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* Alpha luring Carol, Daryl, Aaron and the others into a cave where they finally meet Alpha's horde. And it's ''huge''. And now they're stuck with them.

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* Alpha luring Carol, Daryl, Aaron and the others into a cave where they finally meet Alpha's horde. And it's ''huge''. And now a ''huge'' horde that they're now stuck with them.with.


* Gabriel murdering Dante in his cell. While undeniably awesome since Dante deserved it, seeing ''Gabriel'' of all people murder someone with brutal, malice intent for the first time is utterly unnerving.

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* Gabriel murdering Dante in his cell. While undeniably awesome since Dante deserved it, seeing ''Gabriel'' of all people murder someone with brutal, malice intent for the first time is utterly unnerving.


* Alpha luring Carol, Daryl, Aaron and the others into a cave where they finally meet Alpha's horde. And it's ''humungous''. And now they're stuck with them.

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* Alpha luring Carol, Daryl, Aaron and the others into a cave where they finally meet Alpha's horde. And it's ''humungous''.''huge''. And now they're stuck with them.


* Gabriel murdering Dante in his cell. While undeniably awesome since Dante deserved it, seeing ''Gabriel'' of all people murder someone with brutal, malice intent is utterly unnerving.

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* Gabriel murdering Dante in his cell. While undeniably awesome since Dante deserved it, seeing ''Gabriel'' of all people murder someone with brutal, malice intent for the first time is utterly unnerving.

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[[AC:8 - The World Before]]
* Gabriel murdering Dante in his cell. While undeniably awesome since Dante deserved it, seeing ''Gabriel'' of all people murder someone with brutal, malice intent is utterly unnerving.
* Alpha luring Carol, Daryl, Aaron and the others into a cave where they finally meet Alpha's horde. And it's ''humungous''. And now they're stuck with them.


* [[spoiler:Siddiq makes a horrifying realization - Dante is a Whisperer and was present at the massacre, compounded by the image of Dante in his mask briefly being superimposed over his reflection in Siddiq's window. If Siddiq being alone with a murderer isn't terrifying enough, the fact that this psychopath has lived in Alexandria's walls for ''months'' around innocent children and the elderly should be.]]

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* [[spoiler:Siddiq makes a horrifying realization before he's ultimately killed - Dante is a Whisperer and was present at the massacre, compounded by the image of Dante in his mask briefly being superimposed over his reflection in Siddiq's window. If Siddiq being alone with a murderer isn't terrifying enough, the fact that this psychopath has lived in Alexandria's walls for ''months'' around innocent children and the elderly should be.]]



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* [[spoiler:The reanimated Simon is put on display outside the Sanctuary, and quite frankly, Steven Ogg clearly had a blast playing him even in death because he is still just as terrifying. If anything he looks happier as a walker than he ever did in life.]]


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[[folder:Season 10]]

[[AC:2 - We Are the End of the World]]
* The opening scene where the woman in a crashed car is too slow to crawl under the car. She gets grabbed and dragged out from under the car, screaming as the walkers feast. Poor little Lydia gets a great look at the walkers biting off chunks of the woman's face and ''removing her jaw''.
* Beta is already a nightmarish brute, but seeing him during the earlier part of the apocalypse when he had a ski mask on to cover his face makes him look like Leatherface's long-lost cousin. And we don't mean that in a good way.
* Beta all too eagerly helps Alpha disembowel some walkers. If there was any doubt to how powerful he is, he's able to easily rip open a human ribcage with his bare hands!

[[AC:3 - Ghosts]]
* The opening montage of the 48 hour siege is genuinely unnerving. And we know that these waves of walkers are nothing compared to the true size of the horde, but even then, our heroes are understandably exhausted. What will they do if the actual horde is unleashed?
* The arrival of Alpha at the border. It's another dark, foggy night, and the heroes watch a small herd of walkers come near. Then one leads several others to the border, and slowly reveals herself to be Alpha, ready for punishment.

