* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Noisemaster, did he recognize [[spoiler:The Nightmare Knight's energy]] was what stopped his plan? Rosemaster's conversation with the Nightmare Knight indicated a growing resentment Noisemaster had with his leader as he felt the Knight was unreliable. Were his final words "So... It's like that" him conceding to another failure, or just disgust at [[spoiler:the Knight's sabotage]] and an epiphany about how they will never truly win?
* 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.
** There also seems to have been another divide due to Almond [[spoiler: getting Cucumber, herself, and Carrot almost [[http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/cq/page-569/ killed by Nightmare Knight]]]].
** For her part, Gigi considers Almond and Cucumber both the main protagonists, but some still point out that Cucumber still hasn't had much opportunity to step outside of other people's shadows.
* CrossoverShip: Nightmare Knight/[[Webcomic/{{Paranatural}} Forge]].
* CryForTheDevil: When Almond yells at Cucumber for trying to talk to the Nightmare Knight, she says it's "all a trick". This makes the Nightmare Knight flashback to a previous legendary hero who said the same thing, and is supposed to make us feel bad for the Nightmare Knight.
* 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.
** Mr. R managed to capture the hearts and minds of the people before he even uttered a line of dialogue and his popularity seems to only be set to increase with time.
*** Not to mention his assistant Azalea, who without having a single line of spoken dialogue yet is one of the most popular characters in Chapter 3 because of her design. [[spoiler: Being revealed to be the princess of Flower Kingdom doesn't hurt either!]]
* 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!!''
* FourthWallMyopia: In light of the Princess R competition, Almond has received a lot of hate in certain circles for being antagonistic towards the Nightmare Knight. However, the only one to have seen his softer side thus far is Princess Parfait; additionally, nobody in Cucumber's party knows that the Nightmare Knight who nearly ''sent them into the sun'' was most likely a fake. And Almond does have good reason to be legitimately concerned that Cucumber is in danger, since the Disaster Masters want to get rid of the Legendary Hero and the Nightmare Knight is ''much'' stronger than he is.
* FriendlyFandoms: With ''Webcomic/{{Paranatural}}'' due to similar tones (both are AffectionateParodies of "kid's adventure" genres) and the creators being friends.
* 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.
** Cucumber and Carrot follow Azalea, who is carrying the Hocus Crocus, into a room. When they get there, they find it's filled with flowers floating around, one of each type. Cucumber questions whether they are just for decoration, and points to two flowers he doesn't recognize and one he does as the one Almond wears. Carrot comes to a sudden realization upon seeing them and has Cucumber and himself hold the two flowers. [[spoiler: Botany-savvy readers might recognise that the flower Almond wears is an almond flower, and that the other two flowers are actually a cucumber and carrot flower, hinting that they have something to do with the people named after them.]]
* 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!
* IKnewIt: In Chapter 3, enough hints were dropped in the story that several readers figured out the exact nature of [[spoiler:Rosemaster's [[LaserGuidedAmnesia memory manipulation]]]] before it was explained in the story itself. Consequently, the true identities of [[spoiler:King Aster, King Sunflower, and Princess Azalea]] were deduced some time before TheReveal.
* JerkassWoobie: Even though Splashmaster is... well, [[TheBrute 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:his NearVillainVictory is sabotaged]] makes it hard not to feel sorry for him.
* LGBTFanbase: Particularly since several of the most popular characters (Peridot, Rosemaster) are gay, transgender, etc.
* 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.]]
** [[http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/cq/page-529/ "...I haven't given up. Not yet. And until we've won... I NEVER will."]]
** Glitchmaster is pretty scary, considering her form resembles a pixelly [[NothingIsScarier black void.]]
* RelationshipWritingFumble: [[http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/cq/page-525/ These]] [[http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/cq/page-530/ pages]] led some people to read a romantic subtext between Rosemaster and the Nightmare Knight. Gigi had to tweet a reminder that he was "technically her dad".
* 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.
--> "Nah."
* VanillaProtagonist: Almond is a LargeHam while Cuco is the OnlySaneMan. That's why Almond dominates almost every scene she's in. [[TropesAreTools That's the 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.