* ContestedSequel: As Mariel is the only character appearing here who makes appearances prior to StrikerS, how much people like this audio drama tends to depend on how much they liked StrikerS.
* JerkassWoobie: [[spoiler:Runessa]] has done some terrible things, but once you hear about her past, you can see why she has grown disillusioned with the world.
* MoralEventHorizon: The mastermind behind the attacks, [[spoiler:Runessa Magnus]], has crossed it with the resulting body count from the plan, arguably putting [[spoiler:her]] beyond the point where it is possible to earn redemption like most former antagonists.
* ValuesDissonance: One interpretation of Teana taking a leave of absence and a period of reduced duties following [[spoiler:her partner being outed as a mole]] is that it is a form of self-imposed punishment for failures or offenses done by people in Japan. Alternatively, Teana, [[CharacterDevelopment unlike before, is willing to step back and examine herself rather than feel compelled to work even harder after making a mistake]].