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* In ''Tabletopgame/BattleTech'', the [=AS7-D=] Atlas HumongousMecha was [[WeaponForIntimidation explicitly designed to bring fear]] to the hearts of mechwarriors. The Atlas tips the scales at 100 tons, carries almost an entire light mech's mass as armor, and is savage at any distance. As it is a command mech sporting advanced communications equipment and satellite uplinks on its [[SkeleBot9000 skull-shaped head]], it is often [[FrontlineGeneral piloted by top field commanders]], making it that much more dangerous.

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* In ''Tabletopgame/BattleTech'', the [=AS7-D=] Atlas HumongousMecha was [[WeaponForIntimidation explicitly designed to bring fear]] to the hearts of mechwarriors. The Atlas tips the scales at 100 tons, carries almost an entire light mech's mass as armor, and is savage at any distance. As it is a command mech sporting advanced communications equipment and satellite uplinks on its [[SkeleBot9000 skull-shaped head]], it is often [[FrontlineGeneral piloted by top field commanders]], making it that much more dangerous. It's one of the most dangerous 'mechs available in the original 3025 start, and even many [[PowerCreep Clan 'mechs]] generally do not want to get too close if they can avoid it.



* In ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'', the Great Western Dragon Lofwyr, [[CorruptCorporateExecutive CEO]] of [[MegaCorp Saeder-Krupp]], is this. He's the reason for the in-universe popular saying "Never, ever, try to cut a deal with a dragon".

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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'', the lore has a few examples.
** The
Great Western Dragon Lofwyr, [[CorruptCorporateExecutive CEO]] of [[MegaCorp Saeder-Krupp]], is this. Saeder-Krupp]]. He's the reason for the in-universe popular saying "Never, ever, try to ''ever'', cut a deal with a dragon".dragon".
** In the shadows, the AAA-rated MegaCorp Aztechnology has by far the dimmest and darkest reputation, and most shadowrunners tend to avoid jobs on (or by) them if they can. This is because Aztechnology, on the surface a consumer- and agricultural-focused corps that provides much of the world's food, consumer goods and practically applied magic, runs a PathOfInspiration that operates on BloodMagic, and is known to ''ritually sacrifice'' people who cross them.
*** A lesser degree is Mitsuhama Computer Technologies, known for their "zero zone" policy -- "[[TheresNoKillLikeOverkill zero penetration, zero survival]]". A run against Mitsuhama will almost inevitably go hot, and they ''will'' pull out all the stops against you because it's a matter of pride. As a result, only desperate or very well-prepared runners will consider Mitsuhama jobs because of the necessary investment needed to challenge their security.


** Kharn the Betrayer gets points for being so AxeCrazy that even other Khorne Berzerkers have been known to freak out when he shows up. It's not just that he's an unstoppable murder machine, he's an erratic, ''teamkilling'' unstoppable murder machine.

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** Kharn Khârn the Betrayer gets points for being so AxeCrazy that [[EvenEvilHasStandards even other other]] Khorne Berzerkers [[TheBerserker Berzerkers]] have been known to freak out when he shows up. It's not just that he's an unstoppable murder machine, he's an erratic, ''teamkilling'' [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder erratic]], ''[[TeamKiller teamkilling]]'' unstoppable murder machine.

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* [[StrawNihilist Omega]]: [[EvilOverlord Lord of the Terminus]] in ''TabletopGame/MutantsAndMasterminds'' is an expy of {{ComicBook/Darkseid}} & {{ComicBook/Thanos}}, and he has the power to show ''why''. He [[HeroKiller personally killed Earth's greatest hero]]: [[CaptainErsatz The Centurion]] in [[ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman 1993]]. He was one of the multiverse's first mortals, as well as a generous king & brilliant scientist [[FallenHero before he sided with entropy in order to be on the winning side]], & was reduced to a flaming skeleton as a result. After being injured by the Centurion in his invasion of Earth-Prime, [[OrcusOnHisThrone he sits & waits for his chance]] to [[ItsPersonal destroy Earth-Prime for resisting his forces]], and the threat of a possible invasion haunts all the Earth's heroes, and don't have The Centurion anymore to protect them.

