* AccidentalInnuendo: The description for a ring mentions [[ErrolFlynn E. Flynn]], and how he "really gets around!"
* AwesomeMusic: Book 3 features some very impressive soundtracks for certain quests and fights.
** Special mention goes to the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vb0ukOTfx6A Book 3 Tomix Saga finale]].
* BrokenBase: The revelation that Cinquefoil is Robina in disguise was both predictable and annoying to many.
* CanonSue: For some, Warlic is really beginning to push the envelope [[spoiler: with the whole "coming back from the dead" and almost painfully obvious thing about being Wargoth's son]]. But hey, an [[AuthorsSavingThrow Author's Saving Plot Twist]] could be in the works.
* CrazyAwesome: Cysero.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: Most of the music is ''amazing''.
* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: Book 3 is pushing the limit for some, particularly after [[spoiler: Serenity's death]].
* EnsembleDarkhorse:
** Chickencows were originally created as an April Fools' joke. However, everyone loved them so much that the staff introduced a rare item that let you use Chickencowlord armor when the event was over. Now they have a god, and through him a lengthy quest chain parodying [[Myth/ClassicalMythology the labors of Heracles]].
** Fae first showed up in beta and had fans before she made her first "official" appearance in the Nature Orb saga. WordOfGod said she would be the trainer for a druid class.
** Tomix is one of, if not the most, popular NPC. His class as [=SoulWeaver=] is one of the most unique creations of the game. For a time he was the [[{{Badass}} most powerful]] party member that could be invited. He also has an extremely intriguing DarkAndTroubledPast entwined with the seven corrupt sins and PandorasBox. [[spoiler:Many players were extremely saddened that he was KilledOffForReal]].
** Aquella the young water elf, is extremely popular with her tragic backstory and involvement in the Water Orb Saga, which is considered to be one of the best arcs in the game. In particular, the devs have been praised for taking the adult Aquella from ''VideoGame/AdventureQuest'' and making her into a little girl.
** The water blob that Aquella is holding in the loading screens.
** Doctor When, the CaptainErsatz of [[Series/DoctorWho The Doctor]], who appeared in the Orb Saga finale. He's practically one big love-letter to Whovians, with his appearances chock full of Doctor Who references. He was so popular that he was brought for Thankstaking 2013, where he takes the Hero as his companion on a time travel adventure. Turns out, Adam Bohn (real life Artix) is a Whovian.
* GeniusBonus:
** Project [=C8H10N4O2=] involves coffee-related items, since [=C8H10N4O2=] is the molecular formula for caffeine.
** Tomix the Soulweaver's facial hair is called a [[IncrediblyLamePun "soul patch"]].
** Balloon Chickencow Pet's text tells us that you want to call it Herbert. President UsefulNotes/HerbertHoover was the one who promised "a chicken in every pot and a car in every garage." This doubles as a reference to ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'', as there was a [[BigfootSasquatchAndYeti yeti]] who captured WesternAnimation/BugsBunny and called him Herbert (and wanted to hug and squeeze him).
** In the quest "Eclipse" [[spoiler:the Mysterious Stranger Dragon eats the sun. Many ancient cultures believed that a solar eclipse was caused by a dragon eating the sun]].
* GodModeSue / VillainSue: Sepulchure.
** [[BaseBreaker Baron Valtrith]] gets more flack for coming out of nowhere and flat characterization as an [[EldritchAbomination almighty evil]]
* GoddamnedBats: Minx Fairies can fully heal themselves at the cost of 1 mana. Considering that they scale with your level, you'll eventually be fighting ones with over 200 mana. You are going to be very frustrated very quickly if you don't have a way to stun them, drain their magic, or if those abilities are on cooldown. Additionally, they are strong to light, which is the exact opposite of almost every enemy in the game, and makes one of the two most powerful weapons useless.
* GoodBadBugs: There's a slight glitch in the Earth Orb saga where you [[spoiler: play as En (minus Tropy)]]. This can help you fight enemies, but if you save it as your default armour, kiss your account goodbye.
** A few others:
*** Go to the travel map in Books 1&2; select where you want to go, anywhere will do, and then click on the screen so you're walking, timing it so that you're still walking when you click the Let's Go! button. Your character will sit down at the end of the ledge and fly away gracefully in midair a few yards below the travel griffon! This became an AscendedGlitch almost immediately; it was intentionally left in after the staff were alerted to it because it didn't break anything and was deemed too funny to fix, although it's averted for Book 3, which has a different map interface.
*** Occasionally, new armors in their testing phases will have a buggy cape slot that makes any capes or wings visibly worn with them look very noticeably larger than they're supposed to. The staff have to fix the problem before the official version is cleared for release, but they'll usually let the players have fun running around with gigantic wings for a while during testing first.
*** The game sometimes freezes in the middle of a turn during a battle. Used to be the only way around it was by refreshing the page, but the staff fixed the problem with an Un-Stick button that pops up on the screen after several seconds. The only problem with the fix? If it happens during an enemy's turn, there's a very good chance their turn will end up getting skipped, and you get an extra turn. Thus, a minor annoyance turns into a tactical windfall.
* GutPunch: The Chapter One finale provides a nice few of these, such as [[spoiler: being absolutely annihilated by Sepulchure, the guardian tower being destroyed, several characters being KilledOffForReal, and another 16 million waves of undead get thrown at you]]...''all in one quest''.
