* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: A minor problem with the first six-issue arc of IZombie. Nothing is resolved, the BigBad is a 'good' guy, who can't be hurt, and the main star has no collection to things going on.


* EarWorm: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E73IQx21DEo Stop! Nananaoo, I'm already dead...]]
* MagnificentBastard: Blaine becomes the sole supplier of brains to the zombies in the city, operating out of an actual butcher shop, using regular (i.e. not undead) delivery boys. His first act is to have sex with a rich older woman, infecting her, and then offer to supply her with brains for $25,000 a month. He's also charming and disarming, convincing Clive that his shop is on the level, when the detective comes to ask about a dead kid. He even offers Clive to show him around the back of the shop, despite having a cut-up body there ([[spoiler:although, had Clive agreed, he would've been killed]]). Despite being a lowly street dealer when he was alive, Blaine shows refinement, admitting he used to be a wine connoisseur before his taste buds atrophied, and even has his cook try to come up with tasty dishes with brains.
* MoralEventHorizon: After first being shown to apparently be willing to leave his old life of drug dealing, once he finds out he can turn ''others'' into zombies and uses this to make a brain-dealing business, Blaine establishes himself as a villain. But what crosses this is when its revealed that his source of brains for his operation is actually troubled teenagers who he kidnaps and kills, rather than his claim of grave digging.
* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: A peeve of some fans of the comic book. Save for the brains and zombie thing. The TV Series barely resembles the comics which was more of a tongue in cheek story that covered a variety of monsters with bits of drama here and there, then an straight faced crime drama featuring just zombies. They don't even use the name of the original character.
* UnintentionallySympathetic: Liv's voiceover at the end of "Virtual Reality Bites" states that the killer should have just "gotten over" his sister committing suicide after a year of horrific cyber-bullying. Needless to say, many fans felt differently. [[note]]This may have been what was left of the {{Jerkass}} hacker's brain talking, as Liv is not generally so callous towards the dead or their families.[[/note]]
* WhatAnIdiot: Despite knowing that she was a medical examiner for the Seattle PD, one of the suspects in "Brother, Can You Spare a Brain?" actually tried to rape Liv. Made even worse due to the fact that he knew her partner was right upstairs. As you can guess not only did he get his ass kicked by both of them he was arrested instantly. Of course, he seemed to think she ''wanted'' to have sex with him (thanks to the effect of the brain-of-the-week) and so he probably didn't think it was rape, which sadly crosses into TruthInTelevision.