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That Earthbound... the scene with the boy and the cliff and the thinking - easily and exclusively, especially because of the "out of nowhere" factor. That was disturbing, and I played it blind. I never stopped getting the feeling that that character wasn't that character anymore after that. Scary stuff.

I guess the ending too, but I don't really think it's the same. Plus that scene is generally unknown to people who haven't played, where as the ending people spoil all the time.



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The first 9 months of so of 2016, when there was a new NX rumor every day, many of them truly horrifying, and Nintendo kept us completely in the dark even through E3.

After the Wii U, it really felt as though they couldn't get anything right and that their next system was almost certainly going to be another disastrous dud that would finally push them out of the hardware business. The constant suspense and dread for months and months on end was akin to psychological torture.



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HylianSwordsman said:
Bofferbrauer2 said:

Nintendo is the Grandmaster of surprise creepy. Just think about it for a while:

Splatoon and Pikmin: In both cases in the backstory, humanity drove itself to extinction. Additionally, Pikmin has several enemies which qualify, such as the Waterwraith.

Splatoon 2 has the Octo expansion where

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you almost get pureed in a Blender. That wouldn't be so bad unless you keep in mind that you're the first in over 10.000 individuals who escaped. Quite a creepy analogy to the holocaust.

Kirby: Has quite some real Eldritch abomination bosses.

Mario Galaxy 2:

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All for nothing, the whole Mario Galaxy gets swallowed by a massive black hole - and anything alive on them with it

Super Paper Mario:

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Mario is too late, one World gets completely destroyed, leaving just a white landscape of nothingness

; Mimi's transformation sequence; some parts of the Underwhere can be this; Count Bleck's castle and the final boss; also Mimi's extortion house if you think about it, after all what she's doing is basically put everybody into slavery.

Mario Strikers Charged!: As the backstory details, the games got so violent that everybody (except Boo) needs to wear heavy armor and the supportes kept behind an electrified energy field. Playing with a metal soccer ball doesn't help, either. Also has quite some post-apocalyptic vibe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBinxNwAN5s

The whole plot of Majora's Mask

Earthbound becomes more and more of a mind screw the further you are in the game. And then comes the final boss fight...

But since we are talking about Yoshi in the OP: Just think about the backstory and the implications of Yoshi's Woolly World: Kamek transforms all the Yoshis into Wool to weave them into a super comfy castle for baby Bowser. Bowsers Castle being made out of Yoshis, just let that sink in!

Edit: Here's Mimi's transformation sequence in Super Paper Mario. Has quite an Exorcist vibe:

Pikmin in general, actually. Waterwraith scared the piss out of me the first time I played, definitely the worst enemy. And yes, the whole obvious allusions to humanity's extinction is unsettling. But do you remember the premise of Pikmin 1? That you would suffocate to death if you didn't escape in time? Do you remember

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that there was an ending to the game that showed that happening? I mean it doesn't show the actual suffocation, but it does show the Pikmin dragging your corpse to the Onion to convert you to food. Except instead it turns you into a Pikmin, and there's no one to pick you, so you just sit there as a plant that can think and feel. So they tried to eat you, but instead put you into an "I have no mouth but I must scream" scenario.

That game is not afraid of death. All those little Pikmin dying horribly, eaten alive, electrocuted, burnt to a crisp, drowned, choking on poison, etc. and their sad little souls just float away looking betrayed. Then there's the final boss of Pikmin 2 where it's implied that

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Louie was fine the whole time somehow, regardless of how long you took to find him, and had hijacked the final boss' brain and was therefore the one in control of the final boss when it attacked you.

For Kirby, I'd say Marx had to be the creepiest, and Ultimate expanded on him wonderfully adding lots of creepy but totally in character attacks.

For Paper Mario, Mimi definitely deserves mention, but TTYD also gets super dark at times, like when Mario

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gets erased from existence by a doppleganger monster that steals your looks, turns you into a literal shadow, takes everyone's memories of you, even takes your ability to say your name, totally erasing your existence.

Or that time

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when a dragon eats most of the audience to heal itself. There were Toads in that audience.

Or how about when Princess Peach

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is possessed by a demon and attacks you by dragging you into the earth with the undead hands of lost souls, and then consumes the souls of the audience for nourishment?

In that same scene,

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the demon offers you to become her slave, and if you accept, you get a bad ending in which the demon takes over the planet enslaving everyone.

And then Earthbound is a whole other level of mindfuck at the end. Nothing Nintendo has ever done can touch whatever the fuck that was.

Didn't have TTYD or the first Pikmin, so I couldn't relate to those. Just knew the overarching storyline, which is supposed to play 250 Million years in the future.

The whole storyline about Tubba Blubba in the original Paper Mario about

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him eating Boos while they are fully concious and right in front of their friends and the fact that his heart is sealed away somewhere else, making him unstoppable is kind of messed up too. Bonus points for the whole haunted town theme.



curl-6 said:

The first 9 months of so of 2016, when there was a new NX rumor every day, many of them truly horrifying, and Nintendo kept us completely in the dark even through E3.

After the Wii U, it really felt as though they couldn't get anything right and that their next system was almost certainly going to be another disastrous dud that would finally push them out of the hardware business. The constant suspense and dread for months and months on end was akin to psychological torture.

The scariest thing in those first 9 months were actually the quality of the threads about NX : P 



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AngryLittleAlchemist said:
curl-6 said:

The first 9 months of so of 2016, when there was a new NX rumor every day, many of them truly horrifying, and Nintendo kept us completely in the dark even through E3.

After the Wii U, it really felt as though they couldn't get anything right and that their next system was almost certainly going to be another disastrous dud that would finally push them out of the hardware business. The constant suspense and dread for months and months on end was akin to psychological torture.

The scariest thing in those first 9 months were actually the quality of the threads about NX : P 

Far out there were some bloody awful hoaxes haha. Remember this thing? XD 

Plus the fact that they completely flooded the site, with like half of all the threads in the Nintendo sections being NX rumors. So annoying. XD



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curl-6 said:
AngryLittleAlchemist said:

The scariest thing in those first 9 months were actually the quality of the threads about NX : P 

Far out there were some bloody awful hoaxes haha. Remember this thing? XD 

Plus the fact that they completely flooded the site, with like half of all the threads in the Nintendo sections being NX rumors. So annoying. XD

Ugh, yeah. Although I think that thing was quite a bit before I actually joined the site, was lurking a few months before the Switch was officially revealed.

Honestly, how bad some of the leaks like that were, along with the fact that some of Nintendo's patents just looked odd, and that nobody really explained the concept of a hybrid well without coming off as gimmicky, made me really against the idea of a Nintendo hybrid in general and also made me stop caring about discussion around it. There was a long period of time where I just got bored of waiting, especially because the Wii U was so dead. I remember thinking to myself once the Switch was finally revealed with it's first trailer, "Welp, I guess I'm done with Nintendo." Because the concepts people threw out there were really selling the legitimacy of such an idea short, not to mention I still had the mindset that they could only compete by building a powerful device. Of course just a few days later I had more or less come around to it and by the time I joined the site I was pretty positive with the system. Even after the January presentation I still thought the system could be successful. 

Luckily the system is so much more practical than that little piece of crap right there xD



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That Redead in the Under the Well mini-dungeon in Ocarina of Time...

Also, that hand in the Forest Temple that tries to get you out of the dungeon always freaks me out.

The expression on the face of the Happy Mask Salesman when he gets angry...

Of course, the moon in Majora's Mask.