- Nightmare Fuel: The game overs, especially the last one where Athena is seized by the machines and ends up as the new core of the Tantauls system.
- Tear Jerker:
- The horrifying scene where Athena is shot by dozens of snipers from all directions in front of her horrified school friends and her teacher, followed by Rika's (almost) Heroic Sacrifice.
- Masato's heartbreaking death, in Athena's sorrowful embrace.
- The third game over where Athena is forcibly turned into the new core of the Tantauls system becomes this when there's a close-up to her sad face, and a Single Tear falls from one of her eyes...
- The Woobie: Poor, poor, Athena and Masato.
YMMV / Athena: Awakening from the Ordinary Life