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YMMV: Doctor Steel
  • Crazy Awesome: As the trope says, everything Dr. Steel does is cool, awesome, and/or funny, over-the-top, or a combination thereof.
  • Crowning Moment Of Awesome: "I screamed, 'I AM THE NIGHTMARE THAT CRUSHES YOUR DREAMS, I'M THE GREATEST CREATOR THIS WORLD'S EVER SEEN!'"
    • "I'll drag a burning SMILE ACROSS THIS NATION!"
  • Crowning Moment of Funny: Episode 2 where he laughs hysterically as his new creation wanders about, only to shut down when he runs out of coins.
    • "...God, you're weird."
    • "...That is absolutely disgusting."
  • Ear Worm: Subservience has never been so damn catchy.
  • Fandom Berserk Button: Dr. Steel is not copying Dr. Horrible. He did the look first.
  • Fandom Rivalry: It was even reported in Wired magazine's website that fans of Dr. Steel were planning an "attack" on Dr. Horrible, by attending the Dr. Horrible panel at Comic-Con International in San Diego and openly asking questions on the floor of the panel about Dr. Steel, and spamming Dr. Horrible reviews and sites with links to Dr. Steel's website.
  • Magnificent Bastard: Is this real? Is he genuinely evil? Or is he just stringing us all along? Who knows? Who cares? Dr. Steel has loyal followers proclaiming devotion all along the globe, all simply because of catchy music. Magnificent, indeed.
    • I defy you to find another despot who can get away with actually labelling his propaganda as "Propaganda".
  • Nausea Fuel: In the Dr. Steel Christmas Special, Santa gives the little girl a "Polly Pukes-a-Lot" doll.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Babies with buzzsaws, dollies with knives, gasoline-filled super soakers... you get the idea.
  • What Do You Mean, It's Not for Kids?: Steel's "The Dr. Steel Show" segments were formatted in the manner of a kids TV show, but his line of toys ("Buzzsaw Babies", "Rabies Babies", "Polly Pukes-A-Lot", etc.) are obviously not all that kid-friendly. Unless you have really warped kids. (But see "Children Are Innocent", above.)
    • He also had a song, ostensibly the theme song for a cartoon show, called "Smoky the Kid-Loving Trout".

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