* 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.
* BaseBreakingCharacter: Lycoris has both fans and detractors. Her haters say she's a generic moe klutz 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.]]
* CompleteMonster: [[CreepyChild Escalena]] from ''Revenge'', the second season of the anime, is a sorcerous beast [[SealedEvilInACan sealed away]] by the Heavenly Beings countless years ago for the havoc she wreaked upon the world. Escalena makes a [[DealWithTheDevil bargain]] with a sorcerer named [=McGregor=] Nielsen [[DespairEventHorizon when he and his daughters are at their lowest point]], saving the girls from a deathly illness and resurrecting one of them in exchange for [=McGregor=] sacrificing five sorcerers to her to free her. Escalena erases the memory of [=McGregor=]'s youngest daughter Lycoris and forces her big sister Esperanza to constantly edit her memory to use her as a pawn, dispersing her to lure Orphen himself into her clutches. Once she's finally outed as the mastermind behind the plot, Escalena murders Esperanza right in front of the rest of her family (and not before revealing that ''she'' was the girl who died, which Esperanza didn't know) and cruelly gloats she never intended on keeping either of [=McGregor=]'s daughters alive, her true goal simply being to break from her seal and destroy the world for nothing more than [[ForTheEvulz her own amusement]], even managing to spitefully kill [=McGregor=] himself in the throes of her own death after Orphen defeats her. By far the most evil of Orphen's usually-sympathetic enemies, Escalena is a deceitful monster, both literally and figuratively.
* 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.
* IronWoobie: Orphen, whose quests bring him terrible pain but he refuses to give in; Stephanie, [[spoiler: due to the DealWithTheDevil]]
* JerkassWoobie: Cleao, since she can be annoying and pushy but has a heart of gold underneath.
* 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.]]
* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: Cleao 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.
* TheScrappy: Cleao in the first season, mainly for doing almost nothing but bitch and trying to make it all about her. She switches to a BaseBreakingCharacter later, tho.
* SeasonalRot: ''Revenge'' suffers from decay of all kinds, and not because it's LighterAndSofter. Though it goes better towards the end, according to some.
* 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.]]
* 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 no one's 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, and her trans sexuality [[DealWithTheDevil is not the]] [[CoolBigSis only character trait]] [[NiceGirl she has]].]]
* TheWoobie: Fienna, for being bound to her town and the medium between people and the Dragons no matter what; and later... [[spoiler: LYCORIS!]]