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[[caption-width-right:306:''[[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids I just wanted a movie about bunnies!]]'']]

->''"That's no ordinary rabbit! That's the most foul, cruel and bad-tempered rodent you ever set eyes on! It's got a vicious streak a mile wide, it's a killer! It's got huge sharp... it can leap about... ''look at the bones!''"''
-->-- '''Tim the Enchanter''', ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'' on the KillerRabbit of Caerbannog

Ah, rabbits. Who could possibly think of a more cute, cuddly, and harmless creature? With their wriggling noses, comically long ears, and fuzzy little tails, they're just so adorable!

Except, of course, when they aren't.

Twisting the easily-recognized and almost universally-beloved form of the rabbit into something terrifying is a common type of subverted cuteness, because we all have the expectation of rabbits as sweet and innocent. Sometimes this is done by making the rabbit [[KillerRabbit carnivorous or otherwise extremely dangerous]], but just making it look or act scary is enough to have it fall into this trope. Also, anything that plays the rabbit for horror falls in this trope, which means that stuffed animals and people in costumes all apply.

Of course, in RealLife, rabbits aren't always harmless. Ask any Australian about the devastation they've caused to crops and local wildlife. Indeed, many times if there's a problem with animal overpopulation, it's usually rabbits, and too many rabbits can quickly become a nightmare of its own. Plus, any animal with ''huge'' buck teeth is bound to have a nasty bite, regardless of diet.

The TropeNamer is the 1946 WesternAnimation/BugsBunny [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Merrie Melodies]] short of the same name, though the short itself doesn't really produce any examples.

See also: GrotesqueCute and KillerRabbit (which, despite its name, covers all cute but deadly animals, not just rabbits).



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* The manga ''Manga/{{Doubt}}'' is about a murder game called "Rabbit Doubt", and creepy rabbit masks are a common theme throughout.
* ''Manga/PandoraHearts''; the Blood-Stained Black Rabbit will mess you up. The White Rabbit is worse.
* ''Anime/{{Usavich}}'' gives us Kirenenko, although he's only dangerous if provoked.
* Inverted by Rukia of ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'s'' illustrations of the hollow as meaner versions of the same bunnies that depict regular souls. Despite depicting soul-eating monsters, they're ridiculously cute. [[FridgeLogic It is also justified because hollows are created from them.]]
* The first episode of ''Manga/PetShopOfHorrors'' has a rich couple who lost a daughter visiting Count D's shop and taking home a very rare species of rabbit that looks exactly like said daughter. Unfortunately, their love for their daughter leads them to break one of the rules of Count D's contract, and much horrificness with flesh-eating Killer Rabbits ensues.
* Laplace's Demon from ''Manga/RozenMaiden'' manifests as an extremely creepy humanoid albino rabbit in tuxedo.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'' gives us Lapahn, a breed of giant, carnivorous, incredibly unpleasant rabbit-monster, as well as a sea monsters that looks like a Lapahn with the back end of a very large shark.
* In ''Manga/{{Yaiba}}'' we have [[BigBad Princess]] [[MoonRabbit Kaguya's]] [[OneWingedAngel True form]], which looks like a freaky hydra-bunny with fangs and EyeBeams.
* In ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'', for the school sports festival, everyone had to dress in costume. Hiruma chose to dress as a rabbit. While wielding an AK-47.
* The black bunnies in ''Anime/MawaruPenguindrum''.
* King Kazma, Kazuma's avatar in ''Anime/SummerWars'', is a six-foot anthropomorphic rabbit that can kick some serious digital ass [[BareFistedMonk with his bare hands]] and looks pretty intimidating.
* In ''Anime/{{Digimon}}'', Cherubimon Vice combines this with FallenAngel, being a corrupted, evil monster. Versions of him appears as the BigBad in the third part of [[Anime/DigimonTheMovie the movie]] and [[Anime/DigimonFrontier Frontier]], [[spoiler: As the DiscOneFinalBoss of the latter.]]
** The Gazimon are also sort of this but wind up being too much UglyCute comic reliefs to be a major threat.
* In ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'', Touka dons a cute rabbit mask when she goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge and ends up murdering two [[HunterOfMonsters Ghoul Investigators]]. Later on, there's a mysterious Ghoul going around Tokyo murdering Investigators that is called "Black Rabbit" because of their rabbit mask. [[spoiler: It's her brother, Ayato, trying to direct attention away from her]]. By the sequel, Rabbit is considered a terrifying foe and commands [[TheSyndicate Aogiri]]'s troops from the front lines.
* In ''Juni Taisen'', the appropriately-named Usagi is a psychotic man in a male version PlayboyBunny outfit. As a fighter, he's fast, he's efficient, and he enjoys killing a bit too much. [[spoiler:He also has the ability to control the movements of the corpses of the people he's killed and landed the first two kills of the 12th Zodiac War.]]

* Russian surrealist painter VasyaLozhkin frequently includes [[http://vasya-lozhkin.ru/files/paintings/gimage_9.jpg examples of this]] in his paintings.

