YMMV / Brave Frontier

  • Abandon Shipping: A former Foe Yay example are Farlon and Ramna, who were lovers before the latter's betrayal. Said Foe Yay example ended when Farlon's 7-Stars lore reveals he accidentally killed her in the end.
  • Alternative Character Interpretation:
    • Is the Summoner (You) truly a God-Mode Sue, or do your companions just blow out your reputation to save their own?
    • Sodis: Is he a Christ-like figure whose sacrifice was necessary for humanity's survival, or a very flawed human whose Stupid Sacrifices only made everything worse?
    • The Unit Guide, Grand Gaia Chronicles Spin-Off manga, and the fandom cannot seem to decide whether Alyut was reluctant, angry, confused, overjoyed, or feeling all of them when he got promoted to being the Twelve Guardians' leader after Sodis' defection.
    • Lugina: Were his Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy tendencies genuine, or were they just a cover so that nobody would ever find out about his true identity and allegiance? The main story and his Grand Quest suggests that it's the former, but Bertz has more than once implied that it's the latter.
  • Americans Hate Tingle:
    • Global Server players don't like Thunderbird and Eric much, mostly because of their Brave Bursts attacking random targets. Even after Thunderbird's 6-Stars form gave it an Area of Effect Super Brave Burst, the hatred still stuck. In Japan? They're still considered low-tier, but not as the butts of cruel jokes. Eric is even loved by Yaoi Fangirls due to his Ho Yay-tastic story and Bishōnen appearance.
    • Farlon is noticeably more hated in the Global Server fandom because some find him killing off a portion of his own team completely unforgivable, especially when it all started from him trying to murder Sodis in revenge for his defeat. He's more a Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds amongst Japanese Server players because after accidentally killing his girlfriend (Ramna), killing off the rest was his Despair Event Horizon moment. In addition to killing off Ramna, he angrily beheaded a little girl (Luly), slew a friend who protected another (Rina) and Mutual Killed a guy who wanted to stop him (Grybe). Oh, and he also blinded Signas in one eye.
    • The European version of the game. It became the source of hate and ridicule for both Global and Japanese players due to it changing a lot of the game's overall mechanics and gameplay on top of having different terms of execution, making it far worse than the other servers. Changes include the Mirror World gimmick and increased difficulty in Vortex Dungeons, which are comparable to insanely hard Trials.
      • European-exclusive units also became the source of hate and ridicule for the other servers since their release. Some of the worst offenders include Arthur (mostly due to his ability to doublecast Brave Bursts, which is outright game-breaking), Gazolina (converts REC into Shield ala Tridon), and some of the units in the new Zodiac batch (The worst offenders being Cancer, Virgo, Libra, Capricorn, Scorpio and Leo. Which, respectively, are copy-and-paste versions of Michelle, Elimo, Shera, Elza, Zelnite and Sefia).
  • Angel/Devil Shipping: Griel and Bordebegia, with the former having once been the Judge of the Gods and the latter being the Beast of Destruction. It helps that the latter also sacrificed itself to protect the former.
  • Anti-Climax Boss: Most bosses can be easily beaten when you know their attack patterns, or when you happen to have extremely strong units in your squad.
  • Awesome Music: Brave Frontier is chock full of them. Case in point:
    • Warrior's Will, the song that plays during the Final Boss battle in the Grand Gaia Chronicles Quests.
    • Flash of Light, the Normal Battle music played during Raid Battles.
    • Imperial Capital Randall, the theme that plays in Randall and during certain cutscenes.
    • Promise, a piano remix of Imperial Capital Randall and plays during the cutscene after Lucius's defeat. It's very touching to hear, especially because Tilith chooses to relinquish her freedom in order to maintain control of the gate to Ishgria.
    • Home, another remix of the imperial capital theme.
  • Base-Breaking Character:
    • The entirety of the Soul Bound Saga units. Some praise them for their unique design, in both artwork and their battle effects, and their Rare Summon (Summon 10 times, get 1 guaranteed SBS unit) rate up model was praised for it's consistency of how they could be acquired by players. Others hated them for being considered a cash grab; the fact that you wouldn't be able to evolve them without their limited time Vortex material, how they tend to look, or be actually overpowered (mostly focusing on Ultor, Tridon and Hadaron) made it worse. Plus, their release timing looking like a form of Author's Saving Throw does not help. The limited evolution material issue however has since been fixed, as the Soul Bound Saga dungeons are now available every Thursday in the Vortex.
    • Just about everything regarding Zeruiah. From her somewhat game-breaking Super Brave Burst that some people have said rendered Zelnite and Shida's 7-Stars upgrades outclassed before release, to her limited time availability, to her entire existence hindering the previous Winter Glades Blitz units from getting their 7-Stars forms, and so on. What also doesn't really help that much is that she got an Omni Evolution too.
      • The reveal of the third-place winner of the Japanese Server's Omni Evolution Poll (Elza) quickly divided the fans into those who were happy for the result, and those who thought the third-place winner already had too much attention placed into her.
  • Breakout Character: Elza, Elza, Elza. Originally an extremely popular Ensemble Darkhorse, she has since become the face of the game by appearing in no less than three collaborations, which is more than anyone else bar NPCs and Series Mascot Vargas. Then, she also gets her Omni Evolution, putting her usefulness even higher than her batchmates, who are all stuck as 6-Stars.
  • Broken Base:
    • Trial EX 3: Xie'Jing is mainly praised for the challenge and difficulty that many hadn't faced since Trial 003: Maxwell, as well as being Global-exclusive content that is also worthwhile experience. Her Trial itself also contains interesting gimmicks, such as the Bozdells' "Anarchic Detonations" (skills with the same name but with different effects), and that in order to cancel her "Depraved Punishment" attack, you have to kill Fei in that turn. Xie'Jing herself is also a very powerful unit that rivals other 7-Stars units. On the other hand, many would have to face the Trial's RNG of her "Blighted Harvest" attack, which is the main downer of it.
    • The fact that the Global Server got Avant's batch before Adel's batch. Was it a blatant cash grab for the game's Second Anniversary, or a smart move considering the niche uses of Adel's batch?
    • Challenge Arena: A fresh, new feature that gives something to do for players who have cleared all the current content, or a frustrating grind-fest? Also, is the Opponent First Strike rule as well as the number of units on your squad decreasing your total points earned really necessary?
    • The fact that the selections for Legacy Units who get Power Creep upgrades are equalled to Pandering to the Base. Parts of the fandom who like the less-loved units are not amused about the Ensemble Darkhorses that keeps getting all the attention. More notorious examples of this include:
      • The Global-exclusive Omni Evolution Poll, of which purpose is to just gather interest, quickly devolved into a voting war between the fans of Nyami, Zeruiah and Zenia because those fans thought the units they voted for will surely get their Omni Evolution form later. They did. And with Zenia winning first place, the fandom broke even further.
      • Interestingly, there's one case where the fanbase broke out because this rule was averted. Kira and Feeva, Darkhorses extraordinaire who were placed quite high in the Japanese Omni Evolution Poll, were put aside in favor of their batchmates Kanon and Tazer. And to add more salt into the wounds, it was subverted two months later as Kira and Feeva get their Omni Evolution anyway.
    • The announcement of Brave Frontier II as a separate game completely detached from Brave Frontier managed to break the fanbases of both the Global and Japanese Servers, to the point that the game's producer had to calm down everyone.
  • Cargo Ship:
  • Complacent Gaming Syndrome:
    • In Colosseum, expect Selena to appear in nearly every single squad you face, no matter what Phase be it Offensive or Defensive. She has an Angel Idol buff AND extra Hit Count through her Extra Skill provided you equip her with Lexida. Also, with the right Enhancement options, she can get a built-in Immunity towards Status Ailments on top of great BC Production, further increasing her usefulness. Finally, she's a free unit.
    • In Colosseum again, other units that have the capability to withstand attacks that would normally kill them are also commonly used in both Phases as well. Notorious examples include, but are not limited to: Ultor, Levarza, Ivris, Izuna, Azurai, Quartz, Juno-Seto, Mizerka, Ravenna, Gabriela and many more with the right Spheres equipped.
    • In battles that require survivability (such as GGCs and later Trials), Laberd is the go-to Leader/Friend because his Skill provides BC when attacked and 20% Damage Mitigation for 2 turns when the damage received by his squad exceeds more than 5000, which usually happens every single time.
    • Charla is effectively considered the face of Frontier Hunter farming squads everywhere, due to her cheap cost for BB and SBB, ability to fill the BB Gauge without attacking, built-in Immunity to Status Ailments, and her higher percentages on her offensive buff. Even after the release of units with similar, or if not better buff values, Charla had just enough numbers going in her favor to make sure she's a stay-in for many players' Frontier Hunter squads.
  • Crack Pairing:
    • Douglas x Serin: Despite having no interaction in their lores at all, they were paired off sometimes due to their virtues of being formerly Spark King and Queen.
    • Same with Zelnite x Elza, which became popular due to both of them being the staples of BB Spam squads, and being the prime targets of Pandering to the Base.
    • Vanberk x Bargus, due to them being both DILF and (unfortunately) the least wanted units of their batch.
    • Thunderbird x Eric, for them being Tier-Induced Scrappies, mostly in the Global Server fandom.
  • Demonic Spiders: If you don't have a unit that can dispel and/or nullify Status Ailments or the proper Items that can get rid of said ailments, any boss or enemy unit that can Paralyze or Curse (or both) can become this.
    • A particularly nasty example of this was the "Frosty" enemy during the 2014 Christmas Event, who appeared in groups and would hit your entire squad with an attack that had a chance to Paralyze them - and if it managed to Paralyze every one of your units, you'll lose the ability to use healing Items and basically become unable to fight back.
  • Die for Our Ship:
    • Lunaris is either ignored or paired with Rina by those who ship Sodis and Alyut with each other or with Zephyr and Raydn.
    • Bertz is hated by those who ship Seria with either Lugina or Karl, all because of the things he said in Zamburg.
    • Many Kalon x Ilia shippers wish Ark to die because Ilia is "too good for him". Never mind that Kalon is dead and both Ark and Ilia are dying anyway.
  • Draco in Leather Pants:
    • Due to recent reveals, some players have been treating Melchio this way. Poor Melchio just misses its Master Reis, that's all! Nevermind the fact that Melchio destroyed its own world and terrorized Lizeria too!
    • There exists a portion of the fandom who tries to paint Shida in a much sympathetic light. Which usually means that he turned evil because someone abused him in the past.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Has own page here.
  • Fanon: Due to the ambiguous nature of the units' lores and lots of Cliffhangers. One popular theory amongst the fandom is that Narza is actually Alyut who went insane after killing Sodis, and that he specifically worships Maxwell.
    • Also, Ophelia being considered a Yaoi Fangirl.
    • It's popular to make Weiss, Shida, and Rashil Childhood Friends. Or at least, making the three having studied under Bran since their childhood.
    • Before it was confirmed as canon, it was commonly believed that the Zelban who taught Atro and the Zelban who followed Michele are one and the same.
    • Since what looks like Maria appears alongside Ark in the original title screen of the game, it's common amongst players (especially fan-artists) to base the appearance of the Oracle Maiden Ilia on her. This later becomes Ascended Fanon.
    • Shusui's Verbal Tic, in which he always introduces himself when he shows up, is commonly believed to be created because Raaga often forgot Shusui's name. Now that the truth behind Shusui's name is revealed, it was replaced by another headcanon about how Shura wants to make everyone knows that he and Hisui are meant to be by repeatedly saying their Portmanteau Couple Name.
    • There is also one regarding Melord, that he reached out to Kyle because he wanted to make friends for the first time in his life, now that Lucius had abandoned him.
  • Fan-Preferred Couple:
    • Kanon x Maxwell, BIG TIME. After the Six Pillars batch's release in the Japanese Server, the fandom got flooded by fanart of the two.
    • After his Heroic Sacrifice in Mildran, many players prefer to ship Kalon with Ilia.
    • Zelnite x Fizz is more popular than the supposedly official Zelnite x Rozalia, even in-universe due to this trope being the basis of Fizz's Omni Evolution form.
  • Flanderization: Since the units' lores are rather short and don't delve much into their personalities, most of the units receive this in the fandom. Notable targets include Eze (who becomes a full-blown He-Man Woman Hater), Aem (whose admiration towards Will borders into Yandere territory), and Shida (whose Mad Scientist tendencies are turned Up to Eleven For the Evulz).
    • Elza is now known as: 1) Alice's overprotective older sister, and 2) everyone's "scythe-wielding loli waifu".
    • Similarly, Colt is now defined as an annoying little brother with a sister-complex who claims Claire is the best at everything, and attacks anyone who think otherwise.
    • Nowadays, Kikuri can't go talking about anything without mentioning "blood" somewhere.
  • Foe Yay:
    • Luther and Douglas, with the former being the one who nearly killed the latter.
