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* BaseBreakingCharacter:
** ''WebOriginal/JeffTheKiller'', for what seems to be that he's a less abstract and surreal character in his conception, and more of a [[ClicheStorm rather basic]] horror movie character. He also edges into "InvincibleVillain" territory sometimes.
** Slenderman, either one of the most scariest and original monsters of the modern era or a overrated monster that has overstayed his welcome. Much like Jeff the general dislike is due to overexposure.
* ClicheStorm: An interesting example - the Creepypasta Wiki even has [[http://creepypasta.wikia.com/wiki/Creepy_Cliches a list]] of "Creepy Cliches".
** [[http://stories.bauernet.me/chapters/5051333a23651404b60f742d Papercuts]]. There's enough cliches to make an F5 tornado seem like a light summer breeze.
** [[http://www.crappypasta.com/sassy-mama-hungry-blood-lover/ Sassy Mama the Hungry Blood Lover]]. If you think the title is bad, it's just the tip of the iceberg. We're barely into the story when we get this:
-->"I was a 17 year old girl when I was killed. I was brutally murdered in the woods the night of a party at my friends. It was Slendermanís woods. He saved me. Brought me back and I became a creepypasta."
** [[http://trollpasta.wikia.com/wiki/The_Origin_of_Laughing_Jack THIS stupid shit]], with all the bookmarks, parental abuse, blood substituting for scariness, no build up, mary sue, ect. ect.
* CompleteMonster: [[Monster/{{Creepypasta}} Has its own page.]]
* CreepyAwesome: Quite a few monsters 'pasta authors dream up can turn into this.
* CriticalResearchFailure: "There was no text asking me to switch out." from "Snow on Mt. Silver". The player had only Typhlosion left at that point [[spoiler:since rest of the team got frostbitten to death]], '''of course there would be no text for switch out!'''
** [[http://creepypasta.wikia.com/wiki/Lost_Superman_Cartoon The Lost Superman Cartoon]] mentions a lost [[WesternAnimation/SupermanTheatricalCartoons Superman cartoon]] where Superman murders Stalin via his EyeBeams. The thing is, Superman didn't ''have'' heat vision in the 1940's, not even in the Fleischer cartoons!
** ''Abandoned By Disney''[='=]s writer apparently didn't know Disney would never dream of calling their costumed characters mascots. As any Disney nerd worth their salt knows they're [[InsistentTerminology cast members]]. It's a small detail, but one that can break willing suspension of disbelieve right before TheReveal.
* DeaderThanDisco:
** ''Fanfic/SquidwardsSuicide'' for a time was a creepypasta that often pops in many top-ten lists and was often a gateway to the creepypasta community. Now it's often cited for the invention of the [[{{Narm}} "Hyperrealistic"]] cliche and often viewed as [[SeinfeldIsUnfunny unscary compared to later creepypasta]].
** ''VideoGame/SonicExe'' was once considered to be one of the best video game creepypastas out there, but over time it has been regarded as one of the worst and most overrated creepypastas of all time. It was even moved from the Creepypasta Wiki over to the Trollpasta Wiki because it failed to meet the standards of quality control.
** ''Jeff the Killer'' was was often cited as a gateway to creepypastas and is loved by many, but as more people read the story, they find begin to find the clichéd, unrealistic, and narm-filled writing unappealing. The creepypasta was met with a similar fate to ''Sonic.exe'' when it was eventually moved to the Trollpasta Wiki for failing the wiki's standards.
** ''I Hate You'' was written by the critically acclaimed Creator/SlimeBeast. It enjoyed a small climb in popularity before plunging down into crappypasta territory and in usually viewed as [=SlimeBeast=]'s weakest work.
*** This is a common mistake since the story [[http://z3.invisionfree.com/bogleech/ar/t3211.htm was a spoof the entire time]].
** The "Lost Episode" and "Killer with a Knife" genres of creepypastas were, at one point, kings. Now they're generally considered the lowest common denominator.
* DiscreditedTrope: Using "Hyper-realistic" to describe anything is heavy discouraged by the Creepypasta Community at large, as the word has suffered extensive mis- and overuse and is seen as pure Narm as a result.
