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  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Is Puddingtown just a really nice guy, or did he deliberately guilt-trip Young!Chris into sparing him?
  • Author's Saving Throw:
    • "Season of The Mitch" is a huge one. After a season's worth of horrible abuse Played for Laughs, the trauma Danny feels for being entirely responsible for causing Wallow to lose an arm isn't. Not only that but he gets a genuinely epic and heroic (if hilarious) moment snapping out of his funk in the nick of time to save Beth from being the Aeon Worm's mate, saving the entire universe in the process.
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    • Catbug has a reduced role in Season 3 after being overexposed in Season 2, along with going back to his original personality.
  • Awesome Music:
    • The OST has some great stuff on it, and includes both music from the show and fanmusic.
    • "Bravest Warriors, GO!"
    • "The Bravest Warriors Of Them All"
    • "To Impossibear, From Wallow"
  • Captain Obvious Reveal: The revelation that the Emotion Lord is actually Chris from the future isn't really hard to figure out, given their similar wardrobe and knowledge about the eponymous warriors.
  • Critical Research Failure: Beth's exposition in Catbug is rendered a little bit jarring; the art clearly shows rod shaped bacteria that she refers to as viruses, and viruses can't grow outside of a host. Justified perhaps in that they're extradimensional.
  • Darkness-Induced Audience Apathy: Not the show itself but the constant and horrible abuse that Danny has gone through has actually caused some fans to stop watching the show. These fans often give the writers a What the Hell, Hero? type reaction in the comments due to them using the abuse he goes through for laughs.
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  • Designated Monkey: Danny. See above.
  • Die for Our Ship: Plum for several Chris/Beth shippers. Even Chris's future selves want this in-universe!
  • Ensemble Dark Horse:
    • Catbug. Although given that he's a Ridiculously Cute Critter it's not surprising how quickly comments became filled with "Catbug for the win!" The writers seem to have taken notice as he becomes the titular character of the season finale. Though Catbug's controversial roles in the episodes Hamster Priest and Jelly Kid Forever have hurt his reputation. After becoming a Once an Episode fixture in season two, he was finally left out of The Puppetyville Horror, the next immediate episode.
    • Plum became an instant fanart favorite after her debut episode, leading to her becoming an Ascended Extra in season 2.
    • The Paralyzed Horse had already gained quite a few fans during the Season 1 finale. After the Season 2 premiere, however, the number of fans skyrocketed.
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    • The Jelly Kid is also quite popular.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: Plum and Chris frenching amongst the gags in "Hamster Priest" takes on a whole new meaning after the events of "Merwif Tag".
  • Growing the Beard: Debatable, but even though it started out good, the consensus is that it seems to get even better as it goes on. The season 2 premiere's reception cemented said consensus.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: One of the characters is Catbug, who is a cross between a cat and ladybug.
  • Ho Yay:
    • Wallow's glove is male. He gets extremely jealous when Wallow gets back together with Gale.
      Pixel: What's this?! WHAT IS THIIIIIIS?!?
    • In the comics, Pixel asks for a new body, "one that Wallow would want to kiss".
    • Wallow is also the only one cool with dancing with the unicorn Chippendale dancers in Beth's holojohn scenario.
    • While Danny seems to be a shipper on deck for Beth and Chris, he and Chris have had a few hoyay-ish moments during season 1.
      • Funny enough the hoyay mostly comes from Chris.
      • In season 4 episode 1, Chris's emotions are damaged in a fight, and he needs "the kiss of life" to be revived. Danny gets into a bit of a fight with Plum because they both want to kiss Chris. At this point, it would not be unreasonable to assume Danny has romantic interest in Chris. In fact, he quickly switches from "reluctant" to "desperate" when Plum suggests doing it herself.
      • And of course in the end, Wallow is the one who ends up kissing Chris.
    • A scene from "Emotion Lord".
      Danny: (Just wakes up after being comatose for most of the episode) Hey-hey-hey! (Pinches Wallow's ass) I feel fresh as a dickens!
      • The fact that there's a "honking" noise and Wallow's " :0 " face makes this moment undeniable.
    • "RoboChris"... ALL OF IT. As a Youtube commenter put it, if Robo-Chris actually looked like his fleshy counterpart, the yaoi fangirls would explode.
