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  • Accidental Innuendo: The very title of the series, Lolirock. Even if Word of God is that the first part of the name comes from "LOL", many internet users don't buy it, and instead believe it was probably a Critical Research Failure that led the producers to use a piece of Japanese slang without knowing that said slang is sexually charged and morally controversial.
  • Alternative Character Interpretation:
    • Some of Gramorr's interactions with Banes have seemed more like Banes is smarter than he looks. This either means Banes is the true enemy, and Gramorr knows this, but dies with the secret at the end. More evidenced by the fact that their last look at each other is somewhat of Banes saying "You have failed me for the last time."
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    • Mephisto and Praxina seem to always find new ways to gain power. It is obvious that they plan to overthrow Gramorr in "Princess Brenda", but getting the Book of Spells or using new power from Gramorr could possibly be used so they could try and take him over.
  • Awesome Art: The art of the show is high quality, from the cute character designs to the shining magic battles. The transformations are also pretty awesome, if a bit blinding.
  • Ass Pull:
    • The Power Booster in "Batty" seems to come out of nowhere, even though the Princesses and the Twins know about it very well.
    • There's also the sudden appearance of Lyna and Carissa. While they are last-minute additions to the show, they seem to just be automatically written in, having little backstory like the rest of the Princesses.
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: Iris's power-up in "Stitches". She uses it to destroy the monster's stinger, but it is never brought up again.
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  • Crosses the Line Twice: In "Castles In The Sand", Talia and Auriana compare surfing to a sport back on Ephedia, and mention how all the competitors were eaten, talking about it like it was something they were used to on Ephedia.
  • Ear Worm: The theme song.
  • Family-Unfriendly Aesop: Episode 8, which was so bad, the creators apologized for it. The premise was supposed to be Talia going on a date, but it's handled terribly. Not only is Talia made out to be a bad person for not being interested, but Kyle is never called out for his borderline stalker-ish behavior (repeatedly pursuing her, using gifts to win her affection, showing up at her home with no permission), nor are Iris and Auriana called out for violating Talia's privacy (giving Kyle her phone number without Talia's consent). On top of all that, Praxina taunts Talia for believing Kyle was her boyfriend, which never happened, so it comes out of nowhere. It doesn't help the very next episode has Talia and Iris apologize to Auriana for teasing her about being boy-crazy. So, it's okay to be interested in boys (one or many), but not okay to be uninterested entirely?
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  • Fan-Preferred Couple: Mephisto has all but admitted to a crush on Auriana, but fans seem to much, much prefer him with Talia, whom he barely interacts with.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
  • Launcher of a Thousand Ships: Auriana, who is shipped with everyone, boys and girls alike.
  • Narm:
    • The "Loli" part of the title is contentious enough, but "Rock" isn't very far away given that there is little to no rock in the show's music (being instead your typical teen pop mix).
    • Most episodes have stock dialogue from previous episodes ("You're so gonna pay for your evilness", "You're so gonna regret this!", Gramorr's screams and grunts whenever an Oracle Gem is returned, etc.) and it is quite easy to pick out which episodes they came from.
  • No Such Thing as Bad Publicity: As said above, the very title of the series is awkwardly funny, though it might have helped somewhat to the shows's popularity given that most of its expectation before its premiere in Disney Channel came from older viewers exhilarated at it and wanting to find out what was it about.
  • So Okay, It's Average: General consensus is that it's not a bad show and has a very nice art style and animation with some nice music to boot. But if one has seen any other magical girl show, this one doesn't bring anything new to the table that hasn't already been covered in others (Amnesiac heroine who's from another world which is taken over by an evil force who likewise happens to be a princess, bumbling bad guys, conflicts that tie into the plot of the episode, etc). Slow plot progression was also noted to be a factor (Heck the season one finale pretty much resets the progression, forcing the girls to find the gems again, Only difference now was that two additional members joined the girls, otherwise they were no closer to stopping the Big Bad) and only really starts picking up mid season 2.
  • They Copied It, So It Sucks!: Most detractors of the show don't find it any better then Sailor Moon or Winx Club, seeing nothing really unique about it save the Awesome Art. In Spain, the only Spanish-speaking country where it was released, comparisons with Angel's Friends came inevitably too due to a slight case of Dueling Shows with them.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character:
    • Carissa and Lyna both were introduced as very interesting characters in Home Parts I and II, and were even sent to help the girls on Earth for Season 2, but then almost never used outside a few spotlight episodes. Lyna moreso than Carissa, though. Carissa is the only one who gets two episodes to herself.
    • Similarly with Lev. He was shown to be a villain at the end of Season 1, but in Season 2, he only appears in the two-parter "Stop in the Name of Lev", where he is left to fight Gramorr alone, possibly killing him.
    • Aunt Ellen/Ellira in Season 2. After it is revealed she is Ephedian, she hardly gets any action, and only reveals herself in the season finale.
    • Kyle. He only appears in one episode of Season 1, where Talia loosens up, and in another single episode of Season 2, where he is once again the Victim of the Week. His relationship with Talia doesn't seem to progress any further than it already has with her fumbling around him.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: What ever happened to Iris’ magical singing voice? They could’ve explored more of it or at least it be a recurring part of her skillset, or just at least let her use it in episodes after To Find A Princess, even just once. But nope, they decided to sweep that under the rug. Did her voice just stop doing things after she transformed for the first time? The world may never know.
  • What an Idiot!: In "I Want My LTV", the girls, who are trying to make a music video, stumble across Mephisto and Praxina who are trying to film a music video. While it's lampshaded that it's suspicious, the one thing that sticks out is that they ask for them to remove their jewelry during filming. And they need these jewelry. Let that sink in for a minute.

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