- Distress Ball: Mulder gets attacked, and is saved by Scully.
- Evil Albino
- Expy: The Monster of the Week, Samuel Aboah has a lot of similarities to Eugene Victor Tooms such as his need to survive off humans, ability to fit into extremely small spaces and the fact that They Look Just Like Everyone Else!.
- Politically Incorrect Hero: Mulder's joke.Mulder: Thereís a Michael Jackson joke in here somewhere, but I canít quite find it.
- Politically Incorrect Villain: Averted. Aboah kills black people only for their melanin. He also kills white folk if they get in his way.
- Tranquilizer Dart: Aboah's way of incapacitating his victims.