- Jerkass Woobie: Whether deliberately or a case of Unintentionally Unsympathetic, in contrast to the "tragically misguided antagonists" in earlier stories, Kyrie is not very likeable. Petulant, self-centered and violent, she comes across as not only obsessed but borderline deranged. (Her shooting of Rein in particular borders on Kick the Dog.) On the other hand, when events turn against her they turn hard, and it is difficult not to feel sorry for her by the end of Reflection.
- Suspiciously Similar Song: "Futatsu No Hoshi" sounds very similar to "Arrival to Earth" from Michael Bay's Transformers film series. Given how Reflection is littered with humongous mecha compared to past installments and the creator of the Nanoha being an avid mecha fan; This comes off as unintentionally ironic.
- Unexpected Character:
- Shario probably wasn't very high on the list of characters that fans expected to appear, in part because the movie takes place before Nanoha and the gang met her in canon. To say nothing of the fact that Arisa and Suzuka's parents also show up, only one of which had ever been mentioned before (and that was in the light novel adaptation of the first season).
- Chapter 6 of the manga featured a cameo of Misato Mikami (Nanoha's paternal aunt), somebody who hasn't been seen or mentioned since the Triangle Heart 3 OVA, 15 years earlier.
- Viewer Gender Confusion: The English subtitles on the official BluRay release consistently use male pronouns to refer to Dearche (and, to a lesser extent, Stern and Levi), in spite of the feminine outfits. Combined with their childlike, androgynous appearance, it can be rather unclear whether they're meant to be boys or girls.note
YMMV / Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Reflection