#1 Edited by BumpyBoo (10444 posts) - - Show Bio

Most of us have some kind of phobia. Something that scares us, be it a situation or a thing, a person, a concept - most of us fear something. The dark, spiders, small spaces, snakes, heights....there are a lot of different types of phobia out there, and some are more common than others.

So over at HORROR INC. we have been wondering: what is the freakiest thing EVER? What is the one thing that scares us most?

In that spirit, we bring you the Tournament of Fear!

Here are the rules:

  1. Each round, we will be voting between two frightening things. The winner of each round will be entered into the end of tournament face-off.
  2. Remember that in each case you are obviously voting for whichever you think is scariest out of the two.
  3. I will be posting the matches, but if you have an idea for something you would like to see included, feel free to PM me or mention it in the comments below.
  4. First to five wins it. If no clear winner is declared after 48 hours, the current winner goes through.
  5. If there is a draw at the deadline, both will be entered into the face-off, and the winner decided later on. A new match will then be posted.
  6. Once all matches have been posted, the tournament will go into face-off mode until a winner is declared.
  7. Death is not an acceptable suggestion. Obvious fear is obvious >_<
  8. Have fun, peeps!

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Round One winners:

Coulrophobia (clowns)

Acrophobia (heights)

Automatonophobia (fear of dolls, dummies etc)

Musophobia (fear of rodents)

Glossophobia (fear of public speaking)

Claustrophobia (fear of confined spaces)

Gymnophobia (fear of being naked)

Phalacrophobia (fear of hair loss)

Chiroptophobia (fear of bats)

Agateophobia (fear of madness)

Scoptophobia (fear of blindness)

Pathophobia (fear of germs)

Scelerophobia (fear of being robbed/attacked)

Autophobia (being alone)

Gelotophobia (being laughed at)

Llamaphobia ( :P)

Round Two winners:

Pathophobia

Scelerophobia*

Automatonophobia

Scoptophobia

Claustrophobia

Musophobia*

Gymnophobia*

Llamaphobia

Round three winners:

Automatonophobia

Scoptophobia

Claustrophobia

Alright, first match!

ARACHNOPHOBIA (spiders) vs COULROPHOBIA (clowns)

#2 Posted by Pyrogram (41246 posts) - - Show Bio

ARACHNOPHOBIA....

#3 Posted by mrdecepticonleader (18599 posts) - - Show Bio

Arachnophobia,clowns have never scared me but spiders creep me out,I think its all those legs.

#4 Edited by BumpyBoo (10444 posts) - - Show Bio

Sweet, I will throw in my vote for clowns, just because I really like spiders :)

#5 Posted by Pyrogram (41246 posts) - - Show Bio
#6 Posted by BumpyBoo (10444 posts) - - Show Bio
#7 Edited by Jonny_Anonymous (34287 posts) - - Show Bio

Clowns every day, all day.

Spiders are just little animals but Clowns are guys that go out in make up and wont to play with kids all day.

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#8 Posted by Pyrogram (41246 posts) - - Show Bio
#9 Posted by BumpyBoo (10444 posts) - - Show Bio

@pyrogram:

They are misunderstood!

Spiders 2

Clowns 2

:)

#10 Edited by Referee (8209 posts) - - Show Bio

Clowns

Although I hate walking through a web and I hate when you feel a spider crawling on you.

#11 Edited by russellmania77 (15745 posts) - - Show Bio

Spiders

if im trying to sleep and i see a spider, i will not be able to sleep at all, i will be thinking theres a nest of something by my bed n than my imagination goes wild. anyways clowns arent scary there funny

#12 Edited by BumpyBoo (10444 posts) - - Show Bio

3-3!

#13 Edited by wildvine (10334 posts) - - Show Bio

@referee said:

Clowns

Although I hate walking through a web and I hate when you feel a spider crawling on you.

You know like me Ref?

@bumpyboo

Spiders.

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#14 Edited by Fuchsia_Nightingale (10180 posts) - - Show Bio

I like both so..null

#15 Edited by BumpyBoo (10444 posts) - - Show Bio

Eeek, it is looking like spiders for the win! 3-4!! O_O

#16 Posted by lykopis (10746 posts) - - Show Bio

I like both but I adore spiders --- AWWWWWWWWWWWW

I missed the vote

GAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

#17 Posted by Bruxae (14008 posts) - - Show Bio

Ill go with Clowns. :)

#18 Edited by Deranged Midget (17823 posts) - - Show Bio

Is that the clown from Supernatural? Then I choose him.

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#19 Posted by russellmania77 (15745 posts) - - Show Bio
#20 Posted by BumpyBoo (10444 posts) - - Show Bio

DING DING!!

