* AwardBaitSong: ''Everything's Alright''. Covers every single traits of the trope squarely ''and then some''.
* EsotericHappyEnding: Johnny fulfills his wish; But... because they're only changing memories, not the past, [[spoiler: the real Johnny dies never knowing what his wife was trying to tell him, and the real River dies knowing Johnny never understood/remembered what she kept trying to hint at. Well, assuming ''any'' of it was ever real to begin with]].
* FridgeBrilliance: Why didn't River just tell John about [[spoiler: their first meeting, without going through the whole rabbit ordeal]]? At first it seems that it's only due to her [[spoiler: Asperger's]], but revisiting the first part of the story, it becomes apparent that she wanted, in her own way, to bridge the gap between them by [[spoiler: reminding him of (arguably) the only time when they truly connected]], and that wouldn't work unless he remembered on his own.
* FridgeHorror: During TheStinger, it's implied that [[spoiler: Neil might be dying.]] And once you think about it, you come to understand why he's constantly acting immature, doing stupid things, being mean, jerkish and funny: He's trying to make the most out of life before he dies...
** [[spoiler: It's implied that all of the game's events in fact take place in Neil's head, quite possibly while he is in a similar state to John. Consider the Deja Vu of the squirrels running along the same path twice, almost like a glitch in the matrix.]]
** The first theory is further hinted at the very beginning of the game, in an optional scene you could miss entirely if you played as [[spoiler: Eva]]: the mock RPG fight against the squirrel. If you check [[spoiler: Neil]]'s health bar, you'll see it's not full. If you play with [[spoiler: Eva]], the bar will be full.
** To support the theory that [[spoiler: Neil is dying]], at the carnival when they meet the fortune-teller, [[spoiler: Neil refuses to see his future.]] "Good or bad, I'd be s****ed either way."
* JerkAssWoobie: [[spoiler: Neil.]] Although it all depends on how you viewed his character and how you interpreted TheStinger.
* TheWoobie: [[spoiler: Joey.]] Also River. And depending on how you interpret the implications, [[spoiler: Neil.]]
* UnfortunateImplications: Despite Asperger syndrome being depicted in a realistic, understanding, and sympathetic light, it's too unspeakable of to mention by name.
** Revealing what it is would immediately color the perception of the Internet, which has its own preconceived stereotypes about the condition due to rampant [[DisabilityAsAnExcuseForJerkassery "self-diagnosed" people online]]. By not bringing that up, it helps to simply show what it is, no baggage attached.