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--> '''Sans:''' it's a beautiful day outside. birds are singing. flowers are blooming. on days like these, kids like you... [[MoodWhiplash S h o u l d b e b u r n i n g i n h e l l.]]'''

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--> '''Sans:''' it's a beautiful day outside. birds are singing. flowers are blooming. on days like these, kids like you... [[MoodWhiplash
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S h o u l d d b e e b u r n i n g g i n n h e l l.l .]]'''



* There's something deeply disturbing about the cutscene after defeating Sans. [[WildMassGuessing What appears to be]] ''blood'' comes out of him, something no other monster is ever shown with due to monsters being explicitly stated to be made of dust. On top of that, he seems utterly detached from reality in his final moments instead of commenting on his death or you being well over the MoralEventHorizon at this point, [[FamousLastWords he just casually says he's going to Grillby's, even though the place along with most of the underground is empty at this point. And then he asks Papyrus if he wants to come along for food,]] even though you killed Papyrus some hours ago.

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* There's something deeply disturbing about the cutscene after defeating Sans. [[WildMassGuessing What appears to be]] ''blood'' comes out of him, something no other monster is ever shown with due to monsters being explicitly stated to be made of dust. On top of that, besides [[IWarnedYou a brief-yet-ominous warning of what's to come]], he seems utterly detached from reality in his final moments moments; instead of commenting on his death or you being well over the MoralEventHorizon at this point, [[FamousLastWords he just casually says he's going to Grillby's, Grillby's]], even though the place -- along with most of the underground -- is empty at this point. And then he asks Papyrus his brother if he wants to come along for food,]] food, even though you killed Papyrus some hours ago.ago.
--> '''Sans:''' so... guess that's it, huh? just... don't say I didn't warn you. (''stands up'') welp. i'm going to grillby's. (''[[TheDyingWalk slowly shambles off the screen]]'') papyrus... you want anything? (''dies offscreen'')


** Considering the fact that the world is already completely erased when Chara asks for "your SOUL", it can be taken to mean that they don't mean Frisk's... but YOURS.

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** Considering the fact that the world is already completely erased when Chara asks for "your SOUL", it can be taken to mean that they don't mean Frisk's... but YOURS.[[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou yours]].

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** The simple fact that Flowey is ''[[RidiculouslyCuteCritter Asriel]]'' adds more eeriness to his character. As we're shown in the Pacifist Route of the game, Asriel is nothing more but a sweet, well spoken, if very shy monster who was dragged into a situation beyond his control by the Fallen. Learning that he went from that to a [[StrawNihilist a violent monster]] all in a desparate attempt to reunite with the Fallen/Chara makes it more horrifying and saddenning, especially when you remember that, as stated above, Asriel is ''eight years old''. All of that trauma arguably [[DrivenToMadness took a toll on him]], making him [[MaddenIntoMisanthropy see the Underground as simple pieces that became repetitive]], and [[StartOfDarkness involving the simple mantra he stuck by]] until Frisk showed up: Killed or Be Killed.


--> '''[[YankTheDogsChain Entry Number 16]]:''' no No NO NO NO NO NO

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--> '''[[YankTheDogsChain Entry Number 16]]:''' [[RapidFireNo no No NO NO NO NO NONO]]
** There are two "journal entry 17"s in-game (both of which are inaccessible in-game). One is written by a mysterious man (as explained below in "Non-specific"), but what about the one written by Alphys that connects the dots between entries 16 and 18?
---> monsters' physical forms can't handle "determination" like humans' can. with too much determination, [[BodyHorror our bodies begin to break down]]. [[EldritchAbomination everyone's melted together...]]



** A hidden room reveals that journal entry seventeen, the one entry absent from the True Lab, was in fact written by Gaster. And it makes the implications of just what the hell happened to him even more terrifying...

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** A hidden room reveals that There are two versions for the journal entry seventeen, the seventeen (both of which are inaccessible in-game). While one entry absent from the True Lab, was written by Alphys, one was also in fact written by Gaster. And it makes the implications of just what the hell happened to him even more terrifying...


* Normally if you check the mirror, the game's narration gives a cute descrption: "It's you!" But on a genocide run, this is the first sign that something's not quite right with the human you're in control of:

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* Normally if you check the mirror, the game's narration gives a cute descrption: description: "It's you!" But on a genocide run, this is the first sign that something's not quite right with the human you're in control of:


* Asgore ''destroying the Mercy button'' when the fight with him begins. It is incredibly chilling, and gives off the impression that he's serious about killing you and isn't going to make peace with you or let you escape (not that you can run from boss fights, anyway). Knowing ''why'' he destroys the button is just as bad: He isn't doing it necessarily to kill you and claim your SOUL, he's doing it because [[SuicideByCop he wants YOU to kill HIM]]. On subsequent runs where Flowey doesn't show up to kill him, if you attempt to spare him, he will have a brief heartbreaking conversation with you, before [[DrivenToSuicide taking his own life in front of your very eyes]].

