- Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: In both versions of the game, the Batmobile occasionally appears outside Hagatha's cave. In the remake, it crashes against a cliff offscreen.
- Complete Monster: The Father in the Fan Remake starts off merely as an Evil Chancellor who sets Graham up to head to Kolyma. Two of his lieutenants have taken up residence there (one of which had been holding Valanice captive out of petty spite and had killed other women who had aroused her ire). Graham, being Graham, is able to dodge their traps and helps convince one to leave. After returning home with Valanice, Graham exposes the Evil Chancellor who abruptly goes One-Winged Angel, levels a deadly curse, and vanishes. The flash-forward scene during the Air Gem test has his showing up at Graham's darkest hour to gloat, the Fanon dialogue indicating that he had another of his mooks kidnap and enslave Graham's kid for sixteen years, set the three-headed dragon on Daventry to ruin it, and then forced Graham to sacrifice his remaining child to it. The next part of the curse drops Graham with heart failure at a moment of triumph, and the last gets a Prophecy Twist, thankfully. Thing is, he really doesn't have it in for Graham per se. Graham just happens to be standing between him and some leftover power from Daventry's first king.
- Genius Bonus: Some of the Shout Outs and Continuity Nods in the Fan Remake are really, really obscure.
- Hilarious in Hindsight: In the original game, killing the monk is something so horrible that the game kicks you out. In the remake, you have to kill the monk to beat the game
- Most Annoying Sound: Possum's voice in the fan remake sounds like a squirrel on helium.
- Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: The Fan Remake does this for the original.
- Sophomore Slump: The game isn't as good as King's Quest I: Quest For The Crown, but it is important to later games and did help launch the series.
- Take That, Scrappy!: During the Cloud Spirit test in the remake, if you pass the first two questions you can choose an optional answer where Graham asks Connor to free the kingdom from a dreaded beast... revealed to be Cedric the Owl, and then he draws his blade and chases the damned owl himself.
YMMV / King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne