* CliffhangerCopout: 8.11, [[spoiler: there is an unknown enemy in the Eel's hideout able to take down dozens of US troops in one go speaking Growl to the team, Tigris got half of her face shot off by one of the surviving troops, it takes all three of the other members working together to keep Tigris from dying on the spot and the guy who they were trying to catch red-handed shows up to taunt them.]] OhCrap. Immediate next page, [[spoiler: Tigris is going to be just fine and the Eel gets plausible deniability because they couldn't find any S43 on the premises - which we're told, not shown.]] Where did the suspense go?
* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler: Onca catching Tigris [[http://www.pantheracomic.com/?p=1214 completely off guard]]. Later, Tigris [[http://www.pantheracomic.com/?p=1269 turning on Ari/Oosterhuis]].]]
* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: After Onca [[spoiler: [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu (almost) kills Oosterhuis]] and gets upset over having killed a person]], the person helping her up is ''Tigris'' of all people. D'awww.
* GeniusBonus: In chapter eight, all of the codenames come from mythology.
** Gnomes were mythical creatures that live under''ground''.
** In mythology, salamanders were ''fire'' elemental spirits.
** Sylphs were invisible beings with the power of ''air''.
** Undines were ''water'' nymphs.
** Phobetor was one of the Greek personifications of dreaming and could appear in dreams and real life as various animals.
** The first part of the codenames each has a NFL team with the corresponding cat as their mascot - Detroit ''Lions'', Cincinnati ''Bengals'', Carolina ''Panthers'', and Jacksonville ''Jaguars''.
** The names of the two mission commanders match the two halves of the codenames - Paracelsus was the first to identify the four elemental beasts, and the Commissioner is the head officer of the NFL.
* MoralEventHorizon: [[spoiler: Ari/Oosterhuis]] already crossed this with experimenting on [[DisposableSexWorker Disposable Sex Workers]], but fandom seems to agree that [[spoiler: [[DroppedABridgeOnHim killing Köhler]] to demonstrate how [[MatterOfLifeAndDeath royally screwed Panthera is]]]] bought him a ticket to the far end of the horizon.
* {{Narm}}: '''MAGMA STORM!'''