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* Asgore ''destroying the Mercy button'' when the fight with him begins. It is incredibly chilling, and gives off the impression that he's serious about killing you and isn't going to make peace with you or let you escape (not that you can run from boss fights, fights aside from Toriel and Undyne, anyway). Knowing ''why'' he destroys the button is just as bad: He isn't doing it necessarily to kill you and claim your SOUL, he's doing it because [[SuicideByCop he wants YOU to kill HIM]]. On subsequent runs where Flowey doesn't show up to kill him, if you attempt to spare him, he will have a brief heartbreaking conversation with you, before [[DrivenToSuicide taking his own life in front of your very eyes]].


* If you backtrack a bit after certain points, you can catch Flowey quickly retreating underground. He's been stalking you the whole game. And following you all the way up to the end of the game. On a run where you spare Toriel, find him in the last Waterfall Echo Flower field then talk to the Echo Flower he was just next to. You hear what sounds like Toriel looking for you...but in reality, it's Flowey imitating her voice, then taunting you about how she'll just forget about you the moment she finds another human child. Finding out who Flowey really is adds another layer to this. It's Asriel projecting his own fears and bitterness at the loss of his parents to mock you. If you decide to kill Toriel instead, then Flowey will instead imitate Toriel sounding horrified, wondering where she is, followed by him saying "Hee hee hee... [[ArcWords But nobody came.]]

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* If you backtrack a bit after certain points, you can catch Flowey quickly retreating underground. He's been stalking you the whole game. And following you all the way up to the end of the game. On a run where you spare Toriel, find him in the last Waterfall Echo Flower field then talk to the Echo Flower he was just next to. You hear what sounds like Toriel looking for you...but in reality, it's Flowey imitating her voice, then taunting you about how she'll just forget about you the moment she finds another human child. Finding out who Flowey really is adds another layer to this. It's Asriel projecting his own fears and bitterness at the loss of his parents to mock you. If you decide to kill Toriel instead, then Flowey will instead imitate Toriel sounding horrified, wondering where she is, followed by him saying "Hee hee hee... [[ArcWords But nobody came.]]]]"

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* The official [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srZdDAJbHfc 5th Anniversary Concert]] is a SugarWiki/CrowningMomentOfAwesome through and through, but the prelude to the Genocide Mode music is ''terrifying''. After playing the upbeat Pacifist Mode credits music, the orchestra plays the game's cheery menu theme, but in the middle of it the music [[MoodWhiplash suddenly turns]] ominous and discordant. The live chat replay even shows viewers wondering if it's over, only to react with shock and horror when the music takes a turn for the dark. As if to symbolize Frisk/Chara's path of bloodshed up to Undyne, the orchestra also plays dreary DarkReprises of Heartache and Bonetrousle, presumably symbolizing the deaths of Toriel and Papyrus. And after playing Megalovania, the concert doesn't immediately wrap up; the stage turns dark and most musicians leave their seats as a droning static plays, presumably symbolizing the state of the universe after Chara destroys it. Only a few remaining musicians playing a mild reprise of the Menu theme (and Toby's piano playing [[TheStinger after the credits]]) saves the concert from ending on a very dark note.
** The "path" the concert takes is also quite unsettling. The orchestra first plays the Neutral mode songs, then the Pacifist songs, and ''then'' the Genocide songs, each punctuated by the menu music. This seems to indicate that the concert is symbolizing a "playthrough" in which a player does the Neutral and Pacifist runs, and then decides to override all that with a Genocide run.


* It's a small detail, but the few comments we get on the child's appearance throughout the genocide route consistently give the idea there's something ''very'' wrong with their appearance. While Sans' request of the child to keep pretending to be a human [[YouMonster is probably a jab]], the scene where Papyrus is able to guess them to be a human in any other route while Sans jokingly notes the rock's presence instead is inverted, with Papyrus now only mentioning the rock and seemingly not even noticing the child standing ''mere feet away from him'' before Sans points it out. By the time you reach Asgore, he asks them what the kind of monster thy are - this [[YouMonster would definitely seem like a guilt-tripping question under most circumstances]], but from how he offers you tea immediately afterwards, it's clear that Asgore is ''genuinely unable to identify'' what kind of creature the child is. This is the only acknowledgement of it we're really given, and the child's in-game sprite remains the same even to the very end. ''[[NothingIsScarier Exactly what the hell are these characters seeing that we can't?]]''

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* It's a small detail, but the few comments we get on the child's appearance throughout the genocide route consistently give the idea there's something ''very'' wrong with their appearance. While Sans' request of the child to keep pretending to be a human [[YouMonster is probably a jab]], the scene where Papyrus is able to guess them to be a human in any other route while Sans jokingly notes the rock's presence instead is inverted, with Papyrus now only mentioning the rock and seemingly not even noticing the child standing ''mere feet away from him'' before Sans points it out. By the time you reach Asgore, he asks them what the kind of monster thy they are - this [[YouMonster would definitely seem like a guilt-tripping question under most circumstances]], but from how he offers you tea immediately afterwards, it's clear that Asgore is ''genuinely unable to identify'' what kind of creature the child is. This is the only acknowledgement of it we're really given, and the child's in-game sprite remains the same even to the very end. ''[[NothingIsScarier Exactly what the hell are these characters seeing that we can't?]]''


