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Tyler, the Creator provides examples of:

  • The Ace: Ace Creator.
  • A Darker Me: Two of them: Ace Creator and Wolf Haley. Ace is more of a boastful hotshot while Wolf is an evil, Slim Shady-esque figure. Wolf predominately collaborates with Earl Sweatshirt.
    • Wolf also introduces Samuel, who is much more often Played for Drama and is much less Faux Affably Evil than the others as much as simply conflicted and extremely troubled.
  • A Date with Rosie Palms: Frequently referenced in every one of his albums.
  • Adorkable: As fans who meet him in real life in Los Angeles are quick to note.
  • Anachronic Order: Wolf takes place either between Bastard and Goblin or before both. Tyler has hinted on his Formspring account that there's one last piece of the puzzle left to confirm the order. Although now, it seems he's abandoned the concept. Cherry Bomb doesn't link with the previous stories, although there's some references to Wolf, like at the ending segment of "OKAGA, CA."
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  • Anachronism Stew: Even though Tyler's albums are all telling one story, there's a lot of references to himself and what's going on in his current life. Wolf contains plenty of references to Bastard and Goblin even though it's supposed to take place beforehand.
  • Angrish/Digging Yourself Deeper: Tyler's default mode in interviews and the like, when it comes to being called homophobic, racist and/or misogynist. In a few early interviews, he stated that he writes some of his songs in character. Instead of repeating these sentiments and stamping out any feelings of ill will when his lyrics comes under fire, Tyler lashes out further. He famously told Tegan & Sara to call him if they needed "some hard dick" after they complained about his lyrics and, during a June 2013 concert, called out a feminist protestor (who organized a campaign to have Tyler banned from Australia for his lyrics) at an Australian venue by shouting, "Fucking bitch, I wish she could hear me call her a bitch, too, fucking whore. Yeah, I got a sold-out show right now bitch. Hey this fucking song is dedicated to you, you fucking cunt."
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  • Artist Disillusionment/Creator Breakdown: According to his image he's been in one constant breakdown since before he even started, but Wolf begins to heavily suggest that it may not just be an act anymore. Stereogum's review of it even mentioned that they "hope he finds a way out of the honest-to-god depression that seems to have produced the album."
  • Ascended Fanboy: Tyler's biggest influence is Pharrell Williams of The Neptunes; Tyler has said many times that Pharrell's solo album In My Mind is his favorite record. The two finally met and apparently Pharrell has signed Tyler to his record label. Tyler even called Pharrell to wish him a happy Father's Day in 2011.
  • Audience Participation Song: "Inglorious" asks for all legitimate bastards to yell "Fuck You" to the fathers that left them. Subverted, since the song has never been performed live, and according to Tyler, never will be.
    • Attempted again in "Golden", but declared "corny as fuck" a few seconds into it.
    • "Sandwitches"'s mantra of "WOLF GANG!" is this played straight when performed live; the studio version, however, is a Madness Mantra with only Tyler chanting but imagining that others are shouting along with him.
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    • "Yonkers", with reason.
  • Barbie Doll Anatomy: In "Rella", Tyler is briefly shown naked...without a penis.
  • Basso Profundo: Tyler uses an octave-shifting effect on his voice to achieve this, though he already had an impressively deep voice without it.
  • Big Bad
  • Black Comedy: His dark imagery is very brutal and horrifying, but tongue-and-cheek enough to not be straight and subtle enough to not be Dead Baby Comedy (compared to Earl's early stuff, at least).
  • Black Eyes of Evil: Tyler has these in "Yonkers" and "She."
  • Blessed With Suck: His deep, smoky voice is one of the things that helped his style become so memorable, but he also has lamented that it means he could never be a very successful singer due to how limited his range is.
  • Breakout Character: As a result of getting all of the media attention up until MellowHype re-issued BlackenedWhite, Tyler has been trying to avoid this trope like the plague, urging his fans to give attention to the other members of Odd Future as he did not want to leave them behind.
