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  • Alternate Character Interpretation: Where to begin...who, or what is Salad Fingers? A Shell-Shocked Veteran who experienced war? A survivor of the earth After the End? A simply delusional madman who looks Through the Eyes of Madness? Nobody knows, except the creator himself.
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: Several, most of them being Salad Fingers's daydreams.
  • Cargo Ship: Salad Fingers wants to marry all the gorgeous taps.
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  • Creepy Cute: Particularly in later episodes, with Firth having slightly changed Salad Fingers' design and fleshed out his personality. Beneath the creepiness, he's quite endearing.
  • Crowning Moment of Awesome: Salad Fingers rescuing Hubert Cumberdale in Episode 11 from his "Glass Family". After being called weak and useless for the whole episode, he manages to cleverly outsmart them and break off any communication with them — all while subverting how he usually accidentially harms everyone he comes across!
  • Epileptic Trees: Too many to list. The series being open-ended and starring an obviously disturbed protagonist makes a lot of episodes and the characters in them open to many interpretations.
  • Incest Subtext: In "Shore Leave," Salad Fingers appears to be flirting with his little brother Kenneth. Of course, it could just be Salad Fingers being his usual Cloudcuckoolander self.
  • Nausea Fuel: It's everywhere, from Salad Fingers making his green, hairy nipple lactate with a nettle, to him cannibalizing on his doppelganger's brains.
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    • The grub-shaped, unmoving thing that bursts from his guts in the ninth episode is made of this entirely.
    • Dr. Papanak eating the horse's flesh.
    • The Salad Fingers-like entities eating Milford's corpse.
    • The strange concoction that Salad’s glass mother forces him to eat in Episode 11.
  • Ugly Cute: Salad Fingers can be this to some fans.
    • The little girl from the picnic in episode five is also fairly adorable, despite having a few Creepy Child traits.
  • Uncanny Valley: Salad Finger's mannerisms and appearance put him right in the dark depths of the valley.
    • Come to think of it, every single character is in the dark depths of the valley, especially that innocent ginger girl.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: Salad Fingers themselves. While he has a male figure and voice, a popular theory is that they are a mutated female after having lactated when rubbing a nettle over their nipple and having a motherly relationship with some of their Companion Cubes. However, Fingers is seemingly confirmed male in episode 11 when their Evil Twin is referred to as their "brother" and Hubert Cumberdale calls them by "Mr. Fingers".
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  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?: The creator even has the words "Welcome to my Acid dungeon" at the top of his home-page.
  • The Woobie: A few people who watch this think Salad Fingers is just too creepy, others find him creepy but also endearing. What both sides can agree is that he is a truly pitiful creature. The "Cupboard" episode, especially, as there's a scene where he's crying and some fans said they forgot he's scary because they felt bad for him.

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