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Funny: Tales of Symphonia
  • More of a programming oversight than anything else, but when the camera zooms in on Anna's grave (ex. if you talk with Kratos before the Journey starts), you can see that the gravestone actually says "Vincent van Gogh" instead.
  • At the Coliseum, when Raine is bribing the receptionist:
    Presea So this is how money is used...
    Genis *black squiggly*
  • For all Genis and Zelos hate each other, their leitmotifs are probably the most similar out of all the characters.
  • One of the funniest moments in the game involves Raine's cooking skills. In a small skit, the stone-faced, humorless stoic Kratos samples some of Raine's cooking to be polite. He even makes a gallant attempt at finding something nice to say about it ("Well, it has an interesting texture") before the aftertaste sets in and Kratos's first reaction is to use one of his healing spells on himself. It's funnier because it's Kratos.
    • Which can also be Fridge Brilliance: It's foreshadowing that Kratos is an Angel. After all the process of becoming one means losing one's sense of taste, after all
    • In the OVA, Raine's cooking is literally used as a weapon to kill Kratos...
  • When Lloyd stumbles upon Yuan trying to find an escape from the base he was imprisoned in, they have this priceless exchange:
    Yuan ...and just who the hell are you?
    Lloyd Give me your name, and I shall give you mine!
    Yuan Hahaha! You certainly have guts! But I'm afraid I don't see the need to introduce myself to a miserable little creature like you.
    Lloyd(without missing a beat.) What a coincidence. 'cause I don't see a need to introduce myself either to a moron who doesn't realize how pathetic he is.
    Yuan Why you little—
  • The coffee scene.
  • How the king of Tethe'alla happens to look like Jesus is this to some people.
    • Others got more of a Burger King vibe from the guy.
  • How Raine reacts to ruins.
  • In one skit, Lloyd, Zelos and Sheena all attempt to handle Genis's weapon, a kendama. None of them can do it, and Genis calls them hopeless. In anger, Lloyd picks it up again and loses control of it, with the kendama flying smack into Raine's head. Ouch.
  • In one skit, Sheena talks about how the people from Mizuho have real names that mean something, and that they must be kept secret. Zelos pipes in and says "I know Sheena's true name!" Sheena questions to how he could do this, and Zelos says it means, "Violent demonic banshee".
  • Picking Raine to cook curry for the Gnomlette in the Earth Temple.
    Genis: Oh I get it you're going to see if a Gnomlette can really taste or—
    Raine: *hits Genis* And just what is that supposed to mean? I'd be happy to make it Lloyd.
  • "Professor Raine... what's a 'philanderer'? Is is something you eat?" "...I don't think you'd want to eat one."
  • If you have Kratos in the party when you're going to complete the Alfread sidequest in the game; he will see Lloyd get ripped off by the game, and then lament that it's his (Kratos's) own fault for not being there to raise Lloyd growing up; and apologizes for it.
  • When Lloyd's group first meet Presea, they see her dragging some sacred wood to the church. Lloyd and Genis both go over and offer to take it for her... and find it is too heavy for both of them to carry. Presea then just takes the wood back and continues dragging it seemingly effortlessly. Lloyd's only comment: "I've lost all confidence as a man."
    • It's followed up later when Colette agrees to help Zelos carry Regal... and then proceeds to lift the guy with one hand. To quote Raine: "Men are so useless these days."
  • Pretty much any time Lloyd says "Eewww". (Which he does fairly often.) Also, early in the game: "They've ruined my handsome face!"
    • Similarly, this Troper always laughed whenever Zelos screamed "Not the face!" in battle.
  • Symphonia was the game that started the series' trend of having hilarious after-battle speeches. Here some examples.
    Lloyd: Victory...
    Colette: ...belongs to...
    Sheena: ...the most...
    Zelos: Sexy! Dead sexy!
    • This one is almost as funny: You get it if Lloyd is poisoned after a battle, but Colette is not:
    Lloyd: {weakly} Colette... need cure for... poison...
    Colette: {cheerfully} I'm fine! I'm not poisoned!
    Lloyd: {weakly} No... I mean... me...
    Lloyd: Look at Mr. President, struttin' his stuff!
    Regal: *awkward cough*
    Lloyd: Hehe! You're turning re-ed!
    • Lloyd making fun of how corny the Dwarven Vows can be:
    Colette: Dwarven Vow Nš 7:
    Genis: "Justice and love will always win!"
    Lloyd: Uuuuugh, I HATE that saying...
    • Kratos gets in on the fun, running afoul of one of Genis and Colette's more saccharine celebrations. Like father, like son, after all.
    Colette: Our weapons are love!
    Genis: Justice! And...
    Kratos: Ugh... hope.
    • Or there's Regal and Presea raining on Lloyd's parade.
    Lloyd: (excited) Did you see my powerful attack?
    Presea: (emotionless) Yes.
    Regal: (uninterested) Uh-huh.
    Lloyd: (defeated) Man...
    • From the second game:
    Regal: Nice skills.
    Emil: Nice moves.
    Marta: Hey, what about me!?
    Regal: Nice weapon.
    Marta: That doesn't have anything to do with me!
    • This after battle quote is especially funny:
    Marta: There is no enemy before love!
    Emil: So you lose if there's no love?
    Marta: Yes, so tell me that you love me!
    Emil: ...we can lose next time.
    Marta: Emil!
  • Three words: "Um... uh... die!"
  • Most of the Z-Button skits are pretty hilarious as well. Most noteworthy are Darkness Beam (wherein Lloyd burns Zelos but good), Dirk's Method of Memorization (wherein Colette and Lloyd arrive at hilarious conclusions), and particularly For Lazy People (wherein Lloyd breaks the fourth wall).
