The comic books
- Arc Fatigue: Myth Stall: The first album came out in 1984 and XIII only find out his identity in the penultimate, which came out in 2007.
- Broken Base: Many fans of the earlier albums consider those following "The Trial" as pure cash cow milking.
- It got worse with the new series after "The Last Round" and the XIII Mystery spin-off series.
- They Copied It, So It Sucks: There are criticism for the similarities with the Jason Bourne franchise.
The video game
- Adaptation Displacement: As this whole page can attest, the game is what most non-Europeans think of when you mention XIII.
- No Problem with Licensed Games: The game got mostly positive reviews.
- That One Boss: Johannsenn, though Standwell and the Mongoose also make good claims for it.