* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation Quite a bit. Biggest has Imakarum's relationship with Archanfel. Some believe that [[spoiler: Murakami didn't get brainwashed or was persuaded to join the Zoalords but was in fact an agent of Archanfel's to root out possible threats. It certainly clears up more questions, with little clues as to how or where the two meet. Then some see them as lovers.]]
** Then we have Sho Fukamachi and Chronos itself. Some readers see Chronos as doing more good than harm [[spoiler:(They ''did'' conquer the world... but once they did, they ended poverty, hunger, disease, war and environmental problems)]] and from that point of view see Sho as an anti-villain in the story. Also some think Takaya made Sho something of a blank slate so readers can put their own personality into him.
** Agito Makishima: a man who does what needs to be done, a villain, or a more complex character?
* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic:
** The OP for the 2005 anime, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_kt9N_qaQY "WAITING FOR" by Yo Reiri.]]
** The opening of the first OVA series [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwa28OOLLEY is absolutely wicked!]]
** No love for ''Out of Control''? [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xANXsjce528&list=PL3B3BB358069EA2B7&feature=plpp_play_all This playlist]] should change your mind.
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: Often averted. Takaya seems to be good at throwing stuff that seems so out of place, such as the Exceed, but he is able to turn it around and make it plausible and not so random. We'll have to wait a few months to see if the latest BLAM moment, from the most recent chapter, [[spoiler: Guyot's half spider mode]], will be handled well.
* CompleteMonster: [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Cabral]] Khan is one of the 12 Zoalords appointed by [[BigBad Archanfel]] and by far the vilest. The others all have loyalty to their master or some other redeeming quality, but Khan sheds that after he, along with Jabir Ibn Hayyan and Luggnagg de Krumeggnic, [[TheStarscream betrays Archanfel]]. Trapping Aptom in an AndIMustScream state, he uses him as bait to trap [[TheHero Sho Fukamachi]] and Toshiaki Hayami. When they manage to free themselves, he allows them to free Aptom, then hijacks Aptom's brain and uses him as a weapon to murder them both. Forcing Aptom to devour every Zoanoid in sight, all of whom are [[BadBoss on Khan's side]], he forces Aptom to torture Hayami to death. When Sho forcibly frees Aptom from the parasitic mind control device, Khan flies into a rage and broadcasts a signal to every civilian Zoanoid all over the city. Unable to stop themselves, thousands of fathers, brothers, and lovers march to their deaths as Khan eats them all alive. The audience even sees their loved ones begging them to stop, but they can't. Absorbing them to fuel his Dragon Burst transformation, he [[OneWingedAngel becomes a giant monster]] and starts frantically trying to murder Sho and Aptom. This is how he also murdered the last of the resistance in the days after X Day; we don't see the battle but the aftermath is horrifying. When Sho unveils the Gigantic Exceed, Khan devours even more people to become even stronger. No one, not even Richard Guyot or Archanfel, matched Khan in wickedness.
* CrazyAwesome: Valcuria and Neo-Zktole have shades of it. With the former being an ActionGirl who doesn't care she has a nudifying Guyver unit, did really well against four Enzyme [=IIIs=], shoved a pressure cannon down a Zerebuth's throat, and was far from terrified by the tentacles Svenite shot at her. The latter is Zxtole with power upgrades and wipes the floor with Aptom and Guyver III.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: The Hyper Zoanoid Team Five, especially ZX-Tole and Thancrus. Nearly every Hyper Zoanoid and special Zoanoids. Some fans still hope that another Zerebuth or Enzyme I will pop up but the king of them is easily Purgstall, and people like Shin and Hayami as well. Guyver I's disguise state from a recent chapter has gotten a lot of positive feedback after appearing for just four pages.
** Biofreezer to a small degree.
** Amniculus racked some points for being a good character and a friend to Purgstall.
** Purgstall was very well loved by the fan base.
** A little for Guyver 0. There have been a few pictures of him appearing along with Guyver I,II, and III.
* EvenBetterSequel: Guyver: Dark Hero is generally considered an improvement over the first movie due to a more serious tone, less camp and better action sequences and special effects. The presence of Creator/DavidHayter as the main chatacter also helps.
* FauxSymbolism: A common interpretation of the big bad's name is Archanfel. Arch-angel-fell? It also helps that Archanfel's battle form is a golden angelic like being. And the fact that in one scene he parts water very much like Moses to save an ally of his. Nope, no religious connotations here.
** Consider, though, that his past ''inverts'' the symbolism: Archanfel was ''loyal'' to the Advents, and took up arms against Guyver Zero -- ''the first rebel''. This is basically a case of God kicking ''Michael'' out of heaven after Lucifer's rebellion...
* FridgeBrilliance: The Exceed may seem like a massive ass-pull but then you remember: The Guyver, and humans, were created to adapt to situations and Gigantic kicks this up to 100! Brilliant! Your mileage may vary on this of course.