* Julie's wounded rabbit in ''ComicBook/TheMaxx'' could easily be described as this.
* [[http://aquamanrules.blogspot.com/2010/04/have-happy-easter-if-you-dare.html Have a Happy Easter - IF YOU DARE!]]
* Max from ''ComicBook/SamAndMax'' is an adorable rabbity creature ([[InsistentTerminology he prefers the term 'lagomorph']] which is [[ViewersAreGeniuses the taxonomic family containing rabbits, hares and pikas]]), but [[http://www.blogcdn.com/www.joystiq.com/media/2010/07/snmtdpbtaodmax_530x298.jpg he has razor-sharp, serrated carnivore teeth and 'dead, sharklike eyes']]. He's also a PsychopathicManchild who is referred to in his own series as a [[HeroicComedicSociopath sociopath]]. The games suggest he has obscenely powerful psychic potential and show him as having an inherent connection to monsters. He also exploits his own cuteness to gain favours from other characters, or get them to let their guard down for an attack.
** The 25th Anniversary version of the Max logo [[http://img.youtube.com/vi/VscFyhqSMtE/0.jpg shows more jaggedly overlapping teeth.]]
* "Clarence" [[spoiler: AKA "Green Jet"]] from ''[[VideoGame/TronTwoPointOh Tron: Ghost in the Machine]]'' (part of the AlternateContinuity from ''[[VideoGame/TronTwoPointOh Tron 2.0]]'') is a malicious trickster, trying to derail and distract Jet from his mission at every turn and ends up in a heated battle with Jet at the end of the comic. It turns out that he doesn't much ''care'' if the system goes down around their ears [[spoiler: because the only way to save it would be to have all three "Jet" Programs merge, wiping out his existence]].
* ''ComicBook/AlbedoErmaFelnaEDF'' has the Independent Lepine Republic, a nation of rabbits who are engaged in a ruthlessly sophisticated military plan to conquer the opposing Interstellar Confederacy. In the course of their goal, those rabbits are guilty of massive and grotesque atrocities to anyone who opposes them, including any rabbits whom they brand as "race traitors" for daring to disagree with them.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* Angel Bunny in ''Fanfic/DividedRainbow'' is nothing short of merciless, uniting all his fellow animals against Rainbow Dash in a nonstop campaign of torment.

[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* ''WesternAnimation/IceAge4ContinentalDrift'' had Squint, a rabbit pirate who is insane and extremely bloodthirsty. [[BerserkButton Mention his cute wiggly nose]] and you're bunny chow.
* General Woundwort of the animated adaptation of ''WesternAnimation/WatershipDown'', who is the trope picture.
* The rabbit in the 2010 film ''WesternAnimation/TheIllusionist'' likes to bite people and snarls like a raving monster, though isn't as deadly and terrible as it believes it is.
* ''WesternAnimation/RiseOfTheGuardians'' has E. Aster Bunnymund, a six foot tall EasterBunny who will kick your ass if you dare harm the children he is sworn to protect.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Hoodwinked}}'', Boingo is a pink rabbit who is [[spoiler: also the Goody Bandit]]. He's implied to be an EasterBunny given that he writes a map on such an egg.
* Scamper the zombie bunny from {{Igor}} qualifies even though he's not as physically intimidating as most examples on this list.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/WallaceAndGromit'' film ''WesternAnimation/TheCurseOfTheWereRabbit'', the duo set up a pest control company after a swarm of rabbits invade their hometown and start devouring everyone's vegetable crops days before the annual giant vegetable contest, which they have success at keeping under control at first (with high-tech security systems guarding everyone's crops and all). Unfortunately, things go wrong when a supposed Were-Rabbit is spotted at night, bypassing the systems and savagely eating every crop in sight. Just to make matters worse, [[spoiler: it turns out the Were-Rabbit is Wallace, who becomes the title beast after an experiment to brainwash the captured rabbits into hating vegetables went wrong, though he manages to gain control of himself later on.]]
* In ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', the trope is referenced: [[spoiler: Judy's parents tell her about her uncle Terry, who once ate a Night Howler flower, which made him turn savage and bite his sister Bonnie.]]
--> '''Judy:''' [[spoiler: A bunny can go savage!]]
* Snowball is a rabbit in ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretLifeOfPets'' who runs a vicious gang of abandoned pets (whose actions border on terrorism) and behaves how one would expect a gang leader to behave. He doesn't look the part physically, but he can still be incredibly intimidating through his [[HairTriggerTemper hare-trigger temper]], his total lack of fear, and his willingness to kill anyone who gets in his way.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Frank from ''Film/DonnieDarko'': a schizophreniac's imaginary friend who's not really imaginary and looks like a man in a rabbit suit with a metal skull face.
* The Killer Rabbit of Caerbanog from ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail''. '''''LOOK AT THE BONES!'''''
** For the most part, the [[EverythingsBetterWithPlushies official plushie versions]] subvert this, as they're rather UglyCute. And it's hard to be scared of it when it's rendered in bunny slipper form.
* ''Rabbits'' by Creator/DavidLynch. "In a nameless city deluged by a continuous rain... three rabbits live with a fearful mystery." Originally web-based video, it was released as a film and features as a ShowWithinAShow in the film ''Film/InlandEmpire''.
* In ''Film/SexyBeast'', the main character has a nightmare that a giant rabbit with a gun is coming to kill him.
* ''Film/TwilightZoneTheMovie''. In the updated version of "Literature/ItsAGoodLife", the local RealityWarper asks his uncle to [[PullARabbitOutOfMyHat pull a rabbit out of a hat]] as a magic trick, then the rabbit turns into a hairless, hulking, snarling monstrosity before it goes back into the hat.
* ''Film/NightOfTheLepus'' was an [[{{Narm}} attempt]] to make a serious horror movie from this trope, with giant rabbits.
* The ''National Lampoon'' did a comic-book format version of ''Theatre/{{Harvey}}'' as a scary, malicious type who goads Dowd into all sorts of bad behavior.
* The White Rabbit in Creator/JanSvankmajer's ''Film/{{Alice}}'' is responsible for ''actually carrying out the Queen's executions''.
* The {{Claymation}} bunny in ''Film/{{Moonwalker}}'' unnerves some viewers, but [[AccidentalNightmareFuel this wasn't exactly the intention...]]
* Both the White Rabbit and the March Hare in Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/AliceInWonderland2010'' are rather creepy-looking, but what else could we expect from Master Burton?
* The killer in ''Film/EasterBunnyKillKill'' wears a rather demented-looking Easter Bunny mask.
* ''Kottentail'' and ''Peter Rottentail'' both feature humanoid rabbit monsters as antagonists.
* ''Film/OneCrazySummer'': The Creator/WarnerBros LogoJoke isn't intended as horror but is somewhat unnerving. A crazed cartoon rabbit in a propeller beanie opens up the logo, screams and then "swallows" the viewer.
* ''[[http://b.dv1.us/p1/436/168436-d0.jpg Bunnyman.]]''
* PlayedForLaughs with the stage rabbit from ''WesternAnimation/TheIllusionist''.
* The killer in the South Korean slasher film ''To Sir with Love'' wears a bunny mask.
* In ''{{Dreamchild}}'', the elderly Alice thinks of the March Hare this way.
* Film/CoolWorld has an unnamed grey bunny character seen gambling with Holli's goons. [[BunniesForCuteness Said bunny mostly acts innocent and cute]] until he tries reporting the doodle police about getting cheated by the goons. He cries but then goes completely berserk by climbing up on to one cop's head and tells them to rip there faces apart then quickly goes back to his cute self by saying "Pretty Please" which convinces the cops to chase after them.

