* ActorAllusion: The third episode of Vanguard G can be summed up by "[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Setsuna]] schooling the newest Gundam Protagonist, [[Anime/GundamReconguistaInG Bellri.]]"
** This isn't the first time Taiyou's [[Creator/HoukoKuwashima voice actress]] voices [[Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure a character with the sun as the theme.]]
** This is probably the third time [[Creator/ShuichiIkeda Char]] [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Aznable]] tries to bring forth a perfect future of humankind. At least this time it does not involve a [[ColonyDrop colony]] [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack drop]] nor [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeedDestiny our genetics.]]
*** And he is yet again, stopped by a Gundam Protagonist.
* AnimeFirst
* ArtisticAge: According to WordOfGod, Tetsu is 17/18, but looks like a middle age man, lampshaded by Emi in Episode 78 when she calls him "Ojisan" and towards the end of Asia-Hen with Ali doing the same.
* DuelingShows: With ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL'', which aired the season after it. Both focus on middle school aged kids and card games. It helps that the creator of Vanguard actually started out as a manga-ka for ''Manga/YuGiOhR'' and Takahashi's (the creator of YGO) understudy.
* FanNickname: Asaka is called rule 63 Aichi due to their physical similarities.
** {{Yandere}} [[spoiler:Aichi]] started to catch on after ride 44. Also [[spoiler: [=PsyAichi=].]]
** [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Suibey]] after 58 aired.
** Among his Japanese fans, Ren is often referred to as "Ren-[[UsefulNotes/JapaneseHonorifics sama]]".
** [[spoiler: Platina]] Ezel is frequently referred to as Pretzels or [=PEzel=] for short.
** When [[spoiler: Kai]] shows off having Psyqualia in the manga, it was quickly given the nickname [[spoiler: Kaiqualia.]]
** A real life example, Izumi Kitta, Misaki's voice actor, has a tendency to pull two triggers to break through her opponent's guards, and a lot of them are [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill double critical triggers.]] This has earned her the nickname of Izuqualia.
** Like the [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Gaang]] and the [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra Krew]], Kai and his friends who are looking for Aichi are called the "Mates."
** Team Traffic Light, acknowledged in universe, for Team Try3, due to their hair colours which resembles that of a traffic light.
* NoExportForYou: All 3 3DS games, Ride to Victory, Lock On Victory and Stride To Victory. The company that produced the games, FuRyu has said that they have no intentions of translating the games. The 3DS region lock doesn't help the matter either. So if you want to play the game, you have to buy a Japanese 3DS just to play it. This has prompted fans to send petitions to Nintendo to localize the games.
** The Legion Mate arc of the anime was skipped in the dub. This is due to either Bushiroad wanting to have the dub of the anime and English card releases closer to the Japanese releases, or because of the director for the first 4 series, who also helps with the directing of the dub, retiring.
* PlayingAgainstType: [[BigBad Ren]] [[{{Jerkass}} Suzugamori]] is quite different from Creator/AtsushiAbe's [[NiceGuy usual]] [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent type]].
** FridgeBrilliance: [[spoiler: When not under the influence of [[PsychicPowers PSYqualia]], he really is a NiceGuy!]]
* RelationshipVoiceActor: [[Creator/AtsushiAbe Ren]] and [[Creator/AkenoWatanabe Kyou]] have fought each other before in a [[LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex certain magical index.]] In Legion Mate, [[Creator/RinaSato Misaka Mikoto]] joins the fray, using the same clan as Ren.
** [[Manga/SpecialA Elsewhere]], [[Creator/TsubasaYonaga Aichi]] and [[Creator/AyahiTakagaki Takuto]] have been brother and sister and were [[Creator/HitomiNabatame Asaka]]'s classmates.
** In Italy, Kamui and Nagisa have been [[WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball brother and sister]] ([[TheOtherDarrin until the former was replaced with Morikawa]])
* TalkingToHimself: The entirety of Episode 155 and 156 can be summed up by [[spoiler: Leon and Takuto talking to themselves]].
* TheWikiRule: [[http://cardfight.wikia.com/wiki/Cardfight!!_Vanguard_Wiki The Cardfight!! Vanguard Wiki.]]