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** Speaking of Anima: Baaj Temple, the abandoned, ruined temple you can find her at, and also at which Tidus ends up at after being removed from Zanarkand early on in the game. [[NothingIsScarier Creepy music and absolutely no one present]] save for the resident Fayth (the aforementioned mother of Seymour) as well as Geosgaeno, which terrorizes Tidus at the beginning of the game and nearly succeeds in swallowing him.

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** Speaking of Anima: Baaj Temple, the abandoned, ruined temple you can find her at, and also at which Tidus ends up at after being removed from Zanarkand early on in the game. [[NothingIsScarier Creepy music and absolutely no one present]] save for the resident Fayth (the aforementioned mother of Seymour) as well as Geosgaeno, which terrorizes Tidus at the beginning of the game and nearly succeeds in swallowing him.


* The entire Yevonite religion for the people of Spira is one long exercise in ReligiousHorror and Existential Horror. Basically the church is run by nihilistic ghosts who use dogma and assassination to keep the masses ignorant, blindly obedient, and prejudiced against any who would incite change or technological progress like the Al Bhed and serve Sin, the religion's equivalent of Satan bent on ritually destroying Spira that's being controlled by the braindead disembodied spirit of Yu Yevon, the religion's equivalent of Jesus. The church officials ritually send summoners and their pals on a pointless pilgrimage where they are to serve as a HumanSacrifice to temporarily delay Sin until it resurfaces again. The church also lies to followers by assuring that blind obedience to its teachings will allow Sin to disappear for good. This practice has been going on for a while and no one but the protagonists seem to care as long as it gives people a sense of false hope. Disturbingly stated by Maester Mika:
-->'''Mika:''' Men Die. Beasts Die. Trees Die. Even Continents perish. Only the power of death truly commands in Spira. Resisting its power is futile.

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* The entire Yevonite religion for the people of Spira is one long exercise in ReligiousHorror and Existential Horror. Basically Basically, the church is run by nihilistic ghosts who use dogma and assassination to keep the masses ignorant, blindly obedient, and prejudiced against any who would incite change or technological progress like the Al Bhed and serve Sin, the religion's equivalent of Satan bent on ritually destroying Spira that's being controlled by the braindead disembodied spirit of Yu Yevon, the religion's equivalent of Jesus. The church officials ritually send summoners and their pals on a pointless pilgrimage where they are to serve as a HumanSacrifice to temporarily delay Sin until it resurfaces again. The church also lies to followers by assuring that blind obedience to its teachings will allow Sin to disappear for good. This practice has been going on for a while and no one but the protagonists seem to care as long as it gives people a sense of false hope. Disturbingly stated by Maester Mika:
-->'''Mika:''' Men Die. die. Beasts Die. die. Trees Die. die. Even Continents continents perish. Only the power of death truly commands in Spira. Resisting its power is futile.



* [[http://images.wikia.com/finalfantasy/images/d/d3/FFX2-Anima.png Anima, who is also depicted above]]. Just... every last thing about her. A massive, twisted humanoid giant, chained and hideous. Its appearance is disquieting, but the real nightmare fuel comes when you learn what Anima is: Seymour's mother, who gave herself as Seymour's aeon because she saw no other way to redeem Seymour in the world's eyes -- and later, when Seymour made his FaceHeelTurn, she couldn't stop him from using her as a weapon. Now look at Anima again, and see the pain and helplessness in her face... and then watch her [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbJJCZQ3hso Overdrive,]] and see her '''anger...'''

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* [[http://images.wikia.com/finalfantasy/images/d/d3/FFX2-Anima.png Anima, who is also depicted above]]. Just... every last thing about her. A massive, twisted humanoid giant, chained and hideous. Its appearance is disquieting, but the real nightmare fuel comes when you learn what Anima is: Seymour's mother, who gave herself as Seymour's aeon because she saw no other way to redeem Seymour in the world's eyes -- and later, when Seymour made his FaceHeelTurn, she couldn't stop him from using her as a weapon. Now look at Anima again, and see the pain and helplessness in her face... and then watch her [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbJJCZQ3hso Overdrive,]] Overdrive]], and see her '''anger...'''



* Once you finally get inside Sin, there's a cutscene where the characters marvel at how surprisingly beautiful it looks in there... then suddenly it turns dark, an EvilLaugh is heard and you see a brief-but-horrible extreme close-up of Seymour, complete with GiantEyeOfDoom.

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* Once you finally get inside Sin, there's a cutscene where the characters marvel at how surprisingly beautiful it looks in there... then suddenly it turns dark, an EvilLaugh is heard and you see a brief-but-horrible extreme close-up closeup of Seymour, complete with GiantEyeOfDoom.


