* BizarroEpisode: ''The Butterfly's Dream'', a fourth-wall breaking episode that will leave you questioning the very nature of your existence. It must be seen to be believed.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome / EarWorm - [[http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=2&ved=0CCsQtwIwAQ&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DlkhMfV3izkI&ei=FgNJTcbJCI-p8AbL5KX7Dg&usg=AFQjCNG_FjxPvn5vnWiFsNi85KilhyDokA MAX, MAX, MAX!]]
* EnsembleDarkhorse:
** Amongst the kaiju we have Grangon and Lagoras, IF, the Space Cats, and Natsunomeryu.
** Elly is well-liked with fans due to being a cute RobotGirl and TheWoobie, making her one the most memorable supporting team members in the ''Franchise/UltraSeries''.
* NightmareFuel:
** IF from the 15th Episode. Oh boy. You know what happens if that immortal lifeform absorbs an Ultra's powers.
** 'DASH Annihilated' is a pretty scary episode that plays out like a horror movie, with an alien creature emerging from a meteor right and on the warpath through the base. Worse, it's a life force vampire with the ability to turn invisible. Worse yet, it's ''pregnant''.
** Ruganogar. A three headed monstrosity that travels the universe destroying planets ForTheEvulz.
* TearJerker:
** Kanami explaining why she wants to help stop Gomora: her father, who mutated this particular one to it's current state to be a bio weapon to wipe out mankind, was a known criminal and terrorist, resulting in her and her family being scorned and mistreated. She wanted to find him and make him atone, but found out he was decidedly too far gone for there to be any hope of that (not to mention dead).
** [[spoiler:Kiif's HeroicSacrifice.]]
* ToughActToFollow: Had trouble with this due to fans loving the dark tone of ''Series/UltramanNexus''. See VindicatedByHistory below.
* VindicatedByHistory: Many fans reacted negatively to ''Ultraman Max'''s LighterAndSofter tone when it debuted, especially since the abrupt cancellation of ''Series/UltramanNexus'' just a bit earlier was considered a serious blow. However, fans have since softened up to the show, and it is now considered one of the most underrated entries of the ''Franchise/UltraSeries''.
* WinBackTheCrowd: For younger audiences, ''Ultraman Max'' was exactly what they wanted after ''Ultraman Nexus'' proved alienating for them due to its extremely grim nature.
* TheWoobie - Elly ''AGAIN'', Pigmon.
* UglyCute - Pigmon.