* ActorAllusion:
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xv9MESOwQUg "At The Opera Tonight"]] features Sarah Brightman in a hooded gown, walking through a graveyard with a bouquet of roses while singing. [[Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera That's certainly not]] [[https://youtu.be/7Z8bBQmbXRk familiar or anything, is it?]]
** Creator/ParisHilton plays a spoiled, sexually promiscuous heiress with minimal singing talent and a drug addiction. Can't forget that.
* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation:
** Nathan is a possessive father who deprives his daughter of any contact with the outside world and deliberately tries to stunt her maturity out of a selfish fear of losing her, thus giving her no experience outside of his interactions with her. He also [[spoiler: poisons her to keep her dependent on him]], which could prove to be the very reason he loses her in the first place. He is an evil captor who has a sympathetic motive.
* AscendedFanon: The creative team has been very accepting of fan theories (such as the idea that Single Mom's name is actually "MarySue").
* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: Many. "Chase the morning" and "Zydrate Anatomy" are two examples.
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: "Seventeen" - the cinematography noticeably changes, and Shilo's goth dress replaced by a punk getup, for a rockstar fantasy where her bedroom becomes a stage, with a crowd barging in, dancing stuffed animals and skeletons, and Music/JoanJett on guitar. This is the only time in the film a musical number is accompanied by something other than either literal action or a flashback.
* CreepyAwesome: Blind Mag, Graverobber & Pavi Largo.
* CriticalDissonance: Most critics were tough on this film. They warned people away, rated it as low as possible, expressed horror at the casting choices, scoffed at the low budget, and generally just sat there being sick into their hats. But to no avail -- a large percentage of the people who actually watched the film loved it, and Repo! has gathered together a very strong underground following.
* CrossesTheLineTwice: Just about anything to do with the Largo siblings. And Nathan under the influence of his psychotic Repo Man personality playing ventriloquist with a corpse definitely deserves mention too. The last part with the puppet is probably the freakiest moment in the entire film, and it's subtle and small as Hell: he and the puppet are singing at the same time.
* CultClassic: Despite how much professional critics hated the film, it has a small, extremely dedicated fanbase that adores it. The fandom is quite active, despite its small size.
* DieForOurShip: Amber for the Shilo/Grave-Robber fans, even though Shilo has no romantic feelings for Grave-Robber and Amber is just one of ''many'' women Grave-Robber apparently has a relationship with.
* DracoInLeatherPants: Pretty much all of the male characters, many of them doubling as in-universe examples (save for Luigi, whom no-one in-universe likes.)
* DoubleStandard: All three Largo siblings are [[EvilIsPetty petty]], vindictive, spiteful, philandering "scalpel sluts" addicted to surgery, yet [[{{Narcissist}} Pavi]] and [[PsychopathicManchild Luigi]] are largely considered sexy {{Ensemble Darkhorse}}s for it while their sister Amber Sweet is nowhere near as popualr. This, despite how [[ThoseTwoBadGuys the brothers]] are [[BlackComedy full-blown murderers and rapists]] who kill and wear other people's faces on-screen, while Amber is implied to have only ''consensual'' sex for drugs, and is usually [[TheStoner too high]] to actively hurt anyone [[spoiler: till the very end]].) A large part of this is likely due to the fact Creator/ParisHilton was cast as Amber Sweet.
* EarWorm: ''EVERYTHING.''
** Zydrate comes in a little glass vial.
*** A little glass vial?
*** A LITTLE GLASS VIAL!
** And the little glass vial goes into the gun like a battery.
*** Ah! Ah!
** And the Zydrate Gun goes somewhere against your anatomy.
** And when the gun goes off it sparks, and you're ready for surgery.
*** SURGERY!
** [[TearJerker Didn't know I loved you so much...but I do.]]
** THIIIIIIINGS YOU SEEEEEEEEEEE IN A GRAAAAAAAAAVEYAAAAAAAAARD........
** ''REEEEEEEEEEEEEPOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!''
*** ''REEEEEEEEEEEEEPOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!''
** CHA-HA-ASE THE MORNING! YIELD FOR NOTHING!
** Lungs and livers and bladders and hearts!
** What's the matter, Graverobber? Can't get it up if the girl's breathing?
** It's quick!... It's ''clean''... And it's pure. It'll change ''your life,'' rest assured. It's the 21st Century... ''Cure''! And it's my job... To steal and rob... ''[[SuddenlyShouting GRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAVES!!!!]]''
