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[[caption-width-right:350:NothingIsScarier indeed.]]

If you watch the whole series without one squeak of terror, then you have more gumption than Jack himself. Some episodes were entirely built around NightmareFuel; even the episodes not revolving around horror have scenes that are traumatic.

The frequent robot carnage that the censors let pass in every episode occasionally goes ''way'' beyond the borders of "not too bad"; once you reach dismembered robots impaled on spikes, things have gotten bad.
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[[folder:Season 1]]
[[AC:The Beginning]]
* Aku's assault on young Jack's home city in the very beginning. He shows up looking bored, the garrison attacks him, and finally he smiles entertained as he ''wipes them out with the very arrows they shot at him'', and ''then'' he starts attacking half-seriously.
** To make matters worse, Jack's father (the Emperor), the only person who knows how to defeat Aku, is immediately stopped before he could do so; Aku grabs the Emperor before he could take his sword (the only thing that can harm Aku), [[TheBadGuyWins allowing Aku to conquer Japan]]. Jack and his mother escape [[TearJerker in tears]].
** For more {{t|earJerker}}ragedy, when a now-grown-up Jack returns to his home country, he finds everyone [[FateWorseThanDeath has been]] [[MadeASlave enslaved]]. His father got the worst of it; he has become [[HowTheMightyHaveFallen a weak and decrepit old man]], and is denied adequate food and water. Aku sure knows how to [[BreakTheBadass destroy even the strongest of spirits]].

[[AC:The Samurai Called Jack]]
* Aku punishes a young alien for openly disrespecting him by shooting EyeBeams, seemingly disintegrating him. The grieving father is then told by Aku that the boy was teleported to [[{{Hell}} the Pit of Hate]], [[FateWorseThanDeath where he would eventually learn to respect Aku]].
* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/1466015232507.jpg Jack witnesses]] the aftermath of the [[CivilizedAnimal talking dogs]]' persecution by Aku; he sees silhouettes of ''crucified'' dogs, and it's implied that they are dead. Aku has been committing so many atrocities like this since Jack's original time period to the present day, to many races throughout many planets. For ''thousands of years''.

[[AC:The First Fight]]
* An [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge angry Jack]] is a ''terrifying Jack''. He becomes a raging, screaming warrior amidst all of the injuries and the beatings he takes from Aku's Beetle Drones, as he is practically ''covered'' in [[SymbolicBlood oil]]. Even the Drones look terrified of him, before he promptly slaughters them all.

[[AC:Jack and the Lava Monster]]
* Jack is traveling through the scorched countryside that was once [[spoiler:the Lava Monster's home, implied to be in Scandinavia]]. It's bleak, cold, and littered with ash and corpses. On top of that, there's an ominous voice constantly beckoning Jack to follow it.
-->"Come... ''Come...!''"
* As Jack comes closer and closer to reaching the end of an increasingly lethal series of traps placed by a cursed warrior, you see ''dozens'' of skeletons strewn about his labyrinth of death, all killed in brutally horrific fashion when they each made a lethal mistake on the way in.
* After [[spoiler:Jack breaks the curse on the warrior, he returns to human form; but the entire time he was locked away in that demonic prison, he was separated and left untouched from the natural flow of time. [[NoImmortalInertia He rapidly ages into a frail old man in an instant and dies]]. Fortunately, [[HeartwarmingMoments he's carried off to the afterlife paradise of Valhalla to live in eternal bliss]].]]

