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* Mason's fate in "Tome-wan": [[spoiler: being convinced, under the influence of drugs, to skin his own face off, eating parts of it himself and feeding the rest to Will's dogs. Then being left quadriplegic, and under the care of the sister he's tortured all his life.]] Utterly deserved [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome and deeply satisfying]], but still, horrifying.

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* Mason's fate in "Tome-wan": [[spoiler: being convinced, under the influence of drugs, to skin his own face off, eating parts of it himself and feeding the rest to Will's dogs. Then being left quadriplegic, and under the care of the sister he's tortured all his life.]] Utterly deserved [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome and deeply satisfying]], but still, horrifying.

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** Reba frantically feeling for the door key after [[spoiler:she thinks Dolarhyde had blown his own head off with a shotgun.]] She puts her hand ''right into'' [[spoiler:the pile of LudicrousGibs that used to be his head. [[FakingTheDead Or so we think...]]]]

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* The CrimeOfTheWeek in the pulled episode "Oeuf" is this mixed with a healthy dose of AdultFear. [[spoiler:Just imagine someone's son going missing and all the trauma that entails, then one day, completely out of the blue, he arrives back at his family's house alive and unharmed while they're about to have lunch. Suddenly a load of other boys appear and hold the entire family hostage before executing them with the mother going last and being killed ''by her own son''. Not to mention the fact that throughout the entire episode we never even learn the woman's name who abducted and brainwashed the boys nor do we fully learn her motives for doing so.]]


*** WordofGod [[spoiler: actually says that the man DID kill Mischa without any prodding from Hannibal. Hannibal just ate her corpse.]]

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*** WordofGod WordOfGod [[spoiler: actually says that the man DID kill Mischa without any prodding from Hannibal. Hannibal just ate her corpse.]]

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** [[spoiler: Georgia walking in on Hannibal as he's essentially ripping Dr Sutcliffe's skull in two. He turns around to see her; since she can't recognise faces, she doesn't see his -- only an blank expanse with hints of the skull underneath. Sleep well!]]
** [[spoiler: I'm used to gore. Gore horror doesn't bother me. The encephalitis and Hannibal's total abuse and manipulation of Will was the darkest moment up to this point in the series. This is the moment you know that Hannibal Lecter in this series cannot care for anyone, and is pure evil. If the show gets revived, following the books would jump the shark, as all positive actions and emotions are rooted in evil for this incarnation. Everything up to this point had implied that he might have cared on some level for Will, but this shows that whatever he claims, he does not. It's realistic nightmare fuel. The idea of doctors lying to you ForScience is terrifying on a very real level.]]

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** [[spoiler: Georgia walking in on Hannibal as he's essentially ripping Dr Dr. Sutcliffe's skull in two. He turns around to see her; since she can't recognise faces, she doesn't see his -- only an blank expanse with hints of the skull underneath. Sleep well!]]
** [[spoiler: I'm used to gore. Gore horror doesn't bother me. The encephalitis and Hannibal's total abuse and manipulation of Will was the darkest moment up to this point in the series. This is the moment you know that Hannibal Lecter in this series cannot care for anyone, and is pure evil. If the show gets revived, following the books would jump the shark, as all positive actions and emotions are rooted in evil for this incarnation. Everything up to this point had implied that he might have cared on some level for Will, but this shows that whatever he claims, he does not. It's realistic nightmare fuel. The idea of doctors lying to you ForScience is terrifying on a very real level.]]



* The end of "Relevés". [[spoiler:Hannibal tips his hand and Abigail finally realizes his true nature when they're alone in her house miles from Will, Jack, or anyone who can intervene. When she says Will told her that the man who called her father was a serial killer, Hannibal tells her that he called her father to warn him they were coming and did so out of curiosity for the outcome (which resulted in Abigail's mother being killed). He tells her that he killed her best friend for the same, and that he hoped she would kill Nick Boyle to see how much she was like her father. He says it was a good thing she murdered Nick because it changed her. He takes her hand and tells her he has killed many more than her father did. On the verge of tears, she asks him if he'll kill her. He caresses her face and apologizes for not being able to protect her.]] Episode over. The situation is scary enough, but Hannibal instantly switching gears from comforting friend to ice cold killer is very unnerving.

