YMMV / Lost Girl

  • Angst? What Angst?: Played with for Lauren in Season 2. After Nadia dies (in Lauren's arms no less), Lauren spends the next episode going through a realistic process of grief. While it is gone by the next episode, this can be justified by how reserved Lauren typically is, which is implied to be the only way she survived the Fae world.
    • Ultimately averted in Season 3, Lauren finally breaks down and admits how much the last years have affected her.
  • Complete Monster: Dr. Isaac Taft from season 3 proves Humans Are the Real Monsters in a show full of vicious Fae. Desiring to become a powerful Fae himself, Taft has multiple Fae kidnapped and subjected to hideous and torturous experiments before dumping their corpses into a mass grave. One of the few survivors is left mentally scarred and nearly insane. Taft captures the succubus heroine Bo's ex-boyfriend Dyson and has him experimented on as well, planning to blackmail Bo's current lover Lauren into experimenting on Dyson to transport his essence into Taft. Interested only in his own advancement, Taft believed that with billions of dollars, he could do anything he desired.
  • Designated Villain: The Norn arguably. Her deal seems to be: you sacrifice that which you value the most in exchange for what it is you want. If that is the case (which Dyson apparently knew), then it's his fault for not knowing what it was that he valued the most. Her behavior after is her merely sticking to the deal, and refusing to go back. If someone had offered her something in exchange for Dyson's love, that would be different.
    • They tried, and she refused. She took great pleasure in everyone's frustration and misery, and was uncaring at best about the possibility of the Fae being wiped out. Maybe not a villain, but definitely an unrepentant Jerk Ass.
    • Hale's rejection of Kenzi in "Fae'd to Black" is portrayed as a Kick the Dog moment. But he had no reason to think anything was actually wrong with her (nor did anyone else), and last time she barged in him during a meeting (ignoring his attempts to tell her to stop) to talk about fashion. It's hardly surprising that he shut her out at the end.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Kenzi.
  • Evil Is Sexy: The Morrigan.
  • Genius Bonus: At first glance Tamsin being a Dark Fae seems out of step with traditional Norse mythology. Valkyries are usually thought of as the (rough) Norse equivalent to Judeo-Christian angels. But actually, their depiction in Norse mythology was not always so positive. Many of the older myths describe them as violent war spirits. And they didn't just carry off the souls of the valiant dead, they helped make them dead.
  • Hell Is That Noise: The Banshee's wail.
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: Bo/Lauren or Bo/Tamsin.
    • Dyson/Kenzi is popular as well, having been subtly hinted at from season 1 and heavily teased in season 4 despite Kenzi's official relationship with Hale as of 4x06.
  • Idiosyncratic Ship Naming: Bo/Lauren=Doccubus. So called because Lauren is a doctor and Bo is a succubus.
    • And Valkubus is Valkyrie (Tamsin) and Succubus (Bo).
  • LGBT Fanbase: Developed a strong one due to the positive portrayal of the bisexual heroine, and the respective way it handled Bo and Lauren's relationship.
  • Magnificent Bastard: Lauchlan/The Ash II.
  • Moral Event Horizon: If Jack/Hades raping Tamsin while impersonating Bo didn't put him over, murdering Trick and Aife in the next episode did.
  • Narm: The show's cheap special effects and low-budget cinematography occasionally conspire to suck the otherwise-excellent drama out. It's especially bad when two characters are in what is ostensibly a mortal fight to the death, yet it consists of them standing stock-still and mugging at each other while little digital sparks fly from their raised hands.
  • OT 3: Unsuprising, given the love triangle, or now, love (sort of) rhombus.
    • Bo/Dyson/Lauren
    • Bo/Lauren/Tamsin
    • There have even been a few Bo/Dyson/Kenzi fics floating around the archive
  • Squick: "Let the Dark Times Roll". When Bo asks to see the paperwork that claims she's now Dark, the Dark Fae records keeper tears off his scalp and gives it to her. She is appropriately grossed out.
    • In "End of a Line", the only way to take control of or know who commands Revenants is to drink their blood. Eventually, Bo herself is forced to do this.
  • What an Idiot: Really, Kenzi? You're in the house of someone you know isn't human, and eat their food without checking for permission or to see what it is? That's both very rude and very stupid.
  • The Woobie: Bo has accidentally killed a lot of people, a lot of whom were her lovers, Lauren has been manipulated into being a slave to people who hate humans twice and stayed with her coma-girlfriend for five years only for her to die violently before her eyes straight after she woke up, and her treatment took a turn for the worse under Lachlan, and Kenzi's stepfather was apparently so bad that she was nearly willing to risk her worst fear ( Baba Yaga) to try and rid herself of him and she ended up on the streets from a young age. Honestly, though, no one in the gang's life seems to have been a bed of roses.
    • Iron Woobie: Since they all keep going. Bo says Lauren is the strongest person she's ever met. Dyson, meanwhile, calls Kenzie the strongest person.
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