[[AC:Aku's Fairy Tales]]
* Even [[CrowningMomentOfFunny one of the most hilarious episodes]] where Aku is involved merely paints him horrific in a different light. He rounds up kids from within the capital city, with no reason given to them or their parents. The room they're led to is large, red, and spiky as always, but has monitors of adorable, yet... off animals, which eventually switch off. The camera focuses on a large red throne in the room. And Aku just appears. No fanfare, no flashy effects, no booming monologue. [[NothingIsScarier He's just there]]. This is how he starts ''reading propaganda stories to children''. It's just fortunate that [[{{Narm}} Aku really sucks at brainwashing]].
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[[folder:Season 2]]
[[AC:Jack Tales]]
* Jack encounters a seemingly-human family who turn out to be metal-eating robots. The robots, in a fit of hunger, rip each other to shreds, and the insides of the robots look just graphically enough like human flesh to creep you out.
** The family were unaware that they're actually MechanicalLifeforms, only feasting on "the mother" when her face was revealed to be robotic. [[FridgeHorror Who's to say they weren't originally people who underwent some sort of]] [[LaserGuidedAmnesia memory-erasing]] UnwillingRoboticization? What if their story about being "survivors" of a raid was true, and they woke up after being experimented on, perfectly ordinary but having a violent taste for metal? As there's no real backstory regarding them, NothingIsScarier is in full effect.

[[AC:Jack and the Ultra-Robots]]
* The carnage and devastation caused by the Ultra-Robots is worth mentioning, especially the [[DesolationShot ruins of the second city]]. [[SceneryGorn Mutilated innocent robots with horrific faces strewn about, some of them on pikes]], [[SymbolicBlood and oil EVERYWHERE]].
** Also note that they didn't just attack other robots, they destroyed two other towns, one with little cat-like creatures and another with a population that bore a resemblance to the [[Franchise/StarWars Sand People]]. The latter of which is notable in that Jack encounters ''no survivors''.

[[AC:Jack vs. Demongo, the Soul Collector]]
* Demongo, ''dear God''. Not only is he a demon, he [[YourSoulIsMine steals the souls]] and keeps the skulls of all the warriors he's slain. Skulls that he ''wears on his chest''. Skulls that he can toss out to summon [[SlaveMooks the ghosts of the fallen warriors to do his bidding]], all of whom have creepy blue mind-controlled eyes.
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[[folder:Season 3]]
[[AC:Chicken Jack]]
* The creatures that the [[BalefulPolymorph chickenized]] Jack battles in the animal-fighting arena ranged from downright creepy to outrageously grotesque. And this was a lighter episode!
** Jack previously showed a real distaste for being [[GladiatorGames forced to fight for entertainment]], back in the Dome of Doom. Here in a cockfighting pit that's decidedly less guarded, he makes all of one attempt to escape; then just applies himself to fighting opponents, and moping when the man who caught him won't feed him. Combined with how the episode stops showing POV shots where he speaks, even if his words are just chicken sounds to onlookers, it seems like TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody and he became just a clever rooster.

[[AC:Jack and the Zombies]]
* Some of those zombies were just plain freaky, like the long-armed zombie and the one that possesses Jack's sword. And when he falls into the crypt... that wail.
* The [[OhCrap look on Jack's face]] when Aku starts to use ''his own sword'' against him. Sure, Jack is still able to fight back, but a good chunk of that fight is Jack trying to run away or dodge Aku's attacks. Unfortunately, [[YouWillNotEvadeMe Aku doesn't let Jack escape that easily]]...
--> '''Aku:''' "Oh, Samurai? Where are you, Samurai? [[YouCanRunButYouCantHide You can run, but you cannot hide]], 'cause '''I can smell your blood'''!"
** The way Aku's voice changes for those last five words just really pushes his creepy-meter to the red.
** The entire sequence after Aku seizes the sword. Jack can't hurt him at all. All he can do is run and block Aku's attacks, and while Aku starts with the sword he pulls out all the stops - eyebeams, fire, shapeshifting on a scale not otherwise seen on this show. There's a part where Aku is just a spreading mass of tendrils, and the camera pulls back to show just how ''big'' that mass is. It really emphasizes how screwed Jack, or anyone else, is when trying to oppose Aku without the sword.
** And then Aku's close-up as he's about to stab Jack, his eyes look creepier than normal. [[spoiler:Fortunately, Aku is surprised to learn that [[LoyalPhlebotinum the sword can't even hurt Jack]].]]

