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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvZC8SwVVIE The "Snowy Roads" theme]]. The ominous ambience in the beginning with the OneWomanWail can really send shivers down spines.

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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvZC8SwVVIE The "Snowy Roads" theme]]. The It gives a genuine aura of being stranded in a bleak and hostile environment; the ominous ambience in the beginning with the OneWomanWail can really send shivers down spines.spines.


* The [[GiantMecha Iron Maiden]], Dollface's menacing flying robot she uses against Mr. Grimm. The sheer size of the thing is horrifying, especially for the fact that ''you have to fight it''. It doesn't help that it has the ability to [[ExorcistHead rotate its head]] from having a standard cute baby doll face to [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-0Hicwyv3E6M/T7AG6KmeWXI/AAAAAAAADKw/U2GVbJz3lD0/s640/ironmaiden.jpg this]].

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* The [[GiantMecha Iron Maiden]], Dollface's menacing flying robot she uses against Mr. Grimm. The sheer size of the thing is horrifying, especially for the fact that ''you have to fight it''. It doesn't help that it has the ability to [[ExorcistHead rotate its head]] from having a standard cute baby doll face to [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-0Hicwyv3E6M/T7AG6KmeWXI/AAAAAAAADKw/U2GVbJz3lD0/s640/ironmaiden.jpg this]].this]].
* Several special weapons involve killing a hapless innocent as a matter of course for their use. Meat Wagon's "Gurney Bomber" launches out a rocket powered gurney loaded down with TNT and a person strapped down to it, while Shadow's "Death Casket" deploys a whirling, rocket laden casket. For the former, the occupant of the gurney seems to come out of a daze and begins struggling against their restraints in vain before they explode, as if they'd been drugged. In the latter, you can clearly hear someone inside screaming in terror, which doubles as a proximity warning in-game if you're near one. Imagine the sheer terror of those people who get forcibly used as part of these weapons for no apparent reason other than just to up the body count even higher.
* The Metro Square course takes place in a bustling shopping district at ''Christmas time'' in what appears to be New York City. Slaughtering holiday shoppers is utterly unavoidable, and hundreds will die over the course of a typical match, all running in blind fear and desperation. If you ever had any doubts that the drivers in this new incarnation of the tournament are '''all''' evil, this battleground will put them down for good. Imagine how many innocent families are shattered just in time for Christmas because these monsters are willing to do anything to win that wish.


** [[ThoseTwoGuys Mike and Stu's]] ending, mainly the climax of it. Though the ending in general also counts as a CrowningMomentOfFunny, the fact that we are given a still shot of the duo face-first against the pavement with a blood puddle forming is a bit unsettling.

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** [[ThoseTwoGuys Mike and Stu's]] ending, mainly the climax of it. Though the ending in general also counts as a CrowningMomentOfFunny, SugarWiki/{{Funny Moment|s}}, the fact that we are given a still shot of the duo face-first against the pavement with a blood puddle forming is a bit unsettling.



** Minion's ending, where he steals back his power from a cowering Calypso, then throws him into Hell. Counts as a CrowningMomentOfAwesome though, since we get to see Calypso get his [[KarmicDeath comeuppance]].

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** Minion's ending, where he steals back his power from a cowering Calypso, then throws him into Hell. Counts as a CrowningMomentOfAwesome SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome though, since we get to see Calypso get his [[KarmicDeath comeuppance]].


** [[Music/RobZombie Rob]] [[AsHimself Zombie]]'s ending is an odd one. Rob doesn't speak for himself, but instead has a very disturbing disembodied floating version of his own head speak for him, much like the small clown speaking for Sweet Tooth. Zombie's wish is to [[OhCrap "let this world hear the wails and war cries of a dead man's soul."]] [[ScaryMusicianHarmlessMusic Don't fret, though.]] His wish is granted as only a brief clip from the [[AwesomeMusic "Super Beast" music video]].



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** [[Music/RobZombie Rob]] [[AsHimself Zombie]]'s ending is an odd one. Rob doesn't speak for himself, but instead has a very disturbing disembodied floating version of his own head speak for him, much like the small clown speaking for Sweet Tooth. Zombie's wish is to [[OhCrap "let this world hear the wails and war cries of a dead man's soul."]] [[ScaryMusicianHarmlessMusic Don't fret, though.]] His wish is granted as only a brief clip from the [[AwesomeMusic [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic "Super Beast" music video]].




* Really, what in this game ''isn't'' NightmareFuel. Compared to the previous games and even the ones to come afterwards, ''Black'' is easily the only game in the series to take itself completely seriously. The atmosphere, character backstories, setting and premise are presented in a dark, grim, depressing and [[RealIsBrown almost colorless]] fashion. It is also the only game in the series to be completely [[PlayedForDrama devoid]] of any humor even in the slightest.

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* Really, what in this game ''isn't'' NightmareFuel. NightmareFuel? Compared to the previous games and even the ones to come afterwards, ''Black'' is easily the only game in the series to take itself completely seriously. The atmosphere, character backstories, setting and premise are presented in a dark, grim, depressing and [[RealIsBrown almost colorless]] fashion. It is also the only game in the series to be completely [[PlayedForDrama devoid]] of any humor even in the slightest.


