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** If one looks into the game's files via hacking, there exists data for GAME OVER splash text. It's very likely that this email would have marked the final day you could be on PNF-404 before the President is killed and Olimar and Louie lose their jobs.


* The Bad Ending of the original Pikmin was disturbing; Olimar's life support system fails, and he perishes on the planet, so the Pikmin take him back to an Onion and Olimar is turned into a Pikmin himself.
** Not to mention it's implied that [[DidntThinkThisThrough THEY'RE NOT STRONG ENOUGH TO PULL HIM OUT.]]
** Also if you remember Pikmin that are left in the ground bloom into a flower and shrivel up back into a single leaf, So it's not hard to imagine [[AndIMustScream Olimar's ultimate fate is]]
*** [[FridgeHorror It gets worse when you imagine the aftermath]]: Hocotate Freight will go out of business, The President will be tortured by the loan sharks due to being unable to pay off the debt]], Louie will be left out of a job (and maybe even homeless), and the worst part is, [[TearJerker Olimar's family will never see him again.]]

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* The Bad Ending of the original Pikmin ''Pikmin'' was disturbing; Olimar's life support system fails, and he perishes on the planet, so the Pikmin take him back to an Onion and Olimar is turned into a Pikmin himself.
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himself. Not to mention it's implied that [[DidntThinkThisThrough THEY'RE NOT STRONG ENOUGH TO PULL HIM OUT.]]
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*** [[FridgeHorror It gets worse when you imagine the aftermath]]: Hocotate Freight will go out of business, The President will be tortured by the loan sharks due to being unable to pay off the debt]], Louie will be left out of a job (and maybe even homeless), and the worst part is, [[TearJerker Olimar's family will never see him again.]]
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** The Pikmin show a surprisingly dark capacity for revenge in this short too, as they descend on the Bulborb once it's died and start pummeling it so bad ''it's censored by a mosaic when they get off it.'' Sure it's mostly a case of CensoredForComedy but ''jeez!''


** It gets even worse when you think more into it. Dweevils only replicate that which is latched onto them. So, let us ignore all of the firepower for a moment -- no, seriously. Because really, most of those tools aren't seriously even meant to be weapons in the first place. ...But then you add Louie. You add a ''human mind'' to it all. Now, you have one of the most massive creatures in the series not only armed more effectively than even the Waterwraith, but ''has the intelligence to use the tools to their full potential''. Jesus, how badly would the ecosystem be thrown out of whack if this living ''war machine'' ever left the Dream Den?!

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** It gets even worse when you think more into it. Dweevils only replicate that which is latched onto them. So, let us ignore all of the firepower for a moment -- no, seriously. Because really, most of those tools aren't seriously even meant to be weapons in the first place. ...But then you add Louie. You add a ''human ''human-like mind'' to it all. Now, you have one of the most massive creatures in the series not only armed more effectively than even the Waterwraith, but ''has the intelligence to use the tools to their full potential''. Jesus, how badly would the ecosystem be thrown out of whack if this living ''war machine'' ever left the Dream Den?!

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* The President's emails start out funny as he realizes how much of a hole of debt he is in but past the halfway mark they start to get a little sad with him having to run from debt collectors, having to be forced to live under a bridge, and then kicked out of that. Then there seems to be a brief HopeSpot where it seems the President manages to avoid the collectors for good. Only for his emails to turn extremely dire as he explains that the collectors found him and plan to drown him in the swamp if he doesn't immediately pay up. He then starts getting really angry at Olimar for being so slow but then starts pleading with him to come save him. And his final message:
--> The President: ''"I wonder how many days have gone by since I was captured by the debt collectors. Olimar... Louie... I'm almost done for... Repay...debt! P...l...e...a...s...e..."''


** Speaking of the Distant Planet, the planet itself is called PNF-404, and players will notice the treasures collected are man-made items such as lipstick and bottle-caps. This also means that Olimar himself is tiny compared to humans but that raises the question, where are there people? In a populated city Olimar would be in danger of being stepped on or worse but there are no signs of any people other than the items, remains of buildings, garbage, and some still-functioning machinery. On top of that, the planet itself looks suspiciously like Earth from space. According to word of god, the Distant Planet is indeed Earth years in the future after Humanity has long since died out! And now the planet is dominated by strange and often dangerous creatures! Makes one wonder what really happened to humanity and whether or not there are any living humans left or they have left...


