YMMV / Jeanne d'Arc

  • Alas, Poor Scrappy: Liane is whiny and crazy, but it doesn't mean she deserves to be burned at the stake. Jeanne's sincerely heartbroken reaction when she fails to stop her execution and Roger's brief Face–Heel Turn don't help.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: The little tutorial window on character death during a mission features Liane fallen as the one assumed most likely to die on you and prompt the screen. Well...
  • Game-Breaker:
    • Rufus after a certain level starts gaining a ton of hp, atk and fairly decent levels of defense. For his atk, however, he probably should have more defense, making more of a sponge than a Lightning Bruiser.
      • If you manage to get it, give him Godspeed and watch as he utterly annihilates entire maps in one to two turns.
    • Rose and Colet are two of the better characters in the game due to how dodgy they are. Sadly, they can only take a hit or two before getting taken out.
    • Colet takes it one step further with two, three and four hits. Each one counts as a physical hit, which drops burning auras onto the ground or onto characters. Since the burning auras stack on top of each other, you do it when Rufus is standing by or behind an enemy and suddenly Rufus can one-shot kill anything within range of his axe.
    • Jeanne when she returns to the party becomes this late in the game with up to five different transformations, everyone else gets only 3 if they can transform at all. especially when you realize that she gets some of the best armor and weapons in the game and is likely among the highest leveled characters in your party at any given time.
    • Counter and Counter 2 is stupid broken when it's combined with Adroit, which means you will always face your foe no matter which angle he or she is attacking from and have a 30% chance of countering the attack.
    • Two Rounds and Three Rounds, when given to Marcel, should be almost considered a war crime. He'll start shooting the enemy two to three times with whatever skill he used, whether normal or special (so long as he has the magic for it).
    • Sky Dart, a skill that can hit from anywhere on the map, and has a low MP cost allowing it to be used continuously. Especially powerful due to you gaining not one, but two characters who are able to use it.
    • Characters that can transform can be considered this. Not only do they get a stat buff, they get a health buff, full recovery on their health and automatic access, while transformed, to the Godspeed skill, which, if they kill an enemy, lets them move again right away. In all fairness, this bit is invoked.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • Joan of Arc as a Magical Girl? Seems ridiculous, right? Some years after the game's release, however, comes Puella Magi Madoka Magica, which reveals that Joan of Arc was indeed a magical girl.
    • This game's Jeanne D'Arc is a very clear Expy to Artoria Pendragon. Well, a month after the game's release, Fate/Zero has the Fourth Grail War's Caster, Gilles de Rais mistake Artoria for the actual Jeanne D'Arc. Even better, both Jeanne (not the Nasuverse one) and Arturia both have the same English voice actress, and both Jeannes have the same Japanese voice actress.
  • That One Boss: Tiamat. Also every enemy in the Colosseum II and III after Round 8, but Luther takes the proverbial cake and Counter 2s it into oblivion.)
  • That One Level: The Escort Mission where you have to escort the Dauphin to the church. He only goes in a straight line, and walks into the range of arrows This unfortunately makes this level quite annoying, as no amount of leveling will help you get past this.
    • Until you realize you can usually One-Hit Kill said archers with your own archer by using the Sky Dart skill.