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-->''Some like to stay at the YMMV'' \\
''While others find it a bad place to be'' \\
''Did that joke make you laugh?'' \\
''Did the fanservice appeal?'' \\
''It depends on just how you feel...''

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'''''The article might call for a value judgment and your judgment call could be different from another {{troper}}'s.'''''

::Example -- The article claims that a character is [[CompleteMonster completely lacking in redeeming features]]. Your idea of "irredeemable" and another's idea of it might (almost certainly will) differ. Each of you is making a judgment call. Great! Have fun with that. It just doesn't go on the work's main page. We want the {{trope}}s listed there to be one hundred percent ''present in the work'' without coming down to personal opinion.

'''''The article might be about differences of opinion or {{audience reaction|s}}.'''''

::Example -- Everybody who doesn't like the work have gotten together, formed a {{Hatedom}} and as such share a certain view of the work. As sure as the Sun will rise tomorrow, there will also be a {{Fandom}} and there will be wars and rumors of wars. These wars are stories of a sort, they are constructed from tropes like {{Revenge Fic}}s, {{Fan Fic}}s, {{troll}}ing ... the list is pretty long.

::Evidently the fans and the haters enjoy these battles. Okay. Best of luck to them. The point is that there is no accounting for taste. Entries about this kind of story, though, don't go in a work's page; that is a place for storytelling tropes. AudienceReactions are a part of ''the conflict,'' not the story the conflict is about.

The list of all works that have an YMMV page is [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/namespace_index.php?ns=YMMV here]], but beware of your device crashing, since there's over 40 thousand pages there.

Don't add these in the main page. Not as "played", straight or otherwise. They go on the YMMV page. The rule against "ThisTroper"-like statements also counts for these. For ease of quickly identifying items that belong on the YMMV page, just look for the links whose bullet point has been replaced by balancing scales. But ''please'', make sure that the entry is actually a YMMV example, and not a YMMV Trope being used InUniverse: [[note]]or a Trivia item -- the wiki marks these because they should be moved to the Trivia/ subpage, but it's currently bugged and displays the same scales and instructions as YMMV items[[/note]]

'''The only way this can be allowed on the main page, is if one of these tropes happens in the show, ''and'' gets that reaction from the ''characters'' that these tropes often get from the audience.''' This is what we call an InUniverse example. But ''make sure'' to use the "[=InUniverse=]" or "[[Main/{{InvokedTrope}} invoked]]" markup so that the bullet point will not be changed to scales.

Please index ''redirects'' to any of these tropes on YMMVRedirects rather than here, so that they don't mess up navigation via the index bar but still get the scales.

'''''At all costs, we highly recommend the RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement be followed on these pages. Use caution when entering examples.'''''

See also Administrivia/WhatGoesWhereOnTheWiki, {{Trivia}}.

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* AbandonShipping: This means that something happened InUniverse that caused people who used to ship two characters as a couple to not ship them anymore. As shipping is something the viewers do, not the characters, and some shippers keep shipping regardless, it is a YMMV.
* AcceptableEthnicTargets: This means that it's okay to mock certain inborn traits. Seeing as some people think that it's not okay, or that mocking inborn traits is never okay, this is YMMV.
* AcceptableHardLuckTargets: This means that it's okay to mock the ButtMonkey. Seeing as one person's ChewToy is another one's {{Woobie}}, this is YMMV.
* AcceptableHobbyTargets: Means it's okay to mock certain hobbies. This might offend people with the hobbies, so it's YMMV.
* AcceptableLifestyleTargets: Means it's fine to make fun of someone's lifestyle in general. YMMV because people have varying opinions on whether meanness (in certain places or in general) is ever okay.
* AcceptablePoliticalTargets: This means that it is fine to mock certain political beliefs. People have different ideas on whether mocking someone's political beliefs is ever okay, and it might offend people with the political beliefs, so it's YMMV.
* AcceptableProfessionalTargets: Means that it's acceptable to mock someone's job. YMMV as people have different opinions on whether mocking your own or someone else's job is ever okay.
* AcceptableReligiousTargets: Means that it is fine to mock certain religions or aspects of religions. As you can imagine, it can be offensive to people whose religions are being mocked, so it's YMMV.
* AcceptableTargets: People who it's fine to ridicule. Seeing as people have different ideas of who (if anyone) it's fine to ridicule, it's YMMV.
* AccidentalAesop: Reading AnAesop when the writer didn't make one. YMMV as some viewers might not see an Aesop.
