* AwesomeMusic: The game soundtrack is generally very well done, but "Cosmos of Fear", the theme for the Planetarium, is especially awe-inspiring. The dramatic score "Scenes from a Postcard" is also very beautiful.
* HoYay: When Chloe meets Inspector Daria face-to-face in case #3, hearts appear over her head and she instantly decides to become 'Miss' Daria's apprentice.
* JerkassWoobie: Lynsey. She isn't especially friendly to anyone who doesn't have a doll and then there's the [[spoiler:kidnapping people and playing with them as living dolls]] thing, but you can tell how lonely she really is. Her only art is of her crying hysterically as Mackenzie takes her doll away.
* NightmareFuel: The planetarium owner in the first game. Wears a sinister trenchcoat, creepily obsessively devoted to his daughter, has the mouth of a leech, [[spoiler: tries to turn both Mackenzie and Penelope into mind-controlled people-dolls]].
* {{Squick}}: Some of the ingredients in Antoinette's pastries seem like they would be inedible--eel shortcake.
* TheUntwist: In the second game. It is such an untwist that you wouldn't see the fact that it's a twist coming.
* TheWoobie: Silver, especially when it comes to insecurities about his voice. After his accident, his song comes out as so terrible that [[spoiler:even the Cornstalker, who had arrived to steal him, just laughs and decides it's not worth it.]] Silver's reaction to that alone was heartbreaking.