* Creator/RobertRankin's book ''The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse''.
* Tends to be in a lot of DarkerAndEdgier incarnations of ''Literature/AliceInWonderland''. The original character is merely manic and unsettling.
* ''Literature/{{Bunnicula}}''. Half rabbit, half-vampire, all terror! He sucks the juice out of carrots.
** The funny thing is, he's something of a [[SubvertedTrope subversion]] in that he seems to be a pretty ordinary rabbit other than that. The paranoid cat Chester is nonetheless convinced that he's a danger to man and beast.
* ''Literature/WatershipDown,'' in which ninety percent of the characters are rabbits, naturally houses a couple. The heroes' group include three rabbits of the 'Owsla' or warrior caste, while the book's final adversary is a GeneralRipper in rabbit form. And their mythology includes a GrimReaper, the Black Rabbit of Inle, who is both a) a rabbit and b) inexorable, inevitable and invincible.
* Islamic/Arabian poetry has the Miraj (or Al-mi'raj, or numerous other variations on the two), a one-horned, carnivorous yellow hare capable of killing and eating much larger prey, including humans. Also features in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' and ''VideoGame/DragonQuest''.
* In ''Literature/{{Fangirl}}'', Cath's version of the moon rabbit is rather murderous.
* The ''Literature/{{Goosebumps}}'' book "Bad Hare Day". Or at least [[CoversAlwaysLie the cover]].
* ''[[Literature/TheMagicians The Magician King]]'' introduces the Seeing Hare, a hare with precognitive powers. It achieves hair-raising status by prophesying doom and despair for the protagonists.
* In Creator/StephenKing's novel ''Literature/DoloresClaiborne'', Vera Donovan is tormented in her old age by visions of 'dust bunnies', which terrify her but that Dolores Claiborne herself can't see.
* The Lapinduce from D.M. Cornish's ''Literature/MonsterBloodTattoo'' series. He's over seven feet tall- almost nine feet, with the ears- and is introduced ''picking a man up by the face and shaking him until his neck snaps.'' However, he's also a True Neutral CulturedBadass who offers aid to the protagonist.
* Brian Jacques's ''{{Redwall}}'' books has the Long Patrol, a faction of soldier hares who are seen as some of the best fighters in the whole setting.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* HBO had a special program once called ''Bun-Bun'', which had possibly the most terrifying plush rabbit ever made, even though it didn't do anything directly; any child that ran into it became obsessed with having it, to the point of near killing themselves.
* In ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', Anya has a pathological fear of bunnies. In the scene set during her mortal life, she shows no such fear (and in fact ''breeds'' rabbits), indicating ''something'' had happened in the intervening time.
** It's strongly hinted that she developed her fear as a result of her rabbits [[ExplosiveBreeder breeding excessively]], to the point of her house being full of rabbits.
* There was 70s kids' show in Britain called ''Series/{{Pipkins}}'' which starred a puppet named Hartley Hare. Not meant to be a scary character, but it was such a freaking ugly thing it was probably scary for younger kids.
* Played for laughs in ''Series/HannahMontana'' when Jackson eats too much chocolate and he has nightmares about a Godzilla chocolate bunny.
* ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'', Xena warned Gabriel to be careful of the rabbits, and Gabby didn't listen so ended up [[FunnyBackgroundEvent battling the rabbit in the background]].
* In the Creator/{{Syfy}} miniseries ''Series/{{Alice|2009}}'', the Red Queen's henchmen wear [[MalevolentMaskedMen white face masks]] designed to look like [[http://images4.fanpop.com/image/photos/23600000/alice-alice-syfy-original-movie-23653004-685-385.jpg rabbit heads]]. The rabbit heads become even creepier once you realize their true purpose: [[spoiler: those "masks" have replaced their ''actual heads'', and have hidden nozzles that they use to gas the Queen's chosen victims (or "Oysters") so they can abduct them (or kill them, if need be).]]
* ''Series/UltramanAce'': Lunatyx is the Kaiju, or rather Choujuu equivalent. Kind of looks like Frank from ''Film/DonnieDarko''.
* On ''Series/{{Misfits}}'', a giant serial killer acid-induced rabbit in a suit carrying a golf club goes after the crew. It's scarier than it sounds.
* This would appear to what Sardo's pet rabbit is turned into in the ''Series/AreYouAfraidOfTheDark'' episode "The Tale of the Dark Dragon" when the main character tests a magic potion on him without Sardo's knowledge.

* The electronica/darkwave band Music/TheBirthdayMassacre practically live and breathe this trope. Every album art features at least one Franken-bunny. Usually feature several.
* The rabbits in ''Alice Human Sacrifice''.
* The music video for the song "Sour Girl" by the ''Stone Temple Pilots'' features some Teletubby-esque rabbits that are pretty scary - or at least, creepy.
* The artwork from Eths' 4th album, ''Teratologie'', features dead rabbits. ''Flayed'' dead rabbits.
* ''Music/EchoAndTheBunnymen'' is the name of a creepy, dark post-punk band.
* ''Music/{{Voltaire}}'''s song ''Bunnypocalypse'' in which hordes of undead rabbits overrun the world.
* The mascot for digital hardcore band ''Music/RabbitJunk'' is a grinning rabbit with razor-sharp teeth and a sutured forehead.

