Nightmare Fuel: Digimon Adventure

  • Two Words: forced Digivolution. The fact the Transformation Sequence just didn't feel right didn't help toning down the audience's reactions.
    • It's worse in the official novelization of the anime. The moment SkullGreymon has evolved, he jumps onto the frightened enemy Greymon and crushes it into a bloody pulp, BONES AND ALL.
  • Tokomon, Patamon's previous form. A Ridiculously Cute Critter with More Teeth than the Osmond Family.
  • Ogremon in "Home Away From Home," pictured on the right. Those eyes.
    • Every Digimon appearing in that episode. They look like phantom versions of the originals, with soulless eyes and invisible to all the people except for Tai and Kari. And when they attack, people think of meteors or terrorist attacks.
  • You know the truth but take the position of a normal human. In 1995, Parrotmon and Greymon had a battle in Hikarigaoka/Highton View Terrace but no one could see them. The explosions of their attacks were attributed by the police to a terrorist attack but they couldn't see any traces of bomb materials. Also, imagine the horrified parents who decided to move for the safety of their kids.
  • Raremon could easily come off as this. If Mr. Face raped a bionic manatee, this would be the result. Imagine being a boat pilot and encountering this in the middle of the night.
  • Myotismon goes Dracula in the middle of a misty night and abducts young women to his self-driven carriage to drink their blood, inflicting anemia (lack of iron in bloodstream) on them.
  • Mixing both Tear Jerker and this. Gatomon's life under Myotismon qualifies, as Myotismon whipped her because of all the looks she gave to him.
    • Her friend Wizardmon getting shredded by Myotismon, even in the edited version.
  • The villains have to be some of the scariest and horrifying villains in anime history. Lets study them in finer details:
    • Devimon, a cunning, devil-like monster who's the power to brainwash friendly and peaceful Digimon into rampaging, savaging berserkers.
    • Etemon, a super-strong killer monkey whose jovial and hammy personality simply hides a psychotic and narcissistic megalomaniac, and who controls a world-wide surveillance network system that allows him to find the Digidestined no matter where they are or hides. He is still Paranoia Fuel as MetalEtemon, his Mega level evolution.
    • Myotismon, a mass-murdering, sadistic, abusive, unstoppable psychopath of a vampire who puts even Alucard to shame. His digievolution VenomMyotismon is even more due to his... eating habits...
    • The Dark Masters, a group of powerhungry tyrants who have reduced the Digital World into a dark and lifeless place, kills and destroys everything and everyone around them, enemies, innocents and minions alike, For the Evulz and plans to Kill All Humans in the original Japanese version.
      • MetalSeadramon, a long, violent, hot-tempered, warmongering sea dragon clad in golden and spiky armor who, unlike his allies, prefer to reduce his enemies into firing ashes instead of playing games with them.
      • Puppetmon, a dark version of Pinocchio who thinks he can make friends by killing and enslaving everyone around him, and uses a revolver to "play" a cruel version of hide-and-seek with T.K. and kills his minions, Mushroomon and Blossomon, with it because he thought they lied. Some countries edited the scenes with Puppetmon holding the gun during the TV run of the series. It's a living puppet pointing at an eight year old child!
      • Machinedramon, a cold-hearted, brutal and gigantic Killer Robot who speaks, though rarely, with a growling, hateful and metallic voice and mostly acts like a lifeless machine, unless when he's on a murder rampage, which's when his true sociopathic nature is shown, ordering a massive bombing over his own territory. It makes him one of the scariest villains in the show.
        Machinedramon: Just what I was looking for, victims!
      • Piedmon, who basically is Kefka if he was one extremly powerful and sadistic abomination of a Digimon. And his, ah, "key-chain hobby". What makes it even scarier is his hunting them down one by one in a methodical and sadistic manner. Except for the fact he doesn't actually kill them, it's almost like watching a slasher killer hunting down his victims one by one...
    • Apocalymon, an Eldritch Abomination born from the anger and hatred of dead digimon whose mere presence alone is enough to put the laws of physics out of balance. He's revealed to be The Man Behind the Man, and when he loses the fight against the Digidestined, he tries to destroy all of reality as a last "fuck you" to them.
    • Diaboromon, a living, sentient computer virus who looks like a demonic grasshopper, who plans to consume all of Internet, has the ability to clone himself into an army, and tries to nuke Tokyo just to get rid of a few Digidestined. When that fails, he pulls a Godzilla years later and tries to stomp Tokyo into nothing, while renaming himself Armageddemon.
  • The penultimate episode, when Apocalymon pretty much deleted the Digidestined and their partners. That's got to be pretty traumatizing for a kid watching the show...
  • The trailer for the PSP video game adaptation. At first it's all bright and cheery and gives you a real nostalgia kick. Then the shot of the logo lasts a bit too long and starts to glitch...the camera pulls back to reveal the background of the Internet from Our War Game! all in complete silence. Then you hear Diaboromon giggle. Unnerving stuff.