* BadassDecay: The opening of the show makes the band look pretty badass. Then they open their mouths, and it becomes really hard to take them seriously as the minutes pass.
** They set the record from the beginning of the very metal opening, to the start of the pilot episode where they show how incompetent they are.
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The closing song of the episode ''Dethhelth'': "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PP8r40uXgwA No More Hamburger Time]]".
** Also Toki's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxOtD7OZ294 underwater Beatles tribute]] in the second episode. Or for that matter, any time Toki breaks out into a non-metal song. The aforementioned "No More Hamburger Time" falls under this category, except that the other band members join in.
* BrokenBase: ''Dethalbum II'': Are the vocal legitimate death metal or screamo crap?
** Also over how the writing after Tommy Blacha left compares to before. It's plenty high-quality, but has lost some of its original quirkiness and charm while becoming more plot-oriented.
** And [[FandomBerserkButton don't even mention]] [[TheScrappy Abigail]].
* CrazyAwesome: The show seems to run on this. In the pilot alone, they managed to turn a coffee jingle into a hardcore metal song, resulting in at least a few dozen deaths.
* CrossesTheLineTwice: Most of the show.
* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler:Dethklok brings peace to the Middle East. [[UpToEleven Made even better]] by the fact that it's done using giant space holograms made explicitly so that the band can perform for all of Syria AND Israel simultaneously. When a soldier almost shoots an innocent girl across the border and the music begins, they look up, and we see that both are wearing Dethklok shirts. Awesome.]]
** [[spoiler: It gets even more awesome when you [[FridgeBrilliance realize]] that the Tribunal has been trying to keep the world conflicted and controlled, meaning that that they most likely had something to do with the Israel-Syria conflict, and Dethklok unknowingly ruined it for them. [[ProperlyParanoid Which means that the Tribunal was right to be afraid of Dethklok harming their control over the world all along.]]]]
* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: Believe it or not, there's a few of these tucked in every season. In the S3 finale alone, Offdensen got two.
** Telling his new assistant about his job: "You'll ask yourself 'why am I doing this'? It's because it's the most rewarding thing you'll ever do. It's something worth dying for."
** [[spoiler: Telling the band he's sorry for being too busy to spend time with them/snapping at them earlier]]: "You are very important. To me." [[spoiler: He follows this up by giving a personal reassurance to Toki, who's been chronically hitting people through the whole episode, and receives a hug from the rhythm guitarist in return. The scene continues and fades out with Toki still clinging to him. Awwwww.]]
** [[spoiler: When a soldier almost shoots an innocent girl across the border and the music begins, they look up, and we see that both are wearing Dethklok shirts. Music connecting people and all that.]]
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: The songs in all three season finales ("Go Into the Water" for Season 1, "Black Fire Upon Us" for Season 2, and "The Beginning" for Season 3).
** "Crush the Industry", the premiere song for Season 3, [[spoiler: made better when Ofdensen rescues the concert.]]
** [=RehabKlok=], aka Rehab the Rock Opera.
** "I Ejaculate Fire", the first track released from "Dethalbum III", hell, just the title alone is awesome.
** Pretty much '''''all''''' of ''The Doomstar Requiem''
* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: [[{{Gorn}} Wow!]] [[CrapsackWorld Just...]] [[KillEmAll WOW!]] This may have started to become more prominent as the show draws to its close. As of season 4 onward, the story [[spoiler: with the introduction of the Church of the Black Klok]] is treating the band as the good guys. While Dethklok's enemies are nasty people, it doesn't change the fact that death and destruction follow the band where ever they go. In the early seasons the show didn't seem like it ''had'' a true good guy, the main difference is that the antagonists are actively plotting, whereas most of the havoc Dethklok is responsible for happens by accident and the band's own negligence.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: It's hilarious when in a show about the five members of a band, the manager manages to be the popular one. Explains why Ofdensen became an AscendedExtra, as well.
