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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...

Your Mileage May Vary on any of the articles listed below. What that means could be a couple of different things:

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 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 tropes 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.

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 Fics, Fan Fics, trolling ... 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. Audience Reactions are a part of the conflict, not the story the conflict is about.

The list of all works that have an YMMV page is 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 "This Troper"-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 For ease of quickly identifying items that belong on the YMMV page, just look for the links whose bullet point has been replaced by balancing scales.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 In-Universe: 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 In-Universe example. But make sure to use the "InUniverse" or "invoked" markup so that the bullet point will not be changed to scales.

Please index redirects to any of these tropes on YMMV Redirects 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 Rule of Cautious Editing Judgement be followed on these pages. Use caution when entering examples.

See also What Goes Where on the Wiki, Trivia.


  • 30-Sue Pileup: A work with lots of Mary Sue and/or Marty Stu characters. YMMV because Mary Sue/Marty Stu are subjective.
  • Abandon Shipping: This means that something happened in-universe 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.
  • Acceptable Ethnic Targets: 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.
  • Acceptable Hard Luck Targets: This means that it's okay to mock the Butt-Monkey. Seeing as one person's Chew Toy is another one's Woobie, this is YMMV.
  • Acceptable Hobby Targets: Means it's okay to mock certain hobbies. This might offend people with the hobbies, so it's YMMV.
  • Acceptable Lifestyle Targets: 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.
  • Acceptable Political Targets: 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.
  • Acceptable Professional Targets: 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.
  • Acceptable Religious Targets: 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.
  • Acceptable Targets: 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.
  • Accidental Aesop: Reading An Aesop when the writer didn't make one. YMMV as some viewers might not see an Aesop.
  • Accidental Innuendo: When the writers didn't make an innuendo, but a viewer thinks something sounds dirty. YMMV because some viewers might not see anything dirty.
  • Alas, Poor Scrappy: Someone hates the character but is sad when they die. YMMV because someone might not hate the character or not mind the death.
  • All Animation Is Disney: Believing a non-Disney-produced cartoon/animated movie is Disney. This is YMMV because some people are going to know it's not Disney.
  • Angst Dissonance: Means that someone isn't sympathizing with a sad character. YMMV as there is always somebody who will sympathize.
  • Angst? What Angst?: Means that the characters should be angsting 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.
  • Annoying Video Game Helper: 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.
  • Anti-Climax Boss: Killing the Climax Boss is too easy. YMMV because it is subjective what counts as "too easy".
  • 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".
  • Ass Pull: This is a generally negative term for when The Reveal 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.
  • Audience Awareness Advantage: 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.
  • Author's Saving Throw: 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.
  • Awesome Ego: A character who is arrogant but liked. YMMV as, though characters can be popular, no character is liked by everyone.
  • Awesome Music: Music you like. YMMV as no song is liked by everyone.
  • Badass Decay: 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.
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: 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".
  • Bizarro Episode: An episode that is way stranger than the others. YMMV because people have varying opinions on what is unusual.
  • Breather Boss: A boss character that is too easy and unimportant. YMMV as some players might not agree on "too easy" or "too unimportant".
  • Breather Level: An easy level after a hard one. Seeing as different people might struggle or not with different parts of games, it is YMMV.
  • Browser Narcotic: 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.
  • Captain Obvious Aesop: An Aesop that most viewers should already know. YMMV because some people might not think it's obvious.
  • Captain Obvious Reveal: 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.
  • Cargo Ship: Shipping a character with an object. This is a YMMV because Shipping is something the audience, not characters, do.
  • Casual/Competitive Conflict: 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.
  • Catharsis Factor: 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.
  • Chaotic Evil - Please read The Great Character Alignment Debate before adding this.
  • Chaotic Good - Please read The Great Character Alignment Debate before adding this.
  • Chaotic Neutral - Please read The Great Character Alignment Debate before adding this.
  • Character Derailment (Flame Bait unless In-Universe/parody.)
  • Character Rerailment: When a previously-derailed character goes back to normal. Character Derailment is YMMV, so it follows that this would be too.
  • Character Tiers: Ranking which video game characters are the best. As you probably know, not everyone will agree on a "best", placing this on YMMV.
  • Chorus-Only Song: A song which is only known by its chorus. YMMV because some people will inevitably know the song's verses.
  • Cliché Storm: A work that uses a lot of overused tropes. YMMV because not everyone will think a trope is overused.