* In the Popul Vuh, a Maya epic story, the evil gods of the underworld have a rabbit scribe. Depictions of the court of the underworld usually include it.

* The Enchanted Hares of ''Pinball/MagicGirl'' are anything but cute and fluffy.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* The card [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=94911 Vizzerdrix]] and its predecessor [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=4667 Kezzerdrix]] from ''MagicTheGathering''. Also the ''Unhinged'' card [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=74274 When Fluffy Bunnies Attack]].
* ''Devil Bunny Hates the Earth!'': the Bunny is attempting to use taffy to destroy the world.
** ''Devil Bunny Needs a Ham'': the same Bunny takes out his unresolved desires on acrobatic sous-chefs.
* The Theans in ''TabletopGame/StrikeLegion'' are humanoid rabbit-like creatures known for two things: being incredibly precognitive and thus able to predict their enemies' actions to the minutes, and piloting skyscraper-sized HumongousMecha with stealth systems that let them sneak inside entire enemy space fleets and destroy them in seconds without warning. Yeah, precognitive mecha-driving ninja rabbits.
* Visit scenic ''TabletopGame/GammaWorld!'' But ''don't'' visit the Hoops: your skull will become a rabbit's plaything.
* ''{{TabletopGame/Deadlands}}'' had Clovis the Devil Bunny, a demonic entity possessing the favored toy of young Lucifer Whateley.
* In the ''Series/RedDwarf'' role-playing game, the Rabbit civilization are [[ANaziByAnyOtherName a fascist, militaristic species obsessed with ethnic purity and perfection]]. This being ''Red Dwarf'', it's PlayedForLaughs as their stats are actually pretty bad.

* Before a significant {{Retool}} dropped them, Creator/CirqueDuSoleil's magic show effort ''Theatre/CrissAngelBelieve'' had tons of these once the action shifted to Angel's mind when he was "injured" in a stunt gone wrong.

* One kit in Aurora's Monster Scenes line of models, entitled "Gruesome Goodies," was a kind of MadScientistLaboratory set which featured among other thing a fierce-looking rabbit in a big jar. Although most of the stuff in the kit was intended to be used with Monster Scenes' [[MadScientist Dr. Deadly]], some promotional materials suggested the rabbit was apparently supposed to be used as an accessory for the [[TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde]] kit (which was [[NoExportForYou only released in Canada]] for some reason); the idea being that the rabbit had been given some of the "Jekyll juice" as a test.

[[folder:TV Tropes]]
* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/easter-fun.jpg This image]].
** To hammer the point in even further, there appears to be a severed leg with a child's sneaker below the table besides him.

