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YMMV: John Dies at the End
  • Alternate Character Interpretation: Is John the plucky sidekick, a complete jerk, or more of a hero than the narrator? One was provided by John's creator, portraying him as a guy from a broken home who, rather than Wangst about his past, copes with over-the-top humor.
  • Crazy Awesome: John. How else can you describe a man who racks up a probably the highest bodycount of monsters using nothing but a folding chair, and makes a chair pun with every kill? Or when trying to get his friend's car back, he chooses to try to piss on the driver to get him to stop.
  • Crossing the Line Twice... three times... eight times... twelve to fifteen... per page...
    John: Remember, these are children. Aim low.
  • Genius Bonus: Jennifer patches up her leg with ace bandages and a tampon. History (or medical) buffs will know that tampons were originally used in war to plug up gunshot wounds.
  • Moe:
    • Amy, who John notes is one of those girls who invoke that sort of thing from their appearance. invoked
    • Shelly Morris from the prologue is also described in a way that paints her as this. It probably goes away when she turns into snakes.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Has its own page.
  • Paranoia Fuel: Oh, so much, usually combined with Nightmare Fuel.
  • Special Effect Failure: In the film, the scenes in Korrok's world and the cavern by which it's accessed are done with bluescreen work worthy of a Syfy Original Movie.
  • Uncanny Valley: The people in Korrok's world wear creepy masks and many of them go naked under the impression that it will make David and John feel more comfortable.
  • Unfortunate Implications: Dave is somehow reminded of Morgan Freeman by the cop interrogating him, despite acknowledging that he looks nothing like Freeman. The distinct impression is that it's because he's black.
    • Later, he voices support for the Columbine Massacre due to the horrific bullying he himself endured. Which is rather a Critical Research Failure, as Harris and Klebold's victims mostly had nothing to do with their bullying. It is, however, a very common myth, and it's the cause of the 'loners are school shooters waiting to happen' idea, so it's an understandable mistake.
  • Word of God: In regards to several character traits and plot points.
  • The Woobie: Amy Sullivan


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