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?
  • 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 is 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 fanbase, 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, almost everyone has somebody that they find as annoying as Charlotte around (and 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" is a nickname.
    • Vendetta is always an Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette in fan-art. Charlotte is usually a Dumb Blond with Innocent Blue Eyes however 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 Vendettas, 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 web series. Charlotte stole her fiend dip, using 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 into Vendetta sometimes, and more than she usually is with people.
  • 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 on a space station, but it's hinted that they're actually dead.
  • The Woobie:
    • Marion.
    • Mr. Milk also has some Woobie moments, especially during the TV episode "Toupee".
  • Too Good to Last: Despite being well-received it had less than ten episodes.