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** The Emperor of Mankind is also this to Daemons of Chaos (and possibly to the Chaos Gods themselves.) As basically the 40K universe's living incarnation of Order, their name for him is "The Anathema."

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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'', the Great Western Dragon Lofwyr, [[CorruptCorporateExecutive CEO]] of [[MegaCorp Saeder-Krupp]], is this. He's the reason for the in-universe popular saying "Never, ever, try to cut a deal with a dragon".

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'': Adorjan, the Silent Wind, an EldritchAbomination in the form of a red gale that sweeps through any part of ''Exalted'''s very weird hell that falls silent. It's specifically noted in second edition that demons ''cannot comprehend'' the idea of silence without death, mostly thanks to her.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Champions}}'' isn't exactly known for this, but the ''Dark Champions'' proved that this trope can show up in any genre with The Harbinger of Justice, ''aka'' "The Blue Moon Killer." Criminals have been known to break down sobbing in his mere presence; further, he is on the most-wanted lists of the law-enforcement groups in the setting, who are equally terrified of him.


** [[BadassGrandpa Commissar Yarrick]] is notable for being this to ''[[BloodKnight Orks]]'', who literally have no fear of death. The thing is, Orks believe that he's an unkillable badass, and [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve that belief indeed causes him to be unkillable and badass]] (the fact that he lost an arm to an ork and promptly killed and looted the same ork's artificial arm to use it himself, and got himself a laser-shooting eye after hearing the orks heard he could kill with a glance, only adds to this). He has a special rule that means if he's killed by a unit in an Ork army, he stands a very good chance of ''[[BackFromTheDead getting back up]]''.

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** [[BadassGrandpa Commissar Yarrick]] Yarrick is notable for being this to ''[[BloodKnight Orks]]'', who literally have no fear of death. The thing is, Orks believe that he's an unkillable badass, and [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve that belief indeed causes him to be unkillable and badass]] (the fact that he lost an arm to an ork and promptly killed and looted the same ork's artificial arm to use it himself, and got himself a laser-shooting eye after hearing the orks heard he could kill with a glance, only adds to this). He has a special rule that means if he's killed by a unit in an Ork army, he stands a very good chance of ''[[BackFromTheDead getting back up]]''.


** Carnosaurs are said to be the most feared creatures in the ''entire world'', and canonically they are the reason ''there are no dragons in Lustria''.

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** Carnosaurs are It is said to be that the two most feared creatures in the ''entire world'', world'' are the vampires of Sylvania (who are in-universe NightmareFuel), and the carnosaurs of Lustria. Carnosaurs are canonically they are stated to be the reason that ''there are no dragons in Lustria''.

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** Carnosaurs are said to be the most feared creatures in the ''entire world'', and canonically they are the reason ''there are no dragons in Lustria''.


** [[BadassGrandpa Commissar Yarrick]] is notable for being this to ''[[BloodKnight Orks]]'', who literally have no fear of death. The thing is, Orks believe that he's an unkillable badass, and [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve that belief indeed causes him to be unkillable and badass]]. He has a special rule that means if he's killed by a unit in an Ork army, he stands a very good chance of ''[[BackFromTheDead getting back up]]''.

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** [[BadassGrandpa Commissar Yarrick]] is notable for being this to ''[[BloodKnight Orks]]'', who literally have no fear of death. The thing is, Orks believe that he's an unkillable badass, and [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve that belief indeed causes him to be unkillable and badass]].badass]] (the fact that he lost an arm to an ork and promptly killed and looted the same ork's artificial arm to use it himself, and got himself a laser-shooting eye after hearing the orks heard he could kill with a glance, only adds to this). He has a special rule that means if he's killed by a unit in an Ork army, he stands a very good chance of ''[[BackFromTheDead getting back up]]''.