  • Common Knowledge: 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.
  • Complete Monster: An irredeemable character. YMMV because "irredeemable" is a matter of opinion.
  • Consolation Award: Someone wins an award for something that seems inferior. This is YMMV because not everyone will think it seems inferior.
  • Couple Bomb: When a couple makes a movie, it doesn't work. YMMV as some viewers will think the movie worked just fine.
  • Crack Is Cheaper: 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.
  • Crack Pairing: 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.
  • Crazy Awesome: Thinking an eccentric/crazy character is awesome. YMMV as there is no character everybody likes.
  • Creator's Pet: 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.
  • Creepy Awesome: Liking and finding a character scary at the same time. YMMV as both liking and finding something/somebody scary are subjective.
  • Creepy Cute: Finding something/someone cute and scary. Seeing as both scariness and cuteness are subjective, this is YMMV.
  • Critical Research Failure: Something is in a work that is obviously not true. YMMV because not everyone will think the non-fact is obvious.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: 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.
  • Crossover Ship: Shipping two characters from different works. Seeing as shipping takes place out-of-universe, this is YMMV.
  • Cry for the Devil: Something happens that makes people feel sorry for a villain. YMMV because not all people will start pitying the villain.
  • Damsel Scrappy: A female character is hated for often being the Damsel in Distress. This is YMMV because not everyone will hate her.
  • Dead Horse Genre: A music genre that people mock/hate on. YMMV as there will be someone out there who likes it.
  • Death of the Author: The belief that the author's opinion doesn't matter. YMMV because some people will think it matters.
  • Demonic Spiders: 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.
  • Designated Evil: Something somebody did is said to be evil but might not be. YMMV as some viewers will think that it is indeed evil.
  • Designated Hero: 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 Anti-Hero.
  • Designated Monkey: A Butt-Monkey 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.
  • Designated Villain: An antagonist who's said to be villainous but isn't. This is YMMV because the line between this and Anti-Villain is too subjective to draw.
  • Discontinuity
  • Discredited Trope: A trope that's too cliched to use. YMMV because not everybody will agree on what's too cliched.
  • Do Not Do This Cool Thing: Something that tells you not to do X, but makes X seem cool in the process. YMMV because coolness is subjective.
  • Dry Docked Ship: Having two characters who aren't revealed to be exes be exes in a fanfiction. YMMV as only the audience can invoke it.
  • Dry Docking: When, in a fanfiction, people take apart an Official Couple. YMMV because it's something that only the audience can do.
  • Ear Worm: 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.
  • Einstein Sue: Someone is a Mary Sue or Marty Stu 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.
  • Elimination Houdini: 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.
  • Engaging Chevrons: Something that only happens to fill in time. YMMV because some people might think it happens for a different reason.
  • Enjoy the Story, Skip the Game: 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.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: A popular minor character. YMMV because not everyone will like this character, and some people might not agree on where "popular" starts.
  • Epic Riff: 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.
  • Escapist Character: An 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.
  • Esoteric Happy Ending: Something that's made out to be a Happy Ending but isn't. This is YMMV because some people might think it really is a happy ending.
  • Estrogen Brigade: 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.
  • Ethnic Scrappy: 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.
  • Evil Is Cool: Finding the bad guy cool/interesting. YMMV because not everyone will think the villain is cool or interesting.
  • Evil Is Sexy: Being sexually attracted to a villain. YMMV because, even if the viewer doesn't have an Incompatible Orientation with the villain, there's a chance they will not be attracted to them.
  • Face of the Band: Only being able to identify one band member. This is YMMV because there will inevitably be some people who will recognise them all.
  • Family-Unfriendly Aesop: A moral that could be negative. YMMV because not everyone will see it as negative.
  • Fan Wank: A fan theory meant to solve inconsistencies. YMMV because it's non-canon.
  • Fair for Its Day: 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.
  • Fashion-Victim Villain: A villain in ridiculous clothes. YMMV because some people might not think the clothes are ridiculous.
  • Faux Symbolism: 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.
  • Fetish Retardant: A sex scene that goes wrong in a disturbing way. This is YMMV because some people might not be disturbed.
  • First and Foremost: 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.
  • Foe Yay: Shipping a hero and a villain. YMMV because it's out-of-universe.
  • Fridge Brilliance — Please note that Fridge Brilliance entries should go on an article's Fridge subpage.