* DracoInLeatherPants: Jeff the Killer, ''all the time''. In fact, it's actually a little unbelievable how many people unironically fangirl over creepypasta monsters, to the point of making fanfiction where their [=OCs=] hook up with them. Though they still tend to keep the characters creepy.
* FridgeHorror: These stories can sometimes be composed of this. In the case of ''Pokémon Scary Black'' and ''Pokémon Lost Silver'', one must wonder who would be sadistic enough to make such hacks, and why they would distribute them on plastic cartridges rather than on the web.
** Made even worse by the fact that the cartridges were apparently old enough to predate the technology required for them to be hacked to the extent that they were and put on a cartridge from someone's home. So either someone at Nintendo has an incredibly sick sense of humor, or the explanation is of a more... [[HauntedTechnology supernatural]] nature.
** The story ''"Abandoned By Disney"'' has the narrator discovering, in a previously locked room in an abandoned resort, [[spoiler: the corpses of the employees and the...''thing'' that killed them. He runs and escapes with his life, but he makes no mention of having re-locked the door. Whatever was in that room [[NiceJobBreakingItHero may have just escaped into the world at large]].]]
* HilariousInHindsight: A few years after ''Squidward's Suicide'' Nickelodeon would go on to release an actual ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' episode called "Are You Happy Now?" where the reoccurring joke is Squidward is depressed and looks like he might commit suicide (but in the typical GettingCrapPastTheRadar way ''[=SpongeBob=]'' is known for of course). It's actually a theory that someone on the writing staff did it on purpose [[AscendedMeme as a nod to the Pasta]].
** Critics of ''[=SpongeBob=]'' say that the show has gotten too dark and mean-spirited in recent years. Some joke that the writers read creepypastas and decided to make official episodes like that.
** The commercial for the Rap Rat board game says "He's no ghost, he's the most!". Guess which very character would become central in an infamous creepypasta years later?
** The title of "Snow on Mt. Silver" became this when ''[[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver]]'' actually included a snowy part of Mt. Silver.
* ItsPopularNowItSucks: How those who dislike Jeff The Killer and Slenderman feel. Just check out any rant videos about them on [=YouTube=] sometime.
* JustHereForGodzilla: '''Yes.'''
* {{Narm}}: [[http://creepypasta.wikia.com/wiki/Creepy_Cliches Pretty much anything listed on Creepypasta Wiki's Creepy Cliches page]].
** Anything related to Jeff the Killer.
** [[http://creepypasta.wikia.com/wiki/Dating_Game This story.]] It could be very creepy, and for a while during the buildup it is, but the [[TheUntwist obvious conclusion]], the [[CardCarryingVillain over-the-top evil]] of the [[spoiler:wife]], and the [[IdiotBall stupidity of the protagonist]] make it Narm instead.
** A lot of video game creepypastas can be this, if only because a significant number of them [[FollowTheLeader tend to be very similar to each other]].
* NightmareFuel: Obviously.
* NightmareRetardant: Webcomic/SherlokHolms.
** The premises of some creepypastas may unsettle audiences until further detail of the pastas is given, as in "Mereana Mordegard Glesgorv" where the absurd and overly-dramatic detail that [[spoiler:the viewers of the video gouged their eyes out THEN mailed them to [=YouTube=]'s main office]] is given.
** The Creepypasta Wiki has a section devoted to trollpastas and other poorly-written tales (intentional or otherwise). [[MemeticMutation WHO WAS PHONE?]]
** [[TheWikiRule Now there's]] [[http://trollpasta.wikia.com/wiki/Trollpasta_Wiki a wiki for Trollpasta.]]
** This is par for the course in video game and lost episode pastas. Whatever the story does right, it doesn't change the fact that you're basically reading a DarkFic of a silly, idealistic, and all around nonthreatening work like ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' or ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarePants''. If, on the other hand, the source material is serious and cynical, then people are already expecting something dark, which is a problem since these pastas typically rely on SurpriseCreepy. It's no coincidence that the majority of entries on the Trollpasta Wiki fall into these sub-genres. Pastas about an original ShowWithinAShow tend to fare better, as they are not burdened with the reader's expectations of other stories.