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* Tidus' childhood was actually pretty horrible. While the game focuses largely on his father being a JerkJock who belittled him constantly prior to his CharacterDevelopment, his mother proves to be far worse. It's implied she was one of Jecht's fangirls, to the point she is abusive via neglect towards Tidus whenever Jecht is around; Tidus even admits that Jecht would have to tell his mother to behave like a parent at times. Then, after Jecht disappears, she simply lost the will to live, ''even for her own son'' (who was about 7-8 at the time), and died (implied to be suicide by letting her illness take her). Tidus only survived that time because Auron appeared and kept an eye on him. When Tidus and Yuna see her in the Farplane, Yuna mentions that even though she wasn't Sent, she still ended up there due to having accepted death before dying.


* The entire Yevonite religion for the people of Spira is one long exercise in ReligiousHorror and Existential Horror. Basically the church is run by nihilistic ghosts who use dogma and assassination to keep the masses ignorant, blindly obedient, and prejudiced against any who would incite change or technological progress like the Al Bhed and serve Sin, the religion's equivalent of Satan bent on ritually destroying Spira that's being controlled by the braindead disembodied spirit of Yu Yevon, the religion's equivalent of Jesus. The church officials ritually send summoners and their pals out a pointless pilgrimage where they are to serve as a HumanSacrifice to temporarily delay Sin until it resurfaces again. The church also lies to followers by assuring that blind obedience to its teachings will allow Sin to disappear for good. This practice has been going on for a while and no one but the protagonists seem to care as long as it gives people a sense of false hope. Disturbingly stated by Maester Mika:

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* The entire Yevonite religion for the people of Spira is one long exercise in ReligiousHorror and Existential Horror. Basically the church is run by nihilistic ghosts who use dogma and assassination to keep the masses ignorant, blindly obedient, and prejudiced against any who would incite change or technological progress like the Al Bhed and serve Sin, the religion's equivalent of Satan bent on ritually destroying Spira that's being controlled by the braindead disembodied spirit of Yu Yevon, the religion's equivalent of Jesus. The church officials ritually send summoners and their pals out on a pointless pilgrimage where they are to serve as a HumanSacrifice to temporarily delay Sin until it resurfaces again. The church also lies to followers by assuring that blind obedience to its teachings will allow Sin to disappear for good. This practice has been going on for a while and no one but the protagonists seem to care as long as it gives people a sense of false hope. Disturbingly stated by Maester Mika:


* Tidus' childhood was actually pretty horrible, his father was a JerkJock, who belittled him constantly,pretty much emotionally abused him, but what was worse was his mother, who was actually pretty crappy, despite Tidus' opinion of her, it's implied she was one of Jechts Fangirls, to the point she is abusive via neglect towards Tidus, when Jecht was around she actually ignored Tidus unless Jecht of all people specifically told her to go to him, and while Jecht was away, it's implied she just sat around doing nothing, then after Jecht dissapeared, Tidus' mother simply lost the will to live ''even for her own son'' who was about 7-8 at the time, and died (implied to be suicide by letting her illness take her) Tidus only survived that time because Auron appeared and kept an eye on him, When Tidus and Yuna see her in the farplane, Yuna mentions that even though she wasn't sent, she still ended up there due to having accepted death before dying, she was willing to orphan a very young son, without even trying to survive.

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* Tidus' childhood was actually pretty horrible, horrible. While the game focuses largely on his father was being a JerkJock, JerkJock who belittled him constantly,pretty much emotionally abused him, but what was worse was constantly prior to his mother, who was actually pretty crappy, despite Tidus' opinion of her, it's CharacterDevelopment, his mother proves to be far worse. It's implied she was one of Jechts Fangirls, Jecht's fangirls, to the point she is abusive via neglect towards Tidus, when Tidus whenever Jecht was around she actually ignored is around; Tidus unless even admits that Jecht of all people specifically told her would have to go tell his mother to him, and while Jecht was away, it's implied she just sat around doing nothing, then behave like a parent at times. Then, after Jecht dissapeared, Tidus' mother disappears, she simply lost the will to live live, ''even for her own son'' who (who was about 7-8 at the time, time), and died (implied to be suicide by letting her illness take her) her). Tidus only survived that time because Auron appeared and kept an eye on him, him. When Tidus and Yuna see her in the farplane, Farplane, Yuna mentions that even though she wasn't sent, Sent, she still ended up there due to having accepted death before dying, she was willing to orphan a very young son, without even trying to survive.dying.