  • Break-Up Song: IGOR as a whole is a breakup album, delving into Tyler's various intense, contradictory but nonetheless heartfelt emotions experienced after the volatile end of a relationship.
  • Butt-Monkey: At times.
  • Careful with That Axe: Lee Spielman's raspy screaming on "Trashwang" is...unnerving, to say the least.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: At least Once Per Album. Bastard was particularly saturated with anguished references to his absentee father.
  • Cats Are Mean: While it's really a voice in his head, Tyler's darkest thoughts manifest themselves as Tron Cat, a creature that tells him to torture, rape, murder, and then cannibalize his victims, although not necessarily in that order.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: It's unclear how much of it is an act, though. His wikipedia page notes that he has referred to himself as a unicorn, a table, and a purse. Both in raps and out of them.
    Tyler's twitter: "I AM STILL THE MOST SWAGGED OUT UNICORN IN THE FUCKING EXISTENCE OF FUCKING UNICORNS NIGGA. FUCK PEGASUS, HE'S A FUCKING FAGGOT. OFUGKTA"
  • The Cameo: Tyler produced most of Domo Genesis' album Rolling Papers and makes plenty of uncredited cameos across it.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: Used with both F-words and the N-word.
    • A particularly beautiful one at the beginning of Bastard.
    "Yo, fuck 2DopeBoyz and fuck Nah Right and any other fuck-nigga-ass blog that can't put an 18 year old nigga making his own fucking beats, covers, videos and all that shit. Fuck you post-Drake-ass cliche-jerking, LA-slauson rapping fuck-nigga-ass Hypebeast niggas, now back to the album.
  • Coming-Out Story: Many critics interpreted lines on Flower Boy as this for him, specifically on "Foreword", "Garden Shed", and "I Ain't Got Time!".
  • Concept Album: Tyler's first album, Bastard, starts with school therapist Dr. TC introducing himself to Tyler and all of the rapping that follows is in response to the therapist's questions. It has an overt theme about how Tyler is a bastard in the literal sense, and how he feels about it.
    • Goblin supposedly picks back up where Bastard ended, introducing Wolf Haley and Tron Cat, the evil voice in Tyler's head.
    • Many fans think Wolf takes place between Bastard and Goblin with the latter starting right after Wolf. An alternate theory suggests Wolf occurs before both of them.
  • Continuity Nod: Tina never did perm her weave.
  • Country Matters
  • Creator Backlash: He's long gotten tired of "Yonkers," though he's thankful for the success it's brought him. He's also mentioned that he can't stand to listen to "Golden," but moreso because it makes him feel awkward and uncomfortable than because he thinks it's bad.
    • He tweeted that he hates Goblin because he felt the album makes him come off more gimmicky than he actually is.
  • Creepy Basement: The one all the women get locked up in.
  • Creepy Doll: He plays one in the video for "IFHY".
  • Cursed With Awesome: As mentioned in "Answer," growing up without a father and his angst over his abandonment is one of the things that fuels his creative output, and is partially responsible for kickstarting his career.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Samuel from Wolf was sent to the camp after "Some messed up stuff happened back home," Which is later revealed to have been Sam bringing a gun to school and committing mass murder.
  • Downer Ending: Goblin takes place at the end of the overarching narrative.
  • Deadpan Snarker: While not really much of a "snarker," perhaps, but he'll often go into long tangents of absurdity while maintaining a completely deadpan composure and sound completely genuine. For instance, his comments about Wolf before its release as mentioned under Self-Deprecation.
  • Deliberately Monochrome: the music videos for "Yonkers" and "French".
  • Determinator: Tyler. Break a foot at the beginning of a concert? Finish concert... after going to a doctor of course.
  • Did Not Get the Girl: Raquel befriended Tyler in high school, confiding her personal secrets and relationship issues in him. When he made his move to solidify a relationship with her by asking her out to the prom, she turned him down and got back with her man. Tyler's thoughts about Raquel show up in his work as much as his issues with his negligent father does. Early on, the character of Sarah was used as a placeholder for Raquel so he could viciously assault her through song. Leads to...
