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.
The Author, very much an American, likes the character too. Moving Mr. Tharivol into the region of Creator's Pet.
Fan-Preferred Couple: There is not a man, woman, or child alive who does not want to see Anomaly and Tripper together.
As Women in the Oubliverse are essentially cheating machines, Anomaly and Tripper are liked mainly because they are the only central characters to have a functional relationship. But if upcoming arcs are to be believed that's too boring.
Frostbite's powers are eventually explained as being temporal manipulation. He creates ice by slowing molecules down and fire by speeding them up. How does this give him the ability to teleport, given his description of this power is his deconstructing himself on a cellular level, traveling through the moisture in the air, and then recombining elsewhere?
Michuru's origin story revealed that Coach Crag trained him to use his geokinesis as a kid. He did this by belittling him constantly. In what world is he the best candidate to run a school? Seriously, Walkabout wasn't chosen because... what?
Because having Dr. Cox in charge of the Xavier Institute would be, like, hilarious. Besides, Walkabout was too busing walking out of the story for good at that point.
Idiot Plot: Let's get this straight: Lodestone's grandpa put the Wisent in jail when he was a young whipper snapper, he got a GED, got out, became a lawyer, became richer than God and wants revenge?
I guess to be fair, Coach Crag does pick up his Idiot Ball when he decides to declare war on the criminal world. Plus, who wouldn't want to make Magnus suffer?
Moksha in its entirety. A mysterious armored man appears out of nowhere, gathers a bunch of SP Bs together in Antarctica (violating a certain treaty by doing so) and founds his own nation. This is without talking to any other world governments or even TRYING anything related to international diplomacy. Is it really any surprise that The US makes the fairly safe assumption that he's building an army and tries to nuke the places?
Narm: Anything Rumble says about her religious beliefs. Adonis's talk of the need to cull weak Neo-Sapiens.
Adonis' speech that occurred recently in the campaign. Michuru81 posted it on the ATT recently. For some reason he choose not to include Bulwark's constant heckling throughout it. I wonder why.
Padding: Sic Semper Tyrannis, Para Bellum and Hostis Humani Generis. Dulcis Amor is shaping up to be will be is the same.
Also, most any and all flashback chapters. Especially if the flashback has to do with a character who the reader either does not care about or who has little to no significance to what's going on in the story at the time. So yeah, pretty much every flashback then.
Arguably, the one strong, responsible female adult character in the entire story was Natalie Styles. She was loved and respected by all her students, acted in relatively intelligent and reasonable ways and had the beginnings of a normal relationship with Michuru Bradshaw. Naturally, she had to die as soon as possible.
Word of God states that this was done to deepen the character of Michuru, all off-screen of course and the reader will be pleased to know that Michuru doesn't have that big of a role in the series from that point onward until far later on in the series.
True Art Is Angsty: The only happy moments characters experience seem to only happen when Michuru81 can't think of some tragedy to throw at them that day.
This goes double if your name is Ben Altair or Magnus Loder. Though the latter pretty much deserves it.