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YMMV: The Maze Runner
  • Ho Yay: Between Alby and Newt. Throughout the series, it becomes more and more visible for Thomas and Minho.
    Minho (to Thomas): If I don't see you on the other side, remember that I love you.
  • Idiot Plot: WICKED's plan is basically this: instead of studying the Immunes actual immune system (the part of the body responsible for fighting diseases) they instead focus on mapping their neurological system (that is, the part of the body responsible for making decisions, and feeling emotions, and interpreting data, and making you "you") and never once do they realize that not only are these bodily systems completely unrelated, but that even if they could analyze the human brain to the point where they could copy its layout into another human being, it still wouldn't do anything because the body is dying of a disease, which is why the Immune are immune: their immune system is independent of the brain. WICKED should have studied that much more understood part of the body, but if they had, we would have no plot.
  • Nightmare Fuel: The Grievers in the film. Body horror at its finest.
  • Thirty Sue Pileup: Although it could be argued that this is justified, since the children were chosen specifically because they were pretty extraordinary.
  • The Untwist: The meaning of WICKED. Especially since the first appearance of the full name comes directly after Thomas brings it up.
  • The Woobie:
    • Newt: Hates every living minute inside the Maze. Committed suicide but failed. Has the leader responsibility weighing on him. Watched his oldest friend dies horribly. Is infected with the Flare For Science!. Has to spend several weeks slowly going crazy before being put out of his misery.
    • Teresa: Forced to betray her best friend to save their lives. Said friend refused to forgive her for the rest of the series. Tries to save that friend and gets crushed to death just seconds away from safety.

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