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  • Alternative Character Interpretation:
  • Anvilicious: "The New Millenium", and "The Near-Future City".
  • Ascended Meme: Akita Neru, Yowane Haku, Hachune Miku, Sakine Meiko and TakoLuka are fanmade Vocaloids all officially recognized by Crypton. Unusual in that Neru and Haku's voices are modified versions of Miku's voice, and Hachune is just a Super-Deformed Miku. Kasane Teto also started out as an unofficial April Fools prank, but she's still depicted alongside the Crypton gang despite going on to be a singer for a different engine.
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  • Awesome Music: A lot of the songs. Listed here.
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment:
    • "Tower of Sunz" has one from approximately 3:25 to 4:20.
    • Miku fights a Godzilla rip-off in the "Kyoudai Shoujo" PV in Project Diva 2nd. After it's defeated, she fights it again on the Moon. And then, they sing together and bow to the audience. Yeah.
  • Cargo Ship: Kaito/Ice Cream
  • "Common Knowledge":
    • While it is true that Vocaloids gained a massive popularity boost in Japan that helped spread its usage wide, it didn't originate there. The first couple of Vocaloids were English-speaking and were used as background singers for certain projects as well, such as using LOLA in Paprika.
    • Gumi and Gakupo, while they may be treated as Sixth Rangers to the Crypton Vocaloids, are not part of V2's Character Vocal series and are Internet Co creations. The series they belong to is called the Character Artist series.
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    • When "Nyanyanyanyanyanyanya!" got popular through its use in the Nyan Cat video, several news sources and netizens claimed Miku was the one who sang it. While Miku did sing the original version, the song used in the video was a cover by the UTAU Momone Momo.
  • Complete Monster: See here.
  • Covered Up:
    • The Gakupo cover of "Turkish March Owata" has become so popular that some people refuse to even acknowledge the original Miku version of the song - by the same artist. Which is to say nothing of the fact that a lot of English-speaking fans seem to forget that the reason the words "Turkish March" are in there is because it's a lyrical version of a classical piece by the same name.
    • The Momo Momone version of "Nyanyanyanya!" is far more popular than the Miku original.
    • Miku's version of "Ievan Polka" is more well known than the original.
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    • "A Clingy Boy Sticking for 15 Years" was originally a Miku song, but it's far better known by its VY2 cover by the same producer.
    • "From a Miniature Garden Where the Dragon Howls" (Often mistranslated as "From the Sandplay Singing of the Dragon") was originally a Miku song but the Gakupo/Kaito/Len remix is far more popular.
  • Die for Our Ship:
    • Miku gets a lot of hate from hardcore shippers of different pairings. When she is paired with Len, Rin/Len shippers perceive her as a Clingy Jealous Girl. On YouTube, she is often bashed by Meiko/Kaito and Luka/Gakupo fans who dislike the Miku/Kaito or Miku/Gakupo pairings. It all probably ties into It's Popular, Now It Sucks! (see below).
    • Meiko seems to get a LOT more hate towards her for being "in the way" of Kaito/Miku, than Miku gets for being "in the way" of... pretty much every ship, for some reason.
    • Gakupo gets this from Miku/Luka fans, Len/Kaito fans, Rin/Len fans (apparently, everyone gets some of this from Rin/Len fans) to the point it gets a little annoying.
  • Ear Worm: There's at least one everywhere. For everyone. It's just a matter of finding your personal one. It has its own page.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse:
    • Kaito. When he was released, he was Crypton's poorest-selling Vocaloid release. Shortly after Miku came along, however, his popularity suddenly skyrocketed.
    • Original fan-made derivatives turned semi-official Vocaloids Haku Yowane and Neru Akita are both very popular with fans, to the point that they are more popular and recognized than some of the actual Vocaloids.