** Does it look familiar? It should. That's a skeletal form of Flowey's final boss form from the neutral endings.

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** Does it look familiar? It should. That's a skeletal form of Flowey's final boss form from the neutral endings. This is further affirmed by the fact that the television found just beyond the extractor closely resembles the screen on top of Omega Flowey.



** Occasionally, the boss' face screen shows not their face, but instead a high-contrast black-and-white photo of a human screaming[[note]]It's believed the images were taken from Tally Hall's ''"Banana Man"''[[/note]]. What really stands out is the person's eyes, which are un-comedically bugging out of their face. Also, although the [[AmbiguouslyHuman "human"]] looks like it's screaming most of the time, there are some frames where it appears to be ''[[SlasherSmile smiling]]''.

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** Occasionally, the boss' face screen shows not their face, but instead a high-contrast black-and-white photo of a human screaming[[note]]It's screaming[[note]]Although it was previously believed the images were taken from [[Music/TallyHall Tally Hall's ''"Banana Man"''[[/note]].Hall's]] "Banana Man", it's more likely that they're just distorted images of Creator/TobyFox, further affirmed by Toby Fox himself as he briefly used one of them as his Twitter profile pic[[/note]]. What really stands out is the person's eyes, which are un-comedically bugging out of their face. Also, although the [[AmbiguouslyHuman "human"]] looks like it's screaming most of the time, there are some frames where it appears to be ''[[SlasherSmile smiling]]''. It doesn't help that they closely resemble the infamous "Who are you running from?" faces from VideoGame/GameBoyCamera.


* In a way, your own actions create nightmare fuel. You're like if [[Franchise/SilentHill Pyramid Head]] looked like a small, innocent child that promptly started systematically murdering everyone in their vicinity. The entire tone of the game changes from a quirky, happy RPG with some dark elements into, arguably, a horror game but instead of running from some abomination, you're the monster making everyone else run.

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* In a way, your own actions create nightmare fuel. You're like if [[Franchise/SilentHill Pyramid Head]] or [[Franchise/{{Halloween}} Michael Myers]] looked like a small, innocent child that promptly started systematically murdering everyone in their vicinity. The entire tone of the game changes from a quirky, happy RPG with some dark elements into, arguably, a horror game but instead of running from some abomination, you're the monster making everyone else run.


---->'''Sans''': maybe she's not feeling well? heh. or maybe she's not feeling anything at all...? [[ImpliesDeathThreat you'd better watch yourself, kid. things are lookin real bad for you]].

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---->'''Sans''': maybe she's not feeling well? heh. or maybe she's not feeling anything at all...? [[ImpliesDeathThreat [[ImpliedDeathThreat you'd better watch yourself, kid. things are lookin real bad for you]].


just kidding. i don't really hope that. '''''go to hell.'''''

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just kidding. i don't really hope that. '''''go '''''[[PrecisionFStrike go to hell.hell]].'''''



--->'''Sans''': anyway, never come back here. you are not welcome. later.

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--->'''Sans''': anyway, [[GetOut never come back here. you are not welcome. ]] later.



---->'''Sans''': maybe she's not feeling well? heh. or maybe she's not feeling anything at all...? you'd better watch yourself, kid. things are lookin real bad for you.

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---->'''Sans''': maybe she's not feeling well? heh. or maybe she's not feeling anything at all...? [[ImpliesDeathThreat you'd better watch yourself, kid. things are lookin real bad for you.you]].


** When you damage the boss, they react with an inappropriately comedic "Oh~", but once you damage them enough, their pained grunts become an inhuman screech.

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** When you damage the boss, they react with an inappropriately comedic "Oh~", "Oh!~", but once you damage them enough, their pained grunts become an this sound is replaced with groaning, and eventually becomes a pained, inhuman screech.



** The fact that unlike the enemies, guardians, [[SNKBoss Sans]], or, hell, even ''[[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou you,]]'' Flowey doesn't turn to dust or fade away when he dies. Instead, the Fallen Child [[DeathOfAThousandCuts cleaves him out of existence]], and you get to watch each and every swipe as the poor bastard's sprite is horrifically chopped down. [[https://youtu.be/9--Y6oYfKRg?t=873 Here's the scene]] if you're willing.

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** The fact that unlike the enemies, guardians, [[SNKBoss Sans]], or, hell, even ''[[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou you,]]'' Flowey doesn't turn to dust or fade away when he dies. Instead, the Fallen Child [[DeathOfAThousandCuts cleaves him out of existence]], and you get to watch each and every swipe as the poor bastard's sprite is horrifically chopped down.down, eventually becoming nothing more than a pile of chopped remains on the ground before finally disappearing. [[https://youtu.be/9--Y6oYfKRg?t=873 Here's the scene]] if you're willing.

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