** "'''I'M DOCTOR ROCKZO, THE HIGHLY POPULAR ROCK N ROLL CLOWN! I DO COCAINE!'''"
* FreudWasRight: Deconstructed with Murderface, who doesn't eat food like hot dogs, bananas, etc. When a bandmate asked him if he would eat a cut-up sausage, he said no, and explained that it would look like a cut-up dick. Later in that same episode, he was seen suggestively licking a sausage link.
* FridgeLogic: Surely Knubler would have mentioned to Dethklok that a secret organization has targeted them and marked them for death? [[FridgeBrilliance Though he's done so many drugs (and as Pop Rox and coke) that he's probably forgotten the existence or importance of the Tribunal.]]
* HarsherInHindsight: Dethdad. Nathan says "Danbury Connecticut is more brutal than Norway." This was before Anders Breivik and Sandy Hook Elementary (~10 miles outside Danbury).
** In-universe, Toki's birthday "kidnapping" in Fertilityklok could be also seen as this since [[spoiler: he got kidnapped by Magnus Hammersmith in Church of the Black Klok.]]
* HoYay: Apart from random homoerotic naivete and spending time naked in a hot tub together, whenever the band members are seen dating women, at least one of them will look suspiciously like another member of the band. Four of Nathan's dates in "Klokblocked" look like female versions of the other four bandmates, and one of Toki's dates was nicknamed "[[FanNickname Skwisgirl]]" because of her resemblance to Skwisgaar.
** Pickles wearing a locket with [[spoiler:Charles']] picture in it.
*** Ofdensen is quite a bit more defensive of Nathan than he is the other guys. In Fertilityklok, Charles is seen with the rest of Dethklok during the roast. He tolerates, and even cracks a smile at the jabs at the other band members. But when the comic jumps on Nathan by calling him "Tonto", which is not a nickname Nathan is fond of, Charles whispers something to a nearby Klokateer. Within seconds, the comic is dead from a poison dart.
** Murderface has a very noticeable knee-jerk reaction to anything that could potentially make him look gay. Such as his refusal to eat phallic-shaped food.
*** He is later seen licking a hot dog suggestively, and acts like it's no big deal when he notices the others staring at him.
*** Not to mention in "Dethhealth" when he ejaculates on his doctor's face and starts hallucinating muscular, near-naked men, while thinking "I'm gay! I'm gay!" afterwards in his paranoia. It is eventually revealed that the doctor, not Murderface, was gay, and jacked him off on purpose.
*** In Fatherklok, he gives Skwisgaar a bath while trying to act like a father figure for him.
*** Then there's the whole "body heat" scene in Doublebookedklok. Doesn't help that A) he suggests it ''after'' Pickles complains that huddling together for warmth is gay, and B) He still has his arm around Pickles' chest after Ofdensen comes to rescue them.
*** Toki and Skwisgaar hold hands during their therapy session in Performanceklok.
** [[http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/444/briefnod.png/ Here's a cheeky blink-and-you'll-miss-it nod to the slash fandom]] that appears at the end of Fanklok.
*** Slash art also appears in an earlier scene, though it's censored.
** And ''then'' there's Murderface getting turned on by Toki in "Going Downklok".
** Nathan and Pickles in the Season 4 finale: "I DON'T WANT HER IF IT MEANS I CAN'T HAVE ''YOU''... BEING MY DRUMMER."
* IconicCharacterForgottenTitle: It's easy to forget that the show is called ''Metalocalypse'' and not ''Dethklok''.
* IronWoobie: Ofdensen. He is band's manager (though he's more like a [[OnlySaneEmployee single parent]] having to deal with five very rambunctious and TooDumbToLive boys]]), and has to put up with their idiotic and destructive antics on a daily basis, a task that would've driven any lesser man to either [[DrivenToSuicide become suicidal]] or [[DrivenToMadness go insane]]. And on top of that the band members frequently don't even appreciate what he does for them, at least until later seasons when they begin to [[AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther realize how important he is to them]]. And yet he stays composed, calculating and {{Badass}} through it all.
