* FridgeBrilliance: Natives of Phaze seem really impressed by the potency of the "splash" from Stile's Triple Thee to Lady Blue, and Mach's to Fleta. Even compared to other Adepts' proclamations of love and/or truth, it's powerful. But considering that "thee", repeated, is doubly RhymingWithItself, it'd be weird if the MagicMusic-Adepts ''didn't'' get a more powerful effect than anyone else.
* GodModeSue: Stile. Mach and Bane even more so.
* HilariousInHindsight:
** The Tan Adept, who possesses the mind controlling [[HypnoticEyes Evil Eye]], but can only use it against any given person once. [[Anime/CodeGeass Sound familiar]]?
** Also, the cover art for ''Blue Adept'' depicts Red as looking strikingly like Nicole Kidman; a plot point in the book involves her and TheHero Stile participating in a [[ShowWithinAShow theatrical Tourney performance]] (in this case, a dance) involving StarCrossedLovers in an exotic setting (Arabia). Flash forward to...''Film/MoulinRouge'', where Nicole Kidman's Satine stars with TheHero Christian in a [[ShowWithinAShow theatrical performance]] (a musical this time) involving StarCrossedLovers in an exotic setting (India). For added irony, Red was a man-hater while Satine was a courtesan.
* {{Sequelitis}}
* {{Wangst}}: In the first book, Stile ''constantly'' bemoans his short stature and how it makes it so hard for him to attract women... while juggling three different potential love interests. He also repeatedly kvetches about how Sheen and Neysa are not real women, even though this does not stop him from having carrying on sexual relationships with them.