YMMV: Ava's Demon

  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Tuls - is his residence a tragically romantic testament to his love for Ranunculae? Or is it a Room Full of Crazy fit for a stalker? Maggie seems to think it's the latter.
  • Awesome Art: Most readers can agree that the comic's art is gorgeous.
  • Base Breaker: After the 2/13/14 update, Maggie is this. For more info, see the Nightmare Fuel page.
  • Broken Base:
    • The exclusion of aromantic/asexual characters caused some controversy in the fandom, which ended up in the author deleting her tumblr blog.
    • The censoring of the comic in order to appeal to publishers has broken the base quite a bit.
    • The author put out a very loose sketch of Fan-Preferred Couple Ava and Maggie doing lewd things and there was a bit of schism in the fandom.
    • Once again the base was broken when the author uploaded 'Dolce Vita', a piece of art of Maggie in a suggestive pose, without clothes and covered only by various fruits. The resulting outrage resulted in the suspension of the author's Deviantart account, and quickly created a Flame War over whether this was a reasonable response or not.
  • Draco in Leather Pants: Many fans believe that Maggie isn't as bad of a person as the comic presents her as, despite the fact that Maggie has been shown to be nothing but a violent and petty Jerkass. Furthermore, fans like to think of Maggie and Ava as their Fan-Preferred Couple, even though Maggie has tried to kill Ava on two separate occasions and talks badly about her at every opportunity.
  • Fans Prefer the New Her: After Ava drank a Pact Potion and underwent a drastic transformation, large parts of the fandom highly approved of their new appearance.
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: Ava and Maggie. Odin and Ava has a growing fan base.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: You know that bottle of booze TITAN gives all of his potential followers? The one that Maggie scarfed down like it was going out of style? It was poisoned, possibly from all the muscle relaxants and sedatives that Ava finds at the TITAN base later on. Maggie inadvertently saved Gil's life.
  • Ho Yay:
    • The accidental sort here. Lampshaded by Odin shortly afterwards.
    • Gil's reaction to seeing an "old friend," which may imply something, considering the consistent lack thereof to Maggie's advances, which aren't entirely subtle.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Maggie, according to Word of God.
  • Moral Event Horizon:
    • Wrathia being a Rules Lawyer in order to get out of keeping her end of the deal, for those who felt she hadn't crossed it before that point.
    • Maggie being willing to kill Ava and Odin because the later refused to apologize to her for kidnapping her even though his actions saved her life. She's even angry when she discovers they survived the crash and then tries to convince Gil into sending Ava and Odin to the authorities.
  • Narm: If it was supposed to be taken seriously in the first place, the intro has Wrathia making Ava scribble "FUCK U AVA U FAT BITCH" on a page. It's really difficult to take seriously.
    • Though the update of this panel is a bit more eerie with the rhyme "Die in a fire, Ava Ire" which brings on a more dark and less unintentionally comical atmosphere.
  • Ship Mates: Those who pair Ava and Odin will almost always pair Maggie and Gil too, and the ones who pair Ava and Maggie will almost always pair Gil and Odin as well.
  • Tear Jerker: Ava's misery really shines through.
    • What would you know about helping me?
    • Pedri misses his wife
    • Ava's social anxiety on page 1129 followed by a 7-page freakout weaving through the crowd of TITAN followers that actually DO appear to be watching her every move.
    • The fact that when Ava dies she is relieved because she'd wanted to be for a long, long time. It really says everything about Wrathia's influence on her life, and how much strength she must have had to deal with it.
  • Uncanny Valley: Ava's right, all the people staring at on her in this image are rather unnerving.
  • Win Back the Crowd: With base breaking going on for most of the 2014 summer over lack of queer representation, the reveal that Crow had a girlfriend was met quite well.
  • The Woobie:
    • Gil. Watching your home planet be ravaged by Silent Scavengers and dying from horrific injuries will do that to you.
      • And then there was the fact that he spent years training to be a doctor, only for his class to register him as a medical janitor. All those years, hopes, and dreams were wasted.
    • Oh, dear God Ava. Having a demon who has constantly tried to kill her and caused her to have zero friends, as well as hints of suicidal depression from Ava? It's a miracle she's even alive.
    • Before he became a demon, Tuls was a guard serving a Princess that he fell in love with. His side of the pact involves seeing her one final time and finally confessing his feelings. Even if that means he will be rejected. Being the demon of Maggie certainly adds to the woobie factor as well.