* ItWasHisSled: Anyone remotely familiar with the comic books, can see [[spoiler:Sinestro's betrayal]] coming from a mile away.
* MemeticMutation: Sinestro's "Shut your mouth, you stupid little troll!" line has become quite popular in comicbook-related forums.
* MoralEventHorizon: [[spoiler: "Frankly, Kilowog... you weren't going to survive this anyway."]]
** [[spoiler: Destroying the battery, thus, causing the death of thousands that lost their powers and even ''air protection'' in space crosses the line for someone who wants to protect the universe]].
* NightmareFuel: Several moments.
** Sinestro "overstimulating" an informant to get information out of her.
** Kanjar Ro's henchman getting sucked into space by a hole smaller than his waist, screaming all the way.
** [[spoiler:Boodikka suffocating Hal Jordan by tightening what is essentially a plastic bag around his whole body.]]