* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation:
** Of the characters:
*** It's only too easy to see the "preps" as the good guys and the "goffs" as the bad guys. After all, the "goffs" are all utter jerks and we never see the "preps" do anything to deserve the treatment they get. In particular, the fic wants us to see Britney as the AlphaBitch and Enoby as the CoolLoser. But who's the one judging the other for how she dresses? Who's the one who sits by and takes the other's abuse without retaliating until the end? Who's the one gets [[GirlPosse followed around by a large group of friends]] while the other one always seems to be on her own? The only time Britney does anything bad is towards the end of the story when she [[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext breaks Snap, Loopin, and Hargrid out of Azerbaijan]] and tells Ebony that Voldemort "will, like, totally kill your friends." And Ebony immediately [[DisproportionateRetribution tortures]] her afterwards.
*** "Dumblydore". Is he a "poser" just trying to be cool like Ebony thinks? Is he a brilliant [[TheChessmaster Chessmaster]] ObfuscatingStupidity to manipulate Ebony into destroying "Volsemort"? Or is he just an old, senile guy who does things at random?
*** When Enoby used the Killing Curse at the end, did she aim it at Voldemort or herself?
*** Satan Bombadil Anderson: Attractive 80s goth or {{Time Travel}}ing ConMan?
*** Why did Dobby run away crying after witnessing Snap and Loopin doing it? Was he simply horrified by stumbling across such a sight? Or was he actually enjoying it and fled in tears out of embarrassment when Evony caught him watching?
** Of the fic:
*** There is some debate on whether ''My Immortal'' itself is a brilliant TrollFic or just a plain terrible fic. The consensus seems to be that it ''may'' be the former, as some noticed a pattern in the odd choices of words (such as "come"/"came"), that certain elements of the fic (such as the LordOfTheRings reference) could only show up if the author had read novels above the reading level the spelling suggests, and much more. Nobody really knows, and the lack of updates from the creator (both on the fic and on her whereabouts) adds fuel to the fire.
*** If you read some of the later chapters, one starts to notice that the writing was ''getting better.'' It seems as if Tara was actively trying to improve in some way, and let's be honest, who the hell could keep up a troll fic after their account was hacked? Yes, it is possible that the hack was part of the trolling, but one has to ask why.
* AccidentalInnuendo: Whether it's actually ''accidental'' depends on whether the fic actually is a parody or not, but regular words are occasionally "accidentally" spelled wrong and [[FreudianSlip turned into obscenities]], e.g. "Minister of Magic Cornelius Fudge" becomes "Mystery of Magic Cornelia Fuck", "Professor Slughorn" becoming "Professor Slutborn", etc.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8B51CF0BD6819969&feature=plcp This dramatic reading]] interprets almost every use of the word "come"/"came" this way, which is easy since a character's arrival in a scene is usually signalled with something like "and then Draco came" without any qualifiers.
* AssPull: Many examples. At one point the characters need to find Draco (who Volfemort has bondage, whatever that means). To solve this, Vampire "has an idea" and teleports them into Voldemort's lair. Enoby whines endlessly about stuff much easier to solve than this, like [[{{OT3}} choosing between Draco and Vampire.]]
* AuthorsSavingThrow: It's hard to tell but when Tara explains the fact Dumbledor was calling Ebony and Draco [[OutOfCharacterMoment "Motherfuckers"]] because he had an headache can be seen as an attempt to this.
** If one examines the later chapters, it actually looks like she was making an effort to improve, though, not by much.
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: Well, most of the plot really comes off as this, but Chapter 10 really stands out. The author's notes say it deals with "serious issues"... and it proceeds to be extremely bizzare even by the standards of the rest of the fic, with Enoby shooting Snap and Loopin "a bazillion times" to seemingly no effect, Dumbledore suddenly coming in and shooting them with his wand, and Hagrid declaring his love for Enoby out off nowhere. (which seems to be {{Retcon}}ned out in the next chapter, with it apparently being ''Cedric'' instead who did that... [[LogicBomb or not, or... argh!]])
** There's also Draco's suicide, which is [[UnexplainedRecovery undone with no explaination later]] and is never mentioned again.
* BileFascination: Seriously, this was the ''most popular thing'' on [[Website/FanfictionDotNet Fanfiction.net]] if the reviews were anything to go by.
* CardboardPrison: "Azerbaijan" doesn't seem to be able hold anyone for long, despite its canon counterpart being TheAlcatraz.
** At one point, Brittany, who as far as we know is an ordinary Hogwarts student, was able to orchestrate a breakout.
* CrackPairing: Hedwig/Voldemort. [[note]] [[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext Well, human!male!Hedwig/young!Voldemort at least.]][[/note]]
* CriticalResearchFailure: Tara admits that she bases some of it on the movies because she hasn't read all of the books. This is a very good way of hitting the FandomBerserkButton in ''Literature/HarryPotter'' fandom circles, but everyone's too busy laughing to care.
