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YMMV: Kaze no Stigma
  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Did Tsui Ling wish for Kazuma to die for failing to protect her, or was Lapis lying? The death of the author sadly means that this issue will not be resolved.
  • Base Breaker
    • Ayano for some is a reasonable, hijinks prone heroine, or an annoying foil to others.
    • Kazuma is either one of the most Badass characters in the series or a total douchebag.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: When the Fuga Clan is revealed to have been behind the murders of several Kannagis and have also kidnapped Ren, Kazuma blames the Kannagi Clan for having brought it out on themselves due to their derisive treatment against Wind-Magic Practioners and other non Fire-Practioners.
  • Magnificent Bastard: Kazuma Yagami (an anti-heroic version), to an extent in regard to his relation with Ayano.
  • The Scrappy: Ayano has her fair share of detractors, who find her tsundere nature more annoying than funny.
    • Though Catherine McDonald gets much more hate from fans due to being nothing but a foil to Ayano, only far more arrogant and annoying. The fact that she fails to do anything that advances the plot certainly does not help either.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: Jesuotaku in her review of the series accuses the producers of the anime series of this, particularly noting that the first arc could have been used as an entire season unto itself.
  • Values Dissonance: Many western fans tend to be squicked at Kazuma and Ayano's relationship.
    • An in-universe example occurs when Catherine experiences a first-hand culture shock in the Hot Springs Episode.
  • The Woobie

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