* BadassDecay: Averted, until [[spoiler:the fifth book. Ripred was too nice to Lizzie, and now people pair them together. Ew.]]
** Then again, she DID [[spoiler: remind him of his dead daughter, who apparently liked to do puzzles as much as Lizzie does.]]
* FanPreferredPairing: Even though the canon pairing is Gregor/Luxa, many fans seem to prefer [[spoiler:Gregor/Howard for some reason.]]
** Or [[spoiler:Gregor/Henry. Or Bane/Ares. Or Ripred/everyone.]]
* MemeticBadass: Ripred.
* TearJerker: [[spoiler: Anyone's death.]]
** Gregor's [[spoiler: final scene with Luxa]] even more so. [[spoiler: Knowing they'll probably never see each other again...]]