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  • Abandon Shipping: By the second episode of FMTDI, any possible shippers of Garden(Gareth and Kaden) instantly disappeared due to the one-sidedness of it and the latter of the two basically sexual assaulting him every episode.
  • Acceptable Targets: Sexists, racists, lazy bums, those who commit sexual assault, terrible parental figures, and more are all thoroughly mocked throughout the series.
  • Alas, Poor Scrappy: Regardless of how horrible of a person he is, Kaden is abused so horribly throughout the series that even his biggest haters seem to have begun to pity him on some level.
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  • And You Thought It Would Fail: Fuzzboy has actually admitted before that he believed the series would be a failure and not that many people would show too much interest in it. Fast forward, and its perhaps one of the more popular stories in his little community.
  • Ass Pull: While not a common opinion, some believe that the existence of Gein could have been at least hinted at previously in a more effective manner.
  • Awesome Ego:
    • Tempest is an arrogant little spider who has trained all her life to be the strongest due to a hostile environment, and constantly claims herself to be the most dangerous "demon slayer" in the land...And it's surprisingly accurate! She's easily the strongest character in the series, constantly hunts creatures in order to claim personal rewards, and when she's determined, nothing can stop her!
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    • Chad is one of the most friendly characters in the series, but he has also developed quite the ego due to his belief that he can be carried through his life by his amazing strength and athletic prowess.
  • Base-Breaking Character:
    • Ace is either an annoying ego-maniac who needs to respect others, or a complex character trying to become kinder but often failing due to the stupidity of those around him.
    • Gareth's popularity notably became heavily mixed upon the reveal that he had basically taken Gein's life from him and the fact he constantly avoided elimination after elimination. Even now, people generally seem to be pretty divided on him.
    • Hazel is either seen as incredibly annoying and a spoiled brat who shouldn't even be part of the cast, while others find him to be hilarious and a far deeper character than others ever give him credit for.
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  • Breather Episode: Both "Camp Castaways" and "After the Dock of Shame" give the remaining contestants and the audience a break by not eliminating any players during them.
  • Crazy Awesome: Tempest is one of the most beloved characters of the series, with her overall insanity and absolutely bizarre outlook on the world being seen as prime reasons for why.
  • Elimination Houdini: Gareth avoided his elimination a total of three times across the entire series, despite always deserving to be eliminated in said episodes.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Has its own page.
  • Estrogen Brigade: The show's fanbase is almost entirely made up of males, but there are a select few females who enjoy the story as well.
  • Foe Yay: Alia and Benson had quite possibly the most visible and heated conflict during the first quarter of FMTDI, with the two constantly getting into fights with one another for no real reason other than to piss the other off, and their clashing personalities usually caused them to prefer taking vastly different approaches to just about everything. However, upon the latter's reveal that he had been using a Jerkass facade, and after they were both eliminated, it's later on revealed the two had actually sparked an Odd Friendship of sorts, which led to a small amount of Ship Tease in the process.
  • Friendly Fandoms: With Dark Arcanine 33's TPI community, as both fanbases share similar popularity and many fans. The creators of both franchises are also notably on pretty good terms as close friends as well.
    • This is Inverted as of late, due to tensions between the two creators and FM now being openly acknowledged as a competitor now instead. Not helping matters was Arcanine taking a break from writing in favor of his art, while Fuzzboy gave up Fuzzy Memories all together.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: Oddly enough, Fuzzboy has confirmed that a surprisingly large amount of the fanbase is actually made up of those from Europe, despite the series being based on American and Canadian culture.
    • The series also has a decently sized fanbase from the Philippines.
  • Ho Yay: While it wasn't intentional, some people have interpreted scenes between Bari and Brick as potential ship teasing for a male couple.
    • Similarly, Ace and Alfred's friendship has become just as popular among shippers.
  • Jerkass Dissonance: Doc is quite the oddball in his own right, with his sole focus most of the time being to cause as much chaos as he possibly can, get reactions out of people through his controversial humor, and just in general being kind of a dick to most people around him. Doesn't stop the audience from finding him hilarious, and he's even gone on to become one of the most popular characters in the series.
