- Angst? What Angst?: Mell, both in general and specifically after getting thrown out of heaven and fighting her way out of hell. Though the latter is justified since she got kicked out on purpose.
- Cargo Ship: Dave and Lovelace.
- Evil Is Sexy: Helen B. and Mell.
- Helen B. found the virtual copy of Dave gone mad going on about revenge and world domination really, really hot.
- Genius Bonus: Lovelace could well have been named after Ada Lovelace, the world's first computer programmer.
- Growing the Beard: Corresponding with Dave's appearance changing subtly throughout the comic's run — this is specifically pointed out by the artist in a comment in the new Director's Cut version of the comic. Then Dave meets his clone, Dave Prime, who didn't get the Character Development...
- Magnificent Bastard: Helen Narbon, when you realize just how much of her ditziness is an actnote . Madblood as well. Yes, in a story about Mad Scientists, even the Butt Monkey is a Magnificent Bastard. He's just frequently Out-Gambitted.