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* The progression of Grimclaw throughout the game is pretty unsettling. At the start of the game you just an innocent bird circling around its nest atop the peak of the mountain, but after you come back to Homeflower later in the gameyou now find it undulating painfully and creepily in a ball in its nest, no longer flying idly around. And of course it should be unsurprising at all that when you finally encounter Grimclaw in person he is fully corrupted by the Pulsating Mass with his wings fleshy and veiny, and three disgusting leeches using it as a host.

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* The progression of Grimclaw throughout the game is pretty unsettling. At the start of the game you just see an innocent bird circling around its nest atop the peak of the mountain, but after you come back to Homeflower later in the gameyou game you now find it undulating painfully and creepily in a ball in its nest, no longer flying idly around. And of course it should be unsurprising at all that when you finally encounter Grimclaw in person he is fully corrupted by the Pulsating Mass with his wings fleshy and veiny, and three disgusting leeches using it as a host.

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* The progression of Grimclaw throughout the game is pretty unsettling. At the start of the game you just an innocent bird circling around its nest atop the peak of the mountain, but after you come back to Homeflower later in the gameyou now find it undulating painfully and creepily in a ball in its nest, no longer flying idly around. And of course it should be unsurprising at all that when you finally encounter Grimclaw in person he is fully corrupted by the Pulsating Mass with his wings fleshy and veiny, and three disgusting leeches using it as a host.


** [[Most horrifying of all are the implications brought about by finding Cordelia's clothes outside in the hallway. [[RapeDiscretionShot And her body was found in a bedroom...]]

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** [[Most [[spoiler: Most horrifying of all are the implications brought about by finding Cordelia's clothes outside in the hallway. [[RapeDiscretionShot And her body was found in a bedroom...bedroom]]...]]


** [[Most horrifying of all are the implications brought about by finding Cordelia's clothes outside in the hallway. [[RapeDiscretionShot And her body was found in a bedroom...]]]]

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** [[Most horrifying of all are the implications brought about by finding Cordelia's clothes outside in the hallway. [[RapeDiscretionShot And her body was found in a bedroom...]]]]]]

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** [[Most horrifying of all are the implications brought about by finding Cordelia's clothes outside in the hallway. [[RapeDiscretionShot And her body was found in a bedroom...]]]]


* The final showdown against The Pulsating Mass. [[spoiler:At this point everything seems hopeless - the only people who haven't been taken are Jimmy and Buck, The Secret Knowledge is out of your hands, and the Mass has begun the process of assimilating the world into itself, starting with the Central Hub, which has been turned into a fleshy EldritchLocation. And The Pulsating Mass itself isn't a slouch, either - while you fight it, it takes on the forms of your family members in a manner similar to that of Giygas, which can inflict a unique status effect - [[TearJerker Heartbroken.]]]]

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* The final showdown against The Pulsating Mass. [[spoiler:At this point everything seems hopeless - the only people who haven't been taken are Jimmy and Buck, The Secret Knowledge is out of your hands, and the Mass has begun the process of assimilating the world into itself, starting with the Central Hub, which has been turned into a fleshy EldritchLocation. And The Pulsating Mass itself isn't a slouch, either - while you fight it, it takes on the forms of your family members in a manner similar to that of Giygas, which [[VideoGame/EarthBound Giygas,]] complete with chilling music. Special mention goes to how when it imitates Andrew or Helga, it can inflict a unique status effect on Jimmy - [[TearJerker Heartbroken.]]]]]]]] As a whole, the entire final area is the DarkestHour of the game, and it shows.


* [[spoiler: The bonus dungeon near the Giant's Feet. You enter a cave with no music, and there's nothing there but some glitchy T.V screens. But when you enter the next room you a thrust into a pitch black series of tunnels with a chaotic soundtrack of people shouting different numbers and static. If that's not bad enough at the end of the tunnel you seemingly reach a dead end, but when you exit that room the layout of the tunnel has changed. The world will suddenly shift as though it's glitching out. At one point it looks like you've been teleported outside the cave, but when you try to leave the area the world shifts back into the cave. Eventually you're teleported to a long hallway, where all you can hear is a squishing noise. At the end of the hallway is a bizarre humanoid creature with empty eyes scratching at its exposed brain.]]