    • Mega and Stya probably defines this trope, as the latter attacked Uda in rage after he apparently wounded the former fatally.
    • Mare is very, very obsessed with Karl.
    • Sefia and Kikuri is considered the most popular Yuri Couple of the Brave Frontier community.
    • Seria reminds Mora of her old master Oguro so much that, despite being antagonistic towards the Summoner's group in general, she still makes exceptions towards her.
    • Jed is obsessed to truly defeat Cyan, as she always finds a way to escape from her defeats, which pisses him off.
    • Lafiel and Malbelle, two goddesses who fought endlessly to decide the future of their world's humanity. And when Lafiel travelled to Elgaia to stop Reihard from developing Mock Gods, she immediately sensed that Malbelle pulled the strings from behind the scenes.
    • In Grand Gaia Chronicles manga, Yuura looks very thrilled when he was fighting Fadahl.
  • Fridge Brilliance:
    • Melchio's Super Brave Burst deals powerful Fire, Water, Earth, Thunder, and Light elements to his enemies. Guess what elements Michele and her companions are weak against?
    • The reason why the Gods' Loyalists faced the Six Heroes whose elements are strong against them? So that Ark could catch the Six Heroes off-guard and kill them without much trouble.
    • The bosses in Beiorg's Beiorg Castle are from the batches that have the other five Six Armors among them. Saviors of Palmyna has Edea's Lafdranya, Ten-Winged Tormentor has Melchio and Duel-GX, and Cursed Flame Armor has Vishra and Reeze.
      • Some of the bosses are arranged according to their roles in the group too. Edea, Michele, and Reeze are the main leads. Lorand, Zelban, and Rashil are their respective group's Team Dad. And without Lilith and Duel-GX, their groups wouldn't ever have met.
    • Of course, the music titled "Land of Giants" plays in Zamburg's Great Giant's Remains. And as the music occasionally plays in several Dark-elemental stages before, it's doubly appropriate.
    • What's with Dark Princess Dia's bossiness in her acquired quote? In the lore concerning her at that particular rarity level, she realized she was far superior to any normal human mage. Doesn't help that she coped with it through fending the gods off in the process, after having to clear her late grandmother's name from espionage.
    • Raydn being Tier-Induced Scrappy somehow makes sense when you remember that he's the most recent addition to the Twelve Guardians, and thus was still inexperienced and most likely had much to learn from everyone else, especially from Sodis.
    • More like Fridge Tear Jerker than Brilliance, but in the final volumes of Six Heroes' Grand Gaia Chronicles, all of the Heroes have a stage where they're accompanied by their closest allies... except for Atro. Even the loner Lance and the avenger Magress have allies.
    • Why does Grybe suddenly have an infinite Area of Effect variant of Super Brave Burst? To counter and stop the rampaging Farlon from killing his friends, who also has that infinite Super Brave Burst variant.
    • Befitting Eze's status as a Dumb Blonde Idiot Hero, his Enhancement options are basically him strengthening himself and empowering the strength of the already great Spark Damage he can deal.
    • After retiring from serving under the Holy Emperor, Karna Masta's Disciples named Golzo's land after him. Since the Holy Emperor recruits sacred wolves for their abilities to seal gods, his Disciples might have at least recognized the Flame Wolf Golzo worshipped.
    • Among the Founders of Merith batch, only Vern and Silas have access to Omni Evolution. This is because they had to be better than Lucina and Orna, who were the only 7-star legacy at their release who provided Mutual Disadvantage buffs, and they share their repective elements.
  • Fridge Horror:
    • The summoned units are the souls of the real beings who died a long time ago. They will obey their Summoners, and they can unleash their true power if their Summoners allow them. You, the Summoner, are essentially a Necromancer in all but name. And the game's universe treats it like it's a good thing.
    • The fact that Will's 7-Stars lore states that he was only human to have survived the War of the Gods. This means that all units that had their ultimate fates left unknown before the end of War of the Gods died before that point or at another. Let that sink in for a second.
    • Those who landed in Ishgria were no better; several named characters were said to have been devoured by Grimoire and many more were killed by the local demons and other monsters.
    • One of Lancia's Acquired Quotes mentions that she can cook anything, including humans like her Summoner. Lancia was said to be able to cook gods in her Ace Chef form. Most of the gods we've known have human-like bodies or at the least resemble humans. With those in mind, it's a good thing that her lore never specified what kind of gods she cooked to make those legendary dishes.
    • What happens during the Fusion process? Some units express embarrassment, some feel pain, and some get so happy as if they have just experienced... something else.
    • And you can fuse literally any units with each other. Humans, demons, monsters, objects...
    • According to Slicing Bolt Raiden's and Sky Mage Rashil's lores, the Atharva Republic was willing to recruit criminals and exiles into their army. Just how screwed up were they if they had to resort to make people who were just waiting for their deaths as Mooks?
    • As shown by Klaus and Isterio, with enough interference, the "Mock Gods" type of unit can retain their original selves' will. The mock units of the Four Fallen Gods and Lucius are "Mock Gods". Now, imagine if somehow they can do the same...
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment:
    • Grahdens' teasing Owen about the latter's love life suddenly becomes Dude, Not Funny! after Rayla, the only person Owen ever fell in love with, died protecting him and made him continuously blame himself for her death was introduced.
    • Shusui's Verbal Tic and Super-Persistent Predator tendencies might be funny, but once it's revealed that the loss of his friend Hisui was what made Shura to become "Shusui", one might feel bad for the guy.
  • Game Breaker:
    • "Brave Burst Spam" and "Critical Hit Spam" squad archetypes. The former is designed as such so that all of your units can use their Brave Burst every turn. The latter is designed to make full use of Mad God Zebra's Leader Skill, which increases damage from critical hits to absurd levels, by increasing the critical rates of your units as much as possible.
    • Units like Felneus and Uda can also do this when combined with units with high Hit Counts like Douglas and Serin due to their Ares' Excelsior Leader Skills (which boosts the effect of Brave Crystals) and Super Brave Bursts (which increases the drop rates of said Brave Crystals).
    • Deemo and the Girl for "Spark Team" archetypes, because their Leader Skill, "Charm" (4-Stars) and "All Charm" (5-Stars), fills a unit's Brave Burst Gauge a bit every time you hit a Spark. So with high Hit Count units, such as Douglas, Elza, and Serin, and Deemo as your leader, you'll most likely see their BB Gauges fill up before they even get the Brave Crystals. Not to mention that their Brave Burst, "Friction" (4-Stars) and "Magnolia" (5-Stars) also boosts Spark Damage for all units for 3 turns. So you can potentially one shot some bosses with Deemo as your leader. Now that they've gotten their 6-Stars form, they somewhat got even more broken than they did.
