* IronWoobie: At the start of the film how Black Cloud is presented. He has his ups and downs though.
* MoralEventHorizon: A couple...
** Black Cloud delivering an epic beating to Eddie that could have killed him.
** In retaliation for said beating Eddie and a group of goons gang up on Black Cloud and attempt to beat him up. Given that the guy is one hell of a boxer they settle for trying to drown him in a toilet instead.
** When Cloud's friend Jimmy comes to the rescue and succeeds Eddie spitefuly buries a broken bottle into Jimmy's throat.