YMMV / Aquarion Evol


  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Alicia and Izumo. In short, they are either good parents who did what they had to do in order save Altair or despicable parents who deserved their deaths at the hands of Mykage for abandoning their own son.
  • Ass Pull: Apollo from the first series and by extension Kagura/Amata, is revealed to be the reincarnation of Apollonius' dog that fell in love with Celiane. Not Apollonius. Really.
  • Author's Saving Throw: The crossover movie Sousei no Aquarion Love is seen as this, in light of its focus on (an alternate) Yunoha and Jin.
  • Awesome Music:
  • Contested Sequel: A lot of fans were not happy with it, but others were.
  • Die for Our Ship:
    • Mikono, from those who wanted badly to see Amata choose Zessica instead.
    • Amata himself also received a fair amount of this from the more rabid Mikono/Kagura fans.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Andy, MIX, Yunoha, and Sazanka are rather popular supporting characters. Even some of the less important background characters that aren't even named in-series have fanbases, such as the one female student who wears a bag over her head.
  • Evil Is Sexy: Mykage possessing Zessica has gotten this reaction from some fans.
  • Esoteric Happy Ending: That blank face of Zessica at the end wasn't necessary, writers...
  • Fan-Preferred Couple:
    • It seems that a lot of people, at least in the U.S., preferred Amata to be with Zessica and Mikono to be with Kagura.
    • Yunoha and Jin. The production staff as a whole openly admitted that killing off Jin was not the brightest of their ideas, in light of the pairing's surprise popularity with watchers. To give you an idea of just how popular the pairing of Yunoha and Jin is, the crossover OVA between Genesis and EVOL titled Sousei no Aquarion Love focuses on an alternate version of the two. Really.
  • Faux Symbolism: Literally everything Zen says, such as equating DONUTS! to the shape of the universe and the meaning of life.
  • Freud Was Right: This makes the original series look downright subtle.
  • Ho Yay: Cayenne and Shrade get this in spades, which is surprising considering their screen time together (or lack thereof). They're rarely seen together but if they are it is either Shrade teasing and Cayenne reacting or Cayenne taking care of Shrade. It's one or the other, no exceptions.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Kagura. He's been treated and raised more like a attack dog than as a child by Mykage with a parent who knew about his existence but never did anything about it. Mikono was literally the only thing in his life he had to keep him going since he knows that there has to be someone who will care about him.
  • Magnificent Bastard: Mykage.
  • Moe: Yunoha definitely.
  • Memetic Mutation: Portraits of Mykage are used by /m/ to show their disapproval of Ranka's actions. note 
  • Moral Event Horizon: Mykage crossed it BIG TIME when he murdered Jin and he continues to cross as the series goes including killing Alicia, pulling a Grand Theft Me on Zessica, and mind controlling Kagura into killing his father Izumo.
  • Ship-to-Ship Combat: As expected, the shippers are bitterly divided over whether Amata should end up with Mikono or Zessica, and whether Mikono will end up with Amata or Kagura.
  • Unintentionally Sympathetic: Mykage can be this for some people. He might have reasons to be angry at Fudo/Apollonius if you think that he got cheated on, Apollonius never apologized, in the OVA he unwillingly got an abortion, then he got lied again and gattai'ed with a dog. He has gone through something...
  • Unintentionally Unsympathetic: Mikono can come to be this at times.
  • Vanilla Protagonist: Amata is The Protagonist but the story uses him to show off the side characters.
  • The Woobie:
    • Amata. This page describes his life rather well.
    • Zessica. Like Kagura, she's messed with, broken, and bodyjacked by Mykage and whenever she tries to do something good for Amata it only ends up with her suffering even more at Mykage's hands.
    • Shrade as well. He was born with a talent for music and, coincidentally, with powers to alter peoples emotions through it. Because of this he accidentally kills his parents, is then turned into a political weapon and made to kill dozens of people. Then he gets recruited but it turns out that he can do jack because his powers are too strong and would kill him. It goes so far that, by the time he gets introduce, he frankly doesn't care anymore. He gets better thanks to Cayenne and the others but he still dies.

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