Symphogear/Nightmare Fuel

Everything About Fiction You Never Wanted to Know.

  • The Transformation Sequence at the end of the first episode. Body Horror Up to Eleven: her very heart and blood vessels turning purple, thorns entangling with those blood vessels, and mechanical parts erupting and forcing themselves into Tachibana's body. The Glowing Eyes of Doom and the Slasher Smile make it all the more terrifying!
  • Tsubasa after her Swan Song. Good Lord...
  • In episode seven, Ryoko brings Hibiki in for a medical checkup after her battle with Chris. She reports to Hibiki that the fusion between the fragment of Gungnir and her body seems to be spreading, but assures her that there should be no negative side-effects whatsoever. This eventually turns out to be Blatant Lies, as we are later able to see X-Rays of Hibiki's body on a computer screen in Ryoko's office. What the examination revealed was this. GYAAAAAAH.
    • Disturbing as that image is, it still doesn't prove it's negatively affecting her. Though, given that Ryoko's The Mole, a Mad Scientist, and a sadist, she probably is lying.
  • Berserk Hibiki from episode 12.
  • A very early example: If the Noise so much as touch you, you disintegrate into ash, and as the main page (correctly) points out, it's slow enough that you can feel it happening.. It's an even more horrifically-specific application of Literally Shattered Lives.

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