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Childhood fears

Posted: Wed May 30, 2018 2:01 pm
by SE40
We all have something we were afraid of as a kid. Whether it was darkness, clowns, that one scary boss from Mario, etc. Some of these fears will even sound quite funny years later.
What were you scared of as a kid?

In Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again, the thwomps make a roar when they wake up and fall down. I had this game as a kid, and I remember playing a level where they appeared the first time (bear in mind, that game was actually my first Mario game ever, so this was my first impression of the series and many of its enemies). When a Mini Mario went under one of them, it grunted its angry grunt and fell down roaring. I, for some reason, thought it was scary. And ever since every time I saw thwomps in that game, it didn't take even a second before the sounds were off. Thank god thwomps are nice and quiet in the main games (even though whomps make sometimes a noise that sounds kind of similar, but I was old enough to handle it when I even got to know what a whomp is).

But I actually conquered my dumb fear last weekend! That's right, I made a level with the editor that contains only one thwomp, nothing else. I turned the volume up and let my Mini Mario walk past it. I thought the roar was rather dumb than scary, but yeah. Hope this story is at least somewhat encouraging :P

Anyhoo, tell your fears. Kbye

Re: Childhood fears

Posted: Wed May 30, 2018 3:58 pm
by FireyPaperMario
My childhood fears were:
  • Imperfect Cell from Dragon Ball Z*
  • Zombies
*Some of y'all wouldn't understand why Imperfect Cell was the ultimate fear for me back in my childhood, unless you seen the nightmare fuel scenes in DBZ of Cell killing its victims by absorbing them at a kid age. :shock:

Re: Childhood fears

Posted: Wed May 30, 2018 4:50 pm
by Core
Irl: darkness and ufos (yeah lol)
Also i was very feared by SA-X from Metroid Fusion (i had only gba emulator, cuz i never seen a gba console irl or in russia EVER)

Re: Childhood fears

Posted: Wed May 30, 2018 6:33 pm
by GforGoomba
That moon from Alladin. It still spoops me to this day. 😫

Re: Childhood fears

Posted: Wed May 30, 2018 7:18 pm
by jacktheloner
i remember having arachnophobia when i was a child, regardless of the size of the spider. every time i'd see one at my home i'd usually ask my mother to remove of them, and every time that happens she'd tell me that it's nothing, especially the small ones. then there was also nyctophobia, also known the fear of the darkness. i also remember being afraid of the squid in minecraft. i don't know why i was afraid of it, but every time i'd see it, i just scream and run away from it. same goes with the wolf in minecraft when it goes hostile. i used to be creeped out of those red eyes.

am i afraid of them now? not really.

Re: Childhood fears

Posted: Thu May 31, 2018 10:47 am
by Eclipsed
I used to be so afraid of the dark.

Re: Childhood fears

Posted: Thu May 31, 2018 2:08 pm
by TheNewGuy
Eclipsed wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 10:47 am
I used to be so afraid of the dark.
Same. And I was afraid until like 10 or 11

Re: Childhood fears

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:30 am
by SE40
TheNewGuy wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 2:08 pm
Eclipsed wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 10:47 am
I used to be so afraid of the dark.
Same. And I was afraid until like 10 or 11
Ey same

Re: Childhood fears

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:51 am
by AlphaCPS
Dex wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:30 am
TheNewGuy wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 2:08 pm
Eclipsed wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 10:47 am
I used to be so afraid of the dark.
Same. And I was afraid until like 10 or 11
Ey same
I'm still quite afraid of the dark until now but I've gotten more used to it. When I was smaller I couldn't even switch on another room's lights if I was looking directly at darkness so I'd have to look somewhere bright. I miss those days.

Re: Childhood fears

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:22 pm
by KingBowser24
I used to be scared of the Castle levels in Super Mario Bros. 3. For some reason the music scared the shit out of me (Im talking the NES version) and plus I was afraid of Lava as well. Not a good combination lol, give a kid who fears lava a dark and musty castle filled with lava and creepy ambient music, and its perfect nightmare fuel
I conquered this fear when I was about 10, and started playing the crap out of Super Mario Bros. 3.

