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Nightmare Fuel / Ask The New Hope's Peak

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  • In the middle of Makoto's speech, Haiji shows up and shoots him from the crowd. It's unexpected, brutal, and disturbingly realistic.
  • Takumi and Naomi go exploring through the school, finding a secret room hidden from Alter Ego's view. Inside, they find the skeletal remains of the victims of the Izuru Kamukura project.
    • Even worse? There's a shovel and muddy boots in the room as well. Someone brought those corpses there for everyone to find.
  • The basement of the school has been converted into a workshop. What's our first glimpse of this? Souda, apparently dead, in the middle of a pool of red liquid. It turned out to just be a mishap with one of his inventions, but still.
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  • Karma's actions towards Monaca. They pushed her out of the wheelchair, said they'd torture her to death, and that they might make it quick if she licked their shoes.
  • Shirokuma, full stop. While it's apparently Nagisa's creation, he claims he didn't install any of the features it shows during it's fight with Damian, such as blasting it's arms off and then replacing them, using claws, or even speaking. And we don't know who was controlling it.
    • Even worse, as a consequence of this fight, Hiyoko found out that Damian is an Ultimate Despair, and is now Properly Paranoid.
  • A bit of Fridge Horror, but Mitsuru, Sora, and the twins are stuck in the past, with no way of contacting their parents or getting Mitsuru's medication. Their parents must be worried sick.
  • Before the "Four Days Later" update, the Junko AI was already a source of paranoia, intercepting messages on behalf of the Remnants of Despair, however, with The Reveal that it's not as loyal to Maverick as he thought, it's now become a Wild Card, seeming to have agendas of it's own.
  • Damian's injuries after being attacked by Shirokuma. They're so severe that he needed several organs replaced.
  • Some very, very nasty Adult Fear for Kyoji and Mikan inbound: Maverick knows that Mikan is pregnant. There's no doubt that he's going to use that baby to hurt Kyoji in some way.
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    • In a phone conversation with Karma, Maverick reveals he wants the baby alive, that way he can use it to mess with Kyoji. Karma, on the other hand, doesn't want to wait seven and a half months... and so they throw themselves on top of Mikan and intentionally cause her to miscarry.
  • The entirety of Karma's background, as they told Sora. Abusive father doesn't even start describing it.
  • Fridge Horror: Munakata says he spies on almost everyone. Think about the implications of that for a bit.
  • Ryouko's shooting. She's shot in the eye, and there's even a sprite to go with it. Then she slams her head on the library floor and is unresponsive to anything anyone does... We don't know whether or not she's going to die.
    • Although it turns out she does survive, the same cannot be said for Mikan's baby. Karma goes against Maverick's order and intentionally throws themself onto her, causing Mikan to suffer a miscarriage. When she gets up, there's a fairly sizable pool of blood under her.
  • While Monokuma and Kurokuma are, frankly, pushovers, whatever's in that third box is apparently so scary, "Red Eyes" doesn't want it getting out.
    • Munakata doesn't either. And this is the man who made Shuji Fujigawa a Future Foundation member.
  • During a Magic Anon event, some characters have their consciousnesses replaced with their The Pre Despair Kids counterparts. Nagito is one of them, and since he was Killed Off for Real on the other blog... well, he decides that, since he wasn't worthy to be a stepping stone for hope himself, he needs to make others into stepping stones for hope. By going on a killing spree.
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    • Makoto and Kyoji speculate, based on this information, that Nagito remembers dying and being alive at the same time. Just try to imagine what that must be like.
  • After doing some research on what could be causing everyone to swap memories with their counterparts, Kyoji and Alter Ego find Umeko's notes on time travel. Travel into different points in time results in changes with the way that the Strings that make up a person's brain vibrate, causing them to harmonize with those equivalent to their alternate selves in the other universe. What's that mean? Basically, no matter how careful you are, just being present in the past alone can cause things like this to happen.
  • Alyssa Storm, full stop. Her Weapon of Choice causes people to bleed out from every orifice in their body. The first person we see her do this to? Her grandmother. Enfant Terrible doesn't even begin to cover this kid.
  • The first Sadistic Choice: Shuuichi could either shoot Munakta or get arrested. Bad enough as it is, let us remember that he is a thirteen year old boy that currently had a huge fight with his twin sister and all of his friends.
  • Kaede's No-Holds-Barred Beatdown of Karma. It gets so bad that it reminds Karma of her abusive father and sends her into a panic attack. The dialogue that ensues is disturbing, to say the least.
    Karma: I'M SORRY! JUST MAKE IT STOP! I'M SORRY! I KNOW I'VE MADE MISTAKES! I KNOW EVERYTHING IS MY FAULT! I KNOW EVERYONE HATES ME! I KNOW MOM SHOULD HAVE LIVED! I KNOW IT'S MY FAULT WE MY TWIN AND I ARE COMBINED! I KNOW I DESERVED TO BE TOUCHED BY ALL THOSE PEOPLE THAT WERE BROUGHT HOME! I KNOW I SHOULD STILL BE IN THE BASEMENT! I AM SORRY! I AM SORRY!
    • Kaede doesn't stop until Akio tells her that she's acting like "Rui Takagawa.", who is hinted to be the name of Akio's birth mother, who was hinted to be abusive before.
  • After the mess with Kanon and Munakata, Kyoji decides to try and learn about the future. How does he plan to do this? By summoning Satoru-Kun, a ghost who can answer any question you might have. He performs the ritual to summon himnote  and does a call...only for it to be Ryouko playing a joke on him. He's about ready to write off the whole thing as a dumb idea and head back to the school. Then he gets another call.
    Civil war will brew between two incarnations of Junko Enoshima
    At least one member of Class 77-B will succumb to despair again
    Mikan Tsumiki will disappear from Hope's Peak Academy
    • And the worst?
    Makoto Naegi will die before year's end.
  • Nine, a clone of Nagisa Shingetsu who underwent the Izuru Kamukura project. We don't know much about him, but his apathetic attitude and seeming lack of caring is terrifying in of it's own.
  • The Reveal that Kaede is Junko's reincarnation is this both In-Universe and out of universe.
  • Junko's ghost's No-Holds-Barred Beatdown of Monaca. There are even sprites for her battered appearance after the beatdown.
    • Speaking of beatdowns, the fight between Nine and Rogue is a Curb-Stomp Battle where the kid doesn't stop after being blasted by lightning and scratched with a shuriken.
  • Maverick activating nano-machines to rip apart Jataro from the INSIDE. Poor kid had to have a new liver made for him and showered Mikan in blood.
  • The creatures during The Rescue Arc.
  • While it's hard to say it's undeserved, Shinobu stomps on Kazuya's chest until her foot hits the floor.
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