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Fridge: Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons
Fridge Horror
  • Captain Scarlet's main antagonist is the Mysteron agent Captain Black, known for his deep bassy voice. But the thing is, Captain Black used to be on Captain Scarlet's side, until the Mysterons got him... he had his entire personality stripped and his mind destroyed so he could become a voice for the aliens. Fridge Horror? Definitely. Or worse: maybe they didn't destroy his mind, and he's seeing and hearing everything they make him do.
  • It is never said that Captain Scarlet feels no pain; go back and see how often he dies (about once an episode), then count how many of those are slow or unpleasant deaths. Brr...

Fridge Brilliance
  • It's easy to feel cheated by the All Just a Dream ending of "Attack on Cloudbase"... until you realise that the whole episode makes far more sense as Symphony’s nightmare, showing all her worst fears. Think about what happens: Captain Blue admits his love for her, only to die when Cloudbase goes down. Rhapsody, one of Symphony's closest friends, dies a horrible, violent death, and then Scarlet — Earth's biggest hope against the Mysterons — is Killed Off for Real. Throw in all the surreal elements, such as the glowy Mysteron flying saucers, White telling Scarlet to get his hair cut, Captain Black as Doctor Fawn's assistant, Magenta's seeming inability to count... the whole thing plays out like a mad dream of someone who's really feeling the stress of the War of Nerves.


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