Works in this franchise with their own pages:

* ''YMMV/FinalDestination1''
* ''YMMV/FinalDestination2''
* ''YMMV/FinalDestination3''
* ''YMMV/FinalDestination4''
* ''YMMV/FinalDestination5''

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!! [=YMMVs=] for the film series:

* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Are the lapses in logic AcceptableBreaksFromReality or is Death a RealityWarper?
** Is Death really as evil as the series goes out of its way to suggest, or are the survivors picked off in creative ways simply because Death is angered by their unwillingness to accept what will inevitably happen some day, somehow? Does Death orchestrate the initial incidents because it's bored, or because they're convenient? Does Death even orchestrate them willingly at all?
* AngstWhatAngst: So you've just seen your best friend die. Some bizarre freak accident not only killed him, but smeared the contents of his body across a 200 foot radius. The most horrific thing ever has just happened to your best friend. Your response? "OH MY GOD! I'M NEXT!" On the other hand, most of the main characters of every film just seem to be acquaintances at best, so it isn't ''that'' unreasonable in most circumstances.
* AwesomeMusic:
** ''General'':
*** [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries Shirley Walker]] composed the music for the first three movies, and [[Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron Brian]] [[Film/IronMan3 Tyler]] took over for the fourth and fifth films upon Walker's untimely death.
** ''The Final Destination''
*** War's ''Why Can't We Be Friends?'' reaches new levels of awesome when it plays as a racist dies a horrible, fiery death.
*** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuxH42JYDyU The Raceway]], which plays during, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the raceway premonition]].
*** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLI_yc6O-sI Raceway Trespass]] is pretty good as well.
*** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TVqgMF_fg4 Memorial]] is a surprisingly sadder than expected tune that plays during the memorial held for the McKinley Speedway victims.
** ''Final Destination 5''
*** Music/{{ACDC}}'s "If You Want Blood" playing over a montage of the series' death scenes at the end of 5.
*** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAJwZYKBCzY The main theme]] of the fifth movie is pure win, being a rock/orchestral hybrid of the first movie's theme and playing over the [[CreativeClosingCredits opening]] [[ContinuityNod credits]].
*** The opening theme's DarkReprise [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coSO2mDQLO8 Infinite Finale]] playing during [[spoiler: Sam and Molly's demise on Flight 180]].
*** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3meXj6Z2LY4 Death's Work]] serves as a perfect theme for Death itself.
*** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6J4d7Wa4nM Olivia]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWVH9NA8eqc Bludworth]] got some nice themes of their own.
*** Every theme that plays during the death scenes: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_T0h81XiEWU Eye Can't See So Good]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIJuz0fzhKQ Bend Over Backwards]], and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Afqdafz2g5o Hook In Mouth]].
* BaseBreaker: Quite a few:
** [[{{Goth}} Ian and Erin]] from the third film are by far the biggest. For awhile they were [[EnsembleDarkhorse HUGE ensemble darkhorses]], particularly Erin, for their DeadpanSnarker tendencies. However, as time goes on, more and more haters have arisen on account of them being ''utter'' [[AssholeVictims assholes]] and thinly written stereotypes.
** [[FinalGirl Kimberly Corman]] and [[TheLancer Thomas Burke]] from the second film. Some people thought they were likable, friendly people who did the best they could in a bad situation. Others hate them for being [[TheGenericGuy bland]], [[{{Narm}} poorly acted]], and [[TooDumbToLive inhumanly stupid]].
** [[RichBitch Janet]] from ''The Final Destination''. Some fans find her bitchy tendencies annoying, while others enjoy her [[{{Narm}} narmy]] one liners and find her to be [[SoBadItsGood so bad she's good.]] Being one of the more developed characters of the movie also helps.
* BrokenBase: The later films are debated whether they're good or not. The second and third film are still entertaining and such and still have a rather big fan base, especially the second film. ''The Final Destination'' however is considered the biggest flop and the FranchiseKiller of the series due to it's bad story telling, and leading to the fifth film to be largely ignored, which is a shame since it's a SurprisinglyImprovedSequel
* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: The series has this problem involving the second variant of this trope. There's no point in getting emotionally attached to the characters or rooting for them to make it, because the rules say death ''will not be cheated'' and they're all going to die. This is ''heavily'' enforced in the third and later films. While the first and second film didn't use this trope early one, the later forms attempted to use it, coming off as a cheap attempt to kill off the characters by the end (i.e. [[spoiler:the train accident from the third film]]).
* EnsembleDarkhorse:
