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Nightmare Fuel / Stars Above

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  • Sweet, soft-spoken Ayano punching Misao in the face in Chapter 3 when under the influence of a Demon Brand, and screaming that she hates her and never wants to see her again... brrr.
  • The flashback to Kyoko's death, at the very end of the final battle with Vittoria. It immediately establishes just how much the war cost, and just how powerful she was.
    • In the same chapter, this is followed by a chilling scene in which Nico reveals how many surviving Puellae Magi there are on Earth: four.
  • In Homura's world, the event that set off the war. Less than ten steps from safety, a mortally-wounded horde of Demons lets off one last, desperate attack: a lightning bolt that kills Tsukasa instantly, in mid-sentence, in full view of Kagami. All the work the combined Puellae Magi put into protecting them both, and they failed literally at the last second.
  • Kagami's fall and transformation in Chapter 9, and Kazumi's sudden death immediately after. Vittoria reaches through her shield, drains her Soul Gem, and she's just... gone.
  • The Third, which takes the form of a giant, rabid, emaciated three-eyed dog with a stomach filled with maggots,]] is terrifying enough already, but it gets turned up to eleven when it swallows Kagami whole.
  • Konata being corrupted into a Brainwashed and Crazy red monk by Jiovanni.
  • Chapter 16. Desideria brutally Mind Rapes Homura, recounting a twisted, half-truth version of the events that led her to Kagami's world... while also using her powers to literally rape her Soul Gem. It's played for all the stone-cold horror possible, and leaves Homura in a near-catatonic state.
  • Remember the Yuki cosplayer in that one episode of Lucky Star, the one who worked at Konata's Cosplay CafĂ©? She gets flayed to death by monstrous crows in Chapter 20, leaving a completely skinless corpse behind.
  • In My Sunshine, Mami has her memories slowly eaten until she is basically reduced to an infantile state of mind.]] It's both scary and heart-wrenching.