  • Fridge Logic — Please note that Fridge Logic entries should go on an article's Fridge subpage.
  • Fridge Horror — Please note that Fridge Horror entries should go on an article's Fridge subpage.
  • Funny Moments: 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.
  • Game-Breaker: 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.
  • Gameplay Derailment: A glitch in a game that derails it. YMMV because not all players will find the glitch or think it derails the game.
  • Genius Bonus: 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.
  • Goddamned Bats: Useless, annoying video game sprites. YMMV because not everyone will think they're annoying or useless.
  • Goddamned Boss: A boss that is not powerful, but a pain in the neck. YMMV as not everyone will be annoyed by the same bosses.
  • Gotta Ship Em All: This means that everyone in the series is shipped with each other. YMMV because shipping is out-of-universe.
  • Good Bad Bugs: Game glitches that do something negative but are fun. YMMV because not everyone will like them.
  • Growing the Beard: A moment when a work gets better. note  YMMV as "better" is subjective.
  • Ham and Cheese: When a moment of someone being dramatic (i.e. a Large Ham) is seen as "cheesy". YMMV because not everyone will think it's cheesy.
  • Heartwarming Moments: 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.
  • Hollywood Homely: Someone is called ugly but isn't. YMMV because beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
  • Hollywood Pudgy: A non-fat character is meant to be fat. YMMV because it is sort of undefined where "fat" starts.
  • Hypocritical Fandom: 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.
  • I Am Not Shazam: 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.
  • Iconic Character, Forgotten Title: 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.
  • Idiosyncratic Ship Naming: Shipping two characters and calling the two of them by a buzzword of their names. YMMV because it is out-of-universe.
  • Idiot Plot: A plot that only stays together because everyone's being dumb. YMMV because not everyone will agree that they're being idiotic.
  • Inferred Holocaust: Something is only sad when you think about it, a Fridge Tearjerker. YMMV because not everyone will think it's sad.
  • Informed Wrongness: 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.
  • Iron Woobie: Someone who goes through a Trauma Conga Line but doesn't seem sad, but the viewers pity them anyway. YMMV because not all viewers will pity them.
  • Jerkass Dissonance: 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.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Feeling sorry to someone who was mean. YMMV because not everyone will feel sorry for them.
  • Junk Rare: A collector's card that's rare but worthless. YMMV because some people might like the card or be apathetic to it.
  • Launcher of a Thousand Ships: A character who is shipped with everyone. YMMV due to being something only certain members of the audience do.
  • Lawful Evil - Please read The Great Character Alignment Debate before adding this.
  • Lawful Good - Please read The Great Character Alignment Debate before adding this.
  • Lawful Neutral - Please read The Great Character Alignment Debate before adding this.
  • Lemon Stu: A lusty Marty Stu. YMMV because not everyone will think he's a Marty Stu.
  • Loot Drama: 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.
  • Lost in Medias Res: 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.
  • Magazine Decay: A magazine meant to be about one thing gets more and more irrelevant. YMMV because not everybody will notice this or think it happened.
  • Magic Franchise Word: 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.
  • Magnificent Bastard: A stylish conniver. YMMV as not everyone will think they're cool.
  • Mary Suetopia: A place that's too perfect. YMMV as "too perfect" is a matter of opinion.
  • Mind Game Ship: Someone ships a character with someone who brainwashed them. YMMV because only viewers can ship.
  • Moe: A cute character. YMMV because cuteness is subjective.
  • Moment of Awesome: Just what it sounds like, an awesome moment. YMMV because awesomeness is subjective. Please put it on the work's Awesome page.
  • Moral Event Horizon: 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.
  • More Popular Spin-off: A spinoff that is more popular than what it's been spun off of. YMMV as popularity is quite subjective.
  • Most Annoying Sound: A noise that is annoying. YMMV as it won't annoy everyone.
  • Most Wonderful Sound: A sound that people like. YMMV as not everyone will like it.
  • Narm Charm: 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.
  • Nausea Fuel: Something extremely disgusting. YMMV as not everyone is disgusted by the same things.
  • Neutral Evil - Please read The Great Character Alignment Debate before adding this.
  • Neutral Good - Please read The Great Character Alignment Debate before adding this.
  • Never Live It Down: 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.
  • No Yay: Shipping two characters who would be disturbing as a couple. YMMV because shipping is out-of-universe and not everyone will be disturbed.
