* [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff Big In Japan]]: To the point where their album "The Unforgiving" has three special bonus tracks recorded exclusively for the Japanese CD.
* BrokenBase: They seem to be bracing themselves for this in the wake of using fewer orchestral sounds and more 80's pop elements in The Unforgiving; their website implies that the first preview song was the more traditional WT song Where Is The Edge (rather than the first single, Faster) as a reassurance to old fans that the old style isn't completely gone. A year after the release seems to suggest that this was averted, with it tied with ''Enter'' for their highest rated album on Sputnik Music.
** Amusingly discussed in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pM_vSO78_qE this video]].
* CompleteMonster: The unnamed priest from the "Angels" music video lures the main character into his house after she is seemingly abandoned on the side of the road by her companion. BaitTheDog ensues as he is established as a nice guy. The woman goes to his back room and discovers newspaper clippings of a bunch of other women. It is then revealed that he is really not a priest, but rather a SerialKiller who dresses up as trustworthy people (such as a doctor, a clown, and a priest) and lures women into his home to kill them. The killer then chloroforms the woman and takes her out into the desert to kill her by burying her alive next to the at least 16 graves of the other women he killed. Just when it looks like it's the end for her, she, her companion, and several other band members reveal themselves as angels (hence the title) and the souls of the women he killed come back to kill him. He is never given any reason for why he likes to bury women alive, leaving us to assume that he does it ForTheEvulz. Throughout the video, his eyes are shown to glow an unnatural red.
* CrowningMomentOfFunny: Picture this [[http://images5.fanpop.com/image/photos/24900000/The-promotional-photos-of-Mother-Earth-within-temptation-24999303-480-480.jpg image]] on the cover of ''Mother Earth''.
** "Gothic Christmas":
-->Rudolph, he will change his name,
-->Cause “Rudolph” just sounds really lame
-->Now we’ll call him Ragnagord,
-->The evil reindeer overlord.
** The band has actually retweeted fanart from Sharja (Sharon/Tarja) fans, which lead to a "That's so awesome/Oh, god, what have we done?!" moment for fans.
* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: In "Our Farewell": "Because my child, this is not our farewell."
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: The entirety of ''Black Symphony'', hands down, is the embodiment of this trope.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sz2qeb_0Se8 "Iron"]] from "The Unforgiving." Badass riff, epic lyrics, blistering solo and an amazing "Living On A Prayer"-esque key change for the last chorus.
** The duet with [[TarjaTurunen Tarja]], and the accompanying [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zim1Zp47m-c music video]].
* EarWorm: The Unforgiving has it in spades; Shot In The Dark, Murder, Iron, Sinéad, Where Is The Edge, Faster, In The Middle Of The Night...
* EightiesHair: The most well-known Mother Earth cover. It was released in ''2000''.
* FaceOfTheBand: That would be Sharon.
* GrowingTheBeard: Within Temptation's sound gets noticeably more mature and more complex around the time of "The Silent Force," with "The Heart of Everything" being even better and "The Unforgiving" earning its place as a RockOpera. They go for a more subtle approach to fantasy and take on a lot more serious issues, at the same time.
* HilariousInHindsight: The male guest vocalist on "What Have You Done?", Keith Caputo came out as transsexual in 2011 and after undergoing gender reassignment surgery, changed his name to Mina Caputo. Considering the lyrics of the song...
* InternetBackdraft: Many of their videos on YouTube will consist of comments comparing the vocals of Sharon and [[{{Music/Evanescence}} Amy Lee]].
* LesYay: Anneke van Giesbergen & Sharon singing "Somewhere" to each other at the Black Symphony concert.
** TarjaTurunen and Sharon have ''boatloads'' of it in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zim1Zp47m-c video]] for "Paradise (What About Us?)" They give each other [[MeaningfulLook longing looks]], smile coyly, stand really close to each other (to the point where Tarja's hair keeps blowing in Sharon's face)... And it all culminates in the two of them dressed in flowing gowns, holding hands and singing to each other.
** "Jillian" could be interpreted this way if one does not know about the books the song references.
* MagnumOpus: Fan opinion is heavily divided on which of their albums is the best, although ''Hydra'' can be considered this critically speaking.
* NarmCharm: While their music is generally serious and of high quality, their music videos (at least until ''The Unforgiving'') are... decidedly not.
* SignatureSong: All of their concerts typically end with "Ice Queen."
* SoBadItsGood: "Ice Queen" is one of their signature songs, the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmLIE6ULtyU video]] on [[SpecialEffectFailure the other]] [[ConspicuousCGI hand]]...
* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: "Faster" and ChrisIsaak's "Wicked Game". Lampshaded by Sharon herself:
-->''So, we've been going like: "Ooooh we have re-written Wicked Games" and then "No, the chords scheme is different, we don't have to worry. And it's a written song!" (laughs) "Yay!".''
* TastesLikeDiabetes: Their more positive songs can be interpreted as this. "In Perfect Harmony" can create cavities with each repeat of the chorus.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgqDURxuZo0&ob=av2n Utopia]] takes this UpToEleven.
* WTHCastingAgency: Xzibit is supposed to be on their next album. ''[[http://www.metalinjection.net/latest-news/within-temptation-will-collaborate-rapper-xzibit-for-some-reason-on-new-record Yes, really.]]''
** AndYouThoughtItWouldFail: Critical and fan reception to the decision was largely positive upon the album's release, however.