* BadassDecay: Bloody Mary, once Maytag befriended her and pried out a sympathetic backstory.
* IronWoobie: Maytag.
* ItWasHisSled: Maytag and Bernardette are a couple. Readers will catch on fairly early in the story, but an arc chapters later confirms it as if it was the most unexpected left turn in the universe! An online comic reviewing podcast pointed out this scene as one of the comic's story flaws.
* MarySue: The author likes to [[LampshadeHanging lampshade]] Maytag and Bern [[http://flipside.keenspot.com/comic.php?i=503 as being this]] in the intermissions.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: Crest gets this a lot. Mostly at his introduction.
** Suspiria, following [[spoiler:Kin's death]] and Maytag going manipulation mode on her. She remains a Woobie well into Eschelon, with Glyph acting as her protector.
** [[spoiler:Bloody Mary]], after learning about her past.