* AccidentalInnuendo: When the writers didn't make an innuendo, but a viewer thinks something sounds dirty. YMMV because some viewers might not see anything dirty.
* AlasPoorScrappy: Someone hates the character but is sad when they die. YMMV because someone might not hate the character or not mind the death.
* AllAnimationIsDisney: Believing a non-Disney-produced cartoon/animated movie is Disney. This is YMMV because some people are going to know it's not Disney.
* AngstDissonance: Means that someone isn't sympathizing with a sad character. YMMV as there is always somebody who will sympathize.
* AngstWhatAngst: Means that the characters should be {{angst}}ing but aren't. Seeing as some people think the characters might have reason not to angst or that the situation isn't that bad, this is YMMV.
* AnnoyingVideoGameHelper: A character in a video game that is supposed to help the player but annoys them instead. This is YMMV because the same character might help one player and annoy another.
* AntiClimaxBoss: Killing the ClimaxBoss is too easy. YMMV because it is subjective what counts as "too easy".
* AntiMetagameCharacter: When CharacterTiers result in one of the "best" characters losing to someone a lot "worse" than them.
* {{Anvilicious}}: This means that a story's moral is extremely blatant (so-named because it's said to "have all the subtlety of being hit with an anvil"). This belongs on YMMV because not everyone agrees on what counts as "extremely blatant".
* AssPull: This is a generally negative term for when TheReveal is not hinted at previously in any way, shape or form (so-named because it's said to "seem like the writer pulled it out of their...well, you know"). This is YMMV because some people may think the reveal was somehow hinted at.
* AudienceAwarenessAdvantage: When the audience forgets that they are not always being given the same info as the characters, so they might, for example, think something was obvious when it wasn't to the characters. This is YMMV because not all audience members will forget this.
* AuthorsSavingThrow: When people dislike an aspect of the work, so the author does something to get rid of that aspect or make it better. This belongs on YMMV, because a) not everybody disliked that aspect of the work and b) not everybody will think that what the author did improved it.
* AwesomeEgo: A character who is arrogant but liked. YMMV as, though characters can be popular, no character is liked by ''everyone''.
* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: Music you like. YMMV as no song is liked by ''everyone''.
* BadassDecay: When a character gets less cool as the series progresses. Seeing as everyone's opinion on "cool" is different and someone might think the character was not cool, got more cool, or stayed as awesome, this is YMMV.
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: A term for a strange moment that happens out of nowhere and is not related to the plot. Slightly less subjective, but still belongs on YMMV because some people might not agree on what's unusual or what counts as "out of nowhere".
* BizarroEpisode: An episode that is way stranger than the others. YMMV because people have varying opinions on what is unusual.
* BreatherBoss: A boss character that is too easy and unimportant. YMMV as some players might not agree on "too easy" or "too unimportant".
* BreatherLevel: An easy level after a hard one. Seeing as different people might struggle or not with different parts of games, it is YMMV.
* BrowserNarcotic: A Website a person has a habit of viewing many tabs on at once. YMMV because not all people will open many tabs on a given website.
* CaptainObviousAesop: AnAesop that most viewers should already know. YMMV because some people might not think it's obvious.
* CaptainObviousReveal: When the audience have already figured something out by the time a reveal occurs. This is YMMV because not all viewers would have figured it out previously.
* CargoShip: Shipping a character with an object. This is a YMMV because Shipping is something the audience, not characters, do.
* CasualCompetitiveConflict: Two players argue on whether to play a game normally or in some more competitive/challenging way. Seeing as not everyone will argue, this is a YMMV.
* CatharsisFactor: This means stuff you do to get rid of emotions. YMMV as not everybody's reason for viewing a work is to get rid of emotions.
* ChaoticEvil - Please read Administrivia/TheGreatCharacterAlignmentDebate before adding this.
* ChaoticGood - Please read Administrivia/TheGreatCharacterAlignmentDebate before adding this.
* ChaoticNeutral - Please read Administrivia/TheGreatCharacterAlignmentDebate before adding this.
* CharacterDerailment (FlameBait unless InUniverse/parody.)
* CharacterRerailment: When a previously-derailed character goes back to normal. Character Derailment is YMMV, so it follows that this would be too.
* CharacterTiers: Ranking which video game characters are the best. As you probably know, not everyone will agree on a "best", placing this on YMMV.
* ChorusOnlySong: A song which is only known by its chorus. YMMV because ''some'' people will inevitably know the song's verses.