* CrowningMomentOfFunny: Many, many, ''many'' lines. But a couple that really take the cake: "Snake and Loopin were in da middle of da empty hall, doin it, ''and Dobby was watching!''" and, of course, "WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING YOU MOTHERFUKERS!"
* DesignatedHero: Ebony often does things far worse than any of the so-called villains of the story. One of the few character traits that actually remains consistent is that she judges your morals by the way you dress.
* DesignatedVillain: Britney doesn't do anything aside from being a "prep". Except in chapter 42 where it's stated by 'Proffessor Trevolry' that Britney freed Snap, Loopin and Hargrid from "Azerbaijan". How or why exactly, Trevolry (and Tara) never goes into.
** Dumblydore takes this UpToEleven. All he does throughout the story is save Ebony and her friends, organize attacks against Volxemort, and protect the preps from Ebony. Of course, you do have to take in that he did such heinous things as get angry at Ebony and Draco for having sex in the Forbidden Forest. [[SarcasmMode Because it's not like discarding all weaponry in a forest with giant spiders and hordes of evil creatures is a bad idea and could get you killed. No, it must be because he's evil!]]
*** That's not even getting into how them having sex in the middle of the forest is bound to piss off the centaurs. Unless they're [[Fanfic/{{Deserving}} at it themselves]].
*** To be fair, unlike Britney, he is sort of respected, being frequently described as doing things "wisely" (in reality, said "wise" things are barely above Enoby in terms of intelligence).
* DracoInLeatherPants: Draco himself.
** Oddly enough, ''Dolores Umbridge'', who while stuck up is still treated as a ReasonableAuthorityFigure who recognizes Voldemort as a threat and prioritizes student wealthfare, as opposed to her monstruous canonic portrayal.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Dumbledore, largely for his [[MemeticMutation ever-quotable]] introduction. Falling behind him, there's Preacher [=McGoogle=].
* FauxSymbolism: At one point, Ebony and B'loody Mary watch [[WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas das niteMARE b4 Xmas]]. Said film is about being yourself and not trying to be someone you don't understand. While it was likely included because it's "goffik", the message ties in well to the preps/posers/goffs conflict.
* FetishRetardant: The whole thing. See IKEAErotica.
* FountainOfMemes
* FourIsDeath: The story suddenly ends at Chapter 44.
* FridgeHorror: A literal interpretation of many passages in this story will give you a rather disturbing mental picture. "He put his boys thingie in mine", coming from ''Ebony'', anyone? [[SchmuckBait So try to avoid literal interpretations]].
* HilariousInHindsight:
** Tara accusing JKR of being a "hamophobe" for not making Harry and Draco a gay couple. J.K. Rowling later revealed Dumbledore's sexuality.
*** With the sequel play, ''Theatre/HarryPotterAndTheCursedChild'', similar complaints were made for Albus and Scorpius not ending up together despite their chemistry.
** ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows nd den hairy wil have 2]] [[spoiler:[[TheCloudCuckooLanderWasRight kommit suicide so voldimort will die koz he will rilly be a horcrox]]!!!!!111]]''
** Ebony saying that she wasn't a slut in chapter ten and then proceeds to have sex in later chapters with a majority of the male "goffik" characters.
** Satan being described as looking "jist like [[Music/PanicAtTheDisco Brandan Urie"]], after the release of the music video for "Emperor's New Clothes," where Brendon Urie DOES turn into Satan.
** Marty [=McFly=]'s RougeAnglesOfSatin name is "Morty" much like [[WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty a very famous]] {{Expy}} of his. Even the Wiki acknowledges this by having the picture on him being a StylisticSuck edit of a "goffik" Morty.
* IdiotPlot: The TriangRelations between Ebony, Vampire, and Draco. As manwithoutabody's DramaticReading points out:
--> "So here's a girl that claims to love bisexual men, and here are two bisexual men, and all three of them are into each other. [[OneTrueThreesome There's an easy solution to this, guys.]]"
* MemeticMutation: According to Website/KnowYourMeme, [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/my-immortal-the-worst-fanfiction-ever this story has achieved memetic status.]]
** [[OutOfCharacterMoment WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING YOU MOTHERFUKERS!]]
** ...and Loopin was [[{{Malaproper}} masticating]] to it!
** And there was ______, looking extremely fucking hot.
** Among hardcore fanfic-ers, this has produced so many memes that it has basically reached FountainOfMemes status. There are at least five quotable lines in every chapter.
