- Ax-Crazy: If all the things he did because he was simply "rich and bored" dictates, he is a complete and utter lunatic.
- Big Bad: Nemesis creates conflict by killing innocents and police officers. When he sets his sights on Blake Morrow, the story begins and ends with the duo trying to outmaneuver each other.
- The Chessmaster: The man is always planning in advance and when it appears he has been outsmarted, he has a back up plan.
- Composite Character: Of Batman and The Joker.
- For the Evulz: Nemesis tells Blake that he is the son of two complete psychos Blake busted and sent to their deaths but it's all lies. The son in question died before the story even began. Nemesis is just some rich, bored guy looking for kicks as a supervillain.
- Gambit Roulette: When Batman mixes with The Joker this happens.
- The Heavy: Nemesis is directly tied to everything that goes wrong in the comic but the ending reveals he's merely a buyer from a mastermind who allows wealthy clients to become super villains.
- Light Is Not Good: He is a psychopath with a light white costume.
- Man in White: As mention above.
- One-Man Army: Shortly after breaking out of prison, he takes on 97 riot cops and kills them all with his bare hands.
- Rule of Cool: How else is he able to stay on the outside of a plane mid-flight?
- The Spook: His supposed identity as Matthew Anderson is all made up - the real one died in an India whorehouse after squandering his fortune following his parents' deaths. All Nemesis ever tells about himself is that he is rich and bored.
- White Shirt of Death: His costume is entirely white, leaving blood highly visible on it whenever he's slaughtering people.
- Establishing Character Moment: Performs a daring rescue during a hostage situation where he slips inside a store and swiftly guns down the criminals.
- Expy: To Commissioner James Gordon. He actually resembles physically at the end of the comic when he retires and is wearing a pair of glasses as well as a mustache.
- Hero Antagonist: The newest police officer targeted by Nemesis.
- Humiliation Conga: Nemesis is driven to utterly break Morrow by killing thousands of innocents with him being unable to do anything about it, having his kid with his daughter being impregnated by her gay brother and having her uterus rigged to collapse if an abortion is attempted.
- It's Personal: Morrow is seemingly on the receiving end of this trope by Nemesis, as he had previously arrested Anderson's parents for kidnapping and murdering innocents. Turns out this is a lie and Nemesis is just a random rich guy who gets his kicks by playing as a supervillain. After what happens to Morrow as listed in his Humiliation Conga entry, it could be said he flipped the tables towards Nemesis too.
- Black Best Friend: He is pretty much this to Blake Morrow later its revealed to be subverted
- Big Bad Friend: And that he works for Nemesis
- Boom, Headshot: Courtesy of Nemesis.
- Dirty Cop: Revealed in the final issue to have been The Mole to Nemesis.
- The Mole: He has been working for Nemesis for the past eight years
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Stuart get his brains blown out by Nemesis after having delivered Blake right where he wanted.
- Badass Grandpa: The USA President is an old man and isn't afraid to confront Nemesis, even when at gunpoint.
- Distressed Dude: He is kidnapped in the first issue by Nemesis. Also doubles as Badass in Distress.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Willingly surrenders his life for Peggy's.
- Our Presidents Are Different: When Blake is faced with a Sadistic Choice, the President or his wife, both of whom are rigged with explosives, the President enforced a third option. He gets in Nemesis' face and orders Blake to blow him up.
- Retired Badass: He is a Vietnam War veteran.