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->''"My family's throwing me a [[DangerousSixteenthBirthday birthday party]] after school. Nick is totally freaked out having to meet my family for the first time. But '''I'm''' even more freaked out for him to find out about my family. Because even though they're the most amazing ever, some of our traditions are a little... unusual. Nick's already so sweet to never complain about my [[RunningGag ginormous fat butt]], if he finds out I'm the number one World's biggest weirdo, he might not stick around... I'd be so sad, I'd seriously cry forever. Oh, no! [[SleptThroughTheApocalypse I'm totally late!]] I'm supposed to meet him before school! I'm so lame, ugh. I hope Nick isn't mad. That's about the '''[[TemptingFate worst thing]]''' that could ever happen!"''
-->-- '''Juliet Starling'''

Juliet Starling never had it so good. She's a popular cheerleader at San Romero High School, California. She's smart, athletic, has a supportive family, a cute boyfriend, and most of all, it's her eighteenth birthday party! What could go wrong?

Well, there's a ''small'' matter of the Zombie Apocalypse that's tearing through San Romero High, which has incidentally claimed her boyfriend Nick as a casualty. Luckily for Juliet, Nick, and all players of HackAndSlash games, our (not so) average cheerleader happens to have a chainsaw to dissuade any undead gropers, and a thorough enough knowledge of magic to separate her boyfriend's head from his infected body while keeping him alive. Why? Because she's also a zombie hunter, duh.

Now armed with her magical chainsaw, and the support of her family and utterly bewildered disembodied boyfriend, it's up to Juliet to stop disgruntled classmate emo-goth-wannabe Swan and the Dark Purveyors, a group of Rock and Roll Zombie Lords he's summoned, before they eat everyone in San Romero, California, and the World, and more importantly: ''ruin her birthday party!''

''Lollipop Chainsaw'' is a 2012 game from Grasshopper Manufacture directed by {{Suda 51}} and written by [[Film/{{Slither}} James]] [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy Gunn]] for the {{PlayStation 3}} and the {{Xbox 360}}.

Suda looked to create something a bit different from the standard zombie fare with this game. As part of what he brands "a piece of pop zombie entertainment" zombies explode into bright, multicolored displays of light and glitter instead of blood and gore (instead a mix of the two for the English release), and he intended to push the limit of how deeply Pop Music sensibilities could be blended into a zombie-themed BeatEmUp.

Now has a [[Characters/LollipopChainsaw character page]].
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!!Provides examples of:

* AbsoluteCleavage: The Sexy Rider Suit. It's a hot pink jumpsuit for Juliet, with the front zipper unzipped ''all the way down to the crotch''.
* AbsurdlySharpBlade: Juliet's chainsaw is used at various points throughout the game to cut through entire four-door sedans, chain-link fences, steel security shutters, stacks of trees, concrete pipes, bus doors, and I-beams. She repeatedly uses it to cut flying cars in half before they can hit her. [[JustifiedTrope It's an explicitly magical weapon, of course.]]
* ActionBomb: Some zombies wear dynamite around their waists.
* ActionGirl: Juliet and Cordelia.
* ALoveToDismember: Juliet did this to Nick's head, with the twist being that he's still alive thanks to a magic spell she cast on him.
* [[AmericanKirbyIsHardcore American Juliet is Hardcore]]: [[http://images.wikia.com/lollipopchainsaw/images/9/97/Lollipop_Chainsaw_Box_Art_PS3_%28Premium_Edition%29_Japan.jpg On the Japanese cover]], Juliet and Nick are laying on a bed with lollipops scattered all around them, and Juliet looks so soft and cuddly. [[http://images.wikia.com/lollipopchainsaw/images/4/4e/Lollipop_Chainsaw_Box_Art_PS3_USA.jpg The American/European cover, on the other hand]], depicts Juliet holding her chainsaw in one hand and a lollipop in the other, looking like a total badass who shouldn't be fucked with, while a zombie can be seen coming out of a locker in the background.
* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove:
** Nick as he lies zombifying in the prologue. Juliet reciprocates while severing his head.
** [[spoiler:Near the end of the game, Juliet gives one to Nick before his HeroicSacrifice.]]
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking:
** Yumil's hobbies are listed as disemboweling, drinking blood, and balancing a ball on his nose.
** [[spoiler:Killabilly's]] influences are [[spoiler:genocide, splinters, suffering, rape, roadkill, MichaelBuble, flat tires, {{Satan}}, Charley horses, oppression, torture, and Creator/MNightShyamalan.]]
* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Hilariously {{Lampshaded}}.
-->'''Nick''': How am I still talking WITHOUT A ''FUCKING THORAX''!?
* ArtShift: Several things in this game like the menus, loading screens, and Game Over screen are depicted in the style of a vintage comic book from the 70's or 80's. And then during Chapter 2, there's an Art Shift that happens during ''gameplay'': Whenever Juliet--a semi-realistic-looking character--[[XRaySparks gets shocked by electricity or lightning]], viewing from the front reveals that she has a cartoonish skeleton.
* AssKicksYou: Juliet has an attack where she launches herself butt-first at an enemy, making them groggy.
* AthleticArenaLevel: The infamous "Zombie Baseball" mini-game, in which Juliet must help Nick (whose head is attached to a zombie) score three home runs.
* AtomicFBomb: Courtesy of Zed, who attacks by yelling swear words.
* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever: [[spoiler:Killabilly]]
* AttackPatternAlpha: Cordelia and Juliet's FastballSpecial.
* AutoTune: The way Josey talks.
--> '''Josey''': Hey Juliet, are you ready to boogie-woogie?
--> '''Juliet''': Stop making fun of Stephen Hawking, you jerk!
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Despite all the weird shit that happens to them, and however often Nick complains about the situation, Juliet and Nick really ''do'' care deeply about each other.
* BabyBoomers: An odd yet hilarious example: Zombies wrapped in dynamite, on their backs kicking and flailing inside wheelbarrows, wailing "Mommy!"
* BadassAdorable: Juliet and Rosalind.
* BadassBiker: Gideon Starling and Lewis Legend.
* BadassBystander: A RedShirt early on fought off a couple of zombies for a bit before getting eaten.
* BadassFamily: The Starlings are a family of zombie hunters.
* BareYourMidriff: Part of Juliet's cheerleading uniform. Mariska also qualifies.
* BastardGirlfriend: Juliet, to a certain extent. [[http://www.destructoid.com/objectification-and-lollipop-chainsaw-229700.phtml Reading between the lines]] may find this video game a commentary on objectification of women by having [[GenderFlip Nick]] be the object.
** Do note that she's not distinctly rude to Nick, as the trope would imply, but later on it's clear [[spoiler: that Nick finds being just a head hard to bear, and wants Juliet to kill him or leave him so he wouldn't hold her back. Also, earlier than that, it's shown that despite being insensitive about Nick's feelings from time to time, she really does worry about him, her nightmare was him turning into a zombie.]]
* BearsAreBadNews: Vikke wears a still-living bear skin named Yumil.
* BeatEmUp: Gameplay is quite similar to [[NoMoreHeroes another game in the Grasshopper pedigree]].
* BestialityIsDepraved:
-->'''Nick:''' "I think that dude is a little too... ''intimate'' with those chickens, if you know what I mean."
-->'''Juliet:''' [[DontExplainTheJoke "You mean he has ''sex'' with them? Vomit!"]]
* BetweenMyLegs: When Juliet first encounters the zombies.
* BigBad: Swan
* BlackScreenOfDeath: [[spoiler:In the bad ending, when everyone comes home and find that mom is a zombie, the screen blacks out as we hear everyone scream, followed by a loud crunch, implying that the mom killed them.]]
* BladeLock: Carried over from ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes''. If Juliet and a armed zombie attacks at the same time, you have to press the Y/Triangle button rapidly to win. Doing so stuns the zombie letting you kill it.
* BreadEggsMilkSquick:
** Nick's hobbies are, as listed: "Badminton, Bass Guitar, Masturbation".
** Zed's influences are listed as "Music/TheMisfits, Music/BlackFlag, [[KickTheDog torturing small animals]]".
** Vikke's influences: "Bathory, Enslaved, [[ILoveTheDead necrophilia]]".
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Juliet interacts with the bosses' biography bubbles in a manner reminiscent of ComicBook/{{Deadpool}}.
