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YMMV: Skrillex

  • Alternative Character Interpretation: A lot of people believe that much of his facial scars were a result of drug abuse since coming onto the rave scene rather than acne scars from a hormone imbalance he had as a teenager.
  • Awesome Music: Lots. His "Cinema" remix is the most often cited, but also his "Hey Sexy Lady" remix, "Rock 'N' Roll", both versions of "With You, Friends", and many more.
    • Reptile. Hands down.
    • The song he did for the recent Syndicate reboot.
    • "Leaving" shows that he can also handle classic, subtle Burial-esque garage/dubstep.
  • Critical Backlash: Since his hype has started to die down, people are getting tired of seeing his name mentioned everywhere compared to the likes of Lil Wayne, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, etc.. Especially on videos of other electronic artists, specifically Aphex Twin...Whom is probably Skrillex's biggest influence.
  • Face of the Band: Back when he was in From First to Last. As a solo artist, there's really no one else to be the face.
  • Fan Hater: You are not allowed to like Skrillex, especially if you like Aphex Twin, Daft Punk, or Kraftwerk.
    • Again, rather ironic, considering that the first two are arguably his biggest electronic influences.
  • Fountain of Memes.
  • Hell Is That Noise: "Scatta", "Died This Way"
  • Ho Yay:
    • Skrillex and fellow producer Feed Me jokingly claim to be boyfriends (and, if one interview is to be believed, the two were married by Skrillex's tour manager).
    • Also with Deadmau5
    • And also with the Roadhog.
  • Hype Backlash: To a belligerent degree.
  • Memetic Mutation:
  • Moe: Sometimes. It doesn't help that he's tiny, wears gigantic glasses, and loves Disney.
  • Mondegreen: Bangarang has many mondegreens, such as...
    Salsa on my balls, boys/ Green Brownie
    • "Kyoto". As put by one Youtube commentor: "I'm sure Skrillex is just laughing at our attempts to translate these lyrics."
  • Narm Charm: WUB WUB WUB
  • Shipping: Slash fics pairing him with Deadmau5 are getting rather popular.
  • Signature Song: Either "Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites", "First Of The Year (Equinox)", or "Kill EVERYBODY".
    • His most well-known song in popular culture is probably his remix of "Cinema.". It doesn't help the fact that has been featured in the latest Forza Motorsport game, Forza Horizon.
    • Oh and did we count his appearance in the soundtrack of Ridge Racer Unbounded with "Kill EVERYBODY" and "Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites"?
  • Tear Jerker: "With You, Friends (Long Drive)." Especially if the rumors that it's about Skrillex's biological mother (he's adopted) are true. Though the vocals are pretty chopped up and distorted, what can be discerned is pretty heartbreaking:
    "Please tell my mother I'm down on my knees
    And I really miss you mom
    I love you, you, you
    All I love, all my love"
  • Ugly Cute: Bishōnen + Covered with Scars = This
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: The Skrillex Cell.
  • Wangst: In his Emo Teen days.
  • The Woobie: His childhood was pretty lonely, and when he became a teenager he found out he was adopted—and that he was the only one who hadn't known. This and his self-esteem issues over his facial scars made him a hell of a Woobie. He's mostly recovered from being The Woobie, though.


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