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Oh, come on, the series is called Princess freaking Tutu! And the first season was interesting, but kinda fluffy, so there isn't possibly any room for Nightmare Fuel in the second, right? How bad can it get?
Turns out, Pretty bad.
Warning: the majority of the more disturbing scenes take place in the second season, so spoilers will probably abound.
- Perhaps the creepiest scene in the entire series is when Rue, after the Raven attacks her, comes "home" to a slightly too-friendly evil Mytho. He wraps his arms around her waist, and talks to her about him sacrificing his heart to the Raven when he completes it. While he cuddles her hand, she takes out a knife and prepares herself to take out his heart so it won't come to that, even if it will kill him. She's about to plunge the knife in when he murmurs, "When you gouge out my heart, give it a kiss, and dye your lips red with my blood! She drops the knife, and their shadows merge into the Raven Prince's silhouette.
- Then there's the last two episodes, where the Raven's blood rains upon Kinkan, turning all the peaceful townspeople into ravens that attempt to peck out Mytho's newly-restored heart. Their chant of "Give us your heart!" starts out unsettling and gets worse the more it's repeated.
- Who could forget Drosselmeyer, the gleeful master of tragedy who escaped death by writing a story of his continuing to control his world after his death with the bleeding stumps of his arms when the bookmen cut his hands off? His startling appearances adds to the creepiness of his slow disintegration from narrator/weird commentary guy to malicious writer-god.
- Then there's Fakir's backstory. Those ravens that seem ever-present whenever battles or foreshadowing's afoot? The ones that congregate on rooftops and are generally unnoticed? Yeah, they rip people to pieces occasionally, and everyone would be concerned if the story didn't hold them in. The townspeople sort of know, but mostly ignore the "outbreak" of ravens that has apparently lasted for nine years.
- The scene in the cemetery where Rue finds out just what she's done to Mytho.
- The fact that Drosselmeyer's ultimate plan was instating a Vicious Cycle so the main characters would be trapped ‘’forever’’ in the town, a la Higurashi no Naku Koro ni. That means for as long as he wanted, Rue would watch her boyfriend turn into a monster, Ahiru would drown herself in the lake, and Mytho would have to cut out his heart before the whole thing started over. And knowing Drosselmeyer, he'd probably make them aware of all this just to watch them go insane. Thank god Fakir turned out to be a Spanner in the Works, or this would've been a depressing finale.
- Drosselmeyer's clockwork world, full of clown-like puppets and nothing else. When Princess Tutu is taken there, even the story stops, and he simply makes her dance for him as a puppet and tries to force her into a Sadistic Choice.
- The music used when Drosselmeyer is angry or up to something sinister. The latter's heard in episode 25 when Fakir tells Autor that Drosselmeyer forced him to write a story about Duck trying to drown herself.
- Episode 24 has the Demon Raven's revival, set to Danse Macabre, and Mytho attempting to feed the Raven his heart. Rue and Tutu try to stop him but he shoulders on past, cawing and flying freely to his doom.