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#1 Posted by gumflabica (3460 posts) - - Show Bio

In the spirit of Halloween, I'm wondering, out of all comic book, video game, movie, and novel characters, what characters instill the greatest fear? I'm not asking for just one, just for some brainstorming, some ideas. I'm sure you can think of more than one fear-in stilling character, and you get a pretty broad spectrum of characters I choose from. So who are some of the most fear-in stilling characters?

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#2 Posted by gumflabica (3460 posts) - - Show Bio

Sorry about title, autocorrect thinks instills should be instilled. Damn this phone.

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#3 Posted by mikex20 (3146 posts) - - Show Bio

Greatest fear in the audience/readers? Or greatest fear in the characters they interact with?

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#4 Posted by gumflabica (3460 posts) - - Show Bio

@mikex20: characters. I mean, like, who scares their enemies sh*tless.

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#5 Posted by Pokeysteve (10991 posts) - - Show Bio

Punisher

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#6 Posted by Wolverine008 (50831 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman.

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#7 Posted by mikex20 (3146 posts) - - Show Bio

Punisher

Batman

Darkseid

Thanos

Joker

Scarecrow

Jason Voorhees

Freddy Kreuger

Michael Myers

The Crow

Godzilla

Dr. Doom

Galactus

Darth Vader

Spawn

Violator

Leatherface

Casper the Friendly Ghost

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#8 Posted by ULTRAstarkiller (9087 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman scares Scarecrow who Black Lanterns couldn't scare, and who could instill enough fear to become a Sinestro Corps member.

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#9 Edited by Hel (492 posts) - - Show Bio

Punisher

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#10 Edited by RustyRoy (16401 posts) - - Show Bio

If we're talking about Halloween then these three comic book characters first come to my mind -

  • Batman
  • Joker
  • Scarecrow
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#11 Posted by NorrinBoltagonPrime21 (6870 posts) - - Show Bio
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Galactus

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#12 Posted by Battle_Forum_Junkie (10328 posts) - - Show Bio

@rustyroy said:

If we're talking about Halloween then these three comic book characters first come to my mind -

  • Batman
  • Joker
  • Scarecrow

Just about to post something like that.

Though, I'll add Sinestro to the list.

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#13 Posted by Immortal777 (9602 posts) - - Show Bio

The Spectre

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#14 Posted by gumflabica (3460 posts) - - Show Bio

@mikex20: good. This is the kind of list I'm lookin for.

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#15 Edited by MarlboroMan (2455 posts) - - Show Bio

Galactus definetely

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Also, Galactus terrifies entire planets at a time.

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#17 Posted by AmazonieSPL (291 posts) - - Show Bio

You just cant beat Galactus and fear based Characters.

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#18 Posted by redleader1 (835 posts) - - Show Bio

@ultrastarkiller: I say crane and him are tied as crane can scare and even nearly beat him

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Jonathan Crane is the Master of Fear.

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#21 Posted by redleader1 (835 posts) - - Show Bio

@ultrastarkiller: I say that gas counts and his trick with Jason yet not his idea did torture Bruce he knows we're to hit him and facing him does scare him a bit

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#22 Posted by Juiceboks (19350 posts) - - Show Bio

What? No love..

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#23 Posted by MonsterStomp (31170 posts) - - Show Bio

Scarecrow and Freddy Krueger.

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#24 Posted by WIshIWasSuperman (1379 posts) - - Show Bio

Ghost Rider? That penance stare seems to do quite the number on people... Although maybe there's no fear involved in that.... Hmmmmm....

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#25 Posted by gumflabica (3460 posts) - - Show Bio

Bump?

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#26 Posted by RulerOfThisUniverse (6518 posts) - - Show Bio

Scarecrow.

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#27 Posted by Spideysense44 (3839 posts) - - Show Bio

Spawn

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#28 Posted by Dewin50 (1408 posts) - - Show Bio

What's this? A thread without someone mentioning Dr.Bees? This bottle filled with bees oughta put a stop to that!

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#29 Posted by Deathstroke19 (3858 posts) - - Show Bio

Mister Fear. Moon Knight (with TM at least), Scarecrow, and Joker freaks the heck out of me sometimes with his ways. Also BM is pretty scary at least if you were a comic book character cause you would hear about his torturing and be afraid of him.

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#30 Edited by Outside_85 (16536 posts) - - Show Bio
Mageddon
Mageddon

Scares New Gods shitless.

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#31 Posted by sinestro_GL (3651 posts) - - Show Bio

Parallax

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#32 Posted by Lady_Liberty (10703 posts) - - Show Bio

I guess Scarecrow. Some other characters might inspire fear in more powerful people but Scarecrow is built around inspiring fear, so he causes more fear, more frequently.

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#33 Posted by DragonEscarlata (407 posts) - - Show Bio

When villains want to scare each other they tale stories about the Joker.