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* Tidus' childhood was actually pretty horrible, his father was a JerkJock, who belittled him constantly,pretty much emotionally abused him, but what was worse was his mother, who was actually pretty crappy, despite Tidus' opinion of her, it's implied she was one of Jechts Fangirls, to the point she is abusive via neglect towards Tidus, when Jecht was around she actually ignored Tidus unless Jecht of all people specifically told her to go to him, and while Jecht was away, it's implied she just sat around doing nothing, then after Jecht dissapeared, Tidus' mother simply lost the will to live ''even for her own son'' who was about 7-8 at the time, and died (implied to be suicide by letting her illness take her) Tidus only survived that time because Auron appeared and kept an eye on him, When Tidus and Yuna see her in the farplane, Yuna mentions that even though she wasn't sent, she still ended up there due to having accepted death before dying, she was willing to orphan a very young son, without even trying to survive.


Out of all the games in the [[NightmareFuel/FinalFantasy hair-raisingly]] popular ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' series, this one is possibly the most frightening.

By the time you finish reading this, you'll be wanting to play with the lights on. And ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' is [[NightmareFuel/FinalFantasyXII no better.]]



* Just the transition into random encounters can be [[JumpScare heart racing]]. At first there's calming peaceful music and lush beautiful landscapes, then without warning '''CRASH!!!''' The screen shatters and the battle begins.
* Jyscal talking about Seymour's plan to kill him, with the fittingly cold, haunting music of Macalania temple playing in the background.
* It may be more funny or sad to some, but Rikku's Thunder Plains [[SurpriseCreepy laughing breakdown and then spider-crawling towards Tidus and clutching his leg, begging to find shelter from the storm, can be seen as a little creepy to some]].



* Yu Yevon. He created Sin as a sort of 'object lesson'; [[GoneHorriblyRight it was never meant to be permanent]]. He also created Dream Zanarkand. Unfortunately, he did both at once and it wiped his mind clean, overwriting it with his instructions for Sin. He can't stop. Ever. He's been rendered braindead to the extent that he's essentially a machine following a program. He died at some point. ''He never noticed.''
** Talk to Maechen at Mount Gagazet after getting the airship. If you take the time to listen to his exposition and put things together, you realize that Yu Yevon basically rules the entire world with the power of fear and death... and he's been doing this for a ''thousand years'', with no one able to stop him completely until Yuna's party comes along.
* Fiends used to be ''people''. For added {{Squick}}, consider that when you hear Wakka and Rikku's humanitarian jokes about eating Behemoths and Dark Flans.
* Sin itself. A human soul, changed into a monstrous summon to defeat the previous Sin, then forced to kill the person that summoned them, someone they loved enough to die for. And this goes on for a thousand years. The sound it makes is unnerving.
** It does some pretty frightening terraforming right before the [[SequentialBoss multi-part]] battle with it.
*** ...and then in the final phase of the fight, it can unleash an attack that destroys ''the entire airship you're on'' for a NonStandardGameOver.
*** There's also the small matter of it vaporising the crusaders and Al Bhed during Operation Mi'hen. Which, by the way, is the same attack it uses to cause the aforementioned NonStandardGameOver. One can assume that the party then suffers a similar fate.
* The summoners go on long, dangerous journeys with their guardians and cheerfully -- almost to the point of brainwashing -- accept that they will die by the end of it and will need to kill one of their beloved guardians. What they're ''not'' aware of is that all of this will only serve to continue a vicious cycle. And people ''celebrate'' it; even children seem excited about it. Made worse by the fact that half of the highest ranking people in the church are dead and unsent, give no care to the sacrifices and pain of the living, ''AND'' are only two pegs above being a NietzscheWannabe convention.
** The knowledge that one of your guardians has to die is withheld until you get to Zanarkand, unless you are a Maester or another prominent Yevonite.
* The Dark aeons, corrupt versions of Yuna's regular aeons. Specifically:
** Dark Shiva. She will give anyone nightmares with her ridiculous speed and attacks.
** Dark Yojimbo. You're just exploring the Cave of the Stolen Fayth, when it starts CHASING YOU.
** Dark Ifrit. A trap set by a summoner [[DecoyDamsel disguised as an Al Bhed looking for their lost child]]. 'She' asks Tidus to look over by the cliff. He looks over the edge and... ''BAM!'', Dark Ifrit is right in his face!
*** The fate of that summoner after defeating Dark Ifrit isn't pretty either, as he [[LaserGuidedKarma runs into a fiend and gets torn apart.]]
** Dark Anima. Just seeing it appear at the base of Mt. Gagazet is unnerving. And the fact that ''you'' have to the be one to approach it rather than it chasing you down takes guts to even initiate the fight.
** The Dark Magus Sisters. You're walking along Mushroom Rock road, minding your own business, when three summoners trap you in a pincer attack and sic the sisters on you. You can run away and try to fight each one individually, but if you get caught early, you're stuck in a battle against all three and '''you cannot flee'''!



