YMMV: Todd Allison & the Petunia Violet

  • Awesome Art: Them collage-y chapter covers....
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: The streetcar operator, despite only showing up once. He even got featured in a Valentine's Day special after the readers went crazy over his one appearance. note 
  • Foe Yay:
    • Todd and Cyril.
    • For that matter also Cyril and Petunia. Hell, Cyril and everybody.
  • Ho Yay:
    • Some between Meredith and Elijah, who are very close, complete with a Mistaken for Gay/Not What It Looks Like moment in the third chapter.
    • Cyril's ambiguously flirty nature and his habit to give others affectionate nicknames, calling Meredith and Elijah "beautiful people", and the Valentine's Day special where Cyril accidentally flirts with Todd Allison... and doesn't correct himself when he sees that he's been talking to a man. Oh, and according to the artist on Tumblr, Cyril wouldn't mind having a threesome with Petunia and Todd Allison. How canon that is may be debatable.
    • This Valentine's Day special where Cyril flirts with his fellow tram conductor, Maxwell, who is rather bothered by this.
    • In a surprising little moment, Todd and Clancey. In Chapter 11, Todd becomes very happy about being able to get around to his projects. He then hugs Clancey, resting his head on the guy's chest for a moment. Clancey blushes. Just a little. D'aaaaw.
    • Oh dear, Elijah and Dylan. When they reunite, they spend like two pages touching each other's faces with little hearts in the pink background and pink text. Until...
    • Meredith interrupts, not amused. Dylan, equally unamused, comments on how Elijah and Meredith are still together (so, canon?), and Elijah proceeds to cover his tracks, calling Meredith his h-h-honey.
  • Launcher of a Thousand Ships: Cyril, and how. There's Cyril/Petunia, Cyril/Todd, Cyril/Landon, Cyril/Hana, Cyril/Elijah, Cyril/Maxwell (his fellow tram conductor from chapter 10)... and that's just what's been seen in the tag on Tumblr.
  • Memetic Mutation:
  • Nightmare Fuel:
    • This page. It just looks so off.
    • Chapter 5 itself. Cyril effortlessly murders six men (in addition to a seventh, who he kills in chapter 4), Todd and Petunia huddled in a corner behind some boxes while Todd is clearly fearing for his life, and Petunia, a character we're introduced to as being a bit skittish but well-meaning, kills a man... and doesn't really seem that bothered by it, even in later chapters.
    • Hell, for that matter, Cyril himself. Word of God says he comes off as a friendly guy, until you get to know him better, and then he's just kind of... overly friendly, maybe a little questionable at times. His first real introduction is leading Todd Allison into a trap, which gets him kidnapped by an anti-government group who are planning to kill him. He then murders nearly everyone he was supposed to be working with, violently stabbing two of the men to death. Then he asks Elijah to wait on opening the door where Todd and Petunia are locked in with a man who probably won't hesitate to kill both of them, just because he wants to see what Petunia's going to do with the pistol he gave her. After all this, he threatens Todd and Petunia in chapter 6 if they don't show up to his home, and in chapter 11, he breaks into Todd Allison's apartment, because they didn't finish their business at The Eighth Lagoon. Amidst all this is some much needed comic relief, but he's still pretty terrifying when you think about it.
    • Elijah in chapter 3 while making negotiations for a job with Cyril.
      "Isn't it a lot better to watch them squirm in pain as they slowly bleed to death?"
  • Ship Sinking: It may be too early to tell, but Chapter 14 may have just sunk any ship of Petunia with anyone but Will. She may have just fallen in love with, or at least developed a massive crush, on him. Let the shippers panic, though there may still be hope.note 
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: Massive amounts for Meredith.