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.
Crazy Awesome: Lost Planet 2 gives us the Vagabundos, a band of Anti Heroes who manage to defeat N.E.V.E.C. forces in a firefight, hijack an overland battleship, kill a Category-G akrid with their newly acquired battleship's primary laser cannon, destroy another N.E.V.E.C. battleship in combat, and get a Big Damn Heroes moment in the final battle where they save the other heroes from a swarm of Akrid.
Demonic Spiders: The turrets from Episode 3-3. Without the right weapons, expect to waste ammo and time attempting to destroy them while you get blown off the train.
Enemy snipers and Revolver-wielding enemies are no exceptions. They're the only non-Akrid enemies that can kill you in one hit (if they put one in your skull), and if you're busy with something else, they won't hesitate to auto-aim for your head, even when you're in the air. Ditto the multiplayer simulator AIs, as they aim for your head by default.
Fan Nickname: Gordiant, the first episode's final boss, was referred as Sir Om Nom Nom among other names.
That One Boss: It's easier to find one that isn't, even among some of the mini-bosses. However, it's not coming from completely out of left field, since Capcom helped inventNintendo Hard.
Akrid X from the second game. It's large, but surprisingly fast, most of its attacks can destroy a VS almost instantly, and it constantly leaps around. The key is to move around more, bring LOTS of explosive weapons, and slam a few pile bunkers into its face.
From the second game as well, the Debouse. It moves around a lot, so hitting its weak points is quite hard. It can also stun players with a sonic scream and shoot them with a beam that deals massive damage. Oh, and it charges at full speed, trampling everything in its path. The best part of it all? You gotta fight two of them at the same time. This time, you better not bring in any AI buddies, as dodging the sonic scream and the beam afterward only involves staying completely still. Then just pump a few shotgun shells into their chests and then a few more into their heads when they fall.
That One Level: Chapter 3-2. Filled to the brim with snipers armed with powerful rifles, a VS with a BFG rifle, and troops with the same rifle.