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It's official. Not only has This Bites! managed to gain a lot of awesome moments for such a self-insert fanfiction, it has its own share of scenes that will give you nightmares.


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  • It's subtle, but Nami is horrified when she discovers Cross' Made of Plasticine status. For the record, she just gave him one punch that laid him unconscious for several minutes, when a normal One Piece resident shrugs it like a small slap. How much do you bet that she thinks she could have killed Cross without meaning it?
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  • What else would you call publically-broadcasted Electric Torture and real-time open-chest surgery?
  • Let's get it out of the way: Baron Omatsuri and the Secret Island. Full Stop. Omatsuri Island lives up to the nightmare, and with a trio of high-class authors, it can be seen and will keep you on the edge of your seat.
    • Especially noteworthy is that even the likes of Moriah's crew are horrified by the events there. Perona in particular freaks when she realizes the Lily Carnation invited everyone in the world for a feast.
    • The horror of the broadcast actually drives Boa Hancock into a Heroic BSoD and makes the likes of Absalom and Emporio Ivankov vomit.
    • Special mention goes to Cross, who's corrupted first and the most. Within minutes, he becomes obsessed only with getting as many listeners as possible and threatens Soundbite several times. Just listening to him cheerfully wondering which of his crew will die first will give you chills.
    • How bad was it? The only characters who weren't cheering for Luffy to kill the Baron and Lily were Doflamingo and the Five Elder Stars. Even Blackbeard was rooting for Luffy.
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    • The fact that Lily Carnation was able to block all the calls being made by others trying to warn Cross. The last time someone tries, it blocks Tashigi by screeching a horrible message. If you look through the noise of the Zalgo text used to convey it,
    MY FUN MY TOYS MY FOOD GO AWAY!
  • Chapter 36: Hancock nearly killing and forcing Marguerite to be eaten alive for the latter's suspicions. It goes to show that despite taking cues from the SBS, she's still the cold-hearted ruthless pirate that earned her rank as a Warlord.
  • If Cross or Chopper gets ahold of Spandam, what they will do to him for what he did to Robin will most certainly be this.
    • Cross does. He proceeds to list off all of the various ways he had thought up to torture the scumbag. It's enough to leave the wardens of Impel Down standing in sheer awe.
  • The Demon Trio against Enies Lobby's garrison. Just imagine being one of these poor schmucks, pitted against the one crew insane enough to start a war with the World Government. You have to fight while blind because there's a fog, and you see things within, and you're attacked by unseen assailants, and the song, holy mother of God this song...
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  • Robin's reaction to the Buster Call against Enies Lobby. The poor girl cannot help but remember Ohara's destruction and Cross has to give her a Cooldown Hug and swear that they will survive, no matter what.
  • As the morale of the Marines is steadily dropping and some are considering surrender, Admiral Akainu calls in, leaves Soundbite spitting smoke and flame, and declares that he will find any Marine that surrenders and will execute them. It's enough to put all thoughts of mutiny out of everyone's mind.
  • What the World Government is planning on doing to Spandam.
  • Luffy is quite the easy-going, mellow individual... until someone decides it would be a good idea to raise a hand against his crew. The transition from the Luffy we know and adore to an unholy fury who mercilessly pounds Lucci into the ground for thinking to kill the Straw Hat Pirates is really, really jarring.
  • From the World Government's perspective, Cross is this. A regular human for all appearances, but has information he simply should not know about their activities and employees, from what goes on in Impel Down, the identities and abilities of nearly all of their heavy hitters, and he's amassing influence among the pirate and civilian populations of the world, including several of the Emperors (has earned respect from the Whitebeard Pirates and Shanks, though simply being a member of Luffy's crew would probably get him something for the latter), and has now caused the single largest rebellion in WG history. The worst part? He essentially appeared from nowhere at the behest of what is more or less a capital G god who could destroy the world anytime they wanted but doesn't simply because it would be boring that way.
    • He's a walking case of Break Them by Talking as well. He's already convinced a number of Marine officers to partially defect, and the aforementioned rebellion included a large number of Marines, up to entire bases. He's also managed to shake Aokiji and give Sengoku a heart attack through sheer stress/rage-inducement.
  • After Aokiji inadvertently helps Blackbeard defeat and capture Ace and his allies, the Admiral asks Blackbeard just why he's going through so much trouble and endure so much pain. Blackbeard tells him that it's all for the sake of his goal: To become King of the Pirates. The Dark Reprise is suitably chill-inducing to both Aokiji and the readers, especially considering the atmosphere of all the times Luffy said the very same thing.
    • When Luffy first said it, Cross felt the world resonate with the reaffirmation of a fact. When Blackbeard said it, it gave Aokiji nothing less than existential dread.
    • Also, just how Ace, Squardo, and Whitey were defeated. They were giving Blackbeard and his crew the beatdown, when Aokiji's Ice Age swept through, freezing them all solid and giving Blackbeard the chance to swallow them all into his Black Hole. As such, when Aokiji investigates, Blackbeard is the only living being still present. Moreover, Blackbeard outright states that if he dies or loses his focus, his victims will be lost to the void, never to be seen again.
