* AwesomeEgo: Pelle regularly brags about himself and his band on stage, and fans agree with his boasting - in fact, fans often say that the Hives may be the best live band on Earth.
* CrazyAwesome: Their road crew dress in black ninja costumes, making them a part of the show.
* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: The 2002 ''MTV Video Music Awards'' staged a sort-of Battle Of The Bands between The Hives and Music/TheVines. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ER5UOrfdwsY Judge for yourself,]] but the majority of fans still claim that the Hives won easily. Pelle was in rare form that night.
* EarWorm: A whole bunch of them, such as "Hate to Say I Told You So", "Main Offender", "Walk Idiot Walk" and "Tick Tick Boom". The locomotive rhythm in "Two-Timin' Touch and Broken Bone" is a rare percussive example.
* EpicRiff: "Main Offender," "Hate To Say I Told You So," "Tick Tick Boom," "Walk Idiot Walk," and probably more.
* GrowingTheBeard: ''Barely Legal'', their debut from 1997, was ''way'' more punky and unhinged (which is saying something) than their later work. ''Veni Vidi Vicious'' is when they settled into their garage rock groove and crystalized the Hives' sound as we know it today. (They attempted to grow it out even further on ''The Black And White Album,'' but it didn't stick.)
* HeartwarmingMoments: Letting a fan in Sydney play the bass solo to "Hate To Say I Told You So" simply because he asked nicely through a note. The crew even hooked him up with a matching vest and bow tie while Dr. Matt crowd-surfed without a care in the world.
* HilariousInHindsight: [[https://youtu.be/3Y1lXtGi8zc?t=2m24s Apparently, the Hives invented the Mannequin Challenge!]]
* FaceOfTheBand: Pelle Almqvist, he's the lead singer and the only one using his real name.
* SignatureSong: "Hate to Say I Told You So," with "Tick Tick Boom" a very close second.
* SongAssociation: Former Wrestling/{{WWE}} wrestler Wrestling/ChristyHemme had "Walk Idiot Walk" as her entrance theme (which some fans found [[{{Narm}} unintentionally humorous]]).