    • Bizu, the cartoony, imp-like character featured in the "Snobbism" PV by Neru, is so well-loved and iconic that he gets just as much fanwork as many of the Vocaloids themselves. It's not uncommon for fanart to depict Bizu alongside the Vocaloids, and even people that hate original-character-focused PVs will make an exception for "Snobbism".
  • Everyone Is Jesus in Purgatory:
    • Opinions vary quite a bit on what, if anything, the song "Rolling Girl" could be about, with theories ranging from suicide to an abusive relationship.
    • The writer of "Alice Human Sacrifice" explicitly subverted the trope- according to him, (roughly translated) "it's a series of events with the Vocaloids, nothing else. Sorry."
    • No one can seem to figure out what "Matryoshka" is actually about, with theories including extreme stress, drugs, mental illness, and pregnancy. Another common interpretation is ironically that of criticism to those that interpret songs in "wrong" ways.
    • Similarly, nobody can figure out "Panda Hero". The most common theory is that it's about a bunch of opium addicts playing baseball. Yes, really.
  • Face of the Band: Whoa, whoa, whoa, wait! There's more Vocaloids than just Miku?
  • Fandom-Enraging Misconception: Say that Vocaloid is an anime to any Voca-fan and watch the flames rise.
  • Fandom Rivalry: Hatsune Miku vs Super Sonico, due to their similarities. Also due to the rise of Miku's It's Popular, Now It Sucks! issue, former fans began disliking her and began supporting Sonico instead. However, this has since died down due to both characters having collaborations in Real Life.
  • Fanon: Vocaloids might just be the greatest example ever of this trope. Absolutely nothing save for the designs and the voices were determined by Word of God. Crypton even backpedaled on their statement that the Kagamines were mirror images.
    • If there is a series of popular songs, the song creator's word will often be ignored by the fans. The "Dark Woods Circus" series has it particularly bad. Everyone believes "Wide Knowledge of the Late Madness" is its prequel; despite what the fanmade PV implies, Machigerita-P has said it isn't. Even if the fans are aware that "Wide Knowledge" isn't part of the series, most will mess up the order of the songs.
    • Due to the English Vocaloids released before Sonika not having a full body avatar, the fandom takes it upon themselves to sketch up various designs for the Engloids. A similar situation is displayed when fans design an image for VY1 and VY2, as they are the first Japanese Vocaloids to not have a full body avatar on their boxart, similar to Leon and Lola. Fans of the pair often also associate them with the characters in their design contests, Kobushi Kiku and 66 (pronounced "Roro"), though 66 is used more often than Kobushi in art.
    • AH Software might be trying to move away from this with Kiyoteru Hiyama by releasing his official artbook. However, this doesn't stop fans from screwing around with his personality (like in "Delete").
    • The Chinese Vocaloid project also moved away from this as well by throwing in lots of official info, along with OVA style animations such as these here. That being said, the unreleased vocals in the line do have fanon tossed around until their time comes.
  • Fanon Discontinuity: An alarmingly large amount of the fandom likes to pretend that any Vocaloid released after Gumi doesn't exist. Though this seems to be mellowing out a bit, especially after SeeU and IA were released.
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: While the Vocaloids are software and there are no canon interactions between any of them, some pairings simply seem to have more videos and fans than others:
    • Kaito/Miku or Kaito/Meiko. Kaito/Miku WAS the only fan favorite couple back in 2007, but Kaito/Meiko became the go-to pairing for both partners instead of Kaito/Miku in the 2010s. For other straight favorite couples, there's also Gakupo/Luka, Gakupo/Gumi, and Len/Rin.
    • Yaoi-wise, it tends to be Kaito/Len or Gakupo/Kaito (or just Gakupo/Kaito/Len altogether). Yuri-wise, it's Miku/Luka, Yukari/IA, Miku/Rin, and Haku/Neru.
    • Maika/Yohioloid deserves a separate mention because even their official designers ship them.
  • Fetish Retardant: "Nehanshika" features Absolute Cleavage bearing Miku and shirtless Gakupo. Not nearly as hot as it sounds.
