* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Shara. You either love her sweet InnocentFlowerGirl personality or think it's a lie whenever she shows a different side to her.
* BaseBreaker: Shara, for the same reasons. And because she's the canon love interest (and a member of the SpotlightStealingSquad because of it) and gets more focus than the other girls in the second opening. But she gets a lot less flack for your relationship with her being less forced than the other groups.
* CharacterTiers: Up to you to decide, but some of the villagers don't seem to be as useful as the others in a fight, due to their attacking AI.
** Raven is probably in the top tier, what with her fast melee attacks, fireball spam, ability to heal, innate fire resistance and [[spoiler: transformation into her phoenix form]] for even MORE fireball spam.
** Pia wins a spot near the top solely for her weapon being ''a giant tuna''. It's actually pretty helpful, too.
** Shara is relegated to being TheMedic. If you bring her out, she mostly stands back and heals you.
** Collette's tendency to throw you food items can be helpful--until you realize that some foods have negative effects like poisoning or paralyzing you. Though if you equip a Talisman, status effects get reversed (you recover HP from poison and can move faster when paralyzed, for example), so they can ''help'' you.
** Zaid seems to be the local equivalent of Leeroy Jenkins. His AI tends to be far too aggressive, leading to AttackAttackAttack and him [[SuicidalOverconfidence charging into groups of enemies and fainting quickly.]]
** [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway RAINBOW! RAINBOW! RAINBOW!]]
* DemonicSpider: Arguably, the spirit family of monsters, which [[SpamAttack spam the screen with projectiles]] and can only be hurt while they attack.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Although she's not the canon heroine, Toona (aka Raven) has found considerable popularity amongst the fanbase, with much more fanart of her produced than the other characters. Persia (Pia) is a close runner-up.
** Gaius is also pretty popular.
** [[http://game-pit.jp/wiki/rf3/ A JP wiki on the game]] ran a poll asking users to vote for their favorite heroine: most of the other ladies scored in the 300s, while Toona and Persia scored 1400+ and 900+ votes respectively.
** Raven is in the first OP, is the second characters that Micah meets, and is constantly plugged by the main heroine as being adorable. She's not a Darkhorse. Pia, Sofia, and Daria, on the other hand...
* GameBreaker: The Sharance Maze under your home. [[spoiler: Accessible once you beat Raccoon,]] it provides the player with obscene amounts of money, item drps, experience and skill grinding, all with no penalty if you faint when using the wireless multiplayer option. To top it off, on multiplayer mode, no time passes at all ''and'' you can play as any character other than Micah, getting their individual benefits.
** High-level hammer + Millionstrike or Grand Impact skill seal + Lucky Strike = Kill anything that isn't a boss in one attack (Or kill anything that isn't a Sharance Maze boss in four).
** Oil + Explosion spell = Anything that doesn't absorb fire magic dies in five shots or less. '''''Anything.'''''
** Scrap Iron, believe it or not. It's incredibly difficult to work worth, beaten only by platinum from ores. This means that once you're able to, you can make useless gear you plan on selling and...*ahem*...[[PoisonMushroom upgrade]] them. You get a ludicrous amount of experience for using them as upgrade materials, and the value of the item being upgraded (surprisingly) goes up. And it probably helps by being more common than dirt. Just make sure not to give them to anyone or use them yourself (even if the lowered stats aren't that bad).
** Cooked dishes in general can be this, thanks to their percentage-based HP and RP recovery and the temporary stat buffs provided, but some can be pretty ridiculous:
** You can make Bamboo Rice almost as soon as you unlock the kitchen. It's made with Bamboo Shoot and Rice, and both are very easy to get (especially on Spring, as your farm's field grows Bamboo Shoots). Its HP recovery is 40% and its RP recovery is 50% (and that's not counting its other bonuses), quite high for a level 10 recipe. In short, just by eating 2 of these, you get your RP (and possibly your HP) ''completely restored''.
** Pudding is another good recipe, though it requires a higher level. You just need a Cooking Level close to 30-35, a Steamer and just 1 of any egg. You temporarily lose 20% of your max HP, but it recovers 80% or your RP. If you make it with an egg of a larger size and/or higher level, the pudding's level becomes higher as well, and at higher levels, its RP recovery easily ''exceeds 100%''.
** Equip an Element Shield[[labelnote:*]]halves fire, water, wind and earth damage[[/labelnote]], a Magic Earring[[labelnote:*]]halves light damage[[/labelnote]], and an Art of Magic[[labelnote:*]]halves non-elemental physical damage[[/labelnote]], but not before upgrading two of them until they get at least 50% resistance to Dark and Poison combined. After that, eat a Prelude to Love[[labelnote:*]]its temporary buff cuts your max HP and RP by half, but halves all damage done to you[[/labelnote]]. Congratulations, you just made Micah able to take at least almost ''no damage whatsoever'' from most attacks. To make this setup even more broken, play the multiplayer Sharance Maze as Pia. As Prelude to Love is one of the things she likes, she won't get the max HP/RP penalty, while still getting its benefits.
