* 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''.
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* CompleteMonster: The original Finé from the first season is this, but Dr. Ver from the second season manages to be even worse than her. In Episode 5, especially, he doesn't care who sets the Noise upon using Solomon's Cane, whether it be armed soldiers or even innocent bystanders, like children. [[spoiler: Then there's the sadistic pleasure he takes in seeing Hibiki's arm bit off by the nephilim.]] By episode 6, it's hinted that [[ItsAllAboutMe he only thinks of how to save his own butt and 'become a hero' by having Nephilim devour everyone]], and eventually he proves it right that his whole idea of 'saving humanity' is just to save his own butt and becoming the 'hero of humanity' while the rest of humanity die. And [[EvenEvilHasStandards even Maria, Kirika and Shirabe are clearly disturbed that they're on the same side]], and generally just kept him around because he's the only one who can stabilize the IncurableCoughOfDeath of their mother, and he ''gleefully'' took advantage of that.
* 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:
** Chris is this. Her popularity on forums and blogs was disproportionate to her appearances in the first half of the first season. It must be her BadassAdorable and {{Moe}} {{Tsundere}} tendencies. Plus, those [[MoreDakka large guns]].
** Miku is considerably popular due to her sweet personality. She [[TookALevelInBadass gets more than that]] in Season 2.
** 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 the [[CompleteMonster utterly depraved]] Dr. Ver as the BigBad. Though this is in large part because of blatant stealing of plot elements from the well established MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha franchise. Just about every major event and major character has a direct mirror (Frontier = Cradle, Dr. Ver = Dr. Scaglietti, etc.)
** 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.]]
* 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.]]
* 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, NanaMizuki does have yet another DarkMagicalGirl character. Also TropesAreNotBad.