    • In the comics' first arc, Plum has this to say about Beth's naked body: "It was so friggin' beautiful."
    • In "Ghosts of the See-Through Zone" Danny exclaims why Chris doesn't love him.
    • Beth and Plum have some more in the 21-24 arc. For one, Plum seems more worried about Beth than anyone else. At one point she randomly tells Beth "You look very pretty when you have been sweating." Later, Beth gives her jacket to Plum to keep her warm.
  • Hype Backlash: Not to the show itself but to the character Catbug. Catbug's fans are very... vocal about their love for him. While the fan base as a whole agrees he's adorable, there is a growing annoyance over his being a spotlight stealer. There's also the problem that his voice actor is a young boy who's occasionally made to say age-inappropriate things, which doesn't sit well with fans who expected the epitome of cuteness. Thankfully Season 3 takes note of this and scales his role back considerably.
  • Memetic Mutation:
  • Memetic Molester: The Aeon Worm achieved this within minutes of the season two finale, when it mind controlled Beth into becoming his wife.
  • Nightmare Fuel:
    • The cereal master. And her dad, for that matter. He obviously was horribly abusive to her, and because of this, she's got serious issues. She's constantly screaming in despair about the past abuse, and when she thinks someone is insulting her, she actually SLAMS HER FACE DOWN ONTO A SCALDING-HOT STOVE AND BURNS HERSELF AS SHE SCREAMS. *shudder*
    • Beth's horse, who's been fully paralyzed for years but is still aware of it.
    • In the back up comic for the fifth issue, Wallow is lead to believe that Beth, Chris and Danny have been devoured and impersonated by an alien that escaped from the Mars zoo. It turns out the alien has the power to impersonate multiple people at the same time and the skeletal remains of the three are in the closet behind Wallow. He thinks nothing of it and believes their story. As non-canon as it is, it was pretty disturbing.
  • Romantic Plot Tumor: Some fans are annoyed that the Chris and Beth thing is the basis for several episodes and is often brought into the frame when they interact with each other, even when something else is happening.
  • Seasonal Rot: Season four (and, to an extent, season 3) have been derided by fans due to the drop in animation quality, and focus on romantic subplots.
  • The Woobie: Danny when he was a kid. He was forced to vomit on command by a group of Floating Hackers.
    • Taken up a notch in the comic adaptation, where Danny feels terrible guilt for exploding a sexist planet back in issue one and for issues 5-8 lives out a dream were he lives out said guilt.
      • This exchange pretty much sums up Danny's woobie-ness.
      Robot: What do you mean you don't want to have your brain back? You like being stupid?
      • Taken up another notch in "Mexican Touchdown" when Plum out and out rejects him after he spends the entire episode, and horribly injures himself, trying to impress her. The fact he says he doesn't have a reason to live anymore afterwards doesn't help.
      • Somehow taken further in Season of the Mitch, where after his reckless testing of the Falcon Glider caused Wallow to lose his arm. Unlike the previous times, it's not remotely played for laughs, and Danny loses all will to do anything even as Ralph Waldo Picklechips hacks his and Wallow's sticker pets and restrains them. He only snaps out of it when he sees the Aeon Worm about to make Beth his bride.
    • The Cereal Master.
    • Beth in Aeon Worm, Hamster Priest, Season of the Worm, and Season of the Mitch.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks!: Many fans had reacted like this towards use of Toon Boom Harmony in season 4, as it resulted in a noticeable drop in animation quality.
  • Ugly Cute: Larvae Catbug from "Dimension Garden".
  • Values Dissonance: In the United States, the show airs on Cartoon Hangover and is aimed towards older audiences. Japan, however, treats it as a children's cartoon in the same vein as Adventure Time and airs it on Cartoon Network.
  • What Do You Mean, It's Not for Kids?: Despite sharing an animation/humor style with Adventure Time, Bravest Warriors is much edgier. Danny's catchphrase is "Up yours!" and he flips one character the bird. Another character uses the word "whore." Then again, it's on a channel called Cartoon Hangover, so it's not exactly for kids in the first place.
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?: Every episode, to some extent.

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