* From ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'', we have a type of enemy called the Hareraiser. Small, cuddly, and seemingly harmless. It shows up in one of the first levels avaliable to you when you play as Aqua, and are teeny-tiny compared to other early enemies. However, these things can attack multiple times with one move, do a lot of damage with every hit, and kill you before you can finish going "D'aww". Worse, they typically appear in packs of four or more. And there is usually more than one pack in a given location.
** The nightmare versions of the Me Me Bunny and Majik Lapin in ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance'' qualify, with their creepy red eyes and unpleasant coloration. They also have an annoying tendency to become completely immune to physical attacks, which turns them into definitive GoddamnedBats.
* ''VideoGame/BravelySecond'' has an early rabbit enemy that looks cute and fuzzy at first. However, when it attacks, it has a mouth that opens much too widely, and MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily. The characters even discuss this on the creature's bestiary page.
* The Black Rabite from ''VideoGame/SeikenDensetsu3''. Rabites are mostly harmless, even though they can have levels in [=SD3=] and can occasionally outclass you, but the black rabite is the [[BonusBoss hardest boss in the game.]] You will never feel safe around a one-footed rabbit again.
* ''VideoGame/{{BioShock|1}}'' makes strong use of this trope. Splicers wear bloodied bunny masks. The mad artist Sander Cohen is fixated with rabbits, using rabbit masks in his tableaux and rabbits in his... poetry.
** [-"I want to cut the ears off, but I can't...''I FUCKING CAN'T!!!"''-]
** ''VideoGame/BioShock2'' had [[WhatCouldHaveBeen intended]] to make Sander Cohen's [[GoodBadBugs accidental resurrection]] in the first game into an AscendedGlitch, with him returning as "a giant, Freudian bunny rabbit" for a boss fight. Aww, gee, [[SarcasmMode what a pity we didn't]] [[{{Squick}} get to see that]]...
* An Easter Egg Hunt themed ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII'' map has seriously horrifying bunnies.
* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' introduced the Darkmoon Rabbit, an obvious homage to ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail''. It latches onto and chews through the necks of players and has enough health that it requires a large raid to be killed. Visually, it is notable for being white with ''red bloodstains on its muzzle''.
** In the ''Mists of Pandaria'' expansion, we get the Virmen, a race of anthropomorphic rabbits that straddles the line between this and RascallyRabbit. They're mostly found in the Valley of Four Winds as a farm pest.
* Robbie the Rabbit from the ''Franchise/SilentHill'' games. He's an even more jarring example because he is nothing more than a pink stuffed rabbit (with a red stain on his mouth, sure)... [[NothingIsScarier that doesn't do anything]].
** Except point at you.
** He also appears as a representative of the Silent Hill series in the mobile phone version of ''VideoGame/KonamiKrazyRacers''. Aside from removing the red stain, no attempts were made to reduce his creepiness.
* ''VideoGame/{{Rayman}} VideoGame/RavingRabbids'': the rabbids sort of look like rabbits, but they're deranged and creepy.
* The meat-grinder bunny-monsters in the final stage of ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}''.
* Rabbits and rabbit-mechas in the UsefulNotes/{{NES}} {{Shmup}}, ''Gun-Nac''
* ''VideoGame/CaveStory'': Mimigas + red flowers = Good God! It's dashing at me and/or shooting at me!
* The Nahatomb in ''VideoGame/{{Klonoa}}: Door to Phantomile''.
* ''VideoGame/IrisuSyndrome'' has a very prevalent bunny motif.
* The Social Bunny in ''[[VideoGame/TheSims The Sims 2]]''. If your sim's social meter goes low enough, an imaginary friend comes along to help... an imaginary friend in a stained, worn, creepy-looking bunny costume that is missing an eye. Eeeeugh.
* Lagombi in ''[[VideoGame/MonsterHunter Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate]]'': a fifteen-foot-long giant snow hare with an armored torso and an unpleasant temper.
* One of the contestants in the video game ''Whacked!'' is an amputee rabbit named Lucky who has quite the violent temper.
* The rabbit-imps in ''VideoGame/RuleOfRose'' are no less creepy than the standard variety.
* Subject 3 from ''VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheUnwoundFuture''. He's a former lab animal who, after years of being subjected to horrific experiments, has a rather dim view of humanity. Like everyone else in the Layton-verse, however, he's willing to forget about his threats to rearrange your kneecaps and let you pass if you solve a puzzle first.
* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' Reisen Udongein Inaba, when she's using her madness-inducing power.
** [[{{Trickster}} Tewi]] [[ScrewySquirrel Inaba]] becomes a little frightening if you read the supplemental material and [[FridgeBrilliance think about it for a while]]. Among other things, it's implied that ''being in her good grace is the only reason the moon fugitives can stay at Eientei'', and that she's [[KingIncognito far more powerful]] than she lets on.
* [[TheAhnold T-Hoppy]] from the ''VideoGame/{{Clayfighter}}'' series is a musclebound rabbit with a machine gun for an arm. He seems to be the most verbally abusive character in a game full of verbally abusive characters.
* The Rabbit from ''VideoGame/AliceIsDead'' is a ProfessionalKiller working with the Mad Hatter.
* Members of the virtually extinct Taguel race in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' (like Panne, her son Yarne, and potentially [[spoiler: a Morgan parented by either of them with [[PlayerCharacter the Avatar]] ]]) are capable of transforming into sleek rabbit beasts with some wolf-like characteristics. They're talented at taking down ground cavalry, and focus more on speed and skill then their fellow shapeshifters, the [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Manaketes]].
* ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarII'' features [[http://www.pscave.com/ps2/enemies/rabbit.shtml zombie rabbits]] that are constantly scooping their intestines back into their chest cavities and would attack you with them.
* ''VideoGame/{{Overgrowth}}'' has you playing an anthropomorphic rabbit who can dispatch dozens of his furry fellows with some bone-breaking martial arts. Things only get more decisive when weapons like swords and spears get involved.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' and ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsA2'' have dreamhares, which are less KillerRabbit and more GoddamnBats thanks to being {{Fragile Speedster}}s with a focus on buffs & debuffs over damage-dealing.
** [=FF12's=] major dreamhare mark, Fury, is this trope. [[spoiler:Its debut comes when you ''think'' you're about to fight a [[BossInMookClothing catoblepas]] but then Fury appears out of nowhere [[WorfEffect and one-shots it]].]] A somewhat less terrifying version of Fury also appears in [=FFTA2=].
** [=FF12's=] also has a mark called the Vorpal Bunny, but it just takes the genus' "bat" status UpToEleven.
** [=FFTA2=] has [[TheRedBaron the Mooglebane]], which is known for [[BodyHorror devouring Moogles' pom-poms]], one of their worst nightmares. The monster's skill set is even renamed "Pom-pom Puree," though it really doesn't gain any mechanical benefits from its comically monstrous reputation.
* The ''{{Franchise/Pokemon}}'' franchise has a few rabbit-like pokemon. Most of them are mid-to-low strength Pokemon that don't really stand out from the pack though.
** Gen I introduced Wigglytuff, the vaguely rabbit-like evolved form of Jigglypuff.
*** Gen I also introduces the player to Nidoran (Male) and Nidoran (Female). Both are cutesy rabbit-like Pokemon who happen to have sharp and very poisonous spines and horns. Their evolved forms (Nidorino and Nidorina) look more ferocious and dinosaur-like rather than the cutesy bunnies they started out as. And, using a Moon Stone on either will cause them to evolve into their final forms, which are essentially [[{{Expy}} expies of]] [[Film/FrankensteinConquersTheWorld Baragon.]]
** Gen II introduced Azumarill, the "Aqua Rabbit Pokemon" which evolves from Marill. It can play the trope straight thanks to the ability '''[[SuperStrength Huge Power]]''', allowing it to rip apart enemy teams with ease with Aqua Jet, Waterfall and Play Rough.
** Gen III introduced Whismur, though it loses its rabbit-like appearance as it evolves.
** Gen IV introduced Buneary and Lopunny, the "Rabbit Pokemon," which are ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Lopuuny then gained a [[SuperMode mega evolution]] that makes it become part [[BareFistedMonk fighting]] and it gains the Scrappy ability, which lets it hit ghosts. It's even described that it undergoes a personality change from from mild-mannered to highly aggressive.
*** The lore mentions that Buneary can shatter boulders with their ears. Getting into the mechanical side of things, Buneary is the only pokemon that can learn the move Frustration and the only non-legendary pokemon that starts with a friendship level of zero--by implication, they start out trusting ''nothing'' and use their paranoia to fuel a powerful attack.
** Gen VI introduced Bunnelby and Diggersby who also play this straight as they have Huge Power as their hidden ability, allowing Diggersby to dish out some of the most painful Earthquakes in the game.
* ''VideoGame/QuestForGloryIV'' features "vorpal bunnies" as an enemy.
* ''VideoGame/AdventureQuest'' has a werehare pet, terrifying and ferocious. Funnily enough it actually deals {{Light|IsGood}} damage.
* In ''VideoGame/JediKnightDarkForcesII'', if you perform certain actions you can unleash Max from Sam & Max on a level. He will move through the level, murdering any enemies unfortunate enough to cross his path.
* One of the main enemies in Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw's ''VideoGame/{{Poacher}}'' are carnivorous rabbits, including giant ones called bargests.
* One of the bosses in ''VideoGame/DragonsCrown'' is an actual rabbit, where you fight it upon a heap of knight corpses no less.
* Zig-zagged in ''VideoGame/QuestOfYipe'', a trilogy of Macintosh [=RPGs=]. The rabbits in the game are all enemies, but they are TheGoomba.
* ''{{VideoGame/Terraria}}'':
** The game has cute little bunnies that wander around the landscape and frequently get killed by enemy slimes or inadvertent player actions. However, during the Blood Moon, they transform into vicious purple [[http://terraria.gamepedia.com/Corrupt_Bunny Corrupt Bunnies]] (or [[http://terraria.gamepedia.com/Crimson_Bunny Crimtane Bunnies]] in Crimson worlds) with glowing red eyes. Only the Corrupt version drops a wearable bunny hood as loot.
** In the mobile version, you fight Diseaster Bunnies on Easter. They're just as dangerous as Corrupt Bunnies, and they may drop a Suspicious Looking Egg. If that is used, it summons [[http://terraria.gamepedia.com/Lepus Lepus]], a huge rabbit boss that lays eggs that spawn more Diseaster Bunnies or a weaker version of itself.
* This trope is whole point of ''VideoGame/JazzJackrabbit''. It doesn't matter if you are a small rabbit as long you have a {{BFG}}.
* ''VideoGame/MadStalkerFullMetalForce'' has Prisoner-β, a giant mecha styled after a rabbit that can dropkick you and {{bear hug}} you to death.
* Bonnie the Bunny is one of the killer animatronics from ''Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'', one of the most aggressive, and is so terrifying that the ''creator'' admits to having had nightmares about it. And Scott seems determined to up his scariness factor with each successive game.
** In ''Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddys2'', there are two Bonnies: One is from the 'Toy' generation, meant to be more [[MoralGuardians kid-friendly]] but even then just looks [[UncannyValley off]], especially when his eyes dilate as he gets closer to the office. The original Bonnie though, [[spoiler:before he gets repaired in preparation for the original game]], looks like a zombie, missing both his [[AnArmAndALeg left arm]] and [[FacialHorror face, leaving only two LED pupils]], and his kill screen involves [[RedRightHand grabbing you in a chokehold with his remaining hand]]. [[spoiler:There's also the mysterious Shadow Bonnie, a Toy Bonnie that's completely black except [[ByTheLightsOfTheirEyes his eyes and teeth]]. [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou He crashes the game if you stare at him too long]].]]
** Taken UpToEleven with ''Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddys3'', in which the only animatronic is Springtrap...who is a sickly green and yellow version of Bonnie, sports a permanent SlasherSmile due to deterioration, and looks like a [[BodyHorror rotting zombie]] complete with [[spoiler:the corpse of the Murderer inside him]]. Granted, the pizzeria has been shut down and revived as a horror attraction by this time, but those [[MilkyWhiteEyes eyes]]... And even before the whole [[spoiler: possessed by the Murderer]] thing he wasn't exactly a happy camper: Springtrap, then known as Spring Bonnie, had been fitted with springlock mechanisms so an employee could theoretically wear him as a costume. The problem was those springlocks were way too sensitive and the slightest amount of pressure or moisture caused them to fail, killing the person inside. [[spoiler: That's in fact how the Murderer possessed Springtrap in the first place: he had been killed by the mechanisms.]]
*** Then there's the [[spoiler: Shadow]] Bonnie in one of the mini games, who glitches out every time you move him. [[spoiler: However, this one's a subversion. Despite the Gonk-like appearance and the glitching, he helps one of the murdered children move on.]]
** ''Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddys4: The Final Chapter'' has Nightmare Bonnie, a Bonnie with literal ''screws'' for fingers and extremely sharp, pointy teeth [[spoiler: who turns out to have a MeaningfulName]]. There's also Plushtrap, who is a CreepyDoll version of Springtrap. And it can walk. [[spoiler: Ironically though, Plushtrap was more akin to a RedHerring than anything else, only appearing in a minigame and fooling people into thinking the Murderer was involved.]] And finally, there's Jack-O-Bonnie in the Halloween DLC, a PaletteSwap of Nightmare Bonnie, but still terrifying.
* The Lepus Marihares in ''VideoGame/PlanetExplorers'' have a fluffy, rabbity look. They are also fearsome predators which will gladly go after humans. (They're by no means the strongest enemies in the game, though.)
* There are rabbit monsters in ''VideoGame/CatacombArmageddon'' that look like harmless bunnies hopping on the spot (yes, that's rather weird) but turn into large semi-humanoid monsters to attack.
* In ''VideoGame/PersonaQShadowOfTheLabyrinth'', Rei's [[EnemyWithout Shadow Self]], [[ClimaxBoss Best]] [[KnightOfCerebus Friend]], takes the form of a giant [[CreepyDoll stuffed]] rabbit.
* [[spoiler:Lagomorph]] a.k.a. Zero jr. from ''VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward'' is a rabbit-looking A.I. in charge of a DeadlyGame.
* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioOdyssey'' features the Broodals, a band of sinister anthropomorphic rabbits who serve as both Bowser's wedding planners and mini-boss fights.

