YMMV / Secret Wars

  • Author's Saving Throw: In a way, Deadpool's Secret Secret Wars was this for the entire storyline, explaining away things that didn't make sense by putting Deadpool into it. The one-night stand with Magneto and Wasp? That was Deadpool and Wasp. Those shields from the toyline? They were in the main story, Deadpool found one in the X-Men's base and it was instrumental in getting the heroes out of the mountain. The symbiote later going bug-nuts insane? Deadpool got it first and put it back, pointing Spider-Man towards it, though he worried that his insanity might have infected it. Why does no one remember? The Wasp wished so hard to forget Deadpool, everyone did!
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: The apparent one-nighter between Magneto and Wasp had absolutely nothing to do with advancing the plot, and was never mentioned again in either the X-Men or Avengers books. This happened because Chris Claremont had told Jim Shooter that he was preparing Magneto's Heel–Face Turn, and Shooter thought Magneto would become an Avenger due to his power level and the fact that his children were in that team, so Shooter tried to give him a tighter link to another Avenger. However, Magneto joined the X-Men and this became a Big-Lipped Alligator Moment.
  • Fridge Logic: OK, so you're an alien entity that has never known the concept of desire. So you decide to explore it by... having a bunch of heroes and villains fight each other? (To his credit, the Beyonder was almost as innocent as a baby at the time.)
  • Harsher in Hindsight: Hawkeye at the end notes that Hulk is becoming angrier and notes he should probably make some heavy duty arrows just in case. In Civil War II, Hawkeye kills Bruce Banner out of fear of him transforming.
  • Hollywood Pudgy: Volcana isn't as fat to get all those insults from Enchantress. Of course the Enchantress is supernaturally beautiful, legendarily vain, and and doesn't have much use for mortals to begin with; it's entirely possible she was just zeroing in on something Volcana was self-conscious about and exaggerating it to make her feel bad. Of course, later artists tend to draw her much chubbier, so either she gained weight after the mini-series or she was supposed to be larger than the art depicted her.
  • Strangled by the Red String: Colossus falling for Zsaji. Wolverine lampshades it through his interior monologue, theorizing that it must have something to do with her alien chemistry.