* AngstWhatAngst: Rain is pretty flippant about the fact that she gets raped, and the fact that she's an amnesiac never bothers her.
* BreatherLevel: In Fear Effect 2, after the Hell that is the Wing Chun Tower, the player then gets control of Deke, who faces a bunch of slow moving, weak hitting mutants. Meanwhile, Deke has his trademark shot pistols, an assault rifle, an actual shotgun, and a grenade & rocket launcher. It's rather easy to get through this portion without taking a single hit.
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The bizarre insect device Rain's strapped into near the start of ''Retro Helix''. Its purpose isn't explained, she's freed from it in seconds, it makes little sense, and other than one crack from Hana, it's never mentioned again.
* DemonicSpiders: The teleporting demons that Hana encounters in the Juniper Gardens. Tough, hard hitting, appearing in numbers, and teleporting after being shot, they make the gardens the hardest part of Retro Helix.
* LesYay: Hana and Rain again, in ''Retro Helix''. The reaction to their relationship at the time was pretty hilarious. While the game and its marketing were anything but coy about it, with a Europe-only two-page magazine ad featuring the two of them in their underwear, and another ad in some American magazines with the tagline "they put the ''ass'' in ''assassin'', several reviewers and writers at the time tried to act as if it was simple subtext. This was a handy way of being able to figure out how far they'd been able to get, as Hana's love for Rain is a major factor in the game's latter half.