* AccidentalInnuendo: On the part of the series' creator; The hero's codename is ''Shaft''? Come on.
* ClicheStorm: The series featured a team whose only [[BadassNormal non-powered member]] was also its leader, several Wolverine [[CaptainErsatz rip-offs]] including a ProudWarriorRaceGuy, characters layered in [[TooManyBelts pouches]] and [[ShouldersOfDoom shoulderpads]], [[DarkAgeOfSupernames names]] like "Darcangel" and "Bedrock, oops, Badrock"," gun-toting [[NinetiesAntiHero anti-heroes]] with religious-sounding names (the hot new character when the book debuted was Marvel's gun-toting antihero Bishop -- Youngblood gives us Chapel, Cross, and Prophet), and buxom women in [[{{Stripperiffic}} skimpy outfits]]. And they had "Home" and [[WestCoastTeam "Away"]] teams.
* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: In the relaunch, the team is fighting a giant robot. The battle abruptly ends when Badrock jumps out of a plane on top of it.
* CrowningMomentOfFunny: In ''Youngblood #1'' (2017), the OnPatrolMontage of Petra Gomez, while we see the reviews she's getting on ''Help'' from the the people she's rescuing. Firstly, she's in a desperate firefight with an unseen assailant, with a car being thrown around behind her, with the review simply states [[WackyFratboyHijinx "Sorry our party got out of hand. Phi Kappa Theta!"]]. Next, we see her jumping out of a exploding building with the [[ComplainingAboutRescuesTheyDontLike two-star review "Saved my life, but blew up my store]]. Finally we get an image of Petra injured and bleeding while the five-star review cheerfully proclaims [[BlackComedy "Rescued my daughter from human trafficking. Would use again! (Hope I never have to)"]]
* EnsembleDarkhorse:
** Badrock is easily the most popular member of the team - and the only one to be in every single version of it.
** In-universe, Troll was established as one to set up a bit of conflict between him and the equally in-universe popular Badrock. Out of universe, not so much.
* FollowTheLeader: The 2017 relaunch is essentially Image's attempt to rejuvenate the ''Youngblood'' franchise, celebrating its history while bringing in new fans, not unlike ComicBook/DCRebirth, which started roughly a year earlier. The first arc is even called "Youngblood Reborn".
* FridgeBrilliance: It's possible that Liefeld didn't just choose the name "Youngblood" because it sounded cool. After all, he had gained a lot of popularity with his ''X-Force'' work, and since "Youngblood" begins with a Y and "X-Force" begins with an X, anyone looking for his ''X-Force'' issues would be likely to see his new comic right beside them on the shelves of the comic book stores. This might also be the reason why Todd [=McFarlane=], who'd previously worked on Spider-Man, named his new hero "Spawn."
* HilariousInHindsight: Youngblood began as Liefeld's idea for Roy Harper leading a team of Titans working for the government. Two years after the first Youngblood issue, Roy Harper was leading the Titans for the government.
* MemeticMutation: Creator/RobLiefeld's Shaft! 7" tall, fully poseable! [[labelnote:Explaination]]From an ad for an action figure of said character.[[/labelnote]]
* MisaimedMarketing: In the 90's, there were plans for FoxKids to do a SaturdayMorningCartoon adaptation. The franchise's entire claim to fame was that it was part of [[UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks the trend of]] DarkerAndEdgier, HotterAndSexier comics starring teams of violent {{Nineties Anti Hero}}es, which makes you wonder why someone would look at that and think "This would be GREAT as a kid's show!"(at least until you remember that violent films like the Rambo series and Robocop had animated adaptions aimed at kids)
* {{Narm}}: "Badrock" isn't as cool a name if you're from Sweden, since it's Swedish for "bathrobe."
** It's not much better in English as it brings to mind WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones more than anything. Since Badrock's original name and battle cry was Bedrock and "Yabba-Dabba-DOOM!" respectively, this is clearly intentional, both in-universe and out.
* SurprisinglyImprovedSequel: Pretty much any of the relaunchs, due to the original 1992 ''Youngblood'' series being so infamous. Notably, the first issue of the 2017 relaunch has received overall positive reviews from critics and readers, many of whom admit they had low expectations for the series simply due to it being ''Youngblood''.
* TheyCopiedItSoItSucks: Like many of Creator/RobLiefeld's works this series was clearly "influenced by" similar Marvel and DC properties. This--among other things--gave Liefeld haters just that much more ammunition. Youngblood'' is the remnant of a Comicbook/TeenTitans spin-off Liefeld had created. The character of Shaft is clearly a CaptainErsatz of ComicBook/GreenArrow's sidekick Speedy. It doesn't take much that Cougar is essentially a repaint of ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} or that Sentinel is either Comicbook/IronMan or Comicbook/WarMachine without the helmet.
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