YMMV / Chaotic

The Show:

  • Awesome Music: Chaotic has a surprisingly good ost that really fits the mood during the battle scenes. Songs like thisrealy make the scenes they're played in more intense. Special mention goes to the mugic which sound really good despite being seven notes each. There used to be a game that allowed you to play mugic notes, allowing you to hear the mugic not used in the show. Sadly, the shutdown of Chaotic means it and all the missing songs are seemingly lost forever.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: An interesting example, in that Perim in general is this. Fans enjoyed the matches in Chaotic, but generally preferred episodes focusing on Perim and the creatures, getting to know their stories, culture, personalities and just how Perim in general worked.
  • Evil Is Sexy: Takinom.
  • Fridge Brilliance: Wonder why the Vlaric Diamond and the Vlaric Shard are named that? Because Vlar is the first one to discover the attack amplifying properties of these crystals. Interestingly, this was a case of Fridge Brilliance in the universe and out of it.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: Only the previous game, "Dracco Heads", was a minor hit in Denmark back around 2000-2001 after the Pokémon hype. And hasn't, other than that, surfaced enough for the vast majority of the gaming population to notice at all.
  • The Problem with Licensed Games: Chaotic: Shadow Warriors was a trainwreck compared to the actual online card game. Taking a page from the show you only played as Tom, never seeing any of the other main humans (outside of cutscenes in the DS version at least), your selection of creatures compared to the card game is a measily 40 or so and it HEAVILY favors using Overworlders over any other tribe; essentially defeating the purpose of the real game. The gameplay also went for a similar RPG approach as Yu-Gi-Oh! The Falsebound Kingdom, but unlike that game the overall gameplay was very clunky.
  • Tear Jerker: The last episode of "Secrets of The Lost City".
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: The switch from the unique Adobe Flash animation to generic Anime style animation didn't go over well with the fans.
  • Ugly Cute: He'arring.
  • The Woobie: Hoton, just, Hoton.

The Card Game:

  • Game-Breaker: Quite a few, despite the game's reputation for being fairly balanced by TCG standards.
    • One of the most infamous cards in the game is Zamool, Lord Von Bloot's Enforcer. When he battles, your opponent can't use any abilities or mugic. Not only is this crippling on its own, but since Zamool is an Underworlder, decks using him also have access to Drakness and Kopond, High Muge of the Hearth, giving them the ability to nuke your oppponents unengaged creatures with the Underworld Tribe's many, many damaging mugic with almost no way to stop them. Think you can try to avoid Zamool by taking out it's supporting muges before fighting it? Meet Agitos, Eloquent Motivator, which can and will force you to attack Zamool first, ensuring that all of your best creatures can be wiped from the board before they can even battle. And god help you if the person using Zamool goes first. Zamool is so infamous that almost every remaining player of the game won't use him due to how unfair he is.
    • Aer'Dak. At first, she seems like another M'arrilian "Anti-Swift" card, dealing damage to creatures with it, and having a seemingly Awesome, but Impractical final ability to destroy all creatures with range. After all, why and how would an entire enemy army have range? However, people quickly found a vareity of cards that grant swift and range, who were supposed to be used only on your creatures, not only weren't limited to only your army, but also weren't loyal. Thus the "Range Rover Game Over" deck was born, which used Bi-Mowercycle and Xelfe to give the entire enemy board range. Then using cards like Afjak and Mipedian Balladeer Flute to get Aer'dak to 10 counters quickly. This results in a deck that can end the game before any battles even start.
    • Tartarek, Psi Oveloader can be one of the most leathal threats to any M'arillian Chieftain in the game thanks to his ability. By discarding one Overworld Mugic he can destroy any Chieftain with 100 or more Intelligence! What's that? The Chieftain your facing doesn't have that much? Simply sacrifice one of Tartarek's Mugician's and he can give any creature a 35 Intelligence boost! Not only is his ability basically the exact opposite of the M'arillain Fal'Makin's. it's one of the few tricks that can insta-kill Aa'une, the Oligarch in his AVATAR FORM!? Oh, and Tartarek can do all of this before a battle has even been engaged!