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YMMV: Wander over Yonder
  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Is Wander really a huge ditz, or is he acting ditzy on purpose to stop Lord Hater's evil plans?
    • Wander's character is much too complex (or obfuscated, being something of a Karmic Trickster with Obfuscating Stupidity) to fit into either category perfectly. Generally, his savviness drops the most when it clashes with his idealism. He's either blinded to the danger he's in, as seen when he finally realizes that Captain Tim is too dangerous to keep in "The Pet" or when his initial plan in "The Egg" goes bad, or he's intentionally screwing with something he knows is a threat to get under its skin, as seen in "The Greatest" and "The Prisoner". In other cases, he's both, as seen in "The Troll".
    • Or is Wander simply on drugs? Given the overtones of the show, this is something to seriously consider.
  • Angst? What Angst?: Beeza and her species in "The Ball" had to constantly move from planet to planet to escape from Buster, who practically destroys not only the planet but all the hard work they had done in it. Sure, they treat it as routine, but it gets worse when she mentions that they have no planets left and they will just keep flying until they run out of fuel or food, whichever comes first.
  • Awesome Ego: Lord Hater definitely, but to a lesser extent, Emperor Awesome fits this by trope and even more so by trope name.
  • Base Breaker: Wander, the lead protagonist, has become this. Many fans love him and find his antics entertaining and fun, but others find him incredibly annoying and uninteresting compared to Lord Hater.
  • Bizarro Episode: "The Void", in which Wander and Sylvia visit a white space where the rules of logic and common sense do not apply, is pretty much non-stop insanity from start to finish.
  • Draco in Leather Pants: Lord Hater's already getting this.
    • Peepers too.
  • Ear Worm: The theme song.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse:
    • Emperor Awesome.
    • Commander Peepers.
    • The Tumblr fandom was excited for Westley months before his episode aired. When the episode finally came out, the fans were not disappointed.
    • Heck, all of the Watchdogs could count as this since they get so much love and attention from the fandom.
  • Evil Is Cool: Among the things in Lord Hater's army are catapults that launch flaming stone skulls and a giant robot. Emperor Awesome too.
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: So far there is no Love Interest for anyone in the show, but Wander/Lord Hater is already being hardcore shipped.
    • The particular couple is being tagged as "skeleton dance" by the fandom.
    • Wander/Sylvia is gaining popularity, too.
  • Fanon: Wander's species is called a "star nomad." As of this writing, we've never seen any indication that Wander has a species. McCracken did call Wander "nomadic" and there's a star on his hat, but he's never been referred to this in canon.
  • Ho Yay: In the Title Sequence, Wander hugs a perplexed Lord Hater while a heart appears behind them. Could also count as Foe Yay, on Hater's side (since Wander doesn't seem to consider him an enemy in any way).
    • There's also quite a bit of kissing between the Bingleborps in "The Greatest".
    • In "The Birthday Boy" Wander is all too eager to kiss Hater in a game of Spin the Bottle.
    • In one of the scenarios in "The Brainstorm," Hater winds up married to Wander, who hugs him while emitting cartoon hearts (though admittedly, this only happens in Hater's mind).
  • Just Here for Godzilla: Most of the adult interest from this show comes from the fact that Craig McCracken and Lauren Faust are making it, considering their previous work...
    • A lot of Jack McBrayer's fans took an interest in the show in the first place specifically because he voices Wander.
    • A lot of fans who don't like Wander or Sylvia but love Lord Hater will only watch the Lord Hater episodes.
  • Love to Hate: Fans love Lord Hater, with some even saying that he makes a better protagonist than Wander.
  • Memetic Badass: Commander Peepers!
    • "Lord Hater! Number One Super Star!"
  • Memetic Mutation: From "The Picnic", Wander carefully scooting down the side of the crater.
    • Lord Hater is a reaction face gold mine.
    • Wander taking selfies.
    • It's quite common on Tumblr for fans to take clips from the show (that involve notable movement) and sync them up to popular songs or pieces of music. Usually the first shot of Wander in the opening, where he's walking with changing backgrounds. This meme even resulted in an official Wander over Yonder promo set to Quest to the Hall of the Mountain King [1]
  • One Episode Wonder: Emperor Awesome appears to be this so far, especially considering the amount of fanart.
    • Not anymore. Emperor Awesome returned in 'The Fancy Party' and had a whole episode dedicated to him in 'The Party Animal'.
    • Private Westley from 'The Little Guy' is also extremely popular despite only being in one episode
    • Beeza from 'The Ball'
    • The two-headed fruit bartender from 'The Bad Guy' has a ton of fanart, moreso than any of the other characters in that episode.
  • Tastes Like Diabetes: Bingleborp till Lord Hater invades it.
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: The opening sequence, showing off the sheer variety to every character and world introduced in the show, repeatedly cycling through different backdrops and aliens- each of which feels different to the last. It's a real testament to the creativity and imagination behind the show.
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?: The entire show, especially what Wander actually first sees in the titular box of "The Box".

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