- Base Breaker: John Ostrander's run. See Dork Age below.
- Dork Age: Arguably the elemental/environmental-themed era under John Ostrander
- Evil Is Sexy: Killer Frost.
- Growing the Beard: After its initial writer was replaced, the Jason Rusch series started being a bit more light-hearted while also working at making Jason a more likable character
- Lawful Good: Lui. It doesn't last very long.