* CrowningMomentOfFunny: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGHmr3D4Mnc Just listen to some of the mentor sound clips from the second game.]]
* EvilIsCool: Basically the whole point of the game, that and [[LaughablyEvil evil being funny]].
* FirstInstallmentWins: Both games are almost on par, the first one benefits from a more creepy, cavernoid and less humanoid atmosphere and the second one has several improvements. What tips the scales in favor of the original is the [=KeeperFX=] Fan Mod, as it keeps the game very alive and fresh three lustrums after its release; the community is fairly active and new scenarios and updates appear on a regular basis, while the sequel doesn't receive much love.
* GameBreaker: Convert the [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking Lord Of The Land]] to your side... Then use the special items to carry him to the next level. You would be amazed how easier the next levels get when the initial waves of heroes are face to face with a stage boss that works for you. In the original, 16 of the 20 levels have an item that lets you carry a creature over to the next level and unlike Horny, the lord of the land is much less fickle, and almost as strong.
* MostWonderfulSound: "JACKPOT WINNER!" You will drop anything, ANYTHING you are doing, up to and including micromanaging the destruction of a rival Keeper's heart, to zoom over to the Casino and watch your various creatures dance to ''Disco Inferno''.
* PortingDisaster: [[http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard/dungeon_keeper_2 Some argue that the GOG release of the sequel is this due to it apparently crashing a lot in Windows 7.]] . Thankfully, a patch was released to fix the hardware acceleration bugs, at least.
* ReplacementScrappy: The salamander in the second game is this to the more useful dragon in the original.
* {{Squick}}: The Dungeon Heart in DK 1 (a glowing chest that contains the dungeon's life force) is replaced by a ''literal'' heart in the sequel.
* StopHelpingMe : The Mentor, sometimes. Nothing too egregious though.
** The Imps can be this as well, on some maps. They'll claim enemy and neutral territory whenever they can get to it. This can be a problem, especially if you're trying to avoid scripted sequences or butting up against an enemy's territory. Sure, you can lock them in a special room, but then you remember you need a few imps to mine gold and move traps.
* TastesLikeDiabetes: In the first game, the description and the names of the lands are this. [[CardCarryingVillain This should give you enough incentive]] [[ForTheEvulz to put them to the sword, by the way]].
* ThatOneLevel: "Woodsong" in the second game. You're on a time limit and have to build up a massive force, rush your way through an enemy encampment and lay siege to an enemy keeper while the whole heroic army bears down on your army (and your now-garrisoned dungeon) from behind. And if one of the heroes deals the killing blow to your enemy, you fail the mission. The 1.7 patch makes the level much easier by quadrupling the time limit. You probably still won't beat it, but the reason is [[GameBreakingBug completely different from before]].
* UglyCute: Imps.
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