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    Island 
  • In "Who Can You Trust?" one of the challenges was to prepare fugu blowfish sushinote  and give it to a teammate without poisoning them. As it was, Trent made the mistake of allowing Lindsay to prepare the sushi for him. After eating a blob of what was left of the blowfish, he fell down, started to puke, and turned blue. As if that wasn't bad enough, the next thing we see is Chef in a nurse's uniform about to give him CPR, then the screen goes black and all we can hear is Trent dry heaving.
  • Izzy's swelled-up face after her poison ivy spa treatment in that episode. She's barely recognizable as human.

    Action 
  • Kelsey from the Aftermath shows just how obsessive with Trent she is. Not to mention her poem...
    "Your hair is black...
    My heart is blue...
    I'll stuff you with rags...
    And sew you up too!"

    World Tour 
  • Sierra's stalkerish obsession with Cody. She's lied to his family to get information on him, discovered government protected information about him, watches him as he sleeps, put her arm-pit stink covered thumb in his mouth WHILE he was sleeping, hugs him so hard that he physically cannot breathe, molests him on a regular basisnote , forced him to marry her, wanted to strip him in public and even paralyzed his entire body and did who-knows-what to him while he was frozen. The fact that she ignores his pleads for her to stop makes everything all the more horrific.
    • The fact that their fellow competitors and especially teammates seem to be more or less okay with this, essentially seeing it as keeping Sierra happy enough to put an effort into competing with no regard for the fact that Cody has been put in physical danger by Sierra's obsessions. Basically everyone around him regards him with apathy enough to allow this to continue, which is somewhat frightening in itself. Notably, in "Can't Help Falling in Louvre", they force him to fix things with Sierra when she won't stop crying over him trying to vote her off. To clarify: she's been stalking him, he votes her off because he wants her to stop, and then everyone blames him because his stalker got upset. Let that sink in.
  • In episode 2 of World Tour, Chris explains how the scarabs in Egypt have become dangerous since they're in heat, right before Chef releases a whole swarm of them. We see a bunch crawl onto one of the interns, and less than ten seconds later we see the intern's bones, picked clean of all meat.
  • During the Alps challenge, radioactive mountain goats are used as obstacles during the sled race. Chef opens a black box and a tiny, adorable goat comes out. It bleats at an adult goat, who growls at it, and then the tiny goat lets out a hellish roar. Chef turns away and covers his eyes...cut to the little goat swallowing the big goat whole before leaping at the campers with a mouth full of fangs.
  • Ezekiel's gradual transformation into a Gollum lookalike. If that wasn't enough for you, then there's his fate in the finale, Nightmare Fuel both his face as he has the million and is falling into the volcano, and his expression as he is being launched back out, his skin completely burnt.
  • At the same time, Alejandro looks even worse, with his hair being burnt off, all his skin completely fried, and his limbs mangled from being trampled on by the others - before being merged with a robot in a completely weird Revenge of the Sith parody.
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    Revenge of the Island 
  • Dakota turning into a mutated monster, with plenty of Body Horror to spare. While it can be debated that the other contestants, such as Alejandro and Ezekiel deserved their fates, her only crime was being a bit of an Attention Whore. Most of the time, she's actually sweet.
  • During Mike's Battle in the Center of the Mind, after he wins, we see a split second of an ominous shadow on the wall. Oh look, it's Mal, who will take over Mike's body next season.
  • Scott's fate near the end of the season. He has a toxic marshmallow burn into him after his elimination is announced and ends up covered in a cast on the catapult with Fang the shark, who was eager to maul him all season. The next time he is seen he's placed in a machine, and he can't move or speak.reference to 

    All Stars 
  • Ezekiel has a murderous vendetta against Chris. Even if this can be seen as karmic retribution from all the stuff Chris did to him (he even mentions them in this episode), the point is that now there's a feral killer on the loose, and one that still conserves enough human-like intelligence to set up a trap and capture those who might try rescue his prey. Zeke also has acidic spit, thanks to the toxic waste exposure.
  • Sierra is still obsessed with Cody. It's bad enough that her obsession gets temporarily transferred to Cameron, but the Nightmare Fuel really comes in when you consider that Cody probably hasn't managed to escape her, since Cameron tells her to go home to him. Plus her screen-saver is an incredibly disturbing picture of Cody, clearly surprised coming out of the shower, trying to cover himself with a towel. It has sexual assault vibes and makes you wonder if she's holding him captive somewhere.
    • The only saving grace to Sierra and Cody's 'relationship' is that Cody considers Sierra quite possibly his best friend by the end of World Tour, and is smiling when on the yacht with her in season 4. Which may or may not be Stockholm Syndrome.
    • The other saving grace is, according to an extra scene, after being eliminated from All Stars, Sierra wound up in Area 51 with a bunch of alien doppelgänger Codys... who all flee in terror of her, upon which she claims she's in "heaven". One might hope that she stayed there forever and the real Cody was able to escape her and live in peace.
  • Even though he crosses into Laughably Evil at times, it's pretty creepy seeing Mal for the first time - when Mike's picture is burned away to reveal Mal's face in shadow.
    • He gives a pretty good Jump Scare while trying to ambush Gwen in "The Bold and the Booty-ful." It certainly was enough to make Chris flee to his panic room.
    • The way he's able to take over Mike's body at night and increasingly at odd times during the day. Each time Mal breaks an item from his fellow heroic teammates, Mike wonders if he's losing his sanity in addition to control over his body. Definitely a good dose of Paranoia Fuel.
      • During "No One Eggspects the Spanish Inquisition", at one point Zoey looks up from the ground to see Mal's face framed in shadows, grinning at her. A split-second later in the light, he's Mike, but it was unexpected and creepy.
    • And of course there's his repeated attempts to kill other contestants, usually by creeping up behind them and preparing to strike them in the head with a blunt object. Fortunately, he's always interrupted. None of the contestants have any idea how close to death they just came, especially because he can pretend to be Mike in a split-second.
  • During the episode with the blue moon, if you pay close attention to Chris's surveillance screens, in one screen you see none other than The Slender Man. Better hope the cast have $20 on hand...
    • The normally docile animals being vicious with razor-sharp teeth in the forest at night can be pretty unnerving.

    Pahkitew Island 
  • Chris' Perpetual Smiler face in "Blast From The Past"
  • Scarlett Fever:
    • Scarlett period during this episode. Notable mention to her reveal scene.
    • The entire island going haywire and almost self-destructing.
    • The robot animals under the island, with glowing red eyes and parts of their "skin" missing.
    • Scarlett pretending to still be on the other contestants' sides in order to trick them into entering a room full of Chris-bots (which are creepy enough by themselves), where she promptly traps them in.
      • The ease she manages to convince the others that Chris was lying about where the shut down for the self-destruct is. They all think Chris doesn't care about them that much....and they are most likely right.
  • Dave's Sanity Slippage with regards to Sky. What starts off as a crush very quickly becomes an obsession. Which Chris exploits and worsens for laughs.

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