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[[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

Former Members:
* Drummer Trey [=McClurkin=]
* Guitarist Ken Steorts
* Guitarist Kevin Haaland
* Drummer Lori Peters
* Guitarist Ben Kasica

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Discography
* ''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)

Not to be confused with {{Music/Skrillex}}.

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!! Skillet provide examples of the following tropes:

* AbusiveParent: "Open Wounds" and "It's Not Me, It's You" reflect John Cooper's father's behavior when he was younger, focusing more on emotional abuse less than physical like "Open Wounds" suggests. Subverted in "The Older I Get", which has John Cooper forgiving his father.
* AcCENTUponTheWrongSylLABle: I-I feel like a monSTER.
* ActionGirl: The little girl in the PV for "Not Gonna Die".
* 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.'''
* ChristianRock
* CircusOfFear: "Circus For a Psycho".
* ConceptAlbum: ''Rise'' is a ComingOfAge story.
* DrivenToSuicide: The girl in "The Last Night." The song tries to convince her not to go through with it. This was a real life situation when a girl told Cooper she was going to kill herself and he encouraged her not to.
* EpicInstrumentalOpener: The title track to ''Collide.'' Also notable is the opener Skillet's used for live concerts since their ''Comatose'' days.
* EnemyWithin: One possible interpretation 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".
* 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.
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