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 author saying that there were no asexual characters after a certain character was called a virgin as an insult caused some controversy in the fandom, which ended up in the author deleting her tumblr blog after heaps of harassment for her supposed acephobia.note 
    • 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:
    • Wrathia, despite abusing Ava for years and having no remorse for such.
    • Maggie to a lesser degree. The author herself stated that Maggie is much more sympathetic.
  • 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 Odin, known as Flaming Arrow. Maggie/Ava and Odin/Gil are also popular as gay ships.
  • "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.
    • This is Wrathia, to some fans.
  • 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.
    • Ava after she slaughters dozens of followers who were merely civilians. To be fair, she is mad with power at the moment.
  • 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.
    • Maggie states that Gil "treats me like a human being and not like a piece of trash". This implies she'd gone through some heavy stuff in the past. Despite representing lust, all Maggie wants is to be genuinely loved.
    • Ava blames herself for her fallout with Maggie. Not Wrathia. Herself.
  • 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 LGBT representation, the reveal that Crow had a girlfriend was met quite well.
    • The hiatus from 2015 to 2016 has been met with a lot of discontent. The little updates we do get—though infrequent—really wows the audience.
  • What an Idiot: Wrathia made the entirety of Ava's life miserable and constantly tormented her, simply because she wouldn't agree to make a 'pact'. Maybe if she'd actually explained what said pact was at any point, Ava would have be more amenable to cooperating.
  • 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.
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