- Actually an MF Doombot: True to his inspiration, Doom has in fact sent impersonators to perform as "MF Doom" at his shows. This has not only angered many fans, but it has proven problematic when other artists such as Mos Def have pulled out of tours with him for fear that Doom might pull this trope.
- Continuity Lockout: While it isn't super-hard to get caught up, some aspects of DOOM's work rely on the listener knowing a bit about his backstory and other work, and the fact that he does not always release his work under the MF DOOM/DOOM moniker.
- One notable example is "Viktor Vaughn" on "Fancy Clown" off Madvillainy - the song becomes a lot funnier when you know that it is DOOM in his Viktor Vaughn rapping to himself on the track, but many first-time listeners may not be aware, as Madvillainy was one of his breakthrough works.
- Crowning Music of Awesome: Most would cite Madvilliany.
- Mundane Made Awesome: The video for "Dead Bent" has DOOM going fruit shopping and trying to leave his apartment twice, but is awesome thanks to the song.