* DamselScrappy: Midea, the only other Kodiak Nitzchean alive. While claiming she's SoBeautifulItsACurse and how all men want her, her arrogant, painfully melodramatic and insipidly vain preoccupation with physical beauty is downright insufferable, even as her personality is played straight as a perfection to be aspired to. A ''real'' case of CanonSue in this series, it comes as a relief when Becka shoots her... and irritating when she survives.
* FridgeBrilliance: Andromeda is a character from Greek mythology renowned for her beauty; which is probably where the producers got the idea of having the personification of the ship be a hologram of a beautiful woman.
* [[FridgeHorror Fridge]] {{Squick}}:
** If post-Ouroboros Trance is adult Trance, then does that make pre-Ouroboros underaged Trance?[[LessDisturbingInContext Much less squicky]] once it's established that she's [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld several billion years old]] [[GeniusLoci star]] using an [[AFormYouAreComfortableWith artificial humanoid body]] as a sockpuppet.
* GrowingTheBeard: The series' lighting, make-up, costuming, and writing improves after the first mid-season break (beginning with "Music of a Distant Drum" and "Harper 2.0"), and introduces the Magog/Spirit of the Abyss plot and a shift to a more ensemble-based set up. The cheese also shifts from embarrassing to self-aware and fun. This was unfortunately undone shortly after "Ouroboros."
* LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt: Dylan gets called out by this several times, especially be Nietzscheans. He is almost never bluffing, up to and including calling down nuclear-level weapons on his own position.
* MartyStu: Sorbo/Hunt, more and more so as the series progressed and Sorbo gained more behind-the-scenes power.
* SeasonalRot: Most hard core fans tend to think that Andromeda ended at "Ouroboros", the last episode made with Robert Hewitt Wolfe in charge. Before the show become [[{{MartyStu}} all about Dylan]] and the seasonal plot arcs were dropped. After the series ended, Wolfe produced a short story called "Coda" that ignored everything after "Ouroboros" and told his plan.