* AccidentalInnuendo: GX's tagline is "Believe in justice and hold a determination to fist." In common American slang, "fist" as a verb means... something very, very different from what the creators probably intended.
* BaseBreaker:
** Some people like Hibiki and think that she's a great heroine, while others find her annoying and contrived.
** Similarly, people either like Tsubasa for being a {{Badass}} {{Kuudere}} swordswoman or the hate her for her {{Jerkass}} tendencies in season one.
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The TrainingMontage in episode 9 of G. It's comes after the revealed that [[spoiler: Miku is alive]] and doesn't seem to serve a real purpose compare to season one's montage to make Hibiki a better fighter.
** It serves to have Genjuro and Hibiki sing the theme from ''Police Story''.
%%* ClicheStorm
* CompleteMonster: The BigBad of the second season is [[MadDoctor Dr.]] John Wayne Vercingetorix, known as Dr. Ver. A MadScientist of unparalleled ego, he has no qualms about using a Mook-making device on innocent civilians just because they saw him in action (those same Mooks disintegrate a normal human just by touching them), and has quite a {{sadist}}ic streak, [[SlasherSmile grinning]] like a [[LaughingMad maniac]] when a resurrected monster [[AnArmAndALeg bites off the heroine's arm]]. The other members of the terrorist organisation he's part of [[EvenEvilHasStandards don't think highly of him]], and only keep him because he's the only person to be able to look after the wheelchair-bound leader's health, which he gleefully uses as an excuse to inject {{psycho serum}}s to the combat-capable members. When the season's climax comes around, he flat out admits that he never shared the organization's [[WellIntentionedExtremist views of preventing the world's destruction]], and simply wants to [[ItsAllAboutMe save his own butt]], with optional plans to [[AndNowYouMustMarryMe repopulate Earth with one of the antagonist Symphogears]], hence why he accelerated the Moon's descent rather than stop it.
* CrazyAwesome: It's clear that everything in this series was made to be as over-the-top as possible for the MagicalGirlWarrior genre, from the {{Badass}} fight scenes (coupled with SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic) to the utterly depraved villains, as well as the ludicrous NarmCharm moments.
* EnsembleDarkhorse:
** Yumi, one of Miku's friends, is popular due to her BreakingTheFourthWall habits and for being a [[MetaGuy Meta Girl]].
** Genjuuro and Ogawa also have their fans due to being consistently BadassNormal. It helps that [[LargeHam Genjuuro]] has a BadassBaritone while [[TheReliableOne Ogawa]] is a ninja and a BadassInANiceSuit.
* EvenBetterSequel:
** The majority of the fans who watched the first season found the sequel to be superior after a few episodes had aired, due to the increased action, an antagonist group that has been around since the beginning and most of them are developed AntiVillain... and compounding them is Dr. Ver as the BigBad.
** In fact, it's seen as so much better the Blu ray sales for the first volume were more than double of that of the blu-ray sales of the first season.
* FoeYay:
** Maria and Tsubasa in Season 2. Not only is Maria's Symphogear identical to Kanade's, their duet in the first episode is awfully suggestive, with furtive glances and both performers [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything stroking their long, phallic microphones]]. Once Maria is revealed as a villain, she and Tsubasa directly oppose one another, with their fights being some of the most intense.
** The opening of ''G'' has two silhouettes at the beginning, with one of them trying to catch the hand of the other. The silhouettes are Hibiki and Finé.
* FridgeBrilliance:
** If the Noise are behind most monsters in legends, maybe people accidentally fused with relics gave birth to werewolf tales?
** Gungnir is [[NorseMythology Odin's]] spear and he is associated with [[TheBerserker berserker]], making it a great name for Hibiki's relic. Along the same line, Ichaival is Odin's bow, fitting well with Chris' trigger-happy and destructive tendencies.
* HilariousInHindsight:
** Some fans wondered what Miku would look like if she has a Symphogear of her own, [[SelfFanservice so some fanworks of her in a green Symphogear outfit have surfaced]]. [[spoiler:Come Episode 9 of Season 2...]][[note]]it's purple[[/note]]
** If you see a MagicalGirl series with the moon as a plot device, wouldn't you think about ''Manga/SailorMoon''?
* LesYay: [[HoYay/SenkiZesshouSymphogear Has its own page.]]
* LoveToHate: Both {{Big Bad}}s, Finé and Dr. Ver are well received by the fans. Even though they don't fit the MagnificentBastard category, their [[EvilIsHammy hammy]] portrayal and their manipulative abilities have cause the fanbase to like them or to hate them. Especially Dr. Ver is considered as an over-the-top villain, being much crazier than Finé herself, even though Dr. Ver is a weakling compared to her.