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?:
    From "Yonkers": Jesus called, he said he's sick of the disses / I told him to quit bitchin', this isn't a fuckin' hotline
  • Don't Try This at Home / This Is a Work of Fiction: The intro to "Radicals":
    Tyler: Random disclaimer... Hey, don't do anything that I say in this song, okay? It's fuckin' fiction. If anything happens, don't fuckin' blame me, white America. Fuck Bill O'Reilly.note 
  • Driven to Madness: Upon learning that Her Probably Salem got back with her man. Probably Sam.
  • Driven to Suicide: In the video for "Yonkers".
    • Contemplates it at the end of "Inglorious", but doesn't follow through on it.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: I Smell Panties is the earliest release by the group. Talk about first impressions...
  • Epic Rocking:
    • The Title Track off of Bastard is just over 6 minutes long.
    • The Title Track off of Goblin is almost 7 minutes long, while "Radicals", "Nightmare", "Fish / Boppin' Bitch", "Window", and "Golden" are all over five. At 8 minutes, "Window" is the longest.
    • "PartyIsntOver/Campfire/Bimmer" off of Wolf is over 7 minutes long, although the track is a compilation of three different songs. There's also "Rusty", which is just over five.
    • "2Seater", "Fucking Young", "Smuckers", and "Okaga, CA" off of Cherry Bomb are all over 5 minutes. "2Seater" is the longest with a duration ten seconds shy of 7 minutes.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Eating the cockroach and hanging himself in the "Yonkers" video
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Inverted with Dr. TC, who is probably the sanest person on Tyler's albums; played straight by Tyler's Wolf Haley persona. For those who have trouble telling them apart, Wolf has a slight growl to it. However...
  • Eye Pop: Done by Tyler himself in his "Fucking Young" video. However, since it's a live-action instance, it does look slightly off.
  • Foreshadowing: ...the first clue that Dr. TC isn't all he's cracked up to be comes in the first few seconds of "Goblin", where he says that Tyler "don't even have the balls" to kill himself. Choice words coming from a supposed health professional...
    • Additional signs: Dr. TC finishes one of Tyler's sentences in "Goblin" and starts one of them in "Nightmare".
    • "Parking Lot" ends with someone warning Wolf that Sam is out to kill him. The next track, "Rusty", ends with Sam making a dramatic appearance and shooting Earl.
  • Freudian Excuse: His dad.
  • Gratuitous Panning: The codas to "Yonkers" and "Tron Cat".
    • Also a fun example in "Radicals":
    • First time you hear that, you reverse you headphones, because you think you're wearing them backwards.
    • Although, eventually in the chorus they do say left and right on the left and right headphones.
    • Also used to great effect during "She," where Wolf Haley finally talks to the object of his obsession one on one. The effect is rather unsettling:
    "I just wanna talk, conversate/'Cause I usually just stalk you and masturbate/And I finally got the courage to ask you on a date, so just say yes/And let the future fall into place, cunt."
  • Guttural Growler: That really is his natural voice. And he does not smoke.
  • Hatedom: Tyler inexplicably hates Steve Harvey and Kenan Thompson.
  • The Hero
  • Heroic BSoD: The final three songs of Goblin.
    • Heroic?
  • Hidden Track: "VCR" comes paired with hidden track "Wheels". Ditto for "Boppin' Bitch" hidden after "Fish".
  • "I Am" Song: "Bastard".
  • Intercourse with You: "VCR", using an extended metaphor of stuff like recorders and cassette tapes.
  • I Just Like Saying the Word: Tyler has defended his use of the word "faggot" by saying that he knows it hurts people emotionally.
    Tyler: "Well, I have gay fans and they don't really take it offensive, so I don't know. If it offends you, it offends you."
  • Inaction Video: The video for "Yonkers", although played straight and excellently creepy.
  • Instrumentals: "AU79" and "Untitled 63".
