* AngstWhatAngst: Surprisingly (and thankfully) averted with [[spoiler: Julian. The boy's got a stalker that seems to be pretty serious about carrying out their threats-- he's not just going to bounce back and return to snarky conversations with Logan. He's apparently been up in his room with an "illness" and gotten much paler, not to mention the sudden change in demeanor.]]
* BaseBreaker: Despite its popularity, there are sections of Kurt/Blaine fandom who don't care for the fic, or for the pervasive statements that "Dalton" is "practically canon anyway". Bringing up the fic with any of them ''will'' lead to flame wars.
* CrowningMomentOfAwesome:
** Dwight's attempt at stalling the Warbler's performance on Hell Night, with his rendition of Panic! At The Disco's ''There's a Good Reason These Tables are Numbered''. After that chapter was released, there were comments everywhere on Youtube showing clearly how the fans reacted.
** [[spoiler: The boys erecting an actual honest-to-gosh BARRICADE in order to stop the school from closing down in Siege. And kickstarting said siege with Dwight firing a freaking crossbow.]]
* CrowningMomentOfFunny: So many.
** The twins are practically ''made'' of this, and Reed isn't far behind either.
** The Supernatural fans probably love Dwight.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: The fan-made soundtrack of ''Dalton''.
* DracoInLeatherPants: Logan, yet again.
* JerkassWoobie: Logan, at times.
* NightmareFuel: [[spoiler: Adam has a wall in his room covered in photos, mostly of Julian but also of the people he intends to kill- and most of them were stuck to the wall with blood, most likely his own. We hope.]]
* PossessionSue: Kurt.
* StrangledByTheRedString: Shane and Reed appear to have nothing in common, interact very rarely in-story, and yet [[spoiler: seem to be in love. Confirmed on Shane's side, possibly confirmed by Reed's crying when Shane leaves.]]
** Lampshaded to hell and back, though, especially by [[spoiler:Reed]].
* TearJerker: [[spoiler: There's many in Chapter 27, namely Harvey's {{Heroic Sacrifice}} and funeral, and Julian and Logan's interactions]]