* 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.]]
** [[spoiler:Not really, from what we've seen she was the only person he knew before entering the tower and she abandoned him anyway. Flashbacks show her telling Baam that he can't go outside the cave he's in and so she ensures she's the only person he ever knows. Also her reason for hating him has nothing to do with his following her.]]
** From a different point of view, [[spoiler: When Rachel entered the tower, Headon all but said flat out that she was trying to steal Baam's place in the tower, implying that the ONLY reason she was even 'friends' with him in the first place was for that reason. Every time she told him to stop chasing him, she was saying, "I'm in the Tower, I got what I wanted and I don't need you any more, get lost!"]]
*** There's no real saying what Headon was actually alluding to. The words are that vague, they could mean anything from "you were selfish in how you cared for him for your own reasons and never really loved him for himself" or "you deliberately scammed him from the start" or "you're a self-delusional fantasist and know in your heart of hearts you've never been what you've advertised yourself as to anybody, least of all him, but also yourself". There's no saying which he was after. Until we know how or why Rachel knew to look for Baam in the first place or what her situation actually was, we don't have a clue what specific thing Headon was getting at.
* ArcFatigue: The Workshop saga had gone on for quite some time (50+ chapters) that people were left wondering if the cast is even trying to climb the tower anymore.
* AwesomeArt: Was pretty good to start with but had a major art bump when SIU hired someone to do the colouring.
* BaseBreaker: 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.
* CanonSue: Pre-timeskip Baam is sometimes accused of this for various reasons, mostly being a fairly quiet and passive character who nontheless manages to make some very powerful and devoted friends effortlessly and gains a lot more power than would be normal at this stage. This seems to be deliberate, given that he's called out for it by both Rachel and Ho, and it mostly disappears after the timeskip, where he becomes a lot more proactive.
* CreatorsPet: WordOfGod stated Rachel was his favourite. The fandom share this viewpoint NOT. At all.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Several. Though it should be noted that somehow none are more popular then Baam.
** 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.
* 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.
* 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.
** 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.
* 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.
* MemeticMutation: Phantamiseng. Miseng is in fact 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''.
* {{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.
* MoralEventHorizon: Although when Baam was pushed to his 'death' at the end of Season One by [[spoiler: Rachel]] was debatable as an Event Horizon as technically, he didn't actually die, and [[spoiler: she arguably KNEW he wasn't going to die,]] as of chapter 131, [[spoiler: Rachel]] has officially crossed from 'potentially misunderstood hero' to 'cold blooded murderer'.
** Or not, since [[spoiler:it turns out she left Edin Dan alive rather than killing him. She still deliberately crippled him, which may be a moral event horizon in some people's eyes, but it's also possible she needed to put up a show for FUG in order to let him live.]]
** [[spoiler: Although that last point is further contested by the fact that she [[LaughingMad laughed insanely]] while alone in her room.]]
** And, [[spoiler: laughing crazily hard ]] when alone, spying on people resolving to isolate and, possibly, ''murder'' you [[spoiler: (when you're in on the dark joke that two are moles of FUG and nominally already working for you, so: yeah, like that'll stick, as you are already undermining those plans, thanks)]] crosses into complete and irredeemable immorality, how? It's hardly the killing of hundreds. Let's face it: Rachel is such a BaseBreaker, a few people will see her eating quietly in a corner as crossing ''some'' line or other. Let's not go overboard in trying to pin every last, tiny thing she does as proof of being irredeemable, shall we? Please.
** Well, I think what they were trying to say is that the [[spoiler: laughing crazy hard when alone ]] does seem to point towards [[spoiler: "Rachel is genuinely opting to cripple this guy after he mocked her legs in order to get back at him"]] rather than [[spoiler: "Rachel was putting on a show for FUG"]]. Not whether or not [[spoiler: laughing crazy hard]] is in itself a moral event horizon.
** No laughing took place either during or after she knifed Dan. Screaming in rage? Yes: that did, sure. She was too busy putting up a front for Micheal and Apple (probably so they wouldn't be tempted to "treat her for 'flu" thanks to not being hard enough for FUG) to do the EvilLaugh of crossing over and rubbing of hands people like to imagine she did. She did a Bad Thing, yes. But, she's hardly melted people down for weapons, killed hundreds to keep her youth or designed useless experiments that killed many isolated children after she'd already found everything she needed. On the scale of Nasty Things, she's done peanuts. And, rather directly related to acute emotional triggers rather than a burning need to prove how Evil she is.
* One group of people few will argue about crossing the Horizon as a collective are the Acorn Workshop. Thousands of children killed to create Horyang, Cassano, Beta and Emile. All to then... [[spoiler: try screwing Baam over by basically melting him down alive and making him into a weapon without any say in his life from that point onwards.]] Yup: that's pretty bad. Not to mention what else they've probably done with the shinsoo "souls" (which may or may not be alive or sentient) they've warped in this process. Part of FUG also gets into this act, what with their pushing for this outcome in the first place. [[spoiler: Beta]] ''may'' get a pass on the grounds of insanity. Maybe.
* 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 and [[spoiler: Rachel, whom the fandom sees a traitorous bitch that stabs Baam in the back, even though he came all the way for her]].
** 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. Of course, knowing [=SIU=], these will tie up together soon.
* TheWoobie: Baam is adorable, kind, optimistic, determined and gets to suffer quite a bit.
* 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.
* UnfortunateImplications: So Zahard retired, in his stead the are many ''princesses'' who received his ''power'', and said princesses are prohibited from dating, mating and marrying. [[DirtyOldMan Sure this is about conserving power?]]
** Well, Anak was much more powerful than many of the other regulars. Being the daughter of one of the Zahard princesses could have been the reason for this, confirming Zahard's reason for wanting his princesses to remain celibate.
* 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.
** 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.
* {{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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