* CanonDefilement PlayedForLaughs[[note]] (and therefore tolerated most of the time)[[/note]]: Many fanworks make Ken a bigger bastard than he is in the actual series. Others make Hoshi go from having some HoYay with Ken to being a full-out [[{{Lolicon}} Shotacon]].
* DesignatedHero: Ken, which is part of why the show is so hilarious. He basically goes around doing horrendous and needlessly cruel things and gets no reprimand or punishment. It's almost like he does stuff like that so often that no one is surprised by it anymore.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ui-jNE5ZKCg Episode 47:]] [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Maou's speech to his fellow Jurals, and his talks about how Jurals are mightier than the humans.]]
* EarWorm: The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNP2kGW1Ys4 theme song]], which is probably the best thing about the show.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Hoshi and Dr. Volga are extremely popular among [MAD] makers, far more than the hero is. Both only appear in one episode.
* EvilIsSexy: The Jurals' human disguises end up ''invariably'' handsome or hot.
* FountainOfMemes: The amount of videos uploaded to Website/NicoNicoDouga and Website/YouTube (although most if not all of the YT videos are re-uploads of the fansubs for accessibility) and fanart devoted to the series just keeps increasing. For the more traditional meaning of meme, many lines have mutated in Japan. Here are some examples:
** How dare you sell such a lunacy record!" (よくもあんなキチガイレコードを!)
** Europe is our TARGET!
** "Dr. Volga, forgive me!" (from the most popular episode, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsoaHMOp5uM "Dynamite in the Brain".]])
* FridgeHorror: [[{{Fridge/Chargeman Ken}} Seen here.]]
* FriendlyFandoms: Crossovers with {{VideoGame/Touhou}} are so common that they have their own tag on Website/NicoNicoDouga, 東方充電男[[note]](Touhou Juuden Otoko, including a BlindIdiotTranslation of Chargeman into "Electric Charge Boy")[[/note]], with nearly 600 videos.
* ItWasHisSled: In the fandom, it is pretty much well-known that [[spoiler: [[{{Bishonen}} Hoshi]] and many, many other one-shot characters are Jurals.]]
* HoYay: Hoshi and Ken in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2zxWiGCHx4&feature=related fourth episode]]. [[spoiler:This becomes irrelevant when Hoshi is revealed to be a Jural.]]
* OneSceneWonder: Many, many characters, up to and including, but not limited to: [[http://i.imgur.com/eLrST.png the Chinese delivery man]] in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHaKbrl18Vc Episode 29]], [[http://40.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lsk9mg20a01qkhirao1_500.png the mentally disturbed, muscular man in a bra]] from [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5S5Xh8b7V74 Episode 23]], [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/chargeman-ken/images/6/67/Hitomi2.png Hitomi]], a girl [[spoiler: and Maou-sama's disguise]] who appears in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTTl2GhupNE Episode 10]], and [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/chargeman-ken/images/b/b5/Matsumoto.png Mr. Matsumoto]], an agricultural complex worker from [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWQV092KYlo Episode 62.]]
* SoBadItsGood: The animation is godawful even by mid-70's standards. Recording quality is bathroom level; 95% of sound effects are missing (Ken's laser gun is often the only exception). The pacing is horrendous; episodes can and do switch from too-quick to sluggish on a dime. Finally, the "hero" is a certified jackass. This show is terrible. And it's ''glorious''.
* [[HeAlsoDid They Also Did]]: The show's production studio was Knack. Anyone who watched Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} in the late 1980s may remember them for ''Literature/TheLittlePrince'' anime, which was much better made.
* ValuesDissonance: The villain in Episode 23 commits suicide. This isn't so bad back then, but is downright unthinkable to depict in a children's anime today, given Japan's notoriously high suicide rate.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: It's targeted towards children, but has blood, violence towards children, animal death and more than one onscreen suicide, all handled in a very juvenile way.
* {{The Woobie}}: X-6, oh so much. [[VillainousBreakdown Suffers an emotional breakdown over a kid who saved her]]? Check. Berated and [[ATasteOfTheLash whipped]] into submission by Maou-sama and his cronies? Check. [[spoiler: Is killed for treason?]] Double check!
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