* CompleteMonster: Franz. He even imprisons his own father, at a water-and-bread diet.
* HarsherInHindsight: "Set me at the head of an army of fellows like myself, and out of Germany shall spring a republic compared to which Rome and Sparta will be but as nunneries." Well, there was a later German republic like that.
* MisaimedFandom: Some people like to cite The Robbers' "Death or freedom!" They rarely think of the many unjustified crimes committed by them.
* MoralEventHorizon: Spiegelberg crosses it during the drama.