* BaseBreaker:
** Coach Hitomiko. She was redeemed to some after TheReveal [[spoiler:that she's been trying to stop her father's dastardly plot]], but naturally that doesn't account for everyone.
** Beta. [[spoiler: Moreso in the Asian fandom than in the overseas fandom. She is considered sadistically cute/badass by some, yet annoying by others and HOW DARES she capture Endou Mamoru!!]]
** Fuyuka and Someoka are either adored or hated with a fiery passion within the fandom.
* BizarroEpisode:
** TheMovie, which starts out as a recap of the first season then things start swerving off of continuity; and the events of TheMovie never seem to be mentioned again. An AlternateContinuity where Endou could easily point at certain people he just met and exclaim [[spoiler:they came from the future to help him win the Football Frontier]] sounds pretty confusing.
** Also, Episode 100 when Hiroto and Kogure get lost in the woods, and are challenged to a match by a pair of Kappas, no character development happens, no new techniques are learned, and it's only mentioned in a blink and you miss it scene during a flashback.
*** The Kappas surprisingly enough make a brief cameo in Go's movie.
* BrokenBase:
** Over Inazuma Eleven ''GO'' and it's sequel, some think that it is much better than the original while others think that it is a step backwards.
* CargoShip:
** Endou x Sakka Ball OTP.
** Might be ''even more so'' with Tenma.
** Fudou/Bench is also fairly popular due to [[spoiler: [[BreakTheHaughty Being benched during the Asian preliminaries]] and in ''GO'' he is found sleeping on a bench.]]
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome:
** Partially resulting from the above, the opening themes of the series work VERY well with the [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Crowning Moments Of Awesome]] and are quite catchy.
** Also, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M64CpZnAe9k&feature=related Soccer Battle]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdEKMP3oVAI&feature=related Holy Ground]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6ceFJj9cZY The Crusade of God]].
** Aliea Academy's themes, all of them. By reference: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPnHYzelorc Gemini Storm's]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voH3LjVfpq4 Epsilon's]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nx6pFjNoAC4 Genesis']], and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ox7VYBhmVo Dark Emperors']]
** The ''entire soundtrack''. It's [[YasunoriMitsuda Yasunori freaking Mitsuda]], for crying out loud!
** To give couple examples from GO: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMpUhF3rnbY Unlimited Shining's]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKjgOthRfvw Ancient Dark's]] and then [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGbjimVUPms this]]
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Nanobana's arrival in the anime. [[MarySue She almost comes out of nowhere with little background story and forms part of the team without much complain or problems from the other players, won against Tsurugi in a match we didn't see and is declared the new ace striker, she's cheerful and innocent as she tried to take her shirt off in front of everyone]]. If anything, is like an introduction of a bad fanfic with a MarySue.
** To be fair this is the only episode where she acts like this. She matures up a lot later.
** Later on in the series, some of these traits seen from her arrival do get explained or at least get better elaborated. For example, her skill is probably due to [[spoiler: being one of parents to the second stage children, meaning that she herself has to have the gene in order to pass it down Fei, especially since the second stage children are descendents are talented soccer players]]. We also do see a formal duel between Tsugiri and her during the France Era.
* EarWorm:
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADVcwJ69lrw STAND UP! STAND UP! TACHIAGARIYOOOO!]]
** The Spanish version would be [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAnmklPHKEg ˇARRIBA! ˇCHUTA! ˇLA VICTORIA ES TUUUYAAAAAAAAAAA!]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=034FJTRz4kk TSUNAGARIYO HIROGARIYO (RIYO!)]] (Spoilers beware)
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiZ5vC1OKLU SHANLALALALA, SHANLALALA, SHANLALALA, SHANLALALA (RIYO!)]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmTJzeC_0NA Ryuusei boy!]]. Pretty much every OP has a part that qualifies.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15LE7k6aGTM Get up! Get up!]], from Go.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: {{Fandom}} wise, [[EvilDuo Burn and Gazelle]] seem to be this. They have a massive amount of fanart and fanfiction despite only appearing a few times.