** Also, the Gigantic was in part ''designed'' by Sho (or at least his subconscious mind and his desire for more power), and his dreams as seen after the Gigantic's debut involved ''an Exceed-sized Gigantic''.
** For the movies: Striker survives the first movie, accompanied by the FBI agent Col. Castle. In the second movie, the government is much more aware of Chronos then before, with Atkins having a whole team. Striker was a double agent, leaving the final battle to contact Castle, before going on to sell Chronos out. Castle deemed Sean a SpannerInTheWorks and left him alone, which explains why Atkins didn't know about him.
* FridgeLogic: Takaya is good at avoiding these but there's the matter of Guyver I and III at the end of book III. Apparently by the time Agito met up with the others, his injuries were still healing yet in that span Sho's head was nearly regenerated. Surely Agito's minor scrapes and burns would have healed first.
** It's actually stated that a Guyver's regeneration rate is affected by his energy reserves and how much power he's expending at the time in combat.
* HesJustHiding: Fans really miss [[spoiler:Purgstall]].
* HolyShitQuotient: Fairly high at this point in the story.
* HoYay: Some vibes between Imakarum and Archanfel. And some more from Hayami and Aptom.
** How SOME fans see Biofreezer's relationship with Aptom...SOME.
** Some vibes between Sho and Murakami in the anime, and a ''lot'' between Tetsuro and Sho - even Mizuki comments on it.
* MagnificentBastard: Guyver III
* MemeticMutation: "Nno," from the David Hayter-starring live action version.
** Especially considering how he said that word in ''the exact same voice'' he would use for [[Franchise/MetalGear Solid Snake]] a few years later.
* MoralEventHorizon:
** Doctor Barcas turning Sho's father into Enzyme II and then making them battle.
** The Battle of Yokohama.
* {{Narm}}: The Zoanoid Rock Band in the anime. (Though thankfully improved in the 26-episode OVA)
** Some of the voice acting in the English dub of the 12-episode OAV. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEJRHRrsAt0 Just listen to Guyot and ZX-Tole.]]
* NightmareFuel:
** The human-to-Zoanoid transformations, which are always BodyHorror.
** Sho fighting a doppelganger created from his ''own arm'' after his first death. (This was unfortunately cut out of the anime for timing purposes.)
*** Although they did pay attention to it. When Enzyme rips out Sho's Control Medal, the form he devolves into was obviously based on the monster that grew from his arm in the manga.
** The first activation of the Guyver.
*** And in the OVA movie, with the female Guyver, it ''is''.
** Sho's father [[spoiler:turning into a Guyver-killing Zoanoid]] while ''being carried on his back''. Combined with a TearJerker. It's one of the few times that the {{Narm}} of [[spoiler:Enzyme's]] design is averted.
** Aptom when he takes over someone's body. ''shiver''
** Each time a Guyver is eaten, manga, [=OVAs=], film or the anime it varies from this or extremely gruesome.
** In a more down to earth sense of terror any scene where causalities occur at school. Such as a sniper killing several people in the first animated movie, or Team Five attacking the school in the first OVA.
* SoBadItsGood: The first live-action movie is a great example of this. The movie is very confused whether it wants to be treated seriously or not. It's got scene-cuts with short musical blasts like a cartoon, cheesy lines merely seconds away from serious exposition, a comic relief character with rap sequences, and a leitmotif stolen from Jaws during a shot where a blade sticks up from someone's chest like a shark's fin. See ExecutiveMeddling in the main article for why this film is so confused.
* SpiritualSuccessor: To Kamen Rider.
* SurprisinglyImprovedSequel: The second American movie is darker, more serious, and closer to the manga, least in terms of tone. What with the main character struggling to figure out what he is.
** Specifically, the retelling of Chronos' past and the Guyver's history is straight out of the manga, complete with the shot of the ships lifting off.
* TooCoolToLive:
** [[spoiler: Purgstall.]]
** Lisker. Having a Guyver for a bad guy would have been awesome, but he ends up dead early on in the first volume. Even Takaya considered his short role a waste of the character. The 2005 anime rectifies this by keeping him around for a bit longer.
* UncannyValley: When Shizu first appeared Takaya did not design her too well. However considering he drew other females pretty well this might have been intentional after all. However with his art improving and/or intentional re-designs Shizu has become quite attractive. Seriously can we get a link to her first few panels?
** [[http://www3.mangafreak.net/Read1_Guyver_15_25 Ta-da!]]
* VillainDecay: In a way [[spoiler: Richard Guyot]] sure he started off ambitious and powerful. But since his return so far all he's done is act crazy and look menacing to the ready. It won't be surprising if an ace up his sleeve wasn't mentioned long ago returns him to his former glory. Hopefully [[spoiler: teaming up with the remaining two rogue Zoalords will start his climb back up to the top]].