* FridgeBrilliance: TONS of it, mostly on the nature of the force and why, exactly, the near super-powered Jedi seem to get ambushed and taken advantage of so often in war.
** Mace's first walk through Pelek Baw played hell with his SpiderSense because malice and danger were ''everywhere.'' Now think about [[WarIsHell what happens in war]]...no wonder the Jedi strive for peace and serenity.
** Much, much later in the book, as [[spoiler:Depa lies comatose, her mind "lost in infinite night",]] Mace, Yoda and Palpatine discuss the terrible tragedy and whether it could have been prevented. But who, truly, could have thought war could do ''that'' to a Jedi? ...Then Palpatine coughs and changes the subject. [[DramaticIrony Who indeed]]?
** The point that strong emotions are not ''evil,'' just unsafe for force users. For an {{Ubermensch}} like Mace, who could [[StarWarsCloneWars destroy half an army]] with the raw force of his anger if he chose, it's no wonder [[DrunkOnTheDarkSide evil is addictive]].