YMMV / Alien Chronicles

  • Moral Event Horizon - Many of them are perpetrated 'upon' Ampris, in case you were wondering. Israi, who never was very moral to begin with, crosses this completely after Ampris holds her temporarily prisoner in the Palace Archives in Book 3. She immediately retaliates by destroying the Archives, including all knowledge of how to save the empire. Just for good measure, when things start to really go pear-shaped, the first thing Israi does is set up Holocaust-style death camps and start a mass slaughter of the abiru.
  • The Scrappy - Ampris's kids, though the original intention was a second trilogy, showing the two kids as the new abiru Empire's Romulus and Remus. Sadly, it never came to pass.
  • Tastes Like Diabetes - Some of Ampris' speeches or reactions to Jerkass complaints can come across like this.