* MartyStu: Firewall.
** ParodySue / EscapistCharacter: Albeit one who is incredibly fun to read.
** This trope is ultimately subverted in chapter 8, where Firewall fails to [[spoiler: stop The Nightmare from possessing Princess Celestia.]]
* SturgeonsLaw: This fic is arguably part of the 10% of fanfics involving the Human in Equestria, Self Insert, and/or OC Protagonist tags that actually pulls it off well. According to the author, this was his intention in making this story.