YMMV / Outcast

The Video Game

  • Crowning Music of Awesome: The whole soundtrack!
  • Cult Classic
  • Spiritual Licensee: It's not a long shot to call Outcast the closest thing we've ever gotten to a Stargate video game: A small team of modern-day (well, almost) military and science experts ventures into a strange alien world where they get involved in fight against the local tyranny, with definite religious overtones. Cutter's Deadpan Snarker tendencies are even a good match for O'Neill's in the series. Say, don't those daokas look familiar?
  • Superlative Dubbing: The German dub hired the (very recognisable) voice-over artist that usually does Bruce Willis' movie roles for the main character, making the game feel even more like an interactive 90's scifi-action flick.

The Show

  • Adaptation Displacement: Sort of. People who watch the show will be surprise it's based off a comic series. However most people do know Outcast was based on a comic series considering Robert Kirkman's other work.
  • Awesome Music: The creepy music down by no other than Atticus Ross.
  • Base Breaker: Anderson around Episode 2 on wards, considering his treatment of Kyle, his It's All About Me mentality, and his flat out Took a Level in Jerkass personality over the fact he's jealous over the fact Kyle has the power to stop the possessions. He seemed to get fans back by the end of Season one when he decides to let Kyle take his battle with Sidney on his own, before jumping the gun and helping him fight back without his religious tropes.
    • Small criticism towards the fact regarding the show being accurate to the comic. Most fans will agree the series is very accurate, but the series focus more on supernatural elements in comparison to the comic having analogies to inner demons. Some criticism was thrown to the fact that Mark lives in the comic, only becoming paralyzed as opposed to being dead in the series.
  • Dueling Shows: Mildly with Preacher (2016) - the two premiered just a fortnight apart, each has a 10 episode run, both are based on comic books, were commissioned on the back of the success of Kirkman's other project The Walking Dead, and deal with themes of Christianity in contemporary America and demonic possession in a Crapsack World. However, so far the "duels" seem to have mostly been done in the spirit of fun, with reviewers largely recommending that the shows pair well together.
  • Epileptic Trees: Nobody really knows what the "entities" are that possess everyone in Rome. Fans theorize demons, spirits, angels, or even aliens. There's also a slew of theories regarding why Kyle himself is called the "Outcast", as is also explored in the comics.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Chief Giles and by some extension, Patricia.
  • Fan Nickname: After the events of Episode 5, fans began to call the dark forces "The Nameless/Numberless".
  • Iron Woobie: Kyle in spades. His life is nothing but misery and woe and constantly blames himself for what happens to everyone around him. The fact he can't go anywhere without the "demons" finding him doesn't work either.
    • Jerkass Woobie: John Anderson. When Kyle shows a lot more success with removing the "demons" (sort of), Anderson becomes distraught and even shows signs of a Sanity Slippage when he realizes his exorcisms were all for nothing and as a result, ends up isolating himself from the town. His attitude towards Sidney (rightfully so however) doesn't help as it makes him look crazy. It's also implied that in his determination with religion, he abandoned his son, becoming infuriated when he loses the photograph of him and his kid.
  • Moral Event Horizon: The entities cross this a lot (possessing Kyle's mom into abusing him, ect ect) but they cross this in "Close to Home when One possesses Megan and proceeds to have her smash Mark's head into the mirror and letting him bleed to death.
    • Sidney crosses it when it's very much implied he killed Norville and attacked Anderson by carving a pentagram on his chest.
      • And even before then Sidney was implied when he wasn't too possessed to have been a child murderer.
    • Aaron crosses this soon enough when he kidnaps Amber as part of his "work" for Sidney.
    • If the season one finale gave any idea, Anderson may have crossed it considering he burned down Norville's house (as Sidney lived in it for half of the season), but may have killed Aaron who was known to sleep inside it.
    • Donnie crosses this when he raped Megan.
  • The Scrappy: Aaron MacCready is very disliked in the fandom due to his Jerk Ass personality against his mother, his immediate joining with Sidney and even going as far as to help Sidney kidnap Amber. His implied death by Anderson's (accidental) hands via setting Sidney/Norville's house on fire had nobody to cry for him.
    • Mildred revealed a lot of dislikes within the season with her Jerk Ass personality and her treatment of others. While it is implied she was still possessed by a failed exorcism by Anderson, she still came off as just a horrid individual. Even Sidney got tired of her with her attempts to attack Kyle, resulting with her dying of a stroke, or at least killed by Sidney.
  • Too Cool to Live: Mark.
  • The Woobie: Amber ever so much.
    • Megan. For someone being all sunshines and rainbows, it makes it depressing to know she was raped by a boy her parents took in, has to go back and forth while Kyle and Allison, have said rapist return to town and have her husband beat him up, resulting with them probably being demanded to go to court, and then losing her husband because she was possessed. No wonder Kyle decides not to tell her the truth.
    • Allison, considering she attempts to fix her life and still has feelings for Kyle despite believing he beat her up. When she learns she herself hurt Amber and Kyle had nothing to do with it, only taking the blame to protect them, she abandons Amber to Kyle and proceeds to put herself in a mental institution.
    • Patricia. Her son is a little shit, her husband abandoned her, and she has a on-off relationship with Anderson.