  • Jerkass: Wolf, Ace, and Samuel. While Wolf and Ace go for a more over-the-top, Crazy Awesome, Faux Affably Evil affair, Samuel is more of just a straight Jerkass.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Tyler himself.
  • Kill 'Em All: The endings of "Bitch Suck Dick" and "Window".
    • Except, of course, for Earl Sweatshirt, who doesn't appear on the album. However, considering the throwaway instrumental "AU79" placed right after, as well as the track "Llama" that featured Earl and was cut, it can be assumed that Earl was killed between "Bitch Suck Dick" and "Window", even if we didn't hear it.
    • The track "Llama" appears to have turned into "Rusty" on Wolf, which takes place before Goblin and confirms that Tyler killed Earl before the others.
  • Leave the Camera Running: The "Yonkers" video keeps the camera centered on Tyler rapping while sitting on a stool, although the shot goes in and out of focus and Tyler sometimes gets uncomfortably close to the camera.
  • Lighter and Softer: Wolf, though the album is more emotionally heavy than anything else he's released before.
  • List Song: "Fin", the closing track of their first mixtape, is basically a credits and special thanks roll set to music.
  • Lyrical Dissonance: "She" probably stands out as the biggest winner, considering it's close to a Neptunes-produced slow jam and features resident R&B singer Frank Ocean...only he's singing a chorus full of Paranoia Fuel as well...
    Frank Ocean: "Ain't no men allowed in your bedroom, you're sleeping alone in bed... Check your window. He's at your window."
    Tyler: "I just wanna drag your lifeless body to the forest and fornicate with it but that�s because I�m in love with you... cunt."
  • Misogyny Song: "Boppin' Bitch".
    Tyler: "Bitch, fuck your feelings, you wasn't feelin' shit when you was down there kneelin'
    now shut the fuck up, you've got another dick to deal with."
  • Mood Whiplash: Tyler's really tongue-in-cheek about a lot of things, considering how dark his music is. However, some of his songs have sections in which he has small acting performances that come across as genuinely disturbing. For example, in "Sarah" and "Window".
    • The transition from "Bitch Suck Dick" to "Window" on Goblin.
    • Likewise "Domo 23" being placed in the middle of Wolf right after "Awkward" and "Answer" and "Trashwang" coming out of nowhere right after Sam kills Earl at the end of "Rusty."
    • Near the end of the video for "IFHY" when the Tyler-doll is moved into the street and suddenly is violently run over by Real Life Tyler and Hodgy speeding down the road loudly blasting "Jamba," after a somewhat sad and mostly creepy video about two dolls (complete with Tyler and an a woman in Uncanny Valley Makeup and cartoonish prosthetic features) in an abusive relationship
    • "Pigs" starts out as a rampage reminiscent of the groups earlier work, but as it goes on it's clear that the protagonist actually brought a gun to school and goes into a very convincing My God, What Have I Done?
    • The "Rusty"/"Trashwang" example actually may need some embellishment, with Earl being interrupted by Samuel entering the studio and shooting him at the end of "Rusty," a very dark and scathing song about everything wrong with their current status (Which is Mood Whiplash in itself), which comes after the aforementioned "Pigs," (Which deconstructs the usual Odd Future violence celebrating with the actual consequences of those actions and a hell of a My God, What Have I Done?, which is another example of Mood Whiplash) which then leads directly into..... "Trashwang".
  • Murder Ballad: Several on Bastard. "Sarah" is the most gruesome example, featuring necrophilia and cannibalism. A handful of other tracks released before and after Bastard apply as well.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: "Window" ends with Tyler employing a Cluster F-Bomb version of this after killing the rest of OFWGKTA.
    • He seems to have been honing this skill on Wolf, as it happens both on "48" (From the perspective of Sam coming to terms with the lives he's ruined by drug dealing) and "Pigs" (From Samuel after perpetrating a school shooting).
