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YMMV: Legion of Super Heroes
  • Angst? What Angst?: Lightning Lad loses his arm. He doesn't mind.
  • Die for Our Ship
    • Some Timber Wolf fangirls hate Ultra Boy because he's Phantom Girl's boyfriend in the comics.
    • Also, some fanfic authors can't stand Shrinking Violet because Brainy seems to like her.
  • Fashion-Victim Villain: Imperiex is supposed to be the Big Bad of the show's Darker and Edgier season... and he has a silver ponytail that doesn't quite match with the rest of his ensemble.
  • Faux Symbolism: The crown of Kryptonite.
  • Foe Yay: Drax's final scene in his episode has him a little too physically close to Superman for comfort.
  • Fridge Horror: It took several hundred years for the Bottled City of Kandor to be released back into the universe as its own planet. Along with Superman's memory being wiped about him finally saving them, this means that Superman probably died thinking he was unable to keep his promise in the present time.
    • Timber Wolf was living in the forests in the form of a beast, Saturn Girl mentions that there were "hundreds of voices calling out for help." Given the fact that Timber Wolf had little semblance of humanity at the time, who's to say that he hasn't been eating his father's experiments in order to survive?
      • Connecting to the "hundreds of voices" thing on Rawl, chances are these were innocent people who were most likely shipwrecked on the planet, wandered around for a bit and found a lone scientist in the forest who was willing to give them shelter and protection from the predators that dwell there, once their guard was down Londo experimented on them and turned them into animals. The worst part? From what we've seen they weren't returned to normal and are stuck living in the wild as animals.
  • Ho Yay: Brainiac 5's fanboy man-crush on Superman. Given an honest-to-gods Lampshade Hanging by Timber Wolf in the second season premiere: Behold.
  • Moe: Brainy. YouTube commenters can stop talking about how "freakin' adorable!" he is.
  • Nightmare Fuel: "Trials."
  • The Scrappy: Cosmic Boy, because he is portrayed as a Good Is Not Nice example of Lawful Good, especially in the second season where he appeared more frequently with Jerkass tendencies.
  • Tough Act to Follow: This series was greenlit along with Ben 10 to replace Teen Titans, right down to having Derrick Wyatt as the head character designer. There's no way it'd be able to avoid comparisons!

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