[[AC:Jack in Egypt]]
* Jack's fight against the three [[HumanoidAbomination Minions of Set]]. But these are creatures that Jack himself '''cannot''' stop. Whenever he cuts off their limbs, they grow back instantly, and the Minions continue the chase. Jack is forced to run and go on the defensive for the rest of the episode, as he tries to locate artifact pieces that will help defeat the Minions, nearly getting killed in the process. To say it's tense is an understatement.
** The worst part of it is after Jack realizes they are loose, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pufp-IaJeo&t=1m20s they just open up WAILING on him]]. They outright smash Jack in a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown that if it was aired on AdultSwim? Jack would be outright BLEEDING from the wounds he got.
--->'''Jack:''' "These creatures are more powerful than anything I have ever encountered..."
** Jack had to rely on the power of a ''god'' to destroy them. The god himself, [[Myth/EgyptianMythology Ra]][[note]]The very same Ra that, along with [[Myth/NorseMythology Odin]] and [[Myth/HinduMythology Vishnu]], destroyed the evil entity that would later spawn Aku[[/note]], was pretty creepy as well in the fact that he did so [[CurbStompBattle with very little effort]], the fact that he towers over Jack, and that he does nothing but stare at Jack, not even speaking when Jack asks him if he knows a way to return to his own time.

[[AC:Jack and the Haunted House]]
* This episode provides the page image, and for good reason. Here, Jack follows a scared little girl to an old, decrepit house. He receives several nightmarish visions about what happened to the girl's various family members who used to live there, all of them appearing to have been killed by some faceless horror. Not even Aku, just some [[EldritchAbomination nameless demon]] with a sadistic streak. And that's only the first half. What really seals the deal is the [[HellIsThatNoise cacophonous distortion in the "other realm" Jack ends up in]], which sounds like something you'd get if you blasted really loud music out of your speakers at full volume.
** This one seriously needs to be seen to be believed. The creepy visions Jack keeps seeing of some unnamed thing attacking the occupants of the house, the eerie tranquility in the fake tea room, not to mention that, unlike most villains who appear on the show who all either work for Aku or are involved with him some way, the Demonic Spirit ''has nothing to do with Aku''. [[TheSpook It's just... there]].

[[AC:The Birth of Evil]]
* As the title would suggest, this episode reveals the origin of Aku. Millions of years ago, he was originally [[EldritchAbomination some sort of giant, shapeless entity]] that roamed outer space, attempting to destroy everything around it. The gods [[Myth/NorseMythology Odin]], [[Myth/EgyptianMythology Ra]], and [[Myth/HinduMythology Vishnu]] fought this ''thing'' and almost destroyed it, except for a smaller fragment that got cut off and drifted away to Earth...
** When this primordial monster crash-landed on prehistoric Earth, it took the form of a meteor that [[PhlebotinumKilledTheDinosaurs burned nearly all of the dinosaurs]] down to charred skeletons, then proceeded to gobble up the few remaining survivors. The carnage is ''abominable''.
** Soon, proto-Aku became a [[BlobMonster giant puddle of black goo]] inside the earth that would send large, deep cracks through the ground. The cracks were filled with a black tar-like substance, and it would then ''[[ExtremeOmnivore absorb living creatures]]'' to get stronger. This includes an unlucky [[ToServeMan group of cave-people]]. At one point, a man calls out for his dog, goes to the back of his house, and sees one of the cracks filled with black goop, and ''half the dog's leash sticking out''. Doubles as a TearJerker when we hear the man's anguished and horrified screams.
* Later, the Emperor goes on a mission to try and destroy the monster, charging into the forest of black spiky trees, along with an army of samurai in tow. As they get closer and closer, more trees burst up from the ground, and we [[GoryDiscretionShot hear samurai start screaming as their horses (now riderless) run by the Emperor]].
** And then, after the Emperor accidentally awakens Aku,[[note]]He fired a magic arrow that was supposed to kill the black blob, but instead it evolved into the intelligent being now named Aku.[[/note]] Aku ties him up, slips into the ground, then pops back up by his kingdom and attacks it. Coupled with the guy's horrified face and the BigNo that follows, imagine how the people in his city felt.
** During the final battle between Jack's father and Aku, Aku slips into the armor of fallen soldiers and [[MesACrowd makes clones of himself]] to surround him. They all promptly [[EvilLaugh laugh]] at him and then just... stop. It's surprisingly unnerving.
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[[folder:Season 4]]
[[AC:Samurai vs. Ninja]]
* It gets downright hectic and overall a bit eerie, since you have two of the deadliest warriors hunting one another in the art of ninjutsu. All the while, they're both clad for the appropriate elements. One fights in the shadows, while the other fights in pure blinding light. The whole fight in the very wooden tower is both a respectful mix of NightmareFuel and ParanoiaFuel. And to add even more fuel to an already deadly, adrenaline-rushing encounter? The soundtrack throughout the whole fight! ... Horror chords and all. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmkxsQnNujI Here is the fight in its entirety]].

