The video game series:
- Cult Classic: The whole series.
- Memetic Mutation:
- You cannot grasp the true form of Giygas' attack! Explanation
- Clay models means we totally mean business, guys. Explanation
- We've been taking Shigesato's nostrils too lightly! Explanation
- His nostril hair already has a vice grip on our heart! Explanation
- Sacred Cow: Boy is it ever...
- What Do You Mean, It's for Kids?: The cartoony style and odd sense of humor makes it hard to believe at first that this is one of Nintendo's darkest franchises. On the other hand, those traits can serve to make it even darker.
- Magnificent Bastard: Jin-tae blaming Do-joon for vandalising the expensive car, knowing he canít recall anything else. Quite a dick move, considering how poor Do-joon and his mother are.
- Tearjerker: Oh yes:
- Ah-jungís background.
- Do-joon recalling his mother trying to commit murder-suicide.
Do-joon: Donít bother coming to visit me again; I donít want to see you.
- Near the end, when the mother asks Ah-jungís boyfriend if he has a family; he says he doesnít, with an ignorant smile, and she breaks into tears, knowing that no-one will save him from the murder accusation.
- At the end of the film, when Do-joon reveals the pins his mother forgot in the house where she killed the only witness who can confirm that Do-joon actually killed Ah-jung, and the mother finally uses them on herself.
- The Woobie: Poor, poor Ah-jung...