- Crowning Music of Awesome: Yuki Kajiura delivers yet again.
- Die for Our Ship: Limelda, for the Madlax/Vanessa shippers. And Vanessa, for Madlax/Limelda shippers... oh, wait.
- Foe Yay: Limelda vs. Madlax. Yeah, right.
- Les Yay: Plenty as the series goes on, most noticeably between Vanessa and Madlax (and to a lesser extent, Elenore). Limelda's obsession with Madlax also borders on Foe Yay.
- Moe: Madlax oh so much.
- What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?: Actually, it was, if you count alcohol as a drug. The director came up with many of the plot twists while drunk. Surprisingly, they still make sense if you watch it while sober.
- The Woobie: Most of the main characters.