** And if it wasn't for Rikku and her Al Bhed friends finding Tidus in Baaj Temple, or Sin coming to collect him and take him to Besaid Island, Tidus would have been ''trapped'' in Baaj Temple for a long time as he was bascially lost in the sea miles, miles, away from civilization.



** Made worse by how quickly it happens. One moment you hear the telltale sounds of battle, and then those sounds ''stop'' without so much as an echo as crusader and Sinspawn alike are vaporized. It's practically one of Sin's [[EstablishingCharacterMoment defining moments]] -- a testament to how insignificant any human (besides a summoner) really is.
*** Gatta or Luzzu. One ''will'' die. And ''you'' are the one who has to choose who it will be.
* The Chocobo Eater. The idea that there is something out there which eats chocobos is terrifying, and just before the fight, it picks one up. Thankfully, the chocobo manages to break free and escape to safety, but seeing those otherwise adorable chocobos fleeing and struggling in fear really tugs at your heartstrings, on top of being a frightening thought (and an extra reason to want to kick the Eater's ass).
* Once you finally get inside Sin, there's a cutscene where the characters marvel at how surprisingly beautiful it looks in there... then suddenly it turns dark, an EvilLaugh is heard and you see a brief-but-horrible extreme close-up of Seymour, complete with GiantEyeOfDoom.
* Listen carefully to the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWVST7P37IM Hymn of the Fayth]] in each shrine. Near the end of the game, it becomes clear that the singer is the Fayth itself. Now listen to the version that plays in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYVpqqQqReM Yunalesca's chamber]]. It's not only being sung by a full chorus, but they're ''off-key''. It's all the guardians who sacrificed themselves to create the Final Aeons. And they're in ''despair''.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neyX97Yu9Yo Anima]] sounds like the singer is just ''barely'' holding back tears.
** The Fayth just before Zanarkand sound like they're wailing or moaning in agony. It's a slightly faint background noise but there if you listen closely.
** Even worse is the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPCauQMk2J8 version]] that plays before you fight your Aeons + Yu Yevon. It's the same as the previous, except even more distorted, with a creepy echo effect.
** The fact that the Fayth of Bahamut is just a kid. Remember that the Fayth are actual people who sacrificed themselves to become weapons.
* Seymour is a Maester, a powerful Summoner and a calm and collected leader. Then why is the music that plays when the party goes to meet him in Guadosalam, his home, so strangely unsettling? And why is that pendulum so freaky, reminiscent of "Literature/ThePitAndThePendulum" by Edgar Allen Poe? It's because he actually was barely hiding the fact that something was a little wrong with him by that point, and indeed, it doesn't take long after that for the truth to be revealed about him. His theme is called "Seymour's Ambition" and later "The Unsent Laugh".
* Occasionally in the Sanubia Desert, you run across a GIGANTIC SANDWORM which is only rivaled by the Nintendo 64 [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Peahats]] for scariness.
** Seeing the characters get SwallowedWhole by the Worm type enemies is really disturbing. Seeing them get regurgitated back out is even more disgusting and nightmare fuel inducing. Before they get spit back up though one might panic and think they were gone forever.
** The worst part is that whilst everything else in the area has anything from a couple hundred to around twevle thousand hit points, the Sand Worm has ''[[BossInMookClothing 45,000]]''. [[note]]For comparison, Seymour Natus has 36,000.[[/note]]
* Sometimes when Petrified characters get hit, they ''shatter''. They're not dead forever (somehow) so it's [[GameplayandStorySegregation just a gameplay thing]], but it's still horrifying to see someone burst into a million pieces.