** The [[BadassArmy famed Imperial Guard Ork Hunters]] who operate in the the jungles of Armageddon don't scare easily - after all, their homeworld of Catachan is one of the most deadly places in the entire galaxy, home to man-eating zombie plants and scorpions the size of tanks. However, even they tell stories of Snikrot, an Ork Kommando whose knowledge of stealth and guerilla warfare rivals even that of any Eldar Pathfinder. They tell stories of Snikrot's scalped and eyeless victims left to bleed to death, or how he can pass through a throttlevine grove without disturbing a single leaf, or how he loots the dog tags of the Guardsmen he kills so he can whisper their names to the jungle moon.
** The Eldar fear Slaanesh so much that their various cultures are primarily based on ways to avoid losing their souls to it. The Craftworld Eldar live repressed monastic over-specialized lives and stick their souls into rocks, the Exodites are SpaceAmish who live on the fringes of the galaxy far away from the Eye of Terror and work very hard to keep themselves hidden from Chaos, and the Dark Eldar offer up the souls and suffering of others in place of their own so they can keep indulging themselves. Eldar refer to Slaanesh only as "the Great Enemy", and if ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar'' is any suggestion, saying Slaanesh's real name is profanity.

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** The [[BadassArmy famed Imperial Guard Ork Hunters]] who operate in the the jungles of Armageddon don't scare easily - after all, their homeworld of Catachan [[{{Film/Predator}} Cata]][[{{Film/Rambo}} chan]] is one of the most deadly places in the entire galaxy, home to man-eating zombie plants and scorpions the size of tanks. However, even they tell stories of Snikrot, an Ork Kommando whose knowledge of stealth and guerilla warfare rivals even that of any Eldar Pathfinder. They tell stories of Snikrot's scalped and eyeless victims left to bleed to death, or how he can pass through a throttlevine grove without disturbing a single leaf, or how he loots the dog tags of the Guardsmen he kills so he can whisper their names to the jungle moon.
** The Eldar fear Slaanesh so much that their various cultures are primarily based on ways to avoid losing their souls to it. The Craftworld Eldar live repressed monastic over-specialized lives and stick their souls into rocks, the Exodites are SpaceAmish who live on the fringes of the galaxy far away from the Eye of Terror and work very hard to keep themselves hidden from Chaos, and the Dark Eldar (those Eldar who haven't abandoned the hedonism that birthed Slaanesh in the first place) offer up the souls and suffering of others in place of their own so they can keep indulging themselves.themselves (and in a society entirely based on KlingonPromotion, there's no backstabbing during a realspace raid, because that's when they're most vulnerable to having their souls taken). Eldar refer to Slaanesh only as "the Great Enemy", and if ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar'' is any suggestion, saying Slaanesh's real name is profanity.


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** Harald Hammerstorm is an AscendedExtra (a warrior smashing a skeleton from an early edition's artwork) who's just about the only one capable of causing fear in the undead. Ironically, he's killed by vampires.

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* In ''Tabletopgame/BattleTech'', the [=AS7-D=] Atlas HumongousMecha was [[WeaponForIntimidation explicitly designed to bring fear]] to the hearts of mechwarriors. The Atlas tips the scales at 100 tons, carries almost an entire light mech's mass as armor, and is savage at any distance. As it is a command mech sporting advanced communications equipment and satellite uplinks on its [[SkeleBot9000 skull-shaped head]], it is often [[FrontlineGeneral piloted by top field commanders]], making it that much more dangerous.
-->"A Mech as powerful as possible, as impenetrable as possible, and as ugly and foreboding as conceivable, so that fear itself will be our ally."


** The Ogre Bragg the Gutsmen is this to his own people, because he's the only Ogre who dares to disembowel his rivals, which is, [[BlueAndOrangeMorality to Ogres]], the most cruel, disgusting and horrific way to die imaginable. Thankfully, many argue that Bragg couldn't become Tyrant in his own right because so many Ogres are too scared to stick around and obey him.

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** The Ogre Bragg the Gutsmen Gutsman is this to his own people, because he's the only Ogre who dares to disembowel his rivals, which is, [[BlueAndOrangeMorality to Ogres]], the most cruel, disgusting and horrific way to die imaginable.imaginable. And not only that, he's brutally good at it, carrying a weapon tailor-made for hooking right above an Ogre's belly-worn protection and scooping everything out. Thankfully, many argue that Bragg couldn't become Tyrant in his own right because so many Ogres are too scared to stick around and obey him. Bragg himself has been kicked out of many places this way, and is more than happy to wander the Earth plying his gruesome trade somewhere else, so he's perfectly happy with this reputation as long as he keeps getting enemies to disembowel.