  • Friendly Fandoms: With The iDOLM@STER. The "P name" honorific originated in the iM@S games, the largest Vocaloid convention in Japan is called The Voc@loid M@ster, Project Diva had iDOLM@STER costumes and songs as DLC, and Miku appeared as a guest idol in The iDOLM@STER 2. It helps that the Kagamines and the Futami twins share the same seiyuu.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: Luo Tianyi, Yan He or SeeU doing a cover of "Senbonzakura" if you see it in a Chinese and Korean perspective. The song was actually removed from the Korean release of Project Mirai DX specifically to avoid this.
  • Genius Bonus: Some songs can have intelligent references, like "Matematigirl", when Gumi sings "Love is the last theorem of humanity", the blackboard shows "N=NP=Love".
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff:
    • SeeU, despite being designed by a Korean manhwa artist, the Japanese Vocaloid fanbase, even those in 2ch who are infamous for their xenophobia towards Koreans, actually praised the character design heavily.
    • If YouTube is of any indication, people from Spanish speaking countries (like Mexico and South America) really love Vocaloids. There are quite a lot of Spanish fandubs and fansubs for Vocaloid songs on YouTube, possibly even more so than English ones.
    • Yohioloid was widely disliked in the western fandom and was considered a failure by Power-FX due to its low sales, but he has a small but dedicated fanbase in Japan. His Japanese voicebank certainly helped. Big-Al also got more use for originals in Japan than in the western fandom, even making it onto the Vocaran on several occasions. Oliver is extremely popular in the Japanese Vocaloid fandom and has made it onto the Vocaran several times, but he is just as loved in the western fanbase.
    • "Echo" is extremely popular in Japan, even appearing in karaoke machines and rhythm games, and having a light novel adaptation, even though it's made by a western producer and entirely in English.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • It's not exactly uncommon for various bits of technology seen in Star Trek to eventually see real-life equivalents produced, but the episode "Virtuoso" from Star Trek: Voyager actually saw an alien race create a singing computer program that can go beyond the typical human vocal range, many years before Vocaloid existed. Oh, and it's represented by a humanoid hologram. Even Vocaloid was predicted by Trek. Made funnier by the fact Miku's default colors are those worn by the EMH, a medical hologram that took up singing as an off-time hobby.
    • Before Vocaloid was released, someone used an existing speech-to-text program and gave us MC Hawking, a rap parody of Stephen Hawking. Even that became hilarous down the line given Plogue created Chipspeech, a vocal synthesizing software using the voices of soundchips from old hardware.
    • LUMi, with her white clothing and jellyfish motif, bears an uncanny resemblance to Nihilego.
    • The first English Vocaloids had alliterative Theme Naming (Leon and Lola) while the first Japanese characters were given common Japanese names (Kaitonote  and Meikonote ). By V5, the first English Vocaloids for the system have common English names (Amy and Chris) while the Japanese ones are alliterative (Kaori and Ken).
    • Leon and Lola's depictions in fandom varied wildly, but their voice providers were noted to be black. Amy and Chris, on the other hand, would later match their V1 predecessors in color scheme and duality— and their avatars ended up matching Leon and Lola's voice providers to boot.
  • Ho Yay/Les Yay:
  • I Am Not Shazam: "Vocaloid" is not Hatsune Miku's name, nor does it refer only to her - a mistake caused by her Face of the Band status that can be a Berserk Button for many fans.
  • Hype Backlash: Fans of non-Miku Vocaloids tend to be a bit leery of Miku for being the face of the Vocaloid brand and being promoted to hell and back at the expense of attention towards other Vocaloids, especially ones not by Crypton. The fact that a good chunk of Vocaloid contests and events partner mainly with Piapro (which, incidentally, uses the Cryptons) doesn't help.
  • Idiosyncratic Ship Naming:
    • "Banana Split" for Kaito/Len, and Len/Neru can be referred to as "Banana Phone".