[[AC:Samurai vs. Samurai]]
* This is a mostly a goofy episode involving Jack dealing with the [[SmallNameBigEgo Da Samurai]], until the last few minutes. Suddenly, an ''army'' of Aku's assassin robots from earlier in the episode show up, but these ones are {{dual wielding}} swords and opening the panels in their heads to reveal [[UncannyValley creepy long faces with razor-sharp teeth]]. That alone is scary enough, but after Jack finally defeats the entire army, they all combine into what can only be described as a MechanicalAbomination. Thankfully, it goes down easier than the army did, but it's still freaky to watch.

[[AC:The Aku Infection]]
* Aku unwittingly infects Jack with a [[TheVirus small piece]] [[TheCorruption of himself]], and soon Jack starts to [[BodyHorror look scarier]] [[TransformationHorror and scarier]] as time goes on.
-->'''Jack:''' "I'm getting..."
-->''(Lifts up cloak to reveal Jack is looking and sounding more like Aku)''
-->'''Jack:''' "... '''STRONGER'''."
* The Aku-possessed Jack carves up an innocent robot bystander's face [[DisproportionateRetribution for bumping into him on the street]]. We get a very close, slow shot of this happening; never before has the SymbolicBlood looked so terrifying.
* Jack disguises his changed features with a makeshift cloak, and goes to the adorable Lizard Monks; Jack wants help, Aku wants to find and eliminate them. By the time he meets them, it's deliberately ambiguous who's in control, and how far the changes have spread. All that's visible by that point is his eye, which ''cries'' when he tries to talk to the avuncular leader of the monks -- and then he tears the cloak off and reveals the eye is all that's left, the rest of him is Aku.
** None of the monks he attacks in the ensuing fight are cut in half by the sword, but they're sure knocked around and don't stand a chance until their leader throws a potion in his face.
*** Even then, a restrained Jack with many patches of the infection scattered across his skin is told that all the monks can do is slow the progression, but it's up to him to fight it off. He says he cannot and begs for help, sounding broken when they can't give it to him. At that point his body transforms completely, and Aku bellows that he'll eat them all.

[[AC:The Princess and the Bounty Hunters]]
* A [[FiveBadBand group of bounty hunters]] team up to capture and/or kill Jack once and for all, by attempting to attack him all at once. Unfortunately, it backfires and Jack defeats them all, with the Princess being the last member of the group standing. Jack ''seems'' to have ''killed'' living beings, ''flesh and blood'' ([[FlipFlopOfGod or not]])[[note]]Genndy Tartakovsky gave a very unclear answer about this in an interview[[/note]], as opposed to robots or demons. Pretty grim when you think about it.
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[[folder:Season 5]]
''Samurai Jack'' was already a dark and violent show, but now that the show has moved to Creator/AdultSwim, it gets to have a [[DarkerAndEdgier little more freedom]] [[BloodierAndGorier with its violence]], leading to some very dark and disturbing scenes that are guaranteed to leave you sleeping with both eyes open.

