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YMMV / Zettai Karen Children

  • Draco in Leather Pants:
    • In story example. No matter what Kyosuke does (see Moral Event Horizon below) Kaoru sees him as more tragic than villainous. Minamoto is considerably worried by this.
    • Kyosuke cheats. Image management is a lot easier when you can erase memories. She eventually decides that he's too much of a villian for her to tolerate when he colony drops a satellite to distract them while he goes to rescue his followers.
  • Ear Worm: The opening credits can be pretty catchy.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Minamoto. Even for a main character, something about a of dedicated parent figure with enough badass cunning to make Batman proud really resonants with fans.
  • Foe Yay:
    • Kyosuke Hyobu With Minamoto. Lots with Minamoto. Crosses from subtext to text on several occasions, but is not reciprocated. We can safely declare Minamoto/Kyosuke canon.
    • Lampshaded by Patty in this Comic.
    • Feather is openly flirting with Minamoto.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: Hyobu wearing a school uniform stops being funny, when you learn that he wears them as a sign of mourning for his old comrades. He didn't have funeral clothes and another member gave them to him because they were black, and they are in honor of them.
  • Les Yay:
    • Yuuri, mostly where Kaoru is concerned.
    • Kaoru falls under another trope, but when she wants to follow Mary into the bath, the other Children are right behind her...
    • All three of Phantom Daughter's personalities towards Kaoru. The affection seems to be mutual.
  • Moral Event Horizon:
    • It's really hard to understand any of the plight The Normal People say they suffer when what they do, such as blowing up bridges is a lot worse than what they accuse espers of doing. Also crossed by Black Phantom.
    • PANDRA and Hyobu leap over the horizon in chapter 161, when Hyobu brings down a satellite to crash on the city to distract BABEL. And in 163 Hyobu finally tries to kill Fujiko for real — only to be interrupted by Kaoru.
  • Nightmare Fuel: ESPer Rampage In New York
  • Values Dissonance: Minamoto slapping Kaoru after she (verbally) lashes out at her family. Kaoru then retaliates in her usual style.
  • The Woobie: All three of the Children under Suma. Doesn't stop them from giving as good as they get.