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  • Accidental Innuendo: "Humans are just so hellishly anal."
  • Base-Breaking Character: It depends on how unsympathetic you think these Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonists are.
    • Half the fandom thinks Gabriel is the perfect Audience Surrogate, enjoy the Boke and Tsukkomi Routine between her and Vignette, and thinks she does actually care about her friends in her own way. The other half, however, think she's just a Jerkass with no redeeming qualities and a leech toward other characters such as Vignette or the Angel Coffee owner. Fans who like Satanichia especially don't think too highly of her, since they consider her to be a jerk to Satanichia for no reason.
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    • Raphiel's Troll antics rub some the wrong way, as many don't think she has any deeper dimensions to her character beyond screwing with the others For the Lulz. Others, however, consider her to be a walking Funny Moment, and do think she shows qualities beyond trolling. Just like Gabriel, a lot of her hate comes from the Satanichia fans, as she's Raphiel's most frequent target.
    • Finally Satanichia herself. While she might be popular overall, she also has quite a few vocal detractors who are simply tired of her idiocy and complete inability to improve in any way.
  • Designated Monkey: Satanichia tends to be this. Most of the time she brings it on herself, but there are moments where Gabriel is a Jerkass to her or Raphiel trolls her when she hasn't even done anything.
  • Draco in Leather Pants: Far less serious than most, but there's a large section of the fanbase, sometimes referred to as the "Satanichia-Did-Nothing-Wrong Brigade", that paint Satanichia as a pitiful woobie who's constantly bullied and abused by her Poisonous Friends. While some of their grievances are justified, she's still a Know-Nothing Know-It-All who brings much of her treatment on herself, plus she's an idiot to the point that she can't take a hint.
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  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Among the periphery cast, Tapris. She's beloved for being a hilarious Fish out of Water who has trouble adjusting to Earth, being one of the few angels who acts like she should, and being a proper rival to Satanichia due to genuinely believing the demon to be a threat.
  • Epileptic Trees: Why are the parents of the girls shown so similar to each other outwardly? In particular, the parents of Satanichia differ only in the shade of red hair, and the parents of Vignette have a similar phenotype. Are they relatives? Moreover, we are not shown the parents of Raphiel, but her butler looks like her older sister.
  • Fandom Rivalry: A minor once with Himouto! Umaru-chan due to both shows having a lazy otaku shut-in as The Protagonist. Umaru fans argue that Gabriel Dropout follows a cliched Four-Girl Ensemble genre that has been done to death while Umaru offers a more unique experience. Gabriel fans cite that Gabriel is a far more likable character than Umaru, stating that Umaru is an awful person and the show tries to pass her annoying behavior off as jokes, as opposed to Gabriel who doesn't pretend to be someone she isn't and is actually a Jerk with a Heart of Gold along with the show offering more versatility through its ensemble cast.
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  • Fanon: Everyone in the main cast is gay, no exceptions. Also, some fans have taken a liking to the idea that Vigne always counts Gabriels to go to sleep (although she's only shown to be doing it once). Some fanartists have taken a liking to portray Raphiel as being a fan of BDSM (yes, Satanachia is the passive one). Portraying Vigne and/or Gabriel as covert pervertsis also another popular idea in the fandom (especially fanart).
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: Gabriel/Vignette is the most popular pairing involving Gabriel in fanart and fanfics, although Satanachia/Gabriel also has its fans. Raphiel is almost always paired with Satanachia.
  • Follow the Leader: The show has been compared to Lucky Star due to being a Slice of Life comedy following a Four-Girl Ensemble of moe high school girls, with the main duo having a Boke and Tsukkomi Routine; a Brilliant, but Lazy otaku gamer and a responsible Straight Man. Although it also serves as a Stealth Parody of the genre by emphasising on the girls' negative qualities.
  • Fountain of Memes: Satanichia and Raphiel are the most famous characters of this manga among anime fandom because of the former's stupid behavior and the latter' trollish antics.
  • Just Here for Godzilla: Plenty of people watch this just to see Satanichia being bullied.
  • Launcher of a Thousand Ships: Gabriel has been paired with Vigne, Satania, Raphiel, Tapris.
  • Les Yay: See here.
  • Memetic Badass: The dog who keeps stealing Satania's melon bread. It even had Zelel terrified of it and running in fear.
  • Memetic Loser: Satanichia. According to the fandom; she gets bullied by anyone and everyone, and is always doomed to fail. Poor Satanichia.
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • I'm Satanichia McDowell! Explanation 
    • Poor Satanichia.../Please don't bully Satanichia Explanation 
    • Praise the Pantsu!note 
    • Merry Christmas... Merry Christmas! MERRY! CHRISTMAS!!! Explanation 
    • Holy censor barsnote 
    • In the name of the Dark Lord, Amen.note 
    • I want season 2 for this shipExplanation 
  • Memetic Troll: Raphiel might just be the most famous troll in the anime community of The New '10s.
  • Moe: It's a series about cute angelic and devilish girls doing cute things, what else did you expect?
  • Narm: The sheer amount of Heaven/Hell puns in the anime's English subs. A chunk of the fans feel this throws the series into Saturday Morning Cartoon territory, while others enjoy how punny they can take it.
  • Ron the Death Eater:
    • A lot of Satanichia's fans, of which there are many, will claim that Raphiel deliberately targets Satanichia and enjoys making her life a living Hell, sometimes even going so far as to characterize her as an abuser or someone who gets off on her bullying. However, in canon Raphiel is The Gadfly who simply pranks people to get a few laughs, and Satanichia is only the target of most of said pranks because she's the only one stupid enough to keep falling for them.
    • The same case could be made for Gabriel, who is often portrayed as being an unapologetic and ungrateful jerk to everyone, and particularly nasty to Satanichia for no reason at all. However, while Gabriel is pretty rude in canon she is usually called out for it, and does have some Pet the Dog moments along the way. Her particular dislike of Satanichia is because she has deliberately tried to fight Gabriel more than once, and continually refuses the latter's occasional nice gestures thanks to a misguided sense of pride.
  • Unintentionally Sympathetic: Gabriel has this. She is a jerk to Satanichia, but in multiple occasions Satanichia started those fights and she has been shown to threaten Gabriel's life, such as using a gun on her and unleashing a slime beast that put everyone in danger. Gabriel has also shown some Pet the Dog moments towards Satanichia, who just slaps them away.
  • Unpopular Popular Character: Satanichia is very much so this. She's a Butt-Monkey and The Friend Nobody Likes In-Universe but is an insanely popular Breakout Character who is adored by the fandom.
  • Ship-to-Ship Combat: There is some between the Gabriel/Vigne shippers and Gabriel/Satania shippers, but it tends to remain mostly peaceful.
  • The Woobie: If you perceive what is happening around Satanichia too seriously, you can start to consider her a victim of bullying. However, given her behavior, in half the cases this trope will be averted.


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