* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: The opening, "Aoki Flamme," in both the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1zWqnMz1as tv version]], and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_-q7B4O_pQ full length]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZp944YaCrE Toten Sie]], which almost unfailingly plays whenever Randel [[{{LetsGetDangerous}} turns on the lantern]].
* IronWoobie: Randel Oland. Not only is he remarkably reserved about all of his trauma, he's a MadeOfIron Woobie as well.
* MagnificentBastard: Marquis Hoost and Lionel Taylor, Alice's fiance, both show signs.
* NightmareFuel: Take your pick between emotionless soldiers who can stop tanks with a gun alone, or soldiers with flamethrowers who burn along with their victims.
** Randel's dream/nightmares -- though more so in the manga.
** Another one for Randel when he [[spoiler: cuts up soldiers manning an armored train with his giant scissors like he's pruning plants. *SNIP*]]
* {{Squick}}: For a show about war, ''Pumpkin Scissors'' has very few graphic deaths until episode 14 where they show a cornered man getting hit with a flame thrower with '''disturbing''' attention to detail. Then there's the armored train arc where [[spoiler: Randel cuts up soldiers manning said vehicle with giant scissors. We never see the actual moment of the cutting, but that just [[NothingIsScarier makes it more disturbing...]]]]