- Anti-Climax Boss: Other than giving a Not So Different speech, Acheron does absolutely nothing to stop Scar from killing him.
- One-Scene Wonder: Mr. Garfiel in Flowers of Antimony
- Original Flavour: The series was intended to be this, as a continuation of the manga/Brotherhood. It apparently succeeded in the attempt, since a number of reviewers have expressed suspicion that the author is really Hiromu Arakawa using a fake name. (She isn't, but she appreciates the thought.)
- The Woobie: Riza in the second half of The Game of Three Generals. She has to deal with the supposed murder of her only living relative, her husband being put on trial for said murder and subsequently being found guilty and sentenced to death. Following the first of these, she's put in a Gilded Cage and the only person she has any contact with is Ed. On top of all of that, because of her pregnancy, her emotions are on overdrive, making her feel even worse.
YMMV / Elemental Chess Trilogy