* AngstDissonance: A common complaint about Veigue is his [[{{Wangst}} constant angst over Claire]], to the point where it seems like he's [[StalkerWithACrush obsessed with her]] and [[LoveMakesYouDumb thinks of]] [[LoveMakesYouCrazy nothing else but her]]. It doesn't help that she's his [[IncestIsRelative adoptive sister]]. May be why he was DemotedToExtra.
* CompleteMonster:
** [[BigBad Zilva Madigan]] is the genocidal leader of the Four Stars and the one [[TheManBehindTheMan pulling the strings behind the Kingdom of Callegea]] to ensure that the Gajuma reign supreme and the [[FinalSolution Huma are all eradicated]]. To achieve this, Zilva possessed the body of Dr. Barrs, the most revered doctor in the kingdom, then used it to poison and kill Ladras Lindblum, the King of Karegia. Following this, Zilva used Dr. Barrs's body to attack his good friend, Eugene, forcing Eugene to kill Barrs in self-defense, leading to Eugene's exile for "murder." Afterwards, Zilva began [[ManipulativeBastard manipulating]] the na´ve daughter of King Ladras, the new queen, Agarte. [[EvilChancellor Zilva]] convinced Agarte to kidnap beautiful Huma girls for Agarte to switch bodies with, kickstarting the events of the game, and later convinced Agarte to revive Geyorkias, the King of Sacred Beasts. This was all done so that Zilva could take over Callegea and use Geyorkias's power to cleanse the world of Huma. Unlike most other villains in the series, Zilva has no FreudianExcuse for her crimes, she's just a cruel [[FantasticRacism Fantastic Racist]] who believes the Gajuma are superior, and deserve to rule.
** [[ALoadOfBull Tohma]], one of the aformentioned Zilva's [[CoDragons Four Stars]], stands out even in comparison to his boss as a vile being, especially for [[BreakTheCutie his treatment]] of two characters, Hilda and her friend Millitsa. Tohma was intrigued in the combat potential of Halves, and so lures out and abducts Hilda from her loving parents and kills her father in one punch when he tries to get her back, laughing at how weak he was. He proceeds to raise Hilda as a {{Tykebomb}}, making her and Millitsa (whom Tohma has brainwashed) grow up in an environment where they would be neglected and ignored for being Halves and lies to them about being able to gift them with "pure" bodies if they do as he says. He then trains them to torture and kill while they are still children, abducting people for them to "practice" on. When Hilda breaks off her horns in an attempt to pass as human, Tohma sends her on a suicide mission he fully expects her to fail and reveals he lied to her when she does, making her powers go out of control which could easily kill her. [[FantasticRacism Racist]] and cruel, he only gets his comeuppance in a MutualKill with his partner [[BoomerangBigot Saleh]], who Tohma kills (allegedly on Zilva's orders) for being Huma.
** The aforementioned [[SmugSnake Saleh]], Tohma's partner in the Four Stars, is a BoomerangBigot who willingly goes along with Zilva's plans to eradicate all Huma, despite being one himself. Obsessed with "The power of the heart," he [[{{Jerkass}} aims to destroy this power]] by [[ForTheEvulz causing misery and despair wherever he goes]], be it by hurting civilians for no reason or by deliberately heightening tensions between Huma and Gajuma (said tensions powering an EldritchAbomination). No one is safe from his malice, [[WouldHurtAChild including children]] or the comic relief villains, whom he brainwashes into attacking the heroes until they either kill them or die trying. Cruel and twisted, he is disposed of as the first human to die as part of Zilva's plan, and as he lies dying [[MutualKill kills his partner Tohma]] as one last cruel act.
* CrossoverShip: Annie/[[VideoGame/TalesOfInnocence Ruca]]/[[VideoGame/TalesOfXillia Jude]], due to the three of them being fifteen and aspiring doctors.
** Mao/[[VideoGame/TalesOfTheTempest Caius]], mostly because of their partnership in ''Tales of Vs''.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Eugene, mostly because he's the first humanoid party member who mostly looks animal-like and that he's the CoolOldGuy who is actually old.
* GrowingTheBeard: Alongside ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' and ''VideoGame/TalesOfLegendia'', this marks the point where the series ''really'' started to grow the beard.
* LauncherOfAThousandShips: Annie has been paired with everyone in the party and sometimes Saleh.
* MemeticMutation: Veigue yelling Claire's name.
* NeverLiveItDown: Veigue was originally a cold and taciturn character, but [[{{Flanderisation}} is now just known]] as "that guy who [[SayMyName screams "CLAAAAAAAIIIIIIRRRRREEEEEE!"]]. It gets endlessly parodied in the [[{{Omake}} Viva Tales Of]] videos, to the point where Veigue notes that even his ''[[NobuyukiHiyama voice actor]]'' believes that his personality has gone down the pan. Veigue tries to reinvent himself. [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption It doesn't work]].
-->''"PEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEACH PIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIEE!"''
* ScrappyMechanic: Good luck solving some puzzles that require you filling in the answer by inputting a character, buddy (rather than choosing an option from a list)! The game doesn't recognize many synonyms to the right words, making this a bad case of YouCantGetYeFlask. Now gimme the GuideDangIt!
* ThatOneBoss: Geyorkias is one of the hardest non-optional bosses in the Tales series. He frequently hovers above the battlefield, barely within range, breathing fireballs that hit really hard and cover a wide area. When he hovers closer, your melee fighters have to be at the edge of the arena to dish some proper damage, but they run the risk of getting caught in his equally hard-hitting death ray. When his HP drops, he begins using powerful special artes and spells that can easily knock out your characters. Switching between them to get them to guard properly is highly recommended.
* UncannyValley: The art style makes Claire's neck look really long. And disturbing.
** Agarte also looks unnaturally thin, like her torso shouldn't support her head.
* TheWoobie: Hilda is quite possibly one of the TalesSeries' biggest woobies...