    • Len/Teto gets "Banana Bread".
    • Miku/Luka's common shipname is "Negitoro", referring to a Japanese food made with their respective food items of "negi" (leek) and "toro" (fatty tuna).
    • Japanese fans often refer to Len/Luka as "Banagro" (written "Banaguro"), banana + maguro (tuna).
  • It's Popular, Now It Sucks!: Many Vocaloid-related things seem to unfortunately fall into the eligitibity of this trope.
    • Especially Hatsune Miku. Some Vocaloid fans dislike her simply because she's the most popular of them all.
  • Launcher of a Thousand Ships: Everyone can be shipped with everyone, no exceptions. This is also mostly due to the canon that each produced song establishes.
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • Miku became one when somebody had her cover a song that was already a memetic mutation. "Leekspin" is normally associated about equally with Orihime and Miku.
    • Takoluka. She's slowly winning the hearts of Vocaloid fans on the Internet.
    • Toeto Luka, aka loli Luka.
    • "Sonika says... Hiiiiii!"
    • Tonio in general is subject to this for Western and Eastern fans.
    • "WHERE ARE OUR DEMOS". It led to the birth of this during the wait for Tonio's demos. And this during the wait for Piko's, which is a parody of the former.
    • LamazeP seems determined to accomplish this - keep in mind this is the creator of the meme for "GEDDAN," which reached extreme memetic heights with the help of Teto.
    • After mothy released supplementary material for it, fans of Story of Evil have recently taken to commenting on Story of Evil related videos with "CURSE YOU PRIM MARLON!", Prim Marlon being a character played by Prima who had manipulated the events of the story for her own personal gain.
    • In the Evillious Chronicles fandom, "Everyone is Eve" became a recurrent joke, with many fans setting images of Eve (or Platonic, or Margarita, etc.) as their avatar pics on April 1st.
    • "DAMN YOU LEN!" In fact, the comment that spawned it has become a meme in its own right, due to how stupid it is.
    • Referring to songs based on their cliched subject matter; for example, "Len dies song", "Gumi doesn't get the guy song", "Yandere song", etc.
    • Miku appearing on David Letterman spawned dozens of jokes and memes, ranging from waifus becoming real, to "anime" invading America, to David Letterman destroying her and ending anime.
    • "Vocaloid anime when?" is a common cry by fans, considering that some Vocaloid songs are adapted into anime. Becomes even more memetic when other less-popular musical mascots like Super Sonico and Miss Monochrome had anime adaptations.
  • Memetic Troll: Inverted with Akita Neru. She's a Miku derivative who acts as a personification of trolling following an incident of Google censoring every Miku picture in the net (long story); her name means "I'm tired; off to bed" coming from people who tried to stop the talk about the issue. The inversion comes when her origins become glossed over over time and she's mostly depicted as a Deadpan Snarker (and sometimes Tsundere) in Fanon.
  • Misaimed Fandom: "Nashimoto-We, Kill Me" makes fun of Nashimoto-P's misguided fans. Ironically, it has its own misaimed fandom that takes the song at face value instead of the satire it is.
  • Moe: Any Vocaloid, even the English ones, can be seen as this with a little bit of tweaking.
    • Japanese anime-avatar Vocaloids were practically meant to appeal in a moe way, but Len in particular stands out.
    • Aoki Lapis is generally seen as this (when the fans aren't bashing her design).
    • SeeU, too.
    • Luo Tianyi as seen in this video. Also possibly Yuezheng Ling during the middle sections of this video.
    • Some of Avanna's concept artworks by the actual commissioned artist herself come quite close.
    • Haku Yowane. Fans lately have turned her pity and sadness into a moe point, but in a way where both she and the person cheering her up show a sympathetic, loving side. She's also been decipted as being shy and sensitive.
    • Neru Akita, being the little tsundere she is, often decipted having a crush on Len, being friends with Yowane Haku (see example above, also), and although she is shown to sometimes be hated and a "troll", she secretly wishes that people would get along with her.
