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YMMV: Sorcerer Stabber Orphen
  • Adaptation Displacement: While Orphen admittedly isn't as popular as most shows are today, very few people who are fans of the show to at least some extent even realize that this began as a light novel series.
  • Base Breaker: Lycoris has both fans and detractors. Her haters say she's a generic moe dojikko who does nothing useful during the entire second season, which as it turns out, completely revolves around her. Her fans reply saying that she may not be an Action Girl but still tries to do what she can, and the deal that the season is about her is not exactly good for her.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: The first ED, Tanpopo's Last Kiss. The second OP, Sharan Q's Kimi wa majutsushi.
  • Die for Our Ship: How dares Cleao get in the way of Orphen and (insert: Majic, Hartia, Azalie)! However, at least in the novels she eventually does get him, as the new series revealed.
  • Evil Is Sexy: After Azalie takes control of Childman's body, we start having more glimpses of his well-toned, tan-skinned frame.
  • Ho Yay: Orphen has this with Majik and Hartia. On one hand, Majik adores his "Master" and sticks by him no matter what; on the other, Hartia's own devotion to Orphen is very easy to see as him being the series's Unlucky Childhood Friend.
  • Les Yay: Licorice and Cleao's bond can be seen as a mix of this and Romantic Two-Girl Friendship.
  • Magnificent Bastard: Azalie, Marco Reika, arguably Escalenna. Out of them, Azalie is the biggest one.
  • The Scrappy: Cleao, mainly for doing almost nothing but bitch and trying to make it all about her.
  • Seasonal Rot: Revenge suffers from decay of all kinds, and not because it's Lighter and Softer. Though it goes better towards the end, according to some.
  • Values Resonance: The deal with Stephanie being a trans sexual person isn't handled for cheap and offensive laughs. When Orphen explains how she went from the male-bodied Stephan to the female-bodied Stephanie, he does it in a matter-of-fact way and doesn't think less of her for it, and later we're not supposed to side with Cleao when she makes a careless comment about it. Not to mention Stephanie herself is portrayed as a normal and kind person.
  • The Woobie: Several kinds.
    • Jerkass Woobie: Cleao, since she can be annoying and pushy but has a heart of gold underneath.
    • Iron Woobie: Orphen, whose quests bring him terrible pain but he refuses to give in; Stephanie, due to the Deal with the Devil
    • Stoic Woobie: Childman, due to his emotional baggage and noble heart; not ever showing how it hurts him inside and how deeply he blames himself for the deal with Azalie.
    • The Woobie: Fienna, for being bound to her town and the medium between people and the Dragons no matter what; and later... LYCORIS!

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