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YMMV: Arcana Heart
  • Badass Decay: Lieselotte. In Arcana Heart 1, she's a bonafide Enfant Terrible assassin. Afterwards, she began to mellow down into Jerkass Woobie.
  • Broken Base: There are some fighting game veterans that have a cold reception to the series just because it has an all-girls cast filled with Boobs of Steel, Gag Boobs, Fanservice, and Stripperific characters.
  • Cliché Storm: The entire series could be considered this, with a ninja girl with dog ears, a water-powered catgirl, a roller skating demon girl, a female Chinese android with Boobs of Steel, mikos with Boobs of Steel, you name it.
  • Epileptic Tree - They tend to come up with theories with how Zenia and Lieselotte are related (they do look a bit alike...)
  • Game Breaker: Averted. Konoha's short physique helps her avoid many attacks, but she has a pretty short range.
    • Played straight with Elsa. Depending on Arcana selection, she has several infinite combos in Arcana Heart 3.
  • Genius Bonus: Akane Inuwaka's Arcana is named after a type of fox. Knowing that, check out her ears under that do-rag.
  • Les Yay: Most of the girls have something for another.
    • Particularly notable with Clarice di Lanza, in that there is no such thing as subtext regarding her fixation with Elsa la Conti.
    • Mei Fang also seems to have shades of this with her creator. In her Arcana Heart 3 ending, it seems to be more than just shades.
    • Mildred also, with Fiona.
  • Moe - The first fully Moe fighting game franchise.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Lieselotte Achenbach... a cute little kid who's actually a world class assassin Enfant Terrible who carries a doll containing her sister's soul (or so she thought). Uuuhh...
  • Surprisingly Improved Sequel: The first game was too slow, the console version of the second game was a Porting Disaster, but the third game blows both of its predecessors out of the water big time.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion - Raise your hand if you think that had it not been her name and the fact that this is an all-girls fighting game, you might pass up Dorothy Albright as a cute little boy.
  • The Woobie: Every time Fiona Mayfield loses, she ends up crying and pleading for the opponent to stay away from Mildred.

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