These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
YMMV: Soul Nomad & the World Eaters
Alternate Character Interpretation: While Layna means well and is right about trying to fix the world, one could call her out on setting Revya up from the start without even asking until AFTER the fusion. One could say she had it coming in the Demon Path.
Revya gets some of this thanks to the Demon Path.
Awesome Ego: Gig. He is a rude Jerkass that acts like he's better than everyone else. His fans agree, especially because of how funny he is.
Raksha as well, once you finally find out what he was up to.
Creepy Awesome: Demon Path Revya. Playing as him/her has you going down atrocity after atrocity with no sense of morality that put Kratos at his worst to shame, the only hints of redemption come if you lose Final Battle, and nothing you do is Played for Laughs. But as horrifying as that it is, it's undeniable that there's a degree of awesome playing as a Big Bad that ends with with a borderline Zero Percent Approval through their sheer depravity and still triumph of all that stands in your way.
Crosses the Line Twice: Much of the humor in Demon Path is definitely this. Case in point, Galahad, an extreme Butt Monkey whose personality shifts from salesman to Prism Ranger among other things. He is going through these personality shifts out of sheer Sanity Slippage from all the atrocities you're committing.
Fridge Brilliance: If there was any doubt that Gesthal and Median are the same people, check out their moves: though rearranged, all of Median's attacks work the same as Gestahl: Hitting the row, column, or the entire party. And their skills are the same, just named differently; Median's being around his royalty, and Gesthal's being about revenge.
Fridge Horror: So, while playing the game, you have heard about Crimson Tears and seen them a bit often. Then at some point, you learn that by giving up their life, Danette's parents become those to save her. While that is fine by itself, when you add up that to the other stuff that happens... Did Thuris get his many, many Crimson Tears from his fanatical followers who would gladly give their lives? And it's mentioned that it cost a lot to have a Crimson Tear made. And Yesterwind, sells a lot of children and Orviska is their best buyer. And coincidentally, the real Dio has Crimson Tears as well. The more you think about it, the less you wonder why they have such a bad reputation.
Also, Hades' Despair rooms; their Outer Limit decor not only negates the penalty for having low stamina — one of the game's primary limiting mechanics — but causes you to gain a percentage to your stats equal to the percentage of stamina you've lost. Typical decors give you a 20% stat bonus in exchange for a hefty drawback; Hades' Despair gives you a bonus that can approach 100%, with additional advantages, letting you easily curbstomp otherwise equal groups. Oh, and it makes it so you die if your stamina ever reaches 0, but that's easy to avoid.
Ho Yay: Gig treats male Revya no different than female Revya. Right down to the soulmate business.
Also applies to Dannette, especially in her ending.
The male Levin ending also has shades of this. Revya essentially abandons his life, friends and family in favor of Walking the Earth with Levin to find the meaning of their respective existences.
Jerkass Woobie: Though she never reveals her past to anyone but Trish, Shauna's past sucked. Having her home hit with the game's equivalent to The Plague, villagers breaking in to her home, separated from her family and caretaker, forcing herself to fend for herself at a very young age. Of course, she'd probably kick your ass if you try to give her a hug, unless you're Trish.
Moral Event Horizon: The Demon Path as a whole for Revya, starting with killing Layna and everyone in his/her village.
Thuris the Scarlet Iago. He had no reason for this, he just wanted to kill people.
Kanan butchering the village of Pulkina (and Danette's parents) in the name of Thuris.
Drazil's plan. He tricked Median into killing Vigilance. But then he decides having souls flow into his world wasn't enough, so he sends Gig and the World Eaters to kill everything on Heaphness, and just to recap, this guy turn Gig into the Ax-Crazy nut he is at the start of the game and created Thuris.
One-Scene Wonder: When prompted to choose a title in the Demon Path, choose the second choice. Enter the voice of Laharl, which berates you for taking the title of an Overlord lightly and complains that he went through so much abuse for it, and disappears. Gig and Revya think they're hearing things, and no ever speaks of it again. The moment is one of the most famous in the game.
In the Demon Path however, Desperado usually plays when something really bad is going to happen/is happening.
Unpopular Popular Character: Gig is disliked by most of the cast. Among fans, he's the most popular character in the game, many times being amongst the top 10 in Nippon Ichi's polls.
Viewer Gender Confusion: Kanan. An unusual case, everyone refers to him with female pronouns and he has the same class as all female Dracons. Basically, it's not just the viewers are confused about this one.
Levin becomes one in his ending, where he's shown to have legitimate remorse over his actions across the game, but is too guilty to return home. He also has absolutely no guidance in life and wonders why he was brought back in the first place. The only companion he has is Revya, who he continually tries to get to stop following him, despite clearly wanting to keep them around.
Woolseyism: It's doubtful that the Take That to John Romero during the Asagi fight was there in the Japanese version...