* AngstWhatAngst Fatora after being freed from the Phantom Tribe, also, nobody is too worried about [[ParentalAbandonment family back on Earth thinking they're dead]].
* AntiClimaxBoss: After all the build up and dramatic tension, Kalia pwns [[PersonOfMassDestruction Ifurita]] in three simple moves and [[TheWorfEffect casually tosses her aside.]]
* AwesomeMusic: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YO0kljcs5Cg Both]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UoD7XjEVJE versions]] of Wanderers opening, Illusion
* BaseBreakingCharacter: Fatora is both loved and hated due of her [[{{Jerkass}} bitchy attitude]]. Some fans find it funny and other fans find it annoying.
* CrazyAwesome: Katsuhiko Jinnai.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Though ''drastically'' different from her OVA counterpart, TV Ifurita was apparently popular enough to be included in a radio drama taking place in OVA continuity (an alternative sequel to the second OVA), under the name of "Ifurina".
* EvilIsSexy: Diva could easily pass for a human were it not for her wings and antennea. Otherwise, she appears to be a beautiful, shapely woman with a tan, which seems [[NotDistractedByTheSexy utterly lost on Jinnai.]]
* FranchiseOriginalSin: Makoto's status as a ChickMagnet and the accompanying harem antics. In the original OVA, they were a sidebar that provided {{fanservice}} and didn't hurt anything, but by ''The Alternative World'', Ifurita was temporarily out of the game, the writers had completely run out of ideas, and their attempt to turn the show into a [[Anime/TenchiMuyo Tenchi-standard]] [[HaremSeries romantic comedy]] was probably the biggest reason that ''Alternative'' crashed so hard.
* HoYay: Galus and Nahato, which is an disturbing example since Nahoto physically looks and sounds like a child.
* IdiotPlot: A ''lot'' in ''El Hazard 2: The Magnificent World''. There are so many moments, you'd swear the cast was playing professional volleyball with the IdiotBall. A few examples: The group believing Katsuhiko's obvious lies despite Nanami's warnings ''(keep in mind that Nanami is his sister, and would know him better than everyone else)'', Makoto still trying to negotiate with the ObviouslyEvil Kalia despite her trying to kill him mere seconds ago, the Muldoon Priestesses combining their attacks into one projectile against a character who ''reflects'' projectiles, and so on.
* LoveToHate: Jinnai. Make no mistake, he's a {{smug|Snake}} [[{{Jerkass}} bastard]] but, if ever there was proof that [[TropesAreTools tropes aren't bad]], it's him. You'll be [[LaughablyEvil too busy laughing at the things he says and does]], and [[MagnificentBastard applauding]] when he [[BatmanGambit out gambits]] Makoto, all while waiting for him to get his [[LaserGuidedKarma just desserts]]. It's no wonder he's such a popular villain.
* {{Moe}}: Rune Venus in the TV series.
* NightmareFuel: Kalia is [[http://mitglied.multimania.de/kiyone/nuke/modules/Gallery/hazard/hazard_1_5_kalia_back.gif really creepy]].
* TheScrappy: Qawool is considered annoying by many fans, due to her [[MomentKiller habit of repeatedly ruining Shayla's and Nanami's attempts to get closer to Makoto]]. For others, she's a johnny-come-lately love interest, when Makoto already had Ifurita.
* SugarWiki/SuperlativeDubbing Considered the definite version by the production studios.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: Nahato didn't appears in the sequels despite the fact that he could make a good BigBad.
* UnintentionallySympathetic: Jinnai and the Bugrom.
* WhatAnIdiot: In the TV Series, Nanami managed to become friends with the Bugrom and even with Queen Diva. So they will stop being evil, right? Well, that would be happening if Nanami didn't ''crush'' in front them a baby Bugrom, thinking this was just a normal insect. (But don't worry, it recovered quickly.) Thus, the Bugrom locked her up and stayed evil, and that was exactly as Jinnai planned!
* TheWoobie: Both OVA and TV Ifurita.
** JerkassWoobie: TV Jinnai, where we go a little more in depth to what makes him tick. During his childhood, everyone prefered his neighbor Makoto and his sister Nanami and he was often alone. Granted, his JerkAss nature still means he brings it on himself, but in some ways this makes his situation somewhat more understandable.