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YMMV: Doom Patrol
  • Base Breaker: Coagula.
  • Crack Pairing: You will believe a Mad Scientist's disembodied brain and a hyperintelligent Marxist gorilla with a French accent can find love together! It's actually kinda cute...in a creepy way.
  • Crazy Awesome: Special credit to Crazy Jane and Rhea post-transformation.
  • My Real Daddy: Even DC Comics agrees with this; their "Volume 1" trade paperback begins with Grant Morrison's run of Doom Patrol, at issue 19.
  • Fair for Its Day: Drake's portrayal of Rita Farr in the original series is surprisingly progressive, if still a bit dated to modern eyes.
  • Nightmare Fuel: The matter-of-factness of the art style makes the 1960s version of what Negative Man looked like under the bandages truly disturbing. Grant Morrison's run quite deliberately injected quite a lot of horror imagery.
  • Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped: While some argue that Coagula from Rachel Pollack's run was a Mary Sue, the fact of the matter was that were virtually no other positive representations of transgender characters in superhero comic books at the time, so it's no wonder that Pollack strove to create a strong and competent transsexual superheroine.
  • True Art Is Incomprehensible: Arguably, Morrison's run; definitely, the post-Morrison Vertigo issues by Rachel Pollack.
  • Ugly Cute: Dorothy Spinner, Cliff Steele.
  • Values Dissonance:
    • In the 1960s, version the characters are all viewed as "freaks," including the Chief... because he uses a wheelchair. Fortunately, attitudes towards disabilities have changed somewhat since then.
    • When it turned out Monsieur Mallah and the Brain were in love, the reaction of most people was "OMG, they're gay! That's disgusting!" Never mind the fact that one's an ape and the other a brain in a jar, it's the fact that they're the same gender that they found offensive.
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?: The whole dang series, but especially the Morrison/Pollack run. But seriously: Animal-Vegetable-Mineral Man?
  • The Woobie: The whole team most of the time, really, but especially Robotman.

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