** [[http://stories.bauernet.me/chapters/5051333a23651404b60f742d Papercuts.]]
* OlderThanTheyThink: A lot of creepy pastas are classic urban myths that have been around for decades.
* ParanoiaFuel: Key to many good creepypasta.
** The pasta's story has basis in [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory real life events]]? It's also an {{A|lternateRealityGame}}RG heavy on AudienceParticipation, [[BreakTheFourthWall the fourth wall has been broken]], [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou weakened]], or [[NoFourthWall isn't there at all]]? Good luck sleeping tonight.
** ''Abandoned by Disney'' and, even moreso, its sequel ''Room Zero'', are this for anyone who's been to a Disney park. "Room Zero" is the most paranoia-inducing, between the "author's" descriptions of being followed and finding Mickey-Mouse silhouettes everywhere, the "corpse disposal" procedure, the gascots, the eldritch happenings on the waterslides, and the implication that [[spoiler: Disney had an old woman murdered for talking about one of their darkest secrets.]] The crowning moment of ParanoiaFuel, however, has got to be the big reveal: [[spoiler: there's a ''bomb shelter'' under Disneyworld, sealed off and filled with a park's worth of long dead patrons as well as...[[NothingIsScarier something, possibly the demonic force responsible for the events of the first story]]...right under everyone's feet. Even worse, it's implied that they're still haunting the park, and are not only responsible for the horrors in both stories but may be cursing the ''entire Disney corporation.'']]
** [[http://slimebeast.com/stories/kids_in_the_dark.php Kids in the Dark]], mainly because you ''[[NothingIsScarier never]]'' know anything about what was making the noises, ''why'' it was making the noises, or why it was [[spoiler: climbing into the narrator's bed at night for comfort]]. Actually, basically anything by Slimebeast will probably count.
** [[http://creepypasta.wikia.com/wiki/Anasi%27s_Goatman_Story Anansi's Goatman Story]] has this ''in spades''. The titular creature is a shapeshifter, and [[spoiler: inserts itself into the protagonists' group repeatedly over the course of the story, and most of them remain unaware of it. Worse, one of the characters who was keeping watch saw it ''sneak into the room where they were sleeping'' while it thought he was asleep. He sat there watching it, too scared to move, for the rest of the night, and it actually ''walked back to civilization with them.'' Plus, [[NothingIsScarier why it did this or what it wanted from them (or even an explicit description of what "it" was) is never revealed.]]]]
** The ''[[https://www.reddit.com/r/nosleep/comments/3wzj25/dads_tapes_the_child_star/ Dad's Tapes]]'' [=r/NoSleep=] series by [=EZmisery=] gives us the Friends, demonic beings from an entirely different world. Their sole purpose is to cause suffering and death, and they outnumber humanity, but they can't interact with our world in their natural form. They have to take over a human body via DemonicPossession, by entering through the tear ducts, and the problem is that they're so good at mimicking humans that it's almost impossible to distinguish them from people. Once a host is caught after months or even years, they move on to someone else, leaving behind completely fabricated memories - although it is possible to contain them inside a host. They could be possessing anyone, anywhere, including the people closest to you, and the worst thing you could ever do in the presence of a Friend is agree with them, by saying yes to anything.
* TheScrappy: Clockwork: Your Time Is Up is often considered to be one of the worst Creepypastas of all time, naturally leading to the main character, Natalie, being the fandom's equivalent of [[FanFic/MyImmortal Ebony Dark'ness Dementia Raven Way]] for personifying the fandom's CommonMarySueTraits.
* SoBadItsGood: The [=TrollPasta=] wiki has [[http://trollpasta.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Pasta_Trying_To_Be_Good_When_It_Sucks_Enough_To_Be_A_Troll a whole category]] for "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Pasta Trying To Be Good When It Sucks Enough To Be A Troll]]".
** [[http://stories.bauernet.me/chapters/5051333a23651404b60f742d Papercuts]]. That is all.
** Almost everything in [[http://www.crappypasta.com/ Crappypasta.com]].
** When some of these stories are written by someone who's not fluent outside of their native language, they sometimes veer into TranslationTrainwreck territory. ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBvBNMlZCXY It Will Get Worse]]'' is one such example.
