YMMV / Paranatural

  • Arc Fatigue: Chapter 4 is 151 pages long. That's almost as long as the previous three chapters combined. Towards the end of its run, some people just wanted it over with so that other things could be moved on to.
    • The Hitball section of Chapter 5 is generally agreed to have ended just after hitting this point, making sure it didn't get too egregious. That being said, Chapter 5 started in December 2014, and, as of June 2016, has been going on for a year and a half with no sign of stopping.
  • Awesome Art: Since Chapter 2 in particular, the art exploded with fluidity and expressiveness. However, Zack really upped the ante in quality in Chapter 4.
  • Crack Pairing: There's fanart of Racist Whale Frog/Hissin' Pete as well as Isaac/Johnny and Forge/Spender.
  • Epileptic Trees / Wild Mass Guessing: The fandom is especially prone to this thanks in no part whatsoever to Zack being quite the skilled writer and artist, who loves to leave little clues and hints that could easily be missed during first viewing and will 9.9 times out 10 be revisited later.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Thanks to the entire cast having eccentric traits and quirks, plenty of side characters are well-favored within the fandom. Notably Johnny, Suzy and PJ.
    • Scabs, the Dojo student commonly referred to as "Female Vegeta", became fairly popular despite not really having any lines.
    • Boss Leader, due to her playful teasing of her subordinates.
  • Foe Yay:
    • Bully edition between Max and Johnny.
      Johnny: Have you considered getting your kicks in the form of actual kicks? 'Cause I know a guy. It's me. I'm the kick guy. Let me kick you.
      • Chapter 5 has them team up against a common enemy and give words of encouragement to each other.
      Max: Heh. You can try.
    • Spender's and Forge's fight is getting kind of... heated.
    • Suzy has her sights set on Max. He declares himself out of her league. Later, he snarks at her by asking about her marriage prospects.
      Suzy: [arm around his shoulder while she shows off her blackmail on him] Take a look at this bad boy, bad boy.
  • Friendly Fandoms: There's some overlap with the Cucumber Quest fandom. This can be attributed to similar tones — both comics are kid-friendly Affectionate Parody adventures with silly humor and a gradually thickening plot. The creators being friends helps, too.
    • With the Homestuck fandom as well, after Morrison's frequent and well-received contributions to Paradox Space.
  • Growing the Beard: Chapter 1 itself started off pretty entertaining but things didn't really pick up until Chapter 2 wherein Max faces off against the Racist Whale Frog. World-building and plot thickened in Chapter 4.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: Isabel keeps Eightfold in line by swatting her, saying you need to have a "firm hand" with your spirit. Eightfold gives her some advice later, including: being aware of the harmful things one has learned, and not hitting one's spirit partner. It's likely that Isabel picked up her treatment of spirits from her grandpa. Later, she meets Flipflop, who is implied to have been abused by his previous spectral.
  • Ho Yay: P.J.'s enthusiasm for being able to touch Max.
  • Idiosyncratic Ship Naming: Max/Johnny is known as "bully magnet".
  • Memetic Mutation: There are quite a few and they seem to be ever expanding:
    • "STOP BEING EVIL!" Explanation 
    • "Perfecshbluh..." Explanation 
    • "Concur'd" Explanation 
    • "Hard to control." Explanation 
    • On a scale from Yes to No, Yes.
    • Isaac, you're too anime. Explanation 
    • Calling Mr. Spender variations of his name such as Mr. Splendiferous, Mr. Spencer, etc. Explanation 
    • [X attack] becomes [Y!] Explanation 
  • Portmanteau Couple Name: Max/Isaac is known as Maxaac, Imax or Imaax.
  • Ships That Pass in the Night: Cody/Isaac has some fans. The characters haven't met in-comic.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: The blonde student council member is a girl, but it's not clear from looking at her.
  • The Woobie:
    • PJ, the little ghost boy. His dialogue contains a number of hints that undeath is not exactly a bowl of cheerios.
      Max: So, PJ. Have you been, uh... dead for long?
      P.J. ...Too long.
    • Isaac, when lamenting his exclusion from the other members and the lack of a strong bond with Max.