* NightmareFuel: It's a horror comic at heart, despite all the superhero trappings, and as such it's often frightening.
** Anyone who gets powers in this superhero universe has to die first, and will come back later with powers that are typically linked to the manner of their death. When this becomes common knowledge, Jeremy Skagg gets civilian volunteers through his televangelical ministry and has all of them tortured to death in elaborate, individual ways. He ends up with six superhumans out of a total of ''twelve hundred''.