- What Do You Mean, It's Not for Kids?: Don't let the cutesy art style fool you; this movie is NOT for the faint of heart. In fact, it opens with several people getting vaporized in a nuclear explosion, and a later scene involves Birdboy taking drugs and having a bad trip where he hallucinates a tree growing out of his chest while bird demons eat him. And those aren't even the worst scenes.
- The Woobie: Zachariah. One of the only people on the island with a boat, Zachariah tries to make money as a fisherman. But after the nuclear disaster, most of the fish either died or left, and he barely manages to make enough selling drugs to Birdboy, hoping to one day save up to leave the island after his mother dies. By the way, his mother is possessed by a spider demon who draws strength from the drugs Zachariah gives her and verbally tears the poor guy a new one every time he refuses to give them to her. Then one day, his money is stolen by Dinky and her friends in a plan to buy their own boat, and after the demon pushes him too far, Zachariah kills it. Unfortunately, the demon is the only thing keeping his mother alive, and she passes away not long after. Not only that but at the end of the movie, he gets traumatized after encountering Birdboy's dead body while he was fishing at night
YMMV / Bird Boy: The Forgotten Children