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* TheScrappy: Aya from the ''Hitori Ayumu'' OVA, an annoying TagalongKid who basically bullies Kunikida into taking her along with him with a [[AccidentalPervert Mistaken For Pervert]] accusation, then promptly gets herself [[DamselScrappy captured and used as a hostage]]. She, and the one-shot villain of that chapter/OVA have not made another appearance in the series, and practically no one wants to see her come back anyways.

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Aya from the ''Hitori Ayumu'' OVA, an annoying TagalongKid who basically bullies Kunikida into taking her along with him with a [[AccidentalPervert Mistaken For Pervert]] accusation, then promptly gets herself [[DamselScrappy captured and used as a hostage]]. She, and the one-shot villain of that chapter/OVA have not made another appearance in the series, and practically no one wants to see her come back anyways.
** While there is much debate between fans as to whether the Wharf Rats fail to live up to their predecessors in the Port Mafia and Guild or if they are unique and good villains in their own right, practically everyone agrees that [[SmugSnake Pushkin]] is one of the worst villains the series has ever produced. The series hyped him up as the source of the incurable poison as well as a criminal mastermind only to reveal that he was a DirtyCoward with zero fighting ability who ran at the first sign of trouble and was outsmarted pitifully easily. Since fans of the series are used to charismatic, stylish villains who can match the protagonists in wits as well as strength, many were outright infuriated that the person causing the race against time in the arc turned out to be this pathetic loser.


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* WhatAnIdiot: While the BadBoss of the technology company who [[spoiler:killed his own employee to steal and monetize the facial recognition technology that he developed]] had his company get hostile takeovered and his reputation ruined by Fitzgerald presenting his EngineeredPublicConfession in front of the court, he essentially got away with his crime; as Fitzgerald himself stated, none of the evidence he gathered was admissible and the boss would have walked away a free man. That is, until in [[VillainousBreakdown his rage at being ruined he decides to take a swing at Fitzgerald]] ''in front of the cops who are already there''. Not only does [[BullyingADragon Fitzgerald break a few of his bones while barely even trying]], he ensured he'd be spending some time in jail for assault as well, which would also give the police the chance to investigate the murder themselves because of the evidence they were provided and lock him up for good.


* MagnificentBastard: Mori and Fitzgerald play a game of XanatosSpeedChess throughout the entirety of the Guild Arc, but [[spoiler:Dazai]] manages to be at least five moves ahead at all times. Then Fyodor comes along, whose plotting is convoluted enough to frustrate even [[InsufferableGenius Ranpo]]. [[spoiler:It takes the combined efforts of Dazai and Fitzgerald to outwit him, although even this is because Dostoyevsky let himself be captured to let the next piece of the Group of Sigma's plan go off without a hitch. This leads to Dazai intentionally letting himself be captured and go to jail for another round of XanatosSpeedChess.]]

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** After learning the full story of her parents' deaths--namely that [[spoiler:Demon Snow had been her mother's Ability, transferred to Kyouka and ordered to protect her when her parents fell under the sway of an Ability that turned them into PeoplePuppets]]--there's a shot of Kyouka leaning up against the entity's side, finally accepting it as a manifestation of her parents' love. The fact that Kouyou went to the trouble of getting the relevant information into Kyouka's hands makes it doubly sweet.


** Characters were [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat seemingly dying only to be okay]] as soon as the first arc, with Dazai's failed suicide attempts, but those were entirely [[BlackComedy played for comedy]]. Later on, Kyouka pulled the same thing, but her rescue was forgivable as it not only was her character introduction, but a way to show Atsushi's guiding philosophies as well. However, this trend extended to other characters and by the time of the Rats arc, nearly every single named character has had a brush with death only to be safe and sound at the end of the arc.

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** Characters were [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat seemingly dying only to be okay]] as soon as the first arc, with Dazai's failed suicide attempts, but those were entirely [[BlackComedy played for comedy]]. Later on, Kyouka pulled the same thing, but her rescue was forgivable as it not only was her character introduction, but a way to show Atsushi's guiding philosophies as well. However, this trend extended to other characters and by the time of the Rats arc, nearly every single named character has had a brush with death only to be safe and sound at the end of the arc. This arc was around the time when [[SignatureStyle Kafka's tendency]] to end chapters on a {{Cliffhanger}} by showing a character taking seemingly fatal damage only to reveal in the next one that they lived became frequent and blatant.


