* AdaptationDisplacement: In other parts of the world there are a few people that are genuinely surprised that this three part OVA is based off [[VideoGame/AdvancedVariableGeo a game series]]. This is because it was the only part of the ''Variable Geo'' franchise to leave Japan.
* AntiClimaxBoss: Yuka and Satomi never get the chance to actually fight [[spoiler: [[BigBad Miranda]]]]. Instead, once Satomi is freed from her control, [[spoiler: Miranda]]'s [[SoulJar spirit remains trapped within the cyber drive]]; leaving her utterly defenseless. So [[OneHitKill when they destroy it]], she goes along with it.
* BrokenBase: There are fans who question why they included the "losing conditions" from the original {{H-Game}}s in a story based off the [[BleachedUnderpants more mainstream]] reboots. Others wonder why they just didn't go the [[{{hentai}} other direction]] entirely.
* CompleteMonster: Damian and [[spoiler: [[BigBad Miranda]]]], for manipulating [[MinorLivingAlone a 16 year girl]] into being a test subject, by jeopardizing her brother's health, then [[AnOfferYouCantRefuse dangling the costs of the procedure needed to cure him]] over her head. Just so they could reduce Satomi to an empty shell for [[spoiler: Miranda]]'s [[TheDisembodied disembodied spirit]] to inhabit, [[GrandTheftMe in order to steal her power.]]
* EvilIsSexy: Siritahi, who's both a HotScientist and TortureTechnician.
* FridgeHorror: 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 be subjected to [[ADateWithRosiePalms public humiliation.]] Worse, Yuka is likely to be the winner, [[AlwaysSecondBest since she's defeated Satomi several times already.]] Think about that, then look at TheWoobie entry at the bottom.
* LesYay: In the final episode of the english dub, Kaori speaks of Satomi as though she were Yuka's girlfriend [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMcqoX3klUs (from 22:25-22:54).]]
-->'''Yuka: (at Kaori)''' "Let me go! I've got to help Satomi!"
-->'''Kaori: (urgently)''' "Listen to me! [[CallBack 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?"
-->'''Kaori:''' [[ThePowerOfLove "With love!]] [[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship Use the feelings you have towards Satomi]], [[IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight to break through into her true spirit!"]]
* {{Narm}}: Erina's rant in the english dub; particularly when Yuka [[WarriorTherapist tries to reach out to her with her heart]] and she rejects it.
-->'''Erina: ([[LargeHam dramatically]])''' "[[PunctuatedForEmphasis NO! TRUST!]] RAAAAAGGEEE!!"
** There's also Chiho's reaction when she enters the roof of the Jihana research facility:
-->'''Chiho:''' "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQBu1v0l3PA A ROSE GARDEN!?]]" [[{{Sting}} *cue music sting*]]
* NeverLiveItDown[=/=]OldShame: 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 [[spoiler: strip and masturbate in the arena, while Reimi watched]]. [[TookALevelInBadass She's improved since then]] and re-enters VG with the intent to [[ItsPersonal settle the score.]]
* [[DudeNotFunny Not Funny, Lady!]]: An [[Administrivia/InUniverseExamplesOnly in-universe example]] occurs during Satomi's match with Yuuki (noted in the BullyingADragon entry in Yuuki's section).
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: From the moment of her introduction, [[CulturedBadass it's made clear]] that [[LadyOfWar Reimi]] is the woman to beat, being that she's the reigning champion of the VG tournament. [[TheHero Yuka]] is the up and coming challenger, who lives for [[SpiritedCompetitor the thrill of the fight]]. A showdown seems inevitable and is seemingly foreshadowed when [[SlowMotionPassBy they pass each other, on the highway...]] except it wasn't allowed to happen.
** Instead, Reimi winds up facing off against the [[BrainwashedAndCrazy cyber drive enhanced]] Satomi, in an unsanctioned match. Just as she's on the cusp of victory [[spoiler: Miranda activates the seed [[EnemyWithin 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.
* TheOtherDarrin: All of the voice actors from the games were recast for the OVA.
* TheWoobie: The world of ''V.G.'' isn't always a happy one...
** Satomi is the primary example (covered in both the CompleteMonster entry above and the DealWithTheDevil entry 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 [[spoiler: Reimi]]'s childhood is covered by the AbusiveParents entry on the character sheet, in her example section. Suffice to say, her upbringing has hardened her into both a StoicWoobie and an IronLady.
** 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, [[TryingNotToCry the look in her eye]] when she realized she had to [[ADateWithRosiePalms pay the penalty]] for losing at level-1, further elicits audience sympathy.
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