These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Idiot Plot: Okay, the bad guys know where the Power Crystal that allows them to win is, and none of the girls know where it is or even that it even exists. Yet instead of actually getting it and pwning everyone right away, the bad guys decide to fight the girls anyway. And the girls fight back, while still not knowing exactly why.
Shocking Swerve: The revelation that the series takes place in the Middle East and trying to shoehorn in Middle Eastern social issues can come off as this, due to the abundance of generic white characters and bland city setting not giving any hints as to this. The only real hint is the brief appearance of a mosque in one episode, which comes off as more of a Big Lipped Alligator Moment until the revelation.
The laundromat where we are introduced to Mandana has Arabic writing on the shop front, but it's a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment.
Unfortunate Implications: All of the main characters are white, while all of the members of the Demonic 5 and some of the Monsters of the Day are different racial stereotypes. ( Some of the members are goddesses themselves. But unlike the main characters, they were weak enough to be brainwashed by the bad guys.) A token black goddess was added years after work on the show started. But she has yet to show up beyond a few pieces of art or be given any sort of personality. There's also an instance in an unanimated episode of a minor Muslim character being threatened with death by her own father for having Western values and going against her religion by wanting to go to school and not wanting to go through with an Arranged Marriage.