[[AC:XCII]]
* ''The very first scene'' opens with Aku's Beetle Drones destroying a village and chasing after the {{sole survivor}}s: a mother, her young daughter, and her baby. They try to escape, but the Beetle Drones encircle them. [[FaceDeathWithDignity All they can do is use their antennae to communicate their love for each other and await their inevitable and brutal demise]]. Granted, Jack saves them just in time, but still, it really sets the tone for the rest of the season.
* Throughout this episode, we see that Jack has been suffering from a hell lot of [[ShellShockedVeteran post-traumatic stress]], in the form of guilt, depression, and nightmarish hallucinations:
** In each of the hallucinations Jack sees... SOMEONE on horseback. We're never told or fully shown who it is... but whoever it is? It's something that TERRIFIES Jack. Yes JACK IS TERRIFIED OF SOMETHING.
** Jack's first hallucination. While drinking from a stream, he starts to imagine leaves falling from a nearby tree are his parents and the tortured forms of his people. At the end of the vision, we get to see ''hordes of zombie-like people floating downstream'', screaming and reaching out for Jack to save them. ''Jesus Christ, Tartakovsky''.
--->'''Mother:''' "You left us all... to... '''''[[VoiceOfTheLegion DIIIIIIE!]]'''''"
** The second hallucination starts with Jack sitting by the fire while eating a dead rat, when he sees a vision of his father in the fire, asking why he never came back. As Jack desperately tries to explain himself, the vision gets bigger and the fire spreads out of control as his father gets angrier. It ends with Jack's father screaming at his son, accusing him of abandoning his destiny and people while making the mother of all {{nightmare face}}s.
--->'''Father:''' '''''"HE [AKU] DESTROYED EVERYTHING! EVERYTHING IS BURNING! YOU'VE FORGOTTEN YOUR PURPOSE! [[NightmareFace YOU'VE]] [[VoiceOfTheLegion FORSAKEN US!]]"'''''
** The third and final vision is slightly less disturbing than the previous two, as it mainly shows Jack imagining small children ([[WouldHurtAChild the kids from the village who were murdered by Scaramouch]]) pleading for his help. But what makes it nightmare fuel, is not so much what it contains, but when it happens: during the middle of the fight with Scaramouch. Jack is ''still in danger'' when he starts hallucinating! Scaramouch even uses his distress to land a shot on him! While the attack wasn't lethal, next time he might not be so lucky. It really does paint a picture that Jack is a broken man, and that these hallucinations (much like in real life) aren't just limited to when he's alone. They could happen anywhere, at any time no matter what he's doing or what kind of danger he's in, making Jack his own worst enemy.
* Scaramouch, despite being a silly villain, [[BewareTheSillyOnes slaughters an entire village just to draw Jack out]]. The fact that Scaramouch was able to wipe out the whole settlement by himself is also unsettling, indicating that he is a OneManArmy. No {{mook}}s needed, just himself.
** The way that [[spoiler:Scaramouch dies is pretty gruesome. His body explodes after he is killed, but his head goes flying and lands in front of the foreground. His face is etched with pain, and his lifeless eyes stare straight at the viewer while a ScareChord plays.]]
* The biggest source of NightmareFuel in this episode is TheReveal that [[spoiler:'''JACK LOST HIS SWORD'''. He lost the ''only'' weapon on Earth that can harm Aku. And while he's managed to keep that fact hidden so far, it's only a matter of time before the Daughters of Aku or even Aku himself finds out about it. Good luck, Jack. ''You'll need it.'']]
* Every single scene with the Daughters of Aku. They are the seven daughters of a crazy female cult leader who [[ReligionOfEvil worships]] [[GodOfEvil Aku]], and she has been raising and training them since birth to become assassins with one goal: to kill Samurai Jack. All the while, these girls are deprived of a normal childhood.
** The first scene showing their birth was rather disturbing. We are basically watching a woman give birth to septuplets in a dark room '''without any anesthesia or any proper medical aid'''. Most real-life mothers wouldn't ''survive'' such an ordeal in such conditions. Her screams of pain combined with the rhythmic chimes of the gong made the whole ritual look like a HumanSacrifice, though without any killing.
** The worst part of it all is how even as little girls, [[AbusiveParents their own mother]] puts them through [[TrainingFromHell extremely harsh]] [[TheSpartanWay non-stop training]]. Any time they fail a test or get distracted, she throws them over to older women [[WouldHurtAChild to give them]] [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown a brutal beating]]. She even discourages her daughters from helping out their own sisters when they're down or wounded, [[TheSocialDarwinist believing them to be too weak to live]].
** The sisters' graduation test is an impressive showcase of their talents and abilities, and they complete the whole scene without breaking stride... [[spoiler:even the part where one of them (Ashi) brains one of her instructors with an arrow]]. It quickly becomes clear that this isn't just another exercise, [[spoiler:it's actual ''mortal combat'', and all the trainers that guided them from birth are dropping like flies]]. After four seasons of [[spoiler:having every casualty restricted to robotic lifeforms]], it was quite a shock to see [[spoiler:actual flesh-and-blood deaths introduced with such nonchalance and ruthlessness]]. It honestly made one fear for Jack's well being.