    • Aokiji's thoughts reveal that thanks to the events at Enies Lobby, the plan of the Five Elder Stars has changed. Now they're planning to use Ace for something even worse.
  • Despite being only three feet tall, Hiuo Hiruno manages to be utterly horrifying on account of both her powers and personality. During her introduction, she freezes Vivi's arm completely just for kicks. If not for Don Accino's intervention, Vivi's arm would've had to be amputated.
    • Her family tortures their bounties until they're "corpses with a heartbeat", doing such things as sneaking onboard a ship to destroy all forms of navigation then having vultures circle it with giant mirrors to reflect the sun and slowly cook the crew. All the while, their Hiruno's ship slowly sails towards them, staying just out of cannon range.
  • The Florian Triangle. The sheer wrongness of it comes from it being so utter devoid of life, to the point that even Soundbite couldn't hear anything alive nearby, you cannot help but succumb to insanity. The Straw Hat Pirates fight the gloom with cheer to preserve their sanities.
  • The authors' portrayal of Absalom's lusting tendencies? Not Played for Laughs: Cross flat-out describes him as a predator who would unrepentantly assault and violate any defenseless woman he can find. Even worse, he gets violent when his victim tries to protect herself.
    • A nervous Merry—remember, she's got the body of a little girl—asks to know if she could be molested too. Cross' answer is that he hopes Absalom did not and will not sink to such depravity.
  • Perona's Freak Out! when Chopper reveals he's actually in her bedroom while she's asleep and vulnerable. And Chopper has a Mr Hyde-style Split Personality with a passion for medical experimentation. Not so funny anymore, huh?
    • Mixed with Tearjerker: Perona's bedroom is heavily fortified to ensure absolutely no one except her can enter. She's unable to trust her crewmates with her safety.
  • Lola knows full well that if her family (specifically her siblings) ever finds her, she'll be killed. She stays under the radar as much as possible, including hiding that she knows Haki to keep anyone from looking too deeply into her history.
  • At the end of chapter 50, Moria Awakens his Devil Fruit.
  • Seriously, everything about Moria's Awakened Shadow-Shadow Fruit power is High Octane Nightmare Fuel, from the writhing fence of shadow thorns that shred everyone that gets close, to the morphing army of Doppelmen that chase the crew through his manor, to the catastrophic waves of shadow that he belches out. And that's not counting his case of extreme Sanity Slippage, shown by friendly calls for his victims to come out followed by threats of extreme bodily harm.
    • Subconsciously, Moria's shadows recreate his memories, including the day Kaidou massacred his crew. Hearing it from his perspective is even worse: the torn remnants of his crews' bodies, the sheer monstrosity that is Kaidou's presence, and the fact that his crewmates have no names in his mind, only last words. The amount of zalgo text in this chapter is astounding.
  • The draugr. The zombies when they still had living shadows had hints of humanity and emotions. Moria then used inert shadows of things to forcefully animate the corpses, turning them into basically Dead Guy Puppets he controls through the force of his own will.
    "But what really sold it were their faces. The zombies, they were undead, sure, but at least they'd had souls; stolen souls, imperfect substitutes for life, but they had emotional range, to an extent. But the creatures that were swarming towards us now, these, these draugr… empty, hollow rage and nothing more. If ever there was an example of unlife upon this island, we were staring them down right this moment".
  • Moria's Nidhogg. Moria first has his Doppelman devour all the loose shadows it can grab as well as the entire field of thorns mentioned above. Once it has eaten enough, he begins to transform into something that Cross couldn't even describe and made everyone nauseous at its appearance. Even Chopper was aghast over how could Moria be still alive after such a transformation.
  • The only reason Moria was even able to get up from being given a Luffy-sized sedation? Kuma.
  • While Zoro remained mostly stoic while taking all of Luffy's pain, Nami taking Cross' has her convulsing on the ground and clawing her shoulder open. Afterward, Zoro is standing with his arms folded and surrounded by blood but Nami is lying on the ground and looking like she had gone through a meat grinder.
  • When Zoro bargains with Kuma for Luffy and Cross's freedom, the Warlord points out that one life can never be worth two, and so asks Zoro to choose between his captain and his third mate. Thank God Nami was still awake and willing to help...
  • Once Boss!Kabuto finally gets his voice, everyone questions him about his past, which drives him into immediate PSTD over the horrors with other animals he grew up with. It was so traumatic he loses his voice and devolves back into insectoid chittering and eventually has to be sedated to finally calm him down.
  • The "Laughing Man," a.k.a. Dr. Indigo from One Piece Film: Strong World, already a clownish-looking yet completely menacing Mad Scientist, has now redoubled on his experiments and created new things not seen in canon such as Booster IQ which he field tested on the Amigo Pirates. All this is due to his anger and envy at a rookie like Chopper showing him up just as he's about to unveil his 20-year masterpiece.
  • The fact that the Marines even have a special rule to allow Child Soldiers in the Navy, written by none other than Admiral Akainu, to allow children seeking revenge against pirates to join.
