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Nightmare Fuel / Prequel

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Don't worry. Dreams can't hurt you...
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  • The King and "witchcraft" sequence.
  • In general, the nightmare king is quite a terrifying entity. Its aggressive and murderous behavior leaves Katia petrified even after she wakes up. The ambiguity of who this entity might be, or whom it is allied with, makes it even scarier.
    • When child!Katia is blasted by the creature, you can see her body disintegrating into a skeleton...
  • Don't be crazy.
  • Katia's magic going out of control and causing a raging fire to start in the church. Granted, she survives the inferno and it dies down when she faints from exhaustion and smoke inhalation, but she still could have been seriously injured or worse. Made even more horrific by the fact that Katia desperately calls out for help, but noone comes for her or even acknowledges the fire until the next morning.
  • Prequel: Precede, a recent side story, is pretty much this. It takes place before the events of the comic and focuses on the nightmares Katia had while sailing to Cyrodiil. The first dream Katia has involves her, and everyone else on the ship, being murdered by an ethereal undead. In the second, everyone on the ship disappears except for Katia. Her cabin floods and she has to build a makeshift cannon to escape, or risk getting killed by dreughs. The third has Katia's shipmates betraying and sacrificing her as part of a ritual, if you don't get the good ending. She wasn't kidding when she said that she's had bad dreams about being devoured by wild animals...
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  • Sigrid turns out to be absolutely bugnuts insane.
    Sigrid: No, Katia, that’s the thing. I’m not better than them. I’m better at it than them. Deep down, I’m just as awful and conceited as everyone else. The things I want aren’t fair to everyone, I cause problems for people I don’t care about, and I do it all while fully convinced that I’m right about everything. Is that what you want? An admission of human fallibility? Because I’m no moral paragon. I’m just quite good at getting what I want.
  • Katia when she's mad. Without any enchantments, Sigrid is vulnerable to fire. The only thing stopping Katia from committing outright murder is the fact that Sigrid's charm effects haven't worn off yet.
  • Sigrid's situation could be described as this. For years, she was under the enchantment of Televanni Bug Musk, which lead her to become an ultra-confident sociopath who stole from the poor and contributed grately to the mage guild's bad reputation. She also torments Katia by pretending to be a good person and convincing the khajiit to give away all her belongings before shutting her outside, and forcing her to take shelter from rain. And then there's Sigrid's questionable point of view, described above. Katia manages to break the enchantment, but she's lucky to have survived a battle with an ultra-powerful nord in the first place, much less been able to summon a skeleton.
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