* BadassDecay: Poor Raizo went through this starting in ''the very first game of the series''. You'd think a guy who looks like [[http://www.fightersgeneration.com/np2/char1/raizo-big.jpg this]] and is portrayed as the mastermind of the kidnappings would be the BigBad, right? Nope, it's his nephew [[MagnificentBastard Hyo]] who's pulling the strings of the plot. Then in ''Project Justice'', he takes a beating from new BigBad Kurow [[TheWorfEffect to show how badass the new guy is]] and [[DemotedToExtra doesn't even get to be a playable character in that game]].
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Compared to the other main characters (Batsu and Hinata), Kyosuke's popularity is still rather large - so much so that he got into ''[[VideoGame/CapcomVsSNK2MarkOfTheMillennium Capcom vs. SNK 2]]'' over them. Being a {{bishounen}} helps.
** Akira is definite female example in the series. Her popularity relative to her role in ''United By Fate'' is rather large. Seijyun seems to be created just to give her her own story separate from the Gedo guys' adventures.
* GameBreaker: In both games, Roberto.
** In ''United By Fate'', Hyo and Sakura were also considered top tier characters. Gan also had an infinite combo.
** In ''Project Justice'', Roy, Hideo and Momo all were considered top tier.
* TheScrappy: Momo. [[TheCutie Obnoxious]] [[{{Kawaiiko}} design]] even for the series, [[CuteButCacophonic shrill voice]] and [[TierInducedScrappy ridiculous in-game prowess]] [[GameBreaker compared to her size]] makes her not well-liked among fandom.
* TheWoobie: Yurika. The poor girl is only is participating in Kurow's plans because of how much she cares for her little brother (and this is ''in spite'' of the verbal abuse he heaps on her). If the player manages to get an ending with her in ''Project Justice'''s board game, she also reveals she doesn't like the things she's had to do as a part of the Darkside Society and pleads to the player character to [[ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies forget about her so the PC doesn't have to face the wrath of the society with her]].
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