YMMV: Stan Rogers

  • Crowning Moment of Awesome: The raising of the Mary Ellen Carter.
    • Especially when the song itself became a Survival Mantra that saved a man from drowning when his ship sank in the Atlantic with him hollering "Rise Again!"
  • Dying Moment of Awesome/Heroic Sacrifice: It has been said that Rogers died, because he went back into the burning airplane to rescue people. It may be a myth, but at least one survivor reported that he escaped because he heard someone yelling, "Follow my voice!" and did so.
    • "Flowers of Bermuda" is about a ship's captain who has one of these and dies thinking of the titular flowers.
  • Newer Than They Think: Many of his songs are mistaken for traditional folk songs, which can be confusing because he has made recordings of sea shanties like "Rollin' Down to Old Maui".
  • Signature Song: "Barrett's Privateers"
  • Tearjerker: Although it was written years before Canada's Handicapped Badass Terry Fox came on the scene, the song "Turnaround," as used in the film, Terry, powerfully evokes what made him a hero in the world's eyes.