For me it wasn't a moment. It was a minute of terror.
So there I was, your happy eight-year old self (at the time) playing Chocobo's Dungeon 2 for the Playstation.
You played as Chocobo (from the Final Fantasy games) and explored dungeons. The music was cute, you were cute, and the monsters were cute.
Now in the dungeons, there were item shops. Their items ranged from crap to devastatingly powerful.
The problem was who ran them. May I present the scariest game monster EVER, the one who plauged my nightmares for weeks.
The Store Keeper, AKA The Grim Reaper, AKA Doom.
You're laughing, aren't you?
See, the reaper in the game was scary beyond belief, especially for my little self who was used to cute things. The creature had evil, red eyes, green tatters of a robe, and a HUGE (from the game's perspective) scythe.
And he warned me not to steal from his shop.
'Don't even think about stealing,' he whispered to me.
As I continued to chat, his comments turned nasty.
'Why are you so frisky?' he asked.
I was mad. Being only eight, I somehow got it into my head that the word frisky was a bad thing. So I decided to make him mad.
I tried to steal. Note the word 'tried'.
The door slammed shut, scaring me. The music turned from bouncy to a 'get out of here now' piano music.
And the words on the screen chilled me.
'Store Keeper has leveled up into Life Keeper.'
Life Keeper... Brr. What were they thinking?
So I decided to run. But no matter how fast I held down the circle button and no matter where I ran, Life Keeper was right behind me. His ATB Bar (which tells you when you can attack) was almost full.
So I kicked him. I did 1 damage.
Then he hit me. I took 673 damage and died.
I cried, scared to death (no pun intendead :p)
And then came nightmares about him chopping off my head.
I said it before and I'll say it again. Life Keeper is the scariest enemy ever. Period.
What about you?