Dwarves are too in Aventures out of and in-universe and are the subject of a lot of jokes (including "dwarf-tossing" and everything size-related). Grunlek doesn't like them, but is too much of a Nice Guy to really replicate.
In Les Survivants, latinos and arabs are fair game for the players and the occasion for caricatural accents and behaviours. Then again, so is the redneck character.
Acceptable Religious Targets: Any Church for three of the heroes: B.O.B. because they would see him as an heresy, Shin because he's been harrassed by the Church of Water, Grunlek because he doesn't like their control over the population. They ended up torching a church ablaze and nuking a region where the various Churches were meeting. Even their role in the fate of Arcana, a character who actively helped them at every turn, doesn't bother them. The one Church they didn't attack is not linked to any Elemental/deity (but still requires the lifeforce of its followers).
Accidental Innuendo: Quite often. For example, by Bob when Shin was freezing to death. Oddly enough, only the GM seemed to notice this one:
Bob: I'll have them lick him. Mahyar:(beat) Oh, you mean the flames, right?
Alternative Character Interpretation: Are the players Heroes with Bad Publicity trying to save the world and keep the balance between the various mystical and political forces, or a bunch of Entitled Bastards who, because they literally stumbled on a giant elemental who gave them a vague prophecy, consider themselves above any law and run amock in the country, murdering political and religious heads or soldiers because they feel like it?
Knight Vlad stands still in his strange contraption and doesn't even counterattack when Shin and Théo destroy it, despite being presented as an imposing Black Knight. Spider!Rapier Man really was the Final Boss and Vlad a formality.
Death proved to be dangerous, powerful, and clever, but ultimately didn't do much itself outside of unleashing some zombies and stabbing Viktor. Most of the danger came from B.O.B. who went One-Winged Angel to kill it.
The third season finale continues the tradition: Icarus is turned into a pincushion by Shin, "Darkana" doesn't put up much of a fight, Enoch confronts B.O.B. but doesn't actually hurt him, and the real danger, once again, comes from a Brainwashed and Crazy adventurer and results in a Battle in the Center of the Mind. The actual threat, the Titan, is too powerful for them to fight it.
The second Live series suffers from this because of Shin's Critical Hit. Once again, the danger came more from his summonedminions than Sir Délénor himself.
The Big Bad from Starventures also gets this. Although badass enough to parry multiple attacks, he's dispatched rather quickly without doing any damage to the party (thanks again to a Critical Hit), making him less dangerous to the heroes than the Ewoks tribe, the rathtar or even the Stormtroopers. He even had to No-Sell a Wookie tackling him with his jetpack-powered charge just to be slightly more difficult.
Completely Averted with the Big Bad of the fourth season Melancholia who manages to not only hold back the aventurers (the fact most of them were badly wounded and/or out of psy certainly helped) but actually killed Shin.
Janet Dixon from Les Survivants is either seen as an intelligent and competent Pragmatic Heroine, while Krayn does a fantastic job at role-playing her; or she's seen as a hateful selfish Sociopathic Hero, while Krayn's decisions to favour safety and role-play over the Rule of Cool are regarded as boring.
In Starventures, when leaving on relatively friendly terms with the Ewoks who had captured them earlier, Fred asks if they could give them the detonator of the satchel charge 808 placed in their house without telling them what it does.
In the fourth Live storyline, when learning that there's a race of immortals that acquire said immortality by unknown means, his reaction was "Oh, I'm sure they eat babies or ass-fuck fetuses" prompting everyone to laugh and Krayn to say that they would cut that when editing (they didn't).
The players' comments in Les Survivants run on this.
Maeda. While she was haughty and enforced dubious laws, the most she did against the group was to test their might by unleashing a gargoyle and muting two allies who participated on an attack against her church. She even seemed to reluctantly accept Theo's offer to follow her leadership. The group, in turn, took deadly shots against her under a banner of peace or while she was grievously injured because she was disrespectful.
To be fair she did enjoy seeing them getting beat up by the gargoyle and tried to ruin their plan, but the group could have easily ignored her and went on with their quest.
They plan to use the Codices. So do Grunlek, B.O.B and Sanguinus.
They humbled the Churches under the threat of the Codices. The party burned down the Church of Whispers and assassinated their religious head, along with other Churches emmissaries.
They tried to have the party either killed or captured because they were a threat to their plans. The heroes killed simple guards for the same reasons.
They allied with the Mercenaries Guild who act as assassins. The party allied with Sanguinus, who use sacrifice and was ready to use civilians' blood, with the Thieves, who pretty much ransacked the city thanks to the adventurers, and with an amoral businesswoman who may finish to destroy the region economy.
They plan on summoning a titan to take care of their enemies, B.O.B did a Deal with the Devil to achieve the same results
Demonic Spiders: The Ewoks of all Star Wars creatures are surprisingly dangerous (or not, after all they beat the Empire). Their traps, while primitive, trounce the team.
Discredited Meme: The excessive use of "Witness!" turned it into an Overused Running Gag for many fans. Seb occasionally referenced it, but it can be grating when Bob starts to repeat it again and again (usually during another player's turn). He significantly toned it down after the second live storyline though.
