* CrowningMusicOfAwesome (Ever wondered where [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmdhnJbXzfc Steel Beowulf]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMI2BE2Bqxk Hakugin no Datenshi]] (localized as "Fallen White Knight") came from?)
** {{Ninja Senshi Tobikage}}'s opening theme, ''Love Survivor'', was already awesome, but Impact's version is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULai8lcQ5iM undeniably one of the awesomest battle themes in the entire franchise]].
* FetishFuelStationAttendant: '''''Excellen Browning.''''' This alone from the end credits of [[http://i54.tinypic.com/vcwh7o.jpg episode 19]] (''slightly {{NSFW}}'') for ''The Inspectors'' invokes TentacleRope, ClothingDamage and ScrewYourself… ALL without the fandom doing it, but the development staff for the anime, instead.
* MoeMoe (Alfimi was already adorable, but ''The Inspectors'' cranks it UpToEleven)
** CreepyChild (Depending on who you ask, the anime might extend to this, too)
* NightmareFuel (The Persoenlichkeit's strongest attack involves her familiars pinning down its target. Alfimi gets up close and personal, unsheathes the Lichkeit's katana and stabs the living shit out of it. Skewering motions make the sight of the attack painful, until you realize TimeStandsStill during the attack, meaning the target isn't even feeling anything until ''afterwards'')
* {{OT3}} (You think Kyosuke will just settle for Excellen and not both her ''and'' a loli clone? Fanworks say you're wrong)
** [[spoiler:Try [=OT4=]...of sorts: before her return in Original Generation Gaiden, there existed a LOT of fanart featuring the "Nanbu family" and their very, very cute twin daughters. See DeadGuyJunior for more]]
*** Additionally, {{Fanon}} took this and ran with it; it's [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/186538/ unbelievably]] [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/data/3742c7bd83dcc6747a2fe083ecd17ab9.jpg adorable]].
* ThatOneLevel: The final stage of ''Cosmoquake''. The player starts out having to face more than a dozen ''Dancougar'' enemies with 18000 HP and 30% HP Regen. (To put this in perspective, a well-upgraded attack might deal 3000-4000 damage without Spirit Commands.) After shooting down enough of those, a large number of Einst appear on the scene, including one Einst Regisseur. If all of that wasn't bad enough, ''Machine Robo'' enemies show up around the fifth turn. Top it all off with a huge map and a 20-turn time limit, and you have a stage that can become nigh-unwinnable without the proper preparations. Or the player ''could'' just grind by repeatedly getting Game Overs; [[SarcasmMode it's not like Compact 2 has a big secret involving turn count or anything]]...
** ''Galaxy Showdown'' gives us the mother of all indoor SRW stages with the ''Machine Robo'' finale. The player's entire team is pre-determined, and consists of the supporting cast of ''Machine Robo'' alongside Excellen, Billbine, Gundam Ez-8, ZZ Gundam, Gundam F91, Raideen, Getter Dragon, Mazinger Z, and Daitarn 3. Unless the player somehow managed to keep all of those units up to date (unlikely, given the game's very strict ArbitraryHeadcountLimit), they're in for a slow, painful corridor stage. At least Rom Stol shows up mid-way through to help out.
* WhatAnIdiot: Gai Daigoji in the first ''[[Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico Nadesico]]'' mission of ''Impact''.
** '''You'd expect''': For Gai to stay close to the ''Nadesico'', as Aestivalis units guzzle energy and the battleship in question can quickly recharge it.
** '''Instead''': Being [[HotBlooded Gai]], he charges headlong towards the Jovian Lizards and burns all his energy just getting there, therefore [[OhCrap becoming unable to move]] and thus requiring [[TheHero Akito Tenkawa]], in his own Aestivalis, and eventually the ''[[Anime/{{Dancougar}} Gandor]]'' team to bail him out.