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YMMV / Twelve Forever

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  • Accidental Innuendo: The casual way Todd says "Get on me" to both Esther and Reggie in episode 3 sounds very suggestive out of context.
  • Adorkable: Esther's fast-winded rambling over things like her favorite book series makes her pretty endearing.
  • Awesome Music:
    • The opening song is a chill and fun electronic song that gets you happy about the show before it even starts.
    • The Butt Witch's theme, "Party on Saturn" by Seksu Roba. It has a very psychedelic 1970s vibe that reflects her seductive appearance (and possibly her connection with the old sex ed book Reggie threw in the volcano) while the disjointed piano portions reflect her unsettling, sinister nature.
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  • Best Known for the Fanservice: She isn't called the Butt Witch for nothing.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse:
    • Galaxander. Despite being a background character, his interesting design, supportive attitude, and the brief insight into his unfortunate dating life made him very popular with the fans.
    • Shane never appeared beyond the original pilot (with many of his traits being given to Todd and Esther instead), but he’s still popular among fans.
  • Friendly Fandoms:
    • Fans of the short-lived Tuca & Bertie, another Netflix cartoon created by a mostly female staff and dealt with feminine issues, migrated over to this show after the latter's cancellation (ironically, this one didn't last more than one season either, though Tuca and Bertie eventually got Un-Cancelled).
    • With Infinity Train, due to both originating as shorts for Cartoon Network as well as the similarities of having a red-headed heroine enter Another Dimension, where the rules of the real world don't apply. However, that's where the similarities end... In fact, the fictional worlds presented are basically polar opposites.
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    • They're also friendly with fans of Amphibia and The Owl House, as all four shows have similar premises (female protagonist goes on adventures in a strange and magical world).
  • Just Here for Godzilla: Many viewers only watch the show due to The Butt Witch, who is the most popular character since the original short, mainly because of her design and voice.
  • LGBT Fanbase: Between the many gay side characters on Endless Island (most notably Mack and Beefhouse) and the fact that the main character’s crush is a girl, the show gained one in record time. Another plus was that the show didn't really push these to the forefront and just made it feel natural like any other relationship (helped along that there are straight relationships showcased too), preventing it from feeling like pandering as well.
  • Nausea Fuel:
    • One of Reggie's embarassing memories reveals that she collected her own scabs in a book. She decides to plant them on the island in the following episode, causing grotesque scab plants to grow.
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    • The main characters puking up worms after arguing with each other, as well as the Butt Witch messily devouring them.
  • Overshadowed by Controversy: The series is more remembered for the many streaks of bad luck it suffered (the discovery of creator Julia Vickerman having written stories and posts with pedophillic tones previous to the series' creation, animation studio closed down, Invisible Advertising) than for its actual quality.
  • Rooting for the Empire: There's a good number of viewers who root for the Butt Witch, whether it's because they enjoy her character or they find the protagonists obnoxious (or both).
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks!: While overall reception to the characters has been positive, there's still a number of fans who dislike Todd and Esther (especially Todd) because they replaced Shane.
  • What Do You Mean, It's for Kids?: The show has a TV-Y7 rating on Netflix, and yet discusses puberty topics such as wearing bras and menstrual cramps; something many 7-10 year olds would be too young to know much about. However, they are only brought up twice in the entire series.
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?: The show can be pretty trippy at times. Especially with all the weird creatures on the Endless Island. It's worth mentioning that the series creator worked on Yo Gabba Gabba!, an equally trippy series.


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