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* The end of "Relevés". [[spoiler:Hannibal tips his hand and Abigail finally realizes his true nature when they're alone in her house miles from Will, Jack, or anyone who can intervene. When she says Will told her that the man who called her father was a serial killer, Hannibal tells her that he called her father to warn him they were coming and did so out of curiosity for the outcome (which resulted in Abigail's mother being killed). He tells her that he killed her best friend for the same, same reason, and that he hoped she would kill Nick Boyle to see how much she was like her father. He says it was a good thing she murdered Nick because it changed her. He takes her hand and tells her he has killed many more than her father did. On the verge of tears, she asks him if he'll kill her. He caresses her face and apologizes for not being able to protect her.]] Episode over. The situation is scary enough, but Hannibal instantly switching gears from comforting friend to ice cold killer is very unnerving.



* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1LzcS7Db68 trail]] [[http://tvline.com/2014/01/24/hannibal-season-2-promo-jack-killed-dies/ ers]] for Season 2.

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* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1LzcS7Db68 trail]] [[http://tvline.trail]][[http://tvline.com/2014/01/24/hannibal-season-2-promo-jack-killed-dies/ ers]] for Season 2.



** The opening fight scene in "Kaiseki". [[spoiler:Crawford and Hannibal are beating the shit out of each other, until Hannibal fakes going unconcious when Crawford puts him in a chokehold. Hannibal suddenly stabs him in the neck with a shard of glass and, when the wounded Crawford stumbles into the wine cellar, ''Lecter grabs two knives and starts animalistically shouldering the door down.]]''
* Two more examples of notes from "Kaiseki": the first is when Alana tries to bring back Will's memories, and he sees [[spoiler: an entire banquet of FoodPorn gone horribly wrong, at the head of which is the Wendigo]]. The second is even worse, with the newest victim of the Season 2 criminal [[spoiler: waking up in a ''silo of human bodies'', all neatly tied together and arranged in a spiral.]] It's his screams that really sell it, though.

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** The opening fight scene in "Kaiseki". [[spoiler:Crawford and Hannibal are beating the shit out of each other, until Hannibal fakes going unconcious unconscious when Crawford puts him in a chokehold. Hannibal suddenly stabs him in the neck with a shard of glass and, when the wounded Crawford stumbles into the wine cellar, ''Lecter grabs two knives and starts animalistically shouldering the door down.]]''
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* Two more examples of notes from "Kaiseki": the first is when Alana tries to bring back Will's memories, and he sees [[spoiler: an entire banquet of FoodPorn gone horribly wrong, at the head of which is the Wendigo]]. The second is even worse, with the newest victim of the Season 2 criminal [[spoiler: waking up in a ''silo of human bodies'', all neatly tied stitched together and arranged in a spiral.]] It's his screams that really sell it, though.



* "Shiizakana" is an episode that feels more like a classic horror. Randall Tier, the Killer of the Week, is a madman who believes that he is an animal born in a man's body. So he [[spoiler: builds a beast suit using bones of extinct Cave Bears and pneumatic engineering, and then hunts people in the dark with it. Seeing that suit stalk people in the dark, chase them across the snow and then tear them into pieces is terrifying. Especially when it's Will Graham's turn.]]

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* "Shiizakana" is an episode that feels more like a classic horror. Randall Tier, the Killer of the Week, is a madman who believes that he is an animal born in a man's body. So he [[spoiler: builds a beast suit using bones of extinct Cave Bears cave bears and pneumatic engineering, and then hunts people in the dark with it. Seeing that suit stalk people in the dark, chase them across the snow and then tear them into pieces is terrifying. Especially when it's Will Graham's turn.]]



