!! Leviathan (The novels)
* AngstWhatAngst: Alek copes with his parents' deaths really well... It's especially jarring in comparison with Deryn, who's still pretty broken up about her father dying two years before the start of the story.
* CrazyAwesome: Zaven. So much.
* HoYay: Loads [[SweetOnPollyOliver between Alek and "Dylan"]], mostly in ''Behemoth''.
* LesYay: Lilit. Her last line to Deryn before she leaves implies that she figured out that Deryn was actually a girl, and this is ''after'' she kissed Deryn full on the lips and said she was "just curious."
** "I know you better than you think, ''Mr''. Sharp." (Cue chuckling from Bovril.)
** It's worth noting that Deryn doesn't seem too bothered by it, either.
----> '''Alek:''' That girl is quite mad.
----> '''"Dylan":''' Aye. But she's not a bad kisser.
* NarmCharm: [[spoiler:Alek and Deryn's declaration of love at the end of ''Goliath'' is pretty cheesy, but it's pretty sweet as well.]]
* PortmanteauCoupleName: Dalek has become quite popular in the fandom for Deryn/Alek...no, not [[Series/DoctorWho that Dalek.]] Volger and Barlow also have Varlow.
* TearJerker: [[spoiler:Zaven's]] death.
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: It explicitly states in the blurb of ''Goliath'' that Alek finds out about Deryn's true identity, and that she's in love with him. It also refers to "true love with a commoner," leaving little question of whether or not he'll reciprocate her feelings. It's particularly interesting since Westerfeld has enough track record [[{{Uglies}} breaking up]] [[{{Midnighters}} his couples]] to create legitimate doubt in those who've read his other books.
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!! Leviathan (The Band)
* ArchivePanic: '''So many demos''', that's all we can say. And that's not even ''going'' into Jef's other projects such as Lurker of Chalice, his involvement with Twilight, and god knows what else.
* AwesomeArt: The album cover and supplementary artwork for ''Scar Sighted'', which [[TearJerker were made by Jef's girlfriend while she was dying of a brain tumor, and which he decided to keep.]]
** The rest of his album covers could also qualify, particularly ''A Silhouette in Splinters.''
* AwesomeMusic: '''Everything''', most have been recently labeling ''Scar Sighted'' as his best work.
* BaseBreaker: Jef himself, due to his criminal convictions and accusations of misogyny.
* CreepyAwesome: Jef is the living embodiment of this.
* EpicRiff: He's more known for the atmosphere of his music, but he can still write some distinctive, memorable riffs when he wants to. "Aphonos" is a good example.
* JerkAssWoobie: Jef for some fans. For one thing, you pity his problematic childhood and the loss of his girlfriend, but then you read about him assaulting his later girlfriend with ''his tattoo tools'' and raise an eyebrow. It does end up being an EarnYourHappyEnding type deal when he got married and now is raising a baby girl.
* NightmareFuel: Basically everything about his music, but ''especially'' his screams, which are just inhuman. Then there's the hateful, despairing, and disjointed tone of the music itself. It really isn't surprising when you learn about the dude's CreatorBreakdown.
** Again, his album covers. ''Tentacles of Whorror'' might be the worst one, because of how [[NightmareFace obscene]] it is.
** All of ''Scar Sighted'' is nightmarish, but the closing track, "Aphonos", might be one of the most apocalyptic, crushing things he's ever recorded. Between the brutalizing riff and Jef's tortured screams, it legitimately sounds like a nightmare. The haunting ambient outro doesn't help matters.
* TearJerker: Oddly enough, in the VICE documentary ''One Man Metal'', Jef opens up about his struggles when he was a teenager writing his first two albums, and then explaining his depression about the loss of his girlfriend Jesse.
** When he talks about Lurker of Chalice and mentions that the project had a "muse", only to pause and simply say... "…she’s dead, so I don’t think Lurker will happen again…" before looking away in sadness.
** The title track of ''Scar Sighted'' definitely counts. The instrumental sounds almost like a funeral dirge, and the vocals are mainly just tortured, agonized screams.