YMMV: Mortasheen

  • Alternate Character Interpretation: This game is all over this trope. Take it from me- Even I'm not sure ARE is evil, and Mortasheen is good. It seems less clear cut than that.
  • Crowning Moment of Awesome: During the test games, the party was charged with clearing out the monsters inside one of Laverne's factories. They received "tags" to use to record how many monsters they'd killed, and the team with the most kills was paid the best. The Engineer of the party dropped a rickety walkway onto an opposing group of Vigilantes, in order to steal the tags they themselves had acquired. Which was part of Laverne's plot- she was looking for new, semi-permanent hire Vigilantes, and wanted someone willing to get a little dirty.
  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: Even Mortasheen has these, in odd ways. The fact that Doomboros completely freak out when someone hurts a beloved master, going from cringing fear to utter berserker rage, is one such example; normally the Doomboros is terrified of everything, but as soon as that beloved master is hurt? It's asskicking time!
    • Also, Laverne and Funkle. Laverne is a giant termite-queen-woman, Funkle is a guy trying to turn himself into a sentient disease who currently looks like a fleshy tumor; and they are totally, hopelessly in love, which is both very sweet and incredibly Squick.
  • Crowning Moment of Funny: The very existence of cannibal penguins in the North, as explained in the Wendiguin's biography.
    • Again, the Devilbird of Sloth.
  • Fridge Brilliance: the names of the Celestial engines not only refer to the planets, but also to the Roman gods:
    • MRS is Mars, god of war. His Avatar is the general of Wreathe's army.
    • PLTO is Pluto, god of the Underworld. PLTO is located underground.
  • Unfortunate Implications: Mumblegog's name was change in order to avoid these.
  • The Woobie: Several Garbage-type monsters were specifically designed to inspire pity. For example, Skizix would rather starve to death than get hurt, and Skwunk is so ashamed of it's own appearance, it "never ceases its mournful whimpering, and sobs in apparent shame if it's face can be seen," and bursts into tears at the sight of a mirror.
    • The poor Jitter is drug addled and mentally unstable thanks to its biology and is deathly afraid of many things. Also, it runs the risk of choking on its own heart.