* DesignatedVillain: Edward Jellico, until "After the Fall".
* FridgeLogic: Why bother giving [[{{Hermaphrodite}} Hermats]] their own set of [[PronounTrouble pronouns]]? If the pronoun in Hermat language doesn't translate, they're welcome to borrow one from a language whose pronouns are not gendered. [[UsefulNotes/ChineseLanguage Chinese]], for example has ''tā'', which is gendered only when written, and ''then'' only when written in the logograms 他 or 她.
* HolyShitQuotient: Series average of 2 per book. That's not surprising when we consider some of the content: a giant energy being shaped like a flaming bird, which hatches out of a planet and later impregnates a starship; a one-eyed, one-horned, giant purple people eater; a woman who looks like Lwaxana Troi and Christine Chapel, and is immortal...who then dies, except that her consciousness is now inside a starship; a helmsman who regularly sleeps at his post and is part Greek god; a hermaphrodite chief engineer (hir whole species is hermaphroditic) who impregnates a Vulcan, of all people; and a book partially set inside a pocket universe that is, for all intents and purposes, a jellyfish. Basically, the series is one giant MindScrew.
** PeterDavid. That is all.
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