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'80s Hair: Wesley was not a fan of this, if his song "Cut the Mullet" is any indication.
In "Vampire Bat," Wesley Willis talks about how he was assaulted by vampire birds. There are actual vampire birds in the real world, known as vampire finches, but good luck finding one outside of the Galápagos Islands.
Animals Hate Him: In his songs, at least, Wesley has been harassed or attacked by horses, vultures, termites, dogs, vampire bats and more.
Bestiality Is Depraved: He wrote many songs about bestiality. Apparently, he believed he was being tormented by demons, and that writing these songs would gross them out enough to leave him alone.
Cursed with Awesome: His schizophrenia caused huge problems in his life and made it difficult for him to go out to art stores and ride the bus as he loved to do, but everyone can agree his circumstances made him a unique musician.
Darker and Edgier: His songs fronting The Wesley Willis Fiasco, a live rock/metal band. Though similar lyrically to his self-produced synthesizer songs, they sound *much* heavier.
Documentary: The Daddy Of Rock N' Roll. Filmed in 2000, it was finally released in 2003, mere months before his passing.
Jick, creator of Kingdom of Loathing, was a huge fan of his, and the game is liberally studded with references to Willis - Heartbreaker, Meansucker, and Nervewrecker themselves even show up in Hey Deze.
Smug Super: Pretty much every superhero Wesley ends up fighting. Spider-Man was kissing Wesley's girlfriend. Mighty Thor mugged his girlfriend with a baseball bat. Superman was "being such a roughneck."
Subverted in "Birdman Kicked My Ass" - Birdman attacks Wesley for trespassing on his yard, and then comes after him again for throwing a brick through his window. For once it's not the superhero who's being the dick.
Take That: "I Whupped Batman's Ass" and "I Whupped Superman's Ass." Oddly enough, Birdman is the only one who can kick Wesley's ass.