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YMMV: Osmosis Jones
  • Complete Monster: Thrax, a sinister virus obsessed with fame and breaking records in the medical books. To this end, Thrax infiltrates humans and sees how fast he can murder them. Upon arriving in the human Frank, in whose body most of the film takes place, Thrax sets about gruesomely murdering whoever crosses his path, while making Frank sicker and sicker. This has the benefit of killing not only Frank, but every being living within him. Thrax even threatens the titular protagonist, Osmosis Jones, that after Frank is dead, Thrax will gladly go and break his new record on Frank's young daughter.
  • Draco in Leather Pants: Thrax has a pair to go with that leather jacket.
  • Ear Worm: If you're not a fan of rap, most of the soundtrack will get stuck in your head.
  • Evil Is Sexy:
    • Despite the fact that he is only vaguely humanoid, Thrax apparently falls under this.
    • It's the voice.
    • Kind of makes sense. Viruses reproduce asexually. Though how they go about reproducing is kind of Nightmare Fuel.
  • Heartwarming Moments: Among other moments,
    Drix: Um, [Mayor]? If it's all the same to you, I think I'll stay with Jones.
  • Ho Yay: Jones and Drix. I think I'd like to stay with Jones indeed.
    • Foe Yay: "You know what, Jones? You want this chain so bad, Big Daddy Thrax is gonna let you have it!" Indeed.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Pikachu makes a small cameo, being held by a germ. Pikachurrin, a protein, wouldn't be discovered until 2008.
  • Narm: Uncle Bob's reaction to Frank getting hospitalized. His "crying" honestly sounds like hooting laughter.
  • Nausea Fuel: Most of the movie. Also, the scene with the zit.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Frank starting to die, both from his perspective and perspective of the inhabitants of Frank City.
    • For that matter, Red Death. He's killed several people before by stealing a part of the hypothalamus that controls body temperature, showing off a piece of jewelry with several of these bits. The thought of having a sudden, uncontrollable fever that will only go higher as time passes by...
      • Not that he didn't deserve it, but Thrax finds out the hard way that alchohol is like sulfuric acid to germs. Ouch.
  • Paranoia Fuel: There's a lot in this film. Firstly, your body is made up of millions of fully conscious Cell Individuals; talking, crying, and living their millions of lives within you as you live about yours. Every time you cut yourself and blood drips out, that's a couple thousand people dying! Also, related to the Fridge Horror, your Mayor (with approval from City Counsel) has the ability to take over your brain and make you say and do things beyond your control. Finally, any virus you've ever contracted although you no longer show the symptoms is still in your body; watching, waiting...
    • Nope. Most viruses don't go "latent" in the body - they're summarily ejected. When you get over the flu, that flu virus is gone for good (since you are now immune to it). The two exceptions are retroviruses (HIV is the best known one) and herpesviruses (chicken pox, cold sores, etc.) The herpesviruses are so ubiquitous, they'd probably end up citizens of the body, albeit somewhat sketchy ones...
  • Squick:
    • Frank picks up a hardboiled egg and eats it. What makes this Squick? The egg has been on the ground in a filthy chimpanzee cage, and before that it was IN THE CHIMP'S MOUTH. Maybe all his unhealthy habits were affecting his brain?
    • It's more like the Mayor thing running his brain affected his unhealthy habits.
    • A horror film playing in Frank's movie theater (i.e. a nightmare from his subconscious) involves his daughter marrying his brother.
  • Tear Jerker: The "death" of Frank.

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