* Mason's fate in "Tome-wan": [[spoiler: being convinced, under the influence of drugs, to skin his own face off, eating parts of it himself and feeding parts to Will's dogs. Then being left quadraplegic, and under the care of the sister he's tortured all his life.]] Utterly deserved [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome and deeply satisfying]], but still, horrifying.

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* Mason's fate in "Tome-wan": [[spoiler: being convinced, under the influence of drugs, to skin his own face off, eating parts of it himself and feeding parts the rest to Will's dogs. Then being left quadraplegic, quadriplegic, and under the care of the sister he's tortured all his life.]] Utterly deserved [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome and deeply satisfying]], but still, horrifying.



** [[spoiler: Alana]] (possibly) dying outside Hannibal's house alone in the rain.

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** [[spoiler: Alana]] (possibly) dying lying outside Hannibal's house alone in the rain.



** Abigail's entire fate, as revealed by the end of Season 2, is pretty nightmarish. As if she hadn't already been through enough, she ends up entirely [[spoiler: brainwashed by Hannibal, after spending seven months in his care. Left little more than an empty shell that operates solely on his command alone, and then left to die by the very same person holding her captive the entire time. Simply because her role had been extinguished. It's pretty clear that things were never going to turn out any shade of good for her.]]

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** Abigail's entire fate, as revealed by the end of Season 2, is pretty nightmarish. As if she hadn't already been through enough, she ends up entirely [[spoiler: brainwashed by Hannibal, after spending seven months in his care. Left little more than an empty shell that operates solely on his command alone, and then left to die brutally killed by the very same person holding who held her captive the entire time. Simply captive, simply because her role had been extinguished. It's pretty clear that things were never going to turn out any shade of good for her.]]



* Hannibal forcing Gideon to eat his own body was already bad enough, but "Antipasto" features [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95Swihqwwio detailed]] flashbacks to it, down to the food he forces Gideon to eat to improve his flavor. During this process, he keeps Gideon alive for what implied to be ''several days'', removing each limb one at a time and possibly organs to feed to Gideon. The most grisly preparation method seen is ''feeding his arm to carnivorous snails'', which Hannibal proceeds to make into escargot. And now he's having Bedelia eat the same foods to improve flavor...

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* Hannibal forcing Gideon to eat his own body was already bad enough, but "Antipasto" features [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95Swihqwwio detailed]] flashbacks to it, down to the food he forces Gideon to eat to improve his flavor. During this process, he keeps Gideon alive for what implied to be ''several days'', removing each limb one at a time and possibly organs to feed to Gideon. The most grisly preparation method seen is ''feeding his arm to carnivorous snails'', which Hannibal proceeds to make into escargot. escargots. And now he's having Bedelia eat the same foods to improve her flavor...



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* Hannibal forcing Gideon to eat his own body was already bad enough, but "Antipasto" features [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95Swihqwwio detailed]] flashbacks to it, down to the food he forces Gideon to eat to improve his flavor. During this process, he keeps Gideon alive for what implied to be ''several days'', removing each limb one at a time and possibly organs to feed to Gideon. The most grisly preparation method seen is ''feeding his arm to carnivorous snails'', which Hannibal proceeds to make into escargot.
And now he's having Bedelia eat the same foods to improve flavor...

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* Hannibal forcing Gideon to eat his own body was already bad enough, but "Antipasto" features [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95Swihqwwio detailed]] flashbacks to it, down to the food he forces Gideon to eat to improve his flavor. During this process, he keeps Gideon alive for what implied to be ''several days'', removing each limb one at a time and possibly organs to feed to Gideon. The most grisly preparation method seen is ''feeding his arm to carnivorous snails'', which Hannibal proceeds to make into escargot.
escargot. And now he's having Bedelia eat the same foods to improve flavor...


