* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Is Victoria telling the truth about beating Bobbie Fisher at a private chess match at 13, but being kept away from public competition just because of her gender? Or is she making it all up to boost her own legend and strengthen her power on her followers?
* BrokenBase: You'd be hard pressed to find two people with the same opinion of [[spoiler:Issue 10]].
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* EpilepticTrees: ''Encouraged,'' WordOfGod has stated that the "truth" behind the {{gendercide}} is stated somewhere within the series, [[LeaveThePlotThreadsHanging but has not confirmed which of the (many) theories is the correct one]].
* FreudWasRight: The Washington Monument is turned into a memorial for the dead men, to Yorick's amusement (355 retorts that women didn't build the thing). A flashback shows Yorick discussing how women "don't build monuments to their cooters" with Beth.
** Incidentally, the word Yorick wanted to know (the female equivalent of "phallic") is "yonic."
* TearJerker: At least one per volume.
** The biggest is the numerous shots of the immediate aftermath of the plague.
** 355's flashback [[spoiler:where she learns that her family is dead]] isn't easy to read.
** [[spoiler: Or when she's killed ''right'' after she and Yorick admit their love for each other]].
** [[spoiler: Or 87-year-old Yorick's incredible bitterness after spending his whole life without her.]]
** For anybody that has a pet they love, [[spoiler: the scene where Yorick takes a dying Ampersand to his burial spot - close to what appears to be 355's - could be tough to read]].
-->'''[[spoiler:Yorick]]:''' [[spoiler:They said it wouldn't hurt, Amp. I...I didn't want you to hurt anymore. They promised it would be quick. (''after feeding Ampersand a poisoned grape'') Why the fuck did I do that?]]
* TheWoobie: Yorick himself, at times. Also definitely Hero considering a lot of her past.