* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: Riku has a lot of these:
** Riku vs. Kanshuu in the building under construction, when he realises the Kanshuu can't attack Nene. Followed immediately afterwards by the Trope's deconstruction, when [[spoiler: Riku (almost) dies]]. Then reinstated and doubled when [[spoiler: Nene revives him as Kanshuu-Riku and he goes into SuperpoweredEvilSide mode]].
** The fight at Riku's school where he [[spoiler: consciously blows up part of the building as a diversion]].
** [[spoiler:Tougo]] has one when he [[spoiler: uses the Jinki gun to snipe down and kill Karasawa]].
** [[spoiler:Nene]] turning [[spoiler:Ende's]] [[MacrossMissileMassacre missiles]] into inoffensive... ''pillows''.
* [[spoiler:EvilIsSexy: Just look at Adult Neene/"Coffin Princess Amane".]] Granted, she might [[spoiler: have time to grow]], but still.
* FridgeBrilliance: Takao seems to show mercy to mooks while indifferently cutting down civilians to pieces. It turns out that [[spoiler: the ones he killed are probably already dead and have been turned into Uro.]]
* IronWoobie: [[spoiler:Riku, past Neene disappearance. [[TraumaCongaLine Shit still]] [[DespairEventHorizon hits]] [[TheWoobie the fan,]] but for first time in his life, he ''[[WorldOfCardboardSpeech rises]] [[HeroicSecondWind back]]''.]]
* MagnificentBastard: [[strike:Takao]]. The Infection Source aka [[spoiler:Shirou Kurasawa]] as well.
* MoralEventHorizon: Averted when Riku sees [[spoiler: the people Takao has killed inside the NEFT building]], after initially thinking Takao could help him.
** Played straight with Takao, who had his 2 years before the story starts.
*** Subverted when it is revealed that [[spoiler:most of his targets are Kanshuu or potential Kanshuu (Cavity).]]
* {{Squick}} [[spoiler: Evil!Neenee]] French-kissing Riku, drool and all. Made all the more unsettling by the fact that [[spoiler: ''she's still calling him papa.'']]