** Tyranids seems to be scared shitlees of the Necrons, if you see how much effort they put on evading the Tomb Worlds, even if this can be debatedly simple pragmatism, because Necrons are metal and hence are not edible. (Although the Tyranids do give the Outsider at least one hundred light years of breathing room at all times, even though the thing is imprisoned in a DysonSphere. The Outsider, for the uninitiated, is one of the Necron C'tan Gods, an EldritchAbomination that eats stars - this one was tricked into eating one of its own and promptly went batshit insane.)
** Even the simple tought of an Hivefleet approacing a planet is capable of inducing mass panic in everyone, causing massive flux of fleein people form the planets, but even if the whole race is absolutely terrifing, some notable beast have to be mantioned:
** The Swarmlord scare the hell of even space marines, being the creature that beat the shit ot of Calgar and outsmarted him.
** Same for the Old one eye, for the simple reason it is nearly unkillable...every time he is slayn all he need is some time to regenerate, even from shot direcly in the brain.
** The Doom of Malan'Tai, the first neurotrope, is this for the Eldar, after being the only survivor af a failed assault on Malan'Tai craftworld, he started suking the sould and life energies out of everithing near him, until he suked alla the souls of the Eldar in the craftworld infinity circuit...we are talking about BILLIONS of souls, devoured and used tu feal the crazy pshychic power of the empowered zoantrope, until he killed EVERYONE on the craftworld, ALONE.
** The imperial guard tell tales of the Parasite of Mortrex, a unic breed of Tyranid Shriek capable of implanting in the victim of his iringue like tail with dozens of Ripper swarm eggs, that would chestbuster ot of the poor guy in a very grousome faction...even tanks was not safe, because of the adamantine like claw of the beast, and soon the entire planet was flooded in countless ripper swarms.
** The prince of this trope is the Death Leaper, a superbreed of Lictor, that infiltrated the world of saint Caspalen. ALONE, he killed everyone that was out of the city wall, leaving beinless corpse arount, until he started targeting the planet governor and great priest, infiltrating unseen in he's palace, buthering everyone unluky enought to be in he's path, reach the governor's room, kill everyone in the romm EXCEPT the governor, leaving him covered in guts and blood only to leave after. After a month like this the entire planed and governement was in so much chaos that when the Hyvefleet finally arrived the planet falled in a matter of hours.

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** Tyranids seems seem to be scared shitlees shitless of the Necrons, if you see how much effort they put on evading the Tomb Worlds, even if this can be debatedly simple pragmatism, because Necrons are metal and hence are not edible. (Although the Tyranids do give the Outsider at least one hundred light years of breathing room at all times, even though the thing is imprisoned in a DysonSphere. The [[note]]The Outsider, for the uninitiated, is one of the Necron C'tan Gods, an EldritchAbomination that eats stars - this one was tricked into eating one of its own and promptly went batshit insane.)
[[/note]])
** Even the simple tought thought of an Hivefleet approacing a Tyranid Hive Fleet approaching a planet is capable of inducing mass panic in everyone, causing massive flux of fleein people form jamming all the planets, outgoing transports as full as they'll go and then some, but even if the whole race is absolutely terrifing, terrifying, some notable beast beasts have to be mantioned:
** The Swarmlord scare the hell of even space marines, being the creature
mentioned:
*** Lictors are already camouflaged assassin-beasts
that beat can come out of nowhere and eat your face, but the shit ot unique Lictor known as Deathleaper combines it with an intelligence that let it deliberately raise itself to Dreaded levels. On the shrine-world of Calgar St. Caspalen, rather than assassinate the reigning cardinal and outsmarted him.
** Same for
create a martyr, it infiltrated his bunker and slaughtered everyone inside ''except'' him. Then it did it again the Old one eye, for next day. And the simple reason it is nearly unkillable...every time he is slayn all he need is some time to regenerate, even from shot direcly in next. After the brain.
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tenth, he was a paranoid wreck who was massively hampering, not bolstering, the planet's morale.
***
The Doom of Malan'Tai, the first neurotrope, Neurothrope, is this for the Eldar, after being Eldar. Largely ignored by the only survivor af a failed assault on defenders of Malan'Tai craftworld, he started suking who were concentrating on killing the sould huge monsters and life energies out scuttling swarms instead of everithing near him, until he suked alla the unassuming little floating thing, it managed to reach the craftworld's Infinity Circuit, where the souls of the dead Eldar in the craftworld infinity circuit...we are talking about BILLIONS of souls, devoured and used tu feal the crazy pshychic power of the empowered zoantrope, kept safe. Or ''were'', until he killed EVERYONE on the craftworld, ALONE.
** The imperial guard tell tales
Doom of the Parasite of Mortrex, Malan'Tai earned its name by psychically sucking a unic breed of Tyranid Shriek capable of implanting in the victim of his iringue like tail with dozens of Ripper swarm eggs, that would chestbuster ot of the poor guy in a very grousome faction...even tanks was not safe, because of the adamantine like claw of the beast, and soon the entire planet was flooded in countless ripper swarms.
** The prince of this trope is the Death Leaper, a superbreed of Lictor, that infiltrated the world of saint Caspalen. ALONE, he killed everyone that was
few billion souls out of the city wall, leaving beinless corpse arount, until he started targeting circuit and using the planet governor and great priest, infiltrating unseen in he's palace, buthering everyone unluky enought resulting juice to be in he's path, reach the governor's room, kill everyone in the romm EXCEPT the governor, leaving him covered in guts and blood only to leave after. After a month like this the entire planed and governement was in so much chaos that when the Hyvefleet finally arrived the planet falled in a matter of hours.slaughter every living defender by itself.



