YMMV / World Embryo

  • Crowning Moment of Awesome: Riku has a lot of these:
    • Riku vs. Kanshuu in the building under construction, when he realises the Kanshuu can't attack Nene. Followed immediately afterwards by the Trope's deconstruction, when Riku (almost) dies. Then reinstated and doubled when Nene revives him as Kanshuu-Riku and he goes into Superpowered Evil Side mode.
    • The fight at Riku's school where he consciously blows up part of the building as a diversion.
    • Tougo has one when he uses the Jinki gun to snipe down and kill Karasawa.
    • Nene turning Ende's missiles into inoffensive... pillows.
  • Evil Is Sexy: Just look at Adult Neene/"Coffin Princess Amane". Granted, she might have time to grow, but still.
  • Fridge Brilliance: Takao seems to show mercy to mooks while indifferently cutting down civilians to pieces. It turns out that the ones he killed are probably already dead and have been turned into Uro.
  • Iron Woobie: Riku, past Neene disappearance. Shit still hits the fan, but for first time in his life, he rises back.
  • Magnificent Bastard: Takao. The Infection Source aka Shirou Kurasawa as well.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Averted when Riku sees the people Takao has killed inside the NEFT building, after initially thinking Takao could help him.
    • Played straight with Takao, who had his 2 years before the story starts.
      • Subverted when it is revealed that most of his targets are Kanshuu or potential Kanshuu (Cavity).
  • Squick Evil!Neenee French-kissing Riku, drool and all. Made all the more unsettling by the fact that she's still calling him papa.