  • Once Acceptable Targets: 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.
  • One-Scene Wonder: A character who is very noticed but has little screen-time. YMMV as not everyone will notice that character.
  • One True Threesome: Shipping three characters together. YMMV because it's out-of-universe.
  • Only the Creator Does It Right: 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.
  • Opinion Myopia: 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.
  • Outgrow The Trope: A work stops using a trope.
  • Padding: A moment in the story that's unimportant to the plot. YMMV because some might argue that it was indeed important.
  • Painful Rhyme: Rhyming a word with something that doesn't rhyme. Not as subjective, but still counts because some people will have different ideas.
  • Player Punch: 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.
  • Play the Game, Skip the Story: A game with a plot that people ignore. YMMV because only (some of) the players do it.
  • Poison Oak Epileptic Trees: Negative fan theories. YMMV because they're not Canon.
  • Polished Port: Porting a game from one platform to the other is cool! YMMV because not everyone thinks it's cool.
  • Poor Man's Substitute: Actors who can pass for each other. YMMV because not everyone will think they can.
  • Popularity Polynomial: Something becomes popular, then unpopular, then popular again. YMMV because "popular" is subjective.
  • Porting Disaster: A game ports from one platform to the next in a bad way. YMMV because "bad" is subjective.
  • Portmanteau Couple Name: A couple whose names form a portmanteau word that they're referred to collectively as.
  • Praising Shows You Don't Watch: 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.
  • Propaganda Piece: A work made to persuade people.
  • Protagonist Title Fallacy: 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.
  • Protection from Editors: Bad writing that stems from the writer not taking any criticism at all. YMMV because "bad writing" is almost always subjective.
  • Relationship Writing Fumble: 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.
  • Replacement Scrappy: A character is killed off or Put on a Bus and replaced with another one, who gets hated. YMMV because not everybody will hate the replacement.
  • Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: 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.
  • Robo Ship: Shipping a machine and non-machine. YMMV because it's out-of-universe.
  • Romantic Plot Tumor: Romance gets in the way of the plot. YMMV because people cannot quite agree on where "getting in the way of the plot" starts.
  • Sampled Up: 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.
  • Scrappy Mechanic: A video game that has a mechanic in it that people find annoying. YMMV because it doesn't annoy everyone.
  • Scrappy Weapon: An annoying video game weapon. YMMV because annoyance is subjective.
  • Second Season Downfall: A show with two seasons Jumps the Shark on the second. YMMV because declines in quality are subjective.
  • Second Verse Curse: 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.
  • Serial Numbers Filed Off: An attempt to Follow the Leader 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.
  • Shallow Parody: The Parody is only superficial to what's being parodied. YMMV because nobody really knows for sure where "superficial" starts.
  • Ship Mates: 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.
  • Shipping Goggles: 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.
  • The Ship's Motor: 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.
  • Ships That Pass in the Night: Shipping two people who've never met. YMMV because shipping is out-of-universe.
  • Ship-to-Ship Combat: 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.
  • The Ship Yard: Non-tropes with punny ship-related names. It's more of a joke than anything.
  • Shocking Elimination: Someone gets eliminated from a competition and it comes as a shock. YMMV because it's an audience reaction.
  • Shocking Swerve: A plot twist that happens with no warning. YMMV because "warning" is undefined.
  • Signature Scene: The work's most famous scene. YMMV because "most famous" is hard to define.
  • Signature Song: An artist's most famous song. YMMV because, again, "most famous" is hard to define.
  • Sister Ship: 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.
  • So Cool, It's Awesome: A really good work. YMMV because "really good" is subjective.
  • Song Association: 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.
  • So Okay, It's Average: 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.
  • Stock Footage Failure: When using Stock Footage results in plot holes.
  • Stoic Woobie: Someone is pitied for being The Stoic and suffering. YMMV because not everyone will pity them.
  • Strangled by the Red String: 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.
  • Stuck in Their Shadow: 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.
  • Super Couple: Pairings that everybody is really interested in. YMMV because there will be some who are not interested.
  • Superfluous Solo: A character has only one solo scene, that's unimportant. YMMV because "unimportant" is hard to define.
  • Surprise Difficulty: A video game that the players were not expecting to be hard. YMMV because some players will not be surprised.
  • Suspiciously Similar Song: A song which is very similar to another. YMMV because it's a bit subjective where "very similar" starts.
