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  • Anti-Climax Boss: The Shadowy Figure. After all the buildup the show gives him, we never find out who (or what) he is, and right when he's about to unleash his full potential, Rectangular Businessman turns him into a puddle of dark water with his telepathic powers in mere seconds.
  • Awesome Music:
  • Cult Classic
  • Growing the Beard:
    • As the show began to adopt thriller and Mind Screw elements, the characterization and writing improved tenfold.
    • The moment when the show became good, in the eyes of most fans, is at the end of the third episode.
  • Hell Is That Noise: The Shadowy Figure sounds incredibly unsettling at best, downright terrifying at worst.
  • Ho Yay: Shark eventually tells Fitz that he loves him, and not in that way. Okay, maybe a little in that way. Sort of. 50/50.
  • Love It or Hate It: You can either stomach the crude art style long enough to appreciate the interesting story, or you can't.
  • Magnificent Bastard: Rectangular Businessman, unlike Shark, actually knows what he's doing, and is capable of readjusting his plans even if they go awry. He's also the one character who subdued the Shadowy Figure and turned him into liquid with a straight face.
  • MST3K Mantra: According to the lounge version theme song, "You don't understand/there's no f-ing plan." Indeed.
  • Nightmare Fuel:
    • "You found my record, didn't you? Now... spin it."
    • The... mode of conveyance the Hand uses to return to Roostre.
    • Rhoda's very abrupt and violent death at the hands of RBM.
    • The Shadowy Figure is probably the most prominent, skin deep example. Despite just being a simple, black figure that looks like a paper cutout, he's terrifying with the way he just stands there and makes noises that sound like a psychotic man rambling put on fast-forward.
  • So Bad, It's Good: To some people.
  • Tear Jerker: Skillet's death near the end of the second season. He comes back.
  • True Art Is Incomprehensible
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?: The creators have answered this in interviews, pointing out that Williams Street, like all corporations, has a drug policy. Though, when asked whether they make the show while drunk, they simply say they're always drunk.
  • The Woobie: The Eye. He's the nicest, most pacifistic character in the whole show, and he's constantly talked down to by others due to his Verbal Tic and the fact that he's an eye. On top of that, he always ends up getting harmed or tortured one way or another by the antagonists. And at no point does he ever stand up for himself.