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* BaseBreakingCharacter: Varg himself. Some people love him and consider him an influential part of the Norwegian Black Metal scene (even [[Music/{{Darkthrone}} Fenriz]] considering him a big influence on the genre), but some consider him a traitor for basically [[TooDumbToLive telling about the church burnings]], which resulted with the '''downward spiral''' [[FromBadToWorse of the scene later on]]. [[SarcasmMode Nice Varg]]. His bigoted/authoritarian views and criminal history certainly don't help either. That said, his music is generally respected even by black metal fans who dislike him personally, though even here there are exceptions.

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* BaseBreakingCharacter: Varg himself. Some people love him and consider him an influential part of the Norwegian Black Metal scene (even [[Music/{{Darkthrone}} Fenriz]] considering him a big influence on the genre), but some consider him a traitor for basically [[TooDumbToLive telling about the church burnings]], which resulted with the '''downward spiral''' [[FromBadToWorse of the scene later on]]. [[SarcasmMode Nice Varg]]. His bigoted/authoritarian views and criminal history certainly don't help either. That said, his music is generally respected even by a lot of black metal fans who dislike him personally, though even here there are exceptions.personally still respect his music as an important part of the “Norweigan sound”, although others consider it overrated for varying reasons.

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* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: “War” pretty blatantly lifts its main riff from Music/{{Bathory}}’s “Necromancy”.

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* HarsherInHindsight: Euronymous, the infamous Music/{{Mayhem}} guitarist, preformed the guitar solo on “War” as a guest musician. Considering [[MurderIsTheBestSolution what would happen to him just a couple years later]], him being on a Varg track is darkly ironic.


* SoBadItsGood: Some black metal fans who dislike Burzum still listen to Varg’s work for its perceived NarmCharm and consider it to be this.
** This reaction is more universal when it comes to his Website/YouTube channel, even with people who agree with what he says finding his presentation awkward and unintentionally comedic.

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* SoBadItsGood: Some black metal fans who dislike Burzum still listen to Varg’s work for its perceived NarmCharm and consider it to be this.
this, especially “War” as detailed above.
** This reaction is more universal when it comes to his Website/YouTube channel, even with people who agree with what he says finding his presentation and frequent dips into InsaneTrollLogic awkward and unintentionally comedic.


-->[[{{Mondegreen}} '''THIS IS,]][[MemeticMutation HUH… WOW!''']]

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-->[[{{Mondegreen}} '''THIS IS,]][[MemeticMutation IS, ]][[MemeticMutation HUH… WOW!''']]


** This often gets mondegreened to the even more nonsensical “This is, huh… Wow!” because it’s borderline impossible to hear him mutter the “war” part over the guitar riff unless you listen to the isolated vocals.

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** This often gets mondegreened [[{{Mondegreen}} mondegreened]] to the even more nonsensical “This is, huh… Wow!” because it’s borderline impossible to hear him mutter the “war” part over the guitar riff unless you listen to the isolated vocals.



* {{Narm}}: See MemeticMutation above (with regards to the song "War").
** Also applies to his style of screaming in general, which some have likened to an angry parrot.

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* {{Narm}}: See MemeticMutation above (with regards The entirety of his song “War”, which deviates from his typical intense and atmospheric black metal to deliver an unusually straightforward and groovy Music/{{Bathory}} inspired TraditionalHeavyMetal number (even borrowing the main riff from Bathory’s “Necromancy”). The Narm factor really comes in with how hilariously unsuited his screams are to the song "War").
song’s style, [[LeftItIn the fact that you can very clearly hear him cough while trying to deliver several lines]], the [[Main/{{Engrish}} extremely clumsy English lyrics]], the [[DreadfulMusician instruments being uncharacteristically off-tempo]], and of course, the SugarWiki/CrowningMomentOfFunny that is the intro:
-->[[{{Mondegreen}} '''THIS IS,]][[MemeticMutation HUH… WOW!''']]
** Also applies to his style of screaming in general, which some have likened to an angry parrot. It’s enough to completely ruin the dark and brooding effect for some listeners.


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** Also, as, explained in “{{Narm}}” above, a few listeners have found his shrieking voice-crack-like style of screaming too silly sounding to take completely seriously, especially in “War”.


