!!The Creator/DarioArgento film:
* [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic Crowning Music Of Awesome]]: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zHq2MBtXS8 The main theme]]. There also the inclusion of Music/IronMaiden's "Flash of the Blade" and Music/{{Motorhead}}'s "Locomotive" in the soundtrack.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zHq2MBtXS8 How about the whole soundtrack in general?]]
* NauseaFuel: How about a nice swim in a pool of rotting carcasses? No?

!!The book series:
* ChaoticEvil: Ezau.
* ClicheStorm: one of the big complains adult reviewers came with alobg with calling the [[FlatCharacter characters bland]] was this. It actually makes partial sense considdering that it was Creator/RubenEliassen's first book (he hated reading and writing as a kid) and he [[WhatCouldHaveBeen planned to make it a]] series of PictureBooks. Many fans agree he's much better at writing from the second book, and then gets almost too dark with the third onward.
* EvilIsCool: [[spoiler:Mentor seems to have thought this when younger.]]
* [[FandomRivalry Fandom Rivalry]]/[[FriendlyFandoms Friendly Fandoms]]: with the HarryPotter fandom as they came out around the same time. There are still many who are fan of both.
** Also with the LordOfTheRings fandom which more grown up people saw it as [[TheyCopiedItSoItSucks a copy]] just when looking at the [[http://bokerpanett.weebly.com/uploads/1/8/9/7/1897930/9566223_orig.jpg cover]], ways to see that is that they accuse Sha-ra of being a Gandalf copy first, yes he's a wizard [[WizardBeard with a long white beard]] and being a WizardClassic. Nevermind that [[WordOfGod RubenEliassen]] himself said that he never had read anything of the genre before in multiple interviews but wrote it after children asked him to, and he wrote inspired on what he knew from various European mythologies including TheBible. But as with the HP Fandom are there fans of both Phenomena and LOTR.
* ItsPopularNowItSucks: why it suddenly dropped in popularity even though the wonky, DubNameChange Norwegian HarryPotter books were popular... mostly for being popular.
* NarmCharm: Ilke's adoration of mothers fall into this by being a huge LesYay and implying that she LikesOlderWomen. It is understandable that she's desperate for a mother, growing up without any females to look up to for 10 years, but her lines of 'Do all mothers smell this good?' is still pretty narmy.
* ToyShip: Ilke and Jolsah is hinted in the 2nd book.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: at times it gets so dark that it isn't funny.