This novel provides examples of:
- Adolf Hitler: You don't say.
- Defector from Decadence: D.T. considers becoming this, which is one of his main reasons for writing the book.
- Foregone Conclusion
- Literary Agent Hypothesis: The novel is supposed to have been written by D.T. in modern-day USA.
- Primal Scene: The very young Adolf walks in on his parents having sex at one point.
- Punch Clock Villain: D.T. never says or does anything particularly heinous.
- Satan: Known as "the Maestro" among the devils. D.T. talks to him a few times, but he mainly stays in the background. It's mentioned as a possibility that he personally takes over watching over Hitler after dismissing D.T. from this position.
- Title Drop: But only in the epilogue. Up until then, it is a Non-Indicative Title.
- Too Good for This Sinful Earth: Edmund Hitler.