* ClicheStorm: A work that uses a lot of overused tropes. YMMV because not everyone will think a trope is overused.
* CommonKnowledge: Something that a lot of people take as fact about a series, but is not true. Some people will not take these things as fact, so it's YMMV.
* CompleteMonster: An irredeemable character. YMMV because "irredeemable" is a matter of opinion.
* ConsolationAward: Someone wins an award for something that seems inferior. This is YMMV because not everyone will think it seems inferior.
* CoupleBomb: When a couple makes a movie, it doesn't work. YMMV as some viewers will think the movie worked just fine.
* CrackIsCheaper: Buying nerdy merchandise is too expensive. Seeing as some people make more money than others or do different things with their money, this is YMMV.
* CrackPairing: Shipping a pair that makes no sense as a couple. YMMV for two reasons: Shipping takes place out-of-universe and not everyone agrees that two people would be strange as a couple.
* CrazyAwesome: Thinking an eccentric/crazy character is awesome. YMMV as there is no character everybody likes.
* CreatorsPet: A character who is hated because the hater feels that the creator is playing favourites and letting the character get unlikely rewards. YMMV because not everybody will hate the character or feel the author is playing favourites. %% Renamed from TheWesley
* CreepyAwesome: Liking and finding a character scary at the same time. YMMV as both liking and finding something/somebody scary are subjective.
* CreepyCute: Finding something/someone cute and scary. Seeing as both scariness and cuteness are subjective, this is YMMV.
* CriticalResearchFailure: Something is in a work that is obviously not true. YMMV because not everyone will think the non-fact is obvious.
* CrossesTheLineTwice: When something is so wrong, it's funny. This is a YMMV, because, not everyone would agree that something is wrong, and if they do, they may not find it funny.
* CrossoverShip: Shipping two characters from different works. Seeing as shipping takes place out-of-universe, this is YMMV.
* CryForTheDevil: Something happens that makes people feel sorry for a villain. YMMV because not all people will start pitying the villain.
* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: The story is too bleak to get invested. This is YMMV because not everyone will agree on what counts as meaningless conflict.
* DamselScrappy: A female character is hated for [[ButtMonkey often being]] the DamselInDistress. This is YMMV because not everyone will hate her.
* DeadHorseGenre: A music genre that people mock/hate on. YMMV as there will be someone out there who likes it.
* DeathOfTheAuthor: The belief that the author's opinion doesn't matter. YMMV because some people will think it matters.
* DemonicSpiders: Non-boss video game characters that are too powerful so as to make them scary or annoying. YMMV because some players might not find them too hard to deal with or like the challenge.
* DesignatedEvil: Something somebody did is said to be evil but might not be. YMMV as some viewers will think that it is indeed evil.
* DesignatedHero: A protagonist who's made out to be a hero but isn't. YMMV because some people might think they are a hero, or that they're just an AntiHero.
* DesignatedMonkey: A ButtMonkey who the writer thinks deserves it, but the audience feels sorry for. YMMV because some viewers might agree with the author, while others might be on the fence.
* DesignatedVillain: An antagonist who's said to be villainous but isn't. This is YMMV because the line between this and AntiVillain is too subjective to draw.
* {{Discontinuity}} %%Now a disambiguation page, mostly refers to FanonDiscontinuity
* DiscreditedTrope: A trope that's too cliched to use. YMMV because not everybody will agree on what's too cliched.
* DoNotDoThisCoolThing: Something that tells you not to do X, but makes X seem cool in the process. YMMV because coolness is subjective.
* DryDockedShip: Having two characters who aren't revealed to be exes be exes in a fanfiction. YMMV as only the audience can invoke it.
* DryDocking: When, in a fanfiction, people take apart an OfficialCouple. YMMV because it's something that only the audience can do.
* EarWorm: A song that gets stuck in your head easily and that makes it annoying. This is YMMV because the song might not stick in somebody else's head, and if it does, they might not mind.
* EinsteinSue: Someone is a MarySue or MartyStu because they know the answer to some major crisis despite being highly unqualified and in competition with qualified people. YMMV because some people might not think that they're a Mary Sue/Marty Stu.
* EliminationHoudini: Someone who doesn't get eliminated from a contest despite doing badly. This is YMMV as not everyone has the same definition of a bad performance.
* EngagingChevrons: Something that only happens to fill in time. YMMV because some people might think it happens for a different reason.