** Fubuki and Hiroto, speak their names and you will hear fangirl scream everywhere.
** Endou becomes this in ''GO''.
* [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff Europeans Love Inazuma Eleven]]: Specially in Spain and Italy. Both the TV show, which has become a new GetawaySeries for a new generation of kids, and the games, which are top sellers.
* FanonDiscontinuity: A lot of the fandom doesn't care for game canon because of how many different options available and a lack of "true story". Various things from the games they tend to disregard include [[spoiler: Kazemaru's beatdown, the Kogure/Haruna ship tease (they substitute it with the anime's Tachimukai/Haruna ship tease) and Endou marrying Fuyuka in GO (Dark).]]
* FanPreferredCouple: Endou and Aki apposed to the OfficialCouple Endou and [[spoiler: Natsumi or Fuyuka depending on adaption]] though most of the fans got over it when they realized that [[spoiler: she probably ended up with [[VictoriousChildhoodFriend Ichinose]]]]
* FoeYay:
** Hiroto and Endou.
---> ''I'm in love, Endou-kun, with those eyes of yours!''
** Endou is pretty much a FoeYay magnet for the top tiers of Aliea. Each of the captains just has to meet him even once to become inordinately obsessed with him.
*** Or rather, Endou is a foe magnet period and [[FaceHeelTurn resulting]] [[HeelFaceTurn developments]] flips back and forth between HoYay and FoeYay.
** Kidou and Fudou.
** Kirino and Kariya, Tsurugi with either Tenma or Shindou [[spoiler: until his HeelFaceTurn]] in ''GO!''.
* GoodBadBugs: In Inazuma Eleven GO, when the game's graphics engine decides what direction to draw a character facing, acceleration seems to take precedence over velocity. In most cases, this makes perfect sense.[[note]]for example, one would expect someone trying stop quickly to both face and accelerate in the opposite direction of his velocity vector.[[/note]] But with the SlippySlideyIceWorld physics of Snow Land Stadium, characters may be slowly decelerating due to skidding, meaning they should be facing the direction they're moving in but their acceleration vector is in the opposite direction. This causes characters to start ''moonwalking''. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Even if they're simultaneously dribbling the ball.]]
* HoYay: EVERYWHERE. So much so that it even has its ''[[HoYay/InazumaEleven own page]]''.
* InternetBackdraft:
** Some fans are not happy with the addition of Avatars in ''GO''. And Level 5 goes ahead and adds the Armed mode in ''Chrono Stone''...
*** This was probably the reason why Avatars and Armed Mode were removed in Galaxy. Then again, they also replaced many of the old characters with new ones, which caused an InternetBackdraft as well...
** Endou in ''GO'' getting married to [[spoiler:''either'' Natsumi or Fuyuka--cries of Hino supporting polygamy flew around]].
** A lot of people in Europe--and beyond--strongly dislike of the DubNameChange the characters had...
*** Europe's localization of Go's manga, this time with the names from ''all Europe''. What's weird is that they changed a japanese name ''[[http://images.4chan.org/cm/src/1351055090088.jpg for another Japanese name, Sangoku has a Korean-ish name and Nishiki kept his name.]]''
** American fans are ''not'' happy with Level-5's NoExportForYou of the games and the anime, often having to import the games from Europe with the dreaded DubNameChange. Even Latin America got the anime first.[[note]]Bonus points for being dubbed directly from the original Japanese instead of reddubing the EUR version, thus keeping original names and dialogs are as close as they can be.[[/note]]
*** It's finally come to America! ...Only the first one, cut from the compilation game and download only. Fans were less the thrilled.
** The Korean fanbase (yes, such a thing exists) was not pleased with the appearance of [[spoiler:Toyotomi Hideyoshi]] in ''Chrono Stone'' [[spoiler: [[UsefulNotes/ToyotomiHideyoshi for obvious reasons]]]].
