* BaseBreaker - One of the most polarizing series in the franchise, with a roughly even split.
* CompleteMonster: One can make a ''very'' good case for Colonel Killing, who sabotages his own operation, murders his superior, and tries to nuke Side 6, all while espousing loyalty to fellow CM [[MobileSuitGundam Gihren Zabi]] and ''[[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking being named]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Killing]]''.
* CrowningMomentOfAwesome - Bernie faces down a [[SuperPrototype Gundam]] in a [[MechaMooks Zaku]] [[spoiler:and almost wins]].
* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming - Bernie lifting up Al over his shoulders as they pretend it's an airplane.
* HilariousInHindsight - Bernie cracks a lock on a Fed installation with an electronic thingy that even goes "LOCKOFF"... the FanNickname [[{{Gundam00}} for the second Lockon.]]
* MemeticMutation - Bernie's [[spoiler: remains looking like "a pile of hamburger" leads to some black humor about Bernie's Burgers within the fandom.]]
* TheScrappy - It's been suggested by some fans of the series that Alfred's removal would significantly improve the show, despite the entire thing being a [[MisaimedFandom story about the effects of the horrors of war on innocents]].
* TheWoobie: Al after the events of the series. His brother figure Bernie dies at the hands of Chris, his sister figure of all people. And he has to keep an iron face so no one will find out that he was working with Zeon.
* TearJerker - The [[spoiler:BittersweetEnding]], as well as [[spoiler:Benard's recorded message to Al.]]
* TrueArtIsAngsty - It's a testament that even the author found the ending too depressing.