* GoodBadBugs: [[spoiler: Soul Steal will kill any and all of the ''Seven Heroes''.]] Then again, considering that [[spoiler:the heroes you fight for most of the game are actually copies sent by the originals]], perhaps this was actually intended this way.
* NightmareFuel: The music in certain areas and [[spoiler: the concept of your soul being ripped out and eaten by Kzinssie.]]
** [[spoiler:Also, the Termites return in the final scenarios and take over the bodies of [=NPCs=] and recruitable characters. Talking to them makes you fight them, now think about it for a second... They essentially are using your citizens and soldiers as husks.]]
** Rest at an inn with the Darkstone Ring and instead of the regular sleep music, a much more eerie jingle plays as you're losing LP.
* VindicatedByHistory: Romancing [=SaGa=] 2 didn't receive much of a fanbase outside of Japan, even amongst the emulation community due to it being a notoriously difficult product to translate[[note]]The font used, specifically made it hard to display the text[[/note]] and having somewhat menacing mechanics that could come off as unintuitive. After its December 2017 re-release, it started to gain a fanbase, even amongst people who had known ''of'' the game but never picked it up.