* LauncherOfAThousandShips:
** Tenma, too, as according to some characters he's an Endou's clone.
** All of the [[TheAce Inazuma All Stars]] could be considered this.
** Shindou, definitely. He's shipped with [[ThoseTwoGuys Kirino]], [[FanGirl Akane]], [[InferioritySuperiorityComplex Ibuki]], [[AllLovingHero Tenma]], [[spoiler: in the beginning]] [[FoeYay Tsurugi]] and [[TimeTravelRomance Okatsu]], just to name the main ones.
* MemeticBadass: Endou becomes this as in episode 7 of ''GO''.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kgUlH6kv5A Endou is like a boss.]]
* MemeticMutation:
** "''[[CatchPhrase SAKKA YAROUZE!]]''" -- The Internet's View Of Everything That Comes Out Of Endou's Mouth
** "WHAT THE HELL ARE THOSE NETS MADE OF?!" Because, seriously.
** "''[[SayMyName KAAAAGEEEYAAAMAAAAA!]]''" Quoted for Kidou's constant dramatic screaming of his name.
** ''CAR ACCIDENT''.
** Writing "soccer" as "SAKKA".
** Where the hell is the ref?! / What are they paying the refs for?!
** Summarizing the series as "little boys playing magical soccer".
** * Insert Sport Here* YAROUZE! Then drawling the characters from the show playing said sport.
*** ''X YAROUZE!'' in general.
** No.
** Yes.
* {{Moe}}:
** Shinsuke from ''GO''.
** Tachimukai and Hikaru from ''GO'' probably also count.
* NarmCharm: As said by a [=YouTube=] user:
---> "This storyline is so stupid, but in such a lovable way."
* NightmareFuel: Episodes 37 and 38, namely the Shin Teikoku arc, are ''much'' darker than what you'd expect in this series. To sum it up, [[spoiler:you see and hear Sakuma's body breaking. It is ''not'' pleasant.]]
* PeripheryDemographic: CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS [[YaoiFangirl FUJOSHI]] FODDER IS FOR BOYS?!!
* PlayerPunch: A non-lethal variant in the second game, when [[spoiler:Kazemaru is the victim of a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown that gets him [[PutOnABus Put On An Ambulance]].]]
* ScrappyMechanic: The new scouting system in the ''GO'' video games, in which you need to obtain items and sometimes multiple other characters for just one. Also having to set off event flags to score goals, and a draw resulting in an automatic loss rather than extra time can rub people the wrong way.
* ShipsThatPassInTheNight: Fudou/Fuyuka is the most popular hetero ship for both the characters and one of the most popular het ships fandomwise even though they never interact even once throughout the entire series. The ships popularity might stem from their similar names, relationship with Coach Kudou and fondness for...bananas.
* TearJerker:
** Usually combined with CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.
** One notable moment includes anything involving [[spoiler:Ichinose.]]
** Episode 45, full stop. Not only does Raimon [[spoiler: lose horribly to Genesis with a score of 20-0, but you get the entirety of Fubuki's backstory and at the end of the episode, Kazemaru leaves the team.]] The episode is easily one of the most shocking ones.
*** Episode 46 is no better, with [[spoiler:Endou having a massive HeroicBSOD over Kazemaru leaving the team, blaming himself for it and Fubuki's injuries and unstability, spending almost the entirety of the episode on the rooftop to the point ''he stops eating and won't move even if it's raining''. And then Kurimatsu leaves, too, as he can't take the situation any longer.]]
** [[spoiler:''GO Chrono Stone Neppuu/Raimei'''s final cutscene certainly qualifies. On his way back to the future, Fey visits Kinako, who is pregnant with himself, knowing already that Kinako will die giving birth to him. However, Kinako tells him that history can always change, and is optimistic that maybe she'll survive to see him grow up. The music just adds to the feels in that cutscene.]]
* ThatOneBoss:
** The Occult team in the first game. They show up really early, their an obnoxious difficulty spike in a generally easy game, they automatically score a goal and end the first half, to score against them in the second half you need to dance around a bunch of event flags (which is also disruptive to the game's atmosphere), oh and drawing against them is an automatic loss and gameover(!). Their a lot easier if you realize you should fire up and score a quick goal in the first half, but then they seem to demand a sudden knowledge of mechanics and flags very early in the game.
