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YMMV: Chrono Crusade
These are the subjective tropes for the anime and manga series Chrono Crusade.

  • Canon Sue: Mary Magdalene to a certain degree, of the Purity Sue variety. Though admittedly that's kind of the point of her character.
  • Critical Research Failure: Not once but twice (maybe more) Brooklyn is spelled wrong in title cards in the anime. Also, the manga has Rosette and Chrono go on a misson in a casino on the Las Vegas Strip even though the first casino on the Strip wasn't built until 1931, several years after both versions are set.
    • The anime has the casino in Atlantic City, which both avoids this and explains why someone from the New York branch of the Order would be sent there (New Jersey being much closer to NYC than Nevada). Doubly smart because, unlike Vegas, Atlantic City was known as a gambling hotspot during The Roaring Twenties.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: Try listening to Tsubasa Wa Pleasure Line and Sayonara, Solitia without feeling the least bit emotional.
  • Evil Is Sexy: Aion, particularly the anime in which he exploits his sex appeal to both draw in allies and screw with the minds of his enemies.
  • Mind Game Ship: Nearly all Aion/Chrono fic portrays the pairing as this.
  • Moe:
    • Chrono, considering the horrible luck he has...
    • Azmaria's main purpose in the anime and a huge factor to her character in the manga as well.
    • Joshua as a kid he seems to be a bright young boy with feelings of inadequacy and constant illness. When he's older he can sometimes be this way, too, although the fact that he's blissfully working for the villain and absolutely off his nut seems to invoke the opposite reaction in some people.
  • No Yay: Joshua/Fiore (which also seems to imply Joshua/Rosette), Aion/Chrono, and the love triangle between Aion, Rizel and Jenai.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: A large group of demons attack the beach house where Joshua and Fiore are staying. Joshua calmly asks Fiore to go back inside and make him some coffee. By the time she returns with the coffee, Joshua has slaughtered all of them, taking only a minor injury to his hand in return.
  • Purity Sue: Mary Magdalene, particularly in the manga although it doesn't necessarily make her unlikable.
  • Tastes Like Diabetes: The Christmas Episode of the anime. Really, most things involving Azmaria in the anime. Not that this is a bad thing.
  • What Do You Mean, It's Not Symbolic?
  • The Woobie: Chrono goes through a ton during the series, particularly taking his backstory into account.
    • Azmaria definitely counts as well.
  • Woolseyism: ADV's English dub of the anime added carefully researched 1920's slang into the character's dialogue, and cast an actress reasonably versed in German as Satella.

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