[[AC:XCIII]]
* The way that Aku and his "[[MesACrowd therapist]]" yell [[SuddenlyShouting "DIE!"]] at the beginning of the episode. It's hammy and over-the-top, but in a chilling way that shows that, much like Jack, the 50 years appear to be taking a toll on his mind as well.
* The Daughters of Aku hunting Jack. The whole scene felt like the "Jack in Egypt" episode. They're systematic, thorough, and well-trained. When they lose track of Jack, they don't panic. They hide in the shadows at various points in the ruins they've chased him into to lull him into a sense of security, then ''strike'' from the darkness, letting the others know his location. After that, it's not even really a fight. It's an escape. Jack is forced to hide in a ''coffin'' at one point, looking more terrified than we'd ever seen with only a firefly to give him light, as if silently begging for them to go away... which they obviously won't. The light is slowly snuffed out... and the next thing we see out of the darkness is all seven Daughters shattering the coffin he's in, Jack springing out of it through desperation. It's the worst trial Jack's been through for the entire series, bar none.
** At one point during the chase, while hiding from the Daughters, Jack is confronted by another vision of himself, which tries to ''[[DeathSeeker talk him into]] [[DrivenToSuicide committing]] [[{{Seppuku}} "honorable" suicide]]''. If his enemies can't end him, Jack may as well try to do it himself...
** Stripped of his weapons, beaten, bruised, and forced to constantly evade the Daughters of Aku given their numerical advantage and constant ambushes, Jack is forced to hide amongst a vast amount of coffins all centered around the skeleton of an ancient king. The episode already highlighted it earlier to some degree, but the sheer terror Jack has is unlike anything else he's ever shown before during this. He's absolutely shaking, uncertain, and desperately, silently begging for a firefly to go away before he's exposed to a threat he cannot beat like this.
** [[spoiler:At one point, Jack is forced to flat out run from the Daughters of Aku, racing down twisting, turning passages in the dark, then we get a JumpScare when Jack actually runs into one of the girls, who has managed to outmaneuver and get ahead of him. It's only fortunate for Jack that separating from her sisters proved to be a fatal mistake for her.]] Leading to...
*** [[spoiler:We actually get to see Jack '''killing''' a human being up-close for the first time. He spent the episode believing that the Daughters were [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman just another one of Aku's machines]], and after being confronted by one of them, he ''slices'' her neck. That is ''genuine blood'' Jack's seeing. While it was undeniably in self-defense, his reaction is one of genuine guilt and horror.]]
*** The sound made during the [[spoiler:SlashedThroat]] is probably one of the most brutal noises in the entire series up to this point. [[spoiler:It isn't just skin being penetrated with a blade and blood splashing out, there's almost a bone-like sound adding a disgusting edge to the strike. Odds are, Jack was inches away from dealing out a full-on decapitation.]]
** The music that plays throughout the Daughters' hunt for Jack is terrifying. It is a cover of Music/EnnioMorricone's "The Ecstasy of Gold", from ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly''. Now what does ''that'' say to this conflict?
* The side-plot with the lone white wolf fighting against a pack of tiger-like alien beasts. [[spoiler:While the blood from the Daughter was more subdued, the animal fight is a total bloodbath where everyone involved seems to die gruesomely, quite a [[AnimalMetaphor bad omen]] for Jack and the Daughters.]]
** Just the appearance of the alien tigers. Think of the Ultimate Chimera from ''VideoGame/MOTHER3'', but painted green with stripes and covered in fur. Not to mention the demonic roaring...

