YMMV / My Chemical Romance

  • Ear Worm: Where do we start? How about here?
  • Epileptic Trees: A whole forest was planted before The Black Parade was released, resulting in lots of Wild Mass Guessing. Come to think of it, the forest might still be expanding, as there's no real agreement on whether it's the story of The Patient as he's dying or after he dies.
    • There was a whole lot surrounding Danger Days before its release. You can find some of it in the archives here.
  • Funny Moments: Now has its own page.
  • Memetic Mutation: Gerard will smash your face in for six bucks and a Dr Pepper. He'll also break into your house and suck your blood if you illegally copy I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love.
    • WHEN I WAS (From a post meme on 4chan that tried to chain the lyrics of The Black Parade without any c-c-c-combo breakers.)
    • Inversely, on tumblr, it was common to derail a chain-post of (usually) song lyrics by adding "to join the black parade".
    • Pedicone stole everything. EVERYTHING.
  • Moment of Awesome: Now has its own page.
  • Narm: From "You Know What They Do To Guys Like Us In Prison": "DO YOU HAVE THE KEYS TO THE HOTEL ROOM?!"
    • Of course, some find it awesome nonetheless.
    • "My Gun fires seven different shades of shit. What's your favorite color, punk".
    • "BUT THERE'S SHIT THAT I'VE DONE WITH THIS FUCK OF A GUN". Pointless, ridiculous, hilarious.
  • Narm Charm: The "Na Na Na" video and "Art is the Weapon" trailer.
    • Let's face it; MCR is made of Narm Charm. And it's fucking awesome.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Gerard's really rather good at this on stage, able to seem potentially Ax-Crazy before looping back into just Crazy Awesome or even badass. Song-wise, "Mama" and "Bury Me in Black" could qualify.
    • The video for Famous Last Words. The original, "leaked" version is just as bad.
    • A lot of the work Frank Iero has done outside of My Chemical Romance qualifies:
      • "Trying To Escape The Inevitable" by Pencey Prep (Frank's first band before joining MCR) features a rather frightening outro where Frank begins screaming over and over with each scream being replayed after he does it.
      • The last minute of the video for "Weighted". Just...Jesus.
      • The video for "Joyriding" where blood begins flying out of Frank and his backing band.
      • Basically the entire Nothing Above, Nothing Below album. The opening is particularly chilling in how quiet Frank is when he's saying this line over and over:
    My love and my hate for you are infinite
    My love and my hate for you are infinite
    My love and my hate for you are infinite...
  • Tear Jerker: Now has its own page.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: Happens with the release of every new album. Also tends to happen whenever Gerard changes his hair.
  • True Art Is Angsty: A likely initial perception. And then you get songs like "House of Wolves" and "Our Lady of Sorrows"...
    • Not so much anymore. "Na Na Na" anyone? True art is apparently a (ridiculously fun) weapon.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: Depending on the picture, Gerard has a way of getting this treatment by those unfamiliar with the band. It doesn't help his case that there's a crossdressing story in his past, told by the man himself.