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Nightmare Fuel / Haruhi Suzumiya

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Ever since I met Haruhi, my psychological scars have been increasing.
Kyon, Charmed at First Sight LOVER (in Wavering)

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  • Haruhi. Just... just Haruhi. The fact that the world could be rewritten or destroyed on the subconscious whim of a teenage girl is bad enough, and Haruhi isn't exactly a glowing example of one. There's a damn good reason that the ones who know about her powers try to keep her from knowing about them, because if her subconscious is enough to noticably warp reality, who knows what she might do if she knew about her power and used it consciously?
  • Pretty much any and every scene in the anime with Ryoko Asakura.
    • The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya where Asakura actually succeeds in stabbing Kyon in front of a freaking-out Nagato. But that's not the worst of it. Asakura is in full-blown yandere mode, splattering blood on Nagato's face and actually goes over to finish Kyon off with the Psycho-like music playing in the background at full volume. And then she just happens to lean down right into Kyon's face. What makes this scene so terrifying is that when she does lean into Kyon's face, it's done through his point of view. In other words, it's like she's looking down at us. And those emotionless eyes and smile don't help at all.
    • This is made even moreso once you realize that this particular Ryoko Asakura isn't actually the same Asakura from Melancholy and had actually spent the entire previous part of the film acting as a genuinely nice and caring person, making the entire reveal at the end so much more surprising for some. Either that or she's even more of a psychopath than the real Asakura.
    • There's a part where she spins around and splatters some of Kyon's blood all over Nagato's face.
    • Even the quiet scenes with her in Disappearance. The slow-mo walk into the classroom and totally innocuous behaviour are kind of disturbing. Given Kyon's reaction, the whole thing plays like he ran into a serial killer at the grocery store. And because it seems like everyone is different here, he has to adjust to someone who stabbed him in another timeline sitting behind him in class.
    • Turned up to eleven in the preview of volume 10: Being trapped between two beautiful girls? Nice. When the girl behind your back holds a knife on your throat, while she prevents the one before you from bashing your face in? Of course, as the Only Sane Man, Kyon was scared out of his skin.
  • The Remote Island arc ends up being this for the majority of the second episode. After spending most of the day in a fun relaxing vacation, the group end up faced with Koizumi's uncle seemingly dead, and his brother missing. And it is not played for laughs, as everyone, including the usually flippant Haruhi is genuinely horrified at the realization that there might be a real murderer on the island, and while in the middle of a horrible storm that ensures that no one would be able to leave. Haruhi takes the entire ordeal very seriously, and while hiding in a cave after falling from the cliffside, she seriously ponders the evidence they have so far on the matter. She then comes to what seems to be the Awful Truth: That it was Kyon, Koizumi, and the butler who accidentally killed Koizumi's uncle by smashing the door down, driving the knife into his heart by mistake. While the ending reveals the reality is not so grim, it's telling just how bad the situation has degraded that Haruhi would rather try to hide the horrible truth she thinks she found out in order to spare her friend's feelings.
  • Yuki's And I Must Scream throughout Endless Eight. It doesn't hit you until you think about the concept of being trapped in a loop for over 595 years, without being able to express discontent, or even inform the others early on to make it end sooner, because her superiors won't allow it.
  • The events in Disappearance happened because Yuki wound up developing emotions. By the end of the movie, her emotions are purged and everything is back to normal... Or so you think until you see The Stinger, where Yuki observes a small boy getting a friend a library card. It's a cute moment, which serves as a Call-Back to a point earlier in the movie where, in the alternate timeline, Kyon had gone out of his way to do the same for Yuki, which, in that timeline, was how they first met (in the original timeline, Kyon had gotten Yuki the card just to get her out of the library). Cue a chill down your spine as you realize "Oh shit, Yuki's developing emotions again!"
  • The Shinjin/Celestials. They're bizarre titans that only appear in closed space, and exist only to wreck everything. If the Organization doesn't get rid of them, the closed space spreads, and threatens to overtake the world.
  • The scene in one of the episodes of Sigh, where Haruhi drugs Mikuru to make a scene in her movie. The scene was heading in a direction where Koizumi was going to kiss her. We knew before that Haruhi had some messed up morals, but this was going a bit too far, considering that this girl could control the universe. Her power mixed with this particular situation is a bit off-putting. Imagine how far it could have gone had Kyon not called her out for it.