* MemeticMutation: "Yngvi is a louse!" became a meme among science fiction fandom long before the Internet.
* {{Squick}}: In-universe; in ''The Castle of Iron'', Shea's friend Vaclav is quite disgusted to see the magic used to clean dishes in Atlantes' castle: a dog licks a plate that is magically linked with the dirty plates, causing the food on them to vanish. Shea explains to him that the cleaned plates haven't actually been in contact with dog tongue.