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* The Uncharted Planet itself is called PNF-404, and players will notice the treasures collected are man-made items such as lipstick and bottle-caps. This also means that Olimar himself is tiny compared to humans but that raises the question, where are there people? In a populated city Olimar would be in danger of being stepped on or worse but there are no signs of any people other than the items, remains of buildings, garbage, and some still-functioning machinery. On top of that, the planet itself looks suspiciously like Earth from space. According to word of god, the Distant Planet is indeed Earth years in the future after Humanity has long since died out! And now the planet is dominated by strange and often dangerous creatures! Makes one wonder what really happened to humanity and whether or not there are any living humans left or they have left...

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** Speaking of the Distant Planet, the planet itself is called PNF-404, and players will notice the treasures collected are man-made items such as lipstick and bottle-caps. This also means that Olimar himself is tiny compared to humans but that raises the question, where are there people? In a populated city Olimar would be in danger of being stepped on or worse but there are no signs of any people other than the items, remains of buildings, garbage, and some still-functioning machinery. On top of that, the planet itself looks suspiciously like Earth from space. According to word of god, the Distant Planet is indeed Earth years in the future after Humanity has long since died out! And now the planet is dominated by strange and often dangerous creatures! Makes one wonder what really happened to humanity and whether or not there are any living humans left or they have left...



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* The Armored Mawdad, the first boss encountered in the game. Resembling a cross between a lobster, a centipede, and a snake, the boss is first encountered in a rotting tree stump, right next to Olimar's first log entry...which says "to anyone who finds this, tell my son that ''I didn't make it''..." Brrr. The foreboding atmosphere and scary-looking entrance to the Mawdad's lair don't help either.
** When you first enter the arena, it seems empty and desolate, until some wood fragments start falling off of the ceiling, and the camera pans around, revealing that the Mawdad was ''actually on the ceiling and watching the entire time!''



** The baby Phosbats, encountered in the same dark cave, are less nightmarish than their parent and are actually rather UglyCute. That is, until they're exposed to bright light, and they start ''wildly thrashing in agony as their skin sizzles and smokes under the light'', and upon dying their ''heads explode'' and their ''eyeballs pop right out of their sockets and roll on the floor''. Ugh.



* The Sandbelching Meerslug is an enormous subterranean SandWorm that tunnels underneath the ground and occasionally surfaces to spit boulders. Not really too bad...until it creates an inescapable funnel of dirt, with its chomping maw directly at the bottom like a Sarlaacc. And when it's low on health, it creates a pit ''nearly as big as the entire arena.''



* The Arachnorbs manage to be not-spider enough to not trigger arachnophobia, but ''Pikmin 3'' introduces a new type that spins a web and will actually ''eat'' trapped Pikmin; even worse, the fact they spin their webs in places where your Winged Pikmin are guaranteed to carry items through means that if you don't deal with them first, your entire squad of fliers can be made to be at its mercy.

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* The Arachnorbs manage to be not-spider enough to not trigger arachnophobia, but ''Pikmin 3'' introduces a new type the Arachnode, that spins a web and will actually ''eat'' trapped Pikmin; even worse, the fact they spin their webs in places where your Winged Pikmin are guaranteed to carry items through means that if you don't deal with them first, your entire squad of fliers can be made to be at its mercy.mercy.
* The Dessicated Skitter Leaf, like its harmless cousin, pretends to be a dead leaf lying motionless on the ground. Except this one actually eats Pikmin, so sometimes if you're not looking carefully you might march your Pikmin straight into a death trap...



** The way the Bearded Amprat devours Pikmin, grabbing them in its forepaws and gnawing away at them foot-first. The Pikmin are very much alive and screaming as they're chewed up by this horrific hamster from hell...



** Just the appearance of the thing itself, it's a freaking EldritchAbomination! Basically, it's a ''living chunk of land'' walking upon three hoofed legs, with a crystal-encased head resebling a pear with '' leafy eyeballs'' (as shown in the page image). Most disturbing though is its mouth, which goes ''all the way around the bottom of its head'' and has a brightly-colored tongue that can lick in a full circle! This thing is just [[StarfishAliens all kinds of bizarre and horrific.]]

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** Just the appearance of the thing itself, it's a freaking EldritchAbomination! Basically, it's a ''living chunk of land'' walking upon three hoofed hoofed, root-like legs, with a crystal-encased head resebling a an orange pear with three stalks ending in '' leafy eyeballs'' (as shown in the page image). Most disturbing though is its mouth, which goes ''all the way around the bottom of its head'' and has a brightly-colored tongue that can lick in a full circle! This thing is just [[StarfishAliens all kinds of bizarre and horrific.]]]]
*** And given that it's implied that PNF-404 is Earth millions of years in the future, just exactly WHAT did this thing evolve from? Is it a plant, an animal, a mineral, or some strange fusion of all three?


