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Nightmare Fuel / Granblue Fantasy

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The game may not have its share of jumpscares, but there are still some aspects of it that can be categorized as horrific.


  • Colossus' initial form shows what appears to be an exposed object at the middle of its chest, and when you notice that it has a different hue compared to its bluish armor, it can be implied that it is a beating heart.
    • The first time Colussus unleashes its signature Dimentional Cleave as seen in its character's Fate Episode, it ended up erasing all the besieging Astral and the resistance maintaining the golem (which it sought to protect) from reality in single attack.
  • Celeste's main abilities is to resurrect the dead and steal death. This does not bode well for the inhabitants of the Mist-Shrouded Isle where she dwells as they never die, but their bodies still age, decompose, and decay. A majority of the citizens in the island are depicted only with their very pale complexion and seemingly rotting figures.
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  • In the episodes of Jamil's Earth version, a concerned citizen begs for the help from skyfarers because he is worried about the noises coming from his neighbor's house. Jamil thinks that they may need his services as an assassin to deal with the man, but the citizen notes that his neighbor just got a divorce. Jamil's response?
    I see. Shall I assassinate the wife then?
  • The fantasy RPG floating island setting might be neat, and the islands themselves might have some lovely scenery at times, but what's underneath them? Nothing, as revealed in the event "What Makes The Sky Blue".
  • In her Grand version's intro Fate Episode, Vira experiences a Nightmare Sequence which ends with Katalina being killed after their duel. It doesn't help that the succeeding lines involve Vira repeatedly screaming, with Asami Imai sounding much like her role as Ayumi Shinozaki from Corpse Party.
  • Azazel's Fate Episode is a rare instance wherein a normal NPC nearly dies at the hands of the playable character. In it, the Fallen Angel attacks a Human accompanied by his Draph servant... just because Azazel mistook it for demon slavery. Considering his story in Rage of Bahamut: Virgin Soul, he has reasons. But here, he almost killed an innocent man. Poor Draph then calls Azazel out, complaining about the unfortunate incident:
    Male Draph: I've been running my butt off looking 'fer work, and when I finally get a job, you beat up my boss...
    • What makes this scene jarring is the Draph's sudden change of personality upon thinking that Azazel just had a rough day, followed by saying "All right, all right, Let's jus' forget this whole thing ever happened."
  • "What Makes the Sky Blue II: Paradise Lost" opens with Lucifer being injured by a shadowy figure, which in itself is terrifying, as Lucifer is supposed to be nigh-indestructible. At first the player is led to believe that all the assailant did was cut off his wings, but as it turns out he was actually decapitated and his body stolen, leaving behind only the head for Sandalphon to find. Fortunately, the game is "kind" enough not to reveal much of the gore and blood during the two CGI artworks that show Lucifer in his weakened state.
  • In "Second Advent", the event's Big Bad, Alandus, turns himself into a new Automagod by transferring his brain into the body of the Automagod Pyet-A. When the party finds him, Beatrice screams in horror and Eustace orders the captain not to let Lyria near the scene... because they found his body on an operating table with his cranium completely cut open.
  • "What Makes the Sky Blue III: 000" contains some of the most horrific elements seen in the entire game, enough that some fans jokingly questioned whether Yoko Taro had written the story.
    • The Watchers and Cherubim, former Fallen Angels resurrected by Beelzebub to attack the primarchs and the Alliance fleet are Angelic Abominations. They were also infused with Avatar's powers and can only produce incomprehensible noises.
    • When one Fallen Angel attacks the Grandcypher, Halluel and Malluel identify the voice as their missing friend Azrael's, and ask where her partner Israfel is. Then you notice something is seriously off about this stitched-together body bag she's in... and realize that they've been forcibly fused together while in Avatar's body. Also infused with Avatar's powers, Azrael is little more than a mindless monster only capable of lashing out against the world in a desperate attempt to be free.
  • The backstories of the Arcarum's Evokers are one of the darkest among the colorful bright cast of Granblue Fantasy and goes on fully in the Black-and-Gray Morality spectrum especially when you see the Evoker's descent from who they were to their Despair Event Horizon. Showing that even in a bright game, there are horrible people out there.
  • The "Alter Ego Conjurer" skin for Gran and Djeeta is quite terrifying to behold. They both sport one hell of a Nightmare Face while a sinister large figure is shown controlling them with red strings, and their Charge Attack is simply titled "Something Unpleasant". You obtain it by fully uncapping all six Seraphic weapons, something that Belial of all people repeatedly warns you that it is not a power meant for humans.
    • And then there's the "Malevolent Alter Ego" and "Forbidden Alter Ego" skins for Gran and Djeeta, from the Granblue Fantasy Versus DLC, which portrays them to be just as creepy, sadistic, and sexual as Belial himself, which is more than a little unnerving.
  • When you bring Leviathan Omega (Impossible) down to 10% health, the upbeat flute music suddenly stops and is replaced with a VERY ominous and creepy tune that sounds like it came from Jaws. It's also your cue to defeat him fast, as he'll use Perilous Tidefall once his charge diamonds fill up.
  • Seemingly whimsical The Doss - End of the Line Farewell Tour event deals with Aoidos' dark past (so dark that the game put up a trigger warning in the dialogue) back when he innocently kills large number of rats and later unwanted criminals in his childhood just to find the sound that express the torment he held inside as a mute boy. Later, he ends up leading underground metal band Vicious Three that engages in sadistic mutilation and killing after each concert just for the art, only to find no satisfaction in the way their music is heading. A fanatical band member Justin ends up trying to kill him for deviating from the 'pure' sound the band has made. Small wonder Aoidos kept his memory repressed.
  • The Marionette Stars event has Ragazzo, after losing to Feather and Randall, getting stabbed nearly to death and his hands cut off by his father figure Ferdinand while he's unable to fight back. The scene being described in gruesome detail does not help.
    • Marionette Stars also reveals, for those who didn't already read her Fate Episode, magical surgeon Tikoh's backstory, which involves the event's villain killing a man and forcing his wife and daughter to eat his corpse.
  • The side quest "House of Happiness", located in the Istavion Kingdom, paints a horrifying picture of how the True King was able to exert dominance over his people. The crew stumbles into an abandoned building (the eponymous House of Happiness), find weapons used for torture, and then are attacked by wild animals from various skydoms. It leaves very little to the imagination as to how the True King dealt with anyone who dared defy him.


  • From the first episode alone, we see how Gran gets fatally rammed by the Hydra. And to show how deadly his situation is, the anime depicts a gaping hole in the middle of his chest.
  • Season 2 of the anime puts a horrifying twist on Ferry's backstory. Whereas in the game her isolation from the villagers was self-inflicted and she forgot her name because no one's called it in a century, in the anime she woke up in the fog someday with complete memory loss, only to realize that none of the villagers could see or hear her. When her presence is discovered by the party, she's been that way for a century: Alone, without any memories and unable to die. Though she did spend time searching for clues about her identity and learning about the Primal Beast Celeste (as well as unsuccessfully trying to summon it), her existence in complete isolation could have gone on endlessly had Gran, Lyria and co. not arrived on the island, which was only by a slim chance anyway.