YMMV / GWAR

  • Awesome Moments: Their second appearance on the Onion AV Club's cover song segment. They start with Billy Ocean's "Get Out of My Dreams (Get Into My Car)," and then smoothly segue into Baba O'Riley before mashing the two up.
    • Kim Dylla putting Danny Leal of "Upon a Burning Body" on blast for allegedly harassing female Gwar fans at a concert, and putting him in a chokehold because of his behaviour.
      • Other sources dispute this, however. Someone who claims to have witnessed the fight said Leal walked up to a group of "belligerent and clearly intoxicated" women (including Dylla) and asked where the bathrooms were. One of the women made a rude and sarcastic comment to Leal, who responded with a nasty comment of his own. He was then allegedly attacked by Dylla, who attempted to punch him and missed, and then proceeded to laugh with the women and tell Leal: "How [she and her friends] were going to fuck them over and they couldn't do anything back because they were girls."
  • Awesome Music: Quite a bit of it. As far as their albums go, Violence Has Arrived is often considered their best, but America Must Be Destroyed, Scumdogs of the Universe, and Lust in Space are other contenders for their best album.
  • Broken Base: Despite Brockie's wish for the band to continue after his death, there are still some fans who insist that the addition of Blothar and Vulvatron is a disgrace to the name of GWAR. Keep in mind that various characters have been portrayed by different people over GWAR's history (even as a joke band opening up for themselves), and that when the exact same situation happened earlier with the passing of Cory Smoot, not too many fans raised a huge stink.
    • The latter point can be (more or less) justified when one remembers that Oderus literally was the Face of the Band — almost every interview of the band featured him, he was the only character consistently played by the same person, and let's face it — he couldn't open his mouth without saying something so completely ridiculous that it made everyone either crack up or foam at the mouth with rage; there was no in-between.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: Twice is an understatement — especially live.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Though she left the band, Slymenstra Hymen remains one of the band's most popular characters partially for being the only female member at the time and for being pretty good at fire dancing.
    • Vulvatron has been positively received by fans for being similar to Slymenstra, many were disappointed when she was kicked out as quickly as she appeared.
    • Cardinal Syn remains one of the groups most popular foes, rivaling even the Destructos, this is mainly due to having a pretty cool design.
  • Funny Moments: Oderus' numerous appearances on Fox News' Red Eye. Moment of Awesome also goes to Fox News for letting this happen.
  • Heartwarming Moments: Yes, the big, mean, crude space aliens actually performed clean pastiches of two of their songs note  for a kid's cartoon (albeit, one with an impressive Parental Bonus). Thanks to their generosity, children all the world over will know the joys of metal.
    • Their third appearance on the Onion AV Club's already mentioned "Undercover" series, which was also their first since the passing of Dave Brockie. The song they were supposed to be covering was Pet Shop Boys' "West End Girls", but like their Billy Ocean cover, the ending mashed it up with another song — This time it was The Jim Carroll Band's "People Who Died," with new lyrics referencing friends of the band who they'd lost over the years, including Dimebag Darrell, Robin Williams, Peter Steele, and even Cory Smoot note  and Dave Brockie himself (as well as his alter-ego Oderus Urungus, because The Character Died with Him):
      Dave died alone in his chair in his room.
      He had just turned 50, it was way too soon.
      Oderus went up in flames,
      Now all of Valhalla chants his name!
      Brockie, I miss you more than all the others.
      I salute you, my brother!
  • Just Here for Godzilla: No really, they make music too.
  • More Popular Spin-off: Originally known as Death Piggy, GWAR started off as a joke opening act for themselves.
    • Inverted with the X-Cops, as they only managed one album and a single before Dave Brockie ended the project.
  • The Scrappy: Scorda Moon is almost as hated as the album he debuted on. Even members of the band call him the "stupidest GWAR character"
  • Squick: From showering their audience in (fake) human/alien blood, semen, and various other fluids to songs like "Fuckin' An Animal", GWAR runs the gamut of stomach-churning.
    • A nice example from "Bloody Mary", the lovely phrase: "Her womb explodes in a meat maggot mesh".

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