* AnticlimaxBoss: While [[Anime/{{Iczer}} Big Gold]] is a FragileSpeedster, unlike some {{Mook}}s, the party has exceptionally easy means to bypass her high evasion stats (such as the "Strike" Spirit Command[[note]]Gain 100% accuracy for one turn[[/note]]). Cue Big Gold being taken down with about four strong attacks, whereas other bosses take twice as much.
* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: At the end of the penultimate, the BigBad tries to wipe LOTUS out by shooting them with a {{BFG}} from the moon. How do our heroes survive? [[spoiler:By having the Rushbird absorb all the energy and transfer it to the Straybird, who uses it to create an "Imaginary Road" large enough to teleport ''everyone'' directly to the moon]].
** [[spoiler:[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny Shinn Asuka]] delivering the kill shot on [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny Lord Djibril]]]].
** [[spoiler:[[Characters/SuperRobotWarsL Nagumo Ichitaka]] teaming up with [[Anime/GaikingLegendOfDaikuMaryu Daiya Tsuwabuki]] to destroy [[Anime/GaikingLegendOfDaikuMaryu Proist and her Chou Maryu Dvorak]] in Scenario 24]].
** [[spoiler:The final ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'' scenario, with the background music shuffling every turn, ending with a long CombinationAttack]].
* CrowningMomentOfFunny: [[Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion Misato Katsuragi's car]], of all things, gets a map sprite cameo in the first ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'' scenario.
* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: Shinn's dialogue with Rey during the Battle of Messiah, after learning that he is a clone of [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED Rau Le Creuset]]:
--> '''Rey''': Shinn... If only you joined us...
--> '''Shinn''': Rey! You cared about me, was that because of who you once was?
--> '''Rey''': ......
--> '''Shinn''': That's not true, is it? You did that of your own will, didn't you?
--> '''Rey''': It was...
--> '''Shinn''': To me, you're not some Rau Le Creuset! You are Rey Za Burrel, my... friend!
--> '''Rey''': ...! Shinn... But my... My destiny!
--> '''Shinn''': Come then, Rey! If you're bounded by your destiny... Then I'll cleave it for you!
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: New remixes of "[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWingEndlessWaltz Last Impression]]" and "[[Anime/MacrossFrontier Triangular]]" are just some of the examples. The in-game rendition of "[[Manga/LinebarrelsOfIron Kitei no Tsurugi]]" is generally said to be much better than the actual song, although "[[Manga/LinebarrelsOfIron Proud]]" takes this up a notch; it's rendition in ''L'' doesn't disappoint.
** [[Anime/MacrossFrontier "Aimo", "Lion", and "Northern Cross"]], "[[Anime/DancougarNova Tori No Uta]]", remade versions of [[Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}} "Fire Wars", "Mazin Kenzan"]] and "[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeedDestiny Ignited]]"; it's safe to say there's a ton of great music in ''L'', so much that some fans complained about the quality of the same tracks heard in the ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsZ Second Super Robot Wars Z]]'' duology and compare it to this game's version.
* DemonicSpiders: [[Anime/DancougarNova Regulus Alpha]]; these units come with {{Hit Point}}s worthy of a mini-boss, [[DeflectorShields a barrier]], potent short-ranged attacks and a tendency to make good use of their "Support Defense"[[note]]Pilot can provide defensive support to an adjacent ally[[/note]] and "Combo Attack"[[note]]Pilot can attack both units in a partner squad; at higher levels, target additional squads[[/note]] pilot abilities. Some of the levels in the game are positively swarming with them
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Let's put it this way - if any flaws of ''L'' is mentioned, it's likely the fact that [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsL Yuunagi Graife]] is more interesting than Ichitaka, and should've been the protagonist of the game, or at the very least, a selectable protagonist.
* FanNickname: "SRW Lazy", a derogatory moniker used after the game's announcement due to the number of rehashed series from previous UsefulNotes/NintendoDS [=SRWs=] and several "{{Filler}}" series. Of course, this is before players discover returning series receive tweaked and/or brand new animations to match their return.
** "SRW Lesbians", due to [[Anime/MacrossFrontier the]] [[Anime/GaikingLegendOfDaikuMaryu various]] [[Anime/DancougarNova shows]] [[Anime/ShinkonGattaiGodannar featuring]] [[Anime/{{Iczer}} them]] in ''L''.
* GameBreaker: See [[Gamebreaker/SuperRobotWars entries here]]
* MagnificentBastard: [[spoiler:[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny Gilbert Durandal]], [[Anime/MacrossFrontier Grace O'Connor]] and Proist]]
* NeverLiveItDown: Averted; it seems the developers, at least, finally forgave [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny Lunamaria Hawke]] for missing that shuttle for the umpteenth time in {{Massive Multiplayer Crossover}}s. Her base accuracy is on par with most of the other ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'' characters and her "Strike" Spirit Command doesn't cost more than usual and is unlocked early.
* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: Continuing the trend from K, Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny's cast is now MUCH more likable. The Archangel team covers the Minerva team while they escape from Orb instead of attacking indiscriminately, and Kira helps Shinn save Stella in Berlin instead of killing her. This time however, the ZAFT characters are no longer treated as the villain of the story. The Minerva crew joins the team fairly early on and all except Rey stay for the rest of the game. Shinn received quite a bit of CharacterDevelopment throughout the story, and ultimately decided to [[ScrewDestiny reject the Destiny Plan and stay with the heroes]] instead of being manipulated into accepting it by Rey. Talia never had an affair with Durandal, and also decided to oppose the Destiny Plan for the sake of her son's future. Rey rebuffs Kira's attempt at [[BreakThemByTalking breaking him by talking]], pointing out the hypocrisy of a Super Coordinator rejecting the Destiny Plan, but is ultimately talked down by Shinn, his best friend, who convinced him that [[HeartwarmingMoments he is not Rau Le Creuset, but Rey Za Burrel, his best friend]]. Hell, even Durandal, the BigBad of the series, is ultimately convinced by the heroes that humanity is capable of deciding its own future, and even pulled a HeroicSacrifice by ramming the Messiah fortress into the moon, helping the heroes reach [[Anime/{{Iczer}} Big Gold and Neos Gold]].
* [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap Rescued From The]] ScrappyMechanic [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap Heap]]: The "Partner Battle" system is re-balanced and re-tooled than its use from ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsK'', offering the ability to switch partners on the battlefield and extra options for defensive and offensive actions, while removing increased Will gains and reducing the ability to destroy everything via the "Combo Attack" pilot skill for solo units.
* ScrappyMechanic: The series staple of equippable parts to further tune units is removed in favor of bonuses from the "Partner Battle" system, forcing players to use the system. Even though the majority hated the system in ''K'', despite it being fixed in ''L'', some players still wanted parts.
** The system also makes it a nuisance in that players are required to set up partner units to see allied units on the deployment list before the start of a scenario, even if the player is planning on sending some out as solo units. Further complications arise if players forget what their previous match-ups with allied units were, especially when new units enter the party or route splits occur.
** Moreover, if a unit is story-mandatory for a scenario, it can no longer be deployed with a partner and has to be re-assigned a partner to be used in the next scenario, as if freshly recruited. Players HAVE to check the partner setup screen after every single scenario because of that.
** Realistic or not, disabling "[[ThereIsNoKillLIkeOverkill Dynamic Kills]]" until in-game events on bosses irked some players. Some bosses, like those from the [[Anime/KotetsushinJeeg Jama Kingdom]], don't even ''get'' a Dynamic Kill animation.
* ThatOneLevel: Scenario 30 of the Space Route, where the player must [[spoiler:survive 9 turns against never-ending waves of [[Anime/MacrossFrontier Vajra]] while ensuring no Vajra unit reaches the building where [[Anime/MacrossFrontier Ranka Lee]] is in]]. Here's hoping the player has enough patience and/or tolerance for this scenario, especially if they didn't upgrade particular units with them. Even with [[spoiler:[[Anime/MacrossFrontier Brera Stern]]]] flying off to one corner of the map and parking there to fight the {{Mook}}s by himself, it's still going to be a nightmare getting through this scenario due to the large area the player must protect against the [[spoiler:Vajra]] from.
** Scenario 35 features [[ThatOneBoss That One]] DuelBoss between [[Anime/{{Iczer}} Iczer-1 and Iczer-2]] as the rest of the party fight wave after wave of respawning {{Mook}}s, then Big Gold and [[Anime/DancougarNova Moon Will]] arrive, both with question-marked {{Hit Point}}s (actually [[UpToEleven six-figures]]) and a bunch of tough reinforcements, with four copies of [[Anime/{{Iczer}} Neos Gold]] as backup. If this is players' first playthrough and they didn't cherry-pick the strongest min-maxed units nor brought along long-ranged units, prepare for a MarathonLevel with three MarathonBoss fights in it, taking roughly several hours to beat.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: It's disappointing to see how ''L'' treats the debut of ''Rebuild of Evangelion''. The only playable characters from this series are the classic trio of [[Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion Shinji Ikari, Rei Ayanami and Asuka Langley Shikinami]], with only four [[Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion Angels]] fought, meaning nothing that wasn't in [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion the television series]] already, [[spoiler:with the obvious exception of the seventh Angel]]. A case of IKnewIt for the skeptics, but it's worse as [[Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion Mari Illustrious Makinami]] doesn't get anything more than a cameo.
** This is due to the trend of having a series listed in order to use its units (the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack Nu Gundam]] being the best example), thus ''Rebuild of Evangelion 2.0: You Can (Not) Advance'' is included to justify having Asuka.