*** Of course, there's the heavy implication that [[spoiler: ''Hannibal'' was the one who killed his sister, and an innocent man has been imprisoned for something he didn't do. Which is eerily similar to how Hannibal set up both Will and Chilton in seasons one and two respectively.
*** WordofGod actually says that the man DID kill Mischa without any prodding from Hannibal. Hannibal just ate her corpse.]]

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*** Of course, there's the heavy implication that [[spoiler: ''Hannibal'' was the one who killed his sister, and an innocent man has been imprisoned for something he didn't do. Which is eerily similar to how Hannibal set up both Will and Chilton in seasons one and two respectively.
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WordofGod [[spoiler: actually says that the man DID kill Mischa without any prodding from Hannibal. Hannibal just ate her corpse.]]


*** Of course, there's the heavy implication that [[spoiler: ''Hannibal'' was the one who killed his sister, and an innocent man has been imprisoned for something he didn't do. Which is eerily similar to how Hannibal set up both Will and Chilton in seasons one and two respectively.]]

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*** Of course, there's the heavy implication that [[spoiler: ''Hannibal'' was the one who killed his sister, and an innocent man has been imprisoned for something he didn't do. Which is eerily similar to how Hannibal set up both Will and Chilton in seasons one and two respectively.respectively.
**** WordofGod actually says that the man DID kill Mischa without any prodding from Hannibal. Hannibal just ate her corpse.
]]


** Even worse in the book; [[spoiler:Clarice has gone through a HumiliationConga at Krendler's hands, so all it takes is some designer drugs and a little hypnosis for her to join Hannibal in feasting on her BadBoss. On top of ''that'', in the book Krendler is not drugged - as the brain has no pain receptors or major arteries, Hannibal is not only able to saw open Krendler's skull without killing him, but Krendler at first thinks that he just had a TapOnTheHead, only for Hannibal to nonchalantly lift the top of his skull off and start slicing away like a deranged Japanese steakhouse chef. Krendler's slow deterioration into random babble as Hannibal and Clarice feast on every last morsel of his brain is perhaps the most CruelAndUnusualDeath in the history of the written word!]]

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** Even worse in the book; [[spoiler:Clarice has gone through a HumiliationConga at Krendler's hands, so all it takes is some designer drugs and a little hypnosis for her to join Hannibal in feasting on her BadBoss. On top of ''that'', in the book Krendler is not drugged - as the brain has no pain receptors or major arteries, Hannibal is not only able to saw open Krendler's skull without killing him, but Krendler at first thinks that he just had a TapOnTheHead, only for Hannibal to nonchalantly lift the top of his skull off and start slicing away like a deranged Japanese steakhouse chef. Krendler's slow deterioration into random babble as Hannibal and Clarice feast on every last morsel of his brain is perhaps the most CruelAndUnusualDeath in the history of the written word!]]word!]]
*** It's even more horrifying than that. [[spoiler:The drugs and light hypnosis are part of Hannibal's psychiatric treatment of Clarice. He's not actually brainwashing her, he's putting her through therapy. It works, too; he helps her resolve her core issues regarding the early death of her beloved father. The result? Clarice, as a person now free of her psychological burdens, becomes a hyper-intelligent monster like Hannibal!]]


** [{spoiler: I'm used to gore. Gore horror doesn't bother me. The encephalitis and Hannibal's total abuse and manipulation of Will was the darkest moment up to this point in the series. This is the moment you know that Hannibal Lecter in this series cannot care for anyone, and is pure evil. If the show gets revived, following the books would jump the shark, as all positive actions and emotions are rooted in evil for this incarnation. Everything up to this point had implied that he might have cared on some level for Will, but this shows that whatever he claims, he does not. It's realistic nightmare fuel. The idea of doctors lying to you ForScience is terrifying on a very real level.]]