* Outlaw's ending. Carl & Jamie Roberts argue over what to do about Calypso. [[spoiler: Carl shouts "I wish you'd shut up" and Calypso... takes it literally and grants the wish. As a result, Calypso seals Jamie's mouth closed in a similar fasion to the first {{Matrix}} movie.]]

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* Outlaw's ending. Carl & Jamie Roberts argue over what to do about Calypso. [[spoiler: Carl shouts "I wish you'd shut up" and Calypso... takes it literally and grants the wish. As a result, Calypso seals Jamie's mouth closed in a similar fasion to the first {{Matrix}} Franchise/TheMatrix movie.]]


** To add some more horror to the mix, that means that this kid is the one that kills the other contestants. And he doesn't seem to feel resmorse about it.

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** To add some more horror to the mix, that means that this kid is the one that kills the other contestants. [[CreepyChild And he doesn't seem to feel resmorse remorse about it.it]].

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** Bloody Mary. Taken just at face value, while disturbing, her plot can seem a bit silly: an overly-jealous woman who is permanently "always a bridesmaid, never a bride". What puts her over the edge, however, is her loading screen snippets. She just comes across as so cold and unnatural.
-->My daddy used to say I was the prettiest girl in the world. Even after he killed my mom, he still said I was beautiful.
-->Kristen's parents are sad she's dead. But I know when I find my true love, they'll be so happy for me.


** Minion doesn't have a story in this game, but looking at his [[http://user-cdn.spring.me/photos/20120727/n5013592ba9a8b.jpg close-up image]] will probably give you nightmares on its own. (especially when you realize that the thing he's using as a mask is literally the mutilated head of a cow.) Maybe it's better that he didn't get a story after all.

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** Minion doesn't have a story in this game, but looking at his [[http://user-cdn.spring.me/photos/20120727/n5013592ba9a8b.[[http://www.freewebs.com/twistedmetalgames/B%20Minion%202.jpg close-up image]] will probably give you nightmares on its own. (especially when you realize that the thing he's using as a mask is literally the mutilated head of a cow.) Maybe it's better that he didn't get a story after all.

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* Outlaw's ending. Carl & Jamie Roberts argue over what to do about Calypso. [[spoiler: Carl shouts "I wish you'd shut up" and Calypso... takes it literally and grants the wish. As a result, Calypso seals Jamie's mouth closed in a similar fasion to the first {{Matrix}} movie.]]


*** While Minion does not have a proper story, his coded loaded screen messages are pretty unsettling. [[spoiler: "We are trapped in his head."]]

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*** While Minion does not have a proper story, his coded loaded screen messages are pretty unsettling. [[spoiler: "We are trapped in his head."]]" It probably says something that Marcus Kane ''misses'' the colorful world that he initially tried to run away from.]]

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*** While Minion does not have a proper story, his coded loaded screen messages are pretty unsettling. [[spoiler: "We are trapped in his head."]]


** Charlie Kane. First of all, he's a reanimated corpse. No, not a zombie; he's very much dead, but his body is being controlled by [[TheKidWithTheRemote his 8-year-old savant son]]. This is disturbing enough on its own, but then the game presents you with very UncannyValley-laden close-ups of Charlie's corpse, [[BoomHeadshot complete with a stained hole where his brains were shot out]], when you look at his character info, as well as in every single loading screen. It's all incredibly unsettling.
** To add some more horror to the mix, that means that this kid is the one that kills the other contestants,

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** Charlie Kane. First of all, he's a reanimated corpse. No, not a zombie; he's very much dead, but his body is being controlled by [[TheKidWithTheRemote [[TheKidWithTheRemoteControl his 8-year-old savant son]]. This is disturbing enough on its own, but then the game presents you with very UncannyValley-laden close-ups of Charlie's corpse, [[BoomHeadshot complete with a stained hole where his brains were shot out]], when you look at his character info, as well as in every single loading screen. It's all incredibly unsettling.
** To add some more horror to the mix, that means that this kid is the one that kills the other contestants,contestants. And he doesn't seem to feel resmorse about it.


** Charlie Kane. First of all, he's a reanimated corpse. No, not a zombie; he's very much dead, but his body is being controlled by his savant son. This is disturbing enough on its own, but then the game presents you with very UncannyValley-laden close-ups of Charlie's corpse, [[BoomHeadshot complete with a stained hole where his brains were shot out]], when you look at his character info, as well as in every single loading screen. It's all incredibly unsettling.

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** Charlie Kane. First of all, he's a reanimated corpse. No, not a zombie; he's very much dead, but his body is being controlled by [[TheKidWithTheRemote his 8-year-old savant son.son]]. This is disturbing enough on its own, but then the game presents you with very UncannyValley-laden close-ups of Charlie's corpse, [[BoomHeadshot complete with a stained hole where his brains were shot out]], when you look at his character info, as well as in every single loading screen. It's all incredibly unsettling.unsettling.
** To add some more horror to the mix, that means that this kid is the one that kills the other contestants,


** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-LauOdux1E The main menu music]]. It's just plain disturbing. It's very industrial and nonsensical, and the fact that it plays over some also quite creepy still shot of our drivers fighting and flying out of their cars doesn't help.

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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-LauOdux1E com/watch?v=zmMu02B5Tn8 The main menu music]]. It's just plain disturbing. It's very industrial and nonsensical, and the fact that it plays over some also quite creepy still shot of our drivers fighting and flying out of their cars doesn't help.

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