    • Speaking of Douglas, he was a prominent example of this trope. When Douglas first got his 6-Stars form, he went from a terrible unit with a random hitting Brave Burst, into the first unit who had a 30-Hit, multi-target Super Brave Burst with 30 Drop Checks. Douglas also carried a 50% buff to Spark Damage on his Super Brave Burst, which, when combined with his BC Production and Sparking potential, turned him into one of the best offensive units in the entire game by a long shot. Douglas alongside Felneus proceeded to dominate every season of Frontier Hunter, and it's said that the best team at that time for every content except for Arena was a Felneus Leader coupled with a full team of Douglases. It was bad enough that he was one of few units who got hit by a nerf (which did not work as it intended), and was a subject of balance issues until Power Creep kicked in and units such as Luther and Elza, both of which are completely superior versions of Douglas, were introduced.
    • Many considered the Damage Mitigation units to be this thanks to their ability to significantly reduce the damage you take from your opponent. The existence of Damage Mitigation units pretty much renders everything but the absolute hardest content in the game to be a complete joke, at which point they become almost necessary for players to even have a chance of winning.
    • Maxwell was usually considered THE best unit in the game during the 6-Stars era, having amazing stats, ridiculous Brave Crystal generations, and a fairly amazing set of Brave Bursts, including her Super Brave Burst which has a ridiculous damage multiplier and Hit Count. Even better, Maxwell has a Leader Skill that increases damage for both Critical and Elemental Weakness, on a multiplier that is fairly close to Zebra and Mare (both of which being considered units with broken Leader skills that are only being held back by their mediocre stats), practically turning it into by far, the best Leader Skill in the game. Of course, to acquire Maxwell, you need to have a squad that is strong enough to survive and beat the third Trial, which in itself is VERY difficult.
    • Hadaron's Super Brave Burst grants him a "Stealth" buff for two turns. For a few months before the ability was patched, if he was the only unit alive while he had Stealth active, the enemies wouldn't be able to attack at all. With the right setup, Hadaron was able to use his Super Brave Burst every other turn all by himself, maintaining Stealth indefinitely and rendering most fights trivial. (A few bosses have passive effects that can stop a solo Hadaron from filling the Super Brave Burst gauge consistently, but the notorious "Trial 003: Maxwell" is not one of them.)
    • Mifune's Omni Evolution effectively took the Arena meta like a piece of plywood, cracked it in two, and scattered its million pieces across the land of the dead. With the highest natural ATK stat (Imps included) and an Enhancement that gives him a 20% chance to hit every unit on the opposing team for half damage (not that it matters with his ungodly ATK stat), fighting a team of Mifunes that survive your first turn is effectively a death sentence, and no amount of pseudo-Angel Idol buffs will help short of Juno-Seto; Omni Mifune's damage is high enough to One-Hit Kill the majority of units in the game. The worst part is that he's a common unit, allowing players to easily farm for him for other content.
    • Zenia's Omni Evolution is similar to Mifune and sometimes leads teams of them in the arena. Her leader buff is only a 100% attack up to Mifune's 150%, but she has a more useful secondary effects such as a 40% HP up and adding extra normal attacks to her team. She also will have between 150% to 100% more attack due to her enchantments on top of her special sphere and EX skill cranking her even higher. While she can't hit the entire enemy team like her subordinate Mifunes can, she will kill something with every turn and is somewhat harder to kill.
    • Knight of Holy Light Ark is currently one of the best all purpose leader units available. His leader ability buffs all stats by 50%, has a spark damage booster, a BC drop booster, and a passive 20% damage reduction when a certain amount of damage has been taken. On top of this he also possesses impressive personal stats, a powerful unique sphere, and a strong extra skill which guarantees he's likely the strongest unit on the field. His Burst attacks are also some of the most powerful and versatile around, especially when including some of the enhancement he can have. Needless to say he is a very common sight leading teams in raids or on friend lists.
    • Disnomian Emperor Shion. He has the fastest OD gauge fill rate buff of any unit, and with a 3 turn mtitigation UBB that boosts OD gauge even further, this unit is notable for it's infinite mitigation UBB if used correctly. It was so overpowered that Ushi even gave him an SSS. (max rating was SS)
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: There's a curiously huge amount of Global Server players who love using Dilma, mostly because of his Ignore Defense buff and his extremely high BC Production rate, not to mention his relationship with Lilith is hilarious. And, he's reportedly caused Stupid Sexy Flanders for male players.
    • Ciara has garnered enough popularity in the Japanese Server fandom to make Alim import her and Semira into the Japanese version of the game.
    • The European Server's exclusive unit llewxaM is adored by both Japanese and Global players because she's designed as a "good" version of Maxwell, who is already a fan-favorite herself. Her short skirt and general adorableness also helps.
  • Goddamned Bats: Unicorn and Pegasus have an incredibly long attack animation. The Paralysis effect they carry with their normal attacks can easily bring them to Demonic Spider tier. Basically, any unit that can Paralyze or Curse.
  • Harsher in Hindsight:
    • The character at the center of the original title screen was once thought to be Vargas in a different costume. He's actually the person who killed Vargas, as revealed at the end of the game's first story arc.
    • Hate Farlon all you want for killing a portion of his teammates, but Chapter 9 of Grand Gaia Chronicles reveals that he had been emotionally manipulated by Melord in secret to go berserk, and he's not the only victim of his spell - the negative emotions Alyut felt for his older brother also escalated beyond his control as well, leading to him killing Sodis.
  • Ho Yay: Oh yes.
  • Incest Yay Shipping:
    • Some theorize that Elza's love to her sister Alice is more than just "sisterly love". It doesn't help that her name is just one letter away from Elsa.
    • As said in the Ho Yay section, all male members of Twelve Guardians adored Sodis to some extent, and that's including Sodis' brother Alyut. When Sodis betrayed the gods, Alyut even tried to reason with him before outside parties interfered. And Sodis let himself be killed by a brainwashed Alyut in order to break the spell on his brother.
    • Melina is very obsessed with her uncle Chrome, noting that he is "strong, kind, and handsome".
    • Colt worshipped his older twin Claire, saying that she's "the best" and attacks everyone who disagrees with him. One of the reasons why he dislikes Quaid so much is because Claire has a crush on him.
