The video game provides examples of:
- Spiritual Licensee: For its grappling hook action, has been called a better Bionic Commando than the 2009 game.
- Complete Monster: President Pandak "Baby" Panay and General Sebastiano Di Ravello.
The film provides examples of:
- Complete Monster: Bobby Earl Ferguson at first appears to be a charming, brilliant young man accused by a racist justice system of the rape and brutal murder of a young girl, who was castrated in jail by other inmates, but was let out when death row inmate Blair Sullivan confesses to the crime. It turns out that Ferguson is not only guilty of the crime, but he and Sullivan have been collaborating so Sullivan will take credit for the killing in return for Ferguson killing Sullivan's parents, who he violently slaughters as soon as he leaves jail. Ferguson then attempts to kill the law professor who helped him out of jail, the professorís wife who prosecuted him on a past rape charge, their young daughter, and the chief of police who tries to stop him.