- Adaptation Displacement: More people remember the show than the toy line that came with it.
- Germans Love David Hasselhoff: Considered to be a blink-and-you-miss-it show by a Huffpost article but had a fair amount of success in the UK.
- Hilarious in Hindsight: Characters named after gemstones? Steven Universe must be copying this gimmick. It certainly doesn't help that Steven's gem is placed in the exact same position as the Trollz (belly button) or that it's powers initially activated by glowing-meaning roughly the first two minutes of both show's pilots are nearly identical in events. =
- Ho Yay Shipping: Onyx/Topaz or Ruby/Amethyst.
- Jerkass Woobie: Ruby during the arc where her friends turn evil and leave her all sad and lonely.
- Launcher of a Thousand Ships: Topaz has been paired up with Simon, Jasper and Onyx. Ruby has also been paired with Rock, Simon and the other members of the BFFL.
- Retroactive Recognition: The theme song is performed by The Valli Girls. Two members from that band would eventually form HAIM.
- They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot:
- There was a lot more the writers could've done with the story arc where the girls turned evil.
- On the website there is mention of Black Amber, implied to be very bad stuff, and how it contributed to how things turned out—Simon was said to have unleashed it, almost destroying the planet. It's never mentioned in the show.
- Ugly Cute: Sandstone the ogre.
- Visual Effects of Awesome: The effects used when casting spells.
YMMV / Trollz