    • Vargas' reaction when he was informed that his father went missing and is presumed dead? Train harder and make him his inspiration. Avant's reaction when he was informed that Vargas is dead? Regain his memories, break down crying for three whole days, and use Vargas' Dandelga to slay off the gods until he dies too. Avant might be too attached to his son...
    • During both times Kalon on the brink of death, he muttered Aaron's name and lamented about their past relationships. Granted, the first time it was one of his clones' death, but since all of Kalon's clones share a Hive Mind, it still counts.
  • Launcher of a Thousand Ships:
    • Shida has been paired with the most male, female, and genderless units due to his popularity and his overall presence in the lore.
    • On the other side of the story, the Summoner (You) has been paired with just about every NPC and summonable unit ever, no matter what gender he/she is.
    • And on the NPC's side, Seria is already paired with practically everyone in the main cast and Mora.
  • LGBT Fanbase: Of course, a gay fandom for this game exists, and they really adore Darvanshel, Avant, Bargus, Griff and so on.
  • Memetic Badass:
    • Luther. He's rocking that "Full Metal Cross".
    • The moment Will got his 7-Star form, he became this.
    • Tridon's Shield buff is said to be so broken, it can withstand literally everything.
  • Memetic Loser:
    • The Thunderbird line, despite having a great improvement of the 5-Stars Zazabis stat-wise, is still labeled as the worst units ever and are the last ones people ever want to receive from the Rare Summon Gate. Then again, Zazabis wasn't grouped together with its lower counterparts in their receiving end of mockery.
      • Zazabis' 6-Stars evolution, Ardas, completely reverses this by making its BB and SBB Area of Effect attacks and having a 70% Spark Damage buff on its SBB.
    • Eric is another one due to even his Super Brave Burst hitting random enemies.
    • Will used to be one, especially in the Japanese Server fandom. Then his 7-Stars form arrived, and most of his detractors began to shill him.
  • Memetic Molester: Shida, Shida, Shida. He is a Mad Scientist whose experiments include human modifications, one of which resulted in the subject looking younger than he actually is. He also successfully seduced Zellha and made Themis label him as a "pervert". Vargas Chronicle even have some panels in which he's observing Vargas, Mifune, and Logan while making suggestive expressions.
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • The Thunderbird line by itself turned into a popular meme, commonly seen in Rare Summon jokes.
    • Thunder Vortex Arena. explanation 
    • Server Errors and compensations in general have become jokes as well amongst the fandom.
    • There's now a growing trend of players claiming some of their units as their Waifus.
    • Raid when? explanation 
    • All Hail Ding Dong Sobida! explanation 
    • Salt Frontier explanation 
    • If even Luly could get her 7-Stars form, everyone can get one too! explanation 
    • Zedus is the Ultimate Spark God! No, Luther is! ZEDUS! LUTHER! (repeats until both sides stop) explanation 
    • "We're gradually letting players in. Please wait." explanation 
    • Zoom Zooom!! explanation 
    • When Keymaster Gilnea returns and Battle Maidens get their 6-Stars.explanation 
    • Kulyuk Chickenexplanation 
    • Bells and Staffexplanation 
    • EU units are a Jokeexplanation 
    • Get your 100% guaranteed Limited-Time Exclusives after 40 times of summoning!explanation 
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  • Memetic Troll: The Thunderbird line for those without luck in the Rare Summon Gate, before it gained access to its 6-Stars form that doesn't do random target damage.
  • Most Annoying Sound: The Unicorn line's PING PING PING PING PING.
  • Most Wonderful Sound: The warm synthesizer chord when your Brave Burst/Super Brave Burst meter fills to the brim, and the accompanying lights up to show it's ready to be used. Another candidate could be the deep, relief-flooding "bwoooshhhhhh" sound when finishing off a quest, particularly after you've beaten an extremely hard boss or Trial.
  • Narm:
    • Whenever Karl appears in Frontier Hunter's Terminus stages, he will always have a special skill named "Special Antidote" that only triggers whenever he's been inflicted with Poison. That Antidote you've made in the Justified Tutorial very early in the game must be a treasure for him if he still kept it after a very long time.
    • The non-English language options can make some of the terms sound narmy, even by that language's standards.
    • Eze's death was suicide by stabbing himself with Bathoota. Considering how huge Bathoota has become at the time of his death, one has to wonder how the hell he managed to pull it off.
    • In Fal Nerga, Karl's newly-shown demonic form makes him resemble a cat. Lampshaded by Paris and Seria who were unamused by the event, Seria even tells him it was too much build up for little pay off.
    • Inferno Swords Logan's translated Super Brave Burst name, Magical Coffin, managed to raise the eyebrows of some players. It sounds like it came straight from the Magical Girl genre.
  • Never Live It Down: If a unit has a particularly embarrassing or stupid moment in their lore or in Frontier Hunter, expect it to get turned into jokes. Examples include:
    • Arius and his Selena paintings.
    • Themis' shouting "PERVERT!" every time Shida is in her line of sight.
    • Orwen's fleeing from his country in which he's the Emperor of.
    • Reis and his self-recovery mechanism.
    • Weiss and other glasses-wearing units proclaiming the supremacy of glasses, and goggles by extension as well.
    • Colt and Alyut arguing to each other about who has the best older sibling, while said siblings either cheer them on or scold them.
    • Just a mention of Farlon killing a portion of his team including Ramna, and he's forever branded as the Twelve Guardians' Token Evil Teammate and a terrible boyfriend.
    • Rashil will never live down his peculiar obsession towards Lilith.
    • ORN39 members  and Ulkina's exclusion from the group despite her similar name to the group's members. Although, they did accept Ulkina eventually and surprisingly, Hogar too.
    • Karl and the Antidote from the tutorial.
    • Lafiel getting mistaken as a ball due to her attacking animations.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Has its own page here.
  • No Yay: According to some fans, Yuura taught Shida more than just necromancy and dark arts. The reason it's not a Ho Yay moment is because of the age gap between the two, leading to some Squicky implications and a Freudian Excuse for Shida.
  • Pandering to the Base:
    • "Popular Units" Rate-Up is a special kind of Rate-Up which puts up to 25 Units who win special polls put by the community manager into an exclusive pool.
    • Those who were placed in the Overall Top 10 of 2015's Japanese Unit Popularity Poll got a Grand Quest portrait for the game's artbooks. In fact, Ivris' Grand Quest portrait originated from them.
    • Units who are selected to represent Brave Frontier in collaborations are usually the Six Heroes and various Ensemble Darkhorses.