    • Tone Rion and Yumemi Nemu had their designs made with trope in mind. Especially considering their distributor, MoeJapan.
  • Most Annoying Sound:
  • Narm: Given the dramatic or sentimental nature of many songs, a few are bound to fall into this. An example is "Taking Shelter from the Rain", where Gumi's love interest gets killed by falling rocks right when she's about to confess to him.
  • Nausea Fuel: "I'm Sorry, I'm Sorry". The lyrics are extremely graphic.
  • Nightmare Fuel: See here.
  • Nightmare Retardant:
    • Scared by "Alice Human Sacrifice"? Don't worry.
    • Despite pretty much everything in "Dark Woods Circus" being nightmare-inducing, the Chairman isn't particularly horrifying. At first, he's seen only as two glowing eyes that are higher than the treetops, but then there is a flash of light, revealing him to be a giant cat wearing a bowtie.
  • OT3: With a third male Japanese Vocaloid, an obvious conclusion: Gakupo Kamui was tacked on to Kaito/Kagamine Len.
    • With Hiyama Kiyoteru (AKA Senseiloid) and Big Al, there will finally be an OT3 without shota for some shippers...
    • There is now an OT3 composed of adults for the Japanese (Gakupo, Kaito, Kiyoteru) and the Western (Big Al, Tonio, Leon) Vocaloids.
    • Len, Oliver and Piko as the Shota OT3. Though sometimes Fukase, Ryuto, or V4 Flower is thrown into the mix.
    • Piko, Fukase, and Flower have their own OT3 away from the "shota squad".
    • SeeU, Uni, and ZeeU are sometimes drawn as this.
    • The PowerFX 'loids (Al, Ann, and Oliver) are rarely drawn without each other, with some fans even treating them as the western answer to the Crypton "family".
    • The ZOLA PROJECT boys are this by default.
    • The New 10s Zero-G voice banks (Dex, Daina, and Avanna) are sometimes treated as a trio.
  • Paranoia Fuel: The amount of songs with cheery tunes and creepy lyrics or sudden creepy turns can lead to expecting any cheery song to be more sinister than it appears.
    • Many yandere songs involve women stalking and/or killing men that they don't know that well, if at all. For example, Luka's "Tailor Shop on Enbizaka" is about a tailor who kills three women because she thinks her "lover" is cheating on her with them, but they're actually his family and he doesn't even know the tailor. This can make you feel paranoid about the girls you meet...
  • Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: When Gumi's design was first released, fans everywhere bashed it all to hell. Things got somewhat better after being released, but Gumi was still easily overshadowed by the other Vocaloids. Cue "Coward Mont Blanc" which ended up boosting her popularity so much, she practically replaced Luka as Miku's rival. Nowadays, Gumi frequently appears every week on the Weekly Rankings and is often considered the last Vocaloid to be released before Fanon Discontinuity by some fans.
  • Ron the Death Eater:
    • Any Vocaloid other than a Kagamine paired with either of the Kagamine twins. Usually from the particularly vehement Twincest supporters.
    • Meiko and Miku get this from either side of the Ship-to-Ship Combat, and Gakupo occasionally gets this from Miku/Luka fans.
    • Hell, even in non Miku/Luka fanfics, Gakupo is often typecast as the villain. Because Evil Sounds Deep?
  • The Scrappy:
    • Every Vocaloid has had their time in the sun with this trope. Either it was because they sounded like a previous Vocaloid, or they constantly compare them to the hugely popular Crypton Vocaloids (and Gumi and Gakupo). Though for a while, the resident Scrappy of the Vocaloid banks was Chika, a V3 Vocaloid whom many thought was just a higher pitched Gumi, didn't have many originals or covers, and was noted to be the least popular Vocaloid bank of 2014.
