* TheAce / MartyStu: Despite his mental problems, or maybe [[InsanityImmunity because of them]], Parker has exceptional reflexes, endurance and charm, and seems to be totally immune to physical pain. Arguably deconstructed - Left to his own devices, he'd gamble and adrenaline-rush himself into oblivion. The only reason he's functional at ''all'' is because Backstep keeps him not just on a tight leash, but a ''choke chain'' - he's sometimes threatened by ''[[BlackBestFriend Donovan]]'' with being sent back to Hansen Island if he doesn't stop making a spectacle of himself.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome. The main theme.
* HarsherInHindsight: The episode "Pinball Wizard" featured an aircraft being crashed into the ThePentagon during an attack, complete with faux footage of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOH1sIfCp4w#t=465s the building with one side blown in]], and faux news coverage of the wreckage and mass casualties. It was filmed in 1999.
** There was also an episode where a bunch of terrorists rammed a helicopter full of explosives into the Statue of Liberty.
* ReplacementScrappy: the character they brought in to replace [[spoiler:Ballard]] early in the third season.