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Nightmare Fuel: Dragon Ball Z Abridged
TFS never fails at amusing the fans of Dragon Ball... and scaring them as well.
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LittleKuriboh puts on a legitimately terrifying performance as Freeza.
Exemplified better than anywhere else during his introduction to the heroes in 24:
Vegeta: That doesn't matter! Don't you understand?! If it didn't grant me my wish, then I'm not immortal! And Freeza's going to... g-going to... [Freeza enters, to a justified Mass "Oh, Crap!" from all parties present.] Freeza: Ohohoho, no, don't mind me! By all means... give me some ideas.
Freeza's moodswings at the beginning of episode 25 are both terrifying and hilarious.
Freeza singing "These are a few of my favorite things." Or his own little rendition is VERY creepy. It's the slow piano and the slow tone he's singing it.
Even better is that the cover has some dissonant notes, making the sound even creepier.
Freeza: Peaceful young races with fire on their houses, millions of voices all silenced like mouses, watching the cowards bow to their new king, these are a few of my favourite things.
What makes it even more disturbing is his attitude during the time. He's significantly more Faux Affably Evil than normal, making it all the creepier.
Right after singing that he impales Krillin with his horn and manages to be both scary and surprisingly funny at the same time in racking up the Krillin Owned Count.
Oh, and who can forget;
Freeza: *While hitting Vegeta in the back repeatedly.* Stop hitting yourself. *WHACK!* Stop hitting yourself. *WHACK!* Stop hitting yourself. *Lets go of Vegeta, letting him fall to the ground* Vegeta: Aahh! ... Aahah, you're the one hitting me...! Freeza: Au contraire, Vegeta. You brought this upon yourself.
He also goes balls-out in episode 29 when he simply comes up with his "insta-fix" for not having finished genociding the Namekians and Saiyans: blow the whole planet up. He also has a freaky laugh when he's doing it. He just sounds so unhinged.
Freeza has a disturbing ability to make the silliest lines chilling. Much like the "stop hitting yourself" joke above, he gets this in Episode 29, with a game of "20 questions" with Goku.
Freeza: Are you about to die? Goku: No... Freeza: Ah, Ah, Ah! *taking aim at Goku's forehead* No lying.
Freeza completely losing his mind in Episode 30.
Owing to Little Kuriboh's performance, Freeza once again takes lines that are generally amusing, and transforms them into something chilling. Helped in no small way by how utterly furious he is.
Freeza: You think now that you're this so called 'Super Saiyan' that you're better than me?!Lord Freeza?! Well, you're not! I own you! I own your planet! I own this planet! In fact... F*CK THIS PLANET!
After the theme song, episode 27 is deadly serious up until Vegeta's first line. 20 seconds may not sound like much, but considering what series this is, that third of a minute of menace stretches on a long time.
Freeza:It's been so long since I've since I've had to use this form. It feels like an old suit I never have an occasion to wear. Unfortunately, whenever I put it on... [glances at Dende, complete with a sizzling sound effect which is definitely not comedic] someone dies. Gohan: Dende... no... Freeza: Oh, don't cry for the poor thing. I've saved him the fate of seeing what I'm about to do to you.
After Freeza gives Vegeta a brutal beatdown we get this:
Freeza: It seems our game is over, Vegeta. Now that we're done here, its time to send you crying home to mommy. Vegeta: My mother's dead. Freeza: I know.
Said beatdown itself already having been pretty damn chilling.
Freeza's new name for Earth? Vacant Lot.
This quote, not helped by the sheer amount of barely contained rage that Freeza exhibits.
Freeza: But I won't lie Daddy, I am absolutely ecstatic. When that filthy monkey arrives back on the planet, he'll return not to the smiling faces of his dear friends and family, but a total, unadulterated, genocide.
Let's not forget this:
Freeza: Sending your friends away to fight me all on your own... how gutless... Goku: What... how is that gutless? Freeza: Because... suicide is the cowards way out...
Popo has become Nightmare Fuel incarnate, so far he can appear in your dreams, has some of the strongest people in the universe mortally afraid of him, essentially has the guardian of earth afraid to question him, inanimate objects are terrified of him, he may be the Cloverfield monster, he can also appear on your computer in real life, and get this: he can assimilate other beings to become like him. The latter makes you wonder how many Popos there are. He is also potentially the strongest being in the Universe.
