Follow TV Tropes

Following

History NightmareFuel / Baccano

Go To



* Fermet in general is this. He is a psychopath who in general, if you don't know his true face (of a sadist who does bad things for his amusement) you think he is a good guy and trust him. The scary thing is that is too late when you realize that. A even scary thing is that, despite been devoured for two times, he recovered like it's was nothing. Good thing he doesn't exist in true life! [[spoiler: Or what Fermet did to Huey. Utterly DESTROYING his entire life....as a spur of the moment whim.]]

to:

* Fermet in general is this. He is Fermet. He's a psychopath who in general, wears a mask of sanity so convincing that if you don't know his true face (of nature as a sadist who does bad things ruins lives for his amusement) you own amusement, you'll think he is he's a good stand-up guy and trust him. The scary thing is that is too late when you him immediately, and you'll only realize that. A even scary thing is that, despite what a horrible mistake you've made once it's too late. Worse, he's been devoured for two times, he twice, and has recovered both times like it's it was nothing. Good thing Everything terrifying about this man can be seen in a microcosm in [[spoiler:what he doesn't exist in true life! [[spoiler: Or what Fermet did to Huey. Utterly DESTROYING Fermet utterly destroyed his entire life....as life, reducing him to the utterly indifferent MadScientist he is today, in a spur of the moment whim.]]whim]].



* [[ReligionOfEvil SAMPLE.]] [[spoiler: They torture children (examples being Elmer and Illnes) for religious purposes and attempt to crash Exit and Entrace into each other. And were created by Fermet, based on information about the cult that Elmer was a part of (Fermet was the son of an Inquisitor and knew about Huey and Elmer's pasts as well as being privy to several important cover-ups).]]

to:

* [[ReligionOfEvil SAMPLE.]] [[spoiler: They torture children (examples being Elmer and Illnes) Illness) for religious purposes and attempt to crash Exit and Entrace into each other. And were created by Fermet, based on information about the cult that Elmer was a part of (Fermet was the son of an Inquisitor and knew about Huey and Elmer's pasts as well as being privy to several important cover-ups).]]


* [[CreepyAwesome Christopher Shouldered]]: a tall, sharply-dressed Homunculus with the eyes and teeth of a demon or a vampire, who is pretty much always cheerful even when he really shouldn't be and who tends to break into song while making mincemeat of his enemies. It's no wonder he was named after [[Creator/ChristopherWalken a certain actor]]: [[http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/7152/bac070103.png everything about him]] just oozes UncannyValley. And he's strong/skilled enough to [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu actually land a hit on Claire]]. His antics are often PlayedForLaughs however, and after 1933 he eventually mellows out, becoming a TechnicalPacifist and befriending Ricardo Russo.

to:

* [[CreepyAwesome Christopher Shouldered]]: a tall, sharply-dressed Homunculus with the eyes and teeth of a demon or a vampire, who is pretty much always cheerful even when he really shouldn't be and who tends to break into song while making mincemeat of his enemies. It's no wonder he was named after [[Creator/ChristopherWalken a certain actor]]: [[http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/7152/bac070103.png everything about him]] just oozes UncannyValley. And he's strong/skilled enough to [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu actually land a hit on Claire]]. His antics are often PlayedForLaughs however, and after 1933 he eventually mellows out, becoming a TechnicalPacifist and befriending Ricardo Russo.Russo.
* If you think about it, the way some of the most insane characters view the world is chilling. At least with people like Fermet, you know it's just pure sadism, and Huey is so divorced from humanity that he just doesn't care anymore. But then you get people like Ladd, Graham, and Elmer, who look at people and don't see people.
** Ladd can't even really be properly called a sadist because he doesn't enjoy hurting people, he enjoys killing them. The only way he can look at the world is in terms of what order to kill things, and he can't ''not'' see everyone around him as a potential victim, and what's worse, his criteria for deciding who should die next is esoteric at best, which means anybody near him is walking on eggshells, trying not to accidentally do something that'll get themselves killed. Even love doesn't really mean love to him - the closest he can really get is a) laying claim to somebody's life, and b) desiring to kill them only when he's finished with the rest of the world.
** Despite not being a killer, and being a very good friend to have, Graham is if anything even worse. The most normal thing about him are his bipolar mood swings. Whereas Ladd looks at things in terms of who can he kill, Graham looks at things in terms of what he can break. While this may seem better, Ladd at least recognizes that human life has value, that's why he takes it. Graham doesn't care one bit about human life because it can't be broken, and when he looks at a person, all he can see is a body to be taken apart. Even when threatening someone, or declaring his intention to harm them, he doesn't phrase it, or even think of it, in terms of hurting or killing them. He says he's going to break them, and the context of breaking their spirits doesn't even enter his mind. All he can see is breaking their bodies.
** Elmer, despite being one of the more openly benevolent characters in the series, is so utterly alien in the way he views the world that ''Fermet'' is revolted by him. Let that sink in. As far as he's concerned, people are entirely irrelevant, and all he cares about is outward happiness, and he can't understand why somebody wouldn't be happy. Even Ladd and Graham can understand that tragedy can make a person unhappy, hell, that's almost Ladd's raison d'etre, but Elmer is so inhuman that he honestly has trouble understanding why people don't immediately bounce back from losing loved ones or something similar. He's also perfectly content to allow, even encourage, people to do horrific things, as long as it makes them happy, and he cares so little for actual people that the only reason he doesn't spread misery around himself is because he enjoys people's smiles, not their screams.


