Chick Magnet: Deconstructed. May have contributed to his fling in Judea, but gets more of a point in Hamburg where it landed him the acquaintance of a crucial bunch of engineers and he lets you know that he grew sick and tired of this kind of attention once in a while. He also says that his early loss of innocence stems from the opportunity of external initiative and he doesn't mean Natascha.
Kissing Under the Influence: He has troubles remembering his first sexual intercourse and struggles to judge if it's been the "drunken number in the woods or the drunken number on the hey in the barn", only knowing that both occassion happened with the same girl whose name he forgot.
Troubling Unchildlike Behaviour: During a flashblack to four years before the Streich, you see a fatalist ten-year-old Björn in his classroom whose tutor is worried he might be prone to suicide. Oh, and he became to be a real toyboy soon after that.
Younger than They Look: He used to look more like eighteen or twenty when he was fourteen, which makes a convenient excuse why a guy like him would get into the Peklo and why an older girl would hook up with him in the first place.
Naughty by Night: She's seen to especially like to tease unfit tenant-candidates by first living out the woman in her with them before stating that exactly this sexual compatibility stands in the way to pursue a professional relationship like the envisioned tenancy.
Björn:"How pretty is the harmony, just as he boozed so did she!"
Spell My Name with an S: It's actually quite uncommon for the all-world name Schumann (lit. "shoe-man") to be written with the last letter H in the "Schuh", same goes for related names like Schumacher (lit. "shoe-maker").
Former Regime Personnel: He had quite a successful career at the technocracy's Secret Police, especially after about ten years of service in Europe payed off in form of a promotion to chief inspector in his Atlantean homeland. Things may have continued this way if not for the Velvet Revolution.
Jerkass Woobie: There wasn't a place for people like him anymore after the Streich got his Secret Police disbanded. He first became a cab driver, then turned into a drunkard and essentially lost his licence and lived on the dole ever since. Essentially being a Jaded Washout, his daughter is actually running him and, to top it all, dates this Björn guy from the "old motherland" that left serious issues to him.
What the Hell Is That Accent?: She was born and raised in Southern European Germany, albeit at various places. Though she finally sounded "Hochdeutsch" enough, it seemed like a problem when the family came back to Atlantis.
Cats from Judea
Jewish Complaining: And essentially all the other tropes associated with Jews and modern Israelis.
Matzo Fever: Björn says that no catwalk were fit to hold a candle to an ordinary Judean street.
A character called Natascha in the German song Willenlos (lit. "without an own will") from Marius-Müller Westernhagen. note The line roughly translates as "Her name was Natascha, she came from Novosibirsk, we drank vodka from bottles, she almost strangled me. She had pride, no question, I sent her orchids, man, I really wasn't capable to get out of her way, out of her way."
The essential namesake of the characters is redhead singer Natasha Hamilton from Atomic Kitten. note That's why Björn often contracted his fling to "Tascha" in a way similar to "Tash" at said Hamilton lady.
Valley Girl: Björn supposed Natascha to be a so-called Paradeiser girl. note Austrian short form of "paradise apple" or "tomato", implying overtanned skin, a bit like in Australian "Pom" for British. Remember that this timeline's Hollywood is actually called Paradies, make of that what you will.