* {{Squick}}: Ian Irvine seems to take sadistic glee in being sadistic towards his characters. [[spoiler:Look at everything he does to Flydd. And Jal-Nish. And Karan. And... well, you get it.]] Sadist.
* {{Wangst}}: Minis, Tiaan and Nish especially. Nish improves a fair bit over the course of the series though.
** Couldn't half of them be DeusAngstMachina given the CrapsackWorld they live in?