* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Are Hunter and his crew AntiHeroes or VillainProtagonists? Is Almont a BigGood or a CorruptPolitician? Is Hacklett prior to crossing the MoralEventHorizon TooDumbToLive or merely BornIntheWrongCentury? Are the character's final fates in the epilogue merely examples of DroppedABridgeOnHim or long overdue KarmicDeaths?
* MagnificentBastard: Hacklett [[SmugSnake really, really wants to be this]], but does not quite make it. Cazalla, with his status as TheDreaded, and his wide successes in fighting pirates, and his outwitting of Hunter at several instances, could be considered this.
* MoralEventHorizon: Hacklett and Scott collectively crosses this when [[spoiler: Hacklett allows Scott to rape Emily.]]
** Cazalla has crossed it a long long time ago, and probably does not even care anymore.