* JerkassWoobie: [[spoiler: Being trapped in a mirror for hundreds of years and having to deal with cruel owners made Mirror bitter and led him to become the Master.]]
* NightmareFuel: This happens a ''lot'' to Sabrina.
** For the readers, we have the illustration of Little Red Riding Hood at the end of the second book. Sure, the description of the sweet Little Red Riding Hood with the [[SlasherSmile smile of a serial killer]] is disturbing in its own right, but the ''[[NightmareFace picture]]''... it fills in the little gaps in the imagination that were best left blank.
** Also, the thought of the more unpleasant fairy tale characters being both alive and at large, and the idea that the terrible things some of them did actually happened... It becomes FridgeHorror of finest caliber.
** At one point, the flesh literally melts off the bones of one character.
* {{Wangst}}: Sabrina does try to run away a few times.