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  • Abandon Shipping: There was a time when the only male character his age Cyrus had any meaningful interaction with was Jonah. When TJ came around, Tyrus gradually grew to become the most popular ship in the fandom and Jyrus was subsequently dropped. This was supported when Cyrus declared that he no longer has a crush on Jonah in "Keep A Lid On It".
  • Acceptable Targets: Marty quickly became one after his complete return in season 3.
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  • Awesome Music: The theme song. and then there is the extended version, which was released as a single on October 20, 2017.
  • Base-Breaking Character:
    • Andi. Many of the show's fans like her, finding her to be a good-hearted, endearingly realistic portrayal of a girl her age. However, there are many others who think that she's a rude, whiny, selfish, and entitled Spoiled Brat.
    • TJ, though his hatedom has decreased in size. There was a big amount of people who deemed him unworthy of a redemption arc due to his treatment towards Buffy in season 2. And when he did ultimately recieve one, there was a vocal minority who considered it lazy and terrible. Not to mention the majority of TJ hate was coming from dedicated Jyrus fans.
    • Marty. Either he's a nice guy and a great counterpart to Buffy, or he's a boring character with no reason to exist other than to be "the love interest".
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  • Broken Base: The second half of season 2, while there are people who love it, there are some who despise it for it's tendancy to begin story arcs and quickly and lazily retcon them (most imfamously Buffy moving away.). And even those who dislike Jyrus admit that the way Cyrus's feelings for Jonah were abruptly discarded was poorly written.
  • Cargo Ship: Cyrus has quite an unusual affair with chocolate chip muffins.
  • Crack Ship: Due to the Gotta Ship 'Em All nature of the fandom, this is expected.
    • Walker/Jonah is arguably the most popular. Starting as a joke ship with multiple fake Tumblr blogs dedicated to it, it grew a bit of a following. Though it was later revealed as a prank, the same week the two actually interacted in canon and the ship exploded in popularity.
    • Any ship involving Reed. The most popular being Cyrus/Reed, due to how many people thought Reed's behavior towards Cyrus seemed very flirtatious.
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    • TJ/Marty is somewhat popular, although TJ has zero idea as to who Marty is.
    • Jonah/Bowie gets joked about on occasion, but isn't shipped seriously for obvious reasons. Some do take seriously the idea of Jonah having a one-sided Precocious Crush, though. Asher Angel tends to joke about this a lot, seeing how Jonah is the only one of the main 4 who doesn't have a super popular Fan-Preferred Couple in the same vein as Ambi, Tyrus, and Muffy.
    • 'Carty' (Cyrus/Marty) became jokingly popular towards the end of the show's run due to a glitch with Andi's Texts, the show's tie-in game on the DisneyNOW app and website. The feature shows texts Andi has exchanged with other characters, usually recapping the previous episode and expanding on the characters a little. After the episode "Something to Talk A-Boot" aired, the game glitched and displayed Buffy's texts as being from Cyrus, with 'Cyrus' worrying about his relationship with Marty. Fans immediately joked that Muffy and Tyrus were dead, and that Carty would be the twist endgame after all.
  • Die for Our Ship: Multiple.
    • Andi for Jyrus fans, her already controversial reputation in the fandom lead to her most often being characterized as a bratty, homophobic jerk in multiple fanworks, when her actual reaction to Cyrus' crush on Jonah in canon was far from that.
    • TJ to Jyrus shippers, also due to his base breaking nature.
    • Rachel, Marty's canon girlfriend, will most likely become this to Muffy shippers when she makes her appearance in canon.
    • Then she makes her canon appearance and reacts with anger and jealousy at Marty and Buffy’s interactions and that Buffy had been skeptical of her existence.
    • Kira for Tyrus fans, doesn't help that she manipulates TJ, using his implied feelings for Cyrus against him. Some people even think she doesn't deserve a redemption arc because of her treatment towards the two.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse:
    • Gus.
    • Reed, despite appearing in one episode, grew a sizable fanbase due to his spacey attitude and general odd persona. Not to mention he was popular before his appearance in a season 3 trailer, where many speculated he would flirt with Cyrus in some way, and make TJ jealous.