* IKnewIt: It was a common fan guess for a while that Nathan had Native American ancestry. "Dethcarraldo" ended up confirming this, naturally in the most brutal manner possible: his real grandfather was an Amazonian cannibal chief.
* JerkassWoobie: Even the creators of the show agree, Murderface is a tortured soul who desperately needs acceptance and a cure for his extreme loneliness and sensitivity... but he is also a complete and total asshole who is repugnant in every way.
* LesYay: Let's just say that when Dethklok's moms have a little booze in them...they get a little frisky. Also, NoYay.
* MagnificentBastard: Ofdensen.
* MemeticMutation: The internet would like you to know that Dr. Rockzo is the Rock 'n' Roll clown, and he does cocaine.
* MoeMoe: Toki.
* MoralEventHorizon: Dr. Rockzo, the Rock 'n' Roll Clown (he does cocaine) after he [[spoiler: steals Toki's Christmas presents for the band, pawns them to buy cocaine, and then receives a handjob from Skwisgar's mother on live TV while bragging that he does cocaine.]]
-->''Aww, is somebody havin' a baaaaaaad Christmas?''
* [[ArcFatigue Myth Arc Stall]]: Each successive season reveals less and less about the overarching plot. Granted, the show is primarily about a band of super destructive idiots, but it would be nice to learn a few more details about what's going on. The Season Four finale, "Church of the Black Klok", reveals a lot of information about the Myth Arc. Here goes:
** [[spoiler:After Salacia's brainwashing in the Season Two finale, General Crozier worked to get a top secret military project called "Falconback", which involves building a large scale military force that includes missiles and gigantic armies placed around the world, sneaked past Congress through a military spending bill. The plan hinged on the release of the new Dethklok album; since that album would boost the economy to obscene levels, nobody would think twice about passing the military spending bill Falconback would end up attached to. Once Dethklok's new album ended up destroyed and lost at sea, the Falconback plan returned to the backburner.]]
** [[spoiler:While the failure to launch Falconback did not bother Salacia, the band's potential breakup '''did''' threaten his plans, so Salacia revealed himself -- and his supernatural powers -- to Dethklok for unknown reasons (he could have meant to kill them or brainwash them into staying together), then killed Roy Cornickelson, the owner of Dethklok's record label. Salacia's actions prompted Offdensen to reveal the existence of the Church of the Black Klok to Dethklok and reveal what had happened to him after the Revengencer's attack on Mordhaus.]]
** [[spoiler:When Salacia brainwashed Crozier, Offdensen accidentally looked into Salacia's eyes and saw his true form -- "the Half-Man" -- but Salacia's gaze poisoned Offdensen with psychic toxins. The Church of the Black Klok, a secret society that believes in prophecies foretelling Dethklok as the group destined to save mankind with its music, tend to Offdensen; the Black Klok uses special poisons to kill Offdensen, then revive him and let his body heal from Salacia's poisoning. Offdensen becomes "the Dead Man" of the Church's prophecies; now literally invisible to Salacia, Offdensen stalks Crozier around the world to figure out Salacia's plans. When Offdensen finds a heavily-encoded blueprint pertaining to Falconback, he recruits Edgar Jomfru to help him decipher the blueprint -- but before he can learn the truth, Offdensen has to "come back to life" to save Dethklok from signing a new record deal (seen in the Season Three premiere).]]
** [[spoiler:After Offdensen's InfoDump, the leader of the Church of the Black Klok tells Dethklok that he knows why Nathan destroyed the master recording of the group's now-lost album: it didn't have the right message, at the right time, and Nathan realized that he couldn't release that message to the world. The band learns that the last song of their replacement album -- yet to be written and recorded -- could become the key to saving mankind, stopping Salacia's plans, and averting the Metalocalypse for good. After the Season Four finale, however, the band must find Toki and album producer Abigail -- kidnapped and injured by the Revengencers -- before it can make this last song...]]
* {{Narm}}: Apparently, the Metal Masked Assassin's preferred method of torture is to ''[[NoKillLikeOverkill rip his prisoner's arms off while interrogating them]]''.
