- Badass Decay: Bloody Mary, once Maytag befriended her and pried out a sympathetic backstory.
- Iron Woobie: Maytag.
- It Was His Sled: Maytag and Bernardette are a couple. Readers will catch on fairly early in the story, but an arc chapters later confirms it as if it was the most unexpected left turn in the universe! An online comic reviewing podcast pointed out this scene as one of the comic's story flaws.
- Mary Sue: The author likes to lampshade Maytag and Bern as being this in the intermissions.
- Suspiria, following Kin's death and Maytag going manipulation mode on her. She remains a Woobie well into Eschelon, with Glyph acting as her protector.
- Bloody Mary, after learning about her past.