- Awesome Music: The use of Martin O'Donnell's and Michael Salvatori's scores from the Halo trilogy.
- Broken Base: It began to create one for 343 Industries, though eventually Halo: Cryptum and the comic adaptations of Halo: The Fall of Reach managed to Win Back the Crowd.
- Ensemble Dark Horse:
- Daisy, the Spartan from Homecoming, has become rather popular on DeviantArt, perhaps because being seemingly The Cutie among a pack of supersoldiers, as well as having red armor. As of the release of Halo Silent Storm, she's the only character originating from Legends to have more than just a cameo in other Halo media.
- Ghost, the stoic, emotionless marine with a dark history who ends up piloting a near-unstoppable, Gundam-like battle mech, and manages to take out Hunters, Elites, Grunts, two Wraiths, and a freakin Phantom before going out in an explosion with an epic one liner and a satisfied grin. Basically, Ghost proves that Spartans aren't the only ones who get in on the action.
- Fan-Disliked Explanation: The Elite who nearly killed John at the end of The Package was hinted to be the future ally the Arbiter because the subtitles referred to him as "Thel". However, when fans pointed out that Thel 'Vadamee was already a Zealot (as opposed to a lowly Major) during his first fight against a Spartan in Halo: The Cole Protocol, the character was changed to be another random Elite named Thel 'Lodamee. Now the canon fit together again, but the irony was lost.
- Fridge Brilliance: The collection is titled Halo Legends, and particularly in the case of The Duel, they mean it. Just as the legends of King Arthur are based (loosely) on real events and people with plenty of exaggeration and anachronism, so too would the story of the first fallen Arbiter be conflated to an epic tale of betrayal that perhaps kind of resembles historical events if you look at it funny—but screw it, it's an entertaining way to tell the tale, no?
- Harsher in Hindsight: While the scene with Master Chief giving Daisy Due to the Dead when he stumbles on her corpse was sad originally, it's made alot worse when you learn in Silent Storm that her and the Chief were actually very close. Imagine what he was thinking.
- Moral Event Horizon: Haka, from "The Duel", crosses it when he forces the Arbiter's friend Roh to murder the Abitier's wife Han, only to murder Roh when he does the deed.
- The Scrappy:
- They Changed It, Now It Sucks!: The rather loose approach to canon (particularly on the visual side of things) resulted in this response.
YMMV / Halo Legends