Funimation acknowledges this in Dragon Ball Kai when Goku flat out says Mr. Popo is scary when he's angry.
Team Four Star's 18+ panel gives just one more bit of nightmares: He can break the fourth wall. With tentacle rape.
Those instances where it's implied that Popo molested Krillin are suddenly much more terrifying than before.
He's even capable of invading other abridged series. Just ask Hol Horse.
In Episode 31, Kami tells Piccolo that Popo kicked him out of the watchtower for a booty call. "Last time he did this, I found five corpses. He laughed when I said 'five'."
The Ending. Dear Lord, THE ENDING. Popo assimilates Garlic Junior and does something horrible offscreen to his minions. It's just as terrifying as when he did it to Blue Popo.
And now it seems he can even invade video games, as Krillin experienced while playing Slender: The Arrival.
Dodoria, as a Freeza's Bastard Understudy, is pretty creepy insofar as to how dissonantly polite he (she) acts when doing terrible things to people. A special mention goes to a short but effective one-liner from Episode 14:
And in episode 21, where Goku tries talking to Gohan just after being left for dead. The fact that he was nonchalant while trying to wake him up, oblivious to his own son's injured state, is eerily creepy to say the least. It didn't help that Gohan himself looked like a lifeless doll.
Gohan... don't piss him off.
Gohan excitedly asking if Krillin used his Kienzan to bisect Freeza when he blinded him. While it makes perfect sense, there's something really creepy about a five year old asking his friend if he gorily killed someone.
Dende's death. He's a Creepy Child already, but this scene takes the cake.
Super Kami Guru's slightly offscreen Karmic Death. Even Vegeta looked shocked when he saw it.
A bit of Fridge Horror before this, when Super Kami Guru reveals that he was the one who caused the horrible drought on Namek, and blamed it on the Albino Namekians. The other Namekians unknowingly slaughtered innocent Albino Namekians thanks to Guru's lie.
Those words indicated the Namekians were cannibalizing him. Which is how Moori became the Namekian leader and how the Dragon Balls still work.
King Kai has no problem with the fact that Dende left Goku on Namek with Freeza. Remember, in the original story, King Kai wanted everyone but Freeza evacuated to Earth until Goku demanded that he stay and finish his fight. The kid left Goku there. Granted he likely doesn't know who Goku is of course, especially his relation to Gohan, but the implication that Dende has no qualms about this is a bit chilling still...
Vegeta: Hello Earth woman. (Bulma is shaking with fear) You know what I want. Now give it to me. Bulma: The Dragon Ball is right here... Vegeta: Oh, I'm not here for the Dragon Ball. Bulma: Wh... What? Vegeta: Spread 'em.
Cooler's delivery of this line after beating Goku to a pulp in the Revenge of Cooler special is absolutely chilling.
Cooler: Look at you... Wasted and gasping for air... But you don't get to go yet. When your planet is in ashes... Then you have my permission to die.
Which in turn is an almost direct quote of Bane's equally chilling signature line from The Dark Knight Rises.
Cooler is terrifying in general. He's surprisingly competent and no-nonsense for an Abridged Series villain.
There is something mildly creepy about Dream!Goku's casual mention of nothing being real in Gohan's dream at the end of Episode of Bardock Abridged.
Keep in mind, that scene was taken from the same episode Chichi hired a sadistic teacher for Gohan. Long story short, he dreams about his dad coming back, but that Goku turns out to be Freeza trying to kill young Gohan.
Trunk's Stepford Smile (and the internal scream) after Bulma jokingly told him she'd be his mommy in Episode 33 can be somewhat creepy...
In Episode 34, we get a very bleak and dark look at what happens to Yamcha in Trunks' timeline.
Before that was the beginning of the movie. All you see is a black screen, followed by someone apparently growling in the background. The sound progressively gets louder and louder until we are immediately treated with Piccolo's screaming face and the growling becomes a full-blown roar. Piccolo's face shows his wide open eyes, tiny irises, and his gaping maw open wide with fangs and some green substance akin to saliva. Anyone not prepared will be treated to a Jump Scare.