** Actually being devoured is completely painless because it absorbs the most recent memories first preventing you from even realizing you're being devoured. Shown in book 1 from Barne's perspective.

to:

** Actually being devoured is completely painless because it absorbs the most recent memories first preventing you from even realizing you're being devoured. Shown in book 1 from Barne's perspective. Still creepy though.
** Speaking of Barnes, his being devoured by Szilard in both the anime and the novel. In the anime, it's [[NauseaFuel lovingly detailed]]. In the novels, we see Barnes perspective on his fate, which doubles as a TearJerker.


* At one point the Rail Tracer threatens [[KidsAreCruel Czeslaw]] [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld Mayer]] with torture involving "stripping away each individual arm muscle and doing intricate carvings on the exposed bone."

to:

* At one point the Rail Tracer Claire threatens [[KidsAreCruel Czeslaw]] [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld Mayer]] with torture involving "stripping away each individual arm muscle and doing intricate carvings on the exposed bone."


* [[TheAssimilator Szilard]] [[EvilOldFolks Quates]]. Period.

to:

* [[TheAssimilator Szilard]] [[EvilOldFolks Szilard Quates]]. Period.


* Poor Dallas. Due to being immortal, he was sealed in a barrel of cement condemned to drown in the Hudson River for god knows how long. [[spoiler: He eventually get fished out three years later.]] Since he's immortal, he would have drowned and revived over and over again for three entire years.
* Rail Tracer, an UrbanLegend about a train-hunting monster brought to terrifying life by the conductor-cum-assassin Claire Stanfield, who uses the persona to sneak around on the train inflicting a painful and bloody demise upon anyone who dares harm its passengers.

to:

* Poor Dallas. Due to being immortal, he was sealed in a barrel of cement condemned to drown in the Hudson River for god knows how long. [[spoiler: He eventually get fished out three years later.]] Since he's immortal, he would have drowned and revived over and over again for three the entire years.time.
* Rail Tracer, an UrbanLegend about a train-hunting monster brought to terrifying life by the [[spoiler:the conductor-cum-assassin Claire Stanfield, Stanfield]], who uses the persona to sneak around on the train inflicting a painful and bloody demise upon anyone who dares harm its passengers.



* At one point [[PsychoForHire The Rail Tracer]] threatens [[KidsAreCruel Czeslaw]] [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld Mayer]] with torture involving "stripping away each individual arm muscle and doing intricate carvings on the exposed bone."
* When you think about it, the idea of being in Firo's or Czes's position, that of having eaten a psychopathic immortal and being stuck with their memories for all eternity, is a pretty grisly thought.

to:

* At one point [[PsychoForHire The the Rail Tracer]] Tracer threatens [[KidsAreCruel Czeslaw]] [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld Mayer]] with torture involving "stripping away each individual arm muscle and doing intricate carvings on the exposed bone."
* When you think about it, the idea of being in Firo's [[spoiler:Firo]]'s or Czes's [[spoiler:Czes]]'s position, that of having eaten a psychopathic immortal and being stuck with their memories for all eternity, is a pretty grisly thought.