** Juliet also angrily puts down her chainsaw, glares at the player and covers herself when the player tries to look up her skirt (even if her outfit has no skirt to look up).
* BringMyBrownPants: One of the classmates you rescue says to you, "Don't worry about the smell. I just shit myself."
** In Chapter 5, when facing a huge horde of zombies, Nick says that if he still had a body, he'd be shitting all over the place.
* BuffySpeak: The game's Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer on [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs acid instead of crystal meth,]] of course there's this.
* CasualDangerDialog: Most of the game, really.
* CatchPhrase: Juliet tends to say "What the dick?" a lot. This is lampshaded the first time she says it, where she then explains she just made it up 'cause she wanted to have a catch phrase.
* ChainsawGood: Juliet's weapon of choice (and a heart-spangled one at that!); Probably the most conventional element of the game so far.
* CluckingFunny: Zombie chickens, to be exact. As well as ''giant'' zombie chickens. In addition, large yellow chickens appear in place of the [=Chop2Shop=] locations in Ranking Mode.
* ClusterFBomb: Seeing as how this game is from the creators of ''No More Heroes'', this is no surprise.
** ClusterBleepBomb: Used on the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVyMklTUPrw "Special Edition" trailer,]] as a gamer talks about his sexual fantasies with Juliet.
* CoolBike: Gideon Starling's bike.
** CoolSidecar
* {{Cosplay}}: Several of Juliet's alternate costumes are based on anime currently airing at the time of the game's release. One pre-order bonus costume is a [[CrossPlayer gender-bent version]] of [[Franchise/EvilDead Ash Williams']] outfit from ''Franchise/EvilDead 2''.
* CreativeClosingCredits: The credits sequence shows Nick, Juliet, and her family running through all of the areas they previously visited, complete with a "wheel-like" effect.
* DangerouslyShortSkirt: Definitely [[ActionGirl dangerous]], definitely short.
* [[DangerousSixteenthBirthday Dangerous Eighteenth Birthday]]: There really isn't anything special about turning eighteen for Juliet. A zombie outbreak just happened to appear during this time.
** Swan might have picked this day to “get back” at Juliet.
* DelinquentHair: Zed, a punk rock archetype, sports a [[ImprobableHairstyle foot-tall]] [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair bright red]] mohawk.
* DifficultButAwesome: The drop kick can be hard to use, but it's one of the easiest ways to make zombies groggy, leading to a OneHitKO.
* DirtyOldMan: Morikawa, whose hobbies include collecting women's underwear. In his intro scene, he's basically looking up Juliet's skirt.
** Not JUST looking up her skirt... she talks to him by turning her back to him and bending forward, while he crouches to enjoy the view. He also makes her wear cotton underwear with a teddy bear print every lesson. And remember this is her birthday, meaning she was still underage (depending on which state the game takes place in) while he was doing this...
** Also, there's some dialogue later on that says he was the one who gave her pole dancing lessons, and he apparently gave her lap dancing tips too.
** The Man died by diving into her chest. Not once, but twice.
* DisasterDominoes: Juliet's father punches a building, causing this and ends up setting off a explosion that gains entry to Swan's lair.
* [[spoiler:DisneyDeath: Gideon during the final chapter.]]
* DisproportionateRetribution:
** Swan starts a ZombieApocalypse because he was bullied in high school [[spoiler:and because he felt rejected by Juliet]].
** An example of this trope being PlayedForLaughs occurs when Juliet is fighting the zombified Mr. Fitzgibbon:
---> '''Nick:''' He gave me a D last week. Kill him!
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Juliet's younger sister Rosalind, who is seen causing a multi-car pile-up in the intro.
* EarWorm: InUniverse, when a zombie exclaims:
-->"I can't get this KatyPerry song out of my head! [[CruelAndUnusualDeath What a terrible way to die]]!"
* EnfantTerrible / LittleMissBadass: Juliet claims to have killed a zombie with a sharpened rattle when she was six months old.
* EverythingsBetterWithCows: Zombie cows!
* EverythingsBetterWithRainbows
* EverythingsBetterWithSparkles
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: Juliet has a few combos that involve spinning her body around.
