Dhaos, getting owned by Indignation since 1995. Explanation In all his appearances, using Indignation on Dhaos is always an instant kill, given that the player is re-enacting the opening to Phantasia, which was released in '95.
Who's the traitor gonna be THIS time? Explanation All Tales games ever since Tales of Destiny have included at least one party member who backstabs the party in one way or another. Nobody knows why; maybe it's meant as a homage to the original traitor's extreme popularity, maybe it's just something that keeps happening no matter what the creative team tries to think of, or maybe there's some other reason for their fixation on the topic. Nonetheless, it does keep happening, so whenever a new game's been announced, expect speculation on who will be doing the betraying this time around to ensue.
DeJap's Fan Translation featured, most prominently, adult humor that was never in the game to begin with. The most well-known line comes from this line of dialogue delivered by Klarth as the party is traveling on a boat to the next continent, as Klarth is asking the hero, Cless, which one of the girls he's going for, "Mint has that quiet elegance about her, but I bet Arche fucks like a tiger." Any Phantasia fan will tell you that Klarth is probably right.
"HOO HAH EAT THIS! HOO HAH EAT THIS!"Explanation How Senel said his words during his normal 3-string attacks in English (and you'll have him say this A LOT). Needless to say, it gets repetitive and has been used to refer to the level of some repetitive voice actings in Tales games.
Don't overdo it... FIRST AID! Explanation Kratos says this every time he uses First Aid, and he uses it on Lloyd more than you could imagine.
Each character in the game has a particular food they dislike, but Kratos and Lloyd's mutual dislike for tomatoes has been transformed into an absolute phobia by the fandom. It's only expanded on in one skit, yet countless pictures and videos have been made making fun of it.
BLAH BLAH BLAH! TIDAL WAVE!Explanation When Rita hits Overlimit, she can cast spells without casting time and, at high enough overlimit, without cost. This is easily abusable.
"Prepare to die, eggbear!" Explanation At the beginning of the game, Karol uses this line when trying to... well, kill an eggbear. Later, Yuri (and by Yuri, we mean Troy Baker) mockingly imitates him. Troy Baker + high pitched voice = meme.
"Tomodachi nanda! TOMODACHIIIIIIII! HUAAAAAAAAARGH" ("Friends... URRRRRRRRGH! GWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH!") Explanation After Richard was defeated by Asbel and company at the Strahtan desert ruins, he is left behind in the vast sands, realizing that the power within him can hurt his friends, Asbel and Sophie.
Making fun of the title's use of the word "zest". The "zest" is meant to refer to passion, but is usually first interpreted by fans to be talking about taste instead (ie. "zesty lemons")
Nobody cares about Maisen Explanation (mild spoilers) In the beginning of the story, an NPC from Sorey's hometown named Maisen is killed and then swallowed whole onscreen by Lunarre. Absolutely nobody in the village reacted to the horrific event except for Sorey and Mikleo, and even they quickly forgot about Maisen after he was eaten. Fans took notice where the villagers did not.