* EnjoyTheStorySkipTheGame: When a viewer likes the story behind a video game but ignore the actual game. YMMV because it's something only the players can do and not all players do this.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: A popular minor character. YMMV because not everyone will like this character, and some people might not agree on where "popular" starts.
* EpicRiff: A piece of music that's the most recognisable part of the song. YMMV because not all people will find that piece of music to be what defines the song.
* EscapistCharacter: An [[TheAce extremely talented character]] who the audience likes to imagine themselves as. YMMV because only the audience can do this and not everyone who sees this character wants to be them.
* EsotericHappyEnding: Something that's made out to be a HappyEnding but isn't. This is YMMV because some people might think it really is a happy ending.
* EstrogenBrigade: Mostly men like a work, but there are a group of female fans. YMMV because it's out-of-universe and some people might think it's insignificant.
* EthnicScrappy: Most of the characters are the same ethnicity, but there is one character who is a different one and is hated because they think the character is a stereotype. YMMV because not everyone will find that character annoying/stereotypical.
* EvilIsCool: Finding the bad guy cool/interesting. YMMV because not everyone will think the villain is cool or interesting.
* EvilIsSexy: Being sexually attracted to a villain. YMMV because, even if the viewer doesn't have an IncompatibleOrientation with the villain, there's a chance they will not be attracted to them.
* FaceOfTheBand: Only being able to identify one band member. This is YMMV because there will inevitably be some people who will recognise them all.
* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: A moral that could be negative. YMMV because not everyone will see it as negative.
* FanWank: A [[EpilepticTrees fan theory]] meant to solve inconsistencies. YMMV because it's non-canon.
* FairForItsDay: A work from the past that seems unacceptable now but was acceptable back when it was made. YMMV because some people might think it's acceptable now or was unacceptable even then.
* FashionVictimVillain: A villain in ridiculous clothes. YMMV because some people might not think the clothes are ridiculous.
* FauxSymbolism: Imagery that looks symbolic but isn't. While this is not as subjective as other [=YMMVs=], it's still YMMV because sometimes it may be subjective whether or not something looks symbolic.
* FetishRetardant: A sex scene that goes wrong in a disturbing way. This is YMMV because some people might not be disturbed.
* FirstAndForemost: The original version of a song is more popular than its covers. YMMV because it's hard to draw the line at where "popular" starts.
* FoeYay: Shipping a hero and a villain. YMMV because it's out-of-universe.
* FridgeBrilliance -- Please note that Fridge Brilliance entries should go on an article's Fridge subpage.
* FridgeLogic -- Please note that Fridge Logic entries should go on an article's Fridge subpage.
* FridgeHorror -- Please note that Fridge Horror entries should go on an article's Fridge subpage.
* SugarWiki/FunnyMoments: Just what it says-moments in a work that are funny. YMMV because humour is subjective. Please put examples on the work's Funny page.
* GameBreaker: Part of a game that will trump all the other moves. YMMV because people have different opinions on whether it really is the best, or if it's even allowed.
* GameplayDerailment: A glitch in a game that derails it. YMMV because not all players will find the glitch or think it derails the game.
* GeniusBonus: Something that you'll notice in the work if you're intelligent or knowledgeable enough. YMMV because not everyone might agree on whether it counts.
* {{Glurge}}: A story that is meant to be inspirational but is actually dark. YMMV because not everyone will see the darkness.
* GoddamnedBats: Useless, annoying video game sprites. YMMV because not everyone will think they're annoying or useless.
* GoddamnedBoss: A boss that is not powerful, but a pain in the neck. YMMV as not everyone will be annoyed by the same bosses.
* GottaShipEmAll: This means that everyone in the series is shipped with each other. YMMV because shipping is out-of-universe.
* GoodBadBugs: Game glitches that do something negative but are fun. YMMV because not everyone will like them.
* GrowingTheBeard: A moment when a work gets better. [[note]] The TropeNamer is people liking ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' better after Riker grew his beard. [[/note]] YMMV as "better" is subjective.
* HamAndCheese: When a moment of someone being dramatic (i.e. a LargeHam) is seen as "cheesy". YMMV because not everyone will think it's cheesy.
* SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments: A moment that inspires somebody or makes them cry happy tears. YMMV, because what touches one person might not touch another. Please put examples on the work's Heartwarming page.
* HollywoodHomely: Someone is called ugly but isn't. YMMV because beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
* HollywoodPudgy: A non-fat character is meant to be fat. YMMV because it is sort of undefined where "fat" starts.
* HypocriticalFandom: Fans of a work hate on the fans of another work for certain reasons that they themselves have. YMMV because it's out-of-universe and not all fans do this.
