* AdaptationDisplacement: ... Wait, ''Candy Candy'' was originally a '''novel'''?
* DieForOurShip: Susanna Marlowe is clingy, but she ''still'' doesn't deserve half the utter shit that fandom throws at her. Specially considering that [[spoiler: she saved Terry's life and lost her leg ''and'' her acting career for it]] and that [[spoiler: she actually ''told Terry to go after Candy'' a while after this. It was '''Terry''' who chose to stay by Susanna's side, [[DoubleStandard and yet no one remembers it while blaming and slutshaming Susanna]].]] '''And''' that [[spoiler: when Terry was pressured into marrying Susanna, this came '''from Susanna's mother''' and not from Susanna herself.]]
* EarWorm: That blasted MitsukoHorie theme song!
* FanonDiscontinuity: The Italian fans hated the BittersweetEnding ''so'' much that they forced the Italian editors to make them a sort-of GeckoEnding where [[spoiler: Candy and Terry got together again]]
** And the French broadcasters just didn't want [[spoiler: Anthony to die. The french dub made him "fell from his horse and lost the use of his legs". And [[PutOnABus disappeared]]. How rude, Candy]]. Two of the episodes were edited later to fix the problem, but elements of the fake story remained in some other episodes.
* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: "Be good, end up happy... but without a love interest"
** [[FridgeBrilliance Arguably, it can also be seen like this]]: "As long as you work hard and love what you do, you can give yourself a break and not need a romantic relationship to define your stance on life".
** Not really. [[spoiler: There are several instances of the manga that hinted towards Albert/Candy's romantic relationship. Considering that Candy fell in love with Anthony because she thought he was the Prince of the Hill she met and with Terry because of his resemblance to Anthony and thus to the Prince, at least in the beginning in a LovingAShadow situation. All the time she has been looking for him and he ''is'' really Albert. It seems to me the series is giving full circle with ambiguity: the Prince was her innocent childhood love, Anthony her first love, Terry her teenage passion while Albert is her future, a mature kind of love that will be always be with her, so the manga ends with her realization he's the Prince and reunion]]. But go tell ''that'' to [[spoiler:the Terry/Candy shippers who completely ignore it and keep harping on how Terry and Candy are So Destined Together.]]
* [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff French and Latin-Americans LOVE Candy Candy]]: VERY popular in Latin America, and in France where it was the very first shojo ever seen.
** [[PeripheryDemographic Also is a girls show that Latin American boys were more than willing to watch.]]
* MisaimedFandom: Considering that CandyCandy is a {{shoujo}} manga from TheSeventies, it had [[FairForItsDay pretty revolutionary]] 'messages': "Be honest to yourself", "Don't throw away your own beliefs", "Work hard to earn what you get in life", "Don't give up on your purposes", "Romance is important, yes, but not the end and be all to a woman's life". The fandom, however, ignores almost all of them '''only''' to focus on the romantic part of the plot, and '''''specially''''' on [[spoiler: loudly complaining because Candy and Terry didn't end up together.]] Even older fans in their 30's and 40's, who should know better, fall into this trap.
* MoralEventHorizon: Neil's ScarpiaUltimatum to Candy; and ''just'' as we were led to think [[LoveRedeems there might be some hope for him]]. And specially considering that after said ultimatum, [[LoveMakesYouEvil he insists that he loves Candy more than anything.]] [[StalkerWithACrush Uhm, Neil]], [[EntitledToHaveYou things don't work that way.]]
** Eliza has several moments of [[KickTheDog dog kicking]], but her worst actions are [[spoiler: framing Candy '''and''' Terry to get Candy expelled from St. Paul School]] and [[spoiler: scheming with her mother Ruth to [[SlutShaming get Candy's reputation smeared]] because after she takes the amnesiac Albert into her household.]]
* {{Squick}}: A friend of Candy's is pushed by his father to get married at 17. That's odd enough but not AS terrible... until you see that the "bride" is a girl who is ''very'' clearly under 10. Candy says it's strange, the little girl was shown to be uncomfortable, and the father ended up admitting it's not right.
** It may also be a case of YouFailHistoryForever - even with the ValuesDissonance about rich people marrying younger than the standard, it's still '''too''' ridiculously young.
* ValuesResonance: A shoujo manga from TheSeventies that isn't necessarily centered ONLY on romance '''and''' tells young girls that they can be whatever they want to be in life, as long as they work hard for it? HELL YES!
* WhatAnIdiot: Candy is rather naive, yet rarely displays ''active'' stupidity. However, the time when she ''and'' Terry [[spoiler: sneak outside the dorms to meet up with each other ''on the grounds of having supposedly received letters from one another'', without actually checking on any sources AND despite clearly knowing the school's incredibly strict rules]] completely reeks of this trope.
* WorldOfWoobie:
** IronWoobie: Candy, Archie.
** JerkAssWoobie: Terry. His issues are pretty severe and understandable, but he brings a lot of misery ''on himself''. And sometimes he makes Candy suffer a '''lot''', too.
** StoicWoobie: [[spoiler: Albert]], and [[spoiler: Frannie]] after learning [[spoiler: her]] backstory.
** TheWoobie: Annie, Patty, Anthony, Susanna if you're charitable to her.

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