YMMV: Rain

For the webcomic Rain:
  • Angst? What Angst?: Even though Rudy's parents sent him to a Catholic school to "cure" his orientation, he seems very cheery.
    • Later comics, especially after his breakup with Rain, start to see his constant cheer break down.
  • Ascended Fanon
    • After a friend of the author thinks up the name Jerky McJerkface for Gavin, the author decided to make it canon.
    • Page 191 is titled "RuIn", after the fandom's most popular contraction for shipping Rain and Rudy. Notably, the page depicts an romantic embrace between the aforementioned characters.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Out of the secondary student characters that appeared in Chapter Two, Holly was the most popular. This was lampshaded in Rain Delay.
    • The waiter at Chanel and Maria's date is shaping up as this as well.
    • Vincent, Rain's therapist and Fara's old boyfriend (girlfriend back in their day), is adored by many, especially trans people who wish more therapists were like him.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Aiken had broke up with his fiancee, after she came out to him as preoperative transsexual. Fara treats him as a complete monster for that, but all he did was breaking up a relationship over serious trust issues.
    • Though it seems more like her treatment of him is due to his generalizing Trans people including his own sister.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Kellen crosses this when she cuts Rain's hair short so that she looks more like a boy.
  • Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: Gavin after character development.
    • Aiken seems to be at least trying to understand Rain now.
    • Heather used to be disliked, but then got rescued early on due to learning more about gender issues. Even more so when she tells Jessica that she has CAIS and that she resents Kylie for having feminine body parts but not wanting them.
  • The Scrappy: Gavin, due to him not accepting Rain, put him as the most hated character by the fans. This change soon after he lightened up.
    • Rain's brother Aiken is currently shaping up to be this, especially when visiting Rain and Fara for the holidays leading to Rain going back in the closet.
    • Rain's sister Kellen is rapidly spiraling down to even worse levels of Scrappydom. Whereas Gavin and Aiken got Rescued from the Scrappy Heap after having time to think, Kellen is actively grasping at straws trying to deny Rain's transgenderism. And then there's the Moral Event Horizon described above.
  • What Could Have Been: The story was originally planned as a first-person fantasy story instead of slice-of-life. Differences include Fara not being blood related, Maria being a Love Interest, Kylie being a cis-gendered minor character (though still bi), and Emily being the Big Bad, older, and the Love Interest of Aiken. The story was reworked as what it is now due to being unintentionally offensive towards other trans people due to the author's lack of knowledge about trans people at the time.
  • The Woobie: Rain. Any time things go well for her, you cheer. But when things go wrong, you just want to hug the girl.
    • Jessica can count as well. Her family didn't accept her wish to transition if what little she said about them is true, one boyfriend she thought was the man of her dreams ( Aiken) completely abandoned her after finding out her secret, not even bothering to understand her, she was kicked out of her apartment by said boyfriend, and is still having problems with herself.
    • Emily also counts. She never knew her dad, her mom travels a lot and clearly doesn't care about her, something Emily even acknowledges out loud, she wanted her mother's attention so bad that she drove her girlfriend away ( Maria), and now that she's pregnant, she may have to drop out of her very strict Catholic school in order to raise the child.

For the video game rain:
  • Awesome Music: "A Tale Only The Rain Knows", using the familiar "Clair de Lune" made famous by Claude Debussy, with vocals provided by British Child Popstar Connie Talbot.
  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: A bunch between the boy and girl but particularly the ending. The boy leaves his home to wake up and save the girl from that nightmarish world, to thank her for waking him up before he died underneath the Unknown's lifeless body. When he reaches the girl's small house next to the circus, he yells and does whatever he can to wake her up. There's an uncomfortable pause and Genre Savvy players will be thinking of the worse... but then the balcony door opens and the girl comes out, awake and glad to see the boy.
  • Player Punch: When the girl seemingly abandons the boy to die underneath the Unknown's lifeless body but really, she's leaving to wake him up.
  • Toy Ship: Between the boy and girl, particularly in the ending