** This reaction is more universal when it comes to his YouTube channel, even with people who agree with what he says finding his presentation awkward and unintentionally comedic.

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** This reaction is more universal when it comes to his YouTube Website/YouTube channel, even with people who agree with what he says finding his presentation awkward and unintentionally comedic.

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** This reaction is more universal when it comes to his YouTube channel, even with people who agree with what he says finding his presentation awkward and unintentionally comedic.

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* SoBadItsGood: Some black metal fans who dislike Burzum still listen to Varg’s work for its perceived NarmCharm and consider it to be this.


** The ridiculously out-of-place and off-beat synth saxophone on “The Ruins of Dwarfmount”, which completely kills any serious atmosphere by evoking the sound of a brass band composer entirely of ducks.

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** The ridiculously out-of-place and off-beat synth saxophone on “The Ruins of Dwarfmount”, which completely kills any serious atmosphere by evoking the sound of a brass band composer composed entirely of ducks.


^^ Also “War”, although at this point it’s more popular for its MemeticMutation than purely on its merits alone.

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^^ ** Also “War”, although at this point it’s more popular for its MemeticMutation than purely on its merits alone.


** The ridiculously out-of-place and off-beat saxophone on “The Ruins of Dwarfmount”, which completely kills any serious atmosphere by evoking the sound of a brass band of ducks.
* NightmareFuel: Some consider many of his black metal melodies (especially ''Filosofem'') to be this with their dark droning and overall distorted character. ''He himself'' as a literal convicted murderer can qualify for many people. On the other hand, some of his ambient material can almost qualify as SugarWiki/SweetDreamsFuel ("Tomhet" is a good example), and although he is a bigoted murderer, he comes off such a bumbling {{Cloudcuckoolander}} most of the time that the intimidation factor at least is wholly diffused.

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** The ridiculously out-of-place and off-beat synth saxophone on “The Ruins of Dwarfmount”, which completely kills any serious atmosphere by evoking the sound of a brass band composer entirely of ducks.
* NightmareFuel: Some consider many of his black metal melodies (especially ''Filosofem'') to be this with their dark droning and overall distorted character. ''He himself'' as a literal convicted murderer can qualify for many people. On the other hand, some of his ambient material can almost qualify as SugarWiki/SweetDreamsFuel ("Tomhet" is a good example), and although he is a bigoted murderer, he comes off as such a bumbling {{Cloudcuckoolander}} most of the time that the intimidation factor at least is wholly diffused.


* BaseBreakingCharacter: Varg himself. Some people love him and consider him an influential part of the Norwegian Black Metal scene (as stated many times by [[Music/{{Darkthrone}} Fenriz]]), but some consider him a traitor for basically [[TooDumbToLive telling about the church burnings]], which resulted with the '''downward spiral''' [[FromBadToWorse of the scene later on]]. [[SarcasmMode Nice Varg]]. His bigoted/authoritarian views and criminal history certainly don't help either. That said, his music is generally respected even by black metal fans who dislike him personally, though even here there are exceptions.
** Even among the Nazis and fascists who agree with his racist views, he is controversial. This is because Varg believes that modern day civilization is in and of itself bad, and people should instead live in tribes with "their own" people. He partly blames the rise of civilization on Southern Europeans (IE [[AncientGrome Greeks and Romans]]) whom he doesn't consider to be white. There's also the fact that he openly hates Christianity and considers Christians to be inherently insane ([[HatesEveryoneEqually basically, he hates everyone who isn't a fellow pagan]]), which puts him at odds with the ''many'' members of the alt-right who are some form of Protestant or Traditionalist Catholic Christian.