* Just the appearance of the thing itself, it's a freaking EldritchAbomination! Basically, it's a ''living chunk of land'' walking upon three hoofed legs, with a crystal-encased head resebling a pear with '' leafy eyeballs'' (as shown in the page image). Most disturbing though is its mouth, which goeas ''all the way arount the bottom of its head'' and has a brightly-colored tongue that can lick in a full circle! This thing is just [[StarfishAliens all kinds of bizarre and horrific.]]

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* ** Just the appearance of the thing itself, it's a freaking EldritchAbomination! Basically, it's a ''living chunk of land'' walking upon three hoofed legs, with a crystal-encased head resebling a pear with '' leafy eyeballs'' (as shown in the page image). Most disturbing though is its mouth, which goeas goes ''all the way arount around the bottom of its head'' and has a brightly-colored tongue that can lick in a full circle! This thing is just [[StarfishAliens all kinds of bizarre and horrific.]]

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* Just the appearance of the thing itself, it's a freaking EldritchAbomination! Basically, it's a ''living chunk of land'' walking upon three hoofed legs, with a crystal-encased head resebling a pear with '' leafy eyeballs'' (as shown in the page image). Most disturbing though is its mouth, which goeas ''all the way arount the bottom of its head'' and has a brightly-colored tongue that can lick in a full circle! This thing is just [[StarfishAliens all kinds of bizarre and horrific.]]

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* There is something rather disturbing about Louie's notes being all recipes for the various creatures they encounter, with gross-out entries describing how he favors the eyeballs of Bulborb Larvae as a delicacy.
** He has a recipe on Bulbmin. Yes, the very own Pikmin that he commands and has helped him out a lot actually ends up in his own novelty dishes!


** The fact that the Pikmin are sentient plants seems to imply that their predators are in fact ''herbivores!'' This may be an unusual and uncommon scenario where [[HerbivoresAreFriendly the plant eaters]] [[SubvertedTrope are what you should be afraid of...]]



* Land-based Blowhogs. They have blank, crescent-shaped eyes, and pretty much look like horrible white blobs from hell. The fact that the fire variant can easily kill Pikmin doesn't help.

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* Land-based Blowhogs. They have blank, crescent-shaped eyes, and pretty much look like horrible a cross between a pig, a fat white blobs from hell.maggot, and a wrinkly...er...scrotum. The fact that the fire variant can easily kill Pikmin doesn't help.



** Pretty much the Pikmin's downright suicidal devotion to Olimar, who very often marches them to their doom.



* The Empress Bulblax, a huge bloated sausage of a Bulborb that constantly gives birth to these little larvae from her ''rear end,'' and when you kill it, it violently explodes, leaving just the saggy head and legs.

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** Though as an amusing bit of NightmareRetardant, once the Waterwraith loses its stone rollers it pretty much just panics and runs around like a headless chicken, then curling up into a terrified little blob as the Pikmin whale away on it. If you've lost most of your crew to the damned thing, seeing the final beatdown can be hilariously satisfying.
* The Empress Bulblax, a huge bloated sausage of a Bulborb (resembling a termite queen) that constantly gives birth to these little larvae from her ''rear end,'' and when you kill it, it violently explodes, leaving just the saggy head and legs.legs.
** The best way to kill the swarms of larvae that she produces? Have her roll on top and ''crush her own children to death.''
** The larva death animation is rather disturbing as well, as it screams in terror as its body slowly melts away into a yellow puddle of slime.


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* The Bad Ending of the original Pikmin was disturbing; [[spoiler:Olimar's life support system fails, and he perishes on the planet, so the Pikmin take him back to an Onion and Olimar is turned into a Pikmin himself]].
** Not to mention [[spoiler:it's implied that [[DidntThinkThisThrough THEY'RE NOT STRONG ENOUGH TO PULL HIM OUT.]]]]

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* The Bad Ending of the original Pikmin was disturbing; [[spoiler:Olimar's Olimar's life support system fails, and he perishes on the planet, so the Pikmin take him back to an Onion and Olimar is turned into a Pikmin himself]].
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** Not to mention [[spoiler:it's it's implied that [[DidntThinkThisThrough THEY'RE NOT STRONG ENOUGH TO PULL HIM OUT.]]]]]]



*** [[FridgeHorror It gets worse when you imagine the aftermath]]: Hocotate Freight will go out of business, [[spoiler:The President will be tortured by the loan sharks due to being unable to pay off the debt]], Louie will be left out of a job (and maybe even homeless), and the worst part is, [[TearJerker Olimar's family will never see him again.]]

