Nightmare Fuel: Star Wars Expanded Universe

The Star Wars Expanded Universe has been doing this a lot ever since Del Rey took over.

  • The New Jedi Order, especially with a device called the Embrace of Pain. Also with Chewie's death. And Anakin's.
  • The Dark Nest Trilogy has Jacen Mind Rape Ta'a Chume in order to keep his family safe.
  • Legacy of the Force. The Embrace of Pain is back, along with evil Jacen (now Darth Caedus). Ben's tortured and forced to watch someone close to him die.
    • Speaking of Ben, there's a really horrid scene that involves Tahiri playing The Vamp to the poor boy. When he refuses her advances, she then tortures his soldier buddy to death in front of him.
  • Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor. Why are Cronal's stormtroopers' armor black? Hint: That's not paint. Also, Cronal controls the rocks of the planet, so he can create a prison for Luke. He then forces Luke to see the death of the universe; Luke doesn't take it well. Throw in Body Surfing, and you're looking at some serious horror, punctuated by Take Thats to the fanboys.
  • The cavern-monster scene from Traitor.
  • Two titles: Death Troopers and Red Harvest. That is all.
  • The Tales From Jabba'sPalace anthology has the story, "Of the Day's Annoyances: Bib Fortuna's Tale in which Jabba's former majordomo has been chosen by the B'omarr monks for "enlightenment" surgery. Picture Bib, locked in the palace, sitting in the dark, hearing the slow, creaking approach of a surgeon's cart...