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YMMV: blink-182
  • Broken Base: Enema of the State broke the band's fanbase in half, in large part because it made the band mega-stars.
    • Neighborhoods has those who are enthusiastic about the idea that they're incorporating elements of their various side projects into it, and those that hate it because it's "just AvA with Mark". While Dogs Eating Dogs received the same concerns, the reaction has been more receptive than with Neighborhoods.
  • Ear Worm: Most of their songs. NA NA NA NA NA, NA NA NA NA NA~
  • Face of the Band: Subjective; both Tom and Mark sing an equal number of songs, with Mark being known for "Dammit" and "What's My Age Again" and Tom for "All the Small Things". Travis meanwhile is known mainly for his overall drumming talent, reality TV show, his near death experience.
    • Most older fans however, consider Mark to be the "true" face of the band however; in part because Mark is "more punk" than Tom, whose tendency towards the emo-sound (and aesthetics; mind you, he had an emo fringe long before the emo trend went big all over the world, with fringes and all!) alienated some fans.
    • Not to mention that all of their earlier singles (and as a result, videos) were written and sung by Mark ("M&Ms", "Dammit", "Josie" and "What's My Age Again"). It was only with "All the Small Things" that the tables were turned singles-wise (which is also video-wise). Album-wise, they tended to have opening and closing tracks written and sung by Tom most of the time, which hasn't changed so far.
    • Many people consider Travis to be the most famous (and talented) member.
  • Fandom Berserk Button:
    • Important tip: DO NOT EVER CALL THEM EMO AROUND ANY OF THEIR FANS. blink makes this "important" distinction even more complicated by those not in the know by touring with bands commonly pigeonholed as emo (in the Wangst, eyeliner, and tight pants sense), touring with actual emo bands, and actually counting emo bands as influences (emo in the "offshoot of DC hardcore punk" sense).
  • Jerkass Woobie: Tom, in spades. Despite everyone being assholes around the 2003-2004 tour and carrying on dissing each other during the hiatus, you can't help but feel bad for him: He missed his wife giving birth to his daughter, was rarely around, and simply wanted to take a break from the band to be with his family. That was something Travis and Mark didn't wanna do at the time to the point where they issued Tom an ultimatum that lead to him leaving the band. Add to the fact he had a severe painkiller addiction (that he quit cold turkey, not the easiest thing to do) due to spine surgery that lead to him doing things he still gets mocked for, getting so much shit from other hardcore blink fans blaming him for the band's break up in 2005-2009, and then being accused of changing the band's sound, you can't help but wanna give him a hug.
    • Even with the collective jerkitude and the clusterfuck that indues, you couldn't help but feel bad about their separation on some level, especially since they were thick as thieves for years. The breakup likely could have been avoided if it wasn't for outside pressure from the label, communication breakdowns, and other aspects fans likely don't know about. The songs on +44's album about the breakup are heartbreaking and "Start the Machine" from Angels and Airwave's We Don't Need To Whisper isn't exactly much better. Travis' plane crash pretty much cinched it, even though he survived, doctors were convinced he'd never play again. If he didn't make it out of the crash, out of suicide watch, or out of extensive surgery, let alone regain his ability to play drums, blink would never come back! Thankfully the band made up, but they've admitted that Neighborhoods wasn't the best it could have been due to the band being scared of fighting again. Travis' severe (and justified) fear of flying means that they're limited to where they can tour based on if Travis can get there by boat. Even if they're doing better, you might as well give them all a hug, just to keep your bases covered.
  • Memetic Badass: Travis. Being considered one of the best drummers in recent memory, having a ridiculous amount of tattoos, surviving a plane crash, and recovering from multiple injuries including serious burns to drum again in full capacity despite DOCTORS saying he never would can do that. Definitely a Determinator.
  • Memetic Sex God: Oh hey, it's Travis again.
  • Misaimed Fandom: Back in the day, the "All the Small Things" video wound up exposing the band to waves of squeeing teenage girls who didn't realize or care that they were making fun of boy bands with that video. That being said, plenty of said teenage girls still got the hint and there were still a lot of girls into blink before Enema of the State. Considering the amount of people who find each member of the band highly attractive (and all that stage gay), you can't exactly blame some teenage girls for not knowing or not caring, right? The influx of teenage girl fans for blink was practically a test run for the dominance of Fall Out Boy, Panic! at the Disco, My Chemical Romance and their primarily female fanbases in the mid-00s. Though that time around, the fandoms definitely weren't misaimed.
  • No True Scotsman: They always had this reaction from punk circles ever since their first album, but it really peaked with the release of Enema of the State.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: The group's self-titled album took them into an emo-sounding direction, which didn't go over well with fans.
    • "Neighborhoods", although less in a emo-sounding direction and more of a "let's take blink-182 and elements from all the other bands we did during the breakup, put 'em and a blender and see what comes out of it" kind of way. Putting the Darker and Edgier feel of the self-titled and the directions of +44 and AVA into consideration, it's hard to see how some people didn't see it coming.
    • Tom himself, according to many fans. YMMV whether these are legitimate concerns, kneejerk reactions to his attempting to grow as an artist, continued resentment towards his partially painkiller addiction induced Jerkass stint right before and halfway through the hiatus, or just plain complaining for the sake of complaining.
    • And then there is Enema of the State/Take Off Your Pants And Jacket, the albums that marked their mainstream breakthrough. Enema has its fans (with good reason), but a decent chunk of oldschool blink fans hate both (moreso Take Off Your Pants And Jacket)
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?: Subverted, although we wouldn't blame you for thinking otherwise.

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