* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation:
** Baam looks a ''lot'' different when you [[spoiler:consider the entire story from Rachel's perspective. She rejected him, left him behind, and asked him not to follow her; he swore to follow her for the rest of her life, and entered the tower that can grant any wish asking it to give him ''her'' -- after she rejected him. The words "creepy stalker" feature prominently in most interpretations along these lines.]]
** Zahard and his empire bring up more of this than anyone else combined. Is the empire a autocratic [[TheEmpire empire]] state ruled by a [[GodEmperor god]] [[AGodAmI emperor]] or is it just a tough but fair state which give opportunity to all residents of the tower and the disparity we hear about is just the outcome of creating a elite and well group who had a better life than those before and the regular who clime the tower know how good things could be now compared to before Zahard and the ten warrior arrived? Not too mention the fact that many of the abuses of power in the tower are caused by regulars of the ten great families, which rankers have no right to intervene and weather or not zahard himself can move against the families? We know absolutle nothing about him or his way and the group who seems most wronged by the empire is [[ObviouslyEvil F]][[TheDreaded U]][[TheUnfettered G]] who methods are far worse than anything we have seen commited on screen by a member of Zahard's empire and which was founded by one of Zahard's allies when he became emperor before his so called oppression could begin.
* ArcFatigue:
** The Workshop Battle had gone on for over 50+ chapters that people were left wondering if the cast was even trying to climb the Tower anymore.
** The Hell Train's ''Revolution Road'' segment got this feeling from some readers due to its sluggish pacing.
* AwesomeArt: Was pretty good to start with but had a major art bump when SIU hired someone to do the colouring.
* BaseBreakingCharacter: Rachel, to put it mildly, [[spoiler:though the break is more between those who find her an interesting character and those who just want her to die. It doesn't help that a lot of things about Rachel are still a mystery such as what her motivations exactly are and what she is truly trying to accomplish.]]
* BrokenBase:
** The ending of the Workshop battle ended up as this. Fans are either happy because it's a perfect reunion for Baam and his friends from the test level, or they are disappointed for being a simple happy-go-lucky ending that didn't amount to any major twists, or turns, that Tower of God is famously known for. [[TakeAThirdOption Or]], you're in the third camp that actually ''liked'' the reunion, but was disappointed that an arc that lasted for over 50 chapters didn't amount to anything noteworthy.
** For the Name Hunt Station arc, fans are split as to whether or not Baam's group and Leesoo's group fighting over who gets Kaiser's name is justified. Baam's group needs the name, because it's part of the deal he made with Yuri in order to go to the forbidden 43rd Floor, but Leesoo needs the name because Androssi's life is on the line having lost her name to Kaiser. What really gets people confused is why the two sides can't just team up to defeat Kaiser.
* CreatorsPet: WordOfGod stated Rachel was his favourite. The fandom does not share this viewpoint at all. It may overlap with TrollingCreator, since he said that she's really quite charming once you get to know her in the comments for a page where she does something particularly objectionable.
* EnsembleDarkhorse:
** Most notable are Yeon and Hon Arkraptor, who appeared in Season two and almost immediately became immensely popular despite contributing very little to the plot.
** Further along the line are Hwa Ryun, Androssi Zahard and Ha Yuri Zahard.
** One of the oldest fan favourites is still Rak Wraithraiser.
** On the Ranker's side, Lero-Ro and Yu Han Sung are also quite popular.
** Reflejo himself seems to be making a reckoning... Several months after his death.
* FridgeBrilliance:
** Ja Wangnan's shinsoo bombs were completely ineffective against Jyu Viole Grace, and yet when he used a far weaker regular bomb, it did a fair bit of damage to him. Viole/[[spoiler:Baam]] is completely immune to shinsoo so of course the shinsoo bomb wouldn't do anything.
** Horyang has a crush on Goseng. Seems like pretty standard comic relief at first, until we find out about Teddy's past, and [[spoiler: Sophia Amae, his first love, who Goseng happens to resemble.]]
** On the twentieth floor, originally S.I.U. had planned for Love to mistake Viole for a girl and for Augusgus to correct him, as foreshadowing that Augusgus was a spy from [=FUG=]. Although this was changed because he thought it was too obvious, there is still a leftover of this original plan - Viole is assigned to the same room as Yiwha, a girl.
