* HilariousInHindsight: A grimdark magical girl story with a manipulative recruiter disguised as a benevolent being tricking girls into becoming magical girls, who are then forced to fight for their lives? [[PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Seems familiar.]]
* HypeBacklash: For some, especially those more familiar with modern fanfic conventions (ie exhaustively researching Japanese culture) or more recent deconstructions of the genre.
* MagnificentBastard: One could make a solid case for Argon, who has the three base tropes--{{Trickster}}, ManipulativeBastard, and {{Chessmaster}}--down pat. He's also a LargeHam, a deconstruction of the NobleDemon, and a FauxAffablyEvil MadArtist distinguished by his GenreSavvy and UndyingLoyalty to the Yamiko queen.
* NightmareFuel -- The six-year-old girl's Yamiko. [[spoiler:The Super Yamiko. The fate of Ami.]]
** That six-year-old with a ''pencil''.
---> "All I ever wanted was someone to play with, and they never would. Now you're trying to hurt me, too, and I have to hurt you back..."
* TheWoobie -- Poor Himei. Poor, poor Himei.
** JerkassWoobie: Himei's pitiable, but also a bit mean.