* IAmNotShazam: Thinking the title of the work or something similar is the name of the character. YMMV because only the audience, and only some of the members of the audience, do that.
* IconicCharacterForgottenTitle: A character is iconic but the work they're from is hard to remember the title of. YMMV because some people will inevitably know what the work's called.
* IdiosyncraticShipNaming: Shipping two characters and calling the two of them by a buzzword of their names. YMMV because it is out-of-universe.
* IdiotPlot: A plot that only stays together because everyone's being dumb. YMMV because not everyone will agree that they're being idiotic.
* InferredHolocaust: Something is only sad when you think about it, a Fridge Tearjerker. YMMV because not everyone will think it's sad.
* InformedWrongness: A character is not demonstrated to be wrong but they're made out to be wrong. This is YMMV because some people might think the character was indeed wrong.
* IronWoobie: Someone who goes through a TraumaCongaLine but doesn't seem sad, but the viewers pity them anyway. YMMV because not all viewers will pity them.
* JerkassDissonance: When the audience likes a character but thinks that if a real person acts like that character, they're a jerk. YMMV because only the audience can do it, and not 100% of the audience.
* JerkassWoobie: Feeling sorry to someone who was mean. YMMV because not everyone will feel sorry for them.
* JunkRare: A collector's card that's rare but worthless. YMMV because some people might like the card or be apathetic to it.
* LauncherOfAThousandShips: A character who is shipped with everyone. YMMV due to being something only certain members of the audience do.
* LawfulEvil - Please read Administrivia/TheGreatCharacterAlignmentDebate before adding this.
* LawfulGood - Please read Administrivia/TheGreatCharacterAlignmentDebate before adding this.
* LawfulNeutral - Please read Administrivia/TheGreatCharacterAlignmentDebate before adding this.
* LemonStu: A lusty MartyStu. YMMV because not everyone will think he's a Marty Stu.
* LootDrama: In an RPG, people do immoral things to get a rare item. YMMV because it's out-of-universe and only some players will do this.
* LostInMediasRes: Beginning in the middle of a dramatic scene and you have no clue who to support or what's going on for a significant amount of time after. YMMV because not everybody will get confused.
* {{Macekre}}: Making fun of a poorly-dubbed {{anime}}. YMMV because it is out-of-universe and not universal.
* MagazineDecay: A magazine meant to be about one thing gets more and more irrelevant. YMMV because not everybody will notice this or think it happened.
* MagicFranchiseWord: An uncommon word that's used a lot in a work gets associated with the work. YMMV because only the audience, and not all of the audience, will do this.
* MagnificentBastard: A stylish conniver. YMMV as not everyone will think they're cool.
* MarySuetopia: A place that's too perfect. YMMV as "too perfect" is a matter of opinion.
* MindGameShip: Someone ships a character with someone who brainwashed them. YMMV because only viewers can ship.
* {{Moe}}: A cute character. YMMV because cuteness is subjective.
* SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome: Just what it sounds like, an awesome moment. YMMV because awesomeness is subjective. Please put it on the work's Awesome page.
* MoralEventHorizon: The moment when a character has crossed the line and is now definitely, permanently evil. YMMV because people cannot agree on where the line should be drawn.
* MorePopularSpinoff: A spinoff that is more popular than what it's been spun off of. YMMV as popularity is quite subjective.
* MostAnnoyingSound: A noise that is annoying. YMMV as it won't annoy everyone.
* SugarWiki/MostWonderfulSound: A sound that people like. YMMV as not everyone will like it.
* NarmCharm: Thinking that a moment that was supposed to be serious is funny and liking it. YMMV because not everyone will like it or even find it funny.
* NauseaFuel: Something extremely disgusting. YMMV as not everyone is disgusted by the same things.
* NeutralEvil - Please read Administrivia/TheGreatCharacterAlignmentDebate before adding this.
* NeutralGood - Please read Administrivia/TheGreatCharacterAlignmentDebate before adding this.
* NeverLiveItDown: A character/person does something shocking, disturbing, embarrassing, unforgivable, etc. and everyone constantly (and needlessly) keep judging that character/person for that one action he/she has done. YMMV because some people are mature enough to simply let it slide.
* NoYay: Shipping two characters who would be disturbing as a couple. YMMV because shipping is out-of-universe and not everyone will be disturbed.
* OnceAcceptableTargets: People who it used to be okay to make fun of but now isn't. YMMV because some people might think it's still okay or never was.
