* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Is Jowy a TragicHero who is forced to fight his best friend or an incredible idiot who chooses to prolong an unnecessary war and try to assassinate his best friend instead of signing a peace treaty or suggesting a political union?
* CompleteMonster: [[YMMV/{{Suikoden}} Luca Blight and Neclord]]
* CrackIsCheaper: Good luck finding this game nowadays for anything less than $100.
** No longer the case [[http://www.siliconera.com/2014/04/22/looks-like-suikoden-ii-will-re-released-playstation-network/ anymore.]]
* CrackPairing: Due to Luca constantly referring anyone as pigs, fanarts usually depicted him being paired with ''pigs'' (to be ridden, to joke around with, or to butcher).
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXuJ2cHx7Aw Gothic Neclord all the way!]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CNfOfvtA0I&hd=1 Imprisoned Town]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFQuIr4Mjig The Chase]]
* CultClassic
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Viktor and Flik establish themselves as such herein.
** Luca Blight, not only regarded as among the most memorable parts of the game, but also probably the most popular villain in the entire series.
* EvenBetterSequel: There are many fans who consider this game to be superior to the original, as well as the best in the series.
* EvilIsCool: Luca Blight pretty well cemented himself in this position given his DyingMomentOfAwesome when finally killing him takes three different parties fighting him in quick succession, along with being a reasonably challenging fight while he's at it.
* GameBreaker: Sheena can become one of these, and there's also Georg Prime to consider.
** Killey, for the same reasons as Sheena, except he's even more powerful.
** Recruiting [[spoiler: the main character from the first game. The Soul Eater Rune is as awesome as ever.]]
** Because of [[http://suikodenbugfixes.wikispaces.com/Suikoden+II+Rune+Unite+Bug how the Rune Unites work]], one can place a [[MightyGlacier slower character]] in the first party slot to make the whole party cast up to ''five'' Rune Unites in one turn! Not bad for a game where mages are pretty useless by the late-game.
* GoddamnedBats: Sirens and [=DoReMi=] elves. They sure can be taken down ''very'' easily but they can inflict a wide array of [[StandardStatusEffects nasty status effects]] if not taken out right away. For a video game series that ''usually'' [[AvertedTrope averts]] this trope, these sure annoy ''some'' [[{{Scrub}} players]].
* GoodBadBugs: You could just trivialize the fight against Luca Blight [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaPS7X6yaQc&feature=related with a glitch]] where ''he doesn't even attack you'' and only counterattacks if your character misses.
* GuideDangIt: Good luck finding all 108 Stars of Destiny on your own.
* LoveToHate: Ask any of Luca Blight's fans why they like him, aside from the EvilIsCool above, it will be due to how appallingly evil he is.
* MagnificentBastard: ''Shu''.
* MemeticBadass: Georg Prime, but Luca Blight contests his title.
* MoralEventHorizon: Luca Blight [[SerialEscalation just loves pushing this to new levels]].
* NightmareFuel: Once again, [[http://firsthour.net/screenshots/suikoden-2/suikoden-2-luca-blight.JPG Luca Blight]], as well as the fate of the people of Muse (you even get to hear a man describe how his family was devoured in front of him).
** Millie's Groundhog Bonaparte. That is all.
* PlayerPunch: Several; the traditional one is [[spoiler: Nanami's sudden death]].
** Pilika's life from meeting the hero to losing her voice is just the writers repeatedly socking the player in the gut.
* TheScrappy: Hoi.
* TearJerker: There are a ''lot'' of these. Some moments are also mentioned above, in PlayerPunch.
* TooCoolToLive: [[spoiler:Genkaku, Anabelle and Elza.]]
* TheWoobie: Pilika.