* CowboyBebopAtHisComputer: Marilyn Manson is not a {{goth}} band, and they have never claimed to be so. It seems as though only reason [[FanFic/MyImmortal people]] think they are a goth band is because the media kept saying they were. The makeup, nail polish, black clothing, and stereotypical "darkness" of the band didn't help much. The music video for Tainted Love also does not help, what with it being filled with goth kids and all (one even wearing a shirt stating "Nothing but a G(oth) Thing.")
* CreatorBreakdown: Marilyn Manson (the person) had a bout of serious depression whilst writing "Eat Me, Drink Me."
** Some may go so far as to say it went from their first album, ''Portrait of an America Family'' through to ''The High End of Low''. Yes, ''Born Villain'' is the first non-breakdown album.
* 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.
* FountainOfExpies: Copied by many, many shock rockers, from Chris Motionless of Motionless In White to Hyde of [[Music/LarcEnCiel L'arc~en~ciel]] and Vamps.
* 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 and his breakdown with long time member Madonna Wayne Gacy was also infamous on his part.
*** Also, how he treated Daisy Berkowitz. Basically, the rule seems to be that he will be nice, until you get on his bad side. Then, he will do everything in his power to destroy you.
* 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''.
* TheWikiRule: [[http://www.mansonwiki.com/wiki/Main_Page The Marilyn Manson Wiki]].