* BaseBreaker: The canon females (especially Mia, Kayura, and Suzunagi) are either admired or loathed in the [[AmericansHateTingle American fandom]]. Mia is seen as either a PluckyGirl who does what she can despite her lack of fighting skills or a DamselScrappy who gets in the way of everything, while Kayura and Suzunagi are constantly accused of being {{Mary Sue}}s.
** In the NA fandom Yuli gets more hate than the majority of the characters despite only being around [[ThinkOfTheChildren eight years old]] and having been [[ParentsInDistress separated from his parents]].
* EvilIsSexy: Lady Kayura, at least until [[spoiler: her HeelFaceTurn later on.]]
* FoeYay: The official Ronin/Warlord rivalries are sources. The rivalry between Anubis/Shuten and Ryo breaks the mold, but takes the FoeYay to the next level. Rowan and Kayura definitely had their moments of this too.
--> Rowen: It looks like I'm falling for you, Kayura!
--> Kayura: You know I'll only break your heart!
** It doesn't help that both of their voice actors share the same last name (possibly married?).
* FridgeBrilliance: Why can Kayura handle just about anyone save [[spoiler:Ryo using the Inferno Armor]]? Because [[spoiler:she's the last of the line of Ancients, one of whom was able to defeat the very source of the armors in the first place]].
** Also, why is the final battle with Talpa such a TearJerker? [[spoiler:Because it's a mirror image of the first battle between the Ronins and Talpa. The first time around, Ryo was on the outside of Talpa's body while his friend's souls were trapped within, [[KillUsBoth binding Talpa with their powers and begging Ryo to destroy them all.]] Logically, poor Ryo couldn't go through with it. In the final battle with Talpa, the positions are reversed. Ryo is fused with Talpa, binding the villain with ''his'' power, begging his friends (now on the outside) to destroy ''him.'' They have no alternative but to go through with it because by this time, they're out of options. It's a good thing for Ryo the Jewel of Life was nearby, otherwise the series would have had a Bittersweet Ending... ]]
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Uncensored nudity managed to get past Creator/CartoonNetwork's censors ''twice''.
* HoYay: '''''Damn.''''' ...er, this is bound to be a factor given the CastFullOfPrettyBoys. The heroes are all in their early-teens, but the show doesn't have any romantic component to speak of. When you further consider how close-knit their friendship is (and the fact that many of them are from broken families), you can't help but wonder although Seiji constantly made smooth passes at Nasuti in the original version. Ryo also does fall in love with Luna in the 1st OVA, ''Gaiden''. [[spoiler: Sadly, she is killed by the BigBad.]]
** Seiji and Nasuti have minor flirtation in YST which is completely removed in the dub. Rowen is also part of a fan preferred couple with Lady Kayura, despite the fact she is physically twelve. However, both of these pairings as well as Ryo's relationship with Luna are often ignored by fanfiction writers in favor of homosexual relationships.
** The Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei manga calls the series a "rite of passage" for Yaoi Fangirls.
* {{Macekre}}: Surprisingly averted; with the exception of character and attack names, and some editing around of scenes in the first two episodes, the dub is incredibly faithful to the original show, right down to allowing character deaths and leaving the level of violence practically untouched. Hell, [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar a brief flash of Lady Kayura naked was even left untouched!]]
* {{Narm}}: One of the more (in)famous lines from the dub is Ryo's YourMom moment.
--> "Your mother wears army boots!"
** NarmCharm: That said, it's a favorite line amongst fans despite how silly it is.
* OlderThanTheyThink: There are still people who [[ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontWatch look down]] on the series as nothing more than the SpearCounterpart to ''Franchise/SailorMoon.'' YST debuted four years before the ''Manga/SailorMoon'' manga started. It really doesn't help that when Creator/CartoonNetwork got their hands on the series for Creator/{{Toonami}} they pretty much promoted the show as such, sometimes airing episodes of each series back-to-back and creating promos that almost looked like a crossover between the two.
** Inverted in the Latin American fandom, but with SaintSeiya, who was broadcasted at the same network and at the same slot.
* TheScrappy: Depending on which segment of the fandom you ask, this can be either Yuli, Mia, Lady Kayura, Suzunagi, or even ''all four''.
* SeasonalRot: Many North American fans dislike the final story arc, ''Message,'' due to the episodes relying on the heavy usage of stock footage from the TV series and second [=OVA=] to accompany the character monologues.
** Both Japanese and American fans have said that ''Message'' is too difficult to follow. But WordOfGod has stated that the [=OVA=] was not meant for entertainment purposes, but it was a way for the characters to [[MoreThanMeetsTheEye express themselves and the world of the armors]].
* {{Shipping}}: As much as to be expected, although there's an aversion of the Ryo/Kayura pairing.
* TearJerker: [[spoiler: White Blaze's sacrifice. But [[BackFromTheDead he got better]].]]
** [[spoiler: Anubis' sacrifice got Yuli and plenty of {{FanGirl}}s crying.]]
* UnfortunateImplications: Talpa said to Kayura that once the mortal world was conquered, he would rule with Kayura at his side. Again, Kayura is technically a 12 year old girl.
** There's the fact that Talpa is at least 1000 years old, and marrying young was common in those days. At the least, it's still ValuesDissonance, but he ''is'' the BigBad.