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YMMV: Steins;Gate
  • Awesome Music:
    • Sky Clad no Kansokusha, which sung by Itou Kanako, is already awesome as it is for the Xbox/PC version opening, but when it's played when Okabe speaks to his future self in Episode 23, it adds awesomeness to this scene.
    • A popular AMV for the anime is set to Florence And The Machine's "No Light, No Light." And it is awesome.
    • Let's just be honest here and put the whole frickin soundtrack on this list.
    • The anime opening "Hacking to the Gate" and ending theme are pretty awesome too.
      • A Russian fan went and made a full fandub of the opening song. It. Is. Awesome.
  • Fridge Horror: If left alone, the Time Leap Machine can create monsters like Yandere Nae.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: When explaining the events of the prologue to Kurisu, she asks Okabe who stabbed her. She then guesses that it was him. Fast forward to Chapter 11, when he goes back in time to try to save her, only to end up accidentally stabbing her himself, and suddenly her guess is not so funny.
  • Harsher in Hindsight:
    • If you rewatch the series and see all those people sending D-mails, it seems much harsher since you know Okabe has to reverse them in order to save Mayuri.
    • Okabe's rants about the Organization and people being secret agents becomes much harsher once SERN and the Committee of 300 are introduced and Moeka turns out to be a secret Rounder agent.
    • The final couple of episodes involving the plot point of Dr. Nakabashi defecting to Russia and bringing sensitive intelligence that could ultimately start World War III. Cue 2013 and Edward Snowden defecting to Russia bringing sensitive intelligence about the NSA...
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: A few weeks after the ending of the anime, CERN published an article about neutrinos traveling faster than light.One of the things they want to do is to send messages to the past. Don't turn your back on CERN....note 
    • At the start of the VN, Daru snarks that Okabe's alias sounds like an anime character. Soon, it would indeed be...
  • Ho Yay: Despite him insisting otherwise, it is hinted that Ruka does have romantic feelings for Okabe, even when he was male. Okabe also sees him as a Stupid Sexy Flanders.
  • In-Series Nickname / Fan Nickname: Fairly much the entire cast:
    • Okabe: Hououin Kyouma, Okarin
    • Mayuri: Mayushii, Tuturu~, ChuuChuuru~
    • Itaru: Daru, Super Haker, Super Hacker
    • Kurisu: Christina, Assistant, The Zombie, @channeller, Celeb 7, Chestnut Rice and Kamehameha, Class Rep Character.
    • Moeka: Shining Finger
    • Suzuha: Weekend Warrior/Baito Senshi, John Titor
    • Ruka: Rukako
    • Yuugo: Mr. Braun, FB
    • Nae: Small Woodland Creature, Sister Braun
  • Les Yay: At least that how Daru sees Mayuri showing Kurisu around.
  • Memetic Mutation: Dr. Pepper: an intellectual drink for the chosen ones! It's to Steins;Gate as Pizza Hut is to Code Geass
    • From the Japanese version of the anime: "Hey mister- I AM MAD SCIENTIST. IT'S SO COOL! Sonofabitch."
  • Moral Event Horizon:
    • Moeka killing Mayuri in several timelines.
    • Kurisu's father stealing his daughter's paper and then either gets her killed or stabs Okabe. Unlike Moeka, there isn't a single point of redemption in his favor. The drama CDs portray him in a slightly better light (though mostly by making his background more sympathetic, rather than undoing any actual course of action).
  • Rewatch Bonus: Gratuitously so. Only natural for a series about time travel of course. Seemingly innocuous details from earlier on becomes important later on, and the last episode hinges heavily on what happened in the first episode.
  • Sequel Displacement: It can be easy to forget that it takes place in the same universe as Chaos:Head and Robotics:Notes.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: Ruka is very feminine, so much so that Mayuri asks him to try on her cosplay costumes. He also wears a Miko's traditional robes normally.
    Okabe:"But he's a guy."
  • The Woobie: Pretty much the entire main cast at one point or another (except maybe Daru), but ESPECIALLY Okabe.
  • Woolseyism: The English adaptations replace references to 2chan memes with ones more familiar to native English speakers.

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