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  • Adaptation Displacement: The fact Canaan isn't an anime original is pretty much unknown to most. This is because the original game was a Japanese only title until 2018.
  • Crazy Awesome: Jin the Taxi Driver.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: This may be the only show where a suicide assassination attempt is played for laughs—at first.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: The badass taxi driver who wasn't even named in-story!
  • Evil Is Sexy: Alphard and Liang Qi.
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  • Foe Yay: Alphard does like pinning Canaan down a lot, and isn't particularly in a hurry to kill her, which makes Liang Qi quite jealous.
  • Genius Bonus:
    • Alphard is the name of a star in the middle of the Hydra constellation. It is also known as the "Heart of the Snake" because of that (thus, no wonder Alphard commands the "Snakes"). "Al-Phard" also means "the lonely one" in Arabic because it's the brightest star in the whole sky sector.
    • Canaan is the name of the land that eventually became Israel in the Old Testament.
    • Before even that, "Canaan" referred to Phoenicians (you can even hear the phonetic similarity) in their own language. Phoenicians were the supreme mariners and traders of their time and founded Carthage, The Rival and Worthy Opponent to Ancient Rome. They also invented the alphabet.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: In first episode, on a tv screen the TVB Jade watermark is displayed on the further top-right. In spring 2013, the watermark was moved there in Real Life as part of the switch away from standard definition.
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  • Les Yay: There are quite a few fans of Alphard/Canaan, not to mention Maria/Canaan.
  • Magnificent Bitch: You might see Alphard as this.
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • Sugoi!
  • Moral Event Horizon: Liang Qi does not seem to be able to live through one day without doing this once.
  • More Popular Spin Off: In North America, due to Type-Moon involvement and the obscurity of the original game.
  • One-Scene Wonder: CHINESE STYLE. '''HIGH TENSION!'''
  • Ship-to-Ship Combat: Between Alphard/Canaan and Maria/Canaan.
  • Signature Scene:
    • Liang Qi's death scene. Not only the musical backdrop add the tension of the scene, but the overall circumstance of the scene makes this feel like scene with a Shakespearean villain. Dying from an ironic, but in character means and a tragic story behind it all.
    • The most well-known fight scene is the one where Alphard and Canaan fight while Alphard is all dressed up.
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  • Squick: Hakko becomes very intimate with Santana's dead body. Not just squick, but due to the circumstances, a brutal Tear Jerker since it shows you how far past the Despair Event Horizon the poor girl is.
  • Tear Jerker: Hakko and Santana's deaths. There's also Liang Qi's death, as horrifiying as it is saddening.
  • The Woobie:
    • Hakko. Oh, Hakko.
    • Cummings, too.
  • Woolseyism: The dub adds more swearing.

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