* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: Sayid, Sukhov and Vereshchagin all have a set of such moments. For example, [[spoiler:Sukhov is calmly [[GoodSmokingEvilSmoking lighting the cigarette]] from TNT fuse. Vereshchagin is kicking Semyon from the closed window. Sayid is shooting two Abdullah's men leaning from the saddle under horse's belly]].
* LawfulNeutral: Vereshchagin, until his BerserkButton was pressed by Abdullah.
* MemeticMutation: Almost every phrase in the film.
** "The East is a delicate matter." (Восток -- дело тонкое); refers to any complicated or difficult matter, not necessarily "eastern" in nature.
** "Customs gives the green light." ("Таможня дает добро!"); refers to any type of approval, especially reluctant approval.
** "His grenades are of a wrong system." ("Да гранаты у него не той системы"); refers to any kind of excuse, particularly a pathetic one. The line [[ThrowItIn wasn't scripted, but was improvised by the actor]].
** "Gyulchatai, show your sweet face!" ("Гюльчатай, открой личико"); a popular Russian saying for boys to say to girls.
** "I feel bad for my State!" ("За державу обидно"); refers to the weak state of Russia, which used to be a superpower, used again in political context since the collapse of the Soviet Union.
** "No, guys. I won't give you a machine gun." ("Вот что, ребята. Пулемета я вам не дам"); refers to any kind of refusal.
** "They were shooting..." ("Стреляли..."); in the context, it was Sayid's justification for suddenly appearing and trying to save the day; now it usually means noticing some fracas and showing up for action.