* HeartwarmingMoment: In keeping with Von Hammer's attempts to maintain honor even in the hellish events of World War I, ''Christmas with the Super-Heroes #2'' has him visit an enemy field hospital on, well, ''Christmas''. Even as he realizes everyone there is just itching to kill him, he drops a bag of vital supplies, and when an idealistic pilot attempts to kill him, a sour, bitter veteran stays his hand, and allows Von Hammer to leave unmolested.
* TearJerker: The death of Von Hammer's mascot/puppy Schatzi. It traumatized a lot of kids during the comic's original run.
* VillainDecay: The Hangman starts off as a sympathetic WorthyOpponent, but by the end of the original series, he's little more than a cackling madman who kills for the love of killing.
* {{Wangst}}: Von Hammer's guilt-ridden monologues.

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