* AwesomeArt: ''So pretty...''
* BaseBreaker: Fans are divided on Almond; she receives the lion's share of the focus over the ostensible protagonist Cucumber, while being hypercompetent and even her mistakes turn out for the best. Some find her a boring character because of this, while others argue that part of the story is subverting conventional hero roles and she's fulfilling Cucumber's role as the legendary hero.
* CrossoverShip: Nightmare Knight/[[Webcomic/{{Paranatural}} Forge]].
* EnsembleDarkhorse: [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters Almost anyone who's ever appeared in a somewhat minor role]] - Cabbage, Cosmo, Baguette and Tartelette, Grizzlygum, Saturday's butler Brambleby, Liquus, Cap'n Bubblebeard, Crabbro, Lute... the list goes on.
** The Disaster Masters, in particular, seem to gain an instant following the moment they show up; the flamboyantly colorful Noisemaster had multiple pieces of fan-art within just a day of his appearance.
** Peridot seems to be everyone's favorite. When Gigi decided to give out painting requests to her top three Kickstarter donators they were all Peridot.
* FoeYay: Peridot's obsession with beating Almond, especially when combined with her {{Tsundere}} attitude and Almond's playful teasing.
-->'''Almond:''' You just can't stay away, huh?\\
'''Peridot:''' Shuh- ''SHUT UP!!''
* GeniusBonus: Princess Piano is named not just for the instrument but also for the musical term which indicates playing softly--it is, of course, an IronicName.
* IdiotPlot:
** Played with. There are several points in the story so far where a more logical and reasonable choice could have saved everyone a lot of trouble, but they never do it because it's simply [[FunctionalGenreSavvy not how these things work]]. It usually runs on RuleOfFunny.
** The entire plot kick starts because the people in charge of hiding the PlotCoupons are really, ''really'' bad at it.
** Perfectly summed up here:
---> '''The Oracle:''' I don't have time to spend interrogating every "Legendary Hero" who walks in here!\\
'''Cucumber:''' But--But that's just stupid!
* JerkassWoobie: Even though Splashmaster is... well, Splashmaster, it's easy to feel bad for him when he's challenged to a game he doesn't understand and is physically incapable of participating in.
** Noisemaster and Mutemaster. Noisemaster was legitimately evil as he tried to kill Nautilus and the entire Melody Kingdom, but his depression after [[spoiler: he failed]] makes it hard not to feel sorry for him.
* NightmareFuel: [[http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/cq/page-466/ Everything's fine...]]
** [[http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/cq/page-510/ If only your blade were as sharp as your tongue.]]
* SacredCow: A funny example when it came to shipping Almond and Peridot, most were not vocal and those that were, were quick to call it weird. It wasn't until [[WordOfGod Gigi herself]] said it was okay, that people began to loudly squee over the ship. It can mostly be accounted to the age of the two.
* ToyShip: Cucumber/Nautilus and [[FoeYayShipping Almond/Peridot]].
* UnpopularPopularCharacter: Let's talk about Bacon.
* VanillaProtagonist: Almond is a LargeHam while Cuco is the OnlySaneMan. That's why Almond dominates almost every scene she's in. [[TropesAreTools That's point.]] It's a running gag how both of them can't believe ''he's'' supposed to be the legendary hero when she is better qualified. She even [[DecoyProtagonist looks like the protagonist in the prologue.]]
* ViewerGenderConfusion: Cosmo. Possibly. Assumed to be male, but there really isn't an indication of Cosmo's true gender. No one in the comic has actually used the word "he" or "she" yet. For her part, Gigi is intentionally keeping Cosmo's gender vague.