This episode provides examples of:
- Big Blackout: The central premise for the episode
- Cool Board: the first time we get to see Mikey using his signature skateboard.
- Hollywood Darkness: Although the supposed darkness is a major plot point for the episode, the city really doesn't look any darker than it does in other episodes...
- Kingpin in His Gym: Oroku Saki
- Power Glows: The Sword of Tengu, when in use
- Rollerblade Good: For this show, Raph's signature urban sports gear are roller blades, which he uses even in battle.
- You Have Failed Me: The two Foot technicians who told Saki that they retrieved the artifact but lost the Sword of Tengu were (rightfully) terrified in delivering the news to him. Surprisingly, he does not punish them. He has Hun do it for him.