Enjoy the Story, Skip the Game: Some people are more invested in the storyline itself than the players hijinks, but for most fans it is precisely the good Story-to-Gameplay Ratio that makes the series so great. Note that the opposite (people just wanting to see the players goofing around and not caring about the plot) is rather rare but it is true that some persons mostly see Aventures as a comedy.
Ensemble Dark Horse: B.O.B.'s demon father, Enoch, is extremely liked by the fanbase for his dandy appearance and sense of humor. Krayn even said Enoch was cool and that he wouldn't mind be turned evil by him. His Papa Wolf moment in the second live only increased his popularity.
On a lesser level, the "pinetooth tigers" are quite popular, which is especially notable since they actually never appeared in the game.
Foe Yay: A strange one-sided case when Elyren spends some quality time with young women dressed in the party's clothes and equipement.
Friendly Fandoms: Aventures is often called "the new Naheulbeuk", as both are web original, humorous take on the Role-Playing Game. The only difference is that Naheulbeuk is meant to be a parody, Aventures is supposed to be serious but often gets out of tracks because of its wisecracking participants and their unbelievable bad luck.
"Funny Aneurysm" Moment: In the 4th episode of the second season, when Shin accidentally shoots Viktor in the back, Fred asks if he can use his advantage to reduce the damage but Mahyar counters that he didn't expect the danger to come from their ranks.
Seb: That's the twist of season 2.
Game-Breaker: Seb has a really odd luck that takes the scenario to the extreme: on one hand he can make a hard battle a Curb-Stomp Battle in their favor (like the second Live or Starventures) but on the other hand his failures tend to make the game a bit slower since he is out of mana fast.
Growing the Beard: Season 3 has a clear bump in budget but also in characters and storyline, which lot of fans see as a net improvement. While the first season was basic since they wanted to explained RPG to the viewer and seasons 2 started world building, season 3 has the players and Mahyar being more serious while still cracking jokes.
Fred being more involved in role-playing Théo coincides with the character growing an actual beard, possibly invoking this trope.
He's Just Hiding!: It's never explicitly stated that the little girl that Théo slammed into actually died. A fact that Théo keeps insisting on, earning her the nickname of "Schrodinger's girl".
Ho Yay: Often Invoked and Lampshaded, like the time right after the group managed to escape from prison when Shin (due to a Critical Failure) was slowly freezing to death and had to be warmed by B.O.B.'s flames while being shirtless. Who said Fanfic Fuel?
Seb: No! Not the homoerotic subtext! Bring me back to the pit instead!
Lost in Medias Res: The In Medias Res intro of Starventures lasts 5 episodes before the action calms down and the players have the chance to present their new characters. And after that, the group is caught in a rather filler arc about them being captured by Ewoks. Even the GM eventually lampshades that.
After several lucky rolls and successful actions, like strangling his (wounded) captor, fighting off several zombies with a metal bar and saving a wounded survivor while being ready to brave bullets, Andrew Cricket from Les Survivants is turning into this. Comments in Episode 12 compare him to Theo from Aventures, Indiana Jones (also done by the players), Yoda and Chuck Norris' master. His luck ran out however after the Time Skip, because of a suprise attack from a zombie.
Jokingly, in the more recent episodes, the players and the commentators are turning Lily-Rose Litchfield from Les Survivants into a Little Miss Badass who, if the other survivors let her, would fight off the Future by herself. The fact that she has better stats for using firearms than Janet has not gone unnoticed by some... The first thing Fred does while controlling her in the final episode is nailing a critical success, then saving John after sneaking behind a zombie and stabbing it with broken glass. The others start to theorize that she may be a ninja. And she's one of the few survivors still standing at the end.
Bob: "That little girl is an assassin!"
Again from Les Survivants, John Mc'Brian the bus driver for both the viewers and the players, after he alternated between a Critical Failure and a Critical Success, which meant he crashed the bus he was driving but survived without a scratch.
Janet Dixon from Les Survivants is a ruthless pragmatic Nominal Heroine who often uses a knife to defend herself from zombies and crazy survivors. Some comments and even the players themselves tend to amplify that trait, presenting her as a crazy Knife Nut who loves to knife everything that passes within her range. In reality, while she does have problems, she's also one of the most reliable members of the group and is sometimes a surprisingly Reasonable Authority Figure. If anything, she's far more ruthless, pragmatic and selfish than a psycothic Knife Nut.
Or there is him cutting the throat of the defeated and unarmed mercenary in the season 3 preview because he Had Outlived His Usefulness. For someone who always placed "honour" in such a high ground, this is pretty ruthless and dark. The Death of Viktor really broke something in him.
B.O.B. burning Jenko alive, an old man unarmed and tied up who had no chance to even defend himself and was not presenting any danger at this instant, because he willingly sold them to Vlad definitely was a Disproportionate Retribution, and Balthazar enjoying it like a maniac makes it even worse.
In the first Live, even if he eventually did not do it because of Grunlek's opposition, he intended to kill The Mentally Disturbed hobo who thought that a spider was his mother while he was unconscious.