** The [[BadassArmy famed Imperial Guard Ork Hunters]] who operate in the the jungles of Armageddon don't scare easily - after all, their homeworld of Catachan is one of the most deadly places in the entire galaxy, home to man-eating zombie plants and scorpions the size of tanks. However, even they tell stories of Snikrot, an Ork Kommando who's knowledge of stealth and guerilla warfare rivals even that of any Eldar Pathfinder. They tell stories of Snikrot's scalped and eyeless victims left to bleed to death, or how he can pass through a throttlevine grove without disturbing a single leaf, or how he loots the dog tags of the Guardsmen he kills so he can whisper their names to the jungle moon. On the tabletop, if Snikrot wins a melee against a squad, they suffer a substantial Leadership penalty whilst determining if they run away.

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** The [[BadassArmy famed Imperial Guard Ork Hunters]] who operate in the the jungles of Armageddon don't scare easily - after all, their homeworld of Catachan is one of the most deadly places in the entire galaxy, home to man-eating zombie plants and scorpions the size of tanks. However, even they tell stories of Snikrot, an Ork Kommando who's whose knowledge of stealth and guerilla warfare rivals even that of any Eldar Pathfinder. They tell stories of Snikrot's scalped and eyeless victims left to bleed to death, or how he can pass through a throttlevine grove without disturbing a single leaf, or how he loots the dog tags of the Guardsmen he kills so he can whisper their names to the jungle moon. On the tabletop, if Snikrot wins a melee against a squad, they suffer a substantial Leadership penalty whilst determining if they run away.


** The prince of this trope is the Death Leaper, a superbreed of Lictor, that infiltrated the world of saint Caspalen. ALONE, he killed everyone that was out of the city wall, leaving beinless corpse arount, until he started targeting the planet governor and great priest, infiltrating unseen in he's palace, buthering everyone unluky enought to be in he's path, reach the governor's room, kill everyone in the romm EXCEPT the governor, leaving him covered in guts and blood only to leave after.
After a month like this the entire planed and governement was in so much chaos that when the Hyvefleet finally arrived the planet falled in a matter of hours.

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** The prince of this trope is the Death Leaper, a superbreed of Lictor, that infiltrated the world of saint Caspalen. ALONE, he killed everyone that was out of the city wall, leaving beinless corpse arount, until he started targeting the planet governor and great priest, infiltrating unseen in he's palace, buthering everyone unluky enought to be in he's path, reach the governor's room, kill everyone in the romm EXCEPT the governor, leaving him covered in guts and blood only to leave after.
after. After a month like this the entire planed and governement was in so much chaos that when the Hyvefleet finally arrived the planet falled in a matter of hours.

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