* EvilIsCool: [[BadassInANiceSuit Peter]] and Moon (the latter helps that he is played by Van Damme's friend Bolo Yeung, who is a real life bodybuilder, which shows in the climax when Moon goes WalkingShirtlessScene and carry barrels over his head, and martial artist who can take on Van Damme head-to-toe). His facial scars helps gives off a menacing appearance too.
* EvilIsSexy: Kara.
* HeReallyCanAct: Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme showcased some surprising acting range by playing as both Chad and Alex.
* LesYay: Kara and Alex's girlfriend. Definitely not mutual.
* SpiritualLicensee: This film is a more faithful adaptation of the ''VideoGame/DoubleDragon'' games than [[Film/DoubleDragon the actual film of the game]], at least.