** ''Inazuma Eleven 2'' cranks the in-match scripted events UpToEleven. The worst offender: Shin Teikoku. Sakuma shoots every ten minutes on the second, no matter which side has control of the ball or where it is on the field, effectively pulling the ball as far away from the goal as possible every ten minute, making victory basically impossible the first time around. You can retry the match after losing the first time and do it without events, but that should never have to be a requirement to proceed.
** ''Inazuma Eleven GO'' while not as bad as the previous examples there is [[spoiler:Dragonlink]] they do not qualify as this in story mode but ''when ever you play them afterwards''. Their entire team is composed of [[SuperMode avatar users]] which is not only intimidating, but they can appear faster then the game allows you to use your own avatars. Also they have a hissatsu technique that puts them right in the line of fire for goals without having much ability to defend against them.
** ''Inazuma Eleven GO Galaxy'' has the [[spoiler:Ratoinik Eleven]] as one of the most irritating matches in the series. Even though you confront them late into the game, they represent a huge difficulty spike from the rest of the game. To start off, most of the team has Forest type players and shoots, meaning that even if you use Ibuki's [[spoiler:soul]], they may still get past unless you are overleveled, thus forcing players to use either Shinsuke (who has weaker techs and stats) or a substitute goalkeeper they may have recruited [[spoiler:from Kidou's backup players]]. Second, the Goalkeeper is by far the toughest so far, using his [[spoiler:soul]] constantly and using an individually strong tech. The midfielders are also a pain, but by far the worst part is the stadium itself: [[spoiler:Galaxy has gravity gimmicks due to it being a game set in space]], and for the most part they work well: the first stadium to use this has the ball unable to bounce, the second stadium makes the ball unable to be lobbed into the air and instead encourages swift ground passes, and the third stadium, instead of the usual effects, has the ball unable to leave the bounds due to pressured steam comming out from the edges. This match? It has the ball bounce erratically making it frustrating to even pass the ball. If you are lucky, you will end up in the middle of 3 defenders. If not, then congratulations, you just passed the ball to the star striker of the enemy team.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: Tenma and [[spoiler:Saru]] look surprisingly similar to each other and this similarity is even pointed out by Aoi. This is the only time when the similarity is noted and they never explain why they look similar.
* TrollingCreator: After Gojou, who was a very minor character, hits number one position of the character polls (largely due to trolling) during promotion of the first movie. The creators decide to roll with that and place Gojou in GO as well. They even put Gojou's relative in [[DanballSenki another show by the same company]].
** Endou ends up with [[spoiler: Natsumi]] but this upsets the [[spoiler: Aki]] fans, might as well pair Endou up with [[spoiler: Fuyuka in an alternative continuity]] to please them because hey, it's ''kind of'' similar!
* UnpopularPopularCharacter: Fudou Akio.
* '''ViewerGenderConfusion''': Expect to mistake a really pretty boy for a girl now and then. ... Actually, often.
** And then ''[[RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms Zhuge Liang]]'' turns out to be an actual girl...
* '''TheWoobie''': Everyone has at least one moment of this. Fubuki is the most prominent example from the first series because he spends such a long time struggling over it. Also, ''Taiyou and Shuu''.
** IronWoobie: Tenma starts out as this in the beginning of ''GO''. Also the entire Raimon team in both series could qualify. ''Chrono Stone'' adds Yuuichi.
** JerkassWoobie: [[spoiler:Fudou]]. And [[spoiler:Kariya]], in ''GO''. Kogure to a lesser extent.
* [[WhatTheHellHero What The Hell, Hero?]]: Its probably just this troper's view but in ''Inazuma Eleven Go Galaxy'' when Tenma was trying to convince other players to attending practice. When he talks to Morimura, she says [[HeroicDepreciation her presence wouldn't make any difference to the team]] and Tenma just walks away. Sure, maybe most most people to walk away (being unsure of what else to say) but Tenma of all people does this. Tenma. The Endou clone. The one who constantly and successfully persuaded Shindo to reform the team. It would be at least in his character to try to end it at least something positive rather leaving it at just that.
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