YMMV / Vampirella

  • Best Known for the Fanservice: All know her iconic Stripperific red sling suit.
  • Broken Base: Vampirella's 2016 outfit has been called out by many fans for not being sexy enough while others point out a skintight roller derby outfit with a leather jacket is Fetish Fuel by itself.
  • Continuity Lockout: Happened with the Brandon Jerwa run of Vampirella in Dynamite. Ben introduced many characters from the old Warren and Harris comics which Dynamite fans would not have been familiar with as well as a cosmic conflict between Order and Chaos that involves science fiction elements as well as time travel. This resulted in the Gainax Ending of the first Dynamite series and a complete continuity reboot.
  • Internet Backdraft: Vampirella's 2016 costume. It is also a Basebreaker as many fans quite like it.
  • Iron Woobie: Vampirella is definitely this in the 2010 series. Her lover Adam Van Helsing is dead. The world hates and fears her. The Catholic Church is an untrustworthy ally at best, always ready to betray her, and most of her human friends are dead. Oh and she lives in a Crapsack World full of evil. She also doesn't know which of her two contradictory backstories is true. The fact she continues to fight on against all odds makes her heroism all the more impressive.
  • Les Yay: Sofia Murray and Vampirella had quite a bit in the 2010 series.
    • This was pretty much the entire point of her crossover with Purgatori.
    • Virtually all of Vampirella's female foes tend to have this with her from Le Fanu to Slade.
  • Narm: The character of Lukas Van Helsing who appears as Vampirella and Adam Van Helsing's adult son in Hell, the circumstances of his conception are never explained, and then he disappears without a trace.
  • Tear Jerker: The Warren times story "The Night Willa Jane Gornley Went Home" is one of nuclear dimensions. The protagonist is a horrible disfigured child. Even her step parents, who are really good people, hesitate to touch her. She fantasizes she's an alien left on the wrong planet. And then one night an UFO lands, and out steps a dude who for the first time takes her into his arms without hesitation. You guessed it, the dude is Death. Any resemblence to Andersens "Matchstick Girl" is purely coincidental.
  • Theiss Titillation Theory: How she keeps that outfit on is a mystery. (In fact, that was the biggest reason it was changed in the movie.)
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character: The death of Perky Goth Servile Snarker The Renfield Sofia was anti-climatic after numerous issues setting her up as Vampirella's friend, confidant, and sidekick. The fact she was killed while still possessed by Von Kreist makes it all the more irritating.
  • Unnecessary Makeover: Harris Comics made her outfit progressively skimpier until its creator called it "Dental Floss." This despite she was already one of the most provocative, sensual, and flirtatious women in comics. The Broken Base example also shows some people think remaking her costume is problematic for the same reasons in reverse.
  • Values Dissonance: Vampirella's iconic bathing suit was created by feminist comic artist Trina Robbins as an example of open female sexuality and lack of shame. It has since been criticized by many feminists for being overly sexualized.