YMMV / Armored Trooper VOTOMS

  • Awesome Music: Honoo no Sadame, the opening theme. To have a taste, here's the original version and here's the Operation Extend edition.
    • Also Tetsu no Lullaby, the opening of Pailsen Files.
  • Complete Monster: Gen. (previously Col.) Yoran Pailsenís experiments on Sunsa involve burning hundreds of children to death to test them for the "unique survivalist" trait. In addition, the Red Shoulders themselves are essentially the Waffen-SS, and he forces them to fight and kill each other for his research. Zaki is a result of his other experiments, and later becomes the basis for PS research. He manipulates Wockam into starting a useless battle that leaves 120 million Melkians and a huge number of Balarant dead, and feels no guilt about it.
  • Fan Nickname: "Dead Chirico", for Chirico whenever he's unconscious. This comes from the horribly Off-Model way he's drawn whenever that happens.
  • Flanderization: In the original series Chirico is a talented, if traumatized, special forces soldier with a helping of luck who loses as much as he wins. Come the OVAs, he is a nigh immortal reality warper who simply cannot be killed no matter how ridiculous the odds.
  • Magnificent Bastard: Pailsen
    • Chirico in the last episodes of the TV series.
  • Memetic Badass:Chirico. Taken Up to Eleven in Jigoku-hen when he can kill anything with his pistol.
  • Memetic Mutation: The aforementioned "dead Chirico" deal
  • Most Wonderful Sound: The sound effects for the ATs rollerskate threads have an oddly orgasmic feel to it. VRRRREEEEEEEEEEE FWOWM.
  • Moral Event Horizon: We found out that the "traumatic" memory of Teitania getting hurt in a car accident and him repairing her as a Nextant was actually an intentional order to Vyacheslav's soldiers.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Wockam interrogation of Pailsen.
  • The Problem with Licensed Games: Surprisingly averted with the Playstation 2 game which is an extremely polished, well-paced action game that covers the entire series and Shining Heresy, and allows you to use practically every AT featured in the series.