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* [[spoiler: The bonus dungeon near the Giant's Feet. You enter a cave with no music, and there's nothing there but some glitchy T.V screens. But when you enter the next room you a thrust into a pitch black series of tunnels with a chaotic soundtrack of people shouting different numbers and static. If that's not bad enough at the end of the tunnel you seemingly reach a dead end, but when you exit that room the layout of the tunnel has changed. The world will suddenly shift as though it's glitching out. At one point it looks like you've been teleported outside the cave, but when you try to leave the area the world shifts back into the cave. Eventually you're teleported to a long hallway, where all you can hear is a squishing noise. At the end of the hallway is a bizarre humanoid creature with empty eyes scratching at its exposed brain.]]]]
* The final showdown against The Pulsating Mass. [[spoiler:At this point everything seems hopeless - the only people who haven't been taken are Jimmy and Buck, The Secret Knowledge is out of your hands, and the Mass has begun the process of assimilating the world into itself, starting with the Central Hub, which has been turned into a fleshy EldritchLocation. And The Pulsating Mass itself isn't a slouch, either - while you fight it, it takes on the forms of your family members in a manner similar to that of Giygas, which can inflict a unique status effect - [[TearJerker Heartbroken.]]]]

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** It can be noted that the music that plays when the Pulsating Mass or something related interacts with you is called "Skin Thieves".

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[[caption-width-right:350:Very normal things to find in an 8 year old child's imagination.]]


* [[spoiler:The {{BonusDungeon}} in Wilted Lands is definitely a case of this, what with hallways randomly changing upon reaching a dead end, the near silence of the location except for the ungodly roars of...something, all leading up to an {{OptionalBoss}} called [[SnakesAreSinister Slither]].]]

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* [[spoiler:The {{BonusDungeon}} BonusDungeon in Wilted Lands is definitely a case of this, what with hallways randomly changing upon reaching a dead end, the near silence of the location except for the ungodly roars of...something, all leading up to an {{OptionalBoss}} OptionalBoss called [[SnakesAreSinister Slither]].]]


* [[spoiler: The bonus dungeon near the Giant's Feet. You enter a cave with no music, and there's nothing there but so glitchy T.V screens. But when you enter the next room you a thrust into a pitch black series of tunnels with a chaotic soundtrack of people shouting different numbers and static. If that's not bad enough at the end of the tunnel you seemingly reach a dead end, but when you exit that room the layout of the tunnel has changed. The world will suddenly shift as though it's glitching out. At one point it looks like you've been teleported outside the cave, but when you try to leave the area the world shifts back into the cave. Eventually you're teleported to a long hallway, where all you can hear is a squishing noise. At the end of the hallway is a bizarre humanoid creature with empty eyes scratching at its exposed brain.]]

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* [[spoiler: The bonus dungeon near the Giant's Feet. You enter a cave with no music, and there's nothing there but so some glitchy T.V screens. But when you enter the next room you a thrust into a pitch black series of tunnels with a chaotic soundtrack of people shouting different numbers and static. If that's not bad enough at the end of the tunnel you seemingly reach a dead end, but when you exit that room the layout of the tunnel has changed. The world will suddenly shift as though it's glitching out. At one point it looks like you've been teleported outside the cave, but when you try to leave the area the world shifts back into the cave. Eventually you're teleported to a long hallway, where all you can hear is a squishing noise. At the end of the hallway is a bizarre humanoid creature with empty eyes scratching at its exposed brain.]]


* In the mall level Jimmy jumps through a tv screen into his favorite show, Jonathan Bear. The level is very cutesy, with all of the plants and trees made of wooded props. [[spoiler:The further in you travel the more the scenery changes into a hellish nightmare. Jonathan's animals friends turn into nightmarish monsters. At the end you have to fight a giant mutated Jonathan Bear.]]

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* In the mall level Jimmy jumps through a tv screen into his favorite show, Jonathan Bear. The level is very cutesy, with all of the plants and trees made of wooded wooden props. [[spoiler:The further in you travel the more the scenery changes into a hellish nightmare. Jonathan's animals friends turn into nightmarish monsters. At the end you have to fight a giant mutated Jonathan Bear.]]


* [[spoiler: The bonus dungeon near the Giant's Feet. You enter a cave with no music, and there's nothing there but so glitchy T.V screens. But when you enter the next room you a thrust into a pitch black series of tunnels with a chaotic soundtrack of people shouting different numbers and static. If that's not bad enough at the end of the tunnel you seemingly reach a dead end, but when you exit that room the layout of the tunnel has changed. The world will suddenly shift as though it's glitching out. At one point it looks like you've been teleported outside the cave, but when you try to leave the area the world shifts back into the cave. Eventually you're teleported to a long hallway, where all you can hear is a squishing noise. At the end of the hallway is a bizarre humanoid creature with empty eyes scratching at its exposed brain.