Added DiffLines:

* Poor Dallas. Due to being immortal, he was sealed in a barrel of cement condemned to drown in the Hudson River for god knows how long. [[spoiler: He eventually get fished out three years later.]] Since he's immortal, he would have drowned and revived over and over again for three entire years.


* Christopher Shouldered: a tall, sharply-dressed Homunculus with the eyes and teeth of a demon or a vampire, who is pretty much always cheerful even when he really shouldn't be and who tends to break into song while making mincemeat of his enemies. It's no wonder he was named after [[Creator/ChristopherWalken a certain actor]]: [[http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/7152/bac070103.png everything about him]] just oozes UncannyValley. And he's strong/skilled enough to [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu actually land a hit on Claire]]. His antics are often PlayedForLaughs however, and after 1933 he eventually mellows out, becoming a TechnicalPacifist and befriending Ricardo Russo.

to:

* [[CreepyAwesome Christopher Shouldered: Shouldered]]: a tall, sharply-dressed Homunculus with the eyes and teeth of a demon or a vampire, who is pretty much always cheerful even when he really shouldn't be and who tends to break into song while making mincemeat of his enemies. It's no wonder he was named after [[Creator/ChristopherWalken a certain actor]]: [[http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/7152/bac070103.png everything about him]] just oozes UncannyValley. And he's strong/skilled enough to [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu actually land a hit on Claire]]. His antics are often PlayedForLaughs however, and after 1933 he eventually mellows out, becoming a TechnicalPacifist and befriending Ricardo Russo.


* [[ReligionOfEvil SAMPLE.]] [[spoiler: They torture children (examples being Elmer and Illnes) for religious purposes and attempt to crash Exit and Entrace into each other. And were created by Fermet, based on information about the cult that Elmer was a part of (Fermet was the son of an Inquisitor and knew about Huey and Elmer's pasts as well as being privy to several important cover-ups)]]

to:

* [[ReligionOfEvil SAMPLE.]] [[spoiler: They torture children (examples being Elmer and Illnes) for religious purposes and attempt to crash Exit and Entrace into each other. And were created by Fermet, based on information about the cult that Elmer was a part of (Fermet was the son of an Inquisitor and knew about Huey and Elmer's pasts as well as being privy to several important cover-ups)]]cover-ups).]]
* Christopher Shouldered: a tall, sharply-dressed Homunculus with the eyes and teeth of a demon or a vampire, who is pretty much always cheerful even when he really shouldn't be and who tends to break into song while making mincemeat of his enemies. It's no wonder he was named after [[Creator/ChristopherWalken a certain actor]]: [[http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/7152/bac070103.png everything about him]] just oozes UncannyValley. And he's strong/skilled enough to [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu actually land a hit on Claire]]. His antics are often PlayedForLaughs however, and after 1933 he eventually mellows out, becoming a TechnicalPacifist and befriending Ricardo Russo.


* [[YouWillBeAssimilated Szilard]] [[EvilOldFolks Quates]]. Period.

to:

* [[YouWillBeAssimilated [[TheAssimilator Szilard]] [[EvilOldFolks Quates]]. Period.


** Actually being devoured is completely painless because it absorbs the most recent memories first preventing you from even realizing you're being devoured. Shown in book 1 from Barne's perspective.



* Fermet in general is this. He is a psychopath who in general, if you don't know his true face (of a sadist who does bad things for his amusement) you think he is a good guy and trust him. The scary thing is that is too late when you realize that. A even scary thing is that, despite been devoured for two times, he recovered like it's was nothing. Good thing he doesn't exist in true life!

to:

* Fermet in general is this. He is a psychopath who in general, if you don't know his true face (of a sadist who does bad things for his amusement) you think he is a good guy and trust him. The scary thing is that is too late when you realize that. A even scary thing is that, despite been devoured for two times, he recovered like it's was nothing. Good thing he doesn't exist in true life!life! [[spoiler: Or what Fermet did to Huey. Utterly DESTROYING his entire life....as a spur of the moment whim.]]



