- Alternate Character Interpretation: Slade's defeat in Titans East. Was his ultimate goal to try and get the Titans to accept Rose and Jericho so they could give them the family he couldn't? Or was he just lying to himself because he can't handle the idea that his plan fell through again?
- Cant Unhear It: If you've seen Teen Titans. You'll most likely be reading every line in Ron Perlman's very serious voice.
- Ensemble Darkhorse: He's become a fan-favorite villain of the DC Universe.
- Villain Sue: Sometimes, most often during Identity Crisis.