    • Lester is also one, although this is because never spoke a single word, wasn't even portrayed by an actual actor, but a stunt double on set, and his actor's existence is entirely unknown, even to multiple people who worked on the show.
  • Everyone Is Gay:
    • A majority of the older fandom headcanons almost every character as LGBT in some way. Some of the most popular (minus Cyrus and TJ, who are gay in canon) are Andi being pan, Bex, and Bowie being bi, Amber being a lesbian, and Marty being a trans boy.
    • Jonah has quite a few popular sexuality headcanons due to the bumpiness of his relationships. Bi!Jonah rose and became the most popular due to his canon relationships with girls and the popularity of ships like Jyrus and to a lesser degree, Wonah and Tonah. In addition, there are a few lines here and there about Jonah not wanting to "pick a side" and not liking labels (which has also led to not-straight-but-doesn't-label-himself!Jonah). However, as the show has progressed, pretty much all of Jonah's relationships (with girls) have been failures, giving rise to gay!Jonah and aromantic!Jonah. Aro!Jonah has become especially popular as of “One Girl’s Trash”, in which Jonah says "why can't it be fun? Why does it have to be love?" about his relationship with Amber, implying romance is not for him (which could be due to aromanticism or his young age).
    • Buffy being asexual is also popular in certain circles (but due to her young age, it’s generally assumed to be something she wouldn’t figure out until she’s older).
  • Fanon:
    • A lot of people like to assume that Amber and TJ are siblings, though the only connection between them in canon so far is Cyrus befriending both of them.
    • Amber has only ever shown attraction to men (mostly Jonah) throughout the show, yet a good majority of the fandom insists that she is a lesbian, with some outright mocking people who headcanon her as anything but a lesbian.
  • Fan-Preferred Couple:
    • Jonah and Cyrus were this when Season 1 was airing, mainly because of the Homoerotic Subtext moments between the two. The ship gained even more ground with The Reveal that Cyrus is gay and he likes Jonah.
    • During Season 2, TJ and Cyrus became this, due to the various scenes they had together, support from the cast, and the not-so-ambiguous look back in the Season 2 finale.
    • Ambi (Amber/Andi) is also popular in some circles.
  • Fandom Rivalry: Girl Meets World and Liv and Maddie fans believe that this show replaced theirs and think their shows should have received another season instead of this show being picked up.
  • Friendly Fandoms: With the music artist Cavetown, of all things - since the song 'Lemon Boy' became a meme in the fandom (detailed below), and with Cyrus's actor, Joshua Rush, also being a Cavetown fan, you'd be hard pressed to find a long-time Andi Mack fan who doesn't hold some level of affection for his music - especially among the Tyrus fans.
  • Gotta Ship 'Em All: Pick any combination of these characters, there is always someone out there who unironically ships it.
  • Growing the Beard: Season 2, particularly the second half saw this. While Season 1 was excellent in its own right, it focused mostly on Andi either learning about her lineage or dealing with her feelings towards Jonah and everyone else being relegated to their own B-plots. Season 2 saw all the characters getting emotional plotlines, with each getting reasonable screentime (Buffy dealing with her mom being deployed, Amber trying to change after her dad loses her job, TJ having a learning disability, Cyrus coming to terms with his own sexuality, Jonah dealing with anxiety and panic attacks, and Bowie getting into a new serious relationship with a woman with a daughter)
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The first episode has Buffy calling Vampire Slayer "a show of the last century"; later on Buffy the Vampire Slayer was announced for a revival.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: Anytime Ham interacts with Andi can get a lot more uncomfortable after Stoney Westmoreland's sex abuse charges.
  • Ho Yay: When Andi's not upset with her, she's actually pretty good friends with Amber when she decided to let her show her not-so mischievous self.
    Cyrus: So, you've apologized for not apologizing...but you still haven't apologized.
    TJ: You can be a little annoying, you know that?
    Cyrus: Well, you can be oblivious.
    TJ: Well, you can be very judgy.
    Cyrus: Well, you can be intimidating.
    TJ: Y'know what else you are?
    Cyrus: What?
    TJ: The only person I can talk to like this.
