* The fact that the [[KillerRobot Yor]] can not only generate influence like everyone else, but actually win a cultural victory is [[{{Handwave}} explained in-game]] by stating that in every species, there are always those that [[{{Roboship}} really like robots]], [[TooDumbToLive even genocidally murderous ones]].
* When playing as the [[KillerRobot Yor]], upon making first contact with the [[ProudMerchantRace Iridium]]... They will immediately offer to sell you machine polishing oil. And the the diplomatic option that you can give is to say that ''Yes'' [[{{OutOfCharacterMoment}} you DO want to have a look at their product catalog]]!
* [[AlwaysChaoticEvil The Drengin Empire]] apparently train their diplomats by putting all of them in a room, having half of them wear rubber masks of '[[InsistentTerminology food races]]' and pretend to act like they are said species, and watch the resulting interaction.
* In 3, [[LaughablyEvil the entire Drengin tech tree.]] The other factions explain what each tech does with a tongue-in-cheek sense of humor. The Drengin, on the other hand, cast all subtlety to the wind [[ExtremeOmnivore and eat it]], demonstrating that they often literally beat their technology into existence.
** "The research slavelings complain that we can't see any further because of the nature of this universe. [[ComicallyMissingThePoint We have ordered the universe be whipped,]] but in the meantime, have found a few more efficiencies we could implement."
** "We stationed a huge Drengin with an axe in the research labs, standing there, not saying a word. Almost immediately the researchers saw several places to improve our sensors. [[SarcasmMode What a lucky coincidence.]]"
** ""Are all these parts really necessary?" we asked the research slavelings of our life support systems. They were, but we removed a few anyways."