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* [[spoiler: The bonus dungeon near the Giant's Feet. You enter a cave with no music, and there's nothing there but so glitchy T.V screens. But when you enter the next room you a thrust into a pitch black series of tunnels with a chaotic soundtrack of people shouting different numbers and static. If that's not bad enough at the end of the tunnel you seemingly reach a dead end, but when you exit that room the layout of the tunnel has changed. The world will suddenly shift as though it's glitching out. At one point it looks like you've been teleported outside the cave, but when you try to leave the area the world shifts back into the cave. Eventually you're teleported to a long hallway, where all you can hear is a squishing noise. At the end of the hallway is a bizarre humanoid creature with empty eyes scratching at its exposed brain.]]


* In the mall level Jimmy jumps through a tv screen into his favorite show, Jonathan Bear. The level is very cutesy, with all of the plants and trees made of wooded props. [[spoiler:The further in you travel the more the scenery changes into a hellish nightmare. Jonathan's animals friends turn into nightmarish monsters.]]

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* In the mall level Jimmy jumps through a tv screen into his favorite show, Jonathan Bear. The level is very cutesy, with all of the plants and trees made of wooded props. [[spoiler:The further in you travel the more the scenery changes into a hellish nightmare. Jonathan's animals friends turn into nightmarish monsters. At the end you have to fight a giant mutated Jonathan Bear.]]



** [[spoiler: At the end of this ghoulish hellscape, you find yourself in an empty room with a single ringing telephone. Answering it causes the room to become engulfed in an inky black substance, and the monster behind all this, Mr. Cat, to reveal himself. After the ensuing boss fight, you travel through one last hallway, and enter the final room, where the game wastes no time in capping it all off with one final [[GutPunch Gut Punch]]. The final room is a child's bedroom, with a chilling trail of blood leading from the bed straight to a closed cabinet, containing the mangled remains of Cordelia. From that point, the game automatically transitions to an absolutely heart-rending scene of Cordelia's family mourning their lost daughter.]]

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** [[spoiler: At the end of this ghoulish hellscape, you find yourself in an empty room with a single ringing telephone. Answering it causes the room to become engulfed in an inky black substance, and the monster behind all this, Mr. Cat, to reveal himself. After the ensuing boss fight, you travel through one last hallway, and enter the final room, where the game wastes no time in capping it all off with one final [[GutPunch Gut Punch]]. The final room is a child's bedroom, with a chilling trail of blood leading from the bed straight to a closed cabinet, containing the mangled remains of Cordelia. From that point, the game automatically transitions to an absolutely heart-rending scene of Cordelia's family mourning their lost daughter.]]]]
* [[spoiler: The bonus dungeon near the Giant's Feet. You enter a cave with no music, and there's nothing there but so glitchy T.V screens. But when you enter the next room you a thrust into a pitch black series of tunnels with a chaotic soundtrack of people shouting different numbers and static. If that's not bad enough at the end of the tunnel you seemingly reach a dead end, but when you exit that room the layout of the tunnel has changed. The world will suddenly shift as though it's glitching out. At one point it looks like you've been teleported outside the cave, but when you try to leave the area the world shifts back into the cave. Eventually you're teleported to a long hallway, where all you can hear is a squishing noise. At the end of the hallway is a bizarre humanoid creature with empty eyes scratching at its exposed brain.


** [[spoiler: At the end of this ghoulish hellscape, you find yourself in an empty room with a single ringing telephone. Answering it causes the room to become engulfed in an inky black substance, and the monster behind all this, Mr. Cat, to reveal himself. After the ensuing boss fight, you travel through one last hallway, and enter the final room, where the game wastes no time in capping it all off with a twist of the knife. The final room is a child's bedroom, with a chilling trail of blood leading from the bed straight to a closed cabinet, containing the mangled remains of Cordelia. From that point, the game automatically transitions to an absolutely heart-rending scene of Cordelia's family mourning their lost daughter.]]

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** [[spoiler: At the end of this ghoulish hellscape, you find yourself in an empty room with a single ringing telephone. Answering it causes the room to become engulfed in an inky black substance, and the monster behind all this, Mr. Cat, to reveal himself. After the ensuing boss fight, you travel through one last hallway, and enter the final room, where the game wastes no time in capping it all off with a twist of the knife.one final [[GutPunch Gut Punch]]. The final room is a child's bedroom, with a chilling trail of blood leading from the bed straight to a closed cabinet, containing the mangled remains of Cordelia. From that point, the game automatically transitions to an absolutely heart-rending scene of Cordelia's family mourning their lost daughter.]]

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