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Tropes for the band The Misfits

  • Broken Base: The "old" or "classic" Misfits (1977-1983) compared to the 1990's Misfits incarnation with Jerry and Doyle, but Micheal Graves instead of Glenn Danzig and Dr. Chud on the drums compared to the current version with Jerry Only on Bass and Vocals, Dez Cadena (of Black Flag ) on guitar and Eric "Goat" Arce (of Murphy's Law) on the drums.
    • Averted in recent years: while opinions on Danzig vs. Graves vary, everybody hates Only.
  • Complete Monster:
    • "Last Caress": The Narrator gleefully sings about murdering a baby and not caring about the consequences as long as the baby dies. He proceeds to unapologetically boast to the person he's speaking to about raping their mother, then proudly clarifies that the baby he killed was the person's child. The Narrator proves himself to be a remorseless sociopath, even in the face of death.
    • "Jack the Ripper": The narrator of the song, indicated to be the titular serial killer relishing blood in his hands slipping through his fingers "like lives I take", viciously taunts and mocks his victims all throughout the song, hounding with the repeated chorus of "where you gonna go / whatcha gonna do?" The song ends as the narrator concludes with his slaughter, gleefully summing up how he hasn't any remorse, thanking the victim for "everything they did" to fulfill his desire.
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  • Downer Ending: Their first run ended with their new drummer getting so shitfaced he couldn't finish half the set, Glenn so fed up he broke up the band on stage then and there, and then a several year legal battle when he rerecorded Jerry and Doyle's parts for a compilation album rather than actually pay them royalties.
  • Face of the Band: Glenn Danzig, and, much later, Jerry Only.
    • Doyle has a lot of fans, too.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The guy whose stage name was Only ultimately ended up being the only founding member left in the band.
  • Memetic Hair:. The "Devilock", invented and worn by several members.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Most of their songs.
  • Signature Song: "Last Caress", though "She" and "Mommy, Can I Go Out And Kill Tonight?" also count.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks! Some people's response to the Graves and Only fronted Misfits.

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