* CrazyAwesome: Jin the Taxi Driver.
* CrossesTheLineTwice: This may be the only show where a suicide assassination attempt is played for laughs--at first.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJsIBJhPIvI badass taxi driver]] who wasn't even named in-story! Also Liang Qi herself has gotten a considerable fanbase; being voiced by Creator/RieTanaka helps.
* EvilIsSexy: Alphard and Liang Qi.
* FoeYay: Alphard does like pinning Canaan down a lot, and isn't particularly in a hurry to kill her, which makes Liang Qi [[MurderTheHypotenuse quite jealous]].
* FreudWasRight: Subverted. In episode 4, Santana says he will "Make [Hakko] happy in bed." What does he do? Shows her some magic tricks. No, not ''those'' magic tricks.
** Later played straight in a rather [[{{Squick}} f'ed up]] [[TearJerker and tragic]] manner.
* GeniusBonus:
** Alphard is the name of a star in the middle of the Hydra constellation. It is also known as the "Heart of the Snake" because of that (thus, no wonder Alphard commands the "Snakes"). "Al-Phard" also means "the lonely one" in Arabic because it's the brightest star in the whole sky sector.
** Canaan is the name of the land that eventually became Israel in [[Literature/TheBible the Old Testament.]]
** Before even that, "Canaan" referred to Phoenicians (you can even hear the phonetic similarity) in their own language. Phoenicians were the supreme mariners and traders of their time and founded Carthage, TheRival and WorthyOpponent to AncientRome. They also invented the alphabet.
* HilariousInHindsight: In first episode The view of the TVB Jade watermark displayed on the further top-right. And as of Summer 2013, the watermark is now moved to the top-right side since this said network no longer support SD feed.
* LesYay: Canaan and Maria. They flirt a lot, indeed. At one point, Maria even [[spoiler:delivers lines that can easily be interpreted as a confession of love.]]
* LesYayShipping: There are quite a few fans of Alphard/Canaan, not to mention Maria/Canaan.
* MagnificentBitch: You might see Alphard as this.
* MemeticMutation: HIGH TENSION!!
** GET SOME GET SOME, GET SOME GET SOME
** Sugoi!
* MoralEventHorizon: Liang Qi does not seem to be able to live through one day without doing this once.
* MorePopularSpinOff: In North America, due to TypeMoon involvement.
* OneSceneWonder: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJsIBJhPIvI CHINESE STYLE. '''HIGH TENSION!''']]
* {{Squick}}: [[spoiler: Hakko becomes ''very'' intimate with Santana's dead body]].
** Not just squick, but due to the circumstances, a brutal TearJerker since it shows you [[spoiler: how far past the DespairEventHorizon the poor girl is.]]
* TheWoobie: Hakko. ''Oh, Hakko''.
** Cummings, too.
* {{Woolseyism}}: The dub adds more swearing.