* AwesomeMoments: A meta-example: following a sordid history of TroubledProduction, ''Princess Maker 2'' finally received an official English release in September of 2016. Not only was the release of the updated ''Refine'' version, but the game was released a week ahead of its original October date due to the anticipation buzzing around its finally coming overseas!
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Cube from [=PM2=] proved to be so popular that he appears in [[Anime/PetitePrincessYucie the Anime]], and Games 4 and 5. And, ironically, in the latest [[RuleThirtyFour Slavemaker]] game.
* EvilIsSexy: Based on many of the portraits that go with the darker endings.
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Has a strong Korean fanbase. In fact, the newest game in the series, Princess Maker for Kakao, was Korean-made and didn't come to Japan until three years later!
* SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments: Many of the endings. Special mention for the [=PM2=] one where the girl marries Cube.
** In Princess Maker 5, if you have a good bond with your daughter she will talk about her parent at school and give you flowers on Mother's Day/Father's day.
* HollywoodPudgy: Your daughter cannot wear the more fancy dresses when she is 'overweight'. In [=PM4=], she counts as overweight when she weighs ''50 kg'', regardless of what age she is at.
* TearJerker: Thanks to VideoGameCaringPotential, the 18th year. You get attached to your daughter, and then you're sad, either because you're wistful that you'll have to leave her behind, or you're happy for how she's turned out, or sad for her...
** On the other hand, if you allow your daughter to succumb to illness and die, you will get chewed out by her patron deity, and if you have any kind of soul, you'll feel as though you deserved it.
* ValuesDissonance: See the {{Squick}}y endings.
** Invokved in universe. Most of the games take place in a MedievalEuropeanFantasy setting, and as such, the daughter can marry AND have a career. In Princess Maker 5, which takes place in modern Japan, [[CareerVersusMan the daughter can marry OR have a career.]] Not both.
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