* {{Expy}}: Swan strongly resembles a human version of Billy from ''{{Saw}}'' and seems to have stolen Film/{{Beetlejuice}}'s suit.
* FastballSpecial: Using Nick's head. While he's still conscious and lucid. He returns the favor occasionally when he gets a body to get Juliet to new heights. In a one-off scene, Cordelia assists Juliet with one to get her onto the second boss's flying boat.
* FeverDreamEpisode: It is left extremely vague what (if anything) in the Farm level actually happened other than the final boss.
* FlatWhat: Nick's reaction to the introduction of the Nick Popper.
* {{Fingore}}: There's an achievement you can get by cutting off [[spoiler:the final boss' fingers]].
* FreezeFrameBonus: Bosses' and characters' stats flash on screen when they're introduced, but are way too fast to read all of them your first way through.
* GenderFlip: In the trailers, Juliet comes off as a female [[NoMoreHeroes Travis Touchdown]].
* GirlishPigtails: On Juliet, of course, and between these and the [[MinidressOfPower cheer]][[BareYourMidriff leader]] [[ZettaiRyouiki outfit]] the line between cute and sexy is being played for all it's worth.
* GoombaStomp: Juliet can do this to zombies.
* GoryDiscretionShot: There's no real gore in the game, despite it involving chainsaws and zombies. When a zombie is sliced apart or killed, instead of blood, there's usually ''rainbows and hearts''.
** Lampshaded by Nick, who asks how she can make rainbows come out of zombies. Juliet simply says, [[AwesomenessIsAForce "From awesome!"]]
** Also seen on the "Special Edition" live-action ad, when Juliet kills the gamers.
* [[GrievousHarmWithABody Grievous Harm With A Head]]: Using items called Nick Tickets, Juliet can use Nick's head in a [[LimitBreak variety of attacks]] all throughout the game.
* GroinAttack: With a '''chainsaw'''. Also comes in regular kick-in-the-nads variety if Juliet escapes a grab from a zombie.
* GuiltBasedGaming: Die in the Prologue chapter. Go on, do it.
* HandWave: Juliet uses magic her sensei taught her to keep Nick's head alive.
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: Happens regularly to Juliet's victims.
* HellishCopter: Juliet tells the helicopter pilot "Glad you made it, pilot dude!" He dies five seconds later.
* HiddenDepths: Juliet, despite her ditzy personality, has a 3.4 GPA, speaks fluent Japanese, knows magic, and has been a zombie hunter since she was six months old.
* HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood: Juliet was a zombie hunter since she was six months old. Which means her father exposed her to zombies when she was only six months old. She killed it with a sharpened rattle.
* HypocriticalHumor: Juliet has no problem cutting zombies apart, but is disgusted when Nick tells her that he once dissected a frog. He even replies with, "''THAT'S'' gross?"
* ImpairmentShot: Happens when Nick regains consciousness after Juliet decapitates him.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddMecha: Lewis' elephant mecha and Mariska's three-headed chicken mecha.
* InsistentTerminology: Heaven and Hell are referred to as The Land Beyond Words and Rotten World respectively.
* ItsAWonderfulFailure: Getting a Game Over results in the screen turning gray as Juliet faints, and then a comic book panel of her as a zombie, rising from her grave and reaching for Nick's head. There are different variants to this Game Over screen, depending on how you died, but the most unsettling (and depressing) one is definitely the one you get when you die in the Prologue chapter. Six words: "Juliet...I will always love you..."
** Finished the game, but didn't save all the classmates? TOO BAD! After the credits, [[spoiler:everyone comes home to find that Mom is a zombie. "Time for dinner! And by dinner, I mean...YOU!" *everyone screams, screen cuts to black* *CRUNCH*]]
* IWasBeatenByAGirl: Vikke's reaction to being defeated.
* JigglePhysics: Naturally.
* LastKiss: [[spoiler:Juliet and Nick share one before his HeroicSacrifice. It is ultimately subverted when Nick comes BackFromTheDead.]]
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: Juliet is apparently able to read the [[BossSubtitles title cards]] that introduce each of the zombie bosses, since she reacts to them, and, in one case, cuts it in half.
