* AwesomeMusic: Some of their other stuff is held in dispute, but some of their songs such as "Cry Thunder" are absolutely glorious.
* BaseBreakingCharacter: Marc replacing ZP, despite the fact that his voice isn't actually bad at all on its own merits.
* CoveredUp: "Strike of the Ninja", on ''Ultra Beatdown'', is a cover of a song originally recorded in 2000 by Shadow Warriors, a Theart/Totman gag band (heavy metal ninjas).
* DrinkingGame: Pick one of the following and take a drink every time it appears in a song: glory, fire, starlight, dawn, tears, fury, evil, pain or forever (more). Pick more than one if you're feeling brave.
** No human could possibly drink that fast... could they?
** By the end of it there'd be accusations of people digitally speeding up their drinking in the studio.
* FaceOfTheBand: Herman Li. An unusual case given that he is neither the lead singer nor the main songwriter. Even so, he's the most well known member of the band due to his over-the-top guitar solos and his unique look.
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Like many PowerMetal bands, [=DragonForce=] is big in Japan.
* HilariousInHindsight: Sometime after ''Inhuman Rampage'' was released, somebody made a video for [=DragonForce=]'s [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQSGVGTepSg Greatest Hits]] album as a joke. Come 2016, a real GreatestHits album was made, named ''Killer Elite''.
* InternetBackdraft: There must be some internet rule that every Website/YouTube video of a power metal band must have more comments attacking Music/DragonForce than talking about the band in the actual video.
* ItsPopularNowItSucks: Seemingly averted at first when "Through the Fire and Flames" was announced for Guitar Hero III with fans celebrating its inclusion, then the game was released. Presumedly because it did boost their sales.
** The band's first three albums received generally positive reviews from the power metal community, and the band was believed to have a bright future. The Guitar Hero spotlight changed all that. Oops.
*** If you only know TTFAF, or found them through Guitar Hero, [[BerserkButton do]] ''[[BerserkButton not]]'' mention that to a long-time fan.
* MemeticBadass: Herman Li.
* MemeticMutation: The solo from [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5i7qZxICwgQ "Fury of the Storm"]] is part of [[http://takeshikaga.ytmnd.com/ this]] ancient YTMND meme about [[MundaneMadeAwesome The Iron Chef eating the]] ''[[MundaneMadeAwesome fuck]]'' [[MundaneMadeAwesome out of a bell pepper]].
** Music/DragonForce drinking games, which involve choosing a handful of words (''fire'' and ''sword'' are usually among them) and taking a shot every time you hear them over the course of an album.
* MrFanservice: Herman and/or Marc depending on one's tastes.
* SignatureSong: "Through the Fire and Flames", thanks to its ThatOneBoss status in ''VideoGame/GuitarHero''.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: Seems to be invoked with "Curse of Darkness", which opens with a riff much like the opening of "Bloody Tears", from ''VideoGame/{{Castlevania}}''; if taken within that context, the lyrics are [[BigBad Dracula]]'s own VillainSong.
** Or, more likely, Konami's.
* TearJerker: A ''lot'' of their songs' lyrics can invoke this if [[LyricalDissonance you strip away the upbeat guitar wailing]]. But ''Trail Of Broken Hearts'' is a rare case where the song's slower tempo lets it sink in.
-->''Fly away down the lonely roads of yesterday''
-->''We close our eyes to see the light of brigther days''
-->''And all alone we'll be where time can never heal''
-->''With the trail of broken hearts flying free...''
* ThatOneBoss: "Through the Fire and Flames", the BonusBoss of ''VideoGame/GuitarHero 3'', is widely considered to be the most difficult song in the series. [[IDontKnowMortalKombat No member of the band has beaten it on "Hard" difficulty.]]
** There's also a [=DLC=] pack consisting of three additional [=DragonForce=] songs ("Operation Ground and Pound", "Revolution Deathsquad", and "Heroes of Our Time"), which are sure to elicit all manner of [[ClusterFBomb delighted exclamations]] from determined ''VideoGame/GuitarHero'' fans everywhere.
** And now, with the inclusion of "Fury of the Storm" in ''VideoGame/GuitarHero: Warriors of Rock'', there will no doubt be many more smashed plastic guitars.
** SerialEscalation: If you think that's bad, add drums, vocals, and bass (if it's even really bass!) in ''VideoGame/GuitarHero: Smash Hits''. Wonder how many controllers will be trashed?
*** Actually, "Through the Fire and Flames" is meant to be ''easier'' in ''Smash Hits''.
*** Plus the bass track for "Through the Fire and Flames" in ''Smash Hits'' is actually really easy to get through. The guitarist and the drummer might be having a hard time, but the bassist is pretty set as long as he can double-strum the controller.
*** [[http://www.rockband.com/forums/showthread.php?t=217692 Harmonix announces Through The Fire And Flames with PRO Guitar]] for VideoGame/RockBand 3 DLC.
*** When Operation Ground and Pound got released on ''VideoGame/RockBand 3'', It was actually ''harder'' than its original ''VideoGame/GuitarHero'' DLC counterpart.
** Although "TTFAF" appears on ''VideoGame/{{GITADORA}}'', it uses a 2-minute cut, and the series already has its share of Those Many Bosses so it doesn't particularly stand out as much, other than being "that song that is TOB in ''Guitar Hero''."