* [[ReligionOfEvil SAMPLE.]] [[spoiler: They torture children (examples being Elmer and Illnes) for religious purposes and attempt to crash Exit and Entrace into each other]]

to:

* [[ReligionOfEvil SAMPLE.]] [[spoiler: They torture children (examples being Elmer and Illnes) for religious purposes and attempt to crash Exit and Entrace into each other]]other. And were created by Fermet, based on information about the cult that Elmer was a part of (Fermet was the son of an Inquisitor and knew about Huey and Elmer's pasts as well as being privy to several important cover-ups)]]


*** For even more nightmare fuel, the way he talks implies that he wants to ''rape'' her. [[spoiler: Thank God for Chane.]]



** [[spoiler: And somehow he's survived ''being devoured''. Yup: he's still alive.]]

to:

** [[spoiler: And somehow he's survived ''being devoured''. Yup: he's still alive.]]]]
* [[YouWillBeAssimilated Szilard]] [[EvilOldFolks Quates]]. Period.
* Nice's accident. Especially in the dub.
* [[ReligionOfEvil SAMPLE.]] [[spoiler: They torture children (examples being Elmer and Illnes) for religious purposes and attempt to crash Exit and Entrace into each other]]


** As stated above, Fermet gives off major pederast vibes; in one episode, after [[EyeScream cutting out Czeslaw's eyes]], he gets into a position that, judging from the camera angle, could only be accomplished by him ''sitting on top of Czeslaw's chest''. Czes' reaction (or more accurately, lack of reaction) implies that Fermet does stuff like that a lot. [[FridgeHorror Let that sink in]].

to:

** As stated above, Fermet gives off major pederast vibes; in one episode, after [[EyeScream cutting out Czeslaw's eyes]], he gets into a position that, judging from the camera angle, could only be accomplished by him ''sitting on top of Czeslaw's chest''. Czes' reaction (or more accurately, lack of reaction) implies that Fermet does stuff like that a lot. [[FridgeHorror Let that sink in]].in]].
** [[spoiler: And somehow he's survived ''being devoured''. Yup: he's still alive.]]


* Fermet in general is this. He is a psychopath who in general, if you don't know his true face (of a sadist who does bad things for his amusement) you think he is a good guy and trust him. The scary thing is that is too late when you realize that. A even scary thing is that, despite been devoured for two times, he recovered like it's was nothing. Good thing he doesn't exist in true life!

to:

* Fermet in general is this. He is a psychopath who in general, if you don't know his true face (of a sadist who does bad things for his amusement) you think he is a good guy and trust him. The scary thing is that is too late when you realize that. A even scary thing is that, despite been devoured for two times, he recovered like it's was nothing. Good thing he doesn't exist in true life!life!
** As stated above, Fermet gives off major pederast vibes; in one episode, after [[EyeScream cutting out Czeslaw's eyes]], he gets into a position that, judging from the camera angle, could only be accomplished by him ''sitting on top of Czeslaw's chest''. Czes' reaction (or more accurately, lack of reaction) implies that Fermet does stuff like that a lot. [[FridgeHorror Let that sink in]].


* Fermet in general is this. He is a psychopath who in general, if you don't know his true face (of a sadist who does bad things for his amusement) you think he is a good guy and trust him. The scary thing is that is too late when you realize that. A even scary thing is that, despite been devoured for two times, he recovered like it's was nothing. Good thing he doesn't exist in true life!
** Really? I thought... Sure! Let's go with that!

to:

* Fermet in general is this. He is a psychopath who in general, if you don't know his true face (of a sadist who does bad things for his amusement) you think he is a good guy and trust him. The scary thing is that is too late when you realize that. A even scary thing is that, despite been devoured for two times, he recovered like it's was nothing. Good thing he doesn't exist in true life!
** Really? I thought... Sure! Let's go with that!
life!

Showing 15 edit(s) of 20

Top

How well does it match the trope?

Example of:

/

Media sources:

/

Report