* Weasel Queen's Lapinomorphs from ''WebComic/GirlGenius''.
* [[http://zebragirl.net/?date=2009-11-23 Black Betty]] and Pooka Zin are members of an entire ''species'' of these, the Vorpal Pook.
* ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'': Early on, Torg decides the strip needs a cute talking animal, so he buys a mini-lop rabbit called Bun-bun. Bun-bun refuses to talk at first, but when he does, it's to start insulting people and getting Torg into trouble by saying things to other people they think Torg did. ("It was the rabbit" never really works as an explanation.) That's only the start, though, as Bun-bun turns out to be psychopathically sadistic, an intelligent ManipulativeBastard, and an incredibly badass switchblade-wielding PintsizedPowerhouse capable of defeating vampires and demons. Basically, Torg is stuck with an exceptionally vicious and powerful villain as a pet (as Bun-bun has no intention of giving up the free food and lodgings). He ''still'' grows fond of his pet. He gets used to living with him:
--> '''Demon Lord Horribus of the Dimension of Pain''': Electrocution, stretched limbs, and whipping! Is your will broken yet?
--> '''Torg''': No, but it's starting to ''really'' tick me off!
--> '''Lord Horribus''': You must have had serious military training.
--> '''Torg''': Nope. Pet bunny.
* The episode "Now you see her" of ''Webcomic/TheWotch'', involves [[spoiler: a stage magician's rabbit getting trapped in the hat's pocket dimension, growing to enormous proportions and kidnapping magicians' assistants]].
* The French EasterBunny from ''Webcomic/ScaryGoRound'' who is actually [[spoiler:a {{Wendigo}} in a costume.]] [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking And from Canada.]]
** Furthermore, there is the giant rabbit who is an associate of [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Bob]] [[Creator/AleisterCrowley Crowley]]. His scariness leaves a lot to be desired, though. [[TooDumbToLive He even lets himself get caught by two school kids.]]
* ''Webcomic/AxeCop'' features a rabbit gun that shoots rabbits that attack the user. Axe Cop says it was the worst weapon he ever tried.
* [[PhysicalGod Headon]] from ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'' [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20111025081143/towerofgod/images/thumb/e/e1/Headon.PNG/270px-Headon.PNG]], a humanoid being who looks kind of like a rabbit. Brutally honest, unless he is [[CrypticallyUnhelpfulAnswer withholding information that you don't know you need]], has his own unknowable plans and ungodly SlasherSmile with… wait… are his eyes inside his mouth?
* ''Webcomic/AngelMoxie'': [[http://www.venisproductions.com/angelmoxie/archives/2/3/238.html "This is my servant, Cottontail. Cute, furry,... and evil."]]