    • The Japanese Server's occasional "Which Unit do you want to have [insert the strongest evolution tier at the time]" Polls. Although they are quite the Base Breaker due to the extremely predictable winners, to the dismay of the fans of the less-popular and less-useful Units.
  • Play the Game, Skip the Story: When the official wiki does not contain entries for the storyline or characters as NPC, you'll know how many people care about the storyline of Brave Frontier.
  • Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: Several units were rescued from being unusable when they were allowed to evolve to their 7-Stars forms. Special mention goes to Edea and Elimo who both became full-fledged Damage Mitigators and a staple for many battles, bosses, and Trials.
    • Alice is two layered rescues. Her original sub-par but still nice artwork was redrawn into this. Her ability to convert REC to ATK was frowned upon at first, but then when Alim suddenly made her more viable with the release of 7-Stars Tridon and Deimos who can boost their squad's REC, all of a sudden she became a great ATK buffer that rivals Michele as well as becoming a reliable offensive healer.
    • A lot of units actually gone through this over time when their niche was discovered as time went by. A big example was Dilma, who used to be hated thanks to his low hit count, and the perceived uselessness of the Defense Ignore buff. It was soon proven wrong when data-mining showed that Dilma has MASSIVE BC production, and a bunch of hidden buffs on top of his absurd Healing Factor and damage potential. As a result, Dilma went on to become one of the longest lasting, and well loved unit during the 6-Stars era.
    • Hadaron was mostly known as the black sheep of the Soul Bound Saga unit batch, due to his Game-Breaking Bug potential for cheesing, extremely overpriced SBB, and buff timing issues. Following his 7-Stars form release however, alongside numerous fixes for his 6-Stars version, he saw a big increase in popularity thanks to his unique ability to deal obscene single target damage, and an expensive but affordable cost, alongside a nice synergy with other popular units like Ark and Zenia.
    • The moment Ciara and Semira received their 7-Stars evolutions was the moment that they were rescued.
  • Robo Ship:
    • Michele x Duel-GX kicked off when the Ten-Winged Tormentor Grand Quest was released. It was in this Grand Quest where Duel-GX was shown to be more than just a programmed robot, being able to first interact with Michelle and explaining its situation to her.
    • There is also Dilma x Lilith, which solidified after their batch's Grand Gaia Chronicles revealed that Lilith started to show signs of emotions after Dilma saved her from the gods.
  • Ron the Death Eater:
    • Poor, poor Bran, for getting this treatment both in (by his alleged alumni) and out (mostly by Shida fans) universe. He is said to be a volatile old man who cares for nothing but sweets, often forced his students to eat cakes, and sometimes sexually assaulted them. He's like the Dumbledore of Brave Frontier on this matter.
    • Yuura is cited to be downright mean to Medina and/or abusive to Shida.
    • Balgran is always portrayed as a cold-blooded killer after it was revealed that he was the one who murdered Claire, Colt, and Fadahl..
    • According to some fans, Rashil wants to examine every parts of Lilith, and will resort to rape if necessary. His stalker-ish behavior early on and his status as The Friend Nobody Likes also helps fuel this interpretation of him.
    • Kalon is often portrayed as an abusive brother to Aaron who doesn't even know of his death.
    • Seria likes to abuse and kick the Summoner, both physically and mentally, as if she's in a permanent state of PMS.
  • The Scrappy:
    • Ciara and Semira were part of a notorious Halloween event that was largely considered little more than a blatant cash grab. Although there wasn't anything wrong with the units themselves, you were required to have one of them in your party in order to challenge the last level of the special Halloween dungeon - which was, of course, the one with the biggest reward. The two units could only be acquired by using the Rare Summon Gate, which costs five Gems for every summon and gives you a randomly selected (but rare) unit. The chances of either Ciara or Semira being the randomly chosen unit was fairly low, but if you used the Rare Summon Gate ten times during the event you'd be "gifted" one of them as a bonus. Gems cost $1 from the store and are given out very, very slowly during regular play; if you didn't happen to have hoarded all the Gems from a few months' worth of free play, you'd have to pay up to $50 in order to get your hands on either one of them.
      • To add insult to injury, when Ciara's and Semira's 6-Stars forms became available, their Brave Bursts and Super Brave Bursts had a damage modifier much, much lower than almost every other comparable 6-Stars units. After a few days and much whining from the disgruntled masses of Brave Frontier's players, this was eventually fixed via a patch.
      • In fact, the next time Alim made a Vortex Dungeon event that relates to a Global Exclusive Rare Summon batch like with the Soul Bound Saga units, they made it a point that you won't need the RS unit to even enter the Vortex Dungeon anymore, thereby showing just how badly this was thought through and done at the time.
      • However, the two's 7-Stars forms' release and the revamp of the Halloween Dungeon now rescued them from the scrappy heap.
    • Farlon is by far the most hated 7-Stars Legacy unit, if not 7-Stars in general. As a unit, he has the distinction of being a Glass Cannon with exceptionally low damage potential to the point that he's very close to being the weakest damage dealer amongst other 7-Stars units. In terms of lore, his lore is notable for being fairly disastrous: unlike the rest of the Loyalist Guardians, his motivation to join the faction was not so much his loyalty to the Gods, but more about revenge towards Sodis, and he killed off or severely wounded a lot of the other Guardians, which usually makes him be called as the villain of their batch.
    • Zeruiah, for the same blatant cash-grab reason as Ciara and Semira above, but even worse. To elaborate, she was only obtainable through the time-limited "Frosty Summon Gate", which only opens after summoning through the Divine Summon Gate five times, and there was still a chance that she wouldn't appear in the Frosty Summon Gate. She boasts a +12% boost to EXP earned on top of her Leader/Friend Skill, which is slightly better than what Zelnite's 7-Stars form ended up getting, and at that time only the Japanese-exclusive Haruto had that kind of Leader/Friend Skill too. Her Super Brave Burst is a 40 Hit Count, infinite Area of Effect attack that applies all six elements while boosting her squad's BC, HC, and Item Drop Rates. In short, her being Purposefully Overpowered is what set people off, especially for those who don't have her.
  • Scrappy Mechanic:
    • Brave Bursts that hits random targets are frowned upon for their unpredictability and are accordingly deemed unreliable. In fact, this is how some units received their Memetic Loser status.
    • The Unit Types in general. So, you summon a meta-defining unit whose type is Oracle? Too bad! Abandon that unit and try to roll for an Anima or Breaker one!
