These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
YMMV: Panic! at the Disco
Alternative Character Interpretation: The song "When the Day Met the Night" features two characters, the sun and the moon, one being described as explicitly female and the other as explicitly male. But the lyrics are written ambiguously enough that people have interpreted the moon as male and the sun as female as well as the moon as female and the sun as male.
Broken Base: What happened when the Beatles-esque Pretty.Odd. came out, with many fans wanting the pop-punk/dance style of A Fever You Can't Sweat back, and dropped the '!' from the name. And then again, when they bought back the '!' and Ryan and Jon left to form their own band, The Young Veins.
Also, when they saw the brand new dynamics between the replacement members, Ian Crawford and Dallon Weekes.
Mention of any of the member's wives/girlfriends can evoke anything from adoration to vitriolic hatred. This is probably caused by fans' Dry Docking and Die for Our Ship. Mentions of Brendon's wife, Sara, are most susceptible to this, as Brendon is the band's most notable example of Mr. Fanservice. (fortunately the Sara hate has decreased over time) The only other 'official' member with a significant other is Dallon Weekes, who is focused upon much less and has been Happily Married to his wife for several years.
Crowning Moment of Funny: A lot of the things Brendon says on stage can qualify as this, but one example is when Brendon was performing with a bad cold and said something along the lines of "This might be a paradox, guys, but I think God is punishing me for being an atheist."
A story about his mother at a few shows started with "It's not just because [my mother is] incredibly smart and incredibly sexy. I can say that because I will never date her." And ended with him saying that he told her: "I am just so fucking glad I came out of YOUR vagina."
Face of the Band: People usually think of Brendon, the lead singer, before Ryan Ross, the main songwriter during the A Fever You Can't Sweat Out and Pretty. Odd. eras.
Justified as he's the only member who has remained with the band since the beginning
Faux Symbolism: In concert, "This is Gospel" has been performed in front of screens displaying stained glass windows, very much like ones you would see in a church. Although this looks pretty cool, it's not very fitting. The song was not written to contain any religious themes and even if you examined the lyrics, they do not reference religion. The fact that Brendon is a devout atheist makes this even more baffling.
Fridge Brilliance: One can notice that Brendon is wearing his wedding ring during the music video for 'Nicotine,' which was probably an accident, as the character is supposed to be bringing flowers to his lover (which could unintentionally imply Your Cheating Heart) But when his lover is revealed to have been Dead All Along, one could interpret that she was his wife and he still wears his wedding ring
Friendly Fandoms: Fall Out Boy and Panic! fans often overlap. This isn't surprising considering their similar music styles, shared origins and penchant for Long Titles.They overlap a lot with the My Chemical Romance fanbase, too. This is probably due to the witty and intelligent rebellion lyrics. It's more like, which one did you become a fan of first.
"Funny Aneurysm" Moment: Their New Sound Album (Pretty.Odd.) begins with a track that assures the listener that they are "still the same band." After the release of the album, half of the band left and even later, after Spencer's departure, Brendon was the only remaining original member.
A video that was made as a teaser for the album Vices and Virtues has a focus on 'letting go of 'baggage' so you can move on and become a better person.' By the end of the video, Brendon and Spencer are the only ones left and willing to 'move on' and then this exchange happens
Brendon: ...It's just us...
Spencer: It always has been
At the time, it was simply an odd video full of Mind Screw and Faux Symbolism. After the release of the album, however, Spencer came out about his substance abuse problems and stopped touring with the band. This could make the video a bit of a Tear Jerker if it wasn't already.
Growing the Beard: Brendon took leaps and bounds lyrically between "Vices&Virtues" and "Too Weird To Live". It's a noticeable difference if you read the lyrics right after one another. The topics get more mature too.
In the early years of the band, an interviewer had Brendon and Ryan do a 'Mad Libs' type game, which resulted in a very silly love letter that began with the "My nasty love..." Brendon and Ryan joked that they would make a song out of it. Several years later, the biggest hit of Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die was the song "Miss Jackson" which features the line "...are you nasty?" repeatedly in the chorus.
In-Joke: There are a lot of jokes about milk in the fandom. Don'task. note If you really want an explanation, (warning, next sentence contains major Squick) it's a reference to the infamous fan fiction that features Brendon giving Ryan a milk enema It became so popular that even Brendon had heard of it and addressed it in an Instagram video.
Memetic Mutation: On the YouTube page for The Ballad Of Mona Lisa, a frequent comment is about the netgun used to capture Mary at the end.
Closing the goddamn door.
A post circulating around the internet joking that the song "I Constantly Thank God for Esteban" actually referred to the character from The Suite Life of Zack and Cody has been popular as well
The song 'Northern Downpour' is so notorious for its Tear Jerker qualities that one just needs to type "brendon urie c" into the youtube search bar to have " brendon urie crying during northern downpour" be one of the recommended searches. The song has also been jokingly referred to as "Northern Frownpour" by fans.
Jokes about Brendon secretly wanting Ryan to come back are also popular
Narm: Among other things, many of their outfits during the A Fever You Can't Sweat Out era.
The Girls/Girls/Boys music video, if it isn't Fetish Fuel.
Narm Charm: They are know for their signature campy style.
Poor Man's Substitute: Inverted. No one really gives much thought anymore to original bassist Brent Wilson (Probably because Jon Walker was around longer and much more willing to smile in photo shoots)
It seems like Dallon Weekes and Ian Crawford are about to become this, after Ross' and Walker's departure. Though many fans adore them, many are still quite bitter over the split.
Portmanteau Couple Name: Rydon/Ryden (Ryan/Brendon), still very popular despite the split. Joncer (Jon/Spencer), usually a case of Pair the Spares. After the split, Brencer (Brendon/Spencer) was formed.
Now introducing Brallon (Brendon/Dallon)(amusingly, people have mentioned this ship name could refer to the pair of Dallon and his wife as well, as her name is Breezy)
Real Life Subtext: Post-split, Brendon would get notably emotional while performing 'Northern Downpour.' It's a probable reason for why the band doesn't perform it live anymore.
Start of Darkness: Whether you buy into the Ryan Ross hatedom or not, it's clear that the content of Pretty. Odd. is a precursor to his leaving the band with Jon Walker and creating The Young Veins, whose music that sounds very much like Pretty. Odd..
Surprisingly Improved Sequel: While Pretty. Odd. was not this for A Fever You Can't Sweat Out, for most people, and Vices & Virtues also fell flat, Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die! was extremely well done, even attracting people who were ambivalent about the first three albums.
Tear Jerker: Post-Split, a lot of Pretty. Odd. songs have become this for people. Folkin' Around especially.
Also when the band removed the exclamation mark after "Panic" in the name. The exclamation mark has since returned.
They Copied It, So It Sucks: The band got a lot of heat for their blatant similarities to Fall Out Boy. The fact that they were huge fans before they were even a band and got signed by Pete Wentz is a good explanation of this.
Unfortunate Implications: The director's cut of the music video "Girls/Girls/Boys" has been accused of this for its gratuitous use of Girl on Girl Is Hot where it was not used in the official video. The sexualization of bi/lesbian women in media is well documented and many people believe the inclusion of it in the video cheapens the song's "pro-acceptance" message.