* LighterAndSofter: Compared to other zombie apocalypse franchises one can think of, this game is rather silly.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfLoading: The [=PS3=] version suffers from this greatly. Loading screens usually last for 30-45 seconds, sometimes they may even take a ''minute''. This can get very irritating if you want to skip a cutscene, because the game has to load the cutscene, then load again after you skip the cutscene.
* LosingYourHead:
** Juliet's boyfriend Nick, now attached to her waist. He was bitten by a zombie and she "saved" him the only way she could. He can still talk, though, and definitely voices his displeasure about his predicament. Many of the puzzles in the game are solved by giving Nick a temporary zombie body; Nick always expresses delight in having a body again, however temporarily.
** Later happens to [[spoiler:Swan]], combined with a hefty dose of BoomHeadshot.
* MartialArtsAndCrafts: Juliet utilizes her cheerleading chops as a branching series of quick, light, set-up [[{{Combo}} combos]].
* TheMasqueradeWillKillYourDatingLife: Played for laughs -- Juliet is worried that being a [[ActionGirl zombie hunter]] would make Nick think she's weird.
* MedalOfDishonor: The trophy "Gunn Struck", which is awarded to you once you shock Juliet a total of ten times.
* MediumBlending: The game's artstyle tries to achieve a 70's or 80's comic book style, and greatly succeeds. Character models have outlines around them, shading is stylish, menus are designed to look like a comic book, and several times, the game even shifts to a comic book illustration.
* MesACrowd: During the boss fight with Mariska, she splits herself into four, then eight, duplicates.
* MetaGuy: A good portion of Nick's commentary is pointing out how absurd pretty much everything in the game is.
* MindScrew: The O'Bannon Farm. See also MushroomSamba.
* MinidressOfPower: Juliet wears her San Romero High cheerleading outfit into battle, which includes an archetypal cheerleader miniskirt.
* MomentKiller: [[spoiler:After Nick comes BackFromTheDead, he and Juliet are about to share a kiss... only to be interrupted by Rosalind, Cordelia, and Gideon showing up.]]
* MoodWhiplash: Towards the end, several cutscenes are played more seriously, at least compared to the rest of the game.
** Going into super mode starts playing Toni Basil's "Mickey" no matter what is going on, causing great contrast with serious scenes such as [[spoiler:Juliet's dad's HeroicSacrifice]] and Nick complaining about being a head [[spoiler:including such gems as requesting to be left in a mailbox or mercy-killed]].
* MorphWeapon: The chainsaw, normally in her gym bag when not zombie hunting, "magically" changes into her various different weapons, including her cheerleader pom-poms, a grenade launcher, a party popper that fires her boyfriend's disembodied head, etc.
* MortonsFork: [[spoiler:Poor Juliet. Don't do anything? Zombies are free to roam the city and kill everybody. Kill the purveyors who are leading the zombies? Summon a ''bigger'' zombie. The only way to not be screwed over is if somebody else killed one of the purveyors, which was unlikely to happen in this situation.]]
* MsFanservice: Guess who. The alternate costumes pretty much solidify it.
* MultipleEndings: Just two: a good ending and a bad ending. (To get the good ending, Juliet must not only complete the game, [[spoiler:but save ''every one'' of her classmates while doing so. Otherwise, you get the bad ending.]])
* MundaneUtility: One of the few video games to use a chainsaw [[spoiler:to cut wood]].
* MushroomSamba: During Stage 3, courtesy of Mariska.
* MusicalAssassin: The Dark Purveyors; The first, Zed, fires projectiles at you in the form of guitar riffs and [[WordsCanBreakMyBones lyrical profanities]].
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler:Killing all five Dark Purveyors only ends up completing Swan's ritual and summoning Killabilly.]]
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: [[spoiler:Of all the ways Swan could have [[MyDeathIsJustTheBeginning killed himself]], he had to choose the way that ultimately allowed Juliet to use Nick to take control of his body and foil his plot.]]
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: "It's like Mecha-Chicken-Zilla!"
* NoodleIncident: Nick mentions a "[[PedophilePriest Father O'Malley]]" on a couple of occasions, but doesn't go into too many specifics.
* NoSympathy: No one seems sympathetic to Nick and his plight.