Its been over 10 years since then and my parents still make jokes about it :/


I was also scared of thunderstorms in the middle of the night. For some reason, I loved thunderstorms during the day, Id always sit at the window and watch them, but at night, when I was alone in my bed, or if i woke up to the sound of thunder and flashes of lightning, I would get pretty spooked.

This fear persisted until I was about 16. even when I was around 12 I would wake up my parents whenever a thunderstorm came in the middle of the night... but around age 13-15 I would just go sit in the living room until the storm blew over

Re: Childhood fears

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:29 pm
by MegaDood
When I was little, I used to play Spiderman on the Playstation 2 a lot. A lot of the levels were really fun and challenging, but for years I could never get past the level "Breaking and Entering". Why? Well it's simple. You have to sneak through Ozcorp without alerting any guards. If ANYTHING caught you, it would set off blaring sirens and large robotic super soldiers would hunt you down and kick the life out of you. Not only that, but there was an objective, so you had to go around triggering certain keys on computers without being caught. It was really scary as a kid, especially considering what would happen if you were somehow caught. I did beat it eventually though, with lots of paranoia and shaky hands.

Re: Childhood fears

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:48 am
by chuckster
I had this really weird fear of Choco Mountain from Super Mario Kart. I think the fog was really eerie to me and just scared me.

Re: Childhood fears

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:21 am
by Ecruteak
Mostly video game stuff. First it was Giygas, then it was Fun is Infinite from Sonic CD, then that easter egg of some guy's head on a spike from one of the Doom games that I saw in an Easter Egg Hunter video. I think I was also scared of the Dodongos from Ocarina of Time for a very short period of time, too, and whenever I played OoT, I'd avoid doing Dodongo's Cavern and fuck around elsewhere until I decided to just do it. I've pretty much gotten over them by this point.

Re: Childhood fears

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:01 am
by FireyPaperMario
TheLoafLord wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:48 am
I had this really weird fear of Choco Mountain from Super Mario Kart. I think the fog was really eerie to me and just scared me.
I can't tell if you're talking about either Choco Island from Super Mario Kart or Choco Mountain from Mario Kart 64...

Re: Childhood fears

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:06 am
by chuckster
MarioRPGExpert93 wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:01 am
TheLoafLord wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:48 am
I had this really weird fear of Choco Mountain from Super Mario Kart. I think the fog was really eerie to me and just scared me.
I can't tell if you're talking about either Choco Island from Super Mario Kart or Choco Mountain from Mario Kart 64...
Choco Mountain. My bad, messed up MK64 with SMK.

Re: Childhood fears

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:53 pm
by Oshi
I used to be terrified of one theme from Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity, specifically the one that plays in an area that you get sent to if you faint during the final boss of the game.


I would pull it up real quick but I'm a bit lazy.

Re: Childhood fears

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:22 pm
by Artemis009
I was fucking terrified of wolves as a kid. Still am, but to a much lesser extent. I'm still awoken by howling sounds in my dreams, but it's never a full on nightmare

Re: Childhood fears

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:32 am
by SE40
Oshi wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:53 pm
I used to be terrified of one theme from Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity, specifically the one that plays in an area that you get sent to if you faint during the final boss of the game.


I would pull it up real quick but I'm a bit lazy.
Hey, I used to be terrified of a song from a Pokémon Mystery Dungeon game as well! Specifically, this one:

Re: Childhood fears

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:28 am
by SMBXxer
MarioRPGExpert93 wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 3:58 pm
  • Imperfect Cell from Dragon Ball Z*
Bruh they don't even get it. Fucking game changing.

Re: Childhood fears

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:45 am
by FireyPaperMario
SMBXxer wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:28 am
MarioRPGExpert93 wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 3:58 pm
  • Imperfect Cell from Dragon Ball Z*
Bruh they don't even get it. Fucking game changing.
Well yeah, unless they saw the nightmare fueled DBZ saga themselves, y'all won't understand