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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.
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  • Complete Monster: Shark is one of the two primary antagonists of the show, and he's far more ruthless than Rectangular Businessman. When Shark throws a party at his home, he uses the opportunity to have Fitz and Skillet captured, and he orders the Hand to chop off the Eye's leg. After he believes that Liquor, his last obstacle, has been killed, he celebrates his victory by cruising around in his Cool Car, and by carelessly blowing up a number of buildings, resulting in the death of Man/Woman. As Shark and Rectangular Businessman's evil plans quickly begin to go awry later on due to Fitz and his friends, Shark tries to lure out Fitz by kidnapping New Guy and Golden Joe, and by having the Evil Eye bring the Eye to his lair; Shark then has Rectangular Businessman deliver a video to Fitz showing that he's captured his friends. To pass the time until Fitz shows up, Shark resumes blowing up more buildings, including Fitz, the Eye, and New Guy's homes, as well as Liquor's store and Rhoda's bar. When the Eye calls out Shark for blowing up his house, Shark casually tells him that "it sucked," before he proceeds to devour New Guy whole because he was annoyed with his singing. Rectangular Businessman then informs Shark that Amalockh has awaken due to Pronto's betrayal. Having endured failure after failure, Shark loses it completely and demands Rectangular Businessman to activate all of their hovervacs and tie-bots, which results in the city being leveled, and hundreds being killed.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.