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  • Accidental Innuendo: Many people have noticed Scott Pilgrim's testicles. Made funnier because, as the Major Spoilers review of volume 6 pointed out, "Scott Pilgrim Grows a Pair" would be a pretty fitting alternate title... It's actually possible that this innuendo was not accidental at all.
  • Awesome Music: Not that we can hear the music, but come on, the fight with the first ex culminating in a song battle is pretty damn awesome.
    • Dare we mention "Invaders Must Die" by The Prodigy in The Movie's trailer?
    • In volume 6, the song Envy sings, and the lousy cover of "I'm a Believer" by Shatterband are very awesome moments.
  • Base Breaker / Die for Our Ship: Ramona has ended up becoming this in retrospect, due to sects of the fans preferring Scott to end up with Knives or Kim.
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: The Gilded Palace of Flying Burritos.
    • Subverted kinda, Ramona asks about Scott's previous job in the first volume, and he says its a long story so she responds with "we'll save it for another volume."
    • Kim and Knives making out while drunk. Though it was made into an assist move in Ubisoft's video game adaptation.
    • "Hey, Scotty. Check out my ring!" "Ssssscotttt..."
  • Complete Monster: Gideon Graves
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Quite a few....
    • Wallace has quite the fan following and even a couple of Facebook clubs.
    • If the IMDB message board is any indication, Joseph is one too. O'Malley really knows hows to write gay characters apparently.
    • Kim Pine is also pretty popular, even having her own one-shot comic strip, the Wonderful World of Kim Pine, read it here
    • Scott's sister, likely due to her expanded role in The Movie and the actress who played her.
    • Quite a few people prefer Knives over Ramona (doesn't help that she becomes more of an Iron Woobie in The Movie)
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: Scott/Kim and Scott/Knives.
  • Funny Aneurysm Moment: In the fourth volume, Lisa mentions living off of credit cards and derides herself for doing so. Not long after the volume was released, the real-life credit crunch of '08 hit.
    • A rather meta example: You know that cool shirt Edgar Wright is wearing in the fourth trailer? After the release of volume six, turns out that's an official Chaos Theater shirt.
    • After reading Volume 6 and finding out at the end that Stephen Stills is gay, going back and reading Volume 5 has a moment like this when Young Neil refers to Stephen Stills as "Captain Homo", and it hits you that there was a whole other layer to Neil's face-punchingly dickish comment.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Ramona, and all of her Evil Exes except for Gideon.
    • Also, Envy Adams, especially in Volume 6 after she reveals that her and Scott's break-up was a mutual occurrence and Scott simply whitewashed his role in it out of the flashbacks seen by the reader in Volume 3.
  • Les Yay: Kim & Knives in Volume 4. Granted, they're drunk. And, of course, Ramona and Roxie.
    • There's also Knive's fangirlism bordering-on-a-crush of Envy Adams.
  • Memetic Mutation: The classic description "TWILIGHT FOR BOYS".
    • Also replacing the word "love" with "lesbian" in reference to Scott whenever he's asked about "the L-word". This whole thing started after he discovered Kim and Knives were making out.

 Wallace: Have you said the L-word yet?

Scott: The L-word?

Scott: You mean... lesbian?

Wallace: Uh... No. The other L-word.

Scott: Lesbians?

  • One of Us: With a Shout-Out list stuffed to the brim with video game references, Brian Lee O'Malley is truly one of us (and by that extent, so is Scott)
  • Paranoia Fuel: Subspace. People can get in your head and see your dreams. That's enough of a privacy nightmare when your girlfriend doing it, and worse still your nemesis can spy on you and mess with your memories. Or, from Ramona's perspective (which is never really explicitly addressed), a Living Doll Collector ex who is stalking and trying to kill your boyfriend so he can have you all to himself. And is implied to have done the exact same thing to others. Creepy.
  • The Woobie: Knives, before and after her Yandere phase (hell, probably even during it.)

Video Game

  • And the Fandom Rejoiced: When Paul Robertson was revealed as working on the art for the game, a SPRITE BASED SIDE SCROLLING throwback to the 8 and 16 bit gaming glory days of youth.
    • Anamanaguchi is doing the music!
    • And the soundtrack has been released on iTunes and Amazon MP3!
    • DLC was announced to include Knives as a playable character!
  • Breather Boss: Aside of his special attack with missiles, Super Robot Fighter is really weak.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: As mentioned before. Anamanaguchi did the music. See how awesome it is yourself.
  • 8.8: The game was given a 6.5 by Gamespot, whereas other reviews of the game have given it 7s & 8s.
    • GamesMaster magazine gave it 50%, but the general consensus is that the magazine's written by a bunch of FPS fans.
  • Ending Fatigue: Level 7. You ride an elevator down into the Chaos Theater and fight Gideon, then endure a very short but extremely annoying subspace stage, then fight Gideon again in his huge demonic form, then run through a robot-themed stage, then fight Gideon again, then it turns out that Gideon was a robot and you have to punch the real one once to kill him, and then you're finished.
  • Game Breaker: Wallace's Mystery Shop; buying the Bionic Arm (which really, should just take 2-3 runs through the first stage) drastically reduces the difficulty of the game; let alone the other items sold there.
    • The strength book available at the bookstore actually provides slightly better value, and each book is about 1/5 the price of the bionic arm, so you can increase your strength more gradually.
    • If you pay off the balance at the video store in the first level, you can buy extra lives for $4.95.
      • Along with raising all your stats by 10 for only $4.95 a pop. You cap at 100.
    • There's also the code that lets you use the Power of Love sword outside of the normal stage helps because of the range it gives.
  • Goddamned Bats: Particularly in the Twins' stages. Also the swooping birds in level 6. On a less literal level, there's the paparazzi enemies in Lucas' stage, who don't do much damage but can and will repeatedly stun you with their camera flashes, and the domino-masked "thief" foes in Roxy's stage, who like to bodycheck you and steal your coins. And they're fast, so can do it multiple times.
    • And the Medusa Heads in "Subspace Highway?" (right before Gigadeon).
  • Narm: Go fight some paparazzi in the second stage with the blood code activated. You'll see...
  • The Problem with Licensed Games: Averted, save for no online play or drop in and out game play (unless you have 2 extra dollars to buy the DLC). The game's very good. It just depends on if you like old school gaming. Also helps that it's only $10.
  • That One Boss: While a lot of them have the potential to be that one boss, Nega-Scott is generally regarded to be the most difficult of them all. Unless you really know what you're doing, tackling him alone is begging for an ass kicking.
    • Knives father can be spotted walking the world map for an optional boss fight. He is very powerful.
  • What Do You Mean It's Not for Kids?: Actually, the game is great family fun. But the Gainaxing raises some eyebrows.
    • It's not too family friendly. Todd Ingram gives Scott the finger, some people may object to Kim and Knives kissing, and Gigadeon may scare some younger players. The game warrants a 12/T rating at the very most.
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