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  • Base Breaker: A number of examples...
    • Atoli. Half of the fanbase considers her The Woobie, the other half considers her The Scrappy.
    • Alkaid. One half thinks she's a Creator's Pet, the other half is in love with her.
    • Shino might count as well, since some think she's a complete bitch, and others love her.
    • Let's not forget the entire R:2 saga in general.
  • Complete Monster - Bordeaux, Sakaki and almost anyone consumed by AIDA.
    • Bordeaux has a reason related to her backstory.
    • Haseo in his PKK days. Note how he doesn't lift a finger to help out PK victims.
  • Critical Dissonance: Most Critics gave GU a Low to Medium score, most who have played love the game to the point of giving it high to perfect scores. Mainly due to the "fresh" gameplay compared to the older games, as well as more likeable characters and story.
  • Crowning Moment of Awesome - Too many examples to list. Haseo's arrival as a PKK in Volume 1, the four-way Avatar summoning sequence against Sakaki's AIDA, Atoli telling off Sakaki after he betrayed her with Mind Rape...
  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming - Vol.2 Reminisce has more of this than any other.
    • Volume 3 as a whole is full of them as well. The ending cutscene with Haseo running after Atoli is one of the milder examples.
    • Almost every Promise Card ending.
  • Crowning Moment of Funny - Some of the "Marriage/Promise" endings, even more so if you pick someone like Azure Kite.
    • Kuhn hitting on a 9-year-old in Volume 1. The rest of the quest consists primarily of Pi and Haseo picking on him for it.
      • On second thought, most of what Kuhn does, period. Chim Chim Song quest, anyone? He's better comic relief than Piros for cryin' out loud.
    • Alkaid has one of these in Volume 2 when she's teasing Atoli.

  "We did some really hot, super-secret training, just the two of us! LOL"

    • Haseo's reaction to Atoli "inviting" Haseo and Pi to visit Moon Tree.

  "Are you trying to pick a fight?"

    • Saku's brutal savaging of Negimaru for being a loser after he tries to pick on Bo.
    • In Volume 1, when Pi beats Kuhn for his womanizing before the tournament against Alkaid starts.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome - Pick a game, any game.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse - Alkaid and Azure Kite.
    • Alkaid was originally slated to only have a brief appearance in Volume 1, but fandom demand and the creator's preference changed that.
  • Fridge Logic - How come no one ever brings up ripping off their headset or unplugging their PC?
    • Why do Atoli's parents take her to the doctor, confirm she has Doll Syndrome, and still let her play on the computer?
  • Game Breaker - The Doppelganger Items and the pair of guns that Haseo gets in the Forest of Pain.
    • This also includes Haseo's ability to juggle enemies with his guns, semi-infinitely if the player is quick with the reload button.
      • And don't forget the DG-Y's ability. Combined with Super Charge, it essentially eliminates Skill Trigger recharge.
    • Quick Rengeki or Jet Speed Attack + Awakens also fits in this trope.
      • Awakenings are so broken that people have actually complained about how gamebreaking they are.
    • Starting a new game in 1 if you have the clear data for 2 on your memory card allows you to start the game at level 35 even after being Data Drained. For the record, the PKs who kill you at the start of the game are level 10, and the crazy bitch Bordeaux is only level 27 when you have to fight her in the arena. It's possible to beat every single mission up to the battle with Alkaid without having to level yourself up at all. But be warned, your allies will be horribly weak.
    • There might be a reason why you are the only who can use a Broadsword in your party: even all by yourself you can juggle most small sized enemies and "player" enemies until they are dead or enough to finish with a Skill Trigger.
    • Damage Change + SP Regen could also be considered a Game Breaker, although to a lesser extent. It's pretty damn easy to break this game.
    • Atoli can become one. Damage Change, SP Regen, Skill Boost (for Rig Geam, which stacks with SP Regen), and Dancing Haze combine to create an unstoppable wall. Atoli is the only character that can use Dancing Haze - and it gives a 2-slot armor customization that may very well be one of the best caster customizations in the game, on a weapon. If she somehow takes some form of physical damage, she's able to heal herself almost immediately afterward.
  • Ho Yay:
    • Endrance and Haseo. A rare, explicit case which doesn't have to be one-sided.
    • Haseo also has some moments with Ovan.
    • And dear God, Piros the 3rd. "Your love makes me hot!" Also another case of Do Not Want for Haseo.
    • Kuhn as well. Send him the Flower Gift card and he'll think Haseo is hitting on him.
    • Silabus, again with Haseo. Some of his e-mails suggest a stronger devotion alongside his obvious admiration, and his Promise Card scene is rather...interesting. It should also be noted that Silabus could be considered a Spear Counterpart of Atoli, the closest the game gets to a canon love interest.
  • I Knew It! - Prior to the release of Redemption, some people had already been speculating that Sakubo was one person with a split personality.
    • Also, there were multiple theories regarding the true identity of Tri-Edge before Reminisce was released.
  • Magnificent Bastard - Ovan
  • Memetic Mutation: The fandom isn't really large enough to have many cases, but...

  "RAWR, I'M GABI!! :D"

  • Moral Event Horizon - Sakaki crossed it. He then proceeded to become an admin.
  • Nightmare Fuel - The Dopplegangers. When one shows up on the map and notices you nearby, it starts to slowly and confidently walk towards you while an increasingly scary music that alerts you of your impending doom starts to play and grows louder the closer it comes toward you. The screen also starts flashing red, and more so when the enemy closes in on you.
    • Entering in a battle to escape from it is useless like when you get to fight P Kers he'll, literally, walk in with his shady appearance.
    • Innis in vol. 2... "I want you to look at me... NOBODY EVER LOOKS AT ME!"
    • Skeith beating the hell out of Magus in Volume 1. Haseo panics.
    • Sakaki mind-raping Atoli may count too, considering Atoli's reaction makes her as if she's being literally raped.
  • Rescued From the Scrappy Heap - Atoli in Reminisce, for those that considered her The Scrappy.
  • The Scrappy - Piros the 3rd is generally agreed as this. Several others can fall into this trope as well.
  • That One Boss - AIDA<Oswald> in Reminisce.
  • That One Sidequest - Arguably, Bikman's flyer.
  • Unfortunate Implications - It's encouraged that it's better for Saku to remain a split personality of Bo, instead of being reabsorbed by his mind. Real cases of dissociative personality disorder can attest how problematic this is. However, there also exist cases where the premature reintegration of the dissociative identities of the individual can be just as harmful to their psyche, as they are not prepared or ready to "part" from the other identity.
  • The Woobie - Several. To name a few, Atoli and Sakubo.
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