In season 3, he ordered Sanguinus to kill everyone that wasn't part of their group on the Intendants' island. Even Théo is shocked and opposed to the idea, prefering to judge them.
Shin killing Sister Maeda while she was severely crippled and laying on the ground in the middle of her friends. Sure she was trying to do something against them but Shin's reasons were more being sick of her, hating churches, and wanting to join the avatar of Death.
Gaar killing Zaart the Trandoshan. Not only was it a Disproportionate Retribution towards someone they barely knew, who helped them right before and who was apparently leaving more driven by fear than by intent to betray them, but this is a clear Fantastic Hate Crime against a creature who indeed was from the species who decimated Gaar's one but it has never been stated that he participated in the slaughter. Plus, if 808 is to be believed, he probably was an outcast due to the fact that he was albino.
Later in the season Théo upstage him when trying to make his archenemy Elyren talk.
B.O.B.: I'm supposed to be the half demon here!
In the fourth Live, the group have a water elemental prisoner. Théo propose the two following punishments: 1) Keep him imprisoned, go kill his whole family and clan so that he would cross the Despair Event Horizon and kill himself when they would release him. 2) Leave him hanging in the air so he would literally dry to death. Everyone else was Squicked by the idea.
The rathtar crushing and slamming the Stormtroopers all over the place until you can only hear the squishy sound of their scattered bones and flesh echoing through their metallic suits. Squick!
In season 3 episode 16, B.O.B. torture a helpless servant and shows that Bob learned a lot from the torture sequence of Gods Will Be Watching, going fully into Faux Affably Evil and coupled with a creepy music.
Nightmare Retardant: The flesh drinkers for the players, who find their tokens too ridiculous to be taken seriously (despite their Nightmare Fuel description by Mahyar). At least Sorina-Chan's illustration was actually scary.
Never Live It Down: Théo (maybe) killing the little girl. It's constantly brought up, every single time Théo suggests a strategy that might cause someone to die. And every single time, he insists that they were never actually sure that she did die.
Knight Vlad wanted to protect humanity by getting rid of all magical beings which is a bit extreme, but everything that happened after didn't really prove him wrong. Théo acknowledges that he may have been right towards the end of the third season.
The Churches don't trust the group and ask them to turn back and go away when they arrive to the Conclave because they're considered dangerous, incompetent and untrustworthy after the event of Wonders City and the Church of Whispers. The very fact that the group unknowingly brought a powerful entity controlling the dead proves them right.
Viktor is ridiculed by B.O.B., Shin and Grunlek when he tries to dissuade them from allying with Death, saying that it is too powerful an entity to control. B.O.B. maintains that it was not aggressive, forgetting the fact that the party was attacked away from the camp as soon as zombies were summoned and that he himself was bitten while trying to flee, so any civilian in the region would have been killed by Death's minions at that point.
Take That, Scrappy!: Telling him to shut up when he began talking before his turn, having his character meet his embarrassing demonic father, joking that his accidental loss of connection is his punishment It seems that the GM too is sometimes unnerved by Bob too.
Averted according to Mahyar who says that he actually enjoys Bob's nitpicks because he is the most involved in the plot and the characters while also being a great member of the Cast Calculus.
Theme Pairing: As soon as Cygne appeared, a lot of people were already shipping her with her fellow half-elemental and Launcher of a Thousand Ships Shin. Her smooth attitude and the comically out-of-place romantic music used during their conversation probably helped.
Unexpected Character: Several characters from Season 1 make a brief and unexpected return during the group's time-travelling hijinks in Season 4, including the Rapier Man and the little girl herself.
Neptune, the imposing leader of the water halflings from the second Live arc, only appears at the end of it and does nothing.
Cyrianna and Dalanéa from the fourth Live, the former being the (surprise) aunt of Balthazar and the latter a Mysterious Woman working for the Sons of Knowledge.
They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: The fourth Live was about about a sexy redhead and a clan of blood half-elementals fighting over a powerful magical artifact. But because it was supposed to be a "one-shot" arc - and possibly due to Mahyar losing most of his files in a computer crash before the session - the ending was rushed and the group left the conflict before its conclusion, though now in possession of a water elemental. We didn't even got the opportunity to see any Blood Magic in action!
A pack of creatures appears in the shadow, described as "feline" by Mahyar. Flesh drinkers? Pinetooth tigers?! Nope: just plain old Savage Wolves.
Lily-Rose Litchfield is an eleven-years-old girl who, at the beginning of the Zombie Apocalypse, came back to her house and found the walls covered with blood and her zombified mother roaming in the kitchen with her throat slit. She then had to survive several weeks by herself before being found by a group of survivors. Needless to say, she's a little traumatized by the whole situation. She manages to overcome it and take a level in badass during the course of the story.
Nathan Strachan. After the beginning of the Zombie Apocalypse, he lost his wife during the raid of a group of plunderers. He survived alone with his son during several months, only to lose his kid during the winter (probably because of a sickness). Then, he's captured by the Future and becomes their slave. To make things worst, he gets a Hope Spot when he's rescued by the heroes, only to die two episodes later when a group of zombies falls on him from a terrace.