* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Chip Cheezum and General Ironicus' Let's Play of the game jokingly suggests that, as a result of his tendency to [[UseYourHead Use His Head]], Double H was brain-damaged well before he was ever introduced to that nasty-ass machine the [=DomZ=] had him in. They further theorize that he was given a copy of the childrens' edition of Carlson and Peeters (to accommodate his impaired thinking), which is also a coloring book. He colors in one page every night, with just the biggest grin on his retarded face. (In-game, he's [[CloudCuckoolander goofy]], but still intelligent.)
** FridgeBrilliance: Watch him during combat, then watch him again VERY closely while he is breaking barriers for you. You will notice that he uses an energy shield.
* CargoShip: Pey'j likes the hovercraft a tiny bit much. [[spoiler: And to a lesser extent, [[CoolStarship the Beluga]].]]
* CompleteMonster: [[GeneralRipper General Kehck]] is the leader of the Alpha Sections, a military organization that, under the guise of benevolent saviors, aides the [=DomZ=] aliens in their attempt to harvest everyone on the planet, just as they have done across hundreds of worlds. Those abducted are transported to the moon where they are [[VampiricDraining sucked dry of all their fluids]] so that [[TheDragon Kehck]] and his master, [[BigBad the DomZ Priest]], [[ImmortalityImmorality may live longer]]. Throughout the game Kehck uses his PropagandaMachine to urge the people of Hillys to enlist in the Alpha Sections, knowing full well that they'll be slowly converted by the [=DomZ=] into monstrous grotesqueries to act as his army of mooks. When the protagonist, Jade, manages to start exposing the truth about the Alpha Sections, Kehck responds by [[WouldHurtAChild kidnapping the war orphans Jade's adopted for he and his boss to feed on]]. He also hooks up Jade's ParentalSubstitute, Pey'j, into a torture machine for three weeks. Unlike the [=DomZ=] Priest who needs to feed on planets to survive, or the other Alpha Sections soldiers who have been turned into monsters, Kehck is completely human and isn't in any danger of dying. He's just a selfish CardCarryingVillain who wants to live a little bit longer and is willing to wipe out entire planets to do so.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: For the game's music, Ubisoft hired a relatively unknown freelance composer named Christophe Heral. Good choice. "Home Sweet Home" and "Hylian Suite" are standout tracks, but there are many good ones. Notably, {{Ubisoft}} gave out the soundtrack for free with express permission to put it on Torrents.
** "Above and Beyond" is probably one of the deepest and most unsettling tracks you will hear in a game.
* DisappointingLastLevel: Depends on who you ask. The endgame does feel rather rushed and introduces some [[spoiler: inexplicable superpowers]] with little more than some vague foreshadowing.
* EarWorm: From the background track, "Propaganda". The minigames also feature the track "Spanish Bar", A.K.A. "Fun and Mini-Games", which is an easy contender for the title of Most Earwormy BGM.
** How about the racetrack and Mammago theme? "Don' worreh..." It actually sound like real Reggae, mon.
* EnsembleDarkHorse: Meď is ''very'' popular with the fandom, probably second only to the three leads. Being a [[AmazingTechnicolorPopulation blue-furred]] CatGirl with hips ''probably'' helps.
** Similarly, there's Yoa, the lighthouse's resident MysteriousWaif. She's [[AmazingTechnicolorPopulation mysteriously blue]], she speaks an unknown language, and her dialogue suggests she's either a sneaky little spy or prophetic. She has no plot relevance (at least for now), but her status as walking FanficBait makes her pretty popular.
* FandomBerserkButton: No, wrestler TripleH has nothing to do with this game. If you make that mistake, as so many before have, the fan's responses will likely make you feel like a real heel.
* MisaimedMarketing: Just check out the link to the "string cheese" incident above. Now "string cheese" is a minor inside joke in the fandom.
* MostWonderfulSound: The ItemGet sound when you pick up a pearl, and the Alphas' "ARRRGH!" when you kick them in the tank. It never gets old.
* NightmareFuel: [[spoiler:The [=DomZ=] Priest.]] [[MemeticMutation What has been seen,]] [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Domz_priest_6501.jpg cannot be unseen...]]
* NintendoHard: Not the game itself, but the mini-game you get for obtaining all the pearls in the game. You have to control two pearls with the right and left analogue sticks and ensure that they don't touch walls or other obstacles. Combined with the fact that [[AutoScrollingLevel the level advances so that]] [[CameraScrew sometimes you can't see what's coming]] and you've got a recipe for frustration.
* TearJerker: If the "lighthouse scene" doesn't make you choke up a little, you may not have a soul.
* UglyCute: Pey'j and Double H are just ''so damn endearing.'' Pey'j may be a fat, smelly, over-the-hill pig and Double H a meatheaded TopHeavyGuy, but the fandom absolutely adores the both of them.
* VindicatedByHistory: It's got to be one of the most highly regarded and talked-about video games to bomb on its original release of all time.
* {{Woolseyism}}: There's a lot of quirks the English dub added over the original French. Pey'j's "sweet jesus" for example and how the DomZ sound.
** When General Kehck [[spoiler: traps the Beluga with a tractor beam]], in the English version he quotes one of Lewis Carroll's poems (The Spider And The Fly), which made a nice touch over the original (which just talked about a serpent eating its prey).
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