* {{Aesop}}: The depictions of Marvallo are particularly {{Anvilicious}}...
* BadassDecay: Bloody Mary, once Maytag befriended her and pried out a sympathetic backstory.
* HeartwarmingMoments:
** This exchange, after the scene where [[spoiler:Bernadette]] is taken hostage and Maytag negotiates for her release [[spoiler:by offering to cut off parts of her own body]].
--> [[spoiler:'''Bernadette''']]''':''' I don't want to be saved if it means leaving you disfigured. Can't you understand that!
--> '''Maytag:''' Yeah, I understand. And I'd cut my whole body into ribbons if that's what it took to save you. Can't you understand that?
** Maytag using her words to try and befriend [[spoiler:Bloody Mary]], while the latter has just [[spoiler:eaten]] May's arm.
** In Book 0, [[spoiler:Regina and Lucient]] finally spitted out what they felt about each other, [[spoiler:and kissed]].
* 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.
* {{Woobie}}:
** 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.
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