* {{Anvilicious}}/SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: They don't write lyrics, but their music just ''feels'' undeniably political. Sometimes the samples included with the songs are political in nature as well.
* CrossesTheLineTwice / CrowningMomentOfFunny: The opening of “Antennas to Heaven” (“Moya Sings Baby-O”).
* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: Blaise Bailey Finnegan III’s rant at a judge is this for many fans: “You think you’re God because you have a robe and you can put people up the goddamn river for twenty years? Well, you’re not!” Of course, for others it may verge into {{Narm}}.
** The issue of the man's "poem" actually being lyrics [[OlderThanTheyThink ripped off from the band]] Music/IronMaiden is also a bit divisive, since it makes one question whether this story is even true.
* EpicRiff: “The Dead Flag Blues” motif, repeated at the beginning of “East Hastings” as well.
* FaceOfTheBand: Even though he's not the frontman in the traditional sense (and has repeatedly disclaimed the r¸ōle), Efrim Menuck is the member that seems to get the most recognition.
* FanonDiscontinuity: ''All Lights Fucked'', because of its rarity, although it may also be a case of CanonDiscontinuity, as the band no longer perform songs from it.
** With a little OldShame thrown in. Although without hearing it, it's impossible to say if they re-worked any of it.
* FridgeLogic: In the midst of his interview, Blaise Bailey Finnegan III repeats a story in which he apparently said "I don't repeat myself for nobody" to a judge. Come again?
* MagnumOpus: ''Lift Your Skinny Fists'' by consensus, but ''F♯ A♯ ∞'' and ''Slow Riot'' are both close.
* MainstreamObscurity: Godspeed You! Black Emperor are the darlings of critics everywhere, but very few outside the fanbase have ever heard of them.
** PopCultureIsolation: They're monstrously influential in the world of post-rock, but again, almost no one outside that community even knows they exist.
* MemeticMutation: The whole monologue at the beginning of "The Dead Flag Blues." The intro to "Sleep" as well.
* NightmareFuel: Has [[NightmareFuel/GodspeedYouBlackEmperor its own page]].
* TearJerker: Has [[TearJerker/GodspeedYouBlackEmperor its own page]].