!! Leviathan (The novels)
* AwesomeArt: Keith Thompson's [[http://img.sparknotes.com/content/sparklife/sparktalk/2014/westerfeldarttime_LargeWide.jpg insanely gorgeous]] illustrations expertly depict BioPunk and steampunk TechnologyPorn in equal measure and are a major draw for fans.
* AngstWhatAngst: Alek copes with his parents' deaths really well... It's especially jarring in comparison with Deryn, who's still pretty broken up about her father dying two years before the start of the story.
* CrazyAwesome: Zaven. So much. Nikola Tesla is even crazier, and even more awesome.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: [[UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla Nikola Tesla]], to the surprise of exactly no one who knows their history well.
* HoYay: Loads [[SweetOnPollyOliver between Alek and "Dylan"]], mostly in ''Behemoth''.
* LesYay: Lilit. Her last line to Deryn before she leaves implies that she figured out that Deryn was actually a girl, and this is ''after'' she kissed Deryn full on the lips and said she was "just curious."
** "I know you better than you think, ''Mr''. Sharp." (Cue chuckling from Bovril.)
** It's worth noting that Deryn doesn't seem too bothered by it, either.
----> '''Alek:''' That girl is quite mad.
----> '''"Dylan":''' Aye. But she's not a bad kisser.
* NarmCharm: [[spoiler:Alek and Deryn's declaration of love at the end of ''Goliath'' is pretty cheesy, but it's pretty sweet as well.]]
* PortmanteauCoupleName: Dalek has become quite popular in the fandom for Deryn/Alek...no, not [[Series/DoctorWho that Dalek.]] Volger and Barlow also have Varlow.
* TearJerker: [[spoiler:Zaven's]] death.
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: It explicitly states in the blurb of ''Goliath'' that Alek finds out about Deryn's true identity, and that she's in love with him. It also refers to "true love with a commoner," leaving little question of whether or not he'll reciprocate her feelings. It's particularly interesting since Westerfeld has enough track record [[Literature/{{Uglies}} breaking up]] [[{{Midnighters}} his couples]] to create legitimate doubt in those who've read his other books.
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!! Leviathan (The Band)
* ArchivePanic: '''So many demos''', that's all we can say. And that's not even ''going'' into Jef's other projects such as Lurker of Chalice, his involvement with Twilight, and god knows what else.
* AwesomeArt: The album cover and supplementary artwork for ''Scar Sighted'', which [[TearJerker were made by Jef's girlfriend while she was dying of a brain tumor, and which he decided to keep.]]
** The rest of his album covers could also qualify, particularly ''A Silhouette in Splinters.''
* AwesomeMusic: '''Everything''', most have been recently labeling ''Scar Sighted'' as his best work.
* BaseBreaker: Jef himself, due to his criminal convictions and accusations of misogyny.
* CreepyAwesome: Jef is the living embodiment of this.
* EpicRiff: He's more known for the atmosphere of his music, but he can still write some distinctive, memorable riffs when he wants to. "Aphonos" is a good example.
* JerkAssWoobie: Jef for some fans. For one thing, you pity his problematic childhood and the loss of his girlfriend, but his standoffish personality (along with the accusations of assault by his other ex girlfriend ''with his tattoo tools'') will raise an eyebrow. It does end up being an EarnYourHappyEnding type deal when he got married and now is raising a baby girl and shows ''sprouts'' of happiness compared to the bleak tone of Leviathan.
* NightmareFuel: Basically everything about his music, but ''especially'' his screams, which are just inhuman. Then there's the hateful, despairing, and disjointed tone of the music itself. It really isn't surprising when you learn about the dude's CreatorBreakdown.
** Again, his album covers. ''Tentacles of Whorror'' might be the worst one, because of how [[NightmareFace obscene]] it is.
** All of ''Scar Sighted'' is nightmarish, but the closing track, "Aphonos", might be one of the most apocalyptic, crushing things he's ever recorded. Between the brutalizing riff and Jef's tortured screams, it legitimately sounds like a nightmare. The haunting ambient outro doesn't help matters.
--> ''I wanna see it in your face. I wanna see it in your eye. '''I wanna see it in your tears'''.''
** The chaotic atmosphere of the first two albums really add a sense of paranoia and sense of TheNothingAfterDeath in ''The Tenth Sub-Level'' and the hateful fury of ''Tentacles of Whorror''. Special points with songs such as "The Idiot Sun" and "Vexed and Vomit Hexed".
*** ''Even non-metal stuff is unnerving'', the hauntingly depressive tone of the Lurker of Chalice debut and ''A Silhouette in Splinters'' can give a creepy vibe.
* TearJerker: Oddly enough, in the VICE documentary ''One Man Metal'', Jef opens up about his struggles when he was a teenager writing his first two albums, and then explaining his depression about the loss of his girlfriend Jesse.
** When he talks about Lurker of Chalice and mentions that the project had a "muse", only to pause and simply say... "…she’s dead, so I don’t think Lurker will happen again…" before looking away in sadness. The doc even shows a scene where Jef's showing interviewer JR Robinson a sketch he did of Jesse, along with a newspaper clipping of her obituary. He then mentions to JR how Jesse used to leave him little drawings each time he'd leave to work, before uttering a small but quiet "I've saved them all", ''showing that he did save all her drawings''.
*** It goes more into TearJerker territory when one looks at Jesse's little drawings and notices ''they're all the supplementary album art for Scar Sighted''. Gives the album a much more saddening vibe.
*** Lurker of Chalice's music also qualifies, considering how much more depressive it is than Leviathan. The intro to "Piercing Where They Might" and "Specter as Valkerie Is" are particularly sad.
** The title track of ''Scar Sighted'' definitely counts. The instrumental sounds almost like a funeral dirge, and the vocals are mainly just tortured, agonized screams.