Alright, I count 5 votes for clowns, so they go through. It's time for the next pair.

Which is scarier??

ODONTOPHOBIA (fear of going to the dentist) vs ACROPHOBIA (fear of heights)

#21 Posted by Deranged Midget (17823 posts) - - Show Bio

I used to be afraid of heights so I guess Acrophobia.

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#22 Edited by BumpyBoo (10444 posts) - - Show Bio
#23 Edited by russellmania77 (15745 posts) - - Show Bio

acrophobia, even tho i worked in construction

#24 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (34287 posts) - - Show Bio

Dentists exist solely to inflict pain

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#25 Posted by Deranged Midget (17823 posts) - - Show Bio

@bumpyboo: Heh, why do you hate the dentist?! And yeah, doesn't really bother me anymore :P

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#26 Posted by BumpyBoo (10444 posts) - - Show Bio
#27 Posted by Deranged Midget (17823 posts) - - Show Bio

@bumpyboo: D'aww, that song ruined you huh? I became used to it after pulling twelve teeth out at once :D

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#28 Edited by Skullken (135 posts) - - Show Bio

Fear of heights

#29 Edited by BumpyBoo (10444 posts) - - Show Bio

@deranged_midget:

Ouch!! Ohhhh no, I am a three times day gal, I don't want any trouble! I don't mind the actual feeling of the drilling and whatnot (wait, that sounds wrong O_O), it's having someone poking around in my mouth, their face all in my face...aw god it freaks me out soooo much >_<

Oh and I should add:

dentists - 2

heights -2

EDIT - make that 2 -3 to heights lol ^_^

#30 Posted by Deranged Midget (17823 posts) - - Show Bio

@bumpyboo: LOL! Someone has a dirty mind to be able to catch her own innuendo :P

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#31 Edited by BumpyBoo (10444 posts) - - Show Bio
#32 Posted by judasnixon (6939 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm soooooooooo scared of hieghts.......

#33 Posted by wildvine (10334 posts) - - Show Bio

Heights.

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#34 Edited by BumpyBoo (10444 posts) - - Show Bio

Heights wins it!

Next up:

Which is worse??? O_O

AUTOMATONOPHOBIA (fear of dummies, dolls etc) vs OPHIDIOPHOBIA (fear of snakes)

#35 Posted by lykopis (10746 posts) - - Show Bio

Do statues count for Automatonophobia? 0.0

#36 Posted by BumpyBoo (10444 posts) - - Show Bio

@lykopis:

Yes, it is anything that looks like a person but isn't. Is that a vote? :D

#37 Edited by russellmania77 (15745 posts) - - Show Bio

ahhh i hate dolls and ish that have eyes

#38 Posted by Pyrogram (41246 posts) - - Show Bio
#39 Edited by lykopis (10746 posts) - - Show Bio

@bumpyboo said:

@lykopis:

Yes, it is anything that looks like a person but isn't. Is that a vote? :D

Mmhmm. It is then. O_O

#40 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (34287 posts) - - Show Bio

DUMMIES

This is actually the closest thing I have to a real phobia

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#41 Posted by judasnixon (6939 posts) - - Show Bio

Snakes.....

#42 Posted by BumpyBoo (10444 posts) - - Show Bio

Dummies 3

Snakes 1

@pyrogram:

Damn you and such -_-

#43 Posted by wildvine (10334 posts) - - Show Bio

Dolls ftw

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#44 Posted by mrdecepticonleader (18599 posts) - - Show Bio

Snakes not scared of them per say just not really keen on them,and they are lethal (or certainly can be) so for that reason alone they are more frightening than an inanimate object.

Speaking of dolls and whatnot,wonder if anyone would be alright with these in their bedroom :P

#45 Posted by lykopis (10746 posts) - - Show Bio
#46 Posted by Fitzwilly (21 posts) - - Show Bio

Dummies

#47 Edited by mrdecepticonleader (18599 posts) - - Show Bio

Heh heh I knew you would say that

But if you set one of them up next to your door or window and a burglar breaks it could always scare them off :)

#48 Posted by BumpyBoo (10444 posts) - - Show Bio

@mrdecepticonleader:

That's a yes O_O

And Automatonophobia goes through!

Next Match - which is scariest?

Phasmophobia (fear of ghosts) vs Musophobia (fear of rodents)

#49 Posted by mrdecepticonleader (18599 posts) - - Show Bio

Well ghosts don't exist so I will say rats since they do and can carry disease so yeah rats,not scared of them though.

@bumpyboo: You would be alright with that?

#50 Posted by BumpyBoo (10444 posts) - - Show Bio

@mrdecepticonleader:

I love that you took the practical approach there hehe :D And yeah, I love stuff like that! Absolutely ;)