YMMV / Panthera

  • Cliffhanger Copout: 8.11, there is an unknown enemy in the Eel's hideout able to take down dozens of US troops in one go speaking Growl to the team, Tigris got half of her face shot off by one of the surviving troops, it takes all three of the other members working together to keep Tigris from dying on the spot and the guy who they were trying to catch red-handed shows up to taunt them. Oh, Crap!. Immediate next page, Tigris is going to be just fine and the Eel gets plausible deniability because they couldn't find any S43 on the premises - which we're told, not shown. Where did the suspense go?
  • Crowning Moment of Awesome: Onca catching Tigris completely off guard. Later, Tigris turning on Ari/Oosterhuis.
  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: After Onca (almost) kills Oosterhuis and gets upset over having killed a person, the person helping her up is Tigris of all people. D'awww.
  • Genius Bonus: In chapter eight, all of the codenames come from mythology.
    • Gnomes were mythical creatures that live underground.
    • In mythology, salamanders were fire elemental spirits.
    • Sylphs were invisible beings with the power of air.
    • Undines were water nymphs.
    • Phobetor was one of the Greek personifications of dreaming and could appear in dreams and real life as various animals.
    • The first part of the codenames each has a NFL team with the corresponding cat as their mascot - Detroit Lions, Cincinnati Bengals, Carolina Panthers, and Jacksonville Jaguars.
    • The names of the two mission commanders match the two halves of the codenames - Paracelsus was the first to identify the four elemental beasts, and the Commissioner is the head officer of the NFL.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Ari/Oosterhuis already crossed this with experimenting on Disposable Sex Workers, but fandom seems to agree that killing Köhler to demonstrate how royally screwed Panthera is bought him a ticket to the far end of the horizon.
  • Narm: MAGMA STORM!
  • What An Idiot: Col. Jang of the DPRK. Not only has she swallowed the propaganda of the Kim family, hook, line, and sinker, but her inherent sense of superiority negates whatever IQ she may have, and leads her to making one stupid decision and assumption after another, until the mecha she's piloting blows up. She doesn't die of fire, smoke, explosive trauma, debris, or even radiation poisoning. She dies from an incurable case of terminal stupidity.