basil the great mouse detective

I spent most of my childhood being terrified of very specific cartoon characters:

Prince Froglip
The Nazgûl
(technically not a cartoon but fuck it, they haunted my freaking dreams!)
Miserable Mattress
and probably most of all... Fidget the bat.

But i'm older now.
So fucking old.
The fear is gone.
And it's come to my attention that i am actually Fidget the bat.
Just click to 0:50 on the video and you'll witness some behaviour we share.

Why was i ever scared of this scrunchable creature?