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YMMV / Elemental Goddess

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  • Anvilicious: The end of Episode Two and the entirety of the Very Special Episode.
  • Designated Hero: Jessica. Chip Cheezum puts it best—"You are a terrible role model for little girls."
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Arguably Loretta—or as most people will know her, "Lugata." Chip and Ironicus seem to think so, anyway.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: In Gypsy's revelation, Gypsy mentioned how she once represented hope, but after making a Face–Heel Turn, she caused despair and destruction. A few years later, a show comes where all the Magical Girls represent hope, only to eventually fall to the dark side and become their Evil Counterpart, which represent despair and destruction.
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  • HSQ: Surprisingly high. Say what you will about the level of quality, this is a show in which a character uses the Star of David as a laser shuriken.
  • Idiot Plot: Okay, the bad guys know where the Power Crystal that allows them to win is, and none of the girls know where it is or even that it even exists. Yet instead of actually getting it and pwning everyone right away, the bad guys decide to fight the girls anyway. And the girls fight back, while still not knowing exactly why.
  • Memetic Mutation: After Chip & Ironicus' riffing on the second episode and its anvilicious anti-fundamentalist themes, "ISLAMIC FUNDAMENTALISTS" seems to be catching on.
  • Most Annoying Sound: LUGATA-LUGATA!
  • Narm: Possibly starting with a transformed Jessica declaring, in all seriousness and with "epic music," "My name is Jessica!" And it just gets weirder from there.
    • "I CAN'T TAKE THIS ANYMORE" *runs straight into electrical field*
    • "I hate people, I just can't bear them! My name's Rafiel."
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    • "Jews have been useless throughout history!" is a lot funnier than it should (or was supposed to) be.
  • Shocking Swerve: The revelation that the series takes place in the Middle East and trying to shoehorn in Middle Eastern social issues can come off as this, due to the abundance of generic white characters and bland city setting not giving any hints as to this. The only real hint is the brief appearance of a mosque in one episode, which comes off as more of a Big-Lipped Alligator Moment until the revelation.
    • The laundromat where we are introduced to Mandana has Arabic writing on the shop front, but it's a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment.

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