Awesome Characters Funny Heartwarming Laconic Trivia VideoGame YMMV
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.