* AdaptationDisplacement: More people remember the show than the toy line that came with it.
* EarWorm: The theme song.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: There was a lot more the writers could've done with the story arc where the girls turned evil.
** On the website there is mention of Black Amber (implied to be very bad stuff) and how it contributed to how things turned out. It is never mentioned in the show.
*** Specifically, Simon was said to have unleashed Black Amber, ''almost destroying the planet''.
* UglyCute: Sandstone the ogre.
* UnfortunateImplications: Garnet, who is supposed to be black, [[spoiler: is evil]].
** Shale and Mica start out evil, too, but they reform.
** [[FridgeBrilliance Thinking about it more]], Garnet may have been like that as a counterpoint to Ruby. Doing everything a bit further than Ruby normally would, including appearance. Note her hair was darker, too.
* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: The effects used when casting spells.