* HoYay: Lando needs Luke's endorsement to find a bride.
* MoralEventHorizon: Thrackan, [[spoiler:holding Han and Leia's children hostage]]. Also an InUniverse example, as the Corellian culture values family loyalty. [[spoiler:This action inspires Dracmus' Mook Face Turn.]]
* {{Narm}}: The fact that a pro-human fascist organization has the same name as a 1980s band can be amusing to read.
* TheScrappy: Thrackan. Even for a villain, he's hated. The fact that he [[spoiler: met his defeat at the hands of nine-year-old Jacen & Jaina and seven-year-old Anakin]] didn't exactly help to guarantee him a spot among the greatest EU villains of all time. Unlike most of his more well-regarded fellows, however, Thrackan ''did'' manage to stick around as a thorn in the heroes' side for ''years'' after these books, rather than getting killed off; he finally met his doom as the DiscOneFinalBoss of ''Literature/LegacyOfTheForce''.
* WhatAnIdiot: The entire New Republic, at the very end, for simply not having Thrackan executed. He ended up returning to power ''twice,'' once during the Yuuzhan Vong War as part of the [[LesCollaborateurs Peace Brigade]], and then at the beginning of the [[LegacyOfTheForce Second Galactic Civil War]] before Boba Fett and his granddaughter ''finally'' kill him in retribution for him capturing Fett's daughter. Fantastic work, Leia.