    • The skits in the second game are just as funny:
    Tenabrae: You have now befriended twenty-five monsters.
    Emil: It's sorta sad.
    Marta: What's wrong? Aren't you happy? Twenty-five monsters isn't bad!
    Emil: Yeah, but this means I have more monster friends than Human ones.
    Tenabrae: That is rather...
    Marta: Yeah okay, that's sad.
  • At one point, the game tells you, "Kratos obtained the title of Traitor."
  • This skit from Dawn of the New World is one of the funniest (except, for some, for Marta being the Clingy Jealous Girl she is for the whole game).
  • Not to mention the whole "nazdrovie" vs. "light-frog" naming debate...which Tenebrae is constantly on the wrong side of.
    • Hell, half to three quarters of Tenebrae's dialogue is quite hilarious, especially in the Z-skits.
  • Regal in general in the sequel.
    • When he gets out of prison (again), he, being the strong man he is, snaps the handcuffs apart. He then turns said action into an ad for the company he is president of, explaining that if they had bought Lezareno Company handcuffs, he wouldn't have been able to do that.
    • When Regal reveals that he's getting used to wearing handcuffs:
    Sheena: It's the fact that you're used to it that worries me.
    • When he discovers what one of his products, Eau Du Seduction, smells like (a villain is wearing it):
    I'll send an order to the factory to halt production immediately.
  • Remember Presea's and Regal's easily-missed "Paw Pad" skits and titles in the original? (Meeting Tenebrae is only the beginning.)
  • The Spot the Imposter moment in the sequel, when Emil finally discovers the truth about what's going on with the supposed "Lloyd is being a crazy psycho and destroying towns" thing. In a pretty epic scene with two Lloyds duelling each other, one of them is spouting all these cliched lines about justice and making the right choice, while the other one is comparatively much calmer and level-headed. The imposter is, of course, the former. But even if you never played the original, you'd be able to tell which one is the imposter for the simple fact that he's bouncing on the balls of his feet wearing a real-life ":D" expression.
  • Decus's introduction. Praying to the goddess for Alice to fall in love with him, then accusing Emil of having a crush on him, and finally forcing Eau de Seduction on Emil. Emil then asks "What was that guy?" No, not who; what.
  • The "curse" that would befall anyone who opened the iron maiden before it granted its wish was both this and Crowning Moment of Awesome. And of course, who would question something like that coming from the Emotionless Girl? Oh, and of course, even if the Vanguard hadn't fallen for it, it was still rigged up so that it would appear empty if opened by someone who didn't know the trick. Presea pretty much made that up just for the hell of it. Repeat: the Emotionless Girl did something just for the lulz—and didn't break her stoic nature once, even after the guys she was pranking had left.
    • She does plenty for the lulz, even in the first game, even when she's still actually emotionless. Most of the time, this involves snarking at people in her robot voice. For example, after Zelos tries to use a metaphor:
    Presea: Incorrect usage detected. Correction necessary.
    Zelos: (shamed) Aw, Presea!
  • Back in the first game, if you were controlling someone other than Lloyd and had Lloyd in the party at the start of the boss fight with Magnius, you could get a very interesting bit of 'dialogue'. Your party members in battle will do things like shouting something when an enemy starts to cast a spell, to help you stay aware of the battlefield. Lloyd's quote for this is "Not a chance!". So when Magnius delivers his Pre-Asskicking One-Liner and then immediately starts casting:
    Magnius: You really think you're gonna live through this?! *starts casting*
    Lloyd: Not a chance!
  • A skit in the first game has everyone in your party taking a quiz, basically so the genius Genis can show off his smarts. Lloyd gets 25 points, then begins acting proud. Colette remarks that it's the best grade he's ever gotten on a test. It then goes on to say that Colette got over two-hundred. Turns out the test was out of 400 points, not 100!
    • Also, the fact that Kratos is dragged into taking the test as well... and he gets a lower grade than Raine and Genis.
  • In the sequel, the first words out of Zelos' mouth when he meets Sheena are "Hey Mrs. Jubblees!"
  • In the first game, Lloyd would often start battles saying: "This is gonna be a piece of cake!" but you could interrupt him by using Demon Fang, so it'd become: "This is gonna be a piece of Demon Fang!" absolutely seamlessly.
  • The skit "Lloyd Praised" where Lloyd uses an advanced word like "avaricious" (in regards to the stingy old merchant on the mountain) and in the right context too, to which Raine reacts as if he just brought her to orgasm. Genis has a slight joke about it too.
  • In Symphonia Chronicles, there is the option to have one party member ride the teacups and roller coaster with Lloyd. If you choose Kratos at Flanoir, there is the option to ride with him, resulting in him being his usual stoic self while Lloyd says he needs to throw up after the teacups. Later he also gets one of his usual regretful moments and says this still doesn't make up for not being there for Lloyd as a child, though it's a start.
  • Another Chronicles-exclusive scene: You have the option to make Raine and either Zelos star in a play in Altamira. If you choose Kratos, this happens:
    Kratos: I did experiment as a thespian. Briefly.
    Lloyd: Wait, I don't get it! But you're not a woman...?
    • Gets even funnier when you realize Lloyd is assuming his father somehow had a lesbian experience.
  • Chronicles/The PS2 version introduces Zelos and Sheena's pet nicknames for each other: Sheenuts and Zeloser respectively.
  • In the second game, one of the Iselia villagers after the human ranch mentions that he heard that Raine spanked Paul after the party found him... and then ponders about going to school again.
  • When Regal ambushes Zelos at the end of the Meltokio sewers, this occurs:
    Zelos: ...Oh...hey, Lloyd! If you abandon me here, I swear, I'll come back to haunt you!
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