This episode provides examples of
- Big Damn Heroes: Leonardo recovers enough to save the life of a trapped Usagi.
- Magical Land: The Battle Nexus
- Plague of Good Fortune: This is how Michelangelo became the Battle Nexus champion.
- Sdrawkcab Name/ Shout-Out Theme Naming: Kluh from the planet Levram
- The Smurfette Principle: Ia is the only obviously female competitor in the Battle Nexus Tournament. However, she is shown to reach the semi-finals, proving her to be a better fighter than many of the males competing.
- Tournament Arc
- Unsportsmanlike Gloating: Michelangelo's preferred method of handling victory.