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*** [[FridgeHorror It gets worse when you imagine the aftermath]]: Hocotate Freight will go out of business, [[spoiler:The The President will be tortured by the loan sharks due to being unable to pay off the debt]], Louie will be left out of a job (and maybe even homeless), and the worst part is, [[TearJerker Olimar's family will never see him again.]]



** It also means that [[spoiler:Olimar and Louie will be left on the planet to die.]]

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** It also means that [[spoiler:Olimar Olimar and Louie will be left on the planet to die.]]



* The final boss [[spoiler:is a seemingly immortal shape-shifter that chases you through the final area. Bad enough, you may think, but what's really disturbing is that it's chasing you so it can keep Olimar for no determinable reason; the first time you see it, it's lovingly stroking Olimar's helmet.]]
** [[spoiler:What makes it worse is the level of intelligence this thing has in conjunction with its ability to phase shift. What is phase shifting? ''Altering states of matter''. It can be a solid, a liquid, or gaseous state, as well as imbue all these states with different elements. And this creature, with this godlike power, isn't even angry at Olimar. It thinks it's ''protecting'' him. So, take all that you've read, and apply a PapaWolf mentality. Finally, see all the enemies fought there? All of whom are natural predators of Pikmin? '''''They're made of the Plasm Wraith.''''' It's intelligent enough to recognize how to stop the creatures most likely to come for Olimar, probably because some attempted to save him before. In conclusion? Imagine, being trapped by a creature that can literally do ''anything'', holds every single card, can render you unconscious for days at a time if it so chooses -- and you're its ''only focus''. ''Nothing'' else matters. Meaning every ounce of this abomination's power is being used solely to ''keep you''. Brrr.]]
** [[spoiler:The sounds it makes and the background music as it chases you through a ''maze'' is scary as hell.]]
** Not to mention the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLbeC0fyPok music]] ''before'' [[spoiler:the encounter when you first arrive to (or return to retry saving Olimar) Formidable Oak is haunting on its own.]]
*** When raining, the music is given [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7iGthGC7kU a little more of a tune]] instead of the [[NothingIsScarier near-silence]] it normally has. However, that theme is hardly any better, [[spoiler:being a rather [[DarkReprise grim, soft sounding remix]] of the Final Trial from the first game.]]
** [[spoiler:At the top of the stump at the beginning, there's a dirt mound. Getting Pikmin to dig through it reveals a rather disturbing data file:]]

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* The final boss [[spoiler:is is a seemingly immortal shape-shifter that chases you through the final area. Bad enough, you may think, but what's really disturbing is that it's chasing you so it can keep Olimar for no determinable reason; the first time you see it, it's lovingly stroking Olimar's helmet.]]
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** [[spoiler:What What makes it worse is the level of intelligence this thing has in conjunction with its ability to phase shift. What is phase shifting? ''Altering states of matter''. It can be a solid, a liquid, or gaseous state, as well as imbue all these states with different elements. And this creature, with this godlike power, isn't even angry at Olimar. It thinks it's ''protecting'' him. So, take all that you've read, and apply a PapaWolf mentality. Finally, see all the enemies fought there? All of whom are natural predators of Pikmin? '''''They're made of the Plasm Wraith.''''' It's intelligent enough to recognize how to stop the creatures most likely to come for Olimar, probably because some attempted to save him before. In conclusion? Imagine, being trapped by a creature that can literally do ''anything'', holds every single card, can render you unconscious for days at a time if it so chooses -- and you're its ''only focus''. ''Nothing'' else matters. Meaning every ounce of this abomination's power is being used solely to ''keep you''. Brrr.]]
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** [[spoiler:The The sounds it makes and the background music as it chases you through a ''maze'' is scary as hell.]]
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** Not to mention the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLbeC0fyPok music]] ''before'' [[spoiler:the the encounter when you first arrive to (or return to retry saving Olimar) Formidable Oak is haunting on its own.]]
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*** When raining, the music is given [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7iGthGC7kU a little more of a tune]] instead of the [[NothingIsScarier near-silence]] it normally has. However, that theme is hardly any better, [[spoiler:being being a rather [[DarkReprise grim, soft sounding remix]] of the Final Trial from the first game.]]
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** [[spoiler:At At the top of the stump at the beginning, there's a dirt mound. Getting Pikmin to dig through it reveals a rather disturbing data file:]]file:



[[spoiler:Captured again... over and over. No matter how many times I try to escape, I find myself atop this tower. Each time, I awake to see that another day has passed. The grip of this wretched beast is taking its toll on me. My only hope is for someone to save me from this torment... Going dark again...]]\\
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** As if all this wasn't enough, when you're fighting it, if you use the map function on the game pad and look around the area, in addition to [[spoiler:the Plasm Wraith]] you're fighting, the radar will show [[http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/pikmin/images/3/32/BorkedPW.jpeg/revision/latest?cb=20140627032414 the blip of another major boss in the area, somewhere far off and out of bounds of the map.]] Considering [[spoiler:the enemies in the Formidable Oak are made of the same goop as the Plasm Wraith]], this begs the question if what you're fighting is [[spoiler:the Plasm Wraith's true form]], or if its ''real'' form somewhere far off, [[ParanoiaFuel watching the entire time as you fight]] [[spoiler:one of its creations...]]

