* BaseBreakingCharacter: Shane himself. His crude behavior has readers divided between finding him hilarious and sympathizing with all that he's been through, to finding him too cruel and idiotic.
* BrokenBase: Both in-universe and out-of-universe. Celestia and Luna's discussion over what to do about the arsenal retrieved from the crashed ship, as well as the implications of mass production of firearms and weapons buildup, has led to fierce debates on the matter among the readers.
* NauseaFuel: The chip removal scene. Even Celestia is disgusted.