** Bludworth for the entire series.
** [[PluckyComicRelief Billy Hitchcock]] and [[JerkJock Carter Horton]] from Part 1 are both very popular. The former is seen as endearing for being a NiceGuy who provides some much-needed comic relief, while the latter is loved for his JerkWithAHeartOfGold status along with his CharacterDevelopment (as well as being one of the few Final Destination characters to really have a change of heart by the end of the film).
*** This is especially ironic in the case of Carter, as [[spoiler: he was originally set to survive the first film, but died because test audiences regarded him as TheScrappy. Uh, woops?]]
** [[DeadpanSnarker Kat Jennings]] and [[TheStoner Rory Peters]] from Part 2, for providing a lot of much needed comic relief and being more competent than the lead characters.
** [[FinalGirl Wendy]] [[TheWoobie Christensen]] and [[LovableJock Kevin]] [[PluckyComicRelief Fischer]] from Part 3. While obviously, as the leads, they were meant to be somewhat likeable, their popularity far exceeds expectations, often being held up as two of the best characters in the whole series [[TheyJustDidntCare despite being in a movie where all the creators cared about was how to kill everyone.]] No wonder many fans keep hoping that they and Wendy's sister Julie survived their death scene in the movie's ending and became protagonists / supporting characters in later installment.
** Perry from Part 3 for having absolutely no lines whatsoever. The fact that she's not an AssholeVictim helps a lot.
** [[PerkyGoth Dee Dee]] the goth salon stylist from Part 4 for her DeadpanSnarker tendencies.
** George from Part 4 also counts since he's played by an actor who's been in [[Film/StreetsOfFire other]] [[Film/ForrestGump films]] [[Film/ConAir you]] [[Film/FreeWilly may]] recognize, is one of the few well developed characters in Part 4, [[spoiler: and is the only one to die a (relatively) quick and painless death]].
** [[MsFanservice Olivia Castle]] from Part 5 was one before the movie even aired. Not hard to guess why.
* HesJustHiding: [[EnsembleDarkhorse Julie, Wendy and Kevin]], the three final survivors from the third movie due to the latter two's immense popularity. It helps that a lot of alternative endings and the novel adaptation of the movie support this theory and their death was never confirmed in-universe unlike the other final survivors.
* ItWasHisSled: ''Everyone dies in the end.''
* JustHereForGodzilla: Most people come simply for the gruesome deaths, since Death being invincible means there's really no tension anyhow.
* MagnificentBastard: Death of course. Though as an eternal force of nature he probably has enough knowledge to plan out everything in advance, taking all the movies as one whole, the sheer brilliance of his [[ThePlan plan]] deserves admiration. It's implied in ''The Final Destination'' that he sends the visions (which makes it seem like it's all just a creative game he's playing), then he works on completing the [[BalancingDeathsBooks new list to off the survivors]], and he [[XanatosSpeedChess folds every side effect into another list to clear up all the loose ends]]. WordOfGod states that every one of his victims get it in the end, even those we didn't see die onscreen.
* MemeticMutation:
** A RunningGag on the internet is to state the reasons behind all of the bizarre deaths in the movie is due to "[[Manga/DeathNote Kira]] being very bored".
** The film [[NamesTheSame having the same name as]] the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' stage have led to mutations of the "No items! Fox only! Final Destination!" meme involving the film.
* ParanoiaFuel: The series ''thrives'' off this, taking everyday situations and making them deadly. Remember, the smallest action can create a chain reaction which ends with you getting your head cut off or your house exploding.
* RewatchBonus: Lots. It often takes multiple viewings to catch all the clues about a character's death. Many of these clues are in blink-and-you-miss-it moments.
* TheScrappy:
** ''Nick!'' due to his frequent DullSurprise (especially compared to Creator/MaryElizabethWinstead in ''3''), lack of empathy for ''anyone'' except his equally annoying girlfriend and their friends, and the fact that he does nothing until the end of the film to actually protect anyone.
** Hunt Wynorski from the same movie also qualifies because he's an {{Expy}} of Evan Lewis from ''2'', except with all the latter's faults turned UpToEleven (say what you will about [[BaseBreaker Janet]], but at least her reasons for not attending the memorial service were reasonable and didn't involve "staying behind just so I can mack a hot girl")
** [[JerkJock Lewis Romero]] from the third film due to his overly cocky and obnoxious personality, and being the one indirectly responsible for NiceGuy Jason's death when he starts a fight that ends up keeping everyone else on the roller coaster.
** [[AbhorrentAdmirer Frankie Cheeks]], also from the third film, for his obnoxious, creepy, pervy personality (to the point that he got on Death's list simply because the targets of his disturbing crush happened to be on the roller coaster Death was going to crash).
* SeasonalRot[=/=]{{Sequelitis}}: The second is arguably better than the original, but while the third film still has a considerably large fanbase, it's generally agreed to be worse than its predecessors (even though it has [[CriticalDissonance the second-highest rating in the series]] on Website/RottenTomatoes). And many fans seem to outright hate the fourth one. The fifth one, however, completely averts this, and is usually seen as a rival to the first two that sent the series out on a high note.
* TheWoobie: A lot of the final survivors in the movies can be counted as this as they are the ones that witnessed people around them died while scrambling to figure out what's going on and struggle to survive. A stand out example would be Wendy from the third movie -- she watched her boyfriend died in her vision, she has a personal connection to one of the survivors (her sister Julie), she's competent and nice enough that we can sympathize with her, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead's performance made her into an EnsembleDarkhorse.
!![=YMMVs=] for the books and comic books:

* JerkassWoobie: Brut in ''Looks Could Kill''. Sure, he's an asshole, but [[spoiler: he's an inbred whose ''entire'' family was slaughtered when he was only a baby, and he spent the first six years of his life in a foster home being raped and abused.]] Yeah.
* TheWoobie:
** Arlen from the book ''Dead Man's Hand''.
** Chardonnay from ''Looks Could Kill''.