* CompositeCharacter: Of Batman and SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker.
* ForTheEvulz: Nemesis tells Blake that he is the son of two complete psychos Blake busted and sent to their deaths [[spoiler:but it's all lies. The son in question died before the story even began. Nemesis is just some rich, bored guy looking for kicks as a supervillain.]]
* GambitRoulette: When [[CrazyPrepared Batman]] mixes with [[AxCrazy The Joker]] this happens
* RuleOfCool: How else is he able to stay on the outside of a plane mid-flight?
* WhiteShirtOfDeath: His costume is entirely white, leaving blood highly visible on it whenever he's slaughtering people.
* BlackBestFriend: He is pretty much this to Blake Morrow [[spoiler:later its revealed to be subverted]]
** [[spoiler:BigBadFriend: And that he works for Nemesis]]
* [[spoiler:TheMole: He has been working for Nemesis for the past eight years]]
* OurPresidentsAreDifferent: [[spoiler:When Blake is faced with a Sadistic Choice, the President or his wife, both of whom are rigged with explosives, the President enforced a third option. He gets in Nemesis' face and orders Blake to blow him up.]]