- Archive Panic: Averted surprisingly enough, with just one album and a greatest hits release consisting of unreleased material.
- Author Existence Failure: Darby Crash died in December 1980 (notably, the day before John Lennon was murdered), and Lorna Doom died in early 2019.
- Awesome Music: (GI) all the way if often considered a solid punk rock album.
- Memetic Mutation: "GIMME GIMME THIS GIMME GIMME THAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT!!!!"
- What we do is secret.
- The Germs circle.
- Never Live It Down: Darbys extremely poor timing when it came to his suicide.
- Replacement Scrappy: Shane West is often viewed as this.
YMMV / The Germs