    • Gachapoid has been at the absolute bottom of the rankings ever since his debut every year save 2014note . In America, he's even less well liked. It gets so bad that most people call him "Gachapoid" more than "Ryuto", his avatar name, unlike Gackpoid and Megpoid (Gakupo and Gumi, respectively). It also doesn't help that he's the only voicebank based off a character explicitly inhuman-sounding (Gachapin of Hirake! Ponkikki), which turns off users who don't mind his design that know Vocaloid more for its humanlike vocals.
  • Self-Fanservice: Whatever is going on with the left side of Fukase's face (whether it be burn marks, veins, various scars or something else entirely) is downplayed or covered up in many cases in an attempt to make him look more normal.
  • Ship-to-Ship Combat: Where do we start? This is present everywhere with every single ship, being a fan favorite or not. The worse part of all this is that, in the end, none of these are canon and never will be, making all the fighting pretty much pointless.
    • There's the Len/Rin pairing, whose most supporters abhor either of them being paired with anyone else, in which the feeling is mutual, and then there's the yaoi pairings which garner the most overall hate from the Vocaloid community, especially the Len/Rin shippers.
    • Funnily, there's a small skirmish between Meiko/Kaito versus Miku/Kaito. The skirmishes aren't that fierce and are rarely present, unlike Die for Our Ship-things like Rin/Len vs one of them/whatever, and mostly appear as I Want My Beloved to Be Happy.
      • However, admitting to either side that you ship Kaito/Luka or Kaito/Len will probably not be well-received (though again, usually not to the level of the Kagamine diehards. Usually.)
    • There's also people who seem to be taking a third option...
  • Spiritual Successor:
    • With their Pink/Blue color schemes, ability to use "soulful" sounds, and positioning as the first English voicebanks of V5, Amy and Chris can be seen as this to the very first English voicebanks, Leon and Lola.
  • Surprisingly Improved Sequel: Let's be honest, who's actually more fond of "Benzene" and "Nitrobenzene" than "Paradichlorobenzene" and "Anti-Chlorobenzene"?note 
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks!:
    • Sonika's make-over in 2009 and Miku Append in 2010. Fandom reaction was a mix of positive and negative.
    • Surprisingly averted with Rin and Len's appends, as most of the fandom tends to love them.
    • Overlaps into Memetic Mutation with Kaito, whose covers of other songs typically have the lyrics changed to reflect... ice cream. In particular, songs once written to describe romantic love ("SPICE!", "Love is War", "Melt"...) are redone to reflect Kaito's equivalent love for "aisu"; taken to an extreme with a version of "For the Longest Time" with all the lyrics replaced by Engrish-y ice cream flavors.
    • Big Al and Sweet Ann's Taiwanese designs. Fans seem a bit divided on Sweet Ann's.
    • Ring Suzune and Lui Hibiki. Not very many people liked their redesigns. There is also very little new design Ring fanart to speak of, and most chose to draw her as Ringu Suzunone instead. On Japanese message boards, they too question why the original design could not applied to the revision. For example, a Japanese anon recolored Ring as Ringu.
    • Starting in The New '10s, Vocaloid song PVs increasingly featured original characters instead of the Vocaloids themselves (though this generally increased with the rise of concept series and utaite becoming more famous for the songs than the 'loids were). Many have not taken kindly to this trend.
  • They Copied It, So It Sucks!: Occasionally the newer Vocaloids get accused of being rehashes of older ones, usually one of the Crypton Vocaloids or Gumi. For example:
    • Hiyama Kiyoteru was accused by some of being just a rehash of Kaito because they sound so similar.
    • Aoki Lapis once was compared to Yuki Kaai, and at one instance, Miku Hatsune.
    • Mew got compared to Luka Megurine and Gumi (or a mix of the two).
    • Oliver got compared to Len Kagamine.
    • IA got compared to Gumi because of their similarity in voice.
    • Luo Tianyi got compared to Aoki Lapis due to similarities in their color schemes.
