* ArcFatigue: Some critics have applied this to the Black Lamp Society and Samhain arc. Possibly lampshaded in ''Super Sidekick Sleepover Slaughter'':
-->'''Cassie:''' "I don't know about you, Vlad, but I'm getting really bored with this black flower crap already."
-->'''Vlad:''' "Yes. I liked our [[MonsterOfTheWeek old bad guys]] better."
* CompleteMonster:
** [[spoiler:The amnesiac, mysterious Samhain, an ally and later lover of heroine Cassandra "Cassie" Hack]], is eventually revealed to be [[BigBad Akakios]], the [[MonsterProgenitor original]] "slasher" and founder of the evil Black Lamp Society. Regaining his memories and true personality, Akakios is disgusted by his [[spoiler:former self's feelings for Cassandra, reasoning he could have taken her any time "whether she wanted it or not."]] Akakios forges the undead slashers into a fighting force and systematically kidnaps or kills everyone Cassie loved, purging the upper echelons of the Black Lamp Society [[EvilerThanThou for being "too nice," despite their own atrocities]]. Akakios plans to spread the slasher disease, turning innocent humans all over the globe into murderous monsters.
** [[EnfantTerrible Ashley Guthrie]] is a slasher, who, while LaughablyEvil and whose slasher form is [[BewareTheSillyOnes a teddy bear]], is still a [[TheSociopath sociopath]]. Even before becoming a slasher, he was a [[ItsAllAboutMe selfish]], CreepyChild whose actions included strangling a litter of kittens to death just because [[DisproportionateRetribution he he was annoyed his cat was spending so much time with them]]; and caving in his baby brother's skull just because [[DisproportionateRetribution he was annoyed the brother was always playing with his toys]]. After becoming a slasher, his first acts were to cause his father to commit suicide and drive his mother insane. His [[EstablishingCharacterMoment very first appearance]] in the comic has him [[WouldHurtAChild killing a little girl]] in a dream, similar to [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]].
** [[MadScientist Andrew Rodin]] of the aforementioned Black Lamp Society may not have the deeds, attempted or actual, of Akakios; or the child-killing and own-family-tormenting of Ashley Guthrie, but, despite only appearing in the two-issue "Sons of Man" arc, stands out as unlike those two, he is [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters completely human]]. He [[BadBoss feeds one of his associates]]--who has done what he was asked--to two creatures, who eat him alive. Besides creating other creatures for evil purposes, he creates sentient {{sex slave}}s, not caring what happens to them; he also has killed at least one that [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness had outlived its usefulness]]. Rodin doesn't care about the Society's beliefs; he only works for them since it gives him a chance to "indulge [his] {{sadist}}ic side quite so much", something he states while torturing [[spoiler:Samhain]], who he later forces to kill one of Rodin's co-workers. In addition, Rodin video tapes his work, either for business reasons or, at least in one case, for his "personal collection."
* CrossesTheLineTwice: The [=RapeVan=].
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Pooch and Libby Lochs.
* EvilIsSexy: Acid Angel, who really uses it to her advantage.
** Subverted with Butterface. She has a hot body, but an apparently horrific looking face.
* FoeYay:
** Cassie and ComicBook/BombQueen in the crossover.
** To say nothing of [[TheVamp Acid Angel]]:
--->'''Acid Angel:''' Such a one-track mind you have, Cassie. It's kind of cute. I think you'll make a ''great'' little slave.
* FridgeHorror: The only major characters who initially get killed by Akakios's mass attack on Cassie's friends are [[spoiler:Chris and Lisa]]. Who got murdered by Dr. Gross. The guy who specialises in long and sadistic physical and mental torture...
* NightmareFuel: [[http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/hackslash/images/7/7e/Slashers.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20101019222146 Here]] are some of the slashers.
** The Stillborn. Just what the hell IS that thing?
* RecycledScript: "Super Sidekick Sleepover Slaughter" was recycled from a rejected pitch for a slasher-movie parody miniseries set in the MarvelUniverse.
* {{Squick}}: [[ExplosiveBreeder Mother Leeds]] from ''The Living Corpse'' crossover.
** When Taber threatens to kill himself with a shotgun in ''Something's Fishy'', Mary Shelley Lovecraft disarms him by sprouting another tentacle... from ''between her legs''.
** The Sundermann brothers (one ''[[FetusTerrible lived inside]]'' the other).
* UglyCute: Pooch. Vlad saw Mother Leeds's children as this, but Cassie and The Living Corpse were just {{squick}}ed out by them.
* TheWoobie: Although Cassie keeps her 'tough bitch' act up for the most part, when something manages to break through her defenses it's almost impossible not to feel for her.
** IronWoobie
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