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YMMV: Grant Morrison
  • Broken Base: Morrison is one of the most polarizing authors in comics to date.
    • In particular, his New X-Men run is polarizing even amongst ardent fans.
  • Fanon Discontinuity: Some X-Men fans label his New X-Men run as this.
  • Mary Sue: Deconstructed with Damian Wayne, as many people (including Bruce, his father) think he's an annoying little snit. It's a matter of personal opinion how successful this deconstruction is, since many readers argue that he nevertheless embodies certain Sue-ish qualities played straight.
    • There's also the fact that in Batman #666 we see a grown up Damian who suspiciously looks a lot like Grant when he takes his mask off. This was actually Kubert's design idea, but it wasn't the first time something like that had happened.
  • Memetic Mutation: There are some who claim that Grant Morrison, the God Of All Comics, is the real author of Watchmen, it being the third comic in the Watchman trilogy.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Arkham Asylum, parts of Final Crisis.
  • Squick: One of the characters in The Filth is a porn actor with... unconventional fluids. The New Gods' possessing of characters in Final Crisis (Mary Marvel possessed by Dessad, Dan Turpin's... "death" by Darkseid's taking over his mind).
  • Villain Sue: his JLA villain Prometheus is an aversion of this trope, encapsulating how to make a Badass Normal a Justice League level threat without dipping into God-Mode Sue levels of Crazy-Prepared. While Prometheus does some incredibly Sue-ish things - like curb stomping Batman off panel - he also has crippling psychological flaws, oversights in his planning, and a few kinks in his advanced technology. Essentially, he spends one issue in Villain Sue territory before the sheer magnitude of his undertaking comes crashing down around him.
  • What Do You Mean, It's Not Symbolic?: Some of his stories could be considered as that. Sometimes a flying, cigar-smoking fish is just a flying, cigar-smoking fish.
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?: Subverted with The Invisibles. It absolutely was made on drugs - specifically hallucinogens. Played straight with most of his other works, though.

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