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  • The Cast Showoff: Dallon Weekes actually designed the cover art for Vices & Virtues and is a pretty skilled artist. This isn't quite a straight example, though, since it's rarely mentioned.
  • Career Resurrection: Panic! certainly never lost its fans, but none of its songs came close to matching the massive popular success of "I Write Sins". Only "Hallelujah" even briefly brushed the Top 40... that was, until "High Hopes" caught on at radio and surpassed "I Write Sins"'s peak on the Billboard Hot 100, over a decade (and six albums) later. Following that with Brendon's duet with Taylor Swift on "Me!", Panic! not only returned to the forefront of pop music but arguably was more popular in 2019 than it was in 2006.
  • Creative Differences: Why the band split.
    • Managed to happen to The Young Veins as well due to difference between Ryan and Jon. The band sprung up, pushed out an album and were gone before Vices and Virtues was even released. Probably related is the fact that Take a Vacation flopped even more than Pretty. Odd. did.
  • Creator Backlash:
    • During the Pretty. Odd. era, the band stated that the "emo" scene was "bullshit", and dropped their previous circus and vaudeville costumes, and most of the first album from live performances, with the exception of their successful singles. Meanwhile they played the entirety of their new album every show. Naturally, this didn't make most fans happy.
    • Since Ryan's departure, the situation is reversed. The band now plays a generally even amount of songs from all of their albums except Pretty. Odd., which only gets "Nine in the Afternoon".
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    • Brendon's been making it known by means of verbal cues and body language during his shows that he's getting tired of "I Write Sins Not Tragedies". Then he just outright said it.
    • As of 2018, "I Write Sins Not Tragedies" and "Nine in the Afternoon" are the only songs from either of their first two albums to be performed lived anymore.
  • Doing It for the Art: A fan told Brendon on Twitter that they are unable to buy a song from iTunes. Brendon told them to just rip it from YouTube.
  • Fan Nickname: Brendon: Bden, Brenny Bear, and Beebo. Ryan: Ryro and (by his detractors) Ryho. Jon Walker: Jwalk. Ian Crawford: Een.
  • Fandom Nod:
  • The Pete Best: Brent Wilson to Jon Walker.
    • Either that or The Garfunkel, anyway. Spencer has alleged in an interview that Brendon did all the bass for Fever, and Brent did literally nothing. Unfortunately, there appears to be no record online of the outcome of Brent's royalty lawsuit, which would assumedly give us the answer to if that's true or not.
  • Promoted Fan Boy:
    • The guys were huge fans of Fall Out Boy, and followed Pete's livejournal before sending him a sample of their music and ultimately getting signed to his label. Brendon has also been featured on Fall Out Boy songs multiple times.
    • They also started out as a Blink182 cover band.
  • Reality Subtext:
    • "This is Gospel" was written by Brendon as being about Spencer's drug addiction. Knowing this can turn it into a bit of a Tear Jerker, especially because Brendon admitted to crying while recording it.
    • Post-split, Brendon would get notably emotional while performing "Northern Downpour", the one song notable for Ryan having partial lead vocals. It's a probable reason for why the band doesn't perform it live anymore.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • The band played a song called "(It's) True Love" during live performances, but it was never recorded professionally.
    • Brendon was considering performing under his own name after Spencer left, but eventually decided to keep the band going essentially as a solo act.

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