YMMV / Myth

For the game:

  • Critical Research Failure: The GURPS book, set after Soulblighter, has several references to The Deciever fading into the background and refusing to share information after the battle with Shiver. That's probably because he died in that battle (see Taking You with Me).
  • Demonic Spiders:
    • The Trow iron warriors in Myth III. Remember how the Trow in the first two games were capable of killing several of your best units even when surrounded, were too fast to outrun, but only showed up in small numbers so it was a fair challenge? These guys are kind of like that, except armored like a tank and carrying a Big Freaking Hammer, which liquefies several units with each blow. They also have a ton of HP and don't turn to stone until it's fully depleted. You also have no special abilities or giant units of your own to counter them. They frequently come at you in pairs and there are levels with more than ten of them. Ironically, the only way to beat them is to exploit the equally broken AI, which doesn't realise that Trow now move, turn and attack too slow to ever catch or hit some units and will gladly run in circles after a lone Heron Guard while your archers and dwarfs pick 'em off ever so slowly. Worst of all this is how the developers intended you to beat them. Way to completely take the fun out of the game.
  • Game-Breaker:
    • The Tain makes fighting meaningless, though it only lasts for half a level. Why it's not used again later is anybody's guess. It is so overpowered that the rest of that campaign, after the only enemy that can counter it is dead, happens offscreen.
      • The Tain isn't used again because it summoned an army of mind-controlling extra-dimensional spiders that the Dwarves who created it died to stop.
  • Most Annoying Sound: Causalities!
  • Most Wonderful Sound: New units received.
  • Narm: Myth III often lapses into this thanks to some hammy voice acting in contrast to an otherwise fairly dark and serious story and cutscenes that feature characters making silly gestures and not moving their mouths while speaking.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: The main complaint about Myth III, aside from the horrendous number of bugs, was that it just doesn't feel like a Myth game with the perspective switch from the desperate average soldier to the fearless conquering hero. The goofy looking cutscenes and drawings, bland level design and addition of magic-users from races that weren't supposed to have the intelligence for it didn't help either. Turning the Trow from the iconic fast and deadly juggernauts into completely broken sluggish morons and then making them the main enemy for several levels in a row was the last straw for most fans.

For the webcomic:

  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming:
    • My Seasons: Persephone willing eating the pomegranate's seed to be with her husband at least half the year.
    • Eternal Gift: Amphirite walking towards Poseidon to then reveal that she put on the Pearls of Eternia, accepting his marriage proposal.
  • Cry for the Devil: Pleny of it in A Promise.
    • Cronus' death is painted as very tragic: a man who went paranoid about losing his throne to the point of negleting his children and losing the love of his life, Rhea. His last moments are him musing how Gaia will not take him back and won't be reunited with Rhea in death. Many readers can't help but pity the guy.
    • Cronus' brothers only remained by his side and aid him control the world because they believed that, with time, the Cronus they used to know would return. After realizing that their little brother would never return out of the crazy overlord he has become, all of them step out of Zeus' way.
  • Fridge Brilliance:
    • Prometheus being able to see the future would explain why he knew Athena was in need to be born in "Distillation", and why he started to display poorly in his job in order to accept Hephaestus as his assistance.
    • Hera is revealed in "Inflammation" to have took care of both Thetis and Hebe. She's mostly seen arraging their hairs in a nurturing matter. Her own mother, Rhea, liked to do the same with her children, so Hera must associate it as a sign of affection.
    • Hestia having Psychic Powers explains how she was able to know her siblings' secrets in order to mess with their heads.
    • Hermes having a Precocious Crush on Aphrodite could be a reference to their future one-night stand from which came Hermaphrodite.
  • Memetic Molester: Gaia, Gaia, GAIA. The way she's getting all touchy feely on Zeus while cursing his love life is down right disturbing; make much worse with the implication she's touching his, ehem, "private part". And even much worse with her calling herself "the mother of all living things", which included Zeus himself. Many readers couldn't stop looking for the Brain Bleach. ironically, enough this is pretty accurate, in the original mythology, Gaia did has sex with his own son Uranus to produce the Titans, and had a "one-night stand" with Posiedon (her grandson).
  • The Woobie: Being Greek Mythology, many characters suffer.
    • The whole Olympian siblings. Their dad got insane, Hades was forced to kill his mom, Zeus watched his mom being decapitated, the rest of the sibling were trapped by their father. After the war, Zeus lost his first love, declared he would hate Hades forever (and take note, Hades was his favorite brother) and now has a whole world over his young shoulders. Hades is hated by his little brother and exiled and he's fine wih it because he consideres hate will make Zeus strong. Poseidon suffers for seeing his brothers suffering like they do, Demeter only gets to see Hades once in a while and then dies. Hera is kind of a Love Martyr underneath her Tsundere exterior and Hestia, despite of being the second older sibling, can't do much to help her younger siblings but provide them a place for solace.
    • Poseida. She was made believe that she was cursed and was the cause of her mother's illness for a fake priest that wanted to fool her into serve him. When she discovers that her mother died, she considered she had no other reason to live and killed herself. Luckily, she was brought back from the dead as a Nereid, her horrible past erased and got to marry the kindest Olympian brother, Poseidon.
    • Hephaestus was basically kept captive underground during his childhood, only gave enough food to remain alive and never allowed to interact with anyone but his mother (who barely visited him); all this for apparently no reason. He grew up to be a Stoic Woobie but got a justified moment of rage when he confronted Hera.