[[AC:7 - Open Your Eyes]]
* We get more detailed flashbacks to the pike massacre, and by ''God'' is it more horrific than ever. We get a look at [[spoiler:DJ on his knees, the rebellion having already been put down, crying and frantically trying to brace himself for the end. Alpha is seen happily rearing up to decapitate him. This sequence makes it clear that likely ''all ten'' of the victims died this way, from the teens to elderly Tammy, and there was absolutely nothing any of them could do about it.]]
* [[spoiler:Another set of flashbacks show Siddiq screaming as Enid is brought offscreen before Alpha for decapitation, unable to save his apprentice from being cut down. He tries to close his eyes, but Alpha orders Dante to hold his eyes open so he can watch every second of it. All the while, a horde of Whisperers are gathered behind Alpha, to either watch, restrain their prisoners until Alpha is ready, or both, looking like a pack of walkers descending on their prey. The only thing is, these aren't fictional threats like zombies - these are a gang of ''very real'', living people who potentially ''could'' exist in real life.]]
* [[spoiler:Siddiq makes a horrifying realization - Dante is a Whisperer and was present at the massacre, compounded by the image of Dante in his mask briefly being superimposed over his reflection in Siddiq's window. If Siddiq being alone with a murderer isn't terrifying enough, the fact that this psychopath has lived in Alexandria's walls for ''months'' around innocent children and the elderly should be.]]


** There's also the fact that they. ''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis Will. Not. Stop.]]'' No matter how mutilated or decrepit they become, they will never stop moving or trying to attack you[[note]](so long as long as their brain stem is intact)[[/note]]. A road-flattened corpse, tar-covered blob, or rotted skeleton coated in moss desperately scrabbling to drag itself after you might not be much of a threat, but it's ''far'' more disturbing.

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** There's also the fact that they. ''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis Will. Not. Stop.]]'' No matter how mutilated or decrepit they become, they will never stop moving or trying to attack you[[note]](so long as you[[note]](as long as their brain stem is intact)[[/note]]. A road-flattened corpse, tar-covered blob, or rotted skeleton coated in moss desperately scrabbling to drag itself after you might not be much of a threat, but it's ''far'' more disturbing.



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* The night in Morgan's house. Seeing all the Walkers right outside the door, and knowing that the only thing keeping you safe is that they don't know you are there. One wrong move, and they all come after you. To make things worse, Morgan's wife is a Walker, and is outside, and remembers just enough of her life to know that the house is somewhere she wants to go, so you have to hide there quietly, listening to those quiet, ineffectual sounds as she tries to get in, as you pray that her attempts don't attract others to try the same thing.


* Daryl's torture. [[spoiler: He's locked in a dark cell, fed dog food sandwiches, and forced to listen to the same song blasting at full volume, preventing him from falling asleep.]] As if this wasn't bad enough, Dwight eventually loses his temper, handing Daryl a photo of [[spoiler: Glenn's]] mangled corpse whilst reminding him that ''he's'' the reason it happened. This last one is so bad that it causes Daryl to break down, and when Dwight returns the following morning, [[spoiler: Daryl has thrown up.]]

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* Daryl's torture. [[spoiler: He's locked in a dark cell, dirty and naked, fed dog food sandwiches, and forced to listen to the same song blasting at full volume, preventing him from falling asleep.]] As if this wasn't bad enough, Dwight eventually loses his temper, handing Daryl a photo of [[spoiler: Glenn's]] mangled corpse whilst reminding him that ''he's'' the reason it happened. This last one is so bad that it causes Daryl to break down, and when Dwight returns the following morning, [[spoiler: Daryl has thrown up.]]






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->''"You ruled the roost. You built something. You thought you were safe. I get it. But the word is out. '''[[IronicEcho You are not safe.]]''' Not even close."''
-->-- '''Negan''', "Last Day on Earth"


* The well walker. It's bloated appearance, [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe and it's tearing in half,]] spilling viscera into the well it was stuck in... yeesh.