  • Just Here for Godzilla: Several people actually got into the story in the first place because they heard such amazing things about the Super Couple of the series, Tempest and Zetsu. The inclusion of characters from the writers' many previous works also got several people on board.
  • Launcher of a Thousand Ships: Bari, Chad, and Cynthia are all widely shipped with a good portion of the rest of the cast by the fandom, citing their likable personalities as why.
  • LGBT Fanbase: Despite the series actually not having a ton of homoerotic themes, a good portion of the series' fanbase and recurring reviewers are actually homosexual or bisexual.
  • Memetic Badass: Tempest actually is a canonical badass in the series, but the mixture of both her personality and gradually improving strength have actually led to many exaggerating her strength to enough of a level that she'd actually be capable of taking on the likes of characters from Dragon Ball Z!
  • More Popular Spin-Off: This series is actually a spin-off from a series of work the writers had done before Fuzzy Memories, using the same characters but setting it in an alternate universe. Between the two series, this is easily the far better received one. Though ultimately, the writers went on to view both as inferior to their current work.
  • Nausea Fuel: The fact that apparently Gareth thought that the hole underneath the confessional was actually just filled with mud and not...You know.
  • No Yay: To the surprise of both writers, Chad and Cynthia received this reputation for...Actually, they aren't sure. Most fans were just completely against the pair, but they never really did get actual reasoning for why. In the end, they never did get together...Which is when the pairing actually got popular, only further dumbfounding the two.
  • Reread Bonus: Some of Gareth's more bizarre moments make a lot more sense now since The Reveal that someone was actively affecting him and living inside his head, don't they?
  • Rescued from the Scrappy Heap:
    • Benson was easily the least enjoyable or likable contestant in the early episodes of FMTDI, but upon being spared from elimination by his teammates in "Not Quite Famous", he grew more humble and at least tried to be kinder, causing him to become more liked with time. His fanbase only continued to grow upon this personality of his being revealed as mostly just being a Jerkass in order to put on a good show for the cameras.
    • Kaden's bar-none the least popular contestant of the original FMTDI crew, but thanks to the writers hinting at a deeper side of his personality, making him a more comedic villain than a serious one due to being a Butt-Monkey, and having him always get knocked around if he gets too bad, he's began to grow something resembling popularity.
    • Logan was originally the least popular host of FMTDI due to being a bigger Jerkass than Amber and having far more screentime than Tyson, while still actually being minor enough to a point where some people would argue his absence wouldn't change the series that much. However, upon being taken down a peg by Gein and actually going through some Character Development into both the kindest and least violent host, he's gradually become more liked than some of the contestants.
  • Rooting for the Empire: Despite her status as the technical Big Bad of FMTDI, Cynthia is actually among the series' most popular and beloved characters, to a point where near the end of the season, more people were openly rooting for her to win over the likes of Gareth and Zetsu.
    • Downplayed, but a large majority of people by the end of FMTDI were actually hoping that Gein would ultimately win the conflict between him and Gareth due to his sympathetic backstory and more sarcastic personality.
  • Super Couple: Tempest and Zetsu.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character: Freya is widely seen as the worst written character of FMTDI due to how little focus and development she received, leading many to say so much more should have been done with her in order to avoid this trope. However, come the next season, and she's gotten far more focus as a result of these complaints.
  • Ugly Cute: Bari does a variety of rather disgusting things, including avoiding bathing and water whenever possible, eating just about anything anyone gives him no matter how old, and even apparently enjoying activities such as dumpster diving. But despite this, he's one of the most popular characters in the series due to his loyalty and kindness being shown in just about all of his scenes, along with his general naivety, leading to many believing he's actually far more adorable than gross. Over time, the series even began to expand more on his cute traits while downplaying his disgusting ones.
  • Writer Shipping: The writers of the series, Fuzzboy and Delta and their portrayals in the series, are actually among the most popular characters to ship. Its become popular enough that both of them have actually joined in on the joke and occasionally poke fun at it.

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