshaded}} by the author as well.
* DarkerAndEdgier: A few of the later chapters, as per the author's NightmareFetishist nature.
* DependingOnTheWriter: In each chapter of this story, Nightmare's personality can vary from TheDitz to utterly evil. Though in most, he appears to be an IdiotSavant.
* EmbarrassingNickname: {{Lampshaded}} in chapter 15--when Nightmare's nickname is "Mary".
* EvenEvilHasStandards: A meta-example: The author, a NightmareFetishist, was apparently so grossed out by [[EldritchAbomination something]] on Website/{{Tumblr}} that she felt empathy pains.
* GoneHorriblyWrong: In chapter, 2, after IntoxicationEnsues, Nightmare goes on to create ten-armed monstrosities, multiple-headed hydras, and...monsters wearing ballerina costumes.
* HiddenDepths: Chapter 13 is about ''[[spoiler: Waddle Doo's]]'' backstory.
* HisNameReallyIsBarkeep: Apparently, Customer Service.
* MisterSeahorse: [[{{Squick}} Nightmare]], according to chapter thirty-five.
* ShoutOut: Several, including Franchise/MetalGear, {{Twilight}}, Creator/CassandraClare and TV Tropes itself.
* TastesLikePurple: In chapter twenty-five, Nightmare expresses cravings for square-flavored licorice.
* WordSaladHumor: Chapter twenty, which was literally inspired by the trope TranslationTrainWreck.