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Cute characters that are actually creepy as hell

At first glance they look cute. Fluffy cartoonish friendly faces all smiles and big eyes. But look harder and look closer. Harder. Closer. You see? They're not squishy lovable cuddlies. No. They're the disturbing denizens of night-time head terrors. Sinister villains parading themselves as candy-coloured pleasantries.  Look harder closer at the following and - with our creative guidance - you'll see them for the horror beasts they really are. For these are the cutesy characters that are actually... creepy as hell. <cue dry ice, high-pitched scream and wolf hoooooowl>

 

Creeping us out in: Nights into Dreams, Nights Journey of Dreams
A cross between Michael Jackson and Freddy Krueger, this gender mysterious, pretzel-legged, child grooming, jester-a-like dream botherer creeps us out in every possible way. We shudder with dread as those delicate hands of twinkle dust play up and down the shaft of the invisible flute. Insomnia is a good thing.

 

Creeping us out in: Pikmin, Pikmin 2
We know what you're thinking - "How can Pikmin be on the list? They're, like, soooooo cute." But you're wrong. They have staring, dead fish eyes. They follow you around in silence with the unhealthy persistence of a serial killer. They're happiest when they're mob-handedly murdering something to death. Never mind the flowers sprouting from their heads, Pikmin are a bunch of creepy, belligerent and blood-thirsty stalkers.

 

Creeping us out in: Ms. Pac-Man
We've never been able to shake the uncomfortable feeling that Ms. Pac-Man is just Pac-Man dabbling in transvestism. But the addition of lipstick, heels, eyelashes and a bow does not a cunning lady disguise make. Far from being a sexy transvestibule that any man (or, rather, yellow blob) could easily make an 'honest mistake' with, Ms. Pac-Man is more a nightmarish Barbara Cartland adoring drag queen that can't afford the surgery.

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47 comments

  • LordAlzorn - April 19, 2010 9:55 p.m.

    There's always Jinx.... shudder....
  • Metroidhunter32 - April 16, 2010 9:43 p.m.

    Medli lacks the menace to be creepy, other then that I agree.
  • Baconator96 - November 26, 2008 1:54 a.m.

    MY EYES!
  • KirbyCupcake - November 13, 2008 8:44 p.m.

    Probably every human in any Viva Pinata game should be here..lmao.o_O
  • georgeguy - November 3, 2008 9 p.m.

    wow... thats basically all i have to say...
  • ShadowGHX - November 1, 2008 1:49 a.m.

    Medli is not creepy at all. She is actually cute.
  • iluvmyDS - October 31, 2008 10:52 p.m.

    Wow, I never thought about them that way. Creepy.
  • dynomit272 - October 30, 2008 10:51 p.m.

    what about chao? i mean sure they are small, cute and generally kind, but what about the dark chao, they scare the bejeezus outta me!!! so much evil in such a small package!
  • Mystery514 - October 30, 2008 2:36 a.m.

    It makes you think doesn't it?
  • EvilZeus - October 29, 2008 11:59 p.m.

    all my life i have avoided monkey barrels hurled down ramps at me by an infamous kong, and now i feel strangely drawn to them.... said the freak that is not me! seriously, you guys are creepy if u tink candy kong is hot and no excuse is gewd enough to make up for ur piggish wierdness. GAAAH! anyways, seriously messed up article, but still a good read. the end.
  • key0blade - October 29, 2008 10:50 a.m.

    I knew Nights would be on the list. HES FUCKIN CREEPY
  • Sash - October 29, 2008 8:42 a.m.

    What about Shy Guy from Mario series? He has big black eyes, wears a mask and doesnt say anything. It has already been proven in Yoshi's Story that he likes to steal babies!!
  • Ravenbom - October 29, 2008 2:14 a.m.

    personally, I think Nights is a cross between Michael Jackson and Prince.
  • birdofprey - October 29, 2008 1:25 a.m.

    Ms. Pac Man....Creepy
  • xXgodlypunkXx - October 29, 2008 1:03 a.m.

    fany franker is freaky!!! i always hated her
  • Prospero - October 28, 2008 9:38 p.m.

    Actually yeah.. I think I can pass Candy Kong off as a hot chick in a gorilla costume. Now I feel better.
  • noobeater - October 28, 2008 8:33 p.m.

    technically they are enemies...but anyone thought about minjos or whatever they are called on banjo tooie...i mean jinjos cute ye but they are evil..
  • Thequestion 121 - October 28, 2008 7:56 p.m.

    Night does look very creepy.
  • bron1417 - October 28, 2008 7:43 p.m.

    haha very funny and very werid.
  • Reaverx - October 28, 2008 7:36 p.m.

    I love how he points out "percussion" in the samba de amigo one

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