* HilariousInHindsight: One of the most knowledgeable (and mysterious) characters in the game is Celestia, who is one of the most [[IncorruptiblePurePureness unequivocally good]] characters in the setting, [[TrademarkFavoriteFood enjoys tea]], [[TheMentor has a purple-haired understudy]], and is associated with the colors [[GoldAndWhiteAreDivine white and gold.]] [[MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic That seems strangely familiar...]]
** [[spoiler: May also double as HarsherInHindsight, considering [[KilledOffForReal what happens]] to Priestess Celestia in the game and [[DisneyDeath what]] ''[[DisneyDeath almost]]'' [[DisneyDeath happens ]]to Princess Celestia in Twilight's flashback in the Season 4 opening two-parter.]]
* HoYay: Valencia seems to have a crush on The Hero no matter what The Hero's gender is.
* ItWasHisSled: For those familiar with ''VideoGame/{{AdventureQuest}}'', it was blindingly obvious that Konnan would eventually become Drakonnan.
* JerkassWoobie: [[spoiler:The Necromantress a.k.a. Lady Vayle]].
* MagnificentBastard: Sepulchure [[spoiler:and the Mysterious Stranger]].
* MoralEventHorizon: Drakonnan crosses this when he [[spoiler:[[ItWasHisSled kills Demento]]]].
** Sepulchure lost a lot of sympathy when he a) [[spoiler:crashed his fortress into the Falconreach Guardian Tower, causing massive destruction]] and b) [[spoiler:..."arranged" Lady Celestia's death]].
* NauseaFuel: One of Bargok's attacks is ''throwing up on you''.
* NeverLiveItDown: During the quest for the Wind Orb, [[spoiler:the Hero(ine) will accidentally drop a bunch of water-breathing potions into the sea, making it easy for land creatures to live underwater]]. Whenever the incident is brought up, expect the Hero(ine) to implicitly implicate him/herself for the act so the NPC giving the quest will exclaim, "That was you?!"
* PlayerPunch: The fact that [[spoiler: Serenity's death]] was a result of an event war that was lost by the players caused many a hero anguish.
* TheScrappy: Baron Valrith is getting alot of flak for being a very generic villain with tons of buildup, but poses no actual threat to the hero, especially compared to the likes of Sepulchure and other villains, who are not only more developed, but pose an actual threat to the hero.
* StopHelpingMe: Princess Victoria, when The Hero keeps hinting towards [[spoiler:her double life as Robina]]. The Hero does not hesitate to [[LampshadeHanging lampshade]] this.
* StrawmanHasAPoint / VillainHasAPoint: The Rose, as an organization, has many flaws, from ignorant and uncaring [[DirtyCop thugs-in-a-uniform]] martial enforcers, to extremists who go so far that they're just this side of being full-on villains. The Hero stands in opposition to the Rose because they want to put an end to magic completely as a means of discouraging careless or even willful and cruel misuse, and is understandably not very forgiving of the organization's faults. But the argument that the Rose doesn't get to decide what's best for Lore falls flat upon closer inspection precisely because of all the magical villainy the Hero has been fighting for years.
* UglyCute: The army of baby dracoliches that Zorbak assembles to conquer the world. [[spoiler:The would-be invasion is thwarted when the people of Amityvale adopt the babies as pets]].
* TheUntwist: [[spoiler:Konnan becomes Drakonnan. Vayle is the Necromantress]]. The latter is lampshaded by the hero, who says s/he "kinda saw that one coming."
* TroubledButCute: Lady Vayle and [[spoiler:Dra]]Konnan.
* ViewersAreGeniuses: Try explaining the current AE game timeline (over five thousand years) to everyone will ensure "Time is a Timey-Wimey Wibbly Wobbly ball of stuff" (to be clear ''VideoGame/{{MechQuest}}''-Reset-''VideoGame/{{DragonFable}}''-Time split-''VideoGame/{{AdventureQuest}}''-''VideoGame/{{AdventureQuest Worlds}}''). To be more specific, it's not a linear time line -- [[http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/5352/loretimeline.png it's a very complex timeline]]. By the way, this is {{Word of God}} and therefore, {{canon}}.
* VillainSue: Sepulchure seems to be an interesting case. His many [[MagnificentBastard magnificently bastardly]] plans as well as being overpowered to the point of being nearly impossible to defeat, as well as being able to predict players' equipment change, is sure to place him in this spot. And, while TheHero was prophetized to fulfill his/her destiny to defeat him, he/she was unfortunately unable to even leave a scratch on him at ANY TURN. [[spoiler:If it weren't for Drakath becoming TheStarscream to him and later providing a body for the Mysterious Stranger to take over after which he then knocks out Seppy with a powerful atack, he would've used the orbs to become master of the world with nobody to stop him and therefore would've become a KarmaHoudini]].

* WhatAnIdiot: [[spoiler:Bragging about how you're more powerful than the freakin' Elemental Lords won't do you any favours, Nythera]].
* TheWoobie: Aquella.
** [[spoiler:Tomix]] in the Chapter Three Ravenloss Saga. For starters a good portion of his life was manipulated by the sole person he trusted the most, [[spoiler: Aspar, his soull ally]]. And judging by his words, it´s probable that Tomix plans RedemptionEqualsDeath at the end.
*** [[spoiler: And it turns out, RedemptionEqualsDeath is his ''only'' option, as his life is linked to Envy's. Thus, he ends up jumping into the Void Core in order to take down Envy.]]
* Anticlimax: After being [[CurbStompBattle completely beaten]] by [[spoiler: lord Fryday]], it´s kind of tension destroyer when he is simply [[spoiler: impaled with (silver?) spear by Thursday]].
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