[[folder:Web Original]]
* [[http://sketchybunnies.failblog.org/ Sketchy Bunnies]] is a new section of the Cheezburger Network dedicated entirely to pictures of terrifying Easter Bunnies. Most examples are people in rabbit suits that unintentionally descend right through the depths of UncannyValley and come out via the realm of [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]].
* In the same vein, a darker [[http://skinpupcoss.deviantart.com/art/Easter-Bunny-209353936 rendition of the Easter Bunny]] by a Website/{{Deviantart}} member portrays it as an evil abomination with two tumorous appendages on its head which its potential victims mistake for ears--before it mutilates them and feasts on their organs. Then there's [[http://karzrave.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d309kqn the buck rabbit...]]
* Website/GaiaOnline's Grunny, a fast-reproducing mutant zombie rabbit. One memorable Halloween event had a number of them escape the G-Corps labs and attack Gaians to feed on their gooey brains. As of ''[=zOMG!=]'', Grunnies are also apparently sapient and capable of [[spoiler: piloting HumongousMecha submarines]].
** A recent new character, Diedrich, claims to be a Grunny, but is so far from Grunny norms that many fans think he's something else completely. Nonetheless, Diedrich is [[NightmareFuelStationAttendant disturbing]] [[NauseaFuel enough]] on his own terms to qualify for this trope.
* Inverted with WebVideo/EverymanHYBRID's spectral serial killer HABIT, who often refers to his victims as "rabbits". Played straight with his Twitter avatar, which features a sinister-looking, [[RedEyesTakeWarning red-eyed]] rabbit, and in FanArt (much of which depicts "Mr. H" as either an evil anthropomorphic rabbit or a human with rabbit-like features).
* Literature/{{Zoofights}} VI's Hare Metal AKA [[spoiler: Black Rabbath]] AKA [[spoiler: Thumperstruck]].
--->"Hare Metal is an [[CosmicHorror eldritch]] blend of British steel and forbidden rural energies that, frankly, we do not understand."
* One component of [[Wiki/SCPFoundation SCP]]-[[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2999 2999.]] Warning: image is some very high octane NightmareFuel.
* Ruby from ''Roleplay/RubyQuest'' is usually a RighteousRabbit, but in the backstory ([[spoiler: when she was under the mental influence of Cjopaze]]), she [[spoiler:killed both Stitches and Tom, and gave Red a GlasgowGrin]].