  • Strong World Part I opens with the news that the islands Picowana, Tikoshi, Isle of Peridox, the Bullion Atoll, Etonori, and Rendion in the East Blue have been wiped off the map (implied to be by Shiki's Crew).
    • The last two islands particularly horrify both the Pirate and Marine branches of the New World Masons because unlike the previously destroyed islands, Etonori and Rendion were inhabited. The resulting destruction is so bad that both the Marines and Pirates pledge to stop them before anything else is targeted.
  • Brook's description of being alone for fifty years in the Florian Triangle even gives Franky chills in chapter 56.
  • The World Government has just gathered the greatest scientific minds (Vegapunk, Hogback, Ratchet, and a recently captured Indigo) to work for them. Whatever the WG is working on involving them is nothing sort of fear-inducing.
  • Through a Snail call with the Five Elder Stars, Akainu is currently forming his own private force, which he states is currently starting small but will grow in number.
  • Cross in Chapter 60. After proving that Hody Jones was the one who murdered Queen Otohime to Jinbe, Chew, and Kuroobi, the latter two demand to know why. Cross goes berserk, launching into a tirade and actually trying to kill them, to the point that he needs to be restrained and knocked unconscious.
    Cross: Why... Why... why!? WHYYY!? WHY THE HELL DO YOU THINK, YOU BASTARDS!? YOU’RE THE ONES WHO FUCKING TOLD HIM TO! YOU TOLD ALL OF THEM! HODY, DOSUN, ZEO, DARUMA, IKAROS! YOU PREACHED SCRIPTURE AT THEM AND THEY FUCKING FOLLOWED IT TO A T!
    Kuroobi: W-We never told them to—!
    Cross: YOU DIDN’T NEED TO! YOU SPENT THEIR MOST MALLEABLE YEARS TELLING AN ENTIRE FUCKING GENERATION THAT HUMANS WERE THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL, THAT THEY WERE TO BE HATED AND DESPISED, NO MATTER THE COST! WHAT THE HELL ELSE DID YOU EXPECT?! THAT THEY WOULD JUST OH-SO-NICELY APPLY FUCKING NUANCE?! CONSIDER ANYTHING OTHER THAN HATE, EVEN IF IT HURTS THEM OR ANY OTHER FISH-OR-MERFOLK IN THE PROCESS?! MERCY, COMPASSION, COMMON-FUCKING-DECENCY! BECAUSE OF YOU, THOSE WORDS MEAN NOTHING TO THEM! THEY’RE NOT EVEN PEOPLE ANYMORE, JUST WALKING CORPSES FILLED WITH HATE! YOUR HATE! BECAUSE OF YOU WORTHLESS SKIDMARKS, HODY AND THE REST HAVE HURT THOUSANDS, WILL HURT THOUSANDS MORE, BUT NOT BEFORE I TEAR OUT YOUR FUCKING TONGUES AND SHOVE THEM—!
    (Koala knocks Cross unconscious)
  • The real motive behind Flevance's destruction — the Elder Stars didn't care about a whole country disappearing as long as the resident D. family was annihilated. Double as a Tear Jerker.
  • When Shakky asks the Straw Hats what they are doing in Sabaody, Cross answers by making Soundbite hack into various conversations pertaining from the slave trade including slavers crippling an escapee, a slave family being separated, and even a slave being branded with a hot iron. It's enough to sicken Shakky into forcing Soundbite to cut off and put the rest of the Straw Hats into rage.
  • As they travel through Sabaody Park, Cross asks Soundbite if he's ok after both hearing and broadcasting the horrifying slave conversations and their encounter with Fantastic Racism. The gastropod replies by reminding Cross that he ate his iPhone and has access and can hear the entire Internet, which includes even access to the dark web and all its contents. Cross and even Gif are visibly worried for him, only for Soundbite to say he's fine since he can usually ignore them with memes plus he can finally do something about it with Cross's master plan for the slave trade.
  • Soundbite sounds an alarm to the horrifying act of a World Noble shooting an innocent in cold blood followed by more shots for good measure. Cross's reaction is to approach the dead body, pay last respects to it, and then return to his crew and inform them their plan starts immediately.
  • When Cross starts enacting his united plan with the other Supernovas to rob all the slave trade centers and free the slaves, Disco panics and tries to call Doflamingo to protect him, only for Trebol to inform him that one of their crew is already on the island ready to take care of them. We don't know who, but the Straw Hats and Supernovas are about to deal with a someone they wouldn't have fought until after the two-year time skip, putting a serious hitch into Cross's plans without them realizing it.

Specials

  • The 2018 Halloween special, while hopefully non-canon, shows Luffy, Chopper, and Usopp getting what is heavily implied to be a potentially lethal dose of radiation poisoning due to finding what's heavily implied to be a pre-Void Century version of the real-life Waste Isolation Pilot Plant replete with a version of it's proposed warning system for future discoverers.
    Robin: "It said, 'You should not have come here. This is not a place of honor'..."
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