The musical band:
- Awesome Music: The entirety of In the Nightside Eclipse, which routinely tops "Best Black Metal Albums Ever" lists as well as being the Trope Codifier for Symphonic Black Metal.
- Really, all of their albums, Broken Base aside. Emperor was an astonishingly consistent band.
- Broken Base: The fandom's stance on the more progressive direction the band took after Anthems.
- Epic Riff: Lots of them. The main riff of "Ye Entrancemperium" stands out, though, which shouldn't be a surprise since it was composed by Euronymous.
- Face of the Band: Ihsahn.
- First Installment Wins: In the Nightside Eclipse was their first album, as well as their most beloved and influential.
- Signature Song: "I Am the Black Wizards."
- Tough Act to Follow: Some believed this was the reason Zyklon wasn't a worthy successor, despite both being very different.
The Fan Fic:
- Crazy Awesome: many things. Especially, when Oliver Wood (an officer in the Northern Sun's Army) Apparates to some point in the sky to check on enemy positions and then stops his descent using magic.