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[[spoiler:Captured Captured again... over and over. No matter how many times I try to escape, I find myself atop this tower. Each time, I awake to see that another day has passed. The grip of this wretched beast is taking its toll on me. My only hope is for someone to save me from this torment... Going dark again...]]\\
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** As if all this wasn't enough, when you're fighting it, if you use the map function on the game pad and look around the area, in addition to [[spoiler:the :the Plasm Wraith]] Wraith you're fighting, the radar will show [[http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/pikmin/images/3/32/BorkedPW.jpeg/revision/latest?cb=20140627032414 the blip of another major boss in the area, somewhere far off and out of bounds of the map.]] Considering [[spoiler:the the enemies in the Formidable Oak are made of the same goop as the Plasm Wraith]], Wraith, this begs the question if what you're fighting is [[spoiler:the the Plasm Wraith's true form]], form, or if its ''real'' form somewhere far off, [[ParanoiaFuel watching the entire time as you fight]] [[spoiler:one one of its creations...]] creations...



** Ingame, after [[spoiler:Louie escapes from the ship,]] it's completely unknown where he went.... Until [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3Cj_QMRvpWc this hidden video confirms it.]]

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** Ingame, after [[spoiler:Louie Louie escapes from the ship,]] ship, it's completely unknown where he went.... Until [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3Cj_QMRvpWc this hidden video confirms it.]]



* The final boss, [[spoiler:the Leech Hydroe, is a demonic dragon made out of foliage that in it' first form has three heads that spit poison balls, and the Pikmin must be launched at its head to defeat it.]] [[spoiler:But that's not all, as after a few hits, it grows some grotesque limbs.]] Now if you beat it, [[spoiler:[[BodyHorror its body will just shrivel up, but then the last head grows a new body with sycamore seeds for wings.]]]] [[spoiler:This was all just because a amoeba parasite thing got possessed by the Sparklium Converter.]] Ugh!

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* The final boss, [[spoiler:the the Leech Hydroe, is a demonic dragon made out of foliage that in it' first form has three heads that spit poison balls, and the Pikmin must be launched at its head to defeat it.]] [[spoiler:But it. But that's not all, as after a few hits, it grows some grotesque limbs.]] limbs. Now if you beat it, [[spoiler:[[BodyHorror [[BodyHorror its body will just shrivel up, but then the last head grows a new body with sycamore seeds for wings.]]]] [[spoiler:This ]] This was all just because a amoeba parasite thing got possessed by the Sparklium Converter.]] Converter. Ugh!



* In the official trailer submitted for the shorts after the 11/5/14 Nintendo Direct, it shows Olimar mixing up some juice and drinking it while the Pikmin look on from the door way. Out of curiosity, the Pikmin enter in to see what's going on... only to catch a glimpse of ''a chopped up Pikmin body, and then Olimar turning around and giving a PsychoSmirk!'' The worst part? The juice from the Pikmin body is ''[[GettingCrapPastTheRadar red]]!'' Sure, [[spoiler:it turns out to be Pikpik carrot juice]], but it's a shockingly dark scene from what's normally considered a family friendly developer like Nintendo...

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* In the official trailer submitted for the shorts after the 11/5/14 Nintendo Direct, it shows Olimar mixing up some juice and drinking it while the Pikmin look on from the door way. Out of curiosity, the Pikmin enter in to see what's going on... only to catch a glimpse of ''a chopped up Pikmin body, and then Olimar turning around and giving a PsychoSmirk!'' The worst part? The juice from the Pikmin body is ''[[GettingCrapPastTheRadar red]]!'' Sure, [[spoiler:it it turns out to be Pikpik carrot juice]], juice, but it's a shockingly dark scene from what's normally considered a family friendly developer like Nintendo...

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** Also if you remember Pikmin that are left in the ground bloom into a flower and shrivel up back into a single leaf, So it's not hard to imagine [[AndIMustScream Olimar's ultimate fate is]]

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