* HellIsThatNoise: Shara's giggle has been described as this.
* HollywoodPudgy: One of Carmen's (Ion's) quests involves her asking what sorts of girls you like. One question is if you prefer plump or slender girls, and she's happiest if you say you like plump girls. She must be talking plump in the chest, because she's ''certainly'' not plump in the waist!
* HoYay: With Carlos and Micah. Give him a gift he loves on his birthday and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4PwYZ3CHaQ he'll ask if he can kiss you]] (though you do decline). Not to mention when he tells the main character to stare at him instead of the ladies during the Beach Festival.
** The Beach Festival seems more like he's just trying to make sure you're ''not'' looking at the ladies, one of whom is [[MySisterIsOffLimits his sister]].
** Gaius and Micah. Giving him a valuable ore prompts him to ask if there's "any hidden meaning to this", with Micah becoming visibly flustered. His responses to your "proposal" are similarly teasing.
*** Which is to say nothing about some of the times he openly teases Micah out of the blue.
** Zaid is also very fond of Micah, trying to get him to go on "manly" adventures, demanding you compliment his eyes, and getting flustered rather than insulted if you 'propose.' Maybe it's a dwarven thing?
** For LesYay, we have Shara and Raven constantly telling Micah how cute and special the other is and Shara's RomanticTwoGirlFriendship with Kuruna. Collette and Marian also spend a lot of time together and if Micah woos one, she'll comment on how she normally dreams of the other. Raven is also pretty close to Karina and Sofia, and one could even make a case for Pia and Sakuya.
* MemeticMutation: [[{{Mondegreen}} "FRY HIRE! FRY HIRE!]] [[{{Engrish}} Ret Rings of Rove Come Frying Over Me!"]]
* {{Moe}}: Pia and almost every girl from this game could fit into this category.
* MostAnnoyingSound: After hearing Monica's "Gaaaaauuuuu!" for the umpteenth time, you'll feel like taping her mouth shut.
** Players who dislike Pia feel this way about her "Hey-ho!" and "Lalala~".
** RAINBOW!
** [[LeeroyJenkins Darnit! Darnit! Darnit!]]
* {{Narm}}: [[spoiler:If you marry Raven, it is possible to trigger her birth cutscene when she is in phoenix form. Impossible not to laugh as she groans and Micah rushes her to the clinic.]]
** [[spoiler: It is also possible to propose to her while in phoenix form. For an added laugh, have Micah give her the ring while he's in wooly form as well.]]
* NintendoHard: Good luck with the bean festival on your first year. The mini game has you build up combos by hitting beans and avoiding failed dishes. Sounds simple eh? Until you realize the beans travel down screen faster than you can run, let alone the beans are tiny pixels. If you get hit by a failed dish your combo resets. If you want to even place in the top three, just quit then. Fortunately, the pattern never changes but you have to make such rapid movements that once the screen is filled with beans, you likely get screwed by the double tap dash mechanic a lot. Its easier in year two though if you have the rocket or wing boots that speed you up. To get first place you have score 7k to be comfortable as the [=NPCs=] tend to score through most of the 6k range.
* TheScrappy: Zaid, for being a LeeroyJenkins with an obnoxious personality.
** Also, [[HumansAreBastards Kuruna]].
* ThatOneAttack: Most bosses have one, especially after they TurnsRed. [[spoiler: Raccoon's Leaf Boomerang, Skelefang's Bone Throw, Greater Demon's five earth spike combo, etc, etc.]]
* ThatOneBoss: Most bosses apply, especially if you don't know their attack patterns. Some of them that take SpamAttack to unimaginable levels (Skelefang, Terror Tree, Siren) are particularly bad examples.
* ViewerGenderConfusion: For Rusk and your character.
* TheWoobie: Raven. Let's see: First, she talks about being cursed. Then she reveals that her friends tend to vanish. Then reveals that [[spoiler:she's half-phoenix and is really lonely]]. Then you take her on a date to the waterfall and she mentions she's never had a family, and is obviously lonely. It's ''really'' hard not to marry her after that one.
** She's also clingy towards you, constantly asking you to reaffirm your love for her and fearing you'll stop loving her.
** Pia, too, though it's a little more subtle. She loves Shino and Sakuya like family, but her dialogue and DullEyesOfUnhappiness strongly indicate that she carries a deep inner sadness. She can't remember her life before coming to Sharance except for one dream she always wakes up from crying. She also wants to be friends with all the fish of the world (except the squids) but she can't communicate with them, which made her very lonely before Shino and Sakuya reached out to her. Plus, she can't even seem to ''register'' her own sadness, only that her chest "prickles" when she sees happy families in the bathhouse.