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At issue:

Multiple problems plague Nightmare Fuel and High Octane Nightmare Fuel.

1. People misuse Nightmare Fuel to mean "scary," "scary to children," "gives nightmares" or even "powered by nightmares". The examples consist almost entirely of genuine horror scenes. The page should actually list examples that unintentionally scare the audience because the creator misunderstood the viewer's mindset. Nightmare Fuel:Horror::Narm:Comedy.

2. People assume High Octane Nightmare Fuel is Nightmare Fuel The Same But More. It actually lists examples of intentional horror from all media. High Octane Nightmare Fuel:Horror::Moment Of Funny:Comedy. This misunderstanding affects people's use of Nightmare Fuel more than it does theirs of HONF.

3. High Octane Nightmare Fuel lists intentional horror from all media, rather than, as is this site's mission, documenting a trope.

4. High Octane Nightmare Fuel functions similarly to the moment pages (Moment Of Awesome, Moment Of Funny) in listing subjective audience reactions of basic emotion without even vaguely connecting them to specific tropes. Yet it has an unwieldy, confusing, misleading name snowcloned to a mutually exclusive trope.

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Rename one or both pages to clarify their meaning. For instance, Nightmare Fuel could become "What Do You Mean It's Terrifying" or "Accidental Horror". High Octane Nightmare Fuel could incorporate the word "scary" or "horror" so that pages link to "the scary entry" or "the horror entry" as they now do to "the awesome entry" or "the funny entry".

Do nothing

Take no action on names. Embark on a massive cleanup of wicks and potholes, especially of Nightmare Fuel. Appoint a curator to watch over both tropes and their wicks/potholes from here on in.


Rename High Octane Nightmare Fuel to Nightmare Fuel. Either cut the trope currently known as Nightmare Fuel or move it to a different trope name.

Merge Nightmare Fuel and High Octane Nightmare Fuel, even though, when used correctly, they are mutually exclusive.