    • Recently, Time-Limited Rare Summon Gates for Purposefully Overpowered and/or Holiday Exclusives are being frowned upon.
    • The Colosseum's Tactical Rock-Paper-Scissors Support Skills mechanic is often deemed unnecessary, adding more RNG on top of the already RNG-filled regular Arena.
    • The Fast Forward option, or to be more precise, the lack of required mechanics that would make it properly viable.
      • First of all, it is only available in Quests much to the relief of the players having to face Karna Masta but the 3x speed mode is not carried over in between runs, meaning that players who are fodder farming have to constantly tap their screen every 10-20 seconds like a rat in a skinner box. Not to mention, auto-runs will stop whenever your bag or unit space exceed maximum, turning it into an equivalent of an expressway with speed bumps and checkpoints.
      • Secondly, to avoid abuse of the 30-min Parade dungeons, it is not available in the Vortex at all. This becomes very problematic in holiday events and the Monday Karma dungeons where there are around 7 stages per run, turning farming for the materials into a time and battery sink. Combine that with the unit and item space limitation mentioned above and you have yourself an already slow and tedious grind fest that can get constantly interrupted, effectively sucking the fun out of the game. And that is not counting the more recent holiday event bosses...
  • Ship Mates: Many of the pairings can coexist nicely in the fandom due to the limited Ship Tease in their lores.
    • Six Heroes has Vargas x Lava, Selena x Arius/Lucina, Lance x Drevas, Eze x Emilia, Kuda x Atro, and Magress x Themis.
    • Cursed Fire Armor has Vishra x Logan, Dilma x Lilith, and Rashil x Reeze. Or the Ho Yay variant, Reeze x Lilith and Rashil x Dilma.
    • 12 Guardians has Sodis x Lunaris, Signas x Ophelia, Farlon x Ramna, and Raydn x Alyut. Alyut x Lunaris shippers also usually ship Sodis x Signas/Zephyr and Grybe x Ophelia as well.
    • Six Pillars has Kira x Feeva and Tazer x Tora.
    • Michele x Lodin and Zelban x Tiara. Or alternatively, Michele x Duel-GX and Lodin x Tiara.
    • Arus x Priscilla and Belfura x Shera.
    • Ark x Ilia usually goes with Ruby x Dion, Yuura x Medina, and Balgran x Rinon.
  • Ship Tease: There's a few of these in some units' flavor texts. They became less of a teasing as time passed on and more pairs of units were confirmed as Official Couples from the start.
    • Zeln/Nemia: Certain on Zeln's side, considering that his 4-Stars and 5-Stars forms' lores states that he focused on training himself to follow her.
    • Vargas/Lava: Small, but it's there. It's also a crossover with Foe Yay, considering that Lava defeated Vargas before she opened up to others, and in her 5-Stars form's lore it was stated that she "wanted a rematch with Vargas even more than a battle with the gods". Also, Vargas's 6-Stars forms' lore outright stated that the wings on his back were given to him by Lava. And then there's Lava dying in Vargas' arms after saving him from Tia and using all her energy fending off the next Disciple's (Phee) ambush.
    • Loch/Edea, at least one-sided, considering he chose to come out of his self-imposed exile to join her. Dean even shipped them and wondered why they didn't just hook up from the get-go.
    • Rashil/Reeze began as a Pair the Spares as they're the only ones in their batch who don't have explicit intimate connections with each other. Then their batch's Grand Gaia Chronicles was released, and it's revealed that Rashil does care for Reeze despite her ignorance and his obsession of Lilith. He even said her name more than anyone else's, and (in the Japanese version) dropped the honorific he uses for her once she's in danger of defeat by Vishra. And in Volume 3 for their GGC, both Rashil and Reeze must be killed in order to stop them from continuously reviving Lilith; wherein they're essentially acting as Lilith's over-protective parents.
    • Tazer/Tora: Tazer was the only Six Pillars who is nice to Tora from the start, and even protected her from Alpha and Kira. If Tazer is killed before Tora in Volume 3 of the Six Pillars' Grand Gaia Chronicles, Tora will react. It does help that both of them are the nicest among the Six Pillars, Tazer's quest for revenge and Tora's self-esteem issues notwithstanding.
    • Colt/Ivris: It was revealed in "The Correct Path" Grand Quest that Ivris likes to tease Colt and notes that it'd be lonely without Colt around.
    • Galant/Lancia is mostly hinted in Spin-Off manga, especially in Vargas Chronicle where they often teamed up to fight monsters, and Galant saving Lancia from debris in Chapter 7. In Haruto's Summoning Diary, Galant's pet Salamander is also shown to enjoy Lancia's cookings so much.
  • Ship-to-Ship Combat:
    • The Sodis/Lunaris/Alyut Love Triangle has their own share of rivalries. And if either Signas, Zephyr, or Raydn enters the fray, chaos may ensue.
    • Yuura/Shida shippers and those who ship either of them with someone else doesn't go exactly well, either.
    • Lugina/Seria, Karl/Seria, and Lugina/Paris shippers notably avert this and are peaceful with each other... at least until Bertz showed up and teased all sides about it in the story.
    • Claire/Quaid, Claire/Colt, and Diana/Quaid all have a field day with this. Fadahl/Ivris generally averted this, until their corresponding Grand Quest which gave the Colt/Ivris Ship Tease strong winds to sail on.
    • While still small, there are people that prefer to ship Vargas with his daddy Avant than his Implied Love Interest Lava.
  • That One Attack:
    • Sir Sanctus Xenon Lv 10's Area of Effect attack, "Soul Desecration", especially when he casts it thrice in a turn. That attack can and will most likely kill your entire squad if you're not making them Guard.
    • Dual Blade God Eru's "Necro Fusion"; A massive AoE attack that cannot be mitigated.
      • Really, any of the Elgaian Refugee Leaders' AoE attacks; Especially if you kill their partners beforehand. Sometimes they'll do it 3 times in a row, which can really take down your units if you're not careful.
    • Trial 003 Maxwell's "Endless". If a unit doesn't have 50% Damage Mitigation AND is not Guarding, they WILL die no matter what.
      • "Destiny" and "Meteor" can count as well; especially if she's buffed with "Sacred Song", which boosts her ATK, DEF and gives her an Ignore Defense buff.
    • Zevalhua's "Glorious", which will kill your squad unless you use Magress' UBB or deal enough damage within 3 turns to deactivate it.
