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.
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.
Part 7 features a side-story where Goku and Vegeta are inspecting the original characters' home city of Canton, Ohio and Vegeta, angry in his own way at the events of 9/11 (which had just happened earlier that day), wants to get drunk to the point of stupidness. Goku reluctantly agrees to let him have his moping, and they find a bar in which Nina happens to also be there also depressed about the day's events and gets to witness Goku and Vegeta getting into a Vodka-drunking contest, in which Goku wins by a hair [although it's implied by both Goku and Vegeta that Goku simply cannot get drunk for some reason, while Vegeta can]. Hilarity Ensues, including a part where Goku and Nina sneak into Goku and Vegeta's rented out house only to find a agitated Piccolo waiting for them in the same way an angry parent waits for their child to get home from being late. Again some hilarity ensues.
Part 8: Piccolo and #17 are now taking their turns exploring the city of Canton, when #17, being the fun lover he is, wants to try to get Piccolo, the stoic, serious guy he is, to lighten up and have a bit of fun. #17 takes them to a motor lot and buys a pair of motorcycles, in which he goads Piccolo into riding on. This leads to both #17 and Piccolo racing each other down the streets of Canton, with #17 constantly heckling Piccolo to enjoy fun and not to feign being a sourpuss. Piccolo then decides to challenge #17 in a way by having them ki-levitate themselves and their motorcycles onto the roof of a nearby building [a tall one], and have them fly through the air on just a single forward thrust of ki alone and see where they end up. #17 accepts, and the two end up reaching an abandoned stadium where Goku, Vegeta and Mr. Buu are trying to train Alex, Vernon and Jason. Piccolo and #17 land and almost run down Alex, Jason and Vernon by accident before taking back to the skies via ki, still on their motorcycles. Hilarity ensued.
In Part 9, Radditz ends up with a part-time job at a McDonalds in the southern township of Canton. Some of the characters probably held in some laughter at seeing a McDonalds cap in his long, lufty hair at the end of the part, and laughs are played when he takes orders and one specific order made by the character is blindly guessed [correctly] to be Goku's, to his feigned dismay.
The story loves to go out of the usual Status Quo for Dragonball-based stories and make some of the Dragonball characters face some hilarious real-life situations in general. The author was very fond of the driver's test filler episode for one, and has read other stories about DB characters doing more mundane things in life like drinking and playing sports, and likes mixing it up with these kinds of elements.
Nightmare Fuel: Some of the explanation of Hell in the prologue as the mysterious daemonlord is introduced. Flesh eating plants that bleed out of their roots anyone?
Another variant is a small bit where Clint has a small daydream/vision in the middle of a training session in Part 12, where he sees Alex, disfigured and forcibly transformed into a different entity, thinking he is possessed by Giygas, whom Clint learned from Paula might potentially some day make a return from death. This triggers a semi-transformation to Super Saiya-jin 3 which he only holds onto for a split second.
In the same vein, Part 12 also has Goku explain the origins of his Super Saiya-jin 3 transformation: The Saiya-jin in question must apparently induce a form of nightmarish visions on themselves. Goku claims in his visions he saw Vegeta, Nappa and Radditz become Super Saiya-jin 2s and start murdering various characters, good guys and villains alike, even describing some of the more horrific ends the villains meet, and then of his own horrifying killing of them, fused into one being when he first becomes Super Saiya-jin 3 in the vision. Also, the strange and unknown voice whispering to Vegeta, Nappa and Radditz in his vision "OBLITERATE, SPREAD, PERSPIRE" over and over is just plain unnerving to Goku, who somehow could also hear it despite it being directed at the other three Saiya-jin.