* BrokenBase/BaseBreaker: John Ostrander's run. See DorkAge below.
* DorkAge: Arguably the elemental/environmental-themed era under John Ostrander
** '''Very''' arguably, as others consider Ostrander's run as both a case of MyRealDaddy and GrowingTheBeard.
* GrowingTheBeard: After its initial writer was replaced, the Jason Rusch series started being a bit more light-hearted while also working at making Jason a more likable character
* ReplacementScrappy: Jason in the eyes of some fans.
* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: Jason, as he started to mature in his own series, acting more heroic and getting his act together