YMMV / Making Fiends

  • Adaptation Displacement: The TV show is more popular than the original web cartoon, even if it has significantly less episodes.
  • Alternate Character Interpretation: Fans are torn on how oblivious Charlotte really is. Is she a Stepford Smiler? Does she realize Vendetta hates her but doesn't care? Is she desperately trying to befriend Vendetta because she has no friends, or in the hope of changing her? Is she really just that dumb and innocent?
  • Angst? What Angst?: Charlotte has repeatedly and narrowly avoided death at the hands of Vendetta, barring one incident which happened several hundred times in the same episode, and yet she still has no hard feelings towards her? In the words of Maggie, "Charlotte's dumb."
  • Cult Classic: The Nick version had under ten episodes, but it remains one of their most popular shows from the mid-to-late 2000s. This is made even more surprising by how it never even aired on their main channel.
  • Draco in Leather Pants: Vendetta seems to have attracted a disturbingly large fan base, despite having ruined an entire town, possibly killing many innocents in the process, and trying to murder Charlotte at least once every episode. This is because of two reasons: One, she's the protagonist. Two, just about everyone has somebody in their lives whom they find as annoying as Charlotte, so they can relate to her irritation. A possible third reason: who doesn't want to rule something, even if it's just one city?
  • Ear Worm:
    • You'll rarely meet a single person who's watched the original flash cartoons without eventually singing along with the theme song.
    Making fiends, making fiends, Vendetta's always making fiends...♪
  • Fanon:
    • Fans don't doubt that Charlotte's parents are dead. It's implied in the show but never confirmed.
    • "Vendetta" being a nickname.
    • Vendetta is always an Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette in fan-art. Charlotte is usually a Dumb Blonde with Innocent Blue Eyes, although being a redhead isn't unknown either.
  • Foe Yay: In one episode, we find Vendetta hiding in a closet, obsessing over Charlotte.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: "Mama Vendetta" revolves around Charlotte (and Vendetta, in a way) taking care of ball-shaped, exploding birds.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Vendetta in the TV episode "Mama Vendetta". Also, Vendetta in the last episode of the webseries. Charlotte stole her fiend dip and used it as paint, which eventually comes to life covering itself all over the buildings and destroying the town. She fired both her assistant fiends, and now she's totally helpless and panicking. She actually appreciates Grudge when he comes back to help her. When she thinks she's going to die, she laments that there is so much more evil and fiends she could have made, and tells Grudge to tell Charlotte that she hates her.
  • Les Yay: Charlotte is rather... interested in Vendetta sometimes, and more than she usually is with other people.
  • Moral Event Horizon: As if terrorizing an entire town with a non-stop flow of fiends and most likely causing a few deaths wasn't enough for Vendetta, she also plans all the time the murder of the only child who'd come within five feet of her in every single episode.
  • Most Wonderful Sound: Pick a song. Any song. It'll either be hilarious or will make your heart melt with cuteness.
  • No Yay: Grudge and Rubella with Vendetta.
  • Tastes Like Diabetes: Any scene with Charlotte, especially when she sings.
  • Tear Jerker:
    • The parents episode: Charlotte's grandmother has told her that her parents are on a space station, but it's hinted that they're actually dead.
    • A meta example and not a major example but... despite doing well on its initial run and receiving good praise from critics and the public, as well as developing a fanbase, the show was cancelled only less than ten episodes in, and there are more episodes out there, but Nick refuses to air them, and are more or less stuck deep within their vault.
  • Too Good to Last: Despite being well-received, it had fewer than ten episodes.
  • The Woobie:
    • Marion.
    • Mr. Milk also has some Woobie moments, especially during the TV episode "Toupee".