    • One extreme case of idiocy involved accusing Aoki Lapis of being a rehash of Kaiko (a well-known Kaito Gender Flip) of all things.
    • Even when her first demo came out, Merli already got comparisons with Meiko, Iroha, and even Prima.
    • Kokone got comparisons with her predecessor Gumi after her demo was released. It doesn't help that both are from the same company (Internet Co). Unfortunately, it was also repeated during Chika's release, with the added handicap of being released within the same timespan.
    • Stardust's and Uni's early designs looked a lot like Miku and/or Miku Append. Stardust's case involved a lot of jokes about piracy in China.
    • Despite Sachiko's uniqueness as a vocaloid designed for enka, there were quite a few comparisons between her and Yohioloid Japanese.
  • Tastes Like Diabetes: Some artists like doing this with songs and art.
    • Some notable songs and art MV are "I want to eat a tuna" and "Koi Suru Voc@loid".
    • Oliver is so adorable, it's actually parodied in this song.
    • Takoluka in general. "Tako Luka * Tuna Fever" will have you wanting to cuddle that tentacle-haired Waddling Head by the end of it. Or have you developing an appetite for tuna.
    • The Project DIVA PV of "Double Lariat" starts off as simply Luka IN SPACE!...then Takoluka pops in and flies gleefully around the stage.
    • Just about any song made by daniwell-P. "Nyanyanyanyanyanyanya!", anyone?
    • This video of Aoki Lapis seemingly jumping out of a Laptop PC and into the real world and then singing and dancing on the Laptop's keyboard. If her cute looks and small size aren't enough to make you want to cuddle the little fairy, her voice will most certainly do.
    • Her cover of "Candy Candy" is a good candidate for this as well.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character:
    • "Synchronicity" never addresses anything about Kaito. Why does he have magic? Why is his eye always covered? How did he end up with Len? Even the novel doesn't elaborate who the hell he is. Ruko also counts, considering that they're strong enough to fight Meiko and is never seen after their introductory scene.
    • From "Synchronicity"'s artist, the "Mirror of Magic/Magic Mirror" series also has this with Gakupo, who gives Len the mirror. Why does he have it? What does he know about the magic? Why did he give it to Len? None of this is ever explained.
    • "Karakuri Burst" also has Kaito and Miku. Both of them are The Man Behind the Man to Len and Rin and implied to be part of whatever created them. Both seem to know something. Neither of them ever gets any elaboration.
  • Toy Ship: Ryuto and Kaai Yuki, sometimes.
  • Uncanny Valley: The Vocaloid voices can certainly dip into this, if their composer doesn't play a few tricks with their voice quality first.
  • Ugly Cute: While not exactly ugly, any more than she is, well, freaky looking, with robotic parts, jerky movements, and bug-like accessories, some find Calne Ca to be adorable.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion:
    • Gakupo is a guy!? However, many PVs draw him to look somewhat more masculine to remedy this, and his updated box art makes him more decidedly bishounen.
    • Gakupo nothing. Flower's voice alone confused many a fan. Her V4 box art makes it worse, since she deliberately is drawn with a more boyish and androgynous design to better reflect her voice. Her voice being officially described as androgynous led many to think she was actually agender or bigender.
    • Piko and YANHE get quite a bit of this as well - amusing, since YANHE's voicebank was originally recorded for Moke.
  • Villain Decay: Miku Zatsune was meant to be an evil version of Miku. The fandom eventually devolved her into a "risque" version of Miku instead.
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: While not exactly special effects, the technology used in the Vocaloid Live Concerts qualify.
  • The Woobie: Haku Yowane for most of the fandom. Neru Akita can also count sometimes.
    • Gumi can be seen as one, as she has had a tendency to sing songs that make her out to be this ever since her first hit "Coward Mont Blanc"; there's also a tendency to give her or invoke significant psychological problems (such as in "Mozaic Role", "Ten Faced", and possibly "Matryoshka").

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