!!The comic book series:
* CreatorBacklash: According to the example on that page, James O'Barr later regretted that he "glorified revenge".
--> '''James O'Barr''': I wish I had never written the goddamn thing.
** However, the Special Edition released in 2011 shows that now, O'Barr has come to terms with the work, seeing it as about true love and the importance of self-forgiveness. This is thanks in no small part to Brandon Lee's fiancée Eliza Hutton, with whom O'Barr became close.
* CreatorBreakdown:
** As mentioned in the description, what started the whole thing.
** After the death of Brandon Lee in the movie, James O'Barr said in an interview that writing the comic had been a vicious, self-destructive process and not at all cathartic, and that, combined with Brandon's death during shooting the film, made him "wish I had never made the goddamned thing."
* OldShame: O'Barr has said that he regrets Writing the comic now, both due to what he now feels is a glorification of revenge, as well as the death of Brandon Lee due to the movie adaption.
** Sadly, aside from Sundown, it's one of his few works that most persons find awesome.

!!The film series:
* ActorAllusion: Top Dollar (Michael Wincott) has a nice collection of swords and knives. The centerpiece of his collection, and also the one he uses to execute a man through the neck with, is an elegant [[RoyalRapier rapier]]. His character in ''Film/TheThreeMusketeers1993'' had both an elegant rapier, and he executed a man in the same fashion.
** Albrecht (Ernie Hudson) in one scene asks Eric [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} if he's some kind of ghost.]]
* CreatorCameo: James O'Barr is one of the looters who rob Gideon's in the first movie. (Long blonde hair, carrying a small tv.)
* ExecutiveMeddling: City Of Angels was hit by this pretty hard, 20 minutes worth of character development and important plot points were edited from the film, the only way to see the full version is on Pay Per View or bootleg.
* FatalMethodActing: Brandon Lee's famous and accidental death on the set of the first film.
* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Holy hell, [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Trini!]] ''This'' is the [[PutOnABus Peace Conference]]?
** [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} Winston]] has to deal with a ghost without his proton pack.
** Looks like [[Film/{{Hackers}} Nikon]] decided to take a break from hacking.
* HeyItsThatVoice: Top Dollar is [[VideoGame/{{Halo}} The Prophet of Truth]] [[TheOtherDarrin (in Halo 2 anyway)]].
* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: Funboy's actor Creator/MichaelMassee, who accidentally shot and killed Brandon Lee, was so devastated at causing Lee's death (which was in no way his fault) that he took a year off to recuperate. According to a 2005 interview, he still has nightmares about it.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[Music/TheStooges Iggy Pop]] was asked to play Funboy in the first movie, but had to decline due to scheduling conflicts - The comic book version of the character was modeled after him to begin with. Instead, he played Curve in ''Film/TheCrowCityOfAngels''.

!!The TV series
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: A TV movie was planned to end the series and wrap up the loose ends, but it never materialized.

!!Examples common to the franchise
* HeyItsThatGuy: [[Music/TheStooges Iggy Pop]] and [[Music/{{Bjork}} Björk]] in the second film. In a much ''stranger'' case, ''Wicked Prayer'' has David Boreanaz as the villain and shares much of its production crew with, of all things, ''Film/SixStringSamurai''.
** [[Film/RobinHoodPrinceOfThieves Guy of Gisborne]] is the BigBad.