[[caption-width-right:350:Current lineup (left to right): Seth, Korey, Jen and John.]]
Skillet is an American ChristianRock band founded in Memphis, Tennessee.
The band currently consists of:
* Vocalist/Bassist John Cooper
* Guitarist/Keyboardist/Vocalist Korey Cooper
* Lead Guitarist Seth Morrison
* Drummer/Vocalist Jen Ledger
* Drummer Trey [=McClurkin=]
* Guitarist Ken Steorts
* Guitarist Kevin Haaland
* Drummer Lori Peters
* Guitarist Ben Kasica
* ''Skillet'' (1996)
* ''Hey You, I Love Your Soul'' (1998)
* ''Invincible'' (2000)
* ''Ardent Worship'' (2000)
* ''Alien Youth'' (2001)
* ''Collide'' (2003)
* ''Comatose'' (2006)
* ''Comatose Comes Alive'' (2008)
* ''Awake'' (2009)
* ''Rise'' (2013)
!! Skillet provide examples of the following tropes:
* AcCENTUponTheWrongSylLABle: I-I feel like a monSTER.
* AffirmativeActionGirl: Originally Lori, but her replacement Jen kept the trope alive.
* AlternativeMetal: Their later material starting with ''Collide''. Before that, they ventured in grunge, and then industrial rock.
* BadassAdorable: Jen Ledger. [[http://images4.fanpop.com/image/photos/21700000/Jen-Ledger-jen-ledger-21722678-500-419.jpg Just look at that face.]] It's almost hard to believe that she's a drummer for a hard rock band - and pretty competent, too.
* BandagedFace: John on the ''Awake'' album cover, and in the ''Monster'' music video.
* BigDamnHero: "Hero".
--> "A hero will save me... just in time!"
* CallForward: "I Can", the first song on their very first album, has lyrics that appear to reference the title track from ''Hey You, I Love Your Soul'', as well as "More Faithful" from that same album. Those songs wouldn't be released for another two years.
-->And do You really love my soul even after I hated You?
-->And do You really know my name, can I really come to You?
-->And are You really more faithful than the changing of the seasons and the morning sun?
* CallingTheOldManOut: The song "Open Wounds" from their ''Collide'' album is said to be about the bad relationship John had with his father.
* ChildProdigy: Ben Kasica could be argued to have been this, as he joined the band prior to the release of Collide - at the age of '''16.'''
* CircusOfFear: "Circus For a Psycho".
* ConceptAlbum: ''Rise'' is a ComingOfAge story.
* CreatorBacklash: John isn't shy about the fact that he doesn't like the name of his own band. Usually, when he introduces them, he'll make [[DeadpanSnarker some sort of snide remark about it.]]
* DrivenToSuicide: The girl in "The Last Night." The song tries to convince her not to go through with it.
* EpicInstrumentalOpener: The title track to ''Collide.'' Also notable is the opener Skillet's used for live concerts since their ''Comatose'' days.
* EnemyWithin: One possible intrepretation of ''Monster.''
* FadingIntoTheNextSong: "Eating Me Away" segues into "Kill Me, Heal Me" without missing a beat.
** The first seven tracks of "Rise" do this seamlessly, and when you listen to the tracks you feel like something's missing when the interludes aren't there.
* FinalLoveDuet: "Will You Be There (Falling Down)" is a duet between John and Korey.
* GreatestHitsAlbum: The digitally exclusive, ''The Early Years''.
* GutturalGrowler: John Cooper is well known for this. He's even [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] it during concerts: "I have two types of voices: raspy and [[UpToEleven raspier]]."
* HeroicSacrifice : "Hero"
-->"A hero's not afraid to give his life..."
* KaleidoscopeEyes: John's eye was colored blue for the ''Awake'' album cover.
* KillItWithFire: Used as a rather violent metaphor in "Gasoline".
* LeadBassist: John.
* MadDoctor: Ben and Jen in the "Monster" music video.
* MartyrWithoutACause: "My Beautiful Robe" is about a man who seems to have a bit of a Messiah complex.
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Anywhere between 2 and 8 depending on the song.
* MoodWhiplash: "Rippin' Me Off", one of the band's heaviest and angriest songs, comes right before the romantic duet "Will You Be There (Falling Down)" on ''Alien Youth''.
** The end of "Rise", where, out of nowhere, a telephone rings. [[NightmareFuel It all goes downhill from there.]]
** Another sudden heavy-to-light transition happens on "Alien Youth", when "Take" suddenly segues into the piano intro for "Coming Down".
* OneOfUs: Some examples: Jen Ledger loves Harry Potter and John Cooper love hero comics and Hunger Games.
* PowerBallad: At least one on every album.
** "Saturn" on the self-titled.
** "More Faithful" on ''Hey You, I Love Your Soul''.
** "Rest" on ''Invincible''.
** "You Are My Hope" and "Will You Be There (Falling Down)" on ''Alien Youth''.
** "A Little More" on ''Collide''.
** "Yours to Hold" and "Say Goodbye" on ''Comatose''.
** "Believe" and "Never Surrender" on ''Awake''.
* NewSoundAlbum: ''Hey You, I Love Your Soul'' and ''Collide'' both qualify.
** If nitpicky enough, one could label every album from ''Hey You'' up to and including ''Collide'' as this.
* RageBreakingPoint: "Circus for a Psycho".
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: "Circus for a Psycho".
--> Tonight, get ready for a fight / 'Cause now you know it's time to ride my circus for a psycho
* RockTrio: The original line-up.
* SelfTitledAlbum: Their debut.
* SopranoAndGravel: "Awake and Alive", "Hero", "Rebirthing", "The Last Night", and "Will You Be There (Falling Down)".
* TakeThat: "Rippin' Me Off" is a rather strongly-worded response that John wrote after attending a MarilynManson concert.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Dr. Pepper. For John at least.
* TruckDriversGearChange: A rare key change ''down'' in "The Fire Breathes".
* TwoGirlsToATeam: A rare four member example.