- Celestial Deadline: The contract with the devil has a loophole: One year before it runs out, 13 heroes can be recruited to find the holy grail. If they find it before the contract runs out, the contract is nullified.
- Faster-Than-Light Travel: They use some odd system where they can travel faster than light but relativity still applies.
- Through the Eyes of Madness: Are the other personalities magically created or is Germain nuts?
- Meaningful Name: Morning Star (Lucifer)
- Ripple Effect-Proof Memory: Averted, Germain has no idea history is being altered.
- Starfish Aliens: One alien is a hive of beetles.