* ''[[DemonicSpiders Freaking]]'' Malboros and their relative Great Malboros. Giant desert worms are relatively common. Giant flesh-eating tentacular blobs with dozens of eyes? Not so much, outside Creator/HPLovecraft.
** Malboros are a common enemy across all FF games. The regular Malboros are at least manageable, as they attack normally and only use Bad Breath about 1/3 of the time. The Great Malboros found in the Omega Ruins, however, ''always'' strike first (unless you have someone specifically equipped with a First Strike weapon), and ''always'' open with Bad Breath. And their Bad Breath attack causes many more status ailments (including ones that make you lose control of your character, like Confuse and Berserk). Pretty much the only guaranteed way to survive one is to have at least one character have Confuse-proof AND Berserk-proof armor on, or to have a first strike weapon and then have Tidus use his Flee ability to get everyone out of the battle right away, [[YetAnotherStupidDeath or else face an easily prevented Game Over]]. There's also [[NothingIsScarier no explanation]] as how in Spira this creature has the ability to ambush its prey in spite of its sheer size and sluggish speed...
* The Farplane. First time through it could seem... only sad. But it's a place where people can see their dead loved ones, or at least their memories of them. It's a [[Franchise/HarryPotter Mirror of Erised or Resurrection Stone]] type situation. It could be possible that some Spirans have been so broken about losing loved ones that they spend all their time in the Farplane, forgetting their lives for possible mere memories they can't even have a mutual conversation with. The forms of lost loved ones just... stare. It's like looking into the abyss more than seeing a loved one.
* The second half of the final dungeon, ''especially'' if you [[NothingIsScarier use No Encounters to prevent random battles from breaking the suspense]]. The [[JumpScare sudden blocks that shoot up to bar your path]] don't help.
* Auron's rather chilling explanation of how everything in Spira revolves around people dying:
-->'''Auron:''' ''Summoners challenge the bringer of death, Sin, and die doing so. Guardians give their lives to protect their summoner. The Fayth are the souls of the dead. Even the maesters of Yevon are unsent. Spira is full of death. Only Sin is reborn, and then only to bring more death. It is [[ViciousCycle a cycle of death, spiraling endlessly]].''
* "The Scar" in the Calm Lands: A ''huge'' tear in the land, caused by a previous battle between Sin and the Final Aeon. A terrifying reminder of just what kind of monsters you're dealing with.
* Yojimbo's Zanmato attack. It's a OneHitKill to the entire enemy party...and any non-boss enemies that get hit with it are shown [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe being chopped in half]]!
* While inside the core of Sin just moments from the final battle in Jecht/Yu Yevon's version of Dream Zanarkand, after sharing some warm words with his son and begging Tidus and his friends to kill him and put an end to Sin, Jecht falls completely under Yu Yevon's control once again. The entire party is freaking out, then [[TheStoic Auron]] shows visible concern and makes a slight gasp of unease at the situation. '''Auron.'''
** Then, breaking the deathly silence that has fallen over the party, [[JumpScare up pops a humongous mutilated hand covered in flames]], as Jecht pulls himself up and reveals his gigantic final aeon form, complete with pulling out a sword from his abdomen as blood sprays and he groans in pain.
* In the Omega Ruins, you can find treasure chests as part of random encounters. Sometimes the chests give out rewards when stolen from, as usual. But ''[[ParanoiaFuel some other times]]'', you'll gain nothing and it will [[ChestMonster turn into a Mimic with powerful attacks]] and prevent you from escaping battle, even with the Flee skill.