* MemeticMutation:
** Not from the series itself, but "[[{{Memes/Nasuverse}} being lancer is suffering]]" certainly applies here. Kanade, Hibiki, and [[spoiler:Maria]], meets Cu Chulainn, Diarmuid, and Kyoko.
** Can't forget the Fine/fine puns. It's become so wide spread and intense that some people automatically read fine as Fine so long as the subject is Symphogear.
** [[MoreDakka MEGA DETH PARTY!]]
** And, to a lesser extent, [[http://upic.me/i/up/symphogear-peopledieiftheyarekilled.jpg Hibiki's line from episode 10.]]
** Just a day after the announcement of GX, [[AccidentalInnuendo "a determination to fist"]] was all over certain ImageBoards, including being added onto screencaps like [[http://i.imgur.com/PqOCw57.png this]] or [[http://i.imgur.com/uFuifip.jpg this]].
*** To a lesser extent, people began running with the GX part of the name and began making references to another show with [[YuGiOhGX GX]] in its name.
* MemeticSexGod: Hibiki. How bad is it? She's capable of making straight girls ''go lesbian for her instead''. [[VideoGame/SuperHeroineChronicle Those straight girls?]] [[LightNovel/InfiniteStratos the Infinite Stratos girls]] and [[LightNovel/HidanNoAria Aria]].
* {{Moe}}: Hibiki and Miku definitely qualify, and Chris has her moments. And, come season 2, Kirika and Shirabe are both on the Moe bandwagon. Also, Chris became much more Moe in season 2.
* MoralEventHorizon: So how do you think Ver can top Fine in terms of being utterly despicable? Well, a good starter sign of skirting the line would be when he fetches Noises on passing by kids just because they were looking at him fetching Noises to US soldiers with a smile on his face. If that wasn't enough, then forcefully injecting PsychoSerum to Kirika and Shirabe and tells them to use the Swan Song (which would mean death for them) while acting like an EntitledBastard despite their pains and dangers of getting injected with them would be him crossing the line. [[spoiler:Kidnapping and brainwashing Miku into giving her a Symphogear form? Now ''that's'' leaping faaaar away and deeper from the horizon, accompanied with the biggest "WOO-HOO!" you can ever imagine. He's still waving and taking another leap when he sends Nastassja off to the moon, killing her, because she's trying to avert the damage he's caused, this is also the final push for Maria to finally have enough with bearing with him and deciding to kill him.]]
* SugarWiki/MostWonderfulSound: Anytime a Symphogear initiates her TransformationSequence, [[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign no matter how nonsensical the activation phrase sounds]], you know you're in for a treat as asskicking ensues, topped by [[AwesomeMusic/SenkiZesshouSymphogear the serie's great repertoire of song]].
* {{Narm}}: The show's detractors are prone to noting this.
** NarmCharm: But, they're not too far off. And the Narm is a large part of what makes the show work.
*** For both tropes, special mention goes to [[spoiler:Finé/Ryoko]]'s Engrish.
*** And Ver's manic facial expressions.
* NightmareFuel: The series has quite a handful of this.
* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap:
** Hibiki nearly became TheScrappy because of her poor performance during the first four episodes. Episode 5 rescued her, and the second season increased her popularity.
** Maria in the last episode.
* TheScrappy:
** Ryoko got a lot of hate during the first season, largely for being a PsychoLesbian. YMMV if [[spoiler:her being Fine did anything to win her some fans.]]
** And for season two, Maria has become one of these. She had a lot of fans during her debut episodes, but a mix of BadassDecay and {{Wangst}} seems to have gained her dislike. Again, YMMV if [[spoiler:her actions in the season finale have her RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap.]]
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic: During transformation sequences, a random splice of words flow in the background. In most cases, they're faux German, except for maybe a few. During Kanade's transformation, for example, the word "ziggurat" flows for a short moment before the cut. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ziggurat Strange how The Other Wiki notes that]] none of the shrines on them were saved.
* WhatTheHellCastingAgency: All of the Japanese voice actresses for the Valkyries are ''not'' widely known for the genre they portray in the anime. (Creator/AoiYuuki doing a {{Badass}} {{Leitmotif}}? Creator/AyahiTakagaki opting for HARD ROCK?). To be fair, Creator/NanaMizuki does have yet another DarkMagicalGirl character. Also TropesAreNotBad.