* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic:
** "One Winged Angel" is back (in a [[ThePowerOFRock metal version]]), and it's cooler than ever. The other Black Mages remixes are pretty awesome, too.
** "Divinity I", complete with OminousLatinChanting, complements the impending destruction that Bahamut rains down on Edge, whilst "Divinity II" is more epic, coming to a climax as Cloud faces Bahamut with the help of his old allies. Some of Uematsu's best work with a full orchestra.
** The ending songs: "Calling" (original) and "Safe and Sound" (''Complete'').
** "Opening", an orchestral rearranging of the song that plays during the original game's TitleDrop.
** "Battle in The Forgotten City" can count too. Its pace complements Cloud's arrival to The Forgotten City being attacked by Yazoo and Loz; then Kadaj walking towards him, and finally the actual fight.
** "The Promised Land", the song that plays during Marlene's narration and after the battle with [[spoiler: Sephiroth]].
** "Those Who Fight", an industrial metal remix of the iconic battle theme from the original game.
*** Let's not forget the piano version that plays in Tifa's fight.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUt7wcLVV50 "Black Water."]]
** "The Reunion."
* BadassDecay: Rude and especialy Reno. They were serious threats in the original game but became PluckyComicRelief in the film. Given who they were up against, though, it's somewhat understandable.
* BrokenBase: The entire movie split the ''VII'' fanbase down the middle. Then ''Complete'' came along and split it ''again''.
* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: Kadaj mistaking Aerith for his mother, enabling him to pass on into the Lifestream. The dialogue between Aerith and Zack in the Lifestream is also heartwarming.
* DracoInLeatherPants: Kadaj, Loz, and Yazoo, who actually happen to wear full-body leather.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Kadaj, Loz and Yazoo, along with the Turks.
* EpilepticTrees: Some of the speculation regarding the movie back in 2004, particularly regarding the identity of the man in the wheelchair, was pretty crazy, which was only spurred on by the very slow drip-feeding of information at the time.
* FoeYay: Cloud and [[spoiler:Sephiroth]]. Sweet Christ, is there ever.
* HilariousInHindsight: Creator/DaveWittenberg voices Yazoo, a remanent of Sephiroth, in ''Advent Children''. Years later, in ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'', he voices another ''Final Fantasy'' character: [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI Kefka Palazzo]], who is also one of the rivals of Sephiroth in terms of the fanbase.
* HoYay: [[LauncherOfAThousandShips Cloud with... everyone.]] Also a lot between Reno and Rude, especially in ''Complete''. As for Rufus and Kadaj, well, there's a MissingTrailerScene of Kadaj bending over and taking his hand.
* ItWasHisSled: What, you didn't know Sephiroth was going to come back somehow? It was pretty much the selling point of the movie to build up a second confrontation between him and Cloud.
* JumpTheShark: For a lot of the detractors, Advent Children was the start of the souring opinion over FinalFantasyVII.
* LoveItOrHateIt: Depending on who you ask, it's either the RuleOfCool in film form and the proof that Square Enix is more than capable of making good movies or it was the very thing that ruined the ''FinalFantasyVII'' compilation, if not the whole franchise itself.
* MagnificentBastard: Rufus Shinra - [[spoiler: He spends most of the film pretending to be a cripple, and has Jenova's head with him the ''entire'' time. The reveal of this comes with Rufus going full on MagnificentBastard as he ''openly mocks Kadaj'' for never figuring it out, simply remarking "A good son would've known."]] Then, [[spoiler: he jumps off a building, basically depending on the fact that the Turks will stop him hitting the ground (which of course they do).]]
* MemeticMolester: Certain fans have gone on to characterize the Silver Haired Men, but especially Kadaj, as paedophiles. The sad thing is that that ''isn't'' far-off how their mass child-kidnapping goes.
-->'''Reno (''in-film''):''' "Kadaj's gang." \\
'''Rufus (''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z73RN_KBiXY watching film]]''):''' "Did film Reno just say Kadaj is gay?" \\
'''Tseng:''' "Most likely."
* MemeticMutation:
** Sephiroth's wonderful present for Cloud: "Shall I give you [[{{Mondegreen}} dis pear]]?"
** "Unforgiveable!" -> "[[MoodWhiplash You meanie!]]" Because Loz apparently needed to be more of a ManChild.
** "[[LipLock Dilly dally shilly shally]]."
** "There's not a thing I ''don't'' cherish!" So really Cloud, you value ''everything'' in existence? That's either Narm or a hell of a PapaWolf.
*** It's Cloud. Probably both.
** [[http://i583.photobucket.com/albums/ss280/auntiebedjo519/Banana.gif BANANA]]
* MemeticSexGod: Quite a few have become sexier over time. Even ''Barret'' got on the bandwagon.
* {{Narm}}: In the English dub when Reno and Rude are taunting Loz and Yazoo during their fight by insulting Jenova. It was actually a pretty intense fight but due to the previously mentioned LipLock, the best comeback the dub team could come up with? "You meanie!"
* NeverLiveItDown: You can thank this film for hogtying Cloud to the term "emo."
** It doesn't help that Steve Burton sounds incredibly bored when voicing Cloud. He barely acts angry at some moments. On the other hand, Takahiro Sakurai makes a more expressive Cloud.
* NightmareFuel:
** The effects of Geostigma, ''especially'' the beginning of ''Complete'' version and Denzel's OVA.
** Denzel's OVA had NightmareFuel when he first [[spoiler:turned her over.]]
* TearJerker: Some of Marlene's lines:
--> "For every battle, there was more sadness. Someone I loved went back to the Lifestream too."
--> "Please don't take Denzel away..."
** Denzel's OVA is one long TraumaCongaLine with occasional {{Hope Spot}}s. His parents are killed when Sector 7 is destroyed. His caretakers after that die from Geostigma. The others kids in the scavenger gang he joined all move on one by one, and a thoughtless comment ruins his relationship with his last remaining friend. By the end, he's teetering on the edge of the DespairEventHorizon and considering suicide until he meets Cloud.
** The ending is made very bittersweet when it's implied that [[spoiler:Aerith and Zack]] are ''finally'' at peace, and can finally rest.
--> "Hey, you're okay now, right?"
** Villain or no, Kadaj's death is surprisingly moving. The GrayRainOfDepression doesn't hurt.
* ToyShip: Some people appear to like Denzel/Moogle Girl. Especially once ''Advent Children Complete'' came out, and they got more scenes together. There's also Denzel/Marlene for others.
* {{Wangst}}: People accuse Cloud of this despite being about to die. Nevertheless, he actually gets over it about halfway through the film and ''says so.''
** ''On the Way to a Smile'' manages to do this with ''Barret'', and truthfully nearly every character the novellas focus on.
* WinBACKTheCrowd: Most of the fanbase prefers the director's cut version over the original. This because of how the director's cut improved Cloud's characterization giving him more heartwarming scenes that tried to overshadow his brooding, further flashbacks that help to understand the story to newcomers and extended fight scenes. However, the movie still has a BrokenBase.

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