These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Complete Monster: The Matter Manipulatoris, a flesh sculpting "artist" that lives in the Circus funhouse, is not meant to be a likeable or funny villain. He "disciplines" poor old Winston by merging a hot coal with the flesh of his stomach and is responsible for the creation of the Freaks, including the one who's constantly melting. It's implied that some people ended up even worse off than that - recycled into living wallpaper and organic furniture for his studio.
Fridge Logic: Why didn't the Freedom Movement just break Shalice's crystal ball instead of hiding it?