This page is for the YMMV tropes of Machinima/RedVsBlue.

* ''YMMV/RedVsBlueTheBloodGulchChronicles'': Seasons 1-5 plus "Out of Mind"
* ''YMMV/RedVsBlueTheRecollection'': Seasons 6-8 plus "Recovery One" and "Relocated"
* ''YMMV/RedVsBlueTheProjectFreelancerSaga'': Seasons 9-10
* ''YMMV/RedVsBlueTheChorusTrilogy'': Seasons 11-13

* AwesomeMusic:
** The "Forge World" song Sarge sings in the final part of the [[VideoGame/HaloReach Reach]] mini-series ([[ Enjoy it here]]).
** Also, Tucker's theme. '''Bow chicka bow wow.'''
** Violets are blue, roses are red, living like this we were already deadů
** "Red vs. Blue" from the season 8 soundtrack.
--->Are any of us only saints or sinners, \\
Or is it always \\
Red vs Blue?
* BetterThanCanon: Many fans consider the [[CerebusSyndrome increasingly dark]] [[RewatchBonus and intricate]] plots to be better than those of Halo.
* BrokenBase: The Season 13 PSA about trigger warnings resulted in a pretty instant, pretty messy split between three camps: Those who felt the episode was hilarious for lampooning the PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad tendencies of some trigger warning users (As well as pointing out how these people make it hard to take real triggers seriously thanks to their overusage of them for mundane things), those who don't find the jokes funny due to the reason behind trigger warnings in the first place[[note]]to give a heads up to PTSD-sufferers about content that might induce an episode[[/note]], and those who didn't care either way for the episode, but found it in poor taste to release something so controversial despite knowing and lampshading the InternetBackdraft it would cause, given RT's own very anti-politics-on-site nature. Then there's the smaller camp who found the intense reactions from both sides ridiculously over sensitive or hypocritical, regardless of if they themselves liked or disliked the video AND regardless of their own opinion on trigger warnings.
* CompleteMonster:
** [[spoiler:The [[CorruptCorporateExecutive CEO of Charon Industries]], Malcom Hargrove, aka the Chairman]], is one of the biggest villains in the series, and among its most evil. Even before his villain reveal, [[spoiler:his investigation on the Director of Project Freelancer goes too far when he releases]] Agent Washington, who had no hesitation to kill the Reds and Blues at that point, and the Meta, a known criminal who killed Freelancers for their equipment and A.I.s, from prison to hunt down Epsilon, who was currently in possession of the Blue Team. He finds alien artifacts on a planet known as Chorus, so in order to collect them, he hires a group of SpacePirates to kill everyone on the planet by manipulating them into a CivilWar. He sends ships containing cargo for the mercinaries to use to the planet, where the mercs kill everyone on the ship and steal the cargo for their own use. When the mission is in jeopardy, he threatens to kill his two lead mercs Locus and the below character by sending a new agent to finish the job. When he is exposed, he decides to [[TakingYouWithMe kill everyone on the planet]].
** [[spoiler:Felix]], one of the CoDragons to the aforementioned character, is just as bad. When he fought in the Great War, he never showed any mercy to his enemies, even those that were trying to surrender. When one of his teammates, Locus, was broken by the war, [[spoiler:Felix]] kept him from getting help and dragged him along because he knew that he couldn't survive without his partner, despite hating him. When he was hired by his boss to create a CivilWar on the planet Chorus, the mercenary took his job too far by [[spoiler:infiltrating one the sides because he thought it would be fun for them to trust him while not knowing that he was leading them to their deaths while mocking them for trusting him]]. He also leads the raid on prison ship where the entire crew is killed and the prisoners who are not worthy to join forces with him ejected from the ship. When word comes out about the Purge, He is unable to resist being the one to personally kill off everyone, showing that he doesn't care about the orders and more about just killing for the hell of it, going as far as to sacrifice his own men just to kill everyone else. When [[spoiler:the Purge temple]] is destroyed, [[spoiler:Felix]] pointlessly goes after the Reds and Blues just so he can kill them.
* FanPreferredCouple: Pick a Red Vs Blue fanfiction, any Red vs Blue fanfiction, if it even vaguely involves romance in some way chances are good that [[PortmanteauCoupleName Grimmons]] will either be the main, secondary or supporting couple of said fic.
** Tuckington (Tucker and Washington) also become pretty popular in the fandom after the events of the Chorus Civil War arc. It helps that the two spend almost all their time together during that arc [[spoiler: and at least some of Tucker's motivation to become a better soldier is to rescue Wash after he's kidnapped at the end of season 11]].
* FridgeLogic: In Season 2 Lopez and Sheila leave a note at Blue base to meet in the centre of the canyon at 0600 hours - the same time and place they were meeting the Reds. The note is written in binary. Church can read it. [[spoiler: [[JustifiedTrope Justified in that he is actually an AI program himself, and will be able to understand binary script.]]]]
* HesJustHiding: Many fans don't buy the [[spoiler:Meta's DisneyVillainDeath]] and believe he will make a reappearance. As of Season 13, [[spoiler:Maine is confirmed dead but his empty armour is in the possession of Malcolm Hargrove.]]
* HoYay: It's gotten to a point where even the creators lampshade it when outside the show.
* IronWoobie: Tex consistently fails at whatever she's trying to do, not that it stops her from trying or being a {{Badass}} while doing so.
* MemeticMutation: "It's a legitimate strategy!" (Camping.)
* {{Sequelitis}}: Lightly referenced in the gaming PSA.
-->'''Simmons''': Join us next time for part 2 of our series: sequels.
-->'''Grif''': Parts 3 and 4 are about that, too.
** Despite this being jokingly referenced, Season 9 is way more popular than the previous seasons ever were.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Some believe the only way Wash and Maine could actually die is by each others hands. [[spoiler:This is one of the reasons why Maine's death is called into question.]]
* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: Revenge is shown with most characters to A) leave them worse off than before or B) leave them unsatisfied.
** Best shown in the Recollection with [[spoiler:Wash]], who ends up imprisoned in Reconstruction before being betrayed by [[spoiler:Meta]] after the two have teamed up in Season 8.
** Another example in Season 8 (again) with [[spoiler:Tex, who ends up caught in a capture unit and then wiped from existence by Church]] Things would likely have turned out differently had she not tried going on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge.
** Another great example in Season 10 with Church and [[spoiler:Carolina]], who almost end up dead and eventually declare it isn't worth it after seeing [[spoiler:a broken down Director]].
** ThePowerOfFriendship receives more emphasis in later seasons. Having friends who stand by you is a good thing, no one can do everything by themselves. No matter how talented they are. The friendship between the Reds and Blues allows them to overcome their individual flaws and defeat vastly superior opponents. Meanwhile, Tex and Carolina attempted to everything by themselves and failed to accomplish their objectives.
* TheWoobie: Due to his childlike personality, Caboose gets a lot of sympathy for suffering that the show generally inflicts on its characters.
** [[spoiler: Church]] gets pretty well established as this [[spoiler:(well, as a JerkassWoobie)]] once his backstory is unveiled.
** Agent Washington's life is tragedy, plain and simple. Got a lot better after the Recollection trilogy, though.
*** Pretty much anyone from Project Freelancer could be summed up the same way (And most didn't get a happy ending).
** All the guys have their moments when you just want to hug them like Simmons in Season 4 and 9, Tucker in Season 11 and 12, and Grif when he's being shot at. Even Sarge has a moment of this when he discovers [[spoiler:that his career is a lie and both teams exist as cannon fodder]].
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