** Now just quoting the opening paragraph (sometimes editing it to align with a specific fandom) is a popular meme circulating on Tumblr
* {{Narm}}: Oh so much. In the author's notes, Tara often states that the story deals with "sris issus", but all the spelling and grammar mistakes make it unintentionally hilarious.
* NightmareRetardant: Again, the chapter with the "XTREMLY SCRAY" disclaimer.
* NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: Given the first-person format of the story, we never see exactly how Britney busted Snape and Lupin out of Azkahbian/Azerbaijan/Afghanistan.
* ReferenceOverdosed: Calling the references to the various "goffic" bands mentioned throughout the story "[[ShoutOut Shout Outs]]" is pretty much an understatement. Not helped by the fact that they are pretty unsubtle since most of them consist of "[insert character here [[TextualCelebrityResemblance looked like]] [insert attractive gothic musician here]" or "[insert song here] was playing".
* RomanticPlotTumor: Most of the plot is focused on a Vampire/Ebony/Draco LoveTriangle. Even Voldemort forcing Ebony to kill "Vampire" is treated as though it were simply a complication to all the romantic drama.
* RonTheDeathEater: Dumbledore is a poser, Lupin is evil, in a relationship with Snape, and a [[ILoveTheDead necrophiliac]], Arthur Weasley apparently raped his children, Snape is a prep, a villain, and a pervert, and that's just the characters Tara ''[[DesignatedHero intended]]'' to be evil.
* RootingForTheEmpire: The villains or characters who oppose Ebony are usually [[HarmlessVillain harmless]] and the heroes are more than likely [[FlatCharacter flat]], as well as [[DesignatedHero so unheroic and unsympathetic]] that people find the villains far more interesting
* {{Sequelitis}}: The original is considered by some to be SoBadItsGood, but most of the parody sequels are just plain painful. No matter how hard many may try, none can match Ms. Gilesbie's literary... um, achievement.
* SnarkBait: Possibly more so than ''anything else'' on this wiki, even ''Literature/{{Twilight}}''.
* SoBadItsGood: The main reason to read it is to laugh your ass off at how terrible it is. Nobody's really sure if this was the intent or not, but it's certainly the result.
** A surprising piece of evidence that it was intentional: the constant references to Music/MyChemicalRomance. Sure, at first glance, they're about as "goff" as you can get. But they constantly resist the label 'emo', and when you listen to some of their songs, particularly "Teenagers", you can hear that they're criticizing people that claim not to be 'mainstream' but are simply conforming to a different norm; that's exactly what My Immortal does, [[AccidentalAesop whether it intended to or not.]]
*** Another piece of evidence is the subtle mention of Literature/LordOfTheRings characters, who were only mentioned briefly in the novels but never shown in the movies. Being able to know that must highlight the fact that Tara (if that's her real name) must have read the actual literature and it's quite hard if you can barely spell or read your own work.
*** There's also the fact that she refers to characters, scenes, and objects that were only in the books, or only given names in the books, such as Professor Sinistra (astronomy) and Arithmancy (maths is notably the only real-world subject mentioned), and uses very minor characters from the movies, like Dobby and Fudge, or else characters nobody who writes fanfic like this would actually use (such as Umbridge).
*** Not to mention that Tara, who can't spell simply words like "clapped" and "seductively" somehow managed to come up with the correct spelling of "Azerbaijan."
* StrangledByTheRedString: Ebony and everybody she hooks up with.
* StopBeingStereotypical: {{Goth}}s are among the story's Hatedom most of which have this reaction, with accusations that the writers are the real posers due to their Mall Goth attitude.
* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: "Haters" often decry Ebony and pretty much most of the cast as this, even more than what the author [[AntiHero intended]].
* {{Wangst}}: Ebony's constant whining. And this gem from Draco:
-->'''"No one fucking understands me!1"''' ''he shouted angrily as his black hare went in his big blue eyes like [[Music/GreenDay Billie Joe in Boulevard of Borken Dreamz]].
* WeAllLiveInAmerica: The out of character-ness of everyone is even more jarring for British readers, as the fanfic includes decidedly American high school stereotypes, such as a lack of uniform, the prep social group, and 16-year-olds driving their cars to school.
* WhatAnIdiot: Ebony/Enoby, despite being told that Draco and Harry were a couple long before Draco and her had "you-know-what", insists on believing that Draco cheated on her. About a paragraph later she has a "brainstorm" and wonders if Draco and Harry dated ''before she started dating Draco.'' Whether this is genuine stupidity on [[MyNaymeIs Enoby's]] part, or the result of Tara forgetting what she just wrote, we may never know.
* {{Wimpification}}: Draco's biggest change is that he is a ShrinkingViolet rather than the [[{{Jerkass}} cocky]] SpoiledBrat from the original.