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* The well walker. It's bloated appearance, [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe and it's tearing eventualtearing in half,]] spilling viscera into the well it was stuck in... yeesh.



* Sophia getting lost in the woods is AdultFear enough; getting lost in the woods after being chased by zombies takes that UpToEleven. [[spoiler:But her eventual turning is something far beyond a parent's worst nightmare. The worst part is that she was always there in that barn, when everyone was searching for her]]. In other words, [[spoiler:one horrifying twist towards the "child gets lost somewhere but is always rescued" plot line seen in much of the media]].

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* Sophia getting lost in the woods is AdultFear enough; getting lost in the woods after being chased by zombies takes that UpToEleven. [[spoiler:But her eventual turning is something far beyond a parent's worst nightmare. The worst part is that she was always there in that barn, when everyone was searching for her]]. In other words, [[spoiler:one horrifying it's an [[spoiler:absolutely sadistic twist towards the "child gets lost somewhere but is always rescued" plot line plot-line seen in much of the most media]].



* At the end, Luke and Alden are lured into a trap surrounded by Whisperers. One of their memorable comic-book moment is adapted (and pictured in this folder), where Alpha aims a sawed-off shotgun towards them. Zombies wearing skin and brandishing blades is one thing, but one holding a gun? [[RealityEnsues Which has been used less by the AHK due to faltering supplies?]] ''That'' is the time to be afraid.

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* At the end, Luke and Alden are lured into a trap surrounded by Whisperers. One of their memorable comic-book moment is adapted (and pictured in this folder), where Alpha aims a sawed-off shotgun towards them. Zombies Humans wearing skin walker skins and brandishing blades is one thing, but one holding a gun? [[RealityEnsues Which has been used less by the AHK due to faltering supplies?]] ''That'' is the time to be afraid.


** They're starting to ignore common diversionary tactics. The clock Daryl uses to throw off the herd following him, Jesus, and Aaron barely slows them down. A massive red flag arrives when Daryl even uses fireworks and Dog's barking to try to lure them... only for them to quickly turn around and resume their pursuit of Eugene and the others. Daryl watches in pure astonishment.

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** They're starting to ignore common diversionary tactics. The clock Daryl uses to throw off the herd following him, Jesus, and Aaron barely slows them down. A massive red flag arrives when Daryl even uses fireworks and Dog's barking to try to lure them... only for them to quickly turn around and resume their pursuit of Eugene and the others. Daryl watches can only watch in [[OhCrap pure astonishment.astonishment]].

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* Before TheReveal at the end of the episode of the Whisperers, there's a ''lot'' of ParanoiaFuel regarding whether the walkers genuinely evolving into more dangerous threats or not. Eugene, ever the scientist, only has this as his theory to explain the walkers' recent strange activity:
** They're milling about in fields in circles, and expanding their ranks ''very'' quickly.
** They're starting to ignore common diversionary tactics. The clock Daryl uses to throw off the herd following him, Jesus, and Aaron barely slows them down. A massive red flag arrives when Daryl even uses fireworks and Dog's barking to try to lure them... only for them to quickly turn around and resume their pursuit of Eugene and the others. Daryl watches in pure astonishment.
** The walkers keep patrolling the area around the barn where Eugene is hidden as opposed to simply moving on.
* When Daryl and Aaron dismiss Eugene's theory that the walkers are somehow evolving, Jesus actually begins considering the possibility, and outlines that if it's true, then the survivors are in ''deep'' trouble, since the walkers may be learning to communicate, plan, and ''hunt''. When two of the smartest survivors are this worried about what's going on, you know it's bad.
* The creepy, foggy cemetery where the group is pinned down by walkers is a frightening locale and perfect for the horror that is about to ensue...

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