[[folder: Fridge Brilliance ]]

* Billy Kaplan's original superhero name, "The Asgardian," makes sense in light of Norse Mythology, where the type of magic practiced by Odin, known as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sei%C3%B0r Seiğr]], was infamous for its connotations with homosexuality and feminity. Loki once [[HypocriticalHumor taunted Odin for practicing it]], essentially calling him a "girly-man." As a Norse mythology geek, Billy was most likely aware of this and therefore used his nickname as a way to take pride in his sexual orientation!
** Related to this, the fact that Loki apparently has no problem with Billy and Teddy being gay seems odd until you remember that, as a magic-user, he was likely assumed to be/accused of being gay himself, and doesn't see it as a bad thing.
*** Plus He once turned into a female horse and had sex with a male horse giving birth to Sleipnir
*** And now Loki has pointed out that he grew up in a time where sexuality wasn't split up the way it is and makes a pass at Prodigy.
* Prodigy's status as an outsider, unaccounted for in Loki's plans, means that the former X-Man is now a literal [[IncrediblyLamePun X-Factor]].
* America's sexual identity is an [[InvertedTrope inverse]] of the typical cis-gendered heterosexual girl. She comes from a universe where it seems being a lesbian is not only accepted, but hinted at being the norm judging from her mothers and the other couple who brought the news of her mothers' deaths. She also briefly [[ExperimentedInCollege experimented]] with the Ultimate Nullifier before ultimately accepting that she was lesbian.


[[folder: Fridge Horror ]]

* Issue 6 of the 2013 run confirms that Tommy has sped up time perception like Pietro. It's stated that in juvie he was experimented on. Imagine how that would be for someone who feels five minutes as a week.
** This same thought applies to [[spoiler: whatever it is that Fake Patriot has done to him, or wherever he's been taken.]]
* During the team's lovely trip through TheMultiverse, they find horrible alternate realities, most of which are [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic hell-holes]]. As Kate stated, it's entirely possible that Earth-616 is the best of all possible worlds. That's right, a world where America went through several devastating civil wars, where mutants are regularly discriminated against and nearly wiped out every other decade, where people constantly have their loved ones die ([[DeathIsCheap and maybe come back somewhat sane and functional]]} is ''the best of all possible worlds''!