* AngstWhatAngst: A lot of the times, the characters will get a little upset but move on rather quickly from the tragic, stressful events around them like [[spoiler: discovering that your first love got gang raped to death, finding out your best friend turned into a mass murderer or Zaji dying.]] Justified in how the characters are constantly in danger and can't afford to dwell too much on the negative things.
* EpilepticTrees: Everything in the series.
* FanPreferredCouple: If the forums of various sites are to be believed, then Akira/Rion is by far the most popular pairing, and for good reason, due to their willingness to protect and take care of each other, no matter what happens. Akira/Mami seems to be gaining popularity quickly, though.
* FetishRetardant: How some feel about the fanservice. PantyShot and ClothingDamage? Hot. On girls who are dead/dying/in serious danger? Creepy. This combined with the occasionally misogynistic atmosphere can make the manga a kind of uncomfortable read.
* HoYay: Kouhei ''really'' wants to find Akira. [[spoiler:He also states that while he can't bear to show himself in front of Akira anymore, he will protect him from the shadows.]]
** Yarai and Akira have a bit of this, too. In Chapter 141, Yarai actually [[spoiler:''cries'' because he doesn't want to kill Akira, but Nishikiori won't save Kurusu-sensei if he doesn't.]]
* MoralEventHorizon:
** [[spoiler:Kouhei]], up to then one of the nicer characters, kills a girl on the mere suspicion that she saw him stab the pilot.
** [[spoiler:Nishikiori]] jumps over the line with every appearance. It really says something when the nicest thing he's done is send a bunch of kids on a suicide mission.
* {{Narm}}: It is difficult take seriously a dramatic situation while the girls show their panties at readers.
* NightmareFuel: Being stuck on an uninhabited, mysterious island with [[EverythingTryingToKillYou every large and dangerous prehistoric species out to eat or maim you]] is ''not'' a Happy Fun Time. So you can bet that the series is full of this.
** That's not even counting all the humans on the island either. One of the main themes of the manga is that wild beasts aren't the only animals to be scared of.
** [[http://www.mangahere.com/manga/cage_of_eden/v17/c143/19.html This]] [[EldritchAbomination creature]] qualifies
*** [[http://www.mangahere.com/manga/cage_of_eden/v17/c150/13.html This]] looks more like a demon than an extinct animal
** [[spoiler:Nishikiori]]'s brainwashed slaves, who keep serving him despite all logic and reason.
* TheScrappy: Suzuki spends of his time being an arrogant, manipulative pervert. It goes to the point where fans were actually ''happy'' when he was attacked by the bird. Several fans were disappointed in chapter 93 when he was attacked by ANOTHER species of bird, but was then spat out.
* {{Squick}}: In general, the manga doesn't pull any punches in showing ''exactly'' what teeth[[note]]or beaks, or claws, or [[EverythingTryingToKillYou everything else]][[/note]] bigger than your head can do to you...
** Or big falls.
* TooCoolToLive: [[spoiler:Zaji]]
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