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* The Creator/VanBeurenStudios Tom and Jerry hunt this kind of rabbit in "Rabid Hunters", and it gives them no shortage of trouble. It turns out to be a [[SmellySkunk skunk In disguise.]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Homer draws bunny faces on electrical sockets to scare Maggie away from touching them. When Marge points out that Maggie's not scared of rabbits, Homer replies "She will be." In their parody of ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'', the forest animals attack the wicked queen and the shadow of a killer rabbit, with sharp teeth and claws, is seen.
* In ''[[WesternAnimation/StrawberryShortcake Strawberry Shortcake: Sky's the Limit!]]'', the girls are at one point threatened by a herd of stampeding bunnies.
* WesternAnimation/BugsBunny can come off as a relatively nice guy, until you piss him off. ("Of course you realize this means war!") One cartoon had him raising Hell just because someone said rabbits were harmless.[[note]]Ironically, the TropeNamer episode does not feature a particularly frightening Bugs.[[/note]]
* The bunny from ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy''. To be more specific, a pet conjured up by a JerkassGenie. After Pud'n defeats the bunny and he mourns him, [[NotQuiteDead the bunny returns]] "It's okay, Pud'n, I forgive you. I forgive you because I love you, and I love you, to death."
* Rancid Rabbit, the major heavy from ''WesternAnimation/CatDog'' is not just a complete JerkAss but the Mayor and obscenely rich to boot. And he never lets anyone forget it, either.
* ''{{WesternAnimation/Spliced}}'' - The Wunny Sharbit, a genetically altered Rabbit with the teeth of a shark and a chainsaw.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'' episode "Operation: Wingman", one of these attacks Rex and runs away. Several times throughout the course of the episode. It's eventually killed with a rocket launcher.
** What about the episode "Breach" with that one disturbingly realistic rabbit suit standing upright? And the fact that it doesn't show up ever again makes it a mix of BigLippedAlligatorMoment, UncannyValley, and NothingIsScarier. As Rex said, "Creepy..."
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has a few examples:
** In "Applebuck Season," a herd of stampeding bunnies causes just as much havoc (or perhaps more) as a stampede of cattle.
** Angel is an adorable bunny who is friends with ShrinkingViolet and FriendToAllLivingThings Fluttershy, but is also bad-tempered and pushy, and frequently tries to pester Fluttershy into being more assertive.
*** In the episode "Putting Your Hoof Down," Angel is pretty much a DomesticAbuser.
** Then there are the [[FanNickname "Slenderbunnies"]], regular rabbits (including Angel) twisted by Discord. At one point, Twilight Sparkle gets trampled by them.
* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', a temporarily super-powered Calendar Man sends a stampede of 'killer Easter Bunnies' to attack Batman.
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheCrampTwins'' features Wayne caring for a rabbit he calls "Hankenstein" that had a habit of tearing everything in its path to shreds and attacking people. By the end of the episode, [[CurbStompBattle he finds out the hard way]] that "Hankenstein" had even more feral offspring.
* According to ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'', the Easter Bunny has issues with Jesus Christ. Violent issues.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' episode "No More Bunny Business", Perry the Platypus is assigned to deal with a rogue agent from the OWCA, a white rabbit named Dennis... who just happens to have gotten adopted as Candace's new pet.
* On ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes''. Jimmy picks a paintball fight with a pack of bunnies, who respond by turning into commandos.
* On ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'', Rocko takes Spunky to a pet psychiatrist (an obvious {{Expy}} of UsefulNotes/SigmundFreud) who is "having trouble with a patient" in the back room. (Said patient was roaring and clawing at Dr. Katz, like a lion or some such.) It turns out the patient is a rabbit being treated for anger issues.
** In another episode, Rocko goes on a date with a cute and seemingly-innocent bunny-girl (with an OverprotectiveDad), but once they're (seemingly) alone, she drops the "innocent" act and tries to [[IsThatWhatTheyreCallingItNow "trade math equations"]] with Rocko (who finds this off-putting, being so shy and all). Not only that, Rocko gets beaten up by her dad, despite being totally innocent.
* Invoked in ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'' with Louise. Her pink bunny hat may make her look like an innocent child, but it actually hides (and, at the same time, highlights) her EnfantTerrible tendencies.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* What's more hare-raising than an animal that can produce up to 200,000 descendants in a single year that carry livestock diseases, cause massive, town-plaguing soil erosion, and annihilate all vegetation and greenery in their path? Seriously, ask any Australian and they're sure to tell about the rabbit plague of [[ExplosiveBreeder over 600 million rabbits spawned from a mere 12 within 10 years.]]
* These bunnies are [[http://www.inquisitr.com/525844/bunnies-attacking-cars-at-denver-airport/ attacking parked cars]] at a Denver Airport.
* A large swamp rabbit once tried to climb onto then-President Jimmy Carter's fishing boat. Contrary to popular belief, Carter shooed it away before it got the chance to actually attack him.
** Funnier yet, the White House Press Office tried to keep the pictures out of press view, for fear that the image of the President trying to defend himself from a rabbit would be fodder for late-night comedians to ridicule the President. Instead, when the photos ''did'' leak, the press ended up portraying Carter as heroically defending himself against a "killer rabbit" (Monty Python and the Holy Grail had recently been released stateside).
* Although rabbits have a reputation as being generally good pets with meek, occasionally skittish temperaments, this isn't always the case. Some breeds are well-known for being bad tempered and, like most animals, rabbits who have previously suffered abuse can be particularly aggressive. And, of course, rabbits can and will fight with one another, particularly if two are meeting for the first time, and those scraps generally involve sharp claws, strong teeth, spilled blood (yes, really), and a high-pitched, piercing scream that sounds way too loud to be coming out of a creature that size. Most of these fights are to the death.
** Like with dogs, if a pet rabbit is inadvertently given signs that it is the head of the household, it will assert itself all over everyone else living with it. Attempts by humans not knowledgeable in rabbit behavior to demonstrate themselves as the leader will be interpreted as threats to the rabbit's dominance, and the rabbit will fight back to defend that rank.
** If a rabbit's anger doesn't strike you as worrisome, consider how you'd feel about being bitten hard by a large rat. Rabbits have similar chisel-edged incisor teeth to rats', backed up by a second row of supporting incisors, and have jaw muscles several times larger to clamp them shut with. We're talking about sliced tendons or holes punched right ''through'' a hand, here.
* There was one time when Napoleon (yes, the one who conquered much of Europe and terrorised the rest,) won a major victory, and he ordered a rabbit hunt in celebration. Depending on the source, there were either several hundred or up to three thousand rabbits brought to the grounds and set loose, but what they all agree happen was that they made a beeline for the Emperor and continued to mob him despite bullets, riding crops and horsewhips being used by his hunting party to dissuade them. Eventually, the scourge of Europe was forced to jump in his coach and hightail it out of there. The problem was that instead of capturing wild rabbits, the man who organised the hunt used farm-raised animals who, far from being scared of humans, expected to be fed when they saw them and were quite happy to approach en masse.
* [[http://www.bunnyhugga.com/a-to-z/rabbit-behaviour/rabbit-noises.html The noises rabbits make]] include some rather disturbing noises, though the most horrifying one to hear is a subversion: a rabbit which feels threatened and helpless (especially if the poor thing is actually being killed by a predator) will make a noise [[UncannyValley resembling a human scream]].
* The pathological fear of bunnies (even non-scary ones) may seem absurd, but [[TruthInTelevision it does exist]]. It's called ''leporiphobia'', and [[http://phobia.wikia.com/wiki/Leporiphobia according to the Phobia Wiki]], it's one reason why a person can have an aversion towards Easter.