  • Take That, Scrappy!: A character is mean to an unpopular character. YMMV because some people will like the character being mean to.
  • Tear Jerker: Sad moments. YMMV because what makes one person sad might not make another sad. Examples go on the work's Tearjerker page.
  • Testosterone Brigade: A group of male fans of a work. YMMV because it is out of universe.
  • That One Achievement: 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.
  • That One Attack: 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.
  • That One Boss: An extremely hard-to-fight boss in a video game. YMMV because not everybody will find that boss the hardest.
  • That One Disadvantage: A disadvantage in a game that will easily kill you. YMMV because not everyone will have difficulties with it.
  • That One Level: The most frustrating level in a game. YMMV because not all players will find it frustrating.
  • That One Puzzle: The hardest puzzle in a bunch of them. YMMV because not all players will find that puzzle to be the hardest.
  • That One Rule: All rules in a game are easy to understand, except one. YMMV because one player might understand it perfectly.
  • That One Sidequest: A really hard, optional part of a game. YMMV because not everyone will find it hard.
  • Theme Pairing: Shipping due to the people being shipped together having something in common. YMMV because it's out-of-universe.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character: A character that they could've had a good plot with but didn't. YMMV because "good plot" is subjective.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Line Art: Artists who can draw but can't colour. YMMV because bad colouring is pretty subjective.
  • Tier-Induced Scrappy: 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.
  • Too Cool to Live: A cool character dies. YMMV because "cool" is subjective.
  • Took the Bad Film Seriously: The actors act seriously in a bad movie. YMMV because "bad" is a matter of opinion.
  • Toy Ship: Shipping kids. YMMV because shipping is out-of-universe.
  • Trailer Joke Decay: 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.
  • Trapped by Mountain Lions: A subplot that's completely disconnected to the main plot. YMMV because it is hard to define where "completely disconnected" starts.
  • True Neutral - Please read The Great Character Alignment Debate before adding this.
  • Ugly Cute: Someone or something that's both ugly and cute. YMMV because ugliness and cuteness are both subjective.
  • Unacceptable Targets: 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.
  • Underused Game Mechanic: 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.
  • Unfortunate Implications: Something that could be offensive that's done accidentally. YMMV because not everything offends everyone.
  • Unintentionally Sympathetic: 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.
  • Unintentionally Unsympathetic: A character is supposed to be The Woobie, 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.
  • Unnecessary Makeover: Someone gets a makeover that the audience doesn't like. YMMV because some members of the audience will like it.
  • Unwinnable by Insanity: 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.
  • The Untwist: Where you expect a Subverted Trope but don't get one. YMMV because, to paraphrase the page, "all plot movements could be untwists to a paranoid viewer".
  • Values Dissonance: A work is controversial because attitudes have changed. YMMV because not everyone will be offended.
  • Values Resonance: An Aesop gets better over time. YMMV because "better" is subjective.
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: Really cool visual effects. YMMV because "cool" is subjective.
  • Wangst: Over-the-top sadness. YMMV because "over-the-top" is hard to pinpoint.
  • War Ship: Shipping two characters who are at war with each other. YMMV because Shipping takes place out-of-universe.
  • What Do You Mean, It's for Kids?: 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.
  • What Do You Mean, It's Not for Kids?: 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.
  • What Do You Mean, It's Not for Little Girls?: A show that looks 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.
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?: 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.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Badass?: Disliking a character for not being cool. YMMV because dislike and coolness are both subjective.
  • Wheelchair Woobie: A disabled Woobie. YMMV because all Woobies are subjective, due to pity not being universal.
  • Why Would Anyone Take Him Back?: 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.
  • Win Back the Crowd: A popular work loses its popularity, but the writers do something to get the fandom back. YMMV because it involves popularity.
  • Win the Crowd: The first few minutes of the work are cool. YMMV because 'cool' is subjective.
  • The Woobie: A character who is felt sorry for. YMMV because nobody has everyone feeling sorry for them.
  • Woobie Family: A family that people feel sorry for. YMMV because not everyone will feel sorry for them.
  • Woobie Species: A whole species that people feel sorry for. YMMV because not everybody will.
  • Writer Cop Out: An unsatisfying ending. YMMV because "unsatisfying" is subjective.
  • WTH, Casting Agency?: 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.
  • WTH, Costuming Department?: 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.
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Alternative Title(s): YMMV, YMMV Tropes

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