* OhCrap: Both Juliet and Nick have this reaction when they see [[spoiler: Killabilly, the Zombie of Zombies]].
-->'''Juliet:''' Oh, no...
-->'''Juliet:''' [[spoiler: The Gates are open... It's the Zombie of Zombies... Killabilly!]]
-->'''Nick:''' Yesterday, I stubbed my toe. I was like, "[[MinorInjuryOverreaction This is the worst day ever!]]"... Yeah, not quite.
* OnlySaneMan: Nick. However, he eventually starts to [[GivingUpOnLogic give up on logic]].
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: The rank-and-file? Not so much (other than their dialogue). The Dark Purveyors? Definitely.
* OutOfCharacterAlert: Rosalind, after picking up Juliet and Nick in a bus, said that it had broken down but she was able to fix it. The red flags go up because Juliet pointed out that just last week Rosalind took her car to the mechanic because she didn't know cars need ''oil''.
* OverprotectiveDad: Gideon Starling.
* PantyShot: Even the first few screenshots indicate that MagicSkirt has gone on a long vacation somewhere. (They're purple.) They appear to be cheerleader bloomers rather than panties, though - this is solidified by Juliet mentioning that she's wearing [[GoofyPrintUnderwear teddy bear underwear]] underneath.
** [[UpToEleven There's even an achievement for it,]] called "[[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial I Swear! I Did It by Mistake!]]"
* ParodyCommercial: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVhbgBGL8Bk "Zom-Be-Gone, from the makers of Lollipop Chainsaw!"]] ''From caked-on spleen, to totally clean!''
* ThePowerOfRock: Each of the Dark Purveyors is based on a different genre of rock music: punk rock for Zed, heavy metal for Vikke, psychedelia/acid rock for Mariska, funk for Josey, and classic rock for Lewis Legend. [[spoiler:The FinalBoss resembles ElvisPresley, maybe with a little [[Music/{{KISS}} Gene Simmons]] thrown in.]]
* PowerUpFood: Juliet can refill her LifeMeter using candy. (Not just lollipops, even though those are [[TrademarkFavoriteFood her favorite]]. She can also use things like jellybeans and [[ChocolateFrostedSugarBombs sugary cereal.]])
* PowerUpMotif: Toni Basil's "Hey Mickey" plays whenever Juliet goes into SuperMode.
* PressXToNotDie: Boy howdy. Interestingly, the button you have to press does correspond to the action Juliet needs to take, making it more intuitive than most [=QTEs=].
* RefugeInAudacity: A cheerleader accessorizing with her boyfriend's severed head spunkily chainsawing zombies into a fine, glittery, rainbow mist? What exactly did you expect from Suda?
* RuleOfCool / RuleOfFunny: Much of the game runs on this.
* SeashellBra: One of Juliet's alternate costumes.
* SenselessSacrifice: At the end of the prologue, Nick performs a HeroicSacrifice to save Juliet from a zombie mook, not knowing her profession at the time. He ends up bitten, and she effortlessly dispatches the zombie.
* SequentialBoss: Every single one must be defeated at least twice. Yes, the first too.
* ShootTheShaggyDog: The three survivors you rescue during the game's prologue end up dying and turning into zombies anyway after the helicopter they are on crashes.
* ShoutOut: [[ShoutOut/LollipopChainsaw Now with its own section]].
* SpiritualSuccessor: Suda is definitely exploring familiar territory. The hack and slash combat is very NoMoreHeroes and the unusually stylized take on zombies was also present in {{Killer7}}.
* SpoiledSweet: Juliet appears to cater to this from the various cutscenes. She's obviously got top tier social standing within the school, but doesn't seem to have AlphaBitch tendencies...excepting Swan and his minions, of course.
* StuffBlowingUp: School buses crashing and exploding, helicopters crashing/being shot and exploding, [[RuleOfCool exploding zombies wrapped in dynamite]], Swan's birthday cake for Juliet (a cake made of fuel tanks and dynamite, to be specific)...
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: Courtesy of Nick:
--> I've never had a space cake and it totally doesn't remind me of how I feel right now.
