* NightmareFuel: According to contemporary accounts, the Eumenides in the ''Oresteia'' caused fainting and [[BringMyBrownPants sphincter trouble]] in the audience at its premiere.
* JerkassWoobie: Almost everyone from the play. Clytemnestra (husband killed her daughter and bring home a concubine), Agamemnon (forced to sacrifice his daughter in order to return from Troy but found out that his wife cheated on him and eventually killed him), Electra and Orestes (both having their father killed by their own mother, sister sacrificed by father and Orestes got chased down by the Furies).
* TheWoobie: Cassandra, doubly so because she didn't even do anything wrong but died after losing her home and family. What worse is that she knew the entire time what would happen and is powerless to stop it.