* AdaptationDisplacement: While ''Orphen'' admittedly isn't as popular as most shows are today, very few people who are ''fans'' of the show to at least some extent even realize that this began as a light novel series.
* BaseBreaker: Lycoris has both fans and detractors. Her haters say she's a generic moe {{dojikko}} who does nothing useful during the entire second season, which as it turns out, [[spoiler:completely revolves around her.]] Her fans reply saying that she may not be an ActionGirl but [[PluckyGirl still tries to do what she can]], and [[spoiler: the deal that the season is about her]] [[TheWoobie is not exactly good for her.]]
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: The first ED, ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YLOKhSNJmY Tanpopo's Last Kiss]]''. The second OP, ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfaZEaVAKTI Sharan Q's Kimi wa majutsushi]]''.
* DieForOurShip: How ''dares'' Cleao get in the way of Orphen and (insert: Majic, Hartia, Azalie)! [[spoiler:However, at least in the novels she eventually ''does'' get him, as the new series revealed.]]
* EvilIsSexy: [[spoiler: After Azalie takes control of Childman's body, we start having more glimpses of his well-toned, tan-skinned frame.]]
* HoYay: Orphen has this with Majik and Hartia. On one hand, Majik adores his "Master" and sticks by him no matter what; on the other, Hartia's own devotion to Orphen is very easy to see as him being the series's UnluckyChildhoodFriend.
* LesYay: Licorice and Cleao's bond can be seen as a mix of this and RomanticTwoGirlFriendship.
* MagnificentBastard: [[spoiler: Azalie, Marco Reika, arguably Escalenna. Out of them, Azalie is the biggest one.]]
* TheScrappy: Cleao, mainly for doing almost nothing but bitch and trying to make it all about her.
** RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: She not only gets quite a bit of CharacterDevelopment in the second half of the series, but her RomanticTwoGirlFriendship with Lycoris in ''Revenge'' made several fans warm up to her.
* SeasonalRot: ''Revenge'' suffers from decay of all kinds, and not because it's LighterAndSofter. Though it goes better towards the end, according to some.
* ValuesResonance: The deal with [[spoiler: Stephanie being a {{trans sexual}} person]] isn't handled for cheap and offensive laughs. When Orphen explains [[spoiler: how she went from the male-bodied Stephan to the female-bodied Stephanie]], he does it in a matter-of-fact way and doesn't think less of her for it, and later we're not supposed to side with Cleao when she [[InnocentlyInsensitive makes a careless comment about it]]. Not to mention [[spoiler: Stephanie herself is portrayed as a normal and kind person.]]
* TheWoobie: Several kinds.
** JerkassWoobie: Cleao, since she can be annoying and pushy but has a heart of gold underneath.
** IronWoobie: Orphen, whose quests bring him terrible pain but he refuses to give in; Stephanie, [[spoiler: due to the DealWithTheDevil]]
** StoicWoobie: [[spoiler: Childman]], due to his emotional baggage and noble heart; not ever showing how it hurts him inside [[spoiler: and how deeply he blames himself for the deal with Azalie.]]
** TheWoobie: Fienna, for being bound to her town and the medium between people and the Dragons no matter what; and later... [[spoiler: LYCORIS!]]