* MagnificentBastard: Mori and Fitzgerald play a game of XanatosSpeedChess throughout the entirety of the Guild Arc, but [[spoiler:Dazai]] manages to be at least five moves ahead at all times. Then Fyodor comes along, whose plotting is convoluted enough to frustrate even [[InsufferableGenius Ranpo]].

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* MagnificentBastard: Mori and Fitzgerald play a game of XanatosSpeedChess throughout the entirety of the Guild Arc, but [[spoiler:Dazai]] manages to be at least five moves ahead at all times. Then Fyodor comes along, whose plotting is convoluted enough to frustrate even [[InsufferableGenius Ranpo]]. [[spoiler:It takes the combined efforts of Dazai and Fitzgerald to outwit him, although even this is because Dostoyevsky let himself be captured to let the next piece of the Group of Sigma's plan go off without a hitch. This leads to Dazai intentionally letting himself be captured and go to jail for another round of XanatosSpeedChess.]]



* TheScrappy: Aya from the ''Hitori Ayumu'' OVA, an annoying TagalongKid who basically bullies Kunikida into taking her along with him with a [[AccidentalPervert Mistaken For Pervert]] accusation, then promptly gets herself [[DamselScrappy captured and used as a hostage]]. Absolutely no one wants to see her in the main series itself.

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* TheScrappy: Aya from the ''Hitori Ayumu'' OVA, an annoying TagalongKid who basically bullies Kunikida into taking her along with him with a [[AccidentalPervert Mistaken For Pervert]] accusation, then promptly gets herself [[DamselScrappy captured and used as a hostage]]. Absolutely She, and the one-shot villain of that chapter/OVA have not made another appearance in the series, and practically no one wants to see her in the main series itself.come back anyways.


** The Guild, despite being set up as [[TheGoodTheBadAndTheEvil the less-sympathetic counterpart to the Port Mafia]], also got this reaction, for their RefugeInAudacity, stylishness and just like the Mafia, being MadeOfBadass.

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** The Guild, despite being set up as [[TheGoodTheBadAndTheEvil the less-sympathetic counterpart to the Port Mafia]], also got this reaction, for their RefugeInAudacity, stylishness and just like the Mafia, being MadeOfBadass.[[WorldOfBadass Made Of Badass]].



* TheScrappy: Aya from the ''Hitori Ayumu'' OVA, an annoying TagalongKid who basically bullies Kunikida into taking her along with him with a MistakenForPervert accusation, then promptly gets herself [[DamselScrappy captured and used as a hostage]]. Absolutely no one wants to see her in the main series itself.

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* TheScrappy: Aya from the ''Hitori Ayumu'' OVA, an annoying TagalongKid who basically bullies Kunikida into taking her along with him with a MistakenForPervert [[AccidentalPervert Mistaken For Pervert]] accusation, then promptly gets herself [[DamselScrappy captured and used as a hostage]]. Absolutely no one wants to see her in the main series itself.

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* OlderThanTheyThink: This isn't the first time Creator/KanaHanazawa has voiced an AxCrazy [[Manga/KamisamaDolls psycho mad woman.]]

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* HilariousInHindsight: Akutagawa [[Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureVentoAureo wouldn't be the only time]] Creator/KenshoOno voiced a teenaged mafioso with a FightingSpirit.


* ToughActToFollow: The Port Mafia and Guild are both hugely popular bad guys, so it wasn't a surprise that the Rats fell into this. While [[MagnificentBastard Dostoyevsky]] is well-liked, the rest of the Rats are considered poorly-developed or just plain unlikeable by the fanbase.

