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.
Evil Is Sexy: The DLC Aragami may count for this, the human parts of her are quite sexy. Too bad the rest of her body kind of ruins it.
The same can be said of any of the other Aragami that take on some semblance of a humanoid female. Arda Nova, for example, would look completely human (and extremely sexy) were it not for the unusual skin coloration (magenta).
Goddamn Bats: In early missions, the goddamn Chi-You and its goddamn damage-resistant legs and its goddamn fast-startup melee attacks that also let it move across the map quickly. Nowhere near Demonic Spider status since it remains killable and doesn't hit too hard, but still highly irritating.
Zygotes become a textbook example of this in mid-game level quests, taking precious seconds to kill even with a level-appropriate upgraded weapon, hitting you with various debuffs, and/or just distracting you from focussing on the boss.
The Borg Camlann line's tailspin and Arda Nova's combination attacks can be a pretty rude awakening if you can't see them coming.
That One Quest: "Cowboy" will be this for some if they did not read the quest objectives (or read and ignored it, not taking it seriously). Here's how the quest goes, there are four mooks and one boss. The quest says only to kill the mooks. Guess what a lot of people tried to do... And that doesn't even take into account the times where the boss is dead-set on ruining your day while you just want to finish the mission properly.
The temple where you have to kill four kongous, all of different elemental types.
Your first attempt at the Vajra, Ouroboros, Prithvi Mata, Arda Nova, or any of the major bosses.