* ItWasHisSled: Anyone remotely familiar with the comic books, can see [[spoiler:Sinestro's betrayal]] coming from a mile away.
* MemeticMutation: Sinestro's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNS9MzGOQtU "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 with a "moonball." A real-life comparison would be intentionally injecting someone with heroin until they overdose.
** 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.]]
** After [[spoiler: the battery is destroyed]], hundreds of rings start raining down. Sinestro casually points out that, without [[spoiler: the battery]] or the Guardians to save them, the other Lanterns died in the vacuum of space.