- Brain–Computer Interface: Arissa has a 'dataport' behind her ear.
- Cyberpunk: Unusually so, for Star Trek.
- Deep Cover Agent: Arissa.
- Fat and Skinny: Sorm and Traidy.
- Informed Attractiveness: The writers are keen to emphasize that Arissa is "incredibly beautiful".
- Memory Gambit: Memories were backed up and temporarily deleted from the host body in order to infiltrate while fooling telepaths, leaving only a vague trigger to guide the agent back at the end of the mission.
- Type Casting: In-Universe: O'Brien gets rather annoyed that he keeps getting cast as Falcon in Bashir's secret agent program.