* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1klxKdBSfc&feature=related The second battle theme]] is just so damn catchy.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QZ90nvjMgU The battle theme of Byblos]] is not bad either, also very catchy.
* FridgeBrilliance: In the DS game, [[spoiler: the final boss has a very OneWingedAngel appearance. The scenario writer, Kazushige Nojima, who worked on the GoH series in the past, also worked on FinalFantasy 7, 8, and Kingdom Hearts. He noted in interviews that he wanted a very old-school kind of story for GoH5, and the series itself is quite classic in nature. Essentially, he's killing off all of that stuff he had rather mixed feelings for from Square in the form of the characters. This may just be WMG, but it's still food for thought.]]
** [[spoiler: A less tinfoil hat example again involves the TakeThat. If that reference wasn't intentional, given the story context and ending, then that was one serious case of chance working in the right way to foreshadow the hero's identity.]]
* GameBreaker: Heracles in the second game. Though he can't cast magic, he's the strongest character in the game in nearly all stats. Although it makes sense, given that you did beat the first game with him and all.
* GeniusBonus: In the DS game, the herb that cures Poison is called [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mithridate Mithridate.]] This is named after Mithridates VI of Pontus, who was said to have built up an immunity to poisons.
* ItsEasySoItSucks: This is definitly not a series you play for its challenging battles. The games before the DS entry are damn hard though. Several enemies in the second can DESTROY any of your equipped items, and by the time you start hunting [[spoiler:the Taphoi]] in the DS game, the difficulty hikes itself up a notch or two.
* TearJerker: This is one of those "smiles and tears" series. Your party will have some good times, but the story can hit YOU hard when you least expect it.
* [[ThatOneBoss That One Boss:]] The Sphinx in the DS Game. It took this troper about 10 times just to get '''close''' to killing it. ''CURSE YOU COPYING!!!!''
** It's actually pretty easy. Spend a turn or two chanting for the mages, and using focus for the melee characters, using only healing ITEMS if you need to, and you can probly take it down in one turn of attacks. Heck, just chanting and focusing for one turn first I got it down to half hp right away. And I was under leveled.
*** I didn't have much trouble with the Sphinx, and I didn't go out of my way to do anything special, either. I focused almost entirely on Physical attacks, and the few times I did use magic (Sthen/De'Gird), it missed on its revenge cast.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmVd-a8ROPA&feature=channel&list=UL I'd say this boss pretty much qualifies.]] Though, you can figure out you're supposed to use that one ice spell, what player playing the game for the 1st time figure that out? Not to mention your party isn't even level 10, and Axios doesn't have a lot of MP. Overkill does restore all of it, but again, the new players? If that doesn't tip you off, it has way too powerful attacks for that point of the game...
*** I didn't seem to have much trouble with it. If you need a hint, equipping the Bomb item on Leucos, and then Byrn-spamming with the main character on the boss while it's Attuned REALLY speeds up this fight. And if you run low on MP, pretty sure you have Boon by that point... if not, hit the afterimage copy for an Overkill recharge. Easy.