YMMV: Variable Geo
- Adaptation Displacement: In other parts of the world there are a few people that are genuinely surprised that this three part OVA is based off a game series. That's because it's the only part of the Variable Geo franchise to ever leave Japan.
- Anti-Climax Boss: Yuka and Satomi never get the chance to actually fight Miranda. Instead, once Satomi is freed from her control, Miranda's spirit remains trapped within the cyber drive; leaving her utterly defenseless. So when they destroy it, she goes along with it.
- Broken Base: There are fans who question why they included the "losing conditions" from the original H-Games in a story based off the more mainstream reboots. Others wonder why they just didn't go the other direction entirely.
- Evil Is Sexy: Siritahi, who's both a Hot Scientist and Torture Technician.
- Fridge Horror: The series concludes with the opening exchange of the final bout, which is a default level-1 match. Meaning, regardless which of them wins, the other will have to suffer the penalty. Worse, Yuka is likely to be the winner, since she's defeated Satomi several times already. Think about that, then look at The Woobie entry at the bottom.
- Hilarious in Hindsight: While likely coincidental, in 2004 Konami created Rumble Roses XX which included 'Queen's Match' as one of its game modes - during which, the losers of each match is publicly humiliated. Sound familiar?
- Les Yay: In the final episode of the english dub, Kaori speaks of Satomi as though she were Yuka's girlfriend (from 22:25-22:54).
Yuka: (at Kaori) "Let me go! I've got to help Satomi!"Kaori: (urgently) "Listen to me! Think back to your match with Jun Kubota: you and Satomi share an incredibly strong emotional bond. Her voice broke through and saved you, when you were about to fall. Now, you can return that strength."Yuka: (voice breaking) "How can I help Satomi when she's not even herself?"
- Narm: Erina's rant in the english dub; particularly when Yuka tries to reach out to her with her heart and she rejects it.
- There's also Chiho's reaction when she enters the roof of the Jihana research facility:
- Never Live It Down/Old Shame: Kaori hasn't forgotten the humiliation she suffered when she lost to Reimi, during the finals of the previous tournament. Since the finals is a default level-1 match, Kaori had to strip and masturbate in the arena, while Reimi watched. She's improved since then and re-enters VG with the intent to settle the score.
- They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: The OVA wastes little time establishing Reimi as the woman to beat and Yuka as the up and coming challenger, and hints at their inevitable showdown when they pass each other, on the highway... Except Reimi ends up facing off against the cyber drive enhanced Satomi instead, in an unsanctioned match. Just as she's on the cusp of victory Miranda activates the seed she implanted in Reimi's body, which binds her and saps her strength. Since she could no longer fight, Reimi gets eliminated from the competition, and Satomi is ruled the winner by default. Thus, she ends up being the one to face Yuka, in the final match.
- The Other Darrin: All of the voice actors from the games were recast for the OVA.
- The Woobie: The world of V.G. isn't always a happy one...
- Satomi is the primary example (covered in the Complete Monster entry above and the Always Second Best, Promotion to Parent, and Sympathetic Sentient Weapon entries in her character section).
- Erina seems happy-go-lucky, on the surface, but the glimpses we're allowed to see of her childhood shows she was bullied due to her natural blonde hair color. She eventually lashed out at her tormentors by beating them within an inch of their lives, and turned to juvenile delinquency. She seemingly grew out of it, years later, but her match with Yuka revealed those feelings of anger and resentment were still there.
- The truth concerning Reimi's childhood is covered by the Abusive Parents entry on the character sheet, in her example section. Suffice to say, her upbringing has hardened her into both a Stoic Woobie and an Iron Lady.
- There's also the girl Kaori fought in her first match. We never learn her name, but one has to wonder what circumstances drove her to try to fight an opponent she clearly had no chance of defeating. Not only was she publicly humiliated by being taken out by Kaori's opening attack, the look in her eye when she realized she had to pay the penalty for losing at level-1, further elicits audience sympathy.