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* ToughActToFollow: The Port Mafia and Guild are both hugely popular bad guys, so it wasn't a surprise that the Rats fell into this. While [[MagnificentBastard Dostoyevsky]] is well-liked, the rest of the Rats are considered poorly-developed or just plain unlikeable by the fanbase. (barring Mushitarou, who has an entire arc to himself detailing his past and motivations)


* Most of the Port Mafia gets this to some extent, due to being made up of seemingly 100 percent badass and fighting the heroes on equal terms. It's especially noticeable among the fans that consider the Armed Detective Agency {{Designated Hero}}es or just bland in general. [[spoiler:The fan reaction eventually led to the Mafia taking an AntiHero role when [[HateSink the Guild]] was introduced.]]
* The Guild, despite being set up as [[TheGoodTheBadAndTheEvil the less-sympathetic counterpart to the Port Mafia]], also got this reaction, for their RefugeInAudacity, stylishness and just like the Mafia, being MadeOfBadass.

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* ** Most of the Port Mafia gets this to some extent, due to being made up of seemingly 100 percent badass and fighting the heroes on equal terms. It's especially noticeable among the fans that consider the Armed Detective Agency {{Designated Hero}}es or just bland in general. [[spoiler:The fan reaction eventually led to the Mafia taking an AntiHero role when [[HateSink the Guild]] was introduced.]]
* ** The Guild, despite being set up as [[TheGoodTheBadAndTheEvil the less-sympathetic counterpart to the Port Mafia]], also got this reaction, for their RefugeInAudacity, stylishness and just like the Mafia, being MadeOfBadass.


* ContinuityLockout: Along with the original manga, there are also several prequel light novels, an OVA, and a movie all in canon. While the manga is able to stand on its own, much characterization and nuance is lost without reading and watching the rest of the material, and it makes the timeline harder to follow.



* DesignatedHero: While it is a stated theme that the Armed Detective Agency are NotSoDifferent from the enemies they fight, and not all of them fall under this classification, there are still a couple that seem to only be heroes because they are fighting for the heroic side. Most notably, Ranpo, who is an [[SmallNameBigEgo overconfident, arrogant braggart]] who only takes jobs for the protagonists' side because [[ItAmusedMe it amuses him]]. Yosano also falls under this, as a TortureTechnician who just happens to be TheMedic as well. Even [[spoiler:Dazai]] may be considered this; while he is TheAtoner, he [[spoiler:has a bloodstained past to rival and possibly surpass Akutagawa's.]]

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* DesignatedHero: While it is a stated theme that the Armed Detective Agency are NotSoDifferent from the enemies they fight, and not all of them fall under this classification, there are still a couple that seem to only be heroes because they are fighting for the heroic side. Most notably, Ranpo, who is an [[SmallNameBigEgo overconfident, arrogant braggart]] who only takes jobs for the protagonists' side because [[ItAmusedMe it amuses him]]. Yosano also falls under this, as a TortureTechnician who just happens to be TheMedic as well. Even [[spoiler:Dazai]] may be considered this; while he is TheAtoner, he [[spoiler:has a bloodstained past to rival and possibly surpass Akutagawa's.]]]] Tanizaki finally addresses this in the Rats arc, stating that the only way the Agency can protect people is by hurting yet other people, and they just have to deal with it.


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* FranchiseOriginalSin:
** The anime's tendency of {{Padding}} by adapting prequel light novels started all the way in the first season, where the action of the Port Mafia arc was put on hold for a prequel adaptation in the middle of the series. The thing is, this was a NecessaryWeasel because the Mafia arc wasn't long enough to fill 12 episodes and something had to be put there. The second season started with another prequel adaptation; although it put the focus on a fan-favorite plot, a lot of fans were miffed about the way it caused a lot of the info of the Guild arc to be cut out. But by the time the third season came, adapting a prequel LN into ''three'' episodes, then expanding a couple backstory manga chapters into four more, leaving the Rats arc with only five episodes in which to tell its story, most were not pleased.
** Characters were [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat seemingly dying only to be okay]] as soon as the first arc, with Dazai's failed suicide attempts, but those were entirely [[BlackComedy played for comedy]]. Later on, Kyouka pulled the same thing, but her rescue was forgivable as it not only was her character introduction, but a way to show Atsushi's guiding philosophies as well. However, this trend extended to other characters and by the time of the Rats arc, nearly every single named character has had a brush with death only to be safe and sound at the end of the arc.


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* ToughActToFollow: The Port Mafia and Guild are both hugely popular bad guys, so it wasn't a surprise that the Rats fell into this. While [[MagnificentBastard Dostoyevsky]] is well-liked, the rest of the Rats are considered poorly-developed or just plain unlikeable by the fanbase.