  • It Was His Sled: It's not officially revealed until season 2, but among older audiences the fact that Cyrus is gay is probably the most well known thing about the show.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Amber, for all her Alpha Bitch behavior, you can't help but give her sympathy when it's revealed her dad lost his job and had been hiding it from his family for months.
  • Just Here for Godzilla: Plenty of people tune in for the Disney Channel's first explicitly gay main character
  • LGBT Fanbase: The series has one due to Cyrus' feelings towards Jonah, especially since it's still rare in American children's works to see explicitly gay/bi characters.
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • Lemon Boy note 
    • Clueless Jonah note 
    • 'Ish' note 
    • Reed With The Weed note 
    • Oh, I get it! Salt! note 
    • B[redacted]h note 
    • Cyrus Is Listening To Xnote 
    • TJ breathes and makes someone upset. note 
    • Everyone is a Kippen. note 
    • We Reviewin U? note 
  • Nightmare Fuel:
    • Andi's nightmare in 3x01 is absolutely horrifying.
    • For some, Andi's self portrait in "One Girl's Trash" falls right into the Uncanny Valley.
  • No Yay: Both Jonah/Amber and Jonah/Andi get this treatment with older fans.
  • Periphery Demographic: Andi Mack has an unusually large young adult following for a Disney Channel show, primarily due to its relatively mature themes, serialized story telling, and Cyrus Goodman.
  • Portmanteau Couple Name: "Ciris" (Cyrus/Iris) is used in-series, spoken as "Cyrus-with-an-i" but Joshua Rush has stated it appears as Ciris in the scripts. In the second season, Andi jokingly suggests "Barty" or "Muffy" for Marty/Buffy; both are popular nicknames for the pairing in the fandom, the latter probably more so than the former.note  "Jandi" (Jonah/Andi), "Jyrus" (Jonah/Cyrus), and "Tyrus" (TJ/Cyrus) also come up a lot in the fandom, as well as with the actors.
  • Rescued from the Scrappy Heap:
    • When TJ was first introduced, he was near-universally loathed for his treatment of Buffy and general rude attitude. However, as his Odd Friendship with Cyrus began to emerge and his character became more developed, he slowly gained more and more good will from fans, and by the second season's finale, he had become one of the most popular characters on the show.
    • Amber was also disliked early on for her treatment of Jonah and Andi. However, she won many fans over in Season 2 when started trying to redeem herself.
  • The Scrappy:
    • You'd be hard-pressed to find anyone who likes Miranda or her daughter Morgan. Miranda is hated for treating her daughter like a perfect angel and accusing Andi of lying about the stolen prayer box, and Morgan is hated for stealing Andi's prayer box. She's pretty much an Enfant Terrible in the making.
    • Any sympathy fans might've had for her was wiped away when she returned. She told Bowie she changed, only to have Morgan pretend she went missing in an effort to win Bowie back. It's very easy to see why her marriage failed.
    • Kira is hated amongst the fandom because she was implied to be homophobic in "Mount Rushmore or Less".
  • Ship Mates: A case of this occurred for a few weeks towards the end of season 2. As the season aired, Tyrus had been gradually rising in popularity, but had not yet completely overthrown Jyrus as the fandom’s preferred Cyrus ship. This caused a fair amount of ship warring between Tyrus and Jyrus fans. Meanwhile, Marty was seemingly out of the picture, and fans (especially Tyrus shippers) were concerned that as TJ’s redemption arc went on, it might be setting up him up for a Belligerent Sexual Tension-style relationship with Buffy. The solution? ‘Juffy’ (Jonah/Buffy), which became incredibly popular with Tyrus fans seemingly overnight, as it got both of the Tyrus rivals out of the way, and was also briefly teased by the show around the same time. However, as the news came that Marty was returning, at about the same time that Tyrus was being firmly cemented as show’s new number one ship, Juffy’s popularity disappeared almost as quickly as it had risen, and it returned to being nothing more than a Crack Pairing.
  • Ships That Pass in the Night: Somewhat. Though Jonah and Buffy do interact, though mainly in groups and have few scenes alone together, the few they do have are full of Ship Tease elements. While Juffy may have lost most of its popularity, it does still have a small but loyal fandom.
