Teen heroines have impossibly shaped physiques, and some are stereotypically obsessed with their appearance and boys. That said, the series' themes include teamwork, cooperation, self-esteem, friendship, and respect. Guys and girls are on equal footing when it comes to putting up a fight, due to the uniqueness of their individual powers. Viewers see a teen cope with discovering the truth about her past and the danger it poses to her safety.
Some hand-to-hand fighting, but more often violence takes the form of magical weapons such as light swords and guns that shoot energy rays, flying fireballs, and the powers to conjure storms, freeze people in ice, and deflect enemies' advances with energy shields. Some storylines touch on characters' deaths, but there's no blood or gore.
There's ongoing drama surrounding the main characters' attraction to their male counterparts, and some of their encounters include kissing and references to "going out" or getting dressed up (and made up) for a date. The girls wear skimpy outfits that accentuate their impossibly tiny waists and long, thin legs, and they talk about wearing make-up and high heels, implying that those actions correlate to their attractiveness.
Occasional name-calling: "dimwit" and "blimp."
The series has inspired an international marketing conglomerate of DVDs, games, toys, and other accessories.