* TheChrisCarterEffect: Affected a lot of fans. What was [[spoiler:Sagadalius]] talking about in the Devil's Trill arc? What does Konoe have to do with it? What happened to [[spoiler:Ruka]]? What was up with [[spoiler:the hints of incest in volume 2]] of the manga? [[spoiler:If not a human, what the hell is Tsuzuki?]] Is [[spoiler:the child in his head]] a real entity or was he just imagining it? [[spoiler:Why doesn't he remember anything about his stay in the hospital?]] How did he manage to [[spoiler:actually die after failing so many attempt because his body was just indestructible?]] What was the significance of the panel [[spoiler:where they show some of the Count's face in the manga]]? What's the deal with Tatsumi's [[spoiler:mom]]? What's the story behind Tatsumi and Tsuzuki's first meeting? Is Enma [[spoiler:evil or not]]? Complete anime series and we're at volume 11 of the manga, and none of these questions have been answered yet, and they keep building as we continue through the latest arc. After nearly a ten year hiatus, some fans have abandoned ship.
* CompleteMonster: Muraki, too. While many of the villains in the series are utterly despicable ([[WouldHurtAChild Demon Sangatanus]] and [[WickedStepmother Mother Wong]] being particularly prominent), none of them compare to how nasty and horrific Muraki is.
* CreepyAwesome: Muraki.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: The OP of the TV series, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0n62l2EfTM To Destination's EDEN.]]
* DieForOurShip:
** Hisoka is bashed often by Muraki x Tsuzuki fans.
** Ironically, Tsuzuki has been bashed on more than one occasion by Muraki x Hisoka followers.
** Ukyou Sakuraiji, [[spoiler: Muraki's fiancee/girlfriend]] in the manga, gets the bashing she does not deserve.
** And Tsubaki. ''Dear Gods'', poor Tsubaki.
* DracoInLeatherPants: Some fans tend to ignore Muraki's worse traits to pair him up with others, like the whole [[spoiler: mentally ''and'' physically raping Hisoka and making him die a horrible death]] thing.
* FridgeHorror: May be a case of YMMV. You'll notice that when Muraki kidnaps Tsuzuki in volume 8, he's wearing his suit. When you see him next (still in Muraki's clutches), he's wearing a yukata...
** FromBadToWorse you recall that by typical rights of succession, Nagare's older brother Iwao should have been clan head. [[spoiler: His father simply hated him enough to appoint him head of the family so he would be doomed to this fate.]] And here's some extra FridgeHorror, for good measure: Had Hisoka lived, [[spoiler: he would have been next in line to house Yatonokami. Essentially, he was doomed to being raped and an agonizing death ''no matter what''.]] LikeFatherLikeSon, I guess.
*** And for worse? [[spoiler: Hisoka's mother has been pregnant [[LongestPregnancyEver for]] ''[[LongestPregnancyEver at least two years in-story]]'' with said snake god's spawn]]
* HesJustHiding: Muraki, after the Kyoto Arc; he makes a couple spectral cameo appearances in the manga which lead some to suspect he's capable of astral projection.
* HoYay: ... and ''how''.
** Oh boy... where to begin... [[EvenTheGuysWantHim Everybody wants Tsuzuki]]. [[LauncherOfAThousandShips EVERYBODY]].
*** Let's see, there's Hisoka, Muraki (the most blatant one), Hijiri, the Count (just as blatant as Muraki), Tatsumi, Watari (a one time StupidSexyFlanders case), even his Shikigami... Yup, everyone's gay for Tsuzuki.
** And then there is a particular Shinigami, Terazuma, that is 'allergic to girls' turning him into a "Giant Afghan Hellhound" if touched by them. Hell, just looking at 'girly' Hisoka set Terazuma off!
*** Not just looking, attempting to kiss. It was a contest.
*** And he never stood a chance, especially while trying to imagine him as a flat-chested girl.
** Les Yay: Self-identified lesbian Rika seemed to have a thing for Chizuru, while [[ThoseTwoGirls Saya and Yuma]] go around groping each-other in [[HotSpringsEpisode onsens]].
* JerkassWoobie: Nagare. It's true he was negligent of, if not downright abusive towards Hisoka in ways, but it can't be denied that the dude's life has sucked.
* LauncherOfAThousandShips: See HoYay above -- ''everyone'', but especially Tsuzuki. There's enough backstory, mental trauma, and suggestive panels in this series to give canon backing to pretty much any ship. Take your pick. There's Hisoka, Muraki, Tatsumi, The Count, Hijiri, Byakko, Touda, Suzaku...
* LawfulGood: Chief Konoe
* MagnificentBastard: Muraki is either this or a very charismatic and efficient SmugSnake.
* MartyStu: One could make a case of this for Tsuzuki; he has a DarkAndTroubledPast that's played up as being even darker and more troubled than any of the other characters, has an unusual eye color, is extremely powerful, is nice to everyone, has almost otherworldly handsomeness and is loved by everyone (even ''the villain!''). That being said, his derpiness seems to balance this out a little.
* MemeticMolester: Muraki.
* MindGameShip: Any relationship involving Muraki, played fairly canon with Tsuzuki.
* {{Moe}}: Tsuzuki.
** Hisoka's no slouch either.
** Hijiri and Kazusa. Especially [[MoeCouplet together]].
* MoralEventHorizon:
** Muraki crosses it so many times that it's hard to keep track. But [[spoiler:raping and murdering Hisoka]] is a good start...
** Maria Wong's [[WickedStepmother stepmother]] crosses this when she [[spoiler:has Muraki bring Maria back from the dead despite the fact that Maria ''committed suicide'' to escape from her stepmother's abuse, and did so just so that she could abuse her more]].
* RonTheDeathEater: Yes, [[spoiler: Nagare Kurosaki]] never was a good father to [[spoiler: Hisoka]]. He is still not the horrible and heartless bastard that overprotective Hisoka fans think he is.
* {{Wangst}}: Tsuzuki wangsts a bit much over every single person's death considering that he's an [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld ancient god of death]]. This is actually explained in canon: he feels so much pain over each person's death because [[spoiler:he doesn't think that someone who committed suicide has the right to end the life of someone else who wants so much to live.]]
* TheWoobie: Most main characters qualify to some extent. Except [[MagnificentBastard Muraki]].