  • N-Word Privileges: To the point that Tyler calls everyone "nigga", regardless of age, race, gender or species. When he accidentally stepped on a snail, he tweeted,
    "Like, he Didnt Do Anything To Me. It Was An Accident. Fuck, I'm Sorry Snail Nigga."
    • Tyler also told MTV, "If you call me a nigga, I really don't care, but that's just me, personally. Some people might take it the other way; I personally don't give a shit."
    • He'll use the other version of the word, too. From "Tamale": "Tell Spike Lee he's a goddam nigger."
  • Neo Soul: He had flirted with this direction on Cherry Bomb, but Flower Boy wound up being a full jump into it and kicked off the start of the current "Flower Boy" persona, which he has maintained with IGOR.
  • Nice Hat: His oft-referenced green Supreme hat.
  • No Ending: Wolf's narrative ends in a confrontation between Samuel and Odd Future. "Treehome 95" (a song credited to the character Salem) and "Tamale" follow out of nowhere, ending with the solemn "Lone". The final line of dialogue is Wolf telling TC that he hasn't seen Sammy, but "if I seen that nigga I woulda killed 'em".
  • Obsession Song: "Her". His song "Sarah" a very grim version of this.
  • Odd Friendship: With A$AP Rocky. The two rappers went on a tour in 2015, and have been frequent collaborators ever since, with Rocky appearing in "WHAT THE FUCK RIGHT NOW" and "Who Dat Boy", and Tyler returning the favor in "Telephone Calls".
  • Once per Episode: A Stylistic Suck track featuring Jasper and Taco (occasionally with others, as well) that parodies rap tropes always comes near the end of the album and usually following and preceding heavy Mood Whiplash on every one of his solo releases. This extended to The O.F. Tape Vol 2.
  • Out-of-Genre Experience: Some Cherry Bomb songs ("Fucking Young" and "Find Your Wings" come to mind) show Tyler delving into neo-soul, with much lusher and calmer production to act as a yang to the yin of the heavy, abrasive hip hop. This wound up being an early look at the "Flower Boy" era that started with the eponymous album.
  • Overly Long Name: "The Brown Stains of Darkeese Latifah Part 6-12 (Remix)" off of Cherry Bomb. Tyler made it to purposely be as long as possible without being exaggerated, since it would be funny if a fan approached him and mentioned the song in its full name. However, most fans just call it "Brown Stains".
  • Parental Abandonment: Tyler, the Creator's father left before he was born.
  • Piss Take Rap: His work as part of I Smell Panties (granted, it's a comedy rap group) and any track where Taco or Jasper show up with him.
  • Record Producer: Tyler not only creates nearly every single beat he uses, but produces beats for most of the Odd Future roster, including Hodgy Beats, Domo Genesis and Earl Sweatshirt. One of Tyler's signatures is using keyboards and drum samples that have been pitched down severely.
  • Recycled Lyrics: The line, "Free Earl, that's the fucking shit and if you disagree, lick a couple pimple covered dicks" from "Sandwitches" appears again in "Burger" with the final word changed to "clits".
    • The final verse of "Cult Shit" was re-used to end "Yonkers".
    • The opening line of "Pimp Slap" reappeared halfway during "Window".
    • Tyler has a habit of referencing things from "Yonkers" in his guest verses, including Pusha T's "Trouble On My Mind" and The Game's "Martians vs Goblins".
  • Refuge in Audacity: "I'm not crazy, I'm a fucking table!"
    • "Come Threw Looking Clean".
    • TAMALE TAMALE TAMALE TAMALEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!
    • From "Bitch Suck Dick":
    Tyler: "At the fucking mall, 40 bitches on my nutsack
    Pulled up on a motherfuckin' unicorn (I'm gettin' ponies, nigga!)"
    • On Loiter Squad, in a clearly unscripted outtake shown during the credits of an episode featuring Tony Hawk, Lionel is shown high fiving him while Tyler (both of them are completely out-of-character at this point, mind you; they had just finished filming a skit) does so with a completely deadpan and very loud "Yo, you got bitches on yo dick." Tony looks extremely uncomfortable.
