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YMMV / Todd and the Book of Pure Evil

  • Ascended Meme: As part of the fundraiser for the animated movie, one of the prizes was being able to finally take Atticus up on his offer about going out for pizzas with Troy.
  • Awesome Music: If you're a rock/metal fan in general, you'll recognize some of the songs in the show. Among the bands featured are: Anvil, Mouth of the Architect, Red Fang, Schoolyard Heroes, Blackguard, Children of Bodom, Municipal Waste, Danzig, Cult of Luna, Darkest Hour, Suicide Silence, Doomriders and more.
  • Best Known For The Ho Yay: A shockingly large amount of people were drawn to the show by the sexual tension between Todd and Atticus alone.
  • Breakout Character: Atticus.
  • Draco in Leather Pants: Yes, Atticus is pathetic and only wants to be friends with Todd, but he's also a psychopath who revels in being evil, murders on a regular basis, and is overall a huge dick in general.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Hannah and Atticus are clearly the two most popular main characters, getting the lion's share of the plotlines in season 2.
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: Surprisingly, Todd/Atticus has eclipsed all other pairings in popularity. Hannah/Todd is also more popular than the canon Jenny/Todd, due to Hannah's popularity and accommodating nature with Todd.
  • Fountain of Memes: Atticus. Most of the show's quotes come from him.
    • To a lesser extent, Jimmy.
  • Growing the Beard: Season 2 has a much more compelling overarching plot and succeeds in making the entire cast more likeable.
  • Holy Shit Quotient: The second season finale reveals that Hannah's parents experimented on the Book of Pure Evil and the three metal dudes are apparently immortal magic-users. Not only that, but Todd expels the Book of Pure Evil from the school, Atticus becomes trapped in its pages and Hannah dies as a result of her connection to the book. At least until a new Hannah emerges from a cloning tank in the basement of the Crowley Heights retirement home.
  • Ho Yay: Todd has quite a bit with both of his male companions, but the truly staggering amount he has with Atticus stands out. Doubles as Foe Yay.
    • Atticus and Troy have about three minutes of screen time together, but in those three minutes the Ho Yay rivals Todd/Atticus in intensity.
  • Launcher of a Thousand Ships: Todd can and is literally shipped with the entire main cast.
  • Misaimed Fandom: See Periphery Demographic. It's pretty ridiculous how a group of people could be so focused on the relationship between Todd and Atticus to the point where they'll complain whenever either is teased with anyone else. Keep in mind this show is filled Heavy Metal, Gorn, Black Comedy and Toilet Humor, hardly prime Boys Love material.
  • Periphery Demographic: Surprisingly, the show is quite popular with Yaoi Fangirls due to the massive amount of ammo the show supplies for the Todd/Atticus ship.
  • Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: Curtis was disliked by many fans initially due to being a seemingly useless dumbass. But overtime, his Nice Guy attitude and romance with Hannah made him one of the only non-Base Breaker characters in the cast.
  • The Scrappy: Jenny is disliked for her "whiny" personality and getting in the way of Todd/Atticus ships.
    • It's also about her relationship with Todd: he's a Hopeless Suitor around her, when all she brought to the table was her looks (and many argued that Hannah was just as attractive as her.); her rudeness and hostility rubbed people the wrong way, and the fact that she was often portrayed in a more positive and competent light than the other main characters often got her labeled as a Mary Sue.
  • Tear Jerker: The death of Hannah, followed by Curtis' heartbroken declaration that he blames Todd.
  • Wangst: Played with, for laughs. Anytime anyone has an emotional issue, said person will run away crying out "Nobody understands me!"
  • Woobie: Simon and Leslie are two examples. He was bullied just for being gay and wanted acceptance and understanding for being different; Leslie was bubbly, but socially awkward and just wanted some friends. In both cases, the other students realized they'd essentially cast spells with the Book and kill them. If anything, it shows just how much of a Crapsack World the characters live in or how ruthless the Book is.
    • Atticus may be a massive tool, but his entire life is essentially one gigantic Trauma Conga Line.