- Ensemble Darkhorse: Blink from Age of Apocalypse was finally brought back in this comic, due to fan demand.
- Even further back, she was originally a character in the Phalanx Covenant crossover event that lead up to Generation X. Her main role there was to die before being brought back in Age of Apocalypse.
- Morph has all but completely displaced the original 616 version of the character. It's no real shock that Morph and Blink are the only permanent members of the Exiles team.
- Hilarious in Hindsight: In Nocturne's home reality, Wolverine leads the X-Men, Professor X is dead and Cyclops is treated like a villain.
- Nightmare Fuel: The Vi-Lock storyline is packed with this. But key points going to Forge infecting Blink via Orifice Invasion.
- Seasonal Rot: A fair number of fans disliked Chris Claremont's run, especially how Psylocke was shoe-horned into the team, taking the leadership role away from Blink almost automatically. Psylocke couldn't take something that didn't belong to Blink at the time. Sabretooth was the Exiles leader, ever since the original series run, and it even involved him and Mimic butting heads over the fact.
- Tearjerker: Sunfire's death, and Mimic's as well.
- Mimic's bedside confession to Blink, and the fact that just after she recovers, she leaves the team.