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** Made worse by how quickly it happens. One moment you hear the telltale sounds of battle, and then those sounds ''stop'' without so much as an echo as crusader and Sinspawn alike are vaporized. It's practically one of Sin's [[EstablishingCharacterMoment defining moments]] -- a testament to how insignificant any human (besides a summoner) really is.
*** Gatta or Luzzu. One ''will'' die. And ''you'' are the one who has to choose who it will be.
* The Chocobo Eater. The idea that there is something out there which eats chocobos is terrifying, and just before the fight, it picks one up. Thankfully, the chocobo manages to break free and escape to safety, but seeing those otherwise adorable chocobos fleeing and struggling in fear really tugs at your heartstrings, on top of being a frightening thought (and an extra reason to want to kick the Eater's ass).
* Once you finally get inside Sin, there's a cutscene where the characters marvel at how surprisingly beautiful it looks in there... then suddenly it turns dark, an EvilLaugh is heard and you see a brief-but-horrible extreme close-up of Seymour, complete with GiantEyeOfDoom.
* Listen carefully to the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWVST7P37IM Hymn of the Fayth]] in each shrine. Near the end of the game, it becomes clear that the singer is the Fayth itself. Now listen to the version that plays in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYVpqqQqReM Yunalesca's chamber]]. It's not only being sung by a full chorus, but they're ''off-key''. It's all the guardians who sacrificed themselves to create the Final Aeons. And they're in ''despair''.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neyX97Yu9Yo Anima]] sounds like the singer is just ''barely'' holding back tears.
** The Fayth just before Zanarkand sound like they're wailing or moaning in agony. It's a slightly faint background noise but there if you listen closely.
** Even worse is the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPCauQMk2J8 version]] that plays before you fight your Aeons + Yu Yevon. It's the same as the previous, except even more distorted, with a creepy echo effect.
** The fact that the Fayth of Bahamut is just a kid. Remember that the Fayth are actual people who sacrificed themselves to become weapons.
* Seymour is a Maester, a powerful Summoner and a calm and collected leader. Then why is the music that plays when the party goes to meet him in Guadosalam, his home, so strangely unsettling? And why is that pendulum so freaky, reminiscent of "Literature/ThePitAndThePendulum" by Edgar Allen Poe? It's because he actually was barely hiding the fact that something was a little wrong with him by that point, and indeed, it doesn't take long after that for the truth to be revealed about him. His theme is called "Seymour's Ambition" and later "The Unsent Laugh".
* Occasionally in the Sanubia Desert, you run across a GIGANTIC SANDWORM which is only rivaled by the Nintendo 64 [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Peahats]] for scariness.
** Seeing the characters get SwallowedWhole by the Worm type enemies is really disturbing. Seeing them get regurgitated back out is even more disgusting and nightmare fuel inducing. Before they get spit back up though one might panic and think they were gone forever.
** The worst part is that whilst everything else in the area has anything from a couple hundred to around twevle thousand hit points, the Sand Worm has ''[[BossInMookClothing 45,000]]''. [[note]]For comparison, Seymour Natus has 36,000.[[/note]]
* Sometimes when Petrified characters get hit, they ''shatter''. They're not dead forever (somehow) so it's [[GameplayandStorySegregation just a gameplay thing]], but it's still horrifying to see someone burst into a million pieces.
* ''[[DemonicSpiders Freaking]]'' Malboros and their relative Great Malboros. Giant desert worms are relatively common. Giant flesh-eating tentacular blobs with dozens of eyes? Not so much, outside Creator/HPLovecraft.
** Malboros are a common enemy across all FF games. The regular Malboros are at least manageable, as they attack normally and only use Bad Breath about 1/3 of the time. The Great Malboros found in the Omega Ruins, however, ''always'' strike first (unless you have someone specifically equipped with a First Strike weapon), and ''always'' open with Bad Breath. And their Bad Breath attack causes many more status ailments (including ones that make you lose control of your character, like Confuse and Berserk). Pretty much the only guaranteed way to survive one is to have at least one character have Confuse-proof AND Berserk-proof armor on, or to have a first strike weapon and then have Tidus use his Flee ability to get everyone out of the battle right away, [[YetAnotherStupidDeath or else face an easily prevented Game Over]]. There's also [[NothingIsScarier no explanation]] as how in Spira this creature has the ability to ambush its prey in spite of its sheer size and sluggish speed...
* The Farplane. First time through it could seem... only sad. But it's a place where people can see their dead loved ones, or at least their memories of them. It's a [[Franchise/HarryPotter Mirror of Erised or Resurrection Stone]] type situation. It could be possible that some Spirans have been so broken about losing loved ones that they spend all their time in the Farplane, forgetting their lives for possible mere memories they can't even have a mutual conversation with. The forms of lost loved ones just... stare. It's like looking into the abyss more than seeing a loved one.
* The second half of the final dungeon, ''especially'' if you [[NothingIsScarier use No Encounters to prevent random battles from breaking the suspense]]. The [[JumpScare sudden blocks that shoot up to bar your path]] don't help.
* Auron's rather chilling explanation of how everything in Spira revolves around people dying:
-->'''Auron:''' ''Summoners challenge the bringer of death, Sin, and die doing so. Guardians give their lives to protect their summoner. The Fayth are the souls of the dead. Even the maesters of Yevon are unsent. Spira is full of death. Only Sin is reborn, and then only to bring more death. It is [[ViciousCycle a cycle of death, spiraling endlessly]].''
* "The Scar" in the Calm Lands: A ''huge'' tear in the land, caused by a previous battle between Sin and the Final Aeon. A terrifying reminder of just what kind of monsters you're dealing with.
* Yojimbo's Zanmato attack. It's a OneHitKill to the entire enemy party...and any non-boss enemies that get hit with it are shown [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe being chopped in half]]!
* While inside the core of Sin just moments from the final battle in Jecht/Yu Yevon's version of Dream Zanarkand, after sharing some warm words with his son and begging Tidus and his friends to kill him and put an end to Sin, Jecht falls completely under Yu Yevon's control once again. The entire party is freaking out, then [[TheStoic Auron]] shows visible concern and makes a slight gasp of unease at the situation. '''Auron.'''
** Then, breaking the deathly silence that has fallen over the party, [[JumpScare up pops a humongous mutilated hand covered in flames]], as Jecht pulls himself up and reveals his gigantic final aeon form, complete with pulling out a sword from his abdomen as blood sprays and he groans in pain.
* In the Omega Ruins, you can find treasure chests as part of random encounters. Sometimes the chests give out rewards when stolen from, as usual. But ''[[ParanoiaFuel some other times]]'', you'll gain nothing and it will [[ChestMonster turn into a Mimic with powerful attacks]] and prevent you from escaping battle, even with the Flee skill.
GiantEyeOfDoom.


