YMMV / Respawn of the Dead

  • Cargo Ship: Soldier and his Shovel, taken to the furthest extreme possible when he has sex with it.
  • Crowning Moment of Awesome: "I'm not a bloody hippie. I'm a fucking professional."
  • Crowning Moment of Funny: Medic giving Soldier ink blot tests.
    • Pyro correctly dictating the voice activation password.
      • Also, "What would Captain Kirk do?"
    • Sniper. Marilyn Monroe. You know the scene.
    • The "bonk" scene with Stumpy, in a horrible, horrible way.
    • Pyro finishing a note to the Medic with 'Love, Pyro'.
    • Heavy spychecking in the prequel.
    • Stumpy thinking Medic and Heavy screaming and moaning was the zombification process, and subsequently moaning along with them.
    • Any time Soldier has a conversation with either Shovel or Colonel Taters.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: Heavy getting stuck in the fence.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: This fanfic was written before the "Scream Fortress" update, which introduced several cosmetic items that make players look like zombies and the Harder Than Hard "Caliginous Caper" Mann Vs. Machine mission, which replaces the robots with armed zombies.
  • Memetic Mutation: MEAT BUY NOW
    • Heavy stuck in the fence has become a very recognizable image in a large part Team Fortress 2 fandom. There's a lot of Black Comedy fanart interpretations out there.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Spy crosses this when he agrees to RED and BLU's orders to slaughter his own teammates.
  • Narm: It's a bit inappropriately amusing when Medic says, “Nein, nein, nein, nein, nein…” the second time Heavy gets stuck in the fence? But you'll stop laughing pretty quickly...
    • It was pretty creepy when the Soldier's shovel started to talk to him...but it's just hilarious when the Soldier has sex with it. Firstly, the situation is so ridiculous that it barrels through squick and ends up Crossing the Line Twice, and secondly, how is it even possible to have sex with a shovel?!
  • Nightmare Fuel: Many of the BLU team's deaths.
    The Soldier and Shovel Scenes. Shovel seemingly seduces him...
    Imagining Heavy's Death
    The many Video Reels that shows the BLU medic creating "Immortality" (Codenamed LAZARUS).
  • Squick: Anything involving zombies eating, Soldier getting it on with Shovel. Literally.
    • From the prequel: Spy's unique uses of the masking technology.
    • While there's nothing wrong with Heavy and Medic having sex, something is very offsettling about them having sex in front of Stumpy.
      • And as for the prequel, it is every person's prerogative to make up their own mind whether they think scalpels belong in the bedroom...
    • The detailed description of Demo's empty eye socket in the prequel is a little disturbing. Let's just say that Heavy is one of the few things Medic likes that aren't squick.
  • Tear Jerker: Many parts, but most notably the abandonment of Heavy. His last dialogue exchange with Medic, Medic's subsequent freakout, and Heroic B.S.O.D. only drive it home.
    • You can tell who's read this story by whether or not the mention of Venice makes them choke up.
    • BLU Spy succumbing to zombification.
      • "And then he was home."
    • If Pyro's eventual death from the virus didn't tug at something, you may be as souless as some people see him.
  • True Neutral: This basically seems to be Medic's initial alignment. Then Character Development happens.
    Gather round while I sing you of Wernher von Braun,
    A man whose allegiance
    Is ruled by expedience...
  • Ugly Cute: Stumpy. Despite being down three limbs and having his intestines occasionally fall out, he somehow manages to be adorable, which makes Medic's Mercy Kill more like Shoot the Dog.
  • The Woobie: Medic. AND HOW. It only gets worse as the story goes on, too.
    • BLU Spy has a whole few paragraphs of woobieness to himself. It somehow culminates into possibly one of the most Narm-free uses of the line:
      He wanted his mother.
    • Also, Pyro, who winds up dead.