* OneSceneWonder: A character who is very noticed but has little screen-time. YMMV as not everyone will notice that character.
* OneTrueThreesome: Shipping three characters together. YMMV because it's out-of-universe.
* OnlyTheCreatorDoesItRight: Believing that a sequel is bad if its creator didn't make the original. YMMV because some people will like the sequel or dislike the original.
* OpinionMyopia: What you shouldn't have if you know what YMMV means! Believing your opinion is a fact or is everyone's opinion. YMMV because not everyone believes this.
* OutgrowTheTrope: A work stops using a trope. %% Why is this YMMV? It seems pretty straightforward to me.
* {{Padding}}: A moment in the story that's unimportant to the plot. YMMV because some might argue that it was indeed important.
* PainfulRhyme: Rhyming a word with something that doesn't rhyme. Not as subjective, but still counts because some people will have different ideas.
* PlayerPunch: A video game villain kills the player's favourite character and makes the player angry. YMMV because the character being killed might not be the player's favourite and they might not get angry.
* PlayTheGameSkipTheStory: A game with a plot that people ignore. YMMV because only (some of) the players do it.
* WMG/PoisonOakEpilepticTrees: Negative [[EpilepticTrees fan theories]]. YMMV because they're not {{Canon}}.
* PolishedPort: Porting a game from one platform to the other is cool! YMMV because not everyone thinks it's cool.
* PoorMansSubstitute: Actors who can pass for each other. YMMV because not everyone will think they can.
* PopularityPolynomial: Something becomes popular, then unpopular, then popular again. YMMV because "popular" is subjective.
* PortingDisaster: A game ports from one platform to the next in a bad way. YMMV because "bad" is subjective.
* PortmanteauCoupleName: A couple whose names form a portmanteau word that they're referred to collectively as. %% Why is this YMMV?
* PraisingShowsYouDontWatch: Someone acts as though they like a show but they've never seen it. YMMV because not everybody does this and it's out-of-universe.
* PropagandaPiece: A work made to persuade people. %% Shouldn't this be Trivia?
* ProtagonistTitleFallacy: The belief that if a character has their name on the title, they are the protagonist. YMMV because it's out-of-universe and not everyone believes this.
* ProtectionFromEditors: Bad writing that stems from the writer not taking any criticism at all. YMMV because "bad writing" is almost always subjective.
* RelationshipWritingFumble: The audience thinks two characters are a couple, they're not. YMMV because not everyone will think they're a couple and it's out-of-universe.
* ReplacementScrappy: A character is killed off or PutOnABus and replaced with another one, who gets [[TheScrappy hated]]. YMMV because not everybody will hate the replacement.
* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: The audience dislikes a character but the writers change them or give them something to do in a way that means they become liked. YMMV because not everyone will have disliked the character or believed they improved.
* RoboShip: Shipping a machine and non-machine. YMMV because it's out-of-universe.
* RomanticPlotTumor: Romance gets in the way of the plot. YMMV because people cannot quite agree on where "getting in the way of the plot" starts.
* SampledUp: A song gets sampled in another one, which becomes more famous than the first. YMMV because how famous a song is is a bit subjective.
* ScrappyMechanic: A video game that has a mechanic in it that people find annoying. YMMV because it doesn't annoy everyone.
* ScrappyWeapon: An annoying video game weapon. YMMV because annoyance is subjective.
* SecondSeasonDownfall: A show with two seasons JumpsTheShark on the second. YMMV because declines in quality are subjective.
* SecondVerseCurse: A song that has a very famous first verse and people can't recognise the rest. YMMV as some people will know the whole song.
* {{Sequelitis}}: The sequel is worse than the original. YMMV because "worse" is subjective.
* {{Sequelphobic}}: Someone dislikes a sequel just because it is one. YMMV as not everybody hates sequels.
* SerialNumbersFiledOff: An attempt to FollowTheLeader looks just like the "leader" but with different aesthetics. YMMV because it's a bit fuzzy where to draw the line between this and just plain similar.
* ShallowParody: TheParody is only superficial to what's being parodied. YMMV because nobody really knows for sure where "superficial" starts.
* ShipMates: Being on friendly terms with people who ship two characters who you don't ship. YMMV because shipping is out-of-universe, not everyone has Ship Mates, and not everyone ships.
* ShippingGoggles: Viewing something non-romantic and non-sexual as romantic/sexual subtext. YMMV because a) it's out-of-universe, b) not everyone does it and c) not everyone can agree on where the line is drawn.
