* FandomBerserkButton: Dr. Steel was ''not'' copying [[WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog Dr. Horrible]]. He did the look first.
** Or [[WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers Dr. Venture]], for that matter.
** It's still considered forbidden, rude and in extremely poor taste to speculate on the true identity of Dr. Steel, even after his retirement. (Most fans believe they already know, but [[DoubleThink will readily tell you they have no idea]].)
* FandomRivalry: It was even reported in Wired magazine's website that fans of Dr. Steel were planning an "attack" on Dr. Horrible, by attending the Dr. Horrible panel at Comic-Con International in San Diego and openly asking questions on the floor of the panel about Dr. Steel, and spamming Dr. Horrible reviews and sites with links to Dr. Steel's website.