* EvilIsCool: Most of the Port Mafia gets this to some extent, due to being made up of seemingly 100 percent badass and fighting the heroes on equal terms. It's especially noticeable among the fans that consider the Armed Detective Agency {{Designated Hero}}es or just bland in general. [[spoiler:The fan reaction eventually led to the Mafia taking an AntiHero role when [[HateSink the Guild]] was introduced.]]

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Most of the Port Mafia gets this to some extent, due to being made up of seemingly 100 percent badass and fighting the heroes on equal terms. It's especially noticeable among the fans that consider the Armed Detective Agency {{Designated Hero}}es or just bland in general. [[spoiler:The fan reaction eventually led to the Mafia taking an AntiHero role when [[HateSink the Guild]] was introduced.]]]]
* The Guild, despite being set up as [[TheGoodTheBadAndTheEvil the less-sympathetic counterpart to the Port Mafia]], also got this reaction, for their RefugeInAudacity, stylishness and just like the Mafia, being MadeOfBadass.


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* TheScrappy: Aya from the ''Hitori Ayumu'' OVA, an annoying TagalongKid who basically bullies Kunikida into taking her along with him with a MistakenForPervert accusation, then promptly gets herself [[DamselScrappy captured and used as a hostage]]. Absolutely no one wants to see her in the main series itself.


* PeripheryDemographic: Despite being published in a seinen magazine, the series has a sizable female fanbase, probably due in part to the many [[CastFullOfPrettyBoys biseinens]] and non-sexualized female characters.

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* PeripheryDemographic: Despite being published in a seinen magazine, the series has a sizable female fanbase, probably due in part to the many [[CastFullOfPrettyBoys biseinens]] and non-sexualized female characters. The series likely would not have become the CashCowFranchise that it is without the female and fujoshi fanbase.


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* {{Wangst}}: Atsushi's frequent mental breakdowns over [[MemeticMutation getting kicked out of the orphanage]] can easily fall into this. Yes, he was treated terribly and has bad mental scars because of it, but it doesn't help that every time he seemingly gets over it and saves the day, [[ResetButton he falls right back into self-loathing as soon as the next arc starts]].


** Atsushi being kicked from his orphanage has became one to some people due the amount of times that the series (especially the anime) reminds the viewers again and again that... [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Atsushi was kicked from his orphanage]].

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** Atsushi being having been kicked from out of his orphanage has became one to some people due the amount of times that the series (especially the anime) reminds the viewers again and again that... [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Atsushi was kicked from out of his orphanage]].


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* {{Moe}}: You have to admit, Atsushi can be pretty adorable.
** Kyouka, definitely. She even uses her cuteness to convince Fukuzawa to let her into the ADA...''and it works!''


* SugarWiki/CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: Throughout chapters 10-12, Atsushi goes way out of his way to be nice to Kyouka, from saving her from the Mafia to taking her places to let her have fun, even though he knows that, since she's a criminal ([[BrainwashedAndCrazy Though not by choice]]), he has to turn her in. When she puts her life on the line to protect him and everyone else, Atsushi is told to leave her behind, but he refuses and goes to save her. Why? Because, like Kyouka, Atsushi was an orphan who lived a terrible life, constantly being told he was worthless, but in his case, the ADA helped him and didn't abandon him, and he'll be damned to hell if he's going to abandon her in her hour of need. So he goes ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight and goes in to save her. Awwwwww.

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* SugarWiki/CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: Throughout chapters 10-12, Atsushi goes way out of his way to be nice to Kyouka, from saving her from the Mafia to taking her places to let her have fun, even though he knows that, since she's a criminal ([[BrainwashedAndCrazy ([[ForcedIntoEvil Though not by choice]]), he has to turn her in. When she puts her life on the line to protect him and everyone else, Atsushi is told to leave her behind, but he refuses and goes to save her. Why? Because, like Kyouka, Atsushi was an orphan who lived a terrible life, constantly being told he was worthless, but in his case, the ADA helped him and didn't abandon him, and he'll be damned to hell if he's going to abandon her in her hour of need. So he goes ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight and goes in to save her. Awwwwww.

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