  • The Reveal: Fans have known explicitly that Wolf Haley is an alter ego of Tyler, but the true reveal is at the end of his song "Golden": Dr. TC, in an attempt to calm Tyler after Wolf Haley forced him to kill all of his friends, tells him that TC is Wolf Haley as well as Tron Cat, the voice giving Tyler evil thoughts.
  • Rhyming with Itself: Tyler, the Creator plays with it on the song "The Tape Intro":
    "Whether you nigga or esé
    The [Odd Future] magazine is great because the article's an essay
    Half you dumb niggas can't even write an essay
    'Cause all of y'all some stupid asses. S.A."
  • Rock Me, Asmodeus!: Tyler doesn't care about religion and uses Satanic imagery primarily to piss people off.
  • Sanity Slippage Song: Pretty much all of Goblin after "Her". Tyler hits the Despair Event Horizon, Mode Locking on his Wolf Haley persona (the crowdless rally at the beginning of "Sandwitches" being very telling of the loss of sanity.) Ultimately, Tyler snaps back to sanity after shooting the rest of OFWGKTA in cold blood during an intervention. If you want to count "Analog" (a track about a trip to the beach) as part of that, go right ahead.
  • Self-Deprecation: From Tyler's Twitter account:
    "Odd Future Is Just A Trend, NONE Of Them Niggas Have Actually Talent In Any Form Of Way. Their Gimmick Is Gonna Die Out Soon."
    "I Give It A Month Before Everyone Hates Odd Future."
    • From "Goblin":
    "I mean, I'm not that great of a rapper but as a whole, I'm pretty cool, right?"
  • Self-Made Man: To the point that Tyler won the MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist in 2011 for a song he wrote, produced and recorded himself, paired with a video that he directed for it. Understandably, he fell off the stage and wept openly after giving his acceptance speech.
  • "Sesame Street" Cred: Tyler provided raps for a one-off character in the Regular Show episode "Rap it Up." (Tyler named the character in question "Blitz Comet," a play on his alter ego Wolf Haley.)
    • He later contributed songs to The Grinch (2018), even releasing a whole EP featuring songs from and inspired by the movie.
  • Shout-Out:
    • "Window"'s opening couplet is lifted straight from The Notorious B.I.G.'s "Juicy".
    • The "She" video opens up on Nilbog street.
    • You could say his "dickless" shot in the "Rella" video was a shout out to Richard Pryor and the opening bit to his variety show.
  • Shrug of God: Good luck getting a straight answer from Tyler on anything related to the continuity of his albums' overarching conceptual themes, how to differentiate lyrics and video appearances of Wolf Haley from those of "normal" Tyler or anything related to his various pseudonyms and fictional settings taking place in his lyrics.
  • Significant Monogram: On Goblin, Tyler the Creator, Tron Cat, Doctor TC...noticing a trend?
  • Song Style Shift: Tyler's "Radicals" features a vitriolic first half with brief subdued sections. The second half gives way to a sung refrain and a Chinese harp.
  • Soprano and Gravel: When he and Frank Ocean collaborate, the latter serves as the soprano to the former's gravel.
  • Stealth Pun: This line from "Domo 23"; "And I never pull back, shout out to my nigga Taco!"note 
  • Studio Chatter: "Oh I don't need the metronome, bro." at the beginning of "Her".
  • Stylistic Suck: Any time Tyler decides to parody hot trends in rap music. These songs will usually feature Taco and Jasper, and include "Swag Me Out", "Tina", "Bitch Suck Dick" and "We Got Bitches". The 2013 song "Trashwang" brought this trope to a whole new level, who enlisted even three more non-rappers to rap on the song. Tyler even shouts out to Lil B, which is fitting since Lil B has made an entire career (mostly) based on this trope. Tyler's two songs "Come Threw Lookin Clean" and "She Won't a Young Nigga" are parodies of Lil B.
    • Much of his cover and poster art, but especially the standard edition artwork for Wolf. Note that the Tyler in the background is actually in the foreground and clips over the "foreground" Tyler's hat.
