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YMMV: Dirge of Cerberus
  • Alternate Character Interpretation: Depending on your point of view, Lucrecia can come across as either a remorseful victim of Hojo's insanity looking to make amends for harming the only man who ever really loved her, or as a callous heartbreaker who strung Vincent along for years, accidentally killed his father, dumped him for Hojo, then experimented on her own son in utero then sealed herself inside a crystal because she just couldn't live with herself any more. And Vincent still loves her.
  • Awesome Music: Regardless of the game's quality, you have to admit Masashi Hamauzu did a good job.
    • Gackt's absolutely kick-ass songs during the gameplay and the ending credits.
  • Evil Is Cool/Evil Is Sexy: Rosso. There's just something oddly alluring about a not-quite-there, sadistic Lady in Red Femme Fatale with a thing for blood and a snazzy weapon. Having a nice figure (and the clothes by which to flaunt it) as well as the voice of Atsuko Tanaka and Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (the latter giving Rosso a Russian accent, which may or may not add to the sexy factor) and Foe Yay with The Hero never hurts either.
  • Fashion-Victim Villain: Oh, where do we start? Nero's face jockstrap? Weiss's karate pants? The Deepground soldiers' Mako-infused glowing uniforms (they'll die without Mako infusions)? Rosso's butt-cape and Azul's horse blanket? Heck, even Vincent's Chaos form might count as a heroic example.
    • This is exactly why The Dark Id's LP includes a special feature at the end of some updates titled "Fuck Tetsuya Nomura", dedicated to mocking the character designs of this game.
  • Foe Yay: Rosso and Vincent.
  • Ham and Cheese:
  • Ho Yay: Or Bro Yay, as it was between Nero and Weiss.
    • Genesis has some with Weiss (who he calls "little brother") in the Secret Ending. It's justified, as all the Tsveits were spliced with Genesis's cells.
  • Jerkass Woobie: One way of looking at Lucrecia's behavior.
  • One-Scene Wonder: The Badass WRO airship fleet. And Cloud, Tifa, and Barret's appearance.
    • Genesis, for some.
  • Tear Jerker: Shalua's fate.
    • Lucrecia's last talk with Vincent. Oh God...
    Lucrecia: "This isn't how it was supposed to be. I've made too many mistakes. And I've hurt you so, so much. Why did I do what I did? I'm so sorry. But I'm so happy you survived."
  • Wangst: Vincent.

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