* TheShipsMotor: A piece of canon which causes the audience to start shipping. YMMV because shipping is out-of-universe and not everyone will ship because of that bit of canon.
* ShipsThatPassInTheNight: Shipping two people who've never met. YMMV because shipping is out-of-universe.
* ShipToShipCombat: Two people argue about whether Alice should be shipped Bob or with Carol. YMMV because it's out-of-universe and because not every shipper argues.
* JustForFun/TheShipYard: Non-tropes with punny ship-related names. It's more of a joke than anything.
* ShockingElimination: Someone gets eliminated from a competition and it comes as a shock. YMMV because it's an audience reaction.
* ShockingSwerve: A plot twist that happens with no warning. YMMV because "warning" is undefined.
* SignatureScene: The work's most famous scene. YMMV because "most famous" is hard to define.
* SignatureSong: An artist's most famous song. YMMV because, again, "most famous" is hard to define.
* SisterShip: If two people are dating and two of their friends whose orientations mean they could hook up are single, then either the friends will get together or the couple will break up. Is a trope if used in a work, but is a YMMV if shipping is involved, because only the audience can ship.
* SugarWiki/SoCoolItsAwesome: A really good work. YMMV because "really good" is subjective.
* SongAssociation: A work repeats a song several times and the work gets associated with the song. YMMV because it is out-of-universe and not universal.
* SoOkayItsAverage: Average works. YMMV because every work has people who like and dislike it.
* {{Starboarding}}: A form of {{Shipping}} where someone thinks that one person is in love with another, who doesn't return the affection. YMMV due to being out-of-universe.
* StockFootageFailure: When using StockFootage results in plot holes. %% Shouldn't this be Trivia?
* StoicWoobie: Someone is pitied for being TheStoic and suffering. YMMV because not everyone will pity them.
* StrangledByTheRedString: Two people fall in love with no chemistry. Used to be a trope, but because people had conflicts on where to set the definition, it became a YMMV.
* StuckInTheirShadow: One character or writer gets more attention than the first. YMMV because it has to do with popularity, which, while not as subjective as other [=YMMVs=], is still pretty hard to define.
* SuperCouple: Pairings that everybody is really interested in. YMMV because there will be some who are not interested.
* SuperfluousSolo: A character has only one solo scene, that's unimportant. YMMV because "unimportant" is hard to define.
* SurpriseDifficulty: A video game that the players were not expecting to be hard. YMMV because some players will not be surprised.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: A song which is very similar to another. YMMV because it's a bit subjective where "very similar" starts.
* TakeThatScrappy: An unpopular character suffers. YMMV because some people do not like seeing the character suffering.
* TearJerker: Sad moments. YMMV because what makes one person sad might not make another sad. Examples go on the work's Tearjerker page.
* TestosteroneBrigade: A group of male fans of a work. YMMV because it is out of universe.
* ThatOneAchievement: When a player is one achievement away from completely winning the game. This is YMMV because not all players will have difficulty with any given achievement.
* ThatOneAttack: One attack in the game is more dangerous than the rest. YMMV because "more dangerous", while not as subjective than other subjective things, is still hard to define.
* ThatOneBoss: An extremely hard-to-fight boss in a video game. YMMV because not everybody will find that boss the hardest.
* ThatOneDisadvantage: A disadvantage in a game that will easily kill you. YMMV because not everyone will have difficulties with it.
* ThatOneLevel: The most frustrating level in a game. YMMV because not all players will find it frustrating.
* ThatOnePuzzle: The hardest puzzle in a bunch of them. YMMV because not all players will find that puzzle to be the hardest.
* ThatOneRule: All rules in a game are easy to understand, except one. YMMV because one player might understand it perfectly.
* ThatOneSidequest: A really hard, optional part of a game. YMMV because not everyone will find it hard.
* ThemePairing: Shipping due to the people being shipped together having something in common. YMMV because it's out-of-universe.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: A character that they could've had a good plot with but didn't. YMMV because "good plot" is subjective.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodLineArt: Artists who can draw but can't colour. YMMV because bad colouring is pretty subjective.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: A plot that has wasted promise or could've taken a different route compared to what they went with. YMMV because the plot being "wasted" is subjective.
* TierInducedScrappy: An unpopular video game character who's unpopular because either they're too good or too bad. YMMV because popularity and the terms "good" and "bad" are subjective.
* TooCoolToLive: A cool character dies. YMMV because "cool" is subjective.