  • Ship-to-Ship Combat:
    • Jyrus is this for both Jandi and Tyrus
    • Also as of "Cyrus' Bash-Mitzvah" we have Wandi (Walker & Andi) vs Jandi.
    • Tyrus vs Tuffy emerged due to the season 2 finale's ambiguous nature, though most of the cast and writers made it clear they preferred the former during the following hiatus
  • Tear Jerker: The episode "We Were Never", when Buffy's mom comes back in the middle of her basketball game. Even though neither says much, just watching tougher-than-nails Buffy drop the ball in Slow Motion, and seeing the two hug, and the way Buffy whispers "Mommy" really hits home.
    • A more minor one in "Arts and Inhumanities" when Amber confronts Cyrus for lying to her. It was a really hard situation for both Amber and Cyrus. On Amber's side, the one person she trusted kept Jonah's lie rather than telling her the truth. On Cyrus' side, he was in an impossible situation with conflicting loyalties and couldn't help one without hurting the other.
  • Too Good to Last: Despite being successful and maintaining a Win Back the Crowd status for Disney Channel, the show was cancelled after just three seasons.
  • What Do You Mean, It's for Kids?: Besides the fact that the show's premiere is about the effects of a past Teen Pregnancy affecting a family's life, the show also shows more mature themes then one would normally except from Disney Channel, such as strained family relationships, LGBT themes, toxic/abusive relationships, learning disabilities, anxiety, panic attacks, having a parent in the military, guns, and possibly even mental illness. Yet it still manages to keep a "G" rating despite that.
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?: Andi's surrealist nightmare in The Boys are Back. Doubles as Nightmare Fuel and a Big-Lipped Alligator Moment.
  • Win the Crowd: The lack of a Laugh Track, Darker and Edgier themes, and a diverse cast has won over many fans. Being made by Terri Minsky, the creator of Lizzie McGuire, helps as well.
    • Ratings and social media interest show that there is quite a large group of people tuning into Andi Mack who wouldn’t otherwise watch Disney Channel.
  • The Woobie:
    • The titular character, she's gone through way too much in such a short period of time.
    • Cyrus, he's a Nervous Wreck and shows signs of depression. He constantly says self-deprecating things and clearly has low self-esteem. The problem is that most of the time, his friends don’t do much to dissuade this self-deprecation, often actually reinforcing it. They love him but call him helpless and can be quite callous with him. Andi doesn't even consider Cyrus' feelings as she pursues Jonah (she kisses Jonah in front of him!). When Cyrus claims to not be important when Buffy and Andi are distracted by Jonah, they don't even disagree. This is at least part of the reason Tyrus is so loved - TJ has always believed in Cyrus wholeheartedly, encouraging him and constantly letting him know he’s important. He even says to stop telling Cyrus what he can't do, and instead of letting Cyrus wallow in helplessness, TJ pushes him to overcome his obstacles. Cyrus also gets his heart broken by both his crushes and loses his grandmother. He’s also initially afraid of his feelings for a boy.
    • Jonah Beck, who is in a frighteningly realistic portrayal of an emotionally abusive relationship. And after episode 11, despite valuing his friendship with Andi, she ends their friendship because she feels she was only friends with him because of her crush on him, and he doesn't even know this. When Andi ends their relationship in Season 2, Jonah has a panic attack during Cyrus' bar mitzvah. He doesn't want to tell his friends about this, and tries to get back together with Andi, possibly to prevent more panic attacks from happening. In Season 3, his panic attacks get worse and it’s revealed that his family has lost their home. He just wishes for things to be happy again. Jonah then goes back to his relationship with Amber shortly after being dumped by Libby. It seems that he uses relationships as coping mechanisms.
    • TJ has become one in Season 3; it helps that he’s a much sweeter and better person now than he used to be. TJ already has insecurities and self-destructive tendencies, but in a short span, he loses his friends, is blamed for things that aren’t his fault, is a victim of homophobic blackmail, alienates himself from Cyrus, and finds himself under Kira's manipulative and controlling thumb. It's become a joke in the fandom that the writers just won't let TJ be happy.

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