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  • Alternate Character Interpretation: Due to Joey's very feminine features, some fans jokingly theorize that Joey really is a girl.
  • Awesome Music: The opening and ending, as well as the BGM for when Minami first appears.
  • Cliché Storm: The most common criticism toward the show.
  • Crack Pairing: Joey-Heroman fanart has become rather popular, especially after episode nine, and helped not at all by how confusing Joey can be and that his mom and dad look just like him and Heroman, respectively.
  • Crazy Awesome: Half the stuff Denton comes up with simply could not have been conceived by a sane, rational mind. Doesn't limit its effectiveness, though.
    • Then there's Holly. Investigating serial kidnapping in Central City? Forcing Joey and Psy to dress like stereotypical detectives? In attempt to lurk into hospital forcing them all to Recursive Crossdressing? Drinking so strong coffee with so much sugar that her head would explode?
  • Ear Worm: Dr. Minami's theme, hear in episode 15 at the start of his Boss Fight.
  • Epileptic Trees: Heroman is kinda looking like Joey's dad, hmm...
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  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Ms. Collins, the hot red haired homeroom teacher, was featured in way more fanart than the few seconds of showtime in the first eleven episodes would indicate. She has become part of the comedic plot in episode 12, and was involved in Episodes 18 and 19, mostly concerning Fanservice.
  • Growing the Beard: A lot of people who watched the show were "Meh" during the first arc, but by the time the second arc finished, people were saying "HOLY SHIT!".
  • Harsher in Hindsight: An anime set in America, made by one of the most prolific comic creators ever... and the U.S never got a dub of it because of distribution disagreements. The joys of irony eh?
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Will, the resident Expy of Flash Thompson, ended up becoming an Expy of Venom. in recent Spider-Man comics, Flash Thompson is now Venom.
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  • HSQ: Hits the fan in this video. Warning-spoilers.
  • Ho Yay: Quite a bit between Joey and Psy.
    • Psy smacks Joey's ass in 18...
    • ... and refers to his friend as 'my hero' in episode 22.
    • Don't forget that time when Denton thought Psy was going on a date with Joey.
      • Theres also a bit between Hughes and his subordinate Howard, who seems to idolize his boss a little too much.
      • Seems to be a little between Hughes and Joey, in the way that Hughes cares for him quite a lot, even though they haven't gotten to know each other much yet.
  • Memetic Mutation: One day after the first episode aired and Stan Lee asking Joey for his coffee has achieved this status.
    • Shopping Joey's head on some things is also a meme.
  • Nightmare Retardant: Some of Minami's other expressions, meanwhile, are... less than scary. Probably intentional.
  • One-Scene Wonder: Stan.
  • Ugly Cute: The MR-1. Just look at that mouth and try not to smile.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: Despite material clearly stating that Joey is male, Joey's appearance in both the anime and manga, and his voice, and his keet attitude, and pretty much everything about him, have convinced many a viewer that he's a reverse trap.
  • The Woobie: Lina's progress in her relationship with Joey tends to get dampened by her separation from her brother Will and by constantly getting Locked Out of the Loop by Joey and the others. The latter doesn't sit too well with Lina in episode 23 when she discovers Joey kept it a secret that he previously encountered Will.


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