    • Tyler's production style relies more on melody, harmony and composition than it sounds (BADBADNOTGOOD's covers of his songs really show this), but he constantly uses deliberately lame stock keyboard synthesizer sounds to produce most of his beats, as he loves the way they sound. Justified, as The Neptunes generally turned this into an artform with their chart-topping hits in the early 2000s, of which Tyler is a giant fan. This seems to go over the head of some of his detractors, though, whom frequently cite them as lack-of-skill.
      • Tyler also made a lot of stink when Wolf came out that he had to get the album mixed correctly, to remove some of the frequency distortion, phase distortion and audio clipping his earlier works had. Apparently, Tyler really likes raw masters, and proper mixing removes some of the intensity of the performance.
  • Surprisingly Gentle Song: Goblin has "She" (despite heavy Lyrical Dissonance), "Her" and "Analog". The latter is about lighting fireworks and swimming in a lake.
    • His new song "Awkward.", which appears on Tyler's 2012 Summer Camp Mix.
    • Also "Treehome 95" from Wolf.
  • Take That, Critics!: Tyler is exceptionally vocal about hip hop blogs 2DopeBoyz and Nah Right not supporting Odd Future early on, but the opening seconds of his album Bastard really takes the cake:
    "Yo, fuck 2DopeBoyz and fuck Nah Right and any other fuck-nigga-ass blog that can't put an 18 year old nigga making his own fucking beats, covers, videos and all that shit; fuck you post-Drake-ass cliche-jerking, LA-slauson rapping fuck-nigga-ass Hypebeast niggas, now back to the album."
  • Thinker Pose: At the start of the "Yonkers" video.
  • Tomato in the Mirror: Wolf Haley, Tron Cat and Dr. TC are all alter egos of Tyler. And these alter egos are all the same person.
  • Uncanny Valley: Invoked with Tyler's prosthetic features in the video for "IFHY."
  • Unperson: On the one-year anniversary of Bastard's release, brandUn DeShay's verse on "Session" was replaced with one by Mike G, since Tyler and DeShay fell out with each other.
  • Unplugged Version: "Yonkers" on piano.
  • Unusual Euphemism:
    from "Her": "She is who I'm thinking of when I am beating Richard up."
    from "Sandwitches": "The way your daughter smackin' dicks, surprised she hasn't taken gymnastic dick inside her alley oop."
    from OF's "Rella": "Your girlfriend had a really nice meeting with my dick."
  • Wham Episode: "Rusty" on Wolf, which ends with Samuel shooting and killing Earl, which was foreshadowed at the end of the previous track, "Parking Lot", with Wolf being warned that Sam was out to kill him after he found out that Wolf had been hanging with Sam's girlfriend Salem.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Played with. "Trashwang" ends in Odd Future apparently about to gang up on Samuel. The last three songs don't follow up on the narrative at all, save for the final line of dialogue: "If I seen that nigga [Sam] I woulda killed 'em". The video for, and title of, "Sam (Is Dead)" give us a semblance of what happened, even though the song "Lone" implies that either Tyler doesn't know where he is, or he's lying about it.
  • Where Da White Women At?: White women? All sorts of sex (and possibly dismemberment.) Black women? Expect a dismissive attitude about their temper or body weight.
  • Wolverine Publicity: In an interesting twist on this trope, Tyler is being used in this way already for other, more experienced artists. He's already appeared on Pusha T's new single, and is slated to appear on The Game's upcoming album. He's alluded to getting many more offers.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Tyler plays himself on his albums as a violent psychopath with serious Daddy Issues, girl problems, loneliness, and depression. In one track he's lamenting his feelings and failures in life, and in the next he's lashing out, partying, killing people, and wreaking havoc. Goblin is at his most morbid and takes place chronologically at the end of the narrative.
  • Word Salad Lyrics: Especially in his older material, where pop culture references, Black Comedy and Squick are tossed around at random.
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