** It's sometimes ''very'' obvious that some creepypastas are written by young authors without much writing experience, and the awkward syntax, among other things, can make them a lot funnier than they are scary.
* TearJerker: ''[[http://creepypasta.wikia.com/wiki/Dead_Bart Dead Bart]].'' Especially if you lost a young friend or relative.
** The same goes for [[http://creepypasta.wikia.com/wiki/Doors "Doors"]] and [[http://creepypasta.wikia.com/wiki/Jessica "Jessica."]]
** Jeff the Killer's origin story may qualify, as well. He may be insane and murderous, but remember: he's human, and if the story is any indication, he's ''just a kid''. Think about it. All of that happened to ''a child''.
** "[[http://creepypasta.wikia.com/wiki/The_Medic The Medic]]". After an Allied mortar bombardment, a Nazi medic who has run out of supplies doctors his wounded men by using his skin for bandages and his own blood for blood transfusions, then dies. [[SenselessSacrifice However, this being late-WWII Nazi Germany, every man in the company is KIA within a month.]]
*** [[http://creepypasta.wikia.com/wiki/Experiment_84-B Experiment 84-B]]. [[spoiler:You'll never feel the same way about the Slenderman again.]]
** A lot of the theories for famous cartoons, which usually either have a character in a coma or hallucinating all the events, or the creator made the show off of someone who died.
** [[http://www.creepypasta.com/the-sandman/ The Sandman]] is equal parts NightmareFuel and this. Unlike most Creepypasta villains, the EldritchAbomination in this story seems to have good intentions. [[spoiler: The protagonist is lonely and longs for a son, so the Sandman makes him one out of parts of its own body. [[BodyHorror But eventually it needs those parts back.]]]]
** The story ''Play With Me'' is depressing too. It's about a girl named Sally who is molested by [[CreepyUncle her uncle]], and the fact her parents [[AdultsAreUseless pass it of as a nightmare]], does nothing to stop her uncle from abducting, raping and killing her. What else is Sally's ghost doesn't become evil as a result, just a hurt ghost of a innocent little girl.
** [[http://creepypasta.wikia.com/wiki/Cure_for_Cancer Cure For Cancer]] is a truly twisted love story that is equal parts reprehensible and heartbreaking.
** [[http://creepypasta.wikia.com/wiki/Wally This creepypasta]] involving Wally from ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'' is really sad. It shows the tragic results of what would happen if Wally wasn't completely over his respiratory issues by the time you meet him in Victory Road...
** While it's also prime NightmareFuel, "Literature/MaxAndRuby [[MissingEpisode 0004]]" is also one of these, considering the fact that one of the images in it is Max and Ruby standing in front of their parents' grave. Considering the fact that on the show, we never do see their parents and [[PromotedToParent Ruby tends to act more adult than a girl her age should]]...
** "Pro Ana Messed Up", about a website that promoted anorexia. It ends with said website [[spoiler:being rightfully closed down because a girl died from a mix of taking their advice and implicitly bullying from a member of the website]]. The fact that this story presents a very realistic scenario is particularly heartbreaking.
** [[https://en.reddit.com/r/nosleep/comments/19fmjf/autopilot/ Autopilot]]: a father takes his young daughter to daycare. [[spoiler: There's nothing supernatural. The father isn't evil or abusive. It's just a normal, loving family, an innocent little girl, and one horrible real-life mistake--[[AdultFear he leaves her in the car by accident on a hot summer day because he wasn't paying enough attention]].]]
* UncannyValley: Hello, [[TheBlank blank]]!
* WeirdAlEffect:
** Those familiar with ''Pokemon: Lost Silver'' now associate the Pokeflute theme with this game, consequently seeing it less as relaxing than depressing. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NG6SqRrBnM8 Just look at the comments]].
** The Christian song "Children of the Light" is, in some circles, more associated with the creepypasta "1999" than anything else, as seen in the comments for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHXuAOVp8Ks this video]].
* TheWoobie: [[spoiler:The Slender Man]], of all [[WasOnceAMan individuals]], is depicted as this in the creepypasta "[[http://creepypasta.wikia.com/wiki/Experiment_84-B Experiment 84-B]]".

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