* CompleteMonster: Zilva Madigan is the genocidal leader of the Four Stars and the one pulling the strings behind the Kingdom of Callegea to ensure that the Gajuma reign supreme and the 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. This led to Eugene's exile for "murder." Afterwards, Zilva began manipulating the na´ve daughter of King Ladras, the new queen, Agarte. Zilva convinced Agarte to kidnap beautiful Huma girls for Agarte to switch bodies with, kick starting 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.
* GrowingTheBeard: Alongside ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' and ''VideoGame/TalesOfLegendia'', this marks the point where the series ''really'' started to grow the beard.
* 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 like naming a character, buddy! 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.
* TheWoobie: Hilda is quite possibly one of the TalesSeries' biggest woobies...