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* BaseBreakingCharacter: Varg himself. Some people love him and consider him an influential part of the Norwegian Black Metal scene (as stated many times by (even [[Music/{{Darkthrone}} Fenriz]]), Fenriz]] considering him a big influence on the genre), but some consider him a traitor for basically [[TooDumbToLive telling about the church burnings]], which resulted with the '''downward spiral''' [[FromBadToWorse of the scene later on]]. [[SarcasmMode Nice Varg]]. His bigoted/authoritarian views and criminal history certainly don't help either. That said, his music is generally respected even by black metal fans who dislike him personally, though even here there are exceptions.
** Even among the Nazis and fascists who agree with his racist views, he is controversial. This is because Varg believes that modern day civilization is in and of itself bad, and people should instead live in tribes with "their own" people. He partly blames the rise of civilization on Southern Europeans (IE [[AncientGrome Greeks and Romans]]) Romans]], whom he doesn't consider to be white. white.) There's also the fact that he openly hates Christianity and considers Christians to be inherently insane ([[HatesEveryoneEqually basically, he hates everyone who isn't a fellow pagan]]), pagan,]] [[ItsAllAboutMe and even then, he still hates and disowns other European pagans for interpreting ancient beliefs in any way he deems “wrong”)]], which puts him at odds with the ''many'' members of the alt-right who are some form of Protestant or Traditionalist Catholic Christian.



-->"This is war... huh... wow."
** Note that this is probably a mondegreen; it's generally agreed that Varg is actually ''saying'', "This is war" (or "This is for her, war"). But with his strong Norwegian accent, it's hard to tell for certain.

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-->"This is war... war, huh... wow."
Wow!"
** Note that this is probably a mondegreen; it's generally agreed that Varg is actually ''saying'', "This is war" (or "This is for her, war"). But with his strong Norwegian accent, it's hard This often gets mondegreened to tell for certain.the even more nonsensical “This is, huh… Wow!” because it’s borderline impossible to hear him mutter the “war” part over the guitar riff unless you listen to the isolated vocals.



** [[https://www.youtube.com/user/ThuleanPerspective His Youtube channel]].Which really shows how much of a "quirky" person Varg is, from discussing "how to win a woman's heart" to politics. Keep in mind, this is a ''black metal artist''.

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** [[https://www.youtube.com/user/ThuleanPerspective His (now deleted) Youtube channel]].Which channel, [=ThuleanPerspective=], really shows exemplifies how much “quirky” of a "quirky" person Varg character he is, from discussing "how to win with his bizarre unintelligible rambling videos about his life and far-right politics being a woman's heart" to politics.source of unintentional comedy for years, especially the jankily edited and sometimes nonsensical countdown lists that border on StylisticSuck. Keep in mind, this is a ''black metal artist''.



** Also applies to his style of screaming in general, although YMMV. Some find it to be quite frightening.
* NightmareFuel: Much of his music can qualify for many people. ''He himself'' can qualify for many people. On the other hand, some of his ambient material can almost qualify as SugarWiki/SweetDreamsFuel ("Tomhet" is a good example).
** If you really want nightmare fuel, try his first four albums, '''especially''' ''Filosofem''.

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** Also applies to his style of screaming in general, although YMMV. Some find it which some have likened to be quite frightening.
an angry parrot.
** The ridiculously out-of-place and off-beat saxophone on “The Ruins of Dwarfmount”, which completely kills any serious atmosphere by evoking the sound of a brass band of ducks.
* NightmareFuel: Much Some consider many of his music can qualify for many people. black metal melodies (especially ''Filosofem'') to be this with their dark droning and overall distorted character. ''He himself'' as a literal convicted murderer can qualify for many people. On the other hand, some of his ambient material can almost qualify as SugarWiki/SweetDreamsFuel ("Tomhet" is a good example).
** If you really want nightmare fuel, try his first four albums, '''especially''' ''Filosofem''.
example), and although he is a bigoted murderer, he comes off such a bumbling {{Cloudcuckoolander}} most of the time that the intimidation factor at least is wholly diffused.


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^^ Also “War”, although at this point it’s more popular for its MemeticMutation than purely on its merits alone.

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** While we're on parodies of Burzum, what do you get when you record black metal riffs with surf reverb instead of distortion? [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VlPDx_zDts The Burzums]].


** Note that this is probably a {{Mondegreen}}; it's generally agreed that Varg is actually ''saying'', "This is war" (or "This is for her, war"). But with his strong Norwegian accent, it's hard to tell for certain.

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** Note that this is probably a {{Mondegreen}}; mondegreen; it's generally agreed that Varg is actually ''saying'', "This is war" (or "This is for her, war"). But with his strong Norwegian accent, it's hard to tell for certain.

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