** Dark Ifrit. A trap set by a summoner [[DecoyDamsel disguised as an Al Bhed looking for their lost child]]. She asks Tidus to look over by the cliff. He looks over the edge and... ''BAM!'', Dark Ifrit is right in his face!

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** Dark Ifrit. A trap set by a summoner [[DecoyDamsel disguised as an Al Bhed looking for their lost child]]. She 'She' asks Tidus to look over by the cliff. He looks over the edge and... ''BAM!'', Dark Ifrit is right in his face!


** Dark Ifrit. A trap set by a summoner [[DecoyDamsel disguised as an Al Bhed looking for her lost child]]. She asks Tidus to look over by the cliff. He looks over the edge and... ''BAM!'', Dark Ifrit is right in his face!
*** The fate of that summoner after defeating Dark Ifrit isn't pretty either, as she [[LaserGuidedKarma runs into a monster and gets torn apart.]]

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** Dark Ifrit. A trap set by a summoner [[DecoyDamsel disguised as an Al Bhed looking for her their lost child]]. She asks Tidus to look over by the cliff. He looks over the edge and... ''BAM!'', Dark Ifrit is right in his face!
*** The fate of that summoner after defeating Dark Ifrit isn't pretty either, as she he [[LaserGuidedKarma runs into a monster fiend and gets torn apart.]]


* Seeing the characters get SwallowedWhole by the Worm type enemies is really disturbing. Seeing them get regurgitated back out is even more disgusting and nightmare fuel inducing. Before they get spit back up though one might panic and think they were gone forever.



* The Chocobo Eater. The idea that there is something out there that eats chocobos is terrifying, and just before the fight, it picks one up. Thankfully, the chocobo manages to break free and escape to safety, but seeing those otherwise adorable chocobos fleeing and struggling in fear really tugs at your heartstrings, on top of being a frightening thought (and an extra reason to want to kick the Eater's ass).

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* The Chocobo Eater. The idea that there is something out there that which eats chocobos is terrifying, and just before the fight, it picks one up. Thankfully, the chocobo manages to break free and escape to safety, but seeing those otherwise adorable chocobos fleeing and struggling in fear really tugs at your heartstrings, on top of being a frightening thought (and an extra reason to want to kick the Eater's ass).



* Occasionally in the Sanubia Desert, you run across a GIGANTIC SANDWORM that is only rivaled by the Nintendo 64 [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Peahats]] for scariness.

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* Occasionally in the Sanubia Desert, you run across a GIGANTIC SANDWORM that which is only rivaled by the Nintendo 64 [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Peahats]] for scariness.scariness.
** Seeing the characters get SwallowedWhole by the Worm type enemies is really disturbing. Seeing them get regurgitated back out is even more disgusting and nightmare fuel inducing. Before they get spit back up though one might panic and think they were gone forever.


* Yu Yevon. He created Sin as sort of an 'object lesson'; [[GoneHorriblyRight it was never meant to be permanent]]. He also created Dream Zanarkand. Unfortunately, he did both at once and it wiped his mind clean, overwriting it with his instructions for Sin. He can't stop. Ever. He's been rendered braindead to the extent that he's essentially a machine following a program. He died at some point. ''He never noticed.''

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* Yu Yevon. He created Sin as a sort of an 'object lesson'; [[GoneHorriblyRight it was never meant to be permanent]]. He also created Dream Zanarkand. Unfortunately, he did both at once and it wiped his mind clean, overwriting it with his instructions for Sin. He can't stop. Ever. He's been rendered braindead to the extent that he's essentially a machine following a program. He died at some point. ''He never noticed.''


* Yu Yevon. He created Sin as sort of an "object lesson"; [[GoneHorriblyRight it was never meant to be permanent]]. He also created Dream Zanarkand. Unfortunately, he did both at once and it wiped his mind clean, overwriting it with his instructions for Sin. He can't stop. Ever. He's been rendered braindead to the extent that he's essentially a machine following a program. He died at some point. ''He never noticed.''