* GrowingTheBeard: Ho [[spoiler: committing suicide]] is seen as a turning point as to how dark this series can actually be.
* MagnificentBastard: Koon, you suave, sharp-witted, manipulative, scheming son of a tyrant. He [[spoiler:managed to hide several allies in his bag and let them out later as to reduce the number of participants in the test without killing and to help his team win the Crown Game, managed to get Rak, who was out to kill him, on his team, tricked Quant into protecting Rachel and improved Baam's chances by making his team lose without endangering his or Anak's chances, made it so that Baam and Rachel could take the Guardian's Exam and manipulated the rest into helping them]]. On the other hand, ''he himself'' sometimes seems to see himself as a SmugSnake, admitting that there's something fundamentally missing from many of his plans -- he has a tendency to lose sight of what he ultimately wants (or to fail to consider what he ''should'' ultimately want) while obsessively focusing on the immediate problem in front of him. Rak calls him out on this when pointing out that his plan to make his cousin (who he loved) into a princess was ultimately self-defeating.
%%** Headon might count too. We don't know, since he is one big, creepy rabbit.
%%** Yu Hang-Sun.
* HolyShitQuotient:
** Without a doubt, when SIU ships out WhamEpisode after WhamEpisode in increasing wham-ness, this will apply. Case in point, [[spoiler: the ''Devil of Right Arm'' arc from start to finish]].
** Meh -- that's peanuts. Try pausing for a few days during a read-through of [[spoiler: ''One Shot, One Opportunity'' to test your mettle.]] Good luck, oh ye of great fortitude: you'll cave in to the plot-hooks after an hour.
* HoYay: Many, many characters take an instant liking to Baam and put a lot on the line for him. Special mention goes to Koon who seems to have fixated on Baam after the events with his own sister seemed to have left him without purpose.
* JerkassWoobie:
** Rachel (may also be AlternativeCharacterInterpretation): she's been manipulated from the beginning of the story into betraying Baam, and possibly groomed her entire life for this role. Imagine being given a dream when you were just a child, and told it was your only chance for happiness. Now imagine (while still just a child) having that dream cruelly ripped away from you and given to someone else. And being told you're just too ugly, bad, and not special enough to ever realize that dream. [[spoiler: Also consider that she probably never intended to kill Baam, she was just told she must keep Baam from climbing the tower. And she seems to feel genuinely bad when she is informed of his supposed death]]
** Some of the FUG members certainly count despite their ruthlessness. Reflejo had his family wiped out and his eyelids sewn together just because he looked at a Zahard princess and Raguel had a horrible childhood because a 10 families member seduced an abandoned her mother.
* MemeticBadass:
** Parakewl. Everyone else is just ''trash.''
** ''Rak Wraithraiser.'' To the point where March was declared [[http://www.batoto.net/forums/topic/11364-rak-appreciation-month/ Rak appreciation month]] when he showed up in chapter 53 after his very long absence. A comic without Rak is a comic not worth having, after all.
** Recently, Edin Dan, Mr. Badass 2013. Well deserved after his MomentOfAwesome when he told Rachel off during the ''Devil of the Right Arm'' StoryArc.
** If it can bleed, Boro will slaughter it in a never before seen fashion with a weapon not fit for the job. If it cannot bleed, think again.
* MemeticMutation:
** Tower of ''Betrayal''. Given the amount of betrayals that go down in this series.
** [=RaKoon Baam=]. A common nickname for Baam, Koon, and Rak being TrueCompanions.
** Phantamiseng. A joke about Miseng being Phantaminum; her unique weapon is her cuteness.
** Pretty much anything to do with certain male characters [[ViewerGenderConfusion looking like women]].
** [[http://www.batoto.net/forums/topic/9118-things-you-probably-didnt-notice/ Yihwa's magical disappearing tights]]. [[CovertPervert Viole works fast]].
** Rak, being the MemeticBadass that he is, has spawned plenty of memes. Probably one of the most prominent is "An X without Rak is an X not worth having."
** Despite his [[TheScrappy scrappy]] status, Parakewl has quite a following amongst those who honor him for continuing the glorious ''revolution''.
