YMMV / Chew

  • Complete Monster: The Vampire, also known as The Collector (real name unknown), is a Serbian killer and Cibopath who harnesses the legends of vampires to become feared. In truth, The Vampire uses his Cibopath powers to absorb the powers of others, killing, butchering and eating them to gain their abilities (even relatively useless abilities); at least several dozen, and possibly more, are killed in this way. The Vampire kidnaps Tony Chu's twin sister, Toni, and attempts to gain her abilities through eating her limbs. When this fails, he furiously snaps Toni's neck. When Tony's friends attack his hideout, The Vampire attempts to slaughter them, taking great pleasure in trying himself to devour Tony's teenage daughter Olive. When he and Tony finally face off, The Vampire mocks him by saying how he will hunt down Olive and devour her. Egotistical, monstrous and cruel, the only thing driving The Vampire is his quest to become the perfect being in existence, no matter whom he has to devour.
  • Funny Moments: The last page of issue #9. There are not words.
    • Also, the incident in issue #4 with the Senator's ashes. "Good day to you, madam." Indeed.
    • ALL of Issue #40.
  • Ho Yay: One-sided Applebee for Colby. When Colby first meets Applebee, he assumes that Applebee is a closeted homosexual. He turns out to be right and later seduces Applebee to distract him while Chu goes on a rogue mission unnoticed. Applebee ends up as a Stalker With a Crush.
    • Colby himself is in fact homosexual; he's just not into Applebee. Colby is kind of a Straight Gay verging on Manly Gay what with his general badass nature.
    • In a later issue, Colby sleeps with his female USDA boss, revealing that he is actually bisexual.
  • Memetic Badass: Poyo, in-universe
  • Squick: Tony has to eat a lot of things, including an old severed finger and a dead freeze-dried dog.
    • Though the line gets drawn at feces.
    • In a later issue, he gets force-fed many dead baseball players
  • Tear Jerker: Even a series as funny as this manages this sometimes. Notably the death of Toni Chu. Her absolute fearlessness in the face of death and defiance towards her killer softens the blow, but her visions of the perfect wedding she could have had if not for the Collector, her final farewell to her sister Sage (With Sage not knowing of Toni's impending death) and that brief little break in her composure when she reflects that she won't be around to see her siblings live the happy lives they deserve is heartbreaking. Seeing the large, dysfunctional-as-hell Chu family utterly united by grief and backing Tony one hundred and ten percent against the Collector drives in just how much the lively, spirited Toni meant to them.
  • Unintentionally Unsympathetic/Unintentionally Sympathetic: in the Blood Pudding arc, Chu is angry at Colby for going on a suicide mission against the Collector with his daughter. Now we are suppose to feel sorry for Chu... and Colby. Despite the fact that Colby collaborated with a known murderer who cut of Chu's ear, and the moment he found out Chu's daughter was working with said murderer, Colby did not tell Chu. Oh yeah, guess who gets angry at Chu rather ANYBODY ELSE for just trying to protect her from these idiots. We are suppose to believe Chu went to far... yet he really didn't.