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* Yu Yevon. He created Sin as sort of an "object lesson"; 'object lesson'; [[GoneHorriblyRight it was never meant to be permanent]]. He also created Dream Zanarkand. Unfortunately, he did both at once and it wiped his mind clean, overwriting it with his instructions for Sin. He can't stop. Ever. He's been rendered braindead to the extent that he's essentially a machine following a program. He died at some point. ''He never noticed.''


* The Fayth just before Zanarkand sound like they're wailing or moaning in agony. It's a slightly faint background noise but there if you listen closely.



** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neyX97Yu9Yo Anima]] sounds like the singer is just ''barely'' holding back tears

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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neyX97Yu9Yo Anima]] sounds like the singer is just ''barely'' holding back tearstears.
** The Fayth just before Zanarkand sound like they're wailing or moaning in agony. It's a slightly faint background noise but there if you listen closely.



* The fact that the Fayth of Bahamut is just a kid. Remember that the Fayth are actual people who sacrificed themselves to become weapons.

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* ** The fact that the Fayth of Bahamut is just a kid. Remember that the Fayth are actual people who sacrificed themselves to become weapons.


** Talk to Maechen at Mount Gagazet after getting the airship. If you take the time to listen to his exposition and put things together, you realize that Yu Yevon basically rules the entire world with the power of fear and death... and he's been doing this for a ''thousand years'', with no one able to stop him completely until Yuna's party comes along.
* Seeing the characters get SwallowedWhole by the Worm type enemies is really disturbing. Seeing them get regurgitated back out is even more disgusting and nightmare fuel inducing. Before they get spit back up though one might panic and think they were gone forever.



* Talk to Maechen at Mount Gagazet after getting the airship. If you take the time to listen to his exposition and put things together, you realize that Yu Yevon basically rules the entire world with the power of fear and death... and he's been doing this for a ''thousand years'', with no one able to stop him completely until Yuna's party comes along.
* Seeing the characters get SwallowedWhole by the Worm type enemies is really disturbing. Seeing them get regurgitated back out is even more disgusting and nightmare fuel inducing. Before they get spit back up though one might panic and think they were gone forever.


** Dark Ifrit. A trap set by a summoner [[WoundedGazelleGambit disguised as an Al Bhed looking for her lost child]]. She asks Tidus to look over by the cliff. He looks over the edge and... ''BAM!'', Dark Ifrit is right in his face!

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** Dark Ifrit. A trap set by a summoner [[WoundedGazelleGambit [[DecoyDamsel disguised as an Al Bhed looking for her lost child]]. She asks Tidus to look over by the cliff. He looks over the edge and... ''BAM!'', Dark Ifrit is right in his face!



* [[http://images.wikia.com/finalfantasy/images/d/d3/FFX2-Anima.png Anima, which is also depicted above]]. Just... every last thing about her. A massive, twisted humanoid giant, chained and hideous. Its appearance is disquieting, but the real nightmare fuel comes when you learn what Anima is: Seymour's mother, who gave herself as Seymour's aeon because she saw no other way to redeem Seymour in the world's eyes -- and later, when Seymour made his FaceHeelTurn, she couldn't stop him from using her as a weapon. Now look at Anima again, and see the pain and helplessness in her face... and then watch her [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbJJCZQ3hso Overdrive,]] and see her '''anger...'''

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* [[http://images.wikia.com/finalfantasy/images/d/d3/FFX2-Anima.png Anima, which who is also depicted above]]. Just... every last thing about her. A massive, twisted humanoid giant, chained and hideous. Its appearance is disquieting, but the real nightmare fuel comes when you learn what Anima is: Seymour's mother, who gave herself as Seymour's aeon because she saw no other way to redeem Seymour in the world's eyes -- and later, when Seymour made his FaceHeelTurn, she couldn't stop him from using her as a weapon. Now look at Anima again, and see the pain and helplessness in her face... and then watch her [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbJJCZQ3hso Overdrive,]] and see her '''anger...'''



* Speaking of Anima: Baaj Temple, the abandoned, ruined temple you can find her at, and also at which Tidus ends up at after being removed from Zanarkand early on in the game. [[NothingIsScarier Creepy music and absolutely no one present]] save for the resident Fayth (the aforementioned mother of Seymour) as well as Geosgaeno, which terrorizes Tidus at the beginning of the game and nearly succeeds in swallowing him.

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* ** Speaking of Anima: Baaj Temple, the abandoned, ruined temple you can find her at, and also at which Tidus ends up at after being removed from Zanarkand early on in the game. [[NothingIsScarier Creepy music and absolutely no one present]] save for the resident Fayth (the aforementioned mother of Seymour) as well as Geosgaeno, which terrorizes Tidus at the beginning of the game and nearly succeeds in swallowing him.

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