[[AC:XCIV]]
* After watching an entire series of Jack only getting scratched, beaten, and broken down, the first portion of this episode shows him bleeding '''gallons''' of blood from his stab wound.
** While Jack is still bleeding out and retreats for shelter, he starts to see the green spectral samurai again. Only now, with Jack on the verge of death, the Horseman starts ''following'' him like some sort of GrimReaper.
** Especially when [[spoiler:Jack and the White Wolf meet personally, as they both are covered from head to toe in symbolic lines of blood across their bodies. It's quite a miracle that Jack and the Wolf somehow survived these near-mortal wounds.]]
* At one point, Jack is taunted by another apparition of his past self... only now the apparition is twisted with fanged teeth, and bears a constant cruel expression on his face. The animators are taking a character design we know and love, and making it look... ''[[UncannyValley so wrong]]''.
** To elaborate: this apparition appears inhumanly tall and slender, like a HumanoidAbomination. His face is more narrow. He moves inhumanly fast. He has sharp, jagged teeth like a shark, and his expressions showcase them quite well, being the very embodiment of NightmareFace: cruel scowls, {{Psychotic Smirk}}s, and {{Slasher Smile}}s galore. Lastly, he speaks in a much more malicious and psychotic tone, [[spoiler:getting very creepily excited over the thought of more killing and mocking Jack, trying to goad him into embracing BloodLust]]. Not to mention he resembles Mad Jack, or how Aku portrayed Jack in his fairy tales.
* We see the true extent of the Daughters of Aku's abusive upbringing, and how it affects their interactions with each other and the outside world.
** When the Daughters escape the destroyed temple, [[spoiler:they comment on their deceased sister that "Death is failure", and proceed to leave her corpse to rot without batting an eye.]]
** They believe that a simple male deer must be a minion of Aku's due to sporting antlers similar to his own. And when the buck kisses a doe, [[EvilCannotComprehendGood they are all baffled]] [[WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove by this display of affection]].
* Upon coming to terms with his guilt and that, like his father, [[spoiler:he'd have to take lives if he wanted to complete his mission]], Jack's first act is to attempt to prevent a fight. [[ShutUpKirk The Daughters of Aku reject this notion]].
** [[spoiler:Not even seconds later, he pops out from beneath their feet in the snow and harpoons two of the sisters before they can even react.]]
** [[spoiler:After Jack kills one of the Daughters with a thrown sword through the chest, her sister just... pulls it out of her to fight Jack with without even ''looking'' at her.]]
** [[spoiler:When Jack decides to drop the Daughter's weapon and resort to using his [[GoodOldFisticuffs bare hands]], he kills a Daughter by punching her in the face hard enough to make her neck snap instantly and her body spin out and fall to the depths.]]
** [[spoiler:In the end, the defeated Ashi starts fanatically ranting about killing Jack, even after having seen all of her sisters die at his hand, and being seconds away from death herself.]]
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