** When there were chapters that hinted at the possibility of time travel, some were rather quick to appoint that the answer to every mystery and unanswered question in ToG is the older version of Baam after having gone back in time.
** Reflejo is apparently Tower of God's Messiah. "On the third arc, he shall return".
** The similarities between Hoaquin/White and Cell did not escape some of the fans, spawning the nickname "Semi-Perfect White".
* {{Moe}}: Miseng, with her [[{{Kawaisa}} backpack, school girl outfit and humble attitude, easily cries and tends to be cheerful.]] She's pretty much the Loli.
%% Given that we still don't know what's actually going on with Rachel, and this has become a lighting rod for natter, please do not re-add Rachel under MoralEventHorizon until her arc is complete. Also, groups cannot have a MoralEventHorizon.
* ParanoiaFuel: FUG moles are ''everywhere'', and they know ''everything''. Woe to you if you are in any way acquainted to Viole. [[spoiler:Such as, you know, being his old friends.]]
* TheScrappy:
** Parakewl, the DirtyCoward. As of the Workshop Battle, Parakewl has come to [[CrossingTheLineTwice cross the line twice]] as the Scrappy, as the utter ridiculousness and unexpected success of his DirtyCoward antics has made him into a bit of a MemeticBadass.
** Ironically due to his initial {{Jerkass}} bahavior Hon Arkraptor was hated by many fans and a lot hoped Baam would one shot him. Fast foward a couple chapters latter and he quickly became the most popular season 2 character because he's funny.
** Even more ironically, EnsembleDarkhorse Hatsu became this during the Workshop Battle arc as his subarc is being derided as detracting from the other arcs. However, it calmed down once the Workshop Battle came to an end.
* TheWoobie: Baam is adorable, kind, optimistic, determined and gets to suffer quite a bit.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter:
** Serena Rinnen not passing the Floor-of-Tests is this for some people considering that she goes through actual CharacterDevelopment compared to a couple [[FlatCharacter other Regulars]] that actually passed the 2nd floor.
** Some characters that passed the second floor who didn't join up with Leesoo's season two team, such as Levin, are sorely missed by some fans.
* TeasingCreator/ TrollingCreator: Sometimes, it can certainly feel this way for either or both of them. Sometimes both at once. Whether this is perceived as overall a good or a bad thing varies from reader to reader, as the twists are usually entertaining, at the very least. But, they just keep ''coming''. About the only thing safe to say about [=SIU's=] style is: all bets are off the table, unless you know for certain. And, even then, double-check.
* ViewerGenderConfusion:
** Has pretty much become a meme among the fandom. The list of named characters that cause hassle is currently this: Yu Han Sung, Ho, Nya Nia, Ran and now we have Quaetro. Baam skirts this trope himself from time to time, and his great friends Agero, Hatsu and even Wangnan would do so, too, if drawn in the wrong clothes. Possibly even Leroro. Rachel could cause a few problems herself, should she ever start wearing trousers. Compare and contrast with [[TestosteronePoisoning Rak and Urek]], friends.
** Also Aka Williams, although [[{{Gonk}} not in the usual way]].
** Even the translators sometimes get confused and initially use female pronouns for a male character before correcting the mistake in later chapters. The author seems to purposefully make things a bit confusing as well. Heck, when Quaetro is introduced, the author states that his/her gender will be revealed later but for now most translators seem to be using male pronouns. Only time will tell if this turns out to be correct.
** Kaiser had this going for a while too, what with the name almost always being used for men, but the long hair, obscuring cloak and rather feminine mask in place also helped obfuscate the gender. Come the time [[spoiler:Kaiser decides to confront Baam early]] though, it's made immediately apparent that [[SamusIsAGirl Kaiser is, in fact, female,]] and the only reason there was any doubt in the first place was how SIU drew her until then and lack of gender-specific dialogue.[[note]] '''In the chapter her gender is confirmed, Kaiser directly refers to herself as a woman, and SIU properly shows her body and feminine clothing beneath the cloak. Before that, it was all obtuse angles, close ups to her mask and/or shadow shots.'''[[/note]]
* {{Woolseyism}}: The Company leaves a ''lot'' of translation notes in their scans explaining their localizations, and are quite good at adapting the many Korean cultural references to fit an English reader's context. See Volume 2, Chapter 13 for a particularly awesome example.
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