* CreatorBreakdown: Marilyn Manson (the person) had a bout of serious depression whilst writing "Eat Me, Drink Me."
* ExecutiveMeddling: Manson originally wanted to use a nude photo of himself as a baby for the cover of ''Portrait of an American Family''. The label was {{Squick}}ed out and shot down the idea, not being very eager about accusations of child pornography.
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Off the stage, Marilyn Manson is a sweet, sensitive, polite and kind-hearted NiceGuy who deeply cares about his fans. When interviewed by Creator/MichaelMoore about how his music is allegedly responsible for the titular massacre of ''Film/BowlingForColumbine'', he answers with genuine sadness that people ought to reach out and understand social outcasts like the two boys rather than label them as monsters.
** And then he [[KickTheDog cheated on his wife with a nineteen-year-old, slagged her in the media, and deliberately tried to hurt her in his next video]]. Definitely an OutOfCharacterMoment. Also, his not-so-niceties with former member John 5 are also rather awkward.
* OneOfUs: [[http://kotaku.com/146565/cant-get-phoenix-wright-marilyn-manson-can He's an avid gamer.]] (Twiggy Ramirez as well, and he's also a [[http://web.archive.org/web/20110604045216/http://www.starwars.com/community/news/rocks/f20070227/index.html huge]] ''Franchise/StarWars'' fan)
* TroubledProduction: The necessary re-recording of the debut, the constant drug-use and intra-band tension of ''Antichrist Superstar''.