* TookTheBadFilmSeriously: The actors act seriously in a bad movie. YMMV because "bad" is a matter of opinion.
* ToyShip: Shipping kids. YMMV because shipping is out-of-universe.
* TrailerJokeDecay: A joke becomes boring because it gets repeated in the trailer. YMMV because some people might not get bored of it or had never found it funny.
* TrappedByMountainLions: A subplot that's completely disconnected to the main plot. YMMV because it is hard to define where "completely disconnected" starts.
* TrueNeutral: Please read Administrivia/TheGreatCharacterAlignmentDebate before adding this.
* UglyCute: Someone or something that's both ugly and cute. YMMV because ugliness and cuteness are both subjective.
* UnacceptableTargets: A group who should not be mocked. YMMV because some people think that all groups are unacceptable targets, or that you can mock anyone, or you can mock these people but not others.
* UnderusedGameMechanic: A game mechanic that doesn't show up much and should show up more. YMMV because not everyone will agree on the "should show up more" part.
* UnfortunateImplications: Something that could be offensive that's done accidentally. YMMV because not everything offends everyone.
* UnintentionallySympathetic: A character is supposed to be condemned for his/her sordid actions, but end up gaining sympathy anyway due to a specific justification. YMMV because there are some fans who will still see the character as unsympathetic.
* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: A character is supposed to be TheWoobie, but no one sympathizes with him/her due to how sordid his/her actions were beforehand. YMMV because a handful of people will still sympathize with the character in spite of his/her actions.
* UnnecessaryMakeover: Someone gets a makeover that the audience doesn't like. YMMV because some members of the audience will like it.
* UnwinnableByInsanity: The ability to render the game unwinnable by doing something dumb or crazy. YMMV because "dumb" and "crazy" are hard to define, it is out-of-universe, and not all players do it.
* TheUntwist: Where you expect a SubvertedTrope but don't get one. YMMV because, to paraphrase the page, "all plot movements could be untwists to a paranoid viewer".
* ValuesDissonance: A work is controversial because attitudes have changed. YMMV because not everyone will be offended.
* ValuesResonance: AnAesop gets better over time. YMMV because "better" is subjective.
* SugarWiki/VisualEffectsOfAwesome: Really cool visual effects. YMMV because "cool" is subjective.
* {{Wangst}}: Over-the-top sadness. YMMV because "over-the-top" is hard to pinpoint.
* WarShip: Shipping two characters who are at war with each other. YMMV because Shipping takes place out-of-universe.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: A kids' work has things that are a bit dark or inappropriate for a kids' work. YMMV because not everyone will think they're too dark/inappropriate.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: A work that is not suitable for children but is mistaken for being suitable. YMMV because not everyone will think they're for kids, and with works like these, it's often subjective on whether they're suitable for children or not.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForLittleGirls: A show that looks [[TastesLikeDiabetes overly soppy]] but either isn't really all that soppy or isn't suitable for kids. YMMV because not everyone would have found it soppy.
* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: A work or part of a work that's so surreal, people think the artist was high. YMMV because not everyone will think they're high.
* WhatMeasureIsANonBadass: Disliking a character for not being cool. YMMV because dislike and coolness are both subjective.
* WheelchairWoobie: A disabled {{Woobie}}. YMMV because all Woobies are subjective, due to pity not being universal.
* WhyWouldAnyoneTakeHimBack: A couple breaks up, one partner acts mean and the audience thinks that the other partner shouldn't take the mean one back. YMMV because it is an audience reaction.
* WinBackTheCrowd: A popular work loses its popularity, but the writers do something to get the fandom back. YMMV because it involves popularity.
* WinTheCrowd: The first few minutes of the work are cool. YMMV because 'cool' is subjective.
* TheWoobie: A character who is felt sorry for. YMMV because nobody has ''everyone'' feeling sorry for them.
* WoobieFamily: A family that people feel sorry for. YMMV because not everyone will feel sorry for them.
* WoobieSpecies: A whole species that people feel sorry for. YMMV because not everybody will.
* WriterCopOut: An unsatisfying ending. YMMV because "unsatisfying" is subjective.
* WTHCastingAgency: An actor is cast as a character you think is out-of-place. YMMV because not everyone will agree that it's out-of-place.
* WTHCostumingDepartment: A character wearing a ridiculous costume. YMMV because not everybody will think the costume's ridiculous.
* {{YMMV}} (or variations of this) - In fact, this should never be listed as an example, considering the huge list of sub items.
* YMMV.HomePage
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