* EnsembleDarkhorse:
** Of the main cast, Blind Mag and Graverobber are actually relatively minor characters, but they have the biggest fan followings. For the former, her status as BrokenBird, OnlySaneMan, and heart-wrenching tale are what make her so beloved. For the latter, his LovableRogue and HandsomeLech persona are a big reason why he's so popular, along with his DeadpanSnarker personality.
** Don't forget DJ Granny. Does she even get 10 seconds of screen time?
* EvilIsSexy:
** Some of the undisputed villains of the story--Luigi, Amber Sweet, and Pavi--are extremely sexual, with Amber in particular dressing herself and her henchmen in FanService outfits. The good (or at the very least, more sympathetic) characters, such as Nathan and Shilo, are dressed and act far more conservatively.
* ExecutiveMeddling: An attempt at it, anyway. In the DVD commentary, Darren Bousman mentions several instances of having to go to war with one or more of the producers in order to get a certain scene into the final cut. As Bousman refused to name names, however, it is anyone's guess as to whether these fights were with various producers, or all with the same producer who just happened to be a pain in the arse.
* FriendlyFandoms: With ''Film/TheDevilsCarnival'', due to both being CultClassic musicals with a lot of the same actors involved, and very similar tones and themes. It's to the point where the ''Repo!'' fandom and the ''Carnival'' fandom are basically the same fandom. It's just a matter of which you became a fan of ''first''.
* IdiotPlot:
** People go along with plans against them or manipulations they ''had songs about figuring out'' or present when they were first explained, do nothing to avoid falling for them, and then act surprised at the reveal.
* InternetBackdraft: Never mention Film/RepoMen or Website/TheAgonyBooth recap in front of this film's fans.
* JerkassWoobie: Arguably Rotti and his children, at least Luigi.
* JustHereForGodzilla:
** Fans of Anthony Stewart Head, Sarah Brightman, Paul Sorvino, Alexa Vega, Paris Hilton, Bill Mosely, and/or Nivek Ogre went to see ''Repo!'' based solely on their favourite actor/singer's appearance therein. Many of them are now devoted fans of the movie.
** Take a look at the musician list, and see members of Bauhaus, Music/{{Korn}}, Rasputina, and Music/GunsNRoses being credited, then look at the who the music producer is- Music/XJapan's bandleader. And then watch "Seventeen" -- see that Joan Jett cameo? That's right- people WILL have found this film because of rock bands.
** There's also Anne Danielewski who people might remember from the 90's as ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Music/Poe Poe]]''.
** A lot of steampunk/cyberpunk and related communities got very excited prior to the film's release, and while the film does deliver on dystopian sci-fi, pretty much all the steampunk is relegated to the square and a few background repo men over at [=GeneCo=].
* LesYay: Marni and Blind Mag. Also Amber Sweet and the Genterns in "Zydrate Anatomy".
* MagnificentBastard:
** Rotti Largo, Rotti Largo, ROTTI LARGO. ''Things You See In A Graveyard'', ''Gold'', and ''We Started This Op'ra Shit'', and ''Piece De Resistance'' showcase this especially well.
** His daughter Amber Sweet also shows signs of this. Not only did get her face restored to perfection, she also took over the company in spite of her bad reputation and previous [[HumiliationConga public humilation]].
* NarmCharm: Critics complained about the cheesy lyrics, melodramatic performances, odd casting choices, and over-the-top costumes. The fans love it for the exact same reasons.
* OlderThanTheyThink:
** Persons claim that this movie is a rip-off of the novel Reposession Mambo... despite the fact that the novel was first published in 2009 whereas the film came out in 2008 (The novel was in development as early as 1996, but that doesn't count). This itself ignores that the opera itself was first performed as a stage-show in 2001 and portions of the music were first performed as operettas in the 1990s.
** One [[http://blogs.amctv.com/horror-hacker/2010/02/repo-men-and-repo-the-genetic-opera.php film critic]] made this claim, until they were called on it.
* PainfulRhyme: ''TheMovie!'' It tends to be most obvious in the songs that are less plot-important. Special mention goes to ''Night Surgeon'' when Rotti and Pavi rhyme "money" with "bon-vee-ah-gee" (A butchering of'bon voyage').
* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap:
** To an extent, Paris Hilton. Many ''Repo!'' fans went in to see the film unhappy about her having a role, but after seeing her performance, came out with at least a grudging respect for her. A fair number have actually grown quite fond of her, defending her where they would once have joined in with the mocking.
** Heck, she sings on the same stage with the likes of Anthony Stewart Head, Paul Sorvino, Ogre, and ''Sarah Brightman'' without looking a ''complete'' fool. Not many could keep up with that kind of vocal talent.
* RootingForTheEmpire: A lot of fans root for Rotti, while fully acknowledging that he's a bastard.
* TheScrappy:
** Single Mom, for all that she barely appears in one scene, is seen as incredibly obnoxious. Though Single Mom's been somewhat RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap since the shadowcast performances started, due to the brave shadow actresses who flash the audience live.
** Arguably, "Seventeen" counts as a scrappy ''song''. It's easily the least liked among the fanbase.
* {{Squick}}:
** Pretty much every time Shilo is on screen with an adult character, Amber Sweet's surgery montage, ''Mark It Up'', Grave-Robber getting up close and personal with his corpses, ''Blame Not My Cheeks'', [[spoiler:Blind Mag's final song]]. Also, you might be squicked if you think too much about the meaning behind Rotti putting his arm around Mag and saying "technically you belong to [=GeneCo=]."
** How about the fact that the large intestine is apparently the consistency of bread dough?
* {{Shipping}}
** FanPreferredCouple: Shilo/Graverobber, Luigi/Mag.
*** Shilo/Graverobber is a creator-preferred couple, as Terrance Zdunich says.
** PortmanteauCoupleName: Grilo, Gramber.
** ShipTease: Graverobber and Amber in "Come Up and Try My New Parts" and "Zydrate Anamoty".
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot:
** Neither Nathan nor Shiloh ever find out [[spoiler: that Rotti was the one who had Marni killed.]] Nathan's RoaringRampageOfRevenge would have been ''epic''.
** It's implied that Nathan realises that Rotti poisoned Marni when Rotti tells Shilo "Your dad deserved whatever happened to him, he needed me and so do you!" and Nathan says in a very menacing tone "''I remember''". At this point however, his love for Shilo and desire to protect her from Rotti surpasses his urge for vengeance. At the time he's been left crippled in a wheelchair by the Genterns so he's not in any fit state to fight anyway.
** The fact that Rotti actually did take Marnie's murder to his death makes it all the more disturbing as often in real life, monsters such as UsefulNotes/JosefStalin [[KarmaHoudini die before being seen for all that they really are]].
* UncannyValley: Mag's eyes can sometimes produce this effect, especially when she uses them to project holograms.
* UnintentionallySympathetic:
** Not only is Rotti Largo terminally ill, he's had to deal with Luigi, Amber, and Pavi. They could make anyone turn into a bastard. On the other hand, having to deal with Rotti himself could work the same way.
** Luigi, Amber, and Pavi ''also'' qualify though. Luigi has a sad moment after [[spoiler: Rotti's death]], during the press conference. After his spontaneous temper tantrum, he starts crying, and the last thing we hear him say is, [[spoiler: *Sob.* "Dad!"]] in a pathetic voice. Also, when Rotti disowns his children onstage and calls them useless, Pavi lets out such a pathetic little wail that some viewers expressed the desire to reach into the screen and hug him. As for Amber, the face humiliation is bad enough, but the sad look she has when her father disowns her publicly also gets her some sympathy points.
* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: Mag's holograms.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: A lot of people take their young children to see this movie, because hey, it has the girl from ''Film/SpyKids'' in it! And it's a musical! Never mind that it was directed by [[Franchise/{{Saw}} Darren Lynn Bousman]], or that the other stars include two horror film veterans and a violent gangster film veteran, or that the tamest of the trailers still contains a shot of someone being disemboweled...
* WTHCastingAgency:
** One of the best examples ever. You would never, ever, ''ever'' expect to find this group of people in the same movie, and some, like Sarah Brightman, you'd never think to find in that ''kind'' of movie.
** A behind-the-scenes example: The director ''vehemently'' refused to even consider Paris Hilton. Eventually they made him audition her, and she rocked out so hard that he hired her on the spot.
** [[ActorAllusion Kinda funny that they'd object to letting a spoiled heiress play a spoiled heiress.]]
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