* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: More than one actually. There are a couple interactions with seemingly unrelated characters. Such interactions include the men in red, the park freestyle rappers, the would be mugger getting roundhouse kicked (by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shi_Yan_Ming Shi Yan Ming]]).
** Ghost crosses paths with a man wearing all army gear played by the [[WuTangClan RZA]], seemingly building to a showdown. When they meet they merely greet each other in a fashion that insinuates this man may also be a contract killer and part ways[[note]]"Power Equality"/"Always See Everything" Note what the first letters of the words spell.[[/note]]. This person is never seen nor mentioned again.
** Ghost Dog encounters two strangers in the countryside who have killed a black bear out of season. He avenges the bear by [[DisproportionateRetribution killing one hunter and wounding the other]], arguing that the ancients saw bears as equal to humans.
* FauxSymbolism: Ghost Dog has a meeting of the minds with [[FriendToAllLivingThings a mysterious dog]].
* ValuesDissonance: In keeping with his ancient samurai code, Ghost Dog obeys Louie without question, even if this means becoming a hitman.
** Ghost Dog's murder of the two hunters for killing a bear also qualifies, even if they were poaching.