    • "Empty Seal" is an attack used by most of the Ishgria Demon Lords. They all have somewhat different versions of the attack, but it's always the strongest attack they can hit you with and is pretty much guaranteed to leave your team in really bad shape if you can manage to survive it at all.
    • Nevsky's "Mysterious Light" in the Refugee Leaders' Grand Gaia Chronicles. It deals massive damage and wipes away every buff you've applied to your squad. And he uses it pretty often.
    • Every time Lugina appears in a Trial, expect him to have one of this in one way or another. In particular, his "Grand Hazard" is notorious for it's extreme amount of single target damage, and Lugina is the most common buffer of Ignore Defense, which, while a Tier-Induced Scrappy buff for the players, is an extremely dangerous buff for the enemy side due to the players' reliance on the buff.
  • That One Boss
    • Any time you're facing Phoenix and its later evolutionary forms. It constantly uses its Brave Burst, which lets it regenerates for a few turns before using it again. Unless you have Poison or Paralysis, it'll either be a long or impossible fight, depending on whether you can damage it more than it recovers its HP.
    • Miracle Totems when you're first trying to evolve some of your units into their 6-Star forms. Not only they can cast Brave Bursts of different elements, they also have a new move, "Chaos Trilogy", that can, together with using other attacks at once, even knock out 5-Star units!
    • Owen in Wulgee. He hits hard and can inflict Injury and Weakness. He can boost his own CRIT, ATK, DEF, and Hit Count. He can fully restore his own HP. His UBB empties all of your units' BB Gauges and reduces their HP to 1. And if you dare use Items during the battle, he will get infuriated and removes all the buffs on your squad before severely damaging them. And the catch to all of the above? He is the first fight in the region, and you're supposed to win.
    • As far as Raid Battles' Class 6 Missions goes, Mordlim holds the notion of being the most difficult Raid Battles boss due to not only because of her dealing so much damage, but also because of her defensive fighting style and frequent Damage Mitigation means that you will deal little to no damage against her. Oh, and she also deals damage to and removes the buffs on the highest HP unit every turn as long as her branch part is alive.
  • That One Level
    • When it comes to Trials, nearly all of them can fit this list.
    • Disastrous Beast's and Refugee Leaders' Grand Gaia Chronicles are mostly agreed upon as the most annoying GGCs due to the gimmicks they have in their final stage: Oulu's Damage Mitigation and slow attacking animations, and Nevsky's buff-wiping attack on top of fighting six hard-hitting units at once on what is not even the final battle of the stage, respectively.
  • Tier-Induced Scrappy:
    • Thunderbird and Great Falcon Ziz due to both their bad stats and Brave Bursts attacking random enemies instead of all of them. They are also flat-out scrappies as they can be randomly summoned from the Rare Summon Gate, especially when players expect far better units. Zazabis, on the other hand, gets the underrated treatment. Its stats are better than expected, so at least its usable on boss fights that are only one enemy.
      • And then Zazabis' 6-Stars form came along, and Summoners now regret selling/fusing its previous forms away because its SBB is now a 27 Hit Count Area of Effect attack and even provides a 70% boost to Spark Damage.
    • And among the ones normally obtained in-game, healing units are basically the inversion. Finkell and Legnaura are special mentions for being easier-to-obtain (though obviously inferior) versions of Gaia Tree Vertri and Immortal Phoenix Levarza, respectively.
    • Raydn is often seen as Alyut's and Sodis' side-grade with the Ignore Defense buff for mono-Water squads.
    • Part of the reason why Farlon is disliked is because his seven 7-Stars form is often seen as a bad unit thanks to his low damage output and mediocre buffset.
    • To an extent, many of the current Time-Limited exclusive units in any given server. Most of them are fairly good in one way or another, but they are resented instead since not everyone can have the luck, money, or have hoarded enough Gems to summon them.
    • Fadahl is often seen as, by far, the worst 7-Stars Status Ailment inflictor. It comes to the point where he's the first from his batch to be permanently removed from any Popular Units Rate-Up Polls.
    • Colosseum goers despise facing Juno-Seto leads, since she makes fights even more luck-based than before; her Leader Skill gives every unit in the party a chance to have a pseudo-Angel Idol buff without an HP threshold, which can turn sure wins into sure losses in a matter of seconds. Additionally, her Super Brave Burst has an RNG-based Phoenix buff effect, where she has a chance to revive a unit on the spot. As if that weren't enough, her Super Brave Burst is bugged; if used in the Arena by a player, not the computer, the game crashes.
    • CRIT Damage based units are becoming this. The majority of late game content have several quirks that turns it useless with CRIT Damage only increasing an enemy's Immunity, but the hate for them mostly comes into play in Raid Battles where rare materials can only drop by destroying the boss' other parts first which tends to have anti-CRIT Damage measures compared to the boss' main body. As a result Raid Battles farmers dread seeing units with Leader Skills that increases CRIT Damage such as Griff, Avant, Nyami, Zedus, or Reis show up since they can and will usually one turn kill the boss, without killing their extra body parts for their valuable item drops before they do so.
    • Between the six elements, Thunder is often seen as the worst due to its lack of utility and being too centered on enhancing Spark mechanics.
  • Uncanny Valley:
    • Elza's NPC portrait for the Japanese-exclusive collaboration Grand Quest with Thousand Memories. When the portrait is used again for Bariura Royalties Grand Quest, the artist didn't bother to fix it.
    • Most European-exclusive artworks fall into this, usually due to their face.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion:
    • Official flavor texts explicitly refer to Atro as male, but there are many who would insist that "he" is actually a "her." The confusion was so bad, even the translator dubbed his 5-Stars name as "Goddess Atro" before the term was corrected in a recent version, and even then, it took further updates to correct all his mistakenly gendered terms. His somewhat androgynous appearance certainly does not help.
    • There are also a lot of Cute Monster Girl units who are classified as Genderless Units, such as the Ramias and Fairies.
    • Estelle was mistaken as a boy by the community when her artworks were released. Her short hair, baggy pants, and lack of curves were cited to be the reasons.
  • What an Idiot:
    • Admit it. This is your reaction to some of your units who had their chances to use their Brave Bursts in The Arena or Colosseum, but didn't use them, leading to the opposing team wiping your team out entirely with theirs.
    • In Raid Battles, there are common occurrences of people bringing a CRIT-oriented squad to a mission where the target body parts that drop the rare materials are immune to Criticals. In particular, those who farm Mistzug, Nalda Delia, Balmedia, Estoreit, and Arkem are irritated by this idiotic behavior, as they are often denied the items and the ranking they should have gotten if it weren't for them.
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