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  • Awesome Music:
    • A lot of the chosen songs for the stages and moveset videos are nice. Brawl's good music is present as well.
    • This trope is an intended theme of the Epic Sax Guy stage.
  • Broken Base: While everyone seems to like Chincherrinas' work as well as the high-quality spinoffs; which ones of the older spinoffs are worth the watch is up to debate.
  • Badass Decay:
    • When Irate Gamer first appears in Subspace Mode, he trophies AVGN, effortlessly dodges a bullet from the Nostalgia Critic, and summons the Game Genie to trophy the Nostalgia Critic as a bonus, much to his shock. In his next appearance, he is shown running for his life and pleading for assistance from Ganondorf.
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    • Carlos Trejo had a pretty badass debut both in his moveset and level. His role became more "loser" when his hatedom rose.
  • Character Tiers: It has them, though unlike most examples, they're based on theorycrafting and observing what's going on in the videos.
  • Crazy Awesome: Toon Wily & Nicolas Cage, with more emphasis on "crazy".
  • Ensemble Dark Horse:
    • Best Hercules was the most voted character in the 1 on 1 voting note , followed by J Jonah Jameson, Irate Gamer, Nostalgia Critic and Frollo.
    • The Nostalgia Critic and Jameson are the most noticeable examples since the former hasn't appeared in many of the creator's videos lately, and the latter was the latest newcomer at the moment.
      • And as it turns out, Frollo and the Nostalgia Critic were the most voted characters, both voted as the characters fighting one another in the first ever true 1 VS 1.
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    • Another poll was taken to decide whose Classic Mode should be shown next, with the winner being Ib.
      • Also as a bonus round, a poll on youtube was made to decide Ib's partner in a team battle for her classic mode (though the point of the polls weren't revealed until the last vote). The King won.
  • Game-Breaker:
    • Ib's moveset would be such if used in an actual game since it gives the player an absurd amount of field control. Chincherrinas even implemented a nerf in the video description based on one of the comments he received to delay the painting effects.
    • The Nostalgia Critic was a similar case in his debut, but this has lessened significantly in the video where he fights Frollo. He even had his Final Smash changed to one with more limited range (Critical Rage, similar to Marth's Critical Hit).
    • Yomika is a pretty notable example as well, having attacks that can be spammed over and over again to heavily nullify other opponents' strategies. In response to this, she was given multiple nerfs in the Lawl fangame.
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  • Heartwarming Moments: Nicholas protecting Aya from I.M Meen at the end of Aya's moveset video, even after she attacked him with her most violent moves during her moveset as a result of a poor first impression on her.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Bison, Guile, and Dr. Wily were included in Lawl before the protagonists of their series joined Smash.
    • The fourth subspace level (Madotsuki's dream) has a Tommy Wiseau whose alternate color changes his name, this was before Super Smash Bros 4, which introduced alternate characters as costumes which also changed their names (Alph and the Koopalings).
    • Guile is an assist trophy in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, years after his Lawl moveset.
  • Lazy Artist: In the Subspace Epoch, Chincherrinas cuts out most of the regular level footage, and the parts that are shown are very short. He openly admitted that all he's really interested in showing during the Subspace Emissary videos are the story, so it's somewhat justified. But then in the early Classic Mode videos, he cuts out the entirety of every single fight, not even allowing a demonstration of the final boss. He's confirmed that he won't do that anymore in upcoming Classic Mode videos.
  • Nightmare Fuel:
    • Ib's Final Smash.
    • Possibly Madotsuki's and Yomika too.
    • Trejo may be the least liked character, but both his victory music and his character icon (based on the cover of his book, Cañitas) are both as creepy as expected from a ghost hunter.
    • The Nostalgia Critic's new Final Smash has him snapping and violently beating on his opponent with a crowbar, complete with shots of the unfortunate opponent's bloodied, battered face.
    • Aya and Mary's defeat animations where they DIE. It's even creepier if the winner's animation has them laughing.
  • Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: The Irate Gamer. In a Facebook post, Chincherrinas listed him as his favorite Classic Era character, and stated he was proud that he made him a more likable character. Several fans went from hating the guy to seeing him as So Bad, It's Good because of Lawl.
  • The Scrappy: Carlos Trejo is a character that hasn't been too well received by the fans. Of course, this hasn't gone unnoticed by Chincherrinas, as he gives Carlos his own rank in popularity (the lowest one possible) and puts him at the bottom of the roster screen with nobody next to him. Considering his Small Name, Big Ego status has been played from the beginning, it's likely he wasn't meant to be likeable to start with.
  • "Seinfeld" Is Unfunny: Back then, the first four moveset videos (I.M. Meen, The King, Nostalgia Critic, and Leonidas) looked impressive. Nowadays... well, it's best to say that Chincherrinas is a lot better at video editing now than he was in the past.
    • Alot of the older Lawl Spinoffs were also pretty impressive back in the day. If they were released nowadays with the likes of Lawl What-If, Lawl Beatdown, Lawl Nova, etc, they'd probably receive at least a bit less praise than they would've initially.
  • Tear Jerker:
    • Nostalgia Critic, Tommy Wiseau, and Madotsuki mourning their individual losses note  is actually a little sad. The background music helps.
    • If Aya loses a match, she dies from blood loss.
  • That One Boss: This is not a real game, but the way some bosses in Subspace Mode are presented give the impression of difficult bosses.
    • Game Genie appears to be these. He's only vulnerable without his ghostly tail, which disappears at random, whenever he's not using powerful explosion attacks. Even when he is vulnerable, he's trying to wallop you. And he's one of the first fights of the very second level.
    • Big Red. If he swallows you, it's an instant KO, but his open mouth takes up most of where you can hit him. He also has an attack where he tries to knock you closer to his mouth.
    • The Persian Messenger is always zipping across the screen. It's hard to see him coming, and you take damage for being in the way. He appears to only be vulnerable when he stops so that his horse may neigh, but this is a short window of opportunity that takes an amount of time to happen again.
  • The Woobie: Madotsuki, judging by her back story on her trophy. And in the end of her classic mode, her wish is implied to be The staircase next to her balcony, seen at the end of Yume Nikki
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