* SweetTooth:
** Lollipops. As well as being Juliet's TrademarkFavoriteFood, her health meter and the game's loading message are represented by lollipops and lollipops are used to regenerate lost health. There are even collectible lollipops of different flavors.
** Also, some items used to increase Juliet's vitality are a jar of jelly beans, a box of sugary cereal, and a crepe full of fruit and whipped cream.
* SymbolicBlood: When you kill a zombie with a finishing move, wounds gush rainbows and clouds of shiny purple stars and hearts instead of the red stuff. Juliet evidently makes this happen through "awesomeness".
* TakeThat:
** Upon finding a bunch of jock zombies on treadmills, Nick and Juliet trade quips about how [[ZombieGait running zombies]] [[VideoGame/Left4Dead are]] [[YourVampiresSuck stupid]]. (Of course, this is after fighting zombies that run, jump, fly, and can turn profanities into lasers.) This is a joke at James Gunn's own expense, since he wrote the 2004 ''Dawn of the Dead'' remake, which popularized the fast, running zombie.
** The villain's name is Swan, he's associated with the undead, a pale-skinned loner, and he's a whiny EmoTeen. The only way it'd be [[Literature/{{Twilight}} more obvious]] is if Swan were female. Even the Dark Purveyors make fun of him when he summons them.
** "I can't get this KatyPerry song [[EarWorm out of my head]]! What a terrible way to die!"
** "Now I hate you more than Carrot Top!"
** Rosalind's dream is to meet JustinBieber [[BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy and add his skull to her collection of yeti skulls]].
** Juliet could be seen as a TakeThat to negative teenage girl stereotypes, same as how [[VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes Travis Touchdown]] was one towards male otaku. Fitting, since this game has been described as the GenderFlip version of No More Heroes.
** In Chapter 4, Nick says, "If [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros a guy in a red cap and blue overalls]] comes running at me, I'm going to vomit."
** Blink and you'll miss it, but [[spoiler: Killabilly's introduction screen lists his influences, like with the Dark Purveyors. Among them are Creator/MNightShyamalan and Music/MichaelBuble]].
* ThemeNaming: Juliet and all her sisters are all named after characters from Shakespeare's plays. Their mother is named “Elizabeth”, referring to the time the plays were written. Their surname, “Starling”, may also be a reference to Shakespeare.
* ThrowTheDogABone: At the end, [[spoiler:after putting up with all sorts of crap throughout the game, Nick is given a second chance at life thanks to his HeroicSacrifice, and gets a new body in the process. Granted, it's a 77-year-old man's body, but he takes it all the same.]]
* TinyGuyHugeGirl: By the end of the game, [[spoiler:when Nick gains the body of Juliet's old mentor]]. His eyeline is level with her neck.
* UnexpectedGameplayChange: Level 4 is pretty much made of them.
* VideoGamePerversityPotential: You get a trophy/achievement just for looking up Juliet's skirt. [[http://www.ps3trophies.org/game/lollipop-chainsaw/guide/ As PS3Trophies.org said:]]
--> "For all you perverts out there, you probably gotten this trophy out of sheer curiosity (cause that’s what we do right?). Heck, this is probably the first trophy you’ve earned."
* VirtualPaperDoll: Juliet can wear several different outfits.
* WakeUpGoToSchoolSaveTheWorld: Juliet's day begins as any other school day, but escalates into a grand adventure.
* WeaponsGradeVocabulary: One of the junkyard boss' attacks is this. The letters home in on Juliet and deal damage on impact.
* WhatTheHellHero: Throughout Level 5, Nick, having effectively hit the DespairEventHorizon, repeatedly calls Juliet out on treating him like an accessory and never once respecting his wishes.
* [[spoiler:WombLevel: The last phase of the final boss involves Juliet going inside Killabilly's body in order to finish him off.]]
* WorldOfHam: Just about everything here is over-the-top.
* XRaySparks: Happens in Chapter 2 when Juliet gets struck by lightning, or is shocked by other electrical attacks. As mentioned earlier, viewing from the front shows that she has a goofy and cartoony skeleton, despite looking realistic on the outside (or, as realistic as the Unreal Engine allows, anyway), and you can even get a trophy/achievement for shocking her 10 times.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Juliet's rocking at least a type A with her default outfit, between the miniskirt and leggings.
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