** NarmCharm: Played deliberately in most of the more upbeat numbers in ''Doomstar Requiem'', particularly the Klokateers dancing in "Tracking", Nathan's Elvis impersonation in "How Can I Be a Hero", and the "Thriller" parody in "Givin' Back to You".
* NauseaFuel: Dear God, the episode where they drink bleach because they think it'll help make them healthier. Some viewers dry-heaved.
-->"Bleach is healthy. It's mostly water. And we're mostly water. [[InsaneTrollLogic Therefore, we are bleach]]."
* NightmareFuel: Episodes usually end with stuff like this, like the ones with [[spoiler:the [[NightmareFace dead child (complete with maggots crawling out of her rotted eye sockets)]] ]] and [[spoiler:the fashion designer who skinned supermodels to make his "leather" clothes]]. [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even the second one is too much for the band.]]
** Nathan's [[spoiler: nightmare]] in Season 3 episode 3.
** Particularly the Season 3 finale when [[spoiler: we see Salacia [[MindRape Mind Raping]] Crozier from Ofdensen's perspective.]]
** Hell it has its own [[NightmareFuel/{{Metalocalypse}} page]].
** Season four's funeral fight, especially the way the Revengencers make their entrance to kill everyone. [[spoiler: Rising out of the ground like zombies]].
* ParanoiaFuel combined with DigitalPiracyIsEvil: If someone pirates Dethklok's songs, the group have UN-sanctioned authority to legally kidnap, imprison, and torture the pirate; their importance to the world economy depends on having the ability to stop piracy.
* PeripheryDemographic: The show is obviously aimed at the 18-34 male demographic, but has attracted quite a lot of female fans.
** Thanks, in part, to [[MrFanservice Mr. Ofdensen]].
* ReplacementScrappy: Melmord Fjordslorn in "Dethsources", [[spoiler: until he was killed by Ofdensen for attempting to take over management of Dethklok]].
** Abigail has also gained a large share of unpopularity [[http://quhzk.tumblr.com/post/27833564422/fyeahcontroversialcharacters-character-abigail among the fandom]] after she replaced Knubbler.
** Vater Orlaag, due to his relative lack of personality in relation to Cardinal Ravenwood.
* SelfFanservice: It seems many people who make fan art of Pickles seem to completely ignore the fact that he is balding and has a dread-lock comb-over, giving him a flowing straight full head of hair.
** Even fanworks with a less idealized art style often exaggerate the height difference between Pickles and the other band members for the purposes of [[RuleOfFunny humor]] or [[RuleOfCute cuteness]].
* {{Squick}}: Basically everything about the Sultan in "Writersklok." He's essentially [[ReturnOfTheJedi Jabba the Hutt]] as a human [[BiggerIsBetterInBed with a permanent boner]], if that gives you an idea.
** How Murderface gets injuried in 'Religionklok". He lands ''face first'' on pavement while '''flying''', resulting half of his face being completely ripped off. And then add to the fact his legs get ''run over''.
* TearJerker: Toki and Pickles talking about [[spoiler:how much they miss Charles]] in the season 3 premiere. Kind of ruined when [[spoiler: Pickles - while staring at a locket in which he keeps a picture of Charles - says that admitting sadness makes you gay.]]
-->"What if I'm not around in the future?"
** "Do It All For My Brother" from ''Doomstar Requiem'', where Edgar mourns his brother.
* TooCoolToLive: Charles Foster Ofdensen, [[spoiler: awesomely subverted.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: Listen to The Dethalbum, then The Dethalbum II. Notice the increase in musical awesomeness from one album to the next?
** And now do the same, but with Dethalbum II to Dethalbum III, beginning with "I Ejaculate Fire", yeah...
* UglyCute: Recent episodes pretty much establish the band as overgrown 12-year-olds with daddy issues (except for Nathan, who gets along great with his father), which has given them a sort of bulldog-esque "D'awwwww" factor, believe it or not. Murderface is both the ugliest and the most childish.
* TheWoobie: Everyone in the band, and Ofdensen in well, have seriously screwed up back stories.