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** [{spoiler: [[spoiler: I'm used to gore. Gore horror doesn't bother me. The encephalitis and Hannibal's total abuse and manipulation of Will was the darkest moment up to this point in the series. This is the moment you know that Hannibal Lecter in this series cannot care for anyone, and is pure evil. If the show gets revived, following the books would jump the shark, as all positive actions and emotions are rooted in evil for this incarnation. Everything up to this point had implied that he might have cared on some level for Will, but this shows that whatever he claims, he does not. It's realistic nightmare fuel. The idea of doctors lying to you ForScience is terrifying on a very real level.]]


** [spoiler: I'm used to gore. Gore horror doesn't bother me. The encephalitis and Hannibal's total abuse and manipulation of Will was the darkest moment up to this point in the series. This is the moment you know that Hannibal Lecter in this series cannot care for anyone, and is pure evil. If the show gets revived, following the books would jump the shark, as all positive actions and emotions are rooted in evil for this incarnation. Everything up to this point had implied that he might have cared on some level for Will, but this shows that whatever he claims, he does not. It's realistic nightmare fuel. The idea of doctors lying to you ForScience is terrifying on a very real level.]]

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** [spoiler: [{spoiler: I'm used to gore. Gore horror doesn't bother me. The encephalitis and Hannibal's total abuse and manipulation of Will was the darkest moment up to this point in the series. This is the moment you know that Hannibal Lecter in this series cannot care for anyone, and is pure evil. If the show gets revived, following the books would jump the shark, as all positive actions and emotions are rooted in evil for this incarnation. Everything up to this point had implied that he might have cared on some level for Will, but this shows that whatever he claims, he does not. It's realistic nightmare fuel. The idea of doctors lying to you ForScience is terrifying on a very real level.]]

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** [spoiler: I'm used to gore. Gore horror doesn't bother me. The encephalitis and Hannibal's total abuse and manipulation of Will was the darkest moment up to this point in the series. This is the moment you know that Hannibal Lecter in this series cannot care for anyone, and is pure evil. If the show gets revived, following the books would jump the shark, as all positive actions and emotions are rooted in evil for this incarnation. Everything up to this point had implied that he might have cared on some level for Will, but this shows that whatever he claims, he does not. It's realistic nightmare fuel. The idea of doctors lying to you ForScience is terrifying on a very real level.]]


** Even worse in the book; [[spoiler:Clarice has gone through a HumiliationConga at Krendler's hands, so all it takes is some designer drugs and a little hypnosis for her to join Hannibal in feasting on her BadBoss. On top of ''that'', in the book Krendler is not drugged - as the brain has no pain receptors or major arteries, Hannibal is not only able to saw open Krendler's skull without killing him, but Krendler at first thinks that he just had a TapOnTheHead, only for Hannibal to nonchalantly lift the top of his skull off and start slicing away like a deranged Japanese steakhouse chef. Krendler's slow deterioration into random babble as Hannibal and Clarice feast on every last morsel of his brain is perhaps the most {{cruel and unusual death}} in the history of the written word!]]

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** Even worse in the book; [[spoiler:Clarice has gone through a HumiliationConga at Krendler's hands, so all it takes is some designer drugs and a little hypnosis for her to join Hannibal in feasting on her BadBoss. On top of ''that'', in the book Krendler is not drugged - as the brain has no pain receptors or major arteries, Hannibal is not only able to saw open Krendler's skull without killing him, but Krendler at first thinks that he just had a TapOnTheHead, only for Hannibal to nonchalantly lift the top of his skull off and start slicing away like a deranged Japanese steakhouse chef. Krendler's slow deterioration into random babble as Hannibal and Clarice feast on every last morsel of his brain is perhaps the most {{cruel and unusual death}} CruelAndUnusualDeath in the history of the written word!]]

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*** The way he crawls over the couch to get to [[spoiler: Chilton]] is so animal-like, it's pretty much ''inhuman''. Not to mention [[spoiler: Chilton's screams of pain are utterly chilling.]]

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