YMMV / Ansem Retort

  • Cargo Ship:
    Marluxia: Is Larxene grinding with a toaster?
    Darth Maul: Man, Skull-Fucky is going to be piiiiiissed.
  • Crazy Awesome
  • Crosses the Line Twice: The entire webcomic, but especially anything that Axel does.
    Axel: But really, is drowning a kid in tequila such a crime?
    • In a guest comic, when Darth Maul (remember, he's Jewish) objects to using the term 'christening':
    Axel: I am going to GAS YOU in our new SEX SHOWER! Alienated enough yet, Jewy-McJew-Boy?
    • Shortly after the Aurora Theatre Shooting, the comic jokes about an army of potential Batmen being created from the tragedy. Ironically, Duke stopped updating the comic shortly afterwards.
  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: There's none in the comic itself, but Duke's posts commemorating the comic's anniversary are quite touching as he thanks all his fans for being the reason he keeps at it.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Zexion. Originally intended as a Straight Man to Axel and Marluxia, his evolution into the king of all jerkasses lead to Season 3 being focused almost entirely on him. He's now, arguably, the most popular character in the strip. A side effect of the increased focus on Zexion was Marluxia's demotion to extra for about half the strip's run.
  • Entry Pimp: There was a time where virtually every trope page had a link to a particular strip of this comic.
  • Epileptic Trees: Kairi actually killed a demon by telling it about one she has about Cloud and Squall.
  • Fridge Brilliance: What does Aerith even see in Axel? Well, this strip implies Interplay of Sex and Violence...
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: In comic 361 Aerith's thoughts involve "claiming" Axel before a "black-haired slut with fake boobs tries to steal him." And this strip came out before 358/2 Days, with Xion. Who is black-haired. And occasionally has fake boobs, and other times has none. And is sometimes (albeit very rarely) thought of as potential Shipping material with Axel.
    • It's still hilarious when you realize Aerith was referring to Tifa Lockhart.
    • In comic 44 Axel kills the entire cast of The O.C. including Aqua's future voice actress Willa Holland.
    • Larxene's Justified Revolution must've actually worked, because as of 2015 McDonald's serves breakfast all day.
  • Magnificent Bastard: Lampshaded with a Shout-Out:
    Zexion: ''In terms of how intricate and the ruthlessness of this plan, between one Michael Corleone and five Michael Corleones: I give this plan: 4.5 Michael Corleones.
  • Misaimed Fandom: Axel asking Aerith to marry him at the end of Season Four is not supposed to be a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming. You are not supposed to fall out of your seat and Squee!. Some merrily ignore that, although the moment is, well, just a moment.
  • Memetic Badass: "This is the story where Andrew Jackson... FUCKS SHIT UP!"