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* BaseBreaker: Miranda. To half the fandom she's TheScrappy, to the other half she's an emotionally compelling BrokenBird.
* ClicheStorm: Notably though, plenty of tropes are subverted and deconstructed instead of played straight.
* CompleteMonster: Melbu Frahnma was the emperor of the winged humanoid race called the Winglies. Promoting a racist philosophy, Melbu Frahnma spread the belief that every single thing that wasn't a Wingly deserved annihilation, but it was the 'grace' of his empire to spare them as slaves. After being overthrown, Melbu Frahnma's spirit went dormant until he could take over the hero, Zieg. Using Zieg's body, Melbu Frahnma manipulated several massive wars and multiple murders to engineer his ascent to power and to fuse with a 'seed' of a God and become the god of destruction. He plans to become the new god emperor of the world and destroy or make slaves of every race. Not even the Winglies are exempt, as Melbu Frahnma displays full willingness to wipe them out should they resist him.
* CriticalDissonance: While critics had mixed feelings about the game, the gamers' opinion was, and still is, significantly greater.
* FanPreferredCouple: Dart and Rose, who get scores of [[ShipTease tease lines]] and romantic interludes (especially in Disc 2).
* FreudWasRight: Rose's Astral Drain and Demon's Gate spells. Yes, this ''can'' be non-phallic. On top of that, all of Rose's Additions read off like an S&M fan's wet dream. Whip Smack, More and More, Hard Blade, and even Demon's Dance to a degree. Rose's voice actress not only says the names of her additions, but throws a single word into the longer ones as well. That word is [[MoodDissonance die]].
* GameBreaker: Proper usage of Item Magic and Dragoon magic alongside magic improving items can blow through the bosses in the game by easilly reaching 6000 or 9999 damage. There is a video on YouTube showing Meru and sometime Shana/Miranda and Dart set to deal massive magical damage turning ''every'' boss battles in the game into a total joke as a result.
** There are items that are limited into once-per-battle usage. These items are ridiculously overpowered if used correctly, especially with the limited item slot in this game.
* ItWasHisSled: If you’re reading this page, chances are you already know everything in the spoilers.
* MagnificentBastard: Lloyd.
* {{Narm}}: The voice acting in general, especially in the CG cutscenes as it tends to get progressively ''worse'' as the game goes on.
* ReplacementScrappy: Miranda is usually seen as this, for replacing Shana. It's not simply because they liked the character she replaces better (Albert also is a replacement for Lavitz after all), but more that Miranda joins in Disc 3, and doesn't get enough screentime when the plot ''really'' starts to get in motion, giving people the impression she was tacked on in mid-development. Not only that, her personality is, save for a few scenes, rather abrasive, although to be fair she ''does'' get called out on this.
* {{Squick}}: The ShipTease moments between Dart and Rose, considering that Dart's already committed to Shana, Rose is [[spoiler: [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld Really Eleven Thousand Years Old]]]] and she used to the fiancee of [[spoiler: Dart's dad]].
* TearJerker: The CallBack in the ending movie to a conversation between Dart and Lavitz.
* ThatOneBoss: Lenus is the biggest example the first time you face her because [[TurnsRed the number of attacks she gets increases the more damage you deal, and she will spam her powerful magical attacks if you intentionally turtle]].
** It gets worse: Lenus ''immediately'' takes the gloves off if you go Dragoon.
* TheyCopiedItSoItSucks: Bears some very slight similarities to the megahit ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', released two years prior. It's generally agreed that these are superficial in nature, since ''The Legend of Dragoon'''s storyline, gameplay mechanics, and characters are radically different.
* TierInducedScrappy:
** Kongol. Slow as all get out, has the magic defense of a wet paper bag, and only has three additions, with the first two giving ridiculously small amounts of SP, making it an absolute ''chore'' to get his Dragoon levels up. If you didn't buy his Dragoon Spirit earlier on, it's doubtful you'd bother leveling it up in the final dungeon.
** If you do get his spirit early and take the time to level up his Additions, [[MagikarpPower he's absolutely unstoppable in a physical fight]].
** However, if you manage to loot some Bandit's Rings or shoes during the game, he easily moves into LightningBruiser territory right out of the gate. Add on the Legend Casque if you had the money for it, and he becomes NighInvulnerable.
** Shana and Miranda. While the two undoubtedly have the best dragon attack in the game and can keep the party alive through ''anything'', they do pitiful damage because they lack additions. Their only gimmick is that they can be almost permanently in dragoon form. In a game where healing can be outclassed easily, they're just not worth the effort for some. However, [[GameBreaker magic is overpowered in this game]] and they have the best magic attack stats, beating 2nd place Meru by nearly 50%.
* TooCoolToLive: [[spoiler: Lavitz.]]
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