* HateDumb: A proud standard-bearer for the trope. Don't mention anything you like to him if you don't want him to whine about it for hours.
* NightmareFuel: Quite often. Special credit to the essay [[WhyFandomCantHaveNiceThings "Xenogenesis"]] for being ''entirely true''.
* TearJerker: "Paladin of the Lost Hour."
* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: Very famously, Ellison neither drinks nor smokes nor gets blasted out of his mind on acid ''ever''. [[BadAss He used to smoke a pipe,]] but quit that years ago.
** Many people attending science fiction conventions in the late 60s and early 70s remember Ellison as smelling so strongly of pot you could get high standing next to him. He has often railed against ''hard'' drugs, though.