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This page alone will demonstrate just how [[DarkerAndEdgier dark and scary]] Captain Scarlet is compared to Series/Thunderbirds.

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This page alone will demonstrate just how [[DarkerAndEdgier dark and scary]] Captain Scarlet is compared to Series/Thunderbirds.Series/{{Thunderbirds}}.

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This page alone will demonstrate just how [[DarkerAndEdgier dark and scary]] Captain Scarlet is compared to Series/Thunderbirds.
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* The Mysterons themselves are NothingIsScarier incarnate. All that is ever shown of them are the two infamous green rings and the iconic booming HellIsThatNoise voice. They'd be unsettling even if they ''weren't'' trying to KillAndReplace humanity.
* "THIS IS THE VOICE OF THE MYSTERONS. WE KNOW THAT YOU CAN HEAR US, EARTH MEN."

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** Potentially taken further with Scarlet; it's never analysed in depth, but according to all evidence, technically the 'original' Scarlet died in the pilot episode, so the one the series focuses on is 'just' a duplicate with all of his memories who nevertheless isn't ''actually'' him...


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* It gets worse when FridgeHorror kicks in-[[AndIMustScream ''he still feels pain''. Not only that, but he may ''never'' die, meaning he's doomed to watch everyone he ever cared about wither away, until he is alone.]]

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* It gets worse when FridgeHorror kicks in-[[AndIMustScream in- ''he still feels pain''. Not only that, but he may ''never'' die, [[AndIMustScream meaning he's doomed to watch everyone he ever cared about wither away, until he is alone.]]


* Any scene with Captain Black... good God...

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* Any scene with Captain Black... good God... the guy's Nightmare Fuel incarnate.



* Captain Black is Nightmare Fuel incarnate.



* It gets worse when FridgeBrilliance kicks in-[[AndIMustScream ''he still feels pain''. Not only that, but he may ''never'' die, meaning he's doomed to watch everyone he ever cared about wither away, until he is alone.]]

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* It gets worse when FridgeBrilliance FridgeHorror kicks in-[[AndIMustScream ''he still feels pain''. Not only that, but he may ''never'' die, meaning he's doomed to watch everyone he ever cared about wither away, until he is alone.]]


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** Better still because we're used to these as James Bond death traps where the hero somehow escapes. Here, the full implication is that Captain Scarlet [[RealityEnsues doesn't escape]]. He dies, painfully, and respawns.

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* The idea of getting brutally murdered and [[KillAndReplace getting replaced by an alien copy]] without anybody knowing is a bit scary.
* The whole "[[KillEmAll Attack on Cloudbase]]" Episode if you [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation discount the]] [[AllJustADream ending.]]
* Any scene with Captain Black... good God...
* How about the artwork in the end credits? Seeing the hero about to be crushed by closing spiked walls, tied up and sinking while sharks close in for the kill...
* It's surprising that the kids of the 60's who watched this weren't scarred for life at the death toll. At least 6 people die per episode -- people EXPLODE, fall out of airplanes, fall off dams, get crushed by car lifts, get run over, get shot in the ''FACE'', [[WhyAmITicking and turn into living bombs.]]
* Captain Black is Nightmare Fuel incarnate.
* The ''opening credits'' put the camera in the viewpoint of someone sneaking down a dark alley who is suddenly caught by searchlights, unloads an entire clip into his attacker and is shot dead. By the ''Hero'', who doesn't even flinch as he does so.
* In almost every episode, at least one person is killed so they can be replaced by a Mysteron "clone". Crushed in garage car-lifts (while [[SoundtrackDissonance cheery music (turned up loud, no less) plays from the garage radio]]), strangled with robot hands, brake lines cut. And then we see the dead body duplicated by the Mysterons. For true nightmare fuel, watch the end-credit sequences, where Captain Scarlet is subjected to ten different death-traps.
* It gets worse when FridgeBrilliance kicks in-[[AndIMustScream ''he still feels pain''. Not only that, but he may ''never'' die, meaning he's doomed to watch everyone he ever cared about wither away, until he is alone.]]

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