* The operation to stop the Eneshan invasion in 'The Ghost Brigades' is a combination of this, NightmareFuel, and a MoralEventHorizon for the people who planned it. It is ''completely unsurprising'' that Jared had a HeroicBSOD halfway through.
** Stage one was abducting a child. Stage two was ''sterilizing'' the child. Then came... further stages.
* The eulogy for [[spoiler:Enzo Gugino]] in 'Zoe's Tale